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Mercury Retrograde, Spring Equinox and Astrology Forecast March 18-24

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Shifting tides this week with Mars entering Capricorn, New Moon  in Pisces, Spring Equinox and Mercury Retrograde.

This means the energy fields we move within are changing this week.  The changes will shift our consciousness and lives in preparation for the Portal Opening on April 15.

It is obvious now that the greater world and culture we reside within is in a chaotic and not so predictable state of being.   The White House is reflective of this state of being, and it is in shambles, and always in some sort of transition.

And of course whether you feel in alignment with the new Administration or not, this Administration and its volatility are a symbol of the condition of the USA right now.

The Stock Market and economy; the Mueller probe; the porn actress’s accusations; the growing dangers with Iran, Syria, Israel, North Korea; the trade wars; and the macho strutting with Russia and China put all of us on our toes waiting for even greater changes.

We are in the midst of an enormous transformation of the country and world.

Trump is not causing the chaotic climate that makes us ripe for such transformation. He is instead a lead actor on the world stage, just the right actor to help facilitate world events that will take us to the edge of darkness,  so we can call on the Phoenix who will rise from the ashes of our old paradigm’s burning.

Some are already getting into survivalist mode, while others not as alarmed are  still being called to make changes in their consciousness and lives, changes that are aligned with the world we are moving into.

Others of us are not sure what direction to move toward, and are seemingly waiting for events to unfold to show the way.

The next few weeks will not show us clear direction, however, especially so because Mercury is going Retrograde on March 22 at 8:19 PM EDT.

As usual the ‘re’s will in charge during Mercury Retrograde: rewind, reflect, readjust, rebalance, remind, realign.

There is much processing to do now, as it is not time now to move toward bottom line decisions and even bottom line logical answers.

Allow Mercury Retrograde to have you go inward to reflect, to question what has been previously understood or decided, to bring to you memories of the past and to bring back people to you from your past.

The people from the past will likely not stay with you after they return, though sometimes they do.  The questioning of previous understandings and decisions does not mean you will truly change your direction from what you have chosen, but sometimes it does.

The New Moon in Pisces this Saturday the 17th was at 9:12 AM EDT.  Though it is a New Moon, Pisces is not a sign of action to move forward.

Pisces brings everything together in integration and unity, to get ready for the movement forward later, this time after the New Moon in Aries on April 15.

Pisces is the sign for the last month of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the transition sign for moving into new beginnings of Spring.

As such we now do soul searching, shadow integration, and getting in touch with deeper feelings;  especially feelings of sadness and grief, of fading memories, of snapshots of previously not remembered early life events.

We face ghosts of the past,  want to resolve old issues, and hopefully find some closure.

This Pisces time we are doing even deeper soul diving than usual, wanting to gather everything together in anticipation of the coming forward movement in our lives, collectively and personally.

There may be some energetic confusion as we also experience the beginning of spring this week.  It is on Tuesday March 20 at 12:15 PM EDT.

This is the first moment of the Sun’s movement into Aries, as it does to begin every Spring Equinox.

Aries is the force of new life buds bursting through the branches. It is a baby being born, a teenager’s awkward movement form childhood to adulthood.  It is a new challenge, a competition, showing a new way, standing up for yourself or what you believe in, being brave even when you are afraid,  fighting the good fight, self assertion, self honoring, alpha attitude, and taking action.

The confusion may come from the fact that Mercury is going Retrograde and there is a need to process and rewind before truly moving forward.

So use this Spring Equinox Aries entry to begin to wake yourself up! Winter is over, even if the weather still feels like Winter.  The turning point energetically is happening this week, so get in touch with that energy and wake your self from the doldrums of Winter, from being kinda depressed from such a harsh and difficult winter.

No need to go fast forward, just wake up. Soon there will be the need for action and for fresh events to manifest. But not now. Even action oriented Mars is being affected by the gravity of Capricorn now.

It moved into Capricorn on the 17th at the New Moon in Pisces. It will stay in Capricorn until May 16, when it goes into Aquarius.

But this year Mars will go back into Capricorn from mid August till Mid September.

The reason is because Mars goes Retrograde on June 26, then retraces its previous steps.

Mars in Capricorn takes away the spontaneous and sometimes impulsive instinct of Mars.

Mars puts on a uniform of military or police when in Capricorn, giving it discipline and boundaries, rules and structure to act within.

So with Mars now in Capricorn, it is time to ground your actions, to make goals and commitments, to organize and plan, to make manifest.

