The First Quarter Moon occurs early into the day when the Sun in Taurus
squares off with the Leo Moon. There is
a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel
compelled to take action. Shortly after, we are made aware of
how our actions affect those close to us, perhaps through trial
and error. Whatever project or initiative we began at the New
Moon last week is now off the ground, and it may face its first
obstacles. Mercury squares Neptune early today, and we can have
some difficulties concentrating as well as getting straight answers.
Venus sextiles Uranus midday, which is favorable for embracing new situations,
but then Venus quincunxes Pluto, and we might question our commitments, or those
of others. It may be a time of adjustments and re-assessments in
our close personal relationships and/or with regards to our social lives.
Mercury quincunxes Saturn this evening, and our desire to get things right
could interfere with a smooth flow of communication.
This is a month for settling outstanding accounts and collecting money owed,
dear Libra, although the going may not always be easy. Finances are a large focus for you, but so is intimacy.
Relationships can be tricky, especially if you focus too
intensely on problem areas, which is a real tendency. Expanding your personal resources is especially important to you now, and so is taking a few risks and enjoying your bounty! It can be challenging to accommodate both needs at once. A loan, bonus, refund, or mortgage may come through, and a partner, if applicable, might enjoy a pay raise. Do your best not to over-think
around the 24th, and be careful what you allow yourself to
believe, as others are not giving you the full story. There
can be an important culmination on an educational level for
some of you. Your spirits lift considerably in the last week
of the month, and when it comes to love and friendship,
you're more inclined to put your faith in others rather than
question their motives. The 27-28 is strong for love,
communication, travel, and making connections.
should be a strong year for work and business, dear Libra. In the first half of
the year, you are actively building your skills and experience. By midyear,
expansive Jupiter's rise to the very top of your solar chart marks a personal
peak of sorts - a cycle that's with you for approximately a year. Take advantage
of the cycle from January to June by learning as much as possible so that when
Jupiter does reach its peak in June-July, you'll be able to take advantage of
the career opportunities that are likely to come your way. You'll also feel more
deserving of the recognition you receive then and through to mid-2014. There can
be favorable connections made with people far away from you, and some Libras
will get published or reach a broader audience. Saturn's presence in your money
and values sector can promote a feeling that you're pinched in the money
department, but this can serve to motivate you to work harder and save more -
two good things! In the second half of the year, you'll have Jupiter telling you
that you deserve more and that you should reach for the stars; and you'll have
Saturn reminding you that you have to "get real" and consider important details.
Luckily, these planets harmonize with each other much of the year, and this
helps you to find a very nice balance. You are also bringing more imagination to
the work you do, and your intuition can serve you very well. There will be times
this year when you need to consciously push yourself to go after what you want.
In the process, try your best to avoid worrying about coming across as "nice"
and "good". You are these things - you don't need to prove it. You don't
want to miss out on opportunities to advance out of fear of losing others'
approval. Love continues to challenge you this year by forcing you out of your
comfort zone from time to time, and particularly in May and October-November.
Mid-March to mid-April can bring surprising circumstances to your relationships.
Don't fall back on familiar patterns now - they won't work.
Mix things up and think outside of the box. However, if others are slipping in
and out of your life and you feel taken advantage of, do stand your ground. You
are likely to invest more heavily into home and family in 2013, and some of you
will be running home-related businesses or will be working from home. You
are cautious with your money, and this is necessary right now.
in 2013 continue some of the main themes as last year, dear Libra, although this
year the "ride" is a little easier. There continues to be an inclination to want
to bring a casual relationship to a committed level for some of you, but
committed partnerships require new "rules" and can be temperamental again this
Uranus in your partnership sector is a long-term influence that has the effect
of shaking up your relationships and your expectations from companions. It's
an area of life that can certainly be on shaky ground, but with extra care and
knowledge, it can also be an exciting period.
Uranus' aspects this year are
mostly challenging, suggesting some stress over relationships and
acclimatization necessary for the changes taking place. You are required to
change the rules of relationships, or eliminate them altogether. At the same
time, you have to take care of yourself, so that a balance is maintained. In
other words, give others space, but don't allow them to make rules for you. For
many Libras, a partner is going through big changes, and this in turn puts you
in the position of adapting. For single Libras, people who seem to be
partnership "material" can come into your life quite suddenly, but then exit it
quite suddenly as well; or, there can be a sense that others are unreliable.
Some of you will be attracting Aquarian or Uranian people into your relationship
experience, or you are attracted to these types of people.
You are more attracted to people who are free-spirited, individualistic, and
possibly even eccentric or unstable as close partners; or you attract these
types of people into your experience without necessarily wanting to! You are
learning about giving freedom to others, and this isn't always easy,
particularly in May, August, and October-November, when disagreements about or
with family can surface. Relationships can be unpredictable at this time. As a
Libra, learning to detach yourself from some of the too-dependent elements of
partnering can be a difficult thing, but if you learn that you can in fact
subsist independently, you are more able to relate to others on a healthy level,
more able to choose what and who is right for you in a relationship, and less
likely to allow others to take advantage of your obliging nature.
With Saturn and the North Node of the Moon in your solar second house all year,
opposite your intimacy and sharing sector, the need to establish more
independence is reinforced further. You are learning to let go of the tendency
to define our own worth and values in terms of others and to be wrapped up in
the needs of others at the expense of your own needs. You are learning to
establish your self-worth through your own efforts.
Mars is the ruler of your partnership sector, and Mars' journey through your
solar chart during the course of the year can point to relationship tendencies
as well as possible places for meeting significant others in some cases. When
Mars is in your sign, people seem to come to you, or they are catering to your
needs more than usual. In 2013, this occurs from December 7th and into 2014 - in
fact, far into 2014, past the mid-year mark! Even so, Venus turns retrograde on
December 21st (until January 31, 2014), and love can quickly become complicated.
Any Venus retrograde period is especially significant to you, as Venus is
your ruler, and during this period, you may be reviewing your feelings.
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.