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United States and President 2012



You love to be on the go...and if you have a phone in your ear while you're on the road, you're in bliss! Whoever invented the cellular phone had to be a Gemini on a crawling freeway! The Gemini mind is always thinking, planning, strategizing. As an exercise, try not thinking about anything for a minute - put your thoughts in neutral and don't think about it drives you nuts! I'm a Virgo with Aquarius rising and Uranus in Gemini.....gets to me in a hurry! But it is good to give the ol' gray matter a break once in awhile!

As a Gemini, you are interested in mental pursuits. You can be glib and often get into occupations such as a dj on the radio, or other jobs where you do a lot of communicating. Some of the quieter Gems put their communication skills to copy, editing, etc. It's hard for you to be in relationship, because you like to be footloose and fancy free. Gems often have some Cancer planets and then there is a real dichotomy between being very logical, linear at times, and then something can push an emotional button and you're 'gone' for a spell, steeped in the emotion of it all. Give you an hour or two...or maybe a day....and you're back in the Mr. Spock mode.

Chinese Animal: Tiger

Chinese Element: Metal

Chinese Meridian: Lungs

Astrological Symbol: Twins

Rules: hands, arms, shoulders

Planet: Mercury

Quality: Mutable

Gender: Masculine

Element: Air

House: 3rd

planets The Year 2012 is almost upon us. Many are predicting the end of Time is aout upon us. I wouldn't divest yourself of your property.....I suspect I'll have the 2013 forecasts up by this time next year. When you are forecasting, you have to stop somewhere, and 2012 may have just been that point for the Mayans. When I wrote my book "Chinese Power Animals", I put the dates for the Year of ______ animals up thru 2000. The book came out in 2000 by the time it was published. Wish I had put it thru to 2010 at least....but at some point you just have to stop.

The article on the United States and President Obama can be found here (as well as on the left side links).

Happy 2012! .....and let's sail into 2013 liberated and free!

We go into 2012 witnessing the first hard angle between Uranus and Pluto since they conjuncted in 1966. Uranus rules Aquarius, which is the sign of computers, higher thinking, uncommitted relationships; the populace who seeks liberation, independence and autonomy....the people. Pluto, by contrast, rules Scorpio, the sign of power, control, domination; ruler of the underworld politics and sex...the corporations. We've already seen signs of what this portends in the coming year. Where will it occur in your chart???

Uranus moved in to conjunct Pluto in the middle 60's. Uranus is the planet of change; of liberation and freedom. In the United states' chart, it is in the first house - we are a nation of change, sometimes violent change.

The traditional family was in for an overhaul. Women were getting unsettled staying home, cooking and cleaning; being the "little woman". The man of the family saw his power eroding as children became more independent and were encouraged to say what was on their mind, while The Pill and diapragms allowed women to decide whether they wanted more children or not. Some dad/husbands sat back in wonderment as they saw 'their world' crumbling before their eyes....and didn't know what to do about it.

It was a time that saw violent change with protesting the Vietnam war, The SLA, Patty Hearst's abduction, There was the sexual revolution, and books like "The Feminine Mystique" and "Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex But Were Afraid to Ask" were best sellers; it was ok for non committed sex and using sex for casual recreation, rather than strict procreation....why lots of couples slept in twin beds before then!

Pluto is power; power that is not challenged....But Uranus goes where angels fear to tread, and stood up to the power and posture of Pluto....the roles in the family shifted and changed, with mom going out to work to create a life of her own. The masculine role had to shift too, and many times it didn't, or didn't go quietly.

The world we have today - a much freer, relaxed world, with independence and acceptance of cultures and religions by those born then and subsequently, is because Uranus and Pluto met up in Virgo in the early-middle 60's. Now they are forming their first challenge, as Uranus is about to square Pluto in 2012.

It's been 44 years since they conjuncted in 1966, and in 2012 Uranus will make its first hard angle to Pluto.....squaring Pluto from Aries to Capricorn. We're seeing it already as it builds to a peak. Uranus is all about computers, and as Uranus moves in, we're seeing the proliferation of data and social networks.....the conjunction in '66 brought computers into the home. Where Gays and Lesbians started to come out of the closet in the 60's - Uranus shines light on things hidden - now we are seeing the acceptance of gay marriage, and there will be a push to have that accepted in the country...and the world.

