Predictions for 2013

Old Moore’s Almanack

This little British book has been prophesising since 1697 – over 300-years. Like all forecasts, you can find whatever you’re looking for – that’s why they’re written vaguely!  However, at this time of year it’s captive reading.

As can be expected, it starts with finance, reminding that 2013 will be the sixth-year of economic turmoil. This is written in a positive note, predicting that we’re now 80% though the bad and will be clear of our “depressing correction” by September 2014.  More than another year to go, but at least the end is in sight.

Old Moore gives only a few clues to what may happen in 2013, but does forecast that there will be an upsurge in political extremism everywhere. In the US, the general mood will be increasingly confident, except for relationships with Europe and China being strained.

Britain will do better than the rest of Europe, and France will continue to live in a “state of denial”.  However, 2013 will “promote correction, revolution, rebirth and transformation” in Europe, although pressure will ease for Greece.

Not surprisingly it says to watch the Middle East and Pakistan, and that “radicalised religious leaders will become dangerously militant”.  There will also be some technological travel breakthrough in the UK around the middle of the year.

Chinese New Year 2013

February 10th 2013 starts the Chinese Year of the Water Snake. In the West the snake is associated with danger – however Eastern philosophy regards the snake as a symbol of good luck.

Historically, Snake Years brought correction. The Dragon Year of 2012 was full of vigour – the following China zodiac beast, the snake, sheds its skin and starts afresh. This will bring change to correct excess.

The Water Snake is particularly enquiring and money-orientated, and so will look for new ways around debt and the recession.

According to the Chinese zodiac, during a Snake Year you should be thrifty, save money and plan for the future. This year of change will attract scammers – so be careful!  It’s a good time to invest, but be wary in business deals or a new marriage. Stay focused and beware of complacency.

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