2017 Horoscope Forecast
Aquarius, the Water-Bearer
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Welcome to 2017, Aquarians! The New Year starts with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn touching on your 12th house of secrets, but soon reverses into your sector of friends, hopes and wishes. Venus turns the focal point onto finances and intimate relationships, however. Then January 12th brings a Full Moon in Cancer, with sensitive hidden issues playing on your subconscious fears. Recharge those emotional batteries and conquer any fears that may be rising to the surface.
February 26th sees a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces, your 2nd house of personal finances and values. It will have quite an impact on your finances, joint resources and possessions; legacies, taxes, along with money owed and owing, are also in the frame. August 7th sees a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Both of these will be of great importance, not only to your personal needs but also your relationships and partnerships.
The Moon's North Node, the Dragon's Head, moves into Leo on May 9th, meaning that the Dragon's Tail will bring a karmic awakening to Aquarians, as the nodes are an axis. This gives a sense of fated happenings, karmic events and people from past lives, together with people who have a significant bearing on your future.
This year the love Goddess Venus, will turn retrograde in fiery Aries, your 3rd house of communication, then step back into Pisces, your 2nd house of personal finances and values. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. It's a cosmic illusion, as planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, thanks to the interaction of the planetary orbits. It's a bit like travelling on the road watching another car beside you: when the other car slows down, or you speed up, it looks as though the other car is moving backwards.
Sensual Venus turns retrograde only once every eighteen months, the phase lasting about six weeks. This year, the love Goddess turns in conjunction with the Fixed Star Alderamin on the right shoulder of Cepheus, the King. It's a fortunate star ruled by Saturn and Jupiter, grave and stern in judgement, awakening severe trials, celebrated in poetry and drama. By the Kabalists this constellation is associated with the Hebrew letter Shin and the 22nd Tarot Trump, "The Fool".
At 9:10 UT on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, Venus reaches her retrograde station at 13° Aries 6', in preparation for a retrograde phase that will last until April 15th, 2017, when she reaches her direct station at 26° Pisces 54'. At this time she halts in the sign of the Fish and begins her return to direct motion through the zodiac. On April 28th, she re-enters Aries, but remains in a shadow phase until May 19th, 2017. This shadow phase, especially just after the direct station, can be quite as intense as the actual retro phase.
The first part of the Venus retrograde phase occurs in your 3rd house. From March 4th to April 2nd, the influence of the Goddess in fiery Aries awakens your 3rd house of communication, local preoccupations and short trips. If you have planned to run errands or contact your siblings and neighbours, you are more than likely to be disappointed in some way, although Venus in your 3rd does favour creative writing and expression. Nevertheless, the use of flattery, charm, and humour can be most persuasive; just don't rely too much on your charms while Venus is retrograde. You should have no trouble in gaining favours. Pleasant relations with neighbours and people you see a lot are in the frame, but do not be surprised if your sense of what's appropriate, beautiful, or creative is seen as rater overdone, or even a touch bizarre. Studies or other creative forms of art may prove less than satisfying. If your contacts have been less than ideal, wait until Venus turns direct before you try to improve them.
The second part of the Venus retrograde phase is in your 2nd house from April 3rd to April 27th. This should be a fortunate position for Venus, when the cash seems to fall nicely in your lap, but recent financial developments could meet with hitches. You may have a greater tendency to purchase luxury items. More money than usual is also apt to be spent on social or cultural events as well as expenditures to enhance your appearance or your environment. The issue of wealth connected with social status may arise is some form. Other considerations you may have include joint income or the finances of a joint venture of one kind or another. Should financial matters be disrupted by disagreement you have to play the role of peace-maker. From April 6th to the 25th, Venus and stern Saturn will apply a square aspect to each other, which will obstruct the expression of your deeper feelings thanks to psychological fears arising in relationships. Financial speculations and business deals will not be favourable.
The Dragon's Head and Tail
The Moon's nodal axis, the Dragon's Head and Tail, normally travels in a retrograde mode through the zodiac, and is particularly potent just before changing signs. The Mean North Node will be moving from Virgo into Leo on April the 29th, with the True Node following suit on May 9th. However, the effects of this change will be felt most strongly at 0 degrees of Virgo, your 8th house of other people's money, sexual intensity and end-of-life matters.
