Image 1 of 12: Aries- 3/21-4/19 'Me': 2012 like last year will be one of trial & tribulation. You should work hard for success: Don't count on luck; be prudent in handling both emotional & work matters. Brace yourself! Expect to shed superficial relations, losing allies or partners, gaining new enemies or competitors. Celebs: Saad Hariri, Omar Sharif.
Image 1 of 12: Taurus- 4/20-5/20 'possessive': Quandaries from last year are over. 2012 portends special solutions. This fruitful year will leave its positive mark. 2012 is a 'deja vu' of 2000, as Jupiter is 'luckily' re-visiting. Jupiter brings blessings of progress, regardless of age or line of work (even for ailing leaders). Celebs: Nancy Ajram, Mubarak.
Image 1 of 12: Gemini- 5/21-6/21 'Pensive': Falling short of commitments made last year, you may initially regress or barely remain afloat. Still, with your constellations eclipsed, transformation is afoot as your luck changes slowly but surely. Your diplomacy & adaptability will be in the spotlight. Beware of distractions! Celebs: Gaddafi, Ragheb Alameh.
Image 1 of 12: Cancer- 6/22-7/22 'sensitive': While positive auras are heralded by Jupiter's presence, and further predicted due to clear skies, a vaguely positive reading sees mainly stability without dramatic change. Uranus holds the element of surprise, so new beginnings could be round the corner down the line of 2012. Celebs- Zinidine Zidane, Nawal Zughbi.
Image 1 of 12: Leo- 7/23-8/22 'want': The year looks impressive in the fortune stakes. Expect a dramatic advance in career or personal life (marriage, promotion). Your achievements are in focus, your ambitions rewarded as you attract a spot of fame. Flurry in the star-sphere aside, you're in for betterment & positive prospects. Celebs: Walid Jamblatt, OBL.
Image 1 of 12: Virgo- 8/23-9/22 'analytical': After a spell of financial pressure, your solvency is set to improve. A stroke of luck has generous Jupiter stopping by. This bolsters you, from business to recreation. But disappointment in the absence of loved ones, and a stress cloud, mean you should stay calm & calculating. Celebs- Bashar Al-Assad, Salma Hayek.
Image 1 of 12: Libra- 9/23-22/10 'equable': After a chaotic year, you are left with private & wider obstacles to clear. Negativity is palpable, & Jupiter's positive influence will not be enough to counter this. Conflict may plague travel or educational enterprise, & your dishonest, flimsy friendships will be severed. Celebs- Amr Diab, Haafez el Assad, Ghandi.
Image 1 of 12: Scorpio - 10/23-11/21 'desire': A highly charged year with eclipses plotting a fortuitous forecast. Jupiter lends a pleasant note, & surprises are in store in health & career. A time of reckoning - the law could be on side, provided you heed caution, mindful of making enemies. Play your cards right! Celebs: the late King Hussein, Sabah, Fairuz.
Image 1 of 12: Sagittarius- 11/22-12/21 'Observation': Given last year's intense eclipse activity, yielding a pressure-cooker period, during which friends were absent when you needed them, 2012, the pressure's off, relieved by unobtrusive planet activity, so you can resume your social activity. A diverse year. Celebs- George Wassouf, Salim al Huss, Stalin.
Image 1 of 12: Capricorn- 12/22-1/19 'Resourceful': 2011 was a year of pressured responsibilities, and a year of growth ripe with opportunity and personal benefits. Flowing out of 2011, 2012 carries similar demands as well as bonuses, still requiring your personal & public energies, and providing clarity. Celebs: Gamal Abdelnasser, Anwar Sadaat, Um Kulthum.
Image 1 of 12: Aquarius - 1/20-2/18 'knowing': Delivering on 2011's promise of new horizons, this year's successes are there for the taking if you're ready. Lucky Jupiter is positioned perfectly for the water bearer: fame & fortune await. Lying low, biding your time 2011, you can now fulfill your destiny. Celebs: Michelle Aoun, King Abdullah II, Dourid Laham.
Image 1 of 12: Pisces - 2/19-3/20 'believer': On the heels of a year of success achieved by development and marked change, 2012 will be different but not negatively so. The skies tell that Jupiter will be a force for good, but will cause contradictions from time to time. Eclipse activity bodes badly for money and family. Celebs: Haifa Wehbe, B'shara al Ra'ai.
A preview of what the new year of 2012 holds in store for you, according to your star signs.
Our Zodiac run-down, charts the rise or falls in the forecast for the year ahead, showing unanimous acknowledgement of a turbulent year gone by.
Will this year be more promising on the personal or public level than the last? This year, more than others, people are increasingly looking to the stars for answers, as political forecasts fail to predict the surprises afflicting the natural and political world.
Al Bawaba includes the additional feature, noting distinguished public figures or celebrities belonging to each Zodiac sign.
Find out what star sign the late Colonel Gaddafi was born under, and more.