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Getting Ready and Astrology Forecast May 26-June 1

Posted in astrology forecast, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

It must be pretty obvious now to most everyone that we are on the cusp of enormous change and transformation in the United States and in the greater world.

Countries are becoming more nationalistic and self serving;  religions are at war with one another; liberal and conservative cultures seem to have little middle ground of connection between them.

These countries that are becoming more nationalistic are beefing up their militaries and rapidly finding enemies and allies. They are sending out messages of aggression to one another. This is how major wars have always begun. The Middle East is a tinder box susceptible to being ignited. Iran is heating up as it is in the cross hairs of the USA and Israel.

The economy is gearing up for major declines in the stock market, and there are trade wars that keep heating up, especially between China and the USA.

The Old World has a paradigm of “every man  for himself”, “dog-eat-dog”, “survival of the fittest”  separatism.   This belief system all too often sees making relationship, love, empathy and compassion as weaknesses or naivete.

It sees compromise as losing one’s toughness; giving in as “blinking first” and losing.

And right now those old world beliefs are strong in the minds and hearts of so-called leaders in the world.

It is easy to be made to feel like a “snow-flake”, illogical dreamer, or an innocent child for believing in the connections, believing we live in a sacred and meaningful world, believing we humans are all members of the same family, or believing we are in transition between ages.

But anyone who is evolving and has seen the light knows that those who built and believe in those old age ways of separation are the ones who don’t get it. They are pushing us all to mutual destruction.

But we also know that the Old World is taking its last gasps of dominance on this planet, soon delivering the members of that old world into an historical container that is already inhabited by dinosaurs and the like.

Our survival is now dependent on humans evolving into a consciousness that knows we all need to come together as ONE in order to survive.  We each need to find our distinct authentic individuality and from there find unity: Diversity within Unity.

We have no more time to take for granted the Earth Mother who has brought us into the world.

We can no longer see the Sky Father as merely a scientific material combination of unrelated stars and planets and galaxies in a “governed by chance” Universe.

We are ready for the coming challenges, ready to co-create as our worlds open up; moving  out of our status-quo cages that have been built by the programming of an old paradigm and age.

Mid June will bring us the first winds of Summer Eclipse Season 2019.  Saturn/Pluto will be getting closer in their conjunction with one another.

Mid December will bring us the first winds of Winter Eclipse Season 2019/2020.

That second season will bring us the exact conjunction of Saturn/Pluto along with two powerful eclipses.  There will then be a most rapid acceleration of transition between ages.  (I am now scheduling a webinar for Saturday June 22 from noon-4:30 PM EDT.  We will look at Saturn/Pluto, its history and effect on our human condition then and now. And I will give interpretation for each webinar participant concerning the effect of Saturn/Pluto in their own charts and lives. In this webinar we also take a peek at the next presidential election in November 2020, and an outlook on the economy and the condition of our lives going forward: fee $120 with 1 scholarship offered for those most in need. Write me at soulus@aol.com for more info and to sign up.)

This week we move into the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began at the New Moon in Taurus on May 4.

This last quarter Moon begins in Pisces on Sunday May 26 this week.  That Pisces Moon seeks inner reflection and connection with one’s sensitivity and need to “go with the flow.  The fast mind and nervous system of Sun in Gemini will challenge that flow.

This last quarter lunar cycle this week shows us a Moon getting slimmer and slimmer, bringing us into the dark inner star-studded sky of surrender.

It is time to let go this week of attachments, and get ready for new beginnings next week at the Gemini New Moon on Monday June 3.

Mercury and Venus this week both connect with Neptune and Jupiter, helping our relating skills if we are high-minded and looking for meaning and magic.

The Trump voyage to impeachment gets more real each week, as at the same time the USA connections with the world around it get more and more separating and distant. But it has some new “friends” now.

One of the USA’s best national “friends” now is Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia treats women like dirt. Women only recently are being considered for the right to drive a car..

A female women’s rights activist there was jailed a year ago and flogged, electrocuted,  rape threatened, and water-boarded. Her  crime was being an activist for women being able to drive and to overhaul the Male Guardianship over women in Saudi Arabia.

Why is there no outcry for human rights and women’s rights in Saudi Arabia?

There is such a need for revolution and evolution now in alignment with Age of Aquarius values.

As the old world shows its ugly head now more and more, the cracks in its foundation create more space for the light of a New Age to shine through.

Concentrate on that light in your meditations, feel it penetrating your body, mind and soul.  It is as bright as the old world dramas are dark.

