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Eclipse Season Begins and Astrology Forecast June 16-22.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A bugle sounds for us to wake up from hiding this week.  As the bugle sounds, the first strong winds of Summer Eclipse Season 2019 begin to blow in.

The first of 2 eclipses, however, does not arrive until July 2; nevertheless, the Full Moon in Sagittarius this week on Monday the 17th opens up the Eclipse Season. And Summer Solstice is also this week on Friday the 21st.

Summer Solstice on the 21st is at 11:54 AM EDT. This day is the day when light is at its greatest and dark is at its least.  But dark minutes start growing right after the Summer Solstice and light begins to retreat.

Summer Solstice is also the beginning of having the Sun in Cancer for the next 30 days. The Sun in Cancer, the sign of Mother nature, shows us a time when Nature is in full bloom at its most abundant.  Cancer is a sign of nurturance, like a Mother feeding a baby.

Cancer likes to be taken care of or to take care of others, and at its best loves unconditionally.  At its worst it lacks boundaries and can hover over those it loves, giving them little room to breathe- hence the word s-mother.

This is a good month to be with family, whatever family truly means to you.  Being supportive and being supported is in line with Cancer too.

The next 9 months or so will thrust us forward into new dimensions of Love and Truth, even as darker realities burst some bubbles of our illusions.

This Summer Eclipse Season 2019 will last into August, and it will bring with it the beginning of presidential debates in preparation  for Election Day in November 2020.

Winter Eclipse Season 2019/2020 will be a climactic time period, which will include the powerful and important Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020.  That conjunction will be right after and conjunct the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon In Cancer on January 10, 2020. (See webinar information below).

Right now, this week we awaken our spirits and souls with the Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius, which is only one day after an important Jupiter/Neptune square.  That square has Jupiter in Sagittarius (its favorite place to be) squaring Neptune in Pisces (its favorite place to be) on Sunday June 16.

And both Jupiter and Neptune are part of the signature of the Sagittarius Full Moon the next day on June 17.  Jupiter is widely conjunct the Moon, while Neptune in Pisces is square that Moon.

This is a lot of energy opening up. It may feel chaotic at times for some. Others may experience an opening into spiritual dimensions, with increased signs and synchronicities from the Universe.

The Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon is usually one that opens up the mind and stimulates a need to find resolution, meaning and understanding, even in the face of much information to sort out.

Lively conversation is usually opened up during this Sag Full Moon.  Jumping to conclusions is common during this lunation.  Enhanced intuition and rapid fire thinking are common at this full moon.

With Jupiter and Neptune also involved, some will get confused and/or out of usual mental balance.

If you can surrender your need to keep an agenda or fixed paradigm, you may open to new perceptions and judgments that will assist your growth.

And surrender is a good strategy for this week, a surrender to something greater and to a bigger picture of what is happening.

You may also this week get a good sense of what this Summer Eclipse Season is all about for you and for our world.  What issues are needing to be focused on?  What needs to be changed or transformed?  What needs to be released? What do you need to let in?

Eclipse Seasons always shake us out of status quo reality and thinking. They take us off our usual balance so we can be more vulnerable to growing and evolving. They bring a greater energetic intensity too.

Besides the Solar Eclipse on July 2, there is a Lunar Eclipse on July 16; and mixed in with it all is Mercury being Retrograde from July 2 through July 31.

Back to this week: We have Jupiter square Neptune on Sunday June 16 (though it will be felt most of the week); Mercury making aspects to Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn- also on the 16th.

Neptune is slowing down now to go Retrograde on Friday the 21st- the same day as the Summer Solstice. When a planet slows down to change directions its energy is much stronger. Confusion, chaos, as well as deeper insight and psychic abilities are enhanced with a strong Neptune. The Inner Kingdom beckons.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is on the 17th, merging with the aforementioned Neptune aspect of the 16th. It may be too easy for some to be overwhelmed with information and details now.

It may also be challenging for some to find truth within all the clashing information and energy shifts.

That search for truth is our reality most of the time now. Everyone (most especially news media) is pushing an agenda and few seem to be interested in what is real or true if it does not fit into the agenda.

On Wednesday the 19th the conjunction of Mercury and Mars opposes Pluto.  That is a very intense combination and very powerful.  There is more likelihood to be involved in a war of words this week in our personal life conversations. Anger is too easy to feel and express now- be careful.

Even more dangerously, a war of words out in the world is getting more likely now.  Even before this week, the USA and Iran have been thrust into near war.

The USA leadership is obviously setting us up for war with Iran, as it did similarly with Iraq and Libya. Remember Iraq being said to possess weapons of mass destruction?

Can “we the people” be that stupid again?  The USA and Western World made an agreement with Iran under the Obama administration, and Iran is said to have complied.

Trump unilaterally “tore up” the agreement and now through increasing sanctions is pushing Iran into extreme economic  difficulty.

We have made greater enemy of Russia and China also, with economic sanctions and tariffs on each of them.

Remember however, that all this Old World separation and enemy making is not our future. We are needing a deep purge of this old fecal matter from our collective unconscious.

