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2012 Planetary Overview

 

The Astrology of Year 2012

 

On this page, you'll find a handy overview of cosmic events—such as eclipses, planetary retrogrades, and other planetary phenomena—in the year 2012. See our week-by-week feature, This Week in Astrology, for astrological information about the current week, as well as day-by-day overviews of current cosmic energy.



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2012 Calendar of Astrological Events
Retrogrades in 2012
Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2012
Lunar Phases in 2012
Outer Planet Highlights in 2012


 

The following is a quick-glance calendar of planetary events in 2012. Details follow the chart. Times in this chart are Eastern Time.

2012 Calendar

 

Date Time (ET) Event Position
Jan 8  1:34 AM Mercury enters Capricorn MercuryCapricorn
Jan 9 2:30 AM Full Moon 18°Cancer 26'
Jan 14  12:47 AM Venus enters Pisces VenusPisces
Jan 20 11:10 AM Sun enters Aquarius SunAquarius
Jan 23 5:41 PM New Moon New MoonAquarius 42'
Jan 23 7:54 PM Mars Retrograde Mars 23° 06'Rx
Jan 27 1:12 PM Mercury enters Aquarius MercuryAquarius
Feb 3 2:03 PM Neptune enters Pisces Pisces
Feb 7 9:03 AM Saturn Retrograde Saturn 29°Libra 30'Rx
Feb 7 4:54 PM Full Moon 18°Leo 32'
Feb 8 1:01 AM Venus enters Aries VenusAries
Feb 13 8:38 PM Mercury enters Pisces MercuryPisces
Feb 14 8:40 PM Jupiter Sextile Chiron Taurus 32'

Chiron
Pisces 32'
Feb 19 1:18 AM Sun enters Pisces SunPisces
Feb 21 5:35 PM New Moon New MoonPisces 42'
Mar 2 6:41 AM Mercury enters Aries MercuryAries
Mar 5 5:25 AM Venus enters Taurus VenusTaurus
Mar 8 4:39 AM Full Moon 18° 13'
Mar 12 2:49 AM Mercury Retrograde Mercury6 °Aries49' Rx
Mar 12 11:43 PM Jupiter Trine Pluto Taurus 21'

Pluto 21'
Mar 20 12:14 AM Sun enters Aries SunAries
Mar 22 9:37 AM New Moon New MoonAries 22'
Mar 23 8:22 AM Mercury Retrograde enters Pisces MercuryRxPisces
Apr 3 10:18 AM Venus enters Gemini VenusGemini
Apr 4 5:11 AM Mercury Direct Mercury23° Pisces 51'D
Apr 6 2:19 PM Full Moon 17°Libra 23'
Apr 10 11:24 AM Pluto Retrograde PlutoCapricorn 34'Rx
Apr 13 10:53 PM Mars Direct 41'D
Apr 16 5:42 PM Mercury enters Aries MercuryAries
Apr 19 11:12 AM Sun enters Taurus SunTaurus
Apr 21 2:18 AM New Moon New MoonTaurus 35'
May 5 10:35 PM Full Moon 16°Scorpio 01'
May 7 9:09 PM Jupiter Semi-Square Uranus 21° Taurus 53'

Uranus
Aries 53'
May 9 12:14 AM Mercury enters Taurus MercuryTaurus
May 12 9:10 AM Pluto Sextile Chiron Pluto 18'Rx

ChironPisces 18'
May 15 9:33 AM Venus Retrograde Venus 24° Gemini 00'Rx
May 16 5:42 PM Jupiter Quincunx Saturn 23° Taurus 59'

Saturn 23°Libra 59'Rx
May 20 10:16 AM Sun enters Gemini SunGemini
May 20 6:47 PM New Moon (Annular Solar Eclipse) New MoonGemini 21'
May 24 6:12 AM Mercury enters Gemini MercuryGemini
Jun 4 6:12 AM Full Moon (Partial Lunar Eclipse) 14° Sagittarius 14'
Jun 4 4:04 PM Neptune Retrograde Pisces 09'Rx
Jun 7 6:16 AM Mercury enters Cancer MercuryCancer
Jun 11 12:22 PM Jupiter enters Gemini Gemini
Jun 12 12:13 AM Chiron Retrograde ChironPisces 45'Rx
Jun 19 10:02 AM New Moon New Moon 28° Gemini 43'
Jun 20 6:09 PM Sun enters Cancer SunCancer
Jun 24 4:12 AM Uranus Square Pluto   UranusAries 24'