In the 60's the hue and cry was "don't trust anyone over 30"....At 30 we used to be middle aged, segued into sensible shoes and conservative clothes...and were part of the problem to the modern way of thinking....30 is the new 20 so we can't say that anymore, but there will be a rising rebellion against 'the establishment'. However, where those in power, the corporations, used to play behind the scenes, nowadays they don't seem to care anymore. They are out there 'in your face' about anything that doesn't agree with their dogma.....John Boehner is a Scorpio and represents Pluto....President Obama has Aquarius rising and represents Uranus. The monumental power struggle is shifting as we begin this year. As you'll read in the article on the U.S., the twosome are aspecting its Jupiter....politics and religion. Pluto is moving on and now Uranus is moving in to square, where Pluto opposed. Now the people have their say! The middle of July has a potent rendevouz with Fate, as Mars moves into the mix. The more you can keep 'your powder dry', and stand back and observe, the easier it will be, but It's going to be a bumpy ride!

2012 - a number 5 year in numerology...What we can expect? In the Tarot, it's an Hierophant Year, which has to do with resolving issues with family members, or on the flip side of the coin, deciding if we want a family or not. Time to go back to school and get some added knowledge. It's a good time to work on those creative ideas you've had on the back burner for ages. Add the sum of your month and day numbers to 5 to see what number your year is personally, and synthesize it with that. See Joe Ivory's Personal Year info.

Mercury retrogrades 3 times this year:

March 12th - April 4th: Aries/Pisces
July 14th - August 7th: Leo
November 6th - November 26th: Sag/Scorpio

Mercury retrogrades 3 times this year as is the norm. It's basically retrograding in Fire signs, so we're examining the times when we didn't take the reins, kick the horse in the sides and take off down the road. Maybe this year.

Mercury retrograde (any retrograde) can be likened to two trains on parallel tracks going at the same speed. When one starts to move faster, the other one 'seems' to be going backwards.

Pluto starts the year at 7 degrees of Capricorn, retrogrades on April 10th at 9 degrees...goes direct on September 18th at 6 degrees and ends the year at 9 degrees of Capricorn. We learn these lessons well as Pluto moves so slowly.

Neptune starts the year at 28 of Aquarius. It moves into Pisces for its transit of the sign on February 4th; retros on 6/4 at 3 degrees of Pisces, goes direct on November 10th at 0 of Pisces and and ends the year at 1 degree.

Uranus starts the year at 0 of Aries, goes retrograde on July 13th at 8 degrees of Aries....goes direct on December 13th at 4 degrees Aries, and ends the year at 4 degrees.

Saturn commences at 28 degrees of Libra, goes retro on February 7th at 29 degrees, goes Direct on June 25th at 22 degrees. It moves into Scorpio on October 6th and ends the year at 9 of Scorpio

Jupiter starts the year at 0 of Taurus, moves into Gemini on June 12th. It retrogrades at 16 degrees on October 4th, where it ends the year at 7 Gemini.

May solar eclipse THE ECLIPSES

(Disregard the house placements - they'll change due to location)

There are 2 solar eclipses this year, May 20th and November 13th.

The first eclipse this year occurs on May 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM EDT, in Washington D.C. at 0 degrees of Gemini....The eclipse occurs with late Scorpio rising, and the eclipse in Gemini in the shadow section of the 7th house when it occurs in D.C. The eclipse in Gemini is a mental one, less of a 'between the eyes' type that we've had in the recent past.

At the eclipse, it conjuncts the south node, bringing up elements of the past....trines Mars thankfully (positive movement forward), since Mars is moving in to a HUGE grand cross with Uranus and Pluto in July, inconjncts Pluto, an adjustment of sorts....squares Neptune/Chiron, challenging us to part the mist and see cearly, and sextiling Pallas/Uranus, a big breakthru in computer related stuff can be initiated.

The eclipse occurs in the Year of the Dragon, the month of the Tiger. Babies born now will have a desire to perform and be on stage, or in some way want to be in the public eye. They will have strong appetites with a desire to have their needs and wants met and do what's necesssary to accomplish that. Dragon babies should be fed on demand so they get used to a full tummy and not have that internal hunger. These are mental/metal babies who are smart and computer oriented, and with Uranus conjunct Pallas, the asteroid of complete mental acuity in Aries, the pioneer, we should see some new Steve Jobs types 20 or so years down the road.

We see the outcome of this eclipse 90 days later on August 20, 2012.

For you, Gemini, the eclipse is in your 1st house of Self. You're on the front burner for this 6 month period, particularly those born in early degrees of the sign, in late May. You'll be making new friends with great ideas, that just intrigues you and moves you to greater heights in communication, thought and education. The mind is your oyster and now you find new ways to move in new directions. Use the first 5 months to take any course or read any series of books so you'll be prepared.
solar eclipse The second eclipse occurs on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm, EDT in Washngton, D.C. The sun and moon are at 21 degrees of Scorpio. Where the first eclipse was all about Gemini with good ol' Mercury as it's ruling planet, now we've got an eclipse in serious, emotional, subjective, manipulative Scorpio. After the big explosion of sorts on July 18th, now Mars is near Pluto with this eclipse, squaring Uranus in Aries on the 23rd, and conjuncting Pluto on the 27th. We may not like the election results on November 6th and respond. Scorpio is power and Sag is politics and with configuration it could be revolution in the process. Saturn has just recently moved into Scorpio and is the last planet sun and moon went over before creating the eclipose; Saturn will be the 'overlord' planet for the period. There's a mutal reception now, Saturn in Scorpio, Pluto's sign, and Pluto in Capricorn, Saturn's sign. They are sextile to each other so could give each other a boost. Saturn is in an inconjunct position in Scorpio to Uranus in Aries, sure to be a Player in the mix. Children born at this time need to be encouraged and protected so they develop strong, nurturing natures; it won't be natural.

This eclipse occurs in the Year of the Dragon, the month of the Sheep. The Dragon still wants to shine, but the Sheep needs to be careful of the company s/he keeps and distinguish between good and bad people who could draw them into nefarious scenarios. It's all right to discriminate between good and evil.

We see the results of this activity 90 days from the eclipse; so watch for action on or around February 11, 2013.

For you, Gem,the eclipse occurs in your 6th house of work, as well as health and pets. As much as you are an air sign, a mental sign, who loves computers and electronics, when it comes to work, you can do research and in some other ways, dig beneath the surface for details and answers. This is your time now, to make this work for the next 6 months.


Jupiter trines Pluto, 9 Taurus to 9 Cap - 3/12

Jupiter inconjuncts Saturn Rx - 23 Taurus - 23 Libra - 5/16

Uranus squares Pluto Rx, 8 Aries to 8 Cap - 6/24

Jupiter squares Neptune - 3 Gemini to 3 Pisces - 6/25

As Uranus is squaring Pluto, Aries to Cap, Mars in Libra and Moon in Cancer create a Grand cross - 7/17

Jupiter inconjuncts Pluto Rx - 7 Gem to 7 Cap - 7/18

Jupiter sextiles Uranus - 8 Gem to 8 Aries 7/21

Uranus Rx squares Pluto - 6 Aries to 6 Cap - 9/18

Saturn trines Neptune- 0 Scorpio to 0 Pisces - 10/10

Saturn inconjuncts Uranus, 4 Scorpio to 4 Aries - 11/15

Jupiter Rx inconjuncts Pluto - 8 gem to 8 Cap - 12/20

Jupiter inconjuncts Saturn - 8 Gem to 8 Scorpio, 12/22

Saturn sextiles Pluto - 9 Scorpio to 9 Cap - 12/26

Jupiter whips thru a sign in approximately a year's time, so it's going to aspect all the planets at one time or another. Jupiter is luck, expansion and growth; but it's also foreign interests and law and politics. Jupiter has a fortunate trine to Pluto in early March.....the judge and power bow to each other....there may be a big supreme court decision. Then Jupiter engages Saturn on May 16th, and jockey for position. The two biggest planets. Saturn rules discipline and conservatism and putting your nose to the grindstone and picking yourself up by the bootstraps while Jupiter looks for mercy to season justice. The two knock heads to see who's got the upper hand. Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th. It then squares Neptune on June 25th. Jupiter may be luck and justice, but it doesn't like to be lied to, and now we'll see someone get leveled for saying the wrong thing. Jupiter inconjuncts Pluto on 7/18 and 12/20, some adjustment has to be made in the political arena. At the same time in December, 12/22, Jupiter inconjuncts Saturn as well, being at the apex of the Saturn/Pluto sextile; the power struggle needs to be adjudicated by Jupiter.

Saturn goes retrograde on Feb 7th at 29 of Libra, and goes direct at 22 of Libra on 6/25. It enters Scorpio on October 5th. It stays out of the limelight til October, when it trines Neptune on the 10th from Scorpio to Pisces. Saturn usually eschews Neptune's airy fairy nature, but during October it's more likely that things like corporations funding the arts will happen. Saturn just can't stay out of the Uranus/Pluto fray. on Noveber 15th it inconjuncts Uranus rx, 4 Scorpio-4Aries, wagging it's finger at hippie Uranus, and then just after Christmas, it sextiles Pluto, 9 Sco to 9 Cap. Sextiles are suppose to be benign, but they create Yods, this time it points to 9 of Gemini. The answer is there. What is it??? Actually, it's about the longitude of New York.

There is a larger article on what Uranus and Pluto are up to, but Neptune needs to be addressed. It enters Pisces for the duration on February 3rd, goes Rx at 3 Pisces on June 4th, goes direct on 11/11 at 0 Pisces. In the meantime, it's affected by Jupiter in June, and Saturn in October, see above. Neptune is always in a quasi sextile to Pluto, so it's manipulating behind the scenes, and it'll reveal itself more directly in a couple of years when it catches up to these degrees via Pisces.

Uranus Squares Pluto: For you Gemini, Uranus is in your 11th house of dad/career money, hopes, friends and ambitions and Pluto is in your 8th house of sex, mate's money/alimony. After a divorce, your ex may not be forthcoming with the alimony. At the same time, s/he may come into some money and not tell you about it, so keep your eyes and ears open if you have something coming. In July, issues with the kids can come up, or you can be tempted to succuumb to a new relationship. People with sun signs in early degrees will feel this more specificially.


Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are called the 'major' planets because they move slowly. They are the 'directors' of our play of life, and dictate the set and the scenery and outline the major direction of the play.....they would be the ones who write the 'bible' for soap operas - the long range direction of the stories. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, on the other hand, are the "personal" planets: they are the actors who trigger the events, and can also be looked at as the 'daily writers' of our individual soap opera who write the daily events. So, in astrology, we look to the outlying planets and see what they are doing to get a sense where the action is going to take place.

Pluto Not a planet??? Puhleeeze! It has been decided by the astronomy community that Pluto is a dwarf, no, no....can't be a planet anymore. Hmmmmm, of all the planets I wouldn't mess with, it's Pluto. It has been discovered and designated a planet, and I wouldn't want to be the one to tell it to it's face!! It is generally conceded that before a planet is discovered, it's effects are subliminal; it's there, but isn't recognized as such. When it is discovered, it comes into light, into consciousness, and then we witness it in full bloom. Pluto was discovered in 1930, in Cancer, and then it moved thru Leo for 18 loooooong years, '39-57 (where the atom bomb was first exploded, the holocaust, etc., and we became the "I" generation), and then has been pretty generally a 12 year orbit in each sign since. Pluto is the planet who brings us our deepest transformations, puts us thru the fire, sees how much we can take. It creates diamonds out of our little clumps of coal, but in the process we are never the same.....and some astronomer is going to say it's no longer a planet? It would be nice by saying that, that the energy 'dwarfed' in size; that it no longer affected us so strongly and deeply, but I would think Pluto would just laugh at the thought, and shows us how much a planet "She" (because it is feminine energy) is. She's like Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" - not anyone to mess with!!

(One way planets are tested for their validity is if they affect a void-of-course moon. A moon is void-of-course, when it aspects the last planet in line, and then has no other aspects til it enters the next sign. It was decided Chiron wasn't a planet for just this reason; Pluto certainly does. In fact, with Pluto at late degrees of Sag, and no other slow moving planet close, in 2006-2007, Pluto is the last planet the moon contacts nearly every month unless a fast moving planet slips in there periodically)

Pluto in Capricorn - January 27, 2008 - retro'd into Sag on June 15, 2008 - then went forward and re entered Cap on Novemer 28, 2008 - in Capricorn til March, 2023.

After 12 years, Pluto is changing signs. It moves into Capricorn on January 25, 2008 at 6:37 pm PST; its ever challenging energy forcing us to grow; challenging us to stand up to it....reaping rewards of empowerment when we do and succeed. Pluto takes 15 years to go thru Capricorn. It's starting to slow down again. It took 18+ years for it to go thru Leo in the 40s and 50s, and then it sped up and went 12 years thru Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and it's going to slow down again in it's orbit. Actually, the planets have orbits that are not completely circular, so that they appear to be slowing down and speeding up; it's just the phase of the orbit they are in which creates the effect.

Pluto and Saturn are the taskmasters of the zodiac. They don't let us get away with anything. Saturn manifests the emotional blocks which keep us from moving forward, which Pluto triggered the in the past, which we sent underground, challenging us to grow, throwing us into the fires of transformation. When Pluto exits a sign, we are never the person who entered it....thru tempering and testing and transformation, we've grown, we're stronger, and we look at life from a far different perspective. The naive person who entered, emerges as a more empowered least that's the potential. This period will be best for the earth signs. Pluto conjuncts Capricorn, which will test but eventually bring empowerment for Caps....trine Taurus and Virgo, so all that they have endured so far will reap some rewards. Air signs find Pluto in their money houses, which can see a drop initially, but then a straight building up afterwards. Water signs are involved in communication and relationships, while Fire signs deal with family and mate. It's the cardinal grand cross, of Aries, Cancer and Libra - with Capricorn - who are going to have transformative changes in their lives. (Remember: if you are born at 20 degrees or later of any given sign, or rising, synthesize it with the house positions of the next sign, i.e., if you're a Libra, for instance, you'll still have some time with the house positions, but you're closer to Scorpio's house positions, so include them in your deliberations.)

For you, Gemini, Pluto spent 12 years traversing the 7th house. This related to mom's mom and dad's dad, who set up patterns of behavior (even if they were no longer living, but manifested in their children) about whom you would marry. A lot of those patterns came to the fore when Pluto started thru this house of the shadow energy, and you may have played out "The War of the Roses" movie. Pluto going thru the 1st and 7th almost always engage our most intimate relationships. The yin person in the relationship, who gives way to the more masculine yang, now started to stand up for themselves and not take it anymore. The yang person found their covert threats and manipulations ultimately didn't work...the horse got out of the barn, and they couldn't get it back in.

Now, Pluto is in the 8th house of sex, death and taxes as the old text says. It's more a house of mate's money, inheritances, with some influences left of the former. If the yin person has stood up in the relationship and a divorce incurs, there will be a power play on one side or the other. It's the 2nd house of mate's money if we 'turn the wheel', so your mate can come in to money as well, so you'd better make sure you want to pull the plug, as you may miss out. Your mate may have a break down in his/her job situation before a better job comes along and you pull yourself out of the money quagmire.

Pluto starts the year at 7 degrees of Capricorn, retrogrades on April 10th at 9 degrees...goes direct on September 18th at 6 degrees and ends the year at 9 degrees of Capricorn.

NEPTUNE - in Aquarius - 1998-2012 | in Pisces - 2012 - 2025

Neptune was in Aquarius - Uranus' sign - for approximately 15 years. Uranus was in Neptune's sign of Pisces for 8 years. Together, it was a bumpy ride, because Neptune is a water planet in an air sign, and Uranus is an air planet in a water sign. Air and water don't mix, and so they've felt disoriented in each other's signs. However, Uranus/Aquarius is the collective conscious, and Neptune/Pisces is the collective unconscious, so we've had a 'roto rooter' effect, eliminating the old, making way for the new. There have been upsets and jobs lost, as you've been encouraged to get out of the rat race and pursue more personal goals. The nebulousness of Neptune, has found carving a niche for yourself rather difficult. In 2011 it peeks at its home sign, Pisces for a couple of months from April to June. Ahhhhh! Home! water....getting out of the wind of Aquarius....maybe taking a dip in the ocean and feeling secure again. But will Neptune in its own sign be too watery? illusionary?......too misty?....keeping us from having a clear head for the future?

In 2012, on February 4th to be exact, Neptune moves into Pisces for the duration of it's visit. Ooooooooh, it's so good to get out of the electricness of Uranus and get back in the water! But it could get too maudlin. It could get too sensitive, too personal, taking afront at imagined slights. We need to get a 'tough skin' in the area where Pisces is, put some practicality to the illusory oooze and not let it get away from us. There can be a tendency to use drugs more frequently, and also be hoodwinked by advertising. It's a time where a 'big con' could be perpetrated on the country or the world, much like our mortgage issue, so everyone be aware. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Check it out with someone not in your age group, because you'll all be under the same influence. Neptune tends to dissolve where ever it is, so you can feel it's the realest thing ever, and find there's a puppeteer pulling the strings. Resist the temptation to over indulge.

Neptune was last in Pisces starting in 1848, two years after it was discovered. It was in Aquarius in 1846, which is typical and appropriate, as Aquarius energy exposes and reveals and then it went directly into Pisces. Back then it was a time of revolution and change.

Chiron and Neptune hang out together as they both go into Pisces. Chiron was last in Pisces in the 60's so will have its effect on the Uranus/Pluto square, and the foundation of the past that produced the free love era, opened us to computers, and challenged authority. Chiron in Pisces, along with Neptune, looks at the state of our seas, and how they have been depleted, with Neptunian things (plastic) being dumped out there in tremendous amounts. The woulding of the sea will be part of the rebellion to reclaim our waters and keep our world sustainable for future generations.

For you, Gem, being a mental sign, you enjoyed Uranus being in your 9th house in Aquarius til 1998 but... but it hasn't been as easy with Neptune here. Neptune is all about water, emotion, crying, sensitivity - all the things that you eschew as not being necessary. Neptune was here to heighten your awareness and allow a little feeling in. It may have been a bit disconcerting having the 'edges' not so clearly defined as Neptune tried to bring you to the center between left brain and right brain thinking.

Now Neptune moves into your 10th house of career.....Are you ready? Did you stand up to Neptune and get the education you needed to be prepared, or did you let it slide, procrastinating and not getting it done? You can make it work for you in the fields of movies, behind the scenes, makeup, music, counseling, footwear, plastics, credit cards, oil, but Neptune wants you to have a life and not make your career the one guiding force in your life. It wants you to smell the roses and appreciate what you have. That's kind of hard to mix with the cold hard business world and what you seek to attain in this world, but you have the brain power to make it meld.

Neptune starts the year at 28 of Aquarius. It moves into Pisces for its transit of the sign on February 4th; retros on June 4th at 3 degrees of Pisces, goes direct on November 10th at 0 of Pisces and and ends the year at 1 degree.

URANUS in Aries - 2010-2018

Uranus in Aries chart In 2010, Uranus entered Aries for a brief stint, on May 27th - then went Rx on July 5th, and Rx back into Pisces on August 14th. It went direct on December 6th in Pisces, and then moves into Aries for the balance of it's 8 year stay on March 12, 2011.

Aries likes to be first, and Uranus is the genius inventor of the zodiac, so we can see many Arians moving us into a far reaching computerized future. The last time this happened was 1927-1935, when Neptune dumped us into a depression, so Uranus didn't help. This is bound to be a unique time in history, no matter how you look at it....think of Mars and Uranus together....short tempers, angry exchanges, anger welling up inside til it explodes. On the positive side, it will be a time of opening the world up to new innovations and inventions, as Aries gets kicked in the pants by Uranus, and if Aries energy has been backed up, this will cause it to move forward dynamically again. Certainly, as we've recently seen people packing guns at political events, the push for gun toting freedoms will clash with the eclectic energy of Uranus. Uranus is in the first house in the United States' chart and it certainly is all about "bombs bursting in air" and fighting for individuality and freedoms, yet there is a higher octave of Uranus that is purely cerebral and doesn't like guns....the two extremes will volly for position. Fortunately, as Uranus went into Aries, it met up with Jupiter a scant week or so later in 2010, so we had the two in Aries for part of the year, adding luck and expansion to the ornery two energies, getting them off to a good start anyway. As a friend of mine, the late actress June Ellis (herself an Aquarian) once said, "How can you predict Uranus, when it is unpredictable?" When Uranus enters a new house (new arena of life, more specifically) it throws on the lights, and exposes all that is in that 'room' to be be cleaned out, pulling the rug out from under as it goes, forcing you to move forward in new directions...

