The Chinese Year of the Rooster arrives on January 28, 2017. The energy of the Rooster in 2017 will bring us what the symbol of the Rooster suggests: a lot of crowing, fertilizing (new ideas) and people strutting about, pushing their weight around. The Fire Rooster year of 2017 portends a lot of new ideas in their embryonic stages. There will be time before the eggs hatch. But remember, the rooster's crow is the herald of a new day. Similarly, a call has gone out for change, both material and spiritual. We are on the brink of a new age.
The trick in the upcoming year of 2017 will be to discern which of the embryonic ideas you encounter are true, realistic, and worth pursuing, and which are untrue, unrealistic, and better let go. There will be a lot of divisions forming between people and ideas in 2017. It will be important to stay above the fray so you can objectively find your own center.
This newsletter presents the larger planetary picture of what is happening in our world. Pluto wields a great deal of influence over our collective awareness and leads to positive evolutionary change. It determines where we focus our minds and where we have the greatest potential for growth as a society. Pluto is currently in the government-oriented sign of Capricorn, which is turning our awareness to the limits and potentials of governmental leadership.
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008. By the time transformative Pluto leaves Capricorn in 2024, the United States will have gained the awareness and maturity it needs to rebuild its governing structures on a more evolved, conscious level. Until then, the nation (and many other nations across the globe) will be going through various challenges and tests to demonstrate to these societies the spiritual and ethical values that need to be incorporated into their collective thinking. Current political affairs are vividly showing us what is in need of healing and change.
Pluto orbits the Sun only once every 248 years. Pluto was last in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778, when the American democracy was created. Given that Pluto is in Capricorn again, for the first time since the 1700s, current affairs are testing the principles upon which the U.S. democratic government was founded. Planetary patterns indicate the nation could potentially undergo a second revolution, or at least a revisiting and completion of the first. Resolution of unfinished business from the 1700s is a high priority.
Pluto takes issues that have been buried, which may include hidden treasures, and raises them to the light for healing and transformation. The energy of Pluto will show us the shadow side of power, authority, government, and greed as well as ways to transcend these limitations. In the meantime, the effectiveness of big government will be eroded as untruths, chaotic messages, opposition from a majority of individuals, or plain old inefficiency escalate. We will see greater power naturally flowing to the local level. Once a critical mass of people become aware of the shadow side of our governance, apathy will give way to action.
Eventually, each individual will be led to take greater self-responsibility and exercise greater self-control—because of the weakening of previously-relied-upon governing structures. We will become more skillful in self-governance and self-mastery. We also will be collectively moved to get along better with our neighbors, both locally and internationally, because there may be fewer viable structures to negotiate, protect, or stand up for us.
A stressful relationship between Pluto in Capricorn and revolutionary Uranus in the individualistic sign of Aries from 2012 to 2015 also is fueling a shift in thinking--toward more individualistic behavior in relationships, personal and business, and in lifestyle decisions. Although it may seem that people will be temporarily more self-absorbed, a focus on our inner rather than outer worlds is the next step in consolidating our relationships with our souls in our continuing evolution toward Spirit.
While transformational Pluto is in Capricorn from 2008 to 2024, revolutionary Uranus travels through Aries from 2011 to 2019. Thus, the revolution in our thinking has already begun. Uranus, which takes 84 year to orbit the Sun, was last in Aries from 1929 to 1936. Similar challenges to the status quo--psychologically, spiritually, materially, and interpersonally--may be confronted again, to the extent society has more to learn in these areas.
In addition to the celestial passages of consciousness-raising Pluto in Capricorn and revolutionary Uranus in Aries, karmic Saturn and wishful Neptune are currently passing through the spiritually-oriented signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. These flowing influences will bring greater clarity and inner meaning to spiritual practice. Conversely, without cultivating a deeper connection to your soul, you may feel some confusion about the value of your present reality. Your relationship with the Divine, on the other hand, will bring rich rewards.
Saturn will travel through Sagittarius until late 2017. Saturn was last in Sagittarius from 1985 to 1988. You may experience similar issues to those you experienced 30 years ago (if you were on the planet), with an ability to resolve those issues on a higher level, given your greater life experience and maturity. Neptune will travel through Pisces from 2011 to 2026. Neptune was last in Pisces from 1847 to 1862, at the time of the Gold Rush, when people left their comfortable homes to cross new frontiers to find gold. This time, the new frontier will be be in our own consciousness. The "gold" will be a greater awareness of our connection to Spirit.
