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A Step Beyond and Astrology Forecast September 11- 17.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week is round 2 of eclipses, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces on Friday September 16 at 3:05 PM EDT.

That means that intensity will build this coming week appreciably until it climaxes on or around the 16th.

Since Mercury also stays Retrograde all this week, it may at times feel quite off balance emotionally and mentally.

The more one energetically rides the waves, the better.   If one holds too tightly and tries to control too much it will be more difficult this week.

Adding to the intensity of the eclipse, Mars in Sagittarius will square the points of the Sun and Moon positions of the eclipse.

That makes a T-square formation, a usually difficult pulling in 3 different directions energetically.

Sun in Virgo pulls toward physical order, logical analysis, and perfecting or fixing;  Moon in Pisces wants to be able to let go and surrender, allow the soul to speak its truth, and to go with the flow.   Both seek to be of service to others or to something greater than the self.

Mars in Sagittarius wants to stoke the fires of enthusiasm and inspiration, take the exciting adventure, and trust inspiration.   Virgo moves downward, Pisces moves inward, Sagittarius moves upward.    Virgo is earth, Pisces is water, Sagittarius is fire.

If you try too hard to figure everything out this week, you will likely be frustrated.  If you encounter challenges or difficulties, it will be best to let the process unfold without needing to totally understand everything or to force conclusions or answers.

Remember that Mercury is Retrograde and as such it requires letting go of mental controls, and instead to trust other ways of comprehension like intuition or imagination.

You may be rewinding the clock of your life now, revisiting with people from your past through dreams, memories or actual in-person connections.

This may bring up unresolved issues, issues you have put aside and thought were resolved well enough.

Current situations in your life can be seen as similar to the ones that are coming back to you from the past.

You thus have the opportunity to work through blocks or dysfunctional patterns in your life or relationships.    The past only needs to come back so it can be applied to current issues that need resolution or healing. Or perhaps it is back so you find closure to the old issues, so you can move on in your life or relationships.

If you are feeling hurt beyond what seems “logical”, then you know it is an old wound or trauma that has been triggered inside you.

Eclipses help us to move out of stuck places in our minds or hearts. They do so by taking us out of our comfort zones, creating breakdowns or breakthroughs out of those stuck energies.

Mercury Retrograde helps us to see with new lens, to perceive differently, to go outside the old boxes.  It helps us to question a belief or direction we have chosen.

We then have the opportunity to change directions, to think and feel differently, or to end up feeling even more confident of what was previously chosen.

You can see why it is wise, with the eclipses and Mercury Retrograde to not jump to conclusions, or leap into anything.

All is in process now, and bottom line thinking is off its usual abilities.   Be patient and wait it out.  Before too long (sometime after Mercury goes back direct on September 22nd) renewed clarity and direction will surface from the fog.

In the global picture during this Eclipse Season and Mercury Retrograde:  the election process for President of the USA is getting even more mean spirited from both sides; a truce has been called in war torn Syria; North Korea is looking more dangerous than ever; the USA is  getting more estranged from China and some Asian nations like the Philippines; the economy  and stock market are showing signs of difficulty; Iran and the USA are sabre rattling with one another; and the Middle East in general feels like a kind of calm before the coming storms.

These issues will tend to build intensity this week with some kind of climax around the Lunar Eclipse.   Then all will begin to shift around the 22nd on Autumn Equinox with Mercury back Direct again.

Life as we know it is rapidly changing right before our eyes now, and we are only just in the beginning of the transformation.

We have a long way to go before we reach what is needed and aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

Things in some ways will get much worse, like with societal structures and institutions, which are decaying and self destructing.

But in the process we are as a human collective re-aligning with core principles and ideals.

We are reaching more up to the heavens of our divine nature, while at the same time getting more comfortable with our connection to sacred Mother Earth and her Natural rhythms.

We are honoring more our souls and spiritual natures, while learning to trust our bodies and their wisdom at the same time.

All is connected and working together for a common unity and evolutionary growth.

All is pointing toward the star of the Age of Aquarius.  It may not be exactly what each of us wants, but it will give us all exactly what we collectively need in our travels around the wheel of our Universe into a New Age.

Expect the unexpected and do not be too surprised if we before too long see the proof that we as Earthlings are not alone in the Universe.

