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Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo and Astrology Forecast August 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The long awaited Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo happens this week Monday August 21. Though this eclipse represents an extremely important passage for our human family, I wish people had not turned it into another Super Bowl type event.

This Eclipse opens a portal into a big New Chapter of life on Planet Earth, a New Chapter that will take us through an important part of our transition into the Age of Aquarius.

Quite obviously this New Chapter brings with it much turmoil and challenge, to put it lightly; but this New Chapter will also bring many great awakenings, heart openings, a greater sense of connection and meaning, and new vistas of truth beyond what we have been programmed to believe about ourselves and our world.

So it would be good at the time of the eclipse to meditate and pray, to visualize what this new world will be like both collectively and individually.

All new moons are good times to pray, meditate and visualize; but this one being a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon gives this new moon a far greater authority to shape the world we will live in.

Of course some things are already in place and are meant to be, but much else is open to the co-creation from our human family.

We are definitely in for some turmoil, chaos, and darkness, but the intensity and length I believe can be changed with our intentions, actions, and level of evolving.

Out in the world leading up to this Total Eclipse, there were a few intense conflicts and potential wars that have been playing out.

There is a culture war that was triggered into greater force in Charlottesville, and is continuing in Boston and other places now.

There has been an increase this past week in Islamic State terror attacks: 2 in Spain; 1 in Finland, and 1 in Russia.

And of course North Korea has been burning with talk of war, though this last week rageful talk lessened appreciably.

But on the date of the eclipse, by no mere random coincidence, the USA and South Korea will be active in practicing war games together. North Korea wants those games to be cancelled as it sees them as threatening actions right near its border. And it expects the USA and South Korea to reciprocate the gesture of North Korea not sending promised missiles toward Guam.

This is a big turning point on Monday at the eclipse. If the USA and South Korea go through with their war games, North Korea will likely send some powerful message in return. And then we are back where we were a couple weeks ago and probably even much worse.

The culture wars’ recent rise in emotional temperature, while we are experiencing a most chaotic, unstable, and unpredictable Trump presidential administration, shows us a splitting of America, not dissimilar to the Civil War.

And Islamic State is getting more geared up for western attacks now, as it loses more and more of its territory in Syria and Iraq.

America and the Western World are facing a huge bout of dissolution during our journey into an Age of Aquarius.

The Aquarian values of America’s Bill of Rights are being threatened by recent events. America has it natal moon (its inner values) in Aquarius.

What happened in Charlottesville is showing us the needed transformation of those Aquarian values. “All Men are Created Equal…” needs an update and transformation.

How about Women, how about men and women who are not just white northern Europeans, which were the vast majority of those who populated the colonies here in America when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written?

How about other countries and cultures all around the world? How about those who have alternative sexual orientations?

All People are Created equal.

So America is in the process of a transformation of its values, its Aquarian values, both from the inside and from the outside of its borders.

And when Rome lost its way it decayed on the inside, and was threatened by those outside its borders.

Now we have an opportunity to evolve into an equal member of this world, beyond Empire and Superpower status.

So inside ourselves we are letting go of notions of intrinsic superiority or inferiority; of some deserving more than others; of believing life is a battle for survival over others; and that our souls belong to and are beholden to a church or a nation or our employers or our families.

We are responsible for our own souls and their relationship to collective Soul, collective Spirit, and the Universe.

Allow yourself to feel this powerful Eclipse turning point for our consciousness and lives here on Earth.

Trust the Universe and its greater plan of a changing of ages.

Be open and ready for greater knowledge of our human truths and human heritage.   Allow your heart and mind to be open to extraterrestrial origins and potential extraterrestrial visitation. It is coming.

Open your mind and heart to experiencing new frequencies and dimensions, new ways to view our human experience.

Have faith all is happening aligned with Divine and Earthly wisdom, as we move into a New Age of Aquarius.

This Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo will be at 2:30 PM EDT.  It will have Uranus, the planet of great awakenings, in close trine to that Eclipse.  Uranus will add greater energy to the Eclipse and desires to break away and break free.

Also this week Saturn is slowing down as it is about to go Retrograde this coming Thursday August 24.

As it changes direction from Retrograde to Direct movement, its energy of contraction and gravity fills our psychic air space.

Going Direct, Saturn gives a sense of Time starting up again, of predestination, of “meant to be”,  of responsibility, of doing what needs to be done.

This Saturn shifts directions at 21+ degrees of Sagittarius– almost exactly opposite the USA natal Mars in Gemini, almost exactly conjunct Trump’s Moon in Sagittarius and opposite his Sun in Gemini, which tellingly is conjunct the USA natal Mars.

And Trump’s natal Ascendant and Mars are closely conjunct the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon at 28+ degrees of Leo.  This Eclipse is also opposite the aforementioned USA Moon in Aquarius.