Many of you may feel a mixture of optimism, trepidation, or fear about the direction the world seems to be moving. Given that our universe is on an upward path of evolution, despite appearances to the contrary, events during this time will eventually lead to healing and higher consciousness—even if the direction seems retrogressive at times.
There may even be good coming that some of us have yet to recognize. For example, the breaking of "protocol" by the new U.S. president-elect, in his embracing of shunned world leaders, could lead, paradoxically, to greater peace and harmony around the globe. Or perhaps the new U.S. leader's ties to Russia will serve to unite the two countries rather than empower one and disempower the other, and thus lead to greater peace, harmony, and unity across the globe. Sometimes, when situations reach the point of greatest misalignment, they will reverse direction and create the effect opposite of the one that was anticipated.
Still, it is clear we have entered a new, transitional, and perhaps chaotic stage of human evolution. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, or Green, you are probably aware that the energy on the planet is less stable than we are accustomed to.
This transformation of life as we knew it was heralded by a series of challenging planetary alignments that began in 2012. The planetary alignments indicated that chaos and break-down of old structures would be necessary for a new, more unified and workable reality to emerge. It is a law of physics that the greatest chaos precedes the greatest order.
America's collective choice of a new leader is, as always, a reflection of the state of the nation's collective consciousness and mass karma. The assumption of a powerful leadership position by someone who you may not agree with or feel sympathy with presents an opportunity for growth. We can condemn or feel fear of the new "reality." Or, we can introspect about how this choice may be a reflection of our own collective state of consciousness—and figure out how to heal it. Yet, a new reality cannot help but be for our ultimate highest good, as it serves to hasten the decline of the old way. Eventually, the new way will be opened for a more progressive reality.
It is very important that each of us contribute whatever light we have to make the collective light burn brighter and stronger. Sometimes, before the light shines through, the dark becomes darker, the classic "darkest before the dawn." The light on the planet is building through your collective thoughts, prayers, and actions. When the collective power of your positive thoughts, prayers, and the accumulation of positive acts of lovingkindness reaches a critical mass, greater light will return. This will portend the arrival of enlightened leaders who will help create the kind of society we feel we should be living in at this stage of our collective evolution.
The current weakening of governmental structures across the planet will continue to transfer greater personal power to each of you. You will discover in the coming times that your reality lies within your heart and mind, not in the events around you. You will have the opportunity to fortify your own center and brighten your own light as you transcend the turbulent energies around you (and hopefully not within you).
Clear yourselves of negativity to bring greater peace and harmony to the world. If you think of someone with love, you can even change an enemy into a friend. Try to see the good in every situation without judging. If you give love and positive prayers, they will come back to you in beautiful and unexpected ways. If you give hate and fear, they will come back to you as well. Try to see the big picture. No matter what your political affiliation, please pray for the good of our world without political fracturing, and for the ascendance of leaders with reasonable, balanced viewpoints, and a higher state of consciousness. Imagine a bubble of golden light surrounding the globe, and pray for the highest good of all.
It eventually may be said that the recent electoral events in the United States were in divine right order. The election of a dealmaker who lacks previous experience in public service, may paradoxically be what the planet needs to mobilize positive energy for change. Some may need to see our shadow in "technicolor" to recognize what we must do.
I heard a relevant joke about the U.S. president-elect that may contain a germ of truth. According to the joke, the Pope is going to name the new U.S. president a saint. Why? Because he has been responsible for getting the whole world to pray! So, please do continue to pray and send positive thoughts and prayers to our world and its leaders!
The Bible says that at the time of "Resurrection" (of our consciousness to a higher state of mind) "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God…" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17) I realize the word "trump"should be "trumpet," but the King James Version of the Bible uses the word "trump!" Additionally, "We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (I Corinthians 15:51-52)
It could be a coincidence. But my sense is that someone with a loud mouth like a "trumpet" is needed to wake us up out of our lethargy and apathy so we may grow, and resurrect the abundant goodness, caring, lovingkindness, and light within ourselves. To those biblical scholars among my readers, please forgive me if you have an alternative interpretation of these passages. However, the way I randomly discovered these passages just after the election leads me to believe there is some significance that needs to be considered.
So, the need for resurrection (change) is apparently here, and the trumpet has been sounded. It is time for us to raise ourselves to the highest level of generosity and kindness that we are capable of to counteract any darkness that may appear to be coming toward us. Once the light becomes bright enough, the darkness will automatically disappear.
