YOUR YEAR AHEAD – 2013
BY TIM STEPHENS
Economically, we’ve groped through a dark and stormy
night since 2007; but in mid-2012 the first cool, shy sunlight bathed our souls.
The U.S. recovery predicted last year has begun – and should last into mid-2015,
when worldwide inflation or deflation begins in earnest. The “fiscal cliff”
won’t be steep.
As the U.S. goes, so Canada – to a point. Oil prices
remain soft for the first six months, impacting the West. The real estate
market, boosted since 2009 by Ottawa’s low interest rates, now holds these as a
soft-landing parachute – until 2015. Though relative stability rules, August
might bring an “early warning jolt.”
Generally, investors remain luckier than wage earners.
Many advances will be made in transportation and communications.
Governments, institutions, hospitals, factories – all
swell like sponges in water. Technologies will fight each other – e.g., Apple
vs. Samsung. We’ll see even more severe clashes of army-v-citizens or
hierarchy-v-rebels. The U.S. might enter/start a small, brief war in June/July.
Dreamers and mystics square off against logical
pragmatists. This creates marijuana wars. Hospital wars. Naval expansions and
confrontations. Spirituality will flourish, as will research in ocean sciences,
optics and astrophysics. Everyday business will go well; large matters such as
international trade will meet (legal) barriers.
On cultural fronts, the sexy, grisly, dark crime shows
(Bones, CSI, etc.) will lose audience. Brighter, lighter fare will catch the
ratings train. We’ll see more “Mom knows best” family value shows. Homelessness
as dark comedy.
We should delay starting new projects or relationships
from February 23 to March 17, June 26 to July 20, and October 21 to November 10.
Don’t start a new love or cultural affair December 21 to January 31, 2014..
- (March 21-April 19)
Through June, life’s fun,
fast, filled with new acquaintances, short trips, talks and
visits. Enjoy life without worry. Explore and learn.
The second half of 2013 grows more serious – and rewarding.
You face the best real estate luck in a decade. Buy, sell or
renovate, or seek a better rental. Affection, optimism and
cheer fill the home. Visitors from afar might arrive. You’ll
benefit from a home office. This is a splendid interval to
put down roots, build foundations, to birth or adopt a
child, even to expand sales territory. You will face a
consequential choice, especially in early August, between
home/quietude and ambition/career. Choose home.
Your career continues to change – this spring and autumn,
you might rebel against the powers that be; your future
plans are involved. Friends arrive in January/February. Your
magnetism and determination impress others March/April. A
friendly, light romance could start June/July. Contain your
impatience, your rough side, in July/August and December.
Romance flares September/October. All year, intimacy – and
finances – are slow, weighty, but rewarding. Earnings might
ebb, but they’ll rebound in 2014.
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
The money vault remains
open until late June, Taurus. Buy and sell, chase new
clients, ask for a pay raise or promotion. What you
achieve now (even non-monetarily) can boost you to an
earnings plateau that will last for decades. Money
could swell from research, investigation, investments,
networking, international contacts or higher
July begins 12 months of travel, variety,
communication, paperwork and friendship. Your
curiosity can lead to new research projects and
investment opportunities and/or to a fine sensual
All year, others respond slowly in love and business;
yet behind that reluctance affection and respect are
growing, so don’t give up after your first approach –
try, try again. All year, you’ll gain from
interaction, lose from being overly-independent.
Someone whispers sweet things in January. Light
romantic prospects fill February – what seems over
will gain a second life, right into April. Your sexual
magnetism glows in May – beware entering a verboten
bond. Avoid temper in September/October, just when
romance surges. Two love candidates fill November with
decisions: your choice could start a major love
- (May 21-June 20)
Your luck soars February
to June! You’re in charge: you can relocate (or not)
pick your lover/mate (or freedom) and choose between
many opportunities in business and friendship. Travel
abroad, attend higher education, work in publishing or
other idea-oriented fields, seek fame, advertise your
business, or simply shake a lot more hands. All bring
more luck than you expect!
Despite this luck, you might remain wounded from the
relationship upheavals of the last 15 years. But
that’s over. Spread your emotional arms wide now:
someone will fill the space.
From July onward, a money boat docks in your harbour.
Do everything to boost your income in a permanent way.
