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Group Action and Astrology Forecast January 21-27.

Posted in astrology forecast, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Sun just went into Aquarius on January 19, and on January 20 is the Women’s March.

This is a follow-up to last year’s march, which yelled loud and clear the power of women in their desire to end sexual abuse, power abuse, and generally unfair gender conditions in the USA and world.

Eclipse Season began last week, and on January 31 there is the first of two eclipses in a row.  It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo. Then on February 15 there is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.

This Eclipse Season, with an emphasis on Aquarius, is very much about group power.  So the Women’s March is very aligned with that focus.

As we have stated before Leo and Aquarius are in large part about power of the One (Leo) and power of the Group (Aquarius).

The Women’s March last January 21 2017 happened also during Sun in Aquarius, but this year group action of Women is more influential than it was then.

This is partly because we are in Eclipse Season already this year, but it is also because of the sexual and power abuse revelations recently.

And as we get deeper this year into Winter 2018 Eclipse Season, we will see more group social action as well as more executive action against the voices of the group.

The Senate right now has asserted its power to shut down the government in reaction to Trump’s executive desire to put through a funding bill that is aligned with what he wants.

I believe we can expect this Eclipse Season, especially so as we get close to the Aquarius Solar Eclipse on February 15, even more powerful group action.

That could very well include group actions counter to the USA power base, as well as stronger attempts to impeach and/or dis-empower the President of the USA.

In that regard there will be more conflict around the Israeli/Palestinian issue. The UN already passed a policy to negate the American unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole Capital of Israel.

In your own life, are you a member of any socially conscious groups that you feel quite resonant with?

Do you usually feel like an outsider in group situations? Do you prefer a strong leader over a committee of people?

Aquarius is an interesting sign in that it is about two seemingly very different traits.

Aquarius is about being different than the norm, very individualistic and sometimes considered weird.

At the same time Aquarius is about being in a group, with a group cause.

So it seems one will either be estranged from the group because it does not fit in, or it fits into the group, often by “wearing the same uniform” as everyone else.

And this is where we get to Aquarius at its  best being “Diversity within Unity”.

When one can be distinctly individualized, true to one’s uniqueness, yet at the same time within the Unity of the group, Aquarius is best fulfilled.

And how does Leo, its polar opposite, fit into this equation?

Leo, whose ruling “planet” is the Sun, can provide the fuel of energy to the group as a leader in alliance with the group intentions.  The Sun in the solar system provides the light and warmth to the planets travelling around it, not dominating but facilitating their actions and life.

The heart is the part of the body affiliated with the Sun and Leo.  And the heart (and heart chakra)  provides the fuel of energy for the body and soul to be alive. The circulatory system is Aquarius the water bearer, delivering the lifeblood through the body’s network.

So this Eclipse Season, how can you best balance your group and social principles (Aquarius) with your personal heart’s desires (Leo)?

Too much Aquarius puts one too focused on one’s mind, figuring what is most socially conscious.  Too much Leo puts a person too much in one’s heart for what is attractive and serves one’s desires..

For instance, shopping for a car can be about getting one that is good for the environment and best for the family and family wallet (Aquarius).  Or it can be focused on getting the shiny red one that opens up one’s heart with happiness (Leo).

In world dynamics, too much Leo gives us a dictator. Too much Aquarius gives us a legislative body, group or committee that gets nothing done.

So the Sun is in Aquarius this week,  and the lunar cycle is in the waxing half of its cycle, moving toward a powerful climax at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius/Leo on January 31.

Mid week Mercury will be conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, tending our minds toward deep and serious thought and communication.

And then on Friday the 26th of January, Mars will leave deep, intense, and sometimes darkly brooding Scorpio; for fiery, inspired, joyful, adventurous and sometimes impulsive Sagittarius.  It will stay in Sagittarius until the 17th of March.

This adds some yang Fire to the mostly yin Earth and Water we have been slushing through.

Mars in Sagittarius will open up our life energy portals, tending more toward action, upliftment, and wanting to “jump right in”.

That is only 5 days before the Lunar Eclipse, so energies in general are then intensifying, causing more possibility for breakdowns and breakthroughs in our consciousness and lives.

Change and transformation are swirling through our lives more, and if you want to unchain yourself from stuck situations, people, or thought, this Eclipse Season is a great time to do so.