Till next week,

Leo

If you are interested in a reading/consultation please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

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Hand of Time and Astrology Forecast August 7-13

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have passed through the gate of a New Moon in Leo from August 2. On August 18 that New Moon from August 2 will become Full- A Full Moon in Aquarius.

That will be an important Full Moon, as it begins a new Eclipse Season.  That Full Moon in Aquarius blows in the first winds of change connected to the issues that will dominate our consciousness during this new Eclipse Season.

The first Eclipse will be on September 1.  It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo.

The second and last Eclipse for this Eclipse Season will be on September 16.  It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Pisces.

So we can expect another round of important and intense world events soon again.   There will likely be a continuation of issues around police treatment of African Americans,  and anger toward the police.

There will also likely be a continuation of terrorist events.

And of course the Presidential election process will intensify, though it seems hard to imagine it getting any more intense.

There will also likely be new world events that continue to shake up our reality and consciousness and help us to more greatly transform into the Age of Aquarius.

The economy and stock market could be vulnerable for change, especially so if interest rates are increased in September by the Federal Reserve.  The really volatile Middle East could also be ripe for new eruptions.  Also North Korea and China are getting more and more angry with neighboring countries, as well as western governments- especially the USA.

Turkey and  Russia and their roles in Syria could also be in the spotlight.  And of course events will likely erupt that will be complete surprises.

Just know that Eclipse Seasons accelerate the process of change and transformation in the world and in your personal life.

We have entered a big new chapter or season of our lives.  The transition time has been from Spring 2014 to now.  Look back at your life prior to Spring of 2014 and look at it now.

Look at the world prior to Spring 2014 and look at it now.

Islamic State was unheard of  and Ferguson had not happened yet, whch triggered all the racial tensions.  Russia had not invaded Ukraine and upset its relationship with the western world and Nato.

So now we are in an important new chapter of our collective and individual lives, a new chapter on the way toward the Age of Aquarius.

What still needs to transform in your life to make you aligned with the energies of the Age of Aquarius and also aligned with your own authentic higher self and its natural soul journey?

What is not aligned in your life now?  Are your relationships healthy?  Are your family connections other than dysfunctional?  Are you in a career or job that is satisfying and aligned with your true self or are you there just to surive financially?

Do you have love in your life or are your relaionships just relationships out of habit?

Are you still controlled by old belief systems, and patterns of behavior that keep you stuck?

Do you feel like your life is a rerun every day, with “Groundhog Day” repeats?

Do you put up with relationship patterns that are so dysfunctional that they are not heart or feeling connected anymore?  Do you just go through the motions without real connection?

Well, it is possible that the approaching Eclipse Season will break down some of these old ways and provide you with breakthroughs into new mindsets and ways.

In fact Eclipse Seasons usually do have breakdowns and breakthroughs, some small and sometimes rather large life changing ones.

Before we hit into Eclipse Season, however, we find ourselves in the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Leo on August 2.    That Moon continues to wax and grow until the Full Moon in Pisces on August 18, at which time it begins its waning half of the cycle.

This Leo New Moon lunar cycle wants us to get more into our hearts and creative expression.  It beckons us to trust more and live from our spontaneous hearts and not so much from our calculating heads.

Have Leo fun this remaining summer, while it still lasts here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 1 will herald the call to get more into work and to create more order in our lives.  But that’s almost a month away.

There are only minor aspects this week, until Saturday when Saturn goes from Retrograde to Direct.

Saturn is gravity, but also the Hand Of Time.   So the clock of the Universe begins to tick again on Saturday.

You may feel or see events that seem rather fated around that date.  Saturn gives a sense of greater definiton, of rules and regulations that need to be followed.  It can make us also feel more secure, stable and grounded if not trapped and controlled.

Try to get a sense at around the Saturn turning of what new resolutions, intentions and commitments you want to make for your self and your life.

The Universal Hand of Time lets you know that time is limited and that you cannot keep putting off or procrastinating that which is important to you and your soul’s growth.

Till next week,

Leo

If you are interested in an astrological reading of consultation, write me at soulus@aol.com for more information.  I use both Skype and phone for long distance sessions.

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces and astrology Forecast March 6-12

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have often written how our entrance into the New Age of Aquarius requires the breakdown of the old world, the system and its’institutions.