Just remember that we are in Mercury Retrograde until April 15, so there may be some confusion till then, and if you are not that confused, you will still need to wait before manifesting or making absolute statements.

After April 15 the train of our lives starts it engines, but remember that Mercury will just begin to be Direct that day, so total clarity may still need to form, and movement will still not be fast forward. Big events will likely be a few weeks or a few months away then.

So with all this knowledge look at the country and world.  The White House will still be rearranging the deck chairs of its Titanic voyage.

There  will be more employee firings and hirings this coming month, more drama and confusion, more setting the stage for coming events.

Trump is planning to meet with Kim Jong Un in April or May; the USA is moving its embassy to Jerusalem in May. Other important world events will spring forward in April, May and later this year.

Your life and consciousness are working out  what needs to be worked out now. Do your best not to judge your self now or what you did or didn’t do in the past.

Let go of old stories that keep you stuck.  Let go of old stories that make you feel like a victim or loser or failure or horrible person.

The past, no matter what it was, is a stepping stone for your life as it grows and transforms into one of purpose and authenticity, one of love and forgiveness.

Love yourself from all time periods and ages of your life. Have compassion for your self, for the seeming mistakes you might have made. Forgive yourself and others as best you can organically.

It is almost time for us all to move forward more fully into this New Chapter of our lives on the way to the Age of Aquarius.

And the less baggage we take with us from our past the better.  No you will not be able to tie a pretty bow on all those traumas and disappointments, disillusions and heart wounds.

But you can forgive, learn to trust enough, and have faith all happens with meaning.

You can gain enough closure to be able to move forward. But do not despair if all has not been worked out to total satisfaction. It never is perfect.

Till next week,


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Humble, Grateful, Surrendered and Astrology Forecast February 25- March 3

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

During the Sun in Pisces time of year now, we process, reflect, and go deeper into greater insights and sensitive feelings.

We are still in Eclipse Season even though the last of two eclipses this season is now in our rear view mirror.

That last eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius, was on February 15.  As a new moon, it began a lunar cycle and motivated new beginnings.

These Aquarius beginnings are about groups, communities, and social consciousness.  It also is about respecting our own and others’ distinct individuality, even if said individualism is outside the usual boxes and social confines.

So now people are more galvanized to identify with “birds of a feather” groups or communities they feel resonant with.

In the larger world, there is a very polarized and combative separation between USA cultures or groups.

Around that Solar Eclipse in Aquarius there was another horrific mass killing in a high school in Florida.

One of the most glaring fallouts of those murders has been a spotlight shown on the differences between two USA communities.

One is getting more and vociferous about limiting accessibility to military style weapons that have been involved in so many mass murders of innocent people.

The other group, backed by the NRA, is not very open to any gun law changes.  They persist in believing citizens need those weapons in order to defend against a potentially tyrannical USA government of the future. Interestingly many corporations since the massacre are severing their contractual ties to the NRA because of community outrage with laws.

These two distinctly different USA cultures came out of any closets they were in during the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo last August.   Charlottesville riots happened then and caused the murder of a young woman.

Make no mistake about it, these culture wars resemble the differences between cultures during the USA Civil War in 1860-1865.   Southern plantation owners owned slaves and wanted to keep them so that their financial profits could be maintained or increased.

There were two very distinctly opposed cultures that did not live together very well.

And now rural and southern USA people are so different than people in more cosmopolitan areas of the USA.

Something is breaking apart within the USA.  The recent downfall of the USA Stock Market shows more potential for the breakdown of the current system in the USA.

And in the world outside the USA borders, there are growing USA war cries against Iran and North Korea, two countries than were deemed “Axis of Evil” by George Bush.

The Trump administration is showing that it will bully those countries into stopping their nuclear programs, even as Iran has been part of an agreement to hold back that nuclear program. They have not broken the rules of that agreement.

The USA invaded North Korea in the early ’50s and destroyed much of the North while killing so many of its people.  And so now North Korea has determined it cannot trust the USA and must defend itself with nuclear weapons that the USA already has in great abundance and has used.

And both Israel and the USA are putting Iran in their crosshairs.  The USA controlled Iran and put up a puppet president that they dominated.

Then Iran had its revolution in 1979 which threw out that old government and USA dominance there.

The threat of war against North Korea, Iran, and Syria is very real now. And Russia and China could also get involved.

After April 15 is when the threats of war and a bigger stock market crash will get stronger and stronger.

