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Season’s Greetings!
Many warm wishes for a Blessed Winter SolsticeHappy Holiday Season
 Christmas,Happy HanukkahKwanzaa & Happy New Year of 2012!

The Winter Solstice on December 21st is a time of celebration of the return of the light in many cultures. As we collectively prepare for the year 2012, I pray for your enlightening and enlivening transition to the higher age we are about to enter. You will have the opportunity to grow and expand in 2012, and to learn about your unrealized potential. Nothing will happen that you do not have the tools to deal with. The upcoming changes will help you access deep resources of energy and resilience within yourself, and will help you become even more flexible, creative, adaptable, strong and wise.

In this time of dynamic change, multiple outcomes are possible – depending  upon our united intention. We have the chance to collectively work together, pray for each other and cooperatively achieve greater peace and harmony. Or we may compete for resources, potentially creating limitation and lack for some and over-abundance for others. There truly will be enough for everyone – if we work together. Cooperation is key to a shared, positive outcome. 

Periods of enlightenment and change are often preceded by periods of doubt and strain as we work to separate what to bring forward from what to discard. An exciting adventure awaits, but a lot of thought goes into deciding what to bring with us and what to let go. It’s a lot easier to travel light than weighted down. Similarly, you are better off releasing what you don’t need rather than holding on to what is non-essential. 
“We’re only going to lose the stuff we don’t need,” said a local savant in the town where I live, Encinitas, California, in discussing 2012.

As you undergo a quickening of your thoughts and activities in response to planetary changes, you will concurrently evolve neurologically to handle the quicker pace of life. DNA also has been shown to evolve and mutate, even after birth. And yes, the natural world around you will reflect a similar degree of transformation. Upheavals in nature will mirror the transition, the purification and the turmoil that people on the planet are undergoing. 

But please note, most disruptions caused by the world in transition in 2012 will last days rather than weeks. So please don’t let dire predictions frighten you. As long as you maintain your connection to your soul and Spirit, you will receive the protection and guidance you require. 
Examples of the power of prayer abound, where neighborhoods, houses, or individuals have been spared the devastation of earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, or even tsunamis because of the accumulated power of spiritual practice and prayer. Remember, there are no safe places, only safe people. 

This 2012 Forecast is the culmination of several decades of my astrological and spiritual work. I am personally awestruck by all that lies ahead of us – both the potentials and the pitfalls. That is why being mindful of our thoughts is so important. Due to celestial changes that are causing a quickening in the speed with which our thoughts will manifest in outward form, our collective thoughts will be a deciding factor in the times that lie ahead. The positive quality of our thoughts and prayers will have a positive impact. And unfortunately, the negative quality of our thoughts will have a similarly rapid negative impact. So, it is important to continue to pray for the highest good for yourselves, for others, and for our world. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to make a positive difference on the upward journey we are making – to lend a helping hand, to practice gratitude, to send out peaceful, positive thoughts and prayers while in a meditative or prayerful state, and to simplify your lives to focus on what is truly important. 

I will be sending periodic updates throughout 2012 in my seasonal newsletters. This Yearly Forecast is a bit more complex and longer than the average newsletter, so  it may not be a quick read. You may want to print out this forecast and assimilate it over time, by reading one section at a time, or more than once. There are many valuable lessons and turning points in the time that lies ahead, so contemplate carefully the options available. 

Remember that abundance and goodness flow more easily into upturned palms (as we do in a state of meditation and surrender to Spirit) than into clenched fists (as we do when we are in a fighting pose).

So keep your palms upturned and your eyes to the heavens. If you feel at a crossroads, the shortest distance between a problem and the “soulution” is the distance between your knees and the floor.

Many warm wishes for love, light & blessings in 2012, 



In light of all of the changes that will be coming in 2012, I am offering special 2012 readings and consultations in the following format:


Telephone or Skype Consultation - $60 for 20-minute digitally-recorded session

* Standardized Computer Reading for 2012-2013 (very accurate!) - $35 
Email Personalized Reading - Answering Your Question for 2012 - $100 
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This forecast is divided into four parts:

Part 1 covers the physics and metaphysics of the transition to 2012 with information on how to prepare 
Part 2 covers specific events you should anticipate 
Part 3 covers important dates to remember in 2012 
Part 4 covers individual predictions for every astrological sign

Part 1 – The  Metaphysics and Physics of 2012 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope... Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859

Charles Dickens wrote the above passage more than 150 years ago, in a year when solar storms rivaled the intense solar activity produced by our sun today. He also wrote at a time when the United States was on the brink of a four-year civil war. The planets were nearly as polarized then as they are now. The largest solar flare in recorded history was seen that year, so bright that its glow awakened gold miners in the Rocky Mountains in the middle of the night, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning. A similar wave of solar storms, solar flares, sunspots and intense planetary activity, radiation, and disruptions to the magnetic field of the earth have already begun and are anticipated to increase in 2012. So, we have much in common with the spirit of Dickens’ quote, which could well apply to the times we are now entering – the best of times and the worst of times

The Choices:

  • If you focus on spiritual growth, helping others, letting go of what you don’t need, and become non-attached to having things your way – or the way they had been in the past – you will experience a powerful period of personal evolution and personal peace, harmony and happiness.


  • Conversely, if you are attached to having things your way, or the way they “used to be,” or if you think of yourself only without considering the good of others, or focus on material acquisitions over the human heart, you will feel dismayed by the coming times.

We are entering a time of contrasts – between unprecedented (in our lifetimes) technological advancements versus increasingly dysfunctional governmental bodies around the world, a sputtering global economy, and schizophrenic weather patterns that vacillate from unseasonable heat to unreasonable cold. 

