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Shifting Winds and Mercury Retrograde, and Astrology Forecast for August 22-28

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The mental winds have shifted now- as Mercury went retrograde Friday August 20.  Perceptions are changing, what we thought was happening or about to happen may now be questioned.  Mercury Retrograde always shakes up our usual way of seeing things, gives pause, and prompts us to reflect and review.   It is often subtle, sometimes not so much.    When Mercury first changes directions, from direct to retrograde, or from retrograde to direct; that is when issues can be most confusing.  

For instance, on the evening of  November 7, 2000, Mercury had slowed down while retrograde, and went direct.  That night Al Gore and George Bush were in an election for President of the United States.     It was a crazy night- as winds shifted back and forth from media calling the victory for Bush, then Gore, and back and forth all night.  The election was finally over weeks later, after many hanging chads and a Supreme Court verdict which handed the election to Bush. 

Mercury changing directions is not always as confusing as that election night in 2000, but it always does shift the mental framework, more or less.   And as we go deeper into the retrograde period, we shift our perceptions, our paradigm.  Events may force us to question how we have been viewing our lives.     People from our past may reappear in our lives or in our minds or dreams to shift our reality.     Events which we are relying on to happen, do not happen or get postponed.   Events which we were not expecting, drop into our lives.

As a result of these shifts, we are forced to re-examine, to re-think.  This is why we are advised during Mercury Retrograde not to make big decisions or sign important contracts. It is because our minds are operating differently than they usually operate.   Left-brain linear thinking is stressed.  Right brain creative imaginative thinking often does better during Mercury Retrograde.  

Also, sometimes we feel we have been taken into a kind of Twilight Zone during Mercury Retrograde.   Our sense of reality has shifted that much.  We are in a fog and wanting to come out.   After Mercury goes back direct, we start to gain more clarity and direction. Sometimes it takes 3-5 days after Mercury has gone direct before we feel clear again.

This time Mercury will go back direct on September 12.  So its retrograde period is from August 19- September 12.

Closely coordinating with Mercury Retrograde is the final pass of Saturn square Pluto today on August 21.   As we have mentioned before, Saturn/Pluto events can be very destructive in their process of breaking down old structures, and opening the way for a new passage forward. In time new structures are built that have been injected with new spirit, unlike the old ones that had lost their original purpose and passion.

Wars have been a very destructive way of transforming these structures.   World War I, World War II and the 9-11 tragedy all erupted in our lives during hard aspect between Saturn and Pluto as this current Saturn square Pluto represents.

We wrote last week that Israel and the USA charts were closely affected by the Saturn/Pluto aspect and that it was either possible they would be involved in some kind of conflict (likely Iran), or that we would get clues as to what is forming around some kind of conflict that would happen soon.  

Interestingly,last week it was abruptly and surpisingly announced that Russia would be opening an Iranian nuclear reactor plant on August 21, the day of the square.   Some were predicting that Israel or the USA would attack, bomb and destroy the facility before August 21, when the nuclear fuel would be loaded in which would almost certainly preclude a bombing. That is because a bombing after the fuel is loaded in would cause a massive nuclear disaster with fallout destroying many lives.  There was little time to set up a bombing and nothing happened before the plant successfully opened on August 21.

It is also quite synchronistic that the USA estimated this week that Iran could not make a nuclear weapon for at leat a year.  Also this week, The USA and other world powers initiated peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians that are slated to begin on September 2.

It is obvious to me that there are great efforts being exerted to stop an attack on Iran, and avert a most devastating war that would explode as a result. I believe Israel is determined to attack Iran nevertheless.  The opening of the nuclear reactor by Russia and Iran on Augut 21, at the exact day of hte Saturn/Pluto square is an important synchronicity.  It must be some kind of turning point for the Middle East.   The ramifications of the Saturn/Pluto square are operable until later this year.  Keep close watch on the Middle East now and for the near future. 

What happens there is most important as we shift from a Pisces to an Aquarian Age.    Religions became major social institutions during the Pisces Age, and all our main religions have powerful roots in the Middle East.

We are moving into Diversity in Unity in the Aquarian Age.   Wars between religions is a dark joke.   It is unbelievable to anyone who has truly connected spiritually.  We need to cleanse our world of this toxicity.    We can only hope and pray that there are not too many horrors that await us in this cleansing process.