A partnership or new vista plays a key role. Hands-on
work is recommended, though it will be hard. Avoid
delegating. Avoid government offices. Pay taxes
Love is better the first six months; sex increases the
last six. Someone’s attracted January/February. A
friendly romance fills April. Your courage and
magnetism soar in June. A marriageable attraction
lights the autumn, but don’t change homes or start
co-habiting in October/November.
- (June 21-July 22)
Until late June, your
luck hides in quiet places: home, government offices,
institutions, warehouses. Delegate chores, rest and
recuperate. This is a great time to study, plan,
reconnect with your spirit, and perform charitable
In the second half of 2013 your fortunes do a 180 turn
– success, cheerfulness and optimism radiate from you.
Employment prospects brighten. You might cross
international borders. You can gain from
import/export, publishing, higher learning and legal
Don’t build castles on shaky, imagined foundations in
January/February. (This illusion might be rooted in
the summer of 2012.) Someone who makes promises might
All year, chase deep romance; let the light stuff go.
True, life-long love might arrive(anytime now to
2024). An exciting person draws you in January. An old
flame enlivens March. A confidant flirts in June. Your
sexual magnetism soars all summer. October to December
brings a complicated but fascinating heart thrill.
Work grows intense in January, affectionate in
February. Management likes you. Your ambition soars
March/April and mid-summer. DON’T let a lawsuit start,
February/March. Nutrition improves health.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Wishes come true before
July, Leo. Your popularity soars. If you’re single, a
light, friendly romance seems almost inevitable. It
could turn sweetly serious, as you sense a growing
depth of communion. You and others are in a marrying
mood, especially January through April. Downplay
arguments in January.
July (to mid-2014) brings a quieter mood. Rest,
recuperate. Meditate, contemplate where you’ve been
and where you want to go. Make plans for next year.
Deal with civil servants, be charitable and spiritual,
clear up neglected chores and obligations. You might
be promoted to a more managerial role, or move up the
administrative ladder this summer.
Don’t argue with the boss in May. Meet impatience with
a smile. All year, avoid changing careers/jobs: you’d
likely jump to something worse. Don’t try to get ahead
by skirting boundaries.
Your magnetism surges September into mid-October.
December fills your heart with romantic notions. If
you’re attached, shower your love with little gifts.
Take a deep rest in November. All year, your home and
children demand – and repay – additional care and
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your career and
reputation surge to a June peak. You could be
promoted, gain renown, or grab a business opportunity.
Bosses and parents-in-law love you. You might have to
quit one job/career in order to grab the bigger
benefits of another.
July onward (to mid-2014) brings celebration. Your
popularity rises, flirtations and light romance spring
up everywhere. Your life fills with group activities,
entertainment, wish fulfillment and many plans for the
Your investments and assets face more changes. Be
safe, not risk-prone. Ignore “persuaders.”
Seductive, mystical Neptune recently entered your
marriage sign for a long, long stay. A very different,
puzzling, fascinating “type” attracts you. Reject
substance abusers, accept dreamers. If you are already
married, you will either feel your mate has grown more
puzzling (but you love it) or you’ll feel unfulfilled,
your mate seems to be “old stuff.” Old flames and old
friends waltz into your life in March, July and this
All year, avoid legal hassles. This isn’t the best
year for international travel or for beginning a
higher education program.
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Through June, you’ll
gain from higher education, far travel, and cultural
involvements. If you face a lawsuit, you’re likely to
win. If single, you might wed. The best kind of love
From July onward your ambitions sprout – this month
begins one of the luckiest career or business years of
your life. Higher-ups want to back you. Love, travel
and/or culture could be involved in a successful
venture. (For example, you might marry – up.) Charge
All year, you continue to be bothered by domestic
pressures or changes. You might make money from or
spend it on, real estate. Be frugal; your income is
mildly restricted all year. Avoid big investments, and
commitments based solely on sexual desire. Protect
your digestive tract.
Eccentric, fascinating people enter. Your romantic
courage could capture a future life mate in January.
Someone impresses you in early spring – but is it love
or competition? Be careful April/May: a clandestine
love is a doorway to sorrow. A wedding, or a
long-distance love, could arrive in June. Friends
bring romantic wishes true this autumn.
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
February to June invites
you to a banquet of opportunities in finances, sexual
intimacy, and lifestyle changes. Delve beneath the
surface – this leads to profitable insights, even to
treasure. Chose investments that yield earnings. Your
progress in physical or emotional therapy will please
you. An inheritance or settlement (e.g., from divorce)
is very possible.
