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The Soul of Winter and Astrology Forecast for January 8-14

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are firmly in winter now, though you would hardly know it up here in the northern regions of the USA.    It has been mostly mid autumn weather, with only a couple of snow dustings so far, no extreme cold or big snows.

It has felt like winter, however, inside the soul.   It has been a slow process of climbing out from the dark realms of the last eclipse season.  That eclipse season kind of felt like a rewiring of the body and spirit, perhaps getting ready for the immense changes of 2012.

We are each transforming our consciousness and lives to be alignment with the waves of evolutionary movement into an Aquarian Age.  Darker forces inside ourselves or in the world and Universe try to bring us backwards into fear and meaninglessness.

So it is important to keep the focus on the frequency of reality that shows us we are in the embrace of a a loving Universe, one that supports our meaningful and sacred soul journey.   This is an important time in the ourstory of humanity.

We are in transition between ages, with an old age trying to pull us back into a paradigm that believes in separation and teaches us that the dots of life and the Universe do not connect with one another.

This new paradigm shows us unmistakedly that there is Unity, not a unity of all in the same uniform; but a Diversity in Unity.

We each have been created in a distinct individualized unique manner.   The Unity of an Aquarian Age is not one that is about us all being the same.  It is about authentic individualized entities respecting their own and others’ differences, yet knowing we are all connected in larger community. This is Aquarius.

So do not be upset with your self when you get temporarily taken back to old fears, to old hurts and wounds that make you feel life, people, God, and the Universe cannot be trusted.    It is part of the growth process evolutionarily.

We sometimes need to return to those dark places inside so we can be more humbled, embrace our vulnerable human self, and reconnect with our compassion for those who suffer and feel alone and alienated.

2012 will be a roller coaster ride of transformation, helping us to open our hearts and minds to the possibilities.    It will a time when reality shifts in big ways, and when we see with new eyes.  It is important this year to keep an open mind about what is real and what is not.  We have been programmed by society and family to see reality in certain ways.   At one time society believed the world was flat, and those who believed differently were not accepted.

The electronic/computer age was science fiction not too long ago.   And perhaps before too long we will have new information about the origins of humanity, about our connections to star systems and alien life.

True transformation is breaking out of what you have programmed to believe, that which holds you back from Truth.  It is necessary to find your free mind, heart and soul in order to break the chains of the past that hold you.

As you find that liberation, you find your Authentic Self and your Soul Path, and you know your journey is sacred and meaningful. You are meant to be a part of the evolutionary wave into an Aquarian Age.   Your example will light the way for others to follow.

So when the doubts bring you into darker places in your heart, it is important to nurture your body and soul.  You nurture your body and soul by feeding it what is healthy.  You talk to people who are also on a soul’s journey, not to people who do not believe.  You read books or listen to cds that keep you on the path. You receive counseling or healings from people who know the dots of the Universe are connected in meaningful ways. You stay away, as much as possible from people, even and especially sometimes family, who remind and rewind you to the person you used to be.   They will only know you in the old role.

You will not be able to convince them of a reality they do not believe exists.  Of course you still love them, but your conversations and frequency of interaction may need to change.

This Week there is a Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer.    It is overnight Sunday into Monday, at 2:31 AM January 9th here on the east coast USA.

The Sun is in Capricorn and represents our orientation to the outer world, our wordly duties, our professional lives, our organization and discipline, our accomplishments and what we have learned on our worldly journey.

The Moon in Cancer represents our personal life, our inner orientation and values, our feelings and soul.  It is about nurturance and protection and safety from the world.

So now at this Full Moon, it is time to find right relationship between your innner and outer realities, between your personal and professional life.   Have you been too focussed on doing what you need to do and get done and ignoring your inner world and personal feelings? Or have you been overprotective and procrastinating about what you need to accomplish or face up to?

Are you too concerned with family and children and ignoring your worldly ambitions, or have you been working too much and ignoring your family and children?

It is time to do your best to find the balance.

The next big shift will be after January 23, as on that day there is New Moon in Aquarius and the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. Also that day Mars, our planet of action, will, and desire goes Retrograde. It will get us to reflect on those issues in our life, and ponder if we are on the right track.

We will discuss that more in the next couple of weeks.

See you next week,


I broadcast a new radio show  for October 15 at 1 PM. If you did not catch it live you can still hear it on that link.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.You can get an astrological session 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.

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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