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On the Other Side of the Bridge and Astrology Forecast May 4-10

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

The buzz of intensity from April’s most powerful planetary movements may have lessened now, but please keep in mind that the Grand Cross, though weakened,  is still intact this coming week.

We may feel like dusting ourselves off from the storm debris of April and moving on, but the aftermath and aftershocks are now a reality.

We have, however, crossed the bridge between chapters of our life, and we are on the other side- in our personal new worlds.

Whatever events will occur over the next several weeks will have a reference point to the shakeups of March and April 2014.  They will be the result of what shifted during that time period.

Many people have been experiencing rather dramatic breakdowns of what was not working anymore,  and/or breakthroughs out of stuck places and into new zones of consciousness, reality or behavior.

For some of you the changes may have been more subtle, but nevertheless your reality has been shifting in some way or other.

Collectively our human family has really been evolving at a core level the last couple of months, and the United States just began this last month what will be a very powerful transformation.

The energetic motivations to leave our status quo “normal” default internal positions have been most powerful.  We are being pushed into new consciousness and new lives so that we can move in alignment with a human evolutionary leap needed now.

The force of light from an Age of Aquarius is strong and it is wanting to move through each of our consciousness’s and lives.  Any blocks our consciousness or lives seek to maintain because of understandable needs to feel the security of familiarity, cannot last.

So of course there are breakdowns of that which cannot move forward as it is.  But for some who were ready the breakthroughs have been fast and powerful and sometimes even feeling quite magical.

The Universe is blowing its winds at your back if you are ready for change.   Issues that have previously seemed stuck beyond repair have recently found new pathways of resolution or liberation.

If instead you are still trying to fix your problems with the same old tried but not true efforts,  the level of frustration and failure can become overwhelming.

There are solutions, but you must be willing to go outside your usual maze of patterns that keep your consciousness in a box.

Open up and trust your heart to lead the way.  It may bring you more chaos and energies you find it difficult to control, but it will bring you to realignment with the Universe and your authentic soul Self.  And you will feel more alive again.

There is still time now, before Mars goes Direct on May 19, to take care of your self and to get in touch with what you truly want and desire for your self.   In relationships the balance between your needs and desires and what your partner or friend may want or desire can be found before Mars goes back Direct.  Mars retrograde for a couple more weeks can also give you a reality check on your personal will and how that affects others.   And of course yours or others’ anger issues can also be looked at more deeply during the Mars Retrograde period.

After May 19 there should be a feeling of being more ready to move forward in new ways, new ways that are aligned with this new chapter in your life.

In the greater world,  the conflict in Ukraine; the “peace” process between Israel and Palestine; the conflict in Syria, and the meetings being held with Iran over its nuclear issues were all stirred up during the Eclipse Season.  Issues with North Korea and conflicts between China and Japan/South Korea/Phillipines over territory were also exacerbated this last month.

Racial issues were also stirred up more with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and with Clive Bundy, while anti government issues were stirred up over grazing land for that same Clive Bundy in Nevada.

And very importantly, Benghazi has moved back front and center in the news as a previously unknown email was revealed. That email suggests that the government was lying about the terrorist attack that killed 4 Americans in order to win the presidential election in 2012.

That revelation could move all the way into desires for impeachment of the president.

Keep in mind that what ever was shaken up during the Eclipse/Grand Cross season has more importance than it may look like on the surface right now.

For instance the situation in Ukraine is much more than just a conflict between Russia and Ukraine.  Much of the world has a stake in how this turns out, similar to what has been happening in Syria.

But unlike Syria, there is an overt battle of wills going on between Russia and the United States that has the potential (especially so because of the planetary energies synchronizing with this conflict) to blow up into a world war.

Drastic events in personal lives have been happening in order to break out of personal paradigms, beliefs or habits that have been blocking the now very powerful frequencies of new consciousness of a new age.

And the greater world will also need more drastic events to unfold in order for us to have open doors into collective new consciousness for evolution into a new age.

These earth shaking and human changing events will soon become much stronger, and will stay strong at least over the next 18 months or so.

For the immediate week ahead, however,  we are in the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon on April 29. Change is still blowing in.

But at the same time it is very important now to take care of your self, nurture and heal your self, keep your self grounded and sane.

