2012 Horoscope Libra
Yearly Horoscope: 2012 Predictions for Libra
We’ve divided our 2012 yearly horoscopes into 3 groups (or decanates) per sign for more accuracy. Remember that if you know your Ascendant, read forecasts for both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign. If you know your birth time, but don’t know your Ascendant, be sure to see How to Obtain Your Astrology Chart here.
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Libra (Born September 24 to October 3) – 0 to 10 degrees Libra:
2012: Libra Horoscope: Love, Career, & General Trends
2012 Overview for all Libra. 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.
Until June 11th, Jupiter continues to plump up your solar eighth house. During this cycle, you may see benefits in any of the areas ruled by the eighth house–joint finances, shared resources, loans, taxes, sexuality, intimacy, healing, personal transformation, research, investigation, and psychological matters. This is a time of increased psychological understanding, intimacy, and perhaps accumulation of wealth if you manage your resources well. This is an excellent time to work on financial planning and strategy. You are more capable of helping friends and loved ones who are dealing with a crisis–you can be leaned upon. Your ability to understand and accept anything that is deep in meaning or significant is enhanced now, and you instinctively realize that the path to healing is to face your fears. Any type of in-depth study or research is likely to go well. In some cases, a significant tax refund, inheritance, inheritance, or other such benefit might arrive during this transit. Financial gains may come through a partnership or there may be an increase in a spouse’s income. Sexual opportunities are likely to abound, or your focus on one partner becomes more expansive, warm, and intimate. This could be a time of purging yourself of literal or psychic “junk”, as there is a sense that de-cluttering your life will be beneficial to your emotional well-being. Benefit can come through jointly held resources, loans, or taxes. These positive circumstances won’t necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life.
Jupiter then enters your solar ninth house on June 11th, 2012, and continues to transit this area of your chart until June 2013. Under this influence, you may have opportunities to travel, study, go abroad, expand your horizons, and meet people who are of diverse backgrounds. You might become more intellectually curious now, and academic pursuits are likely to benefit you and run smoothly during this cycle. Business dealings, particularly long-distance ones and those involving publicity and promotion, are likely to be profitable now. Legal matters might also work in your favor, or long-standing legal problems might now be ironed out. Some of you will be seeking legal advice and find it especially helpful now. A more faithful attitude towards life in general is likely now–you tend to feel that everything will work out in the end. Authors might get published now, receive good reviews, or they could significantly expand their audience. Travel is quite possible now, whether it’s business or personal. Educational and travel opportunities expand your horizons. Teaching and learning are favored now. Writing and studying flow more naturally now. This is also an excellent period for positive dealings with in-laws! Your mind is more expansive and tolerant, and you are under less stress than usual. You are less inclined to sweat the small stuff. These positive circumstances won’t necessarily fall into your lap, and are unlikely to come all at once. You need to keep your eyes open for opportunities in these areas of life. Watch for a tendency towards a “holier than thou” attitude.
The most favorable periods for these matters occur while Jupiter is in direct motion in your solar ninth house, from June 11th to October 4th. (This transit lasts until June 2013).
Jupiter transits trine your Sun from June forward. This is a feel-good transit that offers you opportunities to rise above petty concerns and to achieve a more balanced approach to your life. Relationships with others tend to be easygoing, friendly, and positive. It’s natural for you to cooperate with others, and others find it easy to cooperate with you! This is a time when you really enjoy life, appreciating the good things and rarely harping on the more inconvenient or annoying elements of life.
Saturn continues to transit your solar first house until October. You are no longer experiencing the acute pressures of this position in 2012. Your physical body and mannerisms are a focus during this transit. Depending on your current age, it may be a time when you feel your age or accept it. This is an excellent time for beginning health regimens, diets, and the like, simply because it is a time when you look in the mirror and see yourself clearly – not only what you want to see. Your outlook on life is more serious and responsible. In the past while, you might have reached out to others in an attempt to validate yourself, looking for ways to boost your confidence. When these attempts failed, you may have felt temporarily let down and discouraged. Rest assured that Saturn will re-work these feelings, with your help of course, until you reach a point where you have a stronger sense of self. This is a period in which you can get to that point. This transit acts to transform your self-confidence in such a way that you question the source of your confidence to date, and discover a more solid base for pulling up inner strength. Saturn here acts to rip away the superficial. Illusions about the self, the body, and personal abilities will no longer be tolerated. The end result is a newfound identity and a realistic understanding of your own limitations, and your capabilities as well. In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be as forthcoming, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success and progress!
Saturn has passed its conjunction to your Sun so that the more challenging and direct influences of Saturn in your sign have dissipated.
From October, Saturn transits your solar second house – an influence that will be with you until 2015, and that is generally felt most strongly in the first year of its transit (in your case, from October 2012 to October 2013). Saturn here urges you to take stock of your effectiveness, self-worth, and finances. This stage of your life may involve hard work, but not necessarily of an unpleasant variety! Financial success is generally steady, if slow to come by. This transit has traditionally been associated with financial loss, but in truth, it is more about our perceptions–you are likely to review how effective you have been on a financial level to date, and find some dissatisfaction with your progress. In fact, gains may be slow, but sudden reversals are not common with this transit. The purpose of this transit is for you to make the connection between your own feelings of self-worth and what you produce in the real world/get back from the real world. In recent years, you may have had some feelings of being unsupported (you may have been thinking, “I work so hard, and what do I get for all this hard work?”), but as the transit moves forward, you learn to look inside of yourself with a newfound clarity and realism and ideally draw up considerable strength from within. You work on your effectiveness in the world, and see exactly what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. The challenge here is to capture the newly found and defined self-confidence you gained while Saturn was in Libra, and now apply it in the real world.
