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Half Full or Half Empty and Astrology Forecast December 17-23

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The man-made border between years, this transition time between 2017 and 2018, is fast approaching.

I say man-made because nature was not “consulted” in picking January 1 as the beginning of a new year.

In some other countries the first day of spring is considered the beginning of the new year. And of course Spring does feel like new vital energies erupting, like a new beginning.  And the sign that begins every spring is Aries, an obvious generator of new starts.

I think that says much about our culture and its lack of respect for nature, for natural cycles and seasons.

We all too often lead our lives based on what we are expected to do, what we should do, what we desire to do, what the rules or conventional culture “tells” us to do.

In contrast, Astrology is part of nature, of natural cycles and seasons, part of the grand movements of our solar system and Universe.

And this week, which will lead to the holiday season, shows us a turning of tides, a shifting of natural energies.

We are awakened from our collective nap at the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 18 at 1:30 AM EST.

Then on December 21 we enter Winter Solstice at 11:28 AM EST. That same day, there is a very rare occasion- Saturn will be conjunct that Winter Solstice point.

Then on December 22, the much awaited Direct movement of Mercury occurs at 8:51 PM EST.

During Mercury Retrograde many shifted their thinking or questioned their previous decisions and chosen directions.

Now after Mercury goes back Direct, and giving it a week or so to go back to normal speed, you will be able to assess if that change of mind sticks or if you need to go back to what was originally chosen.

For some, people and/or memories floated back into their consciousness or life, giving  another perspective on issues in our life.

After Mercury goes back Direct, the fog will begin to lift, clarity will begin to appear.

However, around the day that Mercury actually goes back Direct, it can be especially confusing or disorienting. Let the process play out before jumping to conclusions.

Mercury going Direct will feel like new beginnings, but so will the New Moon in Sagittarius.

The New Moon in Sagittarius on the 17th/18th is a fiery new moon.  Sagittarius is fire that moves where it is inspired to go.  People with a strong Sagittarius influence are free spirits , wanting to follow their intuition, their inspiration, their sense of adventure.

Their challenge is to not leap before they look, to not be too impulsive, to not be so cock sure their opinion is always right.

As we all experience the New Moon in Sagittarius, we will begin to feel joy and upliftment.

Yet to counter that upward spiral of spirit, we are still experiencing the downward spiral of darker and darker days on the way to Winter Solstice on the 21st.

So we may feel a bit torn between hope and optimism one minute, then sadness or negativity later.

Our glass of life is in the process of a changing perspective from half empty to half full.

As we get closer to the Winter Solstice on the 21st, the day is getting darker and darker.  Heavy Saturn goes into its “home” sign of Capricorn on the 19th, just two days before the Winter Solstice Sun in Capricorn on the 21st.

Then later that same day, Saturn in Capricorn conjuncts the Winter Solstice Sun in Capricorn.

That may bring some sadness, some feelings of depression, a negative outlook on life.

But if you stay present for the turn toward the light at 11:28 AM EST on the 21st, you may feel the subtle shift energetically toward more light  minutes of the day.  And the light keeps growing until Spring Equinox when light and dark become equal.

So as the light comes back, the Sun does not open to light as easily as it normally does on Winter Solstice. That is because of Saturn in Capricorn making conjunction with the Winter Solstice Sun.

Saturn stops the full expression of whatever it touches. It is gravity. It is the hand of time. It is rules and responsibilities.

We are still in the reach of the New Moon in Sagittarius, however, so we may be in a loop between manic and depressed, so to speak

Please do not let the situations in the world get you down or feeling hopeless.   Everything is in meaningful order.

We are undoubtedly feeling the cracking open of the concrete structure of the Military/Industrial complex.

Change is wanting to pour in through those cracks which are getting bigger and more plentiful all the time.

This splitting apart is causing huge divisions between cultures, religions, nations, genders, etc.

In America it is being felt as a big split between the left culture and the right culture. There is little thread between them to keep them together.

The yin/yang symbol of wholeness is splitting in two within the old Paradigm.

Get out of the Old Paradigm and its wars. Do not be so quick to choose sides.  In the New Paradigm all is connected, diverse but connected. There is no demonizing of those who are different than us.

There is a much stronger rope between the differences. The yin/yang symbol is whole. There is still black and white, male and female, yin and yang. But those opposites are part of a wholeness of Unity.

This is the Age of Aquarius with its Diversity within Unity.