The changes are inevitable, but how you handle them is under your control.   If you add to your stress with blame and judgment, beating up your self or others, you are missing the opportunities now to open to healing and solution, to breakthroughs and new pathways.   It is healthy to take responsibility for what one may have done wrong, and to learn from one’s mistakes. But it is counterproductive and unhealthy to beat up your self or others for things not turning out how you wanted them to be.

Personal growth and evolution are dependent on each of us knowing we are on a human path that requires us to be learning as we go, not being perfect at any point along the way.

See you next week,


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

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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write 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





Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus and Astrology Forecast April 27- May 3

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The intensity continues this coming week as we experience energies gathering for the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on Tuesday April 29 at 2:14 AM EDT.

Additionally, the Cardinal Grand Cross continues to be in effect, though not as close to exact, as it was this last week. The Cardinal Cross stays pretty much in effect through the time when Mars Goes Direct on May 19.  The Cross then morphs into a still strong Cardinal T-Square going into July.

So forget about going back to “normal”- whatever that means anymore.

Our collective and individual default positions have shifted and therefore finding the same inner comfort zone may be challenging for some and for some time.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus this week has the “intention” of taking what has been shaking up, taking whatever new is being born; and moving forward with it all in a grounded, palatable, and practical way.

In other words it is time to get more real and to concentrate on making things work.   The physical plane and the body need more attention now, and if like many others your body has been feeling the stresses of the planetary energies and intensities, then it is time to concentrate more on healing your body.  Find the connections between your psychological, emotional stresses and your body now.  One of the best ways to help facilitate this process in a Taurus way is to find grounding through what our senses find appealing.

That means being in nature, getting a massage, practicing yoga, eating tasty healthy meals, giving and getting more hugs, enjoying a comfortable home, and literally and metaphorically slowing down and smelling the roses of one’s life.

Life has been rather intense lately and so these more enjoyable Taurus ways to make relationship with the “body” of life is encouraged now.

This Solar Eclipse in Taurus may also manifest as being brought back down to Earth after such powerful changes and breakthroughs in recent days.

That means looking at your life in more real and practical ways.  That can mean taking what you are being awakened to lately and actually doing something meaningful with it.

The strength of new beginnings for manifestation are strong as this Taurus New Moon is many times stronger than the usual Taurus New Moon- because it is also a Solar Eclipse.

New beginnings may be initiated with this Solar Eclipse, and events both personally and especially worldwide are likely to touch off during this Solar Eclipse and at other triggering celestial events in the near future.

There is some real danger of a Russian invasion of Ukraine or some other large scale world event around the time of the Taurus Solar Eclipse this week.

It is even more likely that a large scale world event will happen at or after Mars going Direct on May 19.   And then an even more likely time of important world event to manifest would be at or soon after Mars triggers the exact Grand Cross degree from this past week-  on June 17.

After that, a likely time period for more powerful world events to occur would be after Mars goes into Scorpio on July 26This passage of Mars into Scorpio is especially important as Mars has been in harmony and peace loving Libra since early December 2013. It has been there that long because it has been retrograde for much of that time.  Whatever has been kept in abeyance by the love and peace vibes of Libra will tend to break open after that.

In August and especially in September 2014, energies that signify powerful eruptions of energy break out in the charts of Israel , Syria, Iran and the USA.  North Korea and China may also be in the spotlight.

And in October 2014 the Grand Cross is triggered again by a Lunar Eclipse in Aries, which sets off the USA natal Sun and Saturn again, promising events of great transformation for America.

And then of course remember that Uranus Square Pluto happens two more times: December 2014, and in a very powerful Cardinal T-Square of the USA chart again in April 2015.

So for the next year and perhaps up to 18 months there is promise of enormous change in the world and in the United States.

All this world transformation is part of the clearing out of old and decaying ways from a dying paradigm and age.  This releasing clears the way for the light and hope for an Age of Aquarius, which will be in true bloom after December of 2020 when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.  This is symbolism that resonates for me of a Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

There is so much to experience between now and then, so much change and transformation.  There will be many surprises also that help us to let go of the programming and propaganda that has wanted to keep our hearts and minds chained to that old paradigm.

Open your mind to being blown open to new realities, new worlds beyond our current comprehension. There are so many frequencies of experience we have been closed off to, so many inner dimensions awaiting the arrival of our collective consciousness.  The outer and inner Universe is vast with much life we have not yet met.

There is a spirit and soul world we have not been taught about by our formal educations. Those educations demand our concentrations be on learning math and science, to keep us competitive with other countries in the world.

