Here you can read your personal 2017 FREE monthly horoscope, describing the way your (love) life unfolds month after month.
The predictions below are descriptive, NOT judgmental.
We discuss relationships in a wide sense and that's why we will often refer to your family life, co-workers or neighbors,... as well -- if applicable.
So, actually, the forecasts are so much more than just a monthly (love) horoscope.
In case we find a powerful or rare astrological configuration, we will comment on this too.
This way you will be able to learn some astrological principles by reading your 2017 free monthly horoscope.
Among many other techniques, we review powerful Fixed Stars, degree areas, planetary pictures (and midpoint combos) that may affect your Sun's position -- making this more reliable than simple Sun sign forecasts.
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Generally speaking and on a mundane level, January 2017 is still marked by the wide T-square in Cardinal signs between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto in which Pluto in Capricorn is the apex body.
This T-square will be triggered on different occasions when the Sun and Mercury will conjunct Pluto this month.
We discussed this astrological configuration already in our December 2016 forecast and won't repeat the meaning here again.
So, let's focus on what the month has further in store.
Around January 1 Mars and Neptune conjoin at 9° Pisces, a very creative and musical degree.
When Mars of activities and primal urges and Neptune of secrets meet, you can be sure there is a lot going on behind the scenes, the more so because Neptune is the stronger of the two being in its own sign.
Secret affairs and secret transactions tend to mark the turn of the year 2016-2017.
In some instances, this conjunction at this degree may result in health issues (like infections, food poisoning, intestine issues to mention the most common outcomes), marking some "down-time."
Venus enters Pisces around January 3 and becomes part of a powerful Pisces stellium that is going to influence the way this month unfolds.
Indeed, with Venus, Mars, Neptune and the South Node of the Moon (let's just forget about Chiron now) all in Pisces, January 2017 will bring lots of piscean influences and events to our lives.
First of all, if you are born under the zodiac sign Aries, you may face more sorrow, uncertainty and confusion.
Some of the Aries people may feel rather ill and should watch their health, while others may experience deceptions, betrayal, secret affairs, an encounter with 'secret enemies' and other hidden ventures.
You tend to withdraw more easily, go undercover or hide yourself.
For all zodiac signs, this stellium in secretive Pisces is likely to bring more confusion, escapism, and/or delusions.
There is lot of camouflage and undercover activities going on (often the result of a survival mechanism).
Seduction is used as a trap.
The Venus, Mars, Neptune and South Node combo reflects perversions, dissatisfaction, infidelity, unfulfilled love longings, abusive behavior, blackmail, the secret bonds or connections, disharmony in some connections etc.
This planetary combo will directly affect all water signs (Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio).
Also, these water signs may encounter romantic attractions that can be unfulfilling or impossible, for whatever reason.
Around January 7 the Sun and Pluto conjoin at 17° Capricorn, a degree of paranoia and imposing fear.
This planetary combo at this degree indicates trying to cope with extreme oppression or tyranny, to resist oppression fiercely, legal fights and hectic emotional situations.
The Sun and Pluto together in the cardinal earth sign Capricorn bring power issues and earthshaking revelations (digging things up).
Be tenacious, determined and have tons of patience now.
Notice that around these early January 2017 days, the Sun will trigger the aforementioned T-square between, Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus.
Also, around January 8, Mercury stations and turns direct at 28° Sagittarius reinforcing news going viral.
Beware of health issues related to the lungs and/or allergic reactions to certain toxic stuff (in water, food, air etc.).
If you are a Gemini or Virgo (or have Gemini or Virgo on the Ascendant), your life will slowly get a boost again.
You will see things more clearly now so that taking decisions will only become better.
Additionally, around the same day of January 8, Venus at 5° Pisces opposes the mean North Node of the Moon denoting the need for some time alone, easily feeling misunderstood by others, feeling out of a group or connection, feeling separated from a loved one.
Showing affection may be difficult and this is not a time for socializing.
Moreover, your finances may be at a low.
Financial limitations currently block progress.
The Sun at 20° Capricorn squares Uranus at 20° Aries around January 10.
This waning square is extremely independent and cannot stand complying to some rules.
This is the aspect of the eternal NO-sayer.
You want to go your own way, are contrary -- even for the sake of it -- in a very principled way.