So don’t see the good guys or girls versus the bad guys or girls. The enemy is not North Korea or Iran or China or Muslims.  The enemy is not white men or conservatives or Christians or people from red states, or on the contrary liberals or African Americans or LGBTQ peoples.

Do not be a part of the cracking concrete of the Old Paradigm of US Versus Them.

Yes stand up for what you believe is right, but don’t be part of a war against those who think differently.

Trust that everything is happening for a reason, that an old world is transitioning into a New World, the Age of Aquarius.

You don’t have to kill the members of the Old World, evolution happens naturally.

Quit thinking Trump all the time like the media does. Trump loves that much attention.  He is not the enemy.  What he represents is what we need to release on a very deep level of our collective consciousness

The MeToo revolution is so needed in our world now, but if it turns to men versus women it loses its way.

There is an old paradigm that believes that those in power and privilege can do what they want and can abuse that power and take whatever they want.

Men and women have both bought into that belief system. Are men predators and women prey?  Are men the perpetrators and women the victims?

What needs to be transformed is believing that is true. And so many men and women deeply believe that as they have been conditioned to believe.

We may have developed that as part of an old paradigm, but in nature it is not true, inherently it is not true.

But if you buy into it, it becomes true for you.

Mercury goes Direct on the 22nd at 8:51 PM EST. Feel the shift and feel the relief. It has been a very difficult Mercury Retrograde this time for many.

As it ends feel the gears in your mind beginning to shift back.   It is a good time to gather our senses, to bring our selves to sanity in this often insane world, and to make our better values our highest priority.

Till next week,

Leo

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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

If you want transformational guidance through the lens of astrology readings, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

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Combining the Dream with Reality and Astrology Forecast December 4-10

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are slowly leaving the year 2016 while we go through darker days leading to the Winter Solstice. People are now coming down from a very intense and tumultuous presidential election process.  And the Obama Presidency will soon be in our rear view mirrors.  That is very sad for many people.

So these events all tend to bring us to into deeper feeling states, a sense of endings, sadness, and grief.  The movement toward Winter Solstice can also bring feelings of being alone, even if people are around.

A good way to handle these deeper feelings is to find time to let them in without distraction or judgment, to meditate, to be in nature, to watch a sad movie or listen to music.

If fear wants to enter your consciousness too during these times, do your best to let it go as fear can turn naturally sad feelings into darker emotions like despair.

You do not want to wallow in painful feelings at this time, but instead to listen to your soul and its needs for nurturance and love.

To counter the endings and dark days leading to Winter Solstice, we just experienced the New Moon in Sagittarius, and we are hopefully feeling some joy getting ready for the Holidays.

New beginnings happen as we gradually turn to more light after the Winter Solstice, and we also bring in a new year 2017, and a new government administration with a new President.

Yes we will be entering a whole New Chapter of our lives, which would be happening no matter who became President.

The changes over the next several years will be dramatic, as we cannot have the transformation we need without such deep change.

How can we enter an Age of Aquarius with such distrust of one another, such control of our lives by the Military/Corporate/Governmental system?

As we have written before there is a groundswell of movement toward more nationalism, a tighter sense of national identity, a keeping out of immigrants and those who are different or alien.

Would it not be a perfect lesson for us all if extraterrestrial aliens made a showing on our planet for all to see?  This would likely join all those who are earthlings in family, no matter race, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation.

This could happen over the next several years and would be a great trigger of transformation into the Age of Aquarius, into a world of Diversity within Unity.

During the Obama years there was movement toward accepting greater unity between countries like with the Iran deal and the openings with Cuba.

There was the movement also toward more inclusion within the USA as marriage rights were legalized for gays and lesbians.

But our internal divisions were also highlighted as we saw African Americans still looked down upon by some in society in the form of some police brutality and murder.

The hatred and brutality toward the police and hence society was then seen in subsequent attacks and killings of them.

And then the Presidential Election process showed us how much more work needs to be done before we have a unified yet diverse nation.

This movement toward nationalism now seems to me a backlash against the perceived globalism and inclusiveness of the Obama years.

Were middle and lower income USA- mainly white citizens- left out of the inclusion? They seem to feel that way from evidence in the election process?

Has a unified world been happening too fast for some, as they fear “globalism” and a dissolution of some people’s and culture’s core identity?