In our Earth world that has gotten smaller and smaller with international commerce, transportation, communication, internet, and yes world war; we are still babies in knowing how to get along with one another in an empathic way that understands we are all in this human journey together, one family made of diverse members, all equal in intrinsic worth.

Diversity in Unity is where we are all headed, knowing each of us is a needed instrument in the symphony of the Universe’s music of the spheres.

It is becoming more and more imperative that each of us gets to know, honor, and express our individual and authentic self, and to know purpose and meaning for our life. The self esteem that develops from those connections opens our hearts and minds to honoring others in the same way.

Keep your sanity now- and work on keeping your mind, body and soul as healthy as you can during these changing times.   Then trust the ride we are all taking to be one that is arriving in the Age of Aquarius.

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

See you next week,


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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write 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



Cardinal Grand Cross Transformations and Astrology Forecast April 20-26

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week is when the Cardinal Grand Cross is as close to exact as it can get (April 20-23).  The Grand Cross will stay within orb (intact as a Grand Cross), however, through the middle of May, followed by Mars going Direct on the 19th of May.  Additionally there is  a second eclipse still on the way, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 29.

So intensity will remain in high gear for quite awhile.  And a feeling of moving fully forward beyond the intensity of Eclipse Season 2014 may not happen until after Mars goes Direct.

This week the four “players” in the Cross make exact aspects to one another: Sunday the 20th Jupiter square Uranus and opposes Pluto; Monday the 21st powerful Uranus and Pluto make another square to one another;  Mars squares Jupiter on the 22nd; and Mars squares Pluto and opposes Uranus on the 23rd.

This week is a centerpiece and crossroads in Spring Eclipse and Cardinal Grand Cross Season 2014.  Attitudes and issues continue to shake up this week and it may be difficult to detach oneself from the turmoil at times, but on a deeper level, perhaps beyond conscious knowing, there will be a turning point. Do your best not to overreact to people or situation or potential stress.   These aspects are not meant to destroy your life, but instead to help you to transform that which is stuck or dysfunctional or lifeless.

Yet for some there may not be discernible turmoil, but nevertheless at some level of being there is still a big shift going on, and your deeper soul will be making the shift.  In that case pay attention to your dreams, your straying thoughts, images that may flash through your mind.  They will give you clues as to what is stirring and shifting at a deep level.

It is a synchronous moment in time this weekend as the Cardinal Cross comes together with Christianity’s Easter.  Christ is honored this Sunday April 20th in Christianity for dying on the Cross and being resurrected.

Jesus Christ, by all accounts, was born close to the time of a changing of ages over 2000 years ago.  We were shifting from an Aries Age to a Pisces Age near that  time.

Christ is said to have taught and embodied: compassion, turning the other cheek, understanding and empathy for one’s neighbors and enemies, being inner directed, and having more love in one’s heart.

The world he lived in, ruled by the Roman Empire, needed a rebirth into new energies represented by a New Age in Pisces.   His death on the Cross and subsequent resurrection were symbolic of an old consciousness dying and a new consciousness being born.

And now as we experience a Cardinal Grand Cross while celebrating Easter, we are at a turning point again in our journey from an old age to a new age.

Now we are in transition between that now dying Pisces Age and a New Age in Aquarius.

Equality, Diversity in Unity, and liberation from controls of our free minds and hearts are energies bursting at the seams, ready to enter our individual and collective consciousness.

We are also ready to move beyond the duality of spiritual plane versus material plane. We are ready in an Age of Aquarius to be spiritual beings in a physical body, without needing to choose one way of being over the other.  Our souls are naturally without boundaries and need a body so we can manifest material purpose on a material Earth.

The story of the material Roman Empire of 666 infamy versus the Christ consciousness of spirit and soul is a dying issue.  We are ready to join our unity seeking souls with the temporary limitations yet needed focus of the material world.

We no longer need, however, an Empire or Big government or Big Corporation or Big Religion to force our souls onto the material world.

The rules, regulations, and commandments of that world are no longer needed to be outside us to force us to comply.

As we humans take responsibility for our own world we eventually shed the Bigs from our lives.

And as we take responsibility for our own inner values, soul and spiritual connections; for our own abilities for compassion and empathy, we no longer need Saviors or Big Religion to make us spiritual.

We the individuals, we the people, joined together in community are the way of the Age of Aquarius.

