Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
The year starts relatively slowly for the fleet-footed Aries, however; the pace picks up by the end of January when the fiery planet Mars movies into your Zodiac Sign. The trick is to begin 2017 with some much-needed rest and recreation. You could make plans, perhaps even create a vision for the year. On January 28 you are then ready to implement your plans. Action is then the key word. The Rams of the Zodiac are always better advised to take considered action rather than make rash moves. You need to take extra care in the days before and after February 27 as Mars collides with the erratic planet Uranus. This is not a good time for risks. Things settle by March 10 when Mars moves into the more stable Zodiac Sign of Taurus. Overall 2017 sees you moving ahead with your plans and goals once you have set your course. Therefore the start of the year is crucial. This January you may be in two minds about how to make your way in the world. A choice is needed. You need to follow the higher path, the one that challenges you to be a better person, to utilise your skills and to share your fair-minded thoughts. Aries often rule from the head. Your challenge is to listen to your heart as much as possible as you move through 2017.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The start of the year sees Taureans in a less practical mode than usual. The planets are aligned in a way that suggests you need to escape your responsibilities for a while. There is a team to reap and a time to sow, as the saying goes. January is your time to reap the benefit of what you have sown in the past. Escape can come in many forms. You may travel overseas, go on a spiritual retreat, attend an enjoyable conference or immerse yourself in cultural events. Other possibilities include visits to art galleries, film festivals and sporting events. This is particularly true around January 13 when your ruling planet Venus meets the dreamy planet Neptune. Romance is also in the air around this time. Your energy levels start to pick up in the second week of March and you then move forward with solid plans as is your custom. The beginning of June is auspicious for affairs of the heart and financial matters. 2017 sees you reap the rewards of any area in which you have persevered in recent times. By April 1 you are well and truly on your way to achieving your goals. By the end of the year, when the practical planet Saturn moves into your neighbouring Zodiac Sign of Capricorn, you are able to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
2017 starts a new cycle in your life. Change is afoot and you are likely to be transformed in the process. The end of January is a particularly potent time during which surprising news may be delivered. As your circumstances shift you need to remain flexible. Resistance is likely to create problems. You are better advised to see the profundity of the opportunities that arise now and embrace them. Truth is the best policy. This also means be truthful about yourself, your own hopes and dreams and wishes. The beginning of March sees your imagination soar. If you are able to go on a retreat, visit an art gallery or take up a project that requires vision then March 4 is the ideal time. Music may also inspire you around this time. As 2017 progresses you begin to see the benefits of the changes that occur early in the year. Your mind is likely to be sharp as your ruling planet Mercury moves into your Zodiac Sign in the first week of June. Insights flow. Communication is always your best asset. Keep the connections that are important to you and discard those that no longer serve your purpose. This is also a good year during which to seriously consider your relationship needs. A commitment may be required at the start of the year. This is either a promise made to your partner, or a vow to acknowledge your own relationship needs.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
The new calendar year shines a light on your connections with other people. Relationships, both negative and positive, are the focus. This is your time to renew your intentions to create supportive unions and to re-negotiate or move on from non-supportive ones. Your primary partnership is a central force in your life right now. If you are single then you may strike up a new relationship. If you are in a committed partnership then this plays on your mind. This could be because your partner needs some extra tender loving care. Alternatively changes may be needed so that you have more emotional satisfaction. Alternatively you may enjoy some much-needed quality time. The emphasis is on emotional satisfaction. This is not about how your relationship should be, but rather what you both need to feel supported and loved. As the year progresses you are likely to reap rewards in one or more areas of your life in October and face some serious decisions in December. The June Solstice is a time of heightened intuition during which you gain an increased ability to communicate. The beginning of August sees a boost in love and money matters. As always you are more sensitive than others to the fluctuations of the Moon. Therefore you may be aware of the influence of the Lunar Eclipses on February 11 and August 8. These are excellent days for introspection.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