And each time we move into an Eclipse Season, the process of breakdown of the system intensifies, even as there is an intensification of breakthroughs too.

These breakthroughs bring new truths, more light and love, and greater alignment with the energies for an Age of Aquarius.  There is also, as part of the process, a return to values at the core of whatever entity is experiencing the transformation.

And this week, on Tuesday March 8 at 8:54 PM EST the first of two in a row eclipses erupts.

So the process of transformation through breakdowns and breakthroughs is intensifying. As we look at the political landscape through the lens of the Democrat and Republican campaigns for President of the USA, we see the people wanting a breakdown of old systems and wanting their core values to be brought back into the world.

No matter what politics you have allegiance to, and Sanders and Trump represent such different values, you must be able to see that both candidates show us how much the people of the USA  desire vast transformational change. And their popularity also shows us the breakdown of the old system.  Since Clinton is a woman, in that regard she also represents a breakdown of the old paradigm that does not truly believe women can be world leaders.

And there will be much more breakdown of the old system.  Since “the system” is run by Government, Corporations/Banks, and Military; we can expect the breakdown to come to those places.

Great change in who and what are running the government, Corporate/Banking breakdowns through stock market and other declines, and more chaotic military conflicts will show us the breakdowns.

This being a Pisces Solar Eclipse New Moon, there should be “ghosts”of the past coming back into the world and personal lives, in order to clear the way for new people, new energies, and new ways of being.

These ghosts will remind us of how it used to be, and let us know that they or it will not be coming back.  At first there may be some nostalgia for the way it used to be, but after a little while, it will be obvious that those old times are gone.

Let your self feel the sadness or grief, but when it is time- let it go- so you can be ready to more fully embrace the New Chapter of life.

The old necessarily dies when it is time, but of course can be metaphorically kept barely alive on “life support systems”.  But those systems can only delay the inevitable and give a bit more time to get used to the changes.

We are getting used to big changes in our world, as can be seen in the aforementioned current political climate.   President  Obama and his government will be gone after the election, and whomever takes over will be so much different than he has been.

And in your own life, what is dying now, what is leaving your world?  The concentration at this New Moon in Pisces is more on what is leaving than arriving, more making peace with the past than greeting the future.

If you need, do ritual around what you are letting go.   In that way you can feel the process as natural and sacred.

If you are letting go of an old relationship, take out pictures and cut them up or bury them, or burn them, or lovingly place them somewhere in your house that represents the past to you.

Feelings may be quite strong around this Pisces Solar Eclipse, sensitivity may be heightened, and desires to escape difficult situations or decisions greater.

A good strategy over the next couple of weeks would be to surrender, or let go, not control, or be too governed by any rigid agendas.

Trusting the Universe is more important than usual and meditation more helpful than usual.

No matter what is happening “on the ground”,  as bad as it may seem right now; in the bigger picture there is an old world dying and a New Age being born.   And there is no way the new world can be built on the foundation of our current old paradigm for living.

That old paradigm rewards selfishness and aggression in men; and rewards looks and submissiveness in women.

It is a dog eat dog eat world, every man or family of nation for itself, creating enemies to rid the world of.   It is a world that rewards big ego and narcissism, rewards the ability to make money and have the “right” image above all else.

If you want the Age of Aquarius for our children, grandchildren and future generations, it is imperative the old world breaks down.  That will be our sacrifice for evolution and the future.

Ironically, concentrating on being in the “here and now”, “in the moment”, is the best way to facilitate the best future.

Spiritually and practically speaking there is only “now”, even as we grieve the past or imagine the future.

We can do all that if we do not dwell or get engulfed by feelings about the past, or imaginings or worries about the future.

This Pisces Solar Eclipse New Moon will bring greater intensity, especially emotionally.  Be careful not to overreact or get defensive in your relationships.  Since feelings are being stirred up now, it is right to be aware of this fact so you can do your best to keep boundaries, and to put a lid on emotions that are on the verge of getting out of control.

Not taking personally what others say to you will also be important now. Focus on what may be bothering them that has little to do with you and more to do with their own issues.

In the greater world,  stay away from fear or hated as best you can.  All is happening for a reason from the bigger picture.  Certain personalities or countries that represent everything that is against your values are not your enemy to be hated.

