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2012 World Horoscope
Astrological predictions for 2012
Drastic changes to home and family structures, tougher tones in politics, continued focus on new modes of communication, increased impatience in all kinds of partnerships, growing unemployment, but also a blooming entertainment industry and new directions for art - those are some of the events to expect in 2012, according to the world horoscope.
The choice of GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, is obvious: it's the starting point for the world clock system on which all countries agree. Well, there are some local exceptions, but they are insignificant compared to the whole.
So, this is what the horoscope looks like for January 1, 2012, Midnight GMT, with Greenwich, England, as the location:
Now, this type of annual horoscope is consistent from year to year in some ways, and differs in others. The Ascendant (AC), therefore also Medium Coeli (MC) and the astrological Houses, remain in just about the same position from year to year. So does the sun, of course, since it's the heavenly body on which we base the year.
But the other planets move from year to year. That's why they should be observed the most closely, when reading the 2012 world horoscope. Also the aspects, certain angles they form to one another and to the above mentioned persistent points of the horoscope. That, too, changes from year to year.
The Greenwich base for the annual world horoscope will remain as long as we keep the present time zone system. Since the horoscope is based on what the global society has agreed upon, it primarily shows what happens to this our society. Well, that's what we're the most curious about, anyway.
The Starting Point of the YearWe also have to remember that this 2012 world horoscope shows the starting point of the year. This gives a good astrological image of what we are to expect of the year, but a complete reading includes observing how the planets move through the year.
This continued movement indicates what happens to tendencies and circumstances shown by the January 1 horoscope chart. And when the planets form new aspects or pass from one House or Zodiac sign to another, this signifies changes of what was expected from their January 1 positions.
It's a dynamic system. So is society, indeed.
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About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
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.