2012 Aries Horoscope Preview
2012 Aries Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Aries for the year 2012. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2012 Yearly Horoscopes.
Big personal changes are in the works for you in 2012, dear Aries.
Your Planetary Ruler in 2012: Mars, your planetary ruler and the planet of action, will occupy the sign of Virgo for an unusually long time in 2012. This places special emphasis in your horoscope on health, routines, and work. 2012 begins with Mars in Virgo. From January 23rd to April 13th, Mars is retrograde. This is a time for internalizing and reflection on your actions as well as your personality, dear Aries. Watch for mild paranoia (this is especially true with Pluto in your tenth house), accidents. You may need to reassess your current projects, your approach to getting what you want, and your desire nature. You may be hesitant about taking action, second-guessing your instincts or your natural impulses rather than acting upon them. The way you react to situations under normal conditions doesn't necessarily work for you now, or you don't exactly trust it. When anger is internalized, there can be some rather negative byproducts, such as tension, resentment, depression, apathy, and even some paranoia. On the other hand, it can also be personalized and made more intimate. The goal of a Mars retrograde period is not, however, to simply sit on our impulses or to squelch our enthusiasm. Rather, it's to better understand our impulses, our survival instincts, our anger, our sexuality, our inner courage, and the ways we go about getting what we want from life. The cosmos are asking us to look before we leap rather than throw ourselves into action, just for the time being.
Watch health more closely during this period. Symptoms may be harder to diagnose and may be psychosomatic. Concentrate your energies on reorganizing work or work centers. After April 13th, you will be better equipped to move forward on work projects and to establish new and improved health and fitness routines. From July 3-August 23, relationships heat up. Problem areas in current partnerships become insistent and can be dealt with hands-on. Single Aries might begin to pursue a relationship more heartily and with more confidence. You might meet more aggressive or assertive people during this cycle. From November 16-December 25th, energy is poured into work and establishing a professional reputation.
Areas of Expansion in 2012 for Aries: Finances, Self-Worth, Values Communications, Learning
Your Aries 2012 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
From January 1 to June 11, 2012, money, personal possessions, and self-worth continue to expand and grow. Your desire for security and comfort is hearty now, and you'll pursue these things with more confidence and verve. You feel that you deserve more!
February and March are especially strong for attracting more money from your professional endeavors and for expanding a business. You might also more easily attract support from others (but be careful if you are suddenly in the position to receive, for example, a credit line or sizeable loan - spend wisely). Money from self-employment for those of you in this position should be strong now. Your intuition is working for you especially strongly in February.
Towards the end of April and into the first week of May, your desire for freedom is very strong, and you should watch for overspending. Mid-May is strong for making big-ticket item purchases, if necessary.
Potential negatives: Is it really possible that more money could be negative? Yes, when the attitude towards money is careless. If you are accumulating personal possessions too quickly, this can lead to clutter and disorganization. If you're overconfident about your ability to make money and to continue to do so, then you might take foolish risks, such as borrowing from your future.
From June 11th onward, your communications increase and expand. Your ability and desire to express yourself is greater now, and your personal interests grow.
Potential negatives: Taking on too many daily activities, communications, new interests, and learning endeavors or studies can be a problem now. Don't overload your plate.
However, for the most part, you are likely to enjoy more opportunities through your communications and contact with others during this cycle in 2012. You are likely to make new friends and to feel more connected or part of a group this year. You might find that you travel less or not at all, and that you are busier locally, in the latter half of 2012 and into 2013 while Jupiter is in Gemini.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Partnerships, Friendships
Your Aries 2012 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary slimming down in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth can run away with itself.
Until October 5th, the area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts. This is a continuing trend from last year. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
Tests can continue to come to close, long-term relationships in 2012. Most of you have already experienced this influence in 2010 and 2011. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond this year. A partner might feel like a "heavy" in your life, and any feelings of restriction that you feel or have felt in this area of life may seem magnified in your mind now. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons - about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. While this might seem difficult now, you might later look back on this time of your life and think, "Oh yeah - now I see it". So do not automatically discard what he/she has to say. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking (and this is more likely to occur, if at all, in May or July 2012), then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
For those of you who are not in committed relationships, it is quite unlikely that you'll enter a new long-term partnership or commitment rashly. Some of you might begin one, but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. Some of you might be attracted to older or more mature and established people as partnership "material".
Those of you who are single might nevertheless feel some angst or pressure. This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole in your life. You might lose hope, temporarily, that you'll ever find a strong, committed partnership. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need.
Opposition from others can take many forms, but the lesson here is to strike a balance. Yes, you crave a sense of freedom and adventure in your life. Yes, there are times when you long for a life with few restrictions and responsibilities. However, some responsibilities and restrictions are necessary. Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don't turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely. Learn from the challenges you face in 2012.
From October 5th onwards, the area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules intimacy, sharing, and shared finances, or money and property that comes from a source other than your own personal income. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
Tests can come to your financial and intimate worlds in the last few months of 2012 and into 2013 and 2014. You may be dealing with fears of surrendering yourself, emotionally or financially, to others. Support from others may not be as forthcoming as it has been. For example, a partner's income may be reduced, or another form of financial support may be taken away or reduced during this period. This requires you to assume more independence in terms of making a living. Emotionally, there can be a feeling that others are not as supportive.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Spirituality, Personality
Your 2012 Aries Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
Again this year, the image you present to the world and your personality are changing quite rapidly. You are embracing change, pushing yourself beyond your normal limits, expressing your independent streak, and taking a few personal risks.
Potential negatives: While personal changes are necessary and perhaps inevitable, foolish risk-taking and pointless rebellion are not! You don't need to throw away everything from your past or totally clean your slate in order to express your independence. Tame your urges to rebel just for the sake of it.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Career, Home Life, Mentality, Learning
Your 2012 Aries Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It's a time for "out with the old, in with the new". Career, professional matters, and public life continue to transform this year. Home and family matters are also undergoing basic changes. Continuing this year, your attitudes towards learning, communicating, exchanging information, transportation, and exploration are undergoing deep changes.
All year, professional matters continue to require deep and lasting fundamental changes. There can be tests to your level of expertise, and possibly even exposure of your areas of weakness. Treat these as challenges to improve. Changes may seem more challenging in June to September, but significantly easier in March and December.
You will also be challenged to improve your skills set. Do what you can to learn as much as possible about your trade.
Some of you will be putting the final finish on home improvements and possibly moving to a new home.
See also 2012 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2012 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2012 Love Guides for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
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