You are intensely aware of the world situation that keeps you emotionally hooked and that makes you sick.
Around the January 12 Full Moon period the Sun at 22° Capricorn squares Jupiter at 22° Libra while Mercury enters corporate and governmental Capricorn again.
This Full Moon at 22° Cancer is at the same numerical degree as Jupiter and Saturn, blending their principles all together.
This Full Moon period is about real estate, buildings, study and research, changing the residence, travel, job or career changes but also some kind of dissatisfaction.
This is not a playful and light time that is!
The waxing Sun-Jupiter square is about ballooning behavior, the elite and higher-ups propagating promises that cannot be held and/or misjudgments.
Mercury, the messenger, at 0° Capricorn, representing the Government, the corporate or banking world always points to some official information, news or documents becoming public.
There is some message that needs to be made public around these days.
Venus and Neptune conjoin at 10° Pisces around January 12.
This conjunction is a platonic one, longing for Universal Love, trying to find the the unobtainable Ideal Lover that only exists in your own imagination but not on Planet Earth.
There are unfulfilled longings and you easily feel sorry for the weak or vulnerable ones.
This conjunction shows you want to escape from the hard realities and find solace in music, photography and/or other artistic and creative projects.
Around January 27 Venus at 24° Pisces squares Saturn at 24° Sagittarius.
The waxing Venus-Saturn square vents dissatisfaction and indicates the desire to complain.
This is an aspect of keeping up appearances as well, faking love and/or faking riches.
The atmosphere is cooler and there are' clouds in the sky.
The Chinese New Year begins on the January 28 New Moon while Mars enters Aries, its own sign.
Mars represents the armed forces (the military and police) and is at a degree of new beginnings, primal urges to initiate something new.
In this position, Mars suggests (public) interventions by the armed forces around this New Moon period.
This New Moon period (that is most powerful before the New Moon is exact, when it's darkest) indicates sadness, feeling paralyzed, lacking courage and/or energy, unusual activities that become a source of inspiration and the like.
Around January 29 Mercury and Pluto conjoin at 17° Capricorn, a degree known for its paranoia and imposing fear.
This planetary combo at this degree indicates severe annoyance, trying to cope with extreme oppression, legal fights and hectic emotional situations.
Mercury and Pluto together in the cardinal earth sign Capricorn bring earthshaking revelations, research and the digging up of information or documents.
Be tenacious, determined and have tons of patience during this investigative time.
Around February 26 Mercury enters vague and secret Pisces during the Solar Eclipse which falls at 8° Pisces, reinforcing a period of increased secrets and events going on behind one's back and/or behind closed doors.
Beware of misinformation making you feel uncertain and confused.
If you are an Aries, you may feel the gossip, rumors and working behind your back more profoundly.
At 8° Pisces, this Solar Eclipse from the 19 South Saros Series, may bring pleasant surprises in the coming 6 months (following the research results by astrologer Bernadette Brady).
According to her, there are joyful events, lucky breaks, lucky wins and/or sudden happiness occuring that can positively change your life.
Clearly, the coming 6 months may be more uplifting on a personal level, especially so if natal Saturn does not interfere with the Solar Eclipse in your natal chart.
Around March 6-7 the Sun and Mercury conjoin at 16° Pisces.
Knowledge is power.
Around this day you should not take everything too personally.
Mars enters the fixed earth sign Taurus around March 9-10, indicating purchases and spendthrift (impulsive spending).
In the sign of its detriment, Mars slows down but is still very determined and highly stubborn.
There is fierce resistance and the primal urges are focused on resisting changes, securing one's possessions (and/or money) and ignoring any sound advice.
Around the March 12 Full Moon, Mercury at 27° Pisces squares Saturn at 27° Sagittarius.
This waxing square in mutable signs gives a very short attention span and increases nervous tension and mental restlessness.
It's a very critical aspect, suggesting sharp arguments and cynical remarks.
The mood is somber and you may grumble and complain easily.
Mercury enters fiery and impulsive Aries around March 13, suggesting a very talkative mood.
Mind your words because you tend to talk faster than you can think...
Around March 17 the Sun at 27° Pisces squares Saturn at 27° Sagittarius indicating a dark mood and a heavy heart.
This waxing square ponders and takes everything (too) serious.
