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Ready or Not and Astrology Forecast December 13- 19

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is not Donald Trump a reflection of that narcissistic ego?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,


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Times Are Changing and Astrology Forecast May 17-23

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week brings changing planetary patterns that will shift the energy field for us.

Last week was difficult for many during the last quarter Moon phase, as the Moon wanes and then goes dark.

Many people felt down and felt like their lives were stuck and not moving forward.

The lunar cycle is often compared to a woman’s cycle as they are both around 28-29 days in length.  The time before her New Moon, so to speak,  can also be rather difficult at times.

On Sunday night May 17, overnight into Monday the 18th, there will be an end to the last quarter darkness- at the New Moon.

There will be a New Moon in Taurus at 12:13 AM EDT May 18.   In reality the darkness does not truly end right at the New Moon.   The Moon will not usually show a lighted sliver until the second night after the New Moon.

So either on Monday the 18th or Tuesday the 19th we will see some light again.

Of course some people are more sensitive to lunar phases than others.  But nevertheless, it is a great time generally speaking to meditate and make intention during the dark Moon.

That period will likely be Saturday through Monday.  Being in the “void” of your consciousness is a positive and aligned way to experience the dark Moon, and in fact a good way to experience much of the last quarter Moon phase.

This New Moon will continue themes that have already begun since the Sun moved into Taurus on April 20.

At a New Moon, the Moon joins the Sun in conjunction.  In this case the Moon and Sun will join together at almost 27 degrees of Taurus.

Taurus themes get even stronger, so body and physical issues predominate.  Nature, home, physical resources like land and money are important.  That which was initiated recently can be felt at a more “grounded” level, and the more practical understandings will be emphasized.

To go along with the more earthy energies of Taurus, there will be a more mental focus as Mercury goes Retrograde several hours later on Monday the 18th.

Mercury goes Retrograde in mentally fast paced Gemini at 9:49 PM that night.  So from then until June 11, when it goes back direct, our mental perceptions will be shifting to rewind, remember, reflect, rewire, reintegrate, and realign.

It is usually not a good time to make major decisions or sign important contracts as so much is shifting mentally during Mercury Retrograde.

Communication issues can also be brought into the spotlight during Mercury Retrograde, which sometimes includes usually minor problems with communication equipment or devices.

People or memories from the past often come back into lives either through dream or waking memories during Mercury Retrograde. Yet also sometimes people from our past will actually “in the flesh” be seen again. We need during these times of revisiting to remember past times and to reintegrate that which we have put aside in our consciousness and life.

During Mercury Retrograde we often are forced to rethink some decision or direction we have previously chosen for our lives.  If this happens, it is best if at all possible to wait until after Mercury goes back Direct before making an absolute decision to change directions.

In the greater world, watch for people to begin to change their minds about previously decided issues.  Watch to see if the potential nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers will be reconsidered and maybe even fall apart.  Other world issues may suddenly also shift direction because new events will change and alter the previous perspective.

To add to these planetary changing winds, we will also experience this week the Sun moving into Gemini as well as Venus in Cancer triggering the Uranus/Pluto square, which is still very much in effect.

The Uranus/Pluto square will not be exact again, but nevertheless they will stay closely square for several more months.  So you can expect much more transformational change in our personal and global lives.

As Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto on Thursday May 21, our emotions and relationships will likely be more volatile than usual.   There is potential, however, for breakthroughs and healings as well this week and into next week.

The Sun goes into Gemini on May 21 also, so there will be more motivation to vary your interests, to take classes, to be more social, to be more in your head.  The nervous system also speeds up with the Sun in Gemini.

There still is much world change ahead as we move toward the eclipses late Summer and Autumn.

And before that important Eclipse Season, there will be a big turning point for world events in late July and early August.

The natal charts of the USA and Israel will be triggered then and throughout the rest of the year.   The Cardinal Grand Cross of 2014, when the USA natal Sun and Saturn were closely impacted, is being affected by Pluto’s movement this year.

There is still much transformation ahead for the USA as we move toward a more equal status with peoples all over the Earth global community.  Diversity in Unity is forming at a “cellular” level now, to be manifested in reality in the 2020s.