So Donald Trump and the USA are very connected to this Eclipse.  Will we get in a war with North Korea?   Will Trump get impeached?  Will the culture wars turn into a Civil War again?

Or will the Eclipse turning point show us the way to peace with North Korea, and a turning down of the temperature of the culture wars?

The turning point moment is the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21at 2:30 PM.

Remember that Mercury is still Retrograde then, so do not jump to any conclusions or try to force your mind into finding quick solution.   Linear thinking is not at its best now.

Time “starts up again” with Saturn Direct on August 24.

Mercury goes back Direct on September 5.  

This Eclipse season ends at the New Moon in Virgo on September 19/20, close to the Autumn Equinox on September 22.

important World events can happen anytime during that time frame of August 21-September 20.   And yet many other world events with reference to Eclipse Season will happen after Eclipse Season ends on September 20, including great economic challenges, which we will talk about later.

In your personal life, be prepared for both world and personal changes that will transform your consciousness and transform your life.

You will need to leave your comfort zones and open to the new energies wanting to pour through this Portal into a New Chapter of our lives.

It is natural now to feel out of balance and not knowing where things are headed. Therefore trust is important now, trust we live in a meaningful and loving Universe, even when things are really difficult.

This ride can bring great joy and fun too, if you can let go of your need to control from your fears.  Please do not buy into the dramas now that can evoke great fear and hatred of those who are different than you like Trumpites.

Life and evolution are moving beyond these dinosaurs who are moving toward a last hurrah on their way to the dustbin of history.  They do not have control of our future.  We can only hope that we are not taken through too much darkness and suffering on our way to the Age of Aquarius.

You can help if you do not get consumed by great fear or hatred.  Those traits perpetuate the old ways, as do beliefs that the abusively powerful, greedy, mean spirited, hateful, bigoted, self serving people of the world inherit the Earth.

If you believe they will continue to dominate our world, you ought to question your deeper values, and question what you believe about humanity and the Universe.

Take care,

Leo

Please take a look at the new video I made about the coming eclipses: There will be a follow up video within the next couple of weeks

Till next week,

Leo

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

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

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

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Mercury Retrograde, and Astrology Forecast August 6-12.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , on August 5, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week brings us important energy shifts as we experience a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius and Mercury Retrograde.

On Monday August 7 there is the first of 2 eclipses this August:  A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 2:11 PM EDT.

This is not a total lunar eclipse and it will not be seen in the United States as it happens during daylight hours all across the North American continent.

The Sun will be in Leo and the Moon exactly opposite in Aquarius.  

Lunar Eclipses are always Full Moons, and have the Sun and Moon exactly opposite one another. The shadow of the Earth covers the Moon creating the eclipse.

The Sun will be at 15+ degrees of Leo and the Moon will be at 15+ degrees of Aquarius. In this Full Moon Mars will be conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon, as it will be at 11+ degrees of Leo.  Mars will add more forcefulness to the event.

So if you have any planets in the mid degrees of fixed signs Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio you will be more affected than others.  And of course the Leo and Aquarius planets will be the most important.

This is a Full Moon, so those of you who are sensitive to the energies of Full Moons will be especially energized as eclipses have much more energy and power than the usual Full Moons.

I do not expect this Eclipse to be as important or strong as the next one,  a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo.  But it is still strong and important.

Eclipses “intend” to shake us up, take us off our usual balance, and create conditions for breakthroughs and awakenings, or for breakdowns.

An issue to be aware of with this Lunar Eclipse will be about expressing and knowing one’s heart (Leo), or instead using one’s head or mind for knowing (Aquarius).

As an example if someone was out choosing a car to buy, would they choose the one that they love because of its beauty and gadgets or would they choose the one they think is better for the environment and for lower gas mileage?

Aquarius is not only more leaning toward the mind, it is also leaning toward what is more socially conscious or better for the community. And it also tends to want that which is different, not necessarily what is considered “normal”.

Leo is more concerned with what opens its heart, is more popular, and perhaps gives it a better image. It likes people or things that it “falls in love” with.

Neither way is better, just different, as we need to trust both our heads and hearts.

Globally there may be conflicts between that which a strong leader demands (Leo) versus that which the larger community demands (Aquarius).

Aquarius sees the strong leader taking the power away from the people.  Leo sees the community of “equals” as never getting things done, indecisive, and without clear direction.

They need each other.

Pay attention to these issues playing out in your personal life and in the greater world. Watch for events in the 3-4 days surrounding this Eclipse for signs of what is wanting to break through or break down.    What is needing to be let go from the past, and what does one need to be open to that one is moving toward?

What represents the old chapter and old world, with its old patterns and beliefs; and what wants to open up that represents the new chapter in our lives?