The dark in our world is growing inside its walls of separation, while at the same time light is pushing through the cracks of those walls, wanting to inspire us to leave the darkened walls and to create a new world out in the fields of Nature.

That Nature so needs our loving embrace now, and we need its embrace too.  The technological world we are building must stop its movement away from having healthy bodies and a healthy Earth to live on.

Technology has a very important role in the Age of Aquarius, but without a healthy Earth and healthy human bodies and souls to cradle it, all will vanish.

These next 9 months are crucial for what will happen on Election Day and after.

Let’s get a good start on it all this week as Summer Eclipse Season 2019 commences, as Summer Solstice occurs too.

The “reality” of the mainstream culture is distorted and toxified now.   It is an old paradigm that we have been programmed into.

George Orwell was divinely inspired to write the book 1984.  Look around at our world now. So many have forgotten how to truly think for themselves, on both sides of thinking.  There is a conservative agenda’s mantra to follow and uniform to wear. And there is a liberal political correctness to follow and uniform to wear.

The New Age thrusts us outside the boxes, so we can think and feel for ourselves

Remember the movie Truman’s World with Jim Carrey?  He was programmed from birth to believe real life was what he was experiencing every day. But his “real life” was just a set for the TV program he was constantly the star of, 24 hours a day- every day.  His view of nature was in reality a made up television set.  On the edges of the set, however unbeknownst to him, curtains could be opened to view and enter true Nature and the Real World.

There is no Age of Aquarius until enough people have left the programmed set and seen the beauty and wonder beyond the walls.

Info on this week’s webinar below.  Regular Podcasts/Radio Show to soon follow.

Till next week


with Leo Knighton Tallarico

JUNE 22nd, 12noon – 4:30pm (EDT)

It is time for Powerful Transformation at the Saturn/Pluto conjunction as well as the July and January eclipses!!

In 2019 Saturn and Pluto get very close and in January 2020
they are exactly conjunct one another at the time of the eclipses.

Those two planets have an approximate 35 year cycle with one another, and when they meet up, most always show huge change in both personal and global life arenas.

What personal life changes can I expect during this time?
How does the Saturn/Pluto conjunction fit into my natal chart?

What is the history of world changes with Saturn/Pluto meetings?

What events can be expected in the world and in the USA over the next 2-3 years?

How does the Age of Aquarius fit in with all this?

All these questions will be answered, and yet we will also give some preliminary glance at the charts of presidential candidates.

Please join us for this one day class/webinar live
on June 22nd between 12 noon and 4:30 PM EDT.
Cost is $120, payable through PayPal.

If interested please write Leo at: to sign up or ask questions.

On sign up please give Leo your birth date, time, and place.

About: Leo Knighton Tallarico
Leo has been a full time professional Astrologer for 34+ years.  His approach is soul-oriented and insightful, both psychologically and spiritually, and is focused on the transformation of consciousness into the Aquarian Age.
He offers astrological chart analysis along with on-going counseling at the crossroads of life for individuals and couples. Leo has lived and practiced in Chicago, Illinois, Madison, Wisconsin, the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Portland, Maine. He has spoken at numerous venues and conferences in those areas and taught astrology classes at College of San Francisco and via webinar across the world.  He hosted his own radio show, Renaissance Radio Hour, on public radio in Santa Fe from 2000-2003.  Leo has been
co-director of Spiritual Renaissance Center, located in S. Portland, Maine, with his wife Deborah since 1997, and has been a writer and editor for its publication. He has written a weekly astrology forecast blog since 2008 and written for many other publications throughout the years. You can read his blog at:
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Riding Waves and Astrology Forecast June 17-23

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we ride the wave created last week at the New Moon in Gemini on June 13.

This waxing half of the lunar cycle will continue until the Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27/28.  Then comes the yin-ward waning half, which continues until the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12.

The actual beginning of Summer Eclipse Season 2018 is around the time of that Capricorn Full Moon on June 27/28   I have just put out a video on the Eclipse Season

This week as we ride the wave of the waxing Moon, we also pass through the time of the Summer Solstice which is also the beginning of the Sun’s movement into Cancer.

That moment of Summer Solstice 2018 is at 6:07 AM EDT.  Of course this is a good time and day for meditation, intentions for the summer season, and if so oriented- ceremony or ritual.

Summer Solstice is the time when the light of day is at its greatest in the Northern Hemisphere and dark night minutes are at their weakest presence.

So yang “male” is at its zenith while yin “female” is at its lowest point.  But the transition happens right afterward to increasing yin dark and decreasing yang light.  And of course then Autumn Equinox brings the equal balance between them.

So a waxing Moon and a Summer Solstice this week show energies on the upswing for going after what one seeks or desires, for creative impulses, for success and outer growth.

As Yin begins to get stronger after the Summer Solstice,  we begin to allow energies of inner values, inner exploration, empathy, relationship, receptivity and community to start rising.

Cancer is a perfect sign for this transition because as a Cardinal sign it takes charge and makes things happen; yet as a water sign it is feeling oriented, empathetic and a holder of inner values.

