What's New in Our World?: Ten Key Astro-Events of 2012: Part I (5/26/12)
By Mark Lerner
There are many reasons why 2012 is an exceptional year - not just because of the supposed end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar of 5,125 years, which some believe will occur on December 21. I have gathered together my list of ten major astrological happenings that are affecting all of humanity and the Earth this year. The first five events are listed in order of importance below. (Events 6-10 will be posted soon, in Part II of this series; stay tuned!) Later this year or after the Winter Solstice – assuming the Mayans have left us some breathing room for entering 2013 and beyond, and if there is anything more to add – I will be happy to update this list.
Please note that there are numerous meanings and archetypes that are associated with the various celestial bodies, mathematical aspects, zodiacal placements and geometric formations presented in this first half of my Top Ten list. There is no way to cover most or all of them. It is being left to you, the readers, to ponder the potency of these cosmic events and how they are affecting the personal, collective and spiritual life-qualities of human souls gracing terra firma at this time.
Please also note that the context for considering these major astro-events is the ongoing alignment of our solar system with the center of our galaxy, as well as ongoing heightened solar flare activity from the sun.
That said, here are the first five key astro-events of 2012, as I see them:
(1)Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn– June 24, 2012 – starting a wave of seven such 90-degree, sharp alignments that will continue until March 16, 2015. On whatever level of reality this functions, a battle is being waged between revolution and tyranny, freedom and coercion, unique individual expression and power-elite repressive forces. The current series is a mirror reflection of five squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Cancer from 1932 to 1934, during the first half of The Great Depression of the 1930s. In 1965 – 1966, Uranus and Pluto united in the middle of Virgo three times – as the Vietnam War was reaching a crescendo of violence and the Free Speech and Free Love movements of the mid-1960s were finding their dynamic expression. Note: Making the first of seven Uranus-Pluto squares more significant is that Jupiter in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces the next day (June 25). In addition, the second Uranus-Pluto square occurs on September 19, 2012 – just one day after Pluto stations, shifting from reverse to direct. If you don’t tune into the Uranus-Pluto great adventure of seven cycles that begins on June 24, 2012, you may be missing one of the most important cosmic rides of your life.
(2)The Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012 in the Northern Hemisphere occurs as Jupiter makes a 150-degree link to Pluto. This is followed the next day by Jupiter making the same link to Saturn while Saturn forms a 60-degree sextile to Pluto on December 27 – thereby manifesting a Finger of God, or Yod, cosmic triangle composed of Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio, and Pluto in Capricorn. Many of the Mayan Calendar researchers believe that December 21 of this year is when the Mayan Long Count of 5,125 years ends and who knows what will come after. From the astrological perspective, it is very rare that the two largest planets – Jupiter and Saturn – will form a triangular geometric pattern with distant Pluto over only a few days. If provocative events do manifest during this time-period, we may never know whether it was due to the Mayan Long Count ending or the celestial alliance of three highly significant planets in our solar system, or both.
(3)Neptune enters Pisces for approximately 14 years on February 3, 2012. This cycle lasts until January 26, 2026. Although Neptune entered Pisces briefly from April to early August last year, the official reunion between the so-called ruler of Pisces (Neptune) and the zodiacal sign occurred a few months ago. I say “so-called” because – traditionally – Pisces was ruled by Jupiter. Even now if someone is born with Pisces rising, it is best and only logical to work with the transits of Jupiter throughout the lifetime as the actual ruling planet of that individual’s birthchart. After all, Jupiter will go through all 12 signs of the zodiac every 12 years while Neptune will only be barely moving through one sign in that period of time. Now that Neptune is in Pisces, anticipate a rising tide of babies being born with powerful psychic gifts, enhanced imaginations, and precognitive dreams. Plus – anyone born with celestial bodies in Pisces will receive the visionary energy-field of Neptune in a dynamic manner sometime during the next 14 years. The shadow side of Neptune can represent increasing confusion, chaos, uncertainty, illusions, fantasies not based on reality, as well as hallucinations and addictive behavior patterns that are difficult to treat and diagnose. Because Neptune is also the higher octave to Venus (which has much to do with money, savings and material resources), Neptune connects with the world economic “mess” and the lack of common-sense clarity, by financial leaders around the globe, to solve this ever-growing problem.
(4)Jupiter in 2012 repeats its zodiacal positions from 1929 every day! In the early 1990s – while working extensively with the crucially-important printed ephemerides that show where celestial bodies are in the sky – I discovered that every 83 years Jupiter is back to where it was zodiacally, day by day. The reason is that although most astrology books indicate that Jupiter takes 12 years to go through the zodiac, the true figure is 11.862 years and if you multiply that number by 7, you get 83.034 years. Therefore, years separated in time by 83 years (i.e. 1514, 1597, 1680, 1763, 1846, 1929, 2012, 2095, etc) will have Jupiter at the same degree of the zodiac on the same dates – which could be considered as the possibility of history repeating itself. Since 1929 was the year of the Great Stock Market Crash (October 24 & 29, 1929), it is – at the very least – worrisome that when these dates come around again this year, Jupiter will exactly unite with the same zodiacal positions it had 83 years ago. Nevertheless, Jupiter is usually considered to be a planet related to golden opportunities, good fortune, the power of positive thinking, and wealth accumulation rather than loss, doom and gloom, or disaster. However, since Jupiter is also the largest planet in our solar system, when it malfunctions, the events that manifest are big ones – good or bad.
(5)The Transit of Venus across the face or disk of the Sun occurs on June 5, 2012. It is the companion to a similar event that occurred on June 8, 2004. Venus is always retrograde and between the Earth and the Sun when a Transit of Venus occurs. These events are rare, only happening about every 105 years. The next two will occur on December 11, 2117 and December 8, 2125 in Sagittarius. The June 5, 2012, transit happens in Gemini. Sometimes two of these Transits happen 8 years apart, but every so often there is only one. It is all part of a cycle that takes over 72,000 years to complete and it is also connected to the remarkable Cosmic Pentagram that Sun-Venus conjunctions make in our zodiac (ten unions occurring over almost exactly 8 years). In general, since we are now in a Venus retrograde cycle – that started on May 15 and lasts until June 27 – the meaning of this Transit of Venus is that all human souls need to review, reflect and re-evaluate the themes related to Venus – such as love, friendship, romance, beauty, creative artistry, social activities, emotional sensitivity, money matters, savings, material resources, real-estate holdings and values to live by.
I hope this partial list of significant 2012 astro-events has been helpful to you, and that the remainder of the list (coming soon) will be, as well.
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