There have been more rumors and speculations about the year 2012 than about 2000 and the famous Y2K bug. Is anything true about these rumors and speculations? Or will all this simply prove to be the outcome of an overactive collective imagination?
From an astrological point of view, the year 2012 will be characterized by the numerous aspects and events that will involve planets in mutable signs. And mutable signs mean change.
In 2012, no fewer than 4 planets will cross the mutable signs. Also, 3 eclipses (of the total of 4) and 2 retrogradations will take place in Gemini and Sagittarius or in Virgo and Pisces. All these astrological events and aspects that will occur in mutable signs suggest that 2012 will be a year with a lot of instability.
Uranus and Pluto in the Horoscope 2012
The changes we've been witnessing for a while (including the world financial crisis and the revolts in the Middle East and the Northern Africa) reflect the influence of Uranus in Aries and of Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus and Pluto will form exact aspects in June and September 2012, and their effects will be felt throughout the year 2012.
Uranus is the planet of surprising changes and events. Pluto is associated with global events and world finances, and when it is in Capricorn it's also associated with governing authority, rules and structure. Moreover, when Uranus and Pluto are conflicting, we can expect changes on several levels, at a planetary scale.
Jupiter in the Horoscope 2012
Jupiter will spend the first half of 2012 in Taurus, the sign associated with stability and money. From this position, Jupiter will continue to contribute to the rehabilitation of the world economy. On June 11th 2012, Jupiter will move to Gemini, where it'll stay for approximately one year. Jupiter in Gemini will favor tuition, education and communication of all kinds.
Saturn in the Horoscope 2012
In the first three quarters of the year 2012, Saturn in Libra will highlight human relationships. People and mutual understanding matter more than material possessions.
On October 5th 2012, Saturn will move from Libra to Scorpio, a sign associated with finances. Consequently, for 2 years and a half ahead, while Saturn transits Scorpio, we'll be witnessing restructuring in the financial area, both at a personal level and at a state and world level, regardless whether this restructuring will be planned or imposed by the circumstances. Besides this, we'll be witnessing a re-evaluation of values and more economical spirit as well.
Neptune in the Horoscope 2012
On February 2012, Neptune will move from Aquarius to Pisces, where it'll stay until 2025. Neptune in Pisces will lay emphasis on health and vitality, on the environment and the planetary ocean. In addition to this, Neptune in Pisces will raise more interest in charity and mutual help. It's possible that oceans become an important source of energy.
The year 2012 - change and opportunity
It's obvious that 2012 will bring new changes. And change always brings new opportunities for those who can be flexible and adjustable. Instead of opposing change, use your experience and competence to take advantage of the new opportunities!