There is danger before that, however, of more militarily hawkish leaders to take over governments, including our own.  President Obama, though not as peaceful as his Nobel Prize suggests, is at least showing the way to more peace and equality with the Iran peace process, inclusion of Cuba, and moves away from Israel’s domination of our foreign policy and of the Palestinians.

And Pope Francis is another breath of fresh air as he has gone further then any Pope in my memory for freedom for Palestinians, concern for people who suffer, and even some empathy for the LGBT community.

He and President Obama have crossed old lines of limitation that were created by a wealthy and corrupt Vatican and a dominating Military/Industrial complex.   I believe they have both taken chances with their lives in the process.  They may be a model for others to follow even after they are gone from the world stage, as there are more difficult times ahead.

In America, almost all of the Presidential candidates in both parties are very militaristic and beholden to special interest money.

And a look at the world shows there is much movement in Europe, Russia and elsewhere toward more nationalism. Europe is having immigration challenges and economic challenges and hence turning much more to the “right”.

Nationalism always rears its ugly head before major conflicts in the world, but no matter what happens in the short term, there are plenty of signs the overall movement is toward a healthier, more inclusive and equal world community.

People are waking up all over the world, especially so our young people.

I saw a young woman on TV challenging Jeb Bush about Iraq.  She was confident and strong in telling him his brother Bush invaded Iraq without cause and that that was the reason for the birth of ISIS.

There is a revolution building, even as there is a movement toward protecting the systems of the world that oppress so many people.

Uranus/Pluto is symbolic of this revolutionary and evolutionary movement, just as it was in the ’60s.

The “Times They are a Changin” again, so get used to leaving old comfort zones.  There is no going back to the old normal.  Get used to people, especially young people who will be making gender and sexual roles more fuzzy than ever.

Consciousness changes are necessary if the world is to change.

If you were a member of the ’60s and ’70s transformational times or even those who were born somewhat afterward, remember where you came from.

As you see your kids with tattoos or sexual identity issues or anger toward our world and its governments and corporations re-member.  Remember how your parents were.  You may try to convince yourself that this is different, but in essence it is the same.

Young people are beginning to stand up strong again and are fed up with how this world runs.  Revolution and evolution are growing energies again. The young people now will make their changes in their way, not the same way we did when we were younger.

Guide those children, but do not judge or dominate.  You will lose them.

We need each other in our journey toward an Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,


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“Better Angels” and Astrology Forecast September 29- October 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

For most of the coming week the Moon and our energetic output are waning.   We are in the last quarter of the lunar cycle until this Friday October 4  at 8:35 PM EDT at the Libra New Moon.

New Moons are times of new beginnings every month, and at a Libra New Moon we are usually moved to lay down our swords of attack or defensiveness, to find potential agreement, to bring balance and harmony to a relationship or situation.   Social graces and social niceties usually prevail over a more real expression of what is bothering us or what we personally may need.   Justice and fairness are higher values that resonate more when Libra energies are strong.

But at this New Moon in Libra on October 4, energies will be more complicated than at the usual Libra New Moon.  And since a New Moon sets a tone for the  lunar cycle it initiates, we usually can expect a rather pleasant and peaceful ride at and after a Libra New Moon, one where diplomatic communication is the rule.

Of course Scorpio follows Libra, and then the gloves get taken off so people can “get down” into their more real and sometimes more crude expressions of emotion.

But this year at the Libra New Moon, there are some real stresses to the usually pleasant Libra energies.  First of all this Libra New Moon leads the way into the first of the eclipses this autumn:   A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18.

So the Libra New Moon this week pretty much touches off the Autumn Eclipse Season.  To add to the importance and intensity of this Libra New Moon,  the new moon is part of a strong T-square and a weaker Grand Cross.

T-squares and Grand Crosses create the tension of being pulled in several different  directions at the same time.

In this case the Sun and Moon will be conjunct at almost 12 degrees of Libra; are in opposition to Uranus in Aries at over 10 degrees of Aries; and are squared (90 degree angle) by Pluto at over 9 degrees of Capricorn. These planets are in tight orb with one another by degree, making a powerful T-square.