Sun in Virgo-  The Sun moves into Virgo overnight August 22/23, Sunday into Monday.     Virgo time of year is a time to begin to unwind from the summer and begin to transition into the autumn.   We start to think about getting our lives together again, fixing what needs to be fixed or healed, getting more organized and efficient, working harder.    Synchronistically, it is the time of year when kids go back to school. The creative and fun loving roar of the Leo lion begins to subside, and we now seek to find the simplicity and humility of the Virgo Virgin.  Remember, however, that it is still summer and that you do not have to turn to “all work and no play”.  

Keep your eye also on the economy now as we shift to Mercury Retrograde, Sun in Virgo, and in the wake of Saturn/Pluto.  There is a downward shift that should affect the economy and stock market.  It is likely the stock market will go down, perhaps appreciably, this late summer and autumn. 

Please remember that all the changes are cleansing our world of old ways that are soul dead, corrupt, unfair, unjust, and uncaring.  New ways are being born.    We are connecting again with our deeper souls, with one another, with the Universe, with our spirituality.   We are creating ways of healing our Earth and environment, of making community.   We are creating in alignment with an Aquarian Age being born, creating a world of Diversity in Unity, anchored by the Universal strongholds of Love and Truth. 

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

There are more writings and information about astrological consultations on my website.  Also there will be a new live Perspectives from the Sky radio show on Saturday August 28 at 1 PM EDT.  You can also listen to past shows at that address.


Will Never Be the Same, and Astrology Forecast for August 15-21

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Collectively our human family is in the midst of an enormous transformation.  In 2020 or so, when we look back at the times we are in now,  it will seem like ancient history.   We will before then pass through 2012 and many powerful astrological configurations that are accelerating our passage from a dying Pisces Age into a birthing of an Aquarian Age.

 The 60’s revolution, brought on by the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in 1965/1966, gave us the first huge thrust of revolution and evolution into an Aquarian Age.  Someone who lived in 1959 and went to sleep and woke up in 1975 would have seen a world they would not recognize.  The social, political,  fashion, and consciousness changes were drastic during those years.

Then in the early ’90s there was another strong conjunction, the Uranus/Neptune conjunction of 1992/1993 brought us the Internet revolution and more power to the New Age spiritual movement.  It is difficult to imagine now what life was like before the technological and spiritual revolutions of the ’90s.

Now the coming changes will, in many ways, be greater.   This year 2010 has brought an acceleration of transformation forward into an Aquarian Age. The powerful eclipses, grand cross, and cardinal t-square in the early degrees of cardinal signs, have taken us out of our comfort zones and brought many to major turning points in their lives.  There may not be a sense of clear direction yet, but nevertheless we know we cannot go back to how it was.

This autumn, amazingly, the early degrees of cardinal signs will again be emphasized as the autumn equinox will be a part of full moon in Aries at 0+ degree of Libra and Aries. And even more amazing, just one hour before the winter solstice on December 21, which is at 0 degrees of Capricorn, there will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at 29 + degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini. 

This again affects the early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, and therefore people born in the early days of these signs will continue to be affected as will people born in the last couple of days of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

Symbolically,the emphasis most of the year on early cardinal signs (signs of new yearly seasons here on Earth) suggests we are changing bigger “seasons” of our lives.  We are going through a major passsage into a new phase of our lives, a new birth.

The last time I saw an eclipse on the day of a new season was on the summer solstice 2001.  That aspect, plus a Saturn opposition Pluto at the USA Ascendent in August 2001, inspired me to write the article, “The Tower”, where I forecast that the USA would be attacked before the summer of 2001 ended.   Of course that year we experinced the 9-11 attack of the twin towers in New York.

This year 2010, as we explained in our last blog, Saturn squares Pluto in early cardinal signs Libra and Capricorn respectively on Saturday August 21.  This aspect often portends dramatic events to come, which drastically change our lives, and even when horrible, open the gates to new phases of our lives.    

Perhaps a big event will occur next week as we get closer to Saturn square Pluto on August 21.  That aspect affects the natal Venus of Obama, Israel, and the USA.  Mercury Retrograde begins the day before on the 20th.  The Sun will then be at 27 degrees of Leo, where both Israel and Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel have their Mars.  Also at 27 degrees is Obama’s North Node and it is opposite the USA natal Moon at 27 degrees of Aquarius.  If a big event for those two countries does not happen during the days surrounding that Saturn/Pluto square, then rest assured that there will be big clues around that time suggesting what is coming by spring of 2011.    An attack on Iran or Lebanon or Syria is a most likely event.

