The 2017 Astrology Forecast delivers a new set of influences and gives us the opportunity to make some important changes.
A New Year will almost always deliver a new energy. After the year we’ve had this is a good thing to look forward to. The mind-bending reality shifts of 2016 are now prompting many of us to want change as we look ahead to the future. The old just won’t do anymore. It’s time to start letting go of the old story in order for a new one to be written.
As we begin to look ahead into 2017, it’s important to remember that the decision is always ours in how we deal with these new influences. That’s where the free-will part of things comes into play.
The new planetary energies coming into the spotlight with the 2017 Astrology will be fueling us to step outside the norm.
The ordinary just won’t do now. It’s time to take things into a brand new direction. The more willing we are to let go, readjust our perspective and embrace something new—the better off we’ll be with what 2017 has in store.
Before I get to the future part, I want to take a moment to recognize just how far we’ve come. The road of 2016 was awfully bumpy. It was a trip that many of us would rather not go on again. The destination of where we stand today is not what we expected.
We all need a still pause to honor all that we’ve been through. The year of 2016 was a time of high emotion, reality adjustments and mass political upheaval. Dealing with these kinds of changes took courage, guts and gusto. Some of us were pushed beyond our limits into having to see our way through a totally new reality. It was rough and tough stuff. There are still many of us working through this new reality.
The way things look now (AFTER the major 2016 influences) is vastly different than what we saw a year ago.
Now, at this stage, the universe wants us to take the idea of change to an entirely new level. A new opportunity to go somewhere totally different is upon us.
The planetary terrain of 2017 is going to be much different than it was in 2016. The universe is going to be emphasizing “action type energy” and give us a bit of a breather from all the emotional and mind bending upheaval. The more geared up we are for something different, the better off we’ll be in embracing the “let’s do something” zone we’re moving into.
This is the stage where we are finally beginning to see our new reality clearly and do something about it. We’re going to be enticed to either a) take action to change it or b) find new ways to deal with it.
The biggest change that will surface is the energy that lives within each of us. Our inner voice will be singing a much different tune in the coming months. It’s now calling us to make a break from the old way of doing things and shine a new light.
The main difference between the 2017 Astrology vs. the 2016 Astrology is the desire to move forward vs. back.
In 2016, we wanted to go BACK into the way things were—or the way we thought they were supposed to be. Now in 2017, many of us are going to be more than ready to leap AHEAD and go far beyond our “normal” boundaries.
In 2017, we want something entirely different and will be eager for something out of our ordinary. This is going to be a moment in time where we become ready to take the leap to get there.
Of course some of us will have an easier time getting there than others. Decisions will need to be made and compromises met. It’s always up to us to use the planetary energies in the best way we can and accept what needs to be accepted. Thankfully, the Libra energy that tries to promote working things out peacefully is shining strong. This will help us in our endeavors.
Despite the help factors, there is no way of avoiding the experiences we need to go through in order to keep our story moving. We’ll still encounter some struggles, make decisions to push through challenges and find a way to maneuver through each and every high and hurt.
This part won’t change in 2017 – but how we deal with our evolving story can.
If we used the energy of 2016 to take proper inventory and make the right adjustments, including letting things go that no longer served us, then we will fare well in 2017. If that work hasn’t been done yet, then the changes that need to happen in 2017 may take us by surprise.
A new foundation is in the process of being created and it’s up to us to plant our seeds wisely. The more stirred up we feel now to make a difference (personally as well as globally) – the more effected we will be by the main influences in the year ahead.
Some key astrological points taking place in 2017 that I want to mention:
The major eclipses, or turning points, will take place in February and August. Those will be key months in saying good bye to the old and embracing the new. Events will take new turns especially during these times. Themes surrounding personal boundaries, our need to be our own person and the desire to put our stamp on the world will be in play. The inner rebel that lives in each and every one of us will be around for the taking.
The Solar eclipse that takes place on August 21st, in a very special degree of Leo, will be particularly opportunistic. A special blessing of some sort has the potential to come out of it. Many people are already talking about this special eclipse that will be seen ’round the world.
Leo, a sign that’s going to very prominent in 2017, is the sign that’s on a quest of discovering who he really is. In every endeavor, he says, “I will”, and goes after whatever it takes to fill his void. Just like his ruling Sun, he needs a place to shine. And shine he must. Many of us will feel that need to shine in some way shape or form.
