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Continuing Eclipse Season Journey and Astrology Forecast August 12-18

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

All three eclipses of Eclipse Season 2018 have now been experienced.  Nevertheless, Eclipse Season remains strong in our personal and collective lives for a month or so.

Mercury and Mars are still retrograde, so all the needed information and experience have not been received yet.  Making big decisions and starting important projects are dependent now on what is still to be processed mentally, spiritually, and emotionally over the next month ofrso.

The 3 eclipses have shaken our lives, but what it all means is not yet fully determined.

Events that will result from the eclipses are still coming our way. The next six months or so will carry events that are most important for us all.

Much of what happens in the world in the next 6-8  months will be intense.  The Middle East is hot now; North Korea is hot again.

The current USA presidential administration has enacted policies that are beginning to isolate the USA from the rest of the world, including from its traditional allies like Canada and Europe.

The economy is much more fragile than the statistics that say it is strong. The next 6-8 months will show us more economic truths.

The culture war in the USA, which became more out in the open in Charlottesville last Eclipse Season 2017, will heat up again.

Our world is on the brink now, and the next 6-8 months will show us just how deeply we are entrenched in most challenging transformation.

Our human family all too often needs to be taken to the edge before it takes anything really seriously enough to make deep changes.

Weapons of Mass Destruction issues, Climate Change, an unfair economy, survival of the fittest mentality, rampant consumerism, and sexual and power abuse are all needing to be more seriously transformed into healthier ways of being for our human family.

The next 6-8 months should show us in a very real way what is urgently needing to be addressed.  World events will be challenging.

In personal lives, the New Moon Eclipse in Leo is energizing us to move forward, especially after Sunday the 12th.

But it is not time yet to go fully forward as some things still need to be figured out.   After Mercury goes back Direct on August 19 at 12:25 AM EDT, clarity will want to begin forming.

But Mercury will not be back to speed for another week or so after that, so you may have to wait a while longer before you know what to do.

And that times well with Mars Retrograde.  Mars Retrograde is a time to go inside and find out what you really want and what actions need to be taken.

Mars goes back Direct on August 27 at 10:05 AM. After that, knowing what you want and where you want to go will begin to get more clear.

Give Mars another week or 10 days after that before you may be absolutely sure what to do.

So by the time Saturn goes Direct on September 6, systems will be pretty much a go, but even more so after September 9 at the Virgo New Moon.

That is also a good marking point for the end of Summer Eclipse Season 2018.

Out in the greater world by that time, we should know much better where the Mueller investigation is headed.   Do they have enough ammo to go after Trump?

Also after Mars goes Direct, Mars being the god of war, countries like Israel will know more about the brewing conflicts it has with Iran and the Palestinians.

And the USA and North Korea will know more about where they stand with one another too.

And the tariff wars with China and sanctions against Russia, Iran and others will show more clarity concerning what happens next in each regard.

The world economy is also beginning to transform and it is so also in the USA.

As Saturn goes Direct on September 6, it has a journey in opposition to the USA natal Venus and Jupiter in September, October and November.

This is when the stock market and economy will be most susceptible to crashes or down-falls.

Things will not go back to “normal” anymore.  The old “normal” is gone. We are going forward into new horizons. And during this process a new normal will be formed.

Now can be a difficult time because the old chapter is gone and the new chapter has not fully formed yet. That can feel very insecure.

Others however may feel things have not been moving forward for them.  They feel trapped or stuck. They know they want to be liberated from the old ways, but they see no clear path forward yet. Or it feels very risky to move out of the stuck place.

Keep alert and present for signs and open doorways to getting out of the old pattern. Look and investigate options while Mercury and Mars are Retrograde.

Often times, the answers are options we have not previously considered. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities you have not previously considered.

Magic is alive for those who believe, so allow the wands of the Universe to pass over your heart and life.   You may be surprised.

Yet remember the old Arabic saying which paraphrased is something like, “trust Allah, but remember to tie up your camel”.

So yes belief and faith are important, but also keep your feet in the real world, proactively and  practically involved in your process of change.  Believing in magic is not about being passive in a fantasy world.

Synchronicity and signs from the Universe come to those who are aligned with their deeper soul and the Universe, and are also committed to their personal transformation and soul journey.

You can stay in the energy of the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo for a few days after it passes.

Mars in its Retrograde journey now goes from Aquarius to Capricorn on the 12th, allowing your search for what you truly desire to feel more real, directed and under your control.

When it goes back Direct on the 27th it will still be in Capricorn.

