2012 Taurus Horoscope Preview
2012 Taurus Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Taurus for the year 2012. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2012 Yearly Horoscopes.
The following is your 2012 horoscope, dear Taurus.
Your Planetary Ruler in 2012: Venus, your planetary ruler, will occupy the sign of Gemini for a longer time than usual due to retrograde motion in 2012. This places special emphasis in your horoscope on finances and personal values from April 3 to August 7. From May15 to June 27, Venus is retrograde. This is a time for internalizing and reflection on your personal finances as well as your personality, dear Taurus.
From March 5 to April 3, Venus is in your own sign and your charm is emphasized. From October 3 to 28, love and romance are especially favored. For most of 2012, Venus is travelling through the lower hemisphere of your solar chart, pointing to a hatching phase of sorts.
Areas of Expansion in 2012 for Taurus: Personality, Finances, Possessions, Values
Your Taurus 2012 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 11, 2012, your personality, image, and confidence in yourself continue to expand to new levels. Taurus, you are seeing whole new possibilities. Your vision of life is now panoramic. Your confidence in yourself and faith in the world are growing exponentially. Freedom is something you seek, but be wary of the costs of freedom when it's pursued without necessary attention to responsibilities.
In 2012, some of you are entering into, or have already entered into, partnerships. Others tend to see eye to eye with a partner or find that a significant other seems quite supportive of your efforts towards self-improvement. Expanding your horizons through higher learning or travel might be especially rewarding. While you may have struggled with your personal philosophy and belief systems in 2011, now you feel confident about your behavior aligning with what you believe is right. Friends can also be supportive, and might also be integral in your quest for more from life.
You are seeking out a new beginning - a fresh start, of sorts - and your desire to do right is especially strong.
You won't feel much like sitting around during this period of your life. You are hungry for new experiences. Everyday stresses that may have frustrated you in the past now seem almost inconsequential, as your vision is lifted above the mundane. As such, your ability to manage stress and pressure increases. You are more tolerant in your attitude towards others.
March brings opportunities to make a pleasant commitment, to travel, or to express yourself creatively.
Potential negatives with this position: Weight gain, pompous behavior, restlessness, over-confidence, wastefulness. See to it that these things don't ruin an otherwise excellent period. As well, in your desire to "start over", watch that you don't blind yourself to responsibilities from your past.
From June 11th onward, money, personal possessions, and self-worth are expected 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! The most positive use of this period, that lasts until June, 2013, is to grow your resources and your nest egg, to accumulate possessions without going overboard, and to look for opportunities to increase your personal income.
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).
Some of you will be feeling more stable financially due to a combining of resources with a partner. You might find that bonding with someone is especially important right now, and the emotional and physical sides to a relationship are difficult to discern between.
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. As well, some of you could be confusing love and lust, or expressing a strongly possessive side of your personality during this period.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Work, Health, Daily Routines, Partnerships, Relationships
Your Taurus 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 work, health, daily routines, employees, pets, and habits. This influence has been with you for some time and comes to a conclusion in 2012. 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 work and working relationships in 2012. Many of you have already experienced this influence in 2010 and 2011. Responsibilities in your daily life can weigh heavily this year - they appear magnified, although your attitude towards them improves greatly while Jupiter is in your sign until June.
For those of you unhappy with your job or out of work, you are not likely to jump to grab just any position now. You are looking for something mature, long-term, and reflective of your values. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might seem to be slim. There can be confusion about where you are headed, ultimately, in your professional life.
The monotonous part of your work can seem harder to take, and it's up to you to work on restructuring enough to make it work for you. Try not to see flaws and complain. Take it upon yourself to make whatever adjustments you can that will improve your working conditions.
Health matters might be a little more problematic than usual, although generally speaking health complaints tend to be minor. Getting serious about self-care is important now. Some of you are dealing with difficult endings of previous relationships, and tending to the details or the "clean up" can be irritating at times, particularly as you feel as if you only want to look forward and not behind you. However, it would be very wise to tie things up as well as you can.
From October 5th onwards, 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 trend that will last until September 2015. 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 close, long-term relationships during this long-term cycle. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond this year. Those of you who have relatively recently entered new partnerships or marriages (and many of you have), can begin to feel the weight of their responsibilities, as this can be a sign of the end of the symbolic "honeymoon phase" of a relationship. 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, then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
The maturing of a relationship is certainly not something to dread. Strong relationships will grow and stabilize. You might get into a routine that works well for both of you.
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 after October 2012. 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. Recognize that some responsibilities and restrictions are necessary
in order to bring more stability and structure to your life.
Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don't
turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely, unless they have truly
become more challenging than anything.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Spirituality
Your 2012 Taurus 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, you are in a lengthy period of review of past attachments, those things keeping you from exploring your individuality, and the things that make you unique. This process will span many years, and at first there can be some elements of your private life that are exposed. This might feel uncomfortable for now, but it's part of a process that involves detaching yourself from certain areas of your private life and your past. The aim now is to free yourself from attitudes that have restricted you from moving forward with your life.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Finances, Intimacy
Your 2012 Taurus 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, belief systems, and learning continue to transform this year. Your finances are evolving in important ways. Dependencies on others are revealed and could feel uncomfortable. The ways you handle money need to change, but also your attitude towards how effectively you can make an income, save, and depend on yourself.
You experience a strong need to eliminate things you no longer need. Recently, you have been doing a form of spring cleaning, perhaps voluntarily or due to necessity. You are not viewing your possessions and property in quite the same way. Perhaps you've had to downsize or gone through a big move that involved eliminating unessential personal possessions. For some of you, this might still be forthcoming. As a Taurus, this had to be a big challenge. However, you might find that your attitude towards moving forward has improved as you rid yourself of excess baggage - the literal has led to the figurative.
Shuffling around your finances is likely this year. You might find others are supporting you financially, but you need to avoid creating dependencies that will put you back where you started.
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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