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Power and Astrology Forecast October 8-14.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we navigated through a strong Aries Full Moon.  So therefore this week we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle, and we will continue that downward journey until a New Moon in Libra on October 19.

The big news this week, however, in that expansive Jupiter leaves Libra and enters Scorpio on October 10. It will stay there for one year.

Jupiter has been in Libra for the last year. And as we wrote last week Jupiter has a twelve year cycle and so comes back to the same sign every 12 years.  It was last in Scorpio in 2006.

What was your life like back in 2006, especially in regards to issues of passion, power, and primal instincts.  And what was that year like for personal transformation?  Did you release what needed to be let go, and did you allow those transformational energies to start you on a new path.  That could be in any area of life: work, relationship, home, etc.

Out in the global arena of life in 2006 Israel had a war with Hezbollah of Lebanon, but most especially pertinent to today, in 2006 North Korea tested for the first time a nuclear weapon.

Scorpio is energetically about power, which can translate into war, and certainly into bombs or nuclear bombs.  It is interesting that nuclear weapons are made of Plutonium or Uranium.

Of course two of the three transformational planets in astrology are Uranus and Pluto.  And Pluto which is power, is most like a nuclear weapon.  And Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio.

While Jupiter was in Libra, it showed expansiveness in issues of making relationship, creating beauty, finding balance, and keeping peace.

Jupiter in Scorpio takes the gloves off, gets beyond the pretty wrappings, and gets down to real business- at the core of truth and reality.

This year we learn to open up previously hidden secrets, go beyond mere politeness, and tell our deeper truth from a more instinctual place inside.

Passion comes back stronger than before, and shows us what we really desire at a core level of our being.  Sexuality is ruled by Scorpio also, and will tend to expand more fully into your life this coming year.

In the global picture, as Jupiter moves into Scorpio this week,  issues with Syria, Israel, Iran, and North Korea will intensify.

Powerful storms or earthquakes will return.  Power struggles may tend to be more nasty.

People tend to demonize Scorpio, ruled by the guardian of the Hades underworld planet Pluto.

Civil society tends to want to banish Scorpio, religion can make it seem sinful.

In reality it is a darkness, but that darkness is natural- not bad or good.

In the yin/yang symbol there is light and dark, yin and yang, brought together in wholeness.

Dark minutes of the day are equal with light minutes of the day- over a year’s time.

It is like a negative electrical charge, which is neither good or bad.

If that darkness or passion, that depth of powerful emotion is suppressed or repressed for too long, it becomes a monster when finally let out.

Scorpio is about power, and on a young soul that easily becomes “power over” or power dominating others.

In a more mature soul it is empowerment, personal empowerment, an ability to stand strong. It is not about domination, but is about passion.

Both Hitler and Gandhi were prominent when Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) was discovered in 1930.

There is the difference in how power can manifest in a human.  Gandhi used his power to empower the Indian people to stand up peacefully to the Empire of England. This began the liberation of the people of India.

So as Jupiter travels into Scorpio, do not be afraid that you will be like those people who abused their power and abused you.

Go down deep inside and make sure your inner power is not ruled by your desire to hurt or bully someone else.   But if you can use the anger to empower yourself to be a self respecting individual, you will be OK.

A day before Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, Mercury and the Sun will square Scorpionic Pluto.  So already you will feel the power want to come to the surface.

Sunday the 8th through Friday the 13th will likely present us with storms, of one sort or another.

An actual storm like a hurricane, or an energetic storm like North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle, or Trump moving toward confrontation with Iran, will likely manifest during that time period.

And speaking of Friday the 13th this coming week, that superstition has its roots in a cultural patriarchal fear of the Feminine.

I believe that connection with Friday the 13th is likely because in many western countries Friday is Venus Day, as in Italy it is Venerdi (Venus day). In English speaking countries it is Friday, named after Venus like Goddess Frieda.

And 13 is known as a number of the Feminine, as there are 13 lunar cycles of the year and 13 womanly cycles of a year, so to speak.

The Power of the Mysteries of the Feminine are feared in this world, as was the power of the “witches”, demonized and abused by so-called christian society. Power of the Masculine and Feminine are meant to be equal, not at war.

Pluto/Scorpio also rules the world of the Occult and Feminine Mystery Powers.  Watch the power of that Feminine increase in strength as Jupiter moves through Scorpio this coming year.

