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New Year 2013, and Astrology Forecast January 6-12

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

2013.  What does it look like?  What can we expect?  2012 was such a hyped up year, especially at the end, as many were expecting very dramatic events to erupt then at the end of the Mayan Calendar.

Even though 2012 did not live up to the sensationalism, it nevertheless was a year that shook us up, took us out of our old boxes of thinking and living, and opened us up to expecting more change and transformation over the next several years.

The first exact passes of Uranus square Pluto happened in 2012, and the two eclipse seasons of spring and autumn were quite powerful.

But 2011 was the year when Uranus and Pluto began to get closer (in orb) to being in exact square, and their influence together really began then.

In fact in the summers of 2010 and 2011, there were cardinal t-squares and grand crosses in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) that connected the transformational outer planets and the eclipses together.  Those years began a wave of revolution and evolution, highlighted by the Uranus/Pluto square getting closer.

2010 brought the Oil Spill off the coast of Louisiana and 2011 brought us the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.  The oil spill showed us how our addictions to oil were endangering our oceans, wildlife and healthy living on the Earth. The Fukushima disaster showed us how dangerous nuclear energy is to our world in the forms of nuclear power plants, but of course also because of nuclear weapons.

Then also in 2011 the Arab Spring erupted in the Middle East and caused complete transformation of countries like Libya, Tunisia, and most importantly Egypt.  And now Syria is also in the middle of a civil war and drastic change.  These events show us how people want to be liberated from governments that control their freedoms, but these events also show us how much the power structure in the Middle East is rapidly changing now.

And then later in 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement began, bringing the issue of corporate control of our lives into our consciousness.

Liberation is a very important component of the movement into an Aquarian Age, and more liberation movements are on the way. Liberation from that which controls your free mind and heart will come your way in 2013- if you are ready to let go of those things or people or inner beliefs that have held you back.

In 2012 the Syrian situation got worse, Israel and Hamas in Gaza went to war, and Israel’s threats to attack Iran got stronger.  Also in 2012 President Barack Obama was reelected for a second term as president.

Though there were no big liberation movements in 2012 as there were in 2011; instead we became more aware of how much our world is in decay, as the mass murders and corruptions and dysfunctions of our government were revealed.  So the stage is being further set for more revolution and evolution in 2013.

The Uranus/Pluto square has 3 more years of exact meetings, and then their influence will spread further into the 2020’s.

1965-66 brought us the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, which brought on the ’60s revolution and the first cries of the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, yet the ’60s revolution lasted well into the ’70s.

So now we face 2013.   Here are some of the aspects to look at in 2013:  Saturn sextile Pluto will last most of 2013 and it hooks up to the Uranus/Pluto square.  Jupiter in Cancer, which begins in late June 2013, will also make aspect to Uranus square Pluto and the Saturn sextile Pluto aspect.   So all the outer planets except Neptune will be interacting with one another in 2013.  That is  unusual, and promises a powerful year of personal and world change.

Saturn sextile Pluto, which is especially strong now and throughout this winter season, brings a deep truth teller into our psyches and world.  Saturn and Pluto together will not allow any illusions or dreamworld to live in.  They will be a rotor-rooter into being real.  Sometimes the lifting of the veils into deeper truths will be painful, as we are forced to let go of illusions about people in our lives and people in the world.

The projections we put on people will not hold up very well, and celebrity will lose its shine of glamour for many. Our government and corporations, our military, and all the institutions that are our old world security structures, will need to transform themselves as more reality and truth about them is revealed.

Secrets will be broken down and we will be better able to see what has been previously covered up.  We will see more clearly the truth of our old world, warts and all. And we will be shown the truth of our selves, and how we have been leading our lives in accordance with programming from the old world. Relationships that we have been hanging onto with old dysfunctions will not be able to keep the truth away any more.  We will see our patterns of relating more clearly, and how they refer to our early family wounds and abuses.

Saturn/Pluto is an aspect that helps us to shed and release through the process of dis-illusion, so we can move on with our lives into more health and wholeness and greater authenticity.

Then is late winter and early spring the Uranus/Pluto square will be triggered by the Sun and Mars and Jupiter.  The Eclipse Season will start in early spring 2013.  And this spring there are 3 eclipses, one more than the usual Eclipse Season.  There is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on April 25 in Taurus/Scorpio; a New Moon Solar Eclipse on May 10 in Taurus; and a second Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 25, this one in Gemini/Sagittarius.

Uranus and Pluto make their first exact square to one another on May 20, in the middle of the Eclipse Season Spring 2013, so we can expect a most powerful awakening time period for humanity this coming spring.   Issues concerning the economy, the Middle East and abuses of power all over the world will be in the spotlight.

The summer of 2013 will bring many aspects that touch off the Uranus/Pluto square as well as the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Change through strong world events will continue in the summer of 2013.

And then the autumn of 2013 brings another Eclipse Season, with a  Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Libra/Aries on October 18 and a Scorpio Solar Eclipse New Moon on October 3 that is conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and occurs two days after the next exact meeting of Uranus square Pluto.   This will be an unbelievably powerful time for transformation, healing, and change in our greater world and in our personal lives.  President Obama has natal planets very connected to these eclipses and planetary patterns, and his life will change in a very big way then.

The Old World will be losing more and more of its grip in 2013, unfortunately through more ugly events, yet each of us will nevertheless see much more light from the Aquarian Age beaming into our consciousness and lives.

This coming week  January 6-13 begins with it reality checks as Mercury makes aspect to Saturn and Pluto on Sunday with Moon in Scorpio, touching off the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Mercury is our mental perceptions and communications. It is the messenger of the gods, and as such can bring us information from “otherworldly” sources.

The two otherworldly sources, Saturn and Pluto, are rather heavy dudes.  Saturn is the god of gravity, locking us firmly into grounded reality.  Pluto is the god of the underworld, bringing us down into the underground of our psyches, primal passions and emotions, and suppressed thoughts.

The gift of this weekend and of Saturn/Pluto in general is that we can contact our soul and body wisdom, as our distractions and addictions will have a difficult time keeping us away from truth and reality.  You can facilitate this process by staying grounded and not running around in a haze.  Meditation will be helpful.  Do whatever you can to stay connected to your body and soul.

On Monday Mars in Aquarius squares Saturn in Scorpio, again triggering the Saturn/Pluto sextile.  Do not force anything over the next few days, and do not let your ego-will push hard for what it wants.  Let go and allow the natural energies to unfold.

Most of the week will also be in the last quarter of the lunar cycle, so getting excited and moving fast forward is not encouraged.

But the tide will turn this Friday January 11 at the New Moon in Capricorn at 2:44 PM EST. New Beginnings. This is the best time to begin to implement your New Year’s resolutions, to get into more discipline and long term planning, to do what you need to do make your life work better.

See you next week,


I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2013 later this week and will give you the link next Saturday.

Leo Check out this new Youtube video I created during the last Eclipse Season:

There is a  radio shows on blog talk radio from November 10. You can hear that forecast at any time after the live broadcast.

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

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

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