It's a very restrictive, constrictive and blocking aspect that creates tension and a distance in relationships.
There is hesitation also and a struggle to gain acceptance.
Mercury and Venus conjoin at 9° Aries around March 18 pointing to enjoyable or peaceful agreements.
There can be a peaceful separation going on and some of you may prefer and enjoy solitude or being home alone.
Today is a good day to change your residence or move also.
The Sun enters pushy Aries around March 20, adding to a busy schedule.
Around March 23-24 Mercury at 19° Aries squares Pluto at 19° Capricorn.
This annoying and fanatic waxing square is way too obsessed with power and trying to make a point.
Information, news or messages are being manipulated in an exaggerated way and higher-ups or people in charge cannot stand criticism and try to impose their agenda or views.
Obviously, this planetary combo results in vexation, shouting and harsh disputes.
Also, Mercury soon after squaring Pluto opposes Jupiter at 20° Libra around the same day of March 24, denoting Pluto is currently the apex body of a T-square that involves Mercury and Jupiter.
This T-square is above all about propaganda and trying to influence others, the masses.
It's about immense criticism or rebuffs for theories or views which are inadequately presented, repression of sound discourses or thinking but also about recognizing some fortunate or auspicious changes, reversals and transformations.
This T-square emphasizes energy and enthusiasm to continue with transformations in a positive way.
It's about decision-making, in a forceful way perhaps, and planning a certain course.
Around March 25 the Sun and Venus meet at 4° Aries.
This gentle and accommodating combo in Aries tries to please, above all, and cannot stand a fight.
Around March 26 Mercury and Uranus conjoin at 23° Aries, making for breaking news.
There is restlessness, nervous tension and things start to move, to change more abruptedly.
There is resistance though and you still try to defend an opinion or point of view fiercely, resulting in disagreements and possible clashes.
You may face separations and tension around this day.
Also, whenever Mercury and Uranus blend, traffic and/or transportation issues (accidents) are another possible outcome.
Retrograde Jupiter at 19° Libra squares Pluto at 19° Capricorn around March 30 indicating a loss of status, esteem and reputation.
You may want the impossible, too much power and influence that is.
Imposing your own views and beliefs do not work, especially not when others do not like them or disagree.
Around March 31 Mercury enters stubborn and inert Taurus, showing an inability to change your views and focusing on money, property and possessions.
You tend to overly repeat you own points of view and hang on to what is tangible.
Generally speaking and on a mundane level, April 2017 is marked by nothing less than four planetary stations and six planetary ingresses that we will analyze below.
Moreover, Chiron and stationing Saturn are building a turbulent square (well into May), which is quite upsetting a combination following mundane astrology.
If you are born around January 17, February 1, February 15-16, March 17-18, April 17, May 2, May 18, June 18, July 19-20, August 4, August 20, September 20, October 20, November 4, November 19 or December 18-19 you will likely face some hardship this month of April 2017.
Overall, expect a sobering month during which you won't be allowed to fly too high.
Just face the facts and change your mindset or change direction, if possible.
In many instances, your health can be compromised due to illness or injuries.
Saturn-Chiron clashes can be very stubborn and blocking progress.
Additionally, this month, the wide T-square in Cardinal signs between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto in which Pluto in Capricorn is the apex body is still active but slowly fading.
Nevertheless, this T-square will be triggered on different occasions again till mid April.
We discussed this T-square already in our December 2016 forecast and won't repeat the meaning here again.
Gentle Venus enters compassionate Pisces around April 2-3 and prefers a harmonious and peaceful environment.
You can hardly stand disagreements and may quit when you feel attacked.
The entrance of Venus in Pisces marks a period where you feel more attracted to help the weak, the victims, the refugees, the addicted.
You may miss a loved one also -- for whatever reason.
Saturn at 27° Sagittarius stations and turns retrograde around April 6, suggesting that you are about to redefine and reconsider your beliefs, outlook and world view.
In Sagittarius-of-the-sky-is-the-limit, stationing Saturn will likely bring you back on earth to become more realistic.
Also, Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of law, religion and foreign affairs and will likely oblige to reconsider, reevaluate and/or withdraw certain laws and/or orders.
While direct Saturn is about building, re-trograde Saturn is about re-building.
