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New Moon in Scorpio, Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast October 27- November 2

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

On Sunday October 27, as the Sun and Moon join together at 4+ degrees of Scorpio, we become more aware of the increasing darkness and cold surrounding us here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth.

This New Moon in Scorpio opens the way to new beginnings, to moving forward in our lives. This may be especially so with issues of passion.  It is a good time at this Scorpio New Moon, to get in touch with what gives you passion.

Without passion, life may feel dull or lifeless.  What do you love to do with all your heart and soul? Now is a good time to find out and to begin whatever it is that gives you that spark again.

This conjunction of the Sun and Moon in Scorpio suggests that the emotional intensity level is increasing, that passions are stirring inside us, that issues of power and “making it real” are becoming front and center in our lives.

To add to the intensity level, Uranus is at 4+ degrees of Taurus, almost exactly opposite that Scorpio New Moon at 4+ degrees of Scorpio.

That Uranus placement symbolizes needs to break away and liberate oneself, from being controlled or dominated or ignored.

Uranus does not need to emotionally process issues as Scorpio often likes to do. Uranus just turns, leaves, breaks free, and allows itself to get outside any boxes in the mind that keep it small, dis-empowered, and vulnerable to any predator types that may be around.

Ironically on the same day of October 27, Mars is square Saturn.

Uranus and Saturn are so different from one another. While Uranus breaks open, breaks out, and liberates; Saturn stops up, contracts, focuses on getting things accomplished, and is disciplined.

Mars square Saturn can feel like there is one foot on the accelerator while the other foot is on the brakes – very frustrating.

So while things are opening up and liberating, at the same time there may be a feeling of being stuck.

Mars is square Saturn early on Sunday the 27th. The New Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus is at 11:39 PM EDT.

Some issues in your life now may need your patience and self control, while other issues now may motivate you to open up and break free.

Likely in relationships one is needing to break away from too much co-dependence and/or ingrained habitual behavior.

But in the arena of accomplishment and manifesting, more patience and discipline is needed.

The world out there is looking and feeling more and more dysfunctional, corrupt, and filled with venom.

In America and other places too, things seem to be falling apart.  There is little room made for connection between peoples.  There is enemy making and childish “back and forth” insults.

So many world leaders are not even trying to seem fair and and just.  They are not even trying to cover up their selfish agendas or nasty ways.

Trump is the poster boy for what I am saying.  He is not working for any higher purpose. His allegiance is apparently not for the United States or the greater world. It is for moi.  His time is passing soon, however, whether by election or impeachment.

But if you look at places like Turkey and Egypt and China for instance, dominance of their own people is the rule of behavior, not the exception. And the USA, which had been a beacon of light to many people all over the world, looks like a joke or embarrassment to so many people now.

So much is ready to fall apart on the one hand, but is being overly controlled on the other hand. Chaos versus Order is a theme that will appear more and more as we go further forward.

It is pretty easy to see how our world is on the precipice of being reordered and “redrawn”.   The Age of Aquarius is developing under the surface, developing in our hearts, souls and minds. So many all over the world are waking up, but do not know what to do yet.

So this week begins with the New Moon in Scorpio, so close to being exactly opposite Uranus.  There are big changes rolling in now, and we need to be ready to roll with them.

I witnessed so many people this last week dealing with death in their lives, with family, friends, and mostly pets.

Some are not meant to be part of this New Chapter that is about to get more real and intense now.

Later this week Mercury goes Retrograde- on the 31st at 11:41 AM. This day is Samhain, or commonly called Halloween in the pop culture world we  live in.

Samhain is the time of year when the veils between worlds is the thinnest. It is a good time to make contact with loved ones on the other side. It is a good time to go inside your feelings and soul to see what may be going on just below your surface. And it is a good time to stay aware of your dreams and write them down.

The scariest part of the 31st this year, however, is the fact that Mercury goes Retrograde that day.

Mercury retrograde often does feel like one has entered the Twilight Zone during its time in Retrograde.

Slowly during the Retrograde we notice we are starting to question what we were so certain about before. Also we start to be more aware of events and people from our past, who appear in our dreams, our waking day dreams, and truly in the flesh sometimes.

