Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Whole Astrology 2017 Earth Sign Forecast (Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo)



This is the fourth and final installment of my astrology forecasts for 2017. And now my gaze turns to the Earth Signs--Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. While I don't see much happening for Taurus or Virgo, Capricorn has a powerful year in store, that is my mountain goat if you choose to embrace your personal power. Don't look for power in the outer world or as gained from other people. I'm talking about inner power which moves mountains. Are you up for it?

The biggest event for Earth Signs in 2017 happens on December 21 when Saturn moves out of Sagittarius into Capricorn. In October, Jupiter stops squaring Pluto because the gaseous planet moves out of Libra into Scorpio. And the North Node moves out of Virgo (Earth Sign) into Leo (Fire Sign) on May 10. Mars, Venus, and Jupiter go to heads with Pluto and align with Uranus to bring on a Great Awakening.

Capricorn:

When we celebrate the New Year, the moon arrives in Aquarius. However, we're still feeling the embers of the Capricorn New Moon from December 29. Some folks are bouncing into the future with glee, but Capricorn, you're focused on building infrastructure for the year ahead. And if you're thinking that 2017 is a sober year, you're right. For you, it's a very sober year. But this doesn't mean that you shouldn't prepare for changes that come to you out of left field. Be prepared for anything and learn to become a first responder. People will be counting on you as a rock to lean upon.

January:

Mars conjuncts Neptune in your 3rd House of communication the first week. Situations seem surreal and people's reactions and responses seem unreal. Plus Mercury is RX in your 12th House (behind the veil) until the 8th. Best not to make any major decisions the first week of the year. Lay low and spend time interpreting your dreams instead. You do feel compassionate towards others, especially children.

The transiting Sun connects with the Dark Lord Pluto in your 1st House from the 7 - 12. This is when you feel a dark cloud covering your light. But even shadows have timely messages that bring deep healing and transformation. Venus conjuncts Neptune in your 3rd House and you want to glamorize your life from the 13 - 17 or at least get involved with an art project. Women, whether you are straight or gay seem alluring at this time.

Mars in Pisces squares Saturn from the 18 - 24. Since Saturn is your planetary ruler, you might find that either children or adults are rebelling against your authority. Or you might experience adults acting like children. Either way, you find this annoying and wish people would grow up and think for themselves.

The Cancer New Moon on the 12th has you at odds with your partner. You have the urge to get work done and get caught up after the holidays. But your partner wants to spend time with you and cuddle. You'll need to come up with a compromise. People are extremely moody during this time.

February:

From January 8 until February 6, all the planets were in forward motion. That is the astrological equivalent of a green light. But on February 6, Jupiter which transits in your 10th House of Career and the Public goes RX. And it doesn't go direct until June 9. So that run of luck you have experienced with your career-hopping and the public takes a breather. It's not that you won't experience good fortune, only that you'll have to worker harder to reap rewards.

Then Mars in Aries squares Pluto on the 22 -25. This plays out in your 1st House of identity and your 4th House of home/mother/childhood. Either you work through childhood wounds and liberate yourself from patterns or Pluto is going to hurl a wrecking ball your way. If you are currently living with your parents, you will have to relocate. Or if you find you have to relocate because you lost a job, you might end up moving in with your mother. But either way, you fall back on yourself to heal old wounds once and for all. Stop blaming your parents. Taking responsibility gives you the power you crave.

And if Pluto doesn't get your attention, Mars conjuncts with Uranus from the 26 -28 in your 4th House. Look at the same themes from my above statement that quicken the response time. Uranus is the lightening or sudden events planet and when Mars brings its fiery energy to the transit and in its own sign Aries, expect sparks to fly.

On February 10, we experience the Leo Lunar Eclipse which falls in your 8th House of other people's resources. If you have been working on sharing your gifts and talents in the world, you might receive financial support in the way of a grant or a manager taking you on as a client. The Pisces Solar Eclipse on the 26th falls in your 3rd House. You might need to help out a sibling or cousin or neighbor during this time. Remember, people are going to lean on you heavily this year.

March:

The Sun conjuncts Neptune from the 1 - 4 in your 3rd House. Dream big during this time, but share your dreams with the right people. You don't have to go it alone. People want to lend a hand. Venus in Aries goes RX on the 4th in your 4th House. Now, is a good time to reassess your values about home, mother, mothering, and childhood Perhaps, you have lived your life according to your parents' ideals and now it's time to explore what you desire. This further emphasized when the Aries Sun conjuncts Venus on the 25 - 31.

The Mercury-Uranus conjunction also takes place in your 3rd House. With all this brain power, you can get a lot of mental work done (27 - 28). Or you might want to try cognitive therapy to break old patterns and habits. Jupiter RX in your 10th House goes to head with Pluto in your 1st House. Your self-identity might not be in alignment with your career or your public image. Now, is the time to make adjustments. Make sure that you acting in integrity. The public knows the truth when it hears it and you don't want anyone bashing you on Twitter or Facebook.

