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Endings and Astrology Forecast December 10-16.

Posted in astrology forecast, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are moving downward, inward and yin-ward this week as we experience the waning last quarter of the lunar cycle.

Overnight from the 7th into the 8th of December, the Sun in Sagittarius squares the Moon in Virgo.  That begins the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began at the Scorpio New Moon on November 18.

Then on December 18 that lunar cycle ends at the usually uplifting Sagittarius New Moon. 

Later that week, on the 21st,  the darkest day of the year brings us to the return of more light on Winter Solstice.

Then on December 22 Mercury goes back Direct. 

So the week of the 18th brings a much needed turning point of new beginnings and a deeper sense that the glass of life is half full, not half empty.

The celebration of the birth of new hope that week extends its reach to Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and day.

In contrast, this week December 10- 16, continues the drop into darker days and feelings.

The process of transformation shows us shedding the skins of the old Chapter of our consciousness and life.   And that process also shows us the light of our new world, the birth of a new way.

As we shed old skins we can feel the truth of death, carried by the coffin of our old ways, beliefs, and life.

The dark phase of the last quarter moon;  the last phase of the darkening solar light before Winter Solstice;  the last part of Mercury Retrograde, and the last part of 2017 all come together now.

The past may be flashing before your eyes now, allowing you to say goodbye, to grieve, and to purge and release.

As you look out into the dramas of our society, know that there is not only an old year and old chapter dying, but an over 2,000 year old Age is coming to an end too.

The dysfunctional and toxic old paradigm beliefs encourage us to see everything in win/lose, perpetrator/victim, predator/prey, survival of the fittest , “get what you can for you and yours” ways.

As we learn to truly listen to each other from our open minds and hearts, while at the same time holding our own integrity and values, we come out of that old programmed paradigm. Finding the connections lights our new path.

Open minds search for truth, each person’s truth, and thus the potential for some kind of agreement.  Open hearts have love guiding them to the threads of connection between everyone and everything.

And self acceptance, self honoring, self worth, self love, and self empowerment, allows each of us to be the best we can be in all endeavors and relationships. It also helps us to not give ourselves away as a sacrifice to the worst in others.  Self loathing enables the worst behavior in others.

Evolution will not be stopped. The dinosaurs among us are screaming and fighting to be able to live in the old ways, and take me and you with them.

We enable them if we stay in awe of those who have celebrity, wealth, and privilege.

Donald Trump show us the results of keeping that old belief system of some being superior to those who must be their inferiors.  And of course those superiors deserve the privileges of having more too.

The cream does not rise to the top of that old world, the crud does.

Release, release, release this week; surrender to the Universe and your soul’s wisdom. Let it end, whatever needs to end.  Do not hold onto any security blankets that keep you clinging to what you no longer really need anymore.

Trust that the Soul’s and Universe’s process will bring the birth light at the right time and in the right way.

This week, as we move down into more endings in the last quarter of the lunar cycle with Mercury still Retrograde; we also experience Mars leaving Libra and entering Scorpio on the 9th.

It will stay in Scorpio till January 26, just before the first of two eclipses, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo.

As Mars leaves Libra for Scorpio, voices and attempts at temperance and civility will be less respected and heard in much of the greater world.

More hawkish elements of our governments will want to dominate more.   Power struggles will get more fierce.  Remember the best of Mars in Scorpio is power serving a greater cause.  And love is the greatest cause.

Stay in your loving heart.  Empower yourself from that place. That brings a power that can change the world in the best of ways.

And in early 2018, as the next Eclipse Season opens up new portals of truth and love for those aligned and centered to receive; waves of change will be larger and encompass more.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius on February 15 will bring a strong wave of the Age of Aquarius through community uprisings and attempts to overthrow those in power who are leading us backwards.  Impeachment voices should be getting much stronger then.

Administration attempts to distract our attention through world conflicts will be stronger then too.

Jerusalem has been added to the Koreas as a world hot spot.    Trump stating that Jerusalem is the sole capital of Israel is inflaming so much of the Arab and Muslim world.

Countries in the Middle East and all over the world are picking sides now.  World conflict is inevitable now.

The chaos will bring with it more ability to release and purge, more openings for the new world to come through.

The old programming is leaving the consciousness of each of us and though it has given us a distorted sense of security, it has also brought damage to our hearts and souls, our free minds and spirits, our sense of connections with each other and all life.

Our spiritual potential will get stronger and stronger, as will creative power, magic, and synchronicity,

New voices and leaders will emerge.  The Age of Aquarius will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of our old paradigm and Age.

As you release and let go this week, keep in mind that Mercury is still Retrograde. It is Ok now to question what you have already chosen and the direction you are moving in, but do not act on that yet.

Wait till after the 22nd when it goes back Direct, and wait for the turning points later this year that will shift your perception to life’s half full viewpoint.

till next week,

Leo

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Twilight Zone and Astrology Forecast December 3-9.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday December 3 brings another turning point in our soul journey as Mercury goes Retrograde at 2:34 AM EST and there is a Full Moon in Gemini at 10:47 AM EST.

