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Election Year Forecasts and Astrology Forecast January 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is a New Moon in Capricorn  at 8:30 PM EST on Saturday January 9.   It signifies new beginnings, as do all new moons.

This one is in Capricorn and as such it prompts us to get back out into the world, to organize and plan, to be more disciplined, to do what one needs to do,  to make firmer boundaries, to be in one’s integrity, to demand more from your self and others, to concentrate more on work and accomplishment, to have greater self respect, to be more logical and realistic.

This is a more intense Capricorn New Moon than usual,  as the Uranus/Pluto square fits into the lunation’s configuration- with the New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries square the New Moon.

Besides being more intensifed than usual, it will also tend to shake up our usual thinking and habits, and to transform us out of old patterns and beliefs that we have outgrown.

It assists our transformational journey into a new season of our lives, helping us to release and to find closure on some issues.

The coming week, therefore, will push us forward, whether we feel we are ready or not.  Keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde, so do your best to take it slow, to go through the full process; and with a New Moon in Capricorn, be rather cautious about making any moves that have long term implications.  

We are getting closer now to the first caucuses and primaries for President of the United States.  Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens and other parties will be choosing this year their nominees for President.

The election for a new President is less than 10 months away now.  The first caucus is in Iowa on February 1 and the first primary in New Hampshire is on February 9.

So both of these elective events will be held after Mercury goes back Direct on January 25.

Today’s assessment of the candidates for President is being presented during Mercury Retrograde, so I will wait till late January to make an absolute prediction for both Republican and Democrat nominees as well as predicting who will be the next President.

But I will nevertheless give you an astrological assessment of each candidate’s chances to win before that, kind of like odds of their winning based on the planets.

I use a formula I have created to assess the chances of each candidate. This formula is in large part based on how much each candidate’s natal planets connect with the USA natal planets from July 4 1776, the nation’s birth date.

This formula is also based on important planetary movements and transits that will be occurring over the next four years or so, and how much each candidate has planets that fit into those transits.

I do this because it only makes sense that whoever is President will have a planetary makeup that connects with whatever crises the world and especially the USA is going through.

I used this formula for the 2008 election for President, and in late 2007 I predicted that Senator John McCain would be the Republican nominee, and then Senator Barack Obama would be the Democrat nominee.

At the time I made the predictions Rudy Giuliani had a huge lead in the polls for the Republican nomination and Hilary Clinton had an overwhelming lead to be the nominee for the Democrats.

I thought at that point that my formula must be crazy, but it turned out right on.

For President I said the planetary aspects were favorable for both McCain and Obama, but I gave the slight edge to Obama.

Now this time I will be assessing the chances only of those who have any chance at all, as there are so many candidates. I will not be looking at Libertarians, or Greens etc. as the processs for finding a President through debates and media coverage is controlled and dominated by Corporate and Party control of media and debates, taking away the chances for smaller parties to win.

We will take a few weeks to make the assessments.

For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are the ones who are running for President.

Bernie Sanders was born on September 8 1941 at 12:27 PM in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

His Sun is in Virgo, his Moon is in Aries and he has Scorpio Rising.

This makes him intensely passionate, forthright and direct, and wanting perfection and purity in all he seeks.

His Rising Sign in Scorpio and his Saturn in Taurus square the USA natal Moon in Aquarius; his North Node in Virgo exactly conjuncts the USA natal Neptune; his Pluto in Leo closely conjuncts the USA North Node; and his Moon/Mars conjunction in Aries has contact with the USA Sun in Cancer and its Pluto in Capricorn. His Jupiter in Gemini conjuncts the USA natal Mars placement in Gemini.

That is a lot of connections to the USA natal chart, making him a serious candidate.

In the sky for all of us, there will be important Uranus transiting connections to the USA Pluto in Capricorn- in 2017 and 2018, and Sanders’ Mars in Aries will be affected at the same time by that Uranus transit.