The Virgo Full Moon on the 12th lands in your 9th House of higher learning/travel/religion. It is a house with a tendency for pomposity. However, it's also a time when you can teach others what you have learned along the way. You want to serve the public in some way that has to do with foreign relations, teaching, or spirituality.

The Aries New Moon on the 27th shines the spotlight on home again. And you revisit feeling at home or not feeling at home as that relates to your parents and upbringing. I think this is a theme for you, Capricorn (Sun and Ascendant).

April:

This is a red light month because of all the planets switching directions. Your ruler Saturn goes RX on the 6th. Venus goes Direct on the 15th in Pisces. Mercury goes RX on the 9th in Taurus and Pluto goes RX in your 1st House on the 10th. Don't expect any work to get done and expect delays. You don't like when Saturn goes RX because you lack any motivation to get anything done. But maybe that's the point. It's time to rest and recreate.

Some positive boosters are the Mars-Pluto Trine on 6 - 8 which helps you build new structure even if Saturn goes RX at that time. The Sun-Uranus conjunction on the 14 - 15 either leaves you feeling restless or you use that energy to start an exercise program or do something physical. And the Mercury-Uranus conjunction boost brain power from the 28 - 30 into the next month (ends on May 13). Listen to brainwave CDs during this time.

The Libra Full Moon on the 11th lights up your Career and Public Image 10th House. You work towards achieving balance and harmony. Think Louise Hay's calm voice as you go about your day. That is the calmness you are trying to achieve. And things get even calmer around the time of the Taurus New Moon on the 26th. This is a month that you focus on calmness and beauty no matter what is brewing in the background.

May:

Mars moves into Gemini (your house of work) and squares Neptune from the 11 to the 17th. You'll want to back up your spiritual beliefs with cognitive thinking. And your thinking is clear this month because of Mars trining Jupiter in Air Signs during the last week and the on-going Mercury-Uranus trine which ends on the 13th. Then you get a boost of enthusiasm from the Saturn-Uranus trine during the last week. That's a trine we see playing throughout 2017. It's a lovely Fire Trine that helps us to lighten up.

The Scorpio Full Moon on the 10th lands in your 11th House of colleagues. I see you getting involved with investigative work on social media or maybe through journalism. You want to join with others in solving a mystery. Just don't get caught up in conspiracy theories.

June:

Big news in June is that Neptune goes RX on the 16th in your 3rd House of communications. I think it becomes easier to communicate and articulate your dreams and aspirations. Jupiter goes Direct on the 9th, the same day as the Sagittarius Full Moon. You are itching to travel, but this falls in your 12th House so more than likely, this travel happens in your mind such as traveling and exploring past lives.

Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries on the 1 - 3. So you are either living with an unusual woman or about to meet one through your mother or at home. This woman wants you to join her in shaking things up. Most likely she is an Aries or Aquarius. Mars in Cancer trines Neptune (27 - 30). and this brings heat to a partnership or romantic situation. Perhaps, if you partner with women, the Aquarius or Aries woman stirs your passion.

The Cancer New Moon on the 23rd falls in your 7th House of partnerships. Either you start a new partnership now or rekindle a current one. You begin a new cycle for your 7th House themes.

July:

This month you experience Cardinal Sign tension. Mars in Cancer (7th) squares Uranus in your 4th House. This could bring tension to the home but only because you or your partner seeks freedom now. The Leo Sun conjuncts Mars on the 23 - 29. You are looking at resources coming from other people or joint finances. Or you could find yourself leading a spiritual workshop or movement.

The Capricorn Full Moon on the 9th falls in your 1st House. If you are experiencing aches and pains brought on by stress see either a medical doctor or better yet, a lifestyle coach. You are asked to make changes to your lifestyle to increase your vitality and good health. Also, this full moon ends a 12-month cycle. It's time to set intentions for the next 12 months.

August:

The second most challenging month in 2017 is August. And again, the Cardinal Signs dominate bringing stress into the equation. Uranus in Aries goes RX on the 3rd and for you, this leaves some breathing space for several months. But Mercury also goes RX on the 13th in your 9th and 8th houses so it's not a good time to travel overseas. Wait until after September 5 when Mercury goes Direct in Leo. Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto on the 16th so there could be a drag-out fight in a partnership or one or both of you undergoes a transformation that shifts consciousness in your partnership.

Jupiter squares Pluto (1 - 8) but this leads up to a loose T-square with Uranus. You'll see this play out on the world stage in social justice events and many of these events began in 2016 or earlier. You might have your own legal and social justice issues to tend with home and partnerships. But this all depends on the evolution of your soul.

On August 7, we experience a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius in your 2nd House of gifts, talents, values. Eclipses bring breakthroughs and culminations. So if you have been working towards getting your talents out in the world, you might just hear good news or experience a breakthrough during this eclipse. Even rejections can turn to success later if you know how to use any criticism for fodder to perfect your work.

The Total Solar Eclipse in Leo occurs on the 21st in your 8th House of other people's resources, sex, death, and the occult. This is also the psychology house so you experience a breakthrough in how your early upbringing affects how you handle success and finances. How can you succeed with your talents, if you don't explore your shadows and then accept them? Solar Eclipses shed light on the darkness in our lives.

