Here comes 2013, whipping in on the winds of change, and it's only the beginning!
Master astrologers Rick Levine and Jeff Jawer point out that we are in a time of total transformation, personally and globally, which is reflected by a series of epic astrological events between now and 2015.
With so many upcoming cosmic events, Rick and Jeff have zeroed in on one key piece of advice for every sign. So get your Big Picture Yearly Astrology Forecast, then look up your zodiac sign below for Rick and Jeff's for advice for 2013!
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Pace Yourself: You tend to rush things, Aries, perhaps because you lack self-confidence, or you're unconsciously convinced you'll never reach your goals. Yes, acting impulsively gives you an adrenaline rush that makes life feel more exciting. Just remember that operating at high speed and leaping without looking are unlikely to produce the lasting results you want. Instead, work on cultivating patience and planning strategically for your future. Slowing down to enjoy life's sweet moments is good practice for learning to take your time as you attack life's bigger challenges.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A Brand-New You: The world is in a state of metamorphosis, and you have no choice but to evolve with it. Too much resistance will only heighten your frustration and leave you unhappy. In the long run, of course, everything must change, including you. However, once you realize the inevitability of this break from the past, you'll not only see exciting opportunities, but you'll grow enthusiastic about the new life that lies ahead.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Every Choice Matters: The many gifts of discovery you receive this year can fill you with gratitude. But it's not giving thanks that will turn these presents into lasting sources of joy and fulfillment. You could easily lose your sense of priorities in a flood of information and experiences that tickle your curious fancy. A brief smile of recognition is generally sufficient. Work to quickly let go of trivial concepts, clearing your mind to focus on essential ideas that will positively change your life.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Reach Out and Receive: Nourish your personal growth this year by allowing yourself to have new experiences. Although you long to feel safe and secure, receiving what you want requires you to broaden your horizons. Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone instead of waiting for good things to come to your doorstep. You don't have to take major risks, but you can greatly benefit by going beyond your normal limits, even when it's a little scary.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Wise Beyond Words: Magic happens as you watch more and say less. When you quiet yourself and drop the need to impress others, rivers of information flow in your direction. These are connections from the world to your innermost self, which weave a fabric of meaning and purpose that requires no explanation. This awareness is the silent knowing that cannot be found in any book, but has been streaming through your veins since the day you were born and now reappears to illuminate your soul and inspire your ambitions.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: You normally prefer a more objective view of the world, so you may feel a bit disoriented with so many planets in emotional water signs this year. However, resistance to powerful waves of feelings is futile and will only bring frustration and exhaustion. Instead of fearfully holding onto the status quo, trust the wisdom of the cosmos by pushing away from the shore and into the strong currents. If you lose your bearings, the best way to prevent instability is to focus on the horizon and your future goals rather than looking back to the past.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Use Your Sixth Sense: Don't let the limits of logic and your need to explain yourself to others get in the way of the rising wave of intuition that's accessible to you this year. Reason is necessary much of the time, and objectivity is one of your greatest gifts. Nevertheless, emotion and instinct can teach you more and take you farther than facts alone. Your most meaningful discoveries may not be translatable into words, but this doesn't make them any less real. There is a well of wisdom beyond language available now that can enrich your body, mind, and soul.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Be True to Yourself: Stand up for those things and people that you consider to be most important in your life, because whatever you do this year will have lasting consequences. However, don't exhaust yourself trying to force your will onto the world when circumstances indicate that it's wiser to choose another direction. Be brave enough to start something new, but finish up old business and tie up loose ends before you move on.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Follow Your Instincts: Your most important challenge this year is making the best choices in relationships. Many people may find you desirable, providing additional chances to socialize personally and professionally. Yet good might not be good enough if it keeps you from connecting with the person who can offer you so much more. Slow down and take the time to listen to what's in your heart instead of allowing impulsive thinking to dictate your decisions.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Go with the Flow: When you're riding a bicycle, it's easier to stay balanced if you're moving than if you're sitting still. Likewise, as the speed of change in your life picks up, it's a mistake to hold tightly to the present moment thinking it offers you more security than the unknown future. Unfortunately, you could court unnecessary danger if you try to stay in one place this year. Once you accept that resistance is futile, you can find comfort by keeping pace with the accelerating currents, and surprisingly discover that it's not as difficult to maintain your equilibrium when you are in motion.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Agility Creates Options: Your incessant need to be right can get in the way of learning, growing, and discovering more effective ways to run your life. Recognizing there are many different roads to happiness frees you from hanging on to impossible goals and unrealistic expectations. Adaptability, innovation, and exploration are more rewarding allies than persistence in the face of unyielding obstacles. When you run into walls, back up and look for ways to go around them instead of trying to knock them down.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Integrate Instinct and Intellect: Yes, innumerable little events and experiences seem to require rapid responses. Nevertheless, taking a big-picture view of your life will offer you the best results. Imagine yourself as a giant cruise ship that cannot turn on a dime. This unique perspective puts you in a more strategic place where you can contemplate your actions and their possible ramifications in advance. This process, though, is more than just intellectual; your emotions are a valuable source of information and inspiration. When both feeling and thinking are equal partners in your decisions, success and fulfillment are much more likely to follow.