As 2016 winds down, let's take a look at the major astrological events for 2017. I'm including degrees so you can see where your chart will be impacted. The retrogrades (including Venus Rx) and lunations will be listed in my usual "The Year Ahead," posted next month.
- Mar 2nd: Jupiter Rx in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries, 22 deg (Mars close by at 24 deg Aries)
- Mar 30th: Jupiter Rx in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, 19 deg
- May 9th: transiting North Node enters Leo, transiting South Node enters Aquarius
- May 19th: Saturn Rx in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries, 26 deg (Grand Fire Trine with the Leo North Node, 28 deg)
- Jun 6th: Uranus in Aries trine the Leo North Node, 27 deg (Grand Fire Trine with Saturn in Sag at 25 deg)
- Aug 4th: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto Rx in Capricorn, 17 deg
- Sept 28th: Uranus Rx in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra, 27 deg
- Oct 9th: Saturn in Sag trine the Leo North Node, 22 deg (Grand Fire Trine with Uranus Rx in Aries, 26 deg)
- Oct 10th: Jupiter enters Scorpio
- Nov 11th: Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus Rx in Aries, 25 deg
- Dec 2nd: Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces , 11 deg
- Dec 19th: Saturn's Capricorn ingress
- Dec 24th: Jupiter in Scorpio square the Nodes, 15 deg
There's a lot happening, so I'll break it down for you. These are brief descriptions - detailed posts will be published in 2017.
The big one is Saturn's Capricorn ingress, where it will be at full strength. Rules, structure, patriarchy and status will be defined, perhaps rigidly. This is the ultimate crystallization transit, including commitments and endings. Saturn will conjoin Pluto on January 12th, 2020- I've written something about it that you can purchase and download, if you're curious how it might impact your chart.
Jupiter into Scorpio takes expansion to a deeper level. Situations will be extreme, and expectations of more will push Scorpio issues (passion, obsession, power, burning it down, looking beneath the surface, ) as far as they can go.
The Nodes moving into Leo/Aquarius put "special purpose" on your radar. South Node in Aquarius asks you to move away from the edge, towards the centre. Your centre. Rebellion, detachment and alienation are left behind, as you create something that's special, just for you. Too, there may be an innovative idea whose time has come - are you ready to show others what you've got?
Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus: the brilliant flash of freedom, luck or innovation. Situations may surge forward unexpectedly, but the opposition is also a culmination. A liberating result could involve an ending.
Jupiter in Libra square Pluto: the big push for power. Or, big power challenges ideals. The first square happens in 2016, and I've written about it here.
Saturn in Sag trine Uranus, trine the North Node: Saturn in Sag adds structure and stability to Uranus' changes. Disruption/impatience can be channeled into productive efforts. The Grand Fire Trines hook you into the North Node path forward - here's your perfect opportunity to integrate the past (via Uranus, ruler of the South Node) into the future. Take that bright idea, or what you've been protesting/rebelling against, and do something with it.
Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune: the intense urge for more enables belief in something greater, while belief enhances your concept of what's possible. This offers a big, dreamy surge of no-holds-barred opportunity.
Jupiter in Scorpio square the Nodes: a challenge or choice, in the guise of a massive opportunity (Jupiter in Scorpio). There will be something to dive into. But will you commit to continuous disruption/alienation with no purpose (South Node) or will you organize, focus and shine a light on what's most important (North Node)?