ARIES – (March 20 – April 19) Although Mercury is retrograde until December 13th, facts are paramount to your success and happiness now, Aries. The full moon Lunar Eclipse highlights your 3rd house of detail and facts, Aries. Pay attention to factual and financial leaks; for example, time spent looking for billing errors on your bank and credit card statements will pay off. Take care of this before the end of the year.

The month starts out with Lady Luck in your corner on the 2nd and 5th; reach out and ask for what you want on these days. Take advantage of this divine wind in the beginning of December because things start to move very quickly as the month progresses. The good news is: you don’t have to take care of it ALL, just keep your pieces in order.

TAURUS – (April 20 – May 20) You will be tested this month, Taurus. The test subject is titled ‘Truth,’ and the correct answers involve moving beyond your insecurity and into a place of bare, total honesty. Do you dare to go there? Remember that fine diamonds are created through heat, pressure, and final polishing. It’s Venus and Pluto intensity on December 1st rounded out by Moon and Sun meeting Pluto pressure on the 24th and 28th. You will feel the heat, baby.

So, put on your best fire-proof suit, and rise to the occasion! You are strong and amazing, and the Universe is now insisting that you become very smart, too. You secrets to success are: rise above the situation, and trust your gut instincts. You have to stretch in a way that you have never had to before; rise to the occasion, and do it in style.

GEMINI – (May 21 – June 20) You will be faced with some big decisions as the new year progresses, so, it’s a good idea to start thinking about them now. One issue will be your career; some parts of it have just run their course. You will know when the time comes to make a big change, but, in the meantime, be alert to signals that lead you to a new calling.

The best part of your upcoming change is that it looks financially lucrative. You have the bases covered, so move ahead with total confidence and security. You are an earth healer, and finally, the time has come to fulfill your destiny. In the meantime, avoid frustration and remember that Mercury is retrograde until the 13th. And, know that the Full Moon lunar eclipse of December 10th is in your sign, Gemini. It means you’re special, that your life is destined for a grand purpose, and you will find your heart’s desire.

CANCER – (June 21 – July 21) If you hold on tight, and breathe deeply, the tide of emotion will pass through you and find its way into the great Universal ocean. You may feel overwhelmed by the depth of your feelings, yet they come to cleanse many past lifetimes.

Indeed, the Full Moon of December 10th illuminates your 12th house of karma and lingering memories. The New Moon of December 24th opens your palace of relationships; both personal and professional.

Some of you will arrive at an end point, and others come to a place of deeper commitment. However it lands for you, the lunations of this month are compelling and you enter into 2012 feeling like you have been cleansed and born into a new reality. Your special day this month is the 21st; the Winter Solstice is a day of balance, and you have arrived intact at the right time and place. Congratulations.

LEO – (July 22 – August 22) Amazing health is a priceless asset, Leo; guard yours now with all of your pride and fearless muster. Make a point to get up to date on your physical exams and tests; if there are any residual problems they will be revealed this month and you can take care of them.

With your health secure, you are next free to enter a new phase of travel and freedom. You have been patient and now new horizons are calling. You special lucky day this month is the 22nd – the Sun and Jupiter have an early present to give you. It may be the last thing you expected, but is actually the thing you want the most. Don’t ask questions, just accept the gift as a love offering and relish the time.

VIRGO – (August 23 – September 22) You have so many guides and masters waiting to assist, Virgo. The secret, of course, is to remember to ask for help. The unseen world will become more and more evident as the New Year progresses. You have laid the foundation, and this is your season to enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

Enjoy the vibrancy that Mars brings to your sign until next July. You handle his energy well; use this time to get your body into prime shape and make headway on any other projects. The New Moon of December 24th highlights your 5th house of creativity and play. If already in a relationship, evaluate the commitment because you may have some enticing offers. If unattached, romance is likely coming your way - what a fabulous way to start 2012.

LIBRA – (September 23 – October 21) Are you ready to embrace your long held dreams? The powerful energies of December can be used to open the door and you must decide if you are ready to enter the arcade of possibilities. With Saturn moving ever so slowly through you sign, you may feel disheartened at times; but know that Saturn also manifests the most amazing situations. We are all dealing with Saturn in one way or another these days, but you, Libra, are working on the master’s degree.