For Eclipse Season, in the world keep your eye on  the Russia-gate investigation, the Winter Olympics in Korea, and increasing tension in Syria and Israel/Palestine. These and other world situations will become more important. Look at the stock market and economy closely too for signs of coming changes.

In your own personal life, stay on your toes for potential change, open your mind and heart to life more than before, yet at the same time keep your sanity and stay centered.

As always meditation is one of the best aids during times of intensity and change.

All that happens is for a reason and for what is best for your soul’s journey.

So know that the change and transformation in your life now has purpose, especially so if you have purpose for your life.

Till next week,

Leo

My 2018 astrological forecasts begin this week with a video forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIVxnMPGzI&feature=youtu.be

A podcast will be broadcast soon after that and then a radio show podcast sometime later.

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Entering a New Chapter of Life and Astrology Forecast January 15-21.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we come down from the strong Cardinal Grand Cross Full Moon in Cancer last Thursday January 12.

But only one “leg” of the Grand Cross has left the powerful configuration, that being the Full Moon in Cancer.  The 3 legs that remain make a Cardinal T-square formation which has us pulled in 3 different directions instead of 4.

It is comprised of Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries.  It will continue to be effective until late April, when the”orb” or distance between the planets gets too wide to be pertinent.

This T-square, still a very important configuration, will affect everyone to some degree; but its greatest impression will be with people who have planets in the middle to late degrees of cardinal signs:  Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

This emphasis on cardinal signs, which are the signs at the beginnings of seasons, at the Solstices and Equinoxes, suggests we are moving into important times of New Beginnings.

Uranus in Aries suggests we are breaking out of an old way of being and empowering ourselves; Jupiter in Libra suggests a higher value of fairness and being relational; Pluto in Capricorn suggests we are transforming out of old soul-dead structures, and in the process of creating new ones.

Since those planetary placements form a T-square, what each placement represents is at odds with each other placement.

So it may be quite difficult to be free of old ways in a self empowering manner (Uranus in Aries), while at the same time able to be in meaningful relationship (Jupiter in Libra).  Or it may be difficult to break down and release old security structures (Pluto in Capricorn) and still be fair minded and balanced (Jupiter in Libra).

We are being pulled in different directions and it is challenging to stay centered.  It is best not to try too hard, and instead surrender to the process with trust in yourself and the Universe.

Also now all planets are going Direct until February 6, when Jupiter goes retrograde.  All planets Direct is a somewhat rare occurrence, and it also suggests we are moving forward into new beginnings.

On a global scale the Inauguration of Donald Trump is happening on January 20, and on the next day there is a Million Woman March on Washington DC as well as on state capitols and cities around the country.

This new era shows us a huge division between different cultures and ways of life in the USA and also in the greater world.

I believe we are about to go through a big storm that will shake things up in a big way over the next few years.

This storm will clear the way for the Age of Aquarius. For humanity it will separate the “wheat from the chaff” in an evolutionary process.

And it will open portals for more light to shine through so we can have a world of Diversity within Unity, a world run by Love and Truth, and a knowing the Universe is a place inside each of us that has all the dots connected in greater meaning.

We were born to be alive at this important time in human evolution on Planet Earth.  So find your role and place in it, and trust the Soul’s process.

Later this coming week there are planetary shifts that show us a turning point.

On Thursday January 19 the Sun moves into Aquarius, while the 4th quarter Moon in Scorpio squares it.

This signifies a movement into a greater darkening of the light of the Moon.  The Sun is shining in Aquarius while the Moon is showing us more darkness in Scorpio.

On the same day Mars in Pisces will be met with difficulty from Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars in Pisces seeks unity in deeper consciousness, and that will be inhibited by Saturn showing us what is happening in reality.

These events on the 19th open the way for the Inauguration on the 20th and the Million Woman March on the 21st.  These events represent the Sun square the Moon for sure, but also Mars square Saturn as unity is blocked by our current reality.

When this 4th Quarter phase of the lunar cycle is completed, we will experience a New Moon in Aquarius on January 27.

That New Moon in Aquarius will show us the first winds blowing in from the coming eclipses in February.

So we can consider Eclipse Season beginning on January 27, setting us up for the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10 and the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26.

Much will be shaken up during this coming Eclipse Season.  Change and transformation will be pushing through the blocks and impediments in our consciousness and belief systems.

This force will crack open what is stuck, so we can change our lives according to our Soul’s intentions.

