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Another Turning Point and Astrology Forecast September 24-30

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we moved through the end of Eclipse Season, we experienced more natural disasters, more culture battles, and a continuation of ugly violence over North Korea having nuclear weapons.

No one should have weapons of mass destruction of any kind, including nuclear bombs. No one!

The USA and others pushing a sovereign country to stop doing what they have already been doing for many years is starkly hypocritical.  And the USA killed over 300,000 humans, mostly civilian, when they dropped 2 nuclear bombs on Japan in August 1945.

And diplomacy could be found if the Trump administration followed the Russia/China proposal to stop their war games with South Korea while at the same time North Korea puts a stop to their nuclear testing.

USA Trump administration turned that proposal down.  They believe North Korea should stop their testing and destroy their nuclear weapons’ program while the USA offers nothing in return.

This is a really important turning point in world affairs and in our collective evolution into the consciousness of the Age of Aquarius.

All must be equal in value, and accept others in their diverse differences, while seeking Unity within that Diversity.  No more superior and inferior paradigm   Win/Win results in all disagreements.  No more predator and prey.  No more perpetrator and victim consciousness.

The USA must be the last superpower and empire on this planet.  The USA is needing to come down into equality with the rest of the world. The United Nations needs to bring equality to its body of nations.

As the USA accepts its karmic lessons and place in the world, we will have a more graceful voyage into the Age of Aquarius.

When we experienced the Cardinal Grand Cross in 2014, we were beginning in the USA a transformation of our consciousness and values, as that Grand Cross was almost exactly on our Sun in Cancer from our natal chart of July 4 1776.

Uranus square Pluto was part of that Grand Cross, and of course Uranus square Pluto is the first major meeting of those two planets since their conjunction in 1965/66 which initiated the ’60s revolution.

Racial injustices have been coming back, white supremacy has been coming back, and also national chauvinism has been rearing its ugly head busting apart intentions for equality between nations and cultures. Religious fundamentalism which precludes efforts at equality and diversity has turned up in terrorism and in general attitudes of superior/inferior.

And now after the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo, we are given the opportunity to transform and return to the best of what the United States stood for at its birth:  All people are created equal with certain inalienable rights like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and self determination.  But this must be for all the world, all peoples and nations, not just Americans.

And remember that the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo and its movement across the USA was also opposite the natal USA placement of Moon in Aquarius, which represents those aforementioned values.

The Leo Eclipse triggered Trump’s Ascendant and Mars in his natal chart, showing us a most diseased Leo expression of narcissism, self centeredness, sense of superiority, and dominance over the rights of others. This opposes the USA core values of Moon in Aquarius.

This is our time of standing up for what is right and for what the best of our country represents.  We may have to start another revolution against the current representation of King George from England from revolutionary times: King Trump.

And this week,  we have entered the other side of Autumn Equinox, moving downward in light minutes of the day,  increasing dark yin minutes of the day until the Winter Solstice, when the tide begins to turn back toward light and yang energies.

This week also represents a turning point in other ways as Pluto changes directions from Retrograde to Direct, and Jupiter opposes Uranus.  All this happens close to the same date on September 27/28.

We will be thrust outside any boxes or ruts in our lives, and pushed much more strongly into transformational energies.

Jupiter/Uranus is wake up call of liberation from old ways. It also brings up the opposition of Libra peace and making relationship (Jupiter in Libra) versus having conflict, independence and self satisfaction (Uranus in Aries).

That will play out most likely in relationships of your life.  Will you stand stronger in your independence and empowerment, or do you need to be more sensitive to the needs of others? Of course at best you can find a balance between those two opposites: standing for your needs, while at the same time listening for what someone else needs too.

In the world the North Korea/USA drama will either turn toward peace soon, or else make final commitment toward battle.

At around the same time as Jupiter opposite Uranus, powerful Pluto changes directions and permeates our energy field.  So issues, especially relationship issues, will become more real and will reach down into the core of truth.

As Pluto goes down into the underworld of our psyches, we potentially face the death of old ways, as new ways burn brighter in our consciousness.

In the world, culture and race issues may become stronger still,  natural disasters especially earthquakes are more apt to erupt again,  the North Korea issue could get even more intense, and Middle East/Syria is more likely in the spotlight of our awareness.

This is a powerful time of transformation, and you will have the opportunity to release more of what does not serve you while finding the magic of the new yellow brick roads in your life.