Later this week, on the overnight from the 18th to the 19th, Mercury goes back Direct.  Keep in mind that the 18th and 19th may feel kind of weird sometimes, with possibly a foggy mind, as Mercury is in transition from Retrograde to Direct.

Resist desires to jump to conclusions; let the process play out.

New Eclipse Season video is now out:

Till next week,


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Taking it to the Edge and Astrology Forecast September 10-16

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are coming up to the beginning of the 4th quarter phase of the lunar cycle on Wednesday this week.

That will be the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21.

That 4th and last quarter ends at the New Moon in Virgo on September 20, to be closely followed on September 22 by the Autumn Equinox.

This effectively ends Eclipse Season.  So the enormous intensity brought on by this Eclipse Season begins to subside.

Now that does not mean that important events in the world will end at that point.  In fact important events that have reference to what happened during Eclipse Season will likely unfold within 6 months from when Eclipse Season ends.

And it has been a most powerful Eclipse Season, with both natural and man made events erupting in the world, centered in large part in America.

North Korea and the United States have been frighteningly showing the world the potential danger of war and even nuclear war.

The natural disasters have been exceedingly dangerous ones.  Since the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21 we have experienced a devastating hurricane, Hurricane Harvey  moving through much of Texas.

There also is an equally large hurricane about to engulf Florida, Hurricane Irma.  And 2 more hurricanes have been developing in the Atlantic Ocean, Jose and Katrina.

These are said to be some of the biggest hurricanes in many years.

And in Mexico, an especially powerful 8.1 earthquake struck last week. This is one of the largest earthquakes in many years.

So the predicted natural disasters occurred as did the war threats and culture war threats during Eclipse Season.

Personal lives have been in uproar also, as many people have been coming to crossroads moments in their lives, or at least they are experiencing important turning point events or decisions that need to be made.

We have undoubtedly entered a most difficult transition time between one chapter of our lives to a whole New Chapter of our lives.

The old “contracts” or agreements we have made with others or with ourselves (spoken or unspoken) have expired, and we are deciding at a deep soul level if there is a new agreement to be made, a new birth into this New Chapter.

I am seeing this most especially in important relationships or marriages. The life or heart of the old form has been dying, and people are trying to see if there is new life to fuel their continued existence with one another.

And globally, old world relationships are not working as before, and thus new alliances are forming, a more multi polar world is developing, beyond super powers or dominating empires.

Russia, China, the United States, North Korea, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc. are looking for what countries or cultures to bond with as allies now.

This is similar to what happened prior to the world wars of the 20th century. And now we hope and pray another way is found to build alliances this time.

It is even more important now how this shuffling of alliances plays out, because we are so close to the Age of Aquarius’ need of Diversity within Unity; but also because there are now weapons of mass destruction that have been developed by so many countries now.

In personal lives everyone is searching for heart connections and soul connections with others, yet also looking for an authentic expression of oneself.

In that process we are found doubting previously considered solid relationships, jobs, and homes, as well as reconsidering how we each perceive ourselves and life itself.

Our beliefs and inner paradigms are shifting, shifting in order to make sense of our world now, in order to survive and evolve in conjunction with this New World we are all moving into.

The natural disasters and man made threats to our existence are pushing us to feeling our vulnerability to things that are greater than we each are.

As a result some are getting tougher to feel more able to deal with the threats, but many are also joining with others to help one another through these difficult times.

Look at the reaction of people to the natural disasters: many are going out of their way to assist others who are losing their homes or loved ones. Empathy and love between people are growing as a result.

We need to know we are all in this together, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or lifestyles.

More events will unfold to assist us in banding together as One Earth Family.

But of course some will persist in believing the old paradigm of “survival of the fittest” understood as I need to conquer you in order to survive and evolve.   And then I need to take all the goodies for myself at your expense.

We know now that survival and evolution of our species is dependent on our knowing we are all connected and working together. Otherwise blowing each other up is in our future (or non future).

Remember as Eclipse Season begins to wind down, that the powerful natural disasters that have been happening are centered around the USA- where the Total Solar Eclipse travelled exclusively over. And the other big one, the 8.0 Earthquake struck not far away in Mexico.

Mars in Trump’s chart was triggered by the Total Solar Eclipse. And the USA natal Moon in Aquarius was closely opposed by that same eclipse.  So was North Korea’s Saturn very closely conjunct the eclipse.

Israel and Netanyahu  also experienced a triggering of Mars. I did not know what that meant until this last week when Israel staged it biggest military exercises of the last 20 years.  And they dropped a bomb on Syria to stop supposed chemical weapons from being delivered and in the process killed 2 people. The Middle East is now susceptible to major conflict as a result.

