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Dark Knight Rises and Astrology Forecast July 22-29

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week Mars and Jupiter triggered the Uranus/Pluto square, which was exact on June 24That Uranus/Pluto square has several more exact passes over the next 3 years. And each time a yang planet like Mars or Jupiter makes aspect to Uranus and Pluto, as it did this past week, life gets more shaken up and out of balance, intensified, and sometimes majorly chaotic.  Mercury being Retrograde added a Twilight Zone confusion to the week.

You may felt more anxiety as energies got out of control this past week.  During such times it is best to do what centers you and calms you down, like meditating, being in nature, or working out.

In the greater world, the igniting of the Uranus/Pluto square brought to our awareness major world events.   The massacre in Colorado as “The Dark Knight Rises” was shown in a theatre, the suicide attack in Syria that killed important people in the Syrian hierarchy, and the terror attack on the Israeli bus in Bulgaria, all exploded during this last week.

The Dark Knight Rises was a powerful metaphor for this last week.  The dark shadows of our ailing culture burst into the light of our awareness as the horror unfolded in Colorado.  What is wrong with our world is a good question to ask now.  Many people say someone is merely a deranged person to do such a thing, and we need more security or better methods to detect such persons so we can be better protected.

That explanation helps us deal with the symptoms of the disease but not the disease itself. There is something horrible in our society for this to happen, and over the last few decades it happens more and more often.  It is not natural. I do not know of any other creatures who commit mass murder in such a senseless way as we humans.

Some believe our society allows people too much freedom to procure guns.  Others believe we have become more immoral in recent times. Others believe people are angry about living life in modern times divorced from nature and soul, from love, justice and truth.

I believe there is some truth in all those evaluations, but mainly I believe we are facing the death of an old age, one that is living on life support systems, ready to relinguish its hold on our minds and hearts.   The shadows from that dying old age are rising to the surface so we can see what needs to be healed and transfomed, so we can create a New Aquarian Age.

In the ’60s when Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in Virgo, the revolutionary and evolutionary energes were so strong.    As we fought to make changes in our world and society, like civil rights for African Americans,  gender equality, and sexual liberation, there were many disasters happening all around us too. The war in Viet Nam showed us how we could not trust the authorities or governmen to do what was right. It was a horribly unjust war that killed many people and ruined many lives for no reason. Nothing good came to our country because of that war.

The shadows of our world came to the surface so we could create change, heal, come together and transform our world.

And now as Uranus and Pluto are making major aspect again, and will be for the next few years, we can expect more chaotic and sometimes horrible events to explode into our consciousness and lives so we can make the necessary changes to make our world a healthier place.

It is so often true that our human family needs crisis to get ourselves to change. We may see what is wrong intellectually, but we resist making true changes until we have to.

So now every time Uranus and Pluto make another exact square, or when planets like Mars and Jupiter make aspect to those planets as they did this last week, we can expect the Universe and nature to bring critical events that push us to further revolution and evolution of our consciousness and ways.

And the Middle East is such an important place to watch now, as it shows us so much of what needs to be healed and transformed for our human family.

The western powers and Israel are looking to defang Iran, Hezbollah and Syria now.   Syria is blowing up and in chaos now. Iran did not give in to western powers demands to quit their nuclear programs.  Hezbollah is strong ally of Syria and Iran in Lebanon.   A major war is brewing there, and time is running out to find solution. To me it seems it is at a point of no return, and will explode into a major world conflict soon.  Mars making a T-square formation with Uranus/Pluto this past week opened the doors to the crisis events there this past week.

The Middle East is very important to the transformation out of an old Pisces Age and into a new Aquarian Age.  The Pisces Age brought us organized religion, and those religions have their roots in the Middle East. In fact much of what those religions now stand for has been perverted into fighting wars for God, separation of peoples, and judgements and guilt.

And there is also a major conflict over oil and weapons of mass destruction and geopolitical power structures that is playing out in the Middle East by world powers like Russia and China and America and Britain and Israel.

These old ways that separate us and push us against one another, and away from love and spiritual unity, are playing out very intensely in the Middle East. That is why each time there is planetary activity that promises us more transformation of our consciousnes and lives, we can expect the region of the Earth that birthed our early civilizations like Sumeria, and Egypt and Babylonia; and birthed our major religions like Judaism and Islam and Christianity to have major crisis.

The Old Age and old ways and old consciousness must pass so we can build a healthy world for the children of future generations.

And the global economy that breeds riches and privilege for some and poverty and desperation for others must be transformed so we can all of us, all over the world live in the abundance that nature and the Universe provide.  Continued ecomomic challenges are coming our way.

People have asked me how there can be a God when there is so much suffering and misery in the world, and I say to them:  If someone gave you a beautiful park to live in and play in and you then trashed that park, would you blame that person who gave you the park?

We have been trashing our Earth and our hearts and souls. It is time to end that chapter of life on Earth for the human family.

The Aquarian Age is growing in each of us. More and more people are healing rough childhoods and tough lives and are awakening to spirit. They know we need to find the truth of who we really are, not who we are supposed to be or should be. We are ready to make bridges between the opposites so we can become whole and healthy: Yin and yang, light and dark, male and female- no longer at war, but connected, in Unity, in Love.

This week the Sun moves into Leo on Sunday, bringing more fun and creative energies out to play. But the Jupiter sextile to Uranus and quincunx to Pluto will keep the energies unpredictable and still sometimes erratic. And of course Mercury is still retrograde for a couple more weeks.  So don’t get too excited out of your body as the fun energies come in. Keep your feet on the ground and your self centered and aware.  But have fun.

See you next week,


There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

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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