Saturday/Sunday may feel odd or otherworldly or confusing or magical, depending on the person.

Full Moons are energy shifts, and this one has the Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini,  which gives us desires to figure things out and resolve issues or gain a better understanding.

But that understanding or resolution may be difficult to attain as Mercury is stationary while shifting directions from Direct to Retrograde.

Stationary Mercury can be the most confusing time with Mercury, as it is in transition between Direct  and Retrograde.

As it begins to go retrograde , our perceptions are shifting from a more linear viewpoint to a more creative and imaginative one.

Communication can feel off and thinking can be challenged, especially if we are trying too hard to find an answer.

And with this Full Moon,  the Gemini Moon is interested in detached perceiving of information, as well as gathering, processing, and delivering that information; while the Sagittarius Sun is more interested in finding meaning, understanding, resolution, answers, and perhaps opinion and judgment.

Conversations with this yearly Gemini Moon can be lively and fluid, with perhaps some differences of opinion and strong needs to be heard and understood.

Thinking can also be lively, with needs to think fast, and take in more and more information.  That can be rather overwhelming for some, and can cause scattered thought and communications.

Wanting to do many different things around the same time, and juggle one’s attempts to do so, can be challenging.

It is best now to concentrate on being centered and aware,  grounded and present.

And of course with Mercury (the ruling planet of thinking and communicating) in the process of going retrograde, there can be contradicting information, confusion on what is fact or fiction, and distortions or even outright lies.

Fake News is a reality in our lives now, and it can be difficult to ascertain what is true or not.

With Mercury going Retrograde, make sure you trust your intuition more, go deep to feel what truly resonates.  Linear, logical ways of finding truth may be more difficult now.

We are getting more information now about Michael Flynn and his confessions to the government agencies.  How much is Trump or Pence or Kushner involved in this Russia fiasco?

How much of a chance of impeachment is there now?  Do not trust accepted facts or notions alone in this day and age and with the current planetary movements.

Trust a combination of thought (Gemini) and intuition (Sagittarius).  But take everything in with a “grain of salt” because of the combination of full moon and Mercury changing directions.

And what is the real truth of the new tax plan passed in Congress?  What does it mean for the average American?  And what is the truth now about what North Korea is now capable in regards to being able to hit anywhere in the USA with nuclear weapons?

And how much of what is supposedly going on in the world is being manufactured by the Trump administration in order to distract us from what can potentially lead to impeachment?

Will they manufacture a war to do so? It has been done before with other administrations.

And of course with more potentially confusing planetary alignments now, what is conspiracy theory and what is instead the truth that is just too difficult to accept.

In your personal life too, do not too quickly accept what is being said to you.  Make sure you check in with yourself to find if something resonates.  But on the other hand do not let your self get paranoid or overly suspicious of anyone.

Mercury Retrograde can feel like being in a Twilight Zone sometimes,  where everything feels kind of weird or different than before.

Remember that Mercury Retrograde will have us question what we have previously chosen or decided, and may get us to question whatever direction we have previously wanted to take.

Wait till Mercury goes back Direct on December 22 before making final decisions.  And actually a week or 10 days after it goes back Direct is best before making big decisions or starting big projects.

As usual with Mercury Retrograde people from your past may come back into your life, in your dreams, in your waking thoughts, or in real life.  They are back so you can get a different perspective on something in your current life.

With the Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde being felt together from December 2-6, you may feel motivated to let go of previously accepted ideas or plans.  Let it play out, trust the process without needing an immediate bottom line answer or direction.

Chiron in Pisces changes from Retrograde to Direct on December 5.  Chiron is a healing bridge between our human creature self and our higher self.  It is the link between Earth and Heaven, so to speak.  While in Pisces it is transforming how we deal with Pisces energies.

Pisces can be about our common needs to escape “normal” life, or instead is about spiritually letting go into other realms , channels, or frequencies.

Pisces is about being sensitive and vulnerable, which can lead us to being victimized, or can give us the kind of empathy or compassion that expresses a divine kind of love.

Chiron in Pisces brings the bridge between our human need of owning our vulnerabilities and needs to be loved, with our superhuman ability for otherworldly travels or saint-like compassion for others we do not fully understand.

Use this Chiron shift of directions to integrate your basic humanity with your God or Goddess presence. We are both, and Chiron wants to bring them together out of their separation.

On December 6, Mercury is conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.  You may tend to have strong opinions, and want to make strict definitions, and find bottom line answers. Decisions will want to be made right now.  Authorities may clamp down on you.

Keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde, and do not completely trust what would normally be accepted as fact or opinion.

On December 9, Mars goes into Scorpio until January 27, when it goes into Sagittarius during the next Eclipse Season.

Mars in Scorpio has a lot of power and can get into power struggles.  The North Korea and Middle East issues can now intensify greatly and pick up more voices for war.

In your own life use this Mars in Scorpio placement to empower yourself.  That does not mean have power over or dominating others. It means being able to stand in your strength and power and not let others dominate or control you.

Do not be so afraid of your power. Do you truly believe you will abuse that power as so many others do?