Please keep in mind that the Age of Aquarius requires diversity in Unity and equality.   A superpower nation will not exist in that Age.  Therefore coming events, whether economic downturns or military adventures or something else, will serve the big picture purpose of bringing more equality to nations all over the world.  The United Nations tries to bring such equality, but is often too controlled by an unfair system, which gives veto power to nuclear armed nations USA, Russia, China, France, and England.  And the hypocricy of putting sanctions on Iran for possibly trying to build a nuclear weapon, while these other countries own thousands of such weapons and Israel owns them too, is obvious. 

The other big aspect this week, besides the Satrun/Pluto square, is Jupiter opposite Saturn on August 16.  Jupiter and Saturn have a 20 year cycle together. This current cycle began in May 2000, when Jupiter was conjunct Saturn in Taurus.   In the chart erected for that event, Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Taurus was square Uranus in Aquarius. 

I wrote than that this symbolized the “battle”, for the succeeding 20 years, of an Old World (Jupiter/Saturn in Taurus) digging in to perpetuate its existence, challenged by a New Age being born (Uranus in Aquarius).  I then predicted the first 10 years would show us an old world that would look at times like it never was going to leave (mainly Bush years), to be followed in the next 10 years by huge waves of change that would bring us forward into a new Aquarian Age in 2020.

We are in 2010 at the midpoint of the Jupiter/Saturn cycle, as Jupiter opposes Saturn.   2010 has been giving us the many powerful aspects in the early degrees of cardinal signs, which shows us the transition into a new season for the human family on Earth, on the way to a New Aquarian Age in 2020, when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius in December of that year.

Expect big events to happen to assist us in our shifting our consciousness and lives in attunement and alignment with the collective transformation we are all going through.

In your personal life the same thing will be happening. You will be helped to make the changes that are right for you also.  You will be helped to better connect with your authentic self, beyond the progamming by society to get you to “fit in”.   You will be helped, through signs and symbols and sychronicity and meaningful events, to make the changes necessary.  You will connect more with others of like mind and heart, and find greater purpose and function in our greater community and Universe.

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.  Also I just put up a new radio show you can listen to also.

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.

The Challenge of the Aquarian Age and Astrology Forecast for February 14-20

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are moving through a New Moon in Aquarius this weekend, February 13-14.    It is especially noteworthy as it makes conjunction with Neptune.  Aquarius takes us into the mental ethers and networks. It takes us beyond the ONE, and into the Many.   It is about decentralized networks like the intenet.   It is groups, community, and social networks.    As it conjuncts Neptune we are more connected to friends and communities and social networks from our deeper soul, not just from our minds.   Deep healings can occur in and through group settings now, in community, on social networks, in a club, at a retreat, even with family.  This is true for the whole lunar month ahead.

But the process may not be so easy and graceful for many, as Neptune can bring you through fogs of disorientation on the way to deep healing.  You may need to face old patterns of behavior in social situations that make you feel bad about your self, ashamed, or challenged.

Even on social networks like Facebook, people are facing their social and group inner demons.    When you write something on Facebook, your whole communiy of friends sees it and responds to it.  You have put your self on the line for all to see.   “Community” gets to know more about who you are.  You hope your community of friends will be unconditional with you, but that is not always possible.  Even the groups you become fans of, the games you play, the friends you pick, the pictures you put up, they all say much about who you are.

So now this month ahead you will receive healings from your communities.  People may say things to you or write things to you that all can see that will make you feel good about your self and may even make you cry.  You may feel drawn to say things to people you have never said to them before that will make them feel very good about themselves.  Give it a try this month, it is in alignment with Universal movement.

There is an Aquarian Age we are moving into, and group communities and networks will be growing more and more.  Many believe the establishment of the internet was the beginning waves of our Aquarian Age. It is a decentralized network of people and information and web sites. It connects us all in greater community.  There is also a freedom of movement and information, a power to the people, so to speak, without much intervention from government or central controls.  This is Aquarius.

But Aquarius must be careful not to leave the soul, the feelings and body. Aquarius is higher mind, mental airwave connections like the internet.  It is also cell phones, ipods, and technology in general.   We are challenged, by these technologies, to be present in our bodies, to be present for our lives, to feel, to truly connect with others.  So often now we are not looking at someone and touching them.  We are having only virtual relationships.

Last year I was at a baseball game and a young boy about 7 or 8 years old was intently playing video games while the baseball game was played, while people were yelling and having fun.  He only looked up once or twice from his video game, to grab some food from his mom, and to give a dirty look at a woman who was yelling too loud while he was playing his game.

We must make conscious effort to stay in our souls and bodies, and not get addicted to our technology.