In the greater world, the new Trump administration will experience during Eclipse Season  its first great challenges to what it intends to do.

And each of us will need to adjust to this New Chapter in our personal and global lives.

The Trump administration facing powerful backlash to its intentions is an integral part of this New Global Chapter of our lives.

And each of us will be challenged in this New Chapter to stay on our spiritual paths with our deeper values.

We cannot let the increasing darkness in world affairs sweep us into fear and hatred.

We must keep our trust in our deeper souls and the Universe, and our belief we are evolving into an Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

Please check out my new forecast for 2017- https://youtu.be/sYw9g0OuqV4

And if you would like your own personal forecast for 2017, please contact me at soulus@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Saturday January 23 is bringing us a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo at 8:46 PM EST.  This lunation represents the potential balance between Head (Aquarius) and Heart (Leo).   Aquarius is also strong on following higher pricinciples or socially conscious behavior, while Leo is strong on following that which makes its heart sing and what would be the more popular choice.

So if you go looking for a car any time soon, will you want it to be environmentally clean with good mileage per gallon (Aquarius) or would you prefer a shiny car with the color that turns you on and has all the toys and whistles inside (Leo)?

This Full Moon is also a time to hold in balance one’s detached and inventive mind (Aquarius), with one’s fun loving open heart (Leo).

Do your want to be noticed and popular (Leo)?  Or would you prefer being a distinct and unusual individual who might not fit in (Aquarius)?

All this Full Moon glow will be shining this weekend (January 23/24), while waiting for Mercury to go back Direct on Monday January 25 at 4:50 PM EST.

Is there any one out there reading this forecast who has really enjoyed this now passing Mercury Retrograde time period?

Seems like most of us will feel quite relieved when Mercury goes back Direct Monday the 25th.

For many it has been a particularly difficult Mercury Retrograde, painful and confusing.

Hope you were able to put off any important decisions or to wait before doing anything of great importance.

After Mercury goes back Direct, the rewind button on our lives stops being used, and we begin to be more present in our current lives, watching for the fog to lift and for more clarity to appear.

It often takes up to a week or so before everything is totally clear, but almost immediately after going Direct, Mercury does show us some clear light.

If you were taken into past memories, you will be able after Mercury goes Direct, to better understand the significance of why those old memories needed to be viewed again.

Are you facing a current life situation that will benefit for the renewed perspective brought on by the rerun of old times?

Always during Mercury Retrograde- whatever way we were perceiving something before it went Retrograde- then feels in doubt. But the doubt should not be acted upon right away nor should one jump to any conclusions brought on by the doubt perceived during the Retrograde period.

Now soon you will have a cleared air experience, seeing with new eyes, eyes no longer cloudy and tired.

So how have you beeen experiencing, during Mercury Retrograde, the stock market moving into negative territory?  And have you jumped to any conclusions about Bernie Sanders’ recent resurgence in so many election polls or Donald Trump’s continued success in such polls?

Let’s wait for the air to clear after Mercury goes Direct to totally assess the situations.

The Stock Market and election polls (especially Bernie Sanders’ ones) are apparently showing us that there is great change coming to our economic system.  But will that trend continue when everyone sobers up from Mercury Retrograde?

As I look out at the Presidential field of candidates, I will let you know in this week’s forecast which candidates look like they have a chance based on an astrological formula, but I will not yet give final predictions until next week or the week after.

The forecast next week will likely be submitted one day early on Friday the 29th or one day late on January 31.  I will be flying to California on Saturday January 30, the usual day I would submit the forecast/blog.

The Republican candidates that passed the formula test are:  Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul.  This test is not based at all on political wisdom or polls. It is strictly based on the astrological formula I have concocted.

The candidates I said have a chance do not include Ted Cruz or Ben Carson, two people the polls have generally been favorable towards. It also does not include Kasich or Huckabee or Fiorinia.  It does, however, include Rand Paul who is doing quite badly in polls.

The formula is about finding candidates who will be step with the USA natal chart of July 4 1776; who are aligned with important astrological movement that will happen during the next Presidential term; and who will have favorable connections to the Party Convention Charts and Election Day charts.

On the Democrat side both Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders show indications they can win both the nomination process and the victory for president.

So better yet, let’s say that those I picked today cannot be ruled out.  In my estimation there are 6 candidates in both parties who cannot be ruled out yet.

We will look next time at who we feel will win the nominations and be President of the USA.

