january 2013 Horoscope: Predictions for Pisces
Like a Fish swimming happily in a school, you begin 2013 surrounded by your tribe—or seeking new kindred spirits and collaborators. The Sun is in Capricorn until January 19, energizing your eleventh house of group activity and teamwork. As you get your social groove on, you’re eager for fun new experiences, so rally the troops for some avant-garde culture: a live interactive trapeze show, a Czech film festival, a private chef’s tasting at a new raw restaurant. It’s a great time for networking, too, so pack some extra business cards or download the Bump app on your iPhone for easy contact info exchanges.
On January 11, the Capricorn new moon could bring an exciting new group opportunity. Team Pisces is coalescing, with ease and luck shining your way. Expect to perform powerful, earth-shattering alliances, with intense Pluto also in Capricorn—and possibly to root out some simmering group dynamics gone awry. Since love planet Venus and communicative Mercury are also in Capricorn, you manage to address any off-kilter issues with diplomacy, reconfiguring terms that work for everyone. There’s also the possibility of turning a friend into a lover…or maybe a lover into a friend. Your house of friendship is filled with kinetic, electric energy!
But before all those fireworks lead to burnout, a word of caution. Motivator Mars spends February in Aquarius, your twelfth house of rest and healing. Even if you wanted to burn the candle at both ends, your body, mind and spirit will impose some serious limits. The only candles you should be burning are the ones you light during a long, luxurious bubble bath. You hereby have permission to take as many breaks as you wish and need. Don’t overextend yourself, especially after January 19, when the Sun and mental Mercury also enter this surrender-land of your chart. Power down until the Sun enters Pisces again on February 18.
On January 26, a full moon in Leo, your sixth house of health and wellness, could bring a moment of stress, physical or otherwise. If you’ve put off decluttering, housecleaning or healthy eating resolutions, this day may show you just how urgent it is you take care of yourself and everything that makes your life run like a well-oiled machine. Slow down, and visit the health food store. Line your shelves need to be lined with Vitamin-C rich mangoes and grapefruit, and an endless supply of Emergen-C, to stave off any illness.
On January 30, lucky Jupiter moves direct (forward) in your fourth house of family and domesticity, where it’s been doing backstrokes since early October. The last four months have been challenging when it comes to your most personal foundations and roots. If you’ve had issues with a relative, or something in your home environment has felt uncertain, this planetary shift will make for smoother sailing. Did a move or real estate sale get delayed? Jupiter direct resumes the action. You could have a new address and a home you love before the end of June.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Friends become lovers, lovers become friends. As magnetic Venus electrifies Capricorn, your eleventh house of platonic connections, you might just find yourself looking at a buddy with a decidedly more amorous eye. Or maybe it’s the friend who takes you by surprise, showing up for a coffee date with roses, or suddenly being extra flirty. No best friends bearing benefits? No problem. Be proactive. Spread the word amongst your circle that you’re ready to be paired up. You never know—you might be giving the universe to the green light to send you your next big date, or love through mutual friends. Future best man or maid of honor…picture that! If you’re already in a relationship, Venus in Capricorn helps bring some lightness and levity to your relationship. Get out and socialize with your shared friends, a mix of couples and singles.
All month, spicy Mars is in Aquarius, your twelfth house of endings, perhaps revealing a need to deal with some unfinished business you still have with an ex. We don’t care if that guy who frequented tanning salons broke your trust ten years ago…if you’re letting that old hurt, anger and resentment creep into your present-day romantic entanglements, you’ve gotta do something about it. Perhaps there’s an unhealed issue in your current relationship, i.e. you thought you were over that foot-in-mouth comment your honey made about your procrastination tendencies, but in fact, you still feel self-conscious, every time you finish a deadline just after it’s due. Since the twelfth house rules secrets, you could find yourself in a hot-and-heavy attraction to someone who is unavailable or otherwise hiding something from you. If you get swept away by a no-good charmer, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Proceed with caution…a moment in the sheets could send your soft, sentimental heart straight to the streets. Winter: it’s not a good time to be emotionally homeless, if you catch our (snow)drift.
Besides, once lucky Jupiter moves direct (forward) in your fourth house of nurturing, family and home on January 30, you won’t go looking for emotional validation outside of yourself. With Jupiter here until June 25, a pregnancy is possible in the first half of the year. Or, if you’re not dreaming of onesies and 3:00 a.m. feedings, you might just find it easier to express yourself in conversation or even in letters. Ah, the sweet relief of not repressing your sentiments.
