Your 2013 annual horoscope: A look at the year ahead!

From relationships to money, find out what to expect over the next 12 months.

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Strong and fiercely independent, you’ve always preferred to do things your own way and in your own time!  This year however, you’re being asked to find ways to merge and share with others on a deeper and more intimate level.  This requires trust, as you’re being challenged to open up and allow others in further than you ever have before.  Engaging in joint financial enterprises is likely to be part of this scenario.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to be open

Love: Friendship trumps romance this winter, or at least it’s the basis of a new relationship!  It’s all about having things in common and doing activities together.  All that goes completely out the window in May though, when lusty Mars and romantic Venus bond together in fiery Aries.  Passions flare and so does your love life!  A commitment is on the table in October, or the one you already have deepens in a meaningful way.

Money/Work:  Other people’s money is there for you if you need it, but stickler Saturn won’t make it easy.  Loans officers want lots of backup documentation, and possibly a co-signer.  The May 9th New Moon brings ample opportunity to plump your paycheque though, most likely via a new job, a promotion or a raise.  Jump on any opportunity or inspiration that comes your way in May!  From July onward your luck comes mostly from family, home and real estate.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Commitment and one-on-one relationships are your keys to success this year, but they also bring you your greatest challenges too!  If you’re someone who has tended to give too much in relationships in the past, then excessive demands or restrictions from others will show you that this pattern isn’t working so well anymore.   What are you holding on to, and what are you willing to let go of?  Choices will be made and boundaries set.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to do what’s best for me

Love: Some of you may begin a relationship with someone older or who wields authority and power.  All relationships you enter into now become serious very quickly as you’re not willing to waste time on players or emotionally unavailable types.  The April 25th Lunar Eclipse could signal an ending of something that you already know isn’t working, but the May 9th New Moon heralds a fabulous new beginning!  Don’t underestimate the power of your own charm this fall.

Work/Money:  With abundant Jupiter in your income zone until July, and moneybags Venus in your corner all spring, it’s looking to be a very lucrative first half of the year!  Expect something especially exciting to happen when these two profitable planets combine on May 28th.  Once Jupiter moves on in July, pay attention to water cooler conversations as communications and networking is your best gateway to success.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Whilst you naturally tend to be a jack-of-all-trades kind of person, this can cause you to scatter your energies somewhat!  Becoming the master of one is your challenge this year, as you’re supported in honing a certain skill-set to perfection or taking on some sort of long-term project or routine.  Focus, structure and discipline are your keys to success in most things now, including diet and health matters.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to focus on my long-term goals

Love:  Lucky in love could be your catchphrase for the first half of the year as potential suitors are drawn to you like a magnet!  You don’t really have to do much except be your naturally charming and witty self (in other words, just show up!).  You’re surrounded with romantic opportunity (the best of the whole year!) in May and June, so get out and mingle if you’re single!  Attached?  The grass may look greener over yonder, but it’s really something deeper that you’re looking for.

Work/Money:  Finances are fruitful and you’re feeling flush, but also excessively generous!  Abundant Jupiter keeps the funds flowing all year, but it won’t last forever.  Use this golden opportunity to stash some cash for your future security.  Mixing friendship and finances in August/September is extremely hazardous.  Set out clear boundaries if you do lend money, but avoiding the situation altogether is your best bet!


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

This year you’re asked to show up and take full credit for something you’ve done/are doing as an individual.  It’s about taking a creative risk and standing out from the crowd.  You’ll be challenged to let go of what other people think, and to trust in your own feelings and convictions.   Taking a romantic risk is part of this scenario too!  It’s about getting out of your head and into your heart.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to let love be my guide

Love:  If you’ve wanted to get pregnant, take heart, otherwise, take precautions!  An expanded family is certainly one possibility when abundant Jupiter enters your sign in July.  Even if you don’t have kids of your own, step-kids could be part of your happy new scenario!  A new relationship may start off as light-hearted, but gets serious fast when you’re both clear about what you want.  Passion planet Mars in Cancer promises more than a few hot summer nights!

Work/Money:  Acting on any inspirations or ideas that pop up pulls in extra cash this winter.  You’ve got vision, but you still need to take action and ground these ideas into practical reality.  You’re able to find a beautiful balance between being fiscally responsible and still splurging once in a while, thanks to joyous Jupiter helping you to enjoy the good things in life this summer!  August is your best money month of the year!


Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You’re looking to shore up your foundations this year!  This could be your home and/or bank balance, but you’re also looking at what makes you feel safe emotionally.  Family history becomes important now as you explore your psychological foundations and emotional patterns from childhood.  You can let old grievances go, and family ties become more sacred.  This is the year you could make a lasting commitment to buy your own house or start your own family!

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to nurture what and whom I love

Love:  Your benchmarks are changing this year as your heart opens and you get clear about what you want and need to feel happy!  Fears fall away as you embrace intimacy and allow someone to see the real you.   The February 9th New Moon heralds the beginning of a new relationship, or the one you already have gets a jump-start!  Old fears or resentments could surface with the April 25th Lunar Eclipse, but it’s really an opportunity to finally rise above and let go.  Commitment is the word in November!

Work/Money:  Whether it’s fame and glory you seek, or just a more enjoyable job, the May 9th Solar Eclipse is go time!  This is the perfect time to focus on your professional goals and take major steps forward.  Stay-at-home moms could decide to enter the workforce, or vice versa.  It’s also a lucrative time to start your own home-based business.  Your money river rises with the September 5th New Moon!


Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

This year is all about information exchange!   Taking the time to slow down and really listen to other people’s opinions and ideas opens the door to new opportunities.  Idle chitchat is where it’s at, and it’s in no way a waste of time (although the efficient Virgo in you may think that it is!).  Let go of thinking that you always need to research more, prepare more or learn more and trust in your own innate intelligence.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to express myself

Love:  You’re known for being discerning in your personal life, but idealistic Neptune clouds the issue and makes it difficult to see people for who they really are this February and March!   By April you should have a much better idea of what and who is right for you.  You can’t help but exude a certain kind of irresistible glamour when Venus and Neptune align in your sign late July!  Plan on a romantic summer getaway for two.  Groups, friends and socializing with like-minded others triggers new romantic prospects this fall.

Money/Work:  The March 27th Full moon could cause finances to fluctuate, but generous Jupiter offers you a way out! Take it, or whatever opportunity arises at the time.  A raise, promotion or kick up the ladder of success could keep the coffers full around the June 8th New Moon, so dust off your people skills and network your way in.  It’s hard not to come out ahead when money magnet Venus enters your financial zone on August 8th!


Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Whilst relationships are important to you, sometimes it can be too easy to get wrapped up in the needs of others or in what they expect of you.  If you’ve been looking for validation from outside of yourself, then its time to pull back and focus more on your own needs and values.  Building up your own financial resources and becoming more financially independent is part of this scenario.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to support myself on all levels

Love:  A romantic tropical locale could be the backdrop for flirty fun and romance this February, or perhaps someone with a foreign accent turns your head at home. Things heat up dramatically when feisty Mars meets romantic Venus and exciting Uranus in your relationship zone in April!  You feel passionate and alive, but also impulsive.  Wait a month or so before committing to anything, or anyone. The October 18th Lunar Eclipse forces your hand one way or another.

Money/Work:  Finances fluctuate with the April 25th Lunar Eclipse!  It gives you perspective though, as you see what you need to do to shore up your own financial reserves.  Other people’s money is there for you in May, possibly through an inheritance, insurance payout or extra large tax refund (it couldn’t hurt to buy a lotto ticket either!).

Your professional image gets a huge facelift once expansive Jupiter hits your career corner this summer!


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Don’t be so hard on yourself!  Self-effacing Saturn in your sign this year could cause you to doubt yourself or think that you’re not living up to some sort of standard.  You’re being challenged to let go of these doubts and be bold, brave and independent!  Supporting and appreciating yourself brings you back into balance, and that channels into more balanced relationships as well.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to validate myself

Love:  The April 25th Lunar Eclipse brings you to a turning point in an existing relationship where you know something needs to change!   Saturn challenges you to rise above any insecurities that emerge and get clear about what you need from your partner, and not the other way around.  Single? A rush of new energy opens the door to someone special with the May 9th Solar Eclipse!  September looks promising too as romantic Venus in Scorpio amps up your already considerable magnetic charm.

Money/Work:  You’re laying the groundwork for your future!  Longer hours or extra responsibilities you take on now are worth it down the road.  This is not your year for glory (that’ll kick in at the end of 2014), but a year of ‘just doing it’!  That’s not to say you can’t be financially comfortable at the same time!  You’ve still got generous Jupiter’s influence on your side until the summer, with the end of July and early August looking especially lucrative!