A new calendar year is usually an excellent time for New Year’s resolutions. While others make their resolutions and quickly forget them or give up one them, you need to adhere to yours. The planets are aligned in such a way as to urge you to make some lifestyle changes. This is an excellent period during which to give up any negative habits and adopt new healthier ones. Joining a gym, starting a dance class or incorporating a morning yoga session are just a few of the activities that you could incorporate into your daily or weekly schedule. Action taken now reaps benefits later on in 2017. 2017 is a busy year for Leos. You can be very productive. Planetary activity sparks awareness and possible changes. A Lunar Eclipse occurs in your Sign on February 11. Lunar Eclipses herald psychological wake-up calls or times when you are more aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. There is also a Lunar Eclipse in the opposing Sign of Aquarius indicating that someone unusual may enter your life or trigger a chance of circumstances. August is also a turning point for the Leos of the Zodiac with a Solar Eclipses affecting your Sun Sign. A Solar Eclipse on August 22 brings news or an event that sparks change. The planet Venus brings luck in love and money matters in the last week of August.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
It is time for you to create something new in your life. This could be a new daily habit or something much grander. The choice is yours. The planets are aligned in such a way to help you start 2017 in a productive manner. You are able to manifest things in your life that add to your health and happiness. January is a positive and happy month for Virgos. You may be surrounded by children. If so this is a reminder for you to be more free and child-like in your own life. Children live in the moment. They are quick to react and just as quick to forgive and forget. You are now able to be less critical of yourself and others. Your New Year’s Resolutions may include forgiving yourself and others of past misdemeanours. What a relief this could be if you are able to truly let go of that critical mind of yours. In turn this then paves the way for new and more productive thoughts and activities. A lucky win, a surprise or fortunate news may arrive around the end of February when a Solar Eclipse triggers your Sun Sign. March, in particular, is a time to slow your mind, rid yourself of worries and enjoy some much-needed escape time. Inspiration is the theme around March 4. By July your mind is sharp again and you are at your most productive.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Your private life becomes the focus at the start of 2017. January is your month to let your imagination run free and daydream about your ideal living quarters. If you are already living in your dream home and location then you may enjoy sharing your good fortune with loved ones or indulge in artistic interior decorating. On the other hand, you may be unsettled, feeling that your living arrangements need an overhaul. If so then you are perhaps eager to create something new and may consider moving home. Even the most ideal living situation can be disrupted when neighbouring properties change, or local authorities mess with the neighbourhood. If it is not feasible for you to pull up roots and move then re-decorating, creating a hideaway or setting up a meditation room may fit the bill. Let your artistic talents have full rein. This is a time of innovation, trying new things that will enhance your private life. A family holiday or involvement in artistic activities may also appeal, particularly around January 13. The start of this calendar year is the ideal time for Librans to create a vision board filled with wonderful pictures and inspirational words to help set the scene for 2017. Auspicious times are October 14 when the planet of love and money Venus moves into your Zodiac Sign, and October 17 when the planet of communications Mercury also moves into Libra.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
The New Year sees Scorpios in a communicative frame of mind. You are ready to leave 2016 behind and reach out and connect with others. You are in the mood to party. Therefore you are interested in those who are young at heart and those who would like to join in on the celebrations. You may sign up for a new short course, or join a neighbourhood group. Your siblings may feature more prominently in your life during January. You are being encouraged to keep an open mind and to explore new methods of connecting with those around you. This stands you in good stead for the rest of the year. You need to avoid conflict and risky business especially around the end of February when your ruling planet Mars collides with the erratic Uranus. Life takes an upward turn from October 11 when the positive planet Jupiter moves into your Zodiac Sign. This marks the beginning of a new cycle in your life, one during which you can achieve many of your goals. In a way the start of 2017 is all about you deciding your priorities and working towards them. You can discard outmoded ways of thinking, and adopt new plans. As the year progresses you start to see your plans come to fruition and you certainly start to reap the rewards from October.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