The Jupiter opposition to Uranus is almost exactly square to the USA natal Pluto in its second house.   This is the part of the USA that represents its Military/Industrial Complex, so coined by President Eisenhower.  He warned that it would usurp our democracy and power of the people.

So you can expect energies that seek to break down that power, as well as energies to make it more powerful. Eventually it will transform the power of that complex into a new kind of empowerment, one that represents the people.

This is only the beginning of that natal USA Pluto being aspected.  In 2020/21 Saturn will conjunct that Pluto, and in 2021-2023 Pluto will have it very first Pluto Return in the USA natal chart- 245 years after the birth of the USA.

So these next several years will bring enormous transformation of USA power and the power of its government, military, and financial institutions.

And of course the entry into the opening of a major portal into the Age of Aquarius also happens in the early 2020s.

We the people can not go to sleep.  We must, with great passion, bring about an even bigger revolution than what happened in the ’60s.

We must go much further with that work, and bring down the new Nixon administration, which is our current Trump presidential administration.

He is in our lives to remind us that the transformation of this country must be fulfilled, so we can be an equal member of the community of nations and cultures, one of many with rights of self determination, and of freedom and happiness.

Diversity within Unity will become reality. Truth and Love will be both Above in the heavens of the Universe as always, and synchronistically Below in the core values of our Earth community.

Till next week,

Leo

I will do a video early October on the state of our world and personal lives since the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo of August 21.

This Autumn I will present a class as a webinar for people most anywhere on the Earth.  It will be on transformation of consciousness and lives for an Age of Aquarius.  The focus will be on individual transformation using transformational planets  of astrology.  Astrology of your own chart will be a big part of the process.Contact me at soulus@aol.com for more info and to sign up. . It will be in late October or early November. I will need your birth date, birth time, and birth place for registration.

I have a new website: http://www.leoknightontallarico.com.  I also still have the website with my life partner Deborah at http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.

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 soulus@aol.com 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- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

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

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

 

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Rising Up and Astrology Forecast January 29- February

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We just moved into a new lunar cycle as there was a New Moon in Aquarius on Friday January 27.  It is a stronger New Moon than usual as Mars went into Aries relatively close to the same time.

That means there is a strong movement forward into new beginnings.  If you have been putting off some decision or some task or some project or some adventure, etc.; now it is time to strongly consider moving forward with it.

This lunar cycle will be an important one, not only because Mars will be in action-oriented Aries the whole time; but also because there are two eclipses coming during the month ahead.

The first eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10.  The second eclipse is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26.

Those eclipses and Mars in Aries promise lots of action, important world events, and a large shaking up of the status quo and business as usual.

There has been a changing of the guard from the Obama presidential administration to the Trump presidential team.

Those two administrations are very different, so the frequency and tone of government affairs has been vastly transformed.  And of course that translates into changes in the human affairs of people in our country and world.

Trump’s presidency is part of a greater movement in the western world toward nationalism.  Movement toward nationalism pushes countries toward firmer borders and toward a more restricted sense of what it means to be part of the country.

The last big wave of nationalism happened in the 1930’s.  That was when Germany and Hitler came to power.

That nationalism believed in keeping Germany’s people pure with German arian blood.

So the horror and genocide perpetrated on the Jews was part of that quite distorted form of nationalism.

And as other countries also became more nationalistic they firmed up their borders and saw those not of the same tribe or nation as enemies.  War often comes with waves of nationalism, and in the case of the 1930’s that meant World War II.

Germany was an extreme case of what nationalism can birth, as killing off a people within one’s borders is not the usual manifestation.

But you can see in the United States now a movement to eliminating Muslim influence and keeping out immigrants from Mexico by building a giant wall.

There is a movement toward elevating white caucasian influence in America and throughout much of western Europe.

Now of course there is a need to have a healthy dialogue around all this from different perspectives and opinions.

Keeping immigration legal and keeping terrorism out of a country has merit if done properly and compassionately and rationally.

Better defining of what makes a country true to its origins can be a valid consideration also.

But hatred and bigotry are never OK no matter what.

So as the Eclipse Season begins now at the Aquarius New Moon, and intensifies as we approach the actual eclipses starting on February 10; there will be a powerful emotional backlash to the recent executive orders of Donald Trump.

What we need is a rational respectful discussion of the important issues now facing our country and world, but with  the sharp split between red and blue cultures in the USA, and the growing wave of hatred and demonization of  those who are different; it is not likely to happen.

