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Letting Your Heart Lead the Way and Astrology Forecast August 12-18

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury is moving back up toward speed now, and many have felt a relief since it went back direct this past Wednesday. Clarity and direction are becoming more apparent, but the waning moon is not providing much energy for forward movement yet.

Later this week, after Friday,  when there is a New Moon in fiery Leo, energies will open up for moving forward, especially creatively.  Until then there is still time to gather your self and get back centered again.

Later this month, on August 27, after the Sun will have moved into “grounded” Virgo, the first of two political party presidential conventions will start. The Republicans give us their propaganda starting then for a week,  and then Democrats give us their spin of political reality the week of September 3.

That is when the serious, decadently expensive, and horrible nastiness of the American election of a President begins.  A country that now has many people suffering from being unemployed and underemployed, and in a slow economy, spends millions of dollars on slimy, name-calling, childish ads. Instead of being concerned with our American community and its challenges, the political process has become a war between dysfunctional political party agendas that have little to do with what is going on in a person’s real life.

On November 6, Election Day in America, the joke will be on all of us, as trickster Mercury goes Retrograde that day.  The last time Mercury changed directions on Election Day was on November 7, 2000, as Mercury was changing from retrograde to direct, and a complete fiasco of an election night occurred between Al Gore and George Bush and the clowns in the media circus.

On Election Day this year, we will be only 45 days away from the momentous date December 21, 2012, when the Mayan Calendar ends, and a centuries long Old Age, according to Mayan wisdom ends.

In between Election Day and the Mayan Date, there will be two very powerful eclipses, one on November 13, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio; and then a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28.

Trust me there will be no end of the world on December 21, 2012.  There are many powerful and transformational aspects leading us forward into an Aquarian Age, beginning in 2013.  But of course if I am wrong, and the world ends, no one will ever know I was wrong, lol.

Nevertheless, the time before the Mayan Calendar ending promises to be quite potent.   Even this September 2012 looks to be a month of shakeups and change.  The time surrounding the New Moon in Virgo on September 15 looks meaningful.  A few days later, on September 18 Pluto changes directions as it is forming into an exact square with Uranus the next day September 19.   This is the second of 7 passes of Uranus square Pluto  through 2015. This mid September time period will be a very intense time period and there is a fair chance Israel will attack Iran during that time.

If it does not, then the time around the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, while Mercury is retrograde on November 13 is the next most likely time of Middle East passions being aroused to greater conflict.  November 13 is the birth date of modern Syria under the Assad family. It was born on November 13 1970. And of course we all know that Syria is now arguably the most dangerous place in the world to be, as a quite violent civil war is brewing there, and foreign powers are licking their chops for gaining a foothold in this geopolitical prize.

If you believe that prayer and visualization and positive intention influence the course of humanity, then it is time to gather together and move mountains of negative energies away from the direction of Middle East disaster.    We are moving into a time of most powerful transformation into a New Age, whether you see that as Mayan or Aquarian Age, or Hopi or Biblical prophecy.

We are inexorably moving to an Age of Diversity in Unity, of equality and a merging of Love and Truth, male and female, yin and yang, dark and light.   But what do we need to go through to get there?  

The Middle East is where our most influential religions were born, where early civilizations like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt blossomed.  This cell in the body of Earthly humanity is a most important cell. It is the Old World, the Old Age and Old paradigm.   Christ and Mohammed lived there, and Jerusalem is an important center of old religions that were born and grew so large in the Pisces Age.

There is always a dance between the forces of nature and karma and destiny on the one hand, and human creative intention on the other hand.  How much is destined and how much do we create? How much is past the point of no return, and how much can we change with willful energies of love.

This coming week should be quite tame by contrast. It is still Leo time of year, when fun is at hand.   But Leo is also a time to create what we want in our heart. And this Friday at 11:54 AM on the east coast of the United States is a New Moon in Leo.  

Leo is the creative child living spontaneously open in the heart, trusting its heart more than its head to lead the way. Leo likes to be noticed, it is usually true.  But if it gets out of balance with its self esteem, too negative or too positive, it develops a rigid ego that needs to be constantly fed. It has closed its heart, the “death” of Leo, and lives by image and ego.   So keep your heart open and your self esteem will be better for it.  Opening your heart will allow you to be more creative in the moment, following spirit.

Also this week, Mars is conjunct Saturn in Libra on Wednesday.   Mid-week may bring a time to stop and take a serious look at what you are doing and where you are going, especially in relationship.

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 mywebsite.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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