The Archers of the Zodiac have been weighed down in recent times by the heavy planet Saturn wending its way through Sagittarius. If you imagine that you are on an uphill trek then you are on the last leg of a long haul. The start of 2017 sees you question your worth and the worthiness of continuing on this leg of the journey. It is possible that you may decide to give up on some things that feel too heavy in your life. However, it is also conceivable that you could hang in just a little longer so that you can reap the rewards of previous hard work. Only you can answer the question: “Is this really worthwhile?” And the month of January sees you asking that question. Money matters are tied up with your goals. Therefore you are also likely to ask yourself whether or not your current path is reaping you the necessary income and financial rewards. Once again only you can decide. If your passion is strong then you are likely to continue and end 2017 on a high note when Saturn leaves your Sign. If your enthusiasm has dwindled then you may take stock, tie up loose ends and move on to greener pastures. Whichever path you take, the process is likely to be a step by step one towards your end goal.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
The start of 2017 sees you make quite an impact on the people around you. Your personal charisma is strong with several planets aligned in Capricorn. It seems that you have been working behind the scenes and now have something to show for your efforts. It is time to put your best foot forward and promote yourself, your skills and any talents that you have been working on. January sees you intensify your communications. Your health and happiness is also important now. New Year resolutions are in order and, unlike many, you have the fortitude to carry through on any promises that you make to yourself this month. By the end of the month you are likely to receive important news or deliver profound news to someone close to you. If you are a business oriented Capricorn then your partnerships may change direction. Something or someone from the past may enter your life in a way that is profound. It is time to broaden your horizons, seek the seed of truth in all of your activities and relationships and maintain your integrity. Your ruling planet Saturn moves into your Zodiac Sign at the end of December and so this year is about paving the way for some weighty achievements. Your pace of life is likely to slow down as you consolidate things towards the end of the year.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
You may wish to start 2017 slowly, retreating from your usual social engagements. You may even be more emotional than usual. You are normally known for your practical and logical advice. Some might even call you a little “emotionally tough”. Something or someone is triggering your vulnerable side in January. If possible plan some time to retreat, rest or perhaps work on a project that is personally satisfying. This stands you in good stead for a slow and steady start to the year and productive outcomes. If you can then start the year with as few social engagements as possible, enjoying only those that demand your attention. January sees you pay your respects to others but on a more limited basis. You are less gregarious than usual, however, your social calendar demands that some duties be fulfilled. Your health and wellbeing are important and are another reason why you need to retreat. Prayer, meditation and other uplifting activities are a boost. You may also have a high-minded project that needs attention. Whatever your personal scenario gradually you will feel more like connecting with others. In fact a Lunar Eclipse in your Zodiac Sign on August 8 triggers a frenetic social period. During this time you would be well-advised to remain flexible and to avoid making any major decisions until the Eclipse season finished at the end of August.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
For some time now you have dreamt of a more idyllic life. You may even have suffered from what is sometimes called “divine homesickness”. This means that you know what it means to be sensitive, imaginative and artistic. You know that a heavenly world exists somewhere and you long for greater expression. The start of 2017 introduces the need for Pisceans to find a group in which you feel a sense of belonging. You need to seek like-minded friends, communities of kindred spirits or clubs in which you have a sense of fulfilment. Networking is the key theme of January. It is time for you to realise that you are not alone, others do feel and think like you. Your imagination needs to soar, particularly around January 13 when love and artistic expressions is at its most sensitive. A Solar Eclipse in your Zodiac Sign on February 27 also augurs a pleasant surprise. Around this time you are likely to experience a lucky break, something that brings you joy. You may also delight in some good fortune around October 11 when the auspicious planet Jupiter moves into a neighbouring Water Sign. All in all 2017 heralds uplifting moments and enjoyable experiences as long as you embrace your imagination, let go of your fears and trust your intuition.