Is nationalism a natural movement now to reclaim that core identity for Europeans and others?  Is that nationalsim, defined for some by keeping people from different cultures, like Muslim- out of countries?

Or is this nationalistic movement a dangerous backlash that will hold back the tide of an Age of Aquarius?

Perhaps the colonization of other countries and cultures by European countries and cultures has caused hatred and rage.  The domination of Native cultures and the slavery of Africans is part of this hatred and rage.  Standing Rock in the USA is a good example of the lingering effects of this domination.

Do you believe we can find a healing between the dominators and dominated? Have not all cultures and countries at one time or another been the conqueror or the victimized?

Is not the real issue – that all of us are living under a toxic paradigm that creates enemies and perpetrators and victims?  That promotes competition for resources and a world of haves and have nots?

That sees some as winners and privileged, and some as losers who are fated to accept much less?

Does this paradigm not also encourage humans to think of one country or religion or person as superior, while another is less or inferior?

To truly evolve into a world of Diversity within Unity there can be no such belief system, but instead one that values equality and honors the intrinsic value of one as worth as much as another.

We will need very big and important events on this Earth to shake up the old paradigm and open the portals into the New Age.

And the Trump administration and Brexit and the nationalistic movements now in places like France and Italy- will bring with it the conditions that will help with the breakdowns and breakthroughs that are necessary to transform into an Age of Aquarius.

No it will not be all be pretty and it will often look as if we are going backwards; but somehow we will learn we are all one family, diverse but unified.

And this week shows us the downs of the darker days and the ups of a Sagittarius lunar cycle, especially so now as we are in the waxing half of that cycle.

Also on Wednesday the 7th Venus leaves upright and accomplishment oriented Capricorn for unusual and  socially conscious Aquarius.  It is time to loosen up in your heart and in your relationship orientation.

On the 9th and 10th the Sun sextiles Jupiter, then conjuncts Saturn.

It is time to marry or integrate your positive outlook and your more realistic assessment of what is possible.

Till next week,

Leo

If you are interested in a reading/consultation please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

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Bridge of Connection and Astrology Forecast November 27-December 3.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We come to the end of the 4th quarter lunar phase this week.   That lunar cycle began at the New Moon in Scorpio on October 30.  This passing lunar cycle included the deep realities that Scorpio represents; the mystery of Samhain; and the very intense election for President of the USA.

We finish that lunar cycle on November 29  as we experience a New Moon in Sagittarius at 7:18 AM EST that day.

Time to at least begin to let go of processing our deep hurts from what occurred this past lunar month.

Scorpio takes one to reality- deeper core reality.   It brings out secrets and hidden agendas. It is sign of transformation, ruled by planet Pluto, god of the underworld.  As such, it helps one to let go, release, and let die; while then assisting in having a sense of rebirth or renewal.

And Sagittarius is the perfect sign for rising in renewal.

This New Moon in Sagittarius on November 29 is meant to be a trigger to start again to have new beginnings.

Sagittarius is a sign of inspiration and taking the high road.  It helps one to find answers or meaning.  It is intuitive and free spirited by nature, and likes to take adventures.

This Sagittarius New Moon is squared by Neptune, so there may be more confusion than with the usual Sagittarius New Moon.

Neptune will also help with the process of surrending and letting go.  This is a time to let go of set agendas and to trust the process, not focus on the bottom line or end result.

Taking the high road instead of expressing our more negative instincts is best now with Sagittarius.

If one makes intention for what is best for all concerned, even if one’s ego disagrees, then one is aligned with the higher realms of the Universe.

Sagittarius is also about feeling joy and upliftment, so do what brings you joy and inspiration now.

Holidays, if they are celebrated in true heart joy, connects with Sagittarius.

If instead holidays are about stress, rushing around, and having resentments; then it is not aligned with Sagittarius.

So make a concerted effort at this time of year to raise your vibration to a higher octave.

Spiritual practices will be rewarded at this time of year also.

So it is a good time after this New Moon in Sagitarius to get out of your funk and go back to seeing everything that is happening from a bigger picture of meaning, of everything happening for a reason.

Chiron in Pisces changes direction from retrograde to Direct on Thursday December 1.

Chiron represents a healing bridge from one extreme to another.  So now you may be split between one part of you that is hurt, angry, and feeling depressed; and another part of you that is seeing everything from a higher perspective.

Chiron can help you find a bridge between these extremes.  This bridge will serve you to find a healing inside, and may also help you to have empathy for those you could not previously understand.