Making the Diversity in Unity world come to fruition is dependent on each of us living by that standard.  Or as my Mother used to say, “it takes all kinds to make up this world”. Some we like and some we do not, as is natural.

I can’t truly understand why there have to be crocodiles, sharks or tics in the world, but part of nature’s mystery makes them all necessary.

Let go this week, trust the Universe and Nature, including Human Nature.

Talk with you next week,

Leo

I am planning on doing a webinar class on Transformational Astrology late this Spring.  Let me know if you might be interested and tell me what part of the world you live in by writing to soulus@aol.com.

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 website http://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.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

 

Clearing the Way and Astrology Forecast February 28-March 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This is the last full week before the first of two strong eclipses in March.

That will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on March 8.  The waters of soul will be triggered to the max at this eclipse, and many are already feeling the deep emotions associated with it already.

The spilling out of feelings and emotions may be quite powerful for some of you.  On a deeper level this is about releasing the past and for some the “ghosts” and “demons” from their past.

There is such a new world that has been opening for all of us collectively and for each of us individually.  We cannot truly embrace this new phase of life if we are holding on too tightly to personal baggage from the past.

And some of that baggage is tied into personal traumas or emotional wounds that are may not be easy to access, let alone release.

Some of us are in need of some deep soul work so our traumas will not be triggered in such a debilitating manner.

As we enter new relationships, old wounds and traumas may limit our ability to trust and be vulnerable.

As we enter new jobs or careers our past hurts can have us feeling a lack of true confidence that we will do a good job or be truly appreciated by others.

Our moving to a new home or community can bring back traumas from our childhood that have us feeling we will not fit in or be accepted for who we are.

And make no mistake about it, this is huge portal that is opening now, a new portal filled with new experiences, new energies, more magic, a new paradigm for living, etc.

And this portal brings us a big step forward toward the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius, which by my calculation will be sometime in the early ’20s.

Look at the state of the American world now, as can be seen in the political fighting between presidential candidates.  If you watched the Republican debate last week, you know how ugly and childish it was.

On the surface it makes one doubt we are entering any better world.

But on looking beneath the surface you can see that the old status quo is breaking down, and that is a prerequisite for a new paradigm and age to be built.

The old two party system is corrupt, run by billionaires and mega-corporations and other special interests. We the people have lost our voice.

Yet now with a few of the new candidates, people are coming out in droves because they see the opportunity for “we the people” to take back our power.

Perhaps people are not seeing clearly the character of the candidates who give them hope, but nevertheless people are awakening and it will not be easy to put that genie back in bottle again, so to speak.

Be prepared as other huge events will come our way soon, events that may be quite ugly on the surface, but will help break down the stuck structures and habits from the old world.

And in your personal life it is the same way.  Sometimes we can stay in old ways, and even want to stay in stable situations that have lost their spirit and soul.  It gets so “comfortable” we do not want to disrupt our lives.

But on a deeper level our spirits and souls are dying and require change and transformation.  We would not leave familiar habits without “kicking and screaming” to stay put.

But the waves from this portal will shake us up out of complacency.  March will bring emotional shakeups and force the need for deeper processing. April will bring more action, more manifestation, more motivation to move forward in your life.

This week, on Tuesday we enter the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began on February 8 at the New Moon in Aquarius.   

This last quarter brings us to greater completion, resolution and closure of some issues. There will be some cleaning up to do, some sweeping away of the past, getting prepared for new beginnings at the New Moon Solar Eclipse on March 8.

In the middle of this week, there may be some relationship challenges to deal with as Venus makes aspect to the Uranus/Jupiter quincunx aspect now in the sky and exact on March 6,  my birthday.

Uranus is in Aries and Jupiter in Virgo, so there is a mismatch (quincunx) between those two energies.  Uranus seeks to awaken, make breakthroughs and generally to motivate us to move forward with our lives.

Jupiter in Virgo seeks to help us to put our affairs in order, to clean up and perfect.

And Venus is caught in the middle of all this, which means our relationships may be challenged by our desires for change and liberation as well as needs to make perfect and create order.

And all the while this week, the oceanic waves of change pushing at the Eclipse Portal will get stronger and stronger.

