Jupiter and the Moon start 2012 off in Taurus promising abundance in all of our endeavors. Taurus with its down to earth, practical tendencies may seem a little unexciting but this earthly energy actually brings a stability to the strengths of Jupiter and the Moon and grounds our potential for expansion. This is an energy that was seriously lacking in 2011. Use a Green Aventurine and Ruby to set yourself off with in the New Year with grounded prosperity.
A Saturn/Neptune trine occurs only once about every 11 years so make it a priority to enjoy the gifts bestowed by this occurrence. You wouldn't think these very different planets would work so well together but they actually balance each other's negatives and strengthen their positives. Saturn, so strict and disciplined, will help you to bring your Neptunian dreams and ideals into the world. Use Ametrine for positive manifestations that are long-lasting.
Uranus in Aries will continue to radically alter our individual and collective lives through 2012. This is a transit we've been feeling since last March and will continue on for the next six years. Uranus in Aries is about revolt and change and ultimately brings about positive reinvention of how we think, how we act and how we relate. Change is never easy and this particular energy has been rough on all of us. Go easy on yourself and others and use Petalite to alleviate the stress and Clear Quartz to remember there's light at the end of the tunnel!
Mercury is in a sextile position with Saturn & Neptune tomorrow. Mercury is all about how we think and how we process information so if there was ever a time to think only positive thoughts - this is it! Spend time concentrating on what you really want and then trust that you will make it happen. You can really make a difference and see how powerful your thoughts can be. Use a Herkimer Diamond for focus and clarity.
Venus Quincunx Mars today - basically meaning they are challenging each others abilities. This aspect makes it difficult to set boundaries and to be able to communicate effectively when it comes to getting what you want, particularly in the areas of relationships or money. So don't go asking for a raise today! Use Selenite for knowing what you need to be happy and Chalcedony to give you the strength to make it happen, even if it means going against someone else's wishes.
Mercury has moved on to sextile Mars which strengthens your thought process. You can easily cut through the clutter and present yourself and your ideals with confidence and success under this aspect. So...now go ask for that raise! Labradorite will keep you focused on your purpose.
The first Full Moon of the New Year occurs tonight in Cancer giving you the strength to finish what you have started (don't give up on those resolutions!) and focus on bringing things to a conclusion. Being in Cancer will make you a little emotional but don't let it drive you towards fear or anxiety. This Moon will lighten any darkness you may feel if you let it. Use Chrysocolla to eliminate any fears that may pop up and Citrine to keep your thoughts bright.
Yesterday Mercury entered Capricorn in a trine with Jupiter and a square Uranus. Be prepared for your intellect to be energized and your communications to flow easily. Just remember that Capricorn is going to demand that your present yourself in a serious, factual manner. No more Sagittarius fun and games! Watermelon Tourmaline will help you to avoid any nervous tension or becoming over stimulated - very easy to do under this influence.