This  presidential election has revealed a big split in the United States between two very different cultures.

There has been no bridge for many in understanding the other culture.  Arguably the last time there was such a huge split in America was when there was a Civil War between the North and South.

Now the split is between so called red and blue state cultures.  It is possible there will be riots in the streets and armed conflict if we do not try our best to find  middle ground and some semblance of unity as a nation.

Much of the world is going through a similar struggle as there is a greater emphasis now on Nationalism and keeping borders stronger against immigrants and migrants.

Trump’s wall is not much different from Brexit and Britain’s need to separate from the European Union while keeping out those who are migrating from other cultures.

Other European countries are going through similar struggles.

Can we not understand both sides of the issue?  It is understandable that some want to go back to their original identity, keep their culture pure, and to keep the jobs.

But it is also quite understandable to want to have greater empathy for others who are different, to help those in trouble, and to want to have more diversity in one’s country.

At the same time as we are raising our spirits with this New Moon in Sagittarius, we are experiencing darker days on the way to the Winter Solstice on December 21.

The march to Winter Solstice is not just about the physical darkening of our world day by day.  It is also about feeling deep soulful emotions,  sadness, loss, grief, and maybe even despair at times.

That may be difficult to reconcile with the high vibrations and positivity of the New Moon in Sagittarius.

So yes it is time to find a bridge of unity between opposite extremes of yin and yang, light and dark, male and female, human and divine.

And some of your best tools can be meditation and spiritual practices, nature and of course love in your heart combined with truth in your mind.

Finding bridges is also important with the issue of Standing Rock.

We need to find a healing bridge of connection to the native tribes who are feeling abused again.

Now around Thanksgiving especially, native tribes are reminded that Europeans from the beginning denied them the land they lived on and the natural resources they needed.

And now with the building of the oil pipeline, they show little empathy for the plight and needs of the tribes.  And environmentalists are also angy with the pipeline as they believe it will damage the environment.

This could all be worked out by building a bridge of dialogue and truly considering the needs of tribes and environmentalists, as they try to understand the needs of those in power.

Do not the natives who live on that land deserve a voice on how the land they live on and the water they need is used?  Do not environmentalists deserve a voice on how decisions made now will affect future generations?

With the way Native Americans were treated when Europeans first came to their land, building that Chiron Bridge of empathy and understanding now can create a very deep healing between the tribes and those who have held and abused their power.

Till next week,

Leo

If you are interested in a reading/consultation please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

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Ready or Not and Astrology Forecast December 13- 19

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

On and around Friday December 11 we received energies that assist us in getting out of stuck places and patterns.

Mars opposed Uranus and then there was New Moon in Sagittarius.

It is a signal that it is time to move forward.  We can begin to move beyond having to concentrate on intensive processing of emotions and thoughts, digging deeper to face our demons and shadows, and feeling stuck and unable to move forward.

It is time to more fully enter a new chapter of our lives here on Planet Earth.

We have been in this new chapter for awhile already, but now we can begin to stop mulling over what we imagine we did wrong,  stop feeling we are the victim to someone or something, and stop going over the same tapes in our minds that keep us trapped.

It is time to embrace the free spirit in us, and to allow the Universe and our Higher Selves to inspire our souls and help guide us.

It is time to let go of the excuses that have held us back, and to more fully take responsibility for our lives and the world we live in.

Indeed so many of us have been traumatized by our childhoods and earlier experiences, and challenged by the wounds we have endured and the karma we have received.

But there are times such as now when we can throw off the chains that have bound us and start to trust our deeper souls and the Universe.

Of course there will still be times when you will face your demons again, when you will need to feel your trauma again; but you can now begin to stop letting those issues Control your heart, mind and life.

What is running your show, so to speak?  Is it love or fear?

Now is the time, as the Sagittarius New Moon has just been experienced, to let the fire of spirit lift you forward in your life.

It has felt like a long time since the Eclipses of September.   We now are in a whole new realm of experience.

The global powers that be are trying to manage grave new terror threats, a weakening global economy, and a Middle East and world that is so susceptible now to some spark of miscalculation that would light a fire of world war.

President Obama, whatever you otherwise feel about the job he has done, has been holding back the tide of overwhelming forces of potential global disaster.

He opened up doorways to better relations with Iran and Cuba; he has resisted the temptation to demonize Islamic peoples; and he has tried to detach from his emotions in order to listen to his “better angels” inside.