Eclipses are good motivators for change and transformation.  Relationship issues may more likely show themselves than is usual. If so, then it is time to deal with things that have been pushed under the rug of our consciousness.

Wanting to more authentically express oneself may happen at this time.  And ego battles may be more likely now too.

The next Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21 will be even more likely to bring out these issues.

Not long after the frequencies of the Lunar Eclipse this week subside, we encounter Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Virgo at 9 PM EDT on Saturday August 12.

Mercury will stay Retrograde during the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, and will last until September 5 when it goes back Direct again. It will go into Leo during its Retrograde journey, which is where it will be at when it goes back Direct.

Like all Mercury Retrograde periods, our perceptions naturally change, as we tend to look at things differently.

We may give pause and shift our thinking about what we had previously planned on doing or saying; and we may then want to go in a different direction.

Do your best to wait until Mercury goes back Direct before making a final decision.  And it often takes a week or so after it goes Direct before real clarity appears.

And with Eclipse Season shaking things up and potentially creating more chaotic situations, the fogginess of Mercury Retrograde will make clarity and direction even more difficult to ascertain.

Let this Eclipse Season play itself out before jumping to conclusions. Of course we want to know what to do as soon as possible, but sometimes like now, we need to let the process unfold all the way.

Trust the Universe and your own Self to bring you what is right at the right time.

September should be as energized  and even more filled with important events than August, as the New Moon on August 21 opens up a whole new lunar cycle that reaches almost to the Autumn Equinox.

The Portal of new energy opens up on August 21 and many new experiences and events will follow.

But for now, we have a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon to experience, and it will bring a shift of energies, and also events that could be important.

Later this August we will encounter the Total Solar Eclipse with Mars not far away from it,  at close to the same time as Saturn going Direct,  Mars sextile Saturn and Jupiter, and Jupiter sextile Saturn.  

The last part of August will see the speed of change picking up steam. And this speed of change will continue through September and beyond as a Portal will be opened at the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21.

But for now, this week gives us an important Lunar Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius, that has within it Mars in Leo conjunct the Sun in Leo and opposite the Moon in Aquarius.

That will be followed closely by Mercury beginning its Retrograde movement on August 12.

Now is the time to let yourself let go and just take the roller coaster ride. It will start relatively slowly and pick up speed as it goes, with its most intense period being around the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo.

Please take a look at new video I made about the coming eclipses:

Till next week,

Leo

There is a video of my talk at the Enlightenment Expo in May that my friend Jonne Trees has recorded:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D52FYcHTM3U.

The subject is about navigating the planetary changes this year.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created recently- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ

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

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

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

 

 

 

Hand of Time and Astrology Forecast August 7-13

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have passed through the gate of a New Moon in Leo from August 2. On August 18 that New Moon from August 2 will become Full- A Full Moon in Aquarius.

That will be an important Full Moon, as it begins a new Eclipse Season.  That Full Moon in Aquarius blows in the first winds of change connected to the issues that will dominate our consciousness during this new Eclipse Season.

The first Eclipse will be on September 1.  It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo.

The second and last Eclipse for this Eclipse Season will be on September 16.  It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Pisces.

So we can expect another round of important and intense world events soon again.   There will likely be a continuation of issues around police treatment of African Americans,  and anger toward the police.

There will also likely be a continuation of terrorist events.

And of course the Presidential election process will intensify, though it seems hard to imagine it getting any more intense.

There will also likely be new world events that continue to shake up our reality and consciousness and help us to more greatly transform into the Age of Aquarius.

The economy and stock market could be vulnerable for change, especially so if interest rates are increased in September by the Federal Reserve.  The really volatile Middle East could also be ripe for new eruptions.  Also North Korea and China are getting more and more angry with neighboring countries, as well as western governments- especially the USA.

Turkey and  Russia and their roles in Syria could also be in the spotlight.  And of course events will likely erupt that will be complete surprises.

Just know that Eclipse Seasons accelerate the process of change and transformation in the world and in your personal life.

We have entered a big new chapter or season of our lives.  The transition time has been from Spring 2014 to now.  Look back at your life prior to Spring of 2014 and look at it now.

Look at the world prior to Spring 2014 and look at it now.

Islamic State was unheard of  and Ferguson had not happened yet, whch triggered all the racial tensions.  Russia had not invaded Ukraine and upset its relationship with the western world and Nato.

So now we are in an important new chapter of our collective and individual lives, a new chapter on the way toward the Age of Aquarius.

What still needs to transform in your life to make you aligned with the energies of the Age of Aquarius and also aligned with your own authentic higher self and its natural soul journey?

What is not aligned in your life now?  Are your relationships healthy?  Are your family connections other than dysfunctional?  Are you in a career or job that is satisfying and aligned with your true self or are you there just to surive financially?

Do you have love in your life or are your relaionships just relationships out of habit?