As the North Node retrogrades into your 7th house, the South Node breaches the ramparts of Aquarius, your 1st house. The nodes are associated with giving and receiving, commitment and reward, not always of your own making. The lesson of your serious relationships are ultimately making them work and learning the ins and outs of being together and cooperating. Although you may agree on the goal of equality, agreeing on what actually comprises it can be a challenge and sometimes a conflict. The rewards are well worth the effort.
By establishing your boundaries you also gain a surer idea of what goes to make up the relationship. A stronger sense of individuality will emerge that can only reinforce you intellectually and emotionally and strengthen the relationship even further. A sense of fate seems to have brought you together, since you have so much to gain from each other. Karmic lessons can be learnt from identifying your self-worth too, which may present challenges within relationships and partnerships. Find your own singular vibration without the continual dependence and desire to please others. Although it may be difficult, it will help you grow as an individual taking control and leadership. The plan is to balance your needs with those of others in your life without sacrificing your own identity, thereby gaining happiness.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
Taskmaster Saturn remains in your 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes for most of the year. It's a tough time for friendships and children, because your emotions are likely to be uncharacteristically reserved. You begin to assess your satisfaction with your career, efforts involving other long-range goals, and the role you play in the lives of other people. You must now confront the status of what you actually derive from being someone's child, lover, spouse, parent, friend, business associate, or club member. As these roles come under increasing scrutiny, a strain is to be expected in the relationships and activities that are not making you happy. You may also find that your talents and skills must not be directed totally inward but also used for the benefit and satisfaction of others. The concept of sharing is important. You may have to take responsibility for a child that is not biologically yours, or become more responsible as a member of an organization or group effort. Under this influence, the answers you need are not found within yourself, but by reaching beyond yourself and understanding your place in the outer environment. Thank heavens December 20th sees this awkward phase end, with Saturn entering ambitious Capricorn, your 12th house of secrets, sorrows and subconscious motivations. More on that next year.
From the start of 2017 until January 27th, energetic Mars will be in Pisces, your 2nd house, stimulating a new approach to your value system. However, in the process, this could bring on problems with jealousy and possessiveness. From January 3rd to February 2nd, adorable Venus joins Mars in your 2nd house, adding romance and intensity. From January 27th to the 29th, love may bring disappointment, but at least you will remain realistic about your expectations. Finances could also be affected at this time. Your actions during this phase will be brought back to mind when Venus retrogrades back into Pisces between April 3rd and April 27th. You'll be able to patch up disagreements, recovering your feelings and the passion in your relationships.
Mercury is retrograde at the start of the year and briefly enters your 11th house on January 4th, then going direct on January 8th and re-entering Capricorn on the 12th. You'll touch base on clearing any misunderstandings with children and loved ones.
The Sun moves into innovative Aquarius from January 19th to February 17th. It is time for an assessment of your willpower and ego. Renew your inner vitality and energy. How determined are you? What is your purpose in life? How much personal influence do you wield? You can be more forceful and dynamic now, but resist the temptation to be arrogant! Too much self-assertion makes it difficult to accept (or ask for) the advice and opinions of others. The urge to develop your personality, appearance and personal skills is combined with a greater need to be more successful and independent. A strong, healthy self-image makes you more productive as an individual, which in turn encourages you to treat others with more generosity and sensitivity. Take care of things personally. Don't allow others to speak or act for you. Your personality, behaviour and physical presentation can make the difference between success and failure.
A New Moon in Aquarius follows on January 28th, when you will undergo a new direction in expressing your own emotional needs and understanding your partner's needs. Emotions however could fluctuate, so pay attention to what you are saying and to your reactions. Mercury sweeps into Aquarius from February 7th to February 25th when self-esteem and willpower prompt you to express yourself. Travel and communications now are closely linked with your ego and personal goals. You strongly identify with ideas that reflect your own thoughts or that provide a more aggressive or perhaps a more dramatic forum in which you can express yourself. You can reach higher levels of imagination and originality. Take the ideas of others and add your input to create something entirely different and unique. However, appropriating the ideas of others and presenting them as your own is not the way to run. You may feel like buying an expensive automobile and travelling first class.
