2012 YEAR AHEAD FORECAST
BY TIM STEPHENS
2012 begins with hope and vigor. Last year’s most
promising projects, which stalled all autumn, suddenly advance. You now have six
months – only – to give these optimistic ventures a mighty push. After June,
luck puts on new shoes, for a new dance.
Over the world, 2012 will continue the slow, grinding
journey of hierarchy change – with abrupt lurches, such as the Arab Spring.
Revolt has not ended – major clashes seem imminent June to September, and the
biggest will come in 2014. This summer/fall, the establishment will again try to
suppress or illegally use technology – a huge protest will follow.
Both Koreas will feel, politically, like their foundations have been yanked
There is no reliable birth chart for the European Union,
which formed imperceptibly over time, like a cloud sculpture. The euro currency
might rally in late 2012, but will face worsening problems right into 2014.
Ultimately the euro will be transformed, but should come back stronger than ever
– barring a 2014 implosion of the entire EU.
2012 begins a huge 15-year growth in religion
(especially Christianity) oceanic activities, film, drugs, astrophysics, optics
and charity. From January through June, farms suffer from over-fertilization or
“burned ground.” Forest fires proliferate. Massive earthquakes are possible in
the third quarter, perhaps in South America. But, Mayan prophecies
notwithstanding, the world won’t end in December – the aspects are too benign.
Beginning in June, obvious by October, the U.S. economic
malaise will lighten in tangible ways. One year of great growth will ensue. But
Canada and the U.S. still face huge export problems. Property markets in general
will continue 2011’s buoyancy to mid-2012, then sag.
We should avoid starting any new projects March 12 to
April 4, July 13 to August 7, and November 6 to 26.
- (March 21-April 19)
You’re filled with the
vibrancy of a whole new adventure. Life is fresh, friends
Money travels a lucky path January to June – a superb six
months to land a new job or seek a pay raise, especially in
January and May. A huge bonus could arrive! International,
educational or legal affairs – and perhaps a “dull”
relationship – could be stepping stones to advancement.
You’ll work hard this first half of 2012, so protect your
health against over-exertion, stress, rashes and burns.
The whole year tests your career and status with the
constant pressures of change. Rebellion on your part could
lead to a battle with authorities, especially August to
October. Mentally, be profound, not superficial.
The last six months, your attention switches from money to
travel, friendships and communications. Be curious, follow
your nose: a place you visit could later become a great
home. However, delay short trips June to August – go
Heavy romance is rare, but friendships and flirtations
abound. Someone might chase you in January. An exciting
person arrives in July/August, and intimacy could follow!
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
You’re plain lucky
January to June! Your world changes and expands
happily, you’re cheerful, and success blossoms in
investments, lifestyle choices, intimacy, research,
and childbirth. Avoid careless spending, especially
this summer. Buy appreciating, not depreciating
The sun shines on your work-place by October, lifting
the grey, restrictive cloud that’s slowed employment
affairs for two years – your money luck surges upward
and your earnings increase, right into mid-2013. Seek
a permanent pay raise rather than overtime. Woo new
clients – it will be easy.
Powerful romantic lures draw you the first six months.
Be honest and moral in love, particularly in January
and April. If you’re single, a sexually charged
atmosphere deepens your chances for a satisfying
relationship. (But if you meet a man late January to
mid-April, he might have a complex, wounded ego: be
careful.) If you’re married, excitement regenerates
Very different friends start appearing: sweet, shy,
true friends, whom you’ll treasure for decades.
Marriage to “another generation” occurs for some this
autumn to 2014 – hints, attractions appear in
- (May 21-June 20)
Until June, you remain
in a quiet, healing place. Use this interval to seek
physical and psychological cures, to solve any
differences with your mate or ex, and to take care of
government, tax, administration or similar matters.
The delays that affected these matters have dissolved
– charge forward. If single, you’re drawn to a love
that is more comforting than exciting. Don’t use
someone just to fill a void.
Until July, complex issues on the home front make you
swing between anger and joy. Be gentle! Good luck will
come if you buy, renovate or repair a home – but don’t
occupy a new residence before July 3.
June begins twelve months of super luck. Fifteen years
of adversity end. By late summer you grow cheerful,
happy, and friendly. This autumn or in 2013 you could
start one of the most successful ventures of your
life. You might marry. Romance continues to be quiet
and sober until October. This month could bring The
One. Romance visits in June, also, but take care –
tempers lie hidden. July/August trigger fond urges.
