by Marika Maypop

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
2012 was pretty shitty for you, & you’ve entered 2013 with hopes of increased understanding & unlimited prospects. You’re so good at going at it alone that you sometimes feel entirely self-sufficient, but as last year taught you, you must utilize the perspectives that helpful comrades bring to the potluck of your consciousness. There are still difficulties to dodge or, by effort, to circumvent.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Your worldview is continuing to radically transform, & the chance to access opportunities for growth is there for you to take, but you must leave something behind in the process. Stop skipping town or failing to bottom-line the tasks you said you would as your crafty mind places the blame on others. Saturn in your relationship sector has its hardships, maybe a sense of isolation, but there are lessons in self-reliance coming your way. See your pals as mentors who support your innate determination.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Respecting diversity of tactics is a vital ethos, and in this time of illusions and ideals concerning the way you interact with others, it’s a good ethos to follow as you discover the deepest layers of your personality. Mercury in your sector of intimacy & personal evolution and Jupiter residing in your identity & self-concept sector mean your personal agenda prioritizes a conscious decision-making process and unintended exploration. This won’t be without fear but despite it, through determination & by any means possible.


CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You are called to inner contemplation, the kind where you find yourself at a vacant dive bar with your hoodie up, feeling somewhat stuck in your self-expression. Reaching out to active partnerships in your life for support and sustenance is vital, but don’t over-rely on connections that could result in a loss of self-focus. Give yourself some space without feeling guilty. Like a collective project in a sore spot, the biggest mistake would be to give in to discouragement and not try, perpetually adjusting for the long haul.


LEO (July 23-August 22)
Like a swarm-style demonstration, you’ve taken to wrestling with the cops inside your head with a multi-pronged approach. The struggle continues, but you’re endowed with the optimism and starry-eyed potential of what might turn out to be a brave new world, free from bigoted self-policing. There’s a good dose of hard-nosed practical thinking, & with Saturn in your home & family sector, you’re reassessing and renewing bonds, or perhaps tearing down the withering walls, literally & figuratively, in your living space.


VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Allies will help you overcome the painful carryovers from the past and enter a more wide-open future. There’s an emotional instability that seems scary, but with hearty self-care you’ll be in a better position to kick some habits to the curb. Communication & connection with your comrades is feeling stuck, but it could be the very changes happening within you are preventing you from connecting in the same old ways. Find new outlets to express yourself & show solidarity. Now’s a great time to start a penpalship with someone behind bars.


LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
The krewe/tribe/companer@s/family area of your solar chart is loaded, meaning that improvement of one kind or another is on your mind and in your heart. When these folks are positive in your life, there’s a surplus of security, which makes dealing with everything a little easier during this complex & fraught historical period. There’s some spaciousness here that doesn’t correspond to traditional arrangements, so now’s the time for a new thoughtful examination of the right to love whom you want, how you want, and as many as you want.


SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
You’re feeling real serious about your commitment to your personal goals & that involves a lot of inner work to battle with those demons of the past — demons that come in the form of old patterns of behavior stemming from early wounding. Don’t fret & become introverted, but rather open up to vulnerable communication with friends who will undoubtedly help you better understand yourself and hold you accountable for your dealings with others. With a pragmatic point of view you can best tackle this new year with a ‘beginner’ mind, in which everything is negotiable and nothing seems impossible.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
I ain’t trying to get too woo-woo here, but with Saturn emphasized in your twelfth sector of dreamwork and profound unconscious process, you’re super invested in unraveling spiritual anarchism while making a serious commitment to deeper meaning through the bullshit. Pluto’s meddling in your values & resources, including paper money, so you may be forced to examine what your values and sense of physical security really entail. You’ll realize even more that property is a joke, but meaningful correlations that parade as coincidences are to be cherished.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
You’ve been in a giant Food Not Bombs-style pressure cooker of transformation for a minute, and are beginning to recognize the signposts of your journey forward. Like hitching through Appalachia, new vistas emerge as you gain each ridge, and a new viewpoint enables you to see still more upward reaches that you might yet achieve. Your work is in creating an affinity group that more closely lines up with your current purpose, which also means you should spend some time redrafting your inner mission statement.


AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
You’ve been displaying a lot more enthusiasm than normal as the latest new moon clearly illuminated all those plans you have for the future. You are ready to make your more “professional” pursuits count for something you deeply believe in. Saturn acts as a double-edged sword for you right now by placing blockades in front of you which, even as they vex you, prove to be formative. Be careful: don’t be unnecessarily aggressive, but rather engage in inquiry through dialogue. Creative skill and self-expression will help you build the bridge from who you were to who you might become.


PISCES (February 19-March 20)
You’ve been harnessing your own energy to make some serious shifts in the way you relate to the mechanical gears of society. Now’s the time to throw your own unique version of a crescent wrench into the works. There’s a tug of war within you between private and public concerns, and with Saturn in the sector of higher mind, it looks like teaching and learning, as well as traveling are particularly important for you right now. Teach or take a free school class, then spend time in an unsettled circumstance, which will help you learn to fully accept yourself, even those dark shadowy parts.