2012 Horoscopes Overview
2012 Overview Horoscopes
Your identity crisis, of sorts, continues in 2012, dear Aries, as you fight your way towards a more authentic life path. At times, you will need to slow yourself down and choose your battles wisely. Heavyweight planets are directly affecting the sectors of your chart that rule how the world views you, both professionally and personally, as well as in terms of committed relationships. You are moving away from false paths and relationships that no longer serve you well, or transforming the same into more suitable ones. It can be stressful at times, most definitely, and the first half of the year requires that you take more time to reassess goals and pay more attention to your health. Romance may be on the back burner until April, as you have much work to do in other life departments. It can become a hot topic in the mind in May and June and yet remain in a state of stalling, and then can really heat up July through September. June brings strong energy for new interests, projects, and learning endeavors. For some of you, professional challenges lead to the need to learn new skills or to take on new projects. Do avoid overloading your plate, however, as your enthusiasm, while wonderful, can also lead you to take on more than you can reasonably handle. Financial boosts are likely in the first half of the year, although spending should be managed well in order for this to last in the long term. Existing projects can enjoy handsome payouts, and some of you could receive special bonuses and other forms of support, in March. Health and fitness are top priorities in the first half of the year. It’s also a good time for analyzing how to better approach achieving your goals, both personally and professionally, as you may have reason to believe that recent approaches have been less than successful. Conserve energy for things that truly matter. Career shifts can be sudden this year, especially in June and September, and you will need to be adaptable. More day-to-day contact with friends and family can be healing and pleasurable.
2012 is a year of “out with the old, in with the new”, dear Taurus, as you continue a trend from the latter half of 2011 that keeps you looking forward and chasing new beginnings. You are determined to change your life for the better, and to be a better person as well. However, while exploration was a theme last year, you’ll be working hard at building foundations in 2012. This is a time for beefing up your nest egg, for tending to comfort needs, and for careful attention to relationships that require more “work”. Some of you will be making big commitments this year. Tying up loose ends from the past may not be your favorite activity now, but should be done carefully and responsibly so that you can truly begin your “new life” in the best manner possible. You are setting the stage for the next 12 years of your life, in effect, so do what you can to set things right. Elements of your past may be exposed this year, but you are ready to face this challenge with confidence. Some backtracking is likely from January 23-April 13, when romantic or creative pursuits and possibly children require extra attention, and again May 15-June 27, when finances become a hot topic. Use these periods for clean-up and reassessment of your goals. The second half of 2012 can bring stronger opportunities for making money, a focus on accumulating possessions, and a strong desire for comfort. A feeling of plenty is wonderful, especially for Taureans, but do curb the tendency to overspend and overindulge. Look for opportunities to make your life more comfortable, and to make extra money – chances are, these abound. Career changes can be sudden in the period extending from June to September. Some conflicts with authority are possible. Romance can be quite up and down most of the year, but certainly very stimulating.
Every twelve years or so, Jupiter transits one of the twelve zodiac signs typically for about a year. This happens for you starting in June of 2012 and running until June 2013, dear Gemini, and represents a positive new beginning for you. Your confidence increases many times over, and your ability to attract who and what you want into your life is strong. You are likely to find that a current partner or significant other seems quite supportive of your efforts towards self-improvement, and has your better interests at heart. Single Geminis will likely enjoy more opportunities to partner during this cycle. Many of you will begin a destined relationship this year or the next. Your path of greatest fulfillment this year involves learning to avoid habitual reactions and responses, and recognizing your need to cooperate. Avoid avoidance! As well, you’re being urged by the cosmos to make contact and to try not to fall back on an independent stance. Cooperate, negotiate, and enjoy the benefits these bring. From October forward, organizing your daily routines and meeting responsibilities head-on will be especially important. Romantic relationships continue to be serious and perhaps a little routine as well, and this long-term influence lifts in October. Until then, some of you may be questioning whether romantic love is worth the effort, but many of you will be solidifying relationships. When Venus retrogrades in your sign from May 15-June 27, you are likely to be focused on past relationships rather than pushing forward socially. Friendships are exciting but a little unstable this year, as clashes in values may surface. Until mid-year, there can be a sense that you’re living for others, as you often place others’ needs ahead of your own. The second half of the year brings strong energy for moving forward and grabbing opportunities to advance your interests.
