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You are usually cautious and careful about exploring new turf because you like the security of familiarity—you look before you leap. But the year 2012 seems to excite you in a different way: You’re much bolder and more adventurous, and you’re eager to travel and explore new places. Many of you will choose to go to school to learn something new. Opportunities in politics, publishing, media, medicine and the law appeal to you now. You’ll even surprise yourself by how ready you are to leave your comfort zone—it’s as if you’re hungry to get more out of life! It is this hunger that drives you to be gutsy and brave and reach out for what you want, especially if it enhances, educates or expands your world.
Your mantra: “I’m leaving my comfort zone to travel and learn!”
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You value friendship and getting along with others, but, for the first time in your life, you will be unusually gutsy about demanding your fair share. You won’t hesitate to wade into disputes over inheritances, shared property, insurance matters or anything to do with what you believe is your equal share. And that’s not all: Your sex drive is going to be off the charts, which will make for a highly visible and memorable year. (A trapeze in your bedroom, perhaps?) It’s no wonder, then, that life at home seems to be full of joy and laughter. Enjoy your good fortune and keep on smiling.
Your mantra: “I will happily fight for my fair share.”
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This is a tricky period for your sign: For the first time in your life, you won’t hesitate to confront others— especially partners and close friends. You’re fed up with acquiescing and pleasing everyone; you’ve decided that now is the time to stop giving in and compromising (where you might have in the past), and you’re finally ready to openly express your grievances. You feel strong enough to defend yourself and demand what you want in a relationship— you know you deserve to receive as good as you give. (And you give a lot.) Now, you will also discover how much you can accomplish by working in partnership with others—you have never experienced this kind of sustained energy in a mutually beneficial partnership, and it will be a serious eye-opener.
Your mantra: “I can get what I want by asking for it!”
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Over the next six months, you’ll be very motivated to get things done. Your personal goal is to be as efficient and as effective as possible, and you’ll take great pride in whatever you accomplish. Furthermore, not only will you want your life to run more smoothly but you’ll also want your health to be the best it can be. The only downside is being bossy at work: You’re just not into being a team player this year, so working alone is a good idea. You’re so determined to succeed that you’re like a runaway train: The smell of money and increased earnings will fuel your engines. (You’re PowerPoint on steroids.) You’ve never had this kind of wild ambition before, so make the most of it.
Your mantra: “Hard work will get me what I want.”
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Soon, you will look in the mirror and ask “What’s happening? I’ve never been like this before.” For the first time in your life, you’re demanding your right to be yourself— you want to be your own person and do your own thing, and you’re definitely ready to put yourself first. You won’t hesitate to shove work aside in favour of fun and pleasure. Mad, physical passion will overwhelm you. You’ll dream of being swept away by love, the arts, music, exciting travel to foreign lands, the thrill of sports and joys related to children. Be bold and express your creativity: Drawing, painting, dance and writing are intriguing opportunities to express these artistic urges. Don’t worry about the so-called results; it’s the process that matters. You’re a verb, not a noun.
Your mantra: "I'm going to be be, withouth fear or apology!"
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The first half of 2012 will be entirely new for you—you might find yourself fighting with family members or at odds with loved ones. One obvious cause will be increased activity and chaos all around you due to renovations or residential moves. On a deeper level, you’re tapping into childhood experiences and habits—except now, you are no longer that child; you’re an adult, and you feel empowered. Remember this and avoid overreacting. Instead, discern and choose which behaviours to act out on. Old habits will trigger certain responses, but are they still appropriate? Are you still rebelling against a parent (whether alive or not)? Self-inquiry will lead to mind-blowing revelations.
Your mantra: "I'm discovering what's worth fighting for and what's not."
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Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
For the first half of 2012, you’ll be the most aggressive and direct you’ve ever been in your life—you’re going to tell it like it is. This might not even be a conscious decision; it just happens. The tempo of your everyday world will accelerate because your energy levels, mental and physical, will be super-amped, and you’ll defend your ideas because you strongly identify with them. This is an unusually productive, successful time for those who write, teach, edit, proof, act, sell or market for a living. All your conversations will be vigorous and dynamic. Instinctively, you will say what you mean and mean what you say (even if you’re a shy Cancer). Naturally, this might create conflict with relatives, siblings and neighbours— they will wonder what’s gotten into you.
Your mantra: "I have the freedom to speak my mind!"
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Leos are big spenders, lavishing money on clothes, restaurants, parties and fun diversions, and they’re also unusually generous, spending lots on others. This is why you want to earn some serious coin (and you need it). What’s really curious, though, is your strong focus on earning money in 2012. Suddenly, you’re obsessed with finances: You’re full of money-making ideas and keen to put them into action. So, why all the fuss about generating more earnings? Because you see that it’s possible and you have plans for what you want to do with the money. In fact, there are very specific things you want—beautiful things. Basically, you see your ability to buy what you want as your personal way to exercise your rights, and it’s empowering.
Your mantra: "I intend to earn more money because I know what I want."
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Expect big changes as you step into 2012. (Visualize a giant vitamin B12 shot.) Suddenly, you are confident and aggressive and fighting for your rights. Others might be shocked by your boldness, but something will occur in your life to boost your confidence and cause this sudden change in your personality. Many of you will be physically active, especially in sports. You’ll be more aggressive in your communications with others, especially partners and close friends. In all of your encounters with others, you are competitive and want to win—in fact, you’ll try to dominate every situation. If attacked, you won’t hesitate to fight back, which might surprise you— accept this and use it to your advantage. The reason you’re so turned on by life is that you know you can show the world what you can do.
Your mantra: “Finally, it’s my turn to go after what I want.”
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Libra ( Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Over the past year, you’ve been on a new path, but much of what you’re doing is behind the scenes. You’re not ready to display your wares to the public—not yet anyway. This is a time of incubation because you know you’re hatching something that will soon take on a life of its own. The first part of 2012 will be a huge learning curve for you because you’ll discover what makes you tick. You’ll be especially aware of self-defeating habits that you’ve had for years. Fortunately, a little self-scrutiny will reveal how you unwittingly create the wrong impression or undermine yourself—consider it a gift of insight. Meanwhile, you continue to benefit from the wealth of others through inheritances, loans, mortgages or gifts.
Your mantra: “Learning more about myself is empowering.”
Scorpio Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Few Scorpios are truly aware of their power—they dismiss the fact that they actually intimidate others. It’s important for you to know this because the first half of 2012 will be unusually popular for you. Your involvement with groups will be active, dynamic and all-encompassing. Because this level of involvement is intensely active, it is also competitive, which is why you might be at odds with a friend or members of a group. Your decision to actively pursue your goals is what triggers this aggression. What you need to know is that you’ll be most effective if you work co-operatively with others. (Yes, we’re talking teamwork.) Let the success of others be yours and vice versa. This means you must find people with whom you can work successfully.
Your mantra: “The success of others is my success as well.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You’re going for broke. An unusual celestial influence that has never happened before in your life is arousing your ambition in a big way. If you can’t fly, you’ll climb; if you can’t climb, you’ll crawl. You’ve decided to go after what you want at all costs—your ambition knows no limits. If possible, be your own boss because you’ll definitely threaten anyone in authority over you. You’re so determined to succeed at whatever you choose that conflict with others—even co-workers—could arise. Don’t think you have to defeat every challenge; instead, channel your energy into achieving your objectives. Don’t appear to be a threat to others; instead, align your interests with theirs. Work for win-win solutions. You’ll get the best job, the best boss, the best duties—whatever. Believe you can do it and make it so.
Your mantra: “I’m giving myself the perfect job because I deserve it.”
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