It is ironic that so many people seem to dread 2012 because actually, it is a year that brings unparalleled opportunity to us all and especially to you as an Aries. You can expect an encounter with someone who will bring the confidence, inspiration and insight you need to make possible what was previously only a dream. You're going to discover what you are capable of, what you can change, who you can be and how you can make all that happen. The impact of that is going to last a long time and take you a long way. And who is this person? It is somebody you already know very well. It's you! This increase in self-belief comes just in time to help you financially. Often in the past, when you have seen an opportunity, you have felt torn between competing for your chance and handing success on a platter to someone else by stepping back. Where you might normally have been inclined to give up, a part of you is now ready to fight on. And if you actually do believe in yourself and move forward, you will start dramatically improving your outlook in every way.
An exceptional planetary alignment in the middle of the year holds forth a promise for you. Expect a boon, a bonus, a gift. Something very special that you have long wanted, that you have tried to get before now, that you have come close to but that you haven't always been able to attain... or hold on to. What might that desirable rarity be? It's a sense of security, an ability to feel okay about who you are and where you are in the world. A certainty that something, fundamentally, is just fine. You'll develop that as the year goes by and you'll feel able to trust it too. Meanwhile, regardless of what's happening in the wider world, your financial story is one of inspiration, gain and growth. You may not be inclined to feel that you deserve this. But if you want to make sure that you remain secure in the course of the coming year, all you actually need to do, is relax. If an opportunity knocks on your door, respond to it. If it doesn't don't worry. What's coming your way is good. Trust what's happening naturally and you should become progressively more comfortable throughout the year.
The experts tell us that the world faces a level of intensity it has never known before. But for you as a Gemini, it's looking eceptionally good. You've got the transit of Venus taking place in your sign this year. That's a rare and potent astrological alignment which promises to lighten your heart, brighten your outlook and help you feel better than you've ever felt about yourself and the people that you're with. And as I am sure you've long since notice, when we feel good, good things happen to us. We attract positivity and we identify opportunity more easily. You've got a very encouraging outlook. Changes you go through and discoveries you make will enable you, somehow, to make the right choices, to see the right opportunities, to be graced with the right encounters. As long as you have your wits about you, these will all naturally translate into moves you can make, chances you can seize, doors you can open and gains you can make. All you really have to do, is remain alert and alive to those possibilities. They really will present themselves in ways that are clear beyond all possibility of misunderstanding!
Will we survive 2012? Of course. As a Cancerian, you don't just survive, you experience something very magical. You get a real rare chance to face your fears, overcome your issues, transcend life long difficulties and be gloriously liberated from some outmoded inhibitions. Will this be entirely easy? Absolutely not. Will it be worth all the challenge you may have to face and the inner courage you may have to show. Totally! There is only one policy you need to pursue and that's kindness. It's very much in your nature to be this way but in 2012, more than ever, you need to look at the people in your world and ask, "What do they need?" Remember that, especially when it seems as if you can't get what you need. Help people attain their goals and through your support of them, you will gain their support for you. What you give, you will get back. Where you are humble, you will be helped. Where you are honest, you will be understood. You needn't feel as though anything is too much trouble to go to because actually, it's the trouble that you go to for others in 2012 that will take trouble away from your life.
We have all heard what kind of a year this is supposed to be. But what lies in store for you is one of the most joyous and pleasing discoveries anyone can ever make. You know the old saying, 'friends in high places'? It turns out you've got those. You know some really influential folk. Although they aren't necessarily the most important people in the eyes of the world, they're are important in terms of what a difference they can make to you. You have real, true, dependable, helpful friends. You are about to feel more supported, more loved, more involved, more able to help others and more able to enjoy life than perhaps you've never felt before. Cherish those contacts and connections. Don't be afraid to reach out to them. Sometimes, we like to feel we've earned our every opportunity and we don't want to go pulling favours or requesting special assistance. But when you've really got something valuable to offer, it may well be the people you are most closely connected to who can assist you the most significantly and who you can assist in return. That's really all you need to be aware of in 2012.
You may be expecting a forecast full of warnings. Many people, after all, are calling 2012 a challenging year. But at no point will you face a situation that is too difficult to handle. You're going to get an impressive awakening to the full extent of your own power and ability to assert yourself. You'll show leadership, you'll be decisive and you'll steer the ship of your life a long way in the right direction. As your confidence grows, you'll become better off in every way. And where your confidence fails you, remember that self belief is one of those things you can fake! When you fake it, it becomes real. The very act of pretending that you've got it, means others see it in you. They respond by treating you as a person who must have what it takes. There will, of course, be situations which seem difficult. There will be choices which seem hard. Some opportunities will be scarce and when you find them, you may need to compete for them. Just remember how special, how important and how different you are. The world needs you to succeed this year. So somehow, you will!
