2012 Cancer Horoscope Preview
2012 Cancer Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Cancer for the year 2012. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2012 Yearly Horoscopes.
The following is your 2012 horoscope, dear Cancer.
Areas of Expansion in 2012 for Cancer: Friendships, Connections, Spirituality
Your Cancer 2012 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 11, 2012, your connections to others, group associations, and friendships continue to expand and grow. Through groups or friends, you might even find a new job or enhance your current one.
This is a time when you are filled with ideas about the future. You are planting seeds, so to speak, aiming to get started on projects that will reap rewards in the future. While this can be exciting, try not to take on more than you can handle. Your vision is quite optimistic, and you might over-estimate what you are capable of doing down the road! However, one or two projects can be inspiring and also quite innovative.
With more contact with others, whether it's about an expanded in-person group of connections or online, you are sure to come up with new ideas and to be inspired. Others can point you in new directions.
Potential negatives: Over-emphasis on activities that take you away from your practical responsibilities, too often.
However, for the most part, you are likely to take advantage of this period in your life in order to expand your social life and friends base, and to dream up exciting new paths for the future. A partner can be helpful and supportive of these things. Some of you could find a partner through a friend or affiliation with a group, if you haven't already while this influence was active in the last half of 2011.
From June 11th onward, your spiritual world, compassion, private life, and tolerance begin to expand and grow. Matters from the past are magnified in your life now. You will be sorting through what attitudes serve you well, and what behaviors need to go in order for you to grow and improve - a cycle that continues until June 2013. This is generally a warm, protective cycle. Your work may possibly involve some sacrifices during this cyle.
Potential negatives: Escapism. You might often be tempted to escape your everyday responsibilities and challenges, and should avoid reliance on drugs, drinking, or other "glamorous" forms of escape.
However, for the most part, you are likely to feel emotionally secure and supported during this cycle. Your perceptions heighten. Your ability to make sacrifices for others increases.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Family Life, Home, Domestic Affairs, Romance, Creativity, Children
Your Cancer 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 and expansion 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 home, family, you roots, domestic activities, living conditions, and security. 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.
This influence has been with you for some time, and certainly throughout 2011. Some of you will have felt it more strongly in the past, and others are becoming more aware of the influence in 2012.
Tests can come to your family life this year. The responsibilities and demands of domestic life can run high. There can be a feeling that others are not as sympathetic to you, or that they leave you alone to your own defenses during this period. In truth, you are learning how to stand on your own two feet, as well as to meet your responsibilities and to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. At the end of this cycle, you'll have built a stronger foundation.
From October 5th onwards, the area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules creativity, dating and romance, pleasure, children, hobbies, and creative pastimes. 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.
This influence begins October 5th, 2012, and is with you until September, 2015. This influence can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on when you were born.
Tests can come to your romantic life during this cycle. For those of you who are single, there can be some reluctance to enter into light-hearted romantic relationships. If you do, you do so cautiously, and you are attracted to more mature or stable people during this cycle. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might seem to be slim.
Those of you who are dating might feel some loneliness, as it can be hard to find what you are looking for at this time. An existing romance may be tested, but strong ones strengthen further. Those Cancers who are in committed partnerships could find the romantic or fun element of the relationship is strained during this cycle. Keeping this aspect of your partnership alive requires work. A romantic partner could feel like a "heavy" at this time, and you might feel restricted in terms of making acquaintances and enjoying other people's company. Alternatively, a current partner may be resisting a further commitment, and this might have you questioning the relationship. Positively, this influence brings a mature and responsible element to your romantic life. Relationships can become more solid, and some of you could be attracting older partners.
Those of you who are parents could feel the weight of responsibilities towards children during this cycle. They may require more of your attention now.
Creatively speaking, you are a little more serious in your approach. You might be turning a hobby into a business now, or you might not find as much time for creative hobbies, pastimes, and entertainment.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Belief Systems, Learning, Knowledge, Career, Reputation
Your 2012 Cancer Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
Last year you entered a lengthy period in which career and public image matters may be unpredictable and unusual, but also inspiring and exciting. This influence continues throughout 2012.
Your career, professional projects, reputation, and public image continue to stimulate and open this year. These areas of life can be unpredictable - the wild card area of life - but also highly stimulating and innovative. You can bring fresh insight into your work.
This may be a time when you take an unexpected turn in your work. Although this can happen in 2012, this influence spans many years. Make sure you don't jump on a bandwagon that is impractical. Also, while you prefer to set your own pace in your work, try not to become a loner in your professional life. Others can have important input. By nature, you are not the biggest of risk takers, but more courage is with you this year.
Challenges in these areas of life may come when Uranus squares Pluto in June and September. For some of you, a partnership can generate gossip or there could be some challenges finding a balance between a relationship and your career goals. Watch that you don't let either slip in preference for the other.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Partnerships, Personality, Independence, Work, Spirituality
Your 2012 Cancer 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".
Attitudes towards partnerships, close personal relationships, compromise, and significant others continue to transform this year. March is strong for these matters. More challenging periods are possible in June and September, when career and public demands or goals can seem to be at odds with a partnership.
In 2012, your attitude towards service, health, work, and privacy are evolving in important ways. Circumstances are such that you need to develop some healthy habits, routines, and schedules. You are called upon to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan. It's time to let go of some of your fears that you are not doing enough, to develop more compassion and understanding of others, and to be humble, feeling safe in the knowledge that you (and others) are not perfect. It's time to let go of some of your obsessions with rules, details, and fears of not doing things perfectly.
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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