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Horoscopes 2013

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With the "end date" of 2012 behind us, we can settle into a more natural and open-ended future. Let's take our time in 2013 to tune into soul guidance and decompress, as this is the foundation for wise choices. It's a year to take the waters -- healing your personal swamplands, and find magic there -- especially after mid-year.

Pace yourself and fortify your constitution, since that same edginess of 2012 -- unsettled and urgent -- is with us this year. I keep hearing the call to be at my "fighting weight." Lightening the load (emotionally/psychically) can be part of your prescription too, and the cosmos is in your corner. These are the years (to 2015) of radical regeneration. So much is in a state of breaking down and/or being recreated.

The two exact squares of Uranus-Pluto are in May and November, in 2013, and impact most intensely the cardinals (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) in the 8-12 degree range. But this sense of high-stakes choices -- as individuals and societies -- encourages each of us to stay alert, and do our best.

A Love Triangle

A sanguine grand trine forms in water signs from Saturn (Scorpio) to Neptune (Pisces) and Jupiter (Cancer). At a peak around Summer Solstice (June 21st), this heralds a great year for women to step forward with confidence. Men who dare to demonstrate balance with the feminine (receptivity, fierce compassion for life, earth wisdom, the spirit of cooperation) will also shine. It's a boost to creatives, healers, educators and entrepreneurs who lead with the heart -- your work finds a receptive audience this year. A culture of kindness takes root, and is integrated to re-humanize our world.

The mystery date in the love triangle, Pluto, also plays a role, in opposition to Jupiter -- forming a mystical kite. This clears the way, where there's been stuckness, with miracles, the melting of hardened hearts, a re-sensitization. The future looks bright, as we deepen intimacy in our relationships, and reach for work that's satisfying to the soul.

To sum it up, 2013 is another year to grow by leaps and bounds. When there's a wall or dead end, the pathway out could appear with a change of heart. Instead of forcing a solution or struggling to protect what you've got, the answer could be to listen to your emotions, your dream messages and engage the imagination. It's daring to thaw out, and live in a more emotionally and imaginatively rich reality.

Aries to Virgo
Aries

You're unique among the signs, for living at your leading edge. But even you have times of discouragement, when it seems it's a continual up hill climb. This year's divine struggle is less of a solo journey, as you form deep attachments for love, business partnerships and collaboration.

The last while has brought a dizzying array of choices. This cries out for some kind of organizing principle, the kind that only comes from deep soul searching. As your sense of the possible changes, so too, do those worldly goals. Keep your structures flexible (and short term) enough to change with you. Uranus the lightning bolt that fertilizes with new currents is in your sign -- this brings experimentation and sudden breakthroughs. When you cultivate wisdom and the patience of nature itself, the pressures of Pluto help ground your genius.

As Jupiter moves into Cancer at mid-year, your homing instinct grows stronger. Moving is possible, and so is re-invigorating your space, and spending more time there. Your restless spirit is soothed in good company, and this prevents burn out.

Taurus

You've been demonstrating enormous resolve, to go for tangible goals that are like your personal mountains to climb. Your confidence only grows, as you dig into reserves, and make the most of your talents. Now that your dreams have strong support beams, the challenge in 2013 is to your psychic underpinnings.

You can hit walls in relationships, as the premise for being friends (or lovers) doesn't hold water anymore. On the other hand, your most intimate bonds grow stronger, as you face shared shadows, or unlock what's repressed. It can feel like a trial by fire, and what remains is more honest, and in synch with your deeper self.

A mystical awakening at mid-year offers new perspective for those meaningful events and people. A deluge of memories, dreams and even encounters with past lovers cut a path to resolving personal mysteries. True miracles happen in the latter half of the year, through forgiveness, acceptance and release of old baggage. The raw material of the imagination finds its way into your artisan creations, and is the topic of sublime heart-to-hearts.