Jupiter will be in Cancer at over 18 degrees of Cancer to form a weak Grand Cross, weak because it is far from being an exact opposition to Pluto or square to Uranus.

No matter what it is called this planetary formation brings much tension and intensity.

The Libra planets want relationship, agreement, harmony, balance, and peace.  Uranus in Aries wakes us out of any slumber and shows us our personal desires and needs that may not feel comfortable with agreement or pleasantries.    Pluto in Capricorn seeks to get to the core of an issue, even if it causes distress and discomfort.   And if we include Jupiter in Cancer, we then potentially are dealing with emotions and moods that can get out of control.

So there is much that can pull us away from making pleasant agreements, diplomatic solutions, or balanced mindsets. The winds of the Autumn Eclipse Season are beginning to blow in.

In the greater world, the Obama administration has taken the fervor out of the drums of war that have been beating for Syria and Iran.  It feels as if this new found path to peace is a major turning point in our journey toward an Aquarian Age of equality for all nations and peoples; power to the people of the world; and Diversity in Unity.

But we can expect a powerful backlash from the Guardians of the Old World Paradigm.   That paradigm needs enemies; trusts no one who is different; and truly believes in the Old Testament god of judgment, punishment, “an eye for an eye” revenge, and in many case an apocalyptic drama for humanity.

Those who have been awakened know that true evolution of our species is now dependent on knowing we are all one family, and that survival of the fittest now necessitates our collective agreement to survive together.

Iran’s President Rouhani stated at the UN this week that all nuclear weapons need to be abolished and destroyed.  Whether you trust his sincerity or not, he is absolutely correct.  We all need to lay down our swords and know we are all in this together, because now what used to be swords are weapons of mass destruction, which can kill us all.

And it is true arrogance to believe “my country” can be trusted with these weapons, while others cannot. The USA used nuclear weapons to kill almost 300,000 mostly civilian Japanese at the end of World War II, far more than the 3000 killed in the twin towers on 9-11-2001.

So at this Libra New Moon T-square, there will be stresses to the path of peace with Syria and Iran.     And there already are stresses to the potential budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.

There are very powerful aspects to President Obama’s natal chart this Autumn Eclipse Season.   The first eclipse on October 18 is conjunct Obama’s natal Saturn, almost exactly.   There are serious and “fated” events on the way that will bring “heavy” energies to our President.

And Saturn in Scorpio and the Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio in November square the usually hopeful and shiny Leo Sun of President Obama.   Dark days are coming his way this Autumn, especially as he has shown he wants to try make relationship with the Empire’s sworn enemies.    This possible reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln needs our prayers as he is apparently listening to his “better angels” now.

In your own life, use the earlier part of this coming week, during the waning darkening moon, to listen to your own “better angels”, your Higher Self.  That way you will be building a solid inner consciousness foundation for the coming emotional storms of the Autumn Eclipse Season.

Especially as we get closer and closer to the Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, we will be tested to stay on our spiritual path in inner balance.   This does not mean repressing your organic expressions of authentic feelings and thoughts.  It does mean, however, using the light of our Higher Self to guide the way, even when we are taken off balance to express our truth, which we sometimes need to empower ourselves.

That expression of our Truth, even if “ugly” and seemingly destructive at the time, can still be in service to our Higher Self and in alignment with the Universe.

See you next week,


PS- I must apologize for not having the Youtube video of the forecast for Autumn Eclipse Season 2013 ready yet. I promise it will be ready before the first actual eclipse in mid October.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To War or Not to War and Astrology Forecast September 8-21.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A very powerful Autumn Equinox passage is two weeks away, on Sunday September 22.    Pluto will be changing directions and making sextile to Saturn right before the Equinox.  Pluto mythologically is the guardian of the Hades underworld.   Saturn is the the force of gravity.

Those strong pulls downward limit our desires and abilities to expand and fly as free spirits.  They will be a part of the signature for our Autumn season 2013.

For now, on a greater world basis, the drama around Syria and the Middle East is building.    Deeper and heavier planetary formations begin to blow in this week with Mars in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio on Monday, Venus in Scorpio on Wednesday, and Mars quincunx Pluto on Wednesday also.