September:

Use this month to rest or take a vacation. Mars in Leo trines Uranus and this gives everyone boost of energy and vitality. This trine happens in your 4th and 8th houses so see what transpires for you in the way of home and other people's resources during the 1st week of September.

You enjoy going on a spiritual retreat during the Pisces Full Moon on the 6th. Or if you can't get away for a retreat at least take a spiritual workshop or spend time reading self-help books. Pisces opens up new paths for you, but it's up to you to walk those paths. The Virgo New Moon on the 19th provides opportunities to travel abroad. Perhaps, you go on a teaching tour or you teach workshops overseas. This could also be about attracting foreign customers or clients.

October:

The big news is that Jupiter leaves Libra and enters Scorpio on the 11th. This means that the Cardinal Signs don't experience any more squares, conjunctions, or oppositions with Libra. Now, Jupiter transits in your 11th House of social networking, grassroots groups, charitable causes, and colleagues. You want to dig deep into an issue and advocate for justice.

Venus and Mars conjunct in Virgo the 1st week and are in exact orb on the 5th. This coupling takes place in your 9th House of world travel and the higher mind. I think some of you are going to meet partners from other countries and cultures in October. That is if you are single. If you're partnered then you'll meet foreigners who become your advocates, friends, and business partners. These are people with an eye for details but they might not see the big picture.

Mars in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn (9th and 1st houses) the first week and is in exact orb on the 1st and 2nd. If you travel overseas, make sure that you have a strong self-identity and take care of your health. Whatever you do, don't act impatient (Mars) or criticize aspects of other cultures. This will not go over well and you might not receive an invitation to return.

Mars squares your ruler, Saturn on the 19 - 20 and this might have to do with a conflict in the area of spirituality or the performing arts. The Scorpio Sun conjuncts Jupiter on the 24th and again, you are involved with advocacy or grassroots groups.

The Full Aries Moon on the 5th brings both vitality and more world tension because every time the moon transits in Aries it connects with Pluto by a square and Uranus by a conjunction, and then catches up to Jupiter in Libra with another square. So social justice, legal issues, and bombastic energy hits the fan.

The Libra New Moon on the 19th will not connect with Jupiter since this planet has arrived in Scorpio. But this new moon squares Pluto and opposes Uranus so we get more of the same tension that we experienced with the Full Aries Moon. We can call it book-end energy.

November:

Besides the Mars-Pluto Square (19 - 20) which takes place in your 1st and 4th houses, November provides us with more flowing transits. We experience the long-playing Saturn-Uranus Fire Trine which gives everyone a can-do feeling. And even you, Capricorn perk up and dig into the holiday spirit. Venus conjuncts Jupiter in Scorpio (11 -12) and you see your circle of colleagues and causes expand along with your personal influence. Then at the end of the month, you experience Mercury joining Saturn in your 12th House. What is it about the higher mind that you wish to communicate with others? Saturn is preparing to move into Capricorn in December, so this is its last foray in the Sign of the Horse.

The Full Taurus Moon on the 4th is a good time to beautify your body, home, and garden (even if it's close to winter). Get your hair styled. Buy clothing in soft materials that are not navy or black. This moon wants you to lighten up and put your efforts behind your values. Then on the 18th, the New Moon in Scorpio has you celebrating a victory with colleagues or heading back to the drawing board after a failure. But this time you research your topic and get all the facts straight.

December:

Mercury goes RX in your 12th House from the 3 - 22 and your mind goes way back to previous lifetimes. You explore these lifetimes and mine them for gold. You obsess over details in your nightly dreams and intangible realms communicate with you. You explore your spiritual gifts and if you're not already working in the metaphysical field, that type of work calls to you now--not just as a lifestyle but as a life.

Saturn moves into Capricorn the same day as the sun moves into Capricorn (on the Solstice). And in two years time, Jupiter will join Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn while Uranus move into Taurus. Consider now the type of structure you want to build for the future because in a way, the future is now. The Sun conjuncts Saturn the 22 - 27 and then Venus conjuncts Saturn the last week. Capricorn this is the month for you! You're feeling strong, healthy, and vital. You're feeling confident and people are still leaning on you for support.

We end the year with Mars in Scorpio trining Neptune (exact on the 27 - 28) and this inspires your spiritual pursuits. You want to communicate the occult and other expansive topics to others. And you're going to shock a few people. Happy holidays, Capricorn. You have arrived at the pinnacle of success or the top of a mountain.

Taurus: 

The big news for you this year is Venus (ruling planet) going RX in Aries and Pisces during the first few months of the year. Then, in the autumn months, Jupiter transits into your opposite sign Scorpio in October. And then on December 21, Saturn moves into Capricorn, a fellow Earth Sign. You give a sigh of relief since Saturn's move into Capricorn can only boost your finances.

The North Node moves into the Fixed Sign Leo. You have more in common with Leo than you think. You both enjoy sensuality leading to hedonism and you both enjoy luxuries but for different reasons. Taurus, unlike Leo, you are not trying to impress anyone except yourself. And there's nothing wrong with a bit of self-love provided it does not turn you into a tyrant.

