Well, first off, beware of over-spending, say the experts – the Snake does not like big spenders.

For romantics, the stars promise luck to those who are serious about love and relationships, making 2013 a good year for marriages.

According to astrologist Alyona Adler, air signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – will be the luckiest in 2013.

"Libra will be all right this year. If in 2012 people of this sign had to work hard, now they will reap the fruits of their efforts. For Gemini the losing streak will be over. They will be able to make a big profit and strike up good new acquaintances. Aquarius can expect to have lots of creative ideas and they will be able to implement them thanks to their executive talents and leadership qualities."

Astrologist Viktor Istomin promises change for the water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

"For people born under the sign of Cancer the coming year may bring change of occupation or new relationships. Scorpios will have some difficulties in the beginning of the year, perhaps household and admin. ones, but they will overcome them. Friends and partners of Pisces will help them in their projects. In the second half of the year, Pisces may find themselves with major costs, such as moving home or buying property."

In 2013, earth signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – will be facing changes too, but on the whole these changes will be positive. Alyona Adler continues:

"2013 promises changes for the better in their personal life for Taureans, especially in April and May. Virgos will have a chance to improve their wellbeing and social status. The Snake will oblige Capricorns to get more serious about their plans. And Capricorns working in education, construction and business will be lucky."

Fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – can count on making new acquaintances and finding fresh opportunities. But they need to act decisively to make the most of their luck, astrologist Tamara Yudina says.

"For Leos, 2013 will be a successful year. They will be popular and enjoy more influence over other people. They should use this to move up the corporate ladder. Aries needs to be on the alert for unexpected developments, and for Sagittarians, “suddenly” is the key word in 2013. They may well receive a gift of fate where least expected. This year is a good year for creative people, and nobody should be afraid to express their ideas."

On a global scale, 2013 will bring fewer disasters than 2012. The world will finally begin to recover from the economic crisis, and Viktor Istomin predicts that the coming years will bring a new single global currency, which he says is "the only measure which can help the global community out of deadlock."

According to the Chinese horoscope, 2013 is the year of the Black Water Snake, which will bring a lot of wise and fair solutions and success to people of all Zodiac signs who are doing intellectual work. The Snake will replace the Water Dragon on February the 10th.