2017 horoscopes

Astrology of 2017: Planetary event details

Here is a calendar of the important planetary events throughout the year of 2017. I will be writing about these events as they occur so check back for more details.  You can read the overview of major planetary cycles for 2017 here.

astrology of 2017JANUARY

1/3  Venus enters Pisces
1/4  Mercury retrogrades back into Sagittarius
1/8  Mercury turns direct
1/12  Full Moon at 22 Cancer
1/19  Sun enters Aquarius
1/27  New Moon at 8 Aquarius


2/3  Venus enters Aries
2/6  Jupiter turns retrograde
2/7  Mercury enters Aquarius
2/10 Full Moon lunar eclipse at 22 Leo
2/18  Sun enters Pisces
2/25  Mercury enters Pisces
2/26  New Moon solar eclipse 8 Pisces


3/2  Jupiter opposite Uranus
3/4  Venus turns retrograde
3/12  Full Moon at 22 Virgo
3/13  Mercury enters Aries
3/20  Sun enters Aries
3/27  New Moon 7 Aries
3/30  Jupiter square Pluto (second phase)
3/31  Mercury enters Taurus


4/2  Venus retrogrades back into Pisces
4/6  Saturn turns retrograde
4/9  Mercury turns retrograde
4/11 Full Moon at 21 Libra
4/15  Venus turns direct
4/19  Sun enters Taurus
4/20 Pluto turns retrograde
Mercury retrogrades back into Aries
4/21  Mars enters Gemini
4/26  New Moon at 6 Taurus
4/30  Saturn square Chiron (second phase)


5/3   Mercury turns direct
5/10  Full Moon 20 Scorpio
5/15  Mercury enters Taurus
5/19  Saturn trine Uranus (second phase)
5/20  Sun enters Gemini
5/25  New Moon 4 Gemini


6/6  Venus enters Taurus
Mercury enters Gemini
6/9  Full Moon 18 Sagittarius
Jupiter turns direct
6/16  Neptune turns retrograde
6/20 Sun enters Cancer
6/21  Mercury enters Cancer
6/23  New Moon 2 Cancer


7/1  Chiron turns retrograde
7/4  Venus enters Gemini
7/5  Mercury enters Leo
7/9  Full Moon 17 Capricorn
7/20  Mars enters Leo
7/22  Sun enters Leo
7/23  New Moon 0 Leo
7/25  Mercury enters Virgo
7/31  Venus enters Cancer


8/3  Uranus turns retrograde
8/4  Jupiter square Pluto (second phase)
8/7  Full Moon lunar eclipse 15 Aquarius
8/12  Mercury turns retrograde
8/21 New Moon solar eclipse 28 Leo
8/22  Sun enters Virgo
8/25  Saturn turns direct
8/25  Venus enters Leo
8/27  Jupiter sextile Saturn
8/31  Mercury retrogrades back into Leo


9/5  Mars enters Virgo
Mercury turns direct
9/6 Full Moon 13 Pisces
9/9  Mercury enters Virgo
9/19  Venus enters Virgo
9/20  New Moon 27 Virgo
9/22  Sun enters Libra
9/28  Jupiter opposite Uranus (final phase)
Pluto turns direct

10/5  Full Moon 12 Aries
10/10  Jupiter enters Scorpio
10/14  Venus enters Libra
10/17  Mercury enters Scorpio
10/19  New Moon 26 Libra
10/23  Sun enters Scorpio

11/2  Saturn square Chiron (final phase)
11/4   Full Moon 11 Taurus
11/5  Mercury enters Sagittarius
11/7  Venus enters Scorpio
11/11  Saturn trine Uranus (final phase)
11/18  New Moon 26 Scorpio
11/21  Sun enters Sagittarius

12/1  Venus enters Sagittarius
12/2  Jupiter trine Neptune (first phase)
12/3  Mercury turns retrograde
Full Moon 11 Gemini
12/5  Chiron turns direct
12/9  Mars enters Scorpio
12/18  New Moon 26 Sagittarius
12/19  Saturn enters Capricorn
12/21  Sun enters Capricorn
12/22  Mercury turns direct
12/25  Venus enters Capricorn

By | 2016-12-31T11:40:57+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Astrology|4 Comments

The Astrology of 2017: An Overview

astrology of 2017Looking for a listing of all planetary events for 2017?  You will find it here.

The magic of astrology operates on a variety of different levels – at the microcosmic levels the movement of the planets affect our daily lives and define the trends that mark our passage through time.  Those periods where we feel like everything is difficult?  A Saturn cycle.  The times when everything falls out of our grasp and we are forced to start anew whether we like it or not?  Blame it on Pluto.

We are also affected on a global level, especially by the dance of the slower moving outer planets.  The passage of Pluto into Capricorn in 2008 marked a contraction in global thinking and economies, and the entrance of Uranus into Aries in 2010 sent a fever of revolutionary fervor around the world.  The conflict between Pluto and Uranus between 2010 and 2017 has overseen political crises at a level not seen since the last Pluto/Uranus dance in the 1960s.  Read more about this cycle here and here.

Uranus square Pluto, and Jupiter

The Pluto/Uranus cycle breaks down the established order of things, especially when there is weakness in the structures on which society depends.  Planetary cycles don’t simply destroy for the fun of it: they tend to reveal areas of our lives where things are not working as well as they should be.  Attention is required during these times so that we can determine how best to utilize these energies of great change.

Uranus and Pluto are no longer in an exact aspect, but Jupiter is interacting with each of them and acting as an intermediary to trigger the incendiary energy to activate more change.  This dance will continue into September of 2017, so the recalibration both in our personal lives and in the world at large is likely to continue.

Saturn square Chiron

The other potentially difficult planetary cycle began at the end of 2016: a challenging square between Saturn (limitations and stress) to Chiron (wounding and healing).  On a personal level, this cycle operates at the mindbody and spirit level to promote the healing of old wounds and improved health in all the dimensions of our being.

On a more global level, this heightened emotional sensitivity is likely to have an effect on global political situations as well and as long as Uranus and Pluto are connected in their dance through Jupiter, this will remain a somewhat incendiary time.

Saturn trine Uranus

Fortunately, there is a lovely harmonious planetary cycle between Saturn (discipline and focus) and Uranus (innovation and radical change) which could help to facilitate the changes and new patterns that are necessary in order to recreate our world in the new ways that are required for the future.  Under this aspect the structures that we build under Saturn are energized by the ingenuity of Uranus.  This aspect tends to make the idea of change seem more exciting than frightening as we look towards the future with new eyes.

Venus retrograde

Venus does retrograde this year between March 6th and April 15th.  Retrogrades occur when our view of planetary motion causes the planets to appear to move backwards in the sky, and these retrograde cycles intensify the influence of the planets.  Retrogrades are opportunities to look back and reflect, but they are not the best times for initiation. The outer planets are retrograde for half the year and Mercury retrogrades four times a year, but Venus only retrogrades every couple of years.  The retrograde Venus cycle is not a good time to begin new relationships, but IS an excellent time for healing and transforming relationships, both current and past.

Heads up: Mercury retrogrades in 2017

Mercury retrograde cycles can make life more challenging with communication snafus and equipment breakdowns, but they are excellent for re-organizing, re-decorating, re-flection.  Here are the Mercury retrograde periods for 2017:

  • January 1st through January 8th 2017
  • April 9th through May 3rd 2017
  • August 12th through September 5th 2017
  • December 2nd through December 22nd 2017

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By | 2016-12-31T12:51:10+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Astrology|6 Comments