Our world and personal lives are going through such dramatic transformation now.

But in that process people are waking up, looking for new ways, opening their minds and hearts, listening better, developing greater empathy and compassion, and moving toward lives more heartfelt, soul based, and authentic.

Being human has never been an easy journey, at least not for long. We are here for reasons other than material gain and material success and contentedness.

We are quite a fascinating species.

We have hearts and souls and complicated interesting minds. Unlike any other Earth creatures we can paint beautiful pictures, compose music that touches and moves us deeply, develop spiritual perspectives, find meaning for our lives, create masterful technology, mass communication devices, mass transportation, and find love in our hearts and empathy for one another.

Yet unlike any other creatures we also kill for reasons other than eating, we hate and control, we judge and lack trust.

Our next frontier is the most important of all I believe.  That is seeing ourselves as one family embracing and respecting our differences. We must leave the false notion that there is something wrong with us, having original sin, or some other fatal flaw. Our self loathing and judgments have much to do with what we have done to hurt one another.

We are beautiful beings learning how to grow and evolve together. And unfortunately we have the habit of taking things to the edge before we are convinced we must change and transform.

Pray that we do not take things too far to the edge this time. Let us instead more gracefully awaken to who we are evolving into to be aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week from Sedona Arizona,


Speaking of Sedona I will be leading a class on Transforming Consciousness into the Golden Age of Aquarius on September 23 at noon- 6 PM Pacific Coast Time.  Astrology and your own chart will be a big part the process.

You can participate in person or by webinar most anywhere on the Earth. Contact me at for more info.  And registration for the class must be made by September 22. I will need your birth date, birth time, and birth place for registration.

I have a new website:  I also still have the website with my life partner Deborah at

I do deep transformational counseling and spiritual guidance to assist people to break out of old consciousness and ways, and stay on their higher path during these challenging times. Of course I use astrology as my lense for insight and perspective, for understanding your true soul identity and its journey this lifetime. You can contact me at or phone me at 207-653-7717 for more info or to set up a session.

Please take a look at the new video I made about Eclipse Season. There will be a follow up video soon.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago-

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 if interested.

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Circles and Cycles and Astrology Forecast August 31- September 6

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2014 by spiritualtherapy




By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week is rather uneventful when it comes to planetary movement.    We will be moving into the second quarter of the lunar cycle on Tuesday September 2, a cycle that was begun at the New Moon in Virgo on August 25.

There is a need to put our lives in order now; to fix, heal, repair or mend whatever is out of balance, unhealthy or broken.  It is also a good time for maintenance or tune-ups of that which perhaps we take for granted will always stay well. It is a good time to “get back to work” or school and to come back to simple truths and more humility.

Please don’t let this need to get more grounded in reality take you to needless worry or debilitating fears. That will take you off your soul path and will only make your ego happy, nothing else.

Before the Autumn Eclipse Season begins, we are needing to build a foundation of order and practical wisdom first.  Then from that place we will be ready for the shake-ups of our status quo again.

As soon as next week, after the Full Moon in Pisces on September 8, we could begin to experience and feel the first winds of Autumn Eclipse Season blowing in.

Just as we are beginning to sense the coming end of summer as Labor Day beckons in the United States, we will soon feel those first chills from a powerful Autumn Eclipse Season coming up.

On September 18 I will create a new YouTube video that will get us ready for the eclipses, a Cardinal T-Square, and another exact Uranus square Pluto transformational event.  It will come out for viewing on September 20, just before the Autumn Equinox on September 22.

Spring Eclipse Season 2014, which contained the Cardinal Grand Cross and an exact Uranus square Pluto, brought a real shakeup of our lives, and signaled the beginning of a new chapter of our lives on Planet Earth, one ever closer to the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

I know many of you have experienced much change this year, being brought out of “comfort” zones, and awakened out of the slumber of old patterns, old stories, old attitudes and belief systems.

The ego will cling to what is familiar for as long as it can, and to what makes it feel like it is in control. But at this time in our human evolution on Planet Earth, we are being thrust into situations and events and mind frames that are helping us to let our deeper souls and the Universe do the steering down our life path.

This autumn you will be taken into experiences that are meant to help you to get on track for an authentic life, one that is not dominated by societal and family programming.

What we have come to rely on from our culture is not viable anymore.  The medical establishment, mainstream media, government, traditional religion, and other institutions are growingly toxic and dysfunctional.  If you put your reliance on them, instead of your own instincts, intuition, mind and heart; then you will not be taking responsibility for your own life and soul. And you will not be moving toward a more healthy and whole life.

