Goodbye 2011 – Hello 2012


Goodbye 2011 – Hello 2012

As they say, 2011 has been “one for the books”. We have seen protests and uprisings all over the world, long standing governments toppled, dictators overthrown or dead, Osama bin Laden killed, Iraq War ended, severe global economic uncertainty, high unemployment, home foreclosures, political gridlock and an overwhelming number of record-breaking environmental events and conditions. There are far too many examples to list here, but numerous “2011 Year in Review” publications are available and are fascinating to look through. So many things happened in 2011 that the latest dramatic events make us forget the dramatic events of just a few months before. It will be useful to look back and grasp the significance of what has happened in 2011, because it was only the beginning of a prolonged worldwide transformation.

It could also be quite helpful to you personally to look at your own “Year in Review”. You might try writing down the events or inner changes you have experienced in 2011 month by month. You may have already forgotten some of them. You could be amazed at how many changes have already begun in your life.

2011 was a breakthrough year. Now we all are moving forward on a path of transformation and change. No going back. 2012 will be a very dynamic and exciting time for all of us. Although the planetary influences in 2012 indicate there will be many challenges, there will also be many opportunities. The important thing is to work in harmony with the prevailing energies. That is where astrology can be especially helpful. By understanding what these energies are and when they will occur, you will have a map to help you successfully navigate your path in the year ahead.

 Here is an overview of five important astrological energies to be aware of in 2012:


1: Energies of Radical Social Restructuring

All of 2012: The first, and by far the most powerful astrological influence, can be described as Radical Social Restructuring. (I have discussed this at length in previous articles. See Radical Social Restructuring and Pluto in Capricorn 2008-2024: World Forecast ) These energies are already here and will continue to bring sudden global changes and upheavals. This will result in a profound transformation of our social, economic, political, governmental and environmental structures and foundations.   We have been experiencing the edges of this evolving massive “global psyche energy system” since 2008. In 2011 the energies got much stronger and gained momentum. In 2012 through 2015 they will be operating at full strength.

In 2012 these energies will be the most intense and unrelenting from June through October. As we watch national and world events unfold it will be helpful to consult our astrological map and remember that we are in an extended time of change and transformation. These energies will be very powerful through 2015 and will continue at a less intense level through 2019. Trying to fix the current systems and get back to “normal” is not going to work. In 2012 it is likely that circumstances will force us to realize just that.

However, as old structures begin to fall away, new possibilities will open up for us collectively and personally. Change can happen during this period very rapidly. This can be both unnerving and exciting. Innovation, unexpected twists and turns, sudden ideas and events can reveal new potentials that take us by surprise.

We will all be affected because the society in which we live will go through a radical restructuring.  In our individual lives, we will each go through a personal radical restructuring for at least two years at some point between 2011 through 2019. Some will feel it much stronger than others depending on their birth date. (The 2012 guidebook for your sun sign I have written explains how the radical restructuring energies will be affecting your sun sign and what years your specific birth date will be affected. Click here to see your 2012 Guidebook)

No matter when our personal restructuring takes place, this is truly a time when we are all in this together.

(Uranus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn. Exact on June 24, 2012 and again on September 19, 2012. The first two squares in a series of seven from 2012 through 2015)


2: Energies of Spirituality, Idealism and Creativity

All of 2012: These energies will be mostly on an intellectual level in January 2012. At that time we will be thinking and talking about innovative ideas that are spiritual and compassionate, but also realistic and practical. Starting in February 2012, we will be feeling and experiencing these energies on an emotional level. At that time we will begin a fourteen year cycle in which the energies of emotion, compassion, mysticism, spirituality, idealism, creativity, psychic awareness and sensitivity will quietly swirl around us and slowly permeate our consciousness. Feelings will become deeper. In general there will be a desire to connect with something bigger than ourselves. Many will begin to understand that we are all connected on a spiritual level. There could be scientific discoveries that validate mystical experiences.