Pluto 24'Rx
Jun 25 2:56 AM Jupiter Square Neptune   Gemini 03'

Pisces 03'Rx
Jun 25 3:00 AM Saturn Direct Saturn 22° 46'D
Jun 25 9:24 PM Mercury enters Leo MercuryLeo
Jun 27 10:07 AM Venus Direct VenusGemini 29'D
Jul 3 7:32 AM Mars enters Libra Mars
Jul 3 1:52 PM Full Moon 12°Capricorn 14'
Jul 13 4:49 AM Uranus Retrograde Uranus  8° Aries 32'Rx
Jul 14 9:16 PM Mercury Retrograde Mercury 12° Leo 33'Rx
Jul 18 4:46 AM Jupiter Quincunx Pluto Gemini 48'

Pluto 48'Rx
Jul 18 11:24 PM New Moon New Moon 26° Cancer 55'
Jul 21 11:04 PM Jupiter Sextile Uranus Gemini 30'

Uranus
Aries 30'Rx
Jul 22 5:01 AM Sun enters Leo SunLeo
Jul 24 8:09 AM Jupiter Square Chiron Gemini 57'

ChironPisces 57'Rx
Aug 1 10:27 PM Full Moon 10°Aquarius 15'
Aug 7 8:43 AM Venus enters Cancer VenusCancer
Aug 8 12:40 AM Mercury Direct MercuryLeo 26'D
Aug 17 10:54 AM New Moon New Moon 25° Leo 08'
Aug 22 12:07 PM Sun enters Virgo SunVirgo
Aug 23 10:24 AM Mars enters Scorpio MarsScorpio
Aug 31 8:58 AM Full Moon Pisces 34'
Aug 31 9:32 PM Mercury enters Virgo MercuryVirgo
Sep 6 4:29 AM Pluto Sextile Chiron Pluto 59'Rx

ChironPisces 59'Rx
Sep 6 9:48 AM Venus enters Leo VenusLeo
Sep 15 9:11 PM New Moon New Moon 23° Virgo 37'
Sep 16 6:22 PM Mercury enters Libra MercuryLibra
Sep 18 12:07 AM Pluto Direct Pluto 57'D
Sep 19 12:57 AM Uranus Square Pluto   UranusAries 57'Rx

Pluto 57'
Sep 22 9:49 AM Sun enters Libra SunLibra
Sep 29 10:19 PM Full Moon Aries 22'
Oct 3 1:59 AM Venus enters Virgo VenusVirgo
Oct 4 8:18 AM Jupiter Retrograde Jupiter 16° Gemini 23'Rx
Oct 5 5:35 AM Mercury enters Scorpio MercuryScorpio
Oct 5 3:34 PM Saturn enters Scorpio SaturnScorpio
Oct 6 10:21 PM Mars enters Sagittarius MarsSagittarius
Oct 10 9:38 PM Saturn Trine Neptune SaturnScorpio 38'

Pisces 38'Rx
Oct 15 7:03 AM New Moon New Moon 22° 32'
Oct 22 7:14 PM Sun enters Scorpio SunScorpio
Oct 28 8:04 AM Venus enters Libra VenusLibra
Oct 29 1:18 AM Mercury enters Sagittarius MercurySagittarius
Oct 29 2:49 PM Full Moon Taurus 48'
Nov 6 6:04 PM Mercury Retrograde MercurySagittarius 18'Rx
Nov 11 2:53 AM Neptune Direct NeptunePisces 22'D
Nov 13 5:08 PM New Moon (Total Solar Eclipse) New Moon 21°Scorpio 57'
Nov 14 2:42 AM Mercury Retrograde enters Scorpio MercuryRxScorpio
Nov 14 3:36 PM Chiron Direct ChironPisces 59'D
Nov 15 7:27 PM Saturn Quincunx Uranus SaturnScorpio 55'

Uranus
Aries 55'Rx
Nov 16 6:25 AM Saturn Trine Chiron SaturnScorpio 59'

