1st decan April 21 - 30
2nd decan May 1 - 10
3rd decan May 11 - 20
by Paolo Crimaldi
Despite the opposition of Saturn from the sign of Scorpio (which shouldn’t worry you too much), 2013 will be a significant year for you in terms of personal growth and achievement. Indeed, you’ll be able to pull your socks up, seize some good opportunities and realise those projects and ideas that you’ve cherished for a long time. Jupiter will be particularly benevolent toward you in the second half of the year, so that you’ll be ready to dive into a thousand tasks and embark on a lively social life. In this regard, a combination of various positive circumstances will allow you to make the most of your creativity and constructive energy, if you decide to set up any new important projects.
You’ll be the centre of a whirlwind of stimulating experiences, and your effective strategic skills will help you give your life greater stability, as long as you focus on those projects that are within reach and can be realised in the short term. So you’ll be keen on testing yourself in new adventures on a professional and social level, while your emotional life will be particularly lively and will have some unforgettable surprises in store for you.
On the other hand, Saturn in Scorpio will oppose your sign from the seventh Solar House, which is the sector symbolising couples and relationships in general. The planet will invite you (even brusquely) to go into action and define your sentimental relationships, family ties and friendships. Actually, Saturn might indicate some dead branches and invite you to cut them off or put an end to a moribund sentimental relationship to which you’ve been obsessively attached without any logic or reason. Actually, Saturn will also help you understand that you should free yourself of any useless or even harmful bonds, even if they have been significant for you. Moreover, the planet may invite you to take responsibility for one of your nearest and dearest, such as an elderly person who needs your support. Though it might be difficult at first, giving your help to him/her would be a good investment, which will reward you in the near future. Your efforts may not be recognised straight away, especially if you wish to be rewarded on an economic level, and you may have to wait longer than you expected. But in the end you’ll realise that you’ve made the right choice and get some satisfying results.
From a professional point of view, two periods of the year will be particularly promising. The first will be from February 5 to the early hours of April 14, when Mercury will shine in the brightest sector of your sky. Indeed, the planet will enhance your intuition and allow you to seize many profitable and rare opportunities. You’ll be prone to understand what to do and go into action in many situations. In this way, you’ll be able to restart in grand style, overcome easily any obstacles and endure any pains in order to achieve the goals about which you care the most.
The second favourable period of the year will be from May 31 to August 8, when you’ll be able to count on the encouraging sextiles of Mercury and Jupiter in Cancer. This positive combination will allow you to launch any important projects, find a new (or first) job, transfer, change your workplace and accomplish your top plans. Moreover, you’ll be able to increase your income, get a refund or collect on an old debt. In both periods, you should only be careful in dealing with any partners or co–workers and, if possible, try to go it alone, even if you need to take on some onerous commitments and responsibilities. Then you’ll achieve some satisfying results and be appreciated, as you deserve.
With regard to your emotional sphere, 2013 will have many special moments in store for you, since you’ll experience some profound emotions and attachments, which will surprise even you and the people you love. The year will start very well, since the trine of Venus in the sign of Capricorn will accompany you from January 9 to the early hours of February 2; indeed, the planet of love will bring stability and confidence in your sentimental sphere and will allow you to look ahead with far–sightedness. Actually, you’ll be able to make some interesting encounters over this period, if you’re looking for a committed relationship, and you might even fall in love near the New Moon on January 11. Of course, this period won’t be right for those of you who are going through a critical phase; nevertheless, you’ll have the opportunity to clarify and decide whether you want to get back your relationship or not. What matters is that you understand your needs and respect your own dignity.
Your season of love will begin on April 15 and will last until May 9; in this period, Venus and Mars in your sign will be particularly effective and will help you feel sensual, fascinating and even irresistible, especially if you want to win over a person whom you like. The seasonal spring will correspond to a mild spring for your heart, since you’ll be able to thaw out and yield to the allure of love and passion. Actually, the combination of emotions and fiery sensations will allow you to impress the person in whom you’re interested, and you may make an unforgettable encounter on April 29–30. In any case, remember that this magical period may also help you rediscover passion and complicity in your couple, appreciate the most pleasant aspects of your relationship and feel important for your partner.
Summer will be cheerful from July 22 to August 16, since you’ll continue to benefit from Venus and Mars, which will support you once again with their sextiles. Moreover, the compelling action of the trine offered by Pluto in Capricorn will make you brim over with profound emotions and overwhelming seductive powers. Actually, you’ll feel self–confident and daring, so that you may venture into the uncharted seas of love or decide to propose to someone you like, without any hesitation or fear of being rejected. Being confident and sure of your emotions will be a winning card in your social sphere too, whether you're single or already in a couple. This period will favour romantic adventures, as long as you know how to keep them secret.
Finally, Venus will give you an amazing year–end present. It will be retrograde in Capricorn from November 5 to the beginning of March 2014, so it will offer you a splendid long–term trine. This positive aspect will help you bring stability to your emotional life and meet people who can change it positively, especially if you’re ready to open your heart. Indeed, you’ll be sure of your amorous potential and you’ll understand clearly that you have much to offer your partner, or the person who chooses to begin a relationship with you. This period will be an ideal one for those of you who want to get married, begin to cohabit or make any long–term plans in order to reinforce your relationship. In this regard, the support of Mars in November will give you the opportunity to realise your top projects and resolve any minor problems on an economic, practical or bureaucratic level.