“I did then what I knew how to do. Now I know better, I do better” ~ Maya Angelou
The 1 Year of 2017—the first green shoots of a new 9-year energy cycle—begins at the Aquarius New Moon on January 26 and accelerates through February’s switchpoint astrology. This is when we walk across the bridge across tomorrow from the wrecking ball Uranus/Pluto years of 2008-16 into the Light Grid of the 2017-2022 Uranus/Eris/Haumea years. This Year of the Yin Fire Rooster is all about opening up, about asking difficult questions, about seeing the Emperor’s new clothes and revealing inconvenient truths. No more hiding our heads in the sand or hoping everything will go back to “normal”. It’s our time to step up to history because it turns out we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. The future is here, now and it is you. So rise from the ashes, discard your scar coat, re–feather and re-tool.
2017 is also a 10 year—symbolizing the sacred circle of Self. The number 10 is formed by a pillar within a circle. It is masculine and feminine, representing the healing codes of Isis and Osiris. In Tarot the number 10 is the Wheel of Fortune; in the Kabbalah, 10 symbolises the Tree of Life. 2016 asked us to let go completely. It was a year of trusting in what could not be seen and believing in what could not be felt. 2017 is about standing in the midst of dimensional flux as a pillar of light in the center of the circle of your creations, about standing centered in your life as a towering obelisk, as a prime number. Your transformational purpose needs concrete expression in the world via a personal creative unfolding. 17 is a highly spiritual number, seen by the Ancient Chaldeans as the Eight-Pointed Star of Venus. 2017 will fulfill its destiny with or without you! Sometimes running on automatic pilot, sometimes flying with no pilot, 2017 will lead you to a place you have not been before, in and out of different densities and dimensions. Everything will have a new reverberation, a new resonance.
The Big Picture Astrology—the Next Five Years
When we can visualise the landscape of the near future, we can make better decisions in the here and now. For the whole of 2017 the defining astrology is the revolutionary radical T Square between Pluto/Uranus/Eris/Haumea and Jupiter—transpersonal and deep-space planets. Depending on your personal level of evolution, this could turn out to be either an: “Eyes wide shut or an eyes wide open” Awakening.
In 2018 Uranus enters Taurus—think massive worldwide change in financial systems—as Chiron enters Aries—heralding breakthroughs in ecology and medicine—followed by a series of alignments that involve Pluto and Eris in 2020 and 2021. First Saturn conjuncts Pluto, then Pluto squares Eris, and finally Jupiter conjuncts Pluto. There are no words for this, except to say that it’s as potent as astrology gets.
What we are seeing play out in politics today is only the warm-up act. The United States is already in its karmic Pluto Return. On January 12, 2020, Saturn will conjunct Pluto for the first time since 1982; on that same day Mercury and the Sun will reach the same degree of Capricorn; and two days earlier a lunar eclipse will trigger the same point. This is a configuration of radical change by any astrological standards. In the five years until 2022, we will be pulling up the old paradigm system by the roots—we have our work cut out.
Take heart for our energy and focus is shifting from the petri-dish of our own psycho-karmic healing to fully focus on clearing the path ahead, preparing the ground and sowing the seeds of a new conscious epoch. ~ Nicolya Christi
The February 2017 Planetary Landscape
Time to wake up and smell the coffee! Two Cosmic Wild Card Eclipses accelerate the separation of worlds and time-lines, seeding an obvious deepening in our bodies and lives, an unprecedented grounding as the light of each soul enters places never before illuminated. Keep in mind that eclipse events can seem karmic or predestined, bringing a distinct sense of sudden transition. We move from one space of life into another. The sudden eclipse reboots, aligned with Jupiter/Venus aspects this month, perfectly mirror the exponential rise of women and other groups reclaiming their voices against intolerance. Expect this to build and build in the months to come as tribes and groups form and reform like cells to shape solutions.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on February 11, 2017 is the first Leo/Aquarius eclipse since 1999. Whatever changed in your life on August 11, 1999, will reappear in a different guise for another turn of the spiral.
