"I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life,” said Scorpio painter Georgia O’Keeffe, “and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” I think her declaration is excellent medicine for you. In 2013, you will have great potential for upgrading your relationship with your fears — not necessarily suppressing them or smashing them, but rather using them more consistently as a springboard, capitalizing on the emotions they unleash, and riding the power they motivate you to summon."
— First scorpio scope of 2013…
2013: a year for action, a year for dreaming, a year that will most definitely be better than the last. I’m looking forward to sharing the laughs, love, and tears with you all!
"I am always saying things to you…in my head. I will never voice them where you can hear, write them where you might read them. It’s not just because I don’t want to face your reaction and response to them. Yes, the unpredictable, or the mostly predictable scare me. It’s more than that. Saying or writing these things, taking them out of my head, and putting them into the world, allowing the universe to take them, makes them true. I haven’t yet made peace with the fact that I want them to be true. I don’t know that I can accept that of myself. I don’t know that I want to accept the implications. I may be happier in my empty stasis."
"Sapiosexual” is a relatively new word that refers to a person who is erotically attracted to intelligence. Urbandictionary.com gives an example of how it might be used: “I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want a sapiosexual.” In the coming weeks, Libra, I suspect you will be closer to fitting this definition than you’ve ever been before. The yearning that’s rising up in you is filled with the need to be stimulated by brilliance, to be influenced by wisdom, to be catalyzed by curiosity."
— Libra ‘scope
"I’m not necessarily asserting that you need to edit yourself, Cancerian. Only you can decide that. But I will state unequivocally that if there is in fact any editing needed, now would be a good time to do it. You will have extra insight about what aspects of your life might benefit from being condensed, corrected and fine-tuned. It’s also true that the rectifications you do in the coming weeks will be relatively smooth and painless. So look into the possibilities, please. Should you calm your blame reflex? Downsize a huffy attitude? Shed some emotional baggage?"
— Cancer ‘scope
"In 2007 the band White Stripes did a tour of Canada. One of their final gigs was outdoors in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They came on stage, played one note – a C-sharp – and declared the performance over. It was the briefest rock show in history. Judging from the current astrological omens, Scorpio, I’m thinking it would be a good time for you to do some almost equally pithy things. You have the potential to be extremely concise and intense and focused in all you do. I urge you to fulfill that potential. Pack every speech, gesture and action with a concentrated wealth of meaning."
— Scorpio ‘scope
"You were always the writing project I thought about, meant to start. Words trapped, unspoken, like the tears beneath my lids. It should’ve split free. Things might have been different. I cannot speak to the what ifs. I will not carry the weight of those possible futures. It does not stop it from hurting. It does not stop me from wanting. The ache still sits, left of centre, waiting."
Sometimes I wonder if things were as good as they were going to get.
But who has time to think about that?
I had an exhausting 13-hour work day and got a lot of stuff done.
But putting a smile on your face was still the best thing I did all day.