Are you still controlled by old belief systems, and patterns of behavior that keep you stuck?

Do you feel like your life is a rerun every day, with “Groundhog Day” repeats?

Do you put up with relationship patterns that are so dysfunctional that they are not heart or feeling connected anymore?  Do you just go through the motions without real connection?

Well, it is possible that the approaching Eclipse Season will break down some of these old ways and provide you with breakthroughs into new mindsets and ways.

In fact Eclipse Seasons usually do have breakdowns and breakthroughs, some small and sometimes rather large life changing ones.

Before we hit into Eclipse Season, however, we find ourselves in the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Leo on August 2.    That Moon continues to wax and grow until the Full Moon in Pisces on August 18, at which time it begins its waning half of the cycle.

This Leo New Moon lunar cycle wants us to get more into our hearts and creative expression.  It beckons us to trust more and live from our spontaneous hearts and not so much from our calculating heads.

Have Leo fun this remaining summer, while it still lasts here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 1 will herald the call to get more into work and to create more order in our lives.  But that’s almost a month away.

There are only minor aspects this week, until Saturday when Saturn goes from Retrograde to Direct.

Saturn is gravity, but also the Hand Of Time.   So the clock of the Universe begins to tick again on Saturday.

You may feel or see events that seem rather fated around that date.  Saturn gives a sense of greater definiton, of rules and regulations that need to be followed.  It can make us also feel more secure, stable and grounded if not trapped and controlled.

Try to get a sense at around the Saturn turning of what new resolutions, intentions and commitments you want to make for your self and your life.

The Universal Hand of Time lets you know that time is limited and that you cannot keep putting off or procrastinating that which is important to you and your soul’s growth.

Till next week,

Leo

If you are interested in an astrological reading of consultation, write me at soulus@aol.com for more information.  I use both Skype and phone for long distance sessions.

Hand Of Time Restarts and Astrology Forecast August 2-8

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Venus is solidly Retrograde now and will be until September 6, so relationship issues continue front and center in our lives, for better and worse.    And Saturn overnight from Saturday August 1 to Sunday August 2 turns from Retrograde to Direct.

As it turns Direct, metaphorically the hand of time starts up again, and there is a turning point feeling of Time Marching On.  Though you may still feel there is time to choose a direction, on a deeper level destiny (with your intentions) has already made up its mind.

Now you can try to close up the flow of heart and soul to where it is meant to go, but this will just delay the inevitable as life support systems do for the dying.

And in the process of ego control of natural cycles, the controller can develop illness either mental or physical or spiritual as a result.

Keep in mind however, that even though Time now marches on this week, it does not do so all at once.  Saturn turning to Direct just gives us a turning point sense of time.  It may take more time before we truly realize what has been “decided”.  And even more time before wheels are set in motion to get going.

Many of these decisions have to do with relationship now as Venus is Retrograde until September 6.  But that is not the only subject of our interest.   Where we will live or what we will do for work, etc. may also be aligned for a shift in destiny now.

After Saturn goes Direct, later in the week it makes important aspects to other planets: On Monday August 3 it squares Jupiter in Leo,  on Wednesday August 5 it squares Venus in Leo, and on Thursday August 6 it squares Mercury in Leo and trines Mars in Cancer.

In the middle of all this Venus conjuncts both Jupiter and Mercury.

All this planetary action occurs at 28+ degrees of the signs Leo, Scorpio, and Cancer.  This becomes a most important degree in natal charts now.

If you have planets 27-29 degrees of Scorpio and Leo you are most affected.  If you have planets at 27-29 degrees of Taurus or Aquarius or Cancer you are at least somewhat affected.  And hence the issue of impending destiny, especially around relationship is prevalent for you.

As an example of a nation with planets in such places, Israel has it natal Mars from its birth of May 14 1948 at 28+ degrees of Leo.  So Saturn will square that Mars while Jupiter, Venus and Mercury conjunct its Mars.

Mars in a nation’s chart represents its military and police, male influence, conflicts and sometimes war.  Of course Mars was the Roman God of War.

So we can expect some turning point, conflict laden events to ensue in early August with Israel.  And that turning point will likely develop into some bigger events later this month or next when the Eclipses erupt.

In fact there is as Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Mars ruled Aries occurring on September 27.   Israeli scholars have noted that there are 4 Total Lunar Eclipses in a row, all falling on Jewish holidays.  This Total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th (28th in Israel) falls on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is the last of the 4 eclipses in a row.

The Israeli scholars expect quite dramatic events to happen to Israel surrounding this last Blood Moon; and combined with the important planetary movements this week to Israel’s Mars, we can expect significant events concerning Israel  to unfold from August through October 2015.

Life will likely change appreciably over the next few months in both personal and global ways for all of us.  Do your best to surrender to the energies at work from the Universe, knowing that if you are aligned in your heart and soul you will be in just the right place and time for what will be shifting.