Chinese Parable
A Chinese parable aptly portrays a way to cope with the time period we are about to enter. A man asked a wise teacher about the difference between heaven and hell. The wise teacher showed the man a vision of hell – a sumptuous feast on a lovely table in a beautiful room. It didn’t look too bad, the man thought, until he realized that the people were only given 12-foot long chopsticks with which to eat. No one could partake of the feast because their chopsticks were too long to reach their mouths. Next, the wise man led his student to a vision of heaven. There was the same sumptuous feast on a lovely table in a beautiful room. And lo and behold – the same 12-foot chopsticks. The student was perplexed ... until he saw the people in heaven feeding each other with their 12-foot-long eating utensils.

The same principle will hold true in the coming times. If you help others and share what you have, your needs will be taken care of. If you hoard, think about yourself only, or hold back assistance, you will be like the people with the 12-foot chopsticks who could not enjoy their bounty.

The Mayan Calendar
The Mayan calendar predicted that 2012 would be the end of time. But 2012 is actually the end of time as we know it – all that will be ending will be ineffective, old ways of thinking and living. Ultimately, the surge of planetary activity we are about to witness will lead you to a more evolved way of being with greater dimensions of thinking and feeling inspired by your higher self. It is important to remind yourself not to fear the unknown or the unexpected, but to know that a higher divine plan is unfolding in a way that is for the highest good of all. We are entering a time of greater cooperation between peoples and nations, despite appearances to the contrary.

Prior to a significant leap in consciousness, a certain portion of the population will tend to hold tighter to past patterns, and these collective thoughts and patterns will actually re-invigorate past negative thoughts and karma. It is very important to embrace the changes that are coming – because they ultimately represent a higher state of mind than the one we are now living.

There are four stages of human evolution. 

  • Stage 1 is the caveman.
  • Stage 2 is the tribal, the stage we are living in now, where people who are alike band together to help each other – but do not help members of other “tribes,” who can be members of other communities, nations or races.
  • Stage 3 is the individual stage, which we are collectively entering. While it may appear in the individual stage that people are more self-centered (witness the self-absorption reflected by personal electronics such as the iPhone, iPod, iPad and others), people are communicating with others around the globe, creating the foundation for Stage 4.
  • Stage 4 is the collective stage, where all realize their interconnectedness and live harmoniously together as one united people on one united planet. 

Indian Yogi and Spiritual Teacher Paramahansa Yogananda wrote in “Where There is Light:”

  • I believe a time will come when in greater understanding we shall have no boundaries anymore. We shall call the earth our country; and we shall, by a process of justice and international assembly, distribute unselfishly the goods of the world according to the needs of the people. But equality cannot be established by force; it must come from the heart ... We must start now with ourselves. We should try to be like the divine ones who have come on earth again and again to show us the way. By loving each other and keeping our understanding clear, as they taught and exemplified, peace can come. 

Purification of Earth & Its Inhabitants
Between now and the period of peace and harmony that will eventually prevail will be a time of great cleansing and purification of the earth – on a physical and mental level. Essentially, what has gone down – will come up. Already, you are seeing an increase in volcanic and seismic activity around the planet, which naturally brings hidden and repressed energies, not to mention physical substances such as ash, minerals, and gems from below the earth, to the surface. This is a necessary step in re-balancing the earth in preparation for the next stage of evolution. In tandem with the bringing into the open of that which has been buried are a record number of archeological discoveries, unearthed fossils, and the discovery of buried treasure under the earth and at the bottom of the oceans. Already we have seen priceless treasures unearthed beneath temples in India and Tibet, the discovery of fossils previously unknown in Yellowstone, and the discovery of the bones of large sea mammals under the earth in San Diego County. These earthly phenomena are a reflection of our reconciliation with our collective past.

Manmade disruptions to the earth’s surface also have escalated – through drilling for oil and natural gas on land and in oceans, an upswing in the number of explosives hitting the earth’s surface due to wars and unrest around the globe, and the greater role of transportation that collectively creates earth-shaking vibrations and more pollution. Add to that the enormous increase in the world’s population from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly 7 billion in 2012. The earth is not a solid, stable mass suspended in space, but a constantly moving and re-shaping entity in rotation and orbit around the sun. Our sun and solar system also are in dynamic motion, continually revolving around – and moving toward and away from – a central point in the galaxy known as the Galactic Center. When our solar system is moving toward the Galactic Center, which it is now doing, consciousness rises, giving birth to a period of higher awareness, where spirituality reigns and people become aware of the creative power of their thoughts and the finer forces of electricity and magnetism.

Cycle of the Ages
The earth naturally goes through periods of expansion of consciousness followed by periods of contraction of awareness as the solar system continually moves toward and away from the Galactic Center in 24,000-year cycles. Hindu sages discovered ages ago that when our solar system moves toward the Galactic Center for 12,000 years, consciousness rises for those 12,000 years. This is followed by a 12,000-year downward cycle, in which awareness declines, when the earth and its solar system move away from the Galactic Center. These alternating 12,000-year cycles represent periods of humanity’s awakening or falling back to sleep. 
During the 12,000-year descending cycle, a period from which we have just emerged, consciousness descends to awareness of material reality only, with little or no awareness of the power of unseen forces such as prayer, thought, electricity and magnetism. We are currently little more than 1,500 years into a 12,000-year upward cycle, with the lowest point having been reached in 499 AD. So, we are just at the beginning of a tremendous upswing in human consciousness and awakening. (For a more in-depth explanation, please see “The Holy Science,” by Swami Sri Yukteswar, 1894, published by Self-Realization Fellowship.)

Shift of Geo-Magnetic Poles
As a natural by-product of
 our collective shift to a higher age, the axis of the earth naturally shifts to align with one of the brightest stars in the heavens, called Sirius. During the descending cycle from which we are emerging, the axis of the earth was aligned with a duller star known as Alpha Draconis. While the axis of the earth is continually moving, it is now moving at an acceleratingpace toward Sirius. This movement alone – and it is not the only movement in the solar system at this time – is enough to create disruptions in the stability of the earth’s magnetic field. The pyramids in ancient Egypt were aligned with each of these stars so the ancients could track the shifting position of the earth’s axis. The year 2012 marks the time when the shift from alignment with Alpha Draconis to alignment with Sirius will accelerate to reach critical mass. Scientists have discovered that the magnetic north pole of the earth has been shifting at an accelerating rate since the year 2000, so that magnetic north, which had been over Canada, is now over Russia – and is continuing to move at a rapid rate.