If you look out onto the global scene, you will see more chaos but also attempts at order in Syria, Libya, and Iraq. You will see more portents of greater troubles in Israel/Palestine; more irrationality with North Korea, more signs of economic dangers, and more fear from Republican leaders that they are losing control or their party with the winning by Donald Trump.

Waves of change are ready to pour through the Eclipse Portal, shaking up our world at its foundation.

Keep your self centered with a perspective of the bigger picture:   The Age of Aquarius needs the breakdown of old structures of our dysfunctional and toxic world in order to download new energies and light aligned with this New World.

Till next week at the Solar Eclipse,

Leo

I am planning on doing a webinar class on Transformational Astrology late this Spring.  Let me know if you might be interested and tell me what part of the world you live in by writing to soulus@aol.com.

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 website http://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.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

Eclipse Winds are Blowing In and Astrology Forecast February 14-20

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

We can now begin to see and feel some of the issues that will blossom into fullness during the Eclipse Season this March 2016.

Actually Eclipse Season began at the New Moon in Aquarius on February 8,  and the winds will get stronger before the storm hits in March.

The first actual Eclipse will be on March 8,   a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces that will form a powerful T-Square with Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius.  The second Eclipse will be on March 23, just a few days after the Spring Equinox.  

It will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries/Libra.

For the rest of this month we will be able to see and feel issues in both our personal lives and global lives that will erupt in March and April.

When the Sun goes into Pisces this Thursday/Friday the 18th/19th, the winds of Eclipse Season will get stronger.

It already feels like it will be an important and powerful Eclipse Season, as many people are already getting taken off balance and some are also experiencing more messages from spirit than usual.

The veils are thinner between worlds and frequencies now as we move into the deep waters of a Pisces Solar Eclipse Season.

Pisces is very soulful and often dreamy and other worldly.   It moves through mystical waters beyond and inside of the material world.

When they do not allow that process to unfold naturally or when the “other world” feels blocked from their experience, they may then turn to drugs, alcohol, or other “escapes”.

Deep sensitive feelings are also Piscean, and when the Solar Eclipse erupts in March, the power of feelings will be experienced, feelings that may feel almost overwhelming at times.

As we move into the time of Sun in Pisces this week, we are already beginning to feel deeper feelings, and have more soulful experiences.

Pisces also seduces us into knowing again our “ghosts” of the past.   We may dream or day-dream past situations that are long gone.  We may grieve that past, as we may let go of the old times in our consciousness.

The “ghosts” may come in the form of regrets or nostalgia or just plain sadness of times gone by.

All these experiences are getting us ready for another round of big new beginnings that help us go further forward into this New Chapter of our personal lives and our global lives.

When the New Moon in Aries bursts forth on April 7, with its close conjunction to breakthough making Uranus, we will take off fast forward into this transition time between chapters of our lives.

This is a transition year politically in America too, as we let go of the Obama government and make decisions about the new leader and government.

At the same time as we elect a new president in November, we will be letting into our lives and consciousness a New Era on the way to the Age of Aquarius.

We will know then just how bad our global economy is.  We will know just how bad the Middle East has become.  We will know that the Military Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower told us would be controlling our lives has done just that.

And now it is no longer viable as a structure that runs the country and world.

So who we elect in November will be a reflection of how we decide to handle this huge transformation of restructuring our country and world.

If we elect someone like Trump, we will be saying we are scared to death of losing our old world and want someone who promises “to make America great again”.

If we elect someone else like Sanders we will be saying we want to totally transform our world into something totally new.

Other candidates would be somewhere in between those two positions.

But make no mistake, we are in transition to a new world.

And the Eclipse Season will get us more ready for whatever this new world will be like.

In your personal life, nothing will be more important than finding your truth, your authenticity, as well as your true connections to self, others and the Universe.

Relationships that have become codependent, dysfunctional, or toxic will either need to be transformed or abandoned.   Jobs and careers that are not satisfying and do not reflect who you are will not work for long, or if they do you will be miserable.

So it will be important now, especially with the Pisces influence, to go deeply into your belief systems, your unconscious patterns and behavior, so you can make substantive changes in your life.

All patterns and energies and peoples in our lives have come to us because in large part because of how we are in consciousness, which of course includes our beliefs, our attitudes, our wounds and traumas.