They come back so we can rewind into issues that did not find closure. Or they come back to help us better understand a current relationship or situation.

Or sometimes, though more rarely, they come back because they are wanting to be in our lives again.

Same usual advice during Mercury Retrograde: Avoid having to make big decisions or start up important new ventures during the Retrograde.

Mercury goes back Direct on November 20. Then we start getting ready for Winter Eclipse Season 2019-20.

till next week,


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Riding the Waves and Astrology Forecast January 20-26.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we experience the last eclipse this Eclipse Season. It is a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on January 21 at 12:16 AM EST.

Full Moons, whether Lunar Eclipse or not, always have the Sun exactly opposite the Moon. In this case the Sun is in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo.

Actually the Sun will have just moved into Aquarius on Sunday the 20th, as the Moon moves into Leo several hours later.

When they meet up in opposition, they will be in the very early portion of Leo and Aquarius.

The Sun will be at less than 1 degree of Aquarius, and the Moon at less than 1 degree of Leo.

The greater world is reflecting this opposition very well this week, as Leo is the “royal” leader, and Aquarius is the people or the body that is supposed to represent the people, in this case the USA Congress.

Executive branch of government is Leo, legislative branch is more Aquarius.

Trump versus Pelosi and Schumer is a perfect representation of this Leo/Aquarius opposition.

Remember that a Lunar Eclipse is probably 10 times or more potent than a normal Full Moon.

So that is why this standoff with Trump and Pelosi is so intense and so important on a very deep level of collective consciousness.

Something is bound to breakdown or breakthrough on this tug-of-war.  Something will happen to shift everything in a new way.

That is likely just because this is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, but also because this Full Moon in Leo creates a T-Square with Uranus in Aries.

And Uranus is the planet of breakthroughs, awakenings, inventiveness, and liberation.

Yes our world is holding together by mere threads of connection.  The Mueller investigation is also part of this eclipse and t-square, and so something is on the verge of breaking open in that case as well.

And the stock market, which had been falling rapidly, rebounded with the Bulls this last week.  But this will be short lived and more falling will follow some time after the Eclipse.

A Total Lunar Eclipse, as this one is, should be seen in the light of turning points.  And maybe great events will occur close to the Eclipse Date, but often events do not show up for 3-6 months later, events that are directly associated with the Eclipse.

So look deeply for signs that show you exactly what the turning point is in our world and in your personal life. Pay special attention to dreams, which might be especially intense and revealing now.

In the greater world, are there signs around the eclipse date, that show we are truly moving toward impeachment?  Are there signs the economy will enter a recession or depression before too long?  Is the government standoff for a wall showing the winds are changing in some way between the Royal President and the power of the people.

Trump is as close to identifying with presidential royalty or dictator  as I have witnessed before in the USA . And Congress is more deaf to the needs of the people than it has ever been. Now it mostly answers to special interests and big money corporations.

The Empire certainly rivals the Roman Empire that began the Age of Pisces, which is soon ending for the Age of Aquarius.

Can we return to our Aquarian principles of people power, equality, and freedom; or do we continue our slow journey into rule and privilege by the few.

America began when Uranus (the ruling planet of Aquarius) was being discovered (1781).  The USA natal Moon from its July 4, 1776 inception is in Aquarius.

We used to be a model for the Age of Aquarius and its Diversity within Unity paradigm.

Can we return to those principles and be a beacon of light for the world, and not a Superpower Empire ?

This Aquarius/Leo Lunar Eclipse is a turning point in the greater world and in personal lives.

How about in your life? So many people have been up and down and all around lately. Much breaking down, much lighting up, feeling the depth of change in life now.

What more do you need to release? What will be baggage in your new chapter and has to go?

What are you seeing and feeling that is coming into your life now? Can you embrace it with confidence yet?

The ego wants to control and hold on, as change comes swirling in.  Unclasp your arms, let go and release. Surrender now and move forward and evolve.

Your consciousness wants to expand and grow, learn new ways of being.

Are any of your current relationships keeping you locked up and unable to move forward? Can you change those patterns? Do you need to consider more drastic options?