ChironPisces 59'
Nov 16 9:36 PM Mars enters Capricorn MarsCapricorn
Nov 21 4:50 PM Sun enters Sagittarius SunSagittarius
Nov 21 8:20 PM Venus enters Scorpio VenusScorpio
Nov 26 5:48 PM Mercury Direct Mercury 18° Scorpio 10'D
Nov 28 9:46 AM Full Moon (Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse) 47'
Dec 10 8:40 PM Mercury re-enters Sagittarius MercurySagittarius
Dec 13 3:42 AM New Moon New Moon 21°Sagittarius 45'
Dec 13 7:02 AM Uranus Direct UranusAries 37'D
Dec 15 11:38 PM Venus enters Sagittarius VenusSagittarius
Dec 20 10:35 PM Jupiter Quincunx Pluto Gemini 56'Rx

Pluto 56'
Dec 21 6:12 AM Sun enters Capricorn SunCapricorn
Dec 22 10:02 AM Jupiter Quincunx Saturn Gemini 46'Rx

Saturn
Scorpio 46'
Dec 25 7:49 PM Mars enters Aquarius MarsAquarius
Dec 26 8:41 PM Saturn Sextile Pluto SaturnScorpio 09'

Pluto 09'
Dec 28 5:21 AM Full Moon Cancer 06'
Dec 31 9:03 AM Mercury enters Capricorn MercuryCapricorn


 

2012 Stations




Jan 23, 2012     7:54 PM                Mars Rx
Feb  7, 2012     9:03 AM                Saturn Rx
Mar 12, 2012     2:49 AM                Mercury Rx
Apr  4, 2012     5:11 AM                Mercury Direct
Apr 10, 2012    11:24 AM                Pluto Rx
Apr 13, 2012    10:53 PM                Mars Direct
May 15, 2012     9:33 AM                Venus Rx
Jun  4, 2012     4:04 PM                Neptune Rx
Jun 12, 2012    12:13 AM                Chiron Rx
Jun 25, 2012     3:00 AM                Saturn Direct
Jun 27, 2012    10:07 AM                Venus Direct
Jul 13, 2012     4:49 AM                Uranus Rx
Jul 14, 2012     9:16 PM                Mercury Rx
Aug  8, 2012    12:40 AM                Mercury Direct
Sep 18, 2012    12:07 AM                Pluto Direct
Oct  4, 2012     8:18 AM                Jupiter Rx
Nov  6, 2012     6:04 PM                Mercury Rx
Nov 11, 2012     2:53 AM                Neptune Direct
Nov 14, 2012     3:36 PM                Chiron Direct
Nov 26, 2012     5:48 PM                Mercury Direct
Dec 13, 2012     7:02 AM                Uranus Direct

 

2012 Zodiac Sign Ingresses



Jan  8, 2012     1:34 AM               Mercury enters Capricorn
Jan 14, 2012    12:47 AM               Venus enters Pisces
Jan 20, 2012    11:10 AM               Sun enters Aquarius
Jan 27, 2012     1:12 PM               Mercury enters Aquarius
Feb  3, 2012     2:03 PM               Neptune enters Pisces
Feb  8, 2012     1:01 AM               Venus enters Aries
Feb 13, 2012     8:38 PM               Mercury enters Pisces
Feb 19, 2012     1:18 AM               Sun enters Pisces
Mar  2, 2012     6:41 AM               Mercury enters Aries
Mar  5, 2012     5:25 AM               Venus enters Taurus
Mar 20, 2012    12:14 AM               Sun enters Aries
Mar 23, 2012     8:22 AM               Mercury Rx enters Pisces
Apr  3, 2012    10:18 AM               Venus enters Gemini
Apr 16, 2012     5:42 PM               Mercury enters Aries
Apr 19, 2012    11:12 AM               Sun enters Taurus
May  9, 2012    12:14 AM               Mercury enters Taurus
May 20, 2012    10:16 AM               Sun enters Gemini
May 24, 2012     6:12 AM               Mercury enters Gemini
Jun  7, 2012     6:16 AM               Mercury enters Cancer
Jun 11, 2012    12:22 PM               Jupiter enters Gemini
Jun 20, 2012     6:09 PM               Sun enters Cancer
Jun 25, 2012     9:24 PM               Mercury enters Leo
Jul  3, 2012     7:32 AM               Mars enters Libra
Jul 22, 2012     5:01 AM               Sun enters Leo
Aug  7, 2012     8:43 AM               Venus enters Cancer
Aug 22, 2012    12:07 PM               Sun enters Virgo
Aug 23, 2012    10:24 AM               Mars enters Scorpio
Aug 31, 2012     9:32 PM               Mercury enters Virgo
Sep  6, 2012     9:48 AM               Venus enters Leo
Sep 16, 2012     6:22 PM               Mercury enters Libra
Sep 22, 2012     9:49 AM               Sun enters Libra
Oct  3, 2012     1:59 AM               Venus enters Virgo
Oct  5, 2012     5:35 AM               Mercury enters Scorpio
Oct  5, 2012     3:34 PM               Saturn enters Scorpio
Oct  6, 2012    10:21 PM               Mars enters Sagittarius
Oct 22, 2012     7:14 PM               Sun enters Scorpio
Oct 28, 2012     8:04 AM               Venus enters Libra
Oct 29, 2012     1:18 AM               Mercury enters Sagittarius
Nov 14, 2012     2:42 AM               Mercury Rx enters Scorpio
Nov 16, 2012     9:36 PM               Mars enters Capricorn
Nov 21, 2012     4:50 PM               Sun enters Sagittarius
Nov 21, 2012     8:20 PM               Venus enters Scorpio
Dec 10, 2012     8:40 PM               Mercury enters Sagittarius
Dec 15, 2012    11:38 PM               Venus enters Sagittarius
Dec 21, 2012     6:12 AM               Sun enters Capricorn
Dec 25, 2012     7:49 PM               Mars enters Aquarius
Dec 31, 2012     9:03 AM               Mercury enters Capricorn
 

