Sun Signs—January 2017

With fleet-footed, trickster planet Mercury moving in reverse until January 8th, the new year starts off with one foot on the brake and one on the gas. Followed by a dreamy influence that drifts in mid-month, the energy feels like that magical scene in the new movie La La Land, where dancing amongst the stars seems natural and may actually make more sense than diving into your taxes. Don’t fight the river. You’ll be ready to come back to earth, buckle down, and move forward by the end of the month.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) The world may have gone mad, but sliding into a drunken stupor simply isn’t pragmatic. You regain traction around your commitments and career through lucid dreaming after the first week of the new year. Sit tight and don’t ask for a raise or promotion until after the 12th. Things start slowly, then end on an intense note this month.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Despite some subliminal intensity near the end of the month, the new year starts off relatively carefree. Meetups over the holidays may lead to romance but also some strange experiences. Beware of starting the year drunk. Instead indulge in a creative hobby or relax with a movie. You’ll be drawn to all things dreamy and beautiful and want to avoid aggressive situations.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) As magnetic Venus lines up with mystical Neptune mid-month, you’ll be irresistibly attractive. Use your allure to draw in the sacred. Go on retreat and consciously connect with spirit, instead of escaping into oblivion.

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) Tune into your dreams and stay close to home until mid-month. That’s where you’ll find the gold that will inform the profound transformation taking place in your career and public persona at the end of the month. For those of you working on cutting-edge ideas to help humanity, start organizing others and be the revolutionary that you know you are.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If you celebrate on New Year’s Eve, be selective about who you ring in the new year with. Leave your rose-colored glasses in the drawer as there’s a tendency to idealize cohorts now; you may not be seeing them clearly. Lately, you’ve had the chance to reexamine your beliefs, and hopefully you’ll be able to temper any extreme views that might flare up at the end of the month.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Go easy on the booze on New Year’s Eve. The associate that seemed so enchanting as the ball dropped is probably just a fantasy. You have an opportunity to do some deep diving and shed some outdated thought patterns that have been holding you back in your relationships. Follow that road instead.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)  If you’re traveling abroad this New Year’s, don’t over-idealize the place you’re visiting. Remember: there’s no place like home. Going far afield later in the month breathes more room and unpredictability into your intimate relationship once you return, which could shift some worn out patterns of relating. If not, you might be ready to leave the relationship behind.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  You’ve been thinking deeply about your daily routines and what you should cut out—probably most of it. Once you get clear on what’s most important in maintaining your health, you’ll create space for a brilliant, unusual new partner (business or otherwise) to enter the picture.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) You’ve been rethinking the way you express yourself, which is leading to a transformation of both your creative and love life. The seeds you’re planting will produce a new lifestyle that will involve less conventional ways of living and more innovative ways of maintaining your health and work balance. You can pull it off if you can accept this axiom—incomprehensible for a Virgo: progress, not perfection.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) You’re burning through some deep Karma right now and clearing out your house and home in the process. This is making room for a new creative flow and maybe romance, too. Starting a regular yoga or dance routine this month might be an ideal way to raise your kundalini, deepen your connection to spirit, and regain your equilibrium in your relationships.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Starting out the new year dazed and confused isn’t all bad. Confusion really just means a loss of ego or point of view. That’s how the year ends—letting go of ego. Remember that towards the end of January, when your extreme thinking and forceful communication can roll over others like a tank.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) The start of the year supports widening your circle of friends while also spending time relishing your family and surrounding yourself with beauty at home. Immerse yourself in a creative home improvement project. Put your feet up. Resolutions won’t begin in earnest until the end of January anyway. That’s when things might intensify around your finances.