Of course he is largely controlled by big Corporate interests and a decaying global  paradigm, as all presidents would be now.

But he at least is walking a thin line that has opened some consciousness and light into the new world and age.

There is the light of Diversity in Unity beginning to shine through his making relationship with Cuba, Iran, and Islam.  And his administration has helped open doors for greater rights for LGBT peoples.

And he has given credence to obvious abuse of African Americans as seen in Ferguson and elsewhere.

And he has taken part passionately in the recent global conference on Climate Change.  That conference has just come up with a plan to deal with Climate Change, a most postive world development.

The Uranus/Pluto square has been aspecting the natal Sun/Saturn of the USA from its birth on July 4 1776.  It has been doing so ever since the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014.

The Sun in a person’s or any entity’s of country’s natal chart represents one’s central self and identity, one’s ego, but also one’s higher purpose.

Pluto and Uranus are two powerful transformational planets.   As they make aspect to the USA natal Sun they are trying to get the USA prepared for a Diversity in Unity Age of Aquarius.

As such the USA is needing to let go of its ego of Superpower.  It is hopefully in the process letting go a paradigm that gives license to impose its way of being on others.

President Obama’s time in office has shown some light as we have said before into a transformed USA ego and sense of purpose.

But at the same time there is a collective desire to cling to the old ego.

Is not Donald Trump a reflection of that narcissistic ego?

Can we as a nation rise beyond that ego, and reintegrate the better values from our founding principles.

All men are created equal with certain inalienable rights like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  But now those principles need to be applied to all peoples all over the Earth.

All people are created equal; diverse peoples living together in unity; and freedom to pursue one’s individual or country’s destiny are principles of the Age of Aquarius.

BTW the USA natal chart shows a Moon in Aquarius. The Moon is one’s inner soul and inner values.

If we can return to the core of our values we can be a benefit to humanity, not to dominate but to work in equality with all others.

The Earth and USA have also now more fully entered this new chapter of human life on Planet Earth, on the road to an Age of Aquarius in the 2020’s.

For all of us it is now “ready or not here it comes”.

There is no  more turning back and no more sitting on fences, no more hand wringing with fear.

We have each chosen which fork in the road we are taking, even if that choice is buried within- beyond our conscious knowing.

This coming week has no really strong aspects pushing or pulling us in any direction.

Nevertheless, we are on an “upward slope’ on the way to the Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day.  And we are at the same time on a “downward slope” on the way toward the Winter Solstice on December 21/22 (depending on what time zone you are in).

Processing on our lives and emotions and spiritual path will continue even though we are now taking the ride through this new chapter of life.

But that processing will have strong intention now of finding solution, fostering positive transformation, and continuing to awaken or stay awake to the truth and love all around.

Even if you feel some depression with the darkening days, winter coming on, or the state of our world; it is wise to find a way to see the glass of life as half full now, so you do not slip back into old stories and get swallowed up in fear or rage.

We are inexorably moving into the Age of Aquarius, even if events may seem frightening and foreboding.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

 

 

Taking the Ride and Astrology Forecast December 6-12

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are now firmly in the last quarter of the lunar cycle, experiencing a darkening Moon prior to the rebirth at the Sagittarius New Moon on December 11.

Before that fiery new moon next Friday, as we first experience the darkening last quarter Moon- we are most aligned doing cleanup work, releasing, healing, completing, and finding closure.

To assist us on our healing and releasing journey,  Mars will be squaring Pluto early this week.

This very intense aspect symbolizes deeply powerful and perhaps explosive energies building up beneath the surface.  The Moon in Scorpio most of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday adds to the deeply powerful feelings. Plus Venus has just entered Scorpio, where it will stay until December 30.

At the least we will be contacting feelings and emotions deep inside of us, feelings that may sometimes be difficult.

These feelings coming up for us represent that which has not been fully dealt with yet, not been fully expressed or released.

We may need to feel our pain again or to grieve some more for times gone by, or for people or pets no longer with us or no longer connected in our hearts.

We may even need to express emotions to someone else, in order to say our piece to them, to empower our selves, to hold them accountable, or to clear the air.

This process will hopefully help you to put some issues behind you, to release toxic energies, to find completion, and to get ready for the new beginnings at the strong New Moon in Sagittarius on December 11 at 5:29 AM EST.