July onward (to mid-2014) opens lucky doors to
international travel, school, legal affairs,
publishing, and love. If you’re unattached, this
second half can bring one of the sweetest, most
uplifting affairs of your life. However, you would be
wise not to marry or co-habit before March 2014.
January and September/October might bring a promotion.
Be gentle with family members in January. Avoid
You have just entered a huge creative and
child-oriented phase, lasting to 2025. Love just gets
better! Old flames appear in March or July. Relations
are fiery April/May. June is sexy; a co-worker sings
your song. (You might also make a huge June machinery
purchase.) You attract others September/October, but
your heart grows indecisive – right into early 2014.
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
A whole new world,
packed with opportunity, awaits you. February to June,
you can luckily relocate, marry, negotiate a contract,
and profitably deal with strangers or the public at
large. Fame is possible! Your luck emerges from
relationships, so be willing to befriend, co-operate
and cultivate others.
July (into 2014) brings splendid luck in sexual
bonding, pregnancy, finances, investments and debt,
lifestyle changes, research and health diagnoses. This
period will steer the fortunate links of 2013’s first
half into intimacy and bonding; business links veer
into funding. This is an excellent time to set up an
investment program – but avoid speculation, especially
in August. Sidestep legal hassles September/October.
Unattached singles find potential mates, happy couples
find adventure and travel, and unhappy couples are
likely to separate/divorce this year. March/April
light your romantic fires – and determination. The
summer intensifies relationships, turns them steamy.
Though your progress might seem snail-like in
management zones, keep at this area: it creates deep
future benefits. Avoid expanding hands-on work. Be
diplomatic with impatient bosses and parents this
autumn – smile!
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
The first half of 2013
is pure slogging – work, health, watching the kids,
repairing machinery, etc. Eat and dress sensibly.
Overtime fattens your bank account, especially in
February and June. You might be promoted laterally to
a bigger task.
By July the drudgery ends – this month into mid-2014,
you’ll face lucky chances to relocate, gain new
clients, move to a better job, to marry, negotiate
lucrative contracts, even to touch fame. But all your
luck emerges from goodwill, so treat others kindly and
eagerly. You’re immersed in a decade of
“self-reconstruction” – 2013/14 forms the
“interaction” phase of this. Quality time will
diminish stress on the home front.
January offers a sensual link. The spring brings
friends. All year, be with light, happy people rather
than seek heart-pounding amour. A light, fun link
could become a major affair, even marriage. This
summer, you move swiftly from attraction to intimacy.
You could wed by September, while unhappy couples
might separate. In November, you become unforgettably
charming to someone – this could lead to powerful love
developments in 2014.
A powerful romantic
trend, delayed since last autumn, grows rockets from
February to July. If you aren’t yet in love, you
likely will be! Attend functions in February – someone
will be attracted. Travel and romance mix in
March/April. May brings sweet feelings and home strife
– be gentle with kids and spouse. By June, love
potentials soar. Someone you considered a friend might
July brings work – a ton of it, stretching into
mid-2014. Computers or electrical systems need
attention. This work period will fatten your bank
account, and it sets you in place for a promotion.
Don’t quit a job. Be extra ambitious from November
into March 2014 – a management role hangs in the
balance. Take care of your daily health: eat and dress
Relationships grow fiery August to October: this could
bring love or enmity – or both in one package. Love’s
light and friendly in October – yet can grow intimate
All year, avoid retreating into “security mode,”
becoming entwined in domestic responsibilities, or
investing in food/shelter areas. Do not buy real
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
Use the first half of
2013 to secure your base, Pisces. Rest, get your
beauty sleep, firm up foundations in business, and –
hugely lucky now – buy/sell or renovate property. If
you’re a parent, put the children on a stable course:
apply for future schools, start savings programs, give
them extra hugs. Adoption succeeds.
This strengthening of your base will give you the
strength and freedom to grasp the splendid offerings
of July 2013 to July/14. Good fortune will touch your
career, your creative efforts, and your romantic
activities. Expect adventure, games, far-flung
travels. You’re on a winning streak!
All year, choose far travel over short, legal
documents over casual promises, the profound over the
casual. You might fall madly in love after June. An
old flame might appear in February/March, when you
simmer with sensual magnetism – but many changes of
heart can occur. Old flames haunt July (passion’s
high) and October/November (tempers and gentle love
mix).Your social life brings a parade of sweet
prospects from November to March 2014.
Rashes, cuts or burns might need attention