Around April 7 the Sun at 18° Aries opposes retrograde Jupiter at 18° Libra, indicating compromised laws, beliefs and philosophies.
There is some financial activity or scheme going on around these days and you tend to exaggerate without hesitation.
There is publicity but either your reputation will be burnt by public criticism or you will be put in a lime light instead of in sunlight.
Retrograde Venus at 27° Pisces squares stationing retrograde Saturn at 27° Sagittarius around April 8, denoting these early April days are upsetting and disturbing your relationships (in the widest sense).
Separation is in the air and you feel disappointed and quite sad.
Love is currently "out of tune."
It's better to withdraw, leave a group or retreat instead of struggling to co-operate with others.
Interestingly, the same aspect and pattern will be active again around April 21.
Anyway, this aspect will likely affect you most if you are born around January 17, February 1, February 15-16, March 17-18, April 17, May 2, May 18, June 18, July 19-20, August 4, August 20, September 20, October 20, November 4, November 19 or December 18-19.
Around April 9-10 Mercury stations and turns retrograde at 4° Taurus.
As usual, when Mercury regresses, Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) will feel the station most by experiencing some (minor) setbacks, delays and/or uncomfortable situations.
You may not feel too well and things just don't go your way now.
It's best not to take any important decisions and you better wait till Mercury turns direct again around May 3.
In mundane astrology, Mercury's station often coincides with periods of strikes here and there.
The Sun enters stable and inert Taurus around April 19 and will conjunct Mercury at 0° Taurus the day after.
There is some information, news or a document pertaining to your material existence, covering money and/or possessions.
Perhaps there are invoices and/or agreements you need to take a look at.
Pluto stations at 19° Capricorn around April 20, ready to regress.
This heavy transit intensifies power struggles in or with the corporate and banking world, governments, conservative idea(l)s, higher-ups, celebrities, leaders, bosses etc.
In the earth sign Capricorn, representing masks, the surface of the planet and fences, retrograde Pluto of the underworld is going to delve deeper below the surface like never before.
It will resurface when it goes direct again around September 28.
In astrometeorology, stationing Pluto in Capricorn may add to natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mining accidents and other 'earth'-related issues.
Because Pluto rules the fixed water sign Scorpio, it always results in issues or events with a huge emotional impact (i.e. shocks).
Around the same day of April 20, retrograde Mercury re-enters Aries indicating a cautious approach in communication.
However, with the additional ingress of Mars in talkative Gemini around April 21, any information issued now may have to be re-written, re-considered later on.
For the 2nd time this month, Venus (which is now direct, remember?) at 27° Pisces squares stationing Saturn at 27° Sagittarius; a very calculating aspect.
You may try to keep up appearances and tend to lament.
You feel dissatisfied on an inner level about your love life and/or your financial situation.
The time is not right for purchases and instead you're holding tight to your possessions and/or money like a miser.
If you are born around January 17, February 1, February 15-16, March 17-18, April 17, May 2, May 18, June 18, July 19-20, August 4, August 20, September 20, October 20, November 4, November 19 or December 18-19, the Venus-Saturn aspect is likely to affect you again.
At 0° Gemini, Mars is often "on the road", nowhere at home and currently in a very accident-prone position, adding to the possibility of (traffic-)accidents and/or violence resulting in physical injuries for many people.
This is even reinforced because Mars at 0° Gemini also squares the mean Lunar Nodes around April 22.
Readers of our monthly forecasts will already know that any challenging Mars-Lunar Node contact involves physical injuries affecting many people at once as long as the aspect is in orb.
Around April 28, Venus re-enters Aries, the mean North Node of the Moon enters Leo and retrograde Mercury and Uranus conjoin at 25° Aries.
Have we already mentioned that this month of April would be a busy month? LOL
The entrance of Venus in impulsive Aries may result in love at first sight.
In this position Venus is also highly attracted to the armed forces (the police and the military).
The mean North Node of the Moon changing signs is important because it marks the beginning of a new period with new connections and contracts or agreements.
In Leo, the Lunar North Node wants you to express yourself more creatively.
Develop self-confidence, stand on your own but still radiate warmth.
You cannot lean on anyone and need to be more self-reliant but try not to be too haughty and let go your selfish ego.
When Mercury and Uranus meet, there is some nervousness and chances are communication is interrupted.