We will have more help from the Universe than usual during this Eclipse Season, to let go of old patterns and beliefs- and to integrate new consciousness and beliefs that are connected to who we are becoming- not anymore who we used to be.

Besides the Sun moving into Pisces this week, as we start the last month of Winter;  on Tuesday relationship heart oriented Venus moves out of steady stable Capricorn and into complicated “outside the box” eccentric Aquarius. This will continue until March 12 when it goes into Pisces.

So with Venus going out of Capricorn and into Aquarius, it may be time to concentrate on relating that is not so centered on keeping things as they are, stable and secure.

Take chances, meet new people, and for sure get your “individuality” on.  It is not aligned to be what others want you to so- BE YOURSELF. And if anyone does not approve,  don’t let it bother you so much.  Why do you need to please them anyway?

Till next week,

Leo

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 website http://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.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

 

 

Election Year Forecasts and Astrology Forecast January 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is a New Moon in Capricorn  at 8:30 PM EST on Saturday January 9.   It signifies new beginnings, as do all new moons.

This one is in Capricorn and as such it prompts us to get back out into the world, to organize and plan, to be more disciplined, to do what one needs to do,  to make firmer boundaries, to be in one’s integrity, to demand more from your self and others, to concentrate more on work and accomplishment, to have greater self respect, to be more logical and realistic.

This is a more intense Capricorn New Moon than usual,  as the Uranus/Pluto square fits into the lunation’s configuration- with the New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries square the New Moon.

Besides being more intensifed than usual, it will also tend to shake up our usual thinking and habits, and to transform us out of old patterns and beliefs that we have outgrown.

It assists our transformational journey into a new season of our lives, helping us to release and to find closure on some issues.

The coming week, therefore, will push us forward, whether we feel we are ready or not.  Keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde, so do your best to take it slow, to go through the full process; and with a New Moon in Capricorn, be rather cautious about making any moves that have long term implications.  

We are getting closer now to the first caucuses and primaries for President of the United States.  Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens and other parties will be choosing this year their nominees for President.

The election for a new President is less than 10 months away now.  The first caucus is in Iowa on February 1 and the first primary in New Hampshire is on February 9.

So both of these elective events will be held after Mercury goes back Direct on January 25.

Today’s assessment of the candidates for President is being presented during Mercury Retrograde, so I will wait till late January to make an absolute prediction for both Republican and Democrat nominees as well as predicting who will be the next President.

But I will nevertheless give you an astrological assessment of each candidate’s chances to win before that, kind of like odds of their winning based on the planets.

I use a formula I have created to assess the chances of each candidate. This formula is in large part based on how much each candidate’s natal planets connect with the USA natal planets from July 4 1776, the nation’s birth date.

This formula is also based on important planetary movements and transits that will be occurring over the next four years or so, and how much each candidate has planets that fit into those transits.

I do this because it only makes sense that whoever is President will have a planetary makeup that connects with whatever crises the world and especially the USA is going through.

I used this formula for the 2008 election for President, and in late 2007 I predicted that Senator John McCain would be the Republican nominee, and then Senator Barack Obama would be the Democrat nominee.

At the time I made the predictions Rudy Giuliani had a huge lead in the polls for the Republican nomination and Hilary Clinton had an overwhelming lead to be the nominee for the Democrats.

I thought at that point that my formula must be crazy, but it turned out right on.

For President I said the planetary aspects were favorable for both McCain and Obama, but I gave the slight edge to Obama.

Now this time I will be assessing the chances only of those who have any chance at all, as there are so many candidates. I will not be looking at Libertarians, or Greens etc. as the processs for finding a President through debates and media coverage is controlled and dominated by Corporate and Party control of media and debates, taking away the chances for smaller parties to win.

We will take a few weeks to make the assessments.

For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are the ones who are running for President.

Bernie Sanders was born on September 8 1941 at 12:27 PM in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

His Sun is in Virgo, his Moon is in Aries and he has Scorpio Rising.

This makes him intensely passionate, forthright and direct, and wanting perfection and purity in all he seeks.

