Overview for 2012:
The years 2008 through 2015 are a challenge for the average
person. The cosmic arrangement over these years is almost a
replica of what astrologers call "The Depression T square" of the
1930's. The road to recovery requires significant patience and
adaptability from each of us. It is already altering our
values. Materialism as the false god is slowly fading away for
the masses. Good riddance. Environmental consciousness is
steadily increasing. This is definitely a plus. By 2015 we
will be extremely aware of the world's water supply, which is becoming
more toxic every day. No longer will that issue be "over
there". Invest in clean energy and water as those are the "must
have" of the future.
arrived at the long awaited “2012”.
No doubt almost every individual is aware that
Dec. 21, 2012 has
been discussed by many as a significant end time, identified by the
others. Unfortunately, there will likely
be some deranged individuals who feel it necessary to insure
an end time in their particular localities. This
date is the end of what the Mayans
called the 13th b’ak’tun. One
is the equivalent of 5,125 years. The
beliefs about this upcoming date range from Armageddon to an ecstatic
to look at the magic date with
the perspective of history. If we subtract
5,125 years (one b’ak’tun) from the present date we arrive very close
BCE. That is the generalized date
identified by academics as a turning point for human civilization. At that time writing was invented, along with
metallurgy, which brought a tumble of new world developments in
civilization. It did not happen
it is entirely possible that
the present day pivotal “turning point” inventions are the computer and
which allows almost instantaneous communications all over the globe. That brings us one step closer in evolution
to telepathy, which clearly humankind is trying to materialize,
not. The need to be “connected” by ever
faster cell phones and internet social mechanisms is dizzying.
this decade every equinox and
solstice will bring significant news of damage resulting from human
inconsideration of the natural world.
This is particularly so near each spring equinox,
within a month of Mar.
21st. In 2010 we had the explosion of
the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and a serious bottom in the stock
market. In 2011 the earthquake and
tsunami in Japan has wrought enormous devastation and the potential for
radiation poisoning of the air and water.
That story is not yet over.
wars will continue to intensify
throughout the world. The global economy
will be shaky throughout this decade, but particularly through 2015. It is entirely possible that the basis of the
world’s financial system will dramatically change before the end of
2014. We in the US may only have another
years to enjoy the privilege of having the dollar as the world’s
year, just before the
Presidential election, Saturn moves into the sign of Scorpio. The Plutocrats will probably buy the election
and the following 2.5 years will be a time of more deeply lining the
the wealthy. Taxes will likely steeply
increase. These activities will
intensify the polarization of “haves” and “have nots” in this country.
particularly significant drama related
to the election is that Mercury is once again slated to change
election day. The last time this
happened was on the day of Gore versus Bush.
Mercury rules communications, computers, and voting
in general. The shift occurs at 6:04 pm
EDT as polling
places are approaching their last hours.
There will likely be many questions around the
country about the voting
process and whether it has been legal or whether winners are actually
seem overwhelming to take on
the challenges facing the masses. What
we have on our side is exactly that:
sheer numbers. Each of
choose a fresh paradigm of thought for that which is happening
personally. As individuals, we are not
doomed to be in
replay mode forever. If you have an
issue and can think of no solution, hold the question in mind before
you go to
sleep and ask your higher mind for the answer.
Trust that an answer will be there within a
reasonable period of
time--maybe two or three days. Refuse to
follow any path you know is not working.
Given you have positive expectations, a fresh and
improved version of
dealing with any issue may be available for evaluation in the morning. Or it may simply fall into your conscious
mind during the day.
If we refuse
to play the same
old tapes, the mind will come up with better solutions.
Just as we have “refused” by moving our
checking accounts and OWS. Our minds are
naturally lazy and will keep reproducing the same scenarios unless we demand
that it reinvent answers. We need to
focus on pressing our brains to expand into fresh territory. Think about your habits and eliminate those
which harm you.
problems of the world are not yet solved
because we as a species are not mature enough to clean up the mess. We are looking for rescue.