Release that darkness and decay from inside your old world programming, and open more and more to the light of the Age of Aquarius.

Love and Truth are its foundation and nothing can be stronger than that.

See you next week,

Leo

Also I will begin a Podcast/Radio show series on Monday June 3 at the Gemini New Moon. Summer Eclipse Season 2019 begins at that new moon, though the first eclipse will still be a month away. 

Check out the introduction to my new podcast/radio show:  http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/3/9/9/3991ca97a87c1d4e/Perspectives_-_Introduction.mp3?c_id=31984976&cs_id=31984976&expiration=1547943575&hwt=e0dac70b2e68eea4d3d781e0f3cd659b

Here is  video from before Eclipse Season:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mod-plRHdVk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2ZOOyuRdvCzvjM_Y3GKbIGteOz1YdPDxTWVYKJS9iQSQiNhtDwxcoSus8

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Letting Go of the Baggage and Astrology Forecast June 12-18

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Life is on hold until after Mars goes Direct on June 29. This does not mean you can do nothing in the interim;  it just means there is a feeling and reality that efforts to direct one’s attention to big steps forward are difficult if not impossible.

While we are waiting for the gate into a new phase of life to open, many of us are facing some real challenges. In fact for many their most sensitive and diffcults wounds or traumas have been triggered.

They are caught up in emotions that have been overwhelming their usual stable sanity.

Seems to me that we are cleaning up as much baggage as we can before we face new challenges and opportunities on the other side of the gate.

So go to your healers and counselors now to assist your journey or spend more time in meditation or spiritual practices now.

I know the world seems crazy now, but it is really a result of changing tides from one age to another.  We  are collectively and individually in transition and working to heal, release and let go of old tapes and conditioned programs in our heads and hearts.

On the contrary some of you are enjoying the ride into this new chapter of life.   Emotional baggage has not surfaced in any difficult way as of yet and the world’s troubles and confusions have not caught up to you yet.

But make no mistake, world craziness will accelerate soon, with important world events screaming for attention.

The Middle East will very soon erupt explosively, with emphasis on Israel, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

The political presidential landscape will get even crazier as scandals,  illegalities, corruptions, and secrets break out in the open.

Our global economy will face great challenges soon also.

At the same time protests and revolutionary energies and actions will increase exponentially.   Spritual enlightenment, synchronicites and awakenings will multiply.  People will have a much stronger sense of unity with their fellow human, as we all are motivated to change the world for the better.

The astrological reflection of this current change sits mainly with Saturn square Neptune which is good for this whole year but exact this week Friday the 17th of June.

As we have stated in previous forecasts,  Order and boundaries and status quo (Saturn) are challenged by disorder, open boundaries, confusion, chaos and change (Neptune).

We have mentioned immigration issues and redrawn state boundaries as part of this Saturn/Neptune process. And to add to this theme, later this month, Brits will be voting on staying or leaving the European Union.  That vote will greatly affect the economic stablity of Europe and beyond.

So much is changing, yet some like Donald Trump are wanting to turn back the clock  to the ’50s in America, before civil rights breakthroughs or globalism.

Do we need to stop to turn back the clock for awhile, or is it time to go further with revolutionary and evolutionary progress.

Voters in the United States will be letting us know their feelings on the matter come November.

In addition to Saturn/Neptune and Mars Retrograde, we are approaching Summer Solstice with a Full Moon joining it on June 20. We will talk more about that next week.

This week Neptune ( as it is squaring Saturn) changes directions to go retrograde on Monday the 13th.  This puts Neptune vibes in the psychic airwaves.  Neptunes is inner directed, aligned with the inner spiritual plane and rules psychic insights, insights in general,  fogginess and confusion, gentle poetic feelings, drugs, alcohol, chaos, and escapism.

If you are taking the Higher Self route of spiritual connection, it wil be best this week to let go and surrender to that which is greater, to trust the Universe, and to allow the process to play itself out without needs to control or dominate or think too much to figure it all out.

The Sun makes “minor” aspects to Uranus and Mars on Tuesday putting emphasis on independence, self expression, and empowerment.  It is time to stop being a doormat and to speak up.

Venus moves into Cancer on Friday the 17th.  It will stay in Cancer for about a month.  As it leaves Gemini, heart energies shift from light and lively to Cancerian softness and nurturance.

It is time to go deeper in your intimacies with loved ones, to open your heart and trust again.  This trust will allow you to be more vulnerable, which will open you up to greater nurturance from others.

