2012 Valentine Horoscopes
Aries, Taurus, Gemini
For those needing to bask in even more love after reading your sign’s Love scope, click on the Slideshow to see Brad’s specially appointed Love image for every sign of the Zodiac!
Hello Love Fools!
On the Battlefield which Love is A, did you know Venus is not the supreme officer d’amour? The planet named after the goddess of Love actually reports to a superior where anything Lovealicious is concerned. In astrology, the Commander and Chief of that powerful force otherwise known as L-O-V-E is a heavenly body which outranks Venus since it is categorized as her “higher octave” –
Allow me to sexily explain……
Venus is the hands-on experience of Love. She is behind whatever skirt or shirt (real time, not blow up kind) you are currently in love/in lust with. Venus deals with any kind of amorous groove that is in the immediate here and now.
Venus’ higher octave, Neptune, takes the “du Jour” out of “L’amour” by power lifting Love wayyyy up on an idealized platform. Romantically, Neptune deals with those beings who are your ultimate fantasy or whom you should ultimately end up with, should your inner you end up being the best it can be. But Romance is merely one aspect to Neptune’s powerful Love pull. The 2nd furthest planet in our Solar System deals with Love in all of its cosmically spiritual glory!
Venus = Love
Neptune = LOVE
2012 is a momentous year since Neptune will be entering the sign that it rules naturally, Pisces, come this February 4th, and will be swimming in the sign that easily gets wet for the next 14 years!
What does that mean for all you love starved animals?
If Venus is being in love, Neptune is BIG LOVE. Beginning February 4th and the 14 years following, with Neptune’s passage through the sign of its rulership, Pisces, a rare window of astrological opportunity shall open, allowing us all a chance to tap directly into that powerful force of Cosmic Big Love which is both Unconditional and Universal. That strongest of all energies which not only binds us to each other as The Brotherhood of Man (and Woman) but also connects we humans to every living being within this galaxy and throughout all the Universe.
Valentine’s Day of 2012, (aka February 14th) is a special date on the cosmic calendar where tradition has it, each of us can affirm the presence of Love in our lives. This upcoming Day D’amour is also a marker for our souls to begin formulating their highest cosmic aspirations and best optimal goals so that over these next 14 years, as the supreme commander of Cosmic Love glides through the waters of its natural rulership, the force of Big Love has the potential to enfold each of us into the ocean of well being and the sea of spiritual connectedness whose waters flow through The Universe at large.
Each sign’s horoscope will map out where Brad thinks you should be looking for “Love” (Venus’ placement in the heavens on February 14th), and as a final glop of icing on your sign’s erotic cake, Brad will also be your Love Traffic Controller by pointing your sign towards its own specialized version of “Big Love” as well (Neptune’s positioning in the Heavens for each sign over the next decade and a half).
All 12 scopes will conclude by addressing each sign when they are “in love” – Venus’ positioning for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, as well as when each sign is in “BIG LOVE” – Neptune’s positioning in Pisces for the next 14 years.
HAPPY VD LOVE FOOLS!
Should any of you need further romantic inspiration, I direct your view to scroll over to the upper left corner of this article, to the lower of the 2 pictures indicating the slideshow accompanyng this written piece of Love. It’s a close up shot of a wall mural inside one of Brad’s favorite buildings, The Secessionist Building in Vienna. The mural is called “The Beethoven Frieze” by the great Secessionist artist, Gustav Klimt. It commemorates the last movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony when the chorus sings “Diesen Kuss der Ganzen Welt!” “We give this Kiss to the entire World!”. Klimt captured this idealized kiss which Brad takes a step further, describing the image as “Big Love Sucking Face”.
March 20th – April 19th
Back in the 70’s, Aries, there were commercials where your typical, white average American male would be busying himself around the house, chipper and upbeat, but would then fly into a rage over some trivial nothing such as there being no milk left in the fridge. While the man seethed in his milk-less state of bitter resentment, the camera would proceed to pan over to his observing in the background wife, who would then simply turn to the camera and state to no one in particular,
“Bob just hasn’t been himself lately.”
Let’s play a little game, Aries. Replace the word “Bob” with your sign and the word “lately” with the words “over the last year and a half”.
I’m betting all my trillions not a single child of Mars ever heard the following words of advice, “Just be yourself.” When considering your sign rules naturally over the House of Self, it’s nearly impossible to envision those born under the sign of The Ram living any other way besides being their directly straightforward, uncomplicated, in the moment, selves.
