To honor that unparalleled symbol of hope of a baby born on the first day of the year, let's look at the astrological aspects of 2012's New Year's babies!
There are some factions of the new age community who believe that 2012 will begin a population of Rainbow Crystal children -- souls from another dimension who have never been on this Earth and will bring about the next evolution of the human spirit. And though all children are foreigners to some extent, from an astrological perspective the New Year's baby of 2012 will be far too practical, responsible and goal oriented to be confused with a complete newcomer to the human family.
As with all born on January 1 (regardless of the year), the Sun will be in Earth sign Capricorn, and therefore endowed with a core authority and personality that makes the child in certain moments seem more like a tiny old person than a baby -- the moments when maturity counts. However, don't be fooled: with the Moon in passionate, energetic and ever-fresh Aries on January 1, 2012, this New Year's baby will be high-spirited!
Venus in Aquarius promises that the New Year's baby is tomorrow's child, born with a brain that can meld with mechanics and has an almost intuitive connection with computer technology. These children also will have a strong social consciousness and feel oneness with humanity. They will change the world through the bond they feel for one another.
Recent past generations have been affectionately referred to as "generation vacation." Thankfully, 2012’s New Year's baby breaks away from that stereotype. The 2012 New Year's baby will have a strong work ethic that will be honed by the circumstances they face in the future. Mars in Earth sign Virgo, and Jupiter in Taurus indicate great sources of determination and stamina.
All babies born in 2012 will share the conservatism of Pluto in Capricorn, a characteristic that will be prudent in the future as it will be up to this generation to protect the Earth's resources. Neptune will drift from inventive Aquarius into spiritual Pisces, so some 2012 babies are likely to approach the challenges of their time in a highly scientific, technological and imaginative way, while others will seek solutions of a more ethereal and spiritual nature.