So this will be for many a very transformational week, the first part facing some shadows or inner demons; and the last part being thrust forward into a rebirth or at least new beginnings.

The Mars square Pluto aspect on Sunday triggers the Uranus/Pluto square, which is still in effect.  This Uranus/Pluto square, which has been in effect since 2011, is an important part of the powerful changes we are seeing in the world and inside ourselves.

Uranus and Pluto are two of the three transformational planets, Neptune being the other one.

These three planets are cosmic ambassadors for the New Age in Aquarius.

All three are relatively recent discoveries:  Uranus in 1781, Neptune in 1846, and Pluto in 1930.

They are instrumental in bringing us the consciousness needed to pass through the transition between ages.

After Mars squares Pluto this Sunday, later this week just before the New Moon- Mars will be in opposition to Uranus, again triggering the Uranus/Pluto square.  This Mars opposite Uranus aspect, along with the New Moon in Sagittarius, represents breakthrough liberation and new beginnings.

Mars opposition Uranus carries the energy to help us get unstuck, of being lifted outside of any boxes in our minds or lives, and being liberated from that which has previoiusly kept us held back.

It synchronizes perfectly with the New Moon in Sagittarius.

Sagittarius brings an upwardly pointed energy, seeking spirit and higher meaning.  It can bring with it inspiration and excitement,  upliftment and adventure.

It is a most fiery sign, high minded and joyful. It is intuitive and sometimes impulsive.  That can mean not looking before one leaps off a cliff of some new adventure.

It also represents the tendency sometimes to say things without filter, to be quite genuine but not always aware of how it is affecting a situation or others.

In the greater world, powerful events will likely continue.

If they happen early in the week they are more about releasing powerful energies that have been building beneath the surface- in nature that may be storms or earthquakes.  In emotions it is about pent up emotions being released.

Later in the week, closer to the New Moon in Sagittarius, events will likely have themes more about breaking away and being liberated. Or they can be about losing control or feeling free to “take the leap”.

Sagittarius can be like the Fool in Tarot.  It will leap off the cliff, with faith as its guiding force.

Sagittarius is also about finding clearer answers or greater meaning, so if you make intention around the New Moon for more clarity, direction, or solution you will have a better chance of finding it then.

So at and after the New Moon in Sagittarius, it is time to get going forward after having gone through a lengthy time of processing, releasing, healing, and feeling so deeply.

This is an important new moon.  You are being freed up to enter a new season of your life, less controlled by your ego, and riding more on your Higher Self’s destiny.

Yes Rome is burning all around us now.  The old world is dying a very painful death.  Please do not get all involved with fear and rage toward the Islamic State or anything else.  If it wasn’t Islamic State it would be something else reminding us of the demons from our past buried deep in humanity’s collective unconscious.

It is time to release the old paradigm of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” revengeful rage.  It is time to release the need to always have an enemy to destroy, as enemies are projections of our own inner demons.

“My people are better than your people and enemies of your people” is an old ego story needing to die.  My country, my religion, my people are different than yours but no better or worse. It is my way, not the best way for everyone.

Diversity within Unity is the Age of Aquarius.  Get on the ride.

Till next week,

Leo

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

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

Breathing in and Breathing out and Astrology Forecast November 29-December 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we experienced a Full Moon in Gemini and a Saturn square Neptune aspect.

Saturn square Neptune shows us the polarization between order, boundaries, and limits (Saturn) on the one hand;  and energies that spread with no sense of boundaries or limits (Neptune)on the other hand.

Last week Turkey (weird connection with Thanksgiving) said that a Russian fighter jet entered Turkish territory and so Turkey shot down that airplane.   Crossing state boundaries and putting a stop to it is certainly Neptune and Saturn being played out.

And also a man climbed a fence in order to get to the White House, and he was stopped by guards before he got there.  Again crossing boundaries and then guards putting a stop to it is Neptune square Saturn again.

On Sunday the 29th the Sun in Sagittarius will trigger the Saturn/Neptune square, so this coming week should bring us more issues of boundary crossings or chaos versus order events.

That Sun in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn, bringing seriousness but also a firmer grasp on solutions and meaning.  The Sun square Neptune, brings a feeling of letting go and going with the flow, but also more confusion and spaciness.

In your personal life, in what ways has the Saturn/Neptune square been playing out?