Someone wants an answer in December.
Protect your digestive system through June.
- (June 21-July 22)
events will change your career position or
neighbourhood status, probably this summer. You could
rocket to the top – but conditions will be volatile,
so remain alert and brave. A prestigious mantle you
don might confer more honor than money, or have a
humanitarian purpose. Investments, other people’s
finances, research, lifestyle and health factors both
spur change and offer fertile fields for advancement.
Until June, your social gifts help you climb
ambition’s ladder. After August, employment luck
hovers in management, government or charity
Relationships remain a powerful, evolving force.
You’re friendly and talkative through June. The summer
might create a duty-versus-love conflict. From
September into 2013, socializing disappoints but deep,
serious romance becomes a subtle blessing – whether
you win or lose. A “quiet” choice exists this entire
decade: you can let alienation quietly creep into all
your relationships, or you can fall for one of the
deepest loves of your life (who could already be your
mate). Love can arise anywhere – even with a former
From October onward, heavy security and domestic
duties dissolve. Guard against stress and digestive
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Your career luck soars
for the first six months, so charge after a shining
goal – you can seize it! It might be your status that
soars – you could marry upward, be voted club
president, or receive an honor. After August, turn
your attention to home and family – your career needs
Major money flows swiftly to you January to June. Be
careful – if you spend heedlessly, you’ll end poorer
than you started.
Wishes come true from June onward (but not very
reliably June to August). Romantic dreams will be
fulfilled and your popularity will surge – IF you join
with others. A special crowd will open its doors to
you, and bring a thrilling wave of creative success,
speculative ventures, and pleasure. Issue invitations
and accept them – after August.
Sensual urges strike the entire first half, especially
in February. Love puzzles you April to June, when you
might deal with a former flame, or agonize over
whether to commit. Amour is powerful October to
During this expansive year, guard against weight gain.
If you have experienced walking restrictions (e.g.,
bunions) October into 2013 might bring a cure.
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You’re the sexiest
member of the zodiac January through June – so sexy,
you might get in trouble! Your financial drives are
similarly powerful. Either one can transport you to a
huge triumph, or a burdensome prison. Honesty and hope
bring success; lust and hunger for power bring the
These unusual six months are merely the introduction
to 8 years of changing sexual attitudes, and to 15
years of enchanting relationships and opportunities.
During this period you will meet your true opposite –
dreamy, inspired and free-spirited (versus your
logical, practical, prudent nature). It’s a good
The first half of 2012 offers many providential
openings in far travel, publishing, learning, law, and
cultural affairs – perhaps a wedding.
Higher-ups favor you this spring and summer, but your
ambitions need wisdom and caution. September into 2013
brings huge career/status luck: a promotion, your own
business, more clientele, or a social status boost,
perhaps through marriage.
Two years of earnings restrictions end in October.
Sign a real estate contract before September. A
pervasive worry lifts off your health picture in
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Love and friendship meet
a rollercoaster in 2012. Life throws oddball but
charming people your way. You might change partners on
a moment’s whim – but behind that moment are years of
Amour is deeply intimate before June. A spring/summer
link combines love and lust, and seems altar-bound. Be
patient: before September, weddings (and legal
matters, foreign countries, higher education, cultural
and publishing projects) are traps in disguise. This
autumn into 2013, these zones transform into hugely
A clash between your adventurous urges and your
security needs reaches a summer climax. There could be
fights, battles of will, and sudden decisions. After
it’s over, by October, a huge, restricting caution
lifts off your shoulders – and a brighter, stronger,
happier you emerges. This attracts healthier love.
You might change your home before October. (Buy
property before June.) Investments drip with good luck
January to May. After August, concentrate on earning
money. Be conservative; a mortgage might weigh in
A natural, balanced era has begun in health and work
spheres. Digestive problems ease. Avoid viral
contamination, and protect your feet.
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A sweet romantic phase
touched you too briefly last year, then retreated. Now
it comes solidly – for 15 years. Before June, marriage
could result. But there’s no rush: you have 15 years.
Intimate moments flow in January and all
spring/summer. Be discerning: lust (power-based sex)
will disappoint or worse, while friendly, sensual
intimacy will bring health and happiness.
