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New Beginning at the Capricorn New Moon and Astrology Forecast for December 25- December 31

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today at the New Moon in Capricorn, we are moving out beyond the Eclipse Season.  And it was quite an intense and challenging time for many as Mercury was also Retrograde for most of the Eclipse Season.

Though the time was difficult for some, it did also feel like an initiation into a new cycle of life.

If you were out of balance in some area of your life, the shifts helped to take you out of your old habits.   Sometimes habits are addictions, and they keep us away from our deeper soul, from living in the moment.    As we live more from our deeper soul and live more in the moment, we live creatively and alive.

Important planetary passages, as was this recent Eclipse period, shake up our consciousness and lives and help us to let go of programming, old habits and ways that keep us from more authentic living.

As we release the old, we heal from the hurts of our past and transform our beliefs, attitudes, and lives.    We are then more ready to embrace the coming changes.   These intiations that we move through during important astrological transitions, help us to more fully embrace our changing world in a way that is aligned with nature and the Universe.

It is our collective mission, as we transition into an Aquarian Age, to heal our human family from its separations, to honor our Earth and its creatures, and to live in health and wholeness in our bodies, souls, and minds.   If we keep our focus on this mission, we will be ready for whatever the Universe brings our way.

2012 is a big year of change, bigger than the changes of 2011.   We are each being prepared, by the wisdom of the Universe, to serve our purpose and function in the New World developing.

So today at 1:06 PM EST there is a New Moon in Capricorn. It is a somewhat complicated Capricorn New Moon, in that it is widely conjunct Pluto and closely square Uranus. Uranus and Pluto are both transformational planets, so the usual steady and sober Capricorn will encounter more radical energies.

That means that there could be more shifting tides during this lunar cycle, which lasts from today December 24 until January 23 at the Aquarius New Moon, which also brings in the Chinese New Year of the Dragon.

There should not be the degree of intensity and challenge of the Eclipse Season, but nevertheless there will be shifting in accordance with what you experienced during the Eclipse Season.    If something shifted or changed for you during the Eclipse Season, there will be events that result from those changes for the month ahead.

Since Uranus is so close to being in square to the New Moon in Capricorn, there may be some new breakthroughs also.

Jupiter changes directions from Retrograde to Direct on Christmas Day December 25.  It is at the very beginning degree of Taurus.  Christmas Day should feel very positive and uplifting, yet not out of control.  There should be a recognition now that all has settled into a more comfortable place.

As Jupiter goes direct, all the planets are direct now, which is unusual This will end in late January as Mars goes retrograde then.

For now however all systems are go, all energies of the Universe are moving in forward gear.  It is a good time to think about the future and about the year ahead, which we will do next week.

See you then,


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

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.

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