 

2012 Outer Planet Transits



Feb 14, 2012     8:40 PM               Jupiter  4 Tau 32 Sextile Chiron  4 Pis 32
Mar 12, 2012    11:43 PM               Jupiter  9 Tau 21 Trine Pluto  9 Cap 21
May  7, 2012     9:09 PM               Jupiter 21 Tau 53 SSqr  Uranus  6 Ari 53
May 12, 2012     9:10 AM               Pluto  9 Cap 18 Sextile Chiron  9 Pis 18
May 16, 2012     5:42 PM               Jupiter 23 Tau 59 Qucnx Saturn 23 Lib 59
Jun 24, 2012     4:12 AM               Uranus  8 Ari 24 Square   Pluto  8 Cap 24
Jun 25, 2012     2:56 AM               Jupiter  3 Gem 03 Square   Neptune  3 Pis 03
Jul 18, 2012     4:46 AM               Jupiter  7 Gem 48 Qucnx Pluto  7 Cap 48
Jul 21, 2012    11:04 PM               Jupiter  8 Gem 30 Sextile Uranus  8 Ari 30
Jul 24, 2012     8:09 AM               Jupiter  8 Gem 57 Square   Chiron  8 Pis 57
Sep  6, 2012     4:29 AM               Pluto  6 Cap 59 Sextile Chiron  6 Pis 59
Sep 19, 2012    12:57 AM               Uranus  6 Ari 57 Square   Pluto  6 Cap 57
Oct 10, 2012     9:38 PM               Saturn  0 Sco 38 Trine Neptune  0 Pis 38
Nov 15, 2012     7:27 PM               Saturn  4 Sco 55 Qucnx Uranus  4 Ari 55
Nov 16, 2012     6:25 AM               Saturn  4 Sco 59 Trine Chiron  4 Pis 59
Dec 20, 2012    10:35 PM               Jupiter  8 Gem 56 Qucnx Pluto  8 Cap 56
Dec 22, 2012    10:02 AM               Jupiter  8 Gem 46 Qucnx Saturn  8 Sco 46
Dec 26, 2012     8:41 PM               Saturn  9 Sco 09 Sextile Pluto  9 Cap 09

 

Retrogrades in 2012

 

  Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
   

 

12-> ->04  

 

14-> ->08  

 

06->26    
          15-> ->27

 

 

         
23->  -----  -----  ----- ->13            

 

   
       

 

          04->  -----  ----- ->30

 

  07->  -----  -----  ----- ->25          

 

 
           

 

13->  -----  -----  ----- ----- ->13  
         

 

04->  -----  -----  -----  ----- ->10    
     

 

10->  -----  -----  -----  ----- ->17        

 

See our Retrogrades & Stations page for further details of current and upcoming planetary retrogrades.

