Astrology is the study of the influence of the planets on human behavior. The planetary vista in 2013 will affect you personally, just as it will affect the billions of other souls on this planet. Because we are all at different stages of evolution, with different lessons to learn, we interpret these planetary influences differently.

However, we are one planetary race and because of this Oneness, our lives touch and our destinies interweave one with another.

Despite a tide of rising consciousness, there is still misery, poverty, cruelty and war on this planet. Why? Because although the planetary influences are signifying change and transformation on a global scale – and we see external signs of this – war, chaos, natural disasters, changing weather patterns –  a change still has to take place within our hearts and minds – and this is up to us.

2013 provides us with a blank canvas. We are the artists and we can choose to paint each day with love, service, forgiveness, and healing or we can choose to discolor the canvas with our fears and resentment. 2013 is a vitally important lead in year to the next three years astrologically-speaking. I would like to focus on a few of the major planetary trends in the year ahead.

Saturn in Scorpio – This influence will bring a flavor of challenge and crisis. We are being challenged to dig into the dark corners of our psyche and remove deep fears about love, money and forgiveness – so that we can move forward into the light.

Uranus in Aries – This is an influence right through to 2018. Our individual freedom and rights will take on greater importance and we can expect conflicts – individually and globally with our individual freedom vs. authority and government. This is a pioneering period as we are on the edge of a Brave New World.

Neptune in Pisces signals a Spiritual awakening that can reconnect humanity, despite our individual differences. We will see borders between nations relax under this long-term influence until 2025, as well as a resulting backlash based in fear. We are reminded that Oneness is not just a nice concept but a reality.

Pluto in Capricorn – This has been a defining transit from 2008 until 2023 and one effect has been the collapse of the global economy. We will see growing urgency with environmental crises and, as Pluto is associated with the process of elimination, we will see the effects of all our dumping of toxins and garbage without thought for Mother Earth. We have an unprecedented opportunity to consciously create the future rather than repeating the mistakes of our past.

For a more in-depth analysis of the planetary influences in 2013, please listen to “On the Edge with Chrissie Blaze” the Body Mind Spirit radio show at www.bodymindspiritradio.

Chrissie Blaze preferred imageChrissie Blaze is an astrologer, metaphysician and Spiritual teacher. She is the author of nine published books and an international speaker. She is a regular media guest and radio show host at Body Mind Spirit Radio. She has a popular website at

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