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Honoring the Winter Solstice and Astrology Forecast for December 18-24

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have moved through two powerful and meaningful eclipses while Mercury was retrograde.  The intensity has lessened and we have turned a corner, but we are still in the Eclipse Season for a little while longer, until perhaps the New Moon in Capricorn on Christmas Eve December 24.

For now as we slowly release the pressures and emotions from that frequency that held our attention, we move down into the Winter Solstice this week.

Running around frantically shopping and partying is not in alignment with the coming  Solstice.  It is true that until the Winter Solstice we are still in Sun in Sagittarius time, so there is fire energy at our disposal.  But we are moving toward a solemn and sacred turning point of the year this week: The Winter Solstice.  It synchronizes appropriately with the true meanings of Christmas, which is deeply soulful, yet promising hope for our human family.

The Winter Solstice is a time of greatest darkness of the year, but is the turning point for a return to the light.    There are more dark minutes of the day at the Winter Solstice, but after its passing each day is lighter until the Summer Solstice, which has the most light in a day.

So if you are feeling sadness or grief or being drawn down emotionally, you are in alignment with the yin movement now.

It is wise now to find time to be alone, to find your inner compass, to contemplate, to reflect.    Running around and being manic is all too often what people do at this time of the year, and it pushes us out of the sacred space necessary now.

Of course we need to prepare for Holiday meals and family get-togethers, but if we can stay present with the natural tone of this time of year, we will appreciate the season.   Gratitude is more natural as we face the darkness, as we recognize that life can sometimes be diffcult or painful. We appreciate more than ever the people who we love and who love us.

The actual Winter Solstice is this coming Thursday December 22 at 12:30 AM here on the east coast USA. In the rest of this country the solstice is on Wednesday December 21.

The Winter Solstice brings the Sun into Capricorn for the coming month.    Cancer is the opposite of Capricorn and happens for the first month of summer. It brings with it the abundance of nature and Sun and light. Capricorn teaches us that we must do what we have to do, even if it is not in the flow of nature.   The resolutions of New Year happen during Capricorn time of year, and it is then we often decide to do things we do not feel like doing. We instead choose to do things we need to do or should do.  We know we need to discipline ourselves more and that it is time to “get it together”

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which is like Father Time. Time is what gives us limits.  It tells us we need to do things before we run out of time. It tells us we age and that we only have so much time. So Capricorn can definitely feel like a “downer”, but if used properly brings us accomplishment and success. It helps us to plan and organize, and build.   Though it can feel confining to free spirits, abiding by its lessons can bring a feeeling of groundedness and security.

We are getting closer now to ending 2011.  In the greater world there was liberating change with the Arab Spring,  the OWS movement, and Wikileaks.  There were the painful challenges of the Earthquake in Japan with its nuclear reactor tragedy, and the continued suffering for so many with a weakened economy.

2012 will bring us even more greater change.  Its highlight astrologically will be the square of Uranus and Pluto, which will last for a few years.  Their first exact pass will be during the next Eclipse Season in May/June 2012. That promises to be a time of enormous change.

The last time Uranus and Pluto made an important aspect with one another was in 1965/66 when they were c0njunct in Virgo.  This conjunction brought in the ’60s era.    It was a time of Revolution and consciousness Evolution.  Life as knew it would never be the same.    Our old paradigm for living was thrown into upheaval and we were flooded with waves of new consciousness and ways of living for humanity on the Earth.  People began to sing about the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

And now 46 years later, as we meet Uranus and Pluto again, we are closer than ever to realizing the Age of Aquarius, in my estimation opening up at the end of 2020. The amount of change we now need to release the old paradigm and age is enormous.  The degree of new waves of consciousness coming in is greater than ever. 2012 promises to be a roller coaster ride of transformation and healing.   And the world as we know it, will be getting dimmer and dimmer in our rear view mirrors.

For now, however, allow yourself to be present for the passage of the Winter Solstice and the holidays.

See you next week,

Leo

I broadcast a new radio show  for October 15 at 1 PM. If you did not catch it live you can still hear it on that link.

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

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

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.

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Soul Searching and Astrology Forecast for December 11- December 17

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today, at the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon and Uranus Direct, we shift our gears and open up to more fully embrace the changes. Mercury Goes Direct this week Tuesday to also help us to move forward.