Reversal of Geo-Magnetic Poles
In addition to the natural, and now accelerating, shift of the earth’s axis, is another phenomenon – called the reversal of the earth’s magnetic poles. The pole reversal is a secondary and less predictable phenomenon that is a response to human activity and collective thoughts. Scientists have yet to discover a regularity to the pattern of the geo-magnetic pole reversal, which occurs every 500,000 to several millions years, and appears to be happening now, simultaneous with the natural shift in the earth’s axis.

Decline in Magnetic Resonance of Geo-Magnetic Poles
Scientists have discovered that the geo-magnetic field of the earth – the force that holds the earth stable in its orbit – also has been declining in power (magnetic resonance) at an accelerating rate, by more than 10%, since 1998. 
The geo-magnetic field is responsible for protecting the earth from the rays of the sun or other harmful planetary radiation, it protects the earth’s inhabitants and nature from disease, and it holds the poles of the earth in place. The geo-magnetic field also protects the earth from drastic movement or seismic activity. The magnetic resonance of the earth declines due to humans’ negative thoughts and actions, which also erode the positive magnetic vibration that naturally emanates from the human heart. The earth’s magnetic resonance also declines due toincreased use of electronics and other wireless signals that disrupt the earth’s magnetic field. And pollution and toxins that naturally eat away the protective layer around the earth also contribute to a decline in the earth’s magnetic resonance. Consequently, the earth becomes unbalanced and its poles become unstable. The result of these scientific phenomena are a weakening of the magnetic poles and a potential reversal of polarity to bring the earth back to balance. 

Natural Calamities
Another natural by-product of the decline in force of the geo-magnetic field and consequent reversal in polarity is an escalation in the number of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, high winds, tsunamis, 
volcanoes, fires, weather pattern disruptions, and a higher incidence of immune disorders among people, animals and plants. The decline in magnetic resonance of the earth’s field combined with the increased use of electricity and wireless signals adequately explains as-yet unexplained phenomena such as the vast number of deaths of honey bees (smallest creatures are affected first) to the increase in the incidence of immune disorders and cancer among humans and decreased output of agricultural crops. 

No, We Will Not Be Flipped Upside Down in Space
For those who are wondering if the reversal of the magnetic poles of the earth means that we will be flipped upside down as we move through space, this will not be the case. 
Just as a magnet has a north and a south pole, so too does the earth have a magnetic field with a north and south pole.During a magnetic pole reversal, the north (positive) pole will become the south (negative) pole, and vice versa. But this does not indicate a physical shift, simply a shift in magnetic resonance. As with a magnet, positive energy is pulled toward the north pole and negative energy is released through the south pole. Typically, the north pole of a magnet is associated with accumulating energy (also financial assets) whereas the south pole, is associated with releasing energy, or assets. 

So, if the north pole reverses and occupies the location currently occupied by the south pole, positive energy will be pulled toward what is now the southern hemisphere. Concurrently, the south pole will occupy the vicinity currently occupied by the north pole, and therefore, negative energy will be released from what is now the northern hemisphere.

Throughout our lifetimes – and much of recorded history - those living in the northern hemisphere have benefited from the positive pull of the geo-magnetic north pole. This positive pull will be transferred to the southern hemisphere if the pole reversal occurs. So as residents of the northern hemisphere, it will be important to cultivate peaceful, positive relations with our southern neighbors, who will be gaining in magnetic force, and who may well be inclined to share their abundance with their northern neighbors more than has been the case when the poles – and roles – have been reversed.

How Long a Magnetic Pole Reversal Lasts
It is not known how long it takes for a geo-magnetic pole reversal to occur, but many scientists speculate that the momentum for the reversal builds over a number of years, as it has been doing. When the earth’s geo-magnetic resonance decreases sufficiently and critical mass is reached, as is predicted for 2012, the poles will reverse very quickly, within a matter of days, during which time we will feel a bit disoriented, and anything that relies upon electromagnetic energy, such as the electric grid, satellites or communications, will be temporarily disrupted. 

Given that the earth and its oceans are
 but a reflection of the changing metaphysical consciousness of the earth’s inhabitants, shifts in human activity and consciousness are naturally accompanied bychanges to the earth itself – not to end life on earth, but to bring life on earth back to alignment with the principles of its Creator. While we are moving toward a higher age of greater alignment with Spirit, we also are facing the karmic remnants of our collective past – a responsibility we collectively share as residents of the planet.

Mass Karma
Paramahansa Yogananda explains in “Where There is Light” that upheavals in nature actually are reflections of the cumulative thoughts and activities of humankind.

  • “The sudden cataclysms that occur in nature, creating havoc and mass injury, are not “acts of God.” Such disasters result from the thoughts and actions of man. Wherever the world’s vibratory balance of good and evil is disturbed by an accumulation of  harmful vibrations, the result of man’s wrong thinking and wrong doing, you will see devastation ...


  • “Wars are brought about not by fateful divine action but by widespread material selfishness. Banish selfishness – individual, industrial, political, national – and you will have no more wars.


  • “Modern chaotic conditions all over the world are the result of  living by ungodly ideals. Individuals and nations can be protected from utter destruction if they live by heavenly ideals of brotherhood, industrial cooperation, and international exchange of earthly goods and experiences.”

Power of Prayer 
Paramahansa Yogananda also explains that prayer is an effective antidote to the coming potentialchanges, even if these changes would have otherwise been a karmic result of our collective past thoughts and actions.