The Sun and  the Moon are never retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2012

Although not quite as popular as Sun sign astrology, "Mercury Retrograde" has certainly become a buzzword--or buzz phrase--these days.

What is Mercury Retrograde? Three, and sometimes four, times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky for a period of approximately 3 weeks. "Appears" is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don't even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. Mercury turns retrograde more frequently than any other planet. It can never be more than 28 degrees from the Sun, and whenever it reaches its furthest distance from the Sun, it changes direction.

As the planet of communication, Mercury retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury rules our "lower" mind—how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our environment, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury has rulership over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde. Needless to say, it is not advised to sign contracts, engage in important decision-making, or launch a new business. Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. This period is best used for re-organizing and reflecting.

During these periods, it's best to check and double-check your work, emails, and paperwork. Watch what you say, because it may not come out, or be received, the way you intended. Try to be understanding if you receive remarks that don't go over well. Double-check that the person who uttered those words really meant it the way you thought they did! Asking "are you sure you meant to say that?" might help. Get in touch with yourself during this period--it's an excellent cycle for discovering new ways of looking at life and at yourself. It's also an ideal cycle in which to discover new ways of communicating your ideas and thoughts.

 

Mercury is Retrograde in Aries and Pisces from March 12 to April 4, 2012.

Details:

27 Feb 2012 02:52 am 2351' Enters Rx Zone
12 Mar 2012 03:44 am 0649'Rx Stationary Retrograde
04 Apr 2012 06:05 am 2351' Stationary Direct
23 Apr 2012 06:38 am 0649' Leaves Rx Zone

 

Mercury is Retrograde from July 14 to August 8, 2012 in the sign of Leo.

Details:

27 Jun 2012 03:31 am 0126' Enters Rx Zone
14 Jul 2012 10:11 pm 1233'Rx Stationary Retrograde
08 Aug 2012 01:33 am 0126' Stationary Direct
22 Aug 2012 03:07 am 1233' Leaves Rx Zone

 

Mercury is Retrograde from November 6-26, 2012 in the signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio.

Details:

18 Oct 2012 08:46 am 1810' Enters Rx Zone
06 Nov 2012 05:57 pm 0418'Rx Stationary Retrograde
26 Nov 2012 05:46 pm 1810' Stationary Direct
14 Dec 2012 01:00 am 0418' Leaves Rx Zone

 

Read more about Mercury Retrograde. Where is Mercury Retrograde transiting by house in your natal chart? Does it conjunct a natal planet, your Ascendant, or Midheaven? Read interpretations of Mercury Retrograde in Transit for a more personalized meaning of the transit cycle.

 

Venus Retrograde in 2012

What is Venus Retrograde? Occasionally, Venus appears to be moving backwards in the sky. "Appears" is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don't even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. Venus is Retrograde approximately 40-43 days every 18 months.

As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what--and who--we value. It is a period that most astrologers consider inopportune for getting married or starting a new relationship. Financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well. There may be delays or confusion in relationships and financial affairs. Read more about Venus Retrograde cycles.

 

Venus is Retrograde from May 15-June 27, 2012 in the sign of Gemini.

Details:

11 Apr 2012 11:44 pm 0729' Enters Rx Zone
15 May 2012 10:29 am 2400'Rx Stationary Retrograde
27 Jun 2012 11:05 am 0729' Stationary Direct
31 Jul 2012 09:00 am 2400' Leaves Rx Zone

 

 

Mars Retrograde in 2012

What is Mars Retrograde? Occasionally, Mars appears to be moving backwards in the sky. "Appears" is the key word here, because, technically speaking, no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. In fact, they don't even slow down. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point of view from Earth, simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. Mars is Retrograde approximately 58-81 days every 2+ years.

When Mars is in its retrograde cycle, we are forced to re-assess our current projects, our approach to getting what we want, and our desire nature. Rather than directly asserting our desires, we tend towards introspection. While Mars in direct motion is direct, straightforward, assertive, and aggressive, with Mars in retrograde motion, Mars energy is essentially turned inward--it's internalized, intensified, personalized, and perhaps pressurized. We can be hesitant about taking action, second-guessing our instincts or our natural impulses rather than acting upon them. The way we react to situations under normal conditions doesn't necessarily work for us now, or we don't exactly trust it... Read more about Mars Retrograde cycles

 

Mars is Retrograde from January 23-April 13, 2012 in the sign of Virgo.