Breaking news and a tendency to contradict others may be observed.
Usually, any Mercury-Uranus combination is not that tactful and chances are agreements and/or negotiations are compromised or interrupted.
Keen and innovative insight and thinking outside of the box rule and may resolve issues.
Around April 30 retrograde Saturn at 27° Sagittarius squares Chiron at 27° Pisces, presenting a reality check.
If you are born around January 17, February 1, February 15-16, March 17-18, April 17, May 2, May 18, June 18, July 19-20, August 4, August 20, September 20, October 20, November 4, November 19 or December 18-19 you will face some hardship (especially on a physical level) late April.
Generally speaking and on a mundane level, Chiron and stationing Saturn are still building a turbulent square till mid May, which is quite upsetting a combination following mundane astrology.
If you are born around January 17, February 1, February 15-16, March 17-18, April 17, May 2, May 18, June 18, July 19-20, August 4, August 20, September 20, October 20, November 4, November 19 or December 18-19 some hardship will linger on this month of May 2017.
Overall, expect a sobering half of the month during which you won't be allowed to fly too high.
Just face the facts and change your mindset or change direction, if possible.
In many instances, your health can be compromised due to illness or injuries.
Saturn-Chiron clashes can be very stubborn and blocking progress.
Mercury, the messenger, enters stable and materialistic Taurus around May 15-16.
Taurus is not communicative at all and often can be very obstinate in venting opinions.
Changing one's mind becomes not easy and may result in a tense atmosphere.
Venus at 13° Aries opposes retrograde Jupiter at 13° Libra while the Sun at 28° Taurus squares the Lunar Nodes around May 19.
This opposition reflects disappointment and betrayal.
Love, sex and romance are difficult to blend one way or the other and misunderstood completely.
There is a conflict and even war noticeable between society's morals, love and sex.
Relationships are plagued by unrealistic ideals and you may rather prefer a short-lived romantic fling.
Indulgence and extravagance rule and what you do now tend to be done with enthusiasm and an excess of grandiose feelings.
If you are born around January 4, February 17, April 3-4, May 19-20, July 5-6, August 21-22, October 7 or November 21, this Venus-Jupiter opposition indicates achieving things that would pleasurize you on a material or physical level.
Social involvement and social activities make you happy and you know where and how you should mix with others in society or a group.
Around May 20, the Sun enters mutable and airy Gemini suggesting a lighter atmosphere.
Around May 22 you may enjoy creativity, fortunate developments, popularity and windfalls.
You are able to complete plans with others, work with others successfully.
Around the perigee New Moon of May 25 Venus at 19° Aries squares retrograde Pluto at 19° Capricorn.
The perigee New Moon (the Moon is now closest to the Earth) represents a SuperMoon so that some extreme weather is likely here and there.
The waxing Venus-Pluto square wants to conquer, often in too forceful a way.
Beware of rape and/or physical abuse.
Also, don't be too fanatic and try to be gentle and accommodating so to avoid clashes and power conflicts.
Mars at 25° Gemini opposes retrograde Saturn at 25° Sagittarius around May 28-29.
This opposition between two opposing forces indicates strong self-confidence, even some arrogance and ruthlessness as well.
Your activities and actions go against the traditional and conservative norms.
You are quite critical and intolerant.
You can't hide there is someone or something you can't stand.
In mutable signs, this opposition is accident-prone; resulting in work-related accidents, traffic- or transportation accidents -- often because of overexertion, over-strain, overdoing and/or over-fatigue.
Around June 13-14 Mercury at 14° Gemini squares (stationing) Neptune at 14° Pisces.
Stationing Neptune is extremely powerful now that it is almost at a standstill in its own sign.
The waxing square with Mercury reflects a smoke curtain, unreliable news or information, misunderstandings and/or miscommunication and/or disguised communication.
Beware of hoaxes and fake news.
The Sun at 24° Gemini opposes limiting Saturn at 24° Sagittarius around June 15.
Any Saturn opposition creates a distance and indicates a turn off.
A higher up may be temporary or permanently out of reach for whatever reason.
Your creative self-expression is blocked and you face some restrictions and/or health issues.
Around June 16 Neptune at 14° Pisces, a so-called critical degree, stations and turns retrograde.
There can be lots of confusion, sadness and disappointment now and you better keep your head cool.
