I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Libra 2013 Horoscope
Astrological Predictions for the Libra Zodiac Sign 2013
In 2013, Libra is involved in a lot of events, either initiating or observing them, sort of from a distance, but rarely personally affected by the consequences of them. It's an interesting perspective, somewhat like that of a movie director.
In the World horoscope - not just for 2013, but for every year as long as we stick to the present calendar - the Ascendant is in Libra. So is most of the 1st House. Therefore, every Libra has a strong sense of being just what people should be in this day and age. The ideal.
It makes sense, since Libra is all about the ideal.
To the extent the world has a conscience, it thinks like Libra. That doesn't mean it acts accordingly. That's another thing, altogether. But society as a whole aspires to regard itself as such.
The World Ascendant in LibraThe Ascendant is what we pretend to be, and it makes us at least try to behave accordingly. Any Libra is particularly good at that.
The Ascendant of the World horoscope is at 8° Libra, which means that those born by the end of September have it in conjunction with their sun, so the effect of the World horoscope ascendant is the most clear in their lives, but it has some influence on every Libra, whatever the date of their birth.
In the 2013 World horoscope, the Ascendant in Libra plays a particularly active role, through its many aspects to planets in other Zodiac signs and houses. It has as many as five aspects, three of which are involved in a kite aspect figure, which increases their importance.
The other two aspects to the Ascendant in Libra are connected to a triangle involving Medium Coeli and the sun. That's recurring every year, because of our fixed calendar, but in 2013 the sun forms a conjunction with Pluto, and that's unique for this year.
The 2013 Pluto and sun conjunction in Capricorn is utterly powerful, indicating a big and drastic change of the structural order of society, especially when it comes to how people form their homes and families. There's a transformation going on in the world, especially in the western societies. It should be quite visible during 2013, but this social change will remain for long.
Society is about to take a step forward, and there's no turning back.
The Libra aspect to this Pluto and sun 2013 conjunction is a square, which means that this social change is not to Libra's liking. Most Libras resist it - in vain, though, since this is a social transformation way over their heads.
The resistance may be costly, but it's also rewarding in the sense that it leads to some constructive solutions and adaptations. It's adaption through resistance and compromise, which is exactly how Libra will have it.
The square aspect of the Libra Ascendant and Cancer Medium Coeli in the World horoscope shows that in present society, not just 2013, there are contradictions between how we want to be perceived and how we actually regard ourselves. That goes for governments and other leaders, too.
Medium Coeli is in Cancer, the compassionate and caring sign, but the Ascendant in Libra is about rules and justice. That leads to some conflicts. Empathy often needs to ignore rules, even when they're fair, and justice takes its toll also on those suffering more than they should.
To Libra, the principles of justice and fairness are too important to ignore, whatever the situation. If they're not upheld, the result can only be increased suffering. So, Libra insists on the principles, the rules. That leads to some heated arguments and aversion - in 2013 as well as every year with the present basis for the World horoscope.
Kite Aspects to LibraThe kite aspect formation of the 2013 World horoscope is mainly about renewal in thought and reason. Maybe it's not a complete shift of paradigm, but it's a movement towards adapting ideas to what's more relevant now and in the future.
Jupiter in Gemini, leading to an abundance of new ideas and new ways to communicate them, is in a trine aspect to the Ascendant in Libra in 2013. That means Libra approves of this development and happily takes part in it. Increased communication promotes thought and contemplation, and any Libra would support that.
The Libra Ascendant of the 2013 World horoscope also has a trine to Mars in Aquarius, which stimulates new lines of thought, boldly getting rid of old concepts that have lost their relevance. It's sort of a revolt of the mind, following the path of reason wherever it leads. Libra is fine with that, too, trusting that reason will always come to the right conclusions.
The third 2013 Ascendant aspect, though, is an opposition to Uranus in Aries, and to that one Libra is ambiguous, if not completely opposed.
Uranus stays in Aries for several years, doing about the same as Mars in Aquarius: boldly renewing thoughts and perspectives on reality, wherever that leads. But Uranus is the planet of higher and deeper thought, and Libra worries that if this process hurries, profound wisdom of old will get lost. There is need for some caution, since the wisdom of Uranus is something that needs time to be refined. Uranus should not hurry.
So, Libra agrees with the necessity of new thoughts being introduced and old ones rejected, if they have lost their relevance. But to Libra this is a superficial process. The conclusions, the lesson to be learned, will have to take time. What the process leads to should be considered in the future. No jumping to conclusions, which can only lead to prejudice.
Although not part of the kite aspect figure, Venus in Sagittarius is in sextile to Libra, sort of participating in the renewal process mentioned above. In 2013, it's easier than usual to break up from old habits and move to new surroundings, getting new experiences, even those that are quite distant. Libra is eager to have some such changes, at least to see them. That can only widen the perspective, which promotes insight.
The year 2013 starts with the moon in Leo, giving a boost for individual pursuit - what we do to realize ourselves as persons. It's an appetite of sorts, particularly strong in the beginning of 2013, but it remains somewhat all through the year. People feel an increased urge to explore their own needs.
Libra feels the same and enjoys it, having no problem in regarding the personal quest as an important and justified one.
Summing it up, 2013 is an eventful year for Libra, especially regarding the exchange of thought and increased communication. The world is heading in an interesting way, although some of the changes coming are not Libra's cup of tea. Still, it's a rewarding process of which to be part.
What Can Be PredictedThe Libra 2013 predictions are made by Classical Zodiac sign astrology forecast methods, analyzing the Libra 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 Libra horoscope, the more can be told from the Libra 2013 astrological forecast.
Still, you can learn a lot about what to expect in 2013 from the Libra 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 Libra 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:
Libra 2014 Horoscope PredictionsIf you want to see what astrology and the horoscope predicts for Libra 2014, please go here:
Libra 2012 Horoscope PredictionsMaybe you're still interested in reading what the horoscope has to say about Libra for the year 2012? Here's the 2012 forecast for the Zodiac sign Libra:
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