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Mercury Retrograde and the Coming Eclipses and Forecast for December 12-18

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , on December 11, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we move closer to the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on the Winter Solstice, we experience Mercury going Retrograde.  It went retrograde yesterday (Friday Dec. 10). The Eclipse will be in 10 days, on the 21st.  As I write today, everything feels very normal and stable.   Yet, I know the rumblings of great change are stirring deep beneath the surface.

Mercury going retrograde causes a kind of rewind of mental energies.   Memories are ready to come back into consciousness, friends from the past seek to reappear in our lives.  Issues that were apparently resolved, find their way back to be witnessed again.  Events come into our awareness and lives which help us shift our perceptions and opinions.

Mercury retrograde comes around every 3-4 months for approximately 3 weeks duration each time.  This time it goes back direct on December 30.

It is time to reflect on how we communicate, to find new ways that are less obsessed with left brain exactness, and more concerned with really connecting with others. 

You know, the heart has intelligence also, and now your mind needs to take more of back seat to the heart’s wisdom.   Also the right brain’s function of creativity and imagination are more helpful in thinking and communicating now.

If you are pushing your brain too hard to compute or understand, let go and let things unfold before your eyes more.    If you are trying too hard to find an answer, give up that chase and trust the answers to come to you when it is time.  If you let go of trying too hard, the Mercury retrograde period will be more graceful.  Difficulties come into our lives during Mercury Retrograde  because we need to readjust our mental vision and ways we communicate.  We are needing to change our perceptions of things.

So as we readjust our mental vision, we also get ready for the coming eclipses.  The first one is most significant, as it is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at 29+ degrees of Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini.  It is on December 21 at 3:13  AM eastern USA time.  About half a day later, at 6:38 PM, there is the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year.

This somber winter solstice moment, combined with a very excitable and highly energized eclipse, is a stange combination.  Great intensity is to be combined with deep sadness and seriousness. Mercury will still be retrograde then, and there may a kind of surreal feeling surrounding the time of the solstice and surrounding the holiday season.

The second Eclipse will a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn.   It will release much energy and move us powerfully forward with new projects and plans.

We can expect more big and earth shaking events during this eclipse season and throughout the winter season.    I let you know before that from late October through January were the times most susceptible to these very big events which will appreciably change our lives.  So it is wise to look at what has been happening during that period so far.

Change we can believe in has not happened at all since Obama was elected. The status quo keeps its hold.  Continued tax cuts for the rich, continued “Don’t ask and Don’t Tell”, continued wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Continued deadlock between Israel and Palestine. Continued bailouts of big monied interests.   Continued stock market gains while regular americans suffer a continued recession. There has been little effort to make real deep transformational change.  Is it not obvious now that it will take huge world events to break down the old world and its grip on our lives?  This eclipse season promises such change.

North and South Korea opened fire on one another in early November, and threatened war. It is certainly the most dangerous interaction they have had with one another since the Korean War in 1950-53.   There are worries that China, Japan, and the USA will be pulled into war there. The eclipse aspects the charts of North and Sout Korea, and needs to be looked at closely now.

Wilileaks cables were revealed during this eclipse season also, and this Wikileaks situation is a very big event already and will likeyl get bigger.  Freedom of the press and freedom of information for citizens of the USA and world is at stake.  Powers that Be are worried that world security is being threatened as a result of the leaks.  I am sure that the freedom of the internet may be threatened also as a result of Wilileaks.  Paypal and Amazon have closed accounts with Wikileaks.  Protests have erupted around the world against the attacks on Wikileaks and its leader Julian Assange.

From a broader perspective, the Wikileaks situation is about moving away from the closed structures of an old world and its obsolete paradigm.  Freedom of information and power to the people is the new world and Aquarian Age.  Control by the privileged few and by mega governments and corporations is the old world and age.  The Wikileaks revolution is part of the transition between ages.

The fall of the old economy is part of the transition between ages.  The fall of the superpower empires of the Soviet Union and soon the USA is part of the transition between ages.   The coming battles in the Middle East and Far East are part of the restructuring of our world to move into the world of equality and liberation, of Diversity in Unity of an Aquarian Age.

Stay flexible and open during the eclipse season and beyond.    What will potentially make things bad during this time for you, is to be tight and stressed, to not trust nature and the Universe. 

What is coming our way is part of the natural cycles of nature and the Universe. That is whay astrology represents.   Summer turns to autumn, new moons grow into full moons, Pisces age turns to Aquarian Age.  

The changing of Ages is one of the bigger cycles, a cycle of 2160 years, so of course the birth pains are bigger and more dramatic.

It is important you trust this shift in the Universe and in our lives- As Above, So Below.  Be like a child again, trusting the changes of life that are beyond your control.   You do have creative input for your own personal life still. Everything will not be taken away. But it may be wise to simplify your life more, to return to your better values, to be grateful for what you have, to be present every moment, to open your heart and trust more.