Goddess Kali will be more empowered, so that arrogance and inflated ego can be eliminated.

Open more this year to the mystery of life, as all in this Universe and Earthly world is not governed by logic and left brain linear ego thought.

Surrender to that mystery and observe how transformation gets more powerful, so that the cycles of death and birth can live within that transformational process.

till next week,

Leo

Please enjoy my latest video on Life after the Total Solar Eclipse:

This Autumn on November 18,  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 on November 18. 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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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

 

Transformational Drum Beats under the Earth and Astrology Forecast Noveber 1-7

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We enter November (Sunday) with the clocks turned back an hour, giving the impression of darker days. Also as we enter November, we are moving through the waning half of the lunar cycle, a time when things usually slow down for processing, reflecting, and preparing for the next lunar cycle, which will begin on November 11 at the Scorpio New Moon.

New Moons always begin a lunar cycle and give motivation to begin anew. Last quarter moons that are just prior to a New Moon give feeling of downward movement and can sometimes bring on temporary depression.

The time before November 11 is therefore a time to go deeper in one’s thinking, especially so as we are in Scorpio time of year.

The last quarter of the lunar cycle begins on election day November 3, with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Leo.

Social movements in the USA recently are more toward greater equality, with less control and dominance by the wealthy and privileged- Bernie Sanders people for instance.

This however is countered by the rich and privileged putting more and more energy and Big Corporate super pac funds into keeping the status quo through status quo candidates who sold out- most of the other candidates- Democrat or Republican.

This last quarter lunar cycle from November 3- November 11 will also be a time to process all the recent challenges in your life and in the global perspective.

A New Chapter of life has certainly begun since a big portal opened during Eclipse Season this past late summer and early autumn. Yet after November 11 is when all locked doors will be opened too so we can eachmore fully begin this New Chapter of our lives.

The processing time now, as we enter the last quarter of the lunar cycle this week, will enable us to look more deeply at what is happening to our personal lives and our world.

Give your self a bigger picture look at what this New Chapter will be like. Make attitude adjustments as need be. Stay with your core values, as they will reward you in the end.

On November 11, with the New Moon in Scorpio, there will be a feeling of movement forward after reflection and mental processing the past couple of weeks.

Scorpio is a sign of intensity, depth, passion, and primal instincts.

In the greater world, whatever has been held back will begin to be expressed. Secrets previously hidden will be revealed. Primal passions will burst forward.

Events that showed up in September with the Eclipses will go to the next level of manifestation

Look at the global events that were swirling around during the Eclipses: Russia started bombing in Syria; the Palestinians and Israelis went into very dangerous confrontation with each other; the economy and stock market started to show more evidence of grave weaknesses

These issues have lost some of their heat since September, but they are still very ripe for more events to explode after November 11.

The events that happened in September at the eclipses were not just fleeting and gone forever. They tell us what is coming apart in our global lives.

The economy is held together by band-aids of government money printing; Russia in Syria puts the world into more danger for World War III, and the Palestinian/Israeli conflict promises to explode into fires no one can stop.

These world events are part of a global breakdown of an old world that does not serve the majority of its inhabitants and does not honor our Earth Mother and nature.

We have burst forth into an electronic/computer/internet age that needs to be brought back to Earth literally and figuratively. The computer age will not end, but without the balance of respect for our bodies and souls, our lives will get much worse.

That Scorpio New Moon on November 11 will also signal new beginnings for our personal lives. What was brewing for you during the eclipses will are now being  integrated into your consciousness and life.

Use whatever it is to more fully embrace this New Chapter of life, even its challenges.

You can better avoid the depression some may take on now if you honor and move with the current energies.

Scorpio is “ruled” by Guardian of the Underword Pluto, who myth has it took innocent Persephone away from her Mother Demeter aand brought her into his domain under the Earth- deep into the body and soul of the more mysterious and feared realms of consciousness. When they were done being together in his transformational domain, she was brought back up to Earth, not as innocent but more experienced and wise.

It is Samhain on October 31, same day every year as Halloween.   Veils are lifted in our consciousness, so we can enter those deeper and darker domains where spirits and frequencies of consciousness arre not usually easily accessed.

This realm is not ruled and cannot be reached by scientific methods, math, or computers.  It is world of deep mystery that has the power of transformation within it.

