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2012 World Horoscope
Astrological predictions for 2012
2012 EventsConsidering the above, we move on to see what's specific for the year 2012. That's done simply by observing the positions of the planets, and the aspects they form.
Sticking to the order of the Houses, we see this:
Saturn is rather slow, so it was in the same House in the 2011 world horoscope, although closer to the start of the House and in the middle of Libra. So, the debate about law and moral principles continues from that year, but in 2012 it threatens to create social unrest, maybe also a crisis.
We had a slightly similar situation in 1982 and 1983, when the cold war was still very present. In that period, Saturn was passing through the same part of the world horoscope.
Everybody might not agree on it, but 2011 was a much better year for the world economy than 2012 will be. Both Venus and the moon were in the 2nd House of the 2011 world horoscope, so fortunes grew and many parts of the economy were blooming. It was still in Scorpio, so the threat was there, but actually 2011 was a prosperous year for the world economy.
Actually, the greatest threats to the world economy were between 1986 and 1998, when Pluto passed through the 2nd House. This period was also the one with the most drastic changes to the world economy. It's unlikely that the near future has anything more dramatic in store for us, regarding the world economy.
This goes for every kind of communication - travel, the Internet, language, and so on. Because of Sagittarius in this House, the scope is both nearby and distant communication - sort of making them alter: distant things approach, and nearby matters take off into the distance.
The development of communication has been a major ingredient in the world since the 14th century, when Pluto and Neptune had a conjunction in Gemini, the Zodiac sign of communication. Their next conjunction was in the same sign, at the end of the 19th century. It will continue to happen approximately every 500 years, and for several thousand years ahead it will be in Gemini.
That means the most revolutionary changes in society - since the 14th century - have all been about communication. That's where society progresses the most. At the first conjunction, book printing with types was introduced, at the second the radio was invented. Both were extreme advances in communication. More will come - some small part of it in 2012.
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There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.