The Lunar Eclipse in Leo on February 11th will bring unexpected opportunities, while also illuminating your relationships, legalities, travel and expanding your mind thanks to the fascinating people you meet. The Solar Eclipse on February 26th will bring changes in your intimate relationships, but make sure your feelings are not delusional thanks to Neptune in your 2nd house. Some will experience a closure, a parting or separation.
August 7th brings a partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Quite often this marks the onset of significant changes to a relationship. The choices you make could well change your long term plans, heralding a separation. It doesn't mean it will happen to everyone, because that depends on the impact it has on the planets in your natal chart. Talk through any problems, review each other's needs, and reach mutual compromises. August 21st brings a Solar Eclipse in Leo, your 7th house, which has a bearing on relationships, legal agreements, divorce settlements and any open conflict. It will serve as a conclusion. Whether a relationship is resilient enough to continue and withstand any storms may be totally out of your hands.
December 1st to the 24th sees Venus in Sagittarius, your 11th house, which will be great for friendships and achieving your hopes and dreams. However Mercury turns retrograde on December 3rd in your 11th house. You may have to do some sweet talking; peer through the fog and don't allow emotional dramas to get the better of you, not only in friendships but also love relationships thanks to the Full Moon in charming Gemini on December 3rd. This will be very timely, as the New Moon in your 11h house arrives on December 18th, setting a new direction with your love life, friendships, social activities and children. On December 19th, you'll feel the tensions ease when Saturn thankfully makes his peace with your 11th house and moves on to your 12th house of hidden matters.
Home and Family
May 10th sees a Full Moon in Scorpio, your 4th house of home and family. You'll have the energy to delve into family matters, which will also affect your work and health. Your emotions will be intense as you concentrate on concerns on the home front. Don't let misunderstandings with family members get the better of you. Balance your self-importance, security needs, career and ambitions with your home life and build on family relationships. Sentimental possessions, family heirlooms, collections, and real estate matters are also in the frame.
On October 10th, expansive Jupiter moves into your 4th house. There'll be plenty happening on the home front for the next twelve months, bringing you opportunities to improve your lifestyle either through home extensions, moving to a larger home or property, even moving interstate or overseas depending on career necessities. A parent or family member may be of assistance in helping you set up a new home. You'll want to have space, and free yourself from restrictive situations. You'll realise how important the security of your home is to you, with its traditional values and childhood memories. This is a fortunate phase, but if possible refrain from going over-board with home plans and your capacity to meet your obligations. If you are not sure, then take the middle road and remain reasonable with big future plans. Jupiter remains in Scorpio until November 7, 2018. Happy renovating!
October through to January is going to be a hectic time, starting with Mercury in your 4th house from October 17th to November 4th. This is the time to get your ideas and plans underway with agreements, ideas and plans, contacting relatives, thoughts of moving and real estate matters. From October 23rd to November 21st the Sun moves through your home sector for one month, generating further energy to attend to matters at home, including memorabilia, sentimental keepsakes, old wares, your family tree and your unconscious drives.
November 7th to the 30th beautiful Venus starts the ball rolling with redecoration, entertaining at home, sprucing up the garden, and uniting family members with harmony and peace offerings. The New Moon on November 18th will activate your deeper emotional feelings about security, comforts at home, the past, and take you on a new direction with family relationships. However, you may find it difficult to adjust to changes not only with conditions at home but also with family. Action-orientated Mars zooms into your 4th house from December 9th to January 25th. You'll have greater physical energy to get jobs done around the home, such as clearing rubbish, maintenance and repairs. At the same time beware that your impulsiveness and hasty actions could create arguments with family. Accidents, cuts, abrasions and fires around the home are also possible. Keep your insurance up to date, especially with Mercury retrograde during the holiday period.