January:

An Aquarius Moon launches 2017 and this doesn't go over well with you. Similar to Capricorn and Cancer, you are a traditionalist. You fear changes and Aquarius ushers in futuristic changes. You fear new technology and prefer to cuddle with a soft blanket or gentle person as opposed to the latest high-tech gadget. Solar power is all good and well, but you prefer gardening and farming. You want to sink your hands into the earth.

You do feel dreamy the first week of January and you feel like writing poetry or making a movie. That's because of the Mars conjuncts Neptune in your 11th House. You want to show others what you're made of through words or images. Then your planet, Venus hooks up with Neptune from the 13 - 17 and you definitely want to create art.

The Sun-Pluto conjunction happening in your 9th House of long-distance travel and the higher mind brings in finances that help you pay for a holiday overseas or funds to return to college. You might even go on a spiritual retreat involving sacred sites or a trip to Egypt. However, the Mars-Saturn Square (18 - 24) has you crossing swords with spiritual colleagues. But none of you have your facts straight. Mercury goes Direct in Sagittarius (also your 8th House) on the 8th. After that, all the planets are in forward motion so the iron is hot for forging new projects.

The Cancer Full Moon on the 12th has you desiring to cuddle with someone. You don't feel like getting out of bed that day and would love if someone catered to your culinary needs. Take good care of your breasts and stomach during this moon. People are needing tender loving care at this time.

The Aquarius New Moon on the 27 has you encountering annoying people who rebel against the system. You're not in the mood for conspiracy theories and even your friends seem to harbor a few. Focus on beneficial technology or farming practices then you'll feel less annoyed with others. Better yet, throw yourself into an art project and it could just turn into a career. Aquarius is in your 10th House of career and the public.

February:

Jupiter goes RX on the 6th in your 6th House of work and health. You lose enthusiasm for your daily work and want to go on vacation. But this waning energy will only last until June 9 when Jupiter goes direct. Take the next several months to shore up your health and to get organized with your daily routine. This is also a good time to break bad habits.

Mars in Aries squares Pluto (22 -25). When this happens the world goes crazy. But similar to Capricorn, you are a rock of stability that others cling to. This is followed by Mars conjuncts the Awakener Uranus (26 -28). Where do you need to change in your life?

It's the first eclipse season and on the 10th, we experience a Lunar Eclipse in Leo which squares the Taurus Sun and Ascendant (at least in a general reading). You experience shaking up in the home and career. But eclipses shake things up to make our lives better. The Pisces Solar Eclipse on the 26 has you joining with spiritual colleagues or maybe you get involved in a cause that requires your compassion.

March:

The Sun conjuncts Neptune from the 1 - 4 and this leaves you with space to daydream. Indulge in self-help books and workshops this week. Expand your consciousness. Your planet Venus goes RX in Aries on the 4th. You don't like when Venus goes retrograde because you lose sight of your values and you find it harder to look attractive to others. It's like your hairdresser went on permanent vacation and none of your clothes seem to fit. And Venus in Aries? Please. The Sun conjuncts Venus (25 - 31) which further annoys you.

You're not too pleased with the Mercury-Uranus conjunction (27 - 28) which occurs in your 12th House of pre-birth and the intangible realms. But if you open yourself up to drinking in the cosmos, you could touch the robe of enlightenment. Past lives surface and you encounter people from past life experiences. You also find that your intuition is heightened. You question everything. Too bad Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto (26 -31) causing people to rebel and riot across the planet. Peace, already.

The Virgo Full Moon on the 12th leaves you feeling solid and grounded. It's a good time to fix any health problems. Get organized. If you want to get away from your monkey mind, get involved in some kind of recreation or hobby. If you're single you might meet a love interest but refrain from acting overly critical or this affair ends before it begins.

April:

Even though you normally love the month of April because you can finally get into the garden or do some urban farming, this April feels hectic. Mercury goes RX in your sign on the 9th. Venus goes Direct on the 15th in your 11th House. Saturn goes RX on the 6th and dare I say that this leaves everyone feeling lazy? Pluto goes RX on the 20th in your 9th House so travel doesn't go well. You would rather stay at home anyway. However, Mars in Taurus trines Pluto (6 - 8) so maybe you can clean up your finances. And the Sun-Venus conjunction in your sign the last week gives you a financial boost.

The Taurus New Moon on the 26 starts new manifestation cycle for you. Reassess that past 12 months and then set new intentions.

May:

This mid-spring month will always be associated with Fernando the bull in my mind. I love May and I know you do as well. Flowers perfume the air, organic vegetables arrive at outdoor markets. Some folks take early vacations. And we all wear pastels which are associated with Taurus.

The Mercury-Uranus conjunction continues in your 12th House until the 13th have you revisiting past lives and over analyzing them. Mars in Gemini squares Neptune (11 - 17) so this just augments the last sentence. And then Mars trines Jupiter in Air Signs helping you to detach from spiritual and emotional situations. And then Saturn trines Uranus in the Fire Element so this could give you drive and motivation.