It will also open your heart up to those who need care and concern from you, so you can give them the nurturance they need also.

Mars makes a quincunx (150 degree) angle to Uranus on Saturday the 18th. Time to break out of the box and let more assertive revolutionary energy into your consciousness and bones.  Life is changing and so are you.

Late June and July are lunching pads for new beginnings and startups.  Best now to heal your wounds and traumas as best you can, so you can have less baggage to haul around in this new Era of our lives.

And then in the 2020’s The Age of Aquarius comes into its own.

Till next week,

Leo

Transformational Astrology with Leo Knighton Tallarico webinar series will begin on Saturday August 6 at 1 PM  EDT.  The series will continue Saturdays August 13 and 20th at 1 PM to finish up the series.   Each class will last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Fee is $120 for the complete series. I will reserve two scholarships for those truly in need who have great interest.

We will be discussing the deep layers of consciousness needed during this important time in human evolution.  The class will provide a wider perspective and deeper insight.
I will explain the significance of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in the process of transformation. I will include Chiron into the mix also.  I consider Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as ambassadors of the Age of Aquarius.   They provide us with what we energetically need in order to transform our consciousness and lives aligned with the Age of Aquarius.  As such we will explore a person’s natal aspects with those planets. We will also , its explore in depth the transits of these planets, as they signify times of intense transformation and change.
We will also look at the possibility of newly discovered planets in our solar system, including Nibiru and Dr. Sitchen’s ideas of what that planet signifies for the human family.  This theory if true changes how we view our origins and our human condition.
We are at a very important phase in the transition between a Pisces and Aquarius Age.   World changes through important world events  will be discussed as well as a viewpoint of what and when we can expect of the Age of Aquarius.
We will also find the time to look at class members’ natal charts to see the natal dimensions of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in personal lives. And we will look at transits and times of change in individual participant’s lives as seen by the transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
If interested please let me know through a reply to my email at soulus@aol.com.  Fee is to be paid prior to the classes.
 Recordings will be available for those who cannot make the live broadcast.

 

 

Changing Direction and Astrology Forecast May 24-30

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Well we are now right in the middle of Mercury Retrograde, which will last until June 11.

Last week just after Mercury went Retrograde and during Venus’ triggering of the Uranus/Pluto square, some important world events occurred.

As we predicted last week, Mercury Retrograde’s tendency to have people rethink previous certainty brought a reversal of thinking on the Iranian nuclear agreement.

Iran’s Supreme Leader stated that Iran’s military bases and nuclear scientists would be off limits for inspections and interrogations.  The USA had previously believed those inspections and interrogations were agreed upon issues in the preliminary agreement between Iran and world powers.

This rethinking could put an end to the agreement and thus further inflame the Middle East.

And the Islamic State last week took over two important cities in Iraq and Syria:  Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria.  The Islamic State has now captured around half of the territory there and has also made advances in Yemen and Libya.  They have seriously changed the reality in the Middle East and world, and make the possibility of ground troop intervention by the USA more likely before too long.

Add the newly sworn in hardline militaristic Israeli government and the Sunni/Shia conflicts expanding through the animosity between Saudi Arabia and Iran- show us how the Middle East tinder box can be lit afire.  And then major conflict and chaos would erupt.

Also last week as the Uranus/Pluto square was triggered, China gave stern warning to the USA to keep its distance from China’s newly created man-made island in the South China Sea. USA planes were encroaching on that space, which looks to be a military base.

Though it is not certainly known whether those islands were created in Chinese territory or International waters; nevertheless it is crazy for the USA to be out there near China’s territory.

Can you imagine the outrage if China was flying its planes near USA military bases, even if in technically international waters?

The Age of Aquarius demands a world of equality and Diversity in Unity.     All of the potential conflicts, as horrible as they may be, meant to break down the current power structures of the world, so new energies and hence a new world community can be built.

The current world structure is held up by a military and economic paradigm and reality.   Those two legs of the old age’s strength will be broken, so a new world can be built.

That means we will need to build a new global economic system, as well as new ways to get along with one with another.

Weapons of mass destruction will have no place in a new world, meaning no one can have them.  As we fret about Iran creating a nuclear bomb,  please remember that the USA is the only country to have used nuclear weapons to kill thousands of people.  And Israel own likely hundreds of their own.

In August of 1945, now almost 70 years ago, we killed over 200,000 mostly innocent civilian people in Nagasaki and Hiroshima with the Atom Bomb.