Uranus is the planet that is the “ruler” of Aquarius.  It is the planetary corollation to Aquarius. Myth has it that Uranus was a sky god who was married to Gaia, Goddess of the Earth.  They were not very connected. She complaned about him all the time how he was not connected to her, and instead fooled around with other women.    She wanted to hurt him and asked her many children to help her. They all turned her down except Saturn.  Keep in mind that Saturn is the ruler of gravity, just what someone not connected to the Earth would need.

Saturn severed the testicles of his father Uranus. Those testicles dropped into the waters and became Venus, Goddess of Love.

That love is what connects the Sky God to the Earth.

Our human family, especially those who are most connected to technology, in developed countries, are often dangerously leaving their connection with Gaia, destroying the Earth and environment.  They also use science and technology to drop bombs on people, even innocent civilian people. 

They call the casualties and killings collateral damage. These are real people like me and you, real people with homes and families and jobs that get destroyed.  We killed over 200,000 people with nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in world war II.   We have recently killed innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. And soon we are likely to kill more people in Iran.

These raiders will be brought down from the Sky to see what they are doing to our Earth and its people.    Saturn’s gravitational pull will before long pull them down to face what they are doing.  The Saturn square Pluto and Saturn opposite Uranus aspects this year will help this to happen.  Saturn is also the lord of karma and it is time to take responsibility for our actions.

Technological breakthroughs will continue, and are meant to be as we enter an Aquarian Age.  Social networks and the internet will continue to grow and prosper.  But we can also bring our selves more into our bodies, into our feelings and emotions, into reality. 

We can pay more attention to what the Earth needs from us, pay more attention to our human-ness, to our mates’ and friends’ needs, touch one another more, care for those who are suffering.  Arrogance is “sky” detached from what is is to be human, so to speak.

We can now balance heaven and earth, mind and body; so we can heal our human family and Earth and its environment, and proudly and in wholeness enter the Aquarian Age together. 

Besides the New Moon in Aquarius this weekend, the other astrological highlight this week is the Sun moving into Pisces on Thursday the 18th.  That means there is only one more month of winter, until the Aries spring equinox. 

Pisces is the surrender of our egos and the letting go to nature and the flow of the Universe. Pisces tends, during its surrender, to sacrifice it self and take care of others’ needs before its own. It is adept at being whatever  and whoever it needs to be. AS the last sign before the beginning of spring, it contains all the previous signs within itself.  This flexibility combined with letting go of the ego can challenge Pisces to develop a solid self and a straight forward life plan.  Some of them can seem passive and evasive, but actually it is their way- to enter other realms, to trust the flow, to go through a mysterious often circuitous process to get where they are going.     

This month do not try too hard, instead let go and trust life.  And heal and release and get your self ready body and soul for new beginnings in the spring.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please visit my website for more information and to view the services I can offer you duing these changing times.

Weekly Worldview and Astrology Forecast for February 7-13

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 6, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

 We move further forward into 2010, a year of much transformation for the human community on Planet Earth.  The spring and summer especially will shake up the status quo and consensus reality, and bring us forward into Aquarian waves of change.

Since the year began it has been intense, and many can now feel the deep rumblings of change to come.   We started the year with 2 eclipses, a lunar eclipse full moon in Capricorn/Cancer on New Year’s Eve, giving us a powerful signature for the year ahead; then a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn on January 15. 

These eclipses were surrounded in time by a Saturn/Pluto square, a most powerful combination.   The first pass of the square occurred on November 15 2009 and the second on January 31 2010.  A third pass erupts into our world in August this year.  We mentioned in last week’s blog that dramatic events often synchronize with this Saturn/Pluto connection.   Both World Wars in the 20th century and the 9-11 attacks in 2001 happened during “hard” aspect between these planets.

Many more important aspects suggesting great change also occur in 2010, like Jupiter opposite Saturn, Uranus opposite Saturn, Jupiter conjunct Uranus, and the beginning waves of Uranus square Pluto.  There also is a very powerful lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross in cardinal signs in late June of this year.    These aspects help you to let go of old patterns and beliefs, situations and people that no longer fit who you are and who you are becoming.

 In turn you expand your consciousness, incorporate new and healthy beliefs, attitudes and life styles.  You see the connections and synchronicities more and more, you open your mind and heart to new possiblites and progress in your life and consciousness.  The old paradigm and age are dying, old ways of living and doing business are dying.   Dog eat dog social Darwinism angrilybegins to leave our world, so we can come together in one human family to heal our human condition and planet Earth.   

So there is much change coming, which we will discuss in greater depth as we get closer to the spring and summer events.

For now we each need to concentrate internally on our own life and soul path, especially so because Mars is retrograde.   Mars went retrograde on December 20 2009 and will go back direct on March 10 2010.