The System of the USA is in the process of transformation, and it must go back to its beautiful core values in that process.

Self Determination, freedom and liberation, equality and justice for all are Universal values that apply to All peoples all over the world.

We have invaded other countries, like Iraq and Syria and Libya, that have not attacked us, nor do they pose much realistic threat to destroy the most powerful country in the world. We have all too often imposed our values and ways of governing on others without their consent.

Can you imagine how we would react to any country that invaded us (for our own good they would say) or tried to dominate us into living our lives as they deemed correct?

The USA natal Pluto in Capricorn in its second house is being squared by Uranus in Aries. This is the beginning of the transformation of the USA military and economic power in the world.  Within the next 4-5 years Saturn, Jupiter, and then Pluto itself will conjunct the USA natal Pluto (its first Pluto Return).

This is the timeframe for transformation of the USA Military/Economic Complex that dominates so much of our country’s “we the people”. as well as the peoples’ of the world.

This transformation will help create the new Age of Aquarius, an age of Diversity within Unity, equality, and freedom.

The USA Moon in Aquarius, which so represents this new age, is shown in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We believe in Equality, Freedom of Expression, Self Determination, and liberation of all peoples so they can, as “we the people”, govern and take responsibility for our human community and sacred Earth.  This is for all peoples, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, spiritual or religious ways of being or non religious ways of being-  All Over the World.

This week, the now passed Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius has transitioned to the full moon, a Full Moon in Virgo on March 1 at 7:51 PM EST. This full moon has Neptune strong in its signature.

Full Moons in Virgo always have the Sun in Pisces opposite the Moon in Virgo.

This is a relatively gentle full moon energetically, one that requires a letting go of ego controls, and a surrender to something greater than one’s ego. Neptune makes it even more necessary to let go and surrender. Spaciness, foggy mind, imagination, and contact with inner spiritual world may be stronger at this time.

Virgo is into service, simplicity, order, and physical purity.  It is most resonant with the “real” world.

Pisces is into being in frequencies, dimensions, feelings, and tones that are not not seen in the material world.  It seeks purity of the psyche, feelings and emotions.

Music sounds and feelings are a world of Pisces.  Virgo is the techniques and instruments that allow the music to be heard and felt.

Meditation is Pisces but the techniques used to get into that deeper meditative state is Virgo.

When body and soul are united, Pisces and Virgo are in balance.   Pisces goes with the flow, Virgo needs to be in charge of efficiency and creating order.   Virgo needs perfection and the ability to fix what is not perfect.

Pisces needs to let go and trust that all will turn our fine if we surrender our control.

So use this Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo to process and heal, to reconcile, to show what we can be grateful for, to humble us.

We are all moving in our consciousness and lives into just where we need to be to meet the changing World around us.

Remember that all is happening for a reason, and in the bigger picture you are growing, learning, and evolving in alignment with the Universe and our Soul Self.

If “we are the ones we have been waiting for”, we must know that the challenges in the World are OUR challenges, ones we are very equipped to deal with, no matter how it may look on the outside.

If we let fear take over we lose our way.

In the bigger picture all is evolving into the Age of Aquarius.  And it could not happen if there was not enormous change and transformation, or if we hung on too tightly to what used to be, or if we demand change happens exactly the way we need it to happen.

Till next week,


Here is the Forecast video for 2018 and the Eclipse Season:

A podcast will be broadcast soon, and then hopefully a radio show podcast sometime later.

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What is Real? and Astrology Forecast February 18-24

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we passed through the second and last eclipse of this Winter 2018 Eclipse Season, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.

This Eclipse Season will continue however till about March 8.  More shifting tides are coming.   More processing of what has been shifting will happen after that until around April 15.

Then events will accelerate after that and new movement forward will begin.

There is a New Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus on April 15.  And Mercury that day will go direct after a previous 3 weeks of being Retrograde.

And in the greater world, specifically the USA, Jupiter and Pluto will exactly sextile one another while making a Yod or “finger of god” aspect with the USA Mars.

This will be an important turning point in our world, related to what has been shifting during this Eclipse Season.

In the greater world, a Stock Market mini crash has happened during this Eclipse Season. And though it rebounded last week, the downfall is not over.  The mania of the Bull market is seeking to be revitalized, and it will for awhile.  Then the market will descend even more than before.

Events in the Middle East have intensified also during this Eclipse Season as Russia, Iran and Syria are getting in a danger zone with Israel and the USA.  And the Palestinians are affected by these changes also.

