Aspiration is all for you as a Capricorn, whether it be the classic corridors of power trip, or achieving self-mastery. Pluto moving through your sign in 2012 redefines everyone’s notion of success, and it will drag up qualities of intensity and focus you never knew you had. Your ruling planet Saturn also zooms in specifically on your professional profile. ‘What am I here to do?’ is the question you will ask, and nothing less than a True Calling will do. Stress and pressure will come (particularly for Goats born between 13th and 22nd January), and you will be dealing with sceptical or tyrannical bosses who question your effectiveness. Don’t let it faze you. The pressure will pass and by October at the very outside you will know your capabilities better, or else head for pastures new. Consolidation is the way in the first months of 2012, as bountiful Jupiter makes a friendly alignment. Expand cautiously and a calculated risk should work in your favour. You like to play the voice of experience, yet young pretenders will challenge your authority. Just because a job has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it has to stay that way forever. Move with the times and be flexible (esp. early Capricorns 23rd -31st December). August 8th – September 7th is a good period for relationship, when it pays to collaborate. Cultivate your people skills, and good fortune comes from providing a service in a routine task.
If you are wondering why the walls have come down in your world over the last few years, take heart. Neptune, planet of the Boundless, moves out of your sign on 3rd February 2012, and sanity reigns once more. For better or worse! Reflect on the years since 2000 and you will recall subtle but profound changes. You became a medium, you lost your way, you became more artistic/ altruistic: all of the above. Now you need to ground these impulses and make a practical difference in the world. Saturn, your guv’nor planet provides a firm mooring until October 2012 and late-birthday Aquarians especially (13th - 22nd February) benefit simply from keeping on keeping on. Your native revolutionary impulses gather pace all year and you are in the vanguard of the new world order. Modern forms of communication are your natural territory and a futuristic lifestyle’s moment has come. Jupiter, planet of travel and expansion, changing signs on 11th June is purely good news and a daunting campaign of change and innovation suddenly isn’t so scary. Restart an impulse to artistic skills and someone returns into your life between 15th May and 27th June. The Aquarius Full Moon on 2nd August is a peak moment: enjoy life, love your children, learn to sing or dance. The last quarter of the year sees you focusing on your ambitions and the work you were truly put here to do. Find a good cause to support and hire a trustworthy accountant.
A year among years for Fish, as your ruler Neptune enters your sign for the next decade and beyond. We have had a taste of this astrological signature in 2011, but now the planet of imagination stays in Pisces until 2025! We’re all becoming more psychic, more caring/ confused: more Piscean. Embrace your empathy and intuition. Early Pisces birthdays especially (20th –24th February) will be shrouded in fog some of the time and only realise the profound and beautiful changes that have happened afterwards. Be careful of partying it up too much: this statement is not a paradox. You can lose yourself in the hedonistic whirl, when there are more positive forms of escapism. A cause or charity to champion is your friend, and while you should be careful of the Rescue Drama, do something for others. By the time Saturn, planet of ambition, changes signs on 5th October, you will have more underlying stability. You combine the glamour of Neptune with the realism of Saturn, and bring your dreams to life. Think big: a fantasy goal that everyone says can’t be done comes within reach. Mars, planet of action, will be in your relationship zone between January and early July, including a retrograde period between January 24th and 12th April. Re-evaluate your relationships and confront people where before you would just let the issue glide.
You are in the forefront of changes this year and your restless energy needs an outlet. You rail against restrictions imposed from outside and demand to have your own way. The squeezing effect of Saturn and Uranus over the last year subsides and early Aries birthdays 21st - 27th April have the strongest revolutionary vibes. Romantic Venus in your sign from 8th February to 4th March is your window to enjoy and your attractiveness takes on a rosy glow. Effortless. Late Aries birthdays, 12th - 21st April, feel pressure to achieve, and if your office Führer is out of sympathy, then confront them or move on. Pluto, planet of rebirth, gives you a career obsession and you succeed through deep research and the ethical use of power. Lessons in love stick around until October and you balance the desire to rebel with the knowledge that some people need you. If you leave one partner, the same issues will arise with somebody new. Time itself feels precious and there is an imperative to narrow down and become more specialized at what you do. July 4th to August 24th sees your competitive streak emerging and the slow start to the year speeds up, big time. Collaborate with someone close to produce extraordinary work, and August 17th’s New Moon will be an important date.