Mars is a planet of action, of  forward movement of life energy.  But when it is retrograde we often feel as if we do not know where we are going in some areas of our life.  Mars also is about “want” or desire.   When Mars is retrograde we often do not know what we really want or desire.   Our sense of life direction can be clouded.    Do we want to stay in our job, will we lose our job, do we want to change careers?      Do we want to move forward with a certain relationship or not?  Do we want to stay in our current home or not?   Do we want to go to school or not?   

During Mars retrograde time periods we often find our selves in situations where we are at turning points in our lives.    We are needing to make decisions soon, or we are in situations where we must dig deeper to know where we are going and what we truly want for our lives.

Around March 10, when Mars goes back direct again, the ignition will be started up again for our lives.     You may not have everything all figured out quite yet, but you will feel more restless to get moving again.  Sometime just before or soon after you will have a better idea of where you are going with your life.

But for now, with Mars still retrograde, do not worry too much if you do not know your way yet.  Don’t “push the river” and try too hard to find answers. They will come to you at the right time.   All cannot be figured out in our heads. Much of life unfolds at the right time,  more gracefully than we expect.  This does not mean we should be passive.  Of course we need to be proactive with our lives, but our striving can be aligned with the greater flow of the Universe and nature, not in domination of it.

We also are in the last quarter Moon phase almost all  this week.  The last quarter began last Friday the 5th in Scorpio.    We are in this waning Moon phase until the New Moon on Saturday February 13 at 9:51 PM EST.    This passing lunar cycle began during the intensity of the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn on January 15.  

During this waning phase it is time to wind down our energies from the issues begun at that last new moon eclipse, and prepare for a  new beginning at that next New Moon in Aquarius next Saturday.

The New Moon in Aquarius suggests for the month ahead we get more involved in group activities, internet activities,  socially conscious endeavors, and thinking outside the usual boxes.

See you next week

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Check out my website for more information, old Spiritual Renaissance publication in the archives and more information about my readings and services.

Saturn and Pluto- World Transformation, and Astrology Forecast January 31-February 6

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The most dominant astrological aspect in our collective psyches now is Saturn square Pluto, whose second pass is happening Sunday the 31st of January.   The first pass was on November 15, 2009, and the last pass will be in August 2010.  Therefore from October 2009 through September 2010 this aspect will be asserting its influence in our lives.  Though all aspects and all planets are meaningful and have a “needed” role or function to serve in our lives, these two do not usually feel very good.

If you have been feeling heavy, serious, darker energies in your life lately, you may be experiencing this Saturn/Pluto aspect now.   Sometimes it feels like impending doom is upon upon you.

Saturn is the Teacher, and not the soft and fuzzy kind.   It is the stern taskmaster who teaches us our toughest lessons.   Saturn is Karma and the law of “as you sow, so shall you reap”, or “what goes around, comes around”.   There is no escaping some limits defined by Saturn, like death.   Saturn is boundaries and limits, rules and regulations.  It helps us to concentrate on achieving and accomplishing through planning and organization, through discipline and hard work.   Saturn is our gravitational anchor to this earthly world.    It is the forms we build that we try to conserve and preserve as long as we can.   It is the “system” we have built through our government, military, and economic institutions.  It is the traditions and security forms you have built in your own life.

Pluto is the guardian of the underworld, the shadow world that holds all our deeper emotions and thoughts that are connected to our more primal instincts.  These primal instincts “know” what has gone beyond the laws of nature and our deeper Soul, what has become artificial or corrupt or stagnant or “soul dead”.    Pluto’s primal power sometimes ruthlessly destroys that which has outlived its time or has become an empty form devoid of spirit or soul.   After Pluto has taken us to the pit of our psyche, to the core of the issue, it then releases that which is ready to be shed.  Then from the ashes of destruction, a phoenix of new life is born.  Old forms are destroyed and new seeds are birthed.

When Saturn and Pluto make “hard” aspect to one another, through conjunction, opposition or square, powerful events explode into our collective lives.  In 1914, the year of a Saturn/Pluto conjunction, World War I broke out.   In 1939, at a Saturn/Pluto square, World War II broke out.   In 2001, in August, Saturn was in opposition to Pluto.  One month later the 9-11 attacks were perpetrated against the USA.