So keep in mind that Donald Trump is not ruining our country and world. That gives him way too much power that he does not possess.

He is just a part of a much larger wave of change in our country and world; and each one of us needs to stay awake and aware, needs to speak up for what we believe in, and have some faith that all is happening for a reason.

Donald Trump is not bigger than the Universe and is not more powerful than “Of the people, by the people and for the people”

The King of England lost to the revolution of the American colonies in the late 1700’s.  Nixon could not stop the 60’s revolution and was impeached as the unjust war in Viet Nam ended. The killings of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy did not stop the revolution either.

The people spoke loud and the world changed in alignment with the movement and values of the Universe.

And that is what can happen now too if we do not let our identification with being a victim take over.

We each need to honor our authentic self, and to trust that self, the Universe and our  human soul family to come together and create the Age of Aquarius.

It may have been dawning in the ’60s and ’70s, but it is now getting ready for manifestation.

Yes there are some really rough times ahead, but those rough times will bring with them much magic, much love, much awakening, and much joy from connection with each other and the Earth and Universe.

So this week begins a new lunar cycle on the way to February’s eclipses.   And Mars  now in Aries will be joined by Venus in Aries this coming Friday the 3rd.

That means spiritual warriors, both male (Mars) and female (Venus), are ready to rise up and fight for what we believe in (Aries).  This is no time to wring our hands and feel sorry for ourselves and our horrible fate with a Trump administration.

We are ready for the challenge.

On Thursday the 2nd of February is Imbolc, the sacred half way turning point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.   The groundhog is the modern representation of that time.

Imbolc was celebrated by our ancestors as an initiation time for humans.   The fiery Goddess Brigid was honored that day and is symbolic of that day.

We can use her fiery Feminine spirit now to initiate us into this New Chapter in human life on Earth.

Till next week,

Leo

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

And if you would like your own personal forecast for 2017, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

 

Aftermath, Bigger Picture and Astrology Forecast November 13-19

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Election in America has moved all of us into a New Era of our lives.   So many people I know are deeply upset by the results of that election.  Some of them are feeling deep despair and cannot believe the Universe has taken such (to them) a wrong turn on our path into a new age or new world.

They feel that the last 8 years of President Obama have opened the doors leading to the new age and they hoped that trajectory would continue with the new president. But in their minds it has not with the election of Donald Trump.

This blog has been attempting over the last several months to get us all ready for the Trump win, which in my mind was meant to be.  “You can’t always get what you want”…..but you get what you need.” But why him?

Let’s go back and look at our past and the astrological movements that have unfolded over recent times.

There are three transformational planets: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.  They have been relatively recently discovered: 1781, 1846, 1930 respectively.

Their discoveries have coincided with our reaching the cusp of the Age of Aquarius.  They are meant to help each of us and our human collective to transform and evolve our consciousness and lives aligned with this new age.

When any two of those three make an aspect with one another it brings a great wave  of transformation, revolution and evolution.

As an example when Uranus made conjunction with Neptune in 1992-1994 the computer and internet revolution began to sweep through our lives. It is now a daily and integral part of all of our lives.  

When Uranus made conjunction with Pluto in 1965-66, it brought on the ’60s and ’70s revolution which dramatically transformed all of our lives as it woke us up to what needed to change in our lives and world.

Back then people sought to end an unjust war in Viet Nam, bring civil rights to race relations and gender issues. Blacks and women were then oppressed in the chains that society had dominated them with.

A corrupt and insensitive USA government was revealed, there was a sexual revolution, there was a clamor for people to take back the world from leaders who took away their individual freedoms and voices.

Yet in the middle of this revolution Richard Nixon was elected to be president in 1968.    This brought such a devastated emotional response from the people, especially young people, who had been previously inspired to transform our country and world. Nixon represented a most restrictive and conservative blockage to the movement forward.

That election combined with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy that  same year 1968, brought people to their knees in horror, fear and depression.

Nevertheless the revolution continued and before long the war ended and President Nixon resigned from his presidency in the mid ’70s.  Rights for women and African Americans were solidified at that time also. The world had been transformed.

Fast forward to 2011-2016.  Uranus and Pluto have been square to one another, the first major aspect between them since 1965-66 when they were conjunct.

Gays and Lesbians gained the right to marry during that time period.  Ferguson and other cities in the USA erupted in protest at the killings of black people by the police, bringing renewed awareness to racial issues that needed more justice and clearing.

The Islamic State was largely born out of the devastation from another unjust war in Iraq during that time.