Instead we must each consciously stretch
toward greater maturity. If enough of us
do this, it will ultimately result in better use of our brains that can
actually resolve our social issues.
your ruling planet, is preparing
to go through a retrograde cycle as the year begins.
This happens roughly every 28 months, so you
have experienced it many times. On this
visit the slowdown is in your house of work and health.
You may find it a challenge to move forward
with your goals in either of these areas until the end of April. Do not give up or you will lose ground. This is a necessary plateau period. During March when Mercury turns retrograde in
your sign you will likely change your mind and back out of a previously
plan. Overall important commitments to
new activities are unlikely until the end of April.
Use these months to think seriously about
your next direction. You are probably
already aware that you are becoming more and more charged with the zeitgeist of our times, independence
versus oppression. It is probable that
you will be embroiled in this battle in a major way by June, continuing
through October. The effects could be
both personal and collective. Stay on
the side of social justice and you will be doing the right thing. Aspects suggest a thoroughly challenging
August. Personal relationship issues
could explode. You may also be feeling
angry and therefore subject to accident.
Resources are subject to tighten in the fall. Overall this will be a challenging year, but
when it is over you will know you are doing the right things for
perhaps for others as well.
will have over
five more months of Jupiter in your sign before it moves on in mid-June. This placement represents expansion of your
life through philosophy, travel or education.
It oftentimes promotes the “flow” in your life so
that things are easier
than they have been in the past. This
transit began in June of 2011 and occurs for one full year out of every
twelve. It represents a time of new
beginnings that continue on forward, well after it has left your sign. Times that are particularly auspicious for
you are in mid-Jan, mid-March and late Nov.
Venus, your ruling planet turns retrograde in
mid-May through June. Very probably you
will be reviewing financial
conditions during that time. Income may
be less during those months or expenses greater than norm.
You may withdraw from social activities and
people during this period. This is
probably not your best year for romance.
I see challenges in relationships in Feb., Apr,
June, Aug, Sep, and
early Nov. Someone new enters your life
in early Dec. who may become a teacher or point you in the next “right”
direction. During the last quarter your
attitude about partnership overall becomes clearly more serious. You will want to be in a relationship that is
moving forward or you are prepared to let it go.
you might have about your usual work in the world are beginning to
crack. At the same time you have a growing
give that which you consider valuable back to society.
You seek a mission which will
re-enchant your everyday life and give you a
sense of meaning. You will find it, but
you may need to endure a transition time in which you don’t know what
special contribution is or how to make it happen. Jan.-Feb.
opens the year with your attention
on shared resources. "Resources"
include time, things of material value, energy and sexuality. The territory is wide, ranging from the
mundane study of the budget and finances all the way to important
with partners over the need for greater intimacy. You
may be organizing business issues related
to an inheritance or your own legacy. Think
very carefully in April about any relationship decisions, including
contracts. The probability is strong you
will feel the need to back out of commitments during May, June, to
mid-July. During this period you will
prefer to spend
time in solitude. Fair warning to those
in committed relationships: you will be
prone to regress into old patterns of relating that you know are not
productive. Avoid this if you possibly
can or you will have apologies to make later.
On June 11 the planet Jupiter moves into your sign
and will remain there
for a full year. Jupiter in your sign
will lighten any load, renew your sense of optimism and reinforce your
esteem. Help and cooperation of others will be more available to you,
especially if you make your requests in person. The spiritual dimension
life will improve and travel or education becomes more prominent. The
difficulty with this transit is the tendency for weight gain
look at the big
picture since 2009. Pluto opposes your
sign, challenging you to recognize your worth in some way and stand up
yourself. It is difficult, but you are
making inroads. This press will continue
for a decade. Uranus moved into your
territory of career and social contributions.
It is pressuring you to find ways to express your
unique identity in the
outer world, preferably while promoting social justice.
It continues for 7 years. The
Saturn voice is sending you words of
caution and asking you to maintain your safety, security and the status
quo. Sometimes the cosmos seems to have a
humor. How can you manage all these
projects at once? No doubt you are, even
though there might be a foul-up now and then.