The last few weeks we have been experiencing the Eclipse Season while Mercury has been retrograde.  It is good to keep in mind that we are also experiencing the days getting darker and darker on the way to a Winter Solstice on December 21/22.

It has been a very intense period, when we have been shaken out of our usual comfort zones, and challenged to let go and trust the process of nature and the Universe.

It is so easy in the modern world to go on cruise control with our lives, to live in habits, and to ignore the fact that there is deep mystery of life that has much influence over us.

At these times of great planetary shifting, we are made to be aware of the fact that there are powerful forces of the Universe influencing our consciousness and lives.

Life is not meant to be just a casual journey through material experience.   We have souls and those souls are connected to the Great Mystery.

We come here to Earth for a reason, not just to have the American dream of material comfort.

Our souls reveal to us that there is Oneness, that all is connected, that we are connected to one another, to nature, and to the Universe.

Our material bodies, which do separate us one from another, have a tendency in our current human paradigm, to assist us in ignoring the fact we have souls.

We are taught only to trust and believe in that which we can see and touch.  The inner spiritual dimension is not truly honored and is considered by many to be “wu-wu” or foolish and to be ridiculed.   We  are taught to approach all our issues or challenges in linear, “scientific” terms only.

If we have an illness, we see it in very linear terms, trying to fix it like fixing a car.

But our souls teach us wholeness and oneness, that our spirits, minds, soulls and bodies are connected, and that they are constantly interacting with one another.

To try to fix what is wrong with your body without healing your soul or soothing your mind or looking for the messages from nature and the Universe does not  truly heal the situation.  Instead it makes you reliant on mainstream thought and medicine from the old world we are leavng behind.

Religion from the old world does talk of souls, but mainly in the context of being moral or good so you can go to heaven not hell.

Soul in the new world is not about judgement, but about connection to the Universe and its principles, messages, cycles, and energies.

As you move through these challenging times now, concentrate on releasing your grip to the old world and its fear, guilt, rules, and judgements that imprison your soul in its programming.

Open instead to your inner wisdom, to the guidance of the Universe as seen through signs and symbols and sychronicities.

All that is happening to you is meant to assist your soul’s journey to more light and truth and love.  Pain is in ratio to how much you resist the movement forward into a new world.

So now at the turning of the wheels of the Universe during this eclipse season, let go of the false security of an old world that is dying, an old paradigm for living on the Earth that is dying. Open to the beauty that is You in your Authentic Self, connected to all other authentic selves- on the way to an Aquarian Age.

You can see all the freedom and liberation movements happening all over the world, including now here in the United States with OWS and in Russia the last few days also.

There is no stopping this movement forward into an Aquarian Age. It is as destined as the changing of seasons in the year. This a seasonal change of the Universe, from a Pisces Age begun over 2000 years ago to the cusp of an Aquarian Age we are now on.

Yes there will be much chaos and trouble in the greater world coming, but do your best to not hook into the dramas of fear, hatred, demonizing of enemies, and general mistrust of others and the world.  There will be explosive changes coming our way in 2012, but we each need to remind ourselves we have been born at this time for a reason.

Ask your self why you are here now at such an important time on the Earth. What is your role?  It can simply mean you are here to raise conscious children for a new world, or to spead more postive and loving energy to others. It can mean that you, as you evolve and transform your life into the Aquarian Age, are becoming a cell in the body of the collective of souls who are creating this new world.

This coming week, we begin to slowly move out of the Eclipse season, as we passed the last eclipse today December 10.   And finally Mercury goes direct this Tuesday evening.   Clarity gets stronger, the confusion lifts, the strange zone many of us have been in begins to pass.

But it will not be time to spread your wings and fly as we are moving into darker and darker days leading up to the Winter Solstice on December 22 at 12:30 AM on the east coast. It is at 9:30 PM on the west coast of the USA.

At this time of year, as the darkness settles in, we appreciate the blessings and people we do have in our lives, and we reach out our hearts to those who are suffering, alone, or are losing hope.  We know they are a part of each one of us, as each of us has felt despair or pain.

Yet as we leave the eclipses and Mercury Rerograde behind,  the intensity subsides and we begin to settle into and integrate the changes that have come our way.

We are in the holiday season now, and many people are able to still appreciate the deeper meaning of this season, beyond the commercial rate race.

See you next week,

Leo

I broadcast a new radio show  for October 15 at 1 PM. If you did not catch it live you can still hear it on that link.

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

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

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.