“Mortal Enemy” attitudes have created these bombs.  These attitudes are prevalent all over the world, and combined with weapons of mass destruction, we are always in grave danger.

Now we are on the verge of a New Age which will transform these attitudes and realities.    But first we will need a huge collective wake-up call.

And economically speaking, there is way too much disparity in money distribution in this world.  A relative few own so much of our world. I saw a show recently that revealed that people in Asia were selling their kidneys in order to feed their families. And in some countries families sell their very young daughters to sex peddlers in order to survive.

Our economic system needs to change so these injustices will end.

I have predicted that by Autumn 2015, the world will have changed quite dramatically from how it was in early 2014- before the Cardinal Grand Cross.  And of course a market crash is part of that transformation.

It is possible, however, that “life support systems” will be built through more monetary easement and printing up of money, for instance.

In that case “death” of the old will be postponed a bit, but not for long.  2016 would be the latest time I can see for such transformation.

Many people are already waking up all over the world, especially seen through many so-called young Millennials who know they cannot fit into the world as it is.  Do you truly fit in, whatever your age may be?

During this current Mercury Retrograde period, rewind the clock of your life, and see how much you may have just slowly accepted the rules of the old paradigm in order to fit in and survive.

In the process of this acceptance of the programming, you may have fallen into jobs, relationships, and lifestyles that are quite opposed to your Truth, quite opposed to your heart’s knowing.

And now if those relationships, jobs, etc are being threatened or if you are feeling restless to make big change,  you are being awakened to be in alignment with the new world being born.

When we are not aligned with the truth in our hearts, minds and bodies; we are more susceptible to illness, physically, emotionally and mentally.

So even more important than leaving people or situations that are not aligned for us anymore, is the need to leave and release old programmed tapes in our minds and hearts that keep us stuck in those old relationships or situations.

Those tapes have created the people or situations that keep us feeling trapped in our life choices. Those tapes may have created feelings of unworthiness, or judgments of our essential nature.

And those feelings or judgments have brought us to the choices that created our current life.

As you change those tapes and the beliefs and attitudes that came with them, you are shifting your energy field, transforming your “frequency”.    And then those changes will help you make better choices and will truly attract to you different people and situations.  This is what the so-called law of attraction is really all about.

It is not about attracting to yourself riches and fame. It is about attracting to your self that which is right for you, right for the authentic self or higher self you are wanting to live in you.

The ego can then no longer run your life and continue to make what you “should be” or “should want” of utmost importance.

This Mercury Retrograde time period may help you to question the direction you have previously chosen.   And if that questioning leads to reversing that direction as Mercury goes back Direct again; you need to know that was necessary as you were travelling down a road not aligned with truth and love, not aligned with your authenticity and deeper soul’s intentions.

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.

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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Letting Go of the Shore and Astrology Forecast April 12-18

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week may move slowly at first, as we move into the last quarter Moon in Capricorn Saturday April 11.

The last quarter phase of the moon is by nature a time to wind down, process, integrate and prepare for new beginnings at the New Moon.

This current last quarter phase is especially important as it finishes up the lunar cycle begun at the Spring Equinox/Solar Eclipse New Moon day of March 20.  That lunar cycle then continued into a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on April 4.

That Total Lunar Eclipse included within it Uranus and Pluto and formed a meaningful Cardinal T-square.

So now at this last quarter lunar phase, we put an end to a most powerful and transformational cycle of time.   We need time to process what has been churning in our consciousness and lives this lunar month, so we can be ready for the strong new beginnings later this week.

On Saturday April 18 at 2:57 PM EDT there will be a New Moon in Aries that will thrust us forward “ready or not”. Events will open up in our lives after this New Moon.

New Moons always signify new starts or beginnings and Aries is the perfect sign for new starts, as it is the sign that initiates springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Aries thrusts forward as buds bursting through branches. It is like a baby taking its first steps, like a pioneer exploring new territory, or like an athlete or warrior fighting to survive.

So after a most important early spring, when issues in our consciousnesses and lives have been stirred and awakened, when we have been made more aware of what needs to be released and what needs to change; we are ready to get moving forward with our lives in new ways.

So use the early part of this coming week to work through issues, or to tie up loose ends, to complete, to resolve, to fix or to let go of what needs to be released.

Anything you are still holding onto- even just a little- is a sign you have not fully embraced the change.