That is, until recently….
The signs housed under the element of Fire are action oriented. In other words, the fire signs function best when they are busy, or in the act of “doing” things. But during practically the entire calendar year of 2010 and for the last 3 months of 2011, either most or all of the fire oriented planets, namely Jupiter and your planetary ruler, Mars, were in retrograde, or backwards motion. This translated to most of the members of The Family of Flame, but most especially you horned headed ones, being less than motivated to go into action and for quite some extended time, not necessarily wanting to “do” anything. Said another way:
The Aries just hasn’t been him or herself lately.
As The Day D’amour approaches, I won’t even say there’s Good News & Bad News, Aries, more like “Good Ram News” & “Status Quo Ram News”. Butting heads with the non-fabulous tidings first, your planetary ruler, the planet of action and bed creaking, Mars, is yet again in retrograde, or backwards motion, beginning on January 24th and shall remain in its reversed trek of unmotivation until the 14th…..of April.
I won’t pretend to be coating that last statement in the finest of mohair sheep’s wool, those born under the sign of the Ram have to face yet another chunk o’ time where they just aren’t their usual spitfire, spontaneous selves.
Even though your pilot lights are still sputtering at the lowest of flickers these days, This Valentine’s Day may be quite memorable for you children of Mars, and NOT because it will be newly christened as “The Year of the Dumped Ram” or “The Year of the Lone Wolfed Sheep” or 2012 more or less being that time period known as – “Out with the old, In with the Old Aries Maid”.
Retrograde periods are a sure fire way for the Universe to have you fire signs not be so frantically action oriented. When motivational energies throughout our world go retro, we are asked to be of a more open, relaxed, calm, non-Ram charged manner.
Allow me to translate that in Arien:
SIT STILL FOR 2.5 FREAKING SECONDS & SHUT UP, ARIES!
But never fear, my crybabies of the Zodiac, remember me mentioning back, way, WAY back, those 3 words which at this point must sound so distantly foreign, “Good…..Ram…..News?”
This Valentine’s Day, Aries’ planetary Daddy may have ditched the sign he rules over, but the Big Momma of Love, Venus herself, will be shining in the sign of the Ram on Love’s Big Day!
For those Aries already rammed into relationships, use this down and quiet time to actually ponder, remember and appreciate your partnered paramours, as opposed to a more typical Valentine’s when the Aries forgot about The Day of Love altogether, as well as having it slip their self concerned minds to give their significant other some much deserved or long overdue thanks and praise.
For those Aries still looking for Ram Love in all the wrong mountain ledges and find themselves scaling solo when The Day of Love comes charging in, take the Mars down time to look back at your past. Look at past Ram relationships and ask your horn headed selves why did those unions end? What would you have done differently? Have your relationships up until now fit a pattern that seems to be repeating? Also look in a mirror my single Rams, and while no one is watching, and hopefully not within a 10 mile earshot range, state out loud what you like about yourselves! Even I promise not to peek, but look right at your mirror image and do your best Stuart Smalley, whom I know in my core could not have possibly been born under your sign. State which negative dynamics you hope not to repeat in future relationships, and that Gosh darn! Ewe like yourselves!
If, during this very atypical, not your Ram self time, the single Aries actually does the inner Love Voo Doo that I tell them to do, they’ll have a veritable stampede of potential partners come charging at them all at once.
If hitched and single Aries alike want to Ram charge into their specialized outlet of Big Love, Neptune will be traversing Aries’ House of Charity for the next 14 years. Any kind of self-less volunteer or charity work will greatly aid the Aries in leaping out of a world view that is purely self concerned while The Universe will simultaneously confirm to those Aries who perform works of self-less charity that No Ram Is An Island!
The Aries in love loves themself. The Aries in Big Love acts from a love which is self-less.
April 20th – May 20th
I’m just going to come right out and say it, Taurus. It’s a widely held myth spread by the romantically repressed that Valentine’s Day was created by the greeting card, floral, and substandard chocolate industries in order for there to be a guarantee of cash flow in the months directly following the high sales of the Christmas rush. Well I can no longer live with this romantic charade one extra throbbing heartbeat more! It’s time the truth finally be told, my Bulls.
For the most part, Valentine’s Day was created by The Universe for The Sign of The Bovine, cross my cow heart!
