Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Things are looking great for you. Your job scene continues to bring
promotions, work-related travel and praise from fellow workers. This is a good time to change jobs.

This is also the perfect year to improve your health. You might take a twofold approach: Stop doing something harmful (such as smoking); start doing something beneficial (such as exercising).

Later in the year, your closest relationships will be rewarding. This is a great time to commit to others or marry. Your mission in the next few years (and you must accept it) is to discover a healthy balance between involvement with others and saving some time and energy for yourself. This continues to be a time of culmination, where you will see the rewards of your past efforts.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Good news! You’re starting to prepare for your time of achievement, which is about three years away. Get further education or training. Travel, if possible, to hone your skills and be as performance-ready as possible for that big moment down the road. What is particularly auspicious is that Saturn will help you because it will be in a fellow Water Sign, which makes it work well with your Pisces Sun.

You’ll be able to lay the framework for your future success. Life will run more smoothly. Use this support to strengthen every facet of your life so that later, if challenged, you’ll be strong and ready.

You are blessed with warm family relations and opportunities to improve your home. Indeed, this is a great year for real-estate deals. As you approach next winter, plan on vacations, romance, love affairs and lots of fun.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
This year, your cherished dreams can come true because you are entering one of the most powerful times in your life. You will clearly see what’s working and what’s not. Drop what isn’t working, and don’t think of it as failure – just move on. This is your time of harvest, and every harvest reveals seeds that didn’t grow.

Some of you will graduate, have a baby, get married, receive a major promotion or strike out working on your own. Whatever happens will make you proud because you are entering one of the most rewarding times of your life. Late in the year, look for increasing opportunities to get the job you’ve always wanted. Things are coming up roses for you!

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Partnerships have been challenging over the past few years. As a consequence (perhaps due to a
breakup), the financial or practical support you’ve been getting might diminish or be removed. (Please note: This does not affect your own earnings.) But fear not.

It’s part of a grand plan to increase your fearless independence. These changes will force you to stand on your own two feet to prepare yourself for a fabulous career peak in five years. ("I’m as strong as a bull!") In addition, lucky Jupiter continues to boost your daily optimism.

When Jupiter moves to Leo in July, it will usher in a year-long window where your home and family life is wonderfully enriched and happy. Some of you will move to bigger digs. All of you will feel more affluent at home. Take note: The last part of 2013 is the best time in over a decade to buy or sell real estate.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Some years are more significant than others. This year is a major turning point for you. Since 1999, you’ve reinvented yourself and discovered what it is you do best. Now, for the first time in 14 years, you’re stepping out onto centre stage. "Tadah!"

For the next decade, your focus will be on your external world and your career; however, this shift of focus and increasing self-confidence will test existing partnerships. (Count on this.) You might face some challenges here. You’ll have to make adjustments.

Troubled relationships will end. But you can’t go back to the way things were because you’re moving forward and stepping out in the world. Opportunities to boost your earnings have arrived. (Yay!) Later in the year, your optimism will soar. Good times with siblings, short trips for pleasure plus chances to learn something new will excite and stimulate you.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You have much to look forward to this year because, for the first time since 2002, lucky Jupiter will enter your sign in July and stay there for a year. When Jupiter is in your sign, you feel happier and more fortunate. You more easily attract favourable circumstances and people to you.

Your confidence grows, and you are happier. This couldn’t occur at a more auspicious time for you because another major planetary change will make you question what you are doing with your life. Regardless of your age, you’ll ask yourself "What do I really want to be when I grow up?" Many will have increased responsibilities with children.

You might have a love affair with someone older or younger. Actually, all romantic connections will be serious. You want to be sure you’re on the right path. (It’s a good question for anyone to ask.)

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Lucky Jupiter continues to expand your world, bringing you people, resources, good fortune and joy. (Jupiter is also called Jove, hence the word "jovial.") In July, Jupiter will enter your Money House, triggering a year of opportunities to boost your earnings. Looking back, it’s pretty obvious you’ve redefined yourself since 2005.

In the next two years, your effectiveness as a human being will be tested. You will work hard, but there will be a payoff. You’ll soon see the fruits of your labour. Take care of your health, and treat your body like a fine tool that should be treasured.

In a few years, you’ll get major acknowledgments for your achievements. (This year is the beginning of that cycle.) Furthermore, by the end of this year, your poise and self-confidence will have increased.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This year is an important turning point for you. Around 2005, you entered an entirely new phase of your life, and in some ways this is completed now. This means that you will focus your attention on establishing a firm base for yourself in the world. You want a home you can count on.

You want to feel secure. This is why you might make another residential move or begin major repairs and improvements on your home. Whatever you’ve been "putting up with" will have to be addressed. (You can’t ignore it any longer.) Your home will demand attention.

You might also take on parental responsibility for someone. But the real reason you’re securing your base is that this is a time of new beginnings. Your popularity continues, but as the year wears on, your interest in spiritual matters will increase.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You started giving up people, places and jobs around 2005 to get ready to enter a whole new sandbox about five years ago. Soon, your image changed; you began to define who you were in new terms.

In the next few years, you’ll put the finishing touches on this "new you." These touches will relate to how you talk, think and listen, which is why you’ll be plunged into a different daily milieu.

You will either have a job change, a residential move or both. (You can count on this, even if right now it seems unlikely.) Relations with siblings might become challenging. Meanwhile, Jupiter guarantees a year of fun and popularity with others.

You’ll make new friends and acquaintances by joining clubs and groups. It’s important to know that friends can benefit you in the coming year. Be open to this. Accept their support. Whatever you put out now will come back to you in even greater quantity.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Wow! This year is a major turning point, perhaps the biggest since 1999. The next three years will be unusually introspective. In this time, you’ll learn a lot about yourself, and the more you get in touch with who you are, the more successful you will be in the future. You will likely choose to let go of commitments that rob the time you need to invest energy in yourself.

You might also find yourself in new surroundings, so different that you actually change your daily wardrobe. This is the perfect time to explore psychotherapy or consciousness-raising groups. You’ll delight in chances to travel and explore higher education, especially later this year. Meanwhile, the wealth and resources of others continue to bless you.

It’s all about you now. You’re at the beginning of a 30-year cycle, and you’re writing your script for a new movie.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You’re obsessed with cash flow, earnings and maintaining or repairing what you own. Since 2010, you have developed a better grasp of who you are. Now you’re entering a two-to-three-year window where you’ll define what you really value. If you don’t know what’s important to you, how can you make wise decisions for yourself?

Watch your finances carefully. Be economical. That said, marvellous travel opportunities abound for you. (You do love good hotels.) Organize your finances to get the most bang for your buck.

(Happiness is a positive cash flow.) By autumn, your profession and career will start to percolate. Expect a promotion, public recognition and certainly the respect of your peers. By the end of this year, you’re going to have your name up in lights.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Life has cycles of rising and falling, saving and spending and giving and taking. All Sagittarians are now entering a two-year window where they will let go of things. They’ll give up relationships, friendships, jobs, possessions, homes and perhaps even a country.

Since 2001, you have built an infrastructure and acquired things. However, because you’re going to enter a whole new scene around 2016 (if not before) you must let go of whatever is no longer relevant in your life.

This is why you’re going through closets, cupboards and drawers and getting rid of what you no longer need. Don’t think of this as a time of loss. Au contraire! You are lightening up so you can be freer. Partnerships are beneficial this year, and some of you might enter into a new partnership with someone older or richer. You will definitely benefit from others this year.

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