Till next week,

Leo

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New Normal and Astrology Forecast November 26- December 2

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week begins with further progress in our transformational journeys, and then reaches a kind of climax and turning-point slow down at the end of the week. 

We enter the 2nd quarter of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle Sunday the 26th at the Moon in Pisces.

Next Stop is the energetic climax at the Full Moon in Gemini on December 3. The previous day we encounter a rewind of our mental processes as Mercury goes retrograde.

We have experienced strong winds of change in 2017, so we have been doing the inner work of transforming out of old patterns and beliefs.

Transformational change is never simply about outer world shifts. Yes we may be leaving an old job or an old home or an old relationship; but more important is what is going on deep in our souls.

In the past we attracted to ourselves situations, people, and challenges aligned with who we used to be at a very deep place in our minds and souls.

If we developed a belief about ourselves, deep inside, that told us we are not worthy or deserving, then as a result we attracted into our lives mirrors that show us how right we were to doubt ourselves.

Jobs, homes, families, and relationships have given us these negative mirrors based on those beliefs.  And then those personal beliefs are strengthened about our not being worthy or “enough”.  And then those beliefs attract more negative people and situations, which then again develop strengthening negative beliefs, and so on and so on.

These patterns continue until we awaken and realize that we have been running programmed negative inner recordings from our childhood, past relationships or situations, or even past lives.

That is when true transformation begins, the kind of deep transformation that can change our lives to be aligned with our true self, our “higher self”.

And at those times the transformational planets go to work to lead and guide our soul journey.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are those transformational planets; and they show up as transits to our natal planets every time there is true transformation as a distinct possibility.

The old self is a result of our being programmed to believe that we and our lives are limited and lacking, or conversely are privileged and have fairy tale results.

The handsome prince or castle or in the modern world privilege, wealth, celebrity and fame are the carrots that keep us chained to our ego selves.  We want to be with the “haves” and not with the “have-nots”.   This is Jupiter making the promise of grand reward if we play the “game” in the best way possible.

And Saturn is the “stick” of poverty or incarceration or illness or hell if we do not play the game right and follow the rules.

Jupiter and Saturn are also respectively considered good luck or bad luck.

But then in 1781 Uranus was discovered, then Neptune in 1846, and then Pluto in 1930.

They show us we can leave the old paradigm, the old beliefs, the old testament, the old contracts, the old age. They show us we are not limited by these old rules. They show us all dualities are connected in wholeness like a Yin-Yang sign.  They show us to our higher soul self in the lead and not our ego selves.  They show us we are on the road to the Age of Aquarius.

And now the transformational journey’s speed is accelerating as we get closer and closer to the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The next big spike forward will be the next Eclipse Season January through March 2018.  It is the first follow-up to the powerful Eclipse Season last summer, which featured the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo that travelled right over the USA.

America is now very much in the process of dropping its Superpower status in order to re-integrate its true values and become an equal member of the world of nations,   a part of the Aquarian Age of Diversity within Unity.

Now this week we travel up tempo toward the Full Moon in Gemini Sunday December 3.

And just before that Full Moon, on the 2nd of December, Mercury goes Retrograde.

It will be time to stop and reconsider, to rewind into the past, to reflect on where we are and where we have been, to revise or even change our decisions or chosen direction.

But of course my usual advice is to wait till Mercury goes back Direct before making final decisions or changing directions.  This time it goes Direct on December 22, which is part of a turning point week with New Moon in Sagittarius and Winter Solstice.

But again this week we move up toward the Full Moon, while shifting gears into Mercury Retrograde late in the week.

Before those two events next weekend,  we experience a fiery blend of Venus going into Sagittarius and Mars opposing Uranus.  Desires for change or adventure increase.  Desire for breaking away from stuck places in your mind or life get stronger.  Rebellious or revolutionary energies are increasing.  The potential for surprise events in the world are greater than usual around this time.

It is now holiday season for many people on Earth.  The uplifting Sun in Sagittarius always accompanies holiday season for most of its run. And of course the Sun is now in Sagittarius until December 21 at the Winter Solstice when it goes into Capricorn..

As we come closer and closer to the next year of 2018, we look back at a year of new beginnings for great change.

The Trump administration has brought much motivation to many to stand up for change.  More and more people are waking up to acknowledging the sorry state of our conventional world and its old paradigm.

Trump is merely an exaggerated example of the leaders and movers and shakers of our old world.  The power abusers are being revealed. Old beliefs about how men and women should be are being challenged.

The fragility of our lives is being exposed as we feel the possibility of nuclear destruction more deeply than before.

We are reevaluating our priorities and transforming our beliefs and lives.  More and more people are committing to being authentic and at the same time being aligned with their higher soul self and the Universe ( God, Gods, Goddesses, Allah or whatever words you use for unity of all).

There is no going back to “normal” anymore.  We are in the chaotic, creative, transitional phase of developing a New Normal.

And there is a New You being developed at the same time.  And that New You also brings back soul parts of an Old You that was lost many years ago, perhaps in your childhood during traumatic events.

