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Astrological Predictions for 2012 for Each Zodiac Sign

December 20, 2011
Laurie Baum

Laurie Baum

These astrological predictions for each zodiac sign for 2012 were written by my good friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California. As you can see from her article, Laurie integrates the wisdom of natural patterns in the heavens with spirituality and psychological insights.

Click here for Laurie’s comprehensive astrological forecast for 2012.

Personally, I never had much of an appreciation for astrology and just didn’t care enough about the subject to investigate it further. Then two things happened.

First, I happened to read a chapter in a life-changing book that burned off the fog of ignorance and answered every question I had about astrology. It was written with clarity, precision, wit and wisdom, and I felt the subject come brilliantly alive for me as I read it. Click here to read that excerpt on astrology.

Second, I had an hour-long astrological reading with Laurie Baum. We discussed every area I could think of: health, relationships, finances, lessons in need of learning, major life changes to come. Not only did she nail everything—and I mean everything—about me, but she provided very helpful insights that will help me navigate the years ahead with more confidence and authority. It was uncanny: everything she told me aligned perfectly with what my intuition had long been telling me; but she also went far beyond that point and gave me much to think about. This reading with Laurie gave me a much deeper appreciation of the value of astrology and a more profound respect for its power. Thank you, Laurie!

NOTE: After this post appeared, Alan, a very spiritually minded friend of mine, e-mailed me: “Given your glowing recommendations I just sent Laurie an email requesting a reading.” Three days later, Alan sent me this note: “I had a wonderful astrology reading experience with Laurie. She was able to deliver insightful information in a comprehensive and compassionate manner. I found it timely and useful on many levels so I thank you for introducing me to her.”

You, too, can benefit from Laurie’s wisdom. She writes a free astrological newsletter about how planetary alignments affect our lives on earth. Click here to e-mail Laurie to subscribe at no cost, or visit Laurie’s website and click on “Free Email Newsletter.”

Laurie is a former newspaper and news magazine reporter who is profiled in the books Psychic New York and The 100 Top Psychics in America. She is the author of five books:

A to Z Acrophonology: Discover the Power of the Letters in Your Name

Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign

Whispers from the Cosmos

Sacred Mysteries of Egypt

Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium

Laurie also offers counseling appointments by phone. She will answer your questions about major life decisions and talk with you about the reasons you have incarnated, the lessons you are here to learn, where you are on the wheel of karma, and the psychological developmental cycles you have been through and are going through. She will look at current influences on your health, finances, relationships, career, and any relocation plans that may be necessary. She also will look ahead with you at the next seven years of your life. A reading with Laurie can help you take the next step in your life. Sessions, which are available via landline phone or Skype (audio or video), are digitally recorded.

SPECIAL NOTICE—Laurie is now offering 2012-specific astrology readings tailored just for you. Ask her for details.

To make an appointment with Laurie, click here to e-mail Laurie or call her at (760) 753-7676. Click here to visit Laurie’s website for more information.


The Winter Solstice on Wednesday, December 21 is a time of celebration of the return of the light in many cultures. In Celtic tradition, the Winter Solstice is celebrated as the moment when the world emerges into the light from the womb of the Cosmic Mother. Saturnalia was the ancient Roman feast celebrating the return of the light with gift-giving, bonfires, feasting and drinking. The Winter Solstice marked the birth of Mithra, the Persian angel of light and truth, in the Zoroastrian religion. Sankranti is celebrated in Hindu tradition as the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn. And candle-lighting accompanies the Hebrew tradition of Hanukkah at this time of year.

The Winter Solstice both marks the longest night of the year and a turning point for the sun, when it begins its northward journey—from our perspective. The changing angle of the sun at the Winter Solstice presents a powerful opportunity for us all. It is a law of physics that light is stronger when it bends. The power of the bending light of the sun strengthens our thoughts, prayers and affirmations—and fortifies our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical energies at this pivotal time of year. So use the powerful energy at this time of year to make positive progress in your life. Sit quietly in the days and hours leading up to the Winter Solstice—the last season change before 2012—and focus on your intentions for the coming season. Your power to manifest is infinitely greater at this special time of year!


Illustrations by Kagaya, a Japanese digital fine artist.
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ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
With fortunate Jupiter in Taurus until June 12, 2012, you will build energy and financial resources in the first half of 2012, and then expend those energetic and financial resources in the second half of the year. It is likely you will need the funds you accumulated either for travel, classes, gadgets, or other learning tools while Jupiter transits the mentally curious sign of Gemini until mid-2013. It is time to develop your mind so you can apply your skills to an important project. Your impulse to take on a complex task will intensify while Mars, your planetary ruler, travels through the industrious sign of Virgo until July 2012. Use this enterprising energy to (more…)