I may also soon look at potential candidates for the Libertarians, like former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson; or Green Party Candidates like Dr. Jill Stein.

Though we know they have little chance of winning we can still look at how they connect to the formula.

I also just read today that former New York Mayor Bloomberg is looking seriously at a third party candidacy.  If so we will look closely at his chances.

Seems as if the current trend is to break away from the system and system candidates, so you never know what or whom that may bring us for President.

The world is shifting so fast now on both personal and global stages.

Hold onto your hats this year for surprising changes and shifts; for new information to show us previously unknown truths of our human condition and its history on Earth and elsewhere.

How we have been taught in schools or families or from our culture does not necessarily show us Truth.

Truth all too often is shown with a bias, with an agenda, with a desire to program and condition others.

Winners in wars show history through their lens or paradigm, while those who lost in wars are shown as evil enemies who represented faulty ways of thinking and living.

And that way is how we are conditioned to look at cultures or religions or countries different than our own. Our people are the “good guys” and their people are the “bad guys” .  And of course the so-called “bad guys” are the “good guys” in their books while we are seen as the “bad guys”

That should tell you everything you need to know about how truth is in the eyes of the beholder- unless one can be objective without bias.

As the old paradigms become ripe to be dropped from our consciousness of what is true and real; we are open to create new world and new ways- All aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week when Mercury is back Direct,

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 Forecasting and Astrology Forecast January 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury remains Retrograde this week, so keep processing and looking at possibilities and options.  Keep reflecting and rewinding in the past and see how it may apply to your current situation.

But resist jumping to any conclusions, as seductive and reassuring as that may be.  And resist rushing forward toward doing any important or meaningful event or project this week.

Thinking with any bottom line intention may be way off, without your knowing it.

It is a great time, however, to meditate, reflect and process.  One’s soul can be more easily accessed now as one’s mind is not operating well from the left brain during Mercury Retrograde.

Contact the reality of where your heart and soul are at now.  Feel that reality, and realize that what they align with and how they see truth has great importance, perhaps more important that what your logical mind sees as truth.

The Sun will move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius this Wednesday January 20.  Time to begin to get outside the box of conventional thinking and rules, and to be more inventive and creative in one’s ways.

Sure there are parts of life that demand that we do things how we are “supposed” to do them, but not as many as you have been programmed to believe.

Aquarius time of year is also a good time to be more socially conscious, to look beyond the self and into the greater group.

Aquarius has web like thinking to it, similar to the internet; so clearing your mind’s passageways is good, so it can travel to whatever places it needs to go.

And with Aquarius, some of those ways will likely be to places that are not part of the “normal” routes.

Aquarius brings fixed ideas and principles, however, as it is a fixed air sign.   It is also driven toward being in groups, but ironically Aquarius is the most individualized of all the signs, caring more about being true to its uniqueness than fitting in.

In politics, the more established candidates for President of the USA could get taken off track this month, opening up the way for those who are more “outside the box”.  Expect surprises.

We are looking at Republican candidates this week.  I have studied the charts of Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Christie, Carson, Kasich, Bush, and Huckabee.  I looked at each of them in terms of connecting with the USA natal chart; connecting with upcoming planetary transits for the 4 year Presidential term ahead; and how each of their natal charts is affected by the planets during the Republican Convention in mid July and the Election on November 8.

We will not make any predictions till after Mercury goes Retrograde on January 25, but we will now express the planetary connections or lack of them that each candidate shows.

Ben Carson shows some connections to the USA chart, Mainly difficult ones to its Sun, Mars, and Venus. He has little connection to to upcoming transits 2017-2021.   And there are few favorable aspects for him at the convention or on Election Day.  He is a Virgo and Jupiter will be in Virgo, close to his Sun during the Convention, however. But not much else.

John Kasich, a Sun in Taurus,  has meaningful aspects to the USA chart,  both its Sun and Moon.  And he does have some connection to coming aspects in 2017-2021.  But there are no important connections to the Republican Convention. He does, however, have a few positive connections to Election Day.

Rand Paul, a Sun in Capricorn, does have meaningful connections to the USA chart and connection to a few aspects from 2017-2021; but he has very few connections to either the Convention or Election Day.  There are connections to this North and South Nodes, which can be very important, but there is nothing else.