This week Thursday April 16 Pluto changes directions from Direct to Retrograde.   That means the energy of Pluto will permeate our energy fields and consciousness.   Pluto, God of the Underworld governs the part of the transformational cycle that intensely brings issues up to the forefront of our consciousness.  It then helps us to release the old fecal matter of our attitudes and beliefs, and then also helps us to be ready for a new birth- from the ashes of the old.

As Pluto changes directions this week, you are more able to confront what needs to be confronted and to finally let go of what needs to be let go of.

For those of you who are clinging to that last bit of something, afraid to let it totally go for whatever reason, you will have help to fully release.

And as you do let go, you will open up the space for something or someone new to arrive.  Yes you may be holding on because you are OK with “the devil you know” more than unknown new territory.

But it is time now for our whole human family to leave the old polluted ponds of our consciousness and lives and to enter new but unknown waters.

In the greater world we are about to experience world conflicts larger than we have experienced in at least decades.   After the New Moon in Aries, we will be more ripe for world events that will be a direct result of what happened earlier this spring during the eclipses and Uranus/Pluto.

The Middle East will be an important catalyst for these conflicts. It is not mere coincidence that during this Spring Eclipse Season Bibi Netanyahu of Israel was re-elected;  there is a new formation for a resolution on Iran’s nuclear program; and a civil war erupted in Yemen, one that also includes the military and political agenda of several other nations.

There is an old world wide paradigm that needs to be let go of, one that encourages separation and disconnection, meaninglessness, and a dog eat dog fight for who wins at others’ expense.

This old paradigm has created weapons of mass destruction, an unfair economic system that encourages greed and despair, relationships based on lack of trust, and lives that often feel empty and alone.

We all too often look for who is better than whom, which then translates into my family or country or religion is better or worse than yours.   And of course faulty egos are built on the judgments of someone being worse or better than someone else.

These programmed judgments keep us beholden to old Gods and testaments that keep us stuck in a world that has in essence already died.

The New Gods of an Age of Aquarius show us equality, liberation, Diversity within Unity, and connections to our authentic individuality and a worldwide web of unity.  Love and Truth are re-membered as our true Universal Mother and Father.

Now as we approach this Aries New Moon we can truly be ready to move forward into new horizons of our life journeys on the way to the Age of Aquarius.  

As you are letting go of old baggage, you will become lighter and more free, more connected to your true soul self and the Universe.

And this New Moon in Aries, as it follows a most important Spring Eclipse Season and the last exact Uranus square Pluto aspect, turns on the ignition and starts driving the vehicles for real change, not just change in our imaginations or minds.

Use Pluto and the last quarter lunar cycle to release your fingernails that are still clinging onto the dock at the shore of your life.  Trust the waters of the Universe and your own innate wisdom to bring you to the right places and people at the right time.  Let go.

This week is a turning point in leaving behind the Groundhog Day repeating patterns and obsessive thoughts of your life.

The Aries New Moon this week shows us the true end of winter in our minds and souls.   We can leave the depression and gloom and open our hearts to the flowers of spring and the winds of change that will set us free.

See you next week,

Leo

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

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

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

Changing Winds of Mercury Retrograde, Sun in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast October 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have passed through the first of two eclipses this Autumn Eclipse Season.     Intensity has dissipated for now, but the greatest intensity of this Autumn Eclipse Season is still on the way.

Leading up to the first eclipse, there was a building of intensity issues with the economy and in the Middle East.

In the USA there was a government shutdown and conflicts and fears triggered concerning the raising of the debt ceiling.    Our country is in deep trouble politically and financially, yet just before the eclipse an agreement was made to open the government back up again and to raise the debt ceiling.

Of course everyone knows that this agreement was no real agreement on anything of substance. It was only a temporary reprieve until the country and its “leaders” have to get down into the real issues that need resolution.    There is a wide disparity between the democrats and republicans as to how they each envision what it takes to build a healthy economy.

We are in for great turmoil and economic down slide before too long.  Important issues cannot be put off much longer.  We will likely be dealing with graver economic troubles as we get further into the Autumn Eclipse Season.    Mercury is going Retrograde in Scorpio this Monday the 21st; then Uranus exactly squares Pluto on November 1; then there is a most powerful Hybrid Total Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 3.    And finishing things off, Comet Ison will likely be affecting us in Late November and early December.

Besides the economy, the Middle East also is still a focal point concerning transformation into the Age of Aquarius.    It is true that a temporary resolution was found for Syria that avoided a bombing of the country, and true the USA and Iran are showing signs they want to work things out between them.  But a war still rages in Syria, and animosities in the Middle East are still strong.  Israel is not happy with the agreements; Egypt is still very volatile; Saudi Arabia is also not happy with the agreements; and Al Queda is a very real threat still.