Details:

18 Nov 2011 11:35 am 0341' Enters Rx Zone
23 Jan 2012 07:51 pm 2306'Rx Stationary Retrograde
13 Apr 2012 11:41 pm 0341' Stationary Direct
19 Jun 2012 03:57 pm 2306' Leaves Rx Zone

 

Jupiter Retrograde in 2012

Jupiter is Retrograde from October 4, 2012 to January 30, 2013 in the sign of Gemini.

Details:

10 Jul 2012 06:51 pm 0620' Enters Rx Zone
04 Oct 2012 08:30 am 1623'Rx Stationary Retrograde
30 Jan 2013 05:29 am 0620' Stationary Direct
25 Apr 2013 09:45 am 1623' Leaves Rx Zone


Saturn Retrograde in 2012

Saturn is Retrograde from February 7 to June 25, 2012, in the sign of Libra.

04 Nov 2011 01:48 am 2246' Enters Rx Zone
07 Feb 2012 07:38 am 2930'Rx Stationary Retrograde
25 Jun 2012 02:39 am 2246' Stationary Direct
01 Oct 2012 11:20 am 2930' Leaves Rx Zone


Uranus Retrograde in 2012

Uranus is Retrograde from July 13 to December 13, 2012, in the sign of Aries.

Details:

26 Mar 2012 09:08 am 0437' Enters Rx Zone
13 Jul 2012 02:46 am 0832'Rx Stationary Retrograde
13 Dec 2012 05:16 am 0437' Stationary Direct
29 Mar 2013 07:03 pm 0832' Leaves Rx Zone


Neptune Retrograde in 2012

Neptune is Retrograde from June 4 to November 10, 2012, in the sign of Pisces.

Details:

13 Feb 2012 04:09 am 0022' Enters Rx Zone
04 Jun 2012 10:44 am 0309'Rx Stationary Retrograde
10 Nov 2012 09:51 pm 0022' Stationary Direct
01 Mar 2013 05:42 pm 0309' Leaves Rx Zone


Pluto Retrograde in 2012

Pluto is Retrograde from April 10 to September 17, 2012, in the sign of Capricorn.

Details:

21 Dec 2011 10:42 am 0657' Enters Rx Zone
10 Apr 2012 06:41 am 0934'Rx Stationary Retrograde
17 Sep 2012 07:35 pm 0657' Stationary Direct
07 Jan 2013 02:15 pm 0934' Leaves Rx Zone

 

Eclipses in 2012

See our Eclipses page for more information about current and upcoming eclipses.

Annular SOLAR Eclipse May 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM Sun conjunct Moon at 0 Gemini 21

Partial LUNAR Eclipse June 4, 2012 at 6:12 AM Sun 14 Gemini 14 opposition Moon 14 Sagittarius 14

Total SOLAR Eclipse November 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM Sun conjunct Moon at 21 Scorpio 57

Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse November 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM Sun 6 Sagittarius 47 opposition Moon 6 Gemini 47

 

Lunar Phases in 2012

The following are lunar phases in the year 2012. Click the links for the charts of each New Moon or Full Moon.



New Moon Jan 23, 2012     2:39 AM at 2 AQU 42
Full Moon Feb  7, 2012     4:54 PM at 18 LEO 32
New Moon Feb 21, 2012     5:35 PM at 2 PIS 42
Full Moon Mar  8, 2012     4:39 AM at 18 VIR 13
New Moon Mar 22, 2012     9:37 AM at 2 ARI 22
Full Moon Apr  6, 2012     2:19 PM at 17 LIB 23
New Moon Apr 21, 2012     2:18 AM at 1 TAU 35
Full Moon May  5, 2012    10:35 PM at 16 SCO 01
Annular SOLAR Eclipse May 20, 2012     6:47 PM at 0 GEM 21
Partial LUNAR Eclipse Jun  4, 2012     6:12 AM at 14 SAG 14
New Moon Jun 19, 2012    10:02 AM at 28 GEM 43
Full Moon Jul  3, 2012     1:52 PM at 12 CAP 14
New Moon Jul 18, 2012    11:24 PM at 26 CAN 55
Full Moon Aug  1, 2012    10:27 PM at 10 AQU 15
New Moon Aug 17, 2012    10:54 AM at 25 LEO 08
Full Moon Aug 31, 2012     8:58 AM at 8 PIS 34
New Moon Sep 15, 2012     9:11 PM at 23 VIR 37
Full Moon Sep 29, 2012    10:19 PM at 7 ARI 22
New Moon Oct 15, 2012     7:03 AM at 22 LIB 32
Full Moon Oct 29, 2012     2:49 PM at 6 TAU 48
Total SOLAR Eclipse Nov 13, 2012     5:08 PM at 21 SCO 57
Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse Nov 28, 2012     9:46 AM at 6 GEM 47
New Moon Dec 13, 2012     3:42 AM at 21 SAG 45
Full Moon Dec 28, 2012     5:21 AM at 7 CAN 06

