How does the year ahead look for you?

Aries – (March 21 – April 19) You feel as though you have been set free, Aries. After what seemed like an eternity of being held back, behind the scenes, 2012 is your year to breakout. There may be a bit of a bumpy ride in the first few months, as you shift into a new place of autonomy. Some of you will write a book, and others will travel far and wide. Enjoy this exciting and breathtaking ride.

Taurus – (April 20- May 20) 2012 is your year to implement long held dreams. Nothing is too grand for your wishes, Taurus. The secret is careful planning and step by step progress. Know that you alone hold the keys that open the door to your future. If single, you will have an offer of true love by years end; there may be an age difference in this union, but know that it is serious and long term.

Gemini – (May 21 – June 20) You have been through a cycle of divine protection, and are now ready to emerge into a fresh experience of authority and autonomy. In other words, Gemini, you are calling the shots like never before. There may be a career change in store for you in 2012; the old one just doesn’t excite you like it used to. You are a quick change specialist, so do not linger, and, especially don’t look back.

Cancer – ( June 21 – July 22) After several years of rapid expansion and taking care of others, it’s your turn to be nurtured, Cancer. You feel like cocooning for much of 2012. If you are of childbearing age, many of you will consider having a baby, and others will acquire pets. You are entering a stellar year for your personal creativity. Take the pressure off for achievement in the outer world, and meet your Inner Guide.

Leo – (July 23 – August 22) Finally you know where you stand in one all important relationship. After years of slow negotiations, the lines are drawn. You may have to cut your losses; if so, know that yours is one of the most lovable signs and suitors wait in both your personal and professional arenas. You will be called to make a deep commitment before the end of 2012; know that this time, it’s the right one.

Virgo – ( August 23 – September 22) Your many years of hard work finally pay off. You will be thrust into the spotlight in 2012, Virgo, so get used to the idea. Start thinking about a support team; although yours is a personal achievement, you are best served by having people in place that can help you maximize your gains. Finances continue to call for careful monitoring; go for the slow steady approach and do not take unnecessary risks.

Libra – (September 23 – October 22) Respect and maturity go hand in hand with commitment and responsibility. You are good at taking care of external matters now, but 2012 encourages you to look inward. Some may experience a change of status in health matters; know that this is your body’s way of moving you toward a healthy balance that will promote longevity. Modalities such as yoga and meditation pay off like never before.

Scorpio – (October 23 – November 21) Surrender is the key word to your success for 2012, Scorpio. Yours is one sign that doesn’t like to be told what to do, but in this case, consider that you’re in a bit of a box and there is only one way out – you must listen, and then take action. As you learn to harvest the knowledge of others, the rewards are immense. It’s not all about you anymore, so trust the co-creative process.

Sagittarius – (November 22 – December 21) You can choose to make 2012 the year that your dreams finally manifest. After a time of uncertainty, you finally know exactly which way to turn. Take time out for travel this year, Sag. You must allow that free spirit within you to shine. You are protected in finances; money arrives just when you need it. Some will find the job of their dreams – one that allows for travel. Others find their bonus in free time to do just what you want.

Capricorn – (December 22 – January 19) Accomplishment is your cornerstone, and 2012 is your year for financial consolidation like never before. You now own your piece of heaven in the form of a home or land. As you put down roots, your inner and outer security fulfill you and grant freedom to pursue long held dreams. You may be asked to lend support to a family member. Take time to share your wisdom with children, too. Enjoy the honor.

Aquarius – (January 20 – February 18) Thinking outside the box is advantageous, Aquarius. Some of you enter the year in a position that you could have never imagined before. What appeared to be solid has dissolved, and what you thought was pure fantasy has proved to be so real. Don’t linger over unresolvable mysteries. 2012 is your year to master the art of shapeshifting, so create something truly grand.

Pisces – (February 19 – March 20) Finally, a veil of uncertainty and confusion is lifted. In the blink of an eye, your sight is restored and you see everything in a new light. Although yours is considered a more dreamy and mystical sign, you are giving breath to a new and very powerful presence. Resist the temptation to dull this powerful form by polluting your body or mind with dulling substances. You are bringing a much needed light to the world; accept your role.

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