Work and Health
Dark Pluto remains in practical Capricorn, your 12th house, and will do for some time to come. Your health will come under attention, forcing you to seek ultimate control and a position of greater power. During this particular period, power and influence are subtle and may, for one reason or another, be hidden. By choice or circumstances you may be forced to deliberately hide your personal influence as well as material assets that may give you such power. Your search for control of one sort or another may itself be hidden or just not be very obvious to others. You may develop interest in dream analysis, occult subjects, and the development and use of intuitive and paranormal power such as clairvoyance and ESP. No matter what form it takes, inner strength is what you're after. Meanwhile rebellious Uranus is still in the background, clashing with Pluto to restructure your work, routine and job role. It will be a tense time on February 8th, when you are likely to keep worries and concerns to yourself, not only in your work area but also with regard to travel, study, politics and the law. From February 21st to the 24th, there's a chance you will clash with authority types and be put in a position of quarrelling, particularly if you are challenged over your beliefs, overseas issues and travelling.
Mercury will remain retrograde in Capricorn at the start of the year, re-entering your 12th house on January 12th. If you have had a holiday break then you'll soon need to get back to work issues by catching up on your workload and clearing the decks of the backlog and plan for 2017.
July 9th sees the Full Moon in Capricorn, when emotions are likely to be testy particularly if you have to deal with authority types. This will be an intense time when subconscious fears and concerns could overwhelm you, due to changes happening in your area of work and health.
Saturn Enters Capricorn
The Lord of Karma, Saturn moves into your 12th house on December 20th for a long stay. This influence has as much to do with the past as it does with the present. It urges you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something more solid and useful. Confront what is hidden from others, whether deliberately or inadvertently. You must face your fears and worries, resolve issues from the past that continue to weaken your happiness and productivity, and deal responsibly with loss and disappointment. If you have taken refuge in self-pity and guilt in the past, you now have to rid yourself of these destructive habits. It is not a phase in which to expect others to notice or applaud your struggles and successes. From December 20th to the 23rd, you will have a load on your shoulders, so just deal with it the best way you can.
Career and Finances: Stake Your Claim
Fearless Mars starts the ball rolling from March 10th to April 21st, entering your 10th house of career and ambitions. You are likely to be highly motivated and enthusiastic about accomplishing your objectives and long-term plans. Impress employers, authority types and those in your profession with your ability to lead and control. However, in your hurry to fulfil your ambitious streak, challenges may present themselves by others in your sphere. Try not to be too bold and egocentric with superiors; be aware that your reputation could be tarnished through impulsive actions.
That said, Mercury is retrograde between April 9th and the 19th. This will bring annoyances, particularly if you have applied for another career role, want to discuss your options with your employer, or are waiting for that promotion. Mercury, having started the retro phase in Taurus, steps back into Aries on the 20th, but will return to direct motion on May 3rd. The Cosmic Messenger will be in a shadow phase until May 21st, after which you can present your ideas, or even change your decisions and plans.
During this phase the Sun blazes into your 10th house from April 19th to May 19th, emphasizing your career and long-term plans. If you feel that you have taken one step forward, then two steps back, blame it on Mercury and Venus retrograde! On April 26th, there is a New Moon in Taurus, which gives you the confidence to take steps in promoting yourself. Go with your gut feel as to your next career move, be it lateral or on a different path altogether. Loving Venus then skips into your 10th house from June 6th to July 4th, giving you the promise of prestige, recognition and achievement. You are likely to be in the limelight in some way, so make the most of your success.
November 4th brings the Full Moon in Taurus, which will heighten your desire for success in business and professional issues. You might find yourself swirling in the limelight although you can expect some unrest over travel, people from overseas and educational matters. You'll dwell on areas of finances, sentimentality and intimate relationships. You will be intuitive of other people's needs, spirituality and interest in life after death. Try to balance your professional life with that of your family. Review your progress during the last 6 months and evaluate the future long-term goals you want to achieve.
Nebulous Neptune will remain in Pisces, your 2nd house of finances for some time. Ensure there is no confusion over money matters and your financial obligations, as misunderstandings, misrepresentation and deception are highly possible. The main targets this year are income, assets, and values, with the possibility of a slow erosion of your material assets as a result of bad investments, unwise extravagance, loss of earning ability, or for other reasons. If you happen to be an individual with great wealth, you may feel guilty or decide it is too much of a burden, and you may go so far as to waste or give away your assets. Erosion of values is also possible as you suffer confusion and misjudgement about what or who is most important in your life. Of course, money is not always wasted or lost. You may become more intuitive and even inspired as to how your income may be improved. Instead of becoming weaker, your values may be stronger as you come to realize that there are other things at least as important in life as money and material wealth.
