2013 Scorpio: Extreme makeover
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The pressure is on you this year, Scorpio, as your past and future meet in an intense whirlwind of transformation that affects many areas of your life. You will get what you deserve as karmic Saturn spends the entire year in your formidable sign. The Taskmaster's shift into passionate Scorpio on October 5, 2012, set into motion a period of significant endings and beginnings that change your life, bringing professional fulfillment along with personal difficulties. Saturn remains in Scorpio and your 1st House of Self until December 23, 2014, giving you plenty of time to redirect your life in a way that's more suitable to your long-term goals. You can now achieve deep satisfaction in areas where you have applied methodical efforts and persistence over the past few years. However, you will also be confronted with the realization that some things have not worked out in your best interest. It's time to cut your losses and acknowledge that today's failures can become tomorrow's successes if you have the wisdom to let go without a struggle. For example, you may receive a hard-earned promotion at work while facing difficult decisions in a floundering relationship. Fortunately, you Scorpios thrive in the transformational fires of the forge, emerging stronger and better than ever.
Bolts of lightening
Although you typically prefer steady and gradual change as your method of growth, when shocking Uranus forms two dynamic squares to unstoppable Pluto this year, you'll experience unexpected changes that release previously suppressed emotions. You are in a long-term process of re-evaluating and updating the assumptions on which you structure your thinking as your key planet Pluto slowly moves through your 3rd House of Learning. However, Uranus in your 6th House of Self-Improvement electrifies your life with lightning bolts of awareness as it squares powerful Pluto on May 20 and November 1. Change occurs in sudden energetic bursts that can turn your life upside down, empowering you to break free from old habits, restrictive jobs, and boring routines. These exciting and revolutionary aspects are part of a series that began on June 24, 2012, culminating on March 16, 2015.
The softer side
Stern Saturn's current visit to mysterious Scorpio makes it harder to express your feelings as you build a wall between you and the outer world. Meanwhile, spiritual Neptune's long-term visit to compassionate Pisces helps to soften your heart. A harmonizing Saturn-Neptune trine on June 11 that recurs July 19 creates a magical balance between your ideals and dreams and your ability to make them real.
On June 25, propitious Jupiter enters sensitive Cancer for a yearlong visit that enriches your emotional life and expands your intuitive faculties. Even if you enjoy the idea of staying home and entertaining, you're still likely to venture out to visit friends and family when Jupiter moves through your 9th House of Adventure. Additionally, Jupiter's Grand Water Trine with Saturn and Neptune from July 17 - 19 is an ideal time to initiate a new project, do a bit of traveling, or just kick back and enjoy the pleasures of life.