Mike Huckabee, another Sun in Virgo, has strong connections to the USA natal Moon, but little else.  He has some connection to coming aspects, but not many.   He has many connections to the Convention chart, some postive and some really negative.  And he does have a very positive Venus conjunct his North Node in Sagittarius for Election Day, but not much else.

Chris Christie, yet another Sun in Virgo,  has minor connections to the USA chart, a few connections to future aspects,  and negative Saturn transits to his Sun in both the Convention and Election Day charts.

Ted Cruz is another Sun in Capricorn.  So far all Republican candidates are Earth sign people- 3 Virgos, 2 Capricorns, 1 Taurus.

Ted has many connections to the USA chart, especially its Sun and Moon; but he has very few connections to future aspects.  He has some really potentially difficult aspects during the Convention, especially an exact Pluto square his natal Moon in Libra.  He has some favorably considered aspects to his Venus and Jupiter on Election Day, but the Pluto square Moon is again pretty exact that day too.

The last three candidates we look at are the only non Earth signs among the Republican candidates:  Trump and Rubio are Sun in Gemini, Bush Sun in Aquarius- all three are Air signs.

Looking back a second at the Democrat candidates:  Sanders is Virgo and Clinton is Scorpio.  There are no fire signs among the all candidates and only one water: Clinton.

Next Republican to look at is Marco Rubio.  He has few close connections to the USA natal chart, and very few to the future aspects.  He does have a few favorably considered connections at the Convention,  and a couple of conflicting connections on Election Day.

Jeb Bush has many connections to the USA chart, and some important ones to future aspects.  He has a mixed bag of connections to the Convention and Election Day.

 Donald Trump has as many connections to the USA chart as does Bush.  Most glaringly he has strong connection to the USA Mars.  This is most significant if there are big conflicts the USA enters into this year and in the next 4 years.

Trump has many connections to future aspects of 2017-2021 too. He also has strong connection to the USA Pluto in Capricorn, symbolic of financial USA dominance.  That part of the USA chart will be strongly aspected in the next several years.

For the Convention week Trump has many strong planetary connections, some seem “positive” while others seem “negative”.   For Election Day there are a lot of connections again, some seemingly positive and some not as positive.

We will reflect some more on the candidates next week, and then we will make some predictions.   If any of you want more information on the astrological makeup of the candidates, let me know at soulus@aol.com.

I know some of you must have noticed that the stock market has been going way down since the beginning of 2016. This is its worst start ever for the first two weeks of a year.

The economy is in the process of great transformation. Listen to Bernie Sanders and see how many are being inspired by his message of transformation of the Economy.

It may or may not happen as Bernie Sanders suggests, but it is certainly ready for great change aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

Please do not get freaked out by who might be President after President Obama. I know many of you are frightened that Donald Trump may be our next President.

Let me remind everyone that the greatest changes of the ’60s and ’70s revolutionary times happened while Richard Nixon was president.  His policies and attitudes provided much motivation for revolutionary change.

The Age of Aquarius is even closer to reality now than it was back then. Everything happens for a reason, even if it looks and feels “negative” at the time.

There will be a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo next Saturday the 23rd of January.   It will begin an energetic shift as Mercury goes back Direct two days later on the 25th.

We will discuss more 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.

 

 

Preparing for Delivery and Astrology Forecast January 25-31

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A New lunar cycle began this past week at the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20.

This New Moon was meant to give a spark of positive energy and hopefully a sense of forward movement.

But this forward movement was countered in part by the fact that Mercury went Retrograde the next day January 21.

Mercury Retrograde is meant to have us loosen up any tight and firm mental constructs or paradigms we have developed, to rethink our plans, to not be so sure of whatever agendas we have attached to.

Its process can bring upsets to get us to stop and rethink.  Its process can bring people back into our lives, through dreams, strong waking memories, or actual real time connections.

Mercury Retrograde may even bring back old ideas or old ways of being or thinking from our past.

Before we move forward with our current agenda or plan, we may need to question the direction we have chosen.  Or maybe we need to reintegrate someone or something from the past so we can heal or re-member.

Then when Mercury goes back direct again, in this case on February 11, we are more fully prepared and equipped to continue our journey forward.  Or perhaps we then realize we had been off course and we thus end what we thought was right to do.

So you can see why it is best to wait until Mercury goes back Direct before making important decisions or starting anything new.  It is because one needs to go through the entire Mercury Retrograde period, which in essence is pausing, reflecting and rethinking, before finding direction agsain.

