Welcome to 2017. Every New Year brings the promise of hope and fresh beginnings. This one is no different.
It’s now the heart of winter and Saturn-ruled Capricorn dominates the January skies. Survival depends on being strategic and conserving resources. These are strengths for practical, no-nonsense Capricorn, who excels in getting down to business. Using the first three weeks of the month to reflect and plan your objectives for the coming year is a wise use of Capricorn’s energy.
2017 promises a year of accelerated social, political and technological change as we move into uncharted waters. We are living in exciting times. By your very presence you help to shape a new world coming into being. Be nimble, tap into your creative juices, and take it one-step-at-a-time. Kitty is your ally and your example. She knows not to let the small stuff faze her. Even the day-to-day routines of living with her and caring for her are grounding.
Be well and have a Happy New Year.
January 14 - 20, 2017
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Keeping your shoulder to the grindstone is your best plan of action this week. This is especially true as the work week winds down and your sign’s ruler, Mars, forms a right angle to Saturn. Hard, focused work is the best antidote to the frustration generated by this difficult aspect. Meanwhile, people distracted by various and sundry disagreements try to suck you in. Instead keep your own counsel and let your plans marinate a little longer in the privacy of your own mind.
Or better yet, focus on the positives in your life. Such as the deep, transformative bond you share with Kitty. No matter what else is going on in your life she is there for you.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
Your social calendar is full and that continues to be a great source of satisfaction and enjoyment. Giving thought about the most satisfying aspects of your involvement with friends and community is an excellent clue to the core values that inspire you. If you are seeking self-knowledge and guidance about your life direction here is one place to start.
As an earth sign, Taurus has an easy relationship with nature and nature’s creatures. It’s one reason it’s easy for you to bond with feline critters, including those that have persuaded you to open your doors to them and make your house their home.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This is an excellent week to buckle down and start working on your taxes. While this may not be your favorite activity, it does force you to review your records and get an overview of your income and expenditures. This is particularly useful if you have business, self-employment or free-lance income. Still your focus continues to be your professional life. It demands a great deal of your time and creativity. Your excellent communication skills and ability to adapt keeps you very much in demand with the higher ups. But a conflict between the needs of work and a partner prove troublesome as the workweek winds down.
As for Kitty, she has determined that she is the boss and as the human assistant, er, pet parent, it’s your duty to obey. That is the natural order of things, at least in her eyes.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Whether you’ve been using plane tickets or taken journeys of the mind, you’ve had itchy feet in the past few weeks. With Venus and Mars moving through your sector of travel and higher learning, you’ve not only expanded your worldview but also strengthened your spiritual connection. As the work week winds down you are called to address the demands of your day-to-day routines. And then there’s Kitty, who demands your love and attention, too.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Work and money matters preoccupy you this week. You need to keep your shoulder to the grindstone a little longer. The hard work will pay off, just not yet. Matters involving credit, insurance, a loan or shared resources have to be addressed. With Pisces ruling the financial sector of your chart it is particularly important that you get all transactions in writing. If you are involved with a significant other, your heart is open and you want to go deeper. On the 19th you run into a roadblock regarding an expenditure related to a child or a creative project. ‘No’ is not forever and you can come up with work-arounds.
And while you’re hard at work, Kitty wants to amuse herself by making friends in the neighborhood. Make sure the door is locked and the collar is on.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
Children and your partners continue to play a big role this week. Over the past months you’ve become increasingly aware of the strength of your bond with both your human and pet-children. To you, a little fun and random playtime is just that, but it’s those seemingly minor things that deepen bonds over time. When the Sun enters your sector of health, wellness and routines on the 20th, you may be impelled to take on a new regimen or change your routine. If you choose to do so, Kitty will be happy to join you.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
With Venus, Mars and Neptune in your sector of day-to-day work, your services continue to be in high demand. Your co-workers are easy to work with and your assignments give you lots of room to exercise your creativity. If you’re self-employed or do freelance work, you’re quite busy and pleasantly so.
This day-to-day work sector, ruled by Pisces in your chart, also deals with health and wellness. If you are planning on adopting a new exercise regimen ,consider one that involves water such as swimming or aqua aerobics.
Kitty is agreeable to your new routine, although she will prefer to get her exercise through chasing cat toys rather than in the swimming pool.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Babies, children, romantic relationships and recreation continue to be the focus for you with Venus, Mars and Neptune moving through this sector. These deepen the connection with the bottomless well of your creativity. Nonetheless, when Mars forms a right angle to Saturn as the workweek winds down, you realize you’ve overextended yourself financially and have to say ‘no’ to an expenditure you wanted to make. Fortunately Scorpio is a sign associated with wealth and money management. With your skills, this setback is temporary and you’ll figure out a way to make the numbers work. More likely that will come after the 28th when Mars enters your sector of day-to-day work.
In the meantime your bond with Kitty is an endless source of pleasure. And he is always there for you.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
With Mars, Venus and Neptune in your sector of home and family this is an excellent time to take on a redecorating project. Sometimes just bringing in a few accent pieces or rearranging furniture can change the look and feel of a space. If you do creative work out of your home you have been quite productive and have received assignments that spark your imagination. Keep Kitty’s needs in mind if you do make any changes to your home environment. She would like a nice cat tree or a window perch where she can look out at the squirrels.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
The tensions connected with last week’s full moon and related transits ease in the first half of the work week as the Sun and the Moon move away from those aspects. This also calms Kitty, who picks up your moods. Nonetheless you found out who your friends are, or at least which relatives are dependable. But when Mars forms a right angle to your sign ruler, Saturn, in your sector of secrets on the19th, you find out that a sibling or a relative has divulged information you intended to keep private or has been talking behind your back.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Mind, body and wellness are still at the forefront of your attention as the week begins. You’re sensitive to undercurrents and now that Mercury is back in your sector of secrets your intuition is sharper than ever. As a feline, Kitty has an excellent inner radar system of her own. You can get a lot of information by watching what her reactions to people and situations.
Meanwhile, Mars has been traveling through your sector of earned income and self worth since December. Often this is associated with increased spending. There’s a hiccup when the planet forms a right angle to Saturn on the 19th and you find you are overextended. Fortunately with Venus also moving through that sector you’re able to attract paying work. The mood lifts in the late afternoon when the Sun moves into your sign.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It’s easy for Pisceans, especially quieter members of the sign, to blend into the background; but since Mars, Venus and Neptune have been traveling through your sign you’re seen and taken seriously. This combination enhances your already strong creativity and intuition. Because you have a strong imagination it’s easier for you to visualize what you want more clearly than most people. By creating a vivid, detailed picture in your mind, you prime the pump, so to speak. That is, you instruct your own unconscious to create the vision you set out for yourself and request the Universe to help.
Kitty is by your side. He wants to be part of that vision, also.