If you live in the light of goodness, then your light and goodness can only contribute to the wellbeing of all. Let's all pray and visualize a peaceful, harmonious, coherent world, filled with kindness, love, and mutual acceptance. Please visualize golden light encircling and permeating the globe. Golden light is less polarizing than white when it comes to mingling with potentially dark or dense energies.
The planetary alignments of 2017 do portend a struggle between beneficence and greed, altruism and self-interest, the old and the new. Key planetary alignments occur in March, August, September, and November. (see table below for dates and descriptions). These months will metaphorically plant the seeds of new ideas as old concepts are washed away.
Challenging planetary alignments will alleviate in coming years. As the pace of change and our perception of time quickens, a more enlightened society, with leaders who reflect our higher consciousness, is just around the corner. Goodness and righteousness will prevail.
What is happening planetarily in 2017 includes the alignment of fortunate Jupiter with change-oriented Uranus and Pluto. Both Uranus and Pluto were in a tense alignment from 2012 to 2015. The addition of expansive Jupiter to the mix strengthens the power of the changes initiated by Uranus and Pluto. Jupiter also expands and makes more public the energies it triggers. So, expect to see the changes, which are ultimately for our evolution and highest good, to be perhaps larger than life at times and widely discussed. Change-oriented Uranus and Pluto align with Jupiter on: March 3, March 30, August 4, September 28, and November 11, 2017.
Less impactful planetary alignments also occur when karmic Saturn aligns with change-oriented Uranus to create more stable structures to foster changes on May 19, 2017; and Jupiter connects in a positive way with dreamy Neptune on December 3, 2017. This celestial alignment will help you find greater solace and access to intuitive wisdom through spiritual practice, yoga, and meditation.
Also, take heart, as the planetary alignments will be far less complex in 2018 than they were in the years since 2012. Planetary stress eases throughout the rest of this decade, and will open the way for greater positive transformation after Pluto exits the sign of Capricorn in 2023-24. Thus, we will have greater opportunities in coming years to implement the energetic changes that have been evolving since 2012 in creative, enlightened ways.
As ever, it is important that you continue to pray for and visualize the kind of positive qualities you would like to create in yourself so they are reflected powerfully in yourself and in the world around you. And it is doubly important to act in ways that promote caring, compassion, and generosity in our world.
Let us welcome back the light as the days become longer beginning at the Winter Solstice on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (2:45 am PST/5:45 am EST/10:45 GMT/11:45 CET and 15:15 IST).
Many Blessings for Love & Light at the Winter Solstice and in the New Year,
Written December 16, 2016
Planetary Transits in 2017
January 8, 2017: Mercury Direct in Sagittarius * The time has come to speak the truth.
February 10/11, 2017: Lunar Eclipse in Leo-Aquarius * Rectify out-of-balance situations from 1998.
February 26, 2017: Solar Eclipse in Pisces * Face reality with courage.
March 3, 2017: Jupiter in Libra Opposite Uranus in Aries * Major change comes through minor adjustments.
March 4, 2017: Venus Retrograde in Aries * Relationship issues from 2015 will rise to the surface for resolution. See where you may have neglected the viewpoint of another.
March 30, 2017: Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn * Contribute positive thoughts, prayers, and positive energy.
April 9, 2017: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus * Learn how your attachment to money or material goods is not serving your highest welfare.
April 15, 2017: Venus Direct in Pisces * Feel compassion for others to promote positive and loving relationships.
May 3, 2017: Mercury Direct in Aries * Diplomatically state your views.
May 19, 2017: Saturn in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries * Make changes incrementally. Precipitous actions produce disorder.
August 4, 2017: Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn * Be honest in relationships. Secrets will be revealed.
August 7, 2017: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius-Leo * Rebalance relationships and power dynamics.
August 12/13, 2017: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo * Deal with outstanding details to make progress.
August 21, 2017: Solar Eclipse in Leo * Practice humility. Over-inflation or boasting produces negative results.
September 5, 2017: Mercury Direct in Leo * Under-inflate rather than over-inflate your assessments.
September 28, 2017: Jupiter in Libra Opposite Uranus in Aries * Be diplomatic when you initiate sudden changes.
October 10, 2017: Jupiter Enters Scorpio for First Time Since 2006 * Detective work and awareness of the hidden truth brings positive results.
November 11, 2017: Saturn in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries * You are ready to create greater stability in your life.
December 3, 2017: Jupiter in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces * Relax and let your eyes go out of focus. Breathe deeply. Trust your intuition.