Another way the mystical side of life will increase will be the focus on the End of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.  (An article about the astrological chart for December 21, 2012/ End of the Mayan Calendar is coming soon!) Interest in this will build as 12/21/2012 grows nearer. Whether you think the world will end, a new era will begin, or it’s all a bunch of nonsense, you will still be very aware of it. This will be a great opportunity to get a huge number of people focusing on spiritual matters on the same day. Why not take advantage of all that attention and focus on joining other hearts around the world in Love and Light?

(Jan 2012: Saturn in Libra trine Neptune in Aquarius in orb, but not exact. Feb 3, 2012: Neptune moves into Pisces where it will stay until 2026. Oct 2012: Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Oct 2012 to Dec 2014; Saturn in Scorpio in mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn. End of the Mayan Calendar/Winter Solstice of December 21, 2012: Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Gemini quincunx Saturn and Pluto and opposite Venus in Sagittarius – Yod formation.)


3: Energies of Positive Material Manifestation   

March 6 to 16, 2012: Positive energies that are used for the highest and best good now will bring very successful results. This planetary energy pattern will only be in affect for about ten days. We won’t be forced to act. There could be a tendency for complacency. Do something positive. Take advantage of this time to actively improve your life. Something to keep in mind: be careful what you ask for because you are likely to get it.

(Grand Trine: Jupiter and Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn and trine Mars in Virgo.)



4: Energies of Communication, Technology and Interconnection

June through December 2012: Social media and all forms of technology and communication will become even more ubiquitous. Although this is already occurring, new circumstances or innovations are likely to make the free dissemination of information more important than ever. People may find new ways of connecting and sharing information. Dates to note:

June 17 to 30 – Information could be misleading, confusing or overly dramatic at this time. Keep your feet on the ground and check the facts.

 July 14 to 28 – Information and new ideas are likely to be encouraging and stimulating. In general there will be a spirit of liberation, enthusiasm, excitement and innovation. The drive for freedom will get a positive boost. Thinking can be rapid, intuitive and perceptive. People will be more willing to take chances now. Sudden opportunities could appear. If you want to make some changes in your life, this could be the time to do it.

(June 12, 2012: Jupiter moves into Gemini where it will stay until June 24, 2013.  June 17-30: Jupiter in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. July 14-28: Jupiter in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries; Mars in Libra trine Jupiter and opposite Uranus; Mercury retrograde in Leo sextile Jupiter and trine Uranus.)


5: Energies of Focused Transformation

October through December 2012: The energies will be compassionate, mystical and creative. We will seek practical ways to live up to our ideals. This will be a time of very focused and intense energy combined with the willingness, discipline and determination needed to bring about a major transformation.

These energies do seem to dovetail with December 21 and the End of the Mayan Calendar. It is unlikely to be a change that occurs on one day, but certainly indicates this could be a time when have a responsible approach to making needed transformations.

October 5, 2012 to December 22, 2014: Saturn in Scorpio in mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn. October 5-31: Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. October 23-25: Sun trine Neptune and conjunct Saturn. December 1 -31: Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn – exact on December 26. December 21-31: Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune, sextile Saturn and conjunct Pluto.)

As you can see, 2012 will be a very dynamic and exciting time for the world and for us as individuals. We may find ourselves thrust into new and stimulating experiences that wake up hidden parts of ourselves. There will be challenges that take us out of our comfort zone in order to transform and evolve. We wouldn’t be here if we couldn’t handle it. There is no doubt that we are participants in a very important time in history. We might as well embrace it and see what happens!

Judy Joyce

December 27, 2011 

Copyright 2011 Judy Joyce

Your Sign’s Forecast for 2012: I have written individual 2012 Guidebooks for all twelve signs of the zodiac. Each Guidebook has information on how all the above energies will be affecting your sun sign in 2012, along with your month by month forecast. The books are available in paperback (9.99) and Ebook (4.99) at

Click here to go to and see the 2012 Guidebook for your Sign  

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