Jeanne Douglas tells Journal readers what’s in the stars for 2013.
* Aries (20 March – 19 April):
It’ll be a relief to discover that partnerships will continue to improve throughout 2013. Goodness knows that you’ve had ‘your fair share’ over the last few years with having to prove your commitment to others – whether in love or business. There are still ‘others’ who insist on being evasive and difficult to understand, so can blame you when you put your foot down this new year and make it quite clear just where the boundaries are! Then – and only then – will you find the freedom that you really need to move forward.
* Taurus (20 April – 20 May):
With Saturn hovering in your relationship zone – during 2013 – you have already had a ‘taster’ of what this is all about last year. Having to accommodate others will be a necessity, considering their needs and anticipating their actions. Though all quite exhausting, you will find that all areas of your life will stabilise and this will be a joy. For raising money and expanding a business continue to bring you success and others will want to share this with you in 2013! Just watch the social invites flood in and your popularity soar.
* Gemini (21 May – 20 June):
Work circumstances throw up a bit of a challenge this year and you’ll find yourself torn in two directions. Whilst you will do anything to escape a ‘gruelling treadmill’, you are also aware that only good can come out of seeing it through. Further rewards are indeed promised as you build firm career foundations. You’re particularly pleased with positive developments in your financial circumstances! Moreover, a partner proves their loyalty and affection. Your creativity soars and you prove your mental prowess. What more could you want?!
* Cancer (21 June – 21 July):
The main theme of the year will be a growing sense of future success! At first, you will think that you are just imagining it but – as the year goes on – more and more things start to go your way. Your personality starts to blossom as your confidence takes off. Your highly sociable and gregarious approach will encourage you to take others along the way – on fabulous adventures – so ‘changes of scene’ will feature strongly. An improved ability to raise cash is also something to celebrate, especially when you can indulge in a few personal luxuries.
* Leo (22 July – 22 August):
By now, you’ll certainly be more familiar with the wonderful power and responsibility handed to you – on a plate – a good year or so ago. Only, in 2013, you’ll be much better at handling it! However, the old saying - ‘with freedom comes responsibility’ – will also prove itself this year and you certainly will always have to ‘do the most sensible thing’. Whilst your social life blooms, domestic commitments will more than bind you to the reality of existence. However, a genuine romance or love affair will really compensate!
* Virgo (23 August – 22 September):
Relationships will certainly be mysterious during 2013 – one way or another – although this doesn’t have to be disastrous. For starters, it will be quite difficult to convince a partner to see things from your point of view! At other times, you will celebrate their unfolding creativity as well as a developing gentle and more affectionate nature. Life, overall, will prove to be practically challenging as you seem to ‘trouble-shoot’ one problem and then another! When it comes to your social life, it seems that others are mightily impressed by you.
* Libra (23 September – 22 October):
Real concerns as regards your finances encourage – or rather force you – to commit yourself towards some ‘failsafe’ solution and one that will prove itself to be a rather intense direction. However, as you do so, you will achieve a sense of liberation from previous circumstances that were – in themselves – holding you back! So, as you step towards greater freedom and financial stability in 2013, you will congratulate yourself on doing so and the whole year takes on an aura of success. So much so, that you enjoy life anyway, despite ‘issues’.
* Scorpio (23 October – 21 November):
Saturn in your sign throughout 2013 will not necessarily prove to be that much of a problem – not if you learn to play the game by the rules of ‘work hard’ and ‘apply yourself’! Doing so will push you off into a new life direction so that – when you look back on this year – you will see that indeed it is full of opportunity rather than concern. Being as you naturally wield so much power and charisma this year, others will learn to step back and let you do your own thing, bringing some isolation. However, a wealthy partner provides support.
* Sagittarius (22 November – 20 December):
Happy dreams are reflected in a loved ones’ eyes during 2013. This further encourages you to pursue them – and not hold back! As the year goes on, you find further friends – or rather ‘soul mates’ - who keep you company as you make this particular journey. The essence of the game is simply ‘to enjoy yourself’ and to follow the path of least resistance, as far as settling back into a routine and stabilising your situation after an unsettling previous year. With worries on your mind and money ‘not an object’, you need to find a creative hobby.
* Capricorn (21 December – 19 January):
Life presents some emotional challenges this year, although you remain constantly optimistic that you will ‘win through’. Also, your genuine love for someone convinces you to persevere and – just for once – Capricorns will not be putting money and business ‘high on the agenda’. This is because you have been pursuing materiality over the last year or so and it is certainly time for something a little different! But you may find your social life to be challenging and basically ‘hard work’. However, a more creative approach to life is developed in 2013.
* Aquarius (20 January – 17 February):
This is the year when you ‘step into your power’ and start to believe in yourself! So you decide that it’s time to take a risk – or two – even though you are fully aware of worrisome implications should they go wrong. Happily, you are now surrounded by those who love and support you - so your confidence improves. You find yourself solving practical problems relating to life, especially when it comes to security. In fact, you’ll have ‘the edge’ as regards many situations and problems will simply dissolve this year! Financial success is linked to developing talent.
* Pisces (18 February – 19 March):
With Neptune now firmly in your sign, you are presenting as a formidable force in 2013 - although this is certainly not threatening or intimidating as far as others are concerned! For, this is the year when you come into your ‘own’ as regards your personal talents and abilities. You may find yourself retreating a little from the hum-drum affairs of life and concentrating on personal hobbies and interests involving creativity or spirituality. Some travel adventures are also certainly likely. Happily, a serious attitude to work leads to financial increase.