2012 is a year of "out with the old, in with the new", dear Taurus, as you continue a trend from the latter half of 2011 that keeps you looking forward and chasing new beginnings. You are determined to change your life for the better, and to be a better person as well. However, while exploration was a theme last year, you'll be working hard at building foundations in 2012. This is a time for beefing up your nest egg, for tending to comfort needs, and for careful attention to relationships that require more "work". Some of you will be making big commitments this year. Tying up loose ends from the past may not be your favorite activity now, but should be done carefully and responsibly so that you can truly begin your "new life" in the best manner possible. You are setting the stage for the next 12 years of your life, in effect, so do what you can to set things right. Elements of your past may be exposed this year, but you are ready to face this challenge with confidence. Some backtracking is likely from January 23-April 13, when romantic or creative pursuits and possibly children require extra attention, and again May 15-June 27, when finances become a hot topic. Use these periods for clean-up and reassessment of your goals. The second half of 2012 can bring stronger opportunities for making money, a focus on accumulating possessions, and a strong desire for comfort. A feeling of plenty is wonderful, especially for Taureans, but do curb the tendency to overspend and overindulge. Look for opportunities to make your life more comfortable, and to make extra money - chances are, these abound. Career changes can be sudden in the period extending from June to September. Some conflicts with authority are possible. Romance can be quite up and down most of the year, but certainly very stimulating.