Do not take any important decisions around this station because you may be drowned by a situation and will not see the picture clearly.
As soon as Neptune regresses, your ideals and visions may become more realistic.
Interestingly, retrograde Neptune usually marks a period of increased artistic ability and spiritual growth (insight).
In astrometeorology, Neptune's station in the mutable water sign Pisces often indicates water-related issues (precipitation, floods, inundations,...) here and there, the more so because the Moon is in Pisces too.
FYI, any aspect between the transiting Moon and Neptune (powerful in its own sign Pisces), humidity is high, often resulting in rain, snow, fog etc.
Additionally, maritime issues too can be expected around the station.
Around the same day of June 18 Mercury at 24° Gemini opposes blocking Saturn at 24° Sagittarius indicating official news, documents, messages or information coming from abroad or from a far-away place.
It may be sad news also.
There is a serious and cloudy mood noticeable.
Between June 18-21 a YOD pattern (between Venus, Neptune and Jupiter -- Jupiter being the apex planet) is active and suggests engulfing in beauty, being creative and artistic (acting, listening to music, enjoying photography,...), excessive use of deceptive practices in financial or artistic endeavors, religious deceptions, romantic reverie, luxury consciousness and/or keeping up a good front.
Through being creative and artistic, you will be able to expand your consciousness on condition you can turn inward.
On a mundane level, this can be a highly disorganizing pattern and some of you may not be able to manage your daily affairs well now.
You tend to procrastinate, use poor judgement or even over-reach.
Prepare for another world view to emerge due to "a twist of fate."
The Sun and Mercury together enter home-loving and patriotic Cancer around June 21.
It's like two people entering another room or home and indeed, for some of you this transit may suggest a change of residence, a move, starting to live together, doing home beautification and/or just finding "a new home."
There can be news about pregnancy and motherhood also.
Expect some emotional conversations and discussions around these days with people saying what's on their mind (and heart).
Venus at 14° Gemini squares Neptune at 14° Pisces around July 17 which creates a trance-like atmosphere.
There is some sacrifice for a higher ideal noticeable but beware of alcohol, drugs and/or medication that tend to influence and distort your perception.
Around the same day of July 17-18, Mars at 28° Cancer squares disruptive Uranus at 28° Aries, which is a very accident-prone and violent combo.
Physical injuries often happen when cutting Mars and unsettling Uranus meet and clash.
This waxing square is especially destructive and turbulent, the more so because it's also at a degree of "the destruction of illusions resulting in profound reversals, mobbing, obsessions, intrigue and blackmail."
Fiery Mars enters hot and dry Leo around July 20 suggesting rising temperatures and the increased possibility of thunderstorms.
In Leo, the sign of drama and creative self-expression, Mars wants to conquer and demands support and attention.
Leo is vain and fights when its feelings of pride are injured.
Expect more passionate and impatient involvements in many matters.
The Sun at 28° Cancer squares Uranus at 28° Aries around July 21 and has likely been triggered already when Mars entered Leo (which is ruled by the Sun).
This disruptive waxing square reflects the political rebel, the freedom-fighter, the one who feels liberated.
Expect a sudden change of course.
Following mundane astrology, there is an increased risk of transportation and/or traffic accidents around these days.
The Sun enters Leo around July 22 while, at the same time, Mercury and the Lunar North Node conjoin.
Usually, Mercury-Lunar Node aspects indicate hectic and busy times, lots of buzz and a restless and nervous atmosphere.
Now that the Sun and Mars both are in self-centered and showy Leo, your ego and self-awareness may get a huge boost.
Anger may build up as well as the need to show off.
During this month of August, there are no particular powerful patterns or configurations that affect specific birthdays so that we will take a look now at the astrological patterns that are active this month.
Though on a mundane level, there are less astrological configurations and patterns than average, there still are some very powerful ones at work as you will see.
Generally speaking, August 1, August 17, August 21-22 and August 29 are less "lucky" days.
Try not to initiate any major projects on these dark, unfortunate, chaotic and empty days (no proposals, no marriages, no changes of residence,...) because things may not go as planned or wished.
When looking at the Solar Eclipse you will notice this Eclipse exactly hits President Trump's Ascendant/Mars conjunction in Leo.
