Astrology for 2017

moon-calendar-poster-2017-lunar-calendar-astrology-paganA 10 year (2+0+1+7). In numerology this is the number of rise or fall depending on the choices of the individual. More than ever is it essential that we stand in honor, integrity and power. Where our thoughts go, so does our reality. The wheel of fortune will be turning and each will reap the rewards of his/her work, or have to face the consequences of not having taken conscious responsibility for his/her inner growth. No freebees this year. New beginnings as well as amazing synchronicities and miracles await those who have truly walked their talk and are in real alignment with the spiritual laws of the universe.

Starting on January 28 till February 15, 2018, we shall also be entering the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. This is an incredibly powerful year. Perseverance, loyalty, hard work, transparency, and family values will be greatly rewarded. The political climate could prove very electric and wildly fluctuating. New celebrities could suddenly rise out of nowhere and disappear just as suddenly. Migrations of large groups of people could be seen across the globe. Challenges we had never encountered before could emerge, requiring fast, practical and well-proven solutions. A year to embrace opportunities without taking undue risks. Many changes are likely to occur in our careers with the promise of great success for those who will have, during the past years, worked diligently in solitude, with patience and persistence. Our physical appearance could assume more importance than usual. We want to look good. Fashion could be somewhat flamboyant. We need to have clear intentions regarding love, relationships, business, and financial matters. Friends could all of sudden reveal colors we had never seen before, both positive and negative. Within the many conflicts emerging this year, are very positive currents. A romance begun this year could end as suddenly as it started. For an already existing love relationship, a great year to get married.


No major aspect this month.


Jupiter retrograde in Libra, starting 2/5 (23º08’) till 6/9 (13º12’)

Spiritual growth, as well as our faith, tolerance, open-mindedness and generosity are being now tested, particularly in our relationships. How fair, compassionate and balanced are we? Do we really walk our talk? Fulfillment and happiness come from creating situations where everyone wins and where philosophical ideals are integrated into our daily reality.

Lunar Eclipse in Leo (22º34’) on 2/10

Eclipses always mark turning points, the effects of which influence the next 19 years of our lives. Here, it is the way we manifest our uniqueness, our creativity and our radiance, which are particularly enhanced. We are asked to connect deeply to our heart and to shine our light with courage and generosity. Relationships with children are enhanced, as well as romance and dramatic arts.

Jupiter in Libra square Uranus in Aries between 2/16 and 3/16 (exact on 3/2)

A month of needing to break free from any kind of restriction. We could feel impatient and restless. Our impulsiveness could however end up creating major counterproductive disturbances. As we resist the wish to get ahead no matter what, and can remain calm in the face of much needed changes, we gain the required insights and education needed to open all the beneficial opportunities to have just what we want. The wheel is turning with lucky strikes coming as a result. Sudden, unexpected events on the international scene could create unforeseen new situations. Even if at first they don’t seem so positive, the final outcome could be quite different from anything initially expected.

Solar Eclipse in Pisces (8º09’) on 2/26

A time to connect with our inner divinity through mysticism, music, and meditation. As we selflessly explore the innermost depths of our being, insights into the laws of the universe could become clearer than ever. The veils between dimensions are thinning, making the angelic realm closer than ever. Our psychic abilities increase, our multi-dimensionality becomes more real, our inner knowingness is clearer.


Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn between 3/17 and 4/9 (exact on 3/30)

We need to strongly re-examine what we believe to be right and wrong, stand in our power, and resolutely avoid shady characters. It is important that our integrity is impeccable. Even if we had no intention of challenging anyone, we could nonetheless run into legal difficulties with authorities. Opposition comes from people threatened by our need to reorganize our neighborhood, our community, governmental, educational or religious systems, or simply make renovations in our home and rearrange our lives. Obstacles undermining our inner peace and confidence require that we grow and increase both our knowledge and experience. Cheerful tolerance helps us transform manipulation and dogma. Enthusiastic work brings success, carrying us higher than usual. The break-up of outmoded patterns brings positive growth.


Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius, starting on 4/5 (27º47’) till 8/25 (21º10’)

Reforms of the educational system become more pressing. Our openness to the world becomes more important. A good time to travel, explore another culture, complete our studies of a foreign language we haven’t yet fully mastered. Wonderful also for furthering our education and enriching our knowledge of a topic that brings joy to our life, expands our faith and our enthusiasm for life.

Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, starting on 4/20 (19º23’) till 9/28 (16º51’)

Issues surrounding the good use, or misuse, of power come to the forefront. Do we stand in our integrity? Are we the masters of our own destiny, or have we relinquished our personal authority to someone else?


Saturn in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries between 5/9 and 6/1 (exact on 5/18)

A creative balance is achieved between the old and the new. We are able to engage in new stimulating experiences and manifest change without overthrowing everything that was. We feel confident, secure and capable enough to start a new job giving us both more personal freedom and greater control. A rare progressive equilibrium is reached internationally.


Neptune retrograde, starting on 6/16 (14º15’ Aries) till 11/22 (11º27’ Pisces)

An important period of silent introspection, quiet selflessness and meditative consciousness. Art created during this time is particularly inspired. The veil between dimensions is thinner. Dreams are particularly vivid and in some instances, prophetic.


Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn between 7/25 and 8/15 (exact on 8/4)

Kindly refer to March.


Uranus retrograde in Aries, starting on 8/2 (28º31’) till January 2, 2018 (24º34’)

Rebellion against oppression, sudden unexpected mass movements, and an aggressive need for freedom mark this period. Humanitarian efforts are enhanced. Unforeseen revolutions change the political landscape from one day to the next. Massive awakenings occur. A volatile time where tempers could flare up easily, independence is achieved in violent ways, and warrior pioneers emerge, changing the existing order.

Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius (15º30’) on 8/7

Our friendships could be tested. The colors of even people we have known for a long time, could reveal themselves to be very different from what we had thought. Extra-terrestrial activities could come to the forefront in a surprising manner, revealing until now hidden aspects of our own history. Humanitarian efforts could increase. We could understand more deeply than ever how inter-related we all are.

Solar Eclipse in Leo (28º50’) on 8/21

Kindly refer to the Lunar Eclipse in Leo of February.

Jupiter in Libra Sextile Saturn in Sagittarius between 8/21 and 9/6 (exact on 8/27)

A time of reaching a valuable balance between what has been until now and the potential for the future. Financial investments should be approached cautiously in a disciplined, peaceful, efficient manner. The more conservative and thrifty we are, the better. Each debt paid, opens new opportunities. Far from rebelling against duties, obligations are approached with patience and maturity. Not wise however to take on our shoulders someone else’s karmic burden.


Jupiter in Libra Opposition Uranus in Aries between 9/26 and 10/5 (exact on 9/27)

We have reached a major turning point resulting in some instability. At this time, it is important that we review our life very carefully and see what needs to be changed or completely let go of. A relationship that obligates us or a job that subjects us to great pressure could become impossible to maintain. A great need for freedom makes us want to break free from any limitation that may has restricted our life unnecessarily, leading to an enormous sense of relief. The completion of old patterns opens an entirely new chapter that brings us out of dormancy with much aliveness and excitement. A magnetic, highly individualistic, somewhat disruptive and unconventional, but very stimulating person could enter our life, who influences us deeply.


Jupiter entering Scorpio on 10/10 till November 8, 2018

The next year requires of us to draw on our strength and visionary abilities. Our life experience will be incredibly enriched by our well-placed generosity, the development of our intuition and our imagination. More than ever shall we have a deep understanding and trust in a higher power. Our magnetic abilities to heal will be enhanced. The projects that will succeed will be the ones we get passionately involved in, mind, heart, body and spirit, with utmost courage and integrity. Long distance travel will be favored inasmuch as it opens our horizons to new cultures and ways of looking at the world. Insights into the true meaning of religion and philosophy will help us see a depth in life we had never known even existed. Profound reforms of education and religious beliefs will emerge from the transformation of our understanding of the meaning of our own evolution.


Saturn in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries between 11/2 and 11/24 (exact on 11/11)

Kindly refer to May.

Jupiter in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces between 11/26 and 12/10 (exact on 12/2)

We become true seekers of truth, looking for the subtle manifestations of the secrets of life. Religion, philosophy, artistic forms of expression, music, sound, help us pierce the veils and reach new levels of our own multi-dimensionality. Our ego is being dissolved in the relaxed optimistic dreamy state we seem to be floating in. The insights we get into our own life, help us have more compassion for others, be more tolerant, considerate and charitable. We have more trust and faith in ourselves. Our sensitivity to our loved ones increases and we seek peace and balance with others. An ideal could come true. An exciting trip or adventure could expand not only our philosophical and spiritual horizons, but also our sense of freedom. A legal or financial matter is likely to come to fruition. The pleasantness of this transit should however not encourage an over-confidence that would make us take unnecessary risks.


Saturn entering Capricorn on 12/19 till December 17, 2020

The next 3 years are THE time to become fully responsible, reliable, strong and self-sufficient. We shall be tested in our humility and the use of our power. It will be important to draw on our wisdom, be practical, efficient, organized and hard working. Nothing will come easily, but the rewards will be in relation to our efforts. Heads of states will be particularly challenged, as any lack of integrity in positions of authority will become increasingly difficult to hide. Fear could create rigidity and a need to exercise even more control. The best, if not the only way, out of what could feel like external oppression will require of us to reach a state of inner mastery.

Wishing you the most enriching, exciting, positive New Year ever!

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, Shaman, International Conference Speaker
Author of the best selling book: Astrology For Enlightenment (Simon & Schuster, NY).