Being ruled by Lady Love herself, Venus, your sign comes fresh off the astrological assembly line with a pre-built sense of romance. When the Venus ruled person is romantically interested in someone, they still utilize an ancient ritualistic tool of romance which most people have never even heard of these days, and those who have assumed this tool had gone the way of the Dodo – the act of courting. However, it shouldn’t cow prod shock any of you Bulls to hear that today’s 21st century world is anything BUT romantic. Say the word “courting” these days and most people either think you’re talking about the latest basketball stats or who you plan on actively suing.
Besides having a built in sense of Romance, another inherent Taurean trait is the ability to derive security from the tangible, namely one’s possessions, things, money, etc. Every Bull should have noticed their sense of tangible security get amped up quite considerably over the last 6 or so months, since the largest planet in our Solar System which rules over blessings and benefits, aka Jupiter, has been traversing through the sign of the bovine since last June and will continue to graze pasture in the sign of the Cosmic Cow until June of 2012. Overall, Jupiter’s Taurean trek translates to more stuff and moo-lah for the Bull during the last 6 months and into the next ½ dozen of the current calendar.
This Valentine’s Day, your planetary ruler, the Grand Empress of Romance herself, Venus, will be shining in the Taurus’ House of Charity. Now, let’s go over some of the aforementioned Taurean traits but in a specific Valentine’s Day kind of way, shall we? Bully!
Since your sense of romance is the most developed you’ll find anywhere in the Zodiac, Romance is something the Taurus is already quite well versed in and frankly… shouldn’t expect too much to be reciprocated from most romantically impaired outside parties these days. How about transferring that Taurean sense of romantic love to that special variety of the L word which is charitable to others – unconditional.
Considering the Taurean attachment to all things tangible, I’ll refrain from asking you Bulls to picture yourselves in their place, but try to empathize with the numerous victims of the devastating dilemmas which have occurred globally and locally as of late. Those unfortunate ones who were directly in the path of deadly earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and floods and were left with absolutely nothing left but the clothes on their backs.
Whether you stretch a few years back or in very recent memory and whether you look around the globe or just around the corner, the devastation from Mother Earth at her very worst still lingers. Two years have passed since Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, was decimated by the deadliest earthquake ever recorded there on January 12, 2010, and still there are 500,000 Haitian quake victims currently living in squalid makeshift tents and plyboard shelters. Looking merely back to last year, the recovery process is still very much in active duty on the other side of the globe for the Japanese victims of the Sendai earthquake and tsunami which rocked the Earth off its axis on March 11th. Hitting much closer to home, 2011 saw the number of tornado related deaths in the United States nearly match the number of tornado fatalities over the last 10 years combined! Most of the town of Joplin, Missouri was obliterated by an EF5 multiple vortex tornado on May 22nd, leaving millions of dollars of property damage, including the regional medical center destroyed. Last autumn, Hurricane Irene swept up the U.S. East Coast leaving immense flood damage which has yet to be addressed or repaired in numerous towns throughout the American North East.
After all that devastating talk, how about shaking things up this Valentine’s, Taurus? Prevent any kind of romantic rut from taking place this year along with giving the Universe a unique token of Taurean thanks for your amassed Jupiterian blessings as of late by planning/hosting a 2012 Valentine’s charity event. The moneys earned can go to the relief efforts still very much at work for the victims and survivors of any of the disasters listed above.
Putting together a Valentine’s event which gives thanks for Jupiter’s recently bestowed bovine blessings which also focuses on the unconditional charitable love for one’s fellow Man, Woman, and Child is the perfect first step for each Taurus to mooooooooove towards their particular outlet of Big Love, as Neptune will be placidly sailing through The Bull’s House of Friendship and Future oriented Legacies over the next decade and a half.
The Taurus in love has their sense of romance transcend to a spiritual realm. The Taurus in Big Love has their spirit transcend the material realm by becoming a true friend to all the world.
Donations to the Joplin Recovery Fund or other community funds may be made to Community Foundation of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO 65801, or online at www.cfozarks.org/donate.
Donations for the continuing efforts of the Red Cross in Haiti can be made online at www.redcross.org/Haiti.
Donations for Hurricane Irene recovery can be made online at www.disasterfunding.org.
Donations to the Salvation Army’s continuing relief efforts in Japan for tsunami victims may be made online at www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY and texting the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. (Please ensure that you respond “YES” to the Thank You message you receive or else your donation will not go through.)
May 21st – June 20th
Did you know that in the divinatory art of The Tarot, there is a card which represents the essence of each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, my Twins? Dare you make a double take and guess which is yours?