Getting serious about relationships figures strongly in 2012, dear Cancer. Some of you will find, or have recently found, a partner close to home. From October forward, commitment becomes a hot topic. Relationships that don’t live up to their potential are likely to be questioned. Some of you will be dealing with gossip or outside pressures. In fact, you can feel quite a bit of pressure coming from many angles this year, including from family, career, and partners, and the urge to rebel and go your own way can be exceptionally strong. You may feel pulled in different directions, and it can be hard to find a balance and to fill your own personal needs. However, family pressures and difficulties around the home are likely to decrease in the last quarter of the year. You continue to find joy through group associations and friendships in the first half of 2012. You can make some wonderful friends through your work and health and fitness routines. Alternatively, friends can be instrumental in finding work for you. The pace of your daily life is quick and sometimes hectic at this point in your life. Dealing with the past figures strongly from May forward – some of you could find yourselves stuck there, emotionally speaking! The inner hermit in you can be stimulated at this point, and you could find that you’re making some sacrifices (quite willingly) for others. You are not necessarily unsociable at this time, but rather you’re quite content to do your own thing. The key to fulfillment is to recognize and honor your spiritual path as well as your need for alone time and reflection, but to avoid neglecting your responsibilities in the process. Increasingly, you’re finding the need to bring more creativity and less routine to your career. Past loves can reappear, whether they do so in the flesh or memories fill your mind, in May and June. Love may be complicated because of this, and you will need to decide whether or not they’re in your past for good reason.
In 2012, you continue to find joy in your professional life, dear Leo. Good things come your way, including recognition, whether monetary or “pats on the back”. Your reputation, in general, improves this year. Jupiter transiting your career and reputation sector until June is responsible for these things. From June forward, Jupiter highlights a different sector of your chart – your sector of dreams, hopes, ideals, friendships and groups – and these areas of your life expand. If you own a business, this sector also rules income from that business, which should improve in 2012 and 2013. You are likely to make new contacts that bring you joy. You’ll take pleasure in reaching out to others, and while Leos do enjoy popularity in general, Saturn’s transit of your third house in recent years (and until October of this year) has limited your responsiveness to social contact. Gradually, you’ll be more motivated to branch out and network as the year progresses. From October forward, home and family life may become a little burdened or pressured, as the cosmos are giving you the message that it’s time to take greater responsibility with family, and to better organize your home life. Uranus travelling in harmony to your sign all year is an uplifting and energizing influence. You’re open to experience and adventure beyond the usual routine. Partnered Leos will find that their relationships are evolving. They’ll need to avoid suspicion or trying to get others to follow their “script”. A long-term influence that cast quite a veil of confusion over your partnership sector ends early this year, and this brings more clarity to your world of committed partnerships. Romance is especially well-starred in March. Some of you could reach new social heights or could experience an enhanced reputation through a romantic association. Old friends can reappear in May and June, possibly complicating life a little! For some Leos, in the second half of the year, friends can introduce you to a romantic partner, or a friendship might even turn into a romance. Making money in 2012 is a stronger ambition than usual, particularly in the first half of the year. It’s complicated, but ultimately you’re able to improve your lot in life.
You are building your skills set in the first half of 2012, dear Virgo, and you blossom in the second half. The last quarter of 2012 should be especially strong with Jupiter in the foreground of your solar chart and both Saturn and Pluto in favorable aspect to your sign. Nevertheless, watch that you balance your attention when it comes to different areas of your life. Virgos can be so caught up in their career, projects, or outer image this year that order around the home might slide. When it comes to love in 2012, October is excellent for both partnerships and more casual romances. December is a close second. Yes, Neptune is now casting a veil of confusion over partnership matters, but it’s also in its own terms – where it belongs – in your partnership sector. Some of you will meet very dreamy, almost surreal partners during its long transit. Money matters in 2012 can be a little tricky at times, as it can be difficult to rely on sources from others, and many of you could feel that you have to work harder on generating an income to compensate for this instability. Two periods that prompt you to review and reassess money matters are January 23-April 13 and May 15-June 27. From January to June, Jupiter smiles on you favorably, dear Virgo, helping you to treat minor inconveniences with a positive attitude and boosting your morale. Fiery, assertive Mars provides you with extra motivation, energy, and power to move forward with personal plans until July. You could surprise those around you who are used to a demure, conciliatory approach to life. You are learning to go after what you want. Take advantage of this time to learn as much as possible so that when Jupiter moves to the very top of your solar chart in June, you’ll be able to take advantage of the career opportunities that are likely to come your way. You’ll also feel more deserving of the recognition you receive then and through to mid-2013.
