Sun Signs for January ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in January & 2017. The emphasis this month is on the signs Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces & Aries. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Sagittarius focuses on adventure, hunting and searching, Capricorn sets and achieves goals, Aquarius focuses on people & ideas, Pisces sympathizes and bonds, and Aries acts with enthusiasm. Jupiter is in Libra for most of ’17 and promotes, justice, beauty, and civility. Jupiter is squaring Pluto and opposing Uranus at times in ’17. The later can bring progress, the former extremes. Still, good choices are necessary as Jupiter is judgment. Mercury spends a few days in Sagittarius with Saturn in week 1; let’s stay focused and counter the Saturn vibe with choosing happiness. Mercury is retrograde until the 8th, so let’s focus. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 are in Capricorn; this makes us strive to move up. The Sun in week 4 is in Aquarius and we start to focus on people and ideas. Venus in all but the first few days and Mars in all but the last few days are in Pisces. These two in the same sign promote art and love. They also meet Neptune in Pisces and this becomes amplified and romantic. Mars enters Aries on the 28th and our energy level goes up; we’re young again. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus and sextile Jupiter. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business, law, and science.
A New Moon in Aquarius happens on the 27th, the 28th , and morning of the 29th and shows us focused on hopes and friends. A Full Moon in Cancer later on the 10th, the 11th, and much of the 12th contrasts personal life versus public life.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Aries on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th and in Scorpio later on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents amoung other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, & 28. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Mercury in week 1 trines you from late Sagittarius and promotes you. Jupiter is opposing you for most of a year. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. Uranus is in your sign for 1.5 more years and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Mars enters your sign on the 28th and brings energy and stress. Manage stress to get more energy. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 add to this. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 4th, the 5th, and much of the 6th brings people and events, and requires positive action. And Moon in your sign later on the 31st brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trine you from Capricorn and promote. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. The Sun in week 4 squares you from Aquarius; keep money and friends separate. Also, stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign later on the 6th, 7th, and much of the 8th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you for most of the year. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. The Sun in week 4 trines you from Aquarius; this brings people and energy that promote. Venus and Mars square you from Pisces; take care in love and with those above you, remain clear, manage stress, and avoid conflict. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Give mate special attention. Mercury in week 1 joins Saturn; this could bring interesting people. Stay on good terms with those who have opinions. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Venus and Mars add to this this month. Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and much of the 10th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. For most of the month Venus and Mars join Neptune and add nice things and people and energy. A square from Uranus until ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. From the 28th, Mars adds stress to this. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 join Pluto and add to this. Intense, powerful, and interesting people come to you. Full Moon in your sign later on the 10th, the 11th, and much of the 12th brings people and events, and focuses on you.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) The Sun in week 4 opposes you from Aquarius. Try to get along with futuristic types; they can bring opportunity. Mars trines you from the 28th and brings energy. Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Mercury in week 1 joins Saturn and promotes. Uranus trines you for 1.5 more years from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Moon in your sign later on the 12th, the 13th, and 14th brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Mercury joins Saturn in week 1 and requires communicating well. Venus and Mars oppose you for most of the month. Take care in love matters and try to get along with all. Artistic energies are strong. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 add to this. Moon in your sign on the 15th and 16th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays for a year. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. The Sun in week 4 trines you from Aquarius and brings support. Mars opposes you from Aries from the 28th. This brings energy but manage stress. Uranus opposes you from Aries for 1.5 more years. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 join Pluto and add to this. Moon in your sign on the 17th, 18th, and much of the 19th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) The Sun in week 4 squares you from Aquarius; stay on good terms with all and manage stress. For most of the month, Venus and Mars trine you from Pisces; this brings energy, insight, the pleasant, and support. Art and love are speaking to you. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 19th, 20th, and 21st brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. Mercury in week 1 joins Saturn. This brings interesting things and people. Mars and Venus square you from Pisces for most of this month; try to get along, avoid conflict, and manage stress. From the 28th Mars trines you and gives energy. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries for 2 more years. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 22nd, 23rd, and much of the 24th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays for a year; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. Uranus is squaring you until ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2, 3, and 4 add to this and bring important, and interesting people, and opportunity. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, try to find ways to increase confidence, success, and happiness. Mars in Aries squares you from the 28th; manage stress and avoid conflict. Moon in your sign late on the 24th, 25th, and 26th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 is in your sign; this brings important people and an ego boost. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, find new ways to increase success and happiness. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays for a year. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. Moon in your sign on the 1st brings people and events. And New Moon in your sign on the 27th, 28th, and morning of the 29th brings people and events, and a focus on you.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Mars is in your sign until the 28th. It brings energy and stresses. Manage the stress and avoid conflict to enhance the energy. Venus joins Mars and brings nice people and things, and social opportunities. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Mercury in week 1 joins Saturn; and adds to this. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the 2nd, 3rd, morning of the 4th, afternoon of the 29th, 30th, and much of the 31st brings people and events.