Astrology of 2017 � A Brave New World.

by AstroButterfly, Astrologically 2017 will be a positive andprogressive year.

For most of us, 2017 will be a better yearthan 2016.

2017 will be marked by the Jupiter Uranusopposition, which will bring excitement and hope, and in the same time will ask us tolet go of the past to move toward a brighter tomorrow.

2017 will continue the theme of change thatstarted a couple of years ago when Saturn and the North Node moved into Sagittariusand Virgo, but it will be less chaotic and a bit more pragmatic.

In 2015 and 2016 we had Saturn in Sagittarius,The North Node AND Jupiter in Virgo, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.

No more of this chaos! In 2017 we will have less of the excess mutableenergy which made 2016 so imbalanced.

With the North Node ingress into Leo, of Jupiterinto Scorpio and of Saturn into Capricorn (its domicile) the outlook of 2017 is definitelymore balanced.

In 2017 we will also say goodbye to the Saturn/Neptunesquare that has been fooling with our hopes, dreams and general sense of direction in thelast year.

In 2017, we will want to do something aboutthose dashed hopes and dreams.

As our new reality finally begins to emerge,we will feel ready to act upon it.

If we don�t like what we see, in 2017 wewill either take action to change it or at least find new ways to deal with it.

Marked by mutable, cardinal, fire and waterenergy, metaphorically speaking, 2017 will be a quest for a new spiritual paradigm.

In 2017 we will continue to question the statusquo.

We will no longer accept a society in whicha few control the fate of the many, a society that excludes and discriminates and wherethe individual is just �another brick in the wall�.

But there is a danger here.

Because we will be so much into spiritualityand what is not to be seen, but felt with the heart, the risk is to lose our commonsense.

2017 will be all about emotions, about inspiration,about jumping from one thing to the next in our quest to find meaning and fulfill thosedreams we were too fearful to pursue.

In 2017, we can easily lose our cool and evenget fanatical about our version of the reality.

If there is one thing I recommend doing in2017 when things go off track is this: go in nature.

Meditate.

Do something to keep yourself grounded andin the present moment.

Build a shed or why not, a house, try landscapearchitecture or plant some new flowers or vegetables in your garden.

Start crafting.

Anything that is a combination of planningand researching, and then actually doing whatever is that thing you have planned for, will reallