2012 is the Chinese year of the Water Dragon. So, in addition to being a ‘Gateway’ year of dynamic change and great opportunities, it’s also a year of unearthing and resurrecting the naturally dynamic aspect of ourselves that we hid in order to ‘keep the peace.’ For most of us this happened when we were young children being socialized by our primary caregivers so that we’d fit in to whatever it was that society asked of us. That part of yourself is still alive and is demanding its place in the sun. I encourage you to follow the advice of one of our most profound modern philosophers, Saint Jimi (Hendrix) and “let your Freak Flag fly.” Your Freak Flag is your unique expression in life; it’s your personal perspective. God doesn’t make mistakes and you have your particular “Freak Flag” for a reason—so with awareness, give yourself permission to responsibly explore, revel in and express it as you seek the answers to this question–“what do I want for myself and what gifts do I want this year to bring me?”
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Although you thrive on action, you will go farther with your plans and goals if you slow your outward activities and spend the next few weeks in deep introspection. Examine your game plan; question your choices; contemplate the possibilities. The results you get from this exercise in ‘inner bonding’ will be priceless.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Ask for everything; let the Universe edit; then negotiate.” Yes, the Universe has made this time just for you. Be willing to think outside the box and hope without limits. You’re luckier now than you’ve been in the last decade —use it well and wisely. What you ask for will manifest right before your eyes.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Thoughts are things.” How you think and what you think about during this time of prolific creativity will literally show you what you’re spending your mental energy on. If you like the results you’re getting in your life—keep thinking along the same lines. If you don’t like what’s showing up for you—please—change what you focus on.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) You’re used to caring for and nurturing everyone else. Well, it’s your turn now. Doing for others without their doing for you has you and your life out of balance. Insist in gentle but firm ways that others return the favor. It may feel awkward at first, but you’ll get used to it and you’ll find that you love it.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Metaphorically speaking, you’re experiencing an early Spring. The winds of change are no longer stagnant and they’re blowing away the clouds that overshadowed you and blocked your brilliant light. Move forward with your hopes, wishes and plans—support will come from the most unexpected sources. Remember to express your gratitude.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE EMPEROR’s. Although you thrive more on mental action than on physical action, you will benefit most from ceasing to control the outcome that you want and going inward and spending the next few weeks in deep introspection. As you examine your game plan and contemplate the possibilities, you’ll discover previously hidden information that will help you achieve great success.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Saturn, the great taskmaster is overseeing your affairs. Instead of resisting, try complying with it. This isn’t the most comfortable time for you but it can be the most rewarding—helping you to break free from negative or outmoded people, circumstances, habits and belief systems. As you experience this freedom, you’ll also experience a greater sense of power, security and inner peace.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Now is not the time to hide your intense, powerful, seductive light under a basket. You’re extremely charismatic now and good fortune is drawn to you. Please do set up your stall in life’s marketplace—people want what you have to offer.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You and THE EMPRESS are closely aligned. This is a very lucky and powerful time for you. Expand your viewpoint and your way of thinking and just watch the bounty roll in! All manner of people and events will appear in your life to lend a helping hand. You’ll be offered an opportunity to travel—do consider taking it.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re undergoing a transformation and you and your world are changing. There is a force more powerful than any other and it’s come to help you break away from the limitations and frustrations of the past. Be courageous, bold and co-operative as you relinquish your hold on the outworn old and extend your hands to receive the bounty and freedom of the new.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The last few years have presented you with a lot of changes and things have often seemed out of your control. That period is ending and you’ll once again be the captain of your own ship. Use your new found freedom to steer your course to the people and circumstances that now resonate with your deeply insightful vision. Above all, trust your feelings.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “To boldly go where no MOON person has ever gone before!” That paraphrase of the Star Trek mission statement applies to you, MOON. Your new frontier isn’t the vast and formless stratosphere, but the definite, stable plane of earth-bound manifestation. In other words, it’s time for you to literally put foundations under all of those castles you’ve built in the air. You’re beginning a time of creating your defining legacy—let the moment and all it brings—assist you.