Cancer is also nurturing, unconditional love, and family, with needs for privacy, safety and protection. As such, Cancer can sometimes hover with over protection and without healthy emotional boundaries.  It is a cultural archetype for parent, especially mom; or on the contrary for baby or other some other vulnerable being needing a nurturer.

Cancers can be either nurturer or nurturee,  as the emotional need for symbiosis that Mother and baby experience together is what is desired. In a healthy adult the need is for deep soul connection and emotional intimacy with others.

Sun in Cancer lasts until July 22, when it goes into Leo.

And this year both Cancer and Leo will be in the spotlight as there is a Solar Eclipse in Cancer and one in Leo this summer.  More on that in a later forecast closer to the events.

This week, as we move through the upward moving waves of the waxing Moon and Summer Solstice,  we also encounter the mystical frequencies of Neptune changing from Direct to Retrograde.

Neptune’s rays will be strongest on the couple of days surrounding its turning on Monday June 18.

If one can surrender one’s over-thinking mind, one’s ruling ego, and one’s tight agendas; then you can bask in the calm waters and inner dimensions of God of the Sea- Neptune.

Magic, synchronicity, meaningful symbols from the Universe, and feelings of spiritual connections and empathy will tend to carry you.

Neptune changing directions can also bring you to a Twilight Zone of confusion and uncertainty.

Then on the 21st, along with the Solstice, is an opposition between “male” Mars in Aquarius and “female” Venus in Leo.

Do you want to argue for what is best for our human condition (Aquarius) or what is more in line with our heart’s desire (Leo)?  Do you feel more like being a mentally principled distinct “outside the box” individual (Aquarius) or a well known popular leader and charmer (Leo)?

And of course America’s president is a Leo rising narcissist.  Of course most Leo planetary placements do not bring narcissism, but unhealthy ones do.

And now 2 narcissists who seem to understand each other are apparently trying to find agreement and peace together for their countries: Trump and Kim Jung Un.

How much will Trump’s need to become a Nobel Peace Prize winner keep him going after the peace? How much will Kim’s need to be a world player keep him going after the agreement?

Remember that in the bigger picture, we have entered (Since the Aries New Moon portal opened on April 15) a whole new chapter of life on Earth, one that brings us further forward on the path to the destruction of the Old World paradigm and transformation into a New World paradigm.

The Military/Economic Complex of the Empire is transforming into the Age of Aquarius- which will better serve “we the people” and the principles of Love and Truth.

But the “end of the world as we know it” will pick up speed soon. Is it not obvious how the Trump phenomenon is breaking down the old rules and ways of being, even the ones you might like?

This breakdown is serving as a catalyst for the collapse of many institutions, civil ways of relating, etc. And it may look pretty bad as the baby appears to be thrown out with the bathwater, but this is the Universe’s way of creating the transformation.

We each need to concentrate on the new consciousness, spiritual renaissance, connecting to spirit and soul, and being with others who are also a part of the New Paradigm.  And as people who are awakening come to you, you will help midwife them onto their spiritual path and the New World.

This is an exciting time to be alive.  The coming eclipses will speed up the expansion of consciousness needed for the transformation. But it will also speed up the process of the death process.

Have you noticed lately how more people seem to be checking out through suicide or other forms of death?   This happens during transition  times, as some people have served their purpose already and are not to be a part of this New Chapter which will be quite challenging for many.

Next week we will be getting into the beginning of Summer Eclipse Season 2018 with a Full Moon in Capricorn conjunct Saturn.

Let’s talk then


New video on Summer 2018:

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Goddess Be and Astrology Forecast June 18-24.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Shifting tides this week, as we leave the fast paced mentally active Gemini energies for the more contained energies of nurturance in Cancer.

On Tuesday/Wednesday the 20th/21st there is the important yearly transition from spring to summer at the Summer Solstice.  This event happens overnight on June 21 at 12:24 AM EDT.   On Friday June 23 at 10:31 PM EDT, the Cancer theme continues when the Moon meets the Sun for a New Moon in Cancer.

At the Summer Solstice, Light minutes of the day are at their greatest in relation to Dark minutes of the day.  But starting then, dark minutes begin to grow while light minutes begin to wane. Then at Autumn Equinox light and dark are equal, just as they are at Spring Equinox.

Summer Solstice is symbolically similar to high noon of a day.  Winter Solstice is like midnight time of day.    Spring Equinox is like dawn and Autumn Equinox is like sunset.

So now the Sun is at its zenith in the northern hemisphere, as heat has been growing as well as light.

Usually at this time of year events in the world have heated up also, and this year should not be any different.

And in August, with two major eclipses, including most importantly a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon on August 21, which will travel across the USA, issues and events will then be on fire.

So for now feel the shift to summer, and to the Sun going into Cancer, which it does every year at Summer Solstice.

The sign Cancer feels right when following what feels natural at the time, and following where one’s feelings take one.

At Cancer time of year Nature is at its most abundant, and there can be a strong feeling of being taken care of by Mother Nature.

And Cancer is an archetype of Mother, whether that be personal Mother or a more Universal Mother Goddess. The Moon is the ruling “planet” of Cancer.

