Forecasts for week beginning December 29, 2012

By Jonathan Cainer

Another January is coming upon us. Another New Year has arrived. All this, in itself, is more than some gloom mongers were expecting. They thought that when the Mayan calendar ran out, time would run out for all of us. Well, we are still here. And that is not the only way in which we will soon start to find ways to beat back the pessimistic expectations that seem to have surrounded so many people and situations of late. 2013 gets off to a surprisingly good start for most people and then proceeds to just get better and better.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
How many Januarys have you lived through? How many sets of New Year’s resolutions have you made? How many times have you set off towards the future full of bright hopes and high ideals – and how many times have you found that it is still just business as usual? You are not a natural cynic but you doubt that 2013 really is going to be any different. I can see all that but I simply have to tell you something. This absolutely is no ordinary month. Soon, at least some of those bright hopes will become shining realities.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
It looks rather as if you are feeling the pull of the wide blue yonder. Hearing the call of adventure and exploration, yearning to set out on a journey of discovery and delight. Or, perhaps, it is not the thought of an actual, physical, expedition that is enticing you this month. Maybe you just want to feel sure that this year, you really do experiment with new ideas and possibilities. That hunger for change, is nothing to fear. It is just a clear sign that January starts you out on a wonderful road to a great new phase of your future.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
Think, please, of a holiday-maker who has packed their bags ready for a journey. Where is their favourite book and item of clothing? In the bag that they have just checked into the hold. They have got it with them but they haven’t got immediate access to it. 2013 seems to be getting off to that kind of a start for you. Where is your luck, your enthusiasm, your ambition and your vision? If it seems to you as if all these things are missing, don’t despair. You have got a good year’s supply and it will all be back with you before long.

CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
Your greatest hope is that you won’t spend 2013 repeating the mistakes of 2012. You would like to feel that as you learn from past errors, you can start to enjoy life more. But are you sure that you know what you have done wrong? Perhaps some of the things that you feel most keen to correct, have more merit and meaning than you realise. This January, be open to the idea that you don’t have quite as many problems as you thought and that your year may yet bring the story of a surprisingly smooth journey to success.

LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Keen though you may be to make a fresh start in 2013, you don’t have to hit the ground running and push back every boundary in one fell swoop. Indeed, if you really want to begin as you mean to go on, pace yourself. Set one target at a time and break down into small chunks the big challenges that you can see looming up ahead of you. You can bring about the most wonderful improvements and the whole process definitely has the potential to begin in January but it needs to be slow and steady, not wild and instant.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
How different would you like your life to become in 2013? Be careful how you answer that – because, though you may see a situation that looks unlikely to alter, your astrological potential is greater and more dramatic than you may realise. Just a few smart choices, made with determination this January, could radically transform your future. You may think that you are only interested in making some minor adjustments but you will manage to tackle these very successfully. You may yet be amazed by the impact these have.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
They say that charity begins at home. Events this January, require you to adopt a more charitable attitude to some of your nearest and dearest. But it isn’t easy to feel forgiveness when you are looking at actions and behaviours that you have worked so hard to modify within yourself. Now, there is a good motto and even a resolution with which to commence 2013. It is time to start letting yourself off the hook. Take a kinder view of your own faults and foibles and the year may yet bring you a much easier path to tread.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
You have got an uncomfortable feeling about the beginning of 2013. You suspect that the first few weeks may prove to be the most challenging – and not just because you are setting yourself a brave and difficult resolution. It is more as if life, somehow, wants you properly to learn a lesson about the past before you can start to get your future into a more satisfactory shape. What is the fact that you feel afraid to face? Well, actually, it is nothing so scary. You are about to overcome a fear that has long dogged you, that’s all.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
You are going to like 2013, and it is going to like you. How can that be? Surely, a year doesn’t have emotional affiliations? Well, perhaps, not. But quite early in January, you will begin to get the distinct impression that something, somewhere in the cosmos, approves of you and is keen to supply as much support and assistance as it can. January won’t be entirely trouble free but then, you would be suspicious if it was. There is always a challenge of some kind. You are about to get a lot of support in rising to that challenge.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
As you plan your resolutions for the New Year, don’t set yourself too many tough targets. Remember, the best way to give up something old, is simply to take up something new. Venus will soon be passing through your sign, enabling you to see creative new solutions to tired and familiar problems. Not everything has to be an uphill struggle or an endurance test. Even though life isn’t always easy or fair, sometimes, magical things really do happen. You will soon start to find this an inspiring and heart-warming month.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
Mars will be in your sign all through January. You could hardly wish for a more auspicious start to the year. That is the energy you need, the power you seek, the motivation you require and it is also a clear suggestion that to accompany all this determination, there will be some real opportunity. The only risk attached to this otherwise ideal cosmic climate, is that you could end up becoming overly stubborn about one small matter and thus failing to see a much bigger picture. But you won’t let that happen, will you?

PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Why is this January different to any other January? The year has a different number but the pattern seems all too familiar. Resolutions get made and then start to prove too challenging. Great hopes expressed – and then the demands of day-to-day reality kick in. It has ever been thus and, actually, we should not be too hasty to assume that we know what is most likely. There truly are some fresh possibilities now, and any resemblance between this and some other New Year, is purely superficial. Don’t give up hope.

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