Are you keeping anything, including job or where you live, just because you are having a difficult time letting go of your security blankets? You can start by releasing old attitudes and beliefs that limit you.

Let this Lunar Eclipse Full Moon serve as a turning point for you, as you open to the change that is aligned with your best interests, your authentic self and life, your sense of purpose.

This week is complicated, in part because we are experiencing a Lunar Eclipse Full moon that is part of an intensified T-square with Uranus. That alone is a real shake-up pattern.

But in addition Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces on Sunday January 20. This is such an idealistic combination that represents higher ideals but maybe also romanticized ideas. It can also mean more confusion in regards to matters of the heart.

On Monday the 21st Mars squares Saturn, putting lights on red/stop and go/green at the same time.  So while the Eclipse is a sign of movement and breaking open, Mars square gravity pulling Saturn says no you need to stop or at least wait.

Mars is in Aries, where it is at its strongest. Saturn is in Capricorn where it is most strong. This is like putting one foot on the gas and one on the breaks at the same time.

Best to hold back and wait till the best time later.

There is war sprouting up in the Middle East now, but it may hold off for a little bit with this Mars/Saturn aspect. Not sure how long.

That which has seemingly been settled may show events or signs that make you pause, further evaluate and process before moving forward, which would happen at the Aquarius New Moon on February 4, a new moon that effectively ends Winter Eclipse Season 2019.

In-between seasons sacred Imbolc is on February 2, then the New Moon on the 4th that may have strong new beginnings that are a direct effect of this Eclipse Season. Chinese New Year happens then also.

Back to this week, on Tuesday the 22nd, Venus in Sagittarius is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. Then on Friday the 25th Mars in Aries trines Jupiter in Sagittarius.

This is back to the green light of going forward.

So ups and downs, stops and go may be a theme this week. Could go from manic or impulsive to a hard stop and back again

Do your best not be impulsive on the one hand, nor judgmental defeatist on the other hand.

I’d say put your seat belt on all week, not just on the Lunar Eclipse Day.

It is time to break out and break open. It is also time to stop and let go.

Check out the introduction to my new podcast/radio show:

The first actual podcast will be in early February.

Till next week,


Here is  video from before Eclipse Season:

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Lunar Eclipse in Leo and Astrology Forecast January 13-19

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are in between 2 strong eclipses this week, waiting on the second one: a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on January 21 at 12:16 AM EST.

All Full Moons have the Sun and Moon exactly opposite one another, and all Lunar Eclipses are Full Moons.

This one has the Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo at almost 1 degree of each sign.

The Sun is in Aquarius, so it wants to shine its light on the mind, the inventive, unusual thinking of the mind.  From there it develops firm principles it is determined to keep (Aquarius is a fixed air sign).

While in Aquarius, it also looks beyond the personal and subjective, and sees more from a detached, more objective mental state.  It wants to join groups or be a part of socially conscious causes, but even as it is so group conscious, at the same time it needs to be very individualized and unique.

It can identify as the “odd man out”, the black sheep,  the one who is different, the one who rebels against  the common thinking and common way of being

Aquarius carries the principle of equality, everyone is equal in intrinsic value to one another.

But as it  demands equality, it can go overboard with that principle and demand everyone in the group wearing the same “uniform” so to speak.

When it does that it loses half of what it represents. It is meant to be within a group while being a distinctive individual.

If it goes to wanting all in the group being the same, it loses the individual part of being an Aquarius.

On the contrary, if it becomes so different from everyone else that it can no longer find a group it identifies with, then it leaves the group part of being Aquarius.

So if Aquarius is done right and honors both group needs and unique individuality inside it, it then can be a member of a Diversity Within Unity paradigm.

So the Leo Moon opposes that Aquarius Sun in the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on January 21.

That Leo Moon wants to express in an open-hearted creative fashion.  It wants to shine its bright light and have fun like a 3 year old child does.

And in the process, it seeks attention, as it craves being liked and admired. It wants to be special.

So there is one of the conflicts between Aquarius and Leo.  Leo wants natural open hearted expression without filter or censor.

Aquarius is more socially conscious and does not want to say the wrong thing or stand out in the crowd.