You’re socially assertive from January to July,
especially with co-workers. Two wishes about work,
machinery or health can come true, so wish away! But
reject a work goal that involves a big outlay of
money. Investments and debt can be alluring sinkholes
before September – but earnings remain protected and
buoyant. Before June, you’ll meet a good opportunity
to increase your income, or to form a lucrative
Your health appears good until July, though optimism
can cause overexertion or injuries. Avoid too much
sugar this spring. September’s nagging problem could
grow, so get it checked.
October begins two years of a more serious, sober
outlook: resolve to build your assets and position.
Unveil your hidden communications skills.
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This year splits in
half, Sage. Until June, bosses are impatient and
critical, and chores
multiply crazily; yet you’re inventive and lucky on
the work front, and you could easily come away with a
promotion and/or pay raise. Until 2023, your best
income sources are governmental, institutional and
By July, work demands diminish, freeing you for 11
months of adventure, travel, lucky re-location
possibilities, relationships, and bright new horizons!
But the summer is complex, so wait until September
onward to launch big projects.
After August, all success will come from approaching
and joining with others, all disappointment from
attempting to go it alone. You might find true love
and wed late this year or next. Fame might tap your
A vibrant 8-year romantic era began recently. Travel
and conversations will yield sparks. You might feel
you’re in love April to August – still, wait and see –
consternation brews. September onward, your way is
Watch your diet now to 2025. Internal combustion
problems (IBS?) can crop up. Keep your basement dry,
and avoid bogs.
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
A slow, unstoppable
wheel of change turns from 2008 to 2023. Your career,
your life, your friends and home will transform. Ask
yourself: how can I use changing circumstances to make
my deepest, oldest dreams come true? By October, you
begin two years of wish fulfillment. Recent
“catastrophes” have sown the beneficial seeds of a
new, better life.
Until early July, avoid legal hassles. (Do sign real
estate contracts – but stick to revenue properties.)
You might face friction in foreign countries, cultural
venues, higher education, publishing and religion
during the first half.
Your home life holds surprises (and money
inspiration). You might find a terrific income source
in real estate, food, furniture, agriculture or
The romantic delays of 2011 end right now. You possess
buoyant love luck January to May. If you’re shy,
someone cheerful might “adopt” you.
Chores will multiply mid-2012 to mid-2013. One source
of income might end, yet another begins. Money is more
unpredictable now, yet you worry less about it. Avoid
starting new work projects before late August. After
this, lucky extra work flows in.
Before June, shore up
your private life. Buy a home or vacation retreat,
expand your premises, heal your family, or make a big
deposit on your children’s future (e.g., an education
savings plan). What you do now in these areas can
bring profit and happiness for years to come.
This summer gives a complex message: life offers good
luck but bad karma in romance, adventure, creativity,
speculation, sports, and pleasure pursuits. Karma
wins, so wait. September onward brings pure love luck
– and only luck! Romance that arrives this autumn to
mid-2013 can lead to lifetime love.
Someone you enjoy talking with radiates a powerful
sexual allure January to July – or you might reveal a
secret lust to someone. Be self-protective.
Your money picture takes a big turn this February. Now
to 2025, new earnings sources will spring up in
anything connected to the oceans, film, optics,
espionage, physics, plumbing, medicine, nursing and
compassion. Avoid impulsive investments January to
July. But buy real estate before July, not after.
Your health looks fine – but watch what you eat
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your career remains
protected until September. Higher-ups support you and
your plans. This is a splendid time to change careers
or employers – and to ask a parent for a big favor.
Travel, read, be curious, strike up conversations.
What you learn can lead to valuable career advantages.
Through August, steer clear of real estate purchases,
and avoid spending too much time at home. Children
exaggerate their demands – don’t be bullied.
By September, right into mid-2013, the picture changes
dramatically: you can find one or two of the luckiest
realty purchases in your life, kids charm and bless
you, and you can benefit from working at home, even
running your business from the kitchen or basement.
Until July, relations intensify – you could make an
enemy, or fall in love, or both. The opposite sex has
never seemed more striking, even as you stroll down
the street. Partnering now might involve ongoing money
opportunities – and risks. All year (every year to
2023!) viable life-mate prospects will appear in your
social group. If you want romance, multiply your