Uranus is moving in to square Pluto in 2012. This is the first major aspect since they conjoined in 1966. That was a time of confrontation, 'don't trust anyone over 30', recreational sex and awakening to new paradigms of healing. This is the first test since then, and already we're seeing the fomentation of rebellion and change.

Gemini: When Uranus moves into Aries for the balance of the 8th years in March, 2011, it'll move into your 11th house of dad's money, career money, radio and tv, along with friends, hopes and wishes and ambitions. Uranus is the ruler of radio and tv, so you might find yourself on tv the radio. You'd love that Gemini. And, since you have an almost photographic memory, it lends itself to tv as well. Many, many actors are Geminis or Gemini rising. If that's not your interest, you may come into some money suddenly from dad or the boss. ...or maybe they come into money and share it with you. You'll be attracted to new, eclectic friends who encourage you to try new things.

Uranus starts the year at 0 of Aries, goes retrograde on July 13th at 8 degrees of Aries....goes direct on December 13th at 4 degrees Aries, and ends the year at 4 degrees.

SATURN - Enters Libra 10/30/2009 til 10/5/2012. Enters Scorpio on 10/5/2012, at 1:37 pm PDT til 12/23/2014 at 8:38 am PST, when it goes into Sag. Then Rx back into Scorpio on 6/16/15, and goes back into Sag on 9/19/15.

Saturn moved into Libra at the end of October in 2009. Libra is all about beauty for beauty's sake, but now, Librans become more practical. They don't want to spend just to spend, and in general, pull back on the 'disposable income' and start to save for something solid and practical that serves a purpose as well as being decorative. Saturn here sobers Librans, makes them stop and take stock in what has transpired in the past few years. Librans like to get along and defer to other signs, but now, their backbone stiffens and they realize they need to be more assertive.

Aquarius and Gemini will benefit the most from this transit, since Libra trines their sun signs. Capricorns, Arians and Cancers will be the ones tested with this energy, being in the square position, and Aries opposing. Keep your nose to the grindstone and don't try to grandstand, and you have a better opportunity to get thru it on a higher level. Virgos and Scorpios, Pisces and Taurus will feel 'adjustments' taking place ,as Saturn quincunx' (30 degrees) and inconjuncts (150 degrees) their signs. That leaves Leo and Sag in a sextile position to Libra, which will create 2 YODs pointing to Pisces and Taurus, respectively. When Saturn tests, your "answers" are in those houses....but it's up to you to figure it out.

On October 5, 2012, as we move to the national elections in the U.S., Saturn moves into Scorpio for the next 2 1/2 years. Look back 29-30 years ago and remember what occurred when Saturn went thru Scorpio last. That was 1983-84-85, but 1983 was the last time Saturn and Pluto conjuncted, so this will be a lighter trip through the underworld than then. Pluto is all about money, corporations, power, domination and control by surreptious means. Saturn is about rules and regulations, towing the line, going strictly be the book, so this is usually not a fun transit. It tends to tighten money and make acquisitions practical and enduring rather than frivolous.

Pisces and Cancer will benefit most from this transit, because they are in trine to Scorpio and are the other water signs. Saturn will trine their sun at some point, garnering favor from higher ups. Aquarians and Leos be the ones tested as Saturn squares those signs, as well as Taurus in opposition. Time to play by the rules and not try to play by your own. When Saturn checks in, he wants to see everything is to his liking and then he'll dispense just rewards. Capricorn and Virgo will be in sextile, providing an opportunity if you play your cards right. The 'answer' for Virgo is where Aries is in your chart; Cap's is Gemini....where do you need to pioneer Virgie?...and what do you need to learn, Cap?? Sag, and Libra quincunx, and Pisces and Gemini are where the "adjustments" need to be made, moving you in new directions.

For you, Gem, Now that Saturn is in Libra, it's your 5th house of kids, love affairs, talents, creativity and avocations. You'll be more inclined to put your foot down.....or they with you! You could be more strict or too much of a disciplinarian with your kids and others now. "No" just eliminates a lot of stuff and seems to be easier, but it just creates a wall of animosity.....lighten up as much as you can and say ''yes' whenever possible, so that when a 'no' is necessary your kids will recognize its importance. You could draw in a romance now, if you try hard, but it could be someone who likes to criticize and it may be better to wait a couple of years.