Your wholeness is the New You, as wholeness is the New World and Age.

All separate parts are honored and integrated in wholeness: Diversity within Unity for the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

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Continuing Eclipse Season and Astrology Forecast August 27- September 2.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Most people reported that they experienced a great rising of intensity at the Total Solar Eclipse last Monday the 21st.

Many others experienced breakthroughs in their lives, some rather dramatically.

Others felt the changing winds, knew a big New Chapter in their lives had begun, but yet feel more is to come.

And of course we are in the middle of Eclipse Season, lasting till around Autumn Equinox.

After the Total Eclipse on Monday, a few days later on Friday August 25, Hand of Time Saturn went direct, showing us “fated” events as time started clicking forward again..

Later that day Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas, the biggest Hurricane of the decade.

Also later that day North Korea blasted off two missiles.   This was at an important turning point in the conflict between the United States and North Korea.  It shows us that this conflict is not over.

With the second, last, and most important Eclipse, The Total Solar Eclipse in our rear view mirrors, and with Saturn going Direct, we now have arrived in the New Chapter.

Nevertheless, next weekend, Labor Day weekend in the USA, will bring us another important turning point in personal and world affairs in this New Chapter.

Before that, on Tuesday August 29 there is a 2nd quarter Moon in Sagittarius.

That second quarter Moon has the Sun in Virgo, which it entered last Tuesday just after the Eclipse, square to the Moon in Sagittarius.

So whatever sense of grounded reality we may have experienced since the Eclipse, we will shift again into higher gears of movement forward.

And then next weekend, a turning point weekend,  Mars will trigger the degree in Leo where the Total Eclipse ignited-  28+ degrees of Leo. And it will be exactly trine transiting Uranus, a planet of breakthrough and radical change.

So with that trigger, in effect the Eclipse “comes back”.  More is shaking and shifting. Also what started earlier in Eclipse Season will be stirred up again.

And that Mars placement makes contact again with Trump’s Mars and Rising sign, North Korea’s Saturn, Israel’s Mars, and their Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Mars also.

The North Korea issue will be resurfacing again..

Nothing big happened with Israel in the public eye, but there must be something brewing there.  There is a decent chance we will see something more obvious around the Mars trigger next Saturday September 2.

Then on the 3rd of September Mercury, slowing down and getting ready to go back Direct on September 5, makes conjunction with Mars, adding another trigger to the last Eclipse.  Mercury pretty much stays at that degree for a few days.

All of this is happening in opposition to the USA natal Moon in Aquarius.  That natal Moon in Aquarius represents the Bill of Rights for America, its greater social consciousness.

It is the principle of equality and Diversity in Unity that is the promise from the beginnings of the United States.

With all the triggered planetary energies being in Leo, the conflict is between Leo’s need for personal power with Aquarius’s need for group or community consciousness.

Trump, and that kind of person in power, will be in conflict with the voice of the people or the voice of democracy.

In your personal life use the best of what Leo represents:  heartfelt expression, having fun,  being creative and spontaneous, spreading positive hopeful energy

After the Leo triggers on the 2nd/3rd of September, Mercury is slowing down, stationing to go back Direct on September 5.

The couple of days surrounding that change of direction can be disorienting and even confusing.

Mercury was changing directions on election night in November 2000.  Gore and Bush were running for President, and the media kept going back and forth declaring a different winner of the election all night long. And it was weeks later when Bush was declared to be President.

Disorientation and confusion are usually not that much when Mercury changes directions, but keep in mind around September 5 that clarity does not magically appear right away when Mercury is going back Direct.

In fact it could take up to a week or so to see complete clarity and to recognize what direction things are moving toward.

So later this coming week into next week there will be shifts and shakeups again.

These shifts are all meant to take you out of stuck places, and give you open doorways into new realms, new consciousness, new chapters of life.

This Eclipse Season will be looked back on and remembered as an important time period in our lives.

More important world events are on the way during Eclipse Season and soon afterwards,

The economy will face a big downturn soon.  It will likely begin this Autumn or maybe the winter of 2017/18.

2018 and beyond show a severe downturn.   The current economic system is transforming.  The candidacy of Bernie Sanders was not a freak happening.  It showed us where we are headed economically.  The Occupy Wall Street movement was a harbinger of coming times.

People on the left and right believe we need to tax the wealthy and big corporations more, and make the economy more fair for all the people.

Health plans will continue to fail until we create a Universal Health plan, as so many western nations already have.

Difficult coming economic challenges will give motivation to notions of sharing the wealth.

As we make these important changes in our world, each of us will also be making big changes in our personal lives and in our families.

The old programming from an old paradigm no longer applies, if it ever did.

We need to retrain our minds and hearts and consciousness to the knowledge of connections.  We have spent too much time and energy fighting against others, believing that is the way to a better life. We have wasted too much time believing everything is random and meaningless, or else believing that some father god is who we answer to and who gives us meaning.