You can access the wisdom and images of soul there, the nurturance of a Dark Mother, and even spirits who may carry symbolic messages for you.

Can you feel the drum beat of the heart of the Earth body signifying deep change now?  Can you sense the power of this transformatation?

Are you already in the process of clearing, cleaning out, and releasing old toxins that have constricted you in your life?

We need to get out from under the weight of mounds of garbage and toxins that have held us back, but also have given us a dysfunctional sense of familiar security.

More clearing and cleaning out of the old this week, getting your self ready for the emergence of new life after November 11..

next week,

Leo

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

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

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

Awaiting the Passion and Astrology Forecast October 18-24

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are moving through the last days of Libra this week and getting ready for the Sun to move into Scorpio this coming Friday, October 23.

We are on a kind of plateau now, assessing and still processing from all the tumult from the recent Eclipse Season.

New and powerful energies stormed through an open Portal during Eclipse Season.

It may be difficult now to know where we stand.  The past has been uprooted, but its familiarity still holds our attention and may make us nostalgic for the good old days.  But maybe those days were not really so good.

And with the Portal’s streaming of new energies that have not been fully processed, we may not know exactly where we are going or maybe not even knowing who we are now.

But if you are not too anxious to push your self forward, you may gain some real benefits from the current time period.

This Libra time period brings us much beauty in nature now, with fall colors glowing in the Sun’s rays much of the time here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Libra also brings balance and some peace, much needed since the recent energetic storms in our lives.

But of course that balance and peace can feel boring to some who are ready to burst forward with more passion in their lives.

And for better and worse Scorpio energies will bring forth more passions soon.

Right now besides the Libra placements of the Sun and Mercury, we are also experiencing a lot of Virgo planetary movements.  Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are all in Virgo- putting much influence on physical details and desires to “get it just right”.

Making things more simple and being more humble are virtues of Virgo.  Being of service to others instead of one’s ego is another virue of Virgo.

There may also be much need to analyze things to death, and to get rather obsessed with certain thoughts and agendas.

Do your best to not worry too much now or get too anxious.   Meditation, music, and nature are great antidotes to anxiety and worry.

Yes it can be rather easy to get depressed now, especially as we see darker days and feel colder temperatures; but look at the bigger picture too.

You are truly now in a new chapter of your life. Perhaps it is not totally known what that chapter will be like or what it will bring, but you can know that whatever is on its way (both personally and globally) is what is needed to help us to evolve and adjust to the New World that is bursting at the seams of life to manifest itself.

In the political arena we can see the old ways fighting to hold on through certain candidates.  And we can see the New Age wanting to show itself through other candidates.

Bernie Sanders holds some of what the Age of Aquarius will demand of us. He speaks to greater equality for all, a transformed economic system that does not continue power and privilege to the few while so many others struggle to survive.

And his Sun in Virgo self was humble and without ego in defending Hillary Clinton from much scrutiny in her email controversy at the debate this last week.

The old economic system is not working anymore, as I see so many families where both parents need to work to make ends meet, and even then they still struggle to have satisfying lives that are meaningful to them.  Kids cannot afford college and medical costs are outrageous.

The children have largely inherited a society where materialism and mundane concerns are so highly valued, and where higher and deeper values are sometimes difficult to find in the mainstream.

Movies and TV shows are largely dark, or blatently sexual or violent.   Spiritual values, values of human decency, integrity, kindness, and genuine caring are not as easy to find in the mainstream of society.

Look at the political process.  Billions and Billions of dollars are spent to promote candidates, largely used to create an advertiser’s polished image of a candidate or to demonize an opponent.

Media is corporate owned and either is biased to certain candidates or promotes those who will bring in more viewers and advertising revenues to the station.

The news mainly is about the “horse race” of the elections, winning and losing and polls.  So little news now is about issues that we need to address in order to make our world better, or even news that makes us think, question, or challenge the current prevailing viewpoints or paradigm.

We are fortunate however, to have the internet and social media, as they give us alternative viewpoints and news that cannot be found on mainstream media.

The pleasant plateau of Libra will begin to crack as the Sun moves into Scorpio this Friday at 1:47 PM EDT.  Passions will begin to simmer, getting ready to explode after November 11 at the New Moon in Scorpio.

After that the conflicts in the Middle East and the global economy will be sparked into more intensity, change and transformation.