I expect both economic and Middle East issues to resurface this autumn, with a potential for crisis.  No matter what does or does not happen this autumn, the next 9 months or so, with the focal point being April 2014, we can expect many challenges, powerful world events, awakenings and breakthroughs in all our lives.

This coming week brings us Mercury going Retrograde and the Sun moving into Scorpio.  The changing winds this week are shape shifting our minds and reality into deeper and darker shades.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio this Monday October 21 at 6:29 AM EDT.  It will stay in Retrograde until November 10.  During this time period our minds will change how we perceive our lives and reality.  Just as we think we know what we are seeing and what directions we are going in, there may be a pull to pause and rethink.

It is best to navigate Mercury Retrograde by letting go of the need to “figure it out”.    Take more time to reflect or meditate, to use your imagination, to be more intuitive, to go deeper into your mind or soul, and to allow process to work its way through your life.

Trying to hard to come up with a bottom line answer may be elusive at times, so trust letting life unfold before making any ultimate decisions on important matters.  This shifting of the mental tides is why it is usually best to wait till Mercury goes back direct before making big decisions or signing important contracts. You may believe you are fine to go ahead with something important, but it is best, if at all positive, to let the process of Mercury Retrograde unfold and pass through.

Sometimes you have no choice but to decide or act on a given issue during  Mercury Retrograde, in which case do not worry about taking the wrong action, as the timing has been out of your control and hence all can be considered “meant to be”.

People from the past also often come back to us during Mercury Retrograde, either in the flesh or in dreams or waking memory.  Their “return” signifies issues that are currently swirling in our lives that need reminders of past patterns that can be linked to the current issues.

Sometimes Mercury Retrograde time periods feel like being dropped into a Twilight Zone in our minds, a shadowy journey through ghosts of the past meeting us in our present situations.

So if you are not holding on too tightly to anything in your mind, that is helpful during Mercury Retrograde. But keep in mind that this is not a time period of changing how you act.   If you have decided, for instance, to move out of your current home or change jobs, DO NOT during Mercury Retrograde make up your mind for certain to change course and instead stay in your job or home.  And do not act on it.

Instead let the whole retrograde time period play out and even wait a week or so afterward before finally deciding or acting out.   The retrograde period may be meant to have you question your direction in life, but not NECESSARILY to actually change directions.

So it is important to not impulsively do anything for awhile.    Let things play out as the winds may be shifting more than once over the next few weeks.

On Wednesday October 23 at 2:10 AM EDT the Sun moves into intense and passionate Scorpio.    The energies are shifting from light and balanced to focused and intense.

People will begin to want to engage on deeper issues, no longer able to stay away from what has previously been swept under the rug.    If you have held back your opinion or your needs, it will be easier for someone to push your buttons and get you aroused or upset.

Speaking of aroused, as we get more “real”and pulled to “get down”during Sun in Scorpio time, we also may feel more stirrings for sexual encounters.    It will be more difficult to stay away from your instincts and passions.

In fact trusting your core instincts is important during Scorpio times.   All of these Scorpio issues will begin to surface after the Sun moves into Scorpio this Wednesday October 23, but will be so much more powerful and explosive at and after the Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3.  If you are able to hold back the tide of powerful emotions before then, it will be most difficult to damn up those emotions then.

A hardcore Scorpio lesson is to not wait too long before expressing what bothers you.   Use a safety valve to let out some of those emotions from time to time, as bottling them up creates monstrous emotions that can be quite “ugly” when unleashed later.   Don’t stew in rage or jealousy  or shame too long.   Express and release before the emotions get too toxic from repression.  Bottling them up also can cause physical and emotional problems.

In the greater world expect leaders and nations to be more real with one another.   Civil diplomacy will be greatly challenged.  Harsher words will be spoken.  As we get closer and closer to the Total Solar Eclipse, intensity will greatly increase again, even greater than before the Lunar Eclipse of last week.

In your personal healing it will be a good time coming up, as Scorpio energies intensify, to face your inner shadows, express and release that which is ready to go.  Do not hold onto patterns of thought or behavior that keep you trapped.    I know it can be difficult to release even the most toxic patterns or people from your life. They feel secure in their familiarity, even if they are destructive to your heart, mind and soul.

You will get great assistance over the next month or so to “look these patterns in the eye” and then release and heal.  And then you can be liberated and ready to move on.

See you next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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