top of page

New Year 2014 and Astrology Forecast December 28- January 4

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We move into 2014 this week on Wednesday January 1.  This year there will also be a New Moon in Capricorn that day also- at 6:14 AM EST.   So both a new year and new moon together tell us there are new beginnings.    Since the New Moon is in Capricorn the usual new year theme of making resolutions, making commitments for more discipline or stopping unhealthy habits is quite aligned now.

Capricorn is about making a plan, making a step by step advancement toward that plan, using self disciplined action to implement that plan.   So the new beginnings seem to be quite straight forward as Capricorn does not like drama or excuses or any reasons that interfere with “the plan” or the project or the intention or what is to be built.

What is connected to the New Moon in Capricorn this year, however, is a quite complicated formation that makes straight forward motion to the goal more challenging.

There is a Cardinal Grand Cross formation:  The Sun and Moon in Capricorn is what forms the new moon, and that new moon will be conjunct Mercury and very intense Pluto. In addition, all those Capricorn planets will be opposed by Jupiter in Cancer, squared by Mars in Libra and also squared by Uranus in Aries.  So the straight forward intentions and plans for the day, for the new moon cycle and for New Year 2014 will need your flexibility and open mind.  Intentions may be challenged to go according to plan.

This Grand Cross is beginning to form today Saturday December 28, and will intensify on Monday/Tuesday as the Sun makes exact square to Uranus and Mars makes exact square to Pluto.  Then on Wednesday the 1st at the New Moon in Capricorn there will be a strong sense of new beginnings.

You may feel conflicted by varied motivations pulling on you in different directions.  You may not know what you really want, what direction to move in or what to do about future endeavors.  And if you do know what to do and make the plans, events this day and this lunar cycle and this year may get you to change those plans, or at least reconsider what you want to do.

This formation will move in and out much of the 1st half of the year, as Mars will stay in Libra till the summer, Jupiter will stay in Cancer into the summer, Pluto will stay in Capricorn all year and Uranus will be in Aries all year.  Those four will stay within fairly close degrees of one another much of that time- and Venus in Capricorn will join the fray during much of that time also.

Unforseen events, emotional upsets, and conflicts between various motivations will tend to shake up the original plans, break down the agenda, and shift the orientation.

March through May 2014 will tend to be the most intense and changeable, with the Grand Cross being exact, and two strong eclipses will be exact in April also.

2014 should be a very powerful year of transformation, with huge world events changing how we view life on Earth.

The next two weeks we will write more of what we expect to happen in 2014, and I will do a YouTube video sometime in January as a forecast for 2014.

But this coming week brings in 2014, and the New Moon on New Year’s Day should show signs and symbols from the Universe that give some indication of what to expect for 2014 for your own individual world and for the greater world too.

If you are accustomed to making resolutions on New year’s Day, there is no reason to not do your yearly ritual.   It is just that this year it would be wise to be ready to make alternative plans as a backup or at least to be open to tweaking your plan if events challenge the original plan.

This coming week brings us some intensity with the Grand Cross and New Moon on the first day of 2014.   Remember that Venus is just in the early stages of being in Retrograde, and will stay there until January 31. So issues that come up in your relationships now, relationships of all sorts- not just romantic; it is time to work through old patterns and habits.

We often learn to close our hearts to protect ourselves in our relationships.   We trust, then are disappointed or rejected or abandoned or hurt. Then we stop trusting and close our hearts. Perhaps some of those disappointments are meant to be learning experiences, lessons in being discriminating in who we “let in” to our hearts.   But often sensitive people will close their hearts to people who might be good for them because the old hurt was so painful.

So if possible it might be best to see some of our relationship hurts and “failures” as experiences you needed in order to let go of our illusions and fairy tale expectations.  Then as a result, once we have gone through the proper time for healing, we can learn to open up again with a more discerning outlook.  What we are learning to do is to healthily connect our hearts with our heads.

So it will do you no good to close off your heart forever if you are hurt in relationship. Make a strong intention to make relationship between your loving heart and your logical mind.   Some people say “use your head” and do sensible things and don’t trust your heart because it will lead you into big problems. Others say all you need to do in life is have an open heart and you will have a happy life.

I say the healthy relationship between your open mind and open heart will bring you the best life possible.  You were created with both, so both are needed for you to be whole.

Use this Venus Retrograde period to not only transform your patterns with others, but to transform your relationship between your heart and head.  That loving relationship will transform all your outer relationships and attract to your self the people who are best for you and your soul.

See you in 2014,


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

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

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