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Owning your Individuality and Astrology Forecast January 19-25

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Since the Full Moon in Cancer this past week, we have moved into the waning half of the current lunar cycle that began on New Year’s Day with the New Moon in Capricorn.

It would be good therfore to start winding down with whatever stress you have been taking on recently.  The Capricorn tone of being held so responsible will be lightening up this week, in part also because the Sun is moving into Aquarius Sunday January 19.

Whereas Capricorn expects you to “toe the line” in your endeavors and make the more “conservative” and cautious moves and decisions, Aquarius takes us outside the tight boxes of our lives.

Aquarius seeks to be individualized and not so controlled by convention as Capricorn tends to be.    So start this week to shift gears into what YOU believe is the right thing to do, not what you should do.

That does not necessarily mean you will break your New Year Capricornian resolutions and promises to be more disciplined in your life.   But you may be more tempted to quit because Aquarius often rebels against what it “should” be doing.

Aquarius is a complicated sign in that it chooses to do things in its own unique way, regardless of pressure to fit in; but at the same time it can be very driven to find something that it fits into.  It may even sometimes wear the “uniform” of the cause it has decided to believe in.

Aquarius is very connected to mind, and connected to the networks of mind like the internet.  In fact it travels very well in complicated networks of social and mental connections.  And like the internet it does not usually resonate with a central authority.

It instead likes freedom and equality, values that do not do well with authority figures or hierarchies.

Aquarius also is very socially conscious and finds for itself cultural principles it can believe in.    As a fixed air sign, it can be very rigid about what it believes in, not always open to other viewpoints.

Aquarius often feels very different from others and some actually feel kinda weird in relation to other people.  Its mind is very inventive and outside the box, and as such can sometimes tightrope the line between crazy and genius.

So it is aligned this week to start thinking more for your self and not so much how others want you to think and be. This desire will get even stronger after the New Moon in Aquarius on January 30.

So this week let up on the pressure to be so overly conscientious, and instead get your self thinking more about being more authentic and self realized.

There is also less pressure this week from the Cardinal Grand Cross, as it will morph into a less stressful though still potent Cardinal T-Square.   Venus Retrograde in Capricorn however will more closely join the T-Square now,  so relationship issues may get more intense. At the same time the likelihood of relationship breakthroughs and insights is also greater.  Attempts at avoidance of relationship issues will likely meet with much resistance. It is time to face up to the truth and deal with it.

In the greater world, there will be more breakdowns of what has been promised or agreed to.  With Israel/Palestine talks and with the recent nuclear agreement with Iran, the next few weeks may bring breakdowns in the talks or agreements.  The economy also will likely begin to show the cracks in its perceived structure of security.

Whatever outer world changes begin over the next few weeks, the really big changes could begin as early as March.  April will be extremely intense and transformational, bringing opportunities for consciousness expansion and windows of opportunity opening.  May through July will bring continuing winds of change.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2014, with an emphasis on the Spring Eclipses and exact Cardinal Grand Cross Of April on January 30.  It should be ready to view on February 1st as we get to Imbolc/Candlemas/Groundhog Day midpoint from Winter to Spring.

In your soul’s transformational journey of evolution, now is not a time for expansion and accelerated growth.  It is more a time of processing and preparing, of getting things in order, of resolving and understanding.

Venus is Retrograde until January 31st, so relationship issues, past and present, still need your attention.    Then on February 6 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 27, putting us each in reflective mode.   As usual any big plans or decisions will be on hold then, as we sort through our lives and consciousness with changed perceptions.

Then Mars will go Retrograde on March 1, prompting us to retrace our life steps, to perhaps reconsider our wants, desires, and chosen directions.  Expansive Jupiter will go Direct in Cancer in early March, inspiring us to be more emotionally involved in life.

Then after the Spring Equinox the winds of change will pick up strength. And after the Aries New Moon on March 30,  Spring Eclipse Season will go into high gear, leading into a most powerful April 2014, with two eclipses, and Uranus square Pluto exact and part of the exact Cardinal Grand Cross.

That should show us a big turning point in the affairs of the United States and its citizens, as that Cardinal Grand Cross will be in exact aspect with the USA natal Sun from July 4, 1776.

With all the change coming, it will be best to follow your intuition now and in the near future, looking for clear synchronicities and signs from the Universe to show you what is aligned for your authentic soul in its life journey.

The twists and turns that are approaching our collective human family can be best navigated by being awake and aware and present.  What you need and when you need it is always available to you.  It may not always be what your ego’s will demands, but it just right for you and your soul on your life journey.

Life satisfaction cannot be truly measured by societal expectations of success.  Your soul is here on this planet at this time for meaningful purposes.   As you connect to those purposes, to the cycles and seasons of the Universe, and to your own personal life passages, you will experience a deep satisfaction.

We are moving together into an Age of Aquarius, evolving our consciousness and life into its frequencies.   As the new light from this age seeks to move through you, of course there is some resistance as we humans tend to cling to what is familiar and possessed.

But as you let go of that which is ready to be shed, including your ego’s need to control your life; then your mind and heart will reopen, and you will experience a newfound liberation, a renewed sense of meaning and purpose, and a recognition of your soul and its need to lead the way.

See you next week,


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

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