February 26th sees a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces, your 2nd house of personal earnings, values and possessions. It's an important time to take care of your finances, so be ready for adjustments to expenditure, budget constraints and evaluating your financial situation. Arguments could ignite over joint accounts, other people's money, overseas investments and travel.
March 12th sees a Full Moon in meticulous Virgo, your 8th house of other people's money, sensuality and intensity. This creates pressure, especially if you rely on money coming through investments, a partner's income or other shared resources. Events may urge you to be cautious, and put some money aside as a nest egg for the future.
Mercury heads into Virgo on July 25th, but will turn retrograde on August 13th. Set out to have all your financial affairs up to date well before this time. From August to September you will be in a position to appraise your monetary situation. From September 5th to October 22nd, Mars steams through your 8th house, so you will be prone to spend money impulsively and keep a firm hand on the plastic. A partner's income or jointly-held property may require more attention than usual. You may be forced to collect debts and favours owed to you, or make arrangements for repayment of your own debts. Issues concerning insurance, taxes, inheritance, or money you manage for others may also demand more of your time and attention. Thankfully, with the help of the Goddess Venus, in Virgo from September 20th to October 13th, money should be easier to come by, either through your partner's funds, or other sources. There'll be the temptation to spend up just as quickly on lavish items.
Mercury, the Cosmic Messenger, enters a retrograde phase for a brief period of some three weeks three times a year on average. This year, however, there are four retro phases for you to deal with. During these phases hiccups are likely in communication, travel and transport. Misunderstandings, lack of information, phone and internet problems, along with breakdowns with appliances, machinery and component failure are all in the frame. This occurs thanks to inattention to detail, messages being unclear, or misreading the fine-print in documents. Fine-tune areas that need your attention; other people may be holding back on information that you are after, or has it simply been misplaced, even lost in the mail?
Ideas and plans set in place at the onset of a retrograde period are subject to delays, or being put on the backburner for another time. While Mercury is retrograde, a process of review can effectively resolve problems, more so when Mercury returns to direct motion through the zodiac. Not everyone suffers so much during a retrograde phase, due to Mercury's condition in the natal chart. For instance, should the Divine Messenger be retrograde at the time of birth, it can give you the flow of tidying up loose ends, clearing paperwork, and looking at areas that need your attention. Those with natal Mercury retrograde often do very well during these transiting retrograde periods. If that's you, remember that others may not be so fortunate.
It's important to double-check all arrangements for possible mistakes. Listen to what others have to say and make yourself clearly understood. If possible, hold off on major decisions and purchases, signing crucial documents, and making new verbal or written agreements. This year's Mercury retrograde phases are outlined below, giving you an insight into the year ahead:
December 19, 2016 – January 8th, 2017, Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn, 12th house.
This contains the remainder of the Mercury retrograde phase that began last year on December 19th in your12th house of secrets and sorrows. Mercury is therefore retrograde at the start of January, and briefly re-enters Sagittarius, your 11th house of friends, hopes and wishes on January 4th. You'll resume issues within relationships, attractions, hopes and dreams and activities with other people's children. You might find there are problems getting things to work, such as sending apologies due to misunderstandings with loved ones, or rekindling a friendship with a simple love note. Make sure it is sent to the right person.
The Cosmic Prankster then turns direct on January 8th, and rolls on into Capricorn on January 12th. This is when power and influence are subtle and may, for one reason or another, be hidden. You may be forced to hide your personal influence as well as material assets that may give you power. Your search for control of one sort or another may itself be hidden, or just not very obvious to others. You may develop interest in dream analysis, occult subjects, and the development and use of intuitive and paranormal power such as clairvoyance and ESP. No matter what form it takes, inner strength is what you're after. Self-pity and playing the martyr are not only unacceptable ploys should you use them, they will simply not work -- and they may have unhappy consequences. After January 28th, it will be full steam ahead with general administration and other people getting back to you after a period of absence.