President Obama makes his case for starting war in Syria with the American people and Congress during those aspects this week.     Mars in Leo represents the desire for action, and Saturn in square to that Mars represents the opposition to that desire.    And remember that Obama is a Sun in Leo, so you can expect a strong opposition to his desire for taking action in Syria.

The Venus in Scorpio and Mars quincunx Pluto show a strong possibility that energies will move more toward conflict later in the week.

That brings up the question of how much is meant to be and how much we can choose and determine.

Having the ability to choose our destiny is an important part of being a human, and a large part of what it is to be an American. Humans used to believe they were controlled by the planets, that they met their fate in the mirror of the planetary movements.

But now humans are more empowered and confident they can control their fate and control nature as well.

The best way to look at the planetary movements is like a “weather report”.    There are certain natural waves of energy moving into our world that predispose us to experience certain events, feeling certain feelings, and taking certain actions. But within and from those weather patterns, we make choices and pick directions; and those choices then have influence on how future planetary formations will manifest.

So let’s look at the coming September aspects, and even more so the Autumn Eclipses, Comet Ison and Uranus square Pluto aspects as a building of a “storm” coming our way in the form of world events.

Is a war on Syria inevitable? Is a strong downturn of the economy inevitable? That combination would be a “perfect storm” of world events.

If one was looking at the coming astrological aspects years ahead of time,  one would know,  with the  changing of ages and Uranus square Pluto 2012-2016, that much turmoil of transformation would be needed in order for necessary huge transformation to erupt in our world.

But the details would be fuzzy so far ahead of time.  But only months ahead of time, Syria and the economy have shown promise of being the triggers for major change in our world.

Major change is inevitable. That is part of changing ages and paradigms, and it is obvious how much needs to change to bring an Age of Aquarius and its values of liberation, power to the people, equality, and Diversity in Unity.

But is war with Syria inevitable, and is it inevitable that it will expand into a regional and world war?

It does seem now that most of the world’s citizens are against this war, so maybe that is a strong enough energy field and human voice to hold back the tide of many world leaders who are determined to instigate this war?

Some tides are already in motion and nothing can stop the wave.   This one appears to be that way, but I do not know for sure.  One thing I do know is that if most of the people in this country and world stay strong in their opposition to this war, that that will be the turning point of transformation into the Aquarian Age.

But how much do we still bow to the king?  Will President Obama persuade the people in a speech Tuesday night that war is “right” and to be patriotic?   Will he also persuade Congress that they need to be supportive of this war?

Even if Pandora’s box opens into full out world war and economic downturn, “we the people” should know we cannot let the old world and paradigm to continue any longer.  The need to change the world paradigm will become more urgent. Old world ways and new world ways will not have much middle ground anymore.

Humans are getting stronger and stronger, wiser and wiser all the time, all over the world.  The information revolution, with the internet showing the way, with social media bringing us all together, empowers “we the people” in ways never before seen.

The Arab Spring showed us this power.

But of course the old world of separation, domination, “dog eat dog” survival of the fittest paradigm, still has much control of our collective consciousness and world. Look at Egypt to see how the military has at least temporarily taken control again of that country.

The Military and Economic might of that old world is immense.

But the power of the Universe and the consciousness and will of individual people in community will continue to get stronger.

But old world powers will resist this change with their might.  Remember last week when they passed a new law potentially limiting our ability to protest?  Is that not curious when seen in the light of a coming war the people are not in favor of?

Will Obama persuade the people and Congress to go to war?   And if not will the Empire decide to do it anyway?

You can see how this very powerful Autumn Eclipse Season is already beginning to form and how important it will be for our world and human family.

In your personal life this week, the Mars square Saturn aspect suggests that pushing too hard for any agenda will inspire strong opposition.  Someone may be pushing you or you may be pushing someone else in a “tug-of-war”.  Listen to what someone really wants, not what they are showing.   And if you want something really badly, go inside your self to see what that is all about.  Are you respecting someone else’s boundaries.

Venus in Scorpio in the middle of the week suggests relationships need to stop pushing issues “under the rug” of suppression, and instead work things out from a deeper emotional place. Venus will stay in Scorpio until October 7.

