2012 MamaScopes: Scorpio
Love will make your world go ‘round in 2012, Scorpio, especially during the first half of the year. Lucky Jupiter is in Taurus, your relationship sign, until June 11. Jupiter sends waves of positive energy toward your love life. If you’re a single mama looking for Mr. Right, take a chance on someone who may not be your typical “type”: he might be from a different culture, another city (or even state), or maybe he grew up in a completely different environment than you. Stretch out of your comfort zone. This goes for partnered Scorpios, too! If there are subjects that you’ve been avoiding for fear of the reaciont you’ll get (more kids, perhaps, or maybe more intimacy), now’s the perfect time to address them. A little “spring cleaning” of your emotional backlog couldn’t hurt.
The focus on your closest relationships will continue from June to the end of the year, as Jupiter moves into Gemini, your eighth house of sensuality and intimacy. Craving more time between the sheets? Scorpio is the sex sign, and next year, that could be an area of positive change. No matter how long you’ve been in your relationship—a month, a year, ten years—it can progress to deeper levels during this cycle. In a solid partnership, your love will mature, and you really will feel like you’re part of a unit. Married for years and years? Renew your vows this fall or Christmas. Struggling to get back on the same page or hear each other out? Don’t shy way from the help of a couple’s counselor or clergy person.
And there’s more! On February 3rd, dreamy Neptune, planet of fantasy and imagination, enters Pisces, where it will spend the next 14 years. Pisces is your fifth house of romance and passion, and chances are, you’ll get swept off your feet. A new prospect could enter your life during this time, or Neptune will bring sexy back to return to your relationship. You’ll crave attention now, and more than anything, you’ll want to feel admired and attractive. Don’t rely solely on your sweetie for all that TLC: take a burlesque class, sign up for an acting clinic at the local college, or start taking Salsa dance lessons. Whether or not having another child has crossed your mind or not, a karmic pregnancy could be headed your way, one that’s unexpected, but truly is a miracle from the universe (especially if you’ve been having trouble conceiving). This little one could bring your family back together in ways you never expected, perhaps both physically and emotionally. If you’ve been trying for a baby but haven’t been successful, you might have an emotional or spiritual wound that still requires healing. A therapist or a social worker could help you sort through those issues now.
Your professional life and your finances for 2012 are, no surprise, caught up in relationships as well. Work to form connections with your colleagues, and don’t be afraid to ask a mentor or teacher for advice on how to proceed up that professional ladder. Stay open to partnerships as well, especially joint investments. During the second half of the year, work with an advisor to diversify your financial investments—he or she might suggest entering into the real estate world, or perhaps even doing some renovations on your home in order to sell it for more profit. Look into long-term investments for both you and your family, Scorpio. There’s no better time than now to think about the future, especially since it’ll be the present sooner than you think.
On October 5th, Saturn moves into Scorpio until September of 2015, setting off a cycle of re-invention. Take your dreams seriously! Pursue your passions, and don’t be surprised if you start to become known for your craft or your profession. Invest in further schooling, spend extra time at the office, and start attending events through which you can connect to future partners and investors. While this could take you away from your home and your family a bit more than you’re used to, it’s time to go for this personal goal. Your kids, especially your daughters, will see you as a role model, not a shirker. Have you had to make a lot of sacrifices for your family in the past 14 years? That time ends this year, and you’re finally able to let those birdies fly from the nest and become more independent. Don’t feel guilty for having your own plans and dreams, Scorpio! This is your time.
They say there’s going to be a revolution…a fitness revolution, that is! Since last March, you may have recreated your approach to diet and exercise—and if you didn’t, then it’s time to start! Your health and wellbeing are more important than ever now, thanks to planet Uranus’s presence in Aries, your sixth house of health. Make sure you have regular workouts scheduled throughout the week, and consider hiring a personal trainer who can teach you the best routine for your body and your goals. Uranus can cause some perfectionist tendencies to arise, so don’t sweat the small stuff TOO much—so what if you had a donut for breakfast and a burrito for lunch? Just spend an extra few minutes at the gym, or walk the dog for an extra twenty minutes. Balance, not perfection, is what you’re striving for. And pick your battles, as well: does your six-year old want a birthday party as ostentatious as something from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Um, not so much. Book the roller-skating rink and call it a day.
2012 Mom-tra: “I am ready, willing and able to trust. I open myself up to partnership.”