December 3, 2017: Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius * Get the facts. Don't make assumptions.
December 23, 2017: Mercury Direct in Sagittarius * The truth is revealed.
* All dates are calculated for Greenwich Mean Time
Please read on for your personalized predictions for every sign:
(March 21 – April 19)
You are about to have more contact with the public. Uranus, planet of innovative change, makes a powerful angle to the Sun on January 10, 2017. This will open the way for you to re-direct your energies into the public arena. Potent Mars, your planetary ruler, then moves into Aries on January 27/28, 2017. This will further energize your interactions with the public. You will have the opportunity to re-sculpt your outer image and the way you interact with the world. Take a thorough inventory of your life to see where you can make positive changes to enhance your reputation. Change for the sake of change will not get you where you are trying to go. But well-thought-out, strategic moves will land in the fortunate circumstances. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017, will further catapult you toward the finish line. Lucky Jupiter in Libra opposes fiery Uranus in Aries on March 3, 2017 and September 28, 2017. These celestial alignments will bring rapid change that is fortunate for you. You will be especially lucky when you connect with people who think strategically. Venus, planet of love, turns retrograde in Aries from March 4 to April 15, 2017. This interlude will give you an opportunity to connect with positive people from the past and to let go of relationships that are no longer serving your highest good. After Mercury, planet of communications, resumes direct motion on May 3, 2017, you will be able to articulate your vision so that others will both understand and cooperate with your goals. Make sure to connect with others to share ideas during this time. You will be better able to establish new and stable structures in your life after karmic Saturn forms a positive alignment with change-oriented Uranus on May 19, 2017 and November 11, 2017.
(April 20 – May 20)
The new year of 2017 begins with loving Venus, your planetary ruler, in the compassionate sign of Pisces. This is a time to feel for others as you would feel for yourself. Express compassion, lovingkindness, and concern for others to lift your spirits and help others feel the same. Venus conjoins spiritual Neptune on January 12, 2017, making selfless acts and devotion even more attractive paths of self-expression for you. A square angle in the heavens between loving Venus and disciplined Saturn on January 27, 2017 will further reward your charitable efforts and your work on behalf of others. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will challenge a work project. You will be rewarded when your motives serve the welfare of others. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will bring an interesting new friend into your life. Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde on March 4, 2017 and resumes regular direct motion on April 15, 2017. You will be strongly moved to rekindle relationships from the past under this influence. Wait until after mid-April to make a decision about new or prospective partners. The alignments of karmic Saturn and change-oriented Uranus on May 19, 2017 and November 11, 2017 will challenge a long-held belief or assumption. You may be tempted to follow past patterns, but try to let them go so you may remain open to the exciting events that lay ahead in your future. The alignment of Jupiter with Pluto on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will also help you let go of the past. The alignments of Jupiter and Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017 and September 28, 2017 will also fuel your desire to update and renovate aspects of your home and office environment. These changes will bring you a new sense of hope and optimism.
(May 21 – June 21)
Your planetary ruler, Mercury, completes its 3-week retrograde motion on January 8, 2017. This celestial transition will give you a chance to see a conundrum from another person's point of view. These new insights will help you discover something important about yourself. The passage of energizing Mars through the dreamy sign of Pisces from December 19, 2017 to January 27, 2017 will heighten your creativity and your neuroplasticity, which is your ability to think flexibly. An alignment of communicative Mercury and dynamic Uranus on January 31, 2017 will further your ability to understand previously incomprehensible topics. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will enable you to discover a secret treasure in your neighborhood. It could be a new neighbor, restaurant, or special place to enjoy solitude. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will make it possible for you to slow down and listen to your intuition. Practice silence for greatest enlightenment. The alignments of karmic Saturn and change-oriented Uranus on May 19, 2017 and November 11, 2017 will force you to slow down to strategically consider an upcoming change. Impulsive reactions will not serve your highest good. Several alignments of lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017 and September 28, 2017 will fuel your desire to do new things. With Jupiter and Pluto aligning on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017, you will meet with the greatest success when you state the truth up-front. Your partners may lose faith if you wait to reveal what you already know.