In Jan. it might all seem to be too much, but you
will climb out of your
shell in Feb to greet the world anew. Health
issues may need attending during March.
The eclipse season between mid-May and mid-June
draws attention to your
health once again. You will probably be
choosing to begin healthful regimens anew.
During June, Aug.-Sep,
Nov-Dec. there will be episodes related to the projects identified at
beginning of this paragraph. You are
getting stronger all the time.
health has become a priority in the last three years.
You do not have much wiggle room there, so
exercise and diet are a major part of your daily activities now. You realize more than most that this is the
bottom line and nothing else in your life works without these basics. Special emphasis on this factor is present in
Jan., Mar-Apr, late June, late Sep., and Dec.
Travel and expansion of your territory is
significant through June. This is related
to career, education and
social life. Aspects for this are
favorably emphasized during late Jan, late Feb and May.
Make note of the weeks surrounding the Mar.
21st equinox as this is a propitious time for you to begin
things, especially if they involve travel or communications. You may overdo during late June, early
July. Ease up on the energy output and
rest breaks. Give special attention to
investments and other shared resources.
There are signs of loss there, slow and gradual, as
though leaking. For the past two years you
have had concerns
about aging family members or property.
The time is approaching for a change in both areas
and will be apparent
in late Oct through the end of the year.
You may shift your attention almost entirely to one
or both of these
matters as this year ends and the next begins.
first four months
of this year could feel like you are trudging through molasses. In the outer world many accomplishments will
be slow and tedious. Even your physical
body may feel sluggish. Your primary
focus is internal healing at this time.
Anger which has been buried in the past may be
surfacing now and you
need to work toward letting it go.
Resentment is bad for your health.
If you have had illusions about your primary
relationship(s), these are
beginning to fade. On the other side you
will find a far more realistic perspective.
It may be painful, but you can then have a more
solid basis on which to
make good decisions about your relationship life. You
will find the garlic you need to repel
vampire types. Issues concerning
financial resources will demand attention, particularly in the time
March and April. You will be
concentrating upon paying off debt and reorganizing accounts. In July and August the inner critic may be
hard at work. Most of what it says is a
lie, so don’t accept its chattering as truth.
This may also be a time in which you are once again
pondering the past. During
mid-Sept. global affairs will be particularly a focus of attention,
another round of evaluating your resources.
In Nov. you may feel compelled to rearrange your
home or to buy or sell
property. Mercury is retrograde at that
time and it would be best to make no permanent decisions until mid-Dec. By that time the impulse may have
evaporated. From June ‘12 for the
following year your career is a bright spot. During the last quarter
be moving toward work that requires learning and practicing sharpened
has been in your sign since Nov. of ’09. Since
that time you have felt the need to
grow yourself up, to mature, and to solidify your identity, probably in
or additional field of work. Saturn will
continue to be in your sign until Nov. of ’12.
You have a few more months to bring a sense of
completion to these
tasks. No doubt you have matured
significantly over these years and through multiple circumstances have
know yourself from a deeper, more conscious core. Starting
last spring changes have come into
your life through relationships with others.
This will continue for another six years. Many of these relationships will be with
those who have minds of their own and they will teach you to set
claim your independence in a relationship and learn more about taking
yourself. They may come and go
suddenly. Times of potential upheaval
occur in Feb., Aug., Sep., and early Nov.
Times of restoration are Jan., Oct., and latter Nov.
through Dec. During the months of May and
June you may
back off from relationships altogether for R&R.
Beginning in Nov. you will have fewer
discretionary resources. This may be due
to a decision to decrease debt, or increase savings and investments. Gather clarity about how your taxes will work
out for 2012 by year end if possible, to prevent the unexpected during
flow of 2012 will
begin in slow motion for the first four months.
