Saturn’s continuing journey through your third house of communication, thinking and sure journeys will affect you throughout the whole of 2017. There is a quality of deliberation and even seriousness associated with this transit so you must under all circumstances try to maintain an upbeat and positive attitude to use this energy in the best way possible in the coming 12 months. The excellent trine aspect to Uranus in your marital sector ensures that you can use this in a quirky way to improve your relationships and also the way you communicate to people generally.
The intensity of this transit will be felt particularly when it moves through its retrograde and stationary positions between April 6 and August 25. At this time your concentration levels will be extraordinarily high, so you should bring your attention to those things that matter and in doing so will achieve considerable success.
Saturn rules your domestic life as well as children and these areas will be predominantly focused as far as communication, negotiation and in some cases relocation are concerned. Because of the aspect of Uranus, there may be moments of uncertainty and unexpected events surrounding relationships with these people including your spouse or significant other.
Two other important celestial events underpin the above relationships and they are the lunar eclipses of February 11 and August 8 respectively. They take place in the sign of Leo in February and Aquarius in August. Eclipses are powerful events that focus energy at the same time releasing tremendous emotional and psychic forces. These are peaks in your relationships with the aforementioned people and also relate to friendships as the 11th house dominates this area of your life.
Jupiter maintains its transiting position in your Sun sign until 10 October and so this influence showers considerable luck on your general affairs but please note that this could also increase your weight through too much of a good time. Jupiter as rulership over your health and well-being and although lucky may bring with it excesses that can ultimately turn negative. With this transit the best policy is moderation. This advice should be heeded especially between February 6 and June 10 when Jupiter moves into its retrograde motion. On February 27 and August 22 solar eclipses in Pisces and Leo affect both your health and the health of friends. Once again, the advice is to slow things down, eat and live moderately to maximize your life force.
When Jupiter opposes Uranus in early March your relationships may undergo unexpected changes and in some cases, these changes may not necessarily be what you want. Remember that all changes ultimately good but it all depends on the attitude you bring to the event. You may have to change your attitude very quickly to recover a failing relationship.
With Jupiter trining your 9th house of education, travel and spiritual ideals, this can turn out to be an excellent time to expand your mental and spiritual horizons. Journey should be pleasant and also be enlightening in the people you meet through these activities may turn out to be great mentors who assist you on your spiritual path.
The second house of your horoscope relates to finances, income and what you value materially and when Jupiter transits this area of your horoscope whole new cycle can be expected to begin. This starts on October 10 and continues for approximately one year. Brand-new opportunities present themselves and you can expand your business, your professional interest and this being the house of cash, expect your bank account to start swelling. Good for you!
In some systems of astrology, the second house of the horoscope relates to family and can often indicate marriage, and even the birth of children if not your own, those of your siblings or close relatives. In any case, this is a time when you can celebrate with your family and enjoy a new addition to the extended household.
You are extremely competitive and this is shown by the transit of Mars in your sixth house of workplace activities as the year starts. You need to be careful that you don’t overextend yourself or confuse what is expected of you. You are likely to project what is expected of you from your co-workers or employers due to the fact that Mars will make an exact conjunction to Neptune on New Year’s Day. This can also have health ramifications so do be careful to moderate your drinking and study the effects of any medicinal or herbal compounds before you take them with full faith.
This year, your co-workers may prod you as you are diligent and have high expectations for your own performance. Remember that when you do your best, if it outshines others, they may not take too kindly to that and this is where you may find yourself in hot water, trying to justify your skills and success. Remember you don’t have to make excuses for doing your job well but you may have to learn the art of diplomacy and some Machiavellian tricks to help you sidestep any confrontations at work.
You must also be careful of hidden enemies and this is shown by the North node transiting your 12th house of secrets. Don’t be too trusting of others even if you’ve known them. Changing events can make people do things that are completely out of character and you don’t want to be on the receiving end of any mischief. Keep your wits about you.
Pluto also continues to transform you through its very slow transit in your fourth house of family, real estate and also personal happiness. Happiness comes at a price and this is shown particularly when Pluto is involved is its influence is sometimes ruthless and irreversible. There are some peak transits during its retrograde and direct movement on April 20 through the September 29.
Be careful with real estate deals and also the way you handle your family affairs during this interval. You don’t have to smash a walnut with a sledgehammer to achieve your objectives, remember that. It’s best to rely on the jovial disposition of Jupiter in your Sun sign to get the best results. A cordial, peaceful and accommodating nature is necessary to maintain happiness and equanimity in 2017.