  • “Most men consider the course of events as natural and inevitable. They little know what radical changes are possible through prayer ... Imagination can be materialized. When you develop spiritually, you can materialize your thoughts ... if you hold your mind to one-pointed concentration on the image of what you want to achieve ... And if you apply strong will power to realizing that vision, ultimately it will manifest – healings can be effected, successes attained, disasters in  your environment lessened or avoided, seemingly impossible needs or worthy wishes fulfilled.”

So, there is much we can do to prepare for and alleviate the impact of the coming changes in 2012.

In 1991, Gordon Michael Scallion popularized a map of the world in which much of the current land-mass would be under water, California was to sink under the ocean and oceanfront property could be found in Colorado. This was to have begun in 1998. Perhaps it is our collective positive thoughts and prayers that have prevented that cataclysm from taking place at least for 14 years beyond predictions. Hopefully, we will be able to continue to stave off mass calamity. 

So, please visualize and pray for peace, harmony, safety, security – and whatever may be needed – for everyone on the entire planet!! 

In this spirit, the following are:
10 Suggestions for Raising Your Magnetic Resonance to Stay Aligned with Your Soul and Spirit in 2012 and Beyond:

  1. Focus on your heart. The energy of your heart is 5,000 times more powerful than that of your other organs, including your brain. A strong awareness of your heart, of giving, of charity, of compassion, of empathy, will raise your magnetic resonance and guide you to the right people and places to be safe in 2012 and beyond.
  2. Meditate. Focus on your spiritual eye in the center of your forehead, become aware of your breathing and inwardly chant Om. This activity will align you with your soul and Spirit and raise your personal magnetic resonance so all of your needs are fulfilled.
  3. Think positive thoughts. Positive thinking raises your magnetic resonance and attracts you to – and to you – the positive outcome to which you devote your energy.
  4. Visualize what you want to create – and you will electromagnetically attract the object of your visualization.
  5. Pray. Your prayers for yourself and others raise your magnetic resonance and increase the magnetic field of the person you are praying for – and the planet as a whole.
  6. Affirm. Affirm in your mind repeatedly throughout the day the positive reality you envision for yourself and others.
  7. Give as much as you can. Charity opens the way for more abundance to come to you.
  8. Practice gratitude. Gratitude opens the way for more of the quality you are thankful for to come to you.
  9. Raise your magnetic resonance through physical methods – get plenty of sunshine, clean water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and feel the beneficial effects of negative ions (positive energy) from moving water, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, or even rain – God’s way of cleaning the earth to bring positive energy.
  10. Simplify. Lower your expectations, especially the unrealistic ones. Focus on what is important. Let go of the rest.

Know that everything will be okay. No matter what happens, nothing will happen that you can’t handle, and nothing that isn’t supposed to come into your life can come if you live in alignment with your soul and Spirit.

Practical Steps
On a practical level, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. An interruption in the supply of electricity may occur for any number of reasons in 2012, including the pole shift, pole reversal, ensuing erratic weather patterns, seismic activity, floods and fires, as well as solar storms, which can also mysteriously interrupt electricity. As is common sense, keep a supply of fresh water and food that does not require cooking in case you do not have access to electricity. A small quantity of paper money also could be helpful. A supply of batteries for radios, computers and/or cell phones also could assist you. Please note that any need for these supplies will be for days – and not weeks. Please be vigilant, but it is not necessary to hoard your supplies. You may also want to keep a supply of warm coats and/or blankets on hand for harsh weather and/or power outages.



Solar storms are predicted to accelerate throughout 2012. These powerful storms can cause unexplainable interruptions in the flow of manmade electricity as the electromagnetic field of the earth is disturbed.

Solar storms intensify solar energy. Astrologically, the sun rules raw energy, warmth, generosity and love. It also rules self-absorption, self-expression and the ego. The intensification of solar energy causes humans and the natural environment to vacillate between extremes. The rash of solar storms may make people alternately more social and more self-centered as they come into balance. The solar energy can also drive repressed feelings and thoughts to the surface. Ego battles or power struggles can occur between people as solar energy can reinforce ego strength. 

The flare-ups of new energy – and new information – can cause confusion, conflict or chaotic circumstances. The intense solar energy can incite great tension as you find a center between you own energetic polarities, the polarities in the people around you, and extremes in nature. Solar energy is polarizing – it illumines the day and its absence gives rise to night. Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn. The heightening of polarities and chaotic circumstances caused by solar storms is a prelude to greater unity and order.

The sun also rules the constellation of Leo. Everyone has Leo somewhere in their astrological charts, whether or not planets fall in that constellation. Leo is warm and magnanimous. Leo loves an audience. Leo is expressive and has to be careful not to become too absorbed in him- or herself or his or her own point of view. Leo can be both self-oriented or magnanimous. The area of your chart containing the constellation of Leo will be activated during the intense solar storms of 2012. (The astrological chart is comprised of a 360-degree wheel that includes all 12 signs of the zodiac. Planets are placed in constellations around the wheel.) Look for the location of the constellation of Leo in your astrological chart. This will show where your energy will be concentrated in 2012. The position of Leo in your astrological chart can be determined by an astrologer or one of the many astrological programs on the internet.

What has been under the earth will continue to rise to awareness in 2012. Geological discoveries of fossils, ancient architecture and scrolls, as well as alternative energy sources including geothermal energy, and energy from the wind, water, sun or other materials will accelerate. Earthquakes and seismic activity will increase. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and weird weather patterns will accelerate. 

A re-distribution of water supplies will occur as people living in previously dry climates experience more rain, and people living in previously rainy climates experience more dry spells. Avalanches and mudslides are likely to proliferate. Some rivers and lakes will go dry while others flood – in record numbers. Consequently, animals, birds and insects will migrate. The effects of climate change will become more noticeable – and undeniable to those who would deny the changes.

