Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Moon Astro-Tarot Forecast – January 1, 2014

In the wee hours of the New Year, we have a super-charged New Moon in the earth sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Saturn-ruled, serious-business Capricorn seems to want to shake its finger at us to get to work immediately as 2014 kicks off. BUT – this is no ordinary start for goal-setting and new initiatives! We are going to feel a push-pull on our plans and aspirations that could feel crazy-making if we don’t flow with the go. The planets want you to know right now: the old you – as you once knew yourself to be – is no longer in charge.

Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time

~ David Bowie, “Changes” (1971)

It is a special New Moon, defined by a cardinal Grand Cross: Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries, and both square Pluto in Capricorn (conjunct the New Moon, Sun and Mercury), which opposes Jupiter in Cancer. What does this mean? We will feel tremendous internal and external tension to initiate significant changes. We may feel strung out in four directions of our lives, not sure which area to focus on first. The pressure could be especially intense because of the social conditioning of the “new year” hanging over us as well. We know we must DO something, but how to begin?

Upon meditating on this New Moon and her aspects over the last weeks, I've come to the view that there isn’t a whole lot we can do to initiate anything, at least right away. We need a couple weeks – at least! – to INTEGRATE the powerful forces put upon us by this planetary cardinal cross. Let the world reorient itself, with You (as the “I” of Consciousness, the eternal subject) at the center, observing and watching. See how you are naturally directed from moment to moment, from the ground Itself. At first, the flow may feel like: “Oh, we’re doing this now.” Followed by: “Oh, I guess that’s not it. Looks like we’re doing that instead.” Repeat, again and again, until you finally surrender, and throw your hands up and say, “Geez, I guess we have to see what happens. Let the world make up its mind!”
Again, because of the potency of this Grand Cross New Moon and the push of Capricorn to ‘get to work,’ we may THINK we have to do something NOW. But really, it’s Mama Earth who is doing her thing, and we are her loyal subjects in this case. In my astro-intuitive professional opinion, we are going to have little say in the direction right now.

Let Gaia place you where she needs you. She’ll do a much better job than the mind at this time. For the first two weeks of January, we can ride the wave of Her ebbs and flows. Try to relax your nervous system. Go for a lot of hikes and walks on the beach. Stretch your legs, reach your arms up and sniff the sky. Bow down and let your fingertips gracefully touch the Earth. She will guide the way.

Blessings to you, my beloved readers…I love you and am grateful for you!

New Moon in Capricorn:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at 3:15 a.m. PST/6:15 a.m. EST

Without further ado, let us look at how this New Moon cycle is affecting you!
For best results, as always, be sure to read for your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign.
For super-powered results, email Erin for a personalized Astrology or Tarot reading.

Erin Reese’s channeled Astro-Tarot messages at this New Moon in Capricorn: January 1, 2014

After purifying the Voyager Tarot deck and calling upon my guides, here are my channeled messages.

UNIVERSAL CARD (for everyone):
All of us are called into a year of Mastery. 2014 is a Seven year (2+0+1+4) so it’s no coincidence that I’ve pulled the Major Arcana 7 card. The Chariot commands us to master the tension between opposites within and without. How do we stay centered no matter the weather? It’s the New Year so it’s “on your mark, get set, go!” Right? Yes and no! We may all feel self-willfully driven and goal-oriented now, and the Grand Cross as described above is literally forcing us to evolve and change. How do we let this happen without suffering through the push-pull of the process? Remember that LOVE is included in EVOLution. Love the process. You only get to experience this transformative moment once in this lifetime. Enjoy your pain, enjoy your pleasure. It’s a journey, the Divine is in the driver’s seat, and you are the master copilot. 

“Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

GUARDIAN – Woman of Crystals
Your quick mind is precious, independent Aries, and the more clear you are, the more effective you can be in the New Year. Do what you can to eliminate false concepts and distractions from your self-planning sessions now! Cut through the crud and focus only on the absolute essentials.

Creativity abounds for you this month, sweet Taurus. Let your body and mind be healed through your hands. Cook, sew, build a bin for firewood, turn old clothes into rags you can reuse, teach a child to walk or watercolor, place your own drawings on the wall. Honor your heart through art. Walk in Nature for fresh inspiration, visit a museum. Let color seep into your soul.

