Libra 23rd Sep - 23rd Oct
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2017
The 4 cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, your
Sun sign, and Capricorn, will continue to experience
the most change of over the next few years, due in
large part to the continued presence of Uranus in Aries and
Pluto in Capricorn. Change is a natural part of life and should
be embraced and facilitated rather than ignored or resisted. Fortunately, Jupiter’s presence in Libra, you Sun sign promises to ease the transition but but also add a touch of serendipity and good fortune to the changes ahead. The movement of the Moon’s Node indicates this is a good time for widening your social circle and Neptune is encouraging you to live according to your ideals on a daily basis.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Sober Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until the end of the year when it moves into Capricorn. With Saturn in Sagittarius until then, this would be a good time for study and also to work on and sharpen those communication skills, written and verbal, that you use day-to-day. There may be times when you’ll be asked to mediate between other’s conflicting view points or where others will look to you for guidance, direction and advice. At such times, the key to getting your message across may be as much about what you say as how you say it. Although this Saturnian backdrop wont stop you being one of the smoothest talkers in the zodiac, it might make you think twice, and more prudently, about making promises or commitments to quickly or lightly of an emotional, romantic or financial nature.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter takes twelve years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 12 months in each zodiac sign. Jupiter entered Libra, your Sun sign, in the autumn of 2016 and will remain in Libra until Jupiter moves into Scorpio in October 2017. Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity. With Jupiter in Libra, one of the most personal and important ares of your solar chart, this is an important time for you to move forward. To renew yourself and have a fresh start in a number of important areas of your life. Although Jupiter is one of many astrological factors influencing your horoscope, Jupiter does bring with it the promise of benefits, protection and a certain amount of luck and opportunity not necessarily due to hard work or merit.
With Jupiter in Libra, luck is on your side. This is a time to free yourself up, spread your wings and explore pastures new. This beneficial Jupiter influence applies to all Librans although some may be especially lucky. Those born around 16-18 October could be in for a lucky start to 2017 (January and February) while those born around 6-8 October may have a particular fortuitous summer (May and June). The movement of Jupiter into Scorpio in the autumn could bring benefits to you financially. Scorpio is one of the zones of solar chart associated with money, possessions and resources. With Jupiter in Scorpio from the autumn and into 2018, you may receive a boost on the financial front. Your incomings and outgoings are both likely to increase and if you manage your cashflow sensibly, you’re financial situation is likely to improve over the next 18 months or so.
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. Approximately 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. The North Node is orientated towards the future, where we’re going, and so points to an area which we need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits us. The South is associated with the past, where we are coming from, and is considered a place of release. An area of life where we may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent and a creature of habit and routine.
From May, the North Node will be entering Leo, the area of your solar chart associated with your social network and so you should be prepared to make an effort to widen your social circle and team up with kindred spirits who she your aspirations and vision from the spring. This is a good time for making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Since the South Node, which is always opposite the North Node, will be in Aquarius, the area of your solar chart associated with pleasure and creative self-expression, perhaps it may be time to reign in your self-indulgent side and not allow your urge to have fun and do your own thing prevent you from making new friends and widening your social circle.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that may actually make clear and common sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence in our lives we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider an obvious and 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 and so therefore is considered a background influence for most people until it triggers some of the more personal points in the horoscope.
Since Uranus is in your opposite sign of Aries, the area of your solar chart associated relationships, emotional, professional and romantic, as well as your dealings with other people generally, it appears that others, whether directly or indirectly, are acting as catalysts for change in your life. Whether they stay around or not, their role on some level may simply be, to wake you up, to liberate you in some way or simply to change your perspective. Therefore, be open to the new, the avant grade and the unexpected and be prepared to take the path least travelled and allow others to point the way. While the present of Uranus in Aries represents a background influence of change for all Aries, those born between 13 - 20 October are likely to experience most personally in therefore the greatest changes in 2017.
Pluto's influence in 2017
Pluto travels very slowly through the zodiac, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, the change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us all the time, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect 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 be 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 resit it. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover hidden talents and resources within us which may now find a place for us in our lives and be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Since Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with your home, family and private life, this is the area of your life where deep-rooted change and transformation is likely to take place. Therefore, be open to embracing endings and new beginnings in your private life and domestic affairs. However, try to avoid getting involved in power struggles or resisting the inevitable and natural process of change that is taking place around you. Pluto’s presence in Capricorn, like the presence of Uranus in Aries above, represents a background influence of renaissance and transformation, working from the bottom up. Librans born between 09 - 13 October will experience Pluto most personally in 2017. Those born earlier will have already met Pluto, those born later have this to look forward to over the next few years.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is a 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. With Neptune in Pisces throughout 2017 Neptune will not be having an obvious or direct impact on your Sun sign. Pisces is the zone of your solar chart associated with a number of things, such as your habits, daily routine and chores and also your health, or lack thereof. Therefore, with Neptune here it is important for you to try and lead a clean and healthy life, in terms of eating habits, personal hygiene but also authenticity and sincerity in your dealings with others.
This would also be a good time to develop a daily spiritual practice such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation etc. Since Neptune emphasises self-sacrifice, idealism and utopian values, this would all be a good time to offer up some of your time and energy in the selfless service of others, but also to make a habit of doing those little things, on a regular basis, that make the world a better place.