- Thursday, 03 January 2013
- Written by Judi Vitale
The outer planet changes we have experienced recently - Pluto to Capricorn, Neptune to Pisces, Uranus to Aries - created a lot of tumult, and the fact they will stay put for awhile will make 2013 calmer. Yet, there will still be an undercurrent of difficulty that will not allow us to settle or feel as though we're in the clear. Change is difficult, and the continuing battle between the powerhouse planets Uranus and Pluto will drive that point home with a vengeance. While we struggle to make our way to something new, we must be careful about what we create to replace the old. The best bet, as always, is to remain close to our spiritual center, and be prepared for anything and everything. Although it isn't a case of "all is lost", it is a matter of accepting the transient nature of the material world, and embracing that which is far more meaningful than any object we can own.
The key dates, when events might be triggered, are May 20th and November 1st, when these two planets will be exactly 90 degrees away from another, forming a square angle, in the sky.
The other celestial events that can produce accelerated activity are the eclipses. This year, they will take place on April 25th (Scorpio), May 9th-10th( Taurus), May 25th(Sagittarius), October 18th-19th(Aries) and November 3rd (Scorpio).
There seems to be a big emphasis on the water signs, with the eclipses as well as with another big event this year. A Grand Sextile will take place on July 29th, and it will involve Neptune in Pisces, the moon in Taurus, Jupiter and Mars in Cancer, Venus in Virgo, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. This configuration isn't particularly active, but it is inspirational. Try to th ink of ways you can get in touch with who you are on the inside.
Most of us love to hate Mercury Retrograde, because it interferes with our ability to make connections, creates disruptions in technology and transportation and can cause us to miss seeing what's in the fine print. Here are the times when we'll have to work with that this year. Notice, once again - the retrograde periods all take place in the Water Signs.
Mercury will be retrograde February 23rd-March 17th in Pisces, June 26th-July 20th in Cancer, and October 21st-November 10th in Scorpio.
Other major motions include Jupiter coming out of retrograde January 30th, then moving into the sign of Cancer June 25th. It will go retrograde again on November 6th-7th. Saturn's retrograde extends from February 18th-July 7th-8th, Uranus July 17th-December 17th, Neptune June 7th-November 13th, and Pluto April 12th-September 20th.
For those of you who follow Asian astrology, it will be the Year of the Snake as of February 10th.
I wish all of you a blessed, joyful, prosperous and productive 2013.
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