Government and Corporate controls of our lives and freedoms were exposed more fully.  The anti Wall Street movement was then born.

Bernie Sanders then in 2015-16 also began his mission to fight the corporations and societal paradigm that separates the wealthy from the 99% who are not very wealthy on this Earth and in America.

The Arab Spring also brought more awareness of dictator control in the Middle East and North Africa.

And in 2016 the presidential election process brought more awareness to the reality of women’s continued fight to be empowered and even more liberated from old societal chains.

And now we have our Richard Nixon in the form of Donald Trump, our new USA president.

The revolution and its attendent motivation for our evolution will be stoked more than ever.

There is no stopping the train barreling toward the Age of Aquarius. No one person or president can derail our movement forward.  But we do need to bring aboard some of those who have not felt understood, who have lost jobs and lives in recent years. And those people voted for Trump.

And as before the young people are revved up to change this world.  And with the empathy and guidance from their elders we will together move forward into this New Age.

So please get up and take responsibility for how you will contribute to this movement.

This week November 13-19 brings a Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus on Monday November 14 at 8:52 AM EST.

Some are calling it a Supermoon as it will be much closer, larger and brighter than usual. It has not been this big since January 1948. In USA it will be best seen on ight of November 13.

More important is the meaning of the Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon.

Like all Full Moons this one takes us to a sense of completion and resolution.

And as it is being formed by the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus, it shows us we are moving toward balancing our more deeply felt passions and emotions (Scorpio) with our sense of solidly and calm (Taurus).

In regards to the election there may be a tug of war inside you between deeply held emotions and passions on the one hand, and a calm centered acceptance on the other hand.

This Full Moon represents a turning point for our attitudes and should be felt from Saturday through Wednesday this coming week, with the most intensity closer to the exact date.

On Saturday November 19 Neptune will be shifting from Retrograde to Direct.  As it goes stationary and then Direct we experience its energy and meaning.

This coming week we will have the Neptunian energies of empathy, compassion, surrender, and escape getting stronger.

Escape may be seductive as a means to ignore reality now.  Empathy is a good trait now to better understand why some people voted the way they did.   For most people it was not about racism and sexism.

And Neptune helps us to surrender- which can help us to let go to a process bigger than we each are, and it can help us to better trust the Universe and its wisdom.

We are all in this together.

Till next week

Leo

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

You can gain more info on types of reading at http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com

 

Election Madness and Astrology Forecast October 9-15.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The power of transformation grows stronger as we get closer the USA Presidential Election

As of today as I write this forecast on October 8, the outward signs all point to a Clinton victory on November 9.  Donald Trump got caught several years ago by a hot mic that recorded him making very disrespectful remarks about women.

Though he has suffered many such turning points in this election process, this one seems to be even worse, especially coming at this time so close to Election Day.

But there is still a full month and 2 debates to go before the Election.

As we wrote back about a year ago, Trump will win if there is some event just prior to the Election that threatens USA security- like a terrorist attack or market crash.

Additionally some huge negative revelation about Hilary Clinton by Wikileaks could have the same effect.

I truly believe there will be more twists and turns prior to Election Day, so no “counting chickens before they are hatched”.

This Election is a huge turning point for America and all the world.  President Obama will be seen as having had a big effect on our country and world, especially so in having the USA be a more equal member of the global community.

But transformation can be a journey of to and fro, in that sometimes there is a powerful feeling of new birth followed by a backtrack to old ways that cannot fully die before being starkly experienced again.

Will we go back toward more dysfunctional and toxic energies before we can embrace the new ways and new consciousness of the Age of Aquarius?

Sometimes a President leads us into a chapter of our lives that takes us backwards and forwards in transformation at the same time.

Nixon represented an America stuck in the past with corruption, bigotry, power abuse, and a desire to keep privilege in the same hands as before.

But that chapter of life that he represented also brought with it great transformational leaps forward as revolutionary energies brought a new world of greater equality for women, blacks, and others.

Nixon resigned from office and the war in Viet Nam ended.

So no matter who wins the Presidential Election this November, the powerful waves of Transformation will bring a tsunami of change.

No one person nor what they represent is bigger than the cycles of the Universe and Nature.

This does not mean it makes no difference who wins or that your vote does not count.

Who becomes president will affect the tone and quality of our human experience

Will transformation happen more gracefully or will it bring us more conflict and difficulty?