Gemini

Have you experienced an embarrassment of riches, with Jupiter in Gemini? Your year with the luck bringer continues to June 25th -- stay alert to opportunities that feel portentous. Ask for discerning wisdom, between what's a flash of genius, and a flash in the pan. This time of speedy change can make aspirations feel like a moving target. Balance this out with spiritual practices that take you to deeper states that feel like touching your eternal/mystical self.

2013 continues last year's theme of experimentation and finding your profitable niche. Trust the value of your gifts, even when it seems your message falls on deaf ears. Focus your aim, if you've been all-over-the-place. It's likely a question of choosing among many opportunities, and hoping it'll stick. You keep a light hold, which enables you to quickly change, but creates chaos and instability. Cut out the extraneous noise, to settle your spirit. Be protective of your nervous system, especially from bad vibes and media that drains.

This is a very auspicious year, Gemini, when you can sashay in a zigzag fashion toward significant life goals. You're confident when you awaken to being multi-dimensional -- this gives you fluency with all your intelligences. It's a year of profound healing, as you trace emotional legacies back to their source. A journey home or to a mystically charged place helps you see with the eyes of the soul.

Cancer

If you spend the first part of 2013 preparing yourself for an opportunity, the lucky breaks of Jupiter (June 25th) in your sign have a magnified effect! Take heart, in times of dissolution, when you're feeling lost -- much is being cleared out and transformed. This year offers riches, and a chance to alter your course.

The constellation that's forming as the Sun goes into your sign, makes 2013 one of golden opportunities. You'll be inspired to take the path that leads to the edge of discovery, where you're tested. This is huge for the Moonchild, who like Bilbo Baggins, likes familiar comforts == the overstuffed chair, hot chocolate -- and can fall into stagnation. A fire is being lit, to risk showing more of who you are, through your presence and your creativity. It's a phenomenal year to heal old psychic traumas and contracts, which lightens your load, enabling you to be light on your feet.

It's a year to discern between choices and what they stir up -- from a fear of being at the edge, to the weary, "been there, done that" kinds of opportunities. You'll be deciding between options that make you feel alive, and those that have a deadening effect. How does a potential opportunity make you feel? Is it part of your past or the vibrant emerging future? With Jupiter guiding you in 2013, the signs are clear!

Leo

"It takes discipline to be a free spirit" dance pioneer Gabrielle Roth

Leo, you've got the backing of the cosmos, to be persistent and do great things. A discipline that also makes your heart sing feeds a desire to be fully committed. This is also a year for removing barriers to loving, and/or doing what you love. A rigorous practice that engages you physically and spiritually gives you the catharsis that's needed.

There's much to be transformed, so be patient with yourself. Healing modes that peel the onion, and transform raw energy are a god(dess)send. You yourself are a healing force, when you take time to enjoy yourself fully, laugh, and encourage others to shine.

Refreshingly eccentric people pass through your life to mid-year, and some become friends or collaborators. The unique material of your past, and your psychic make-up finds its way into your self-expression. Finding the universal in your own journey, and sharing it in a big way, becomes your path of service. Home is where your heart (and art) is after mid-year. You flourish in an intimate, loving circle of friends and family. Investing in friendships and the cozy factor in your home pays off in contentment.

Virgo

It's astonishing what you're able to accomplish brick-by-brick. You make it appear effortless, but those close to you know better. Your sensitive system needs TLC, and practices that are restorative.

You've had a varied social life, and this carries on into 2013. You're able to embrace all walks of life, and especially those that express a need -- the underdog. Having strong psychic boundaries is important, especially after mid-year, as the psychic soup we swim in sloshes this way and that. Taking time alone redraws those lines, and helps you maintain clarity in chaotic times. This is especially critical if you work with the public. Having a cleansing ritual when you come home, and the catharsis of exercise makes a big difference.

When your skills are paired with the imagination, you can go on journeys that are healing for yourself and others. Dreams (soul messages) become more vivid, for guidance and to know thyself. It's time to tend to hearth and home after mid-year. The care you put into making a house a home, returns to you tenfold. This is a time for expansion, fertility, creating a home studio or business, or moving.

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