The Korea issue has been calmed down during the Winter Olympics as North Korea and South Korea are more peaceful with one another.  But this issue is far from settled.

And right at the Solar Eclipse New Moon, 13 Russians were indicted for tampering with the USA political process.  This triggers the cultural battle in the USA, and is the beginning swat of what will become a Watergate kind of investigation into the Trump administration  and Trump himself.

Also almost right at the Solar Eclipse there were 2 strong earthquakes and a solar storm directed to the Earth, and more significantly another horrific mass killing at a high school in Florida.

We are not doing anything in this country to remedy this kind of slaughter which is happening more and more often.

And this triggers the culture war in the USA again, as those who want guns to be more regulated are fought by the culture of the NRA, which seeks no controls at all.

It is hard to believe that there are people who see no reason to limit availability of weapons, like AR-14s,  that can only be used to kill people, especially as so many innocent people are being murdered now.

So what has been triggered during this Eclipse Season is the stock market and economy; the USA culture wars; the Middle East; and the Koreas.

All of these issues will break open even more soon, especially after April 15.

And in our personal lives and soul transformations, there is much that is breaking open and needing more of a sense of direction.

The Old Chapter is no longer here anymore, it is only in the past, except maybe in our hearts and souls and minds.

We are still cleaning out and releasing, but what is so difficult for so many is that the New Chapter has not fully shown itself yet.

Many of us are in limbo, having pretty much let go of the old season of our lives, but not fully clear on where we are going next into this New Chapter.

I believe it is in part because we need some world events and maybe personal events to occur that will show us where we need to go and what we need to do next.

Are you thinking of living somewhere else? Or shifting your sense of purpose, calling or career?  Are you not knowing where to go with a relationship in your life?  Are you waking to all new ways to see your self and life?

We are in transition, in flux, and much of what helps us to feel secure does not feel so secure now.

The world looks quite crazy to many now, and it does not feel very secure.  And for many their personal lives are not feeling very secure either.

As one who lived through the revolution of the 60s/70s, this all feels familiar.  So much was changing so rapidly, and it was difficult to know who we were anymore or where we were going.

And sexual and gender roles were changing so fast too then. And now many people are even struggling with whether they are a male or female.

All this is happening as we as a human species are rapidly evolving now, questioning what we have known and what we believe in.

And with internet news sources and social media information, it is not easy to know what is fact or fiction, what is only conspiracy theory and what is really true.

And of course now pictures or film or sound can be altered to be quite different than what is real.

Our metaphoric reality pictures are foggy now, to assist us in letting go of an old paradigm and age.

We are in transition between paradigms and ages, and can no longer grip so tightly what used to be reality.

Evolution of consciousness is accelerating now, and it can be difficult sometimes to go with the changes and at the same time keep our balance and stability.

Please know this: if something is not working in your life anymore, and you keep doing the same things over and over again, and it is still not getting better; then you need to be open to doing something hugely different, outside the box you are now in.

And though it may feel safe in the box or  closet you feel protected by, you will eventually lose the spirit that makes you feel alive if you stay there too long.

This week, still in Eclipse Season, we move into Pisces time of year, as the Sun goes into Pisces Sunday February 18.

This Pisces zone is a soul based world, in touch with feelings and frequencies beyond the material world.   Pisces is sensitive and sometimes selfless, losing itself in the “world inside the world”, the “kingdom within”, or in unselfish giving, drugs or alcohol.

Meditation and the world of pure consciousness is a healthy place for Pisces to go, as is music and the world of sound.

So now in Pisces time of year, let go of any strict agenda you may have, and surrender to the Soul and Universe, trusting that you can let go of needs to always be in control.

Sometimes we stay in our minds in order to feel in control, avoiding the feelings and inner world as they are more in the mystery of life, not fully in our control.

Venus makes conjunction with Pisces ruler Neptune on Wednesday the 21st, bringing more rose colored romantic viewpoints into our lives.  Keep your feet on the ground, but also allow the colors of the love rainbow to enter your heart and soul.

What our imagination creates is often a reality that can be made real and manifest too.  Relationships that come to us from a strong heart connection with someone, may have some infatuation to it, but for some reason brings us someone meant to be in our lives.

Maybe it is not the romantic or sexual fantasy it first evokes in us that is real, but yet it is still someone who is meaningfully appearing in our lives. Maybe they are from a past life or part of our soul family, or there for a need of karmic satisfaction or release.