The Sun is still in Virgo until the Autumn Equinox on September 22, so there is still much emphasis on working out details, putting things in order, getting back to work, fixing what needs to be fixed, simplifying our lives, and being more grateful and humble.

I will be taking a vacation and not writing next Saturday, but will be bringing in the Autumn Equinox with you the next Saturday.   Please keep in mind that the days leading up to the Equinox that week should be very intense and emotional,  as there is a Full Moon in Pisces, as Pluto changes to Direct motion while it sextiles Saturn.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for the Autumn Eclipse Season on September 26, which you can see on Saturday the 28th of September.

See you in two weeks again,


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

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

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

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

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

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

Digging for Deeper Truth and Astrology Forecast October 7-13

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Our connection with “reality” deepens, intensifies, and gets more confusing as Saturn has moved into Scorpio while sextile Neptune.  Saturn will stay in Scorpio for almost three years, so get used to not being able to get out of knowing the underworld of emotions and life. That which has been buried in your consciousness and avoided will need to be faced.  This could help you to eventually relieve stress and actually create a catharsis and healing.

This week Saturn stays in close contact with Neptune, so it will easier to imagine realities shifting, or even conspiracies or supposed delusions being real.

This past week, watching the Presidential debates, I started imagining  my recent prediction of Romney winning the election actually coming true. Prior to that debate I began to feel that maybe my formulas for world and political prediction, which usually work quite well, were way off this time. The polls were swinging way in favor of President Obama.

But this past week, during the debate, Obama seemed as if he was not entirely present, or kind of depressed, or distracted by something else, or losing interest in continuing to be president.  Of course as president he has more and heavier responsibilities than any of us can imagine, with possible wars and broken economies, etc. being such a huge burden to carry in one’s mind and heart.

But I have seen many presidents through the years in debate, and never one who seemed so lost as Obama did this past week. A couple people I talked to this week, said he acted that way because he was given the information recently that his time is up, and Romney has been chosen by the Powers that Be to be the next president.

Talk about conspiracy theories!  I have certainly become quite jaded by our world through the years and know our world is run by the Military/Economic Complex, Big Government and Big Corporation, and that our leaders are all too often bought out and corrupted. I know America is now an Empire and has unjustly caused wars in Viet Nam and Iraq, and uses others’ resources for its own needs.  I can even stretch myself to imagine the possibility the CIA or other government agencies might have had something to do with President Kennedy’s assassination

But I have a real hard time believing our government was a part of the 9-11 tragedy, bringing down the twin towers.  And I do not believe that the Powers that Be choose our presidents and our vote is not valid at all.

But I do believe we do not know anywhere near the real truths of what dirty business our world leaders are a part of.  And I know for sure there are many layers of veils that hide deeper truths from our conscious minds. Saturn in Scorpio and Uranus square Pluto over the next few years, will reveal realities that are meant to bring new beams of light to our awareness that awaken us from our slumber.

I am sure President Obama has been shocked by previously hidden truths and awakened to realities we are all still asleep to.

And much will open up over the next few months of 2012, as we get closer to the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21 2012.   There is a UFO Disclosures documentary being released this autumn that is expected to blow the lid on secrets.  And November 2012 is a real planetary powerhouse.

Mercury goes retrograde on Election day November 6, and will bring shifts in awareness, election surprises, perhaps confusing results, and maybe more voting irregularities.   Election Day 2000, Gore versus Bush was the last time Election day had Mercury changing directions, an extremely rare occurrence, and you know how weird that day was!

On November 13, there is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio.  Huge eruptions in the Middle East can be expected, on this 42nd anniversary of the birth of the current Syrian Regime.  World War is likely to ignite over tensions in the Middle East before too long.   Our world economy is also poised for a deep fall soon, with hyped up gas prices and inflation.

On November 28 there is a second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini.   Around this date Mars will conjunct Pluto and trigger the Uranus/Pluto square.

Transformation of our individual lives and consciousness will intensify this autumn, and the greater world will face immense new challenges brought on by world events.

It is not time now to be rigid and closed down. It is time to be awake, flexible, and on one’s toes anticipating change and progress.  Open your self to new spiritual vistas, open minded questioning of old conventional world ways, healthier lifestyles, and greater social interactions with people you truly resonate with.