Pluto will make its first ever USA Pluto Return in 2021, and a second term for Sanders would connect him with that reality.  No human beings ever have a Pluto Return as it takes almost 250 years of age before it can happen.

Pluto in Capricorn in the USA natal second house is where we can see its power base for money and resources and its world dominance.

The Pluto Return will give us a turning point in the Superpower staus of the USA in the world.

Around the same time, in December of 2020, Jupiter will conjunct Saturn in Aquarius, a sign of the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius; so the USA will be either struggling to become an equal member of the Diversity in Unity world forming for the New Age, or it will be nicely fitting into that new world already.

And whichever candidates are connected to that Pluto in Capricorn natal position of the USA have a better chance of being a nominee and/or President.  A few other candidates we will look at also have a connection to the USA natal Pluto.

Hilary Clinton was born on October 26 1947 at either 8 PM or 8 AM.   Different close friends or workers of hers have given these polar opposite times of birth.  So Astrologers use both to try assess Ms. Clinton.

The 8 AM time gives Hilary Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces and Scorpio Rising, making her a double Scorpio.

The 8 PM time gives her Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Pisces,  the same as the 8 AM time, but the rising sign changes from Scorpio to Cancer Rising.

The 8 AM time with double Scorpio (and also Mars conjunct Pluto) show her to be very intense and powerful,  rather ruthless and demanding, yet also being a very sensitive feeling person who sacrifices herself for others (Moon in Pisces).

But in this 8 AM scenario the “weight” of her tendencies is more toward the power and ruthlessness, and less toward the gentle sensitive.

With the 8 PM Cancer Rising she still is very intense and powerful, but the “weight”of her character is toward sensitive and giving, motherly and nurturing, sensitive and caring.

In the 8 AM chart her Rising sign of Scorpio, her Saturn in Leo and her North Node in Taurus all make difficult aspect to the USA Moon in Aquarius. Her Uranus in Gemini makes conjunction to the USA Mars in Gemini (which rules conflict and war);  and her Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Libra make rather favorable aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer.

There are no connections to the USA natal Pluto and few to the coming important planetary movements.

Her 8 PM birth time has similar connections, but with a more warm and fuzzy temperament.

Both Sanders and Clinton have enough solid connections to have a chance to be the Democrat’s nominee for President as well as actual President.

We will also look at the Democratic Convention and Election Day planetary alignments in connection to the candidates’ natal charts before making final predictions.  We will then make a final prediction after Mercury goes back Direct on January 25.

The next couple of weeks we will analyze the Republicans.

Remember that my assessments will be strictly based on the astrological formula and I will divorce my predictions from polls or conventional political wisdom.

For this coming week, it is time to get your life more in order and to make commitments to plans and goals, issues and people who are important to you.

But remember that Mercury is Retrograde, so thinking and communication are in flux and thus off their usual center. Expect the past to come back to you in various ways also.

The stock market took up where it left off during the eclipses in September, going way down in value.   This is only the beginning of a vast transformation of the world and USA economy.

Let’s meet again 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.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

 

 

Beyond Culture Wars and Astrology Forecast September 8-14

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you next week,

Leo

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 soulus@aol.com for more info.

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

 

Destiny and Choice and Astrology Forecast September 2-8

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Well we made it through the Republican Convention, which ended as the Moon in Pisces was coming up to  being a Full Moon.  Mitt Romney, who gave his acceptance speech that last night of the convention, is a Sun in Pisces man. That is of course synchronistic.

I know many people made a big deal that this was a so-called blue moon, which is defined that way because it is the second full moon in a month. The Pisces Full Moon does not “know” about our Gregorian Calendar, and how many days there are in August. It just shines the way it does every year, as is natural.  Its energy and meaning are unaffected by our calendar.  It was a very gentle, flowing, deep and mystical Full Moon as always.

So now the Democrats will put on their convention, starting Monday.   President Obama will be in the spotlight, which is a natural place for that Sun in Leo man to be.