Neither this country or your family or your religion or any other person knows what is best for you better then you- in your soul.  This country or the medical establishment or your employer do not own you. Nothing and no one can own you unless you let them. You have the ability to take care of your own life and soul in alignment with the Universe.

You must look for the signs and symbols and synchronicities, trust your Self and the Universe, and know that when you are so aligned you will be taken to just where you need to be and exactly when you need to be there.

Leading your life according to the rules or commandments may be a good idea for keeping you out of trouble, but not good if you follow them as your gods. Your free mind and heart and soul were created just right for you so you can know what is right and what is not.

It is true that we want to be a part of a larger community, but right now the mainstream establishment is not aligned with love and truth and fairness and justice for the most part.  You must go  to your free heart and soul and mind, unencumbered by the paradigm from a dying world and age. That free heart and soul will align you with the Universe and the natural transition into the consciousness for the Age of Aquarius.

That does not mean that you have to go it alone, without guides or mentors. But it does mean that you are trusting your self to take you to the right people who can help your journey.

Most people are still one of the herd in their consciousness, but more and more people are awakening and on the path of Self Actualization. That path shows us to our potential as aware, conscious, awakened individuals who care about each other, the Earth, and our evolution into a New World.   Many stewards of the old world, who are trying to hold up the old paradigm, are losing their grip on sanity.

The President of the USA Barack Obama tried to convince us this week that all the challenges in the world with the Islamic State and Russia invading Ukraine, is all normal and under control. It is nothing, he says, any different than the usual world challenges.

Well he is either in denial, trying hard to keep people from panicking, or smoking crack.

If you look closely at him, you can see how beaten up he is with the hard core realities of being with so much responsibility at this time on the Earth, while in such a “dog eat dog” paradigm.

Out in the Middle East and elsewhere, it is getting so complicated, so difficult to know who are “friends” and who are “enemies”.  And of course the whole ‘good guys’ versus ‘bad guys’ paradigm is bogus. In the cold ass world of politics and power and wealth, it is more about who is providing you with what you want and who is not.  Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were once allies of the USA against peoples they wanted defeated, then became enemies when they no longer served our interests.

This whole paradigm needs to die so we can rebuild into an Age of Aquarius.

It is best now not to try to figure out how that will happen. It may seem impossible to left brain logic.

But life is not all logical and straight forward.  It is also a Great Mystery and circular as the Sun and Moon appear to us, and cyclical as the planets and seasons.  And as such, we need to trust that mystery and the circular symbols of wholeness, and to get into the river of deeper consciousness.

Trust that flow and trust your inner guidance to take you to just where you need to be and when.  And trust that as you get to and own the place in consciousness evolution that is the Age of Aquarius, that you will have arrived to meet your community and new world.

See you next week,


If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

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

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

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

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



The Times They are a-Changing and Astrology Forecast August 24-30

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Perspectives from the Sky let you know back in March 2014 that the April Cardinal Grand Cross and Eclipses would bring an 18 month period of time that would bring huge transformation to the world and the United States. We let you know that after those 18 months passed,  if you then looked back at the world before the Cardinal Grand Cross, you would not believe how much it had changed.

Well take a look now, only 4 months or so since the April Grand Cross and Eclipses, and the world is already much different than it was then.

That Grand Cross made a very close aspect to the USA natal Sun placement of 13+ degrees Cancer from its July 4 1776 birthday. We told you that the USA would be greatly transformed during that 18 month time period.  I am sure you can see that already beginning.

The world as we have known it is in the process of drastically changing so it can be aligned with the Age of Aquarius we are transitioning into.

Though much of what we are seeing is quite horrible and scary, that does not mean we are headed for doom.  Our old world and paradigm, however, is not one we can count on for the future.  The rules and regulations, institutions and ways of doing our life business will not stay the same.

The ’60s revolution, which was the last time our collective lives were shaken up to this degree, contained many breakdowns of old ways we had counted on, brought much chaos and violence; but also brought many breakthroughs into new consciousness and new ways of living our lives.

There was a horrible unjust war in Viet Nam during the revolution, but it ended and so did the Nixon presidency.  There were prejudices and abuses to African Americans, women and others that were revealed and transformed.  Gender roles transformed. There was a sexual revolution that liberated people.  And overall people knew the world needed to change into one more fair and just, and more filled with love.

And it did change.  And we did recognize then that there was a dawning of an Age of Aquarius.

But afterwards there was apparently a need to slow down the rapid growth and evolution and to find more safety and security.  But then we slid back into complacency and the old “evils” came back with a vengeance.

