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Dysfunctional American Family and Astrology Forecast October 21-27

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Sun moves into Scorpio on Monday October 22 at 8:14 PM, less than an hour before the final Presidential debate.    Saturn will then be only about a degree away from that Sun in Scorpio, and they will be exactly conjunct on Thursday morning.    Expect this election to get even more down and dirty than before, which is hard to imagine, considering how dirty it already is.  Both sides are slinging some nasty mud at one another, and of course the good of the community is a rather low priority.

If you really want to hear people who care about our country and its people and who offer intelligent and insightful opinions and perspective, listen to Jill Stein, the Green candidate for President or Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate.  But of course most people are locked up in the mindset of dysfunctional Mom (democrats) and dysfunctional Dad (republicans), who are the heads of our dysfunctional and unhealthy American Family. And there is fear there will be a repeat of 2000, when Nader was accused of spoiling the potential  election of Gore over Bush.  I can truly understand that mindset, but I believe it is limited.

It is true that Obama will continue to open doors for our Gay and Lesbian brothers and sisters and other minorities and peoples in need, and will fight for Obamacare, which gives people who would be previously uninsured because of ill health the ability to purchase health insurance. And it is true also that he will be somewhat more international in his perspective and  a bit less militaristic.   But it is also true that Romney will bring a cap to excessive permissiveness in our society, and show a more ’50s “gee shucks” discipline and innocence that are missed in our complicated and “anything goes” culture.

But make no mistake about it, our country and world need and are on the verge of immense transformation.  The Mom and Dad parties are at war, as are so many men and women in our world.   Their children, the citizens of our country and the future generations, suffer because of their war with one another.

And in the bigger picture, everyone knows but ignores the fact that the Mom and Dad parties are both beholden to special interests and invested in either Big Government (democrats) or Big Corporation (republicans). And actually when you look deeper they are both beholden to big government and big corporations.  They both have run up huge government deficits and they both are bought out by lobbyists of Big Corporations.  This is fact.

And neither party is free from the shackles of the Empire of the Military/Economic Complex that runs our country and most of the world. This is not conspiracy theory- this is fact. President Eisenhower warned us of this over 50 years ago.

So it will make little difference on a deeper level or bigger picture who wins this election, though my astrological analysis shows Romney the likely winner. My only question to that conclusion is that Mercury goes retrograde on Election Day, which could bring big confusion and surprises and that a huge turnout for Obama could conceivably shift the tide.

But it will ultimately make little difference who wins because our country over the next few years is going to know immense change and transformation and healing. Uranus/Pluto, the initiators or the ’60s revolution and evolution are poised for important and monumental change again, leading to 2014, when there is a Cardinal Grand Cross formation with Uranus and Pluto. That Grand Cross has the USA Sun of 13+ degrees of Cancer right in its cross-hairs.   Life as we know it in the USA is at “the end of the world as we know it”.

So it is important to get our individual consciousness outside the old boxes programmed into us by our society, which is connected to an old age and paradigm.

Instead of hating the democrats or republicans, hating Obama or Romney, let go of those dysfunctional dramas.  This is like letting go of your own family dramas and toxic patterns, which you bring to your life and especially to your relationships.

Life is not about who is right and the other is wrong. It is about respecting all ways of life and differences of opinion and finding ways to get middle ground, which will be best for our community (or our families).

Because these parties are so dysfunctional, our budget and deficit are at a standstill and other issues never get resolved.  I know if you are a democrat you will convince your self that Republicans have blocked all efforts for compromise. But just like in a dysfunctional family, one parent enables the other through its weakness, passivity and vacillation.  That “nice parent” looks good, but has never really stood up to the other parent with conviction.

And in the end, nothing moves, the status quo wins every time, no real change and transformation happens.  The family or country keeps a paradigm and way of living that avoids truth and shows little love or true concern for the hearts and souls of its members.  It shows just lip service of concern.

So now, as we approach the election, Mercury Retrograde, and the November eclipses, when events get intense and take us out of our usual balance, look for the light to show you out of your tunnel of old ways of thinking and being.  Get out of the box of black and white choices.  Go into the consciousness of many colors and choices, even though on the surface you can only see the choices inside the boxes of your mind.

The Universe will show you possibilities out in the clear air of renewed life.  Your intellect cannot solve the problem, so find a quiet place inside and go there often, and wait for the Universe to unfold into the truth and love that will lead your way.

This coming period, with two eclipses and Mars conjunct Pluto, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square, will bring big challenges to our economy.  Iran and Syria and Israel will be at the center of a storm around the November Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13.  It is likely that either the Syrian situation will blow up or that Israel will attack Iran.  Something big is brewing in the Middle East. Hopefully it will come to climax and then diffuse, but perhaps not.

If in your life if you are brought to situations that seem impossible, go though the process, wait to see the way. Trust your soul self and the Universe to light the way.  Old ways that no longer serve your deeper soul and authentic self will be pushing to be released. Let them go, even if you do not know what is coming next.  Holding on too long will cause you stress, pain, and provide fertile ground for disease of mind, heart and body.

Our lives are intensifying and will soon intensify some more. Use this increased passion to get in touch with what deeply moves you, what makes you come alive, with what your instinct is telling you you need or need to do.

This could be a very liberating and meaningful phase of life coming our way.

Talk to you next week,


I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio on November 10 and November 24. I will also do a new YouTube presentation sometime soon also.

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.

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