It is obvious to me that Romney and the republicans in many ways represent the old world we are leaving.  The emphasis is on nuclear family and “family values”;  seeing the United States as superior to other peoples; getting militaristic against the “enemies”; seeing the bible and traditional religion as a guiding light.

That is where they get their opinion that gays should not marry, and where they get their right to life, anti-abortion beliefs.   Romney is a Mormon, and yes we do believe in freedom of religion, but it is important to know more about Mormonism.

And Mitt Romney comes from a rather “royal” Mormon family. His great-great grandfather was one of the original apostles of Joseph Smith Jr. the main prophet of the Mormons.  Mitt’s great grandfather, who had multiple wives, left the USA to go to a Mormon colony in Mexico to avoid the USA law against plural marriage.  His grandfather also lived much of his life in Mexico.  Mitt was born in the USA, but spent some years in France preaching the Mormon word.

Brigham Young, the second main prophet of the Mormons, said that the African people had the mark of Cain upon them, Cain being the man who “sinfully” killed his brother Abel. For that reason Young felt they blacks could never be a priest in the Mormon religion, nor be able to rule at all in any way. He believed they should be servants to white people.

Now I am not saying Mitt Romney feels this way too, but attitudes that women and blacks are inferior to white men permeates the beliefs of his ancestors, who were mostly important leaders in the Mormon religion.  The Mormons also have a very close affinity to Israelis, as they believe they are descendents of Israelis from Palestine.  Mitt Romney’s allegiance to Israel is quite strong politically.

There is no doubt in my mind that the current republicans represent the Old Pisces Age we are leaving.  It is not that they are bad people, or people to be demonized and hated. It is natural to have people try to hold on to old ways.  They represent a world where people believe in a hierarchy of order, and a judgment of who belongs on the top, being better and with more privilege than others.  This is not so much about the domination of women and blacks and gays, though of course that is very important.

On a deeper level this is about the old world belief that some people are better than others and deserve more. The Aquarian Age, as we have so often stated in these writings is about equality and Diversity in Unity.  That is the New Age.

So if Mitt Romney’s current brand of republican party represents the Old Age, does that mean he will lose the election as we are moving into a New Age? No, not necessarily, because perhaps the pendulum will need to swing one more time a big step backwards before it takes many steps forward into an Aquarian Age.

And is Barack Obama a step forward? I believe in his first term as President he was a small step forward, at least in giving his endorsement to the rights of our gay brothers and sisters, and his attempts to hold back from a war with Iran.

But of course he still answers to the Empire, and his wars in Afghanistan and Libya, and his allegiance to the Corporate Structure, keep him from being a strong force forward.

Many progressive people, including young people ages 18-29, which was the only age demographic he carried in 2008, are largely dissillusioned with his not having brought the revolutionary change he so eloquently promised at the last election.

From studying the charts of Romney and Obama, the coming planetary movements over the next few years, and their connections to the USA chart, I give  the advanatage to become president to Romney. I believe that unless there is a very strong movement coming up for Obama, that Romney will win. Of course there is destiny, which can be reflected in the movement of the planets. But we also do have choice, do we not?

So I believe that destiny is now leaning toward Romney, but I also believe people can change that if they so will, and make some deep changes in the pit of their consciousness. Prayer and positive visualization can help. And going out to vote of course.

But just think, as the Pisces Age ends, perhaps quite dramatically and tragically, would not a Sun in Pisces, who also has Moon in Scorpio, not seem aligned to face that end?

Can we escape such a dark ending to the Old Age, and have a President like Obama, who at least gives us a small bridge forward to the Aquarian Age lead the way for the next four years?

Remember, no matter how this turns, that there are not good guys and bad guys, no evil enemies to fight. Do not demonize.  We are moving in transition between Ages, and some “dinosaurs”are becoming obsolete, slowly but surely.   We do not want their death fall to crush us, but demonizing them only keeps each of us back in the consciousness of the old world. It is not “Us against Them”. We are not the good ones fighting against the bad ones. That attitude holds us back and makes the transition more difficult to achieve gracefully.

