January 2017

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21

Best Days for Love: 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26

The Eastern, independent sector of your chart is overwhelmingly dominant as your year begins. From the 1st to the 6th and from the 21st onwards, 90 per cent of the planets are in the East, with 80 per cent in the East during the rest of the month. Not only that but you’re in your period of maximum independence and personal power. Self-confidence and self-esteem is very strong right now. If you direct this properly almost anything is possible. For both this month and the next it’s not about pleasing others (though we are always respectful of them). Others are pleasing you. You’re learning now that the cosmos wants you to be happy and supports your legitimate self-interest. It is not selfish to pursue your own interest (so long as it’s not destructive). You have the power and support to create your personal nirvana now – so you might as well.

Until the 19th you’re in a spiritual period. Spiritual insights always precede personal ones. Things have to happen ‘through you’ before they can happen to you. The battles of life are won far from the actual battle field – they are won in the chambers of the heart and the closet of meditation. Everything else is pure side effect.

Until the 19th love happens in spiritual venues – at the yoga studio, at a spiritual lecture or seminar, at charity events and at prayer meetings. If you’re looking elsewhere you’re wasting your time. On the 19th, as the Sun, your love planet, crosses the Ascendant and enters your 1st house, love pursues you. There’s no need to look for it or do anything special. You won’t escape it. Those of you already in a relationship will find that the beloved dotes on you now. He or she puts your interest ahead of his or her own. Love is happy this month.

The year ahead is going to be a very strong career year. At the moment you’re preparing for it. There is career success this month, but nothing compared to what will happen later on. You have the support of the spouse, partner or current love as well as friends. Charity events (of a social nature) will foster the career.

Finances are good too. Your money house is strong. There is good family support. Your communication skills are like money in the bank until the 28th. Continue to trust your financial intuition.

Health is good this month. There are no planets in stressful alignment with you. In general health and energy will be best when the Moon (your health planet) waxes – from the 1st to the 12th and the 28th onwards. The New and Full Moons are always high energy days for you. The 10th seems an especially high energy day as the Moon is at her closest to Earth, her perigee.