Astrology Forecast for January 2013

FOR EVERYONE—Everything is shifting and it will continue to do shift for the foreseeable future. Most of it is for the better. But this constant shifting leaves us to adjust, re-adjust and adjust again. It’s all about fine tuning. As we develop new relationships and old relationships evolve, we need to keep close track of fairness issues. We are building the foundations of our future lives. We need to do that carefully and with special attention to issues of fairness, fairness for ourselves and others.

♑ CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) Your present situation might not be as good as you had hoped. A difficult past is too close behind for comfort. However, what you see around you, as incomplete and imperfect as it might be, will turn out to have been a good foundation. It can be turned into a better life. Your financial situation resembles the financial situations of many others. If you continue to seek better working and living conditions for yourself, others will benefit from your example and your achievements.

♒ AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17) Speak as gently as you can, whomever you are with, whatever you are talking about. Your comments will strike more deeply than you think and, if not properly framed, might cause unhelpful reactions in those who hear them or trigger unintended consequences in other areas of your life. You need to be especially cautious where communications are concerned and doubly so if money, jobs or personal obligations are involved. That said, circumstances favor the fulfillment of your dreams and aspirations. Perseverance will yield rewards.

PISCES (Feb. 18 – Mar. 19) You aren’t without options or a sense of purpose, but circumstances beyond your control are shaping events. You’ll have to go with the flow, hope for the best and rely on luck to fill in the gaps. Fortunately, luck is with you. Friendship, romance or recreation (in faraway places, no less) could bring you the knowledge, the people or the opportunities you’ve been seeking. Everyone is in a volatile mood, though, prone to overreact in unpredictable ways. Important financial alliances especially need careful attention.

♈ARIES (Mar. 20 – Apr. 18) A lot of really good stuff is starting to happen. People need to cooperate with each other in new ways. And it’s up to Aries to set it up. Relations with allies are complicated. Obligations conflict. Signals are mixed. No matter what you do, you’ll step on someone’s toes, or they’ll be afraid that you will. And you actually want to help. Working out the needed agreements will be complicated. Keep a close eye on your own long-term financial interests. Avoid taking on debt.

♉ TAURUS (Apr. 19 – May 19) You need to make important decisions for the future amidst a host of competing priorities with the clock ticking quickly away. The responsibility for what happens next rests squarely with you. The planets advise that, for now, long-term financial sustainability and your expanding relations with those in distant places come first. Avoid adding to your debt or drawing too heavily on your reserves. Don’t let the minutiae of social and community involvement distract or annoy you. Those things will need to sort themselves out.

♊ GEMINI (May 20 – June 19) Issues are intangible and more than a little tangled. You are dealing nonstop with obscure and complex ideas. But they are also crucially important. People seem to understand that proper resolution of abstract, ethical problems will have concrete, economic effects for everyone. Issues are also hedged around with prejudice and misconception; no one will make things easy for you. You have a potent combination of moral and economic leverage. Use it to draw discussions out. Quick but deeply flawed compromises will harm everyone’s interests.

♋ CANCER (June 20 – July 21) Cancerians will be somewhat isolated for the foreseeable future. The action, or the turmoil, is centered elsewhere. Many Cancers will find the resulting calm agreeable. Your contribution is crucially important, however. Use your justly famous intuition to sort through the abstract and confusing but crucially important issues confronting those directly involved in the struggle. Friendship and romance will go into low gear, giving you a chance to make important decisions about your own personal life. Financial advances are due about the middle of 2013.

♌ LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21) Leos love to improvise and ad lib; it comes naturally and it’s useful in so many situations. Except for now. Too often, nowadays, Leos draw a blank in front of eager audiences. Leos are dealing with deep personal issues that make spontaneity difficult for them. For the near future, it might be best if you worked from a script, carefully prepared well ahead of time. It will take work, but you’ll be amazed at how many people derive important benefits from your newfound insights.

♍ VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Your public identity and your role in life are morphing. Though ethically fastidious, Virgo isn’t usually considered a revolutionary or even a reformer, necessarily. However, your ability to handle endless amounts of detail with quiet efficiency is being pressed into service by those trying to bring change. Change and reform are everywhere, with no end in sight. People desperately need help sorting out an infinity of vital details. Fortunately, you will also have the influence to guide this potentially maddening process to your liking.

♎ LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) These days, the devil is in the financial details. Many in your life are now involved in negotiations or in establishing relationships that will dramatically affect the whole rest of their economic lives. And things are developing quickly. You can see pitfalls that they cannot. In the days ahead, you will often find yourself in the position of having to protect friends and associates from those who would take advantage. Libra’s financial affairs will move forward soon but remain confusing. Break bad financial habits.

♏ SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Scorpios are tough but alert to subtle currents. You’ll need to draw heavily on both qualities in coming months and years. People need guidance badly but they will resist it. With energies low, conversations need to be short and to the point. Your intuition will tell you what they need to do and your toughness will make sure it happens. And it will have to be you. Scorpios have a monopoly on common sense and self-discipline, apparently. Important financial matters will move forward soon.

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♐ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) For the foreseeable future, your focus will be on the deep, unconscious patterns that govern all of your relationships. These patterns are usually hard to reach, let alone change. Now, you have special, hard won insight into the subtle rights and wrongs of relationships. The planets have also recently granted you the power to establish completely new patterns in relationships, new and old. For about the next six years, you’ll be dealing with the consequences of financial decisions made over the last six years.