In 2017 you are continuing your journey to understand yourself more clearly with Saturn maintaining its transiting position in your fifth house of creativity, self-expression and romance and love affairs. Saturn is inhibitive influence over the past year or so has made it difficult for you to feel yourself, and so many ways you’ve been out of character in trying to deal with this test of inner strength. This cycle seems to be preventing you from flowing as easily as you usually do not only creatively but in terms of your relationships.
This fifth house also has reference to children so for those of you who are parents this may also be a testing period especially if your kids are now hitting their teenage years. Even more tests are on the horizon so it appears. Saturn doesn’t transit out of this fifth house until December 20 so it appears that 2017 will continue to present your lessons in all of the above areas.
February is an important month and sets the trend for the whole of the year given a lunar and solar eclipse taking place on the 11th and 27th of the month respectively. The lunar eclipse takes place in your Sun sign and this is significant in that it is pointing the way to reshaping your personality and thereby your destiny. Who you are, where you came from and what it is you hope to achieve in life will all be under the microscope under this eclipse. The Moon for those of you born under Leo rules your 12th house of hidden issues, past experiences, privation but also charitable acts, expenses and believe it or not, spiritual enlightenment.
By fully accepting the challenge of this eclipse, you can grow in stature spiritually and come to understand many aspects of your personality and life which are rooted in your past experiences. Some of those experiences may not necessarily be happy once, but as I always say, the intelligent gardener uses his bull shit as fertilizer to grow fragrant smelling flowers.
The solar eclipse on February 27 takes place in the sign of Pisces, which is also deep and mysterious house of the zodiac representing self-transformation. Because the Sun is your ruler, it also stands to reason that there will be a flow on effect from the lunar eclipse and this may be even more powerful in helping radically transform your views on life, your relationships in particular and in some ways your sexuality and intimacy. The eighth house is very much connected with the way you interact energetically with the one you love, for example your spouse or romantic partner. As well as the sexual and intimacy connotations of this sector, shared resources and money may also be part of the equation. Learning how to share equitably will be part of the lesson of this transit.
Uranus is transiting your ninth house of higher learning, travels, and spiritual aspirations and indicates a long-standing need to break free of limitations philosophically and perhaps even culturally. In the last week of February and into early March, and in particular leading up to 3 March, Jupiter will make in opposition aspect creating abrupt changes in your life and routine.
You can be challenged by others or may yourself challenge them in terms of their belief systems. In any case this is a time when you are trying to break free but you need to rely on the transit of Saturn which is containing you, causing you to rethink your values as well and the trine aspect between these two planets can hopefully help you find some balance between those conservative leanings within you and the more progressive elements that you are trying to express.
Jupiter, one of your friendly planets also maintains its position for the time being in your third house of communications, studies, journeys and neighbors. This is an expensive influence and is one of the keys to solving the problems of Saturn. Whereas Saturn is inhibitive, Jupiter is expensive and shows where you may be able to find solutions to those things which are cramping your style.
This third house also represents your siblings but unfortunately, the expensive planet here shows that they are likely to experience a good luck, unexpected opportunities and also improve relationships with you. Anything you choose to do with them is likely to be successful during this cycle. Indubitable transit through your third house until October 10 and also indicates success in your studies, travels, and relationships with neighbors etc
Another pair of eclipses of the Moon and Sun takes place on August 8 and 22nd respectively and during the period of Leo which again highlights the significance of the eclipses throughout 2017 for those of you born under the sign of the Lion. These eclipses occur across Aquarius and Leo and hence strongly strong forces converging on your marriage and intimate relationships. If earlier in the year under the earlier eclipses you had made that connection with your inner self, adjusting to the appropriate changes necessary for your karmic and spiritual development, your relationships at this time almost certainly improve and deepen in ways you may not have previously imagined.
Your professional life will also be important this year as the ruler of your 10th house of career, Venus is positive in the last few degrees of the seventh house of Aquarius. The success of your work throughout 2017 rests on your ability to reach out and work effectively with the team, in partnership. By acknowledging others, delegating tasks to those who are capable, you not only free yourself up with more time, but you learn the earlier lesson mentioned that compassion and generosity in sharing and giving will help you grow in stature spiritually.
On a financial note, care must be taken with the way you spend money throughout 2017 as Mercury the ruler of your second house of income finds itself transiting your sixth house of debt and liabilities as the year commences. It will be easy for you to spend money before you have it and with the North node, ruler of destiny and karma transiting this second place of income, it may cast a shadow on your finances causing you to believe you have more than you actually do. The opposition aspect of so transiting Neptune in your eighth house is also a cause for concern in that you may not be clearly identifying the appropriate ways of securing your future security through the frugal management of money and personal resources.