Back in the ’60s the huge transformation could be seen in the sky as Uranus made conjunction with Pluto.  Those two planets contain explosive energies for change and transformation. It is not mere coincidence that Uranium and Plutonium are the active ingredients to making nuclear bombs.

And now Uranus and Pluto are back, with their first major meeting since the ’60s.  They are square to one another from 2012-2015, and since we are even closer to the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and since we are experiencing such powerful planetary formations like the Cardinal Grand Cross, and since we are experiencing so many eclipses that contain Uranus and Pluto in their structure; this time there is much deeper transformation.

So now it is time to continue the transformation of our world that was begun at the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in the ’60s.

Now Civil Rights issues for African Americans are back in our faces again, as can be seen in Ferguson Missouri.  And now we are ready for more rights for Gays and Lesbians as can be seen in the marriages in many states.

And there are more horrible and unjust wars, and power abuses to deal with. And now there is Corporate abuse of our human rights and more governmental intrusion in our lives.

Profound changes will not happen with legislation and talk alone.   There is too much deeply imbedded corruption in our world now, institutions like police and military that often abuse their power. Governments and Militaries and Economic Structures have taken control of lives all around the world.

And more then anything else needed to change, it is the paradigm we follow and answer to, the beliefs that have been programmed into our minds and hearts lik:

Us versus Them; Perpetrator and Victim; Bad Guys and Good Guys; Power, Wealth and Fame being the standards for a good life.

We can only move into a fair and just world with all kinds of people being equal to one another if we change the paradigm we have accepted. We can only vision and manifest a world of Diversity within Unity if we change our belief systems.  We can only let Love, Faith and Trust be the shining lights guiding our way if let go of Fear and Ego controlling our lives.

And none of this will happen without the challenges we are now facing that shake up our minds and hearts so we can open further to the new ways.  We collectively need events that take us out of our bubbles, awaken us to Truth, help us to empathize with those who are suffering in the current world order, and force us to make changes.

In the late summer and especially Autumn, get ready for another spike of transformational change. Then there will be two Eclipses again. And one of them will contain Uranus and Pluto to make a T-Square, which is arguably almost as strong as a Grand Cross. And this formation will again be making aspect with the USA Sun, as happened with April’s Cardinal Grand Cross.

There will be no going back to “normal” as we are in the process of developing a new normal. Peace and security are an inside job, so each of us will be better if we can develop an inner world that can be a foundation for what we are building in the new world.  Your transformed inner beliefs, attitudes, and patterns will see you through the changes.

We are now at the dark Moon phase of the lunar cycle, waiting for the tide to change on Monday August 25 at the New Moon in Virgo.

That New Moon in Virgo will be at 10:13 AM EDT.   In Virgo time of year we are in the transition month between summer and autumn.

Virgo lets us know we will need to buckle down, get back to work and put more order in our life. Virgo time is also time to get more real, to focus on fixing what is broken, to healing what needs to be healed. Virgo is the Virgin, and as such it seeks purity and perfection. In seeking purity and perfection, it has an eagle eye for that which is not right, that which shows its imperfections. Then Virgo wants to repair that which is not in perfect order.

The sign Virgo comes after the roaring and showy lion of Leo. The Virgin is embarrassed and feels shame for such a self centered presentation, and so has developed humility and is more comfortable being of service instead of in the limelight.

One of the potential downfalls of Virgo is its critical way of being. In balance it is discriminating and discerning. Out of balance it is horribly critical of itself and others.  In balance it is focused on “getting it right”. Out of balance it gets obsessed.

So at this Virgo time of year, you do not need to stop having fun, but you do need to start fixing what needs to be fixed, make your life more simple, and to put more order in your life.

Also on Monday August 25 Mars conjuncts Saturn in Virgo.   So it is time now to face reality and cold truths, and to restrain oneself from doing anything that is frivolous or “in a dream world”.

Do not push too hard for what you desire. Better to wait until you know for sure what needs to be done.

Since it is a New Moon in Virgo, it is also time for new beginnings, but these new beginnings need to be grounded and “sane”.

See you next week,


If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

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

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

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

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



Visioning a Better World and Astrology Forecast September 1-7.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today as I write this, the Moon is darkening as we get closer to a New Moon in Virgo  on Wednesday September 5 at 7:36 AM EDT.

And as we move through the dark Moon phase of this lunar cycle, war is on the horizon.  Any day now deadly missiles will be fired from USA ships at sea onto Syrian land.  Usually around new moons is when attacks and bombings occur.  That is because of the darkness of the night with little light of the Moon.