And it may have an attitude against those who think they are superior, special, or privileged.

And Leo may think that Aquarius expresses in a boring intellectual manner. It may have an attitude against groups that they see as never making decisions or never energized enough to manifest.

So look at “we the people” and then look at President Trump and his administration.

Look at the growing nationalism in the world, a nationalism that is most always using tyrants or despots to run those countries.

But also look at the growing of consciousness that seeks to spread the wealth in the world.

Can we develop a world of social consciousness, equality between peoples, mental ingenuity,and freedom to be whatever you want to be (Aquarius)?

Can we develop with it a world of heart-opened creative expression that has leaders who provide inspiration and motivation (Leo)?

As a former Sun in Leo President with Aquarius Rising used to say “yes we can”.

So the Aquarius/Leo Lunar Eclipse gets so close this week and you will be feeling it days before it actually happens on January 20/21.

This week, on the 13th, about half way between eclipses, Neptune in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Neptune loves to be Pisces, said to be the ruler of Pisces.  Jupiter loves to be in Sagittarius, the sign it is said to rule.

Together they seek to transport consciousness into other dimensions. Neptune travels into many differing frequencies of consciousness and soul, navigating the depths of watery, mystical and musical realms- without boundaries.

Jupiter in Sagittarius seeks to soar high above the ground looking down from the bigger picture, inspired and inspiring, uplifting and uplifted, finding greater meaning for lives from the higher dimensions.

Together Jupiter in Sagittarius with Neptune in Pisces are best experienced through the process of surrendering and yielding to the greater power of the Universe, to the wisdom of the Ages, to the silence at the Source.

Deep meditation, psychedelic journeys,  synchronicity, signs from the Universe, knowing all is connected, is all available at this Jupiter square Neptune which can be felt for several days.

Imagine your Self at midnight, at the dark of the Moon, in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, no land in sight, having no direction. And up in the sky above you, in a sky filled with thousands of stars,  is a flying object with many multicolored lights hovering above you.

You feel vulnerable and you know you have no control. All you can do is surrender and with faith appreciate the beauty and majesty of what you are experiencing.

Jupiter square Neptune can also bring a disorientation from “normal” ways of thinking and seeing. It can be confusion, desires to escape, perhaps escape with substances,  and a feeling of chaos.

So it is best to meditate; or dance and sing; or stare at the night sky; or use your imagination to see beyond the veil of our conventional world.

Being in between the eclipses, and also on the day of moving into a second quarter phase of the Moon, this can be a rather intense time of transition.

You are moving more and more fully into this New Chapter of your life.

This week starts with Neptune square Jupiter on the 13th, the same day as the second quarter Moon in Aries is pushing us upward and onward.  And also on the 13th is a Mercury conjunct Saturn in Capricorn that may be sobering and facing reality.

So that is a mixed bag with seemingly contradictory messages.

Jupiter square Neptune is other-worldly while Mercury conjunct Saturn is taking our minds to stark reality.

And all of this is happening right in the middle of two eclipses. with the second one on the way for early next week.

Use this week to remind your self not to jump to conclusions now, and to know you are in transition between life chapters and in the middle of strong transformational energies.

If you are unsure of what is happening or where you are going, join the club. It has grown in membership.

So much is changing so fast, it is not easy or maybe even possible to get a firm grip on your life.

So let go of controls, learn to just Be Now in the present moment with your mind surrendered into a supportive role.

All is happening in divine order even if it feels like a shit show some of the time.

The stock market will continue downward movement soon, the government will likely stay closed with impeachment on the back burner, and the Middle East is a match away from explosion.

We are moving more and more strongly toward the Age of Aquarius.  This is a process of evolution into that consciousness and world, so let the process play out without letting fear or panic rule you.

Trust and faith can go a long way now, and that includes trust and faith in your Self.

There will be the first podcast of Perspectives from the Sky coming out next week. Will let you know how to connect to it.

Oh by the way we safely arrived in Sedona Arizona last week and are really enjoying the beauty of land and sky here.