Joining with others is the way forward now, even as we honor our distinct and unique individuality. Knowing all is connected and meaningful is the way now.  We can now know that love and truth are the Universe’s way to lead us to our human evolving into an Age of Aquarius

When we lose the programming from an old paradigm, we realize connections in everything, we find meaning, we naturally create win/win situations, we find signs and symbols from the Universe that show us our way.

Let go of the old beliefs that limit your freedom to decide for yourself what is right or wrong, what is true or not, what is best for our world and human family.

As liberated humans we will evolve and co-create the Age of Aquarius.

It is going to be a rough ride at times, but we are ready for the challenge.

Take care,

Leo

Please take a look at the new video I made about Eclipse Season. There will be a follow up video within the next few weeks.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

If you need any help with your relationship now, I do couple’s counseling. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go?  I use the astrological model to compare charts to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at soulus@aol.com if interested.

And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

 

 

Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo and Astrology Forecast August 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The long awaited Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo happens this week Monday August 21. Though this eclipse represents an extremely important passage for our human family, I wish people had not turned it into another Super Bowl type event.

This Eclipse opens a portal into a big New Chapter of life on Planet Earth, a New Chapter that will take us through an important part of our transition into the Age of Aquarius.

Quite obviously this New Chapter brings with it much turmoil and challenge, to put it lightly; but this New Chapter will also bring many great awakenings, heart openings, a greater sense of connection and meaning, and new vistas of truth beyond what we have been programmed to believe about ourselves and our world.

So it would be good at the time of the eclipse to meditate and pray, to visualize what this new world will be like both collectively and individually.

All new moons are good times to pray, meditate and visualize; but this one being a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon gives this new moon a far greater authority to shape the world we will live in.

Of course some things are already in place and are meant to be, but much else is open to the co-creation from our human family.

We are definitely in for some turmoil, chaos, and darkness, but the intensity and length I believe can be changed with our intentions, actions, and level of evolving.

Out in the world leading up to this Total Eclipse, there were a few intense conflicts and potential wars that have been playing out.

There is a culture war that was triggered into greater force in Charlottesville, and is continuing in Boston and other places now.

There has been an increase this past week in Islamic State terror attacks: 2 in Spain; 1 in Finland, and 1 in Russia.

And of course North Korea has been burning with talk of war, though this last week rageful talk lessened appreciably.

But on the date of the eclipse, by no mere random coincidence, the USA and South Korea will be active in practicing war games together. North Korea wants those games to be cancelled as it sees them as threatening actions right near its border. And it expects the USA and South Korea to reciprocate the gesture of North Korea not sending promised missiles toward Guam.

This is a big turning point on Monday at the eclipse. If the USA and South Korea go through with their war games, North Korea will likely send some powerful message in return. And then we are back where we were a couple weeks ago and probably even much worse.

The culture wars’ recent rise in emotional temperature, while we are experiencing a most chaotic, unstable, and unpredictable Trump presidential administration, shows us a splitting of America, not dissimilar to the Civil War.

And Islamic State is getting more geared up for western attacks now, as it loses more and more of its territory in Syria and Iraq.

America and the Western World are facing a huge bout of dissolution during our journey into an Age of Aquarius.

The Aquarian values of America’s Bill of Rights are being threatened by recent events. America has it natal moon (its inner values) in Aquarius.

What happened in Charlottesville is showing us the needed transformation of those Aquarian values. “All Men are Created Equal…” needs an update and transformation.

How about Women, how about men and women who are not just white northern Europeans, which were the vast majority of those who populated the colonies here in America when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written?

How about other countries and cultures all around the world? How about those who have alternative sexual orientations?

All People are Created equal.

So America is in the process of a transformation of its values, its Aquarian values, both from the inside and from the outside of its borders.

And when Rome lost its way it decayed on the inside, and was threatened by those outside its borders.

Now we have an opportunity to evolve into an equal member of this world, beyond Empire and Superpower status.

So inside ourselves we are letting go of notions of intrinsic superiority or inferiority; of some deserving more than others; of believing life is a battle for survival over others; and that our souls belong to and are beholden to a church or a nation or our employers or our families.

We are responsible for our own souls and their relationship to collective Soul, collective Spirit, and the Universe.

Allow yourself to feel this powerful Eclipse turning point for our consciousness and lives here on Earth.

Trust the Universe and its greater plan of a changing of ages.

Be open and ready for greater knowledge of our human truths and human heritage.   Allow your heart and mind to be open to extraterrestrial origins and potential extraterrestrial visitation. It is coming.

Open your mind and heart to experiencing new frequencies and dimensions, new ways to view our human experience.

Have faith all is happening aligned with Divine and Earthly wisdom, as we move into a New Age of Aquarius.

This Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo will be at 2:30 PM EDT.  It will have Uranus, the planet of great awakenings, in close trine to that Eclipse.  Uranus will add greater energy to the Eclipse and desires to break away and break free.

Also this week Saturn is slowing down as it is about to go Retrograde this coming Thursday August 24.

As it changes direction from Retrograde to Direct movement, its energy of contraction and gravity fills our psychic air space.

Going Direct, Saturn gives a sense of Time starting up again, of predestination, of “meant to be”,  of responsibility, of doing what needs to be done.

