You will continue to work on expanding your professional horizons throughout 2017 at least up until October 10 when Jupiter transits out of your 10th house of career into the 11th house of social activities and friendships. This will also see a culmination of your efforts at work because the 11th house indicates fulfilment in life as well as profitability financially. In short, Jupiter promises to be of great benefit to those born under the sign of the goat in the coming 12 months.
Notwithstanding the beneficial influence of Jupiter, your ruling planet Saturn will maintain its position in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities and as a contrast to the outgoing expansive energies of Jupiter. On closer scrutiny, you will see that the 12th house position of your ruler simply means a more inward view of yourself and a reappraisal of how you fit into the scheme of things generally. This 12th house is extremely spiritual, charitable and enlightening if you take the proper approach. For many of you, meditation, psychological self-analysis and introversion will be a natural progression and development in your life.
The last quarter of the year you may seek out a whole new range of friendships which will suit your life path much better. Jupiter rules your 12th house which is a house of expense and exertion and transiting through the 11th house after October indicates that you may realise some of the people you have been hanging around with simply want to use you. On one level you feel good about helping others but you may start to finally open your eyes to the fact that there is very little reciprocation and that you are the one doing all of the giving. That will change in the last part of 2017.
Family affairs may continue to baffle you as Uranus is still making its impact felt on the domestic scene. Unexpected changes by others or even decisions that you choose to make on the spur of the moment have long-ranging ramifications so you should be careful to think your decisions through a little more carefully before jumping the gun. As the year commences the Moon, the natural ruler of emotions and family affairs, is at a square to Uranus and then on February 11 a powerful eighth house lunar eclipse may trigger a lot of deep emotional issues which are connected to close family relationships. And again on August 22 a powerful solar eclipse also takes place in the same area so it appears that these issues will be resurfacing later in the year as well.
The fact that you are changing yourself, shifting your views on remodeling your relationships is indicated by the slowest yet most transformative planet, Pluto transiting your Sun sign. Mercury hooks up with Pluto in the first couple of days of the year and this signifies an intense mental disposition. This combination fully aspects your seventh house of marriage and therefore, the powerful effects of this may be felt in your most personal of relationships. This can mean a breaking down of the existing ways you communicate and possibly even separations if you are not able to ably communicate your feelings or vice versa. Taking great care with the way you express yourself will help you tiptoe through this emotional minefield.
It seems that many of your existing thought patterns and even beliefs on many levels are being challenged throughout 2017 and this is further augmented by the transit of the North node, that important karmic point, through your ninth house of philosophical beliefs, higher mind, education, and travels. This transit will continue up until May 10 and will also act in concert with the other above planets to reshape your life dramatically. Some of your views may be altered by your contact with foreign people or cultures. Unusual ideas will see more attractive to you during this coming 12 months. By the same token, this may be preceded by a period of doubt or questioning of your traditional belief systems. You may start to understand that having a belief system doesn’t necessarily translate into practical efficiency. You may want more tangible proof to follow through on any religious or philosophical beliefs.
One of your custom personality signatures is your desire for success and material security is shown by the Capricorn earth element which makes you grounded and forward-thinking. Venus transits your second house of income as 2017 kicks off but only for a few days, so while you may be passionate about making sure you’re able to earn as much as possible this year, this is likely planet for you means you have to be quick off the mark. Mars and Neptune transit your third house of communications and contracts so you need to be careful to have all your ducks in a row and know exactly what you’re getting into.
On the matter of money, another important lunar eclipse takes place on August 8 in your second house of income and this cautions you against becoming too emotional about money but rather sticking to the tried and tested Capricorn methodology of clinically looking at what’s a good investment and what isn’t. It’s also safe to say that for some of you this eclipse will cause you to question your motivation financially speaking. Hidden elements of the way you earn money, the people you are involved with in making money will come to the surface and may cause some radical departure from your traditional way of not only earning money but how you regard it. Bear in mind, the second house also has much to do with what you value in life generally.