While 2012 is not going to be the nightmare year some have imagined, it is true that there are some aspects of life, as it is lived in the modern world, that may not be sustainable much longer. They will have to evolve and change, but that won't be a problem to you. Your year is about revealing a level of deep faith in yourself that you never really knew you had. You've spend a lot of time recently, struggling against difficult circumstances. Something changes this year. It becomes clear that you can dstart to thrive as never before. That, all on its own, will render you all but immune to the economic 'virus of pessimism' that is spreading itself around the world at the moment. It need not lay you low. Indeed, you are going to be in an excellent position to heal and help others, to influence belief and to create a new reality. By believing that something good can happen, you effectively make something good happen. As you start asserting yourself over adverse circumstances and giving yourself the opportunities that you need and deserve so, rather magically, the right opportunities will present themselves bringing all the rewards you require.
There is a lot of fear and uncertainty surrounding this year but if you want to survive and thrive, there is only one thing you have to understand. If you do something your heart isn't in or you don't believe in, it's not going to be so great. But if you can find something you have a passion for and develop a real appreciation for what you are doing, everything changes. What's coming up in your life this year is a close encounter with your own enthusiasm. Even If you don't already know what it is, you will realise there is something you love, something you are good at, something that makes you feel great. That will give you the stamina you need to rise to the year's economic challenge. You've got to be brave, stand your ground and make sure that you assert yourself over circumstances which look as though they want to take control of you. As you do, simply by steadfastly refusing to give up on the things that inspire and motivate you, you will create a little whirlpool of grace, right where you need it in your life. That will yet make your whole year magical.
Perhaps more than anything else in 2012, people fear the disintegration and collapse of structures, organisations and to some extent, relationships. We are just not sure what we can trust and who we can trust anymore. That more reflects a 'collective astrological anxiety' than a true threat and it will heal itself slowly over time. But for you as a Sagittarian, it should heal itself quickly because you, this year, discover something valuable about your own relationships with other people, with organisations, with institutions and perhaps most crucially, with yourself. You find out what you are capable of, how much you matter and how you can justify the confidence that others have in you. Your allegiances and alliances enable you to work with others in partnership in order to achieve many a success, which might otherwise be considered almost impossible in times like this. There are real needs that you are in a rare position of being able to help meet Where you thought that your opportunities were most severely limited and restricted, you are suddenly going to recognise that in the midst of all the madness of a crazy year, real and amazing opportunities are opening up for you.
Many people somehow now fear that we have lost our cosmic protection. They wonder if whatever used to make the human race "lucky" might not be there anymore. But in your life, I can promise that much more is going to go right, than you might yet expect. Indeed, something which has been wrong for a long while, can be put right. As you begin to recognise that you are safer than you thought you were, you can help encourage others to find a sense of safety in their lives. You may think that the only sensible thing you can do now, is cut your coat according to your cloth, batten down your hatches and develop your talent for making do and mending in circumstances where there just aren't the chances there might once have been to expand and grow. Don't fall into that trap. 2012 will place you, time and time again, in a position where you can do something significant to increase and improve your worldly wealth and well-being. For you success boils down to two little words which you already know well and do not fear... and now just have to remember. Hard work!
Despite the mood in the air, the outlook is surprisingly good. For you, as an Aquarian, it is particularly encouraging because it takes you far away from something serious, towards the ability to experience great levity and joy. Remember that? Remember being happy? Remember waking up in the morning and feeling glad to be alive? Remember day after day when you weren't forever weighed down with problems and issues? Well, here comes the rediscovery of that feeling. Honour it with a refusal to give yourself time or chance to worry. Many people think that when challenges like arise, we should all start looking for the most obvious, safe and predictable path to get us safely from here to where we need to be, sheltering from the financial storms along the way. Actually, this year, you need to be willing to take a chance - not a wild gamble but an educated guess - of where you might best be placing yourself or what you might best be doing. The brave you are, the more your intuition is likely to lead you to openings sometimes small, sometimes large, always reliable, which help you increase your level of comfort in life.
There is a lot of concern in the world yet, there is nothing for you to worry about and a great deal for you to look forward to. In the course of the coming year, you get to understand so much more about where you belong, who you need to be with and who is right to be in your world. Then, the joyous discovery comes that those are not empty aspirations. They are attainable possibilities. This is a year during which things fall into place and you feel a tremendous sense of strength and support. Despite all the drama that appears to be taking place out in the world, in your world there is a sense of increasing security. Remember though, the way to sustain and maintain that is to deepen your own faith in yourself. Be aware of your own talents. Remind yourself of what makes you special. Celebrate whatever makes you different and be proud of what you are so good at. When you are doing what you're good at, the world beats a path to your door. People want what you have to offer and are very happy to reward you for it. As soon, you'll see.