These astrological predictions for each zodiac sign for 2013 were written by my good friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California. As you can see from her article, Laurie integrates the wisdom of natural patterns in the heavens with spirituality and psychological insights.
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YOUR PERSONAL ASTROLOGICAL PREDICTIONS
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You enjoy variety and change, and 2013 will not disappoint you as change-oriented Uranus moves through Aries throughout the year. You will be pleasantly surprised by the destinations you reach through serendipity. And you will become progressively accustomed to the accelerated pace of your life. Late April-May and October hold the greatest potential for transformational change due to a series of eclipses. Think about new directions you might like to go—the energy for change will be abundantly available. Consider conservative investments to safeguard money that may have come from an unexpected source—or inherited from a special relative. Moreover, the passage of karmic Saturn through Scorpio in 2013 will challenge you to slow down and cut back on extraneous expenses and activities. Mars in Aries from March 11 to April 20, 2013 will give you extra stamina to make the most of transformational opportunities coming your way.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Good news will come to you when loving Venus crosses through Taurus from April 14 to May 9. Mars in Taurus from April 20 to May 31 will give you the stamina to make headway on a project that had been stalled. Relationships will be highlighted from April 20 to May 9, 2013. You can expect the greatest return on your personal, professional, and financial investments during this 19-day period. Karmic Saturn in your opposing sign of Scorpio throughout 2013 will enable you to make commitments to people you care about. If people close to you are not acting in your highest good, you may benefit from a parting of ways. Eclipses on April 25, May 10, and November 3 will bring you new partnership opportunities. The new people in your life will show you what was not working in another relationship you had been unable to let go of. The quick pace of events in 2013 will teach you to ignore events that do not directly pertain to you. It is not time to become involved in activities that are tangential to important goals you are pursuing. Harmonious relationships, artistic surroundings, and healthy food are the areas you should concentrate on in 2013.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
The passage of karmic Saturn through Scorpio in 2013 will enable you to streamline your daily routines to become more efficient. Pay attention to the signals your body is sending you so you will find what you need to perform most efficiently. Diligent efforts to improve your health will be worth the investment of time. You will experience an improved sense of wellbeing when you treat health matters in a responsible, realistic, and pragmatic manner. Simplicity may be the key to your healing process. Be aware of the need to slow down, rest, and rejuvenate when your planetary ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde in late February-March, late June-July, and late October-November. Lucky Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 will spiritually protect you and enable you to use your mental faculties to your greatest advantage. A fortuitous alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19 will help you experience prosperity consciousness.
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
The movement of fortunate Jupiter through Cancer will buoy your spirits in 2013. Lucky Jupiter spends one year in Cancer every 12 years. Jupiter was last in Cancer from July 12, 2001, to August 1, 2002. Jupiter will re-enter your sign on June 25, 2013, and remain there until July 16, 2014. This planetary transit will strengthen your intuition and your feeling of being safe and grounded in your environment. You also will have a special flair with financial resources, even if everyone else is down on their luck. Examine your budget and make decisions sensibly, but with confidence that everything will be okay. You also will feel sensitive to a series of 5 eclipses that will grace the skies in 2013. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on April 25, 2013 will enable you to see a friend in a new light. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus on May 10, 2013 will put a new female friend in your path. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 25, 2013 will enable you to let go of attachment to a material possession that you may have become overly attached to. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 18, 2013 will temporarily excite your nerves, but the outcome will be a positive learning experience. And a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3, 2013 will ask that you care for a child or someone less fortunate than yourself.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
There will be two turning points in your year under the influence of the solar eclipses on May 10 and November 3, 2013. During the two weeks before and after these celestial events, you will have the opportunity to make major decisions affecting your home and your work. If you are contemplating a move or looking for a new job, the greatest new influences will be coming into your life at these points in time. Be ready to have fun in April and October, and take care of your health in late May and June. A life-changing relationship partner is coming to you after your next birthday. Lucky Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 will bring you good luck through friendship, and Jupiter in Cancer from June 25, 2013 to July 16, 2014 will give you spiritual guidance through your dreams.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
The spiritual side of your nature will come to the fore in 2013 under the influence of dreamy Neptune in your opposing sign of Pisces. You will become aware of positive qualities in people you previously had not recognized. Simultaneously you will access deep reservoirs of forgiveness and acceptance within yourself. You normally view yourself and others with a critical eye. This is a time to relax your focus and allow others to be themselves. By practicing non-judgment, you may find that other people pick up on your positive vibrations and react lovingly toward you. Mercury retrograde in late February-March, late June-July, and late October-November will give you respites from your hectic pace. Allow space between activities so your nervous system can recover and you can become calm and centered to experience the bright side of life. A fortuitous alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19 will enable you feel more intimately connected to a group of like-minded souls. Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 will enable you to synthesize massive quantities of new information.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
