January 2017

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 6, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 2, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 31

To say that you begin your year with the Western, social sector of your chart dominant would be an understatement. From the 20th onwards, 90 per cent of the planets are in the social West. Your 7th house of love and social relationships will become powerful from the 19th onwards, while your 1st house of the self is empty (only the Moon will move through there on the 13th and 14th). This gives a very clear message. The cosmic energy supports others and so should you.

You are called to ‘unselfishness’ these days. Don’t misunderstand this: concern with self – legitimate self-interest – is not a vice. It’s just that you’re not in that kind of cycle right now. Personal power and independence will increase in a few months’ time, but the Eastern sector of self will never be as dominant this year as the Western sector. So, you’re on a vacation from yourself. You’re developing and honing your social skills. Personal ability and initiative don’t count for much right now – it’s your ability to get on with others, your like-ability, that will bring your good to you. The good news is that you’re naturally inclined to this now and it’s not a big struggle.

On the 19th the Sun, the ruler of your Horoscope, enters your 7th house – the house of social activities and love. In your case it makes for enhanced personal popularity. You’re naturally looking out for others – and especially the spouse, partner or current love interest. His or her interest comes before your own – as it should be right now. It seems sacrificial, but it actually brings much good.

Love is a bit stressful until the 19th but afterwards becomes happy. Conflicts with the beloved – disagreements – are resolved and you’re both in harmony. For singles, the online world seems a venue for romantic meetings after the 19th.

Finances are complicated as the year begins. Mercury, your financial planet, is retrograde so avoid important purchases or investments until after the 8th, when he starts to move forward again. You’re always a speculator, but refrain from this between the 5th and the 8th. On the 13th Mercury moves into Capricorn, and financial judgement becomes more sound and stable. Financial decisions should be better. Money comes the old-fashioned way, through work and productive service. Mercury in Capricorn is a good period to set up long-term savings and investment plans. Think of wealth as a long-term process rather than trying to make a one-off ‘killing’ as the saying goes.

Your money house is empty this month (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). You might not be paying enough attention to finance. On the other hand, this often shows contentment with the status quo.

Health is excellent all month. After the 19th the health and energy are a bit weaker (and so is self-confidence), but this is nothing serious. Only one planet, the Sun, is in a stressful aspect.