Forecast for Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014

Some New Years feel like a technical calendar entry. This one lets us know coming and going that it’s a major passageway with the door bolting behind us.

A New Moon on New Year’s Day is just one of the reasons this one feels so fresh and clean. (Read about it in my mooncast, which will be on the site first thing Saturday.) The Moon has plenty of  of high-powered, future-oriented company in the sky, though, and how.

Last week’s heavy machinery is still churning. It’s coming right at you and working over the very ground beneath your feet.  While fireworks usher one year out and the next in, evolutionary depth charges are going off like a string of firecrackers (make that: sticks of dynamite) tossed into a sewer.

Developments that have been rumbling for months, perhaps more than a year, are erupting into being — in many cases, erupting from within you.  They are quickening fundamental renovations of structures, foundations and systems that have been integral to your life.

The week promises an epidemic of no-turning-back realizations, decisions and conversations,   of shape-shifting, of skin-shedding, and of stripping down to the bone. Relationships play a precipitating role, upping the pressure that is causing us to burst open or, taking the metaphor into the opposite direction, transform from carbon to diamond.

Mars, the planet of action, aggression and drive, is still locked into a dynamic configuration with the two cosmic change agents. Last week he had a stare-down with Uranus, agent of unpredictable, radical change, and we likely saw situations we wanted to get as far away from as possible. On Monday, he completes his clash with Pluto, lord of death and rebirth. He’s activating decisions and redirections from the beginning of October. A new phase dawned then in getting along with each other. Now new approaches in or qualities of relationship dynamics are moving to the center and screaming, “It’s time!”

Our side of each relationship equation is becoming clearer and more focused in the middle of the week, as the Sun and Mercury enjoy Pluto’s simplifying company and feel Mars’ heat. This is a recipe for dropping pretense, embracing personal truths and no longer tolerating the intolerable.  Contemplation, conversations and messages are monumental and game-changing. People are being forced to walk their talk. Forget small talk, or the possibility of take-backs. Both are out of the question in this storm of demands, ultimatums and disclosures.

Much of this could come as a relief, actually. The week is a nonstop updating to get clear, focused and on track. It’s underscoring, yet again, what is most important, and yanking you out of situations that are inconsistent with that. We are all grappling with this monumental process and inclined to communicate about it, a lot, as the week goes on.

With this whirlwind inaugurating the year, resolutions are going to be overlooked, except maybe to clean up and move ahead on everything that rearranges now. A guideline does drop into view by the end of the weekend. No matter how rocky the road that leads to it, the first weekend of the year finds you sure-footed and on solid emotional ground.

For a fuller discussion, please read my extended weekly forecast at my site For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for five years without missing a single installment. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

© Kathy Biehl 2013. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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