MASTER – Sage of Worlds
You love to live in your mind, Gemini, but this New Moon raises the bar on you. You are asked to APPLY your working mind to worldly affairs. Market your services and kick off the year with a solid business plan. Set a monthly financial goal for yourself or your family and ask the Multiverse to show you how to bring home the bacon (or tofu as it were). Make golden hay while the Sun shines on you financially. You can pull in cash now in a healthy, wise, nourishing manner.

SURFER – Man of Cups
FLOW. That’s your keyword for January, Crab. Do not exert yourself more than your natural rhythms ask of you from one moment to the next. A lot of shifts occur and circumstances will change the first weeks of the year and your sensitivity will be an asset rather than a deficit as long as you take it easy. Remember to internally surf the external waves and riptides. Glide through the days without any harsh expectations of self and others.

REJOICER – Woman of Cups
Oh, yeah. Breathe in the glory of refreshment time after the crazy holi-daze have ended. You can renew and start afresh in 2014 with a brand new outlook. You can turn a new leaf this year, Lion. But first, really pat yourself on the back for such a great 2013. You worked hard and this will flow into abundance and praise and pride in the new year. Good news and reward are on the way.

DULLNESS – Seven of Crystals
You are tired, Virgo, and that’s the malaise you feel after the busy-ness of the last few months. Your brain needs a big BREAK and your body needs a rest. Let yourself enter a fasting period of no-mind and let yourself go on auto-pilot for a while. By February you’ll start having energy again. Take it easy.

COMMENCEMENT – Four of Worlds
Mars, the red planet of drive, will and action, is firing up your sign for seven months, Libra! He will move through your first house of identity and physicality, giving you time to establish an entirely new beginning. This is the year of a “New You” campaign. Take your time to get going – think about what seeds to plant for your personal vision and by spring the sprouts will surface.

LEARNER – Child of Crystals
It appears you’re working super hard to understand new concepts and systems this month, Scorp, whether that involves communication, education, schooling your children or learning the secrets of the stars. Stay in fascination mode and hunker down this winter to absorb all the fresh insights you’re so hungry for. 

SYNERGY – Six of Worlds
After so long of wondering where your visions have been leading you, Sag, finally things are clicking and you feel in sync with the grand plan of the Universe. Stay in this flow. Divine grace and ease are on your side as you implement ideas and dreams you’ve been striving toward for the past five years. Let unseen forces show up to move you forward.
It’s all about choice this month, Cappy. You will be presented with two options very soon. Neither is a bad move so you can trust yourself and follow your heart. Whether it concerns a new job, a partner, a new gym membership, or where to build a home, you will do well to go for the option that puts a feeling of ease in your bones. This year, remember, you cannot make a bad move. All roads lead to the goal.

You’ve been going through the spiritual wringer lately, Water Bearer. Whether you're passing through the eye of the storm or the eye of the needle, you’re feeling deep-rooted shifts in your soul. This has been entirely out of your hands. By the middle of 2014, you’ll look back and hardly recognize your old life! You have to trust that Life itself is taking old ways, people, things and options out of your life in order to prep you for a truer expression of who you are today. Let go and don’t try to hold on. Freefall. It won’t hurt because your free spirit knows how to fly high.

You can absolutely trust that everything is perfect as it is in your special Fish bowl right now. Go ahead and shirk as many responsibilities as possible and simply float into 2014 with your sweetest companions and daydreams. The Universe doesn’t want you to lift a finger beyond the next moment. You have complete validation that You Are BEAUTIFUL, WHOLE, AND COMPLETE exactly as you are. Zero effort required!

Erin Reese is a writer, astrologer, and psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. Consider giving your loved one an astrology or psychic tarot consultation.


  1. Happy New Year Erin! Thank you for the wonderful New Year reading!

  2. Hi Erin and Happy 2014! I tried to post to here when I first read your forecast, but it didn't work, so I'm trying again having read it all again. I was really pleased to have this guidance, it makes so much sense. Thank you so much for these readings, they are really fantastic and so helpful. I hope 2014 works out well for you. Blessings always.