Be alert to opportunities that are presented on the 20th; they appear suddenly and will bring unexpected benefits. Over the upcoming months, you will benefit more and more through partnerships. You get your answer on the 28th, just be sure you have asked the right question.

SCORPIO – (October 22 – November 21) You have an opportunity for systematic progress now, Scorpio. There is a frustration because what you want is a clean break, but this is more like a process of melting ice. Trust that there is a reason for this slow ascendency; we enter into the New Year with no retrograde planets which will translate into warp speed when the time is right.

For now, you are assembling a puzzle. The good news is that you do have all the pieces, but you have to put them together. Enjoy the process. Don’t get caught up in drama on the 1st when Venus and Pluto reveal their dark side. Life is good on the 4th, and better on the 5th. Avoid dreary companions at all costs on the 18th, and ho, ho, ho – have a most excellent holiday season.

SAGITTARIUS – (November 22– December 20) Yours is the sign of the rainbow, Sag, and always in the land of Oz the streets are paved with gold. My wish for you is that you will find the keys to that magical kingdom. And, may Santa bring you the gift of work that you love and that fulfills you; meaningful travel commentaries as you fulfill your gift of athleticism.

Jupiter, your ruling planet has been leisurely meandering through Taurus for some time now. On Christmas Day, the commander Jupiter gets his act together and stations into direct motion, finally getting serious. This action takes place in your 6th house of Mastery, Sag. This means that the rainbow requires acquisition of tool of your trade. It’s an old formula, and it means that you have to get even better at what doing what you already do well.

CAPRICORN – (December 21 – January 19) There is no denying that you are to be forefront and center to the 2012 shift, Capricorn. The New Moon of December 24th presents a powerful array of Light bodies in your sign: Pluto the ‘transformer’, Moon the ‘dreamer’, and Sun, the ‘manifestor’.

Intensity is the method by which Pluto achieves his process of change. However, you can move beyond the discomfort and move into the deep level of transformation which is purification. Extreme health through exercise and correct diet is a great way to start the purification process. There is a powerful force that is opening up within you; prepare your body to hold this energy. Remember, the greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward.

AQUARIUS – (January 20 – February 17) As your ruling planet Uranus moves again into forward motion, so will the corresponding wheels of your life, Aquarius. Take heart in knowing that the focus for this month is: your freedom and creative self-expression. Now, how does it get any better? The Full Moon lunar eclipse (December 10th) right on the heels of your Uranus turn-around is significant. Take this idea to a deeper level and realize that this is also an invitation for you to give birth to a new and wonderful aspect of your life.

The way to really maximize this month is fulfilled by the New Moon of December which pierces your 12th house of karma and the unconscious mind. I invite you to step out of the shadows and into the fertile field that is held within the 12th house. This month is a time to tend your field of flowers and harvest an amazing bouquet.

PISCES – (February 18 – March 19) Just like the year is ending, you are winding down a long cycle of sacrifice. By February of 2012 you will feel a grand new presence in your life which grants spiritual grace. A veil is being lifted, and you are now in the beginning stages of a beaming clarity. The hard work is done, Pisces; now you can reap the rewards.

Like clockwork, the flow and pace of evolution is moving into a more dynamic form. Your mission is to stabilize a secure foundation for yourself and loved ones, and next, to get your long term plans in place. Tuesday the 20th is your special day this month – Santa arrives a bit early. Christmas Day is excellent for you, and New Year’s Eve is even better.

Author's Bio: 

Maya White is an internationally recognized astrologer and intuitive guide. Her free monthly horoscope and articles are noted for a skillful combination of accuracy and wisdom, and are read worldwide. Maya is one of only 88 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy®, a branch of astrology that guides people to find their perfect place on Earth for positive growth. She is a Hay House author and creator of the "Easy Astrology Oracle Cards" - a system which simplifies learning through interaction with symbols, colors, and keywords. Maya regularly conducts workshops to help others expand their knowledge and develop intuitive skills related to astrology. Learn more