The next planetary marking point will be the Full Moon next week on March 1, a Full Moon in Virgo.

Remember also that all planets are direct now, and will stay that way until March 8 when Jupiter goes Retrograde.  So whether you know it or not, you are moving forward on a soul level, even if you still feel stuck in your life.

Till next week


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Riding the Eclipse Waves and Astrology Forecast February 11-17.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we move through the 2nd and last eclipse of Winter Eclipse Season 2018:  A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.

This Eclipse Season will last into March, but there are no more eclipses beyond the one this coming week.

It has already been a most eventful Eclipse Season, mostly because of the severe downfall of the Stock Market.  We have been predicting that this would happen this year and likely in this Eclipse Season:

This will be the first blow to the stock market this year, and the beginning of the transformation of the USA and world economy.   The economy is part of the Military/Economic Complex that will be greatly transformed over the next few years as we transition into the Age of Aquarius.

As we move through the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius this Eclipse Season, the stock market will remain a huge concern.  Keep in mind that there will still be attempts to go back to the Bull Market mania, but those attempts will be short-lived.  We may ultimately be looking at something resembling the 1929 crash that brought on the financial challenges of the 1930s.

With Impeachment calls also getting louder this Eclipse Season, and counter attacks rising out of the FBI memo; we can expect the culture wars to exacerbate more and more.

There is not much connection between our political parties anymore, and this is reflective of the conflict going on between two very polarized cultures in the USA.

The Charlottesville uprising during last summer’s Eclipse Season was the first obvious sign of civil war since the Trump election.

Now as economic challenges intensify and impeachment cries get louder, civil war intensifies in the USA.

The Trump presidency will be in more and more trouble.  And so we need to be awake to the possibility of distraction created with war:  “Wag the Dog”  diversions in North Korea and Syria would be more likely.

Trump has his natal Mars triggered by the Aquarius Solar Eclipse this week just as it was at the Solar Eclipse in Leo last summer.  Does that mean he will be fighting for his political life with cries for his removal as President, and/or that he will be instigating conflicts as he did with North Korea last summer?

Know for sure that his natal Mars in Leo will be touched off in some big way. Already he is said to be calling for a huge military parade in D.C. to show off USA might.

Israel and Netanyahu are again having their natal Mars affected too by this Solar Eclipse.  War clouds will be forming over Israel, Lebanon, and Syria.  And Iran and North Korea are in the cross-hairs of the USA military. If they do not bow to demands they will be severely attacked one way or another.

And this Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius will be on Thursday February 15 at 4:05 PM EST.  It will be closely conjunct the USA natal Moon in Aquarius from its birth on July 4 1776. The Chinese Year of the Dog also begins after this Solar Eclipse.

Group creation, gatherings, group missions, and activism are aligned with this Solar Eclipse.  People connecting with the USA Moon in Aquarius values of free speech, democracy, equality, and diversity are the most positive outcomes, but for all not just Americans.

Social consciousness is being raised at the Aquarius Solar Eclipse New Moon, but one person’s social conscience may be totally different from another’s social conscience.

For instance you may feel having an abortion is a woman’s right and no one should be pontificating to her about what she should do with her own body and pregnancy. To another person killing a fetus is murder and that is their social conscience.

I have noticed during this Eclipse Season that people are being “taken to the edge” so they can be made aware that something needs to change.

Often we are able to just go along with how things have been for a long time, coasting in same-old, same-old habits that have become “comfortable”.

But now we are being taken off balance in order to address deep seated problems inside ourselves, in our health, in our jobs, in our relationships.

We can no longer “push under the rug” issues that we do no want to deal with.  It is time to act and make changes.

In many of these cases we are being pushed further forward into a New Chapter of our lives, and any blockages to that passage forward will give resistance to the process.

That resistance needs to be looked at and worked with, just as a blockage in one’s body and chakra system needs help to be released and transformed.

For some this Eclipse Season will be more graceful as they are ready for the changes.  Their challenge will be more about adjusting to the changes.

Many are in transition from their old normal toward a new normal in the New Chapter.  But for now they are in limbo, as the old normal is gone and the new normal has not been fully manifested yet.

That is not an easy place to be in.  It takes patience and faith to be able to sit in that space without too much stress.  You may want to push the river of the Universe to go faster. That will not work.  Or you may get overwhelmed with fear, depression, anxiety, or panic.   That will be relieved if you believe more strongly that all is happening for a reason and will turn out OK.

