The month begins with a full Moon in Gemini and a Mercury retrograde at the final degree of Sagittarius, so it will have its twists and turns as people try to manage the information and misinformation coming at them. The time period for the Mercury retrograde is 12/3-12/23 and the degrees it reviews are from 29 Sag back to 13 Sag. The “little dude” will move forward and clear these degrees on January 10, 2018. Per usual the dictum of a Mercury retrograde is “don’t sign, don’t buy” which makes for an interesting Christmas shopping time. I suspect there will be lots of returns this year! If in doubt, buy a gift certificate and let the receiver choose!
Mercury shares the last degrees of Sagittarius with Saturn, so that influence on the mind is a bit tense and can produce anxiety, fear and feelings of limitation or blockage. Practice deep breathing to move through this time as that will help your system manage the information and energy of this cosmic influence. You will end up in an expanded state of awareness if you do this.
Venus is now in Sagittarius, which helps give an optimistic viewpoint throughout the month. Mars moves into Scorpio, a sign he rules so remember to exercise and focus on gaining strength not revenge. Jupiter is also in Scorpio and gets along well with Mars but together they can be aggressive and too focused on conquering people, places and things.
The Sun and Saturn enter the sign of Capricorn on the 22nd so this can bring some somber energy to the holiday season as well. People may feel insecure at this time and be more careful with their spending, which is not necessarily a bad thing at all. The takeaway from this is there is a combination of optimism and reserve that is contradictory this month.
As for the outer planets, Uranus is still retrograde at 25-24 degrees of Aries, Neptune is moving forward at 11 degrees of Pisces and Pluto is grinding slowing forward through 17-18 degrees of Capricorn which gives a lot of energy to the authoritarian types who want to control everything.
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March 21-April 20
The month begins with some volatility for you as your ruler, Mars, now in Libra, is opposite Uranus in Aries. These two planets in hard aspect can produce some erratic energy and make you slightly accident prone so slow down and be careful. You could also be getting a real itch to travel to a new or foreign place. Don’t book it until the end of the month, however, as Mercury Rx between the 3rd and 23rd could play havoc with your plans. Your best days are the PM hours of the 25th, the 26th and 27th.
April 21-May 20
This month puts a strong emphasis on financial planning for the long term. You are feeling a need to get a handle on end of life matters as well so it would be a good month to revise your will and review your insurances and investments. Boring, yes, but also necessary. If you have a partner, there is lots of support coming from them now. Your best days are the 1st, the AM hours of the 2nd, the 28th and 29th.
May 21-June 21
You could get some push back from your partner this month with 4 planets in Sagittarius in your 7th house and your ruling planet, Mercury, going into retrograde motion on the 3rd. There are misunderstandings that need to be cleared up so make an effort to do just that. Watch your words between the 1st and the 9th as you could come across as too harsh or punitive. The entire month has you at a disadvantage, actually, so bide your time till after the 23rd. Your best days are the PM hours of the 2nd, the full Moon on the 3rd, the AM hours of the 4th, the 30th and 31st.
June 22-July 22
With Jupiter in a compatible water sign, Scorpio, and moving through your 5th house there is lots of support for having some fun and being creative. The first few days could, however, be a little bit chaotic around your home and work so just be aware. This is also a good month to take care of your health and start a new plan for your physical fitness. Your energy is building now and your best days are the AM hours of the 4th, the 5th and the AM hours of the 6th.
July 23-Aug 22
This should be a stellar month for you with 4 planets in your solar 5th house of creativity, children, fun and romance! It’s time to take a few calculated risks in those areas! You also should have some good fortune in any real estate ventures and connections with your family as Jupiter graces your 4th house of family, ancestors and your home all year and Mars will energize it this month after the 10th as well. That also signifies a good time to repair or remodel your home, too. Best days for you this month are the PM hours of the 2nd, the 7th and the AM hours of the 8th.
Aug 23-Sept 22
With four planets moving through your 4th house of home, family and ancestors you should be feeling more settled and happy with how that part of your life is progressing. You are also coming out of a 2 ½ year period of obscurity and so will start to experience a boost in your social life and popularity. Enjoy it and know that things are truly getting better for you. Your stellar days are the PM hours of the 8th, the 9th and the 10th.
Sept 23-Oct 23
With Mars in your sign until the 10th but opposite Uranus in Aries for the first week, you might experience some chaotic energy within yourself and/or push back from your partner. Sometimes this can feel like “the straw that broke the camel’s back” and you simply reach the end of your tolerance level. Speak up as there is plenty of support for just and honest communication. Best days for things to go your way are the 11th and 12th.
Oct 24-Nov 22
With Jupiter in your sign for the next year you will experience more optimism and opportunities for expansion. This also coincides with an increase in your 2nd house of assets and money due to 4 planets transiting that part of your chart. What a nice surprise after Saturn long passage there. Mars enters your sign on the 10th giving you a nice boost of energy. Focus on making and keeping your gains and continue to practice the frugality you learned over the last 2.5 years. You best days are the 13th, 14th and 15th.
Nov 23-Dec 21
Saturn is still in your sign until the 27th and passing over the Galactic Center, for the 3rd and final time. Venus enters your sign bringing grace, love and beauty this month so you should feel your spirits lifting and begin enjoying life again. Pay attention to your intuition now so you can gain wisdom from this special time. The 16th and new Moon on the 17th are your best days.
Dec 22-Jan 20
Your sign ruler, Saturn, will enter Capricorn on the 21st for a 2.5 year spin through your sign. Saturn likes to be in this sign and will function as a reality check on what’s working for you and what’s not. Practicality rules when Saturn is in Capricorn. Venus enters Capricorn on the 26th bringing some grace and beauty to the mix through most of January which will be quite pleasant. So get ready to have things go your way on the 18th, 19th and 20th.
Jan 21-Feb 20
Jupiter is now in your solar 10th house giving you a boost in public image or in your career. This is the year to push for progress and growth in those areas so get out there and promote yourself. With 4 planets in your 11th house of hopes, wishes, friends and career gains, you have lots of benefits coming from that area of life too. Don’t miss this special opportunity for wisdom and growth. The 21th and 22nd are your stellar days.
Feb 21-Mar 20
Jupiter in Scorpio is moving through your solar 9th house of beliefs, higher education, mind expansion and philosophy, challenging you to open yourself up to other ways of thinking. Take a class or take a trip, either one opens you up to a broader perspective on the world. With Saturn about to enter Capricorn and your 11th house you will learn more about who is in charge of the company you work for and what they are aligned with. Do some research to learn if your values coincide with the mission statement. Your days to shine are the 23rd, 24th and the AM hours of the 25th.