The early months of 2012 start slowly, but this plays to your patient, placid style. Jupiter, planet of healing and expansion, enlivens your sign until mid-June and all Taureans will get a dose of his positive influence. Think big, be bold and generous and 50-50 calls are weighted in your favour. Still, restrain your hedonistic streak, and keep in mind the possibility that other people might occasionally be right. Mars going retrograde from late January to mid-April sees you reviewing tasks and a creative effort goes back to the drawing board. No bad thing if you keep your overall objective in mind. 5th March to 4th April is a good time for your attractiveness and you draw attention with ease. Venus, your ruler, also goes retrograde from 15th May to 26th June, a significant spell for your love life and finances. Cost-versus-value issues arise at this point and you take a step back to take two forwards in order to remain friends. By October, Saturn, planet of discipline, hits your opposite sign and your ambitions are tested, giving you a more realistic perspective. You feel the passage of time acutely and realise that vital tasks don’t just materialize by themselves. Sometimes you have to succeed through adversity and tough choices eventually set you free. An older partner appeals and the hand of fate brings lessons in love. This applies to Taurus birthdays from 22nd April – 1st May especially.
Lots to look forward to this year, with wisdom, joy and expansion, plus plenty of romantic intrigue. Venus, planet of attraction, has an extended stay in your sign from 4th April to 8th August, including a six week retrograde spell through may and June. People are drawn into your life at this point, including old faces with unfinished business. You will look good and feel extra sociable at peak points and people queue up to be associated with you. There will be some juggling of your commitments, and surprises when familiar faces act out of character. Important eclipses on 20th May and 4th June make this an intense period and you emerge with your relationships looking quite different. Jupiter, planet of wisdom and joy also enters your sign on 11th June, a double-bubble birthday gift. Start thinking ahead now about plans and ambitions you have always held but never had the chutzpah. Sober Saturn stands guard over the end of your sign (helping Gemini birthdays between 12th and 21st June), and you get rewards for simply turning up on time. By October, the complexion changes again and you pay attention to nitty-gritty details and sorting out the engine room of your life. A new diet or day-job provides a hobby and extra income. The Gemini Full Moon on November 28th is a lunar eclipse. Take it easy with an emotional call at this point and wait until at least December 2nd before making your choice.
Major changes of the last two years have seen you breaking away from the past. Always tough, especially as yours is the sign of emotional roots, which have been pulled up to let in new growth. All Crabs contend with challenges in 2012, but birthdays between 28th and 30th June particularly will feel the heat. You will juggle pressure of work, relationships and home – so no pressure then! Big choices test your mettle romantically and you can feel proud if you have done the right thing and not simply folded to outside pressure. Neptune, planet of salvation, moves into alignment on February 3rd and its subtle, spiritual influence integrates altruistic aims into your business. You can be dreamy and practical, and success finds you in mysterious ways. Ruled by the Moon, eclipses always affect you strongly and between 20th May and 4th June, you have a psychic clearout. 8th August to 7th September sees alluring Venus in your sign and fun comes to find you. Accept an invitation and give yourself a makeover, even when deadlines scream at you – especially then. Home building is a big deal for your sign, yet it is a relief to move on from the domestic agenda and find your creativity. From October onward, Saturn, planet of reality, sees you taking your artistic aims more seriously and professionally. A spell of stability opens up and you can make long-range calculations with a clear eye. Your year climaxes with the Cancer Full Moon on December 28th.
Your finances are under scrutiny in the first months of 2012 and good fortune comes from dealing with details. A professional break (quite likely) is no good if you don’t have a system in place, or you spend more quickly than you earn. The Leo Full Moon on 7th February is a moment to celebrate. Mars, planet of impulse, reverses through your money zone between late January and mid-April, and you find new uses for old objects. Thrift isn’t your flamboyant Leo style, but there’s good sense in rationalizing your resources. Shop around and get the best deal. Your entrepreneurial flair doesn’t desert you either and a daring venture entailing a break with the past spells good luck. Uranus, planet of rebellion, is, if never quite easy, then at least playing to your restless ambitions. Focus on exactly what you want, and never mind convention or the status quo. Friends play a large role from mid-June onwards and you are surrounded by like-minded company. Accept invitations, even when you can’t see the final outcome. An unseen introduction waits around the next corner, and September sees you with extra charm that draws people closer. Sober Saturn changing signs in October sees you bedding the changes in at home and you think about putting roots down at last. Psychological security is at least as important as buying bricks and mortar in the right area.