Since late 2009, Saturn has been occupying your sign, dear Libra. In October of this year, Saturn moves out of Libra. This influence has been sobering at times. Libras have been learning to fend for themselves, and in the process, they may be a little aloof and introspective, and certainly less spontaneous. This year, a stronger, more realistic, and more mature “you” emerges. From January 23-April 13, there can be a lot of focus on the past to the point of feeling stuck there. Jupiter’s entrance into compatible Air sign, Gemini, in June, will help lift you out. Saturn leaving your sign in October can also bring about a feeling that a weight has been lifted. In the second half of 2012, you’re likely to be more outgoing than you have been. This year, you are building strength and balance. The path to greatest fulfillment is through flexibility, communicating effectively, and finding a balance that includes your own needs. Libras are known for putting others’ needs ahead of their own, particularly those of a partner, and 2012 brings opportunities to strike a balance between your own needs and those of others. Be as clear as possible in your communications. Taking action is necessary, but you need to be conscious of what you are doing, not simply reacting to pressure from others and circumstances. Take the time to learn what it is you truly want. While personal income may be up and down much of the year, other sources of money and support are strong. By October, you’ll be in the position to restructure spending and saving habits. Committed relationships require more freedom. Resist the temptation to try to control a partner, but afford yourself as much freedom as you give to others. More casual love relationships are likely to be exciting and colorful. The last quarter of the year is excellent for family relations and matters related to the home. Some of you could discover your dream job, possibly working from home. All of your efforts towards restructuring and organizing your life begin to truly pay off.
Changes to your personality and needs this year are subtle and yet significant, dear Scorpio. For one, you’re more willing to learn from others and to accept support offered. For another, your tastes in romance, recreation, and the arts are slowly but surely refining and blossoming. Relationships continue to figure strongly in your life this year. You are finding more joy in others, and they are more responsive to your needs. Partnership opportunities increase, particularly until June, in direct proportion to your generosity of spirit. Romance and casual relationships are unusual and exciting. The last quarter of the year brings less focus on pleasure and socializing. Increased personal responsibilities are likely with Saturn’s entry into your sign, where it will transit until 2015. It’s a time for keeping a lower profile and working on solid, long-term goals. Getting your life into order is the focus now. You’ll be tending to those things you’ve left unfinished or neglected – matters that suddenly become pressing at this time. It would be wise to prepare for this cycle that begins in October by carefully considering practical responsibilities that you’ve let slide and tending to them, slowly but surely, so that you are not overwhelmed. In 2012, there is likely to be increased attention to alternative health methods and lifestyles. Keeping daily life running smoothly (busy but not hectic is the goal) can be a challenge. While you’re likely to find that financial support is easier to come by than usual this year, you will need to carefully watch your spending and borrowing habits. This comes more naturally from October forward. While the last quarter of 2012 can bring some sobering realities into your life, it’s also a period conducive to turning dreams into reality, particularly creative ones. Your personality toughens up, but your powers of persuasion run high.
Although you’ll continue to experience changes in 2012, dear Sagittarius, life in general is a little more stable this year than it has been lately. Those looking for a partner will have more opportunities in the latter half of the year, and into next year. Until June, work continues to take up a lot of your attention, and you’re enjoying it for the most part. Your very identity is tied up in the services you provide and the job that you do. Reassessment of your professional goals will do you well from January 23-April 13. Search inside for answers. Mid-year, your focus shifts considerably. Your social life begins to take more precedence. By October, with strict Saturn leaving your friendship sector, this is even more likely. Pleasing others is a theme, but you’re also bound to get something back – it’s not a one-way street. In fact, you’re likely to find that others are supportive and interested in 2012 and 2013. While this is generally a good thing, the North Node in your sign until September suggest that your path to greatest fulfillment is through avoiding becoming too dependent on others, and recognizing your independence and ability to stand alone. Love is a strong theme in your life this year. Dealing with the past is likely from mid-May to the end of June. Partnerships tend to fare better in 2012 than more casual love relationships, which can be temperamental. While you’re certainly more companionable in the latter half of the year, dear Sagittarius, freedom is an important theme in any love relationship or partnership you have right now. Alternative relationships hold stronger appeal. There can be plenty of distractions in 2012, and while this is true for everyone to some degree, it’s especially the case for you. Although distractions tend to dissipate towards the end of the year, so may your professional and practical ambitions, so do what you can to push your professional agenda in the first three quarters of the year.