With the Cancer Mother, one wants to feel safe and sound, nurtured and cared for, seen and appreciated.

So many people did not get that experience from their personal Mother or Father (who can also represent that Cancer nurturer archetype).

Ou world has gotten so far away from what is natural and right, and from what the Feminine truly represents, which is why finding true Motherly care can be so difficult.

Certainly in the USA, the programming is to accomplish and be successful out in the world, often at the expense of the inner world and inner values.  One is expected to Do, not just Be, which is what the sign Cancer represents.

When the Mother is taking care of a baby, she is loving it for just who it is, for just being itself.  This is Cancer love, as is making this baby feel safe, nurtured and nourished.

To love someone unconditionally is Cancer at its best.  To hover over, to not respect others’ boundaries, and to emote without control, is Cancer at its worst.

Cancer can also tend toward permisssiveness, in contrast to its opposite sign Capricorn, which tends toward strictness and firm rules.

So now at Cancer time of year, at the Summer Solstice and New Moon in Cancer, we  will be most aligned if we can just Be; if we can do things that nurture us; if we can allow ourselves to follow our instincts and feelings more than our minds.

Cancer also represents family, both our birth family and the grown up family we develop when we have children.

Many people are disappointed with blood family from their childhood, and do not feel appreciated by that family as they grow up.

So instead more and more people are seeking a sense of family from friends and from those who one feels seen by and appreciated.  One seeks family of those who are “birds of a feather” with them.

The Age of Aquarius brings us more and more connections that are beyond the traditional sense of family. This includes gay and lesbian families, or families with Trans members, or families with children who were conceived in ways other than male and female intercourse. Cloning and stem cell research is also very Aquarius.

These trends certainly will never preclude male and female mating prevailing, which has always been nature’s choice for all its creatures.

So in this New Age, the experience of family is transforming, and Cancer’s best application is knowing we are all family, all humans together in One great big, though often dysfunctional family.

This lunar cycle begun at the Cancer New Moon on June 23 is the last lunar cycle before Eclipse Season begins. Eclipse Season begins to blow in at the Leo New Moon on July 23, to be followed by a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on August 7 and a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon on August 21.

So now at the New Moon in Cancer this week, it is time to get started, as at all New Moons.

It is best to get started on bringing things together, finding nurturing circumstances and people, and allowing your self to be loved and taken care of- by yourself and others. And of course it is a great time to nurture and care for others, especially  those who are vulnerable.

The Goddess is at her strongest at Cancer time of year.  It is now best to trust the Feminine forces of the Earth and Universe. Also trust your feelings, yet also trust your strength and Mother Bear protectiveness when those you love are hurting.

In the greater world Cancer time of year unfortunately often translates into a toxic family/tribal consciousness.

It becomes my family or nation or culture or religion against yours.  Do not get sucked in to the fear and hatred that comes with this Hatfield/McCoy conflictual attitude.

My way is not better or worse than anyone else’s way- no matter how it appears.   Each culture has its own ways that are right for them.  We need to find and feed the places of connection between us.

There is great danger now of  the growing splits and separations to tear us all apart and create even more inequities, abuses, and conflicts.

We are at the same time moving closer together, toward greater connection and love, more meaning and synchronicity.  We are moving into a Diversity within Unity Age of Aquarius.

Both worlds are happening simultaneously.

We can no longer straddle the fence.  It is time to choose a direction. Choose before the Eclipses in August. Begin to arrange your life in accordance with that choice.

Till next week,


We will do a video in July for the important August Total Solar Eclipse.

There is a video now of my recent talk at the Enlightenment Expo that my friend Jonne Trees has recorded:

The subject is about navigating the planetary changes this year.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created recently-

If you need any help with your relationship now, I have done couples’ counseling for many years. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go?  I use the astrological model to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at if interested.

Please check out my forecast for 2017-

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Heart connections and Astrology Forecast June 26- July 4.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week has some spirited heart energies moving through that should pick up the pace of creative expression and positive transformational change.

After the Moon moves into lively Sagittarius late Sunday (where it stays until early Wednesday), heart centered Venus in Leo makes relatively graceful connections with both Uranus and Jupiter.

And on Wednesday at 1:32 PM EDT there is a Capricorn Full Moon that holds Neptune in its signature.

Early Monday June 29 Venus in Leo trines Uranus in Aries, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square and Jupiter/Uranus trine.  That means that more positive change will be opened up though relational interactions.   This aspect will be felt for several days leading up to and after the exact meeting.

Then on Wednesday before the Full Moon, Venus in Leo makes another connection- this time a favorable conjunction with Jupiter in Leo.

This is a good week for experiencing strong heart connections with others.  Some of these heart connections may be unexpected, some may up the knowing of connections already felt.

On our road through transformation into an Age of Aquarius, which has been picking up speed in 2014/15;  we need to be more open hearted, trusting the connections that come through our hearts, which are gateways to our souls.

It is best not to label the connections too soon.  Some automatically go to sex or romance when their heart feels a strong connection with someone else.

But that might not be the reason the Universe is bringing you such a strong heart connection.  There are so many possibilities for the hearts merging.