Sagittarius (November 22 – December 20)

As one of the higher-minded signs, you naturally seek out truth and wisdom. This year though, you’re being asked to rely less on logic and more on instinct.  Go inside.  It’s time to let go of any old habits, fears or attachments that are holding you back.  Think of it as a spring-cleaning for the soul!  Who are you without all that other stuff?  It’s a period of self-discovery really, and you may emerge with a whole new you!

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to allow my authentic self to emerge

Love:  Partnerships continue to be a beneficial influence in your life through to July, thanks to lucky Jupiter gracing your relationship zone.  Sharing common ideals is a must-have for you to be happy in a relationship, but its especially true this year.  Single?  Pleasure and passion circle you April 1st to 20th, but its late May and early June when someone commitment-worthy steps up.  Image-enhancing Venus in Sagittarius ensures you get more than your fair share of attention in October!

Money/Work:  Money matters look rosy right out of the gate this year!  Plugging up leaks in the budget gives you even more wriggling room.  Business and professional partnerships work in your best interest for the first half of the year, and even after that their money is still there to support you.  September is your power month!


Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)

You’re taking your friendships more seriously this year!  Superficial acquaintances are fine in passing, but you’re not willing to put up with people who don’t have your best interests at heart.  You’re finding your ‘tribe’ and some people currently in your life just won’t make the cut.  New friendships you cultivate now are likely to be in your life for a very long time, so choose well!

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to appreciate those who appreciate me

Love:  The boundaries between love and friendship blur this spring as one could easily morph into the other.  Friendship really is your best springboard to romance all year, as its impossible for you to be with someone you don’t truly respect.  You may need to say goodbye to someone, something or someplace around late May or early November, but its all positive in the grander scheme of things. A work-related social event holds more than just business potential this fall!

Money/Work:  Your involvement with some sort of group effort causes frustration this spring, but don’t throw in the towel just yet.  The end results could be spectacular!

All of February is especially lucrative, but pay special attention when moneybags Venus aligns with abundant Jupiter February 5th – 9th!  A change of heart or mind causes you to navigate a new course this November.


Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

You’re laying the groundwork for the next chapter in your professional life and building up your reputation!   The pressure is on, but it’s as much from your own desire to succeed as it is from higher-ups.  Your star may be rising, but so is your visibility.  You can’t really get away with anything because the cops and the taxman see you too!  Just accept the fact that all eyes are on you and gracefully step into the limelight!

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to allow myself to be seen

Love:  February stars surround you with love and opportunity, so be out and about and looking fabulous!  A non-committal approach works for a while this spring thanks to jovial Jupiter in your fun and pleasure sector, but by the August 20th Full Moon you’re set for something more serious.  With passionate and feisty Mars revving up your relationship zone this fall, being active with the one you love (or want to love!) brings you closer together.

Work/Money:  You’re in the throes of becoming a rather notable personage, thanks to solid Saturn in your career corner!  Your clout and charisma continue to climb this spring, but you’ll need to compromise at the April 25th Lunar eclipse when home, family and domestic issues demand more of your attention.  March is a great money month, but the November 3rd Solar Eclipse could catapult you into a whole new income bracket!  Say YES to whatever opportunity presents itself at that time.


Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

This year you’re looking at your bigger picture!  You may start to question old belief systems or attitudes that you’ve previously relied upon.  What do you stand for, and what do you believe in?  You’re on a quest for meaning, and opening your mind through travel, education, religion or philosophy could be part of this process.

Your mantra for 2013 is:  I choose to expand my perspective

Love: Love and romance are there for the taking this February, but stay grounded in the process.  With Neptune and Mars creating a smokescreen it’s easy to only see the good in others, and not the flaws.  Be discerning!  As your beliefs are shifting this year, so are your expectations in love.  You may not know where your boundaries are until someone tests them!  August and September are fertile for romance and pregnancy!

Work/Money:  Cash in this April as the stars line up in your income zone!  Earnings could jump sky high, but thanks to impulsive Uranus your spending could too.  It may be wise to quit while you’re ahead.  Your creativity surges in July and can positively impact your professional life, or you could turn a passionate hobby into a lucrative side biz.   Keep some cash in reserve for when the travel bug bites in November!


Barb has studied astrology for 30 years, professionally since 1994, and has written columns for numerous publications. She focuses on astropsychology and relationship astrology, but also holds certificates in business and financial astrology. Barb is also an RMT and lives in North Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit comfychairastrology.blogspot.ca.