In our personal lives there will be more passion rising after the Sun goes into Scorpio this coming Friday.  And then after the New Moon in Scorpio on November 11, it will be time to speak your Truth, to go after that which gives you passion, to get in better touch with your primal self, the self that gives you the gut instinct on what is right and wrong for you, and what people feel right to you and what people feel wrong for you.

Scorpio is a “black or white” sign, not so connected to the nuances, subtleties and gray areas of issues.  It has “rulership” of our third eye’s ability to delve deeply into Truth, and to see the deeper motivations of others.

As the Sun moves into Scorpio this Friday the 23rd, allow yourself to deepen your experience, to sink into your deeper soul and your body.  

Pluto is the “ruler” of Scorpio and the Guardian of the Underworld.   It seeks to take us deeper than superficial outer appearances, and to bring us to what is “real”. It takes us into the Dark Mother, the part of the Mother that knows suffering and pain, and wants to hold us closely to her breast and to comfort us during our dark nights of the soul.

As is true for Scorpio and Pluto, often after the dark night there is a renewal and even a feeling of rebirth back into the light.

Transformation occurs as old patterns and energies are released and a new day dawns.

We await the world’s transformation.

Talk with you next week,

Leo

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

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

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

Venus Retrograde Relationship Issues and Astrology Forecast July 19-25

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week, as expected,  there were solutions found over previous disagreements in global affairs.

In the greater world two important situations found apparent resolution.   The nuclear talks with Iran ended with an agreement.

Iran agreed to terms with United Nations’ most influential member countries around its nuclear program, and as a result sanctions relief is on the way for Iran, which will free up billions of dollars for them.

Greece and European powers also came to an agreement on Greece’s debt and struck a deal for loans to be matched by a commitment to austerity measures for the Greek economy and its people.

As we predicted, the agreements came before the New Moon in Cancer and Mars opposition Pluto on July 15.

In personal lives there was much emotional intensity expressed this past week, especially in regards top relationships, but in some cases there was some resolution found through all the emotion.

On the global level, the agreements with Greece and Iran sit on shaky ground.  Greece has not been able in the recent past to keep their commitments to pay off their debts, and its leaders and people feel they had to give in to the deal because of coercion. They also feel they were humiliated in the process.

Iran has powerful factions within its government who disapprove of the deal, as does the United States.  Many countries in the Middle East and elsewhere are vehemently opposed to the deal, including nuclear power Israel.

Both of these agreements can very easily unwind and fail.

The Universe will be throwing some curveballs to the people who have made agreement, which will include our recent personal life agreements too.

This is because next weekend brings important planetary movements that could begin to reverse the tide of agreements.

On Saturday July 25, Venus goes Retrograde and Mars triggers the Uranus/Pluto square again.  Mars will square Uranus on the 25th as Uranus slows downs to go Retrograde on the 26th.

Venus Retrograde will put the spotlight on relationships, and will cause us to reflect on, remember, readjust, rebuild, reclaim, and rewind our relationship lives.

If there are issues that have not been truly resolved on deeper levels, then Venus Retrograde will bring these issues out so we can look more closely at them, face up to them, and try to find clarity and insight about them.

Dysfunctional or toxic relationship patterns can be transformed during Venus Retrograde.  Relationships that have lost their heart and soul connection will be hard pressed to be revived.

It is interesting that on the day of Mars opposing Pluto this past week, there was a meeting up in space with Pluto, with close-up pictures of the planet.

And there is a region of Pluto that is obviously shaped like a heart, which synchronizes with what we have been writing about recently:  That it is important to know what and whom your heart is into now.

As we take off more passionately into a new world, it is important on our soul journey to be heart invested in all our endeavors.

Love will keep you and your life with meaning, even in the face of great change.  Security based on co-dependence and familiarity will not be enough.

And with heart based Goddess of Love Venus going Retrograde from July 25- September 6, relationships will be examined for their heart connections.

Perhaps on a global scale we cannot call agreements between countries exactly as heart based agreements, but nevertheless we can state that agreements between countries that are not based on a true connection between parties will not last.

In your own life, are your important relationships kept together mainly by negotiation of needs or by love?  What I mean by that is that relationships based mainly on quid pro quo tradeoffs will not bring much real and deep satisfaction.