The Scorpio Full Moon in your 7th House of partnerships either leads to good sex with your partner or could bring up jealousy and paranoia. Which page are you on?

June:

Venus conjuncts Uranus in your 12th House. Perhaps, you are attracting to strange art at this time. Or you get involved in a spiritual community that would normally seem too far-out to you. This happens 1 -3.  Neptune goes RX in your 11th House on the 16th. But Jupiter goes direct on June 9, the same day as the Sagittarius Full Moon so plan a vacation after June 9. Mars moves into Cancer and trines Neptune (27 - 30). Dream big now and practice self-care.

The Cancer New Moon on the 23 is a good day for practicing self-care. Head to the beach. Indulging in comfort foods won't harm you, but don't overdo it.

July:

Mars in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries (19 - 21) and then after Mars and the sun move into Leo, the planets conjunct on 23 - 29. This Mars energy irritates you. People seem self-absorbed or in their own competitive worlds. You wish people would relax and make peace instead of war. This is a good time to garden and sink your hands into the earth. Growing food or flowers brings beauty and peace to your life.

The Capricorn Full Moon on the 9th brings you money for higher education or to travel overseas. It would be a wonderful time to visit sacred sites or get involved with an international spiritual event. I'm seeing you some of you attending a Buddhist retreat in the mountains.

The Leo New Moon on the 23rd falls in your 4th House which represents your home, mother, and your childhood. It's time to let go of baggage so that you can shine. And do something creative in the home now. Or if there is something creative you always wanted to do, but your mother denied you this talent, now is the time to reclaim those gifts and dreams.

August:

This is another intense month, somewhat like April. Uranus goes RX on the 3rd and that calms people down. We experience less from loose cannon types, but we also don't see many innovations for the next several months. And people could fall back asleep after waking up spiritually. But make no mistake, there is still an urgency for change due to powerful eclipses, a square between Jupiter and Pluto during the first week, Mercury going RX in your 4th House on the 13th and Venus opposing Pluto on the 16th. We all want to hide under a rock or in a cave.

The Aquarius Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 7th. And this eclipse sheds light in your house of career and the public. This means that a sudden revelation or out-of-the-blue event happens that takes your career in a new direction. Make sure that you are honest with the public, as you do not want to become the center of attention during this eclipse. A total Solar Eclipse in Leo occurs on the 21st and this happens in your 4th House. Perhaps, a conflict between your home and career are revealed to you. But lay low for a few days before coming up with a plan.

September:

This is a relatively slow and quiet month, just the way you like it. We all get a boost from the Mars-Uranus Trine the first week.

The Pisces Full Moon on the 6th has you getting involved with spiritual groups. I see you joining a channeled session and meeting people that open your mind and expand your consciousness. But during the Virgo New Moon on the 19th, you might question your new spiritual endeavors unless they bring you some kind of pleasure. You might also see it as entertainment and that would be a mistake.

October:

The most important transit for you this week is Jupiter moving into your opposite sign, Scorpio on the 11th. This means that Jupiter transits in your 7th House of partnerships for the next 12 months. If you are already in a partnership it's about to heat up. And if you are single, you could meet a Scorpio or other Water Sign person who feels like a deep soul mate. It's going to be an intense ride. This could also represent a time where you take legal action or delve into psychological issues. This is only for a small group of Taurus Sun and Ascendant people.

Mars in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn and this energy helps keep you grounded. You scrutinize work situations but since this transit happens in your 5th and 9th houses, I say, travel somewhere and meet new people. Just don't be overly critical because potential friends will see you as aggressive. And if that's not enough Virgo energy, Venus and Mars connect in Virgo on the 12 - 13. Mars also squares Saturn during this time which has childlike energy going to head with authority.

The Scorpio Sun connects to Jupiter on the 24th. And this is a good time for healing psychological hang-ups around sex, death, DNA, your lineage, and other people's resources. But for you, all this happens in your 7th House of partners.

November:

Besides the Mars-Pluto square on the 19 - 20, you feel supported by the major transits in November.  Venus and Jupiter conjunct in your house of partners and this tells me that finances improve and boosts your partnership or takes it to the next level. Everyone benefits from the last Saturn-Uranus trine as this leaves us feeling optimistic. And the Mercury-Saturn conjunction acts as a last hoorah for long-distance travel before Mercury goes RX on December 3 in Sagittarius (the sign for travel).

The Taurus Full Moon on the 3 (same day Mercury goes RX), asks you to reassess the past 12 months. What have you manifested? Do you like what you have manifested? How can you do that differently for the upcoming 12 months? Set new intentions for the next year. However, this is harvest time for you.

The Scorpio New Moon on the 18th again lights up your partnership house. If you're happy with your partner and you can go deep spiritually with him or her, then you are on the right path. If this isn't the case then you need to figure out if fear or stubbornness is standing in your way of having the partnership of your dreams. You might need to let your current partner go to make room for someone more suitable for the new you. Whatever you do, don't go and have an affair. You will get caught.