Right now we are entering the second quarter Moon of the lunar cycle that began at the Libra New Moon on September 30.

The next New Moon will be on October 30 in Scorpio.  That New Moon will begin the lunar cycle that will carry us through the Election.

On Election Day November 8 we will have just entered the second quarter Moon just as we are doing now.  The second quarter Moon now is in Capricorn and on November 7 it will be in Aquarius.

Second quarter moons challenge the theme created at the new moon, yet they also rev up our life engines another notch- waxing more on the way to the Full Moon- the climax and major turning point of the lunar cycle.

This month’s 2nd quarter Moon in Capricorn on Sunday October 9 challenges the balance and charm of Libra with energies of grounding gravity and seriousness.

On November 7, a day before the Election, the passionate instincts of Scorpio will be challenged by the more dispassionate detached intellect of Aquarius:   Passion or social consciousness?

This week, after the second quarter Moon in Capricorn, we move toward the Full Moon in Aries on October 16.

So this week you can move more forward with the waxing lunar energies. You will have more energy to get things done and be more active.

But where are you in your soul’s transformational journey, as the greater world is going through such major change?

Transformation seeks to bring us to greater authenticity and being true to our soul’s wishes.

But each of us has been conditioned and programmed to be a certain way and to live “normal” lives as society sees it.

But when we wake up with spiritual emergence, we learn we are unfulfilled by what we are doing and what we have chosen.

This can be a most liberating and at the same time most painful turning point in our lives.

We begin to see a new life more aligned with our true self and deeper needs, but we can also see that the process of transformation will require us to let go of security systems we have been accustomed to.

Our changing beliefs and transforming energy fields may then give us the feeling we are not as connected to people we love, or jobs that have given us security, or homes that have given us comfort.

A part of us may want to run away and start anew, while another part of us may want to cling even tighter to what we have known.

Always remember that a greater force is guiding the way and ultimately brings your soul’s true needs to your life.

It may not feel that way at first, as our ego is stubborn about what it wants for us.    But our deeper soul and the soul of the Universe knows what we need to move through karma, or to evolve, or to satisfy our purposes for our lifetime.

Society tells us to get a good paying job, to raise a family, to prepare for retirement, and to wait until you die.  Add some parties, some TV, and some vacations and what else is there?

But our deeper souls want love and truth, a life that is meaningful, self actualization, a sense of purpose, contribution, and connection; and a sense we are continually growing and evolving.

Our life is a sacred soul journey, not a random happening with no real meaning.

Know that this next month on the way to an election, with the major events we are likely to experience between now and then, is leading us through to the next chapter of life in America and on Earth.

And it is leading us ever closer to the Age of Aquarius.

Til next week,

Leo

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

You can gain more info on types of readings at http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Election Forecasting and Astrology Forecast January 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury remains Retrograde this week, so keep processing and looking at possibilities and options.  Keep reflecting and rewinding in the past and see how it may apply to your current situation.

But resist jumping to any conclusions, as seductive and reassuring as that may be.  And resist rushing forward toward doing any important or meaningful event or project this week.

Thinking with any bottom line intention may be way off, without your knowing it.

It is a great time, however, to meditate, reflect and process.  One’s soul can be more easily accessed now as one’s mind is not operating well from the left brain during Mercury Retrograde.

Contact the reality of where your heart and soul are at now.  Feel that reality, and realize that what they align with and how they see truth has great importance, perhaps more important that what your logical mind sees as truth.

The Sun will move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius this Wednesday January 20.  Time to begin to get outside the box of conventional thinking and rules, and to be more inventive and creative in one’s ways.

Sure there are parts of life that demand that we do things how we are “supposed” to do them, but not as many as you have been programmed to believe.

Aquarius time of year is also a good time to be more socially conscious, to look beyond the self and into the greater group.

Aquarius has web like thinking to it, similar to the internet; so clearing your mind’s passageways is good, so it can travel to whatever places it needs to go.

And with Aquarius, some of those ways will likely be to places that are not part of the “normal” routes.

Aquarius brings fixed ideas and principles, however, as it is a fixed air sign.   It is also driven toward being in groups, but ironically Aquarius is the most individualized of all the signs, caring more about being true to its uniqueness than fitting in.

In politics, the more established candidates for President of the USA could get taken off track this month, opening up the way for those who are more “outside the box”.  Expect surprises.