Of course it is being said that this act of war by the United States is because of chemical weapon use on civilians by Syria.  And yet readers of this blog have known for a long time that Syria was in the cross-hairs of USA aggressive intentions for many months.  Western powers led by the USA and Israel have been waiting for just the right time to start this aggression.

Total domination of the Middle East requires the elimination of Iranian influence, and Syria (an Iranian ally) is one of the last obstacles left on the way to Iran.    If Syria is castrated of its independent strength, just as were Iraq and Libya before it, the Economic/Military Empire that already dominates much of the world will be much closer to complete control of the strategically important and resource rich Middle East.

This Superpower Empire, make no mistake about it however, is on its last legs of survival from an old and dying paradigm and age.  Empires have no place in the Aquarian Age of equality and Diversity in Unity.   The old Pisces Age began with the Roman Empire and the birth of the Christ.

The Pisces Age ends with a Superpower Empire on its last legs, and with a Christ consciousness needed more than ever to permeate the collective Soul of humanity.  The United States, when rid of its superpower status, will hopefully return to its core values and become an equal member of the world community.

The transition between ages will energetically intensify now as we move closer and through the very important Autumn Eclipse Season. The conflict in Syria and the Middle East will be one of the triggers for the transformation this Autumn and beyond. It is also likely that there will be a new economic downturn this Autumn also.

Middle East conflict and stock market downturn may bring the perfect storm of transformational change to our world.   The release and clearing of old stuck toxins in the body and soul of human culture, from the old paradigm of “us versus them” consciousness, will help us to more fully embrace the new energies from the Age of Aquarius.

So much from our established mainstream world and its institutions cannot be trusted or relied on anymore.  The mainstream media is corporate controlled and not reliable to deliver facts and truth.  Mainstream medicine is also corporate controlled through Big Pharma, Insurance companies, etc.   Mainstream mental health puts people in rigid boxes of pathology, precluding true soul understanding and healing.   Our food industry cannot be trusted either as big companies like Monsanto, with their GMO products, have so much power over choice in grocery stores.

And of course our government is largely corrupt, corporate controlled, insensitive to those who suffer, dysfunctional, and militaristic.   And most importantly, we the people are losing our voice in this system.    The people want labels for GMO products, largely have respect for so-called whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden, do not want war with Syria, and want some control over guns.

But for the most part we are not heard anymore through traditional channels.    And a new law was passed this week through Congress, with almost unanimous agreement, and signed by President Obama, potentially severely limiting our ability to be part of protests here in America.

Also the USA will attack Syria, even if not legally approved by the UN, the international community.  Our President, like other recent Presidents, is putting himself above American and international law.   And please remember, we are not being attacked by Syria!!  We were also not attacked by Viet Nam, Libya, or Iraq!

Is it not more and more obvious that we need a deep and powerful transformation in our world?  We need love, truth, justice, equality, compassion, fairness to rule our world, not egos, greed, dominance and power.

This is not about male or female, Democrat or Republican, Muslim or Christian, black or white, gay or straight.   This is about a vision of creating a world for all of us to live together, with guiding principles that will bring us all together in unity.

So this week, at the New Moon in Virgo on September 5, use Virgo discernment to look for “what is wrong that needs to be fixed”, whether that is in the world or in your own personal life.    We all make mistakes or get taken off track or say or do the wrong thing at times.  But beating ourselves up does not help.   It is better to recognize the mistake, fix or heal what has been damaged,  and commit to transforming the old ways to better ones.

This New Moon begins a lunar cycle that takes us through the Autumn Equinox.     There are challenging aspects beginning on the 9th of September- through the Equinox.    This attack on Syria is a kind of a match that starts the fires of transformation. These fires will burn more fiercely as we get into late October and November.

President Obama’s natal chart and hence life are deeply challenged during the Autumn Eclipse Season.   The first eclipse on October 18 is at his natal Saturn, suggesting serious tests to his soul.     And the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 3 squares his natal Sun in Leo.  Additionally Saturn will be square that same Sun in Leo in October and November bringing potentially dark heavy responsibilities or challenges to our president.

Barack Obama is neither hero or demon.  He is a man with a soul, and likely a pawn in the hands of the Military and Economic Empire.   We will all want to pray for his soul during this upcoming time period.

See you next week,


There will be a new Youtube video prior to the Autumn Eclipse Season 2013. Will let you know soon when it will happen.

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

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

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

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

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

Getting it Together and Astrology Forecast August 25-31

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

It is Sun in Virgo time of year, the transitional last month of summer before Autumn Equinox.  It is apt that at Virgo time of year school starts up again, as Virgo represents the need for “getting it together”, getting to work, and putting order in our lives.    It is time to at least begin to think about what needs to be repaired or fixed or healed.