His Rising Sign in Scorpio and his Saturn in Taurus square the USA natal Moon in Aquarius; his North Node in Virgo exactly conjuncts the USA natal Neptune; his Pluto in Leo closely conjuncts the USA North Node; and his Moon/Mars conjunction in Aries has contact with the USA Sun in Cancer and its Pluto in Capricorn. His Jupiter in Gemini conjuncts the USA natal Mars placement in Gemini.

That is a lot of connections to the USA natal chart, making him a serious candidate.

In the sky for all of us, there will be important Uranus transiting connections to the USA Pluto in Capricorn- in 2017 and 2018, and Sanders’ Mars in Aries will be affected at the same time by that Uranus transit.

Pluto will make its first ever USA Pluto Return in 2021, and a second term for Sanders would connect him with that reality.  No human beings ever have a Pluto Return as it takes almost 250 years of age before it can happen.

Pluto in Capricorn in the USA natal second house is where we can see its power base for money and resources and its world dominance.

The Pluto Return will give us a turning point in the Superpower staus of the USA in the world.

Around the same time, in December of 2020, Jupiter will conjunct Saturn in Aquarius, a sign of the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius; so the USA will be either struggling to become an equal member of the Diversity in Unity world forming for the New Age, or it will be nicely fitting into that new world already.

And whichever candidates are connected to that Pluto in Capricorn natal position of the USA have a better chance of being a nominee and/or President.  A few other candidates we will look at also have a connection to the USA natal Pluto.

Hilary Clinton was born on October 26 1947 at either 8 PM or 8 AM.   Different close friends or workers of hers have given these polar opposite times of birth.  So Astrologers use both to try assess Ms. Clinton.

The 8 AM time gives Hilary Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces and Scorpio Rising, making her a double Scorpio.

The 8 PM time gives her Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Pisces,  the same as the 8 AM time, but the rising sign changes from Scorpio to Cancer Rising.

The 8 AM time with double Scorpio (and also Mars conjunct Pluto) show her to be very intense and powerful,  rather ruthless and demanding, yet also being a very sensitive feeling person who sacrifices herself for others (Moon in Pisces).

But in this 8 AM scenario the “weight” of her tendencies is more toward the power and ruthlessness, and less toward the gentle sensitive.

With the 8 PM Cancer Rising she still is very intense and powerful, but the “weight”of her character is toward sensitive and giving, motherly and nurturing, sensitive and caring.

In the 8 AM chart her Rising sign of Scorpio, her Saturn in Leo and her North Node in Taurus all make difficult aspect to the USA Moon in Aquarius. Her Uranus in Gemini makes conjunction to the USA Mars in Gemini (which rules conflict and war);  and her Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Libra make rather favorable aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer.

There are no connections to the USA natal Pluto and few to the coming important planetary movements.

Her 8 PM birth time has similar connections, but with a more warm and fuzzy temperament.

Both Sanders and Clinton have enough solid connections to have a chance to be the Democrat’s nominee for President as well as actual President.

We will also look at the Democratic Convention and Election Day planetary alignments in connection to the candidates’ natal charts before making final predictions.  We will then make a final prediction after Mercury goes back Direct on January 25.

The next couple of weeks we will analyze the Republicans.

Remember that my assessments will be strictly based on the astrological formula and I will divorce my predictions from polls or conventional political wisdom.

For this coming week, it is time to get your life more in order and to make commitments to plans and goals, issues and people who are important to you.

But remember that Mercury is Retrograde, so thinking and communication are in flux and thus off their usual center. Expect the past to come back to you in various ways also.

The stock market took up where it left off during the eclipses in September, going way down in value.   This is only the beginning of a vast transformation of the world and USA economy.

Let’s meet again next week,

Leo

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 website http://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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Finding Inner Peace During Difficult Times and Astrology Forecast November 15-21.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We had been letting you know that the New Moon in Scorpio last week was going to bring us powerful world events. We wrote that those events would be extensions of the shifts that happened during the Eclipse Season a couple of months ago.

In fact we wrote last week that the Scorpio New Moon could very well open up the “Gates of Hell” through world events.

And it sure seems like it did open those gates with the horrific attacks in France.

Please reread the column last week again, as we then talked at length about how to not be drawn into hellish emotions and instead to find a spiritual place inside yourself.

It would be so easy now to react with rage and to want to go to war with the Islamic State.  That is where most leaders of the western world are going to right now.

