2016 ended and 2017 begins with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn. One of the most responsible and mature planets of the zodiac. So it goes without saying that a lot of “grown up” issues between people arose over the holidays and into the New Year.
If there was ever a time to “get it sorted” it's in January 2017. Are you in or out of love? With all the planets getting their act together mid-January and moving forward - as in 100% of them - and Venus and Mars in dreamy, romantic Pisces for most of the month it's time for you all to make up your minds about where you stand relationship wise.
Celebrity Pisces include Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendes, Justin Bieber and Adam Levine. Soft, emotional, childlike and flower children in many ways (especially Drew and Justin). Venus loves to hang in Pisces and will be very good for the other water signs and the earth signs. Cancers and Virgos will be particularly lucky in love and enjoy January once Mercury moves forward.
Come February, Venus and Mars join hands in fiery Aries which turns up the heat factor considerably. Venus is exalted in Pisces - meaning she is happiest and the most malleable when it comes to relationships. You can work things out if there is love leftover. Without love a relationship is doomed. However, if there is a shred of love left it can be salvaged. Love and sexual chemistry for couples. For a relationship that is loveless and sexless is basically a roommate situation. Way too many people are trapped in loveless, sexless relationships with their “best friend”. 2017 is going to be the year to be honest with yourself first and with your partner second. You both deserve to be in a sexual, loving and growing relationship.
Mercury the communicator moving forward on January 8, 2017 is a great boost for everyone - but particularly the earth and water signs. Don't have any long, drawn out talks whilst Mercury is out of phase through December 8. It's advisable to wait until the 12th before making any major relationship moves as Mercury is known to be slow about moving forward. January is actually a very romantic and soul searching month courtesy of Venus and Mars transiting Pisces - particularly for Pisces, Taureans, Scorpios and Capricorns. Make sure you dig deep when it comes to working things out with your other half and don't give up on something that you know is worth saving.
However, flip side, let it go if it's not.
Venus, Mars and Uranus line up towards the end of the month in fiery Aries - a far cry from sensual Pisces. You can expect fireworks and heated arguments around the 29th - especially if you are an Aries, Aquarius or Sagittarius. The main thing is to open up the discussion channels and really talk things out. If you need to go to couples therapy, schedule it in. It's vital you get as much hidden resentment, secrets and anger outside versus holding it in. The planets are lining up in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the most immature sign for a reason. In fact, Aries is transiting Venus from February 4 - June 6 - an exceptionally long time, 6 weeks of it in retrograde. More on that later, but the first half of 2017 is definitely going to see a lot of breakups/make ups, reconciliations and high profile splits. Think of celebrity Aries...Mariah Carey, Kate Hudson, Russell Crowe, Alec Baldwin, Lady GaGa, Kristen Stewart, Robert Downey Jr...all very headstrong, independent and unique in their own way. That's the sort of astrological weather we will all be dealing with for the first half of the year!
However one step at a time. January has a nice balance of water, air, fire and earthy energy which is always a good thing. It means that everyone will feel as if they are getting a shot at starting off 2017 on the right foot. It's very important that you are upfront, honest and most importantly open to changes and adjustments in all of your relationships.
HAPPY NEW YEAR...