Till next week,


Here is new video:

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To War or Not to War and Astrology Forecast September 8-21.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A very powerful Autumn Equinox passage is two weeks away, on Sunday September 22.    Pluto will be changing directions and making sextile to Saturn right before the Equinox.  Pluto mythologically is the guardian of the Hades underworld.   Saturn is the the force of gravity.

Those strong pulls downward limit our desires and abilities to expand and fly as free spirits.  They will be a part of the signature for our Autumn season 2013.

For now, on a greater world basis, the drama around Syria and the Middle East is building.    Deeper and heavier planetary formations begin to blow in this week with Mars in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio on Monday, Venus in Scorpio on Wednesday, and Mars quincunx Pluto on Wednesday also.

President Obama makes his case for starting war in Syria with the American people and Congress during those aspects this week.     Mars in Leo represents the desire for action, and Saturn in square to that Mars represents the opposition to that desire.    And remember that Obama is a Sun in Leo, so you can expect a strong opposition to his desire for taking action in Syria.

The Venus in Scorpio and Mars quincunx Pluto show a strong possibility that energies will move more toward conflict later in the week.

That brings up the question of how much is meant to be and how much we can choose and determine.

Having the ability to choose our destiny is an important part of being a human, and a large part of what it is to be an American. Humans used to believe they were controlled by the planets, that they met their fate in the mirror of the planetary movements.

But now humans are more empowered and confident they can control their fate and control nature as well.

The best way to look at the planetary movements is like a “weather report”.    There are certain natural waves of energy moving into our world that predispose us to experience certain events, feeling certain feelings, and taking certain actions. But within and from those weather patterns, we make choices and pick directions; and those choices then have influence on how future planetary formations will manifest.

So let’s look at the coming September aspects, and even more so the Autumn Eclipses, Comet Ison and Uranus square Pluto aspects as a building of a “storm” coming our way in the form of world events.

Is a war on Syria inevitable? Is a strong downturn of the economy inevitable? That combination would be a “perfect storm” of world events.

If one was looking at the coming astrological aspects years ahead of time,  one would know,  with the  changing of ages and Uranus square Pluto 2012-2016, that much turmoil of transformation would be needed in order for necessary huge transformation to erupt in our world.

But the details would be fuzzy so far ahead of time.  But only months ahead of time, Syria and the economy have shown promise of being the triggers for major change in our world.

Major change is inevitable. That is part of changing ages and paradigms, and it is obvious how much needs to change to bring an Age of Aquarius and its values of liberation, power to the people, equality, and Diversity in Unity.

But is war with Syria inevitable, and is it inevitable that it will expand into a regional and world war?

It does seem now that most of the world’s citizens are against this war, so maybe that is a strong enough energy field and human voice to hold back the tide of many world leaders who are determined to instigate this war?

Some tides are already in motion and nothing can stop the wave.   This one appears to be that way, but I do not know for sure.  One thing I do know is that if most of the people in this country and world stay strong in their opposition to this war, that that will be the turning point of transformation into the Aquarian Age.

But how much do we still bow to the king?  Will President Obama persuade the people in a speech Tuesday night that war is “right” and to be patriotic?   Will he also persuade Congress that they need to be supportive of this war?

Even if Pandora’s box opens into full out world war and economic downturn, “we the people” should know we cannot let the old world and paradigm to continue any longer.  The need to change the world paradigm will become more urgent. Old world ways and new world ways will not have much middle ground anymore.

Humans are getting stronger and stronger, wiser and wiser all the time, all over the world.  The information revolution, with the internet showing the way, with social media bringing us all together, empowers “we the people” in ways never before seen.

The Arab Spring showed us this power.

But of course the old world of separation, domination, “dog eat dog” survival of the fittest paradigm, still has much control of our collective consciousness and world. Look at Egypt to see how the military has at least temporarily taken control again of that country.

The Military and Economic might of that old world is immense.

But the power of the Universe and the consciousness and will of individual people in community will continue to get stronger.

But old world powers will resist this change with their might.  Remember last week when they passed a new law potentially limiting our ability to protest?  Is that not curious when seen in the light of a coming war the people are not in favor of?

Will Obama persuade the people and Congress to go to war?   And if not will the Empire decide to do it anyway?