 

Outer Planet Configurations of Interest in 2012


 

Outer Planet Highlights in 2012 - Time Line

Outer planet transits in the year 2012, excerpted from the Day Watch Report Package.

03 Feb Neptune enters Pisces 02:05 pm EST Tran-Tran 00 Pisces 00'

Spiritual revival will be just one hallmark of the next fourteen years, as will a general tendency for those who pretend to it not give to those who actually do. Flights of romanticism are daily fare, even to those whose life is not romantic in the least. When there is nothing else, there is always a dream, a pure dream, waiting just beyond.

07 Feb Saturn Stationary Retrograde 07:19 am EST Tran-Tran 29Libra 30'Rx

Saturn Stationary Retrograde

13 Mar Jupiter trine Pluto 00:22 am EDT Tran-Tran 09 Taurus 21'

New frontiers, hot prospects, expanded operations are not hard to sell right now -- in fact, the soft sell will be the most successful. Whether you are promoting your affections or your consumer product, act as if it's the only way to go in the world and is pretty much of an accomplished fact already. The more faith you have in yourself, the more others will have in you, and the more likely things will work out right for you, since everyone is expecting them to.

10 Apr Pluto Stationary Retrograde 06:05 am EDT Tran-Tran 09 Capricorn 34'Rx

Pluto Stationary Retrograde

07 May Jupiter semi-square Uranus 10:07 pm EDT Tran-Tran 21 Taurus 53'

16 May Jupiter quincunx Saturn 06:40 pm EDT Tran-Tran 23 Taurus 59'

17 May Jupiter sesquiquadrate Pluto 07:04 pm EDT Tran-Tran 24 Taurus 13'

04 Jun Neptune Stationary Retrograde 11:08 am EDT Tran-Tran 03 Pisces 09'Rx

Neptune Stationary Retrograde

11 Jun Jupiter enters Gemini 01:21 pm EDT Tran-Tran 00 Gemini 00'

A year of multiple plans and schemes is ahead, where everyone talks a lot about what they're about to do, but not all of it will be decided or acted upon. There's more discussion than action, and lots of avenues are explored before narrowing down the options. Multitasking is a must, because there will always be more than one iron in the fire.

24 Jun Uranus square Pluto 03:41 am EDT Tran-Tran 08 Aries 24'

This several-year period (most recently centering around 1933) occurs only once every 128 years and is reputed to have the effect of transforming and sometimes violent technological progress upon society at large. Too lengthy to have much more than a background effect, it nevertheless sets the tone of the period.

25 Jun Saturn Stationary Direct  02:35 am EDT Tran-Tran 22 Libra46'

Saturn Stationary Direct

25 Jun Jupiter square Neptune 03:56 am EDT Tran-Tran 03 Gemini 02'

This is a broad time for taking that second look at what life seemed to offer, or that it claimed to promise. That doesn't mean your life, specifically, but you'll probably find that's the current question in the air and there is good conversation in it at the least. The answers in general will be for the moment that optimism fails -- hopes lead to disappointment, and a lot of other confusions that result from both unclear desires and fuzzy thinking. If you can be on the outside looking into this one, you'll be the happier for it. Unexamined expectations go before the fall, and where you can be a cushion to others and a shoulder to lean on, you'll be the one to benefit from it later.

