General Horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Moon sign, and Rising sign.
Aries 2013 Horoscope
Aries 2013 Love Horoscope:
With Saturn in Scorpio all year, you desire relationships that go beyond the superficial, and are emotionally deep and intense, but you have problems finding that. The Mercury retrograde October 21st through November 10th in Scorpio is the time of year where you’ll likely be most frustrated. A solar eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd occurs in the middle of it, so there may be opportunity, but because of the retrograde, you can’t do anything about it. Mars is in your love sector late August through mid-October, which could be when you meet someone or connect deeper with your partner. After the frustrating November retrograde, you’re able to give and get more out of your relationships in December, finding the serious commitment that you want. This is a year for you to be serious about love, sex, and dating, and if you’re not, you’ll continue to encounter problems. You’ll fall for people who want nothing to do with you or are all wrong for you, people you want nothing to do with become obsessed with you, or you can suffer terrible consequences from sexual irresponsibility. I know you don’t like to think before you act, Aries, but you need to if you don’t want to suffer. If you take it seriously, this could be the year where you have that kind of connection with someone that you dream about, and that will last for years to come.
Astrology has tens of thousands of asteroids (you read that right! And counting), and many are linked to something specific. In this article, we’re going to focus on asteroid Niobe.
Asteroid Niobe in Astrology
In mythology, Niobe apparently bragged about all of the children she had, upsetting the other gods. To punish her, they killed all 14 of her children (IMO that's about 13 too many children anyway, ha!).
In astrology, it's supposed to show where you'll be humbled if you let yourself become too proud, boastful, arrogant. Basically, if you're a prick, you'll get kicked in the . . . shins?
In your natal chart, asteroid Niobe can show where you need to keep your ego in check (the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart Niobe falls, as well as the sign it’s in).
Beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) to the other natal planets can make it easier for you to do, while challenging aspects (squares and oppositions) can make it harder and you may be punished more severely for letting yourself become too proud.
Conjunctions can bring great pride with whatever the planet rules, but it can come at a steep price, so you have to work harder to balance it out. This is often a place of great natural talent, but you can’t let it get to your head, otherwise it can be a big downfall.
A strong natal Niobe can show you’re someone who is blessed with many talents or one really impressive one, however, you can easily let this give you a big head. You have to keep this in check to avoid the punishment.
In transit, transit Niobe can show where you have to be mindful of pride. This can be in the areas of life ruled by the natal house transit Niobe is touring, and you can experience healthy pride or major punishment depending on transit aspects Niobe makes to your natal planets. Transit aspects to your natal Niobe can also show having a healthy dose of pride versus being humbled.
In your progressed chart, progressed Niobe can show how your pride evolves over time, with what you become proud of, and how you evolve to keep this in check. Aspects can show times of pride versus being humbled, like with transits, though they may last longer.
With your Niobe Return, this means transit (moving) Niobe has returned to the exact same location it was at when you were born. This can bring major attention to anything you’ve been too proud about, and what you need to humble yourself with. Conversely, if you’ve been overly humbled, you may get a good dose of pride now.
Niobe takes about 4 - 4 ½ years to go through the signs, so you have a return roughly every 4 - 4 ½ years.
How to Find Asteroid Niobe in Your Natal Chart & in Transit
You can use astro.com to find Niobe in the natal chart and in transit. In ‘Extended Chart Selection’, click on ‘Additional objects’ and type the number 71 in the Manual entry box (the number for Niobe) and generate your natal chart to find its natal location.
You can create an ephemeris for Niobe in Extended Chart Selection as well (click on Ephemeris, then Ephemerides for additional objects, and type 71 in the Manual entry box, then generate the ephemeris to find Niobe’s current location).
Suggested Reading: Asteroid Veritas in Astrology
A new year is coming fast! On New Year's Eve, the Moon will be in Taurus all day, so we don't feel like doing anything too crazy, and want to relax and indulge a bit. That night, the Moon harshly hits Mars and Jupiter, so we lack energy or are too impulsive and impatient, and eat way too much. The Moon positively hits Mercury as 2015 begins, and we make plans for the new year, talk about what we want, and think about the future.
