After all the hype and build-up, can you believe that 2012 is actually HERE? Astrologically speaking, there is plenty to discuss so I have broken down the coming year into three general time frames below to give you a better sense of the timing of the energy flow. Enjoy!
The early part of 2012 features some lingering energies that first developed in 2011 in addition to some new developments. Jupiter in Taurus initiated a trine with Pluto in Capricorn in early July 2011 and Mars in Virgo formed a ‘grand trine’ with both planets in mid-November 2011. This smooth flow of energy between the earth signs finalizes in mid-March 2012 when the configuration becomes exact for the last time. Also, Neptune first entered its home in Pisces from early April through early August 2011 and will re-enter Pisces again in early February 2012 where it will reside until 2026!
As we start this New Year, we are greeted immediately with a new long-term trine configuration between Saturn and Neptune. This trine will last from early 2012 through most of 2013 as well and will mostly involve Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. Finally, the planet Mars will retrograde in the sign of Virgo during much of the early part of 2012 (late January through mid-April) which is something it does approximately once every two years for approximately 3 months.
With Neptune in Aquarius since the mid-late 1990’s, the world developed ways of connecting through ‘disconnection’ via mediums such as reality TV and social networking. As Neptune enters its home sign of Pisces for a long stay (starting in early February), we will witness a world that will find ‘true’ connection and ‘oneness’ again. The ‘occupy’ movement is a great example of what Neptune in Aquarius represents and the next phase of honoring our totality and oneness will be where the movement goes from here. Mid-late summer 2011 saw this movement blossom right alongside the Jupiter/Pluto trine (rapid expansion/growth). So, I expect the period from mid-March through mid-April to be a significant time of concrete action being implemented echoing back to what was being initiated in mid-November 2011. The Saturn/Neptune trine speaks to the gradual merging of ‘dreams’ with ‘reality’ over the next two years, starting in early 2012. The Mars retrograde represents the behind the scenes (pre-action) efforts that need to be figured out both personally and collectively.
On the heels of the Mars retrograde will be a Venus retrograde in Gemini from mid-May through late June 2012. As part of this retrograde, Venus will ‘occult’ (i.e. eclipse) the Sun in early June as it did in early June 2004, completing this once in ~121 year cycle. Also, Jupiter will enter Gemini in mid-June where it will square Neptune in Pisces in late June and begin a sextile to Uranus in Aries in late July that will last through early 2013. Finally, a long-term square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn makes its first of seven exact aspects in late June echoing themes set forth in the mid-late 1960’s when these planets formed a conjunction and initiated the current cycle. This square will last through early 2015.
With respect to the aforementioned ‘occupy’ movement, I would expect to see a lot of behind the scenes efforts that do not bear fruit until the March/April time frame followed by a reorganization of our values on a societal level (mid-May through late June). Will the markets be challenged to change in a direction that better reflects our oneness? You bet.
June 2012 looks to me to be the most significant month of the year. The Venus occultation to the Sun along with Jupiter entering Gemini and the first Uranus/Pluto square all point to the beginning of a major shift in human consciousness based on new information that is revealed. Will it be regarding aliens, free energy, and the secrets of healing? It could be any and all of the above. The new consciousness related to our interconnectivity (civil rights, environment, etc.) that was seeded and fertilized in the mid-late 1960’s is now ready to be cultivated but it’s up to us to choose which directions we want to take it over the next several years. Also, don’t expect protesters to go away any time soon.
As we approach the end of 2012, Saturn will enter Scorpio (early October) and begin a long-term sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn will also begin a long-term quincunx to Uranus in Aries in mid-November further emphasizing the long-term Uranus/Pluto square that initiates in late June. Finally, Jupiter will move into a general position (between July and December) that will form a Yod (i.e. finger of God) configuration as Jupiter quincunxes both ends of the Saturn/Pluto sextile.
The end of the year sees the beginning of a gradual period of actual restructuring of the ‘powers that be’ starting to take place (i.e. the relationship between governments and corporations). The adjustments will not be easy but it looks as though this time period coinciding with the 2012 election in the US just may be a period when those in power recognize the true ‘power of the people’ as they cannot hide the ‘truth’ any longer. Whatever truths are revealed, it will make it nearly impossible to carry on business as usual.
Happy New Year!