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What's in store for your social life this year? Famed astrologers offer predictions

Posted by Karyn Polewaczyk  January 2, 2014 10:15 AM

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Maybe you’ve heard of the AstroTwins: famed twin sister astrologers Ophira and Tali Edut who pen the monthly horoscope columns at ELLE.com and ELLE Australia, as well as the daily, weekly and monthly scopes at their eponymous site, Astrostyle.com. They’ve also provided celebrity readings to people like, oh, Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder—and are the authors of multiple books, including a forthcoming guide to parenting from Harper Collins.

So, yes, they’re kind of a big deal. And today, they’re sharing their wisdom with Boston.com readers about what the stars have in store for our social lives in 2014, whether you're a bashful wallflower who'll blossom to a dancefloor diva or adventrous type who’ll scale back on weekend benders downtown in favor or dinner parties at home.

New Year, New You? Read on.

How does astrology affect our social lives?

The New Year’s Day new moon is in Capricorn. Capricorn energy is really about goals—the future and planning. It’s sort of heavy and somber, ambitious. I think in general that people are going to be thinking about their resolutions. Not in a “light, blow these off in a month” way. Capricorn is pragmatic. Maybe it’s because of how the economy has shifted and people realized they have to reinvent themselves in some way. People are going to be setting goals and challenging themselves. 2013 was not an easy year, astrologically. People will be looking to rebuild.

What do the stars have in store for us in 2014?

The eclipses always play a role [in our social lives]—and there are four this year: two in April and two in October. Two are on the Taurus/Scorpio access. A lot of what’s been changing for people will be coming together more. Whether that’s hot lust or sharing rides supporting each other on the ride to work. Group exercise. We also have Mars, the planet of motivation, in Libra for a long time this year. Libra is about partnerships. I think a lot of the emphasis of 2014 will be about mutually helping each other. Me versus we. Finding time for yourself while developing new relationships and a sense of community. People don’t have as much money as they used to, so in exchange for not having lavish lifestyles, they’ll develop new friendships. Pool their resources more.

Almost like the sharing economy, but for friendships.

Think potluck or clothing swap instead of going out shopping by yourself. A book exchange. Rotating babysitters. Sharing your wardrobe, cabs. It even extends to exes: if your friend is single and wants to date someone, you introduce them. It’s a “more the merrier” mentality.

How important is astrological compatibility within social circles?

It varies. Sometimes our best friends are people who would make terrible romantic partners. I think it’s because we pick friends who bring out a different part of us. You don’t want to hang out with people who are only like you. New friends bring new energy.

Do our astrological signs reflect our social lives, and vice versa?

The first part of the year, fire signs [Aries, Leo, Sagittarius] will be less outgoing than they normally are; more potlucks and movie nights at home, cozier things than they'd normally pursue. Air signs [Gemini, Libra, Aquarius] will be more focused on their career ambitions and practical stuff—more likely to be socializing at industry networking events, which could lead to making business connections. Earth signs [Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn] will be more outgoing than normal. They’ll be more into socializing, trying new things and ideas instead of going to their favorite (but same) restaurant or bars. Water signs [Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces] are going to be the daredevils in the first part of the year. They’ll be restless, the ones who are out dancing, making the first moves at bars whereas typically, water signs don’t let themselves have those wild experiences. With all signs, it’ll be about breaking away from the familiar habits and taking chances with new ones. Out with the old, in with the new.

Any other tips Boston.com readers can keep in mind for the New Year?

Don’t look for what you can get—look for what, and where, you can give. 2014 is about sharing and generosity, and, in a lot of ways, partnering up.

Ophira and Tali Edut are the beauty and brains behind Astrostyle.com, where they provide daily, weekly, and monthly readings for legions of loyal readers, including a celebrity fan base, and write the monthly astrology columns for ELLE.com and ELLE Australia. They’re also the authors of the forthcoming book, Momstrology, available in April from Harper Collins. Follow the AstroTwins on Twitter at @astrotwins. Their 2014 planetary planner (which I highly recommend) can be purchased here.

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Karyn Polewaczyk lives and writes in Boston, and believes that heading out into that good night, like any adventure, begins with the first step. Let's Go Out is a conversation about dating and nightlife in our notoriously chilly city, with first-hand tips from the trenches. Karyn's writing, which focuses largely on women's lifestyle topics, has appeared in the Weekly Dig, Jezebel, xoJane, Northshore Magazine and More.com, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

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