Keep in mind that such dramatically destructive events do not occur at every such Saturn/Pluto aspect.  But you certainly get the flavor of Saturn and Pluto together by these examples.  Pluto is the primal energy that seeks to destroy old Saturnian forms, structures, and institutions.    There is a rebirth that occurs through the ashes of destruction.    The current world structure, run by a massive Military/Economic structure, is in the process of restructuring. The current economic challenges we face; the shifting of world power to the east and China and India; the powder keg of “freedom fighters”/”terrorists” ; all show us the restructuring of our world system.

There are other cultural structures or paradigms that need to be transformed also.  As of this writing the Super Bowl will air an ad that is pro-life against pro-choice, but will not allow an ad that promotes a gay dating site.    The power of Pluto seeks to destroy old Saturn forms that do not serve greater Life anymore.  The Saturn structures fight for the old form to survive.   Do not worry, it is an issue of natural process toward furthering human evolution.   The Aquarian Age welcomes all forms of love, and old “traditional” ways that no longer serve greater love will die.

In your personal life, look at the security forms you have built.     If these forms support your soul’s journey they are fine.  But if you have lost your passion and sense of purpose for your life, then perhaps it time to transform your life.  Maybe you need new work, new relationships, a new home?  Perhaps old patterns of behavior no longer serve your deeper Self.

If you are running your life in any way that represses your authentic self, your passion and joy, then perhaps you are ready for change.    If you live your life to please someone else or just because you were programmed to live it that way, perhaps you are ready for change.

Saturn square Pluto is not the only transformational aspect in 2010. Saturn opposite Uranus, Jupiter conjunct Uranus, and the first waves of Uranus square Pluto occur this year.  Also there will be a powerful Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross in late June.

We will talk  about all of these aspects more in the spring of 2010 when they emerge into our world psyche.

This week be careful not to be enveloped by your own or other people’s heavy and negative energies.  The purpose of Saturn/Pluto is help us to release the past and that which has no life in it anymore for us.    Grieve, yell, get angry, but don’t let your self fall into a pit of despair, depression, or misery.

Modern groundhog day, which is  Christian Candlemas happens on February 2, this Tuesday.  It is approximately the mid point of winter solstice and spring equinox.

It is time to feel the coming of spring right around the corner.

Imbolc is celebrated also at this time.    It is a Celtic holiday celebrated by neo Pagans.  It is traditionally a time of weather prognostication, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens is perhaps a precursor to Groundhogs Day. A Scottish Gaelic proverb about the day is:

Thig an nathair as an toll
Là donn Brìde,
Ged robh trì troighean dhen t-sneachd
Air leac an làir.

“The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bride,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground.”

Fire and purification are an important aspect of this festival. Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit, Brìd) is the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft. As both goddess and saint she is also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing. The lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months.

Baseball spring training begins around this also.

Allow your self this week to feel the glow of the coming spring even it feels cold as ice this week.

See you next week.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Take a look a my website for more information about services that may help you in your life this year.

Out with the Old and Corrupted, and Astrology Forecast for January 24-30

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo0 Knighton Tallarico

It is becoming abundantly clear that real and deep transformational change here in America will not happen without powerful and drastic measures and events.   I had hoped back in November 2008, when we elected Barack Obama, that the change from one age to another could happen with some grace.

I have known for quite awhile that America and the world would be going through huge waves of change.   The corruptions, dysfunctions, greed, power abuses, and Americans’ apathy would all need to be cleaned up and released in order for us to live in a healthier, more functional, caring, fair and just America and world. The changing of Ages into an Aquarian Age and through the Mayan 2012 demand this will happen.

And Barack Obama’s candidacy raised our hopes that he would lead us into reclaiming our country back to “we the people”.    He raised our hopes that we would get back our decency and higher principles, so that we would make real change and could have more hope for our future.

And though there has been some return of the light of hope since moving beyond the horrific and disillusioning years of George Bush, nevertheless in most ways “same-old, same old”  ways still prevail.

We are still in Iraq and sending more troops into Afghanistan.    We have created an economic stimulus plan that has not helped the people, but instead has helped big banks get more profits and give more millions to their executives.    The stock market has gone up, but no more jobs are being created nor has the ability to get loans gone up.  We may be on the verge of a new Health Reform plan for Americans, but that plan will keep the power of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies as powerful as ever.

And now this week, something almost unbelievable happened in the Supreme Court of the USA.  They are now allowing corporations to spend as much money as they want on  political elections. ” We the people” have our power even more diluted. The corporations and interest groups already buy out our representatives.  Now with this new ruling  their agendas and wealth will  have more and more influence over our country.