No, we cannot keep just spending and spending anymore. No we cannot keep so distant from each other anymore.  No we cannot keep judging others or ourselves so much anymore. No we cannot afford to close our eyes to the truth anymore. 

But we can still have love in our lives and hope in our hearts.  Life will always be a great place to be, no matter what is coming our way.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info. I have a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST. It can be accessed after the live event 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.

Venus Direct, Coming Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice, Astrology Worldview for November 21-27

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Venus has now gone back direct- after almost 6 weeks of being retrograde.   More light is beginning to shine on our relationships, relationship issues and dynamics.   The retrograde period, for many, showed us what we need to look at and work on in our relationships.  People from our past came back in the flesh, or in our memories and dreams, to help us get greater perspective on our ongoing relationship patterns and challenges.

Some faced very intense and painful interactions in their relationships during the retrograde period, which brought back and up to the surface, the deep-seated challenges in the relationship.    Some have let go of relationships they came to understand will not work for them anymore. Others now are more clear what to work on, but need more time to work on them.  For some there has been deep heart healing, and true insights about how to make the relationship function better and more healthily.

What you have been working on with your mates, friends, and/or family members recently is part of a life-long  journey of relationship. Unfortunately, our schools do not have classes in how to be in relationships, and only a fortunate few are given really good examples of healthy relationships in their lives, especially in their childhoods.

We mostly learn “by the seat of our pants”, by trial and error.   And all too often we do not learn at all.    We carry on dysfunctional relationship patterns “inherited” from our parents and other ancestors. We hand them down to our children.    We bring them into our romantic relationships. Then we leave a relationship because we do not want to carry on those old and toxic patterns.   We meet someone new, who does not seem to fit those old patterns. But before too long, the same old stuff comes back, like a bad dream.

Then during these Venus retrograde time periods, we sometimes get an opportunity to work with, heal, and transform the patterns.  And though Venus has now gone direct, it has not gone full circle yet.  Venus will go back to where it began to go retrograde on December 20.    So whatever insights or breakthroughs have occurred during the retrograde period, we can now go further forward in the healing process.    And in turn can work on better understanding the patterns and transforming them.

Transforming does not mean curing.   We can work with our “negative” relationship tendencies, and let awareness of the patterns assist us in controlling the old “knee jerk” reactive responses.  We can become more aware also of what is really going on for our mates and friends.   We can let go of our projections on them, our seeing them as just like our mother or father or some old relationship of our past.

We can then see our mates more clearly, so we can have better empathy toward what they are thinking and feeling, how they have been wounded  from their families and old relationships.    We can then have more clear communication with our loved one, and hence more clearly express our needs and desires.   We then become less defensive and take things less personally.

And of course Venus Retrograde is not the only opportunity we have to heal and transform relationship patterns. There are many planetary transits, which help us breakdown old relationship patterns, and bring healing and breakthroughs.  So do not be afraid of a so-called difficult planetary transit, like one from Saturn or Pluto.  These transits help us to end what is not working, and to find new ways.

Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus

This Sunday November 20 is a Full Moon at 12:27 PM EST.  Two fixed signs Taurus and Scorpio are involved, The Sun is in Scorpio and the Moon is in Taurus, which together makes a Full Moon.   Opposing forces dig in and stop progress forward.  Before one can move forward, one must work out some power and control issues.  This is about relationship again.   What is the best way to work out power struggles?    Do you negotiate?  Do you share power?   Do you go to battle?

For some the control issues are internal.  They need to let go of needing to control so much, and instead learn to let life unfold more, out of their constant control.  For others this full moon is the dealing with difficult emotional issues and dramas, trying to find a calm and solid solution.

After December 5

Much will shift after the December 5 New Moon in Sagittarius at 12:36 PM EST.  Uranus goes Direct later that day, and important events are ready to explode into our lives.

This new moon is especially important because it begins a lunar cycle that will lead into a very powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius/Gemini on December 21, the same day as the Winter Solstice.  This event will trigger the summer of 2010 planetary aspects, that were highlighted by the Cardinal T-Square alignment.

Between the New Moon in Sagittarius and the Full Moon Eclipse, there is a Mars transit of the same cardinal alignment.    That transit is a trigger also, and big events may be touched off in the greater world and in our personal lives then. Mars will be triggering that cardinal alignment in the second week of December.

Potentially earth shaking events may happen then, and also through January and perhaps the winter season.  This is because there also a New Moon Solar Eclipse on January 4, which is closely opposite the natal USA Sun from its birth chart of July 4, 1776.   The Eclipse is at 13+ degrees of Capricorn and the USA Sun is at 13+ degrees of Cancer.

till next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info. I hope to put a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST.

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.