By Leo Knighton Tallarico
There is a Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer Sunday January 4 at 11:53 PM EST.
It will likely be a strong and transformational lunation, as both Uranus and Pluto are connected to it.
The Moon will be closely in opposition to Pluto and square to Uranus in Aries. The Sun will be closely conjunct to Pluto and square to Uranus.
This forms a cardinal T-square, a very strong configuration of planets.
I know many of you are sensitive to the energy of full moons.
And usually a Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer is rather stable, even if sometimes emotional or mysterious.
This year’s Capricorn/ Cancer Full Moon, as it contains Uranus and Pluto, may also bring with it greater intensity and a shakeup of your usual default behavior patterns. It may require more letting go of the past and how it used to be, and more accepting of how new roads will need to be travelled.
Cancer can be emotional, especially around family or parenting issues. And Capricorn is more stoic and reserved. Cancer is the permissive archetypal “Mother”, allowing unconditionally of what happens organically. Capricorn is the taskmaster “Father”, creating boundaries and rules and expectations.
You may be dealing with parenting or family issues or memories over the next few days. Balancing home and job could be important, as well as balancing personal needs with obligations out in the world.
There could be a dilemma between deciding “how much does one nurture another or oneself”, versus “how much does one need more discipline and meeting of demands.”
Energetic intensity will subside a few days after this Full Moon. Then we will be in the waning half of the lunar cycle that was initiated at the Winter Solstice on December 21 2014 with New Moon in Capricorn. That lunar cycle goes until January 20 at the New Moon in Aquarius.
So after this Full Moon in Cancer- until the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20- there will not be much in the way of high spirits. The intensity level will turn down and so then it is either time to contemplate and reflect and/or come down into reality and do what needs to be done.
Be careful not to dip too much into the pit of depression, self pity, or self loathing during that time period. There may be a need to process and find resolution, but there is no need to self destruct.
There may also be a sensed need to “clean things up”, and perhaps a greater acceptance of endings and new chapters of one’s life.
Keep in mind we are preparing ourselves for a very powerful late winter and spring. But no matter how much you need to see the truth and be real, keeping your mind seeing a half full glass of life instead of a half empty one is very important for mental health.
This week there will be three planets in Aquarius: Mars, Venus, and Mercury. So there will be some movement out of Capricorn resolutions, commandments and conventional rules; and instead movement into “doing one’s own thing”, and accepting the differences between people.
There may also be- by the end of this week- a need to get in touch with one’s social consciousness, but there may not be much motivation to put this consciousness into action until after the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20.
Late in 2014 Saturn moved out of Scorpio, where it had stayed for 2+ years, and then moved into Sagittarius in December 2014. It will dip back into the late degrees of Scorpio for awhile again later this year, but then enter back into Sagittarius in mid September. It will stay there until late 2017.
As a result of this movement by Saturn into Sagittarius, the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will feel more of need to “get it together”- for themselves and their lives.
Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius should feel a release of pressure and responsibility.
In the greater world we are getting used to a very changing world. And in 2015 there will likely be even greater change. It is also likely this year that the global economy will suffer greatly, including here in the USA.
This is all meant to be a part of the transformation of our world out of the Age of Pisces and into the Age of Aquarius.
This changing of ages brings a movement toward more equality and sharing, a rebalancing of power.
Old paradigms and institutions that hold up those old ways will begin to lose their power over the people.
But of course there will be a countermovement to desperately hold control and dominance.
That will cause more revolutionary movement and a faster evolutionary track of consciousness.
There are new frequencies and beams of new light pulsing and wanting to enter our collective consciousness and personal lives.
They will meet with much resistance, which will create greater turmoil in our world and in many personal lives.
If we each can get out of our own way, can release ego controls and open up to spirit; then we will experience more awakenings, more synchronicity and magic, and a greater sense of connection with the Universe, our human family, and our authentic and healthy soul potential.
Meditation and spiritual practices are essential. Going to healers and spiritual guides will be quite useful on our journeys this year. Eating and moving more in tune with our bodies’ needs is important also.
You can find your natural place in this New Age, your function in the greater human community. You do not need to save the world or others, as that consciousness was more attuned to the Pisces Age, begun around the time of the Christ.
Now it is more important in an Age of Aquarius to actualize your true individuality and in the process find your place and contribution within the greater whole.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years