Mitt Romney is probably a very sensitive and caring person to people who know him and who are his friends and family.  His consciousness, however, may be stuck in the past, in old ways of thinking, not connected to a broader and more inclusive way of being.

This coming week, as the Democratic Convention plays out, we are in the waning half of the Lunar Cycle, getting prepared for new beginnings after September 15 at the New Moon in Virgo. Shortly afterwards, on the 18/19th, Pluto changes directions while it squares Uranus for the second time this year.  That week will bring more intensity, release of the old ways, and transformation into the new.

This week we should get a bit of an appetizer of intensity as Mars in Scorpio makes sextile to Pluto and quincunx to Uranus, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square. Stay alert for some shakeup this week, and do your best not to lose you cool.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

Storm Warnings and Astrology Forecast August 26- September 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Sun in Virgo has brought stronger intentions to fix what needs to be fixed, “get it together”, put things in order, and get down to business.  But we are still within the lunar cycle that began with a Leo New Moon on August 17.  So the summer and vacations and having fun still has ample planetary energy behind it.

We are kind of in a calm before the storms now.  And actually as I write this forecast, a Tropical Storm has moved over Haiti, is headed for Cuba, and may be a hurricane over Florida, which may affect the Republican Convention, which begins this coming Monday August 27.

But the real storms of planetary activity will begin in mid- September and will become much stronger in November/December.

Mid-September brings Uranus square Pluto again, with an added punch of intensity because Scorpionic Pluto will be especially strong as it will be stationary going Direct at that time.  This will be a time when there are awakenings of the mind, revelations which will tend to shift perception and perspective; and a powerful energy that brings up emotions that need to be expressed and cleared.  Revolutionary and evolutionary movement forward will be strong.

In November there are two eclipses, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13 and a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 27. Also Mercury will be retrograde for much of the month, beginning on Election Day, November 6; and Mars will ignite the Uranus/Pluto square as it is conjunct Pluto around the time of the second eclipse.  This will be potentially an extremely strong month for transformation, as we get prepared for the ending of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.

As we have stated before, goings on the Middle East will be boiling in September and November; but November and especially the date November 13 is the most volatile time period and best chance for chaos in the region.   Other strong and transformational world events are likely in November/December.

In December there will be a much waited for documentary movie coming out about Disclosures regarding Ufo’s and extraterrestrials.  Many believe this will be a blockbuster event that blows open our reality to vast new horizons and Universal possibilities.

No one truly knows what the ending of the Mayan Calendar will bring, as there is no point of reference from the past to point to.  But the planetary activity promises great change leading up to the Mayan date.

This coming week the USA political process heats up and the storm Isaac blowing in is a good symbol for our political reality here.   The Democratic and Republican parties have very little to provide to our community now.  They are at war with one another, not in relationship to help heal and fix what is wrong with our country now.  Politicians by nature must always balance a need to get elected with the good of the community and higher principles and ideals.

Years ago, conservatives and liberals were more clear about they separately believed, yet at the same time were much better at listening to one another and trying to come together to solve the important issues.

Now they are unbalanced and it mostly seems that getting elected has become much more important than keeping to principles or getting together for the good of the country and community.

This is one of the reasons we so desperately need change in this country and world.   And if you really looked deep, I am sure you would agree that it will take major events to change how our politicians think and act.

And the greater world is also defined by separation that is not about integrity or standing ground for principle, but mostly run by wanting what one selfishly needs for oneself. There is power and control negotiation, but little of common goals for the world community.  It is my team against your team with little sense of “we are all in this together”.

And all too often many of our relationships are handled this way in personal lives.   Couples are not trusting each other in the relationship, and do not always operate as if they are “on the same team”.