Have you put up boundaries and limits to people and not had them honored by others?  Have you tried to emotionally connect with others and had them put up big stop signs instead? Are there any issues that have come up around property boundaries?  Have you tried to have your privacy respected and had others plough right through them?

Have your children not respected your rules and limits recently? Now this cannot be just the usual lack of respect for rules and boundaries, but instead a more potent example of your limits and rules not abided by.

Have you recently put up boundaries around sexual behavior?  Have there been any oil spills or leaks or water flooding in your home or other places?

Has there been a feeling of emotions inside you threatening to overwhelm you?   Have others spilled their emotions all over you when you wish they wouldn’t have?

How much now are you open and allowing (Neptune) versus controlled and all set (Saturn)?

Stay aware this week of how Saturn square Neptune may be playing out for you.

We are also now in the last half of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Scorpio on November 11.  And it has been a most intense lunar cycle both globally and personally.    So many terror attacks in the world since then.

Now as we move through the last half of the lunar cycle, we seek to understand what has been recently happening in the world and in our personal lives.  And we seek to come down more into our bodies and souls to process and heal.

And we can also prepare ourselves for the next lunar cycle, which will begin with a New Moon in Sagittarius on December 11.

That new moon will be especially energized, in part because it is in fiery and expansive Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter.  But it will also be especially energized because Mars will have made an opposition to Uranus just several hours before that new moon.

And that opposition triggers the still pertinent and powerful Uranus/Pluto square.   And a few days before that opposition to Uranus, Mars will be making a most potent and potentially explosive square to Pluto- again triggering  the Uranus/Pluto square.

So relatively speaking, this week could be somewhat tame (though the Saturn/Neptune square may react differently).

It is important now to realize that the power of transformation, which includes very disruptive and painful world events, is here to stay now.

The events that have burst onto our collective world scene have amped up since the eclipses in September, most especially so since the Scorpio New Moon on November 11.

And now we are in a whole new phase of our transformational journey into the Age of Aquarius.   This is a new chapter or new season of our lives.

There is no going back to normal, as the old normal no longer exists.  We can conjure it up in our minds, but our deeper awareness knows it is not real anymore.

More and more our reality changes now, and if we want to be present and connected to the Universe and our soul self, we need to allow these new frequencies in.

Though at first they may seem foreign and difficult to integrate in our hearts and lives, through time they will feel natural and organic.

You all know that even as times change we need things and people that are familiar and allow us to feel safe and secure.  And of course that is fine and needed.

But as we see the world bringing us events that feel threatening, and as our personal lives bring us events or emotions that are disconcerting and take away our security blankets; we need to shift into these new realms while doing our best to keep our feet on the ground with stability.

Both the Uranus/Pluto square and the Saturn/Neptune square represent this transformational process.

We are letting go of the old normal while doing our best to feel safe and secure.

We can do this best when we keep our faith, when we keep our trust in the Universe and the bigger picture.

Everything happens meaningfully, even if at first we can not understand what is happening in the bigger picture.

And even though the ride of transformation can feel painful at times, if we can keep our concentration on the notion of a new birth happening, we can then see the pains as “labor pains” or instead as “demons” at the doorway of our new world.

Transformation always means letting go of that which no longer fits with our soul’s path of growth or evolution.  And it also means we are trusting and allowing in new love and light from the new phase of our lives. Death and Birth are always happening, every moment of our journey here on Earth.  It is our constant reality whether we are noticing or not.

That is why watching our breath can be a very good way to meditate, as it shows us breathing in new life and breathing out that which is being let go of.

When we are presented with a transformational crisis or challenge, the process of releasing the old and dying and allowing in the new births is amplified and intensified.

And now our world is in such a crisis or challenge.  The world events we are witnessing are part of that process. With each event there is an opportunity to release an old tape in our minds, an old belief system or attitude that has kept us stuck in patterns that are self defeating or unsatisfying.

For many it is not wise to stay tuned in to the horror in these world events. For all it is wise to not get too involved and obsessed with such events.

And for all it is wise not to let fear or rage take over our consciousness with such events.

Turn off the TV or stay off the news on the internet or newspaper if it upsets you too much or if it seduces you into fear or rage.

Instead meditate and keep up spiritual practices, exercise and eat healthily, and stay around people who are aware and present but not negative.  Avoid those who are now driven by fear and doom and gloom, even if they are close friends or family.

This may often feel now like both the best and the worst of times. That is in the nature of transformational change.

Till next week,

Leo

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

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.