MONEY & CAREER:
Two heads are better than one, Pisces, but with the small army of planets in Capricorn, your eleventh house of teamwork, you’re thinking that maybe, just maybe, 20 heads are even better than two. Yep, as the year begins, you’re in a collaborative mood. With powerful Pluto, magnetic Venus, the bold Sun and clever Mercury heating up this group sector of your chart throughout the month, you’re naturally tuned into your tribe. In an ideal world, each player’s respective light will shine…and you’re just the person to inspire everyone to deliver his absolute best performance.
On January 11, a Capricorn new moon helps a group or humanitarian effort get off to a powerful start. Since the eleventh house also rules technology, it’s also a perfect day to launch a new web-based venture or to blaze your message through the social media channels. Perhaps you shoot and edit a video, something that plays up your glamorous side and speaks to your intended audience on multiple levels. (Never underestimate the power of pairing just the right song with your spoken and visual message.) On this day, you might also want to link up with the heavy hitters, since chatty Mercury and powerful Pluto are nearby, also in Capricorn. Together, these planets offer you a potent opportunity to deliver a persuasive and impactful message, perhaps in a written proposal, or via your own creative posting. Beautifying Venus here makes whatever you put out there downright magnetic. Start by taking up-to-date (and message-appropriate) headshots, freshening up (or launching) a blog or Twitter profile, or putting yourself out there on LinkedIn if you’re job prospecting.
Watch that stress-o-meter! On January 26, a full moon in Leo, your sixth house of smoothly-running systems, could bring a hot second or two of tension. Instead of running this issue over and over in your head, get organized. Hire a professional organizer to clean out your file cabinets and revamp your contact database, if need be. Or deal with a pressing health issue—chronic migraine, low iron—that’s getting in the way of your overall performance and energy. With this dramatic full moon at a challenging angle to Saturn in your ninth house of exuberant optimism and risk-taking, you may be spinning one too many plates. The only solution to having bitten off more than you can chew is to slow down and start saying that word you’re not so fond of: “no.”
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL:
Let’s get physical! As several planets—the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto—move through Capricorn, your eleventh house of group activity, your best bet for achieving your wellness goals is via team activity. Round up your crew and head to the gym for an impromptu cardio dance class or pickup basketball game. Maybe you and your friends want to hit salsa Saturdays at the club, having fun and getting your sweat on.
With high octane Mars moving through Aquarius, your twelfth house of rest and closure, you may not be feeling so peppy. This energetic slow-down prompts you to sleep later, as well as go to bed earlier. Since the twelfth house also rules dreams, you might discover that your nocturnal wanderings are laden with prophetic messages (possibly ones that are stressful to process). Or you might just get full-on, open-eyed insomnia. During this extra-sensitive month, you might even want to banish electronics from your sleeping area. Or, if you can’t remove your computer and smartphone, then at least place a piece of fabric over them. It may sound weird, but this minor barrier between you and the outside world could be just what you need to sleep better, and signal to yourself that you’re not a 24-hour conduit to energies, stresses and excitements of the world outside. You’ll need to save your strength for late February, when the Sun moves into Pisces. For now, take on less, especially around January 19, when the Sun joins Mars in Aquarius, your most hazy and restful house.
On January 26, a full moon in Leo, your sixth house of health, could be just the wake-up call you need to excise a nasty habit once and for all. Or perhaps you are able to get to the root of a lingering health problem. The solution could be found in a multivitamin, just as easily as in your head. If your own negativity or incessant complaining is the culprit, perhaps it’s time to take full-on responsibility for who you are in the world. No more martyrdom, Pisces. Since this full moon is squaring strict Saturn in Scorpio, your ninth house of spirituality, perhaps the key to taming tension is finding your own version of transcendence. If you feel shaken, shore up your faith, perhaps by beginning studies in the metaphysical world. Adopting a positive philosophy will work wonders now, especially when it comes to silencing your inner Debbie Downer.
On January 30, all things domestic take a turn for the better. After four months of turbulence on the home front, you can breathe a sigh of relief as lucky Jupiter moves direct (forward) in Gemini, your fourth house of home and family. Let the nesting resume! Slowdowns in your personal life start to speed up, as you’re getting a more clear and open feeling about everything and everyone that nurtures you…starting with yourself, of course. After this retrograde (backward) period, where you reevaluated your inner and outer sanctuaries, you’ve realized that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity. Your relationship with your mother, children or a female relative may have gone through some uncomfortable but necessary changes. Now, you can see how the growing pains were worthwhile, as these relationships settle into a more high-minded (and less codependent) groove. Feeling a touch of baby fever? Jupiter is in Gemini until June 25, a fortuitous time for a pregnancy. Can you say ma-ma?
Love Days: 26, 2
Money Days: 10, 18
Luck Days: 8, 16
Off Days: 28, 6