Moreover, the August 2017 Eclipse will be the first with a path of totality crossing the USA's Pacific coast and Atlantic coast since 1918.
Also, its path of totality makes landfall exclusively within the United States, making it the first such Eclipse since the country's independence in 1776.
Hence, this Solar Eclipse is called "The Great American Eclipse."
Astrologers know that eclipses predominantly work out in the countries or areas they are visible and this one will thus bring the USA in the spotlight with important events to happen all over that country in the second half of this year.
This Solar Eclipse is actually part of 4 eclipses that belong to the same 19-year metonic cycle group:
August 22, 1979: Solar Eclipse on 29° Leo
August 22, 1998: Solar Eclipse on 28° Leo
August 21, 2017: Solar Eclipse on 28° Leo
August 21, 2036: Solar Eclipse on 29° Leo
In medieval astrology, 28°-29° Leo coincided with the position of the Royal Fixed Star Regulus which was told to bring great note and power.
Though the Fixed Star is now positioned at 0° Virgo, the late Leo degrees still have their influence on Royalties, celebrities and certain leaders of state (the more so if the Eclipse conjuncts one's Ascendant of self and identity).
To find out its meaning for the US president(s), we looked at what happened in the past when the Solar Eclipses of this metonic cycle group were active (note that a Solar Eclipse works out within 6 months):
August 22, 1979: Solar Eclipse on 29° Leo.
President Carter experienced the November 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
He remained in isolation in the White House for more than 100 days and failed in his mission to rescue the hostages.
Political analysts cite this as a major factor in the trajectory of Jimmy Carter’s presidency and his loss in the 1980 presidential election.
August 22, 1998: Solar Eclipse on 28° Leo.
President Clinton faced the Lewinsky scandal in December 1998 that lead to his impeachment on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.
However, in the end, Clinton was not removed from office.
August 21, 2017: Solar Eclipse on 28° Leo.
If this metonic cycle has an influence on the US President(s), it must work out that way again, the more so because, this time, the Solar Eclipse also conjuncts the Ascendant and Mars of the President, denoting the Eclipse will affect him personally.
Late 2017 (especially November-December because of the Scorpio New Moon that squares the Solar Eclipse) is likely to bring some crisis situation for the President and the USA.
Also, it's always interesting to take a look at what happened when a previous Solar Eclipse too was at 28° Leo.
The previous Eclipse happened on August 22, 1998.
Know that he met his current wife Melania in the second half of September 1998.
All the Moon phases that were active between mid 1998 - early 1999 will repeat again between mid 2017 till early 2018, making that issues and themes that were experienced then, may surface and/or be triggered again in 2017.
It's likely the upcoming Solar Eclipse will also influence his relationship again and/or repeat themes that were then part of his life:
Solar Eclipse August 22, 1998 28°48' Leo
First Quarter August 30 6°38 Sagittarius
Full Moon September 6 13°40 Pisces
Last Quarter September 13 20°05 Gemini
Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017 28°53 Leo
First Quarter August 29 6°11 Sagittarius
Full Moon September 6 13°53 Pisces
Last Quarter September 13 20°40 Gemini
And so forth...
Life is cyclic and history still repeats itself, for the time being...
Following the great astrologer Bernadette Brady, this Solar Eclipse of the Saros Cycle 1 North might indicate unexpected events involving friends or groups that place a great deal of pressure on personal relationships.
Relationship issues may loom large and you are advised not to make any hasty decisions since information is distorted and possibly false.
This Eclipse series also has an essence of tiredness or health problems attached to it.
Anyway, any North Node Solar Eclipse marks personal and major milestones and indicates an important new beginning in one's personal life.
If you are born around February 9, March 26, May 11, June 27, August 13, September 28, November 13-13 or December 27, this Solar Eclipse period may result in dissatisfaction, a loss of work and/or a loss of energy.
Around the October 5 Full Moon Venus and Mars conjoin at 19° Virgo.
This powerful and passionate combo favors the (love) life of all earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) but is especially auspicious if you propose or marry around these days on condition your natal chart does not prohibit it.
Also, this Full Moon period is a very good one for a date or to enjoy company and socialize.
All Venus-Mars aspects have in common that they add to issues related to impulsively and instinctively entering the territory of others too soon.
Hence, in some instances, clashes may occur.
