By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Mercury remains Retrograde this week, so keep processing and looking at possibilities and options. Keep reflecting and rewinding in the past and see how it may apply to your current situation.
But resist jumping to any conclusions, as seductive and reassuring as that may be. And resist rushing forward toward doing any important or meaningful event or project this week.
Thinking with any bottom line intention may be way off, without your knowing it.
It is a great time, however, to meditate, reflect and process. One’s soul can be more easily accessed now as one’s mind is not operating well from the left brain during Mercury Retrograde.
Contact the reality of where your heart and soul are at now. Feel that reality, and realize that what they align with and how they see truth has great importance, perhaps more important that what your logical mind sees as truth.
The Sun will move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius this Wednesday January 20. Time to begin to get outside the box of conventional thinking and rules, and to be more inventive and creative in one’s ways.
Sure there are parts of life that demand that we do things how we are “supposed” to do them, but not as many as you have been programmed to believe.
Aquarius time of year is also a good time to be more socially conscious, to look beyond the self and into the greater group.
Aquarius has web like thinking to it, similar to the internet; so clearing your mind’s passageways is good, so it can travel to whatever places it needs to go.
And with Aquarius, some of those ways will likely be to places that are not part of the “normal” routes.
Aquarius brings fixed ideas and principles, however, as it is a fixed air sign. It is also driven toward being in groups, but ironically Aquarius is the most individualized of all the signs, caring more about being true to its uniqueness than fitting in.
In politics, the more established candidates for President of the USA could get taken off track this month, opening up the way for those who are more “outside the box”. Expect surprises.
We are looking at Republican candidates this week. I have studied the charts of Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Christie, Carson, Kasich, Bush, and Huckabee. I looked at each of them in terms of connecting with the USA natal chart; connecting with upcoming planetary transits for the 4 year Presidential term ahead; and how each of their natal charts is affected by the planets during the Republican Convention in mid July and the Election on November 8.
We will not make any predictions till after Mercury goes Retrograde on January 25, but we will now express the planetary connections or lack of them that each candidate shows.
Ben Carson shows some connections to the USA chart, Mainly difficult ones to its Sun, Mars, and Venus. He has little connection to to upcoming transits 2017-2021. And there are few favorable aspects for him at the convention or on Election Day. He is a Virgo and Jupiter will be in Virgo, close to his Sun during the Convention, however. But not much else.
John Kasich, a Sun in Taurus, has meaningful aspects to the USA chart, both its Sun and Moon. And he does have some connection to coming aspects in 2017-2021. But there are no important connections to the Republican Convention. He does, however, have a few positive connections to Election Day.
Rand Paul, a Sun in Capricorn, does have meaningful connections to the USA chart and connection to a few aspects from 2017-2021; but he has very few connections to either the Convention or Election Day. There are connections to this North and South Nodes, which can be very important, but there is nothing else.
Mike Huckabee, another Sun in Virgo, has strong connections to the USA natal Moon, but little else. He has some connection to coming aspects, but not many. He has many connections to the Convention chart, some postive and some really negative. And he does have a very positive Venus conjunct his North Node in Sagittarius for Election Day, but not much else.
Chris Christie, yet another Sun in Virgo, has minor connections to the USA chart, a few connections to future aspects, and negative Saturn transits to his Sun in both the Convention and Election Day charts.
Ted Cruz is another Sun in Capricorn. So far all Republican candidates are Earth sign people- 3 Virgos, 2 Capricorns, 1 Taurus.
Ted has many connections to the USA chart, especially its Sun and Moon; but he has very few connections to future aspects. He has some really potentially difficult aspects during the Convention, especially an exact Pluto square his natal Moon in Libra. He has some favorably considered aspects to his Venus and Jupiter on Election Day, but the Pluto square Moon is again pretty exact that day too.
The last three candidates we look at are the only non Earth signs among the Republican candidates: Trump and Rubio are Sun in Gemini, Bush Sun in Aquarius- all three are Air signs.
Looking back a second at the Democrat candidates: Sanders is Virgo and Clinton is Scorpio. There are no fire signs among the all candidates and only one water: Clinton.
Next Republican to look at is Marco Rubio. He has few close connections to the USA natal chart, and very few to the future aspects. He does have a few favorably considered connections at the Convention, and a couple of conflicting connections on Election Day.
Jeb Bush has many connections to the USA chart, and some important ones to future aspects. He has a mixed bag of connections to the Convention and Election Day.
Donald Trump has as many connections to the USA chart as does Bush. Most glaringly he has strong connection to the USA Mars. This is most significant if there are big conflicts the USA enters into this year and in the next 4 years.
Trump has many connections to future aspects of 2017-2021 too. He also has strong connection to the USA Pluto in Capricorn, symbolic of financial USA dominance. That part of the USA chart will be strongly aspected in the next several years.
For the Convention week Trump has many strong planetary connections, some seem “positive” while others seem “negative”. For Election Day there are a lot of connections again, some seemingly positive and some not as positive.
We will reflect some more on the candidates next week, and then we will make some predictions. If any of you want more information on the astrological makeup of the candidates, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know some of you must have noticed that the stock market has been going way down since the beginning of 2016. This is its worst start ever for the first two weeks of a year.
The economy is in the process of great transformation. Listen to Bernie Sanders and see how many are being inspired by his message of transformation of the Economy.
It may or may not happen as Bernie Sanders suggests, but it is certainly ready for great change aligned with the Age of Aquarius.
Please do not get freaked out by who might be President after President Obama. I know many of you are frightened that Donald Trump may be our next President.
Let me remind everyone that the greatest changes of the ’60s and ’70s revolutionary times happened while Richard Nixon was president. His policies and attitudes provided much motivation for revolutionary change.
The Age of Aquarius is even closer to reality now than it was back then. Everything happens for a reason, even if it looks and feels “negative” at the time.
There will be a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo next Saturday the 23rd of January. It will begin an energetic shift as Mercury goes back Direct two days later on the 25th.
We will discuss more next week.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.
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