December:

As I mentioned earlier, Mercury goes RX in Sagittarius from the 3 -22 (right before Christmas). But you like that Saturn enters Capricorn and your house of travel. Now, the downside of having Saturn in the 9th House is that you run into restrictions with overseas travel, foreign relations, foreign trade, immigration, and higher education. But the good news about having Saturn in Capricorn is that this energy trines Taurus. And it's fabulous for manifestation.

Double that effect with the Sun conjunction with Saturn (22 -27), right after Mercury goes direct. And then Venus meets up with Saturn during the last week. You meet women in high places who bring you support. And then we end the year with Mars in Scorpio trining Neptune (27 -28). This is a time when your wishes or fantasies manifest. Only don't try too hard because trines are flowing energy. But also don't slam the door on opportunities.

Happy holidays, Taurus.


Virgo:

There are no big Mutable T-Crosses with Saturn and Neptune in 2017. And for the most part, Virgo you are off the hook. The North Node moves from Virgo into Leo in May. At the beginning of the year, Venus transits in your opposite sign, Pisces. And then goes RX in Aries, returning to Pisces on the 4th of April (RX) and then goes direct in Pisces on 15 - 28.

Also at the beginning of the year, both Mars and Venus conjunct Neptune, which leaves people feeling inspired but also foggy as to where that inspiration will take them. You at least bring in practicality and critical thinking skills. In October, Jupiter moves into Scorpio which will sextile Virgo for the next 12 months. And then in December, Saturn moves into the fellow Earth Sign, Capricorn. So this means that you now have opportunities to improve finances and make career moves. The window of opportunity is 2 1/2 years, the length of time Saturn transits in a sign.

But until December 21, Saturn remains in your 4th House where you experience delays and restrictions with home, mothers, and childhood issues. Saturn reminds us that the areas of our life where we put efforts, take responsibility, and act with integrity will have lasting values. Perhaps, you experience a breakthrough with a lifelong lesson. Saturn stays in a sign for 2 1/2 years, so what themes regarding the home have you encountered during the past two years?

Uranus remains in your 8th House of other people's resources, big finances, inheritance, taxes, death, rebirth, soul-to-soul relationships, and psychology. So from January until July, expect the unexpected in these areas. I don't mean to cause you worry, but Uranus is the Awakener and does whatever it takes to wake you up to your true path.

Pluto transits in your 5th House. Pluto represents power and transformation. First, this area of your life undergoes transformation (more deeply if you have planets in Capricorn or one of the Cardinal Signs in the 5th House). Then after you surrender to the transformation, you gain power. So the Dark Night of the Soul occurs in your house of recreation/sports/children/love affairs and other things we consider fun. Perhaps, you are recovering from an injury that keeps you out of the game. Or you deal with issues with your children as they try to have power over you. Remember that you are never a victim but on a path of soul mastery.

Neptune and Chiron transit in your 7th House of partnerships. While it's a lovely fantasy to encounter your Twin Flame in 2017 (or up to 2024), it's time to become realistic about partners. Or Virgo, perhaps it's time to dream a little and write down a list of your values you would share with your ideal partner. Also, Neptune and Chiron asks you to walk in another person's shoes and express compassion. No one is perfect, but we can forgive imperfections. And let's not become too critical of a current partner because we like the one in our fantasies better.

Finally, Jupiter in Libra transits in your 2nd House of values/gifts/talents. If you choose to share those gifts with the world, not just out of the money you will earn, but out of love, then Jupiter blesses you. You reassess your values. And you balance the scales by keeping in mind all areas of your life. It is so easy to become overly focused and consumed by our passions or think that everyone shares our values. So Jupiter in Libra asks you to restore harmony with your public, the arts or other community you have joined, and working with a partner, instead of playing the lone wolf.

Keep all of those outer planet transits in mind as I quickly run through the transits for 2017. Any time a faster-moving planet aspects any of the above houses and transiting planets, you experience a heightened awareness of the themes and scenarios I mentioned above.

January:

Both Mars ( 1st weeks) and Venus (13 -17) conjunct Neptune in your 7th House of partners. So please read what I said about Neptune in the opening portion for Virgo. Mercury which had been RX since December 19 goes direct on the 8th in your 4th House. It's time to clear up any misunderstandings with family or household members. You might have to clear up understandings with a mother or father.

Mars in Pisces squares Saturn (18 - 24) in your 4th and 7th Houses. You require building new structure with a partner and in your household. Perhaps, someone is returning to school or taking an overseas trip which you have to accommodate. At least Saturn in the 4th House brings you patience as you sort through challenges with logistics. If anyone can handle logistics, it's you, Virgo.

The Cancer Full Moon on the 12th has you looking at diet and digestive issues. You might change your diet or exercise plan. You're too critical of your body image during this moon and you blame it on your dietary habits. If you have trouble with your breasts or stomach, get medical attention at this time. It's probably nothing, but Virgo, you're not satisfied until the doctor gives his or her opinion.

February:

After January 8 when Mercury went direct, all the planets were in forward motion. But on February 6, Jupiter goes RX (and goes direct on June 9). This takes place in your 2nd House of values/gifts/talents. So for several months you will feel like no one is noticing your talents. But use this as a time-out and not as a time to bash yourself. If you are a writer (most of you are), then use this time to rewrite and edit your work. It's not a time to pitch. Think of it as if it is a Mercury RX in that it's time to revisit, reassess, and rework. Hone your craft.