Take your twin-ish time, I’ll wait.
(Hint: Click on the slideshow for this article and go to Gemini’s slide.)
That’s right! The Lovers. Most assume that most glorious of Tarot cards is reserved for those signs whom Venus rules over, but in romantic reality, The Lovers represents the essence of Gemini. The reasoning behind The Twins’ association with one of the most celebrated cards of The Tarot is quite apropos for you communicative ones, especially so for this upcoming Valentine’s Day. Before quenching the now fully torched mental curiosity burning within your Mercurial minds, let’s set the sibling’d scene for Love’s Big Day from a planetary perspective.
The planetary Empress of Romance, Venus, will be stationed in Gemini’s House of Friendship this upcoming Valentine’s Day. You may be the most sociable of signs, my Twins, but the pool of true love applicants from which you can choose from are few and far between. Why, you may be asking in stereo? Let’s change mutable sign’d gears and once again return to The Lovers card.
The Man and Woman beneath the blessing hands of the benefic Angel are not only romantic partners, they are equals in every way, right down to their identical height and bookended counterbalanced positioning of each other. The Tarot card is a symbol of Gemini’s essence based on the supposition that for every person born under the first of the air signs, their ideal “mate”, be it romantic, soul, or however else you want to bindingly call it, is somewhere out there in the world. When a Gemini ventures out into society and does indeed find this ideal archetypal mate, it is as if they have found their soul’s long lost twin and are at last finally reunited through the bond of love both as Lovers and through their souls’ union as if they were Cosmic Family.
The astrological message behind the symbolism of The Lovers Tarot card in regards to each one of you Chatty Chads and Kathys finding a cosmicly suitable romantic partner should be as clear cut as the Yin and Yang – The best mate for a Gemini should be in nearly every way an equal, and to follow your sign’s symbol, should match each power talker of the Zodiac to a T, just like a set of matching cosmic bookends. This person must produce amorous feelings that whenever the Gemini sees them, takes their air signed breath away but must also be someone the person born under the sign of The Twins can confide in, horse around with, and have fun with just like the bestest of BFF’s. A sense of comradery so strong, a passionate evening for the Gemini and their cosmicly equal love partner is comprised of an equal amount of sexually and mentally stimulated bed creaking as well as giggling and all out LOL’s (assuming you are the sign most savvy to any and all social media, explanation of the just mentioned abbreviation is completely unnecessary).
Returning once more to this upcoming Day D’amour….
With Venus shining in the Gemini’s House of Friendship, it’s highly love recommended every Motor Mouth of the Zodiac be with their posse this Valentine’s Day. This applies to both the single and hitched varieties of the Gemini. You partnered Twins will truly shine to your significant other if you partake in the Day of Romance’s activities as one big gregarious group of friends and lovers. How can your paramour NOT resist your Gemini charms when they are displayed so naturally by being your conversationally effervescent, fast witted selves in the presence of your motley crew of bosom buds? As for you untaken airy ones, if you paint the town heart colored red with your gaggle of guys and girls this 14th of February, your lightning fast, Mercurial minds may take another double take at one of your long standing chums in a whole new, different, romantic light OR while chatting up the world at large on your Valentine’d night on the town with your multi-feathered flock, you may just be introduced by one of your well established amigos to your finally found Cosmic Twin, who could very well dualisticly be both your soul’s long sought after missing mate as well as the Gemini’s newly discovered best buddy of romance.
Dualisticly, the free and lightning fast manner of speech amongst friends is what needs to be actively altered in regards to the outlet of Big Love for both hitched and non-taken Twin alike. Neptune will be traversing the Gemini’s House of Career and Status for the next 14 years beginning February 4th. The sign who requires talking in order to live will feel more spiritually connected to the world at large if they actively remove from their work environments the communicative traits of the unevolved Gemini such as gossip, speech lacking in formality, diction, and/or manners, vulgarity, and misunderstood mumbling due to jabber jawed fast talk. Those Geminis who take the twinly time over the next decade and a half to actually breathe (an ironically foreign word to those born of the element of Air) and work on speaking in as unhyperly clear and professionally polite a manner at their jobs as they can, might be Big Love stunned to eventually discover moments of silence loudly rife with spiritual connectedness and buzzing with Universal well-being.
The Gemini in love diligently works for their partner’s friendship and respect. The Gemini in Big Love sets a respected standard of speech at their place of work and for their community at large.