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“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie, author


ONCE AGAIN we are reminded of the passing of time, and the realization that life always in a constant motion continues to surprise and amaze us.. Let us celebrate 2017

Astrologically speaking, the Winter Solstice starts off with the Sun’s annual transit in the earthy, structured, no-nonsense sign of Capricorn. Its conjunction to transiting Pluto Capricorn which continues in the earthy structured sign of Capricorn provides us with a sense of discipline, the knowledge that are life as we know will soon change, and hopefully for the better. Venus, the planet of pleasure and play conjunct transiting Mars symbiotically transforms us, nostalgic in its presence, sentimental with its vibration. For many of us, our karmic lessons can be learned during this month as we feel the intensity of these transits. For all intense purposes it’s a time where we revisit our past, making room for the future.

Full Moon in Cancer opposite the Sun on Jan 12 – Emotions run high – Pay attention to what you feel as well as how you react. Those most affected are Cancers, Capricorns, Aries and Libra. However for others, based on your time of birth will determine where this Full Moon will occur.

Mercury retrograde – Moving direct on Jan 8, 2017 in Capricorn – With Mercury retrograde our communication is stifled, we find ourselves rethinking old patterns, questioning our motives as well as thoughts. As it moves direct, implementation is easier, less strained, and thoughts are clearer. Those most affected are Cancers, Capricorns, Aries and Libra, Gemini and Virgo.. However for others, based on your time of birth will determine where this

Venus, the planet of pleasure and play conjunct Mars, the planets of action – both in Pisces – Sentiment is at its best. Nostalgia – more of a dreamy state of mind and influence. We may find ourselves more in-tuned to others, more romantic and prone to tapping into our intuitive as well as creative nature. Those most affected, Pisces, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius and Gemini.

New Moon – Jan 27 – in Aquarius – A New Moon is always a welcomed influence as it allows us to broaden our perception as well as perspectives. In the sign of Aquarius it brings to light a sense of electricity, with clarity. Those most affected, Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus.


Aries ( March 24-April 20)- Self control and the willingness to take relinquish the past occurs with Mars and Venus transiting that secret part of your life. Secrets may surface, what was hidden has now become known, and the ability to sever old and negative ties may release you. This is a beginning for you, the opportunity to finally say good bye to old habits and routines. Still the challenges may continue to be met as the transiting Sun and Pluto challenge you. This is not the time for impulsive behavior. It is a time to rethink what you do and how you do it, at least until Mercury turns direct Jan 8, 2017.

Taurus ( April 21-May 21)- Friends, co-workers continue to be a major source of support as you find yourself making changes you normally would not make. Much relates to job/money. However as good time for reflection, taking your life in stride. Looking at situations from different angles. Also, Mercury in retrograde until Jan 8, may cause you to revisit old beliefs, allowing you to step a bit more out of the box. Truly a good beginning for you.

Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- You may be feeling a bit on overload for the next few weeks as transiting Mars and Venus at odds with your natal Sun may cause you to feel a bit on edge. Specifically with regard to family, friends, and the confines of your home, However much of this inertia can be remedied by using strategy, Humor helps. And delivery does count, more so now that your ruling planet Mercury is in retrograde until Jan 8, 2017.

Cancer (June 22-July 23) – With both Mars and Venus in transit of your 9th house of higher aspirations, your mind and spirit may be working on overtime. You may feel inclined to do something extraordinary such as write a book, travel, taking a class, or even asking for that promotion you have been waiting for. Better to hold off making any huge decisions at least until Mercury has gone direct Jan 8, 2017, however it’s ok to plan.

Leo (July 24-Aug 23)-. Be extra careful this month when dealing money matters as transiting Mars and Venus may cause you react on impulse. More so when dealing with everyone else’s money, including stocks, insurance policies, asking for a loan. Whatever comes your way. Always remember though luck can be on your side it’s important not to get too ahead of yourself. Think before you act, at least until after Jan 8, 2017.

Virgo (Aug 24-Sept 23) – Though normally you’re level headed, very methodical in your approach to everyday life, however presently it’s still important to take stock before jumping into too many fires; be aware that sometimes your own insight may not always be enough. Recent stresses specifically Mars & Venus in Pisces, opposite your Sun, may force situations relating to partners, both work and personal, to surface. .Maintaining a clear stance since your ruler Mercury is in retrograde, is paramount.

Libra (Sept 23- Oct 23) – As Pluto and the transiting Sun in Capricorn adds an interesting ingredient to your own Sun energy triggering a desire to make some personal drastic changes. You find yourself gaining more perspective. A good time to sort through any given details while letting go of the past, cleaning house so to speak. Time to flush out the bad and bring in the new. Also with Mars and your ruler Venus now in Pisces in your area of health and fitness, you would do well to pay attention. Start the year off with a good attitude about what you wish to gain, or accomplish a year from now. Make a list.

Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22) – The planets are lined up favorably for you, creating a clear sense of balance, desire to become more aware of those around you, a need to take stock and work from the inside out. Also with Mars and your ruler Venus now in Pisces your creative and love-lorn juices are percolating. Even possibly through speculation. The stars are in your favor, but hold off until after Jan 8, 2017.

Sagittarius ( Nov 23- Dec 21)- As the next few weeks open up you may find yourself overly intense possibly even more critical of yourself. & family. This new found energy will bring forth a need to change the direction of your life. With transiting Mars and Venus at odds with your Sun, the forced changes you make will only help to improve your status. Also, opportunity is a given, however be well aware of temptation. Take heed when dealing with matters that need careful attention. Hold off any major decisions or choices until after Jan 8, 2017.

Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- Financial matters are the key point for the next few months or so, make sure all your resources are in order specifically while Mercury is retrograding in your own sign. If possible seek the changes necessary in improving what needs to be finalized after Jan 8, 2017. . Also, personal relationships are on an upswing, as Venus and Mars accent your own sign. Great cycle for letting others know where you stand…with transiting Saturn in your area of thought. You may find yourself really thinking out of the box.

Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- With so much activity taking place you would do well to utilize what is given to you. This should be an interesting time for you as Mars & Venus in your money house could stir up your money resources. Be ever so optimistic, the path is yours to take. Also, Saturn and Jupiter are well aspected to your Sun’s energy you would do well to exercise your opportunities. It is yours for the asking.

Pisces ( Feb 20_ March 20) – By listening to your heart and soul, you will always know which way you should turn. So many new changes within the last few years have caused you to seek out. The next few months opens the way to greater opportunities, as well as challenges as transiting Mars and Venus in your own sign sheds a huge limelight on your. Your creative juices are brewing, your third eye is awakened. Time for you to tap in.

Astrological tips; Entertaining? Best times JAN 1, 2. 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15,16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30,

Janet Amid is a columnist who writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out our web site at

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