While you don't exactly enjoy the Mars-Pluto square (22 - 25) or the Mars-Uranus conjunction (26 -28), unless you have planets in the Cardinal Signs, you do not experience the madness taking place in the world directly. In fact, you feel critical of it. But Virgo, people see you as a rock, including Capricorn people. Be of service to others, but don't take on their baggage.

On February 10, we experience the Leo Lunar Eclipse. This takes place in your 12th House or behind the veil. Remember that the 12th House is what is hidden from us. Some astrologers refer to this house as a pre-birth house. It's also where we store past lives and spiritual lessons. But it is also the house of undoing where we sabotage ourselves with faulty beliefs and addictions. So see which spiritual beliefs are shaken up around February 10. The transiting North Node also moves into your 12th House in May.

We experience the Solar Eclipse in Pisces (last one in this sign until 2024) on the 26th. This takes place in the area of partnerships. There could be some shaking up or clearing away blocks so that you can start a new cycle. Or you could be ending themes around the North Node in Virgo and eclipses associated with that axis

March:

Not that planets in Aries directly impact you, we experience Aries energy when Venus RX in Aries on the 4th, when the Aries Sun conjuncts Uranus (14 - 15) and Mercury conjuncts Uranus (27 -28) and then Jupiter in Libra squares Pluto (26 - 31). I tell you this because people are going to be hopping mad about social justice issues. Try to empathize with people born with a lot of Cardinal Sign planets. This could even be your family members and friends.

When the Pisces Sun conjuncts Neptune in your 7th House (1 - 4) you are directly impacted. The Sun brings light to the area of partners (and this includes business partners). It's time to balance the big dreams with practicalities. And you might need to make adjustments and compromises.

The Virgo Full Moon on the 12th ends a 12-month cycle for you in your 12th House. Perhaps, you started an exercise program or some other self-improvement project 12 months earlier. Now is the time to reassess and set new intentions for 2017.

April:

None of the signs will enjoy the planetary traffic jams this month. But Virgo, you're going to feel at your wit's end because you want everyone to act efficiently and this month is chaotic at best. It's a good time to practice compassion and forgiveness. Don't take other people personally and refrain from ranting about "the system".

The good news is that Venus goes direct in Pisces (your house of partnership) on the 15. But Mercury goes RX on the 9th in your 9th House of travel and higher learning. Saturn in your 4th House of home goes RX on the 6th. And Pluto in your 5th House goes RX on the 20th. However, I think you'll enjoy the Dark Lord Pluto taking a breather in your 5th House until September 28.

Some bright spots of April are Mars in Taurus trining Pluto ( 6 - 8) so despite some planets changing direction (Pluto is still direct at this time), it's a good time to work on organizing and improving finances. Focus on abundance and not lack. The Sun conjuncts Uranus (14 -15) which helps you innovate in areas of other people's resources, finances, and dealing with more taboo topics. You could shed a light on impulsive behaviors. And Mercury conjuncts Uranus (28 -30) which boosts brain power. And this conjunction continues until May 13.

The Taurus New Moon on the 6th offers a wonderful time to travel overseas. It's also a good time to teach overseas, engage with foreigners or teach workshops online. Hone up on your communication skills and learn a new language.

May: 

With the major transits, we experience a trine between Mars in Gemini with Jupiter in Libra the last week. This gives us all breathing room and people want space to think. And we experience the Fire Trine with Uranus and Saturn which boosts our enthusiasm. The Mars-Neptune square is troublesome for you because it takes place in Mutable Signs, Gemini which squares Virgo and Pisces which opposes Virgo. This square takes place in your 7th and 10th houses the second week of May. Are you not paying attention to details with career and partners?

The Scorpio Full Moon on the 10th transits in your 3rd House of communication. You want to go deep with others and you can spot any deception in others at this time. The Gemini New Moon on the 25th squares your Virgo Sun or Ascendant. It's time to open clear communication and objectives with career and the public. What message are you trying to get across?

June:

We revisit the Venus-Uranus conjunction in Aries. This falls in your 8th House and you might find that your values cross purposes with resources you receive from others. If you have a business, pay attention to taxes. And if you find yourself in conflict with power players, strike power poses and see where that takes you. Jupiter goes direct on June 10, the same day as the Sagittarius Full Moon. This marks a good time to begin a vacation. I suggest taking a health-related or fitness-related vacation. Neptune goes RX on the 16th.

You like when Neptune goes RX because most people are clear-headed during that time. But it does not bode well for spiritual endeavors. You love Mars in Cancer trining Neptune from the 27 - 30. That does bode well for spirituality.

We experience the Cancer New Moon on the 23rd. You join a group or hang out with a group that feels like family. Break bread with your companions. Just don't go on a rant about gluten.