What plans should you make for New Year's Eve? Read on:
Aries: Kick back and relax with a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Get a massage earlier in the day, and make sure you exercise so you don't get grumpy later. The night is for you to enjoy yourself, and relax your way into a new year. If you have to go out, splurge on a nice outfit.
Taurus: With the Moon in your sign, this night is all about you! Do whatever you want, and be with whoever you want. The night is yours, and you should do whatever your heart desires. If it's just being in pajamas at home, out at a party, or skydiving into a new year, go for it.
Gemini: You'd rather be along for new year's eve, not wanting to be surrounded by people. You're just too pooped to have much fun, and could even sleep into the new year and miss the whole celebration. You've got a lot on your plate, and you need the rest, so don't worry about it.
Cancer: Spend the night with your friends or in a big group. You feel like being out and surrounded by people, and want to spend the night engaging in big conversations with people you feel are your equals and make you feel comfortable enough to do something outside of your comfort zone.
Leo: Do the traditional routine you always do for the new year. Don't try anything really wild or unusual. If you have a tradition, keep with it. You can spend the holiday with your family, but you may end up just working through the new year as you feel quite ambitious and hard-working.
Virgo: Let yourself be adventurous and open yourself up to new experiences for the night. You're usually the shy, quiet one who never wants to be wild and daring, but you feel like having a little adventure, so do it. Ring in the new year with something new.
Libra: You feel pretty serious to start this new year, and your mood is kind of down. Maybe 2014 has been especially hard on you, and you're having a hard time being positive about 2015. Remember the good with the bad, and spend the night with those you're closest to.
Scorpio: You want to spend the new year with your loved ones or with your partner. You can be okay at a party but you'd rather it be just the two of you. If you go to a party, make sure it's an elegant, classy one, otherwise book dinner reservations and enjoy each other's company.
Sagittarius: If you go to a party, you'll probably be the one taking over the duties, refilling drinks and bringing out food and picking up trash. You want to feel helpful and aren't up for getting stinking drunk or doing anything wild yourself. You might even prefer just being alone for the night.
Capricorn: While you usually like to be the responsible, mature adult in the room, you kind of want to let loose and enjoy yourself to ring in the new year. Let out your inner child and play, go on a mini vacation, or be the life of the party. Wherever you are, whatever you do, have fun.
Aquarius: Spend the night at home or with family. You don't feel like running around pretending you want to party. You'd rather not, and just want to be comfortable. Ring in the new year in your pajamas, baking cookies, and watching your favorite movies. Who says you have to go out to enjoy yourself?
Pisces: If a neighbor or sibling is throwing a party, that's where you'll go first. Really, you just want to be around people, and will spend the night talking everyone's ear off, gossiping and joking around, and will probably have a sore throat the next day so keep some lozenges on hand.
Suggested Reading: Your Yearly Horoscope
Saturn enters Sagittarius on December 23rd 2014. You can read about the overall impact of this in the Saturn in Sagittarius post. This is taken from the December 2014 Horoscope for each sign (reminder: general horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only).
Saturn is gearing up to enter into a new sign starting December 23rd, 2014. Saturn has been in water sign Scorpio since late 2012, and while Scorpio isn’t bad for Saturn, it is a very serious, heavy sign, so Saturn in Scorpio has weighed us down for the last couple of years.
Saturn will retrograde backward into Scorpio again next year, from June 14th - September 17th, and at that point, we see everything come together from Saturn in Scorpio, tied up in a neat little bow.
Saturn will be in Sagittarius until December 2017. I like to preach the good side of Saturn to people - yes, he can be a mean, nasty planet at times, but it’s usually because we need to learn our lessons the hard way to become better people. The less we fight our responsibilities and be adults, the easier Saturn is on us.