When Saturn moves into Scorpio in October of 2012, it moves into your 6th house of work. Things will lighten up at home, but there can be devils in the workplace, riding you hard and heavy. Resolve to play by the book, do what they want rather than what might be more practical - or innovative - and just get the kudos for a job well done.....even if you have faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar better ideas. It's just a couple of years, you'll get thru it! But if you quit and move elsewhere, be sure you learned the lessons there so you don't just track them to the next job.

Saturn commences 2012 at 28 degrees of Libra, goes retro on February 7 at 29 degrees, goes Direct on June 25th at 22 degrees, Enters Scorpio on Oct 5 2012 and ends the year at 9 of Scorpio.

JUPITER in Taurus: January 1 - June 12th | in Gemini: June 12th to June 27, 2013. |

Jupiter, planet of luck and growth, starts the year in Taurus, and much like Taurus the Bull, it ambles down the road til June, where it takes up residence in Cancer til the end of the year. Interestingly, last year, it zipped through Aries in no time and was actually in 3 signs in 2011.

Jupiter in Taurus will be best for earth signs, for it will conjunct Taurus planets, of course, and trine the other two earth signs; Virgo and Capricorn.

Earth signs, Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn find Jupiter conjuncting and trining, and Jupiter will trine Pluto in the sky on March 13th, earth signs will profit.

Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, find Jupiter in Taurus quincunxing (30 degrees), inconjuncting and squaring. There will be some opportunities presented, but it can cause a change in plans.

Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces find Jupiter in Taurus sextiling, opposing, and sextiling, so Scorpio's mate may come into some money, while Cancerians and Pisceans have an opportunity offered.

Fire signs Aries, Leo, Sag, have Jupiter quincunxing, squaring and inconjuncting from the other side of the air signs. You too, may have to weigh two or more opportunities and decide which one benefits you the most.

Jupiter in Taurus is largesse to the hilt. It can be a time of gaining weight, because Jupiter likes to indulge, and Taurus puts out a weight groaning table of goodies. If you have Jupiter in Taurus at birth, Taurus people are beneficial for you. Jupiter rules Sag tho, and that energy can be dogmatic, while Taurus is conservative and covets, so those who covet and protect their assets will tend to see only what they want to.

Then Jupiter moves into Gemini which will be best for air signs, for it will conjunct Gemini planets, and trine the other two air signs; Libra and Aquarius. Jupiter rules a fire sign, Sag, tho, so the fire can take the air out or the air can flame the fires stronger; temper your excesses.

Earth signs, Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn find Jupiter squaring, quincunxing and opposing. Opportunities occur in the workplace, behind the scenes and with your mate.

Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces find Jupiter in Gemini quincunxing, inconjuncting , and squaring. Events occuring behind the scenes, in the work places, and the career will find you making new plans.

Fire signs Aries, Leo, Sag, have Jupiter sextiling, sextiling and opposing from the other side. You too, may have to weigh two or more opportunities and decide which one benefits you the most.

Jupiter in Cancer in 2013, brings us home to mother. You can benefit from real estate transactions, and being in the second house of the United States, this could see see our real estate values regaining its strength. You start feeling your foundation is solidifying again, and you can start making some plans for the future, knowing you have a soft place to fall.

For you, Gem, Jupiter moved into Taurus and your 12th house the hidden, subconscious, dreams, fantasy, mate's job, step father. Jupiter may be hiding out for a spell, but in June it will be traversing your 1st house so do what you need to do behind the scenes to let the largesse flow in the open! The nice trine between Jupiter and Pluto on March 13th occurs from your 1st house of Self to the 8th house of mate's money, alimony, inheritance....anything like that could pop up. Yes, Jupiter does move into your first house on June 12th. Time to be willing to accept the blessings of the Universe! Things lighten up, you feel your mind moving faster, if that's possible, and those onerous burdens lift.

Jupiter starts 2012 at 0 of Taurus, moves into Gemini on June 12th. It retrogrades at 16 degrees on October 4th, and ends the year at 7 Gemini.

By Pamela Leigh Powers, © 1999-2012 all rights reserved

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