April 9th – 20th, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, 4th house
On April 9th Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus, your 4th house of domestic conditions and new beginnings. It's that time of year when the Cosmic Prankster puts a spanner into your home and family. The focus is likely to be directed to real estate transactions, repairs or other matters related to your home or property, so make sure you have read all the small print! Family discussions, family business transactions, and correspondence with or short trips to visit relatives are in the frame, so be sure to get the dates and directions right. You may also be inspired to collect and restore family heirlooms, gather information on your family's genealogy and other aspects of family history, or visit your childhood home. Make your mark well before Mercury goes retrograde, or expect definite decisions and answers after May 21st.
The Cosmic Prankster then re-enters Aries, your 3rd house of communication on April 20th. Your connections in the local environment, telecommunications and computer gear will experience some sort of interruption. Thanks to Venus also retrograde in the 3rd house, things will not run as smoothly as expected. Mix-ups could occur with accommodation; flight, luggage and connection problems are also in the frame. You may have to resolve differences that came about during the period of March 23rd to the 28th, and from April 27th to the 30th. Gain some insight into the events and dissipate any ill feelings. Mercury turns direct on May 3rd in Aries, then moves forward to re-enter Taurus, your 4th house, on May 16th again, but remains in a shadow phase until May 21st.
August 13th – 31st, Mercury Retrograde in Virgo, 8th house
On August 13th, the Cosmic Prankster turns retrograde in your 8th house of sex, death and taxes. August will be a significant month for Aquarius, with a Solar Eclipse in your 7th house followed by Mercury causing setbacks with money. You'll go back to talks behind the scenes, and work on plans in secret. Either way it's time to concentrate on your earning capacity versus the outlay on expenditure. You may need to modify your budget, speak with financial institutions, and settle some debts. Don't make any hasty decisions with finances just yet, but instead filter through your statements, and read up on the finer points of agreements. If you are waiting on a loan or credit card approval, an increase in your earning or other sources of income, these will take longer than usual. On the 31st, Mercury re-enters Leo, your 7th house, briefly. On September 5th, Mercury turns direct in Leo before re-entering Virgo on the 10th. Mercury will be out of the shadow phase on September 20th, allowing you to make clearer decisions with finances.
December 3 – 23rd, 2017, Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius, 5th house
This will mark the last Mercury retrograde phase for the year, beginning on December 3rd in your 11th house of friends and associates, hopes and dreams. At the start Mercury joins Taskmaster Saturn from December 1st to the 8th, putting a damper on your activities. You'll find relationships strained, problems with other people's children and a general lack of interest in activating your hopes and dreams . Projects will be slower to achieve as you will be more critical than usual, even nit-picky over small things which could lead to difficulties with others. News that you receive could be disappointing and will revolve around talks from November 25th to the 30th. You may have to regroup your thoughts and present new ideas from December 10th and 12th. Mercury returns to direct motion on December 23rd, but will remain in a shadow phase until January 11th, 2018.
Lunar Life with Lady Moon
Your personal New Moon occurs in your first house of personality on January 28th. Congratulations! It is the beginning of another birthday year for you. You can take advantage of the positive potential of each birthday by making it a special time for renewing inner energy and vitality, and your faith in yourself as an individual. Reflect on what the past has taught, look forward to where you would like to be in the future, and above all, adopt the attitude and determination that you will meet and overcome every challenge that the future holds. Your emotional energy will be surging thanks to the influence of Mars, which could tend to make you fired up, irritable, and impatient. Opportunities can lead to furthering your career, or to gaining recognition of your individuality and talent. Demonstrate courage, integrity, and loyalty, or vigorously defend your principles. The ultimate ego satisfaction you get, or goals you attain this week may come through men or a male individual, or from being in competitive or aggressive situations. You cannot sit around waiting for things to happen, so put yourself in different situations, participate in a variety of activities, and circulate among a wide variety of people to attract the opportunity you're looking for.