Information is gathered during Mercury Retrograde, emotions are processed.  Old times are experienced again to give us better perspective on our life now.

So please do not rush to make decision now or do anything impulsive or based on fear.  Trust the process, and be as patient as possible.

And it may take until a few days- to a week afterward- before you are truly ready to see the truth, make decision or do something important. After February 19 Mercury will be back to normal Direct speed again.

Many people speak of machinery going awry or communication equipment or electronics to not work well during Mercury Retrograde.  That can happen sometimes and likely more often than usual; but this is not the essence of Mercury Retrograde.

Being superstitious or fearful about Mercury Retrograde will only tend to make matters worse.   If your computer stops working, perhaps it is important to pause in what you are doing before proceeding. If it totally breaks down, as difficult as that may be, it might be time to get a new computer or to get it in better shape.

But please do not expect really bad breakdowns to happen.  I have been through over a hundred Mercury Retrogrades personally and have watched hundreds more with clients and friends; and many more times than not no equipment or electronics have failed in a serious way.  Little glitches here and there only have been common.

On February 2 is Imbolc, commonly called in our modern era Groundhog Day. This is approximately half way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

It is usually a time to begin to feel the coming of spring, even if only on a subtle level.

For those on a spiritual path it sometimes is a time of spiritual initiation, a sacred time of new awakening or passage.

In this regard February 2 in Christian tradition is Candlemas, remembered as the time when Jesus entered the temple for the first time or when Mary received purification.

This coming week, however, will bring a continuation of what was started last week. It will continue the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Aquarius and it will continue the shifting mental and communicative winds of Mercury.

The second quarter Moon in Taurus will begin late Monday, and will ask each of us to be grounded in whatever endeavors you have recently chosen.

Remember we are experiencing the Sun in Aquarius now, and that brings more mental energy, especially mental energy that is ingenious, inventive, and “outside the box” of usual thinking.

So use the 2nd quarter Moon in Taurus to make your inventive ideas more practical and real.

Energies will intensify more strongly around Thursday/Friday (30th/31st) as Mars makes exact contact with the Uranus/Pluto square.

Important world events are more likely at that time than usual.

And of course we are not far away from a very powerful late winter and spring 2015.   Uranus makes exact square to Pluto on March 16.  Then there is an eclipse on the day of the Spring Equinox, and another eclipse two weeks later that includes Uranus and Pluto in its signature.

The world as we know it is in the process of giving birth to an Age of Aquarius.    Our human family is experiencing a sometimes rather painful pregnancy.

And there is much that needs to change before the delivery.  Let us hope that we are not so naïve as to believe that all will stay the same during the pregnancy or after the birth.

You parents know that once the child arrives the world as you knew it is never to be the same again.

And some more conservative types resist the changes and want everything to stay as it was.  And of course we do not want all to change all at once.

So expect this March/April time period coming up to bring severe labor pains that alert us to the fact that the birth is getting closer.

Prepare to release more of the old ways that do not fit what is arriving.  Help yourself to trust what the coming chapter will be. It is nature working its magic. It may not always be pretty, may even get quite painful and ugly at times; but a new and hopefully healthy baby will be the Age of Aquarius.

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 websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

Owning your Individuality and Astrology Forecast January 19-25

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Since the Full Moon in Cancer this past week, we have moved into the waning half of the current lunar cycle that began on New Year’s Day with the New Moon in Capricorn.

It would be good therfore to start winding down with whatever stress you have been taking on recently.  The Capricorn tone of being held so responsible will be lightening up this week, in part also because the Sun is moving into Aquarius Sunday January 19.

Whereas Capricorn expects you to “toe the line” in your endeavors and make the more “conservative” and cautious moves and decisions, Aquarius takes us outside the tight boxes of our lives.

Aquarius seeks to be individualized and not so controlled by convention as Capricorn tends to be.    So start this week to shift gears into what YOU believe is the right thing to do, not what you should do.

That does not necessarily mean you will break your New Year Capricornian resolutions and promises to be more disciplined in your life.   But you may be more tempted to quit because Aquarius often rebels against what it “should” be doing.

Aquarius is a complicated sign in that it chooses to do things in its own unique way, regardless of pressure to fit in; but at the same time it can be very driven to find something that it fits into.  It may even sometimes wear the “uniform” of the cause it has decided to believe in.