This eclipse kickstarts 18 months of necessary and challenging Unity of Self/Unity with Others. Full Moon eclipses symbolize the past and the present sliding through one another, and the disappearance of something in form and matter. Its time is over. Having fulfilled its destiny, it’s no longer needed in your life. Be vigilant for big clues to the likely impact of the Great American Eclipse of August 21 when a New Moon eclipse will arc right across North America, visible to the naked eye and suggesting huge political and social change.
The Eclipse Chandra Symbol LEO 23
An old man cutting mistletoe off an oak tree with a golden knife.
Everything prepared and ready. The consumation of lifetimes in the destiny—drama of self-mastery. Your tireless pursuit of perfection and gift of knowing what is asked are charged with collective power. Marking out a pathway which shall remain always. The Gods inspire, the hour is ripe and the whole idea is to become selflessly yourself, offered to the Goddess and emergent through time.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse on February 26, 2017 is the final Pisces Solar eclipse, signing off the Pisces/Virgo eclipses between 2015-17, and signifying that something essential, as bright and important as the Sun in our life has come to an end, its task completed. Look back to March 9 and September 1, 2016, for insights.
The Eclipse Chandra Symbol PISCES 9
A vampire awakens.
Darkness calls to those who have had enough of too much compromise and too unbearable a weight of suffering. And inside the darkness, an immense power of what is here in the Earth and still raging can be felt and harnessed. You are imaginatively and inwardly pulled toward the great extremes—not able to go on in any usual way. But you ultimately fathom the mysteries and the depths, by exploring all that is there and finding in the end that all is sacred, all is beautiful, and all is integral to the fiber of existence.
Jupiter Turns Retrograde on February 6
In these tumultuous times of major and powerful convergence of planetary forces, Jupiter shows where grace can be experienced. Jupiter is the difference that makes the difference. Anticipate radical expansion of the higher mind; breakthroughs in science, astronomy, medicine and technology.
The Light Bearer/Hierophant is retrograde in Libra between February and June, and begins and ends the year connecting us to the Grid via outer and deep space planets. This is nothing less than Universal Law at work here, masquerading within our culture as chaos and re-adjustment. Jupiter‘s esoteric purpose is soul fusion—blending the dualities of head and heart, mind and love, to create wisdom. The Hierophant restores the Law of Life Mastery. Whatever 23-13 degrees Libra symbolizes in your birth mandala has the potential to grow, expand and flourish.
Venus crosses the sensitive World Axis and Aries Point on February 3, 2017
Paving the way for her Aries Venus Star Point on March 25, Venus encourages the quest for co-creative intelligence, self-identity, self-discovery and self-agency. Venus will be a Morning Star in warrior Goddess mode. Look back at the last dates of the VSP in Aries—March 28, 2013, and March 27, 2009, to track how you expressed this aspect of yourself in your own life. This Venus Retrograde will give emotional momentum to the overarching trend of 2017—the radicalization of disenfranchised citizens
Developing Your Own GPS
Walk your talk and start by walking:
- Away from repetitive victim stories/towards visionary activism
- Away from enlightening yourself/towards enlightening the whole—from the Inside Out
- Away from estranging yourself from others through spiritual inflation/towards embracing the ordinariness, the everydayness of life.
- Away from Waking Up by navel gazing/towards Waking Down into concrete action
- Away from being at effect/towards being a cause—not passive, but proactive.
- Away from I’m not ready/towards being the change you want to see in the world
Instead of Inside Out Thinking based on:
- What other people told me to do
- My thoughts
- My feelings
- The effect I want on other people
- Whether I think I have time or energy
Trust the absolute pure miracle of Knowing or Not Knowing. Both are 100% reliable. Both are personally unique to each of us, and yet universal in quality. Both are pointing in the same direction—inside. Within each of us is the space for the answer. It might not be there right now, but it will be. The not knowing is simply knowing that the answer is there. We’ve had this experience over and over—it could be a feeling in the gut, goose-pimples, an Aha! moment, or a warm recognition.
“The world doesn’t owe us anything. It is we who owe the world a different image than the one that is hurting us. Weare the mirrors. We are the living labs where creative change starts to grow. Nobody else can save us but ourselves!” ~ Rebelle Society