Aquarius, Leo’s polar opposite, will also be quite highlighted in the year ahead. The Aquarius side to the story will want us to embrace and honor our uniqueness – no matter how weird it is. At the end of the day we’re all individuals and special in our own way. The time has come to be loud and proud of it – no matter what the odds.
Mercury, the communications planet, will retrograde 4 times in 2017 which is normal for any given year. What’s a little different this time around, however, is that almost every Mercury retrograde will have an effect on 2 very different signs. We’re going to see a need to integrate some practicality into our possibilities with both the FIRE and EARTH signs being emphasized. Side note: Sign up for my free newsletter and get a free Mercury Retrograde 2017 Calendar
Relationships will take a new turning point as well. Venus will go through her important retrograde cycle in March & April. The planet that rules over love, money and our values only goes through her retrograde dance every 2 years or so. Each time she does, a huge surge in matters of the heart come to the surface. This important Venus cycle will be a very telling point surrounding relationships of all kinds.
The influence of Aries and Pisces will be speaking the loudest and each influence will have a different effect on each of us. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac whereas Pisces is the last. We’re going to see an inner desire & battle ensue in order to keep relationships young and fresh in addition to honoring the true love part of things. Some of us will be getting rather daring and try to tempt fate. Others will be drawn into the romanticism of falling in love and completely throw caution to the wind.
Fate and karma will certainly be around in pronounced way. This is a year where many people will report finding the love of their life. Others may decide to walk away from old relationships completely in order to discover something totally new.
The lucky Jupiter will continue his travels through cooperation minded Libra. Despite it all, his abundant factor will be pushing many of us to try to work things out peacefully. What’s right for you may not be what’s right for me and Libra can help us balance the yin and the yang out. In October, luck will turn in much deeper and darker waters when Jupiter enters Scorpio. Emotional transformation will be taken to a whole new level – in a good way – with that turn. My water signs (Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces) have the potential to reap the most rewards out that important shift.
On the opposite side of the planetary spectrum, hum drum Saturn will be moving through his last stretch of Sagittarius. His harsh but necessary influence will finalize all the lessons, our archers of the zodiac have had to endure. Sagittarian themes that have been most prominent under Saturn’s test involve people’s beliefs, foreign matters and the opening and closing of boundaries. Anyone who has been forced to stop running and ground down is likely being affected by Saturn.
Sagittarius wants to roam free and Saturn has restricted him from doing so. Virgo and Pisces, the other mutable signs, have also had to deal with Saturn’s changing influence. All of these signs will continue to go through adjustments. However, now in 2017, Saturn is going to be seeing some SUPPORT from the other planets (mainly Uranus). This is going to help ease the process of adjustment and those signs that want to go after it. If we use Saturn’s influence properly we have the potential to become stronger than ever.
At the tail end of 2017, Saturn will move into a brand new skin. In late December of 2017, he’ll enter the sign of Capricorn and really begin the process of radical change to the status quo. All of the new things that started to come onto the scene all throughout 2017 will then go through a new evolution.
Eventually, everything always changes. It needs to in order to keep the universe spinning.
The year of 2017 is a time to embrace integrating some change into things. The universe knows we need it and eventually many of us will come to see it that way too. This is the year that’s giving us the potential to officially let go of the old story and begin writing a brand new one.
For all my music lovers out there like myself I want to share a song that’s been on my “transitioning into 2017” playlist. It’s a perfect yet simple spin on the energies in play. The song’s main lyrics read “Tell me that the lights won’t change” but the reality of the year ahead is that they will.
For those looking for a little more into how the 2017 energies will personally play out I have a little extra insight to share now (detailed forecasts can be found in my Horoscopes). If you know your rising sign, read for that one first in order to combine themes and influences. Here is a free rising sign calculator if you don’t know yours.
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2017 Astrology by Sign Sneak Peak
Aries: Get ready for a push outside your norm Aries! Fate, karma & destiny are all going to be calling your name and pushing you to mix things up—in bigger ways than usual. Your voice is going to get stronger in 2017 and a need to say what you want is going to be coming on strong. Relationships are going to be an important piece of your 2017 puzzle – especially in the beginning of the year. This is a time where big decisions will need to come to the table.