How do we get to a place in our personal lives and in the greater world where people know we are all ONE FAMILY, many differences and colors and textures and attitudes and lifestyles, but all ONE, in it together, working for the good of all.  This does mean being sacrificial and not caring about what you need.  Yet it does mean that the context changes, as we realize that everyone has a natural instinct to both take care of them self and be in relationship with the needs of others and the community.

What kind of events will it take to get us there as a human world community, and in our personal relationships and lives?  What will it take for people to open up to trusting themselves, others, our world, and the Universe?  Use your own imagination to see what it would take to get us to that place?

So do we hope for nothing to happen and to keep our lives as they are?  Or do we hope for drastic events to revolutionize and transform our lives for the good of future generations and ourselves ultimately?

We are at that crossroads now. Change means changing our attitudes, our habits, our way of living.    Can we stand, especially here in America and Europe, for a disruption to our secure and familiar lives, so we can bring back passion, connection, deeper meaning, more love, a real search for truth, and a common bond with our fellow human?    Can we as free humans take individual responsibility for our lives and the health of our world and Earth? Can we truly respect how others lead their lives, as long as they do not hurt us directly?  Can we stop trying to make everyone just like us or into someone who shares our values?

How big do events have to be  to transform our world and bring us all to the place in our consciousness that is evolved for a new world?  Or do you believe that all of a sudden at the end of the Mayan Calendar we will wake up together with no great events to change us?

Life will continue after December 21 2012, no matter what anyone tells you. But will be wake up on December 22 still doing everything the same as we do today, yet with our souls and spirits another level dead? Or will we be in the process of big change to evolve ourselves and our world to an Aquarian Age of Diversity in Unity, equality and liberation for all humans?

Perhaps our current fascination with vampires and zombies reflects our own desires to be the Living Dead, which so many seem to be moving toward.   Or can we wake up in time to save our souls and world?

This week the lunar nodes are shifting from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio. Scorpio will be the lunar north node starting on August 31 and staying there until February 2014.     We are pointing toward a need for more intensity, depth, and passion during that time, with a counter force for comfort, security and practical concerns.    The last time we had a Scorpio north node was from February 1994- August 1996.  Check out your life back then in relation to comfort/passion.

And also this coming Friday August 31 there is a Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces at 9:58 AM EDT.  This brings a need to balance our material concerns for order with our soul needs for flow and deep connection.  What both Virgo and Pisces have in common is a need to serve.   This is usually a very gentle Full Moon.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

Letting Your Heart Lead the Way and Astrology Forecast August 12-18

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury is moving back up toward speed now, and many have felt a relief since it went back direct this past Wednesday. Clarity and direction are becoming more apparent, but the waning moon is not providing much energy for forward movement yet.

Later this week, after Friday,  when there is a New Moon in fiery Leo, energies will open up for moving forward, especially creatively.  Until then there is still time to gather your self and get back centered again.

Later this month, on August 27, after the Sun will have moved into “grounded” Virgo, the first of two political party presidential conventions will start. The Republicans give us their propaganda starting then for a week,  and then Democrats give us their spin of political reality the week of September 3.

That is when the serious, decadently expensive, and horrible nastiness of the American election of a President begins.  A country that now has many people suffering from being unemployed and underemployed, and in a slow economy, spends millions of dollars on slimy, name-calling, childish ads. Instead of being concerned with our American community and its challenges, the political process has become a war between dysfunctional political party agendas that have little to do with what is going on in a person’s real life.

On November 6, Election Day in America, the joke will be on all of us, as trickster Mercury goes Retrograde that day.  The last time Mercury changed directions on Election Day was on November 7, 2000, as Mercury was changing from retrograde to direct, and a complete fiasco of an election night occurred between Al Gore and George Bush and the clowns in the media circus.

On Election Day this year, we will be only 45 days away from the momentous date December 21, 2012, when the Mayan Calendar ends, and a centuries long Old Age, according to Mayan wisdom ends.