Sagittarius is actually a happy sign, perhaps the happiest of them all, known for being happy-go-lucky. That should make this transit easier to handle after Saturn being is the most serious sign of them all, Scorpio. Because Saturn is Mr. Responsibility, the Sagittarius energy won’t be quite as reckless as it can be, so we feel better but temper our optimism so it’s not unrealistic.
Sagittarius rules a few things: beliefs, higher education, long-distance travel, and the law. Beliefs could be the most impacted with Saturn here. While Saturn was in Libra, we began to see people around the world fighting for equality, and when Saturn moved into Scorpio, we saw people around the world fighting against their oppressors.
Now that Saturn will be in Sagittarius, we’ll see people around the world fighting for their beliefs, what they believe is right on a philosophical level. Beliefs will be challenged, and false beliefs and prophets brutally punished.
Many of the people around the world who fight back against their governments could by motivated by their government keeping them from openly expressing their beliefs, or trying to force them to believe a certain way.
As for higher education, we could see problems come up with colleges/universities around the world. A scandal could break out, there’s a terrible attack on a campus, or regulations are put on colleges/universities by governments (perhaps we’ll finally see something done regarding the crazy-high tuition rates, at least here in the U.S.). We can see less people going to college, or feel that it's not something we need anymore.
With long-distance travel, we could see less people travelling far for some reason, and there could be travel problems that keep coming up, whether by fighting in countries that makes them unsafe to go to, terrorists getting hold of something like an airport, or the weather causing massive delays and cancellations in odd ways.
We can see governments put more restrictions on air travel, and the airplane industry in particular could have to evaluate their safety, bring in new planes, and undergo an overhaul.
As for the law, we could see important rulings overturned, laws being passed that seem restrictive or that address other laws that are viewed as restrictive, and laws that we thought were important seem outdated now.
When Saturn enters Sagittarius, Jupiter will be in fellow fire sign Leo, and Uranus in fellow fire sign Aries. These 3 planets will be in harmony with one another, though the trine to Jupiter won’t go exact at any time. Saturn will exactly trine Uranus in December 2016 and November 2017, and we can turn our rebellions into something tangible and productive, and allow ourselves to attempt things outside of the box.
Neptune will be in Pisces while Saturn is in Sagittarius, and they square one another November 2015, June 2016, and September 2016. We’ll struggle to make our dreams reality, dreaming of things that will never happen, or being too realistic to allow ourselves to dreams.
When Jupiter is in Virgo, it will square Saturn on March 2016, and we’ll have difficulty balancing our optimism and our pessimism, and our ability to expand versus our ability to contract. When Jupiter is in Libra, is will sextile Saturn in August 2017, and we can balance those things well.
Mars will be in Sagittarius and conjunct (be in the same spot as) Saturn only once while Saturn is in Sagittarius, which will happen late August 2016. Our drive and energy is focused and we’re determined to achieve what we set out to do. We work hard and dedicate ourselves to our goals.
Saturn in Sagittarius will also conjunct the Galactic Center in 2017, a point of enormous energy in our galaxy, when the GC is stimulated, things tend to go wonky.
I also wanted to add that Sagittarius rules expansion in general, expanding our lives in new ways and opening ourselves up to new experiences. Saturn rules the opposite of that, contraction and restriction.
While Saturn is in Sagittarius, we can work on ways to balance these opposing but equally-important energies, and while we’ll struggle with it at times and veer one way or the other, it should become easier toward the end of the transit.
Suggested Reading: Saturn in Sagittarius for Each Sign
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Your mind is on your relationships this month, and you begin the month wanting to feel that you’re on equal footing with your loved ones and those closest to you. If you don’t have that, you grow weary, fast. All month, you crave intensity, and won’t stand for superficiality in any of your relationships. If it’s not intense, you don’t care for it, and if it’s not completely real, you walk away. You lighten up to end the month, realizing you’ve been way too serious in love, and that some laughter is needed.