top of page

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Saturn conjunct Pluto and Astrology Forecast January 5-11

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week leads us into the greatly anticipated Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Cancer, accompanied by destroyers Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. And of course awakening agent Uranus goes back Direct on the same day as the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon happens.

Out in the world we have witnessed a big red flag event, one that shows us the power of this Eclipse Season: Assassination of top Iranian leader.

Since this all combines with a most important changing of Ages, we know that the power of transformation is deeply at work.

The USA went out and assassinated a man who is adored as a major hero to Iranians: Soleimani.

Since this is happening during the middle of an Eclipse Season and  Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn meeting, this killing represents a most important event in the process of turning to the Age of Aquarius.

The old world of dog-eat-dog domination, which includes big slices of “eye for an eye” revenge, is in its Last Hurrah before going the way of the Dinosaurs. But right now it represents danger.

The Old Testament, which fundamentalist religion answers to, makes revenge and killing for God a good thing.

The Middle East is still very much governed by an Old Testament Yahweh kind of religion.

So the assassination of Soleiman will likely set off a major conflict in the region, one that will draw in many countries all over the world.

Keep in mind, however, that the dying of old world values from an old and dying paradigm, is a most important part of the process of transformation now.

We will also be experiencing now, especially in our personal lives, breakthroughs into new ways of viewing ourselves and our world.  We will be helped into breaking out of old stories and thought that have kept us still clinging to the familiarity of the old world.

The light will shine brightly, even as darker events bust through our world.

What will happen in the Middle East during this current Eclipse Season will put the spotlight on signs and symbols showing us the way forward.

Intensity will rise this week as our waxing Moon reaches climax at the Full Moon in Capricorn on January 10 at 2:21 PM EST. That momentum will continue through the Saturn conjunct Pluto exact meeting on January 12.

Saturn conjunct Pluto happens every 35 years of so.  Their last meeting was in 1983.

That year a couple hundred USA Marines were ambushed and killed in Lebanon.  President Reagan wasted little time before he withdrew American troops from Lebanon.

Now we are full circle of that Saturn conjunct Pluto cycle, while the USA now has its troops in Syria and Iraq. They also need to leave those countries, which does not belong to them.

Leaving these countries to their own devices not only protects USA lives; it also brings us closer to the Aquarian Age consciousness of Equality and Diversity within Unity.

That is where we are moving, and old ego stories that tell us differently must be released. We are not better than the people in other countries, and we cannot reside in countries that do not want us there.

And in our personal consciousness transformation, be honest with yourself on this issue. Do you believe we are superior and deserve more privilege?  Do you believe our way of believing and living our lives needs to be how all others need to live their lives?

The darkness of the old world is about to get much darker, and we each will need to keep fear at a minimum, and instead need to take the “high road” (higher self) into this ever expanding new chapter of our lives.

On Friday the 10th this week at 2:21 PM EST our Moon’s light is partially eclipsed by the shadow of the Earth on it.  Uranus going Direct will help us to awaken out of the rut we are in; see things in a new light as we think outside the box; and liberate ourselves from limiting thoughts and ways of being in our lives.

Uranus changing directions will affect planets in your natal chart that are in fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius the most, especially between 0 and 6 degrees of those signs.

Remember that this is a time of change, especially of transforming those old stories and beliefs that reside so deeply in your body and soul. Those old stories will keep bringing you the same kind of people or situations, time after time.: Ground Hog Day

Now you have more ability to break away, to transform those beliefs, as energies of change are strong. If you are given difficult challenges now, they are also great opportunities to wake up and move forward in new ways.

Keeping yourself “safe” in a rut will not serve you, but will keep your ego leading the way.

This does not mean you go looking for change; it means that if the possibility of change is being presented to you now, that means it needs to be examined and weighed and likely acted upon.

Uranus going Direct on the day of the eclipse means all the planets are Direct then.  This does not happen very often, and signifies that all systems are go now, the doors are open, until February 17 when Mercury goes Retrograde.

So many of our planets are in Yin signs now, those that are Earth or Water signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces. Yin means energies go “down and in”.

One important placement is now in Yang sign Sagittarius: Mars.  That placement will give  us the “go light” for new change and adventure. Otherwise, Capricorn is ruling the day, and it mainly gives us slow and cautious changes.

So out in the world some changes will manifest right away (Mars in Sagittarius), while others will be about making plans for action later.

Saturn exactly conjuncts Pluto on the 12th, just two days after the Lunar Eclipse. It marks a time of acknowledgment of what is ending or needs to end.  Wanting to hold on tightly to what we are needing to let go of is natural and understandable; but the more we resist what needs to happen, the more pain we endure, and for what end?

The Lunar Eclipse in Cancer leads us to finding comfort and nurture and safety during these big shifts in the world and in our personal lives. Capricorn wants to keep accomplishing, fixing, getting things done, or at least organized.

Cancer would rather go with its flow and moods, without any obligations or “shoulds”.

Now is a good time to look for the balance. And staying in balance may be very challenging now. Fear is the only enemy now.  Keep it under control and all will be OK.

The light from the Age of Aquarius is pushing through the cracks of the programming from the old age.  Society and families have tried to condition us to be and do in a certain way.

Many of us have been Self Actualizing, finding our authenticity lost during the programming.  As we find our self and our way, we release the old programs and the stories that go with it.

The process is difficult sometimes, but so rewarding to find ourselves and learn the Universe supports us on our Path.

Do you remember how painful some of the losses have been in your life?  The world is in the same process now, with great labor pains on the way to the new chapter.

The path may look more scary now because of what is happening in the world, but you can be assured that if a high priority for you is to be aligned with your True Self and with the Universe,  knowing all is connected and all of us members of the same huge human family, all will be OK.

Till next week- hopefully I will produce a podcast this week


f you have not had a recent deep and psychologically based Astrology  reading contact me at

If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what n are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at

If you want guidance on choosing good dates for weddings and other important events in your life contact me at

Couples readings and couples counseling are my specialty. contact me at for more info or to make an appointment

If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at

If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your changing life, contact

Please check out my website and see some old forecast videos and podcasts.

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Us versus Them and Astrology Forecast November 7-13

By Leo Knighton Tallarico Powerful time to be alive now. This last week was very intense and very difficult for many. We are obviously walking through a world in deep transformation, out of a dying pa

Eclipse Season Begins

By Leo Knighton Tallarico We are on the cusp of a powerful, passionate, transformational Eclipse Season. Early this week we are in the last quarter phase of the Moon, moving down through Yin valleys b


bottom of page