Some changes may be very deep and profound in your consciousness and life, and those changes will provide the healing and transformation your soul now requires.

Much of the transformation over the next few months in essence is to shift you more strongly out of your ego and into your soul or higher self.  From that place you will be aligned with the Universe and Spirit and ready for what comes.

Meditation and spiritual practice are highly recommended now, or if you are already doing this, then it is time to increase the effort.

Receiving healings and spiritual/psychological guidance is also good now.

And remember that this week, with all the Saturn aspects, there also is a Jupiter conjunct Venus in Leo aspect. When they last made conjunction was on July 1st, on the same day as a Full Moon in Capricorn.

That day Jupiter and Venus were so close that they actually looked merged into one in the sky. This week they are conjunct again, though they will not merge this time. And since Venus is now Retrograde and square Saturn, your heart connections are even more important to tune into then ever.

We recommended during the last conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in early July to check in to see what and especially whom your heart was into.   Now there will be more conflict to those connections from desires for security and familiarity and safety.

So it is incumbent on you to set your priorities of importance in your life around relationships and heart connections.  What is more important- love or security if you had to choose?  Are you more a romantic or a realist?  Your destiny depends on your priorities, or more to the point your destiny is dependent on Who you are at this time.

In many ways, as is aligned with the laws of attraction, Who you are energetically on a deep soul level determines what and whom you will attract to your consciousness and life.  That of course determines your destiny.

So now as Saturn goes Direct and makes important aspects this week, you can better know what “fate” has in store for you if you can dive deep into your psyche and soul to know Who you are at this time in your life.

Have you transformed and healed sufficiently to be able to attract to your Self healthier people and circumstances?  Of course healing and transformation are always evolving, but as Saturn shifts to Direct now- the Universe is taking a “snapshot” of You to determine your approaching “fate”.

And in the greater world this is true too.   The USA is in the final few months of having Pluto oppose its natal Sun in Cancer of 13+ degrees.  This process all started at the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014.

And now as Pluto is almost exactly opposite the USA Sun for the rest of this year, a USA fate will be unfolding.

Who are we collectively now as Saturn goes Direct?  Take a close and deep look and you will have a sense of what is coming our way soon.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

Winds of Relationship Change and Astrology Forecast July 26- August 1.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Tides are shifting now as Venus has just gone Retrograde and Uranus has slowed down to go Retrograde while activated by its square to Mars.

We are being awakened and taken outside any closed boxes we find ourselves locked inside.   This will especially apply to heart and relationship issues.

The way you have been understanding certain relationships may tend to be challenged now.   You may have come to some fixed way of looking at a relationship, but over the next 6 weeks or so there will be pulls and pushes to see it differently.   Perhaps there will be new events that come into your life then that will shift your perception.

But even more likely, as Venus is now Retrograde, you will be reminded of past relationships that will give you a new perspective on this current relationship.

You might be reminded of an old relationship pattern that has come back into this new relationship.   You might be reminded of how bad or unloving or abusive a past relationship was.  Or you might on the contrary remember how much better some past relationship was.

Or even more likely still, you will be more aware of when your heart was truly into someone, or someone else’s heart was really into you.   Are you in love with your current partner?  When if ever were you in love in your life?

In late June/early July this year- Venus, while going direct, was making a most close conjunction with Jupiter, one that at times looked like one huge star or planet, not two. This is because those two shining planets “merged” with one another.  Love was in the air then, and as Venus was also making aspect to Uranus, that love may have awakened you like Sleeping Beauty, taken you by surprise, or merely took you outside your comfort zone.

Now that Venus has gone Retrograde it will have another meeting with Jupiter in Leo: on August 4. This will tend to reawaken your heart again.

Overall Venus Retrograde, which will last until September 6, will give you time to reflect on relationships.  Certainly this includes romantic and committed relationships, but also friendships, family relationships, business ones, etc.

You will likely receive deeper insights on those relationships, a better sense of the condition of the relationship, a stronger idea of what options you have and what patterns need to be healed.

And if necessary, you will understand better if you can save the relationship or if you need to let it go.

It would be quite important during this Retrograde period to feel your heart, to be in touch with what turns it on and makes it sing.  Turn back the clock on your life to remember what or whom your heart was attracted to, what it loved.

Do you feel love is good for you or do you feel it makes you too out of control of your life?  Some people actually will shut out love from their heart, as they have been too disappointed in the past or have developed a very regimented life that cannot allow love to messy it up.

That would be pretty sad, as an open heart is truly necessary for real happiness.

Much may change for you during Venus Retrograde, and whatever does will prepare you for a most important new chapter in your life that is wanting to develop.