And our USA country is now on the Cross as our natal Sun in Cancer is almost exactly in the Cardinal Cross.   And what is dying on that Cross is the USA separation from being an equal member of the World Community, no longer a Superpower Empire dominating the world, but instead a light of wisdom on how to bring varied cultures together in equality, community and freedom: Diversity in Unity. Our economic and military dominance is on that Cross, so our world can be reborn into an Age of Aquarius.

In your personal life if you are feeling better or worse than others, better or worse in your self esteem from others, then your ego needs to die on your own personal cross.

As you learn to love your authentic self and the authentic self of others in your life, you are moving into the Age of Aquarius.  If you are trying to live up to some image or have others’ in your life live up to some image, then a level of inauthentic ego needs to die on your personal cross.

Issues and challenges that come up now are meant to help you to accept your self or others in the truth of how you or they were made.

Then from that place of accepting the differences you are accepting diversity in your own life.

Then from that place in your consciousness, you can make authentic relationship with someone else, neither of you trying to be someone you are not, yet willing to “stretch” in order to “meet” the other person and make relationship.

Honoring of your true Self and theirs is the foundation to building healthy relationship.

So as you see your own life and the World face challenges now, remember it is an opportunity to have breakthroughs out of patterns, beliefs, “stories” and behaviors that do not work anymore.

The opportunity now to make breakthroughs, break chains, see with new eyes, and make your life healthier and better is great now.

But you need to get out of your own way, and quit blaming others for not having the life you desire, and take responsibility for your own soul and life.

This does not mean you beat yourself up, as that does not allow you to truly change and take responsibility.  It only makes you a victim of your own judgments and still stuck.

The world and our country are on the verge of great change. Don’t expect it all to miraculously and completely change in the next few days or weeks. Transformation is a process. Yet you can, however, expect the change over the next 18 months or so to be great enough to make our world as it exists now seem like an ancient world from that new vantage point.

Earthquakes this last week were frequent and strong, including quite big ones in Mexico City and Papua New Guinea.

Expect world event shockwaves to be strong soon also.  But remember that the world is neither going to end or change drastically all at once.

Concentrate in your own life on finding the breakthroughs, as movement through difficult issues is faster and cleaner now.  Do not concentrate on the problem, instead focus on the coming solutions.

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

See you next week,


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

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write 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













Spring Eclipse Season 2013 Continues, and Astrology Forecast may 12-18

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have a lot more to go before Spring Eclipse Season 2013 is over.  There is a third eclipse on May 24/25, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius. There also is another exact pass of powerful and transformational Uranus square Pluto on May 20.

Many personal lives during this Eclipse Season have become very unsettled.  People have seen big red flags go up over various issues in their lives. Some have experienced threats to their usual ways of doing things, new doubts or breakdowns in their relationships, challenges over their security, jobs, or careers.

Some are seeing new possibilities now, breakthroughs out of old stuck places have given new hope.

So many know they are in transition in their lives, ending an old chapter, and moving into a new phase of life.

If something is not right in your life, if it is not aligned with the evolving YOU on your soul path, then it is ripe to be released.  Can you hold onto that which is not aligned for you? Sometimes yes, but perhaps that means you will not progress and evolve as you would like.  Security or change?   Which way to turn?

If what you are hanging onto for security no longer has any spirit or life in it anymore, then you know what price you have to pay to hold on.  Your soul will continue to die, your light will get more dim.

On the other hand, if the change will bring you to complete chaos in your life, with no practical way forward, then how can you go forward?

Perhaps the situation or relationship does not have to be let go.   Instead maybe old beliefs or dysfunctional patterns of behavior or communication can be transformed, so there is a rebirth and a relighting of the flame of spirit.

But if there is a need to truly let go of the relationship or job or home, then the best scenario, one that is usually what happens when change is right, is that you let go of that which has lost its light for you; and you make strong intention to the Universe and your self to make new possibilities work for you.

If what you are choosing is right for your evolving soul, then soon you will find the Universe and your own ingenuity bringing you the practical solutions you require. Maybe the new situation will not have everything you want, but will have enough of what you desire for you to take the leap of faith.

As you make your personal life changes during this Spring Eclipse Season, you are aligned with what is happening in the “heavens” too as the planetary aspects show us accelerating change.  Of course the greater world is also in the process of big change.

As you watch our dysfunctional government, as you watch our lives get more and more controlled by big money interests, as you watch people commit  abusive and violent acts on one another, as you see different religions and countries and peoples filled with such venom for one another, as you witness more and more people escaping into their own personal bubbles of drugs or alcohol or electronics, etc.;  the proof that our world is ripe for powerful transformation is all around us.

