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Age of Aquarius and Astrology Forecast for August 14-20.

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are almost half way through the current Mercury Retrograde period, and today Saturday May 13 at 2:58 PM EDT we experience a Full Moon in Aquarius.

Approximately 2 weeks ago there was a New Moon in Leo, which started the lunar cycle that climaxes with the Full Moon today.  At that time Mercury had slowed down, waiting to go retrograde a few days later.   America then was stewing in a most heated national crisis that concerned the debt ceiling and budget crisis.

Republicans and Democrats were doing their all too familiar dysfunctional dance, one that keeps us all moving around in the same circles over and over again.

Republicans, the hard asses of government, refused to budge from their so-called principles. Democrats screamed and whined about what assholes the Repubicans are, and then, as always, gave in to make peace in the dysfunctional family. So in the end the country keeps moving more conservative, because no one stands up for progressive principles anymore.  The so-called progressives end up enabling the conservatives and keeping the country in the hands of the corporations and special interests.

It is “we the people” who are suffering from all this.  If you have been paying attention, you realize that while more and more people are unemployed and suffering financially, the corporations and banks are enjoying record profits.

So as we are now half way through Mercury retrograde and the current lunar cycle, we see this past week that the stock market has gone way down, Standard and Poor’s credit agency has downgraded the USA economy, and that the “experts” are very worried we are on the cusp of a double dip recession or worse a Depression.  By the time this Mercury Retrograde period is over on August 26, more clarity should  appear about the economy and its direction.  Our economy and world are going through a monumental transformation on the way to an Aquarian Age.

And then 2 days after Mercury goes direct on August 26, on August 28 there will be a new lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Virgo.  Keep in mind that we are now still in the Leo New Moon lunar cycle, so we will want to play for a while more before we come to grips with reality, which Virgo is so good at doing. After the Virgo New Moon we get to seeing life more realistically.

So for now, continue enjoying summer and for many summer vacation.

The Aquarian full Moon today shines a bright light on our socially conscious motives.     Get in touch with your individuality and authentic self, and from that place decide what causes and groups you feel most aligned with.   What principles do you believe in? Commit to living your life in accordance with those principles, and to finding a community or family of friends that would make you feel like “birds of a feather are flocking together”.

You may think you are weird or unusual, but if you find your “people”, you will begin to feel better about your self.  Aquarius is a complicated sign, in that it  concentrates on being a very distinct and unusual individual, yet also desires to be in a group or community.  The challenge is there because Aquarius often feels uncomfortable in most any group or community, as it feels so different.

The presence of Comet Elenin will be felt much more in September, especially late September and also October. What does this comet portend?

I believe we will follow that comet into a kind of Twilight Zone of reality.     Already it is feeling like everything is so different, so out of normal comfort zones.  And I believe that we will feel that new reality more and more as we move into late summer and autumn.  The Mayan Calendar according to researcher Carl Calleman ends on October 28 2011, not in December 2012.

If that is true, then that fact and the coming of Comet Elenin will show us new zones of consciousness and vastly changing lives soon.

There will be surprises and openings into new ways of seeing ourselves and life.   Many are already opening their eyes to other dimensions of reality and to new feelings about time.  It is getting more and more easy to peer into alternate realities, to see the world from all new perspectives.

There is a vast inner world that cannot be seen with our two eyes, but can be seen with our third eye.  That eye will open more and more as we pass between worlds and ages. As other dimensions open up, we are more and more able to release the old ways, the old programming from a dying paradigm and age.

Do not let your sense of reality and security be controlled by the the mainstrean media, corporate mindset,  government agencies, or family dramas.   Get more in touch with your deeper soul and the truth that comes from a free mind and heart.    Those truths will truly set you free, and will keep you connected with your authentic self and the Universe.  From that place you can trust your experience and can trust life.  All is unfolding just right, and there is nothing to be afraid of.

When you are aligned, you are guided to the right people and places and situations that your soul needs in order to grow and evolve.   Life is a meaningful experience that is shrouded in a mystery we can never completely understand. Trust is so important to our journey, as is feeling safe.

And since so many of us have experienced such hurtful and even traumatic events in our earlier years, it is essential to go through a time in our lives dedicated to personal healing and transformation.  That healing and transformation helps us to release the old fears and shames and resentments to enough of a degree to enable us to more deeply and firmly connect with the love and truth that are the pillars of the Universe.

From that place we learn to trust and commit ourselves to our sacred soul journey on this Earth. We learn all of us humans are on this journey together, regardless of our differences. We are all part of the same family, diverse but equal and in Unity.

The challenges coming our way, and they will be great, are meant to help us transform our family and lives out of an old and dying Pisces Age, and into a new Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,


I broadcast a new radio show on Saturday July 16 at 1 PM EDT which you can still hear. Another new one will come in September.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological session 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.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred

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