The highlight of your year will come when your planetary ruler, Venus, travels through Libra from August 16 to September 10. During this period, you and others will see only the best in each other. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 18 will challenge you to integrate a less pleasant side of a relationship into your awareness. Your ability to consider the relationship from a more realistic point of view will put you on more solid footing in every aspect of your life. An experience you will have had in March and April, 2013, will make more sense when you assume this integrated point of view. It’s not easy for you to view disagreeable aspects of reality, but knowing how to deal with these elements of the world around you will put you in a powerful position for the next phase of your life. A fortuitous alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19, 2013 will help you connect with people who can support your work toward idealistic goals. Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 supports long-distance travel. Lucky Jupiter in Cancer from June 25, 2013 to July 16, 2014 will enhance your reputation in the world, bolster your career, and in general, make you feel good.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
A beneficial alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19 will introduce a higher spiritual awareness to your daily life. Additionally, the passage of karmic Saturn through Scorpio until 2015 will help you simplify and streamline so you can focus on those things that are important to you. You have a laser-like focus when a person or cause captures your attention. This is a year to concentrate on what interests you—because you have the potential to make great progress on what you believe in. Clear away extraneous activities and do what you love to enable your expertise to develop. A tendency to worry about finances or relationships in 2013 will give way to a peaceful spiritual reality when you spend time alone, take a deep breath, and mentally and emotionally step back. Imagine you are on top of a tall mountain looking at your situation from afar. Or imagine you are at the end of your life looking back at this moment. What do you see? What would you change? Does the situation seem more or less important than you had perceived it to be? Allow yourself to integrate this new perspective. Pluto, your planetary ruler, in Capricorn will prompt you at times to take matters more seriously than you normally would. Try to remember your sense of humor if situations become tense—or intense.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Lucky Jupiter in your opposing sign of Gemini until June 25 will raise your spirits and sense of optimism throughout the first half of 2013! Yet, with your sign of Sagittarius sandwiched between karmic Saturn in Scorpio and depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn on the zodiac wheel, you may find yourself periodically plunged into existential questioning. When you will feel magnetically pulled between extremes of introspection and intense external activity, try to find your calm center through deep contemplation, meditation, and prayer. In making important decisions, if you feel viewing a matter from a superficial perspective is best, you will benefit from relying on your naturally optimistic, expansive nature. If you feel searching beneath the surface is more appropriate, it will be best for you to examine details and prepare for a more sober reality. You will bounce between extremes as you question “what is reality?” The answers you find in the balance between superficiality and depth will prompt a realignment of previous assumptions to enable you to see the world from a balanced perspective. Ultimately, you will avoid the disappointment of over-inflated expectations and experience greater happiness with your scaled-down expectations. Saturn in Scorpio will enable you to resolve a karmic situation. Pluto in Capricorn will help you bring latent talents to the surface. Uranus in Aries will provide bursts of creative inspiration to make 2013 an interesting year. And Neptune in Pisces will bring a spiritual dimension to your daily life. Avoid confusion by meditating upon conflicting pieces of evidence.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Pluto in Capricorn in 2013 will enable you to access deep resources in yourself than you previously had not accessed. These resources could be financial, professional, emotional, or mental. Practice positive thinking so you will pave the way for the expression of these latent qualities in yourself. Hidden talents are most likely to express in May and November when individualistic Uranus in Aries squares resourceful Pluto in Capricorn. You are in a long-term process of revamping your style of being in the world. Your new “self” will emerge by 2015. The communications planet Mercury in Capricorn from December 31, 2012 to January 18, 2013 will get your year off to a good start. And a fortuitous alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19 will help you relax and see the bright side of life. Jupiter in your opposing sign of Cancer from June 25, 2013 to July 16, 2014 will help improve a long-standing relationship.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
You will be a favorable influence upon people who are considering a forward-thinking idea. Encourage them to discard an entrenched past pattern that they may want to retain. As an Aquarian, you are prepared to be a leader in the dawning Age of Aquarius. You have a natural grasp of the importance of human brotherhood, global community, and the need for embracing technology as a way to facilitate the global shift to a higher age. Your perspective will be well-received in 2013. Express your humanistic views in a firm but understanding way. Take advantage of opportunities to humanize technology and help others learn how to productively use electronics. Karmic Saturn in Scorpio combined with Mars in Aquarius from December 25, 2012 to February 1, 2013 may challenge a family relationship. But practice spiritual qualities of honesty, compassion, and understanding to arrive at a higher level of mutual understanding. From this perspective, many previously impossible goals will be possible to reach. Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 will heighten your creativity.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Compassionate Neptune in Pisces until 2026 will enable you to make a heroic contribution to a charitable cause. You will have even greater opportunities to make your influence felt when energetic Mars travels through Pisces from February 1 to March 11, 2013. You often dream of making a difference in the lives of others. This is an opportunity to assert yourself in a situation that matters. Against all odds, your idealism will prevail as the new year of 2013 gets underway. A fortuitous alignment of lucky Jupiter in Cancer, karmic Saturn in Scorpio, and spiritual Neptune in Pisces from June 11 to July 19 will raise global awareness of a higher spiritual reality. You will feel right at home with the “grand trine” (triangle) of water signs, and you will easily flow with the coming faith-based reality. Jupiter in Gemini until June 25 will help you make a valuable improvement to your physical home. Jupiter in Cancer until 2014 will temporarily raise the value of your home or domestic accoutrements.
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