2012 is a year of hard work and accomplishment for you, dear Capricorn, but it’s not all about career and responsibilities, thankfully! While work challenges you all year, you experience more joy taking care of business in the second half of 2012. This comes as a relief, as there has been some stress in this area in recent years. Jupiter continues to bring fullness to your life in the areas of recreation, romance, and creativity until June. Many opportunities arise for you to go out and enjoy yourself. For most Caps, this period is about rediscovering the child within. Jupiter moves to your work and health sector in June, and this transit brings more opportunities for work (possibly even a little too many!) and more interest in, and enjoyment of, health routines, self-care improvements, and work projects. The North Node in the sign behind yours until August advises you to get more rest and to take time from your busy schedule to recoup now and then. Don’t push yourself too hard, and don’t neglect your more spiritual needs as you pursue other goals. From August forward, it will be important to pay more attention to friends and associates. Recognize their support and establish yourself as a team player. Home life may be on the unsettled or hectic side in 2012. Some of you will move or redecorate, or feel as if your current living conditions are somehow impermanent. Financial insecurities this year need to be dealt with, and ultimately lead to improved attitudes and strategies for managing money. Some of you will be working in a family business or with family, and some will be working from home. More money might be invested in home and family this year. Pluto challenges Capricorns born December 27-31 to take a look deep within for buried treasures. In the process, there could be some uncomfortable discoveries, as you uncover facets of your personality that you haven’t yet accepted or even acknowledged. The last quarter of the year brings strong opportunities to express yourself, promote an idea, or to push a project. Turning a long-standing dream into a reality is what this period is about.
Jupiter continues to bring fullness to your inner world, family, and home life this year, dear Aquarius. You are expanding your feelings of comfort and warmth within yourself, and with family members. Some of you could be literally expanding your family, welcoming new “additions”. From June forward, new opportunities to truly enjoy yourself through recreation, hobbies, and other amusements are likely to come your way. Romantic opportunities expand as well. You’ll discover new outlets to express yourself creatively and playfully. For some of you, a friendship could turn into something more, or friends can be integral in exposing you to a new hobby, different and exciting forms of recreation, or romantic opportunities. Shared finances require extra attention in the first half of 2012, when much energy is spent sorting them out. The last quarter brings a rather sudden focus on professional matters – an area of life that has been less important for many of you in recent years. You’ll have Saturn urging you to discipline yourself in your professional life, and Neptune spiritualizing your attitude towards money and possessions. These two influences might seem to conflict with one another, but you have the opportunity to make them work. Creative projects might be monetized or you could be bringing more imagination and creativity into the work you do. With the North Node in your career sector from September forward, and then Saturn there starting in October, circumstances will conspire to remind you of the importance of structure, responsibility, and reputation in your life. It’s time to realign your goals with what’s inside. Many of you will be making changes in the coming years so that your career path better reflects the principles closest to your heart. Love tends to be exciting in 2012, although June might bring some backtracking. In June, watch that you don’t set yourself up for a disappointment with both love and money. Neptune leaves your sign for good (in this lifetime) early this year, and you’re regaining a stronger sense of purpose and clarity. Energy levels should be stronger than they have been in recent years. 2012 brings more joie de vivre and the rekindling of passions and inspiration into your life.
Your interests continue to diversify in 2012, dear Pisces. You’re filled with ideas, particularly on a professional level. While this is generally a positive thing, by July you are more able to focus on one or two pet projects and ideas, and this contributes to sense of feeling more settled. Fullness is brought to your domestic life from June forward, and until mid-2013. This period is strong for investing in your home and in real estate, with the exception of June itself, when idealism can cloud judgment. You might move to a bigger, more appealing, or convenient residence, or improve your home in significant ways, whether this involves physical redecorating and new possessions, or a stronger focus on improving your living conditions. More joy is experienced with family and in the home environment. Your attitude towards domestic life and family improves. Some of you will be working at home or working in home- or domestic-related industries. In October, Saturn moves into a harmonious angle to your sign, and this brings a stronger feeling of stability into your life. It also helps you focus on practical matters and meet responsibilities promptly. You feel on top of your life at this time, particularly with steady Saturn in harmonious angle to your ruler, Neptune, as well. The last quarter of the year is also strong for work in teams and for cementing friendships. Until October, Saturn continues to bring some structure and possibly restrictions to your intimate world and your shared finances. There can be some concerns about debts, loans, benefits, or a partner’s income during this time. Financial ups and downs in general this year ultimately lead you to discover unique and creative ways to make and manage money. Neptune, your ruler, is now solidly in your sign starting in February, and this influence brings your imagination, idealism, and spirituality to the surface. Neptune is in its own terms, and this is a personally powerful position. Partnering can be rocky but also highly stimulating until July. There is work to do in your one-to-one relationships in the first half of 2012. Friendships can be up and down as well, although they tend to straighten out in the last quarter of the year.
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