Clean air and water will be compromised and in shorter supply. People will ponder reactions to shortages but become mired in petty details. More solutions will come in 2013. Our bodies (through our DNA) will begin to mutate to accommodate environmental changes. As we consume more genetically modified foods, for example, our bodies will initially be confused by consumption of these non-natural agricultural products. But over time, our DNA will actually mutate to enable our bodies to digest and assimilate the foods we routinely ingest. Similarly, as the composition of the air becomes depleted of oxygen due to the increase in pollution, our DNA will mutate to either enable our bodies to extract more oxygen from the air we breathe or to enable our bodies to survive on less oxygen.  

The dangers of genetically engineered products will become more pronounced as these goods become more available and their effects more widespread. “Organic,” non-chemically enhanced food products will be in shorter supply and will command higher prices. People will become increasingly interested in gourmet food and unusual food combinations.

As a reflection of increased aggression and conflict among humans, animals also will become stronger and more aggressive, especially predatory animals such as mountain lions, tigers, bears, sharks and even insects.

Head injuries and trauma will increase in numbers and severity. More people than is normal will accidentally fall or be involved in freak accidents as a result of unstable energy patterns on earth. The head, face, jaw, eyes, nose and ears will be particularly vulnerable. Injuries to knees, feet, and joints will be greater than normal. Pay attention to and protect these areas. Be especially careful when in moving vehicles, particularly bicycles, cars, and recreational vehicles. You or others may be more distracted than usual due to the increase in electromagnetic changes – so accidents will become more commonplace.

Ubiquitous wireless technology also impairs the electromagnetic field of the human body, which can comprise the immune system or cause other health-related issues, such as headaches, inability to concentrate, or lessened mental clarity. Again, compensatory neurological and genetic changes will enable us to eventually adapt. We are in a period of transition.

The pace of technological advances will increase exponentially as most of the world’s “energy” will be focused in this sector. 

  • We will learn about and experience the limitations of our current electrical grid as the interruption of electric services will occur more frequently than is normal –  generally for 24 to 48 hours. These technological snafus will challenge global reliance on electricity. Consequently, new forms of energy generation, ones that are more compatible with the natural environment, will begin to be established.  
  • Meanwhile, many more wireless gadgets will be invented. As damage to the natural environment from wireless signals is discovered (for example, its disruptive effect on creatures that rely upon electromagnetic and sound waves (radar and sonar) to navigate, such as dolphins, whales, birds, bees and other animals), wireless technology will be reconfigured to be more compatible with the natural frequencies of the human body and Mother Earth.
  • Larger machinery will increasingly function without physical wiring and will rely on powerful batteries until even more powerful alternate energy sources are created.
  • Computers, telephones and other communications devices will operate with projected light rather than physical keyboards or keypads.
  • Cars will become increasingly automated – they already can park themselves.
  • Medical care will rely increasingly on light, lasers and wireless remote control systems.
  • Humans will do less and technology will do more. Manual tasks, previously accomplished by hand, will be accomplished through wireless signals, voice commands, and eventually ... thoughts. 

Major markets will move sideways with erratic ups and downs. The dollar, along with other major currencies, will continue to lose value. The price of gold will hold steady – and even rise. Interest rates will remain low in the near-term but a period of hyper-inflation will follow, particularly in food, energy, health care and education. Productivity will decelerate until a new business cycle begins in 2020, due to a planetary realignment.

The best businesses to be in during the coming years are agriculture, food storage and distribution, temporary shelter, and conservation, purification, storage and distribution of air and water. Agricultural land with ready access to water will be of premium value. Businesses related to climate change will thrive. 

Democracy will grow worldwide – but with a continuation of intensified social unrest among oppressed and disenfranchised people. The “have-nots” will fight to become equal to the “haves.” Some authoritarian regimes initially will try to exert more control to corral rebellious factions until the waves of change reach critical mass and a more egalitarian order prevails. These established governments will eventually weaken as their leaders have made a majority of their decisions to protect their power, their interests, and the interests of corporations and people who financially support them rather than the good of the populations they serve. Eventually, self-governing citizens groups will supplant overly authoritarian governmental power.

While most nations’ leaders are becoming enlightened enough to make efforts to avoid sending their citizens to be killed in warfare, smaller groups of dissatisfied people will incite warfare in local areas. Eventually, human-to-human negotiated solutions, mediation and conflict resolution will supplant war and physical vying for territory as we move toward a more united world.

Nations such as India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico will take a more prominent place on the global stage. South American nations will play a more pivotal role due to vast agricultural resources and the creative handwork of indigenous people. African nations also will supply needed resources to the global community. 

Self-styled journalists who lead a search for “truth” will proliferate. The line between fact and fantasy will blur as it becomes increasingly difficult to ferret out the truth, leading to more people becoming pro-active in local politics where the ability to ascertain the truth is increased.

Housing prices will move sideways or decline until June 2013, when they will briefly spike until July 2014, before declining again until 2020. Alternative forms of housing will unseat the trend toward McMansions, shifting the balance toward make-shift homes, yurts, and homes made from recycled and sustainable materials, and tents. No workable solutions to the mortgage/foreclosure crisis will be found in the near-term. More people will become homeless. Alternative uses of foreclosed houses will be discussed, such as rentals by banks, but no action will be taken until 2013-14.

The pace of daily life will become more rapid. Compensatory neurological changes will gradually occur in people to cope with the faster pace. This will be most evident among children, who have more neuro-plasticity than do adults. But neurological changes also will be detectable in adults. Materially, we will have enough of the small stuff, and this will lead to a desire to have what’s really important – a connection to Spirit and the soul. More people will find spiritual movements and groups to become part of, where spiritual rituals such as meditation and prayer will be the centerpiece.

People will become increasingly polarized – individualistic and self-absorbed, causing separations in relationships where the partners are not aligned at a soul level. More conventional relationships will break up. More unconventional, non-committal partnerships will form. This is a necessary, although paradoxical step, toward a more cohesive global community. 

People will turn increasingly to Spirit to solve daily problems as conventional solutions no longer prevail.