Though a repubican dominated Supreme Court cast this vote, it is not only republicans who are bought our by corporations and special interests.  Both democratic and republican representatives have been bought out by corporations.  The system is corrupt and interest groups and corporations, with their money and wealth, are controlling our country, both sides of the aisle.  They are both part of the Military/Industrial complex that President Eisenhower, a republican, warned us about just before leaving office.    He said that that complex would eventually take away our people power and republic if our awareness went to sleep.  It is encouraging that President Obama has spoken out against the Supreme Cout vote, which is against our democracy.

 Is it too late to do something to change the direction our country is moving in?  Well, it IS too late to rely on our two party system of  republicans and democrats to change it.  Have you noticed how many candidates are winning now, as did Senator Brown from Massachusetts, with a message of being outside the system.    But come on, few of these republicans or democrats are truly outside the control of the two party, corporate controlled political system.  

Big transformational change of our system and its instituitons is coming over the next few years, and 2010 will speed up this process forward.  But how can each of us be proactive in this process?

Should we write to our congress people and demand change?  That likely will not do any good anymore.  The two party system no longer represents “we the people.”

The change is coming and likely events will shake up our world enough for us to begin to see new and inventive, outside the box, truly tranformational change.

We will also need to vote for other parties, like the Greens and Libertarians.  We will also likely get to the point, especially if things get more oppressive and controlled,where we need to use civil disobedience, as did Dr. King and Ghandi. 

The aspects over the next several years speak to the restructuring of our world.  Pluto is now in Capricorn, which suggests transformation of our systems, structures and institutions.  Pluto will stay in Capricorn for 13 more years.

And more immediately we experience Saturn square Pluto, which lasts from last autumn 2009 to Autumn of 2010.    In fact there is an exact Saturn square Pluto aspect on Sunday January 31.   During this year long period very powerful events which change our world and its structures.

The last major transit of Saturn/Pluto was in 2001/2002, when they were in opposition to one another.  In fact one of the passes happened in August 2001, just before the 9-11 tragedy.

Our world is in for major change over the next several years, through a big wave of change in 2010, through the Mayan 2012, through an entrance into the Aquarian Age, as I estimate December 2020, when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 1 degree of Aquarius.

On a personal level, use the Saturn square Pluto aspect this week to release old patterns and beliefs that no longer fit who you have been growing into.

If a current relationship or friendship keeps making you feel bad about your self, perhaps it is time for that relationship to change its pattern or for you to be out of the relationship.   

 Saturn/Pluto is about endings, goodbyes, moving on from old times of your life.   It is difficult to say goodbye sometimes if something or someone new has not appeared yet.  But sometimes we must focus on our goodbye, and perhaps the grief that comes with that ending.

This week also brings a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo on January 29/30.  It happens on the 29th at 10:18 PM on the west coast USA, and on the 30th at 1:18 AM on the east coast.

Do you do what is best in a socially conscious way (Aquarius), or do you do what makes your heart sing or makes you happy (Leo)?  

This Full Moon is the first major lunation since the beginnings that happened at the Solar Eclipse New Moon on the 15th.  Look back on the eclipse and what was going on for you then, and see now where it has evolved to.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Transformation of the United States and Astrology Forecast for November 8-15

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By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The rate of transformational change will accelerate soon.  We are creating new ways of being with one another on the Earth.

Much of what we have come to rely on in the world will begin to shatter.  It actually already has been shattering.

We were lead to believe for many years that the value of our homes would only go up.  We were lead to believe that our 401 Ks would only go up.  We were lead to believe that the economy was rock solid and would always stay that way.

We were lead to believe that if we went to war it would be for good reason, that our sons and daughters who die in war would only die for with sacred meaning.

And now we see our homes depreciating in value, our 401 Ks have lost money, our jobs are not secure.   Over the last 20 years or so we have come to believe that whatever we need materially we can have. If we don’t have the money on hand we can borrow it.  Now it is getting more and more difficult to borrow.

The Iraq war was fought from lies, and many people have died as a result.  Our lives were not threatened by Iraqis.    We invaded and took over a country for no morally justified reason.   People in Iraq not only died horrible deaths, but lost their homes and lives.  For what reason?  So we can live better here in America and the western world?

And in Afghanistan, we invaded another country so we could pay back the the 9-11 attackers.  We never found them.  And why must so many innocent Afghani’s die and have their home life ravaged now 8 years later?

Well Afghanistan has destroyed empires every time they have invaded there.  Britain and the Soviet Union are two recent examples of powerful empires brought to their knees in Afghanistan.

And the USA has begun its downfall.  The Bush administration showed us how decayed we have become.  The Obama administration does often remind us of what the best in America can be, but he cannot stop our slide downward.    What is happening to us is bigger than what any one man or presidential administration can stop.