This Saturn shifts directions at 21+ degrees of Sagittarius– almost exactly opposite the USA natal Mars in Gemini, almost exactly conjunct Trump’s Moon in Sagittarius and opposite his Sun in Gemini, which tellingly is conjunct the USA natal Mars.

And Trump’s natal Ascendant and Mars are closely conjunct the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon at 28+ degrees of Leo.  This Eclipse is also opposite the aforementioned USA Moon in Aquarius.

So Donald Trump and the USA are very connected to this Eclipse.  Will we get in a war with North Korea?   Will Trump get impeached?  Will the culture wars turn into a Civil War again?

Or will the Eclipse turning point show us the way to peace with North Korea, and a turning down of the temperature of the culture wars?

The turning point moment is the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21at 2:30 PM.

Remember that Mercury is still Retrograde then, so do not jump to any conclusions or try to force your mind into finding quick solution.   Linear thinking is not at its best now.

Time “starts up again” with Saturn Direct on August 24.

Mercury goes back Direct on September 5.  

This Eclipse season ends at the New Moon in Virgo on September 19/20, close to the Autumn Equinox on September 22.

important World events can happen anytime during that time frame of August 21-September 20.   And yet many other world events with reference to Eclipse Season will happen after Eclipse Season ends on September 20, including great economic challenges, which we will talk about later.

In your personal life, be prepared for both world and personal changes that will transform your consciousness and transform your life.

You will need to leave your comfort zones and open to the new energies wanting to pour through this Portal into a New Chapter of our lives.

It is natural now to feel out of balance and not knowing where things are headed. Therefore trust is important now, trust we live in a meaningful and loving Universe, even when things are really difficult.

This ride can bring great joy and fun too, if you can let go of your need to control from your fears.  Please do not buy into the dramas now that can evoke great fear and hatred of those who are different than you like Trumpites.

Life and evolution are moving beyond these dinosaurs who are moving toward a last hurrah on their way to the dustbin of history.  They do not have control of our future.  We can only hope that we are not taken through too much darkness and suffering on our way to the Age of Aquarius.

You can help if you do not get consumed by great fear or hatred.  Those traits perpetuate the old ways, as do beliefs that the abusively powerful, greedy, mean spirited, hateful, bigoted, self serving people of the world inherit the Earth.

If you believe they will continue to dominate our world, you ought to question your deeper values, and question what you believe about humanity and the Universe.

Take care,

Leo

Please take a look at the new video I made about the coming eclipses: There will be a follow up video within the next couple of weeks

Till next week,

Leo

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

If you need any help with your relationship now, I have done couples’ counseling for many years. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go?  I use the astrological model to compare charts to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at soulus@aol.com if interested.

And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

Shadow Boxing and Astrology Forecast August 13-19

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

It has been very intense this last week in the world and in many of our personal lives and emotions too.

It has been very frightening for many people, as the leaders of the USA and North Korea do their macho struts with one another, with we earthlings put in the shit storm of their narcissistic rage.

From a bigger picture, however, we are being taken through a dark passage of labor pains on the way to the Age of Aquarius

So now our lives are being taken out of our comfort zones, as Eclipse Seasons do,  and this one is much more intense than usual.

Breakthroughs in our consciousness are more likely now, as are breakdowns too.

We are being prepared for greater and greater transformation of life on Planet Earth entering the Age of Aquarius.   

We travel this week through the 4th quarter and final week before the much anticipated Total Solar Eclipse New Moon on August 21, which travels over the United States for the first time since 1918, the last year of World War I.

As we predicted several months ago, this current Eclipse Season brings the likelihood of war, at the very least the threat of major war.

We also let you know that Donald Trump would have his Mars in Leo from his natal chart triggered by the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.  Mars is a planet of action, force, and yes war.

We did not give you any indication of the North Korean leader’s chart because there are different dates given for his birth.

But we did let you know that North Korea’s natal Saturn, from its founding date,  would be almost exactly triggered by this Total Solar Eclipse.  Saturn represents something that must be faced, that which one cannot escape. It also represents grave situations and often a predetermined fate.

We suggested that Israel and Israeli leader Netanyahu would also have the Mars in each of their charts triggered, as both have their Mars’ at 28 degrees of Leo, exactly where the Solar Eclipse will be on August 21.

We do have another month or so before this current Eclipse Season ends, so we will still look closely at what may happen in the Middle East.

Another “war” that is raging now in this Eclipse Season is a culture war.  That culture war is happening at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia.

White Lives Matter, Nazi, and KKK haters are protesting the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee, the most important confederate general from the Civil War.

Thomas Jefferson was the founder of University of Virginia.  Thomas Jefferson was the main inspiration for the USA Bill of Rights, which included the idea that “all men are created equal”.

And on the contrary Thomas Jefferson was a slave holder.  What did they really mean by “all men are created equal”?

These White Supremacist protests have been countered by protests from Black Lives Matter and others who strongly object to the White Nationalists.

Hundreds have shown up for the protests and violence has been breaking out. Three people were killed and many others injured.