Sometimes it is because you have things to learn from another, things to give to one another.  Sometimes there may be past life recognition that may require further investigation.

Sometimes this person you are feeling heart connection with is meant to be a catalyst for transformational change in your life.  And yes sometimes a sexual and/or romantic involvement may be the stimulant needed for such transformation.

What do you do if you are living a stable, comfortable life, in a committed relationship; and then this powerful heart connection penetrates your soul ?

In pre ’60s culture, people would stay in their stable lives and relationships no matter what.  Perhaps they would have an affair but still stay in the relationship.  Then the ’60s seemed to give people the permission to follow their hearts, even if it meant breaking up relationships and families.

Now there are powerful transformational winds of change again, similar to the ’60s and ’70s.

People have been opening to natural heart and soul connections more readily again lately.  They are even more open to gay or bisexual behavior now, transexual, polyamorous, and open relationships.

This is because there is such strong energy moving through to trust your heart and be true to your authentic being.  But there should be a warning label on these connections:  this relationship or lifestyle will break down your old status quo and suck you into a whirlpool of enormous change.

Yet that might be exactly what you need to grow and evolve, to move out of ego control, and to connect more authentically with your true Self and life purposes.

Trust your heart, but consult with your head.  Use the relationship between them to get the clarity you need.   But of course sometimes the power of the heart connection leaves you no choice but to follow it.  Those kind of connections give no real choice at all, but they do not happen all the time.  When they do, the power of divine Love is making a powerful statement that cannot be denied even if it will disrupt one’s whole life.

It may be wise to have an astrological or other kind of consultation during these kind of crises, so you can get to the deeper meaning of the heart connection and the crossroads you are facing.

Heart connections this week may also be just light and fun ones, ones that promote creative expression. That creative expression will be conducive to your transformational growth. It may help you to better know your authentic self.  Creativity from a heart space almost always opens a doorway into self knowledge.

After Venus makes conjunction with Jupiter in Leo on Wednesday July 1,  there will be a Full Moon in Capricorn.

A Full Moon in Capricorn always has the Sun in Cancer exactly opposite the Moon in Capricorn.  Cancer is our inner personal orientation, while Capricorn is our more outer directed impersonal orientation.

Cancer seeks a safe unconditional setting or personal connection that allows it to be able to be itself naturally and organically.

Capricorn cares more about accomplishment and task oriented projects that require planning and discipline.

Cancer cares more about nurturance and moving wherever its feelings dispose it toward. It does not like set obligations, outer world responsibilities or any “shoulds”.

Capricorn values getting things done efficiently and so has no time for moods or feeling swings.

So now at the Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn it may be a good time to become more aware of how you balance outer responsibilities or career choices with personal home and family considerations.

And do you need more time to “just be” without judging yourself?  Or conversely do you need to “step up to the plate” and do what you have to do even if you do not feel like it?

There will be a strong Neptune connection in this Capricorn Full Moon,  as it trines the Sun and sextiles the Moon.  This suggests a need to surrender to the flow and magic around this Full Moon. Don’t try to figure it all out in your head.  Let clarity unfold instead, in its proper timing.

With Neptune being strong in this lunation, there may be some confusion, so again let go and just let it all be processed later.

On the global scene, there is a deadline this week to come to an agreement with Iran around its nuclear program.  As I write this, there are some big bones of contention still, but most who are directly involved do desire a solution.

The planetary confusion mid week may force a continuation of talks beyond the June 30 deadline, or at least much confusion about what exactly has been agreed to.

And there is no agreement in Greece on its economy.  The latest is that there will be a referendum put to the people to decide on its financial fate.  The economic health of Europe and much of the world are dependent on Greece.

And there was a big sign that the light of the Age of Aquarius in shining through more brightly now as the Supreme Court of the USA made a decision that makes Gay marriage a law of the land.

July will pick up the pace of transformational change again, especially mid to late July and into early August.  A major turning point will develop during that time period.

Enjoy what could be a rather magical week if you are in the flow.

Till next week,


I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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Family Matters and Astrology Forecast June 21-27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday June 21 brings us an annual turning point.    This year Summer Solstice is on the 21st at 12:38 PM EDT.

Summer Solstice brings us to the zenith of light moments in the day.  After that darkness begins to increase every day- until Autumn Equinox when light and dark, yin and yang are equal.   After that dark yin minutes get greater than light yang minutes- until Winter Solstice when dark has reached its zenith and light begins to increase- until Spring Equinox when all is equal again but moving toward the light.

So now here in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth we get excited for the fact that nature is at its fullness and warm weather has arrived for awhile.

But you may also feel a subtle tug into your feelings and soul.  Summer Solstice brings the Sun into the sign Cancer for a month.

The sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and as such it is soulful and feeling oriented, concerned more with inner values than outer striving, and resonates with nurturing and being nurtured.

Society is always pushing us to live up to something, to accomplish, to meet obligations, and to make of most importance our relationship to the material world.

But there is a need in each of us to “just be”, to move with our moods, to protect ourselves from a cold often cruel world, and most especially to care for those who are more vulnerable-  like children, the elderly or disabled.