In between Election Day and the Mayan Date, there will be two very powerful eclipses, one on November 13, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio; and then a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28.

Trust me there will be no end of the world on December 21, 2012.  There are many powerful and transformational aspects leading us forward into an Aquarian Age, beginning in 2013.  But of course if I am wrong, and the world ends, no one will ever know I was wrong, lol.

Nevertheless, the time before the Mayan Calendar ending promises to be quite potent.   Even this September 2012 looks to be a month of shakeups and change.  The time surrounding the New Moon in Virgo on September 15 looks meaningful.  A few days later, on September 18 Pluto changes directions as it is forming into an exact square with Uranus the next day September 19.   This is the second of 7 passes of Uranus square Pluto  through 2015. This mid September time period will be a very intense time period and there is a fair chance Israel will attack Iran during that time.

If it does not, then the time around the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, while Mercury is retrograde on November 13 is the next most likely time of Middle East passions being aroused to greater conflict.  November 13 is the birth date of modern Syria under the Assad family. It was born on November 13 1970. And of course we all know that Syria is now arguably the most dangerous place in the world to be, as a quite violent civil war is brewing there, and foreign powers are licking their chops for gaining a foothold in this geopolitical prize.

If you believe that prayer and visualization and positive intention influence the course of humanity, then it is time to gather together and move mountains of negative energies away from the direction of Middle East disaster.    We are moving into a time of most powerful transformation into a New Age, whether you see that as Mayan or Aquarian Age, or Hopi or Biblical prophecy.

We are inexorably moving to an Age of Diversity in Unity, of equality and a merging of Love and Truth, male and female, yin and yang, dark and light.   But what do we need to go through to get there?  

The Middle East is where our most influential religions were born, where early civilizations like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt blossomed.  This cell in the body of Earthly humanity is a most important cell. It is the Old World, the Old Age and Old paradigm.   Christ and Mohammed lived there, and Jerusalem is an important center of old religions that were born and grew so large in the Pisces Age.

There is always a dance between the forces of nature and karma and destiny on the one hand, and human creative intention on the other hand.  How much is destined and how much do we create? How much is past the point of no return, and how much can we change with willful energies of love.

This coming week should be quite tame by contrast. It is still Leo time of year, when fun is at hand.   But Leo is also a time to create what we want in our heart. And this Friday at 11:54 AM on the east coast of the United States is a New Moon in Leo.  

Leo is the creative child living spontaneously open in the heart, trusting its heart more than its head to lead the way. Leo likes to be noticed, it is usually true.  But if it gets out of balance with its self esteem, too negative or too positive, it develops a rigid ego that needs to be constantly fed. It has closed its heart, the “death” of Leo, and lives by image and ego.   So keep your heart open and your self esteem will be better for it.  Opening your heart will allow you to be more creative in the moment, following spirit.

Also this week, Mars is conjunct Saturn in Libra on Wednesday.   Mid-week may bring a time to stop and take a serious look at what you are doing and where you are going, especially in relationship.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

 

 

Full Circle and Astrology Forecast for July 29- August 4

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is less intensity now, things have calmed down, there is less crisis in the air.   But Mercury is still Retrograde until August 8, so complete sanity, clarity, and direction may not be quite within reach yet for many.

Many people have shared with me just how difficult this current Mercury Retrograde has been.  Other aspects happening at the same time have made much of the retrograde period especially challenging.

This last spring Eclipse Season, which also contained Venus Retrograde, the Venus Passage, and Uranus square Pluto, shook us up and opened the portal into a new chapter of our lives.

As planets like Mars and Jupiter triggered the Uranus/Pluto pattern several days ago (when the tragedy in Colorado happened), there was more shakeup of lives.  Mercury Retrograde just added to the confusion.

A crisis may have subsided for now, but some are still looking for answers, resolution, and more clarity.

After Mercury goes direct on August 8, many remaining questions will gain more clarity.    But the deeper work is not done yet, and the transformation promised especially by the Uranus/Pluto square will surface into our lives again later.