Your Personal Full Moon, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th in your sign. It will correspond to a culmination of events over the last six months, but also sees positive changes coming up with unexpected luck and good fortune. There's potential for travel, expanding your mind through study, and emotional fulfilment in spirituality and metaphysics. You'll enjoy mixing with diverse groups of people; interests in reform, the justice system and publishing material are also in the wind. It will beam on your area of relationships, partnerships, agreements and legal affairs. You may come to a conclusion with agreements with open enemies, or make a commitment with an overseas connection. It's essential for you to communicate your emotional needs within relationships and make compromises to balance one another's personality.
Eclipses can instigate major turning points in your life, and are best not to be ignored. They have a long-lasting effect over some six months and have a much stronger effect than regular lunation cycles. Depending on your natal chart, this of course can vary due to planetary degrees, and aspects. Here are the eclipses for 2017.
A Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Leo on February 11th will influence your 7th house of marriage, partnership and open confrontation. This is a powerful lunation and a good aspect to Jupiter, Lord of Fortune, encourages you to feel good about your own integrity, explore your spirituality and broaden your intellectual horizons. These efforts are not only excellent in themselves, they are likely to inspire the admiration of influential types. This is no time for false modesty and empty gestures, Aquarius. Sincere generosity and devotion to the truth will bring you success. Enjoyment in everything is zinging along and fun can be found in every situation. Cultural events, long-distance travel, religious activities, political interests, speculative ventures, banking and investment, publishing, and advertising campaigns can be successfully launched under this fortunate influence. Judgments are in your favour.
A New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse in Pisces on February 26th will be in your 2nd house of finances and values. This Solar Eclipse can bring on major changes and cover a period of six months. Just what you wanted to know! Nebulous Neptune also in your sector of finances adds confusion and loss to the way money is handled. There's a chance of being deluded, and making risky business deals. Start establishing a new way of securing money received through other sources, such as joint income, investments, superannuation, taxes, benefits and inheritances. You will be sensitive to people and conditions around you, including intimate relationships. You may be challenged over your belief systems, religious and political views, thanks to fearless Mars clashing with unpredictable Uranus opposing the Lord of Fortune, mighty Jupiter. Your desire for freedom of speech could land you in hot water, particularly if you are dealing with the law, different cultures or travelling overseas. Your view may not be the same as someone else's, which can lead to arguments and impulsive actions.
A Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th awakens your personality and self-image. This final Lunar Eclipse of the year will review a culmination of events from back in February and how your personal and emotional needs have influenced your relationships. This will also affect partnerships, marriage, alliances, agreements, litigation, and open enemies. With Mercury about to go retrograde on August 13th, make sure you understand the finer points in documents, finance commitments, and negotiations. Warlord Mars occupies your 7th house, giving you an ego boost but getting things done will be more difficult to accomplish by yourself than it might be with a partner or partners. Even if you want to be left alone, other people will find a way to physically intrude. Beware of emotional flare-ups. Verbal confrontations over money, ego differences and dramas are all in the frame. Benevolent Jupiter however will rule by giving you some scope with legal battles, good news, and future commitments.
A New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st affects your 7th house of marriage, partners and opponents. Though some things may go well in spite of this influence, you are not favoured to emerge the winner in an ego-contest. Your influence over other people and your ability to elicit their cooperation occupies your mind. Do others see you as strong, independent and forceful? Should you be married or living with someone, you will most likely assess your role in the union from a rather ego-centric viewpoint. Do you dominate your partner, or is it the other way round? Does the partnership help, or impede your personal growth? Has your monetary potential or social status been improved by the relationship? These concerns apply equally to your business alliances. Ego seems to be a bigger factor and you become more assertive in legal matters, contracts and negotiations. There does seem to be more than your fair share of open conflicts and opposition, but expressing undue stubbornness or antagonism, however, makes it particularly difficult to resolve conflicts, or reach compromises. Best not to resist the authority of others or to exhibit arrogance or aggression that at any other time might cause your opponents to back down. You have reached the halfway point in your birthday year which makes it a good time to measure your progress (or lack of it) over the last six months.
That's it for our Annual Forecast for 2017, dear Aquarius! Don't forget to follow up by reading our regular monthly and weekly forecasts for more detailed analysis. For a personal forecast tailored just for your individual needs, visit our order page and select Monthly Personal Predictions or a personal Annual Forecast and Transit Report. Have a great year in 2017.