The sign Cancer is more inner directed with its caring values and values of how we treat one another.   We each need downtime, time to forget the responsibilities out in the world.  We each need time for our personal needs to be met and for more emotional intimacy.

Cancer likes close relationships, often “two peas in a pod” type relationships.  But Cancer is sensitive to rejection or abandonment and if it feels it is being treated badly it will stop trusting and go hide in its crab shell.  It will stay there and protect itself even more, until it can trust again.

Cancer also is a sign of “woman” and of Mother, and ironically this year in the USA it is Fathers Day as the Sun moves into Cancer.

Family issues often get more intense during Sun in Cancer time, so be ready for the dysfunctions to open up, for family drama, but also healthy needs to be with family members.

More and more people are leaving the traditional concept of family as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

For those people bloodline is not as important as connecting with one’s soul family, the people who we feel “at home” with.

On Monday June 22, the day after Summer Solstice, Jupiter in Leo makes an exact trine to Uranus in Aries.  This a very fiery combination that can send some into new adventures and explorations; while others will use this to help them get outside any “boxes” of limitation they find themselves in.

There may be a strong desire to get out of boredom or “same old, same old” and to end patterns of thought and behavior that keep one stuck.

The Sun in Cancer movement wants to feel safe however, so you may face an inner conflict between leaping forward and following your heart and intuition on the one hand- against a need to feel safe and cozily secure in familiar surroundings on the other hand.

Family, whatever that means for each individual, is meant to be a protected resting place where one can feel safe to “be oneself” without judgment or being mocked and shamed.

Then one can feel more able, after such nurturing, to tackle a challenging world.

But  all too often now blood family is a toxic place to be.  Some families put individual family members in rigid roles to fit family needs or to be a convenient scapegoat to load family shadows upon.  Family members compete with one another for favor, and money and material needs become of utmost importance.

Many families are merely microcosms for the society we live in, programming its family members with cultural values that are tearing our human family and Earth apart.

Families often teach that some people are better than others, that competition and winning against others is a high value to achieve.

Families are often pitted against one another and family gossip puts down people who do not live up to the family and societal judgments of how people should be.

Families often teach, as does our culture, that relationships are based on what each person can get from another.     Relationship turns into negotiation for getting one’s needs met instead of letting the love in one’s heart lead the way.

True heart connection does not need to see who is getting the short stick from a relationship and does not keep score.

Of course if you are constantly giving more than receiving there is no real two way heart connection happening.  The two way heart connection happens in love however.

Of course there are times in any relationship when individuals lose heart connection and then can fall into co-dependent ways of connecting.  But if that lasts too long the love leaves for good.

And in the greater world we project our family needs out to larger groups like nation or religion or ethnicity or race.   Our family or country or sexual orientation or race is better than your family or nation or race, etc.

And then that  becomes judgment or making of enemy or hatred to other “families”

There has been so much separation of our American family because of race lately, even as we elected an African American president.   It is as if the civil war from Lincoln’s time is back as an issue in our collective American consciousness.

And the root of this separation began with a “white” attitude that it is superior to the “black” race. That must be so as it was a required attitude for slavery.  America’s high minded value of “all created equal” met the evil value of using those who one feels are inferior for one’s own gain.

No matter where you stand on the race question in America, it is important to know that the only “immigrants” who were forced here and put into slavery are black Africans.

Though many generations have gone past since then, America has never truly consciously dealt with this horrible era in its evolution.

And some people still believe they are superior and are still filled with judgment and hate for the attitudes taken on by uppity inferiors.

Moving into an Age of Aquarius, it is essential that we see all our human members as equal members of the same Family- all different but equal and ONE.  All men and women are created equal in the eyes of God(ess) or Universe.  And this is not just about America.   We all need to KNOW we are members of the same human family, all over the world, regardless of our difference by race, nation, sexual orientation or lifestyle.  And we need to know it soon.

The storms will be getting much stronger, and we either go into survival mode and aggressively grab everything we can for “our family”,  or we come together to heal our separations and heal this Earth and our whole human family.

For now, however, get some protected nurturance as the Sun moves into Cancer.  Go inside and collect your self and heal from such a challenging spring season that has just passed.   Come together with those who you can be your self with, who you feel at home with.  Take care of your personal needs and protect yourself and loved ones from toxic energies and people.  Rest before the winds of change pick up again soon.

Till next week,


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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

Turning on Your Inner Light and Astrology Forecast June 23-29

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Now as we are past the Spring Eclipse Season and into the Summer of 2013, we will be starting to slow down, tune in, and get more into reflective mode this coming week and beyond.

Sunday June 23 is Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn. It will appear as the largest Full Moon of the year, as it is closest to the Earth now.  The Sun went into Cancer on the Summer Solstice Thursday/Friday, and on Sunday the Moon catches up in opposition to the Sun, from Capricorn.    That makes a Full Moon at 7:32 AM EDT.

Cancer is the permissive understanding parent, unconditionally accepting, protective and safe.  Capricorn is the strict taskmaster parent, giving positive strokes after the job is done well, creating a structured and disciplined environment.