So now during this week of the Solar Eclipse, energies intensify and may feel as if they will erupt.

You are being taken off balance so you can be “on your toes” for change.

Most affected by this Solar Eclipse are Aquarians, especially those born February 10-18.  Leos also are more affected, especially those born August 15-23.

Scorpio and Taurus also affected, especially those born in the late degrees of those signs.

And of course all those born with other planets in those signs and degrees will also be affected.

Those who were most affected during last summer’s Solar Eclipse in Leo will be aligned for this eclipse also.

Please do not see this as negative or painful as most people affected will not feel that.

Many will feel liberated, awakened, and more open to the winds of change. They are seeing more truths and feeling more love. And those working through the blocks will also soon feel those same things.

Look at the winds of change bringing events into our world, events that are needed to transform our world more in line with the Age of Aquarius.  There are clues everywhere during Eclipse Season to what is coming our way soon.

It is more important than ever not to let fear overtake you now.  Do whatever it takes to be centered and grounded, yet still open and awake.

We were all born so we can be alive during this huge changing of Ages.  We have been here before and are needed again to honor Love and Truth during these tumultuous times.

Till next week,

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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,


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Relationship Breakthroughs and Astrology Forecast October 15-21

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Early this week we remain in the last quarter of the lunar cycle, a cycle that began at the Virgo New Moon of September 19/20.

Then on Thursday October 19 at 3:12 PM EDT a new lunar cycle begins at the New Moon in Libra.

So most of the week we will be coming down and collecting ourselves getting ready for the New Moon on the 19th.

Usually there is less energy for us to use during the end of lunar cycles.  Symbolic of that fact is that the Moon disappears from sight and it is totally dark a day or so before the New Moon and also at the New Moon.

Though energy can be less then and feeling down more likely, the dark Moon time is really good for meditation, prayers, positive visualizations, and making positive intentions.

The Moon begins to show a sliver- usually the Night after the day of the New Moon. That is the real beginning of a lunar cycle. That is the time to move forward with action and beginnings.

Since Libra is the sign of the New Moon, new starts for relationships are at the top of the list of priorities.  Art projects, decorating, peace efforts, and mediation also are aligned for the New Moon in Libra.  Issues of justice and fairness are also potentially stoked for this new lunar cycle.

But relationships are the number one issue for this round of Libra.  And Venus has also come into Libra recently to help with relationship issues.

This Libra New Moon and the lunar cycle it starts are more complicated and certainly more energized than usual.

Uranus in Aries will be almost exactly opposite this Libra New Moon.  The closer an aspect is makes it increasingly more powerful and important.

Uranus being in the signature of this New Moon and opposite its position, creates an electric wave of importance.

Uranus is a planet of Awakening, of seeing and moving outside boxes of being stuck.  It liberates.   It breaks things open, and puts one into new vistas of thought and experience.

So relationships will tend to break out of old patterns around this New Moon in Libra. Anything stuck in the status quo of old ways will have opportunity for breakthroughs into new energies, patterns and ways.

Since Uranus will be in self empowered Aries it may challenge the old glue that has tried to hold the relationship together.  Often those old patterns use co-dependence as the glue of togetherness.

Now one or both members of the relationship are stating a need for greater independence and individuality.  Remember all relationships, when healthy, balance individuality and independence (Aries) with togetherness and relationship (Libra).

Now it is time for certain relationship to break out of old patterns of old ways and begin to learn new ways of being.

Keep in mind that this theme continues for the rest of this lunar cycle.

If you have been disempowered previously in any relationship or felt you needed more independence, now the winds of the Universe will be at your back for change.

Also remember that Eclipse Season was not that long ago, and the Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo signifies great new beginnings, new beginnings that vibrate with change for months to come.

In the greater world, Eclipse Season brought us most powerful natural disasters, disasters that express the rage of Mother Nature.  Those powerful natural events have continued beyond the bounds of Eclipse Season.

Culture wars that include a great deal of discrimination  and abuse of power were also triggered during this last Eclipse Season in Charlottesville Virginia.  Issues were sparked then and will continue to be heated going forward. Recent issues of power abuses toward women are part of the process.  We are cleansing our world of old patterns of abuse and discrimination.

And the heated confrontation between North Korea and the USA was also triggered during Eclipse Season, and that ugly conflict will be continued.

This New Moon with Uranus in Aries will be another big turning point for the North Korea issue, and that relationship will likely break out into something new and dangerous.