The Eclipse Season began at the New Moon in Aries on April 10.  5 days later there was the Boston Marathon bombing.    On April 25, on the first actual eclipse, the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, it was announced that there was proof that Syria had used chemical weapons.  That was important as President Obama had previously stated that if Syria used chemical weapons it would be a “game-changer”, meaning the USA would then need to get more deeply involved in the crisis.

That has not happened yet; but then last week, just 4 days before the next eclipse, a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus, Israel most dangerously dropped bombs just outside Damascus Syria, invading that sovereign country for what it determined were for its security needs.

This country of Syria has become a crucible for the future state of the Middle East and the world.  The planetary aspects from now till mid July promise powerful events surrounding Syria, events which could destabilize the Middle East region and the world.   Transiting Jupiter conjuncts the natal USA Mars in late May and is followed by transiting Mars conjunct that same spot in the zodiac, at the USA Mars of 21 degrees of Gemini,  at the end of June.  The USA becoming involved in some kind of a military adventure or action is likely soon.

The Military/Economic Empire that dominates this world is in a quandary about Syria.   A full blown war will destabilize the world, and cause havoc to the world economy, something they would hate to happen.  But they also see an opportunity to gain control of a crucial spot of the world.  If they gained control of Syria, then they would have a stronger foothold in the much coveted Middle East, and they would weaken the strength of Iran, seen as a threat to the Military/Economic Empire.

But Syria is a really complicated problem, as the so-called rebel faction fighting the government of Syria is made up to a large degree by AlQueda and other fundamentalist Muslim forces. This is a complicated civil war going on in Syria.

And countries Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon and others have stakes in the outcome of this conflict.  So any match lit there could bring great fires of conflict, which would disrupt the global economy and oil markets.  Pandora’s box would open and nothing would be easily solved.

So world powers do not know what to do.  If Israel bombs Syria one more time, however, then for sure Syria will retaliate. Many other possibilities could also bring conflict.   A major world conference to solve this Syrian problem is also in the works.

The transformation of the Middle East is inevitable as part of the changing power structure of our world.  It is where most of our world’s major religions were born and where many of our first civilizations were created.  What happens there will clear out much of the negatively violent old paradigm rules for living on the Earth. That paradigm includes much fear and mistrust for another; intolerance for those who are different or believe differently; a sense that some people or races or religions are superior to others.

For us to create a world of equality, of fairness and caring, one whose foundations are built on Love and Truth, we need to clear out and release the old world’s dysfunctions and toxicity.

So you can expect over the next few years and especially over the next year or two, much turmoil and chaos in the greater world.  For the Military/Economic structure of our world to transform so all the peoples of this world are served, not just those with money and privilege;  you can imagine how much disruption of the status quo must happen.

But this also means that people are waking up all over the world.  And it will take “we the people” of this world to truly heal the world and transform it.  And we do that by healing and transforming our own self  first.    As you honor your authentic self and then naturally honor everyone else’s authentic self, you are by the law of attraction helping to build our Aquarian Age, an age of Love and Truth, an age of Diversity in Unity, an age whose time has come, and will arrive more fully in 2020-21.

As the old world burns out, we are each an integral part of a new creation on this Earth, and Age of Aquarius.  We are each cleaning out our old programming, our wounds and toxins. We are opening to the collective Soul Source, to our own individual light, to the Love and Truth that keeps the wheels of the Universe turning.   There is no stopping this train of evolution.

Keep your seat belt on this Eclipse Season and ride the changes with trust and faith.

See you next week,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast 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.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out later this month. I will keep you posted.

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

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

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus and Astrology Forecast May 5-11

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Until Thursday May 9 this week , when the New Moon Solar Eclipse gets the ball rolling forward, we are moving down through a darkening moon time period.  Let your self come down into your body and soul now, nothing too elevated is recommended.

As you come down and have been coming down into your body and soul, you may experience discomfort, anxiety, difficult feelings.  The eclipses and other strong planetary aspects are shaking things up, urging us to transform and heal.   The discomfort is an urging to get out of comfort zones, as the old plateau you have been living your life on may not be quite right anymore.

Your body and soul feelings are wanting to be noticed and nurtured as things are shifting.  The body of your life, the material and physical parts of life are calling for attention.