13 Jul Uranus Stationary Retrograde 02:43 am EDT Tran-Tran 08 Aries 32'Rx

Uranus Stationary Retrograde

18 Jul Jupiter quincunx Pluto 05:30 am EDT Tran-Tran 07 Gemini 48'

20 Jul Jupiter sesquiquadrate Saturn 10:07 pm EDT Tran-Tran 08 Gemini18'

22 Jul Jupiter sextile Uranus 00:04 am EDT Tran-Tran 08 Gemini 31'

It's a good time to invest in mutual discovery, where what you stumble on somehow perfectly dovetails with what just fell into your partner's lap. You don't need to push or pursue the far-out to go really way into yourselves, and you'll probably even have a little help from your friends, because right about now they're probably doing it, too. This can apply to the boardroom or the bedroom equally, as subtle inspiration and small "aha!" revelations snowball to give everyone a totally new view on an old subject and reinvigorate flagging energies and interests. The key to success: Be aboveboard, don't go overboard. Share what's given, expect the same.

17 Sep Pluto Stationary Direct 07:52 pm EDT Tran-Tran 06 Capricorn 57'

Pluto Stationary Direct

19 Sep Uranus square Pluto 03:28 am EDT Tran-Tran 06 Aries 57'Rx

This several-year period (most recently centering around 1933) occurs only once every 128 years and is reputed to have the effect of transforming and sometimes violent technological progress upon society at large. Too lengthy to have much more than a background effect, it nevertheless sets the tone of the period.

04 Oct Jupiter Stationary Retrograde 07:51 am EDT Tran-Tran 16 Gemini 23'Rx

Jupiter Stationary Retrograde

05 Oct Saturn enters Scorpio 04:30 pm EDT Tran-Tran 00 Scorpio 00'

Those who have been keeping the wrong sort of secrets will pay for it over the next couple of years, but not necessarily in public. Secret or private endings abound and behind-the-scenes justice may give the appearance of business as usual, belying the true change in course. Open and aboveboard is the safest place to be.

10 Oct Saturn trine Neptune 10:35 pm EDT Tran-Tran 00 Scorpio 37'

For about a year, the world in general seems to be in the process of merging spiritual aspirations with material possibilities. It is as if Church and State finally realized they both agree at heart. It is a period you will likely look back on with fondness and a sigh, realizing that hope does indeed spring eternal and eventually may triumph. But the meek aren't about to inherit the earth, not yet anyway, so perhaps the best way to capitalize on this general trend is to associate yourself with hope, both yours and others', and where possible let it float your boat for the duration. Inner and outer stability flourishing together can only last a time, like Camelot.

15 Oct Jupiter sesquiquadrate Saturn 12:57 pm EDT Tran-Tran 16 Gemini 10'Rx

10 Nov Neptune Stationary Direct 09:04 pm EST Tran-Tran 00 Pisces 22'

Neptune Stationary Direct

15 Nov Saturn quincunx Uranus 07:24 pm EST Tran-Tran 04 Scorpio 56'

13 Dec Uranus Stationary Direct 05:09 am EST Tran-Tran 04 Aries 37'

Uranus Stationary Direct

20 Dec Jupiter quincunx Pluto 11:05 pm EST Tran-Tran 08 Gemini 56'Rx

22 Dec Jupiter quincunx Saturn 10:05 am EST Tran-Tran 08 Gemini 46'Rx

26 Dec Saturn sextile Pluto 07:13 pm EST Tran-Tran 09 Capricorn 09'

This roughly yearlong period describes a background in which previous social conflict has been resolved and the establishment and powers that be seem to be pretty much doing their jobs. While not necessarily of personal impact, this rolling along of the status quo is something you may be able to use or at least be aware of to your advantage. It means you'll get more mileage out of being a cooperator and someone who does not rock the boat. There is more headway to be made running with the tide than against it, although you may not agree with everything you have to put up with in the process. The time for major departures from the norm is not now, but will come soon enough.

 

 

Sign-By-Sign Yearly Horoscopes for 2012.

 

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo Horoscopes

Libra, Scorpio, Saggitarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

What do the stars have planned for you in 2012? Whether you want to know what's going to happen with your romance, your career or your life in general, we have general forecasts for the year ahead. Select your Sun sign (or Ascendant sign) from the dropdown menu or list below for your 2012 Horoscope.

See also 2012 Overview Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign and 2012 Love Guides for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.

 

2012 Yearly Horoscopes:

  

   

 

 

Here's to a fun, happy and successful year!

Note: Read the sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better picture of what lies ahead in 2012. For example, if you are a Libra with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both Libra and Leo.

 


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