Let go of being invested in relationships that are unhealthy and unsatisfying, or that keep you stuck in your “old self” and your fears.  Dysfunctional and toxic patterns of behavior, thinking and relating are ripe during this upcoming eclipse season to be released another level.  You can bring in more love and truth, and get closer to your soul, your authentic self, and the natural rhythms of the Universe.

Everything you have been moving toward in your personal evolution wants to progress even further.  Blocks in your psyche, soul, and body want to be unlocked so you can bring in more love and light into your life. There is nothing to fear, as you will be basking more and more in a healthy and whole life. Though there is much pain in releasing old familiar support systems, even if they were no longer good for you or your growth and evolution, there is no other way to go anymore.  Holding on keeps you back, and will eventually close your heart and mind more and more.

Let go and let the Universe take you into nature’s dance.  Being kept within a prison of your own insecurities and fears kills your heart and soul and contributes to the old world and its toxic ways.  Your ego may want you to come to definite conclusions right away so it can be in control, but sometimes it is essential to keep the options open for awhile and let life unfold on its own.  You of course need to be proactive not passive, engaged not apathetic; but nevertheless open to what is coming your way.   These next few months will assist your personal evolution if you are open to the waves of change blowing in.

We are now in the waning half of the lunar cycle, awaiting a New Moon in Libra on October 15. That New Moon will begin a lunar cycle that takes us through the election.

Mars leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius late tonight and begins a couple months of freeing up our spirits to look for more meaning and inspiration and adventure.     Allow your spirit to soar more now and find more joy, even while  the Saturn in Scorpio rotor rooter digs for deeper truths.

See you next week,


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

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

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

Venus Retrograde, the Eclipse Season, Same Sex Marriage, and Astrology Forecast for May 13-19

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds of  Eclipse Season Spring 2012 blow in stronger now.  Today Saturday May 12 we enter the last quarter of the  lunar cycle that precedes the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini on May 20.

Last week powerful transformation was already beginning when President Obama told the world he was in favor of gays and lesbians having the right to get married.   This is the kind of breakthrough that represents Eclipse Seasons, except it is even more important than the usual Eclipse Season event.  The rapidly approaching Uranus/Pluto square figures into this transformative moment in time.

No president has ever come out so strongly in favor of equality for the LGBT community. This is the civil rights equivalent to President Johnson’s actions to getting the Civil Rights Act for black Americans in 1965.

In 1965 there was the first pass of Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo, the last major meeting of these two transformational planetary giants.  The Uranus/Pluto conjunction in 1965-1966 symbolized the beginning of the ’60s revolution.  The Viet Nam War, which galvanized a protest movement against war, had its beginning in 1965 also.

Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In  song came out in the mid ’60s, singing about the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.   Aquarius is about equality and Diversity in Unity.  Obama’s declaration this last week opens the door to a powerful wave of civil rights transformation for quite arguably the last major group to be excluded from equal rights in this country, the LGBT community.

And hopefully Obama’s righteous move this past week will open the gates all over the world to greater equality and compassion for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in our human world family.  Some countries in the world are much worse than the USA in their hatred for the homosexual community.  Gay men especially are horribly tortured in much of the world.

But keep in mind that now, just as in the ’60s when efforts to give  blacks and women equal rights were met with such ferocious backlash, the fight has just begun.

There is kind of a “civil war” brewing, a cultural civil war.  And this issue of equality for gays and lesbians will be front and center in this civil war.  This fight may get rather vicious, and much of the South is already drawing a line in the Mason/Dixon sand.

North Carolina synchronistically this past week overwhelmingly voted to ban both marriage and civil unions for same sex couples.  North Carolina is where the Democratic Party has planned to hold its convention to renominate Obama this summer.   How ironic that is, since Obama made his declaration this week in favor of such unions. Some are saying that North Carolina may be reconsidered as the venue for the convention.

Back in 2008 I let readers know I believed it was quite possible that the long and lanky Obama was the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln.    And of course it would be poetic justice that the reincarnation of the man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation for black slaves would be the first black president of the USA. In fact what is even more poetic is that President Obama is an equal combination of black and white, true equality.  And he is now opening the gates much wider for liberation of our homosexual community.