This is because there are 4 planets in fixed earth Taurus now: the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.  And at the New Moon Solar Eclipse this Thursday there will still be 4, as the Moon will join the Sun in Taurus, but Venus will leave Taurus to enter Gemini.

So your body, your home, your finances, your land may be issues to concentrate on now.  The practical grounded side of life is calling us more.  Yet, since there is so much shifting beneath the surface, such deep transformational change, being grounded may feel uncomfortable for some.

Extremely sensitive people may now be feeling shifts in the Earth if there are earthquakes coming soon, which may very well be the case.  They also may be feeling all the building turmoil, especially now in the Middle East and Korea.

There is a growing possibility now that the Middle East will have a huge breakdown of its current structure and power balance.    Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iran, and other countries may soon be drawn into a big conflict.  The USA could then be motivated to engage its military strength there also.  This could all occur during Spring Eclipse Season or just after in the early summer.   It is truly a tinder box in the Middle East, and even a small match of conflict can ignite a huge fire of war. Korea is also a tinder box now.

If something does happen soon, remember that this is all part of a disintegration of the world’s paradigm and structure, as we move from an old Pisces Age to a new Age of Aquarius.

The western world and America especially are in the process of losing their dominance over world affairs.  The years of colonization have ended, and many of the countries who were controlled or dominated during those times are fighting for independence and freedom to find their own destiny without outside influence.

And each world citizen, including those of us in the western world and America, is wanting to break the chains of programming from the paradigm created by society.   We want to be free of corporate and government corruption, dominance, and dysfunction.

In an Aquarian Age we want to own and honor our true individuality, not to be what will fit into the needs of the state or corporate interests.  We want our purpose to come from the voice of our soul, the calling from the Universe, the needs of our Earth and human community.

The challenge is that we need to make a living, have a roof over our heads, and feed ourselves and our families.   That societal structure that needs to disintegrate and transform is, on a practical level, providing much of our semblance of security.  So it is easy to be tempted by fear, as the familiar world we have relied on for our stability, is in big trouble.

Our government is really dysfunctional. Our economy is presented to us through smoke and mirrors, as in reality it is being held together with scotch tapes of printed money.  We are trillions of dollars in debt, much of it owed to a thriving China.

Our military is spread thin over much of the world, getting out of two wars, but ready now to start new ones, as we continue to get involved in the business of other countries, cultures, and peoples.

In an Aquarian Age, as is aligned with the sign Aquarius, we will build a multi-polar world free of empires and superpowers.  We will build a world of equals born into a paradigm of Diversity in Unity.    As is written in the founding documents of the Moon in Aquarius United States, “all…are created equal, with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  And of course self determination is also a  value from those documents.  Those values come from the Universe, for all peoples, not just Americans.

Aquarius is also about power to the people, not kings and queens, or dictators, or governments, or corporations.  We are each free and responsible for our selves, our role in our human family, our Earth, and our connection and alignment with the Universe.

So as these Eclipses bring more and more disruptive energies, remember they are meant to help us to untie the knots that control our soul’s true path, not the path programmed into us.

When you begin to feel the anxiety from the shifting in our world and your personal life, remember that we live in a meaningful Universe.  As such the changes are meant to be, meant to help each of us to evolve, to move more fully into our authentic self and soul.

Each of us is safe in the arms of the Universe, and as we find alignment and centeredness, connection with source and soul, we will find our way, no matter what is changing around us.   Meditation, spiritual practices, spiritual guidance, therapy, healing, nature, inspirational people and readings are ways to keep you on your path.

Being with people or in situations that breed fear, lack of trust, cynicism, co-dependence, or attachment to rules and judgments that keep you controlled, are not good for you now.   Keep your self surrounded with people and situations that help you to stay on your path.

So this week Thursday May 9 brings in the second of three eclipses this spring, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus at 8:28 PM EDT.  What was begun or conceived last month, will want to be made real this lunar month.   It is time to manifest what you were motivated to do last month.  If something broke down recently in your life, this new lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse this Thursday will help you to move forward to new horizons.

It will help you to make real what you have been visualizing or intending.  Remember the winds of change are strong, so know the Universe is supporting your efforts, especially so if your heart is leading you and your mind has agreed too.    Let your heart lead, but make sure you are covering the practical concerns too.

One more eclipse will follow on May 25, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon again, as there was on April 25. This time the Lunar Eclipse will be in Gemini/Sagittarius.

See you next week,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast 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.

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

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