"Become the change you want to see in the world" may be getting old as a slogan, but not as the thing to do. The 2012 phenomenon—day 126.96.36.199.0 of the Mayan calendar (marking the completion of a 5,125-year cycle of time)—happens when the Sun ingresses your birth sign in December. What is the message, to you personally? It's a resounding cry for social justice, which can only be answered in the embodiment of leadership by example. It's the only kind that works, whether intentional or not, and whether the example is of corruption, truth or love. Therefore, be conscious of the example you provide. Be conscious of the alignment of your words and of your actions. What you say, what you do and who you are has an impact on the world. You may not feel that way, yet. One thing that will help you notice your influence is to pause in trying to live up to what you think others would have you be. You do not need to be anything but who you are. In our particular world, the fact that this may not be acceptable to some people is evidence that you're doing what is right, and popularity may be a sign that you're wasting your time. Express your passion for justice by being just. Include people rather than exclude them. Make nobody conform to your point of view. Offer your empathy and consciously, vocally refrain from trying to control anyone—especially yourself.