(June 22 – July 22)
Three alignments of lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 will help you realign your core values so you may feel more comfortable with the evolution of your everyday environment and the changes in the world around you. You may feel torn between traditional patterns and untested new trends. This series of alignments of Jupiter and Uranus will help you harmonize with your immediate surroundings as you develop greater inner strength, flexibility, adaptability, and versatility. A full moon on January 12, 2017 will help you strengthen the new traits you are developing. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will help loosen your grip on a relationship pattern that no longer serves you. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will help you rediscover the joy provided by someone close to you. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will focus your mind on your budgetary priorities. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 create an impulse to spend money on a luxury item. Think twice before making your expenditure. Lucky Jupiter travels through the compatible water sign of Scorpio for first time since 2006 from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2017. This celestial passage will open your mind to new philosophical and creative ideas. It's a good time to experiment with expressing yourself in new ways. This will be a fortunate time for you.
(July 23 – August 22)
The Sun in Capricorn from December 21, 2016 to January 19, 2017 will help you complete outstanding chores from the last year. The Christmas holidays will keep you surrounded by loving friends due to the positive celestial alignments of loving Venus. Another alignment of innovative Uranus and the Sun, your planetary ruler, on January 10, 2017 will bring you new insights and creative solutions. You will be able to implement your new ideas when the Sun enters Aquarius on January 19, 2017. A lunar eclipse in Leo on February 10, 2017 will help you to discover a true friend. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will heighten your awareness of subtle dynamics in an important relationship. This is the time to take an inventory of the special people in your life so you can express appreciation and gratitude. Another lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will challenge an established relationship. If you back down from a fixed position and view the situation through the eyes of another, you will experience greatest success after the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The alignments of lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 favor travel and openness to new ideas. The alignments of Jupiter and depth-seeking Pluto on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will bring you good fortune when you let go of a long-standing bad habit
(August 23 – September 22)
Your planetary ruler, Mercury, completes its 3-week retrograde motion period on January 8, 2017. This celestial transition will help you complete outstanding chores in your home and unfinished projects at work. The passage of energizing Mars through your opposing sign of Pisces from December 19, 2016 to January 27, 2017 will bring interesting and creative new people into your sphere of influence. Your senses are highly precise and accurate, so you may notice new people in your surroundings. Yet, you may not realize how influential these people may be, because they are so subtle. Pay attention to artistic, creative people who you may think you have nothing in common with. They will help balance the exacting, precise, linear qualities in your nature. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will awaken a subliminal impression that will guide the next step in your life. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will help you let go of past perceptions so you may re-sculpt your new reality. Mercury Retrograde from April 9 to May 3, 2017 will help you reflect upon your past. Another Mercury Retrograde from August 12/13 to September 5, 2017 will heighten your sense that you must search for the truth so you can discern the line between fantasy and reality. The final Mercury Retrograde of the year, from December 3 to December 23, 2017 will focus your energy on the overlooked needs of your home and family. The alignments of lucky Jupiter and innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 will help you find new ways of approaching your financial resources. The alignments of Jupiter and depth-seeking Pluto on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will bring you a new source of funding.
(September 23 – October 23)
The new year of 2017 begins with loving Venus, your planetary ruler, in the compassionate sign of Pisces. This celestial influence will enable you accomplish small tasks that have fallen by the wayside. This is a good time for small cleaning projects or updates to your computer or other devices. Venus conjoins spiritual Neptune on January 12, 2017, which will heighten your already-well-developed sense of compassion. Be ready to help others. But remember that you are important too, so please don't neglect your self-care. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will fortify your effort to bring together like-minded people for creative solutions. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will help you complete an outstanding project that has demanded close attention to details. Venus, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde from March 4 to April 15, 2017. You will enjoy re-connecting with people from your past during this period. Lucky Jupiter in Libra until October 10, 2017 will make this a highly fortunate year for you. Jupiter's alignment with innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 will bring new and unusual people into your sphere of influence. Your discriminatory powers will be strong and will help you see whom to bring forward into the next phase your life. You will better understand whom to let go under the alignment of Jupiter and penetrating Pluto on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will bring a new influence into your life to awaken your creativity. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will help you integrate your creative discoveries into your balanced perspective of the world.
(October 24 – November 21)
The Sun conjunct your planetary ruler, depth-seeking Pluto, on January 6, 2017, will enable you to strategically plan the next year of your earthly journey. The movement of energetic Mars into the fiery sign of Aries on January 27, 2017 will give you extra energy with which to accomplish your goals. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will challenge the direction in which you are moving if you have not adequately considered the feelings of everyone involved. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will lend you support when you receive new and creative ideas from someone you love. Another lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will help you express a creative ideas in a public way. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will help you see a previously-unseen distinction between fantasy and reality. The alignment of Jupiter and Pluto, your planetary ruler, on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will also help you penetrate to the core of a hidden truth. Lucky Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 10, 2017, helping you to hone your detective skills to discover buried information that will help you and others. Jupiter remains in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, giving you a whole year of positive celestial support. Jupiter and innovative Uranus align on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 to heighten your intuition. If your nerves feels over-taxed in 2017, withdraw into a meditative state and summon the power of your spiritual resources.