A project at the start of the year can’t go quickly enough. Bold Jupiter supports you until June and you feel confident taking a calculated risk. Mars, planet of action, retrogrades in your sign from 24th January to 14th April and this is your window to get things right (a great Virgo concept!) Use this whole 11-week period to get your brainchild started - finishing with time to spare means you haven’t taken long enough. You will retrace your steps at points and deal with people who are not as focused as you. Bear with it and be positive. Inspiration strikes soon after the Virgo Full Moon on 8th March and an informed expert gives you advice and encouragement. April through to August brings romantic a conundrum at work and a familiar face proves hard to relate to. Schmooze your boss in June, but fate has the final word. Openings present themselves and an international flavour comes into your career: think big and bold, and find a cause to believe in. October is a great month for love and glamour, though it’s wise to test a proposition from a new romantic interest. Neptune, planet of sacrifice, puts romance into your life and a potential lover makes all the right promises. Still, be sure you are seeing the situation right and that it’s not you making all the forfeits. Financial plans are best looked at from a longer view and the end of the year sees your investments maturing nicely.
A final push, one last effort is all it takes and your birthday brings liberation. The last two years have been character building enough and now you can back up all your claims. Saturn, planet of building and reality, leaves your sign by October and late Libra birthdays (14 - 22nd October) get a final dose of grounding and executive stress. Take it slowly and be in the moment every step of the way. You feel differently by the year’s three-quarter mark and afterwards you will be ready for anything. You have qualifications and experience and people look at you with new respect. Earlier Librans (22nd - 30th September) are still contending with wild card elements in your personal life and the feeling you want to throw everything over the side. Uranus, planet of innovation, sees you trying out a new relationship model in defiance of convention. Influential people disapprove and even make veiled threats, but you are determined to do things your way. An overwhelming desire to break away has to be satisfied and sometimes going against the flow is the wiser and safer option. July 4th to August 24th sees you putting finishing touches on a long-range ambition. Mars going through your sign at this time enhances your assertiveness, but pick your moment before having a showdown with the boss. Relief comes finally after 5th October, and the onus moves on to your finances. Decide how much you need, where from, and don’t do anything crazy. Love and light arrives in November.
Think hard at the start of the year what you want to accomplish by the end. A momentous 2012 begins with good fortune in your personal life and the chance to consolidate your gains. Broad-ranging Jupiter brings new heart in your one-to-one affairs and whatever else happens, your love expectations are raised. Dealings with banks and money men come under the spotlight from May onwards. Unexpected good fortune with a loan or access to work facilities after hours is an injection for you and your business. August 24th to October 6th is an intense period of achievement where your competitive instincts are aroused. Clear the decks ready for a new campaign and focus only on the goals you really must achieve. By early October, Saturn, planet of reality, enters your sign and all the things you have talked and dreamt of go under the anvil. So, how much do you want it? It is well worth projecting ahead and putting some gentle, yet powerful affirmations down. Neptune, planet of PSI power, also sits beautifully all year from February onwards and you succeed by a mixture of grace and executive skill. Make a plan, put it into the ether and leave it to the gods. The Scorpio solar eclipse on 13th November is a turning point, but wait a few days at least before acting on a crazy impulse.
Early in the year you impress everyone with your grasp of details, property and business. You handle the earthy energy expertly and good fortune comes from an apparently mundane, fill-in task. Make the most of your hobbies and provide useful service, and by March you are every bit the mogul. Revise and review your career strategy up until mid-April and make all your moves purposeful. A plan you thought set in stone turns out to be provisional, and selective editing points the way to success. Changes in your love life see a new romantic complexion halfway through the year. Jupiter, your ruler, heads into your love and marriage zone and you are attracted to people with a touch of the exotic. A travel agent or university lecturer would do equally well. Old romantic hurts are healed and you look forward to sharing instead of shying away. Venus retrograde between May 15th and June 25th has special resonance and you see another side of someone you thought you knew. Your relationship turns on its head, though you end up closer together for the experience. Eclipses on May 20th and June 4th add to the intensity – wait until after this period before making a radical call. October finds you fiery and competitive, and it pays to have a goal to fight for. Saturn moving into your solar 12th house on October 5th clears out the cobwebs and your attention turns to behind the scenes psychic activity.