You can see how this very powerful Autumn Eclipse Season is already beginning to form and how important it will be for our world and human family.

In your personal life this week, the Mars square Saturn aspect suggests that pushing too hard for any agenda will inspire strong opposition.  Someone may be pushing you or you may be pushing someone else in a “tug-of-war”.  Listen to what someone really wants, not what they are showing.   And if you want something really badly, go inside your self to see what that is all about.  Are you respecting someone else’s boundaries.

Venus in Scorpio in the middle of the week suggests relationships need to stop pushing issues “under the rug” of suppression, and instead work things out from a deeper emotional place. Venus will stay in Scorpio until October 7.

The Sun is still in Virgo until the Autumn Equinox on September 22, so there is still much emphasis on working out details, putting things in order, getting back to work, fixing what needs to be fixed, simplifying our lives, and being more grateful and humble.

I will be taking a vacation and not writing next Saturday, but will be bringing in the Autumn Equinox with you the next Saturday.   Please keep in mind that the days leading up to the Equinox that week should be very intense and emotional,  as there is a Full Moon in Pisces, as Pluto changes to Direct motion while it sextiles Saturn.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for the Autumn Eclipse Season on September 26, which you can see on Saturday the 28th of September.

See you in two weeks again,


You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

New Year 2013, and Astrology Forecast January 6-12

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

2013.  What does it look like?  What can we expect?  2012 was such a hyped up year, especially at the end, as many were expecting very dramatic events to erupt then at the end of the Mayan Calendar.

Even though 2012 did not live up to the sensationalism, it nevertheless was a year that shook us up, took us out of our old boxes of thinking and living, and opened us up to expecting more change and transformation over the next several years.

The first exact passes of Uranus square Pluto happened in 2012, and the two eclipse seasons of spring and autumn were quite powerful.

But 2011 was the year when Uranus and Pluto began to get closer (in orb) to being in exact square, and their influence together really began then.

In fact in the summers of 2010 and 2011, there were cardinal t-squares and grand crosses in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) that connected the transformational outer planets and the eclipses together.  Those years began a wave of revolution and evolution, highlighted by the Uranus/Pluto square getting closer.

2010 brought the Oil Spill off the coast of Louisiana and 2011 brought us the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.  The oil spill showed us how our addictions to oil were endangering our oceans, wildlife and healthy living on the Earth. The Fukushima disaster showed us how dangerous nuclear energy is to our world in the forms of nuclear power plants, but of course also because of nuclear weapons.

Then also in 2011 the Arab Spring erupted in the Middle East and caused complete transformation of countries like Libya, Tunisia, and most importantly Egypt.  And now Syria is also in the middle of a civil war and drastic change.  These events show us how people want to be liberated from governments that control their freedoms, but these events also show us how much the power structure in the Middle East is rapidly changing now.

And then later in 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement began, bringing the issue of corporate control of our lives into our consciousness.

Liberation is a very important component of the movement into an Aquarian Age, and more liberation movements are on the way. Liberation from that which controls your free mind and heart will come your way in 2013- if you are ready to let go of those things or people or inner beliefs that have held you back.

In 2012 the Syrian situation got worse, Israel and Hamas in Gaza went to war, and Israel’s threats to attack Iran got stronger.  Also in 2012 President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term as president.

Though there were no big liberation movements in 2012 as there were in 2011; instead we became more aware of how much our world is in decay, as the mass murders and corruptions and dysfunctions of our government were revealed.  So the stage is being further set for more revolution and evolution in 2013.

The Uranus/Pluto square has 3 more years of exact meetings, and then their influence will spread further into the 2020’s.

1965-66 brought us the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, which brought on the ’60s revolution and the first cries of the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, yet the ’60s revolution lasted well into the ’70s.

So now we face 2013.   Here are some of the aspects to look at in 2013:  Saturn sextile Pluto will last most of 2013 and it hooks up to the Uranus/Pluto square.  Jupiter in Cancer, which begins in late June 2013, will also make aspect to Uranus square Pluto and the Saturn sextile Pluto aspect.   So all the outer planets except Neptune will be interacting with one another in 2013.  That is  unusual, and promises a powerful year of personal and world change.