(November 22 – December 21)
Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, aligns with innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and again on September 28, 2017. This 9-month period brackets an important period of positive change for you. You will have opportunities to bring together creative groups of friends and associates to accomplish altruistic goals. This will bring greater meaning to your life. An alignment of the Capricorn Sun and lucky Jupiter in Libra on January 11, 2017 will enable you to further inspire others with your enthusiasm. Pay attention to your intuition and follow your heart. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will awaken you to the power in a friend or neighbor that you previously had not recognized. You will be able to collaborate with this person to bring a project to fruition. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will help you make a needed change in your home to accommodate your changing priorities. Jupiter in Libra aligns with depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017. These celestial alignments will help you discover a subconscious attitude that keeps you from experiencing greater abundance. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will help you see a new angle on an old conundrum. The days after the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will open an exciting new avenue of spiritual growth.
(December 22 – January 19)
The Sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016 and remains in the Sign of the Goat until January 19, 2017. These 30 days represent a powerful period of change for you. You will have important opportunities to plant new seeds for the coming year. An alignment between loving Venus and disciplined Saturn, your planetary ruler, on January 27, 2017 will help you find beauty in an ongoing work situation and enable you to find diplomatic solutions to a complex problem. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will help you find a source of funding you previously had not explored. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will help you discover a hidden piece of information that will make your life easier. Your planetary ruler, karmic Saturn, aligns with change-oriented Uranus on May 19, 2017 and November 11, 2017. These alignments will help you create new streamlined systems and structures that will last for the next 7 years—or longer. It's a time to make wise and informed commitments. An alignment of lucky Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will reward your efforts for self-transformation. Another lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will prompt you to modify an aspect of your self-expression. You may be either too reserved or too forthcoming. Either way, your style will change. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will realign an important relationship. Your new style of communicating will attract the people you need to move into the next stage of your life. Alignments of Jupiter and innovative Uranus on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 will enhance your reputation and bring even more new people into your life.
(January 20 – February 18)
You will become aware of a new insight when the Capricorn Sun aligns with Uranus, your planetary ruler, on January 10, 2017. You will have even greater energy and intensity to focus on your goals when the Sun travels through Aquarius from January 19 to February 18, 2017. Communicative Mercury in Aquarius from February 7 to February 25, 2017 will further strengthen your ability to articulate your goals and include others in an important cause. The new moon in Aquarius on January 28, 2017 kicks off the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. This will be a time to gently awaken others with the enlightened insights you possess. A lunar eclipse on February 11, 2017 will temporarily disrupt a long-standing relationship in order to bring greater awareness to yourself and the other person. A solar eclipse on February 26, 2017 will challenge a financial decision and help you get back on track with your budgetary priorities. Another lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will temporarily give someone in your life the upper hand. But a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will right the balance. Alignments of lucky Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will help you get in touch with the soulful side of your nature. Alignments of expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus, your planetary ruler, on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017 will bring wider public acceptance of your naturally humanitarian ideas.
(February 19 – March 20)
Loving Venus in the compassionate sign of Pisces from January 2 to February 3, 2017 will help you feel a greater connection to your soul. When Venus conjoins spiritual Neptune on January 12, 2017, the world will move closer to your utopian vision. This is a time to give voice to your compassion, and your altruistic ideas to attract others to your way of thinking. You will feel a greater sense of openness to and involvement in the world's activities during this time. A lunar eclipse on February 10, 2017 will awaken a dream you have long cherished. Wait until after the solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26, 2017 before taking action. Another lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will awaken a subconscious impression, affirming your intuition and giving you an opportunity to act on something you were previously only subliminally aware of. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will shed light on a health issue and give you an opportunity for healing. Alignments of lucky Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn on March 30, 2017 and August 4, 2017 will prove a nagging hunch to be true. Alignments of Jupiter in Libra with innovative Uranus in Aries on December 26, 2016, March 3, 2017, and September 28, 2017, will help you to work with your hands to become more materially engaged with events unfolding around you. Lucky Jupiter in the compatible water sign of Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018 will support you to travel and explore new ideas. This is a fortunate time for you.