Part 3 – DATES  to REMEMBER in 2012

Critical Dates are highlighted in red, indicating greater change or disruption; eclipses typically disrupt weather patterns and cause seismic activity, thus are included in “red” dates. 
Mercury retrograde, where communications delays and misunderstandings are prevalent, are highlighted in blue. 
Seasonal changes, where your thoughts are more powerful because of the changing angle of the sun, are highlighted in green.
Spiritual openings, when Jupiter and Neptune exert a strong magnetic pull, are highlighted in purple:

  • Mars in Virgo * November 10, 2011 – July 3, 2012 – Mars is in Virgo for an unnaturally long 8-month period (usually 2 months) – Focus on details, avoid intolerance.
  • Mars retrograde in Virgo * January 23 – April 13, 2012 – Avoid temptation to over-think the past.
  • Neptune enters Pisces for the first time since the 1840s * February 3, 2012 – Mysticism highlighted. Best activities: spiritual practice, meditation, contemplation, conservation and purification of water and natural environment.
  • Saturn retrograde in Libra * February 7, 2012 – Complete unfinished projects.
  • Mercury retrograde in Aries * March 12, 2012 – Wait until the retrograde completes in mid-April to sign contracts, complete written communications or speak your truth.
  • Jupiter in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn * March 12, 2012 * Hard work and practical solutions prevail.
  • SPRING EQUINOX * March 19, 2012 – Day and Night are of equal length.
  • Mercury direct in Pisces * April 4, 2012 – Clarify unclear communications.
  • Pluto retrograde in Capricorn * April 10, 2012 – Introspection leads to solutions. The answers are within.
  • Mars direct in Virgo * April 13, 2012 – Constructive activity brings success.
  • Venus retrograde in Gemini * May 15, 2012 – Communicate with people from your past to resolve outstanding difficulties.
  • Solar Eclipse in Gemini * May 20, 2012 – Remain alert, communications snafu possible.
  • Lunar Eclipse in Gemini-Sagittarius * June 4, 2012 – Travel could be disrupted or disruptive.
  • Neptune retrograde * June 4, 2012, hours before the Lunar Eclipse – Weather patterns are disturbed, situations are unclear and cloudy.
  • Jupiter enters Gemini * June 11, 2012 – Rapid communication highlighted. Jupiter was last in Gemini from June 2000 to July 2001. Similar conditions recur.
  • SUMMER SOLSTICE * June 20, 2012 – Longest day of the year.
  • Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn * June 24, 2012 – Change is in the air – radical, revolutionary change.
  • Jupiter in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces * June 25, 2012 – Intuition is heightened. Listen to your premonitions. Engage in spiritual practice.
  • Saturn direct in Libra * June 25, 2012 – Best time to negotiate agreements.
  • Venus direct in Gemini * June 27, 2012 – Peace and harmony restored.
  • Mars enters Libra for 7 weeks after 8 months in Virgo * July 3, 2012 – Negotiations succeed.
  • Uranus retrograde * July13, 2012 – Wheels of change grind to a halt.
  • Mercury retrograde in Leo * July 14, 2012 – Look at situations from other people’s points of view to gain greater clarity.
  • Mercury direct in Leo * August 7, 2012 – It’s okay to advocate for your own point of view.
  • Mars enters Scorpio * August 23, 2012 – Take productive steps. Positive actions produce desired results.
  • Pluto direct in Capricorn * September 17, 2012 – Revelations about government, politicians and business exposed.
  • Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn * September 18, 2012 – Energy for change intensifies.
  • AUTUMN EQUINOX * September 22, 2012 – Day and Night are of equal length.
  • Jupiter retrograde in Gemini * October 4, 2012 – Introspection benefits you more than external conversation and activity.
  • Saturn enters Scorpio * October 5, 2012 – Saturn was last in Scorpio from 1982 to 1985. With Saturn in Scorpio in “mutual reception” with Pluto in Capricorn, economic realities will come to light and require rectification.
  • Mars enters Sagittarius * October 6, 2012 – Good for travel, athletics, running and biking, keeping an open mind and a sense of humor.
  • Saturn trine Neptune * October 10, 2012 – Illusion and reality meet. Better to be realistic.
  • Mercury retrograde in Scorpio & Sagittarius * November 6 – November 26, 2012 – It’s easy to become distracted and pursue tangents. Plan ahead to stay on track.
  • Neptune direct in Pisces * November 10, 2012 – Importance of water to daily life is emphasized.
  • Solar Eclipse in Scorpio * November 13, 2012 – Information is obfuscated.
  • Mars enters Capricorn * November 16, 2012 – Diligent effort brings success.
  • Mercury direct in Scorpio * November 26, 2012 – Business information elucidated.
  • Lunar Eclipse in Taurus & Scorpio * November 28, 2012 – Hidden information is accidentally revealed.
  • Uranus direct in Aries * December 13, 2012 – Progress resumes on delayed changes.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE * December 21, 2012 – Shortest day of the year. Today marks the end of the Mayan Calendar but not the end of time, just the end of “time” as we know it. A higher way of thinking and acting is about to emerge.
  • Mars enters Aquarius * December 25, 2012 – A spirit of brotherhood prevails.

All times calculated for Pacific Time.




(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 refine details, learn skills that you will use in the future, and complete an important – as yet unfinished – undertaking. A potent line-up of change-oriented Uranus in Aries and deeply transformative Pluto in Capricorn will help you develop a latent talent that will enrich yourself and others. Fasten your seat-belt – and position yourself for a new direction. Team up with other Aries natives, Cancers, Librans or Capricorns when you seek excitement and change. Partner with the other eight signs of the zodiac when you want to relax, catch your breath and maintain the status quo. An influential relationship will transform the direction of your career. You are a natural leader, but make sure not to be over-bearing if you are in command. 


TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Lucky Jupiter in Taurus until June 12, 2012 will aid financial acquisitions and personal relationships. It is a good time for investments in precious metals, gems or real estate. You will grow in important ways from classes, group meetings or spiritually-oriented travel. You will be open to higher states of awareness during the second half of the year. Explore mind-expanding possibilities beginning in June 2012 through contemplation, meditation, prayer and quiet time in nature. By opening your consciousness, you will release rigid patterns held in your body and mind. These liberating experiences will improve your health – physically and financially – as  energy and “currency” more easily flow though your body, mind, and soul. Financial abundance will result from spiritually-motivated actions initiated during the second half of the year. Plant the seeds in the first six months of 2012 and reap the harvest in the latter half of the year. Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde in Gemini in May and June 2012. If you have over-spent in the past, re-pay your debts during this two-month period. If someone owes you, this is a good time to collect. A powerful line-up of change-oriented Uranus in Aries and deeply transformative Pluto in Capricorn begins on June 24, 2012. Prepare to do soul-searching about the deeper motivations for your actions and life direction. Make sure your motives are aligned with your highest good and the needs of your soul and Spirit. Otherwise, circumstances will alter what you thought was a promising path.


GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

You will have a year of unexpected meetings with new people who will influence your life direction. This trend will be most obvious in the days leading up to a lunar eclipse in Gemini on December 10, 2011, followed by a solar eclipse in Gemini on May 20, 2012, a lunar eclipse in Gemini on June 4, 2012, a solar eclipse on November 13, 2012, and yet another lunar eclipse in Gemini on November 28, 2012. The eclipses of the sun and moon alter the normal pattern of solar and lunar light, which causes people who wouldn’t normally connect to serendipitously bump into each other. Stay open to chance meetings and try to find an opportunity in unexpected encounters. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” You will get “there” – to a good place – by not knowing in advance where “there” is. Lucky Jupiter in Gemini from June 11, 2012 to June 25, 2013, will provide spiritual protection for your positive thoughts. By staying open to opportunities you previously had not contemplated, you will receive richness from unanticipated encounters and experience undreamed-of possibilities. Nonetheless, remember to stay prepared for all outcomes by stocking up on important supplies and having extra cash available for unforeseen adventures in 2012.  Even though this is a good year to be spontaneous, keep your personal goals in the back of your mind – so that social and societal influences do not take you away from your overall vision for your life. Continue to pay attention to your inner voices and premonitions. Pray for the highest outcome.


CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

A series of solar and lunar eclipses from December 2011 to December 2012 will give you time to tune into your sensitive soul. Make sure to do extra meditation, yoga, quiet contemplation and writing in the days leading up to the eclipses – December 10, 2011 (lunar eclipse), May 20, 2012 (solar eclipse),  June 4, 2012 (lunar eclipse), November 13, 2012 (solar eclipse), and November 28, 2012 (lunar eclipse). A celestial line-up between change-oriented Uranus and depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn just after the Summer Solstice will stimulate your creativity and help you disentangle from a restrictive domestic or professional burden. Choose at least one area of your life that you would like to change – because energies will conspire to bring positive transformation to you even if you try to hold on. So it is best to prepare for and choose your change – because it is likely to come to you – one way or the other. The status quo is evolving for many people, and the reverberations of these changes will affect you. If you point yourself in the direction you would like to go, you will be easily catapulted to the next step. If you don’t choose a direction, the universe will likely choose for you. Remove resistance to ease your journey. Empower yourself and take command. You will arrive at a destination that is proper and appropriate for you. Cancers, Librans, Capricorns and Aries will understand the feelings you are experiencing.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Relationships will be anything but predictable in 2012 with illusory Neptune crossing through a sensitive area of your solar chart. You may see what you want to see in others, only later to find out that the other person had a completely different agenda from your own. Make sure to ask questions and gather details before making relationship commitments in the coming year. There is a chance that there will be hidden information, particularly of a financial nature. Travel will benefit you in the coming year, but be prepared for sudden changes in your own mood and the moods of the people with whom you may be traveling or in contact with on your voyage. Trip insurance is a good idea! Also, please pay attention to your health. Conditions lurking under the surface will have a tendency to manifest, particularly if they involve digestion and elimination. Additionally, read carefully contracts that cross your desk. And be very clear about any agreements you enter into. Again, you may want to skim the details, but the difference between your success and failure will hinge upon details that may seem insignificant at the outset but will prove pivotal as time goes by. 


VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Energetic Mars in Virgo for an unusually long eight-month period – from November 10, 2011 to July 3, 2012 – will heighten your energy level and endurance in 2012. Mars typically spends two months in each zodiac sign, but will spend four times longer in Virgo, due to the retrograde motion of the fiery planet. Consequently, you will experience greater heat and blood flow in your body. Greater circulation than you are accustomed to will strengthen your health but may also make you feel over-charged at times. This could lead to irritability or nervous exhaustion. Try to pace yourself during the first six months of 2012 so you don’t expend all of your energy at once or absorb too much of other people’s nervous energy. Get out into nature, take long walks, breathe deeply, or sit quietly in meditation or contemplation. You will benefit from writing your thoughts and feelings. Mars can make one feel headstrong or dogmatic, so if you feel yourself becoming intolerant – or too fixated on details  – try to step back, see the big picture, and look at the situation from another person’s point of view. Consider alternatives. You will accomplish quite a lot under the influence of Mars in Virgo if you focus your mind and intentions and avoid overindulgence in small points. On a global level, you and many others will have abundant energy for introspection, self-improvement and healing. During the second half of 2012, you will most enjoy and benefit from the passage of the sun through Virgo in late August and September, Mercury in Virgo in early September, and Venus in Virgo in October.


LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)

You are setting the stage for the next seven years of your life as karmic Saturn completes its once-every-28-year journey through Libra on November 5, 2012. (Saturn was last in Libra in 1982. Saturn will next be in Libra in 2039.) It is time to put the finishing touches on your plans for the future. Think strategically about what you will need to move forward until 2039. Are you in the correct location? Are the people you are with mutually supportive? Is your living environment good for your health? Are you doing the work you enjoy?  What changes are necessary to bring YOU (not everyone else) happiness? This is the time to contemplate changes you would like to make, because chances are good that not only will the changes be correct for you, they will be correct for the people around you – and their impact will be long-lasting and practical. Given that actions you take in the coming year are likely to have enduring consequences, think carefully about what you would like to create. Change-oriented Uranus in your opposing sign of Aries in 2012 will challenge you to move forward in and possibly away from relationships that restrict your growth. You will grow closer to people who are able to understand you at a deep level under the influence of Pluto in Capricorn. You will bring deep resources within yourself to bear in complex circumstances – and this will help you transform your self-image. You will be positively influenced by travel to a new location. These circumstances will catalyze growth and will contribute an expanded perspective to the next chapter of your life.


SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)

On November 5, 2012, karmic Saturn enters Scorpio for the first time since 1985. This will open a two-and-a-half year karmic window that will enable you to resolve issues that may have been outstanding since the late 1980s, or at least the past seven years. Much of your self-transformation will come as a result of and in relationship to – relationships. You have a need for a high degree of intimacy and have a high tolerance level for the exigencies (at times!) of human relationships. Do a searching inventory of your partnerships and your own nature to discover where situations might have become overly complex – and where you may simplify. This could include accepting people or situations the way they are, or allowing a person to relate to you on a superficial level – difficult as this is for you – without provoking greater depth of reaction or feeling. You have enormous resources of intuition, energy, and endurance. Try to use these gifts to advance an important goal such as starting an altruistic business, furthering your spiritual growth and progress, or contributing to a community activity. You still may enjoy deep relationships, but this is a time to seek balance and create harmony so you can keep your eye on the ball and do your real work, which involves a deeper relationship with yourself and your soul.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Your planetary ruler, lucky Jupiter, in Taurus during the first half of 2012 will help you focus on financial abundance and material security. Pay attention to reducing your expenses and adhering to a budget while trying to develop a savings plan. This ability will come in handy during the second half of 2012, when you will be more focused upon relationships – many of them – and expenses related to these new contacts. New people bearing useful information will come into your life beginning in June 2012. You will benefit from classes, travel, and learning opportunities under the influence of Jupiter in Gemini. You also will find many subconscious desires and impulses rising to the surface beginning in February 2012, under the influence of Neptune in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces will create much spiritual affluence while it simultaneously erodes material wealth – until spiritual practice helps re-open and build channels for material abundance. You stand to gain much from spiritual practice in 2012, and this will ultimately contribute to your financial health. Take periodic breaks from your material responsibilities to fulfill spiritual longings – and this will bring you greater ease and balance. You are ready to embark upon a journey to higher consciousness. Follow your intuition. Depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn will help you profit from in-depth study of a complex, spiritual or philosophical subject. You may give good financial advice to others during the coming year, so make sure to follow your own counsel. Pursue a conservative path in your business and financial endeavors for the greatest success.


CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

You are ready to change a persistent pattern that has kept you from manifesting your true self and the creative power within you. Make an inventory of your life to determine a habit that no longer serves you. A potent alignment between change-oriented Uranus in Aries and deeply transformative Pluto in Capricorn begins on June 24, 2012, just after the Summer Solstice. This celestial line-up occurs an astounding seven times between 2012 and 2015, giving you ample time to let go of the past and create new foundations for the future. Consider where you would like to go in the coming decade. Decisions made in 2012 will be instrumental in creating the pattern for the next seven to 14 years of your life. Consider options, think strategically, and make bold decisions when you have the necessary information and have thoroughly thought about the path that lies ahead of you. Many exciting opportunities are bound to come your way. Prepare to meet these opportunities by being open-minded and available to possibilities you previously had not considered.


AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

The passage of spiritual Neptune from Aquarius into Pisces on February 3, 2012 will mark the end of an era for you. The illusory planet Neptune has been in Aquarius since January 1998, except for a brief sojourn into Pisces from April to August 2011. The passage of Neptune through Aquarius has likely had numerous effects upon you – it alternately made you tired or spacey, while simultaneously opening your mind to new possibilities or even levels of reality, such as dreams, your soul, a spiritual teacher, the fourth dimension or the astral world. Neptune dissolves material abundance while simultaneously producing spiritual riches. Neptune can open your eyes to wondrous mystical realities and expose the dark side of mundane reality. You probably have experienced both sides of Neptune’s illuminating and disillusioning influence during the past 14 years. Neptune can illuminate that which has been hidden while dissolving that which you can see and think is real. So, under its influence you may have felt deluded about a situation or aspect of life. But you also discovered a more fruitful avenue for your energy during the same period of time. As Neptune passes through Pisces for the next 14 years, until 2026, you will make more discoveries about the nature of physical reality and your material possessions. You may become less attached to those things that you thought were essential and you may become more passionate about various ideas about which you were ambivalent before. With Uranus, your planetary ruler, in Aries, forming a potent angle to depth-seeking and transformative Pluto in Capricorn, deep transformation is coming your way. Pay attention to your dreams and write down premonitions. Set aside time for prayer, meditation, and positive affirmations.


PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Your planetary ruler, Neptune, re-enters Pisces on February 3, 2012 for the first time since the 1840s (except for a brief sojourn in Pisces from April to August 2011). Neptune will remain in Pisces until 2026. This planetary transit will give you enhanced energy and appreciation for art, music, the importance of water, and your evolving connection to your soul and Spirit. Your receptivity to spiritual discovery and evolution through prayer, meditation and affirmations will be heightened. A potent line-up of change-oriented Uranus in Aries and depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn will bring  people into your life who are deeply seeking answers. Your spiritual example will do more to help them transform their lives than any words you may utter or physical action you may take on their behalf. So, strengthen your own spiritual center and encourage others to follow your example. You are ahead of your time and possess insight beyond that of your contemporaries. (Steve Jobs of Apple was a Pisces!) Listen to your intuition, follow your insights, stay in tune with your ideas and remain true to your vision. You were made for the coming times. You are emerging into an important period of your life.

Written December 2011


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