The year of the wily Monkey has wreaked havoc in our collective consciousness as the master of distraction “monkey mind” took hold of our lives and electoral process. With all the divisive mayhem displayed across our political arena is it possible to unite on common ground and recapture our humanity? Fortunately by January we begin transitioning into the more respectable, hardworking and loyal temperament of the year of the Rooster. 2017 will emphasis the power of integrity, discipline, patience and self-realization. Our current choices create future experience, so careful discernment is necessary to ensure positive outcomes that assist, rather than hinder, collective awakening. Mercury retrograde, in effect through December, generally gets a bad rap for disrupting plans and creating havoc with technology but actually it is a gift which gives us an opportunity to reflect, take stock, review, and correct mistakes and assumptions we may previously have made in the rush, drama and whirl of race consciousness. As the smoke clears, we begin to awaken to the futility of trying to control people, places and things that are outside our jurisdiction. Instead we are redirected to turn within and claim our own personal power, presidency and right to legislate our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. This is the objective and awakening of 2017, to be an agent of change by becoming the change itself; One moment, one thought and one day at a time. Peace!
ARIES (March 22-April 21) Uranus has been transiting Aries for a while now cultivating an all new confidant and independent you. For the next several months you will be tempted to speak your mind at all costs. It may be in your best interest, with the current planetary activity to think about the big picture. Say what you mean but avoid ultimatums. Know that others have the right to disagree and find common ground to work from. Ambitions are running high and you feel like you are in the last round of a title match. You’ve got this! Hold true to your course, steady your gaze and know greater success is within reach. Keep in mind, words hold more power than usual and they can make or break you. That goes for at home as well, even family members have their limits.
TAURUS (April 22-May 21) There is great emphasis on getting ahead and securing your future this upcoming year. Financial security, assets, joint resources and money may have you preoccupied to point of obsession. You need to step back and reassess who and what is most important to you. It may be time to phase out certain people, a job or situations that are not contributing to your wellbeing. In a relationship where the scales have tipped and you find yourself carrying the bulk of the responsibility, communicate, renegotiate or even be willing to move on. This is an opportunity to be open and honest. The universe is designed to provide abundantly, get clear on what it is you really want and put it out there.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21) It is important to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. Relationships can help you grow and reach new heights this upcoming year and equally they can take you down. So keep your friends close and your so-called enemies closer. Finances can be tricky with your ruling planet Mercury retrograding in the house of money and joint resources. Put all business and financial transactions in writing, there may be too much at stake to take people at their word. Venus and Mars are passing through the house of public recognition and success; make the most of this time by networking and keeping yourself in the limelight. Overall this is one of your best years to move beyond your comfort zone and take life to the next level.
CANCER (June 22-July 22) The months ahead will be laced with opportunities for personal growth. Your daily life is where the real substance is and figuring out what works for you and what doesn’t, makes the personal/ professional balance key. With Mars and Venus in the house of higher aspirations you will be driven to let go of old habits and ways of reacting to the world. This is an excellent time to change your diet, clean house and detoxify the body, mind and soul. This cycles requires discipline and letting go may be easier than hanging on. Changes in your relationships will be for the better, stay open-minded. Communication can be tricky over the holidays with Mercury retrograde in the house of partnership, so don’t over commit and be flexible with your plans.
LEO (July 23-Aug.21) Partnerships of all kinds are working to your advantage this winter. Both professional and personal relationships are the key to achieving greater success. If you remain open, honest and as clear as possible in communicating your objectives and needs, you will find others more than willing to do everything in their power to support you. The higher ups are keeping an eye on your progress, which puts you in a great position to advance your career. February is the best time to fly off to some exotic location for some well-deserved rest, relaxation and romance. For the single Leos get out and mingle or join a dating site. Love is in the air and Valentines is around the corner.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept.21) You are a worker bee these days and will stay the course. This is one of those times in life that hard work truly pays off. With Jupiter in the house of wealth, possessions and values, luck is on your side. In January the smaller planets are running through your health sector taxing the immune system, so make health and wellness a priority. Relationships can be a bit unsettling. Maybe because of all the time you are spending away from home. Go the extra mile to find a balance, show some love and keep the peace. Overall this is your time to realize life is what we make it. It’s great to have money in the bank but in the end we want something or someone of value to invest in.
LIBRA (Sept.22-Oct.21) In December you will be on your game, surrounded by friends and family, bombarded with social activities, and brimming with romance. The lighthearted social butterfly you are is in full form. Expect the unexpected. Cupid’s arrow could strike you at any moment. Begin the New Year with a commitment to define what truly brings joy into your life. Jupiter is in your sign for the next six months making it very possible for dreams to come true in 2017. We are entering the year of the Rooster, drawing Librans more intimately into relationships that have staying power. This is a passionate cycle that could redefine your personal life, so take time to reflect and get the necessary rest you will need to shine.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) Scorpio, your life experience over the next few months is very dependant on your spiritual condition. Many of you have a special gift of being able to relieve people of their worries and troubles, and you are being called upon by the Universe to share that gift. This could manifest as volunteer opportunities, a promotion at work or a shift to a more heart centered career. Family and friends will reach out for support and your communication skills will be flawless. Whatever the case, your insights are razor sharp so make good use of the gift this upcoming year. Venus and Mars are in a beautiful alignment to your Sun, making home, family and relationship a focal point of positive growth and change.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec 21) Your ruling planet Jupiter is occupying harmonious Libra, inspiring balance, peace, greater recognition and justice. But this is no easy tasking with Saturn “the disciplinarian” holding freedom-loving Sagittarius accountable. You will have to work a little harder during this cycle, patiently shouldering your responsibilities, overcoming old patterns of competition and releasing any residue from the past that you believe is holding you back. No matter your age, this is a deeply maturing process of growth. Home and family is where your heart is this winter, just pay equal attention to self-love and self-care. Relationships in general may bring challenges but you will discover a newfound inner strength and a conviction as to what is truly important to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.21) Capricorns are caught in an astrological cardinal square, which means certain thoughts, feelings and desires that have long been at odds or buried, are uncomfortable and provoking change from within. This is your cosmic rebooting. Hidden talents, new ideas and insights will surface, thus shifting your perspective and challenging your status quo. It is time to communicate your truth to the world. Security alone is not worth remaining stagnant. You have been on an emotional rollercoaster for a while and beginning to level off. 2017 is a yearlong period of personal growth, awakenings and new beginnings. Make a list and check it twice… you’ll easily see what’s naughty ”not for you” and what’s nice. From there, its up to you to choose!
AQUARIUS (Jan.22-Feb.21) You Aquarians need to take the next couple of months to look at what it is you want to achieve this upcoming year. This is a powerful cycle for manifesting goals and objectives. Keep clear of those who want to hold you back and be willing to let go of relationships that no longer align to your newfound self. Personal health matters a great deal and yours may be a little strained this winter, so be diligent in formulating a lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a healthy diet. Travel will be on your mind, take advantage of any opportunity to seize the moment. And last but not least your ruling planet Uranus is nicely aligned for success, take a risk and go for it!
PISCES (Feb.22-March 21) Your energy has been largely focused on work, career and personal ambitions, leaving home, family and relationships falling a bit to the wayside. As the New Year approaches you will find yourself reevaluating your priorities, spending more quality time with loved ones and most likely put a more balanced life plan into motion for 2017. Starting the year off with Mars and Venus in Pisces fares well for relationships, especially with the man or woman in the mirror. Having a positive self-image, confidence and a creative vibe are very attractive assets and others will be drawn to. Put the power to good use!