All these wars are representative of old world paradigms that if continued will destroy us all.  The possibility of another world war hangs over our heads now.

Each of us is being urgently asked to release any connections we have to a world that believes life is merely survival of the fittest, which has created the idea that enemies must be conquered and destroyed.  And that old world has developed weapons of mass destruction created to ruthlessly destroy those enemies.

Hundreds of thousands of human beings, mostly innocent civilians, were killed by the atom bombs dropped by the United States on two Japanese cities to bring an end to World War II in August 1945.

Now many countries have weapons of mass destruction, as does North Korea now.

We are at a most urgent turning point as we approach the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21.  

Each of us must leave the belief system of superior versus inferior; have and have nots: perpetrator and victim; and the notion that those who are starkly different are enemies who need to be destroyed.

We are all part of the same human family and need to learn to coexist with one another peacefully.

We are moving toward an Age of Aquarius, but collectively right now it is feeling like we are entering a dark night of the soul before that new age fully arrives.

Many of us have already faced many of our individual demons and shadows during dark times.  We have then arisen into a new paradigm in our consciousness.

We must lead the way, and must leave behind hatred and violence from our hearts.

Of course we may get very angry at times, but do not need to be hateful and violent.

The Age of Aquarius is an age of Diversity Within Unity, so each of us must honor our own and others’ unique differences, but still know we are united by the circle of Oneness like the Yin/Yang symbol.

I am not sure how bad it will need to get before we learn our collective lessons now, so to transform our collective Consciousness to that of Love and Truth from the Age of Aquarius.

This Eclipse Season is a major turning point to let us know the direction we moving toward now as a human family.

This coming week is preparing us for the Total Solar Eclipse as we enter the 4th and last quarter of the lunar cycle begun at the Leo New Moon on July 23.

4th quarters are times of reflection, gathering, centering, and preparing for the New Moon, which this time will be a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21.

As we go through this 4th quarter we sense endings and goodbyes, we prepare and get ready.  But unlike most 4th quarters this one will be intense in anticipation for the Eclipse New Moon.

That is because this coming Eclipse New Moon in Leo is a much bigger new beginning than the usual new moon or even the usual Solar Eclipse New Moon.

This truly signifies an open portal into a New Chapter of our lives, on the way to the Age of Aquarius.

And it may tend to be more confusing this week prior to the Eclipse New Moon, and in fact up until September 5. 

That is because Mercury is going Retrograde tonight Saturday August 12. It will last until September 5.  Then it will take another week or so to come fully out of any fogs in our minds.

So August 21 is when the portal opens into this big and important New Chapter of our lives; then September 5 is when clarity and direction are greater when Mercury goes Direct.

Then on September 19/20 at the New Moon in Virgo just before the Autumn Equinox; the New Chapter is made manifest.  This Eclipse Season ends.

New events that are  connected to the meaning of the portal opening at the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21 will have the green light to manifest.

It is best to meditate as often as possible, to be in nature as often as possible.  If you are drawn into great fear and inner darkness when watching or reading the news, keep your watching and reading the news to a minimum or even not at all.  It is important now to keep our emotions and minds clear from toxins and distortions, especially now with Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde brings us to reflect on people and memories from the past.  It also helps us to see everything from a different angle and to question our previous decisions or direction.  But don’t change those directions or plans until clarity appears when Mercury goes back Direct again.

And of course Mercury Retrograde can play tricks with our minds, and being aware of that will help you to not get so easily taken in by those tricks of the mind.

With the intensity or the Total Solar Eclipse combined with Mercury Retrograde, it is important to not jump to conclusions or be impulsive.  Surrender to the process, let go of set agendas and being too controlling.   Trust all is happening as it must, and be patient.

Keep in mind that all that is happening is part of the bigger picture of transformation and transition into an Age of Aquarius.

Stay out of grave fear and hatred so you can center yourself, remain calm, and be connected and aligned with your Higher Self and the Universe.

From that place inside you will more likely see symbols and signs that show the way, experience synchronicity that brings magic and clarity, and see the connections that help you to know all is OK.

Love and Truth are guiding the way.  Fear tries to challenge that way.

Ego is not the enemy of our Higher Self, in fact some is needed for personal confidence and empowerment.

But ego must be the servant of our Higher Self not the leader.  When Higher Self is leading the way we know all is connected and happening for a reason.  When ego is leading the way we feel all as separate, in opposition without unity, and filled with fear and open to hatred for those not serving our ego needs.

Next week we will get even more into the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo that will happen next week.

Please take a look at new video I made about the coming eclipses: There will be a follow up video within the next couple of weeks

Till next week,

Leo

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

If you need any help with your relationship now, I have done couples’ counseling for many years. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go?  I use the astrological model to compare charts to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at soulus@aol.com if interested.

And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Mercury Retrograde, and Astrology Forecast August 6-12.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , on August 5, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week brings us important energy shifts as we experience a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius and Mercury Retrograde.

On Monday August 7 there is the first of 2 eclipses this August:  A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 2:11 PM EDT.

This is not a total lunar eclipse and it will not be seen in the United States as it happens during daylight hours all across the North American continent.

