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Chaos versus Order and Astrology Forecast May 29-June 4

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury is now Direct but Mars is still Retrograde until June 29.

Thinking and perceiving should be getting clearer, decisions should be easier to make; but it is not time yet to fully move forward into this new phase of your life.

Nevertheless, by the end of this week there will be more spirited energy to woork with, increased mental activiity and a growing need to connect with others and to communicate.

But first we deal with the last quarter of the lunar cycle, starting Sunday the 29th of May.  With the Moon being in Pisces that day, the pull will be inward and yin-ward, processing all that has happened over the last weeks.

Last quarters of lunar cycles are for processing, going inward and preparing for new beginnings at the New Moon.

The next New Moon will be in Gemini on Saturday June 4.

Before that efforts to get moving faster forward could be thwarted or held back.

Also this week the Sun will be making aspect to Saturn and Neptune, This will touch off an important aspect this year:   Saturn square Neptune. The next exact aspect between them will be on June 17.

Saturn and Neptune have a cycle between them that lasts over 100 years. The most recent cycle began as they were conjunct each other (in the same place in the zodiac) in the late 1980s and early ’90s.

Saturn is law and order, rules and regulations, boundaries and limits. Neptune is surrender and allowing, openness and trust, no boundaries or limits. At its zenith Saturn is right wing fascism. At its zenith Neptune is anarchy.

While Saturn says no under all circumstances, Neptune is open to everyone and everything.

In our country this Saturn square Neptune aspect has been manifesting as thougts of building a wall to keep out immigrants versus letting everyone in.

In Europe it translates into open borders for immigrants from the Middle East versus strict nationalism keeping all but natives out..

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, at the last conjunction between Saturn and Neptune, the Soviet Union was breaking down and South Africa was breaking down apartheid’s oppression over black people.

So though they fought for old rules and ways, eventually the boundaries were broken down in each instance.

It happened relatively gracefully in each instance. Sometimes, however, Neptune can be quite chaotic and even anarchic if it does not see “progressive”results. Saturn can be quite oppressive and fascistic if rules and boundaries are being broken.

The Neptune/Saturn square is triggered this week, as the Sun makes aspect to both Neptune and Saturn.

Watch for the above themes to be playing out.

Saturn is also structure, laws and institutions. Neptune circumvents structures as water moves around, through and under rocks and solid structures. Neptune is mythologically “god of the ocean” and signifies water.

As Neptune and Saturn do their “square” dance with one another, there may be large protests or even riots. This aspect is intensely in effect all this year.

At its worst there can be martial law (Saturn) or complete anarchy (Neptune).

What Russia is doing in many of its old Baltic states- like Ukraine- may be in part to bring back the remnants of the old Soviet Union.

Some countries now are symbolic of Saturn/Neptune as their boundaries are more unclear: Iraq, Syria, and LIbya.

As we change ages old borders and rules and paradigms are meant to transform.  Our world is already looking and feeling differently and will continue ot do so.  By the 2020’s we will not recognize our world now in the same way.  Personal lives are changing radically also.

In your own life what structures are coming undone in your life? What old rules you used to live by don’t feel right anymore? Are you too permisive or too strict with your children, mate, family, or friends?  Do you have “open borders” ot yoru heart or is your heart closed?

On June 4 at 11 PM there is a New Moon in Gemini. This should give some much needed energy to those who have felt shut down or depressed lately. The mind especially will be energized and teaching and learning are encouraged over the next month. Gemini also is more social than its predecessor Taurus. It is quite the communicator and talker and can deliver information like a pure journalist (which is hard to find nowadays).

This New Moon in Gemini means it is time to move forward, but watch your step on anything important as Mars (planet of action and forward movement) is still Retrograde. Your big steps forward into new and important places waits till July and beyond. The New Era is held in abeyance.

This New Era is leading to the Age of Aquarius.  There is nothing to stop this wave of change.

Nevertheless, we humans do have input on how this will all turn out.  Do we fight to the death (literally) to keep the old ways or do we open ourselves up to deep healing and transformation.

President Obama was the first American president to ever visit Hiroshima Japan where we dropped an atomic bomb, killing almost 100,000 people the vast majority innocent civilians.  A few days later we dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 100,000 people.

To his credit President Obama went there to pay respects ot those who suffered and died as a result of our tragic bombing.  An apology would have been better.

But these weapons of mass destruction represent our collective human hatreds and unconscious desires to destroy our selves and our world.

We can hope and pray that our collective consciousness evolves enough to let in the light and love of the Age Of Aquarius.

Till next week,


 I am officially changing the webinar dates from beginning June 4 to beginning August 6 then continuing on August 13, and 20.  Here is what the webinar will continue to be:

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 evetns 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  Fee is $120 to be paid prior to the classes.  Fee will transacted through PayPal or check to my address. Please write me at for more information and ot sign up.
Audio recordings will be available for those who cannot make the live broadcast.











Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast May 11-17

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Powerful April, with its very important and intense planetary movements, is in our rear view mirror now.  For many it has been replaced by a kind of let down, feeling perhaps deflated after all the excitement.

Though the Cardinal Grand Cross is still in effect,  the strong energetic buzz has left, the center of the storm has passed.

Many are still trying to make sense of what happened in their lives the last couple of months, trying to gain clarity and find direction.

Keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde.  Focused, active, forward movement is still limited.  Mars goes back Direct on May 19. It has been retrograde since March 1.

So whatever was shaken up in your life in March/April is still settling in, and there is still time for you to ponder, reflect, and make sense of your life.

Mars retrograde suggests you may still not know what you truly want, where you want to go with your life.  And since Mars is in Libra, a sign that tends to weigh both sides of an issue, that adds to the potential indecision.

And Mars will stay in Libra until July 25, which means that even after Mars goes back Direct on May 19, and even after Mars triggers the Grand Cross in mid June, you may still be hanging back from total immersion in the new chapter of your life.

That does not mean you will need to wait that long to begin to see some light at the end of your personal tunnels.   Yet since Mars will be in Libra till July 25, and since Mercury will be retrograde from June 6-  July 1; it is best to not put too much pressure on your self to have it all together and to know exactly what needs to be done and where your life is going.

In the greater world, much is shifting at a very deep level. The United States’ natal Sun/Saturn square was activated off by the Grand Cross, and that same spot in the zodiac will be triggered again by the eclipses in the Autumn 2014 and Spring 2015.   And the Uranus/Pluto square will be joined by other planets again to also trigger that same spot in the zodiac that holds the USA Sun/Saturn square.

The balance of power is shifting in the world.   The eastern half of our globe contains cultures and countries that have experimented with more socialistic ideals of spreading the wealth with more equanimity.   And Pope Francis has also recently spoken out about creating a world that is financially more fair for all of us.

I do not believe we will build a totally socialistic world, but I do believe that as our world becomes more integrated and whole, we will find ways to bridge eastern and western values.

Some capitalism helps to motivate people to do their best with life accomplishments.  And some socialism helps to keep controls over desires for greed and power, and will take care of more people in the world.

After all the dust from coming conflicts settles, we will have the best of both worlds.  We will have more of a sense of unity, empathy and knowing we are all one family on the Earth, while at the same time honoring the authentic individuality of each member, each culture, each spiritual and sexual orientation, each individual way of life.

We will therefore have developed an Age of Aquarius, one of Diversity in Unity.  I believe the 2020’s will show us the mold has formed for this New Age.

There will still be much  to work out after that, but the Sun will have come up, so to speak, for this New World and Paradigm.

To get there,  there can be no more Empires running the world. Rome was the first at the beginning of the Pisces Age that is coming to a close.   And the Soviet Union and America are the last.

Those two recent empires represent on deeper levels an energetic desire to one day merge individualism with collectivism.

That day will come relatively soon, but not before a huge primal conflict between cultures blows up and brings an eventual catharsis and humbling.  A mass show of extraterrestrial visitation may also play a huge part in the transformation.

Then we will acknowledge our common humanity and build a new world as a result.

I suspect that the next 12-18 months will bring the most profound and most intense phase of the shift and transition into this new paradigm and age. The world will change is ways we have not seen during our lifetimes so far.

And each of our individual lives is shifting in alignment with this greater shift.  The deepest work for each of us is to learn to accept and honor our own and others’ distinct and authentic individuality, while at the same time learning more empathy and compassion for ourselves and one another.

And in the process we are learning we are all one family on our sacred Earth, and living in a meaningful Universe, with all the dots connected, and governed by universal laws like Love and Truth.

To get there in our consciousness, each of us needs to shed the blankets of  programming we have received from our families and cultures that keep us attached to dying values from a dying age.

This coming week May 11- May 17 is highlighted by increased intensity mid week from a Scorpio Full Moon and Venus in Aries activating the Grand Cross.

The Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio is on May 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM EDT.  It is commonly called the Wesak Full Moon every year and many celebrate the Buddha’s birth then.

Finding calm and centeredness while facing life’s difficulties or intensities is a theme for this Full Moon.

And there should be greater intensity mid week with that Full Moon, but also from Venus triggering the 13 degrees of Cardinal signs from the exact Grand Cross of April 20-23.

Issues may be stirred up again, or at least there may be a feeling of climax or some signs of resolution from recent shifts and changes. Resist the energetic draw for power struggles or “tugs-of war” this week, and instead find a way to let your inner spiritual observer keep the calm.

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