Passions often run high which can be reinforced by the current Full Moon of increased emotions also.
Friendly Venus at 22° Virgo squares serious Saturn at 22° Sagittarius while the Sun and Mercury conjoin at 15° Libra around October 8.
The waning Venus-Saturn square in mutable signs represents the cold shower, blocking feelings, rejecting love and affections altogether.
This sobering and disappointing aspect also points to financial restraint, money management and/or a low cash flow.
The atmosphere is cooling off with clouds on the horizon.
The Sun-Mercury conjunction at a "critical degree" (15° Libra) wants to talk things over, wants to resolve love and/or financial issues.
Generally speaking, December has NO fixed "less lucky" days as such.
So, let's take a look now at the astrological patterns that are active this month.
Venus enters outdoorsy and flamboyant Sagittarius while Mars at 25° Libra opposes Uranus at 25° Aries around December 1.
Venus of love and relationships is quite carefree and has high hopes in the mutable fire sign Sagittarius.
All things foreign may be highly attractive and optimism and enthusiasm rule.
However, you will need lots of freedom to grow and develop and you may not stand or tolerate narrow places.
You tend to feel more upbeat.
Because of the additional explosive Mars-Uranus opposition, there are sudden twists and turns that bring an unexpected change of course.
This aspect too cannot stand any restrictions and wants to act instantly at its own will.
This accident-prone aspect increases the odds of physical injuries (cuts among others), caused by whatever.
This is a highly energetic and impatient aspect, resulting in some clashes here and there; often caused by imprudence and/or speed.
Due to the entrance of Venus in Sagittarius, there are now 4 bodies residing in this zodiac sign (the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn), building a stellium ti!l the Sun and Saturn leave the sign around December 20-21.
Capricorns may experience this stellium most because of some setbacks, additional sorrow or illness.
Around the December 3 Full Moon, which is a SuperMoon as well, Mercury at 29° Sagittarius stations and turns back while the Sun at 11° Sagittarius squares deceptive and dissolving Neptune at 11° Pisces.
As usual, Mercury's station is felt most by Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) because their lives are always encountering some upsets around the station.
Things don't go as wished for and some minor health complaints are possible too.
Understand that this period is just not acting in your favor and it's best to keep a low profile for the time being.
Neptune in the middle of the Sun-Moon opposition (being the apex planet of the T-square) suggests dissatisfaction, disappointments, misunderstandings, being misled and facing some health issues.
There is chaos, you feel insecure and you can't see things clearly altogether.
This can become a very disappointing Full Moon period and you better try to avoid signing agreements and taking any decisions.
Saturn enters its own sign Capricorn around December 19-20.
Saturn is all about boundaries, legislation (the rules actually), borders and fences, walls, authorities and bosses, leaders (of state) and in its own sign Capricorn, Saturn will make sure these topics might manifest powerfully.
It's likely new regulations will bring more limitations but also know that in 2018 Uranus will enter Taurus and trine Saturn, suggesting some very welcome regulations that will bring more freedom and the soft-launching or soft-releasing of revolutionary and innovative new concepts.
So, if you read somewhere that Saturn in Capricorn will bring censorship, restrictions and the like, reconsider because Saturn is not the only planet in this Universe and the bigger picture has to be taken into account which is far more liberating thanks to Uranus (albeit in a gradual way).
Around December 21 the Sun enters Capricorn too and already conjoins Saturn on the same day.
This conjunction at a so-called "critical degree", which 0° Capricorn is, represents a public statement, with (a) world leader(s) or leader(s) of state in the spotlight.
Mercury stations and turns direct again around December 23 at 13° Sagittarius.
Slowly, all Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) will start to find their path again.
You can now more openly share your opinions and take informed decisions.
Venus too enters Capricorn around December 25 and conjoins Saturn on the same day.
Relationships become a focal point, especially to the ones who need relationships to feel more accepted in society.
Due to the entrance of Venus in Capricorn, there are now 4 bodies in this cardinal earth sign (the Sun, Saturn, Venus and Pluto), building a stellium.
Aquarians may feel this stellium most because of some setbacks, additional sorrow or illness.
Jupiter at 16° Scorpio squares the Lunar Nodes around December 31 suggesting a highly productive period for all legal and/or foreign matters.
There can be increased optimism and news about a fortunate development.