So at this Full Moon it it a good time to bring into balance these opposite ways of being.    Nurture your self and your loved ones, but create rules, boundaries and expectations for success too.   Cancer is open feelings and emotions, Capricorn puts limits and boundaries to these feelings.   So now there is a need to be more open with your feelings, but a need also to not drown in those feelings or to spray them all over others.

Cancer’s values are inner values like kindness, caring, and being in touch with other’s essence or soul and their needs.  It values family, personal and domestic concerns.  Capricorn’s values are more outer directed, toward accomplishment, organizing, building, and disciplining.

So there is a need now to balance one’s personal and domestic life with one’s career and outer obligations and responsibilities.

On Tuesday Jupiter moves from Gemini to Cancer.  Jupiter takes about a year to go through a sign.     So it will stay in Cancer till next summer.   Since there are 12 signs, it has been 12 years since Jupiter was last in Cancer.  So go back to July 2001 through July 2002 to remember the last pass of Jupiter in Cancer in your life.

What were the family issues then?    What emotional issues were important then?    Were there any extraordinary situations around taking care of the vulnerable?  What issues about women, your mother or mothering happened during that time?

This coming year women’s issues and issues around children, the aging, the disabled will be more in the spotlight.   How can you better work through family issues this coming year?  Can you find new ways to be more unconditionally loving of your self or others this coming year?   Can you be less driven and more nurturing of your self this coming year?   Can you find more value in inner principles than status and climbing ladders of success?

The world will be in more trouble this coming year, the economy likely getting much more stressed. So it is time to turn inward to appreciate a more simple life, friends and family, inner values of caring, integrity, dignity, empathy, compassion, honesty, and kindness.

Our trust in our politicians, government, and other institutions is on a down slide.  But it is time to get back to a more humanistic sense of community, a knowing we are all in this human experience together, which can be painful sometimes.

And also this week Mercury goes back Retrograde again, Wednesday June 26 at 9:08 AM EDT. It will stay there until July 20 at 2:22 PM.

So get ready to let go of your chattering mind, let go of too much reliance on logic and analyzing too much.   Our perceptions are ready to shift this week, and this shift is best handled by being more reflective, and more heart centered.  If you have been viewing some issues in your life in a certain way, be prepared to shift your thinking, to question what direction you were intending to go toward.   It is best, however, to not let this questioning time period push you into making decisions counter to what you had already decided.

Wait until Mercury goes back direct again before you make a final decision.  Do not jump off course just because things are beginning to look different. Mercury Retrograde may actually help us, before it is finished, to be even more sure of what we had chosen, after the questioning.

People or memories of people from your past may come back to you during Mercury Retrograde.  They are coming back so you can get back in touch with old values or to get a better perspective of relationships or issues in your life.

So be aware that energies will be shifting this week, but I do not believe they will get much more intense.  Many of the shifts will be more of perception, of attitude, of viewpoint.  Yes events may also bring shifts, and may bring emotional upset for some, but I do not expect overly intense energy this week after the Full Moon passes.

In the greater world we are witnessing a kind of 1984  Orwellian tone to life, more spying and government intrusion in our lives.  Corporate/Government/Police and Military are hovering.   More and peoples in countries all over the world are wanting to be liberated from this control.  Lately residents of Turkey and Brazil are protesting and rioting, joining their brothers and sisters from the Arab Spring and Europe, who have recently been awakening.

This is the energy of the Aquarian Age blossoming, bringing the power to the people, not governments and corporations or militaries. As more and more people awaken, however, controls will get stronger too.  In your own consciousness, be aware of the conflict between your need to free yourself from old ways of being, and your fear to change- which gets you to clinging more to old ways.

In 1781 when Uranus the “ruler” or Aquarius was discovered, revolutions in America and France were erupting and bringing more power to people, and away from the Kings and Queens.  This was when humanity was on the very first part of the cusp of the Age of Aquarius.

Now the governments and corporations are our new Kings and Queens, so to speak, attempting to control our lives, minds and hearts.  Yet we are closer than ever to the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.  In my estimation after December 2020, when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, we will more fully open the door to that new age.

For now we will more and more face the decay and downfall of the old paradigm, and at the same an awakening of new consciousness and awareness.  Old programming from the old age we need to release, old attitudes and beliefs. New ways of seeing, being and living are being shown to us to embrace.

This transition will accelerate and intensify, especially this autumn 2013 and next spring 2014.  There will be even greater conflict in the Middle East and most of the world will be involved. Old Walls will be broken down, and there will be a battle between chaos and order.

For now, however, go inside and develop your inner world, your attitudes and beliefs, your emotions and perceptions.   Look more deeply at how you treat your self and others, how you view the world you live in.  Your inner world and your intentions are the foundation for your outer world endeavors and ventures.

See you next week,


There has been a delay in putting out a new YOUTUBE video. It will be out in the first week of July.

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

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

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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

Another War and Astrology Forecast June 16-22

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are fully in the aftermath of the Eclipse Season,  viewing the results and repercussions of what was shaken up and shifted during that time period.