And it is easy to understand why.  When one is attacked there is a primal instinct that is triggered. That instinct is to destroy those who have attacked you. That is how wars get started.  Being frightened and running away is the other knee jerk reaction to being attacked.  Our instincts are to fight or give flight.

People like Martin Luther King and Ghandi and others have taught us how to act differently, how to be empowered but not violently confrontational.

We collectively are in the process of learning how to evolve into those ways of being.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, known as the “guardian of the underworld”.  That underworld in part is about our unconscious primal instincts.

Only by being more conscious can we transform that primal instinct.

Ghandi created a mass civil disobedience of the British Empire, which had conquered and then oppressed India.  Britain eventually left India in large part because of the civil disobedience.  Ghandi’s rebellion actually happened in the year that Pluto was discovered- 1930-  “As Above So Below”. He was teaching us how to be empowered without needing to kill and dominate.

Now I am not so naive to believe that civil disobedience will stop the brutal Islamic State.  But I do know that there are ways to evolve beyond the consciousness of the Old Testament’s “An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth”.  We should have learned by now that that attitude makes everyone blind and toothless.

Each of us needs to find a place inside that is peaceful yet empowered. That is what will evolve our human family to one that eventually becomes “Diversity within Unity”.  We each can only be fully responsible for our own evolution,however, not everyone else.  So each of us must find ways to change our consciousness aligned with the New Age.  And then have faith that all will eventually work out right.

For now be aware that more powerful global events are on the way.

To help us to deal with these events, this coming week brings some adjustments to the energies of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle: Neptune changes directions from Retrograde to Direct on Wednesday; and next weekend the Sun moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius.

In what ways has this Scorpio New Moon brought more intensity into your life?   Do you feel more empowered or passionate? Have your “buttons” been pushed by others to make you want to emotionally react to them with anger? Are you going deeper inside to find new insights?  Have secrets come out into the open?

The Neptune shift on Wednesday should bring softer energies to work with.   Neptune seeks to help us to be more vulnerable and to let go and go more with the flow. It often brings with it the magic of synchronicity as well as symbols and signs from the Universe.

So use this Neptune shift to shift your consciousness to a place of trust and openness to the Universe and to your own Higher Self.

Next weekend when the Sun moves into Sagittarius, the potential for more inspiration will come with it.  Sagittarius is a sign that is “ruled” by Jupiter.  Unlike Pluto the Guardian of the Underworld, Jupiter is a “sky” god, one who rules higher meaning, higher learning, taking the high road, and inspiration.

Sagittarius is intuitive more that intellectual, sees the bigger picture much better than it sees the details; in other words is better at seeing the forest than the trees.

Sagittarius also is a seeker. It seeks spiritual knowlege; it seeks out answers and understanding; it seeks to find the meaning in everything; and it seeks adventure.

It has a tendency to “leap before it looks” however.  It trusts its intuition, sometimes to a fault, and its fiery free spirited disposition can get it be impulsive sometimes.

But it is nevertheless very resilient, in large part because faith is another of its priorities for living its life. It seeks to find and create light in the darkness.

So you will be given some energetic tools from the Universe this week to help you to better deal with the difficulties that have come since the September Eclipses and the Scorpio New Moon last week.

Not long after the eclipses we were brought to a somewhat peaceful plateau with Virgo and Libra energies leading the way, but obviously since the Scorpio New Moon the energy field around us and in us has greatly intensified and is taking us through a powerful transformational period.

Even the stock market, which started to move up again after the big slide downward during Eclipse Season, last week went quite down again.

Make no mistake, we are transforming out of the old world and in transition into the Age of Aquarius.

But part of that process does not feel very good, and has us releasing toxic energies and self defeating old patterns of thought and behavior.

As we release the old, we open ourselves to new truth and love energies that will set us free from the chains of the past.

Keep purging even as you are moving forward into this New Chapter of your life. Every day and in every way you are transforming into a more authentic self and life.   You are releasing your old programmed attitudes and belief systems, and in the process are being awakened to the Truth of Who you are really are, and to what your purpose is for being here on the Earth at this time.

And you are being awakened also to the truth of the world you live in, one that is also in the process of deep transformation. The labor pains can be very ugly and painful before the brith of the Age of Aquarius.  And it will come.

Till next week,

Leo

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 website http://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.