Greater conflict is likely soon, especially so because along with the New Moon/Uranus event, Jupiter in Scorpio will be close to exact conjunction with North Korea’s Mars in Scorpio over the next week or two.

When you add the Trump action of changing the Obama deal with Iran, dominoes may fall rapidly in response to what happens with North Korea. And Syria will be another domino.

Jupiter in Scorpio potentially brings out more primal energies in each of us, so it is wise to stay alert to that knowing.  People can be more short fused, and intense arguments can be brought on. Of course sometimes that creates a catharsis and clears the air, which brings positive transformation.

Also secrets are more apt to come out with Jupiter in Scorpio.  October 26, when the Sun has joined Jupiter in Scorpio, is the deadline for previously locked up files regarding the Kennedy assassination to be opened.

In 1992 it was determined that those files would be opening in 25 years and now only Trump can stop that opening.

Other previously held secrets may open up also, in the world and in personal lives.

Please remember that all the intense events that began during Eclipse Season, including the natural disasters, are for the purpose of immense purging in order to open the portals for the energies of consciousness aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

It is best to focus now on the new beginnings brought forward with the New Moon in Libra with Uranus in Aries.

Your relationships can now break away from old stories, even past relationship memories can awaken to new ways of being viewed.  Maybe that old relationship was meant to end, no matter who initiated the breakup.  Maybe no one needs to identify with being a victim, and learned lessons can bring new and better relationships.

In the new consciousness, win/win is the way of dealing with relationship issues.  What is in the interests of both people from a Higher Self perspective?   If you open to that channel of perspective, you will receive the answers that serve you both.

We the people will need to initiate the changes that are needed now. Especially since the election of Trump, we are motivated to change this world and transform it into one for the Age of Aquarius.  Challenging the Trump administration is necessary to bring about the positive changes.

In the next Eclipse Season in late January-February 2018 we will have the winds of the Universe at our back to begin the process of throwing OUT the modern Trump version of Roman emperors like Nero and Caligula.

As we release the old in our consciousness, through the intensity of Scorpio energies, we can open to a rebirth of our consciousness and lives.  And in the outer world, the coming intense events will also open us to new horizons of consciousness and living- all in service to the Age of Aquarius.

Keep the Faith.

Till next week,


This is a video made to follow up on Eclipse Season.

This Autumn on November 18,  I will present a class as a webinar for people most anywhere on the Earth.  It will be on transformation of consciousness and lives for an Age of Aquarius.  The focus will be on individual transformation using transformational planets  of astrology.  Astrology of your own chart will be a big part of the process. Contact me at for more info and to sign up. . It will be in late on November 18. I will need your birth date, birth time, and birth place for registration.

I have a new website:  I also still have the website with my life partner Deborah at

I do deep transformational counseling and spiritual guidance to assist people to break out of old consciousness and ways, and stay on their higher path during these challenging times. Of course I use astrology as my lense for insight and perspective, for understanding your true soul identity and its journey this lifetime. You can contact me at or phone me at 207-653-7717 for more info or to set up a session.

Couples counseling is also a specialty of mine.  We can use Skype for the sessions.






Power and Astrology Forecast October 8-14.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we navigated through a strong Aries Full Moon.  So therefore this week we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle, and we will continue that downward journey until a New Moon in Libra on October 19.

The big news this week, however, in that expansive Jupiter leaves Libra and enters Scorpio on October 10. It will stay there for one year.

Jupiter has been in Libra for the last year. And as we wrote last week Jupiter has a twelve year cycle and so comes back to the same sign every 12 years.  It was last in Scorpio in 2006.

What was your life like back in 2006, especially in regards to issues of passion, power, and primal instincts.  And what was that year like for personal transformation?  Did you release what needed to be let go, and did you allow those transformational energies to start you on a new path.  That could be in any area of life: work, relationship, home, etc.

Out in the global arena of life in 2006 Israel had a war with Hezbollah of Lebanon, but most especially pertinent to today, in 2006 North Korea tested for the first time a nuclear weapon.

Scorpio is energetically about power, which can translate into war, and certainly into bombs or nuclear bombs.  It is interesting that nuclear weapons are made of Plutonium or Uranium.

Of course two of the three transformational planets in astrology are Uranus and Pluto.  And Pluto which is power, is most like a nuclear weapon.  And Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio.