Aquarius is very connected to mind, and connected to the networks of mind like the internet.  In fact it travels very well in complicated networks of social and mental connections.  And like the internet it does not usually resonate with a central authority.

It instead likes freedom and equality, values that do not do well with authority figures or hierarchies.

Aquarius also is very socially conscious and finds for itself cultural principles it can believe in.    As a fixed air sign, it can be very rigid about what it believes in, not always open to other viewpoints.

Aquarius often feels very different from others and some actually feel kinda weird in relation to other people.  Its mind is very inventive and outside the box, and as such can sometimes tightrope the line between crazy and genius.

So it is aligned this week to start thinking more for your self and not so much how others want you to think and be. This desire will get even stronger after the New Moon in Aquarius on January 30.

So this week let up on the pressure to be so overly conscientious, and instead get your self thinking more about being more authentic and self realized.

There is also less pressure this week from the Cardinal Grand Cross, as it will morph into a less stressful though still potent Cardinal T-Square.   Venus Retrograde in Capricorn however will more closely join the T-Square now,  so relationship issues may get more intense. At the same time the likelihood of relationship breakthroughs and insights is also greater.  Attempts at avoidance of relationship issues will likely meet with much resistance. It is time to face up to the truth and deal with it.

In the greater world, there will be more breakdowns of what has been promised or agreed to.  With Israel/Palestine talks and with the recent nuclear agreement with Iran, the next few weeks may bring breakdowns in the talks or agreements.  The economy also will likely begin to show the cracks in its perceived structure of security.

Whatever outer world changes begin over the next few weeks, the really big changes could begin as early as March.  April will be extremely intense and transformational, bringing opportunities for consciousness expansion and windows of opportunity opening.  May through July will bring continuing winds of change.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2014, with an emphasis on the Spring Eclipses and exact Cardinal Grand Cross Of April on January 30.  It should be ready to view on February 1st as we get to Imbolc/Candlemas/Groundhog Day midpoint from Winter to Spring.

In your soul’s transformational journey of evolution, now is not a time for expansion and accelerated growth.  It is more a time of processing and preparing, of getting things in order, of resolving and understanding.

Venus is Retrograde until January 31st, so relationship issues, past and present, still need your attention.    Then on February 6 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 27, putting us each in reflective mode.   As usual any big plans or decisions will be on hold then, as we sort through our lives and consciousness with changed perceptions.

Then Mars will go Retrograde on March 1, prompting us to retrace our life steps, to perhaps reconsider our wants, desires, and chosen directions.  Expansive Jupiter will go Direct in Cancer in early March, inspiring us to be more emotionally involved in life.

Then after the Spring Equinox the winds of change will pick up strength. And after the Aries New Moon on March 30,  Spring Eclipse Season will go into high gear, leading into a most powerful April 2014, with two eclipses, and Uranus square Pluto exact and part of the exact Cardinal Grand Cross.

That should show us a big turning point in the affairs of the United States and its citizens, as that Cardinal Grand Cross will be in exact aspect with the USA natal Sun from July 4, 1776.

With all the change coming, it will be best to follow your intuition now and in the near future, looking for clear synchronicities and signs from the Universe to show you what is aligned for your authentic soul in its life journey.

The twists and turns that are approaching our collective human family can be best navigated by being awake and aware and present.  What you need and when you need it is always available to you.  It may not always be what your ego’s will demands, but it just right for you and your soul on your life journey.

Life satisfaction cannot be truly measured by societal expectations of success.  Your soul is here on this planet at this time for meaningful purposes.   As you connect to those purposes, to the cycles and seasons of the Universe, and to your own personal life passages, you will experience a deep satisfaction.

We are moving together into an Age of Aquarius, evolving our consciousness and life into its frequencies.   As the new light from this age seeks to move through you, of course there is some resistance as we humans tend to cling to what is familiar and possessed.

But as you let go of that which is ready to be shed, including your ego’s need to control your life; then your mind and heart will reopen, and you will experience a newfound liberation, a renewed sense of meaning and purpose, and a recognition of your soul and its need to lead the way.

See you 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.

There will be a New 2014 Astrology Forecast out in January.

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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

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

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

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

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

Shifting to More Light and Astrology Forecast January 27- February 2

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo tonight February 26 at 11:38 PM Eastern USA time.  The Sun is in “do it my own way even if people think I am weird” Aquarius.  Opposite that planetary position is the Moon in “I think I am cool, I’m having fun and being popular” Leo.  How does that work if the two come together?  Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga come to mind as good metaphors for that combination.