If two people have maintained a relationship because one promises money while another promises sex, for instance, and love does not exist or is of secondary importance; then neither will be satisfied beyond physical and security needs.

Of course there are people who have relationship standards that are mainly based on image, prestige, money or sex and that is fine for them; but then if they complain there is little true intimacy in the relationship, they need to know it is because of how they have set their relationship priorities.

You will be learning so much about your relationships during the next 6 weeks or so, and that can mean romantic ones, family ones, work ones, friendships, etc.

Pay attention as the Universe will bring you many signs and symbols and synchronicities around relationship during Venus Retrograde.  And you can expect relationships from the past to come back into your memory or even in the flesh.

And relationships that you thought you understood or were resolved will shift and your perception of it will be challenged.

Mars square Uranus on the same day as Venus going Retrograde promises a most profound Venus Retrograde period.

The Uranus influence will help take you outside the old boxes in your mind about relationships. It will tend to bring you liberation from stuck patterns and control by others.

And Venus Retrograde may also bring important new relationships into your life, ones that may change your life forever.

It will be important however to not jump too quickly to conclusions. Try to hold off on ending a relationship for good or making a relationship commitment during Venus Retrograde.  Wait till Venus goes back Direct before doing anything drastic or permanent.  And marriage is not advised during Venus Retrograde.

This week before Venus goes Retrograde and Mars squares Uranus, there are other more minor planetary shifts.

Venus leaves Leo and enters Virgo on Saturday July 18, so there is a humility that is important in your relations now. Leo pride and ego need to give way to self evaluation and humility.  This will happen naturally for most so you do not need to try too hard.

After Venus goes Retrograde, still in Virgo on July 25, it will stay in Virgo until July 31, at which time it will creep back into bold and heart opened Leo.  And it will then stay in Leo for the remainder of its Retrograde journey.

The Moon will join Venus in Virgo on Saturday night the 18th, so purity of intention will be strong.   An open, fun loving time will not be as important as keeping thing simple and real. Then on Tuesday morning the Moon will leave Virgo for Libra, leaving Venus alone in Virgo for awhile.

On Wednesday July 22 the Sun will make its yearly entrance into Leo for its usual month; and on July 23 Mercury will also leave Cancer to dance more in Leo.

Leo is by nature open hearted, creative, and spontaneous like a young child.   But its open-hearted honesty can also cause problems for others as it is more oriented to open expression than it is to seeing how people are affected by its open hearted expression.

But overall Leo is a joy to be around most of the time, as it shines its light and warmth generously to others, much like the Sun (its ruling planet) does.  A Leo smile can melt hearts.

But sometimes Leo will take itself too seriously and let compliments go to its head instead of its heart. Then ego takes over and Leo is not as great to be around.

Overall you will usually have a fun and sometimes dramatically interesting time with a Leo or during Sun in Leo time of year.

There is a second quarter Moon in Scorpio on Thursday the 23rd, so whatever was started or agreed upon at the Cancer New Moon last week may now be met with strong emotional challenge.  

This may set the stage for more challenge after Venus goes retrograde on July 25.

Keep in mind that this Venus retrograde period, which will last until September 6, will be getting us all ready for a most powerful September period with two strong eclipses.

Getting our relationships in order will make a strong foundation for what will develop during the Eclipse Season.

So this week get ready to shift gears again.  Best to not have any rigid agenda or too tight conclusions now. Flexibility and trust in the Universe will be good friends for you now.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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

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

Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast November 3-9.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

On this Sunday November 3 at 7:50 AM there is a very strong New Moon in Scorpio.    It is especially strong as it is also a Total Solar Eclipse, which makes it many times more powerful in its new beginnings than the usual new moon.

Since this powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon is in Scorpio we can expect passions and intensities to increase.  Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto, mythological guardian of the underworld. As such he energetically represents that which is deeper than our conscious control.  It is our unconscious realm and our instinctual impulses- our Id as Freud would have it.

As humans we have accomplished so much in the way of civilizations of rules, commandments, laws, and expected behaviors.    We also have touched divine realms with our music, art, love, compassion, fairness and justice.

But as humans we are both divine and “from the stars”,  and yet animal creatures with bodies that have needs and desires.  We can be very empathic and abide by the golden rule or we can be rather voracious in our appetites and desires.