We are looking at Republican candidates this week.  I have studied the charts of Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Christie, Carson, Kasich, Bush, and Huckabee.  I looked at each of them in terms of connecting with the USA natal chart; connecting with upcoming planetary transits for the 4 year Presidential term ahead; and how each of their natal charts is affected by the planets during the Republican Convention in mid July and the Election on November 8.

We will not make any predictions till after Mercury goes Retrograde on January 25, but we will now express the planetary connections or lack of them that each candidate shows.

Ben Carson shows some connections to the USA chart, Mainly difficult ones to its Sun, Mars, and Venus. He has little connection to to upcoming transits 2017-2021.   And there are few favorable aspects for him at the convention or on Election Day.  He is a Virgo and Jupiter will be in Virgo, close to his Sun during the Convention, however. But not much else.

John Kasich, a Sun in Taurus,  has meaningful aspects to the USA chart,  both its Sun and Moon.  And he does have some connection to coming aspects in 2017-2021.  But there are no important connections to the Republican Convention. He does, however, have a few positive connections to Election Day.

Rand Paul, a Sun in Capricorn, does have meaningful connections to the USA chart and connection to a few aspects from 2017-2021; but he has very few connections to either the Convention or Election Day.  There are connections to this North and South Nodes, which can be very important, but there is nothing else.

Mike Huckabee, another Sun in Virgo, has strong connections to the USA natal Moon, but little else.  He has some connection to coming aspects, but not many.   He has many connections to the Convention chart, some postive and some really negative.  And he does have a very positive Venus conjunct his North Node in Sagittarius for Election Day, but not much else.

Chris Christie, yet another Sun in Virgo,  has minor connections to the USA chart, a few connections to future aspects,  and negative Saturn transits to his Sun in both the Convention and Election Day charts.

Ted Cruz is another Sun in Capricorn.  So far all Republican candidates are Earth sign people- 3 Virgos, 2 Capricorns, 1 Taurus.

Ted has many connections to the USA chart, especially its Sun and Moon; but he has very few connections to future aspects.  He has some really potentially difficult aspects during the Convention, especially an exact Pluto square his natal Moon in Libra.  He has some favorably considered aspects to his Venus and Jupiter on Election Day, but the Pluto square Moon is again pretty exact that day too.

The last three candidates we look at are the only non Earth signs among the Republican candidates:  Trump and Rubio are Sun in Gemini, Bush Sun in Aquarius- all three are Air signs.

Looking back a second at the Democrat candidates:  Sanders is Virgo and Clinton is Scorpio.  There are no fire signs among the all candidates and only one water: Clinton.

Next Republican to look at is Marco Rubio.  He has few close connections to the USA natal chart, and very few to the future aspects.  He does have a few favorably considered connections at the Convention,  and a couple of conflicting connections on Election Day.

Jeb Bush has many connections to the USA chart, and some important ones to future aspects.  He has a mixed bag of connections to the Convention and Election Day.

 Donald Trump has as many connections to the USA chart as does Bush.  Most glaringly he has strong connection to the USA Mars.  This is most significant if there are big conflicts the USA enters into this year and in the next 4 years.

Trump has many connections to future aspects of 2017-2021 too. He also has strong connection to the USA Pluto in Capricorn, symbolic of financial USA dominance.  That part of the USA chart will be strongly aspected in the next several years.

For the Convention week Trump has many strong planetary connections, some seem “positive” while others seem “negative”.   For Election Day there are a lot of connections again, some seemingly positive and some not as positive.

We will reflect some more on the candidates next week, and then we will make some predictions.   If any of you want more information on the astrological makeup of the candidates, let me know at soulus@aol.com.

I know some of you must have noticed that the stock market has been going way down since the beginning of 2016. This is its worst start ever for the first two weeks of a year.

The economy is in the process of great transformation. Listen to Bernie Sanders and see how many are being inspired by his message of transformation of the Economy.

It may or may not happen as Bernie Sanders suggests, but it is certainly ready for great change aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

Please do not get freaked out by who might be President after President Obama. I know many of you are frightened that Donald Trump may be our next President.

Let me remind everyone that the greatest changes of the ’60s and ’70s revolutionary times happened while Richard Nixon was president.  His policies and attitudes provided much motivation for revolutionary change.

The Age of Aquarius is even closer to reality now than it was back then. Everything happens for a reason, even if it looks and feels “negative” at the time.

There will be a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo next Saturday the 23rd of January.   It will begin an energetic shift as Mercury goes back Direct two days later on the 25th.

We will discuss more next week.

Leo

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

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