Aries Forecasts for 2012
Aries, here are some different angles on your long-term destiny: my forecasts for you in 2012.
In the fictional world of the wizard Harry Potter, muggles are people who have no magical powers. Because of their deficiency, certain sights may be literally invisible to them, and certain places inaccessible. I'm going to boldly predict that you Aries people will lose at least some of your muggleness in the coming year. A part of your life where you've been inept or clueless will begin to wake up. In ways that may feel surprisingly easy, you'll be able to fill a gap in your skill set or knowledge base.
In North America, a farmer who grows wheat gets only five percent of the money earned by selling a loaf of bread made from his crop. When my band recorded an album for MCA, our contract called for us to receive just seven percent of the net profits. I encourage you to push for a much bigger share than that for the work you do in 2012. It will be an excellent time to raise the levels of respect you have for your own gifts, skills, and products -- and to ask for that increased respect, as well.
"It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions," said poet Robert Bly. That's why he decided to learn to love his obsessions. I urge you to keep his approach in mind throughout the coming months, Aries. You are likely to thrive to the degree that you precisely identify and vigorously harness your obsessions. Please note I'm not saying you should allow your obsessions to possess you like demons and toss you around like a rag doll. I'm not advising you to fall down in front of your obsessions and worship them like idols. Be wildly grateful for them; love them with your fiery heart fully unfurled; but keep them under the control of your fine mind.
The Sanskrit word tapasya is translated as "heat," but in the yogic tradition it means "essential energy." It refers to the practice of managing your life force so that it can be directed to the highest possible purposes, thereby furthering your evolution as a spiritual being. Do you have any techniques for accomplishing that -- either through yoga or any other techniques? This would be a good year to redouble your commitment to that work. In the coming months, the world will just keep increasing its output of trivial, energy-wasting temptations. You'll need to be pretty fierce if you want to continue the work of transforming yourself into the Aries you were born to be: focused, direct, energetic, and full of initiative.
What new influences will be headed your way in 2013?
What fresh resources will you be able to draw on?
How can you conspire with life to create the best possible future for yourself?
Tune in to my EXPANDED AUDIO HOROSCOPES to hear your long-range previews for the coming year.
As a bonus, here's another long-term horoscope for you to contemplate. It covers the second half of 2012 and beyond.
Your communication skills should be growing more polished and effective in the coming months, Aries. Your mind should be gaining in strength and precision. By my reckoning, you should also have a rather uncanny ability to connect disparate elements that have never before been possible to connect, and you should be able to find common ground for influences that have previously been alienated from each other. Don't just sit around waiting for the fates to make this all happen for you, though. Work your ass off to fulfill their total potential.
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