Taurus: Things will certainly be busy for you in 2017, Taurus, so don’t expect a year where you will just sit back. There is a lot of hustle and bustle in your work and home life that will likely keep you very occupied. So get ready for things to constantly be happening. Your needs at home and work may require some balancing. There will be some important turning points in regards to your career and family because things are in the process of changing in these areas.
Gemini: Gemini another big year is ahead, but this one has a different ring to it. For a good part of it, there is going to be a lot more support coming out than in 2016. You are continuing to move mountains with Saturn, the planet of perseverance, pushing you to discover all that you are capable of. So it’s not 100% easy by any means but there will be more opportunities presenting themselves. If you can focus and find new ways to maneuver through the changing terrain, I expect to see further career boosting developments for you.
Cancer: Cancer get ready to make some big changes! A new push is starting to rise deep within to switch things up. The year ahead is one where you will be eager to get rid of the old and welcome something totally new. Additional career developments are in the making. The changes you make in the beginning of the year have the potential to deliver in abundant ways towards the end of the year.
Leo: Leo, your sign is likely my favorite sign for 2017 because of all that I see ahead. There will be two eclipses in your sign that will deliver important endings and beginnings. New turning points are on the horizon and big decisions to make important changes. I believe you now have the potential to grab ahold of success and achievement. If you have been working hard and trying your best to achieve a goal, then 2017 could be your year with the sky is the limit.
Virgo: Virgo it’s time to utilize all your new found confidence and take things up a notch. There have been big changes that have come over you – particularly in the last year – and now in 2017 you can really begin to use them to your advantage. The plan may still be changing and it’s not quite as clear to you as it once was but now you are in a much stronger place to get what you want. A new cycle with an important relationship or business partnership could be in the works for you as well.
Libra: Libra good things are ahead and a desire to make a change is going to be around in bigger ways than usual. First and foremost, I want you to enjoy the beneficial influence of Jupiter in your sign to the fullest. The luck of Jupiter only comes around like this every 12 years and it’s a time in your life where you should take advantage of the opportunities presenting themselves. This time around, Libra, the opportunities presenting themselves will have a new and usual twist to them.
Scorpio: Scorpio a big year is in the making for you and I have no doubt that new twists and turns will be coming along for the ride. Your sign is one of my favorites for 2017 because the lucky Jupiter will be entering your sign later in the year. That means it’s important for you to plant your seeds and plant them well in the first part of the year. In all actuality you’ve already been planting for a long while now. The first part of 2017 is about refining your plans and after that involves bringing your crop to harvest.
Sagittarius: All your hard work and focus now have the potential to now pay off Sagittarius. The planets have put you to the test in bigger ways than you could have imagined in 2016. Now in 2017 the opportunity is there to really see how all your hard work can pay off. New developments on the home and family front are in the making. All the restructuring that you’ve been doing is going to prove very useful in the coming year. You will especially notice this when a strong desire to mix things up – and go after something entirely new comes into your view.
Capricorn: Capricorn get ready to make some big changes! A new push is going to be coming over to make a difference and take things in a new direction. There is a growing energy that is building that wants you to mix things up in a very new kind of way. While there is so much of you that likes to follow the rules – you may decide to break them in the year ahead. The lights are shining bright on your place in the public eye.
Aquarius: Aquarius, the year ahead will be a very big one for you and relationships will play key. This is your year to showcase all that you’re about – including all those things that make you a little different than the rest. There will be some good byes that need to happen in order to embrace something totally new. Sometimes going through these phase shifts is not all that easy. The beauty in all of it is that there will be a great deal of support given that the lucky Jupiter will be working for you – particularly through September. There will be important decisions to be made – particularly around the eclipse times.
Pisces: A fateful year is ahead Pisces! Destiny is in the making for you in 2017 and there is no stopping the twists and turns that are about to take place. The seeds that you begin to plant now will have the potential to pay off in great ways come the end of the year. This is a “push your sleeves up” and let’s get to business kind of year! It’ll be important to focus and not let your emotions get in the way of all that you need to do. When Jupiter moves into Scorpio towards the end of the year, then you get a free pass to go into emotional overload in a good way!
*An edited version of this article was also published on elephant journal, my favorite indie online publication: The Astrology of 2017: Letting Go & Shining Your Light