In this edition of the Empowering Astrology podcast, I welcome back evolutionary astrologer Dena DeCastro. Together we map out the major highlights of 2013, month by month, from retrogrades to eclipses. While the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square is still a dominant and challenging player in the astrology of 2013, the year’s main theme is that of water.

With Jupiter’s entry into nurturing and nostalgic Cancer in June of 2013 and aspects to Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, the dialogue of this year shifts from the element of air and into water. Think family, intuition, and the heart level of life. This is a year that will truly engage us on all levels of the emotional experience and call upon us to nurture ourselves and others more. Additionally, Dena and I give pointers on how to navigate this energy and dates to keep an eye on.

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Dena is a Portland, Oregon based astrologer and you can find her online at and follower her on Twitter at @siriusastrology.