2012 MamaScopes: Aquarius
2012 is the Year of the Mama for you, Aquarius—at least, for the first half. From June 2011-June 2012, expansive Jupiter has been in Taurus, your home and family sign. For the first time in a while, your domestic life has been a major focus. Your relationship with your children—and with your own mother—is evolving, and you’re becoming pretty darn wise as a result. Have you thought about adding a new member to the family? This whole year is a fertile one, so if you’re not ready for more, take extra precautions. For some Aquarians, a child might be leaving the nest, or perhaps growing up into the next life phase, which could take some adjustment. You may have to take care of a parent during this cycle, too.
Are you feeling a little cut off from the rest of the world? Jupiter in Taurus is also a great time for some uplifting new female friendships. With changemaker Uranus in Aries, your communication house, it’s a good year to make connections, both online and in person. You’re due for some positive new peeps in your life, and the eclipse on June 4th could bring an opportunity to join a group or take on a leading role in an organization. You may also need to take a break from someone who’s become toxic. Perhaps you’re just not on the same page right now. Don’t force it, Aquarius. Let her go through her process, and maybe you’ll come back together again at some point.
Is the family ready for a computer upgrade? Is your kid ready to be outfitted with a cell phone (or demanding the latest 4G touchscreen wonder)? Uranus in Aries makes you covet some new tech toys. If you’re not computer savvy, get up to speed. You might even set up a Twitter account, publish your own blog, or hop on another blogger’s message boards to comment on intriguing posts. If your children are young, you might also want to monitor their online use, too—especially if grades are slipping due to media distractions.
Your finances are going through changes, too. In February, compassionate Neptune begins a 14-year visit to Pisces, your work and money house. You may decide to seek a more meaningful career, or perhaps to do some charity work. It’s a good year to teach your kids the value of money, and also how to transcend the materialistic pull of our society. If your kids are old enough, doing volunteer work as a family could be a great way to bond. If they’re young, you might join a moms’ group that also has a socially responsible twist—or start one! Are you exploring religious or spiritual beliefs? Maturity planet Saturn is in Libra, your ninth house of faith, until October. You may decide to look deeper into this, or to join a church or temple with your family.
In October, Saturn enters Scorpio, your tenth house of career and ambition, staying for two years. During that time, you may leave one path to pursue another. There could be cutbacks at your company or a need to change jobs, which proves to be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps you’ve outgrown this gig, and you’re just staying out of fear or habit. Between now and 2015, you may have to “pay dues,” but as a result, you could also be offered a promotion or a fancy new title in the next couple years.
Craving a little romance? Look to the summer and beyond. In June, lucky Jupiter enters Gemini, your passionate fifth house of love. You’re ready to glam up, go out dancing, flirt and have more play in your life. Jupiter is here for a year, and there are also two surprise-bearing eclipses in Gemini on May 20 and November 28. Single Aquarians could definitely meet someone special near these dates.
Ready for a little more sizzle in the bedroom? Sexy Mars is in Virgo, your seductive eighth house, until July 3rd. Your mojo is definitely on the rise. However, so is your temper (Mars IS the mythical god of war). Make sure you have some healthy outlets to vent. Pregnant Aquarians (and parents) will need to take extra care not to get swept up in anger. Otherwise, this could deteriorate into depression or destructive outbursts. If you’re feeling totally disconnected from yourself, you might check out the book Becoming a Mother on Fire: A Guide to Being a Mom Without Losing Yourself by Lisa Garber. Don’t shy away from therapy, energy work, a support group, or even outsourcing daily duties like house cleaning and childcare. When mama’s happy, everyone’s happy.
2012 Mom-tra: “Love is all you need.”