Uranus transits your solar seventh house and opposes your Sun for those of you born September 26-October 1 or with an Ascendant of 3 to 8-1/2 degrees of Libra. Close relationships may receive a shake-down of sorts, and you may feel that it’s hard to truly rely on a partner. Lifeless or outworn relationships may become harder to bear. Some trial and error in relationships is par for the course with Uranus in this sector of your chart. People in your life may be surprised at your displays of independence. You don’t care for taking orders, and any attempts to limit you are likely to be met with great resistance or downright rebelliousness on your part. Some of you may find your current partnership limiting and you could either end it or experience tension as you explore ways to break free from restriction. Some of you could experience erratic or rebellious behavior in a close partner, and this could have you on your toes, wondering what’s next. Changes in your view of partnerships are in store in 2012. Many of you are feeling strong urges to break free from your routine and to express yourselves in a freer manner. Conditions and responsibilities that you have previously tolerated or even enjoyed are now seen as overwhelming and restrictive. Inner changes and struggles occur quite dramatically, and if your outer world and the people around you are not changing along with you (which is more than likely!), you could feel extremely restless and tied down. You are likely questioning your life as it has been, and wondering if there is a whole lot more for you “somewhere out there”. There is an expression that applies here: “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”. In your attempts to make changes in your life, and to rid yourself of limiting conditions, you are prone to making hasty decisions and leaving behind circumstances, jobs, or people that you might one day miss. Recognize that your urge to rebel comes from a desire for more freedom and self-expression, and find ways to express yourself and your freedom that don’t completely upset the things you have worked hard on building to date. Also recognize that as you listen to a bruised or misbehaving ego, you are prone to ignoring your deepest emotions, and as a result you may sever ties that later leave you wanting. It is especially important to be aware of this “blind spot”.
For those born October 2-3, Uranus continues to transit your solar sixth house this year. In terms of work and daily routines, you may have been moving towards a more irregular schedule. Your working hours may have become non-traditional, or you might be moving towards a more unconventional job. You have been restless with routines, and tend to answer to your own internal rhythm rather than paying attention to society’s (and perhaps nature’s!) rhythms. Work that is monotonous, limiting, or lifeless really has been dragging you down, and you tended to tackle tasks with erratic or haphazard energy–you work tirelessly at certain times, and procrastinate at other times, for example.
Your romantic life has been more colorful and rich for several years with Neptune making its way slowly through your solar fifth house. You are highly romantic, but also somewhat prone to self-deception–seeing what you want to see in a lover rather than what really is. Being “in love with love” is quite probable now. Love can be very romantic for you, but it can also be complicated or downright elusive! You may find yourself falling in love with someone unattainable or attached, for example; or you might attach yourself to someone who you deem needs “saving”. Use some caution in this respect. Drama in romance can be lovely, but too much of it will only leave you yearning and perhaps even heartbroken. Caution with gambling is also necessary. You are more imaginative under this influence, however, and you might take up a very artistic hobby or other creative outlet. This influence leaves those born September 24-27 this year.
For Libras born September 29-30 and October 1-2 or with an Ascendant of 5-1/2 to 9 degrees of Libra, you are experiencing a Pluto transit square to your Sun. You are also beginning a very long-term cycle of changes in basic domestic structure. The Pluto square can be an intense but empowering period. You may slowly uncover a new direction in your career or personal life–one that reflects more of the “true you”. Your connections to family members can also change on a fundamental level, in terms of responsibilities, support, or roles. You may experience tangles in your close personal relationships, perhaps more so with males. Watch for jealousies and manipulative behavior. Things will not go in your favor if you resort to tactics to get what you want. If you have been feeling somewhat of a victim in your family relationships or job position, for example, then this will be a year in which you feel it more acutely and feel the need to do something about it. You could have problems staying calm, cool, and collected at times. Buried resentments come to the fore and demand to be dealt with. Avoid focusing on regrets or dead-end situations, as the tendency to obsess over things that can’t or shouldn’t be changed runs very high. By the time this transit ends, you are more equipped than ever to go after exactly what it is that you want in life. Superficial areas of your life will be removed or transformed, and you are freer to express your authentic self.
Your ruler, Venus, spends an unusually long time in the sign of Gemini this year, due to a retrograde period that spans May 15-June 27. This places stronger emphasis in your life on communications and how you are getting your message across from April 3-August 7. During the retrograde period, some backtracking is possible, as you review your life, and especially educational and communication matters.
Eclipses in 2012 fall in your solar third and ninth houses and second and eighth houses. You will be learning to expand your horizons, possibly through contact with people from an entirely different background than yours, travel, or higher learning. Your personal philosophy will be changing, and eclipses give you a push towards adopting beliefs that truly work for you in the real world. You are learning about your need for self-expression through adventure. There may also be some sort of drama surrounding communication, modes of transportation, mobility, neighbors, or siblings that requires you to reorganize. Additionally, your finances are evolving in important ways. You will be called upon to strike a balance between your own needs for security and comfort and the same needs of other people, such as those of a significant other. Some re-shuffling of money and resources may be in order.
From June to September, there can be some challenges balancing partnership needs and the demands of home and family. You can feel tugged in a number of directions, and feel that you have little time to pursue to your own personal goals during this period. It can be difficult to count on others or on circumstances, as changes seem to be thrust upon you. Avoid reacting too quickly, and instead listen to your heart.
In March, a positive connection between your eighth and fourth houses helps you to gain property or support from family. Connecting intimately with another person boosts your sense of security. Additionally, communications can be enhanced at this time. You might enjoy strong opportunities for presenting your ideas, or you could find that your influence and powers of persuasion are enhanced. You could also enjoy benefits or support, particularly for home or home improvement endeavors. Some of you might acquire property. Job offers might arrive, or there could be improved working conditions.
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