2012: Capricorn Overview
The confusion of 2011 is about to lift as clarity returns in 2012. You've no doubt been through a series of powerful metamorphoses since 2008, when Pluto took possession of your stars for the long haul. You're not even a quarter of the way through the 18-year shedding process that Pluto requires ... and yet you're not the same person you were just a few years ago by any stretch of the imagination. In some ways, you can expect this year to be a long, dramatic pause. You'll be questioning many aspects of your existence, especially your professional life. Mars, the planet of work and action, will be retrograde for the first quarter of the year in your house of higher learning and travel, putting you in a deeply introspective and philosophical mode. During this time, you'll be less inclined to hit the road than you will be to hit the books.
When the eclipse patterns stir up the winds of change for you again in spring and summer, you'll experience some major epiphanies about the new direction you need to take. The new Moon solar eclipse in your work sector brings a fresh approach to the way you go about your daily routine. And then, the full Moon lunar eclipse of June in your dream sector will bring the muse and vision to inspire you to go beyond the known. The total solar eclipse and new Moon in your goal sector in November is the final push to plant radically new seeds. There's no question that you're leaving your old life behind; it's now just a matter of faithfully emerging into the new.
Love is in the air with generous Jupiter in sister Earth sign Taurus, showering your romantic sector until June. The planet of fortune will provide ample opportunities for you to fall in love with someone new - or simply love the one you're with. Pleasure becomes a key theme for the first half of the year, providing a nice balance to your normal dutiful life.
Lost some of your drive? A lunar eclipse indicates that it's okay to take the slow lane in the weeks ahead. Take some side trips to explore your own interests and you'll find that you'll be renewed and ready to get back in the race.
Things just don't seem possible today -- but you can still break through this to the other side. It's a good time for you to push yourself and your people to new heights, if you can all handle the pressure!
Oh, if only there was a way to combine National Brown Bag It and Wine Day. For the sake of productivity, you really shouldn't. But if you can get a half-day, why not take your homemade lunch and a glass of wine to the nearest park?
If you always take the same bus route to work or walk the same way to get to your neighborhood cafe, chart a new course. You might find a new boutique or a darling nail salon you wouldn't have noticed otherwise.