While Jupiter was in Libra, it showed expansiveness in issues of making relationship, creating beauty, finding balance, and keeping peace.

Jupiter in Scorpio takes the gloves off, gets beyond the pretty wrappings, and gets down to real business- at the core of truth and reality.

This year we learn to open up previously hidden secrets, go beyond mere politeness, and tell our deeper truth from a more instinctual place inside.

Passion comes back stronger than before, and shows us what we really desire at a core level of our being.  Sexuality is ruled by Scorpio also, and will tend to expand more fully into your life this coming year.

In the global picture, as Jupiter moves into Scorpio this week,  issues with Syria, Israel, Iran, and North Korea will intensify.

Powerful storms or earthquakes will return.  Power struggles may tend to be more nasty.

People tend to demonize Scorpio, ruled by the guardian of the Hades underworld planet Pluto.

Civil society tends to want to banish Scorpio, religion can make it seem sinful.

In reality it is a darkness, but that darkness is natural- not bad or good.

In the yin/yang symbol there is light and dark, yin and yang, brought together in wholeness.

Dark minutes of the day are equal with light minutes of the day- over a year’s time.

It is like a negative electrical charge, which is neither good or bad.

If that darkness or passion, that depth of powerful emotion is suppressed or repressed for too long, it becomes a monster when finally let out.

Scorpio is about power, and on a young soul that easily becomes “power over” or power dominating others.

In a more mature soul it is empowerment, personal empowerment, an ability to stand strong. It is not about domination, but is about passion.

Both Hitler and Gandhi were prominent when Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) was discovered in 1930.

There is the difference in how power can manifest in a human.  Gandhi used his power to empower the Indian people to stand up peacefully to the Empire of England. This began the liberation of the people of India.

So as Jupiter travels into Scorpio, do not be afraid that you will be like those people who abused their power and abused you.

Go down deep inside and make sure your inner power is not ruled by your desire to hurt or bully someone else.   But if you can use the anger to empower yourself to be a self respecting individual, you will be OK.

A day before Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, Mercury and the Sun will square Scorpionic Pluto.  So already you will feel the power want to come to the surface.

Sunday the 8th through Friday the 13th will likely present us with storms, of one sort or another.

An actual storm like a hurricane, or an energetic storm like North Korea flexing its nuclear muscle, or Trump moving toward confrontation with Iran, will likely manifest during that time period.

And speaking of Friday the 13th this coming week, that superstition has its roots in a cultural patriarchal fear of the Feminine.

I believe that connection with Friday the 13th is likely because in many western countries Friday is Venus Day, as in Italy it is Venerdi (Venus day). In English speaking countries it is Friday, named after Venus like Goddess Frieda.

And 13 is known as a number of the Feminine, as there are 13 lunar cycles of the year and 13 womanly cycles of a year, so to speak.

The Power of the Mysteries of the Feminine are feared in this world, as was the power of the “witches”, demonized and abused by so-called christian society. Power of the Masculine and Feminine are meant to be equal, not at war.

Pluto/Scorpio also rules the world of the Occult and Feminine Mystery Powers.  Watch the power of that Feminine increase in strength as Jupiter moves through Scorpio this coming year.

Goddess Kali will be more empowered, so that arrogance and inflated ego can be eliminated.

Open more this year to the mystery of life, as all in this Universe and Earthly world is not governed by logic and left brain linear ego thought.

Surrender to that mystery and observe how transformation gets more powerful, so that the cycles of death and birth can live within that transformational process.

till next week,


Please enjoy my latest video on Life after the Total Solar Eclipse:

This Autumn on November 18,  I will present a class as a webinar for people most anywhere on the Earth.  It will be on transformation of consciousness and lives for an Age of Aquarius.  The focus will be on individual transformation using transformational planets  of astrology.  Astrology of your own chart will be a big part of the process.Contact me at for more info and to sign up. . It will be in late on November 18. I will need your birth date, birth time, and birth place for registration.

I have a new website:  I also still have the website with my life partner Deborah at

I do deep transformational counseling and spiritual guidance to assist people to break out of old consciousness and ways, and stay on their higher path during these challenging times. Of course I use astrology as my lense for insight and perspective, for understanding your true soul identity and its journey this lifetime. You can contact me at or phone me at 207-653-7717 for more info or to set up a session.

Please take a look at the new video I made about Eclipse Season. There will be a follow up video soon.

Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago-

If you need any help with your relationship now, I do couple’s counseling. 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 compare charts to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at if interested.

And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at