As this Full Moon is experienced, which is usually for three days (a day before the Full Moon, on the day, and the day after); you may have the experience of thinking and being out side the box, skeptical of conventional reality, while also wanting to be popular, accepted and liked by others.

The Aquarian goes looking for a car and looks to find something different, not the usual car, but also one that is socially conscious, gets good mileage and is environmentally correct.  The Leo wants one that is beautiful and shiny and makes your heart sing every time you see it.

Use this Full Moon to find a balance between what is unique, inventive, and socially conscious, on the one hand; with what is creative, fun, and opens your heart on the other hand.

Aquarius is of the mind and usually possesses idealistic principles that it is committed to living up to.  When off course it is cynical of so much in the world, and feels it cannot fit in anywhere. Leo is of the heart and shines its glowing warm aura for all to be uplifted by. When it is off course it gets too filled with itself and its ego is out of control.

Later this week, on Wednesday the 30th of January, there is a turning point as Jupiter changes from Retrograde to Direct.   The Saturnian Capricorn influence is waning as only Pluto and Venus remain in Capricorn and Venus will enter Aquarius this coming Friday.

So the limiting contracting energies are getting weaker and the expansive rays of Jupiter will be on the rise.  Add the progressive influence of Aquarius, and this coming week brings a feeling of moving more strongly into idealism and high minded pursuits.  Also on Wednesday the Sun squares Saturn, to somewhat dull the upliftment of Jupiter.

But nevertheless the Jupiter shift will help you to shift gears into more hopeful and expansive attitudes.

Adding to that hopeful feeling is Imbolc next Saturday February 2. The pagan celebration of Imbolc has become Groundhog Day in our contemporary world.  It is a symbol of the midpoint of Winter, and now we turn more firmly toward the light and hope of Spring.

So this week begin to shed the doldrums of Winter and begin to visualize more positive movements in your life.

This winter there has been in the media and the mainstream medical world a mission of worry and fear for germs, flu and sickness.  People are now more than ever, it seems, obsessive/compulsive neurotic about staying away from germs.

Though of course germs and viruses do have influence in causing illness, the mainstream world does not acknowledge the wisdom of our souls and bodies in relationship to illness.  Sometimes we need nurturance or time to reflect or time to release emotional toxins or wounds, and our bodies and souls call us to illness.

If we do not need these emotional or spiritual reasons for sickness, then no matter how many germs are around you will not get sick.

Holistic health healers do understand the connection between our psyches, emotions, and spiritual state with our physical world and bodies.

All is connected and can be seen in a meaningful and sacred manner.  The world of germs is not out to “get us”.  And our bodies often need temporary ailments as part of our natural healing.  A healing crisis, though often very painful, brings with it a deep release and a renewal of body and spirit.

We are taught that all is material/physical, bad and good luck, or carelessness and failure.  Instead all is connected and meaningful, holistic and connected to the wisdom of soul and body.

As the light gets stronger every day now, especially after the shift Imbolc brings, bring more light and positive hope into your heart and mind.  When you are connected to your deeper soul and the Universe, all life looks more meaningful and connected, even when it is not going the way your personal will wants it to go. Your ego self does not have the wisdom of your soul and “higher self”.  It seeks to control life and not allow it to unfold naturally.

In March and the Spring of 2013, during Eclipse Season 2013, the status quo of our lives will be shaken up so we get out of our familiar same-old addictions and habits, and open up to the unified rays of your deeper soul and the Universe.

These shakeups will help to get you more in touch with the energies of truth and love, energies that cannot be truly accessed when we are trying to keep old toxic patterns and familiar ways from being let go.

The first eclipse will be a Lunar Eclipse full Moon on April 25; the second a Solar Eclipse New Moon on May 9; and then a more rare third eclipse, another Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on May 25.

Yet energies will begin to intensify as early as March, when Mars and Uranus will make conjunction in Aries near the time of Spring Equinox.

So now this week, feel the shift to more hope and light, but realize it is a deep subtle shift. Do not expect your life to change overnight. Nevertheless, more  “positive” energies are moving in to help you to believe your life is moving just as it should, as long as you are proactively involved.

I have created a new Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1.  And Part 2

See you next week,

Leo

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 soulus@aol.com for more info.

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