When Saturn goes Direct overnight August 1st/2nd, there will be a Universal clock that will start ticking again, so to speak.  Saturn is the hand of time, and you will have a sense that “it is time”, that “time is marching on”, that you have chosen what road to take now.

That Saturn going direct will be accompanied by other planetary movements that same week that will tend to give you a sense of a big turning point in your life. In the Global world that will also be true, as signs will point to a likely fate for our world. Saturn Direct and Jupiter will be making exact aspect to Israel’s Mars.  That gives a strong indication that Israel will either initiate a military adventure or be attacked within weeks after Saturn goes Direct.  The USA chart is also facing most difficult aspects too, like Pluto very closely opposite its natal Sun.  The time surrounding the eclipses could be very challenging.

You will likely be moving in a set direction at that time, opening up doors that will take you to new events soon to manifest in your life.

And yet relationship issues may not be decided on yet at that time.  Venus will still be retrograde until September 6 and it will not be back to where it started going Retrograde until October 9, at which time more clarity and direction for heart issues will be formed.

And of course there will be two strong eclipses on September 13 and 27 that will tend to shake things up.  They will especially shake up your life if you are holding onto anything that is not truly aligned for you and your life. It could be a time of breakdown of what needs to pass, and breakthrough into new ventures and adventures.

The greater world will also be experiencing big breakdowns and breakthroughs then, as the streams of light for transformation and healing will be especially powerful then. It will be another important portal into the Aquarian Age opening, and light cannot shine through dense blocks in a system, blocks that represent a clinging to the past, and attachments to that which does not serve your Higher Self anymore.

And Higher Self connection is getting more and more important with every new day.  The ego self wants control, and does not truly care about connections, Love, and Truth.  It cares about putting its own needs above the cycles and rhythms of nature and the Universe, and above the heart of any matter.

With so much transformation moving in to rearrange our priorities and lives, we must now allow our soul and heart based Higher Selves to take over.   This is true even if our hearts are taking us to that which does not seem practical or conventionally apt.

The old normal is dying, which means that conventional wisdom is not wise anymore. Following empty rules will not better your life.

The “connections” will be taking over our new normal, so old “shoulds” will not serve you.

Just look at this last week to better understand where the conventional old world is headed. There were two more mass killings- one in a movie theater. There was an African-American woman who apparently committed suicide in jail after being pulled over by a policemen for not using her turn signal when changing lanes.  Donald Trump is polling in first place for the Republican nomination for President of the USA. And you think he cannot possibly become President? Think again. He is rich and famous and brash, the lower ego self that all too often runs America in the old world.

And also this past week, President Obama signed a bill from Congress that makes it almost impossible to legally challenge Monsanto and GMO products.

Your Higher Self is your only way out, and your heart and soul are the only way to get to your Higher Self.

So now as we experience Venus Retrograde, get your heart’s desires in order around relationship. Stay with who is in your heart, stay away from ego run people who will bring you down.

Transform, repair or heal toxic and/or dysfunctional relationships and their patterns during Venus Retrograde– or get out of them.

Also later this week on Friday the 31st, there is a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius.   Choosing between what turns you on versus what is socially conscious can be an issue at such Full Moons. Leo is a sign wanting what opens its heart and what will be noticed or popular.  Aquarius cares more about group consciousness, social consciousness, and uniqueness.   The Full Moon on the 31st is at 6:43 AM EDT.  Venus, while still retrograde then, will slip back into heart centered Leo again also on the 31st.

Then on Saturday August 1, Saturn goes Direct and that gets the hand of time clicking as we start moving in a more certain direction. And then on August 14 there is a New Moon in Leo that will put more fuel in our hearts and life gas tanks as we rev up for the big events is September:  A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 13 and a Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Aries on September 27.

Evolutionary energies are growing stronger and your Higher Self intuitively knows the way forward.

till next week,

Leo

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

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

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.

Spiritual Soul Journey and Astrology Forecast May 10-16.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The intensity of Spring Eclipse Season 2015 is winding down.  On Monday May 11 we move into the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began at the New Moon in Aries on April 18.

It is time to look around at your life and your inner world and to see where you are at now.

Look at your life now from a more common sense and practical viewpoint.    What is working and what is not working for you?

What still blocks your ability to move more fully forward?    What inner tapes and programmed messages hold you back?  What past traumas and hurts keep you from trusting?

You can use this last quarter Moon phase to see how your life is settling as the dust clears from the recent shifts and changes.

Next week there will be a New Moon in Taurus on Monday May 18.   And Mercury will go Retrograde that same day, and stay there until June 11.  Then after the New Moon in Gemini on June 16, and after Mercury goes back Direct on the 11th,  there will bring more active and alive energies for moving forward again.

World events, directly related to the shifts during the Eclipses this year, will then erupt again.

