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Hanging in There and Astrology Forecast January 12-18

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Our seasonal and solar cycles are moving us into the dead of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere on Planet Earth.  And it has been a rather hard winter so far for many people, in so many ways.  The weather has been especially harsh in many places of the USA, and the emotional and psychological climate has been harsh for many people too.

The Cardinal Grand Cross/T-square has brought with it cross currents of energies that have caused some turmoil or pain, and  plans or resolutions may have shifted or ended.

Venus Retrograde has brought with it relationship issues that cannot be ignored and need more attention.

Sometimes it has been difficult to see and feel the “light” of spirit.  Darkness has been trying to push its way into our souls, and it is something that most have been dealing with in one way or another.

Of course winter always brings more tendencies to feel the difficulties of life, but some winters feel more difficult than others.  And for many Winter 2013/14 has been especially burdensome.

I wish I could tell you that all will shift into joy and inspiration this coming week, but I cannot.

Hopefully however, the Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn will bring a little more soulful magic, so we can experience the workings of spirit above and beyond all the more somber energies now.

The Full Moon this week will be Wednesday January 15 at 11:52 PM EST.  It brings to fruition and perhaps some resolution of what was begun on New Year’s Day 2014 at the New Moon in Capricorn.

What did you plan for or begin around New Year’s Day this year?    Have you kept to that plan or in the same direction you started toward?  Or has the Cardinal Grand Cross been throwing curve balls to your plans.

Have you or others found it difficult to do what you have been saying you were going to do?   Have unforeseen events gotten in the way of your plans?  Has it felt like Mercury Retrograde recently, even though that has not happened?  Does everything seem kind of weird lately?

You can, however, take stock of things around this Full Moon and see where you are at relative to where you were at when the New Year 2014 began.

This Full Moon combines the Sun in Capricorn with the Moon in Cancer, those lights opposite to one another as in all Full Moons.

This full moon combines the outer directed, accomplishment oriented, plan making, rule abiding Sun in Capricorn with the inner directed,  “enjoying the state of just being”, be with my mood, permissive Moon in Cancer.

Capricorn is career and success oriented.  Cancer is personal life and home oriented.  Capricorn is conditional with expectations of carrying out tasks. Cancer is unconditional and without boundaries of separation.   Capricorn plots the plan and stays the course, Cancer changes as its feelings change.

So at this Full Moon in Cancer it is a good time to find a relationship between your striving for outer agenda, obligations, and career on the one hand; with your need to nurture your self and soul with the ability to “just be”.

Your professional life and personal life both are important, but have you been giving your attention to one more than the other?   These two important parts of all lives, career and personal life are the stability line of life.   Are your job and outer directed obligations and strivings stable and successful?  Is your personal and home life secure or in turmoil or change?

Full Moon energies are usually felt for 3-4 days, and most strongly the day before, the day of and the day after the lunation, in this case Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Let go and experience the Full Moon this coming week, from a place of being present and awake, not zoned out on one thing or another.

The power of change and transformation will be growing stronger and stronger this year, with the Spring Eclipse Season being the climax.  Late winter and spring this year will bring a lot of shifting winds, as energies will be awakening us to see more truth and know more love.

And as we open to more truth and love from alignment to the Universe and our authentic soul selves, we become less patient with the parts of our lives that do not resonate on those frequencies.  This is when we seek change or change seeks us, as we are at the dead-end of the old road.   Some fall asleep at the wheels of their lives then, and become numb to the loss of love and truth.

Others instead find new roads, roads that keep the spark of heart and soul alive.

And there will be big challenges coming up, for each of us and the world we live in collectively.

Our human condition on Earth, especially in America, has in many ways reached this dead end.   We have been trying to stay wake at this collective dead end, recycling the Ground Hog Day same old same  old- with new faces- but the same patterns over and over and over again.

Some souls are moving into “zombie” states at this dead end of reruns, while others are patiently waiting for the call to awaken to a new level, to move forward once again.

For now, however, we are working through issues or facing our demons, or releasing what needs to go, or healing from our old wounds.  We are getting ready for when the light turns green again and we can get the sparks of life flashing again.

You don’t need to “have it all together” or even know what you are doing or where you are going yet.   If you put your finger to the wind now to see where it is blowing, that will do you little good now, as the wind may soon change again.

Stay with the process now, and do the work in front of you.  And especially tend to your relationships now, as what you do with them will be  a foundation of sorts for what changes are on the way.

See you next week,


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.

There will be a New 2014 Astrology Forecast out in January.

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

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

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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