For now, however, enjoy the Sun in Leo. It is a fun and creative time  period, and the last few weeks before the Sun moves into Virgo. Sun in Virgo time is back to school time, and a time when energies bring us more to fixing our lives and putting things in order.

This year Sun in Virgo will also bring us the Democrats and Republicans having their conventions to put crowns on presidential candidates Obama and Romney.   During that time Perspectives from the Sky will look more closely at the presidential race astrologically, in anticipation of the Presidential Election in November 2012. That election will be less then two months before the Mayan Calendar ending of December 21, 2012.

So,  with the Uranus square Pluto aspect and two Eclipses in the autumn before the Mayan Calendar date, intensity will rise again soon.

But this coming week, July 29-August 4 does bring a few noteworthy events:  Venus returns to where it went retrograde in May; there is a Full Moon; and the Sun makes aspect to Uranus and Pluto.

Many relationship issues came up to the surface of consciousness and lives during Venus Retrograde, which lasted from May 15-June 27.  After that Venus needed to run its course to go back to where it started on May 15- almost 24 degrees of Gemini.

This Tuesday July 31 Venus comes full circle and many relationship issues have been resolved, or at least gained much more clarity as to what still needs to be worked on. If you are still not sure if you want to stay in a relationship, then more insight and processing is necessay before you will know.

The next day Wednesday August 1 will be a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 11:27 PM EDT.   Full Moons, which always contain an opposition between Sun and Moon, suggest relationship.  So perhaps a light will shown on a relationship that is important to you.

Since the opposition is between the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, issues between following one’s heart (Leo) and doing what one’s mind feels is the socially correct thing (Aquarius) to do can occur.  For instance, if a person went to buy a car and had choice between a beautiful red sports car that gets bad gas mileage and a small simple looking car that gets 50 miles per gallon, they might have such a choice.  Their heart sings when seeing the red sports car and likes the fact people will admire it (Leo).  However they feel great about the fact they will be helping the environment and saving gas with the simple looking car (Aquarius).  So perhaps there is a comprmise vehicle that combines both? And perhaps a compromise for you between your heart and mind at this Full Moon?

And the Sun makes quincunx (150 degrees) to Pluto on Monday and trines Uranus on Tuesday. This provides a trigger for the Uranus/Pluto square.  This is not nearly as intense a trigger as when Mars made a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto several days ago when the Middle East issues and Dark Knight Rises theatre massacre occurred.  Nevertheless, combined with the Full Moon and Mercury still retrograde, some strong events could happen.

Keep in mind that Revolution and Evolution are on the rise with the Uranus/Pluto square. And of course the Mayan Calendar is soon ending, whose meaning we cannot fully understand, as no one has any real measuring stick for that. There is no previous ending to point to that anyone knows, as this cycle is thousands of years old.

But what we do know, as there is also a Pisces Age ending and an Aquarian Age beginning, is that life as we have known it is rapidly coming to an end. The degree to which our consciousness and lives will change is great.   Revolution and evolution are rising in strength.    An old world, paradigm and age is ending. A new Age is being born.   What exactly all this means and what will happen has so many interpretations and visions, paradigms and just plain guesses.

What you and I can do is to connect with spirit, honor our souls, align with the Universe.  We can trust our Authentic Selves and the Universe, and look for the connections, for the signs and synchronicities.  We can get our own lives, our bodies and souls healthy. We can be a part of seeking wholeness between dark and ligth, yin and yang, male and female.   We can find our niche and purpose in the greater community and Universe, and be a part of creating a New Age, a healthy Earth, and a unified diverse community of souls.  We can honor Love and Truth as the pillars that hold this Universe together, and do as many Native Americans say: Make your decisions based on what effect they will have on future generations, not just your self.

The shakeups are wake up calls, and will open portals to let in new light from an Aquarian Age getting ready to manifest on Planet Earth.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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