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Scorpio 2013 Horoscope
Astrological Predictions for the Scorpio Zodiac Sign 2013
Scorpio has an demanding 2013 to expect. It will be full of complications and difficulties. That's because of the planet Saturn in this sign in the 2013 New Year horoscope. It's a grave power in astrology, causing hardship and obligations that one would prefer to do without.
Saturn is not comfortable, if the word can be used here, in Scorpio. The planet stands for order and duty, whereas the Zodiac sign Scorpio represents the unpredictable, that which can't be completely controlled. So, they are sort of contradictions. Both get frustrated and act accordingly.
Saturn increases its firmness to withstand the Scorpio pull towards disorder, and Scorpio becomes evasive, in an effort to resist the Saturn influence. That leads to several complications in Scorpio's life.
Saturn in ScorpioSaturn actually enters Scorpio in October of 2012 and will remain in the sign until the end of 2014. Because of planetary retrograde motion it will return to Scorpio in June 2015, but just for a few months. After that, it will take almost 30 years before it comes back to Scorpio.
So, this period of complications is significant in the life of Scorpio, and not just in 2013. There is struggle involved, also probably some suffering. Scorpio is just not at peace with the Saturn influence - except for the possibility of altering the order Saturn has the power to uphold.
Saturn can't resist some Scorpio influence. The planet will continue to be grim, but it will also open for some chaos in that order, even disassemble some of the structures its power usually defends and enforces. With the Scorpio influence, Saturn tends to allow some uncertainties and anomalies to shake the foundation.
That should be exciting to Scorpio.
Saturn in Scorpio has two aspect angles to other planets in the 2013 New year horoscope. One is a sextile to the important conjunction of Pluto and the sun in Capricorn, the sign that Saturn is said to rule.
The Pluto and sun 2013 conjunction shows that there are big and drastic changes to social structures, especially those regarding home and family. They actually benefit from Saturn's tendency towards some chaos in Scorpio. Otherwise they probably couldn't happen, since Saturn guards established order.
This 2013 aspect also shows that although Scorpio is uncomfortable with Saturn, the changes it allows on some social structures meet with Scorpio's approval. They are to Scorpio's liking, although there is a struggle involved in getting to them.
In the 2013 World horoscope, Saturn in Scorpio also has a trine aspect to Medium Coeli in Cancer, which shows that world leaders and governments want to regard themselves as caring for the people and wishing everybody's best. It's not always the case, but it's how they like to think about themselves.
Scorpio can see that the amount of disorder Saturn allows in this sign actually stimulates the leadership altruism. When order is partially disintegrating, reform is possible, and the threat of chaos makes governments more careful. So, again Scorpio experiences the benefits from the struggle with Saturn.
In the 2013 horoscope, the Moon Node is in Scorpio, and will stay there until the spring of 2014. This indicates that much in the world where Scorpio lives seems to become sort of more Scorpio-like. It's as if Scorpio qualities and characteristics become fashionable. Society tends to behave in a manner that Scorpio can agree with.
That's definitely a nice feeling for Scorpio, although evidence of this tendency is not always very clear.
Mainly, the unpredictable nature of human life as well as society as a whole gets more widely accepted in 2013 and the following year. Scorpio has always been aware of it, but now many others realize the same and admit it, adjusting their lives accordingly. But this tendency will only last as long as the Moon Node remains in Scorpio.
In the 2013 New Year horoscope, the Scorpio Moon Node has a square aspect to the moon in Leo. The moon only stays there for a day, but because it's New Year's Day it will make a mark and its effect will remain through 2013, although fading.
What the moon in Leo causes is an increased longing in the world for individual self-realization. People get more keen to stimulate and please themselves, no matter what the wishes and needs of others might dictate.
That kind of individualism is not exactly Scorpio's cup of tea, mainly because to Scorpio, we are what we are to each other. So, there's no point in taking off on personal quests leaving the other people behind, especially not if it means ignoring them. Therefore, Scorpio resists this impulse, although feeling it inside just as much as others do in 2013.
Scorpio remains connected to other people, as if all were one. That doesn't mean compassion and benevolence at every instance, but it certainly means not separating from them.
Aspects to ScorpioSome other planets of the 2013 New Year horoscope have aspect angles to Scorpio. Mars in Aquarius is at square distance to Scorpio, indicating some trouble. Mars shows that society is in the process of revising fundamental ideas about what we know and how we think, questioning old wisdoms and searching for new truths.
Scorpio senses that this is done with too much impatience, so that perfectly sound knowledge can be thrown out in the process. Not all wisdom of the past is superstition or misunderstandings.
Scorpio firmly believes that Mars hurries on in a defiant way that is not at all sure to lead to increased knowledge. Better to hold on to the old a little longer.
Neptune in Pisces, on the other hand, is in a trine to Scorpio, which is mutually stimulating. Neptune is the planet of dreams and fantasy - something Scorpio certainly appreciates - and in 2013 it's entering a long period in Pisces, the sign for search and sincere questions. Neptune is said to rule over Pisces, so it will be strong there, stimulating everyone's imagination and awakening the need for spiritual quests.
That's right up Scorpio's alley. The imaginary holds its own truths and Scorpio is one of the most curious to explore them. Scorpio will be inspired by Neptune as long as it stays in Pisces, which is all they way from 2013 until the year 2026. So, there's plenty of time.
Scorpio doesn't exactly participate in those quests of the imagination, at least not directly or in a leading way, but doesn't have to in order to reach the revelations. Scorpio can extract them from the minds and hearts of other people. That's a Scorpio specialty.
So, summing it up, Scorpio has a tough 2013, but it has lots of rewards, especially when it comes to influencing the changes in society and participating - although indirectly - in the inspired dreams filling the air.
What Can Be PredictedThe Scorpio 2013 predictions are made by Classical Zodiac sign astrology forecast methods, analyzing the Scorpio 2013 star sign horoscope and the planetary movements during the year. Therefore, some things can be predicted about the year to come, and other things not.
Also, astrology rarely shows exactly what will happen in full detail, but what astrological forces are at play. So, the more you already know about how those forces affect you and what roles they play in your personal Scorpio horoscope, the more can be told from the Scorpio 2013 astrological forecast.
Still, you can learn a lot about what to expect in 2013 from the Scorpio Zodiac sign horoscope forecast here. But please understand that the predictions deal with tendencies. Astrology is far from an exact science.
Zodiac Sign CalculatorIf you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know exactly where in the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
How the Astrological Forecast Is MadeThe 2013 astrological predictions for Scorpio are made with the chart of the New Year horoscope, also considering the movement of the planets during the year. Read more about how it's done here:
Scorpio 2014 Horoscope PredictionsIf you want to see what astrology and the horoscope predicts for Scorpio 2014, please go here:
Scorpio 2012 Horoscope PredictionsMaybe you're still interested in reading what the horoscope has to say about Scorpio for the year 2012? Here's the 2012 forecast for the Zodiac sign Scorpio:
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