Soon we will know the economic recovery is not real.  We have to fundamentally change our economy and our lifestyles.  The bailout and attempts at recovery seek to bring us back to what we were.  That will not happen.

What we transform into I do not know, but I do know we must get back to simple basics, to compassion for those who cannot thrive or even survive in a dog eat dog world.  We must learn to take care of those who do not have much money,  and we must find a way to stop unbridled wealth and greed.   We must value and find a way to pay those who provide human services as much as those who know how to sell and make money.

Soon we will have our military stretch beyond just Iraq and Afghanistan.  New fires of conflict will erupt in the Middle East that threaten our military might in the world.   We in the western world must learn to be more humble and see ourselves more as equals with other peoples.

It has been ingrained in us that we are the best in the world, above all the rest, the great superpower.     America is our country, its people our family who we should be proud of in many ways.   We have freedoms unheard of in so many places around the world.  We are a fine example of a melting pot of peoples and religions.  We even elected President a mixed race man.

But are we, in the eyes of the Universe, any better or with more deserved privilege that any one else?

We have been here before!   Great empires have risen and fallen.   Their own decay has been a result of their fallen values and principles, their corrupt ways.     Rome, the first empire of the Pisces Age, rose rapidly and fell in decay.

America is the last of the Pisces Age empires, and is our transition into an Aquarian Age.  We don’t need another Empire.

Aquarius is about equality, liberty, and the God given right to individual pursuit of happiness.  It is part of our American heritage, something to be proud of.   But these values and principles apply to all peoples, not just us.

I believe we will rise again, not as a superpower, but as an equal member of the world community.  I hope it does not take too long for us to get there.

So be ready for big change in 2010.    It will be a year when all of us are tested.  It will not always be easy, and we will need to work in our consciousness so we do not let fear get the best of us.

Do we continue to hang on to old ways that no longer serve our souls’ evolutionary movement?

Or do we let go and embrace our journey into an Aquarian Age?

There is no stopping this train of progress and evolution.  The recent setback of gay rights in Maine was only temporary.

Nothing can stop the movement to greater diversity and equality.  It is written in the stars!!

Astrology Forecast for November 8-14

The first pass of Saturn square Pluto is approaching, and happens on November 15.   The recent mass murders at Fort Hood and in Orlando Florida symbolize the kind of energies Saturn/Pluto can bring.

At Fort Hood, in the processing center for those coming and going from Iraq, a man of Middle Eastern descent went on a rampage of killing.     The symbolism is powerful.    America needs to leave Iraq and other countries we have invaded and taken over.  Saturn/Pluto  brings ruthless energies, and demand our attention.

They bring with them a process of transformation from old ways and forms, to new ways and forms.  Our American military institution needs major transformation.  We can no longer keep our soldiers stationed in places all over the world.   We can adequately protect our citizens from our home territory.  We have more weapons of mass destruction than any country in the world, and have used them.

Iran is the country now in the crosshairs of America, Israel and the western world.    They do not play by our rules.   They are on notice now, and will be attacked before the summer of 2010.

This attack will bring chaos to the Middle East and open up greater war in the world.

In our personal lives Saturn/Pluto will not be so dramatic for most of us.  There is a need, however, to let go of parts of our lives that are toxic.  Those parts of our lives will be revealed to us during this Saturn/Pluto transit, which will last through next summer.   Issues will be brought to the surface.

If there are toxic patterns in your relationship, for instance, they will seem more unbearable during Saturn/Pluto and perhaps will reach a crisis stage.  This will demand your attention, so you can work to transform your relationship.

This week begins on Sunday with the Moon in Leo.  This is your best day to play and have fun this week.    Emotional issues could erupt, however in the evening as the Moon conjuncts  Mars.

On Monday the intensity could get more dramatic at the last quarter Moon in Leo squaring the Sun in Scorpio.

Time to get more efficient and work-oriented on Tuesday as the Moon goes into Virgo.  It will stay in Virgo all day Wednesday also.

Moon in Libra conjunct Saturn and square Pluto brings dark clouds of change blowing in.

Events and energies intensify greatly as the Moon goes into Scorpio  on Saturday, just a day before Saturn squares Pluto.  There is feeling of heaviness and gravity, and world events will likely be intense and grim.

Remember we are ultimately cleaning out old ways of being, to clear the decks for an Aquarian Age.   Keep focused on the world we are creating together, keep your mind, body, spirit, and soul as healthy as possible.  Keep your self spiritually connected and aligned.  You will be where you need to be, doing what you need to do.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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