ZODIAC LOUNGE: Sagittarius in 2012

November 22 - December 21

You are acres of wildnerness in clothed flesh, but the eclipses over the last year has been wreaking havoc in your emotional forest and encrouching on your wildlife. 2012 will definitely help stem all of that and help you get back to more of your loveable wild self.  But let’s get real here:  you’ll never be as wild as you once were, but you shouldn’t fear things getting too tame and lame either.  The first third of the year is likely to find you gaining some of the ground you may have lost with career goals.  The fortunate news is that Mars in Virgo, your career sign is going to make gaining that “lost” ground go much faster and efficient. Jupiter’s, your sign’s “go-to” planet, got your back now that he’s going full steam ahead in Taurus after months of being stalled.  The other big boost comes from Uranus in complementary Aries, another fire sign like you.  You’re all for fiery independence and promoting an agenda for greater liberty, especially your own.  It also helps that Venus is shimmying with your “go-to” planet so you can keep on having a good time and celebrate the end of 2011.  The “problem,” if we can call her that is Neptune.  Neptune, the planet of illusion, spirituality and service, wades into your family, home and domestic sign, Pisces in February.  This will likely cause some changes around the homestead with an unusual amount of focus on it from you. In fact, you may develop a strong interest in staying there. (Gasp!) This year might be challenging for that development alone because you’ve always thought of the road as your home.  That may still be mostly true, but now you’re called upon to tame your home as to discover more of the wildness within you.  An unusual adventure for you, but you rarely turn down a chance for adventure.   

WINTER

Although you’re ready to move forward now, especially with Mars moving forward like the most advanced fighter jet in your career sign, Virgo, oddly you seem focused on salvaging your plans for last year.  It’s not that the plans now or before are wrong headed, but perhaps you may be the last to know that you’re going in a new direction.  This doesn’t mean that you won’t wind up accomplishing your intentions from a little while ago as much as your vision is broadening. Fortunately, it’s not all about making moves and mullah right now.  Enjoy feeling a little like your old self after a lot of the challenges you faced in 2011.  You got some more “growth opportunities” ahead, but this wintry respite, manifesting as anything delightful as snuggling up with your SO or getting away on vacay, perhaps trying to snag a new SO, is just the thing to refuel your soul cells. 

SPRING

It’s going to take some time getting adjusted to having to deal with all this emotional energy surrounding the home front AND the demands of your career.  Now that Neptune has settled into Pisces, you may fear that home life will either make you (a. boring, b.) old, or c.) violent.  You also may not feel like being responsible to either career or home and would rather be cuddled up somewhere with somebody warm and fun or partying, even in the same somewhere, getting warmed up and funky.  It’s not always easy, Centaur, for you to be in the place you are, so let’s not make this impulse to gallop off as something unusual.  So what’s a wil’ guy/gal like yourself to do with this situation? Remember this little fact:  you don’t frequently have to chase the sun to get some heat and better weather.  Sometimes it’s heading your way.  It is, in this case.  Stay put and use that legendary optimism to weather this storm.

SUMMER

You’re feeling back on track in most areas of your life.  Feeling confident on the job and some of the plans you set in motion from the winter? Check! Feel like you got some of your love mojo working for you again and like you got a better grip on your social life?  Check!  Getting the right mix of mental stimulation from friends, colleagues, and reading materials? Yup!  Feeling financially grounded and like you have your house in order now, finally? Crickets.  Follow the crickets as they’re pretty loud now.  There’s likely a power struggle happening on the home front and it could be both financially and emotionally costly now. If you live alone with no obligations to anyone, this feeling could manifest as some unresolved feelings about your home or some things in it.  Are you holding on to items that have long lost their usefulness or mementos that are best not kept, like your ex’s clothes still hanging in your closet for the