Aquarius 20th Jan - 18th Feb
YOUR YEARLY HOROSCOPE 2017
With Saturn in friendship zone of your
solar chart and the North Node entering the
relationship zone from May, be prepared to make
an extra effort to reach out to others and widen your
social circle. Make room for new people and the opportunities
they bring and be prepared to take a bag seat occasionally and let others set the agenda. With Jupiter in Libra until the autumn this is good time to get out of your comfort zone and explore the world, physically and mentally. Pluto is urging you to avoid office politics and other mundane distractions and turn within and dig deep for the answers you seek. Uranus urges you to be flexible when it comes to travel and to think outside the box regarding where you go and how you get there. Neptune is urging you to be sensible with money and curb your enthusiasm for retail therapy. Nevertheless, if you're peeped to get creative then Neptune can provide the inspiration go with your perspiration.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius, your Sun sign, and so you’re more sensitive than most to Saturn’s movement through the zodiac. Wherever Saturn is found in the horoscope is an area where you need to pay special attention. Saturn has been in Sagittarius since the end of 2014 and will leave Sagittarius for Capricorn at the end of 2017. Sagittarius is in the area of your solar chart associated with your friends, associates and those groups with which you have an affinity and maybe even a membership card. Therefore, this would be a good time to work at building up your social network, establishing alliances and rapport with those kindred spirits who share your important goals and aspirations. There may be some departures from your social circle in 2017, some heartfelt, some long overdue. Be prepared to step forward if called upon to take a position of leadership or greater responsibility within your group or circle of acquaintances. If you find yourself in relationship where one of you is the mentor and the other is the apprentice, be prepared to play your part and do your best to make it work.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter takes approximately twelve years to travel the twelve signs of the zodiac, spending roughly one year in each zodiac sign. Jupiter will be in Libra until October 2017 when it moves into Scorpio where it will remain until November 2018. Scorpio is the zone of your solar chart associated with your work, vocation and dealings with those in positions of influence and authority. Jupiter’s move into Scorpio from the autumn and well into 2018 promises to bring a boost to this area of your life. In the meantime, since Libra is the zone of your solar chart associated with far away people and places, the higher mind, education, metaphysics and philosophy, these would be a great avenue to pursue in 2017. Whether that involves travel overseas, immersion in a different culture or a mental journey via further study, this is time for an adventure, to expand your horizons and explore the world of unfamiliar ideas, people and places.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2017
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon, are always opposite one another. Every 18 months or so they change zodiac sign. In May, the North Node will move into Leo and the South Node will move into the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius, your Sun sign. The Moon’s Nodes are important in astrology because they are eclipsing places. When a new or full Moon falls near one of the Nodes, it becomes a solar or lunar eclipse. Eclipses are considered one of the most powerful astrological indicators of change. There are two eclipse seasons each year, roughly 6 months apart and in 2017 eclipses will occur around your birthday and again roughly in the summer months.
The North Node is orientated towards the future, where you’re going, and so points to an area which you need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits you. The South is associated with the past, where you are coming from and so is considered a point of release, an area of life where you may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent or a creature of habit and routine. From May, the North Node will be in your opposite sign of Leo, the zone of your solar chart associated with relationships, professional, emotional and romantic, as well as your personal interactions with people generally. This is an important area for you to develop, to enhance and to move towards since the area of relationships, intimate or otherwise, is where you have tremendous potential for growth.
With the South Node in Aquarius, your Sun sign, it’s important you don’t get in your own way by trying to go it alone or always being the one who sets the agenda. To make the most of the astrological weather from May, it is important for you to be prepared to reach out to others, to be prepared to cooperate, compromise and be a team player if you want to get where you’d like to go. Sometimes, the longest way round is the shortest way home. In the meantime, with the North Node in Virgo and the South Node in Pisces until May, you might want to keep a tight reign on your purse strings and consider reducing, rather than increasing, the quantity of your worldly possessions.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus will be in Aries throughout 2017. Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected, where we should expect the unexpected. Uranus wakes us up from our comfortable or narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that may seem to be common sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider obvious or the natural course of events. Uranus takes approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending about 7 years in each zodiac sign. Uranus is therefore considered a background influence for most people until it triggers the more personal points in the horoscope.
Aries is the area of your solar chart associated with relatives, your local scene, short journeys and communication in general. If you find you’re experiencing a certain amount of disruption on the travel front such as where to, how often and how you get there, stay flexible and adaptable and see if perhaps it may be time to do things differently and think outside the box. A chance encounter, conversation or unusual incident that occurs while travelling may act like a wake up call which causes you to revaluate some of your ideas, values and priorities. A relative or someone you know locally could also have an important impact on your perspective on life, love and the universe. This is also a great time to explore new ways to get your message across, personally and professionally.
Pluto's influence in 2017
Pluto travels very slowly, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us everyday, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. Pluto affects us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resist. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed. Pluto can be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Pluto is in Capricorn, one of the most complex and mysterious areas of your solar chart. On the most mundane level, with Pluto in Capricorn you should endeavour to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity in dealings in public and exercise discretion in private. In the process you should avoid office politics, rumour and gossip or being seen to take sides. On another level, for many Aquarians, Pluto’s influence will remain below the surface of awareness, drowned out by other, louder noises and distractions. Nevertheless, for those of you who are prepared to turn inwards, to step back from the hustle, bustle and maddening crowds and go on an inner journey, a spiritual, psychological and philosophical adventure where exploration and investigation of the unseen and unconscious forces that have shaped your life path so far, you have the potential now access hidden wealth deep within you, soul work, that can transform your life, and ultimately, your destiny.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2017 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is considered an outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world. The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality.
Until the South Node of the Moon leaves Pisces for Aquarius in May, the more complex side of Neptune could show itself and so you need to be mindful when it comes to matters concerning finance, possessions and personal resources. You need to think ahead, to put a little something away for a rainy and avoid living from pay-check to pay-check if possible. Until May, you could have difficulty resisting temptation in all its many forms. Therefore, rather than accumulate possessions it might be advisable to do the opposite, to have a clear out, keeping only those that have either a sentimental value or practical use. However, if there are items that tie you to the past in some way and are preventing you form moving forward, let them go. Minimise your outgoings and unnecessary expenditures and the purchase of big ticket items that you don’t really need right now. From the second half of May you should still be sensible and forwarding-thinking when it comes to your financial affairs, nevertheless be open to opportunities, projects and techniques that allow you to turn your imagination, intuition and inspiration into potent income streams.