A great time to get your life in order.
By Lilly Roddy
We are feeling the push of the new year as people actually take their new year’s resolutions seriously this month. It’s a great time to get your life in order. During the first half of the month we are very goal-oriented, but later in January we mellow out and become less agitated about things. The 3rd, 7th, and 16th are especially tense days. Look for the New Moon on the 11th to give us a boost toward keeping our resolutions. • Good energy days this month are the 4th, 9th, 18th, 22nd, and 24th. Days for mental health holidays are the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 12th, 16th, 25th, and 30th. • The sun enters Aquarius on the 19th. Mercury starts off in Capricorn, but then enters Aquarius on the 18th. Venus is in Sagittarius as the month begins, but chips her way into Capricorn on the 8th. Mars is drifting through Aquarius all month. Jupiter remains in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn.
Aries (March 21–April 19). This is always a busy time of the year for you. You are naturally drawn to be focused on your career and your public face. You are looking for brand-new directions in your life, and this is a good month to put new plans into action. Friends and social organizations will be more helpful as you go through the month. Don’t feel that you have to do it all on your own. Continue to focus on your finances, and stay the course with careful and conservative planning.
Taurus (April 20–May 20). This is a great month for action. You have been in a planning mode since last October, so this is the right time to take action on those new projects. You may not be very patient this month, especially if people can’t get on board with your projects. Relationships need to be reviewed. Make sure you are clear about what you want for yourself, so those needs can be communicated clearly to your partner. Relationship energies are especially tense near the end of the month.
Gemini (May 21–June 21). You certainly had a busy 2012, and that will continue and even accelerate after this month. You now have a more objective viewpoint and can better see where you’re headed. You can develop good plans for yourself this month. It’s an especially great time to change your diet and improve your overall health. A few of you are ready to take a trip out of town to get away from everything. Follow your impulses.
Cancer (June 22–July 22). There’s so much change going on with the Moon Kids that we almost can’t keep up! You are looking to reinvent your career, and you could be feeling trapped or just bored with what you’ve always done. You could be looking for a new project or even thinking about starting your own business. Relationships need some overhauling—don’t let them go because of your neglect. Yes, they are very challenging, so be clear about what you want and initiate that conversation rather than just waiting to respond to your partner.
Leo (July 23–August 22). This is finally your time to get organized. You may have been somewhat stressed during the holidays waiting for this moment to arrive—it would have been hard to organize while everyone else was having their festivals! This is a good year for you to really stick to your resolutions. Relationship energies are very active during January. If you are single, this is a good time to be out on the hunt. If you are involved, then adding some spice and adventure would be very good. Otherwise, the relationship could turn inward and anger may surface. Keep expanding your social network—it’s paying off.
Virgo (August 23–September 22). You start the month in a very useful and creative mood. You are feeling more organized, and that will continue this month. This is a good time to really promote your business or even to seek a better position in another company. You are feeling more confident. This is an excellent month for you to resume your health regimen. Relationships may be confusing this month. Part of you just wants to be alone, and part of you wants the perfect partner. You can’t have both. Ask for what you want so your partner knows.
Libra (September 23–October 23). Family time is highlighted this month, and you are ready to continue family traditions through the end of January. This is a great time to focus on your family history. You have been exploring your past, and you deepen that search in 2013. You are a bit more introverted than normal, but that can be good for healing old family wounds and getting the negativity out of your life. You are in a much lighter mood toward the end of the month. Look for a new hobby to pursue. Exercise your creativity!
Scorpio (October 24–November 21). You have been involved with goal setting and action, and this only increases as we begin the new year. You are getting your daily affairs in order this month. New year’s resolutions will have more significance for Scorpios than for anyone else. You are very serious about making your life easier and simpler to manage. Make sure you spend some time at home this month with friends wand family. Some of you may be making home repairs, and others will be having social gatherings in their homes.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21). This month you are focused on long-term security and getting your ducks in a row. You have been working consistently on making your life easier. You want to express a more creative side of your personality, and also eliminate the parts of your life you don’t care for. Relationships are currently very positive in your life. If you are single, it’s a great time to see what’s out there. If you are involved, this is a time to enjoy your partner. Get out of your routine this month.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19). Happy birthday to all the Capricorns! Your personal new year coincides with the Gregorian calendar’s new year, and you have a very strong urge to clean out negative or rotten things in your life. You are redefining the burdens that you are willing to bear. You have backed off of some career ambitions while you search for more personal freedom in your life. You’ll be focusing more on your personal and financial resources toward the end of the month.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18). You have been through a busier-than-usual holiday season, and you’re ready for a break. Your social activities continue to increase throughout 2013, so you may not be getting much of a break. You have a lot of projects in mind, and you are anxious to get to them. This will be helped by Mars, planet of action, moving through your sign this month. But you do need more time alone, so make sure you take some time off so you don’t feel trapped. Career issues are really beginning to make you sit up and think. Get ready for some new directions there.
Pisces (February 19–March 20). You have been so busy the last couple of months, and you were never really clear about the reason for all the rush. Career has had your attention, and you are getting things more to your liking at work. You’ve also been going through your list of friends and getting rid of a few. You also want to involve yourself in activities that have more meaning and purpose. Group activities still hold sway over you for most of the month, but you’ll try to get away from those in late January.