Virgo is the Virgin, which is not directly related to sex.  Astrologically it is more about wanting purity or perfection.  And Virgo is great at finding what is impure or “what is wrong with this picture” in order to know what needs to be fixed to make things more pure or perfect.   It has a most critical eye, a talent for discrimination and discernment.  It often is most critical of itself, and can obsess on some fault or actually can obsess on most anything it puts its mind to.

Virgo needs order and simplification, and can be incredibly efficient.    As an earth sign, it likes to keep things “close to the ground” and does not like emotions or spirits or ideas to be out of control or “flying too high”.

It is skeptical by nature, in its head, and is good at analyzing and intellectually processing.   From that place it can get very locked in to what it is thinking about or focused on.

Virgo is also a mutable sign, and can be lead by others, not usually wanting to take charge or push anything.    It instead can be satisfied being of service and doing what needs to be done.

Virgo comes right after dramatic Leo, so instead is learning to be humble and not ostentatious.   Leo roars and Virgo is best being modest and “low-key”.

Please do not look for all Virgos to be tidy and neat.  All Virgos have a need for order, but this can come in varied ways, like mental order or not having any chaos or emotional upset. Sometimes the need for order is so strong inside them, that they need to let go and let life be “messy” instead, in order to take the pressure off.

So as you get in touch with the need now to put things in order, to get back to school or hard work again, keep in mind that it is still summer and we are still within a Leo lunar cycle, still needing to enjoy summer and have fun.

After September 5, when the Moon joins the Sun in Virgo for a Virgo New Moon, we then get more fully engaged with getting down to work or school, getting our lives simplified, fixed, and put back in order.

There is a major storm of life intensity coming this Autumn in our personal lives and in the greater world.   Much will shake up again as we experience another Eclipse Season in October/November, another Uranus/Pluto exact square, Mercury Retrograde, and the appearance of Comet Ison in late November.   That comet may be a bright light in the sky and another harbinger of meaningful change, or it could turn out dim and be a dud.

Nevertheless, those other planetary events promise a most powerful, transformational, and meaningful Autumn Season.

In fact the second Eclipse of the two this autumn  is a hybrid Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, to be seen on the eastern seaboard USA, in southern Europe, the Middle East, and much of Africa.  Those regions, therefore,  may also feel more of the intensity on an energetic and transformational level.

For now, however, life energies should be beginning to settle down this week and have less intensity, generally speaking.    The Sun in Virgo makes opposition to Neptune Monday/Tuesday, suggesting we let go and trust, even while we are trying hard to figure things out or make them work right.

Mars leaves “feelings” oriented and family focused Cancer for fun loving and creative Leo on Wednesday/Thursday, where it will stay until mid October.  Open up your creative energies and projects, and let your heart’s intuition lead your way more.

Big egos on the world stage will show off their imagined “royalty” and superiority during this Mars in Leo time period and drive world events.

Make no mistake about it,  world leaders from the western world are getting ready to militarily engage in Syria. The USA has sent war ships today to the shores near Syria.  They will be slyly setting us all up for military involvement in Syria. Remember Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, which did not exist?

Now it is chemical weapons being used by the government of Syria.   They are setting us up again for war.  If chemical weapons are indeed being used, there is evidence they are being used by all parties involved.  And this is a most complicated conflict, with many Middle Eastern countries, western powers, and Russia all strutting for positions of power in this prized geopolitical spot on the Earth.  The instability also in Egypt and elsewhere since the Arab Spring promises powerful change in the Middle East and the world

We are moving into a dark cocoon of turmoil, which will eventually birth a butterfly of an Age of Aquarius.

Meditate and pray this conflict can be as tempered as possible, and that lessons will learned sooner than later, paving the way for a more graceful healing crisis for our human family here on Earth.

From late September through November the emotional and energetic levels of intensity will increase exponentially, especially in late October and November.

This means each of us will be challenged to stay on our soul path, to be present, to be aware of where the Universe is asking us to be open to healing and transformation in our consciousness and lives.

Sometimes what is mostly going on is not necessarily about making major life moves, but more about shifting the patterns.   We are sometimes so controlled by our early programming, by the wounds, traumas, and abuses from our lives.  These transformational times can bring us to the core of these traumas and programmed patterns, and in the process of exposing the wounds again, in sometimes new forms, we are given the opportunity to make deep change, experience deep healing, and be “reborn” into new ways of thinking, feeling and experiencing.

From these new places in our consciousness and souls we sometimes require new relationships or careers or homes, etc.  But often all we need is to be liberated from the stuck places in our minds and hearts, so we can live more healthy and whole lives.

