By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This last week was meant to be a wake-up call (Uranus Direct) that motivates us to get outside old boxes in our minds, hearts, and lives.
In so doing, we release that which has blocked our way, and we are then liberated from the chains of old beliefs, decaying patterns, and crusty habits of living and expressing.
We are getting ready to make the needed changes that will help us to lead our lives in a more aligned and authentic way. It is time for “out with the old, get ready for the new.”
2018 has just begun, and will take us further forward on a ride of transition between the old and new- in our personal lives and in our global lives.
This week the intensity amps up and seriousness gets stronger. That which is frivolous, superficial, or light and airy will have little space in our life rooms for expression.
It might be needed and would be appreciated, but it is not what we are being presented with energetically this week.
On Saturday eve Mars conjuncts Jupiter in Scorpio, which increases intensity and emotional volatility. That intensity and seriousness will extend into Sunday and all through next week, as Sun and Venus in Capricorn make sextile to Jupiter in Scorpio; Mars in Scorpio makes sextile to Pluto in Capricorn; Sun and Venus in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn; Moon in Scorpio from mid day Tuesday till Friday; and finally Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Scorpio on the 15th.
You will notice that all these planets and configurations are in Capricorn and Scorpio.
Those two signs “get down to business”, see at the core of truth, are very focused, and do not like time wasted by the trivial and superficial.
And most of all, those two signs are about being REAL. So this coming week, it will be difficult to avoid and escape. Work is good. Going to your personal underworld is good. Being serious is aligned. Logical and organized is good. Getting to what is important is needed. Being present is required.
This week energies are yin, so we move yin-ward, so to speak; and this is especially so beginning late Monday as we enter the 4th and last quarter phase of the Moon’s cycle.
That 4th quarter will last until January 16 at the Capricorn New Moon.
So this week gives us mostly Capricorn and Scorpio. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which rules gravity. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which rules the underworld.
So you can see that movement is down to Earth and down under the Earth’s surface. And that is what is happening for each of us too.
It is time to make things real, to make things work, to be more involved with manifesting (or at least making serious plans to manifest), building, and grounding your ideas and ideals, your dreams, and your future plans.
In the greater world, issues will get more real there too. It should be easier to see the grounded truths, without so much BS or fluffy marketing and spinning of the truth.
The stock market might also be getting a reality check, as might the economy in general.
Bubbles are ready to be broken, in our minds and in the world.
If you have wanted to talk frank and real- with authority- to someone in your life, this is a time to do it. Honesty is now the best policy, especially with yourself.
What needs to be made real, to be faced straight on in your life? There is no running away now, it is time.
There will be a potential explosiveness wanting to rise from the depths at times this week also. Be aware of what is boiling beneath the surface of your mind and emotions.
Do your best to be in control of your expression of it. Otherwise something may trigger its ugly expression, as you will lose control.
There is much beneath the surface that wants to come up to be expressed and dealt with now.
Then you can release it, let it go, purge it. Do not judge it, just release it. That will clear out inner blocks in your psyche, chakra system, and body, so you can move forward without so much inner baggage. Then you can reintegrate, re-center, and align with your Soul, Higher Self, and Universe.
Then on the 16th at the Capricorn New Moon, there is movement forward, movement that is organized and under control.
That New Moon also opens up Winter 2018 Eclipse Season.
The first eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo on January 31. Then there is another eclipse: A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius on February 15.
The Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea from February 9- February 25.
This is smack dab within the Eclipse Season, straddling the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 15th.
North and South Korea are planning to talk this week with one another, this week of seriousness. This will be getting them ready for the Olympics in Korea, but also will assist the movement of negotiations between them on the nuclear issues.
I know this: If the USA goes ahead with military drills with South Korea this winter, there will be war. If they do not just postpone, which they are doing for the Olympics, but also cancel the drills, and North Korea stops doing nuclear tests; then conditions will be set for a more peaceful potential.
And you can also expect other difficult world situations to get more serious too now, like in Iran where massive protests have broken out, or in Israel/Palestine where Jerusalem has become an explosive issue.
And the explosive potential is there this week in the world and in our own emotional body.
This can be a very good week for setting a foundation or making grounded reality for your life and for what you want to build and manifest in this New Chapter of life.
All planets are now going Direct until March 8 when Jupiter goes Retrograde. So all systems are go now for building your new cycle of life.
Till next week,
My 2018 astrological forecasts will begin this week with a video forecast. Stay tuned. A podcast will be broadcast soon after that and then a radio show podcast.
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