Our human condition is one where we have always looked to balance our divine up reach with our more creature instincts from below.  Scorpio represents our instinctual nature and our natural passions.

Religion has in many cases demonized our more instinctual and passionate nature, making sex for instance an evil if not for procreation or in society sanctioned unions.

So we have learned to suppress or even repress our more instinctual natures.  The pagan god Pan became the devil in religion.

As we have repressed our more instinctual natures we have caused our selves all sorts of dis-ease: illness of the body and soul.

And I am not just talking of sex, but perhaps even more importantly trusting our instincts to provide us with a natural body and soul wisdom- trusting ourselves to follow our passions.

We have gotten so in the web of our minds and intellects that we have been ignoring our natural instincts. In the process we have developed inner monsters of emotion who have been locked up in the closet of our repressions.

As a result we have explosions of rage and wars and brutal mass murders and massacres.

Pluto and Scorpio represent our instincts and passions that reside deeper than our conscious control.    When honored and in balance with other parts of our self these passions give us the spice of life, taking us out of flat line boring lives.  But if repressed they become time bombs of explosive and even brutal expressions.

So now as we enter a most powerful Scorpio lunar cycle, which will last until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2, there will be much pressure to open up your more passionate nature, to be more authentic and real in your expressions, to “get off your chest” what you are really feeling on a deep level.

This can turn into a great healing by releasing your pent up emotions and releasing the demons and toxins in your soul.  By being in your power, which is a result of owning what is real and authentic inside you, you will gain a respect from people around you.  You will leave any victim consciousness you possess.

So Scorpio is about power.  This can either be about power struggles, revenge, and abuse of power- or about owning your power and being empowered.   Your creature instinctual power is part of how you were created and needs be owned.

If balanced with your more “divine” nature you will not abuse your power and dominate others.

So let your inner secrets out now, free your self from the burden of keeping your truth inside.  Pandora’s box is ready to be opened.

In the greater world, one that is very split between its religious rules and inner demons, we can expect the lid to come off that which has been kept in the box.

The Middle East represents this split and is the place where most of the major religions in our world were birthed.     As we go through the passage into the Age of Aquarius and a Spiritual Renaissance, we can expect the region that birthed our first religions and civilizations from the Age of Pisces to be a central player in our world wide revolution and evolution.

Something is close to blowing up concerning Israel, Syria, Iran and the Palestinians.     World markets will be greatly affected also.    You will see the beginning of this transformation over the next month or so, but it will be the next 9 months or so that will certainly bring explosive events of revolution and consciousness evolution.

There is a new world just busting at the seams, ready to emerge in a big way into our consciousness and world.  The old one is on life support systems now, but its death is immanent.   There will be some chaos as a result, but also the fresh airs of awakening and liberation.

For now, as we enter this new lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio Sunday November 3, begin to trust your instincts again and to find your passion.  Express your truth, allow your emotions to express, and own your power.  Keep in mind, however, that Mercury is still Retrograde until November 10, so best not to jump to any conclusions, start major projects or make major decisions until mid November.

Comet Ison will be following after this current lunar cycle. If it does not disintegrate as it gets closer and closer to the Sun in late November, then around the next New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2 it will be bright in the sky and be a harbinger of new horizons for our human family.

This total Solar Eclipse cycle will bring more breakdowns of what is meant to be released in our consciousness and lives; and new breakthroughs and awakenings for our lives.

This is a most powerful time period for transformation, which is one of the most important energies of Pluto and Scorpio.    They bring up our “demons” from deep within to be faced, then a release of these energies.  We can be brought to the edge of our emotional stability, a death of an old way or chapter of our lives.   Then a Phoenix rises from the ashes of our despair.  We are reborn anew with a fresh cleansing.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be 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.

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

Please feel free to find 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

Personal Empowerment and Astrology Forecast for October 30- November 5

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We dip down deeper now, into Scorpio’s depths of emotion, of emotional intensity.   That intensity can sometimes mean pain.  Pain and suffering are not the goal of Scorpio. They are the process oftentimes.    The “goal” is passion of the soul, of instinctual power.

We are in the process of transformation into a consciousness aligned with a growing Aquarian AgePluto, the ruler of Scorpio is one of three planets accorded the job of transforming our consciousness on the road to an Aquarian Age.    Uranus and Neptune are the other two transformational planets.