See you next week,


There will be a new Youtube video prior to the Autumn Eclipse Season 2013. Will let you know soon when it will happen.

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond Culture Wars and Astrology Forecast September 8-14

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today Saturday September 8 begins the last quarter moon in Gemini.   This is the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began with a New Moon in Leo on August 17.   This coming week is for reflection, rumination, and cleanup and preparation for a new lunar cycle, which will begin next Saturday September 15 with a New Moon in Virgo.

The Republican and Democratic conventions happened during this current lunar cycle, which is coming to an end this week.   The next two lunar cycles will lead us up through Election Day November 6.

Many people are acting as if this election is do or die.  Some are feeling that if Romney wins their worst nightmare will come true.  Others feel the same way if Obama is reelected.

In many ways the battle is a culture war between people who are comfortable in ’40s/’50s culture versus people who are more comfortable in ’60s/’70s culture.

In one culture there is often dad at work and mom at home, with more innocence and self and family protection.  There is the bible and strong reliance on its perceived judgments: like homosexuality and abortion are sins.  Right and wrong are seen in more certain ways. There is still a sense of neighborhoods that are mostly white, and that males or at least male values run the world. The business model is the revered model to live by.

The other culture is more varied in its families, many single parent households, men and women both working, gay households, and a more permissive attitude on what is right and wrong.  There is a sense that religion is too judgmental, that intellect and science and humanism give better guidelines for living.   Government and non-profit organizations are  the revered model to live by.  There is more  a sense of multi-culturalism and diversity, and feminine values are more likely to be honored over male ones.

In 2008 Obama won largely because of the youth vote, and those youths were not really part of either culture.  They were looking for true transformation beyond the two party, two cultures to choose from model of living. Obama spoke to them as someone who promised change beyond the old ways.

Many of those same young people liked Ron Paul in this election cycle, as some his viewpoints leaned to one culture and some to another. Ron Paul has been against military involvement in other countries and is for legalizing or at least decriminalizing drugs. But he is also for a more conservative fiscal policy, and not too much government interference in people’s lives.

The movement in the world now, and of course America is a part of the world, is toward a New Aquarian Age, an age which brings us beyond the old models of living on this Earth.

Both parties, no matter what the cultural differences, are dominated by special interests and corporate control. Both are for a military that dominates the world. We are still killing many innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and were part of the force to destabilize Libya.  We apparently assassinated Osama Bin Laden, without due process or trial. We have our troops and ships all over the world, and would invade other countries again if we felt in was in our best interests.

Remember, at this crucial time in our human world destiny, that having a free heart, soul, and mind are especially important. Thinking for yourself, and wanting Universal principles and values to be more important than wearing uniforms of political parties is essential now.

And is it not time to integrate male and female, yin and yang values into Unity?  There is no one way to be or one way to live.  There are many.  “Us versus Them” mentality is separating us all one from another. The “other” party is not your enemy, and we will not be doomed because one or the other party wins in November.

The picture is much bigger than that.    The powerful cleansing and healing of our world continues either way.    The force of new enlightenment and awakenings will break through the cracks of the Old World, no matter what. Nothing can stop the power of the Universe to bring us an Aquarian Age, as it is like one season ending to begin the next season.  Summer changes to Autumn no matter who is president. Pisces Age to Aquarian Age, either way.

What does matter, however, is what values we bring with us from past times from various cultures, into the New Age.   There is value in the innocence and more certain rules for living of one culture; as there is value in acceptance of all peoples and ways of the other culture.

We need to value the better values in every way, and bring them with us into the new world.   White business men are no more the enemy than a feminist socialist woman, for instance.  Both provide a needed voice in our world.

So we now approach a most powerful late summer and autumn, with Uranus square Pluto on September 18/19; Saturn moving into Scorpio for a couple years beginning in early October; Mercury going retrograde on Election Day November 6; a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13;  a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini on November 27; and the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21 2012.

There will be much opportunity to release old patterns and ways that no longer serve you; and there will be new streams of consciousness to awaken and enlighten you.   You will have much opportunity to heal old wounds, to transform your consciousness and life, to further integrate your psyche into greater wholeness, and to self actualize.

The foundation for a New World is not found in our political victories, but in our inner spiritual growth.

We are collectively ready to go to another level, one that is not limited by culture wars and political battlegrounds.    We seek Unity, Diversity in Unity, and equality and equal value of all peoples regardless of what culture they come from or believe in.

See you next week,


I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio in October/November. I will let you know the dates soon. I will also do a new YouTube presentation then also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave a few months ago at our Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

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