The Sun will be in Leo and the Moon exactly opposite in Aquarius.  

Lunar Eclipses are always Full Moons, and have the Sun and Moon exactly opposite one another. The shadow of the Earth covers the Moon creating the eclipse.

The Sun will be at 15+ degrees of Leo and the Moon will be at 15+ degrees of Aquarius. In this Full Moon Mars will be conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon, as it will be at 11+ degrees of Leo.  Mars will add more forcefulness to the event.

So if you have any planets in the mid degrees of fixed signs Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio you will be more affected than others.  And of course the Leo and Aquarius planets will be the most important.

This is a Full Moon, so those of you who are sensitive to the energies of Full Moons will be especially energized as eclipses have much more energy and power than the usual Full Moons.

I do not expect this Eclipse to be as important or strong as the next one,  a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo.  But it is still strong and important.

Eclipses “intend” to shake us up, take us off our usual balance, and create conditions for breakthroughs and awakenings, or for breakdowns.

An issue to be aware of with this Lunar Eclipse will be about expressing and knowing one’s heart (Leo), or instead using one’s head or mind for knowing (Aquarius).

As an example if someone was out choosing a car to buy, would they choose the one that they love because of its beauty and gadgets or would they choose the one they think is better for the environment and for lower gas mileage?

Aquarius is not only more leaning toward the mind, it is also leaning toward what is more socially conscious or better for the community. And it also tends to want that which is different, not necessarily what is considered “normal”.

Leo is more concerned with what opens its heart, is more popular, and perhaps gives it a better image. It likes people or things that it “falls in love” with.

Neither way is better, just different, as we need to trust both our heads and hearts.

Globally there may be conflicts between that which a strong leader demands (Leo) versus that which the larger community demands (Aquarius).

Aquarius sees the strong leader taking the power away from the people.  Leo sees the community of “equals” as never getting things done, indecisive, and without clear direction.

They need each other.

Pay attention to these issues playing out in your personal life and in the greater world. Watch for events in the 3-4 days surrounding this Eclipse for signs of what is wanting to break through or break down.    What is needing to be let go from the past, and what does one need to be open to that one is moving toward?

What represents the old chapter and old world, with its old patterns and beliefs; and what wants to open up that represents the new chapter in our lives?

Eclipses are good motivators for change and transformation.  Relationship issues may more likely show themselves than is usual. If so, then it is time to deal with things that have been pushed under the rug of our consciousness.

Wanting to more authentically express oneself may happen at this time.  And ego battles may be more likely now too.

The next Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21 will be even more likely to bring out these issues.

Not long after the frequencies of the Lunar Eclipse this week subside, we encounter Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Virgo at 9 PM EDT on Saturday August 12.

Mercury will stay Retrograde during the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, and will last until September 5 when it goes back Direct again. It will go into Leo during its Retrograde journey, which is where it will be at when it goes back Direct.

Like all Mercury Retrograde periods, our perceptions naturally change, as we tend to look at things differently.

We may give pause and shift our thinking about what we had previously planned on doing or saying; and we may then want to go in a different direction.

Do your best to wait until Mercury goes back Direct before making a final decision.  And it often takes a week or so after it goes Direct before real clarity appears.

And with Eclipse Season shaking things up and potentially creating more chaotic situations, the fogginess of Mercury Retrograde will make clarity and direction even more difficult to ascertain.

Let this Eclipse Season play itself out before jumping to conclusions. Of course we want to know what to do as soon as possible, but sometimes like now, we need to let the process unfold all the way.

Trust the Universe and your own Self to bring you what is right at the right time.

September should be as energized  and even more filled with important events than August, as the New Moon on August 21 opens up a whole new lunar cycle that reaches almost to the Autumn Equinox.

The Portal of new energy opens up on August 21 and many new experiences and events will follow.

But for now, we have a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon to experience, and it will bring a shift of energies, and also events that could be important.

Later this August we will encounter the Total Solar Eclipse with Mars not far away from it,  at close to the same time as Saturn going Direct,  Mars sextile Saturn and Jupiter, and Jupiter sextile Saturn.  

The last part of August will see the speed of change picking up steam. And this speed of change will continue through September and beyond as a Portal will be opened at the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21.

But for now, this week gives us an important Lunar Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius, that has within it Mars in Leo conjunct the Sun in Leo and opposite the Moon in Aquarius.

That will be followed closely by Mercury beginning its Retrograde movement on August 12.

Now is the time to let yourself let go and just take the roller coaster ride. It will start relatively slowly and pick up speed as it goes, with its most intense period being around the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.

Please take a look at new video I made about the coming eclipses:

Till next week,

Leo

There is a video of my talk at the Enlightenment Expo in May that my friend Jonne Trees has recorded:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D52FYcHTM3U.

The subject is about navigating the planetary changes this year.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created recently- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

If you need any help with your relationship now, I have done couples’ counseling for many years. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go?  I use the astrological model to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at soulus@aol.com if interested.

Please check out my forecast for 2017- https://youtu.be/sYw9g0OuqV4

And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.