Saturn sextile Pluto, which is especially strong now and throughout this winter season, brings a deep truth teller into our psyches and world.  Saturn and Pluto together will not allow any illusions or dreamworld to live in.  They will be a rotor-rooter into being real.  Sometimes the lifting of the veils into deeper truths will be painful, as we are forced to let go of illusions about people in our lives and people in the world.

The projections we put on people will not hold up very well, and celebrity will lose its shine of glamour for many. Our government and corporations, our military, and all the institutions that are our old world security structures, will need to transform themselves as more reality and truth about them is revealed.

Secrets will be broken down and we will be better able to see what has been previously covered up.  We will see more clearly the truth of our old world, warts and all. And we will be shown the truth of our selves, and how we have been leading our lives in accordance with programming from the old world. Relationships that we have been hanging onto with old dysfunctions will not be able to keep the truth away any more.  We will see our patterns of relating more clearly, and how they refer to our early family wounds and abuses.

Saturn/Pluto is an aspect that helps us to shed and release through the process of dis-illusion, so we can move on with our lives into more health and wholeness and greater authenticity.

Then is late winter and early spring the Uranus/Pluto square will be triggered by the Sun and Mars and Jupiter.  The Eclipse Season will start in early spring 2013.  And this spring there are 3 eclipses, one more than the usual Eclipse Season.  There is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on April 25 in Taurus/Scorpio; a New Moon Solar Eclipse on May 10 in Taurus; and a second Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 25, this one in Gemini/Sagittarius.

Uranus and Pluto make their first exact square to one another on May 20, in the middle of the Eclipse Season Spring 2013, so we can expect a most powerful awakening time period for humanity this coming spring.   Issues concerning the economy, the Middle East and abuses of power all over the world will be in the spotlight.

The summer of 2013 will bring many aspects that touch off the Uranus/Pluto square as well as the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Change through strong world events will continue in the summer of 2013.

And then the autumn of 2013 brings another Eclipse Season, with a  Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Libra/Aries on October 18 and a Scorpio Solar Eclipse New Moon on October 3 that is conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and occurs two days after the next exact meeting of Uranus square Pluto.   This will be an unbelievably powerful time for transformation, healing, and change in our greater world and in our personal lives.  President Obama has natal planets very connected to these eclipses and planetary patterns, and his life will change in a very big way then.

The Old World will be losing more and more of its grip in 2013, unfortunately through more ugly events, yet each of us will nevertheless see much more light from the Aquarian Age beaming into our consciousness and lives.

This coming week  January 6-13 begins with it reality checks as Mercury makes aspect to Saturn and Pluto on Sunday with Moon in Scorpio, touching off the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Mercury is our mental perceptions and communications. It is the messenger of the gods, and as such can bring us information from “otherworldly” sources.

The two otherworldly sources, Saturn and Pluto, are rather heavy dudes.  Saturn is the god of gravity, locking us firmly into grounded reality.  Pluto is the god of the underworld, bringing us down into the underground of our psyches, primal passions and emotions, and suppressed thoughts.

The gift of this weekend and of Saturn/Pluto in general is that we can contact our soul and body wisdom, as our distractions and addictions will have a difficult time keeping us away from truth and reality.  You can facilitate this process by staying grounded and not running around in a haze.  Meditation will be helpful.  Do whatever you can to stay connected to your body and soul.

On Monday Mars in Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio, again triggering the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Do not force anything over the next few days, and do not let your ego-will push hard for what it wants.  Let go and allow the natural energies to unfold.

Most of the week will also be in the last quarter of the lunar cycle, so getting excited and moving fast forward is not encouraged.

But the tide will turn this Friday January 11 at the New Moon in Capricorn at 2:44 PM EST. New Beginnings. This is the best time to begin to implement your New Year’s resolutions, to get into more discipline and long term planning, to do what you need to do make your life work better.

See you next week,


I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2013 later this week and will give you the link next Saturday.

Leo Check out this new Youtube video I created during the last Eclipse Season:

There is a  radio shows on blog talk radio from November 10. You can hear that forecast at any time after the live broadcast.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.