January 2017

The New Year opens on the 1st with a Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces which can be creative, ethereal, glamorous but will most likely go the other way to be an energy slump with paralysed activity. It just depends which planet takes the lead. Mars can make Neptune’s dreams come true; or Neptune can undercut Mars’ dynamic energy and morale. Venus joins both in Pisces from the 3rd till early February which is romantic, daydreamy, kind but not always realistic.

Luckily the practical Capricorn Sun holds sway until the 19th, admittedly having to push through a few hoops with a challenging conjunction to Pluto on the 7th followed by a jolting square to Uranus on the 10th. Happily Jupiter follows along by the 12th to boost morale and sprinkle a little luck around.

Mars continues in watery Pisces, not its happiest sign, until nearly the month’s end, forming a tough-minded sextile to Pluto on the 11th and an irritable, accident-prone square to Mars on the 19th. Then with great relief it accelerates into Aries on the 28th to stay till early March, sweeping all obstacles to one side.

By that time the Sun from the 19th has moved into airy, communicative, stubborn Aquarius for four weeks.



1: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces – inspiring or lack-lustre

3: Venus into Pisces till February 3rd – a true romantic, seductive, sympathetic, but prone to building castles in the air and getting disappointed, self-protective emotionally.

Mercury sextile Venus – whispering sweet nothings in the right ear, harmonious.

4: Mercury retrogrades into Sagittarius till the 12th – outspoken, lively chats.

7: Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – slow going a few days before, pushing against resistance or obstacles. Takes real effort to achieve goals.

8: Mercury direct in Sagittarius – communication glitches and delays disappear.

10: Sun square Uranus in Aries – sudden surprises, no one wants to compromise.

11: Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto – depth insights bring solution to problem. Effort required.

12: Sun square Jupiter in Libra – confident, optimistic, lazy.

Full Moon in Cancer – pulled in two directions.

Mercury into Capricorn till February 7th – talking focussed towards practical ends, realistic.

Venus conjunct Neptune – compassionate, disappointed in love.

19: Mars square Saturn in Sagittarius – impatient as delays and setbacks pile up. Passive aggressive. Grit teeth, then explode.

Sun into Aquarius for four weeks – inventive, tech-minded, wanting to chat, explore, friendly.

20: Venus sextile Pluto – persuasive, sociable, seductive.

23: Mercury sextile Neptune – vague, evasive, kind.

27: Venus square Saturn – cool romantically, separated in love, sophisticated.

28: New Moon in Aquarius – focussed

Mars into Aries till March 10th – full steam ahead, not sensitive or tactful, but will waken life up.

29: Mercury conjunct Pluto – intense chats, dogmatic, negative.

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.


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