And now comes the “civil war” again, hopefully this time without the guns and killing.  Just as in the 1860’s civil war of north against south, there is an old aristocracy that clings to power and privilege, and seeks to deny others equal rights and fair treatment.

To be fair, it is not easy to change one’s way of living life so easily. People have been programmed by their local cultures and religions to perceive people and life in a certain way. These perceptions are not easy to change.   Many changes in the ’60s happened through great turmoil and challenge.

We let you know last week that liberation was a key word for this eclipse season. Besides what happened with Obama and equal rights for gays and lesbians, Egypt had their first ever televised Presidential debate this past week. Since the Arab Spring last year,  Egypt will now have its first ever fair election later this year.  In your own life also be open to liberation,  so watch for where you can find ways for your heart and mind to be more free of the shackles of programming from society and family.

Release and let go of whatever is oppressing and controlling your free spirit, mind and soul.  You have an inalienable right to be free to be self determining and to express your authenticity.  You can let go and release the ties that bind you to people and situations that hold your true self and purposeful life hostage.

Use this eclipse season, which also includes Uranus square Pluto late in June and Venus Retrograde beginning this coming week, to evolve your consciousness and life.

Venus goes retrograde this Tuesday May 15 at 10:33 AM at 23+ degrees of Gemini. It will go back direct on June 27.   Venus retrograde is a time to reexamine heart issues and relationships in your life.   It is a good time to truly go more deeply into your relationships and the patterns of those relationships that you seek to transform.   Often there is a kind of rewind into relationships past, remembering how it used to be.  It is common for there to be  memories or dreams of past relationships, and sometimes people will actually come back for a visit into our lives.

New relationships also often crop up during Venus Retrograde, yet they are mostly good to help us to better understand our old relationship patterns. It is not generally advised to get married or make a life long relationship commitment during Venus Retrograde, but it is a good time to make our relationships more healthy and work better. Relationship counseling is most effective during Venus Retrograde. It is a good time delve deeper to find out if you will need to go further with the relationship or change it or end it.

Remember back to October/November 2010 if you can, as that was the last time we experienced Venus Retrograde. Venus was in Scorpio that time. There was no Eclipse Season back then to coincide with Venus Retrograde, which brings much more power to the passage.

As we get closer to the first eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini a week from Sunday on May 2o, more and more world events will pop up that represent big change in our world.

World Powers and Iran meet on May 23, just a few days after the Solar Eclipse and less than two weeks before the second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on June 4 in Sagittarius.   That meeting will be a very important crossroads time, as Israel is already planning a possible attack on Iran this year.

Another major event possibly forming with a conflict in Iran into the Perfect Storm I wrote about a couple months ago, is the economic challenges in Europe.  Greece and France may be a taking a U-turn out of the Euro zone economic packages that were meant to “save” the European economies from default and disaster.   This could turn into a major challenge for the USA and world economy, and combined with conflict in Iran, could bring major transformation to our world. If not during the Eclipse Season, not long afterwards.

So get yourself ready this week during a last quarter moon phase.   It is time to release and let go and get ready for the new beginnings at this New Moon Solar Eclipse next week May 20. Solar Eclipses are always new moons with exponentially much more power than the usual new moon. So the new beginnings that occur during the lunar cycle from May 20- June 19 will be quite important in your life.

We will discuss this Solar Eclipse in more detail in next week’s forecast. I will also host a radio broadcast next Saturday May 19 at 1 PM EDT streamed live.  The link to that show can be found below. I also did a talk at our Spiritual Renaissance Center that will be on YouTube sometime this week. That link will also be posted below once the new YouTube channel is complete.

See you next week,


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

There will be a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday May 19 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio.   Here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently.

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

Moving Through the Saturn/Pluto challenge and Astrology Forecast for November 15-21

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2009 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The darker heavier energies reflected by the Saturn/Pluto square, which has its first exact pass on Sunday November 15th, can help us in our process of growth and transformation.

