Since the world did not come to an end today, let’s take a glance as to what the future may bring. We have some major planetary movements happening. Here is a sampling of predictions for 2013 in Vedic astrology.
The big shift happening momentarily is that the nodes, Rahu and Ketu, are changing signs on the 23rd. (This are differing methods of calculating the placement of the nodes, so you may read varying dates elsewhere.) Since the nodes move backwards, Rahu is moving out of its exaltation sign in Scorpio and into Libra. Ketu moves out of it debilitation sign in Taurus and into Aries. Rahu joins an exalted Saturn and Ketu leaves its shared home with Jupiter. The nodes stay in a sign for 1.5 years.
There is a Sanskrit saying, “Rahu vat Shani, Ketu vat Mangal.” Rahu acts like Saturn and Ketu acts like Mars. The nodes also take on the flavor of planets influencing them or in whose nakshatra (constellation) they occupy.
We have two powerful natural malefics posited in Libra. This can bring about great transformation, but at a price. Saturn is the planet of discipline, responsibility, toil and obstruction. Rahu is the shadow planet of desire, ambition, and questing. Your experience of Saturn is amplified with a focus on achievement by creative means, if necessary. Ketu has similar qualities to Rahu, but can take on a more spiritual dimension, while Rahu engages in the outer world primarily.
Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, uses the sidereal zodiac rather than the tropical zodiac used in Western astrology. Hence, everything in your Jyotish chart shifts back approximately 24 degrees. When making predictions for 2013 in Vedic astrology, it’s simplest to examine this based on each individual’s lagna, or rising sign. You can pull up your free Vedic astrology chart here.
For an Aries rising, the coming year can bring powerful opportunities for career and partnership. You may be given positions of high responsibility, especially in the next month. Public speaking opportunities serve you well the first half of the year.
Taurus rising people can experience great popularity and success in working with the public the first half of the year. Spiritual retreats can be very rejuvenating for you. Setting healthy dietary habits helps stabilize your indulgent tendencies for the 2013.
Those with a Gemini ascendant can enjoy traveling abroad the first half of the year. 2013 brings the opportunity to review and augment the relationships with the children in your life. It’s also a time when you can serve as a mentor to others.
Cancer ascendants powerfully feel the desire to change their living situation, by physically moving, remodeling, or redecorating. There is the striving for balance between home and work life. Finding what truly makes you happy is a major theme in 2013.
Leo lagnas can have an up and down relationship with siblings in 2013. It provides the opportunity to discover how you can best support each other. You may be drawn to spending more time with spiritual teachers in the new year.
Virgo rising signs should be very mindful of their speech and its impact on others. There is the need to pay extra careful attention to your investments in 2013. You may find yourself drawn to the study of ancient subjects.
Libra ascendants will find 2013 full of change, often unexpected. You will be driven to alter your regular patterns and ideals and adopt new ways of being in the world. Large scale ambitions and goals take center stage as you chart your course for the coming year.
People with Scorpio rising may find that 2013 is more of an inward time for them. It’s a time where spiritual practices and retreats serve you well. Try not to be too idealistic about your partnerships; bear in mind that we all have our imperfections.
Those with a Sagittarius rising will review their fluctuating desires and goals. Success and achievement take the spotlight. You benefit from working in groups and communities.
Capricorn ascendants will find 2013 to be a year focused on career. You can be given high promotions and titles but feel bogged down by the responsibility. Regardless of the type of work you do, you may feel that there is always more to achieve.
Aquarius rising folks will find that relationships with parents are emphasized in 2013. There is the opportunity to meet with powerful mentors and teachers. You may be drawn to alternative spiritual or religious practices.
Finally, those with Pisces rising will find 2013 to be a year of deep transformation. Relationships with family, especially siblings are a primary focus. It’s important to be vigilant with your health in the coming year so that you can best utilize the gifts that the coming years will bring.
The preceding are general examples of what may happen for each ascendant in Vedic astrology. We would also want to factor in planetary cycles and the placement of individual planets in each chart. Contact me for an in-depth analysis of what 2013 may hold for you.