Happy New Year! I know we are all relieved to put 2016 behind us. Whew, what a ride! 2017 is a #1 year numerically so that is all about beginning a new chapter in life. The planetary energy overview begins with Mercury still in retrograde motion until the 8th. It’s a bummer to begin the year with the planet ruling the mind backing up but that’s the way it is. Look at it this way, it just means a delay and gives one more time to complete things hanging over from 2016.
Venus is in Aquarius until the 4th and then enters the sign of her exaltation, Pisces, through the end of the month and into early February. This bodes well for relationships and all things dealing with the arts, women, beauty and luxuries. Her proximity to Mars in that sign can also stimulate the desire to connect with the opposite sex and this dance continues through February. Venus has a retrograde period in March which will cause many to question their positions in relationship in regards to power, submission and independence. This will be a much easier retrograde to handle than the protracted Mars retrograde of 2016.
Jupiter is in Libra through October, supporting fairness, equality and justice, in personal and global relationships. Stand up for what you believe in and walk your talk. Saturn continues to move through the latter degrees of Sagittarius, a Jupiter ruled sign, so this also supports fairness and justice but if misused can shift into religious extremism and intolerance.
Uranus in Aries is opposite Jupiter in Libra and can bring in some lucky encounters and opportunities. One has to act fast when they present so be ready to have some interesting changes happen if you have natal planets in the 20-25 degree range of the Cardinal signs. Neptune in Pisces still highlights an emphasis on water and oil issues and the mystical realm as well. Pluto in Capricorn has a rather oppressive vibe in the sign of big business and so the battle continues for control of resources and power continues.
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March 21-April 20
The year begins slowly and gently for you, almost like you are in a dreamy kind of fog as Mars, your ruling planet, is still hanging close with Neptune until the 6th. While this can be frustrating, you have to work with this energy and not push constantly for action. Strive to be receptive instead. The vibe shifts after the 24th as Venus in Pisces moves over Mars’ position in that sign. This should bring in guidance and assistance from women as well as some major inspiration coming in. Your best days are the 4th, 5th and 31st.
April 21-May 20
You get the benefit of Venus moving into Pisces on the 4th, bringing more Venusian pleasures and opportunities for art, creativity, comfort, love and money into your life mix. There’s a bit of a surreal mystical quality to it around the 13th as Venus moves past Neptune’s position in Pisces. Look for occasions to socialize with new groups, ideals and influential people. You are in the process of sorting out your beliefs and ideals throughout the rest of the month as well. Be frugal with your spending, concentrating on necessities only. Your good days are the 6th and 7th.
May 21-June 21
With your ruling planet, Mercury, in retrograde motion until the 8th, you are kind of treading water the first week of the New Year. Focus on de-cluttering your space and tending to unfinished business. After that time you can expect more forward progress in your life. At the end of the month when Mercury joins Pluto at 17 degrees of Capricorn you realize you have some choices to make. Be frugal with your money and begin planning an investment or saving strategy for the future. Your professional life could have many ups and down this first month, you’ll know what to do if it gets too crazy. Your stellar days are the 8th, 9th and the daylight hours of the 10th.
June 22-July 22
With 3 planets transiting your 7th house, including the Mercury retrograde, you have some kind of decisions pending regarding partnerships or contracts. By the end of the month you will have a clearer path to resolution of those issues. Mars, Neptune and Venus are transiting your 9th house pushing you to explore your current spiritual path. You may have many insights and revelations coming to you this month. There could be a beneficial move to a new home on the horizon for you as well as different professional opportunities. The 11th and the full moon on the 12th are your best days.
July 23-Aug 22
You start the year with a big hit of power on the 7th as the Sun joins Pluto in Capricorn prior to Mercury going direct on the 8th. This month could signify a direction change or some kind of new description added to your identity. There’s some confusion about your career until the very end of the month so take it easy if things feel confusing about how to accomplish what you intend to do. Leo’s like to do things in a big way with lots of splash and pizzazz. Your creative force is also at a high for most of the year so you can relax into the almost continual generation of ideas and schemes. It will be fun! Best days are the 13th and 14th.
Aug 23-Sept 22
LPractical creativity is your pathway to fulfillment and success this month, though the month begins with kind of a foggy idea of what you want to achieve. Other people may let you down a bit during the first week of the month as Mars travels with Neptune but it straightens out by the end when Mercury clears the degree it went retrograde on the 26th. Defining yourself as an innovator will work in your favor. Just show up, do the job and take the credit. Your stellar days are the 15th and 16th.
Sept 23-Oct 23
You are going to be putting a new act together this year, one that is radically different than what you did in 2016. This is a process that continues to unfold through August as you sort out what and who you want to keep in your life. Be very gentle with yourself the first week of the month as Mars and Neptune together could have you feeling spacey, fatigued or your immune system compromised. Relief comes after the 18th to be sure. Your days to shine are the 17th, 18th and daylight hours of the 19th.
Oct 24-Nov 22
With Mars, your ruling planet, close to Neptune the first week of the month, you have a softness around you that normally is not there. Be open to receive assistance from others. Creativity, insights, ideas and having some fun are energies that are bubbling up within you. Write it all down so you don’t forget it. Someone from your past, probably a woman will be in touch to offer you support. Be aware that your words have lots of power right now and do your best to stay in total authenticity. Best days for accomplishment are the 20th and 21st.
Nov 23-Dec 21
There’s a bit of luck around you now as Jupiter, your ruling planet, in your 11th house is opposite Uranus in your 5th. This generally portends a favorable time with people willing to help you gain in life. They also want to have some fun with you. Be willing to open up and not shut down or shy away from invitations. There are still some issues with cash flow and expenses but you will figure it out and work through the worst of it by the end of the month. You can make improvements in your home after the 18th as you may be subject to some water leaks during the first 2 weeks. Keep a positive outlook. The 22nd and 23rd are your best days.
Dec 22-Jan 20
This is a powerful month for you as 2 planets in Capricorn in your first house give you charisma and a forceful presence. Choose your words carefully on the 8th as Mercury direct along with a Sun/Pluto conjunction make even verbal contracts pretty binding. Take things under advisement for a few days if someone demands a commitment. A woman from your past could get in touch with you for a favor. This is also a time to watch your cash flow as well. Best days are the 24th, 25th and 26th.
Jan 21-Feb 20
With Saturn in your 11th house you are sorting through friendships, business associates, ideals and the social circles you move in. Like weeding a garden, it takes time but you are trying to align in a very authentic way with bigger humanitarian concerns. This is a sincere walk your talk moment. Jupiter in the 9th house supports your pursuit of truth and justice. The 1st is a good day for you and the new moon on the 27th and the 28th highlight a direction change.
Feb 21-Mar 20
The year begins with a bit of weakness for you due to Mars traveling close to Neptune in your first house. You may feel particularly fatigued or have some confusion about what you want to accomplish. A female from your past may contact you around the 5th looking for a favor or just returning something to you. This period is kind of a mystical time as well so pay attention to your dreams and impressions all month as you are extra psychic and will be picking up lots of vibes from people. Make sure you cleanse your energy field daily as this goes on all month. Powerful people are around you in your business world so listen up on the 8th when Mercury goes direct. Life could shift for you then. Best days are the 2nd, 3rd, 29th and 30th.