Saturn, lord of gravity and definition meets up with Pluto, god of the underworld and the primal instincts.  Together they bring us into places in our psyche that demand attention.   We cannot run away from the often difficult emotional issues they force us to experience.  We must deal with them.

The issues they bring up for us are often our core issues, the ones that tend to evoke fear, anger, resentment, etc.

If we lived a childhood where we fought for our sanity and a sense of well being, then Saturn/Pluto will bring us events that have us feel that same way again.  

Whatever has been coming your way during this Saturn/Pluto aspect needs your deeper attention.  Ask your self these questions:

What do I need  to let go of and release?  What needs to die in my life or in my attitudes or my belief systems?   Do I need to fight or do I need to let it go?  Do I need to toughen up and face this or do I need to surrender to something greater?

President Obama has his natal Venus in Cancer opposed by Pluto and squared by Saturn now, almost exactly.  The closer an aspect is to a natal planet in one’s chart, the more our lives will be affected.  His natal Venus in Cancer shows his natural desire to make close relationship with other people in an intimate way.  It is a sensitive and caring Venus, which seeks to trust others.

Right now President Obama has grave pressures from so many sources coming at him.  He is being toughened up by events coming from the Saturn/Pluto square.    Issues that may be coming his way now could be:

1) Has my desire to make relationship and have dialogue with Iran, North Korea, and Republicans been a good idea? 2) Can I really stay with my core values?   Do I send more troops to Afghanistan because I have learned from my military advisors to be more cynical about the world? 3)  Can I stay with my more  idealistic notions about health care reform? 4) This world is so much more dangerous, corrupt, and horrible than I ever had imagined 5) WTF was I thinking when I decided I wanted to be President of the Unithed States?

He will now need to decide if he will let himself get more jaded and cynical and just play the game, or does he go back even stronger to his idealistic values and fight for them.  The kind of aspect that Saturn/Pluto brings forces one to go one way or another.   Obama can no longer sit on the fence, but will have to choose one way or another.  If you look closesly soon after this aspect you will be able to know.    He could turn us closer to war and our own American decay, or lead the way forward to an Aquarian Age.

Remember Saturn/Pluto brought with it the first and second world wars and the 9-11 tragedy.   This kind of aspect brings us to the brink, to personal “judgement days”.   

The potential is to transform old ways of being and thinking, to move beyond ways that no longer work for us.    Will you now choose to fight harder even if it potentially means war or destructiveness or greater fear and anger, or will you choose to let go to a new way of being? 

Astrology Forecast for November 15-21

Sunday is the first pass of Saturn square Pluto.  The second pass is January 31 2010.  The third pass is August 21 2010.   

 The last time they made major aspect to one another was in 2001/2002 when they opposed one another.  At that time the first pass was on August 5 2001.    It fell close to the Ascendent/Descendent axis in the USA natal chart of July 4 1776.  

The 9-11 tragedy exploded in our lives a little over one month later.  The second pass was on November 2, 2001.  The third pass was on May 25, 2002.   America chose to go into its War on Terror during that time period, which totally transformed our country.

This Saturn/Pluto square makes close aspect both to the USA and President Obama’s natal Venus, as they are both in the early degrees of Cancer.    USA relationships and values will be severely challenged.  There will be grave danger for both the President and the well being of the USA duing this time period between now and September 2010.  

The energies of Saturn square Pluto stay strong much of this week, especially so Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

On Monday there is a new Moon in Scorpio adding to the intensity now.   It is very easy now to fall prey to more primal emotions and outbursts.

It is time to get started on new ventures also as this is a new Moon.  As the Moon goes into Sagittarius on Tuesday there will be stronger energies to go forward with whatever you have recently been contemplating.  The Moon stays in Sag all day Wednesday also.

The Moon goes into Capricorn Thursday, potentially touching off issues you thought you had resolved, as the Moon in Capricorn makes aspect to both Saturn and Pluto.

On Friday the Moon stays in Capricorn and we seek some stability.

Late on Saturday the Sun makes its yearly sojourn into Sagittarius.  It is the entry point into the holiday season.  More on Sagittarius in next week’s forecast.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please visit my website for more writings and more about Saturn and Pluto.  You can find out more about readings and services while there also.