Russell Grant's Chinese Horoscopes Year Ahead 2013
Starting: February 10th, 2013 - Year of the Snake
Parties and gatherings of all sorts at the start of the year will give you the chance to talk to others and discover what they're up to. You need to find people who share your long term aims as joint efforts will be more successful than solo ones over the months ahead. You aren't a dreamer and you will only aim for what you feel is achievable. You will get the chance to do something you've always wanted to do whether this is studying a new subject or travelling abroad.
To be successful in work you take on this year, you will need to be compassionate, good with people and above all to win the confidence of your boss or employer. Try to find it within you to be more than usually demonstrative when you're with loved ones in July and August. Compliments, cuddles and consideration will help them feel loved and needed and encourage them to be open with you in return. You will feel less insecure when there is warmth and support around you.
Instead of waiting for things to happen you should make it happen this year. Failing to put in the effort will mean that you fail to make progress. It's up to you what to do. Either take a year out and deal only with everyday responsibilities or keep a lookout for opportunities that might take you one more step up the career ladder. When the help you need is not available don't use this as an excuse to give in. You are capable of more than you realise.
Before making a move in any direction you will put thought into it. You have long term goals mapped out every step of the way and you will do your best to stick to these plans. You aren't in a rush. This isn't a year to be competitive. It isn't the amount that you do but the quality of your work that matters most to you. It's also a great year to develop your spirituality and for quiet thought and meditation. Enjoy reading, art, music and literature.
The start of the year is a great opportunity for you to check that the goals you're working towards are still important to you. Make changes if you feel these are necessary to bring you greater fulfilment. It will sometimes feel it takes twice as long or twice the effort to get results compared with in the past. The Snake does not wish for you to fail but when in a Snake year perseverance will always be necessary for you to achieve.
If you absolutely can't wait for whatever reason to get started on a new long term project make good use of your enthusiasm and get going now. If others aren't ready, they can catch you up later. This is a year to go with your instincts and with what you know is best for you. Work you enjoyed in the past is not challenging enough for you now. You want more. You feel you are capable of more and you intend to prove you have it within you to rise to the top of your field of interests.
You may have made errors in the past but you will admit to this and learn from them. If others are willing to give you a second chance you will go far. Relationships will improve because of the care you are putting into them. All promises you make, you will keep. If you're single and in the market for romance, it might take a few dates before you start to bond with a new partner. Be patient and the year of the Snake could also mark the start of a long term partnership.
There's a strong desire to get into a sport or activity you loved in the past but haven't had a lot of time for in recent years. Now you are ready to make more time for you. When confronted with choices, even if some hold a degree of risk you will be willing to take chances. At times you will feel as if luck is on your side when regularly things go your way. During the year of the Snake you are one of the lucky ones who can trust your intuition to lead you in the best direction.
For a few months there will be more of what you've already been experiencing in the forecast. Be prepared to have to continue a while longer on long term projects. To turn your back on them now will make you feel like a failure. Your priority should be to finish what you have already started before beginning on anything new. Romantic and sensual pleasures will be available in abundance. The year will be dotted with lavish ceremonies, special celebrations and joyous occasions.
The first half of the year will be hard slog. Nothing will come very easy to you now. The good news is: hard work will bring its just rewards so keep trying until you reach your goals. Patience is a virtue and this is a time in your life when you will be learning how to hold back until the time is right to act. Thinking before you speak can be very useful. Relationships stay harmonious because you will withhold comments that might upset other people. The latter half of the year will be smooth running compared with earlier.
There is a competitive atmosphere in the air. You will be mixing with intellectual people who like to think they know best. You want to keep up with them and this will inspire you to work harder and study more. You will be amazed by how much you learn through spending time on the internet, reading and attending seminars. By the end of the year you could be in a leadership position, heading a regular forum or workshop.
Putting all your time into one area will mean that other parts of your life will suffer. Either you will choose to focus on your career or it will just happen. Taking on new responsibilities or applying for a new job could be rewarding for a while. All your dreams will seem to have come true as you make more money and can afford the luxuries you've always dreamed of. Love relationships may not be as successful as if you don't have much time for them, partners will find companionship elsewhere.