July:

In July, Mars rules the roost. First, Mars in Cancer squares Uranus, the Awakener (19 -21) which means that the traditionalist Cancer goes to heads with revolutionary grassroots types who want to change the world. Change the world? Are you kidding me? Virgo, you're not too keen on Mars types either. Then on the 23 - 29, the Sun and Mars conjunct in Leo and egos swell and hog the spotlight. This drives you crazy too. This is why you need to go on a vacation.

You love the Capricorn Full Moon on the 9th. You feel like climbing a mountain or going on an adventure even with Pluto also occupying your 5th House of fun.

August:

Uranus goes RX on the 3rd in your 8th House. You could experience a sudden revelation or seek freedom from to others. At least you won't be experiencing one thing after another until Uranus goes direct in early 2018. And we get too much Cardinal Sign madness in August coupled with eclipses. Jupiter squares Pluto ( 1 - 8), and Venus opposes Pluto (16). Then Mercury goes RX in Virgo/Leo on the 13th. You're not too pleased with all the chaos these transits bring. No one is. It's crazy-making. Lay low and refrain from criticizing others because they will fight back.

The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 7th transits in your house of work/health/daily routine/pets/and employees. Best to deal with any medical problems prior to this eclipse. Taking care of your heart, circulation, ankles, and upper spine are crucial now. You also experience sudden revelations with your daily work, employees, and possibly pets.

The Leo Solar Eclipse on the 21st and it sheds a light on past lives, performing arts, and secret dreams. What do you really want to do with your life?

September: 

Besides the Mars-Uranus Trine occurring in your 8th and 12th houses, this is a slower month. And this is a good thing after experiencing the tumultuous August. Take this month to go deep spiritually and release any beliefs or patterns that hold you back.

The Pisces Full Moon on the 6th lands in your 7th House of partnerships and legal contracts. This might require forgiveness and compassion towards a partner. Have you been holding your partner up to scrutiny? This full moon is about release and forgiveness. It's also about surrender to a higher power.

The Virgo New Moon on the 20th begins a new cycle for Virgo. Set intentions for the next 12 months and also reassess how you have met your goals for the previous 12 months.

October:

This is a solid month for Virgos. First, Jupiter changes signs and moves into Scorpio on the 11th. When Jupiter is in Scorpio it supports you in your house of communication and education. You learn about the deeper motives intentions of siblings, neighbors, and cousins.

Mars in Virgo trines Pluto the first week and is exact on the 1st and 2nd. This gives your finances and business a boost. Venus and Mars conjunct in your 1st House (in Virgo) during the 1st and is exact on the 5th. You balance your masculine and feminine sides. You beautify and strengthen your body. Take a yoga class. On the 28 - 29, the Sun conjuncts Jupiter in your 3rd House. This is a fantastic day for a short trip and communication. You find that people communicate on a deep level with you.

Mars in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius on the 12th exact. You cross swords with people who exaggerate or preach idealism.

November:

We experience the Saturn trine Uranus one last time. This occurs in your 4th House and there are good feelings towards parents and your home life. This resonates throughout the month. Perhaps, if you are in the US, you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in grand style. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio on the 12th and 13th brings you good news from a short distance or from overseas.

Perhaps, you receive a green light for a communications project such as publishing of a book. Then if you are writing a book or going on a speaking or book tour, the Mercury-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius (exact on the 28 - 29), gives you a boost of good fortune.

You're not too excited about the Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn, but you're also not directly impacted by it unless you have planets in the Cardinal Signs. This transit is exact on the 19 -20.

You love the Taurus Full Moon on the 4th because it gives you a boost in finances which allows you to make an overseas trip. Or your work takes you overseas and you teach workshops or give speeches. The Scorpio New Moon on the 18th connects with Jupiter and the Scorpio Sun in your house of communication. Again, this is a good time to teach. If you are a healer you go deep with others. Your intuition shoots through the roof.

December:

The big news this month is that Saturn moves out of Sagittarius (this is a relief to you) and moves into its own sign Capricorn on the Solstice (21st). So now it transits in your 5th House of recreation, love affairs, children, and hobbies which you transform into job opportunities.

Mercury, your ruling planet goes RX in Sagittarius on the 3rd and goes direct on the 22nd. Don't sign any contracts during this time or buy any major purchases. It's time to revisit, revise, and do anything that starts with "re". You experience miscommunication in the home and technological failures in your home office.

You love when the Sun joins up with Saturn (22 - 27) and Venus joins up with Saturn (last week) because if you have done the work, you reap financial rewards now from a hobby. This is also the same for if you work with children or work in the theater profession. Mars in Scorpio trines Neptune on the 27 - 28 and dreams come true. What a great transit to end the year.

The Gemini Full Moon on the 3rd brings good news for your career and any endeavors with the public. The Sagittarius New Moon on the 17th would be a good time to travel long-distance except Mercury is still RX in Sagittarius. Clear up any communication with foreigners or people from other cultures. There could be misunderstandings during this time. Overall, this could be a fun moon, even for you, Virgo.

Happy holidays!

This ends the four-part series of 2017 astrological forecasts. Please support my work (this took days to complete) by making a donation at Whole Astrology, supporting me on Patreon, or by getting a personal reading.










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