We wrote during that Eclipse Season that both transiting Jupiter and Mars would making conjunction with the USA natal Mars in Gemini from its birth date of July 4 1776.

We let you know that between May 18 and June 30 there would be issues ignited around USA  military adventures, conflicts, and wars. We also let you know that the Middle East was the likely place for these issues to play out.

So this last week, President Obama declared that the USA would sent military equipment and arms to the rebels in Syria, effectively bringing the USA into the war in Syria.   This will likely turn out to be the match that ignites the Middle East region into a more intense and broad based war.

How this decision came about is startling to me.  Bill Clinton, while speaking at a meeting about Syria with John McCain, said that President Obama was being a  “wuss” if he did not get more involved in the Syrian War.  “Wuss ” was the exact word he used.

Less than 24 hours later Obama, who had been for a long time holding off on getting involved in Syria, all of a sudden announced he would send in military aid to the rebels in Syria because of use of chemical weapons in Syria.

So soon after being called a “wuss” he decided to do the macho thing and get involved in war, another unneeded war for America.

Our leaders in America are 18 year old boys!  I dare you to go to war?  You are not much of a man unless you get in this war? My God how can this be true?  How can our country be run by boys who call each other wuss?

I grew up in a very macho culture in Cicero Illinois, where Al Capone built his mafia empire. I am Italian American and believe me that was a very macho culture I grew up in.    As a young man I had to be tough to survive.  But then I grew up, left the hood, and became a man.

Many boys are brought up to do anything to not be considered unmanly.   But you grow out of it.   You grow up and realize how destructive those attitudes and behaviors are, and you want to help create a better world than that.  You still will fight for what you believe in, but you will not fight because you do want to be a wimp or wuss.  What kind of cause is that to fight for? At what age do stop caring who blinks first or how big your dick is?

So here we have the leader of the free world, as they say, and the ex leader of that world, acting like teenage boys and putting so many lives in danger by going into a needless war.

That war is no business of the USA. No matter what you are being programmed to believe, the war in Syria is a civil war, no bad guys and good guys, but a civil war.

Major countries like the USA and Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia, are swarming around Syria like vultures to take what they can get.  It is about power and control of the Middle East region.

The American people in polls are overwhelmingly against Americans getting involved in this war. Bill Clinton said it did not matter what the polls said, that Obama must lead the people into this war showing them caution and good reasons to get involved and they will follow.

So what he means is to lead the sheep into war, even if they do not want to go.   We must not let them do this again. Last time in Iraq they told us there were weapons of mass destruction there and we had to invade. Now of course billions of dollars and thousands of dead bodies later, we know there was no good reason to go to war.

And now we are told that chemical weapons is the reason to go to war, and soon they will drum up more reasons to get even more involved.

Now you know it does not matter what party is in power, they are both corrupt and represent an old world and paradigm that must go.

We are at a major crossroads in our journey between a dying Pisces Age and a developing Age of Aquarius.

Aquarius is about “we the people”, equality of all peoples, and Diversity in Unity. It is about respect for all peoples all over the world, and a knowing we are all of the same family of human.

Soon we will know there are peoples all over the Universe, not just here on Earth. Many powerful revelations about extraterrestrials are coming our ways, disclosures about aliens who have and are visiting our planet. Please take the time to view these two videos. The first is from an ex Defense Minister of Canada with powerful revelations about extraterrestrials:  The second is an ex cia agent on his deathbed who says he saw aliens:  Judge for your self what seems true.

We are entering a powerful new chapter in human life here on Earth, and it is essential we develop a community of Aquarian Age humans, with leaders who know we need to live with love and truth as our guiding principles.

We need to rid our world of an old paradigm that condones power over other people, abuse and mistreatment of anyone, not matter what they have done, no matter if they are considered enemies or misfits or weirdos or inferiors or useless.   We need to transform a world that victimizes those who are more weak or vulnerable, that rewards those in powerful positions no matter what atrocities they perform or crimes they commit or corruptions they condone.

We are the ones that need to change from the inside out, ridding our consciousness of the programs the old world has conditioned us to believe. And at the same time we must empower ourselves, move beyond our self esteem issues, and join with others to change this world.

This week we move into our annual Summer Solstice on June 20/21. here on the East coast USA it is on June 21 at 1:04 AM. This is the day of most light minutes in a day. Yang is at its zenith, but Yin dark moments of the day begin to increase.  It is Sun in Cancer time of year, the time of Nature’s abundance here in the Northern Hemisphere on Earth.

Cancer is the sign of the great Mother, of the power of unconditional love and nurturance. It is soul, feelings and inner values. The planet that is most attuned to Cancer is the Moon.  Cancer time of year honors family, whatever kind of family that helps you feel “at home” and welcomed, whether blood related or not.   The weakness for Cancer can be lack of boundaries and overly permissive attitudes, but its caring for those who are vulnerable and in need can be bountiful.

Next Sunday is the Full Moon, on the 23rd; and on June 26 comes Mercury Retrograde again. We will look at those events next week.

Also next week I will create a new Youtube astrology forecast.

See you then,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

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

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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