These more divine emissary planets break down our attachment to the programming of our families and culture to the old world and age.  They bring us into the fresh and enlightened frequencies of Aquarian Age consciousness.

Uranus liberates us from the past’s shackles and brings us to more inventive and creative ways of thinking and being. It brings us to the higher mind’s lights of truth.

Neptune dissolves the old barriers and helps us to surrender our egos to the flow of the Universe.  It helps us to connect with higher love, empathy and compassion.

Neptune and Uranus  carry us far away from our upbringing and our primal instincts in order to help us break the old patterns of of a dog eat dog old paradigm.

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, in its assistance to help us to transform out of the old age mentality and into the new, ironically brings us back to our passions and primal instincts.

Transformation into an Aquarian Age is not a journey to be a good person, in a religious sort of way.  The journey is to be an authentic individualized person, one who honors its creation.

Old time religion tries to convince us we are flawed, even telling us we come into this world with original sin.  New Aquarian principles honor the complete human, the yin/yang of being human, each of us both dark and light, male and female, yin and yang.    We strive in our transformation to integrate all our facets of being into wholeness.

So in our journeys to move past the toxic old ways that seek to dominate the Earth and one another, old ways that reward greed and selfishness, we cannot “throw out the baby with the bathwater”.

As we seek to be immersed in light and love, we do not want to leave behind a central theme of being human.  We humans are part divine and part creature.    Uranus and Neptune help us to reclaim that divinity.

Pluto helps to bring us back around, like a coiled snake, to our primal roots.    We remember we are creatures and we honor our passions and instinctual body and appetites.

And after we have risen to the heights of our mental and spiritual connections, we are ready to join again wth our Scorpionic passions.

These Pluto/Scorpio passions may sometimes make us feel as if we have gone backwards into old passions and appetites that are destructive.  But we are merely reconnecting with the night of our consciousness, the darkness of our shadows and primordial roots.  We have gone full circle and are more whole.

Pluto was discovered in 1930. When a planet is discovered its meaning is seen below here on the Earth in our human happenings: As Above, So Below.

When Pluto was discovered, powerful people like Hitler and Capone and Stalin, FDR and Churchill walked the Earth. The power of the atom was being realized by humanity and later became the nuclear bomb.    Pluto is primitive power.

Ghandi also walked the Earth in 1930 and at that time led the protests that brought down the English Empire in India. He was one of the first to show the power of peaceful civil disobedience.

Ghandi showed us that being empowered, that being in one’s power, when connected to the divine aspects of one’s spirituality, can change the world in a positive way.

Now more than ever, as we live the revolutionary movements, like the Occupy Wall Street protests, we will need our individual and collective power, in peace, to change this world, in alignment with the Universe’s cycles, into a New Aquarian Age. Peaceful civil disobedience will change this world.

So allow this Scorpio time of year to help you to empower your self through the process of your inner depths. If you have been pushed into your emotional pain from the slings and arrows of others, do not think it is spiritual to be a “nicey-nicey” person and take it.  You do not deserve to be treated badly and your being a suffering martyr will not help you in your transformational and healing process.

Honor your Self and claim your power.  If you allow your self to be walked on and trampled, you are not going to some heaven for being a good person. You instead will be going to your own mental and emotional hell.

You do not have to be mean and nasty, but you do need to put up your boundaries and let people know you respect your self. And if you do need to get mean and nasty, perhaps you need to get that way in order to reclaim your strength. Later you can learn how to express in a more balanced way.

This Scorpio lunar cycle we are currently in, which began on October 26 at the New Moon in Scorpio, will help you to get more in touch with your deeper emotions and persoanl empowerment, which might mean some pain too for some.

This Scorpio lunar cycle ends with the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius on November 25.     There is another eclipse on December 10, a total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini.

We are on the cusp of the Eclipse season now and energies and events will intensify between now and that first eclipse on November 25.

Allow your self to get taken off our normal balance, and to allow the winds of change to blow in.  There may be breakdowns of old ways that no longer work for you, and breakthroughs into new consciousness and ways of being.

See you next week,

Leo

PS- The Mayan Calendar, according to Carl Calleman ended on October 28 and comet Elenin, in its disintegrated form has mainly passed.  Judge for your self what has happened. For me, there was not much of a grand shift felt.

I broadcast a new radio show  for October 15 at 1 PM. If you do 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