It may feel to you as though you are repeatedly
ground. You are looking for somewhere to
connect and put down roots. In May you
might encounter a physical or emotional blockage that demands healing
you move forward. In June through Sep. you
will be heavily involved in the drama of our time:
justice versus oppression. This
will certainly develop in your personal
life and you may also become involved in the collective struggle. Note your frame of mind in July and take
responsibility for it. If you do not
realize you are angry, a situation may drop in from the sky that will
you of circumstances of the past. You
will be prone to overreact if you aren’t clearly in touch with yourself. Drive and handle tools very carefully at that
time. In the big picture you are nearly
at the end of a 28 year cycle concerning your work in the world. As the fall begins you are likely to leave
behind an old and worn out way of life.
You may be choosing to be alone for a while rather
than continue in a
dead situation. Even those in committed
relationships may choose to withdraw while you concentrate upon
yourself during the next few years.
your opportunities related to work have begun to open.
You are able to make more income than
before. In addition your physical and
emotional health have improved. This
good fortune continues through the month of March, 2012.
The window does not close, but after March it
will be your responsibility to maintain the opportunities you’ve been
given. In mid-June your ruling planet,
moves into the sign of Gemini for the following year.
This brings improvements in partnerships of
any kind. In particular, note the time
frame during the second half of July to bring positive changes in this
area. Perhaps you will find someone new
or will be adding new spirit to an ongoing relationship.
In the last quarter your leverage and
assistance from behind closed doors will somehow vaporize.
Maybe a supportive supervising person will
retire or leave the scene or perhaps it will be your choice to depart.
Throughout the year you will feel restless concerning your sense of
security base. You may be searching for
the truth of your history. At any time
during the next few years you may discover that some facts about your
never true at all. Previously unknown
factors may alter the picture entirely. Many
of you will be yearning to seek a dream that takes you to distant
theme of water is prominent, suggesting that you need to create a home
literally nearby a body of water or maybe add the soothing of water
is the first year of four which bring major transition and change to
your life. For 2012 the summer and fall
are particularly notable. On the mundane
level you likely will see significant changes among those in your
family. As this happens, your own
attitudes about how
families should be will open to the
unusual, even eccentric. You will
struggle inside yourself on the subject of control versus freedom. You may become bored, tired of being in
charge and ready to pass on the baton.
One part of you is looking for escape from the
crucible of your own rules. If this does
not come from the inside, you
will be challenged from the outside to crack a firm belief and allow
of a great gulp of fresh air to open your mind.
The freedom will be exhilarating, once you let go of
the struggle. Since last summer you have
been given fresh
inspiration through a creative work, the birth of a child, or another
in your life. This energy is prominent
through April. Between May and August an
issue requiring healing of the body or spirit will come to the surface
require attention. It is possible that
it is someone near to you who requires
your assistance, rather than yourself.
During the last quarter of the year you will feel a
need to take
responsibility for your niche in life and clarify the role you want to
your sign in Feb., it may carry away the last vestiges of an illusion
had about yourself or your direction in life.
It has been with you for 14 years, so the change may
be startling. Perhaps a long held
spiritual belief is
dissolving or becoming much less a priority.
It was good for many years but if we are to grow, we
must allow some
things to be left behind, lest they turn to concrete.
A new vision for your life will take its
place as the year moves forward, but be patient. There
is likely to be a period of vagueness
between the beginning and the end of the year.
During the summer you could be attending to the
health of yourself or
that of someone who depends upon you. Your career or work in the world
moving toward an important turning point.
The short version is that you will be promoted or
you will depart. You can predict this now
yourself and your attitude toward your occupation.
If you are participating in work that
fulfills you, then in late 2012 and through 2013 you will be given a
along with more recognition and responsibility.
If instead, you are bored and ready to depart then
the transition away
from this situation will be at your front door by the end of this year. You may choose it yourself or it may occur as
happenstance. The point is that it is
time to find purpose in the world that makes sense for you. If it is not already there, then it will be
time to seek out another adventure.
2011 you began
to wake up to your mission in
life. Your entire history has prepared
you for what is beginning to happen now.
