Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Ruling Planet: Jupiter                                                                                                                                                        Symbol: The Centaur/Archer                                                                                                                                       Element: Fire                                                                                                                                                                                   Color: Blue and purple

Dear Sagittarius, this is your year to shine. Excellent planetary transits will attract new friends, partners, romance and ‑ with your support ‑ work out any problems in your domestic or family life. But the real key to success is the underlying transits urging you to examine your life purpose, definition of success, personal aspirations and how you relate to others. This year, special people ‑ mentors or other‑worldly teachers ‑ will drop into your life for a few minutes, months or become life‑long friends — who will give you vital insights and guide you through this year of self-analysis and self-realization.

The freedom‑loving Archer may feel that the cosmos have piled too many obligations and responsibilities on your shoulders, especially in career or work. But until June, if you keep your nose to the grindstone, and quiet your restless Centaur nature, you can avoid those emotionally wacky situations or knee-jerk decisions that make you act without thinking. In May, Mars revives your spirit, moving you into a social phase, pulling you out of the doldrums and ratcheting up your confidence and reputation. You may have to work through a family situation in July but, just remember to be part of the solution and not the problem. By September you are in an unusually serious mood, and a work project enters a positive but intense new phase. But don’t forget to add fun to your overwhelming schedule.

Saturn will end his two‑plus year renovation of your relationship sector in October, and because this too‑realistic transit has forced you to reflect on the past, you may have a few regrets. In the last two years, friends, alliances and co‑workers have become one with Saturn’s life lessons, and hopefully you have learned to become more discriminating and curb the friendly Sag impulse to make “instant best‑friends.” After October, Saturn’s stabilizing move into Scorpio will give you the opportunity to apply your new skills or insights and work toward financial security. Scorpio is the zodiac’s alchemist, and with the addition of his intuitive and alluring energy, you will attract new and unusual people who will encourage you to look beyond your present mindset, step off the beaten path and explore new options in your work and relationships. In the next two years, you can free your life of old limitations, break through old boundaries and become the guiding force in your own destiny.

2012 Sagittarius Relationship Guide: The last few years have been hard on your personal relationships but 2012 appears to be a time of romantic renewal and lovely, perhaps lasting ‑ encounters. Fortunately Sag isn’t inclined to cling to the past or brood over unrequited love, and therefore when your social life picks up and romantic opportunities abound, you are ready to dance to the new planetary tunes. In February you could fall in love or have more dates than you’ve had in years.

Committed Archers should invest this warm‑energy into entertaining at home, family evenings and adding playfulness to your relationship ‑‑ specifically designed to awaken old embers of passion.

The Cosmos is stirring up communication problems between July/August and again in October/November, but you can dodge any clashes by being a good listener and giving others a second chance. Your closest friends and partners become even more supportive and dependable this year so don’t forget to thank them with your loyalty and words. For single Sag, long-distance romances are intriguing (exchange emails with your old beau) and your social life glows after June. You may not find your soul mate, but you won’t be dancing alone.

This year is laced with wild eureka moments of total clarity, quiet moments of enlightenment and, special encounters that could change your attitude, outlook and life. Keep an open mind and reflect on this beautiful passage from Hebrews: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”.

Be the Change — in your own life.  With warmest wishes for 2012, Cheryl lee