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Turning on Your Inner Light and Astrology Forecast June 23-29

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Now as we are past the Spring Eclipse Season and into the Summer of 2013, we will be starting to slow down, tune in, and get more into reflective mode this coming week and beyond.

Sunday June 23 is Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn. It will appear as the largest Full Moon of the year, as it is closest to the Earth now.  The Sun went into Cancer on the Summer Solstice Thursday/Friday, and on Sunday the Moon catches up in opposition to the Sun, from Capricorn.    That makes a Full Moon at 7:32 AM EDT.

Cancer is the permissive understanding parent, unconditionally accepting, protective and safe.  Capricorn is the strict taskmaster parent, giving positive strokes after the job is done well, creating a structured and disciplined environment.

So at this Full Moon it it a good time to bring into balance these opposite ways of being.    Nurture your self and your loved ones, but create rules, boundaries and expectations for success too.   Cancer is open feelings and emotions, Capricorn puts limits and boundaries to these feelings.   So now there is a need to be more open with your feelings, but a need also to not drown in those feelings or to spray them all over others.

Cancer’s values are inner values like kindness, caring, and being in touch with other’s essence or soul and their needs.  It values family, personal and domestic concerns.  Capricorn’s values are more outer directed, toward accomplishment, organizing, building, and disciplining.

So there is a need now to balance one’s personal and domestic life with one’s career and outer obligations and responsibilities.

On Tuesday Jupiter moves from Gemini to Cancer.  Jupiter takes about a year to go through a sign.     So it will stay in Cancer till next summer.   Since there are 12 signs, it has been 12 years since Jupiter was last in Cancer.  So go back to July 2001 through July 2002 to remember the last pass of Jupiter in Cancer in your life.

What were the family issues then?    What emotional issues were important then?    Were there any extraordinary situations around taking care of the vulnerable?  What issues about women, your mother or mothering happened during that time?

This coming year women’s issues and issues around children, the aging, the disabled will be more in the spotlight.   How can you better work through family issues this coming year?  Can you find new ways to be more unconditionally loving of your self or others this coming year?   Can you be less driven and more nurturing of your self this coming year?   Can you find more value in inner principles than status and climbing ladders of success?

The world will be in more trouble this coming year, the economy likely getting much more stressed. So it is time to turn inward to appreciate a more simple life, friends and family, inner values of caring, integrity, dignity, empathy, compassion, honesty, and kindness.

Our trust in our politicians, government, and other institutions is on a down slide.  But it is time to get back to a more humanistic sense of community, a knowing we are all in this human experience together, which can be painful sometimes.

And also this week Mercury goes back Retrograde again, Wednesday June 26 at 9:08 AM EDT. It will stay there until July 20 at 2:22 PM.

So get ready to let go of your chattering mind, let go of too much reliance on logic and analyzing too much.   Our perceptions are ready to shift this week, and this shift is best handled by being more reflective, and more heart centered.  If you have been viewing some issues in your life in a certain way, be prepared to shift your thinking, to question what direction you were intending to go toward.   It is best, however, to not let this questioning time period push you into making decisions counter to what you had already decided.

Wait until Mercury goes back direct again before you make a final decision.  Do not jump off course just because things are beginning to look different. Mercury Retrograde may actually help us, before it is finished, to be even more sure of what we had chosen, after the questioning.

People or memories of people from your past may come back to you during Mercury Retrograde.  They are coming back so you can get back in touch with old values or to get a better perspective of relationships or issues in your life.

So be aware that energies will be shifting this week, but I do not believe they will get much more intense.  Many of the shifts will be more of perception, of attitude, of viewpoint.  Yes events may also bring shifts, and may bring emotional upset for some, but I do not expect overly intense energy this week after the Full Moon passes.

In the greater world we are witnessing a kind of 1984  Orwellian tone to life, more spying and government intrusion in our lives.  Corporate/Government/Police and Military are hovering.   More and peoples in countries all over the world are wanting to be liberated from this control.  Lately residents of Turkey and Brazil are protesting and rioting, joining their brothers and sisters from the Arab Spring and Europe, who have recently been awakening.

This is the energy of the Aquarian Age blossoming, bringing the power to the people, not governments and corporations or militaries. As more and more people awaken, however, controls will get stronger too.  In your own consciousness, be aware of the conflict between your need to free yourself from old ways of being, and your fear to change- which gets you to clinging more to old ways.

In 1781 when Uranus the “ruler” or Aquarius was discovered, revolutions in America and France were erupting and bringing more power to people, and away from the Kings and Queens.  This was when humanity was on the very first part of the cusp of the Age of Aquarius.

Now the governments and corporations are our new Kings and Queens, so to speak, attempting to control our lives, minds and hearts.  Yet we are closer than ever to the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.  In my estimation after December 2020, when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, we will more fully open the door to that new age.

For now we will more and more face the decay and downfall of the old paradigm, and at the same an awakening of new consciousness and awareness.  Old programming from the old age we need to release, old attitudes and beliefs. New ways of seeing, being and living are being shown to us to embrace.

This transition will accelerate and intensify, especially this autumn 2013 and next spring 2014.  There will be even greater conflict in the Middle East and most of the world will be involved. Old Walls will be broken down, and there will be a battle between chaos and order.

For now, however, go inside and develop your inner world, your attitudes and beliefs, your emotions and perceptions.   Look more deeply at how you treat your self and others, how you view the world you live in.  Your inner world and your intentions are the foundation for your outer world endeavors and ventures.

See you next week,


There has been a delay in putting out a new YOUTUBE video. It will be out in the first week of July.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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