The Piscean, who often feels like a bystander in the
world, is coming
into a true calling. For quite a long
time you have been prepared for bringing your voice of inspiration and
the world. Warnings! Do
not allow your ego to take control of this
mission or it will go dark. You are not
the only one, but your natural gifts are called forth by the collective
now. It is important that you recognize
you are becoming a messenger. You
are not the message. You must
take care of your body. Whatever might
be amiss in your physical system will show its symptoms now. Addictions of whatever type are already taking
their toll. Carefully consider your
lifestyle and recognize that not all addictions are chemical. Between July of last summer and the end of
April 2012, a perfect path has opened up which will show your first few
on this journey. Teaching, short
distance travels, or communication of your ideas is prominent and must
now. During late Feb. and Mar. it will
be time to back up and review, to insure you are a clear vehicle for
message. Overcome your natural tendency
to shyness and speak up while you have the opportunity. Other
possibilities for reaching people
develop in the fall. Do not give into
fear. The world is ready for you at
in Capricorn, 2008 -- 2024 ,
theme of our lives
headline cosmic news for 2008 is the entrance of Pluto into the sign of
Capricorn. We stand on the cusp of a 16 year global
power (2008-2024). Dramatic political, business and economic
will occur worldwide, especially so between 2009 and 2015. The
for revolution are already in gestation. Rising and falling of
governments and their leaders will become common.
Pluto represents transformation at its most profound level. It
exaggerates flaws in our social systems and in our personal lives until
we are forced beyond our lethargy to find resolution to issues.
the Western world are acculturated to expect unlimited resources, for
example. In particular, the people of the United States have
bounty well beyond that of many other countries. It is one thing
us to talk about running out of resources, and totally another to come
to the real experience of not having enough gasoline to drive to work.
This country has a Cancer birth chart. Pluto's transit through
Capricorn ('08--'24) will be opposed to our sun sign. We will be
starkly confronted with the results of our collective principles and
behaviors. We have become an empire run by consumerism and
of unending prosperity. The major flaw is that we, as a
secretly believe that somehow, someone else is responsible for the
public welfare. We assume that our laws, our government, and even
employers will protect us.
During these first few years Big Business (Capricorn associated) will
become the ruler of the globe and governments merely puppets. We
experienced glimpses of this system in the last decade. We are
enough to believe that if a CEO is not operating lawfully, he/she will
soon be caught. Think again. Before very long the business
that are now covert will become the accepted norm among those with
The process is one of erosion, so watch carefully for its signs in your
mailbox. If you think I am being melodramatic, read those 5 page,
boring, documents in tiny print that come from your credit card,
insurance, or other institutions. They count on our laissez-faire
attitudes. They know we are often too overwhelmed to give such
attention. You will be shocked at the rights you are losing, inch
inch. Soon it will be a landslide and there won't even be an
Orwell's 1984 is at our doorstep. We need to do what we can to
the tide of Big Business tyranny over the next decade. The first
foremost act of self protection is to get out of debt. Don't let
anyone own you. Take good care of your health. Eliminate
Become as independent as reasonably possible from major institutions
and corporations. Take any steps, however small they seem, to preserve
your independence and self-sufficiency. None of us is immune to
zeitgeist of the time in which we live, but we can stay awake and
choose behaviors that reinforce our personal freedoms during the storms.
Genuine transformation rarely happens while sipping margaritas on the
deck. It only evolves in the wake of major trials and
One must really experience the consequences of behavior in order to
make the necessary effort to change an attitude. Pluto will
nothing short of authentic, wherever it travels. For the next 16
it is traversing Capricorn, the sign that rules business and
in Capricorn will rain hellfire and brimstone for a few years. It
show us the damage that is being caused by living a life of
consumerism, irresponsibility and hubris. It demands nothing less
transformation. The greatest temptation we will experience is the
desire to hang onto the easy life as we have known it. Today we
not even really believe that our lifestyles must alter. Yet if we
recognize, even embrace, the necessary personal changes, we can save
the planet and also come to value life as never before.
Licensed Professional Counselor
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