Three important Middle East events during the Spring Eclipse Season this year were the election of Bibi Netanyahu in Israel; the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran; and the civil war in Yemen that brought in Iran and its foe Saudi Arabia.

The issues from these events will go to a new and more serious level later this spring and early summer.

Netanyahu has put together a small but extremely militaristic coalition government in Israel.  It is quite arguably the most conservative, anti Palestinian government put together in that country.    And its opposition to the Iran deal brings much danger for war.

The nuclear deal with Iran needs to be finalized by the end of June this year.  There is much opposition to this deal among Iran’s hardliners, American hardliners, many Sunni Arab governments and of course Israel.

And in Yemen the Iranian backed Houthis who performed a coup of the previous government are fighting against Saudi Arabia, which has invaded Yemen.

Add to this the grave problems in Syria and Iraq with ISIS and Al Queda and it is obvious that we are at a big turning point in the Middle East.

And after Mercury goes Direct and there is New Moon in Gemini, we can expect events to erupt in the Middle East and elsewhere.  Yet the time period to be especially aware of in regards to Israel and the Middle East will be late July/Early August.  

Saturn in Scorpio will be going Direct then as Jupiter in Leo makes square to it.  Israel’s Natal Mars placement in Leo will be almost exactly made conjunct by Jupiter and squared by Saturn at that time.  There will also be a Full Moon in Aquarius around the same time.

For now, however, we go through the waning 4th quarter phase of the Moon this week.   Shore up the practical foundational elements of your life in anticipation of more transformational change coming soon.  More grounded, common sense ways of being and thinking are aligned now.

This week, besides moving through the 4th quarter moon phase, we see on Monday that Mars leaves earthy body centered Taurus for thought provoking Gemini, where it will stay for until June 24.

Mars in Gemini is very active, inquisitive, and mercurial.   You will want to find more interesting pursuits, learning opportunities, and generally fast forward movement.

Mars opposes Saturn in Sagittarius mid week, so fast forward movement will be frustrated by the contraction of Saturn.

And of course we will be moving through a 4th quarter Moon phase this week and Mercury Retrograde next week, so it is a better time for planting Gemini idea seedlings than to blast fast forward with certain plans.

Whatever ideas are planted in your mind this week may need a few weeks to germinate before certain knowing of direction.

After Mercury goes back Direct on June 11 and then there is a New Moon in Gemini on June 16, it will be time to move forward with ideas and plans.

Transformational change does not happen in a straight line of goal setting directness.  It happens in a more circuitous manner, where the mystery of deep seated soul intention plays out in its own way.

Transformation is a process of letting go of that which has died in spirit and allowing for new energies and forms to manifest.

We cannot rush the process, yet we are best served if we get out of the way of the energies that want to move through us.

Those new energies bring to us what we need in our transformational journey.   Change does not always arrive in the manner or form that we intended, but the essence of what we need is always brought to us.

When intention is made to the Universe, it is best to be in true relationship with the Universe like you would with anyone or anything.

The Universe is not an extension of our relationship with mom or dad, and so our past disappointments with parents cannot rule our transformational consciousness.  And sometimes people will make demands of the Universe, telling it they deserve good things because they have been a good person or paid their dues or some such.

But transformation is not for good or bad people but for all souls.  We do not get we want because we were a good or bad girl or boy.

Transformation is more about cycles, endings and beginnings, karma, and attracting to our selves that which is based on how we are vibrating, so to speak.  Our belief systems, our attitudes, our energy, our soul’s frequency, determines the quality of our transformation.

Our best intention to make is probably one that asks to have happen what is in the best interest of all concerned.  And we very likely cannot determine what that is- but the Universe can.

You can know what is no longer aligned with your soul’s journey, and you can know what in essence you need to move into now.  But you will be frustrated if you expect a perfect anything or anyone, or if you make material concerns your highest priority.

We are all on a spiritual soul journey which requires material support, not on a material journey that requires the support of spirit.

till next week,

Leo

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

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

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://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.

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Hand of Time Shows it is Time for a New Chapter in Our Lives and Astrology Forecast July 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Hand of Time is ready to start ticking again as Saturn is stationing ready to go Direct this Sunday July 20.

We let you know last week that in the days surrounding this event, world events that feel like fate would erupt in our world.

Saturn Direct is more important than it usually is because it follows the very powerful Cardinal Grand Cross that happened during Spring Eclipse Season 2014.

Hand Of Time Saturn goes Direct and we all enter a very important new chapter or season of our lives on Planet Earth.

Two very important events that affect lives all over the Earth happened as Saturn was about to go Direct:  A Malaysian passenger plane was shot down late this last week over Ukraine;  and Israel  seriously intensified its war with Hamas and the Palestinians by pushing its ground forces into Gaza.

Already a few hundred Palestinians have been killed (mostly civilians) by air bombings over Gaza.   Hamas and other groups have also been sending rockets into Israel, but only killing one Israeli in the process.  The carnage in Gaza is horrendous.

Going back into the Eclipse Season as the Cardinal Cross was formed,   the top world news stories then were:  A Malaysian airliner disappeared, which has still not been found;  Ukraine blew up as it began to split between western interests and Russian interests.;  John Kerry made a concerted effort to bring peace to Israel and the Palestinians; the Islamic State made great advances in Syria and Iraq.

Now as Saturn goes Direct and the Hand of Time begins to move forward,  two very important and seemingly fated events happen that are very connected to those world events and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

Most strangely that the incredible disappearance of the Malaysian plane in the Spring, now becomes a shot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine, bringing those two events from Spring Eclipse Season together in a strange way.

When we also add the Isis takeover of Iraq, which happened while the Cross was still in effect, with the events in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine; we see themes that are forming which are aligned with the transition between Ages.

As we let you know in previous writings, Chaos versus Order will be a pervading theme during this transition, as borders and rules of the Old World are breaking down and forceful attempts to keep the old security systems are countering that movement.

Interestingly, as Saturn has been stationing to go Direct on July 20, at the same time Uranus has been stationing to go retrograde and will turn Retrograde on July 21.  Planets that station to change directions, whether to Direct or Retrograde, have their energy permeating the frequencies of our consciousness and world.

Saturn is security and control; Uranus is breaking out of stuck forms and often bringing chaos as a result. Not only are those two planets both changing directions at the same time; they also are making aspect to one another.  They are making a quincunx or 150 degree aspect to one another.  Saturn is going Direct at 16+ degrees of Scorpio while Uranus is going Retrograde at 16+ degrees of Aries.

As the turf in the Middle East is being transformed, the lives of many peoples all over the world are affected because so many countries are invested in the resources and power structures there.

In Ukraine, NATO nations have been trying to be the main influence there, which used to be a part of the Soviet Union and has many residents with Russian heritage. So Russia has also been fighting for influence.  The flight that was shot down over Ukraine has passengers from all over the world.

So you can see that these events are affecting peoples all over the world.  It is likely that the “fated” events this past week are the catalysts for great change in the Middle East and Ukraine.  And like dominoes falling, the whole world will be transformed as a result.

Keep in mind that besides the Middle East events in Iraq/Syria with Isis and the conflict between Israel and Palestine, the talks to change the nuclear program of Iran met a deadline with no results  on July 20, the day of Saturn going Direct. Subsequently,  they have extended that deadline 4 more months

The power of change is enormous now and will continue to be so.   Later this week Mars will leave diplomatic and peace seeking Libra for intense, passionate and focused Scorpio this Friday July 25.

And the next day on Saturday July 26 there will be New Moon in Leo conjunct Jupiter and square that Mars in Scorpio.

This will be the final sign of our movement into a New Chapter of our lives, and it may be a most intense passage.

As we collectively move into a New Chapter/Season of our human lives on Planet Earth on the way to the Age of Aquarius in the 2020’s, so also do each of us in our personal lives.

If you have been procrastinating and reluctant to choose or make decision or pick a direction to move toward, there is a major turning point now begging you to choose and move forward.

The train of our lives will be taking off without us if we are not ready, and may as a result push us to where or what we may not want.  So please stay present and aware and do not avoid or be distracted.

All of the shakeups you may have been experiencing this year, in conjunction with Spring Eclipse Season and the Cardinal Grand Cross, were done so you would shift your consciousness and life into this New Chapter.

Uranus  and Saturn changing directions this week will bring a need to balance between opening up your life and liberating yourself from stuck mindsets or situations (Uranus), and keeping security and stability and being grounded (Saturn).

Mars going into Scorpio on July 25 will intensify your life, help you to focus and move forward, and feel your passion more.  It will stay in Scorpio until September 13, when it goes into Sagittarius.

The New Moon in Leo conjunct Jupiter will bring you more spirit and positive energy, more hope after perhaps previous difficulties.   This New Chapter of our lives needs hope and faith as we release old beliefs and ways of being, so we can align our consciousness and lives for the Age of Aquarius.

The changes in the world and the changes in our own consciousness and lives are meant to help us to get out of our stuck and controlling images and egos (the downside of Leo) and move more into our authentic and creative heartfelt selves (upside of Leo).

This week there is a shift forward for all of us.  Make intention that this new doorway will bring you to be more whole and healthy, more aligned with your authentic soul self and the Universe, more aware of the connections inside you and all around, more unified with everyone in our human family, and open and ready to embrace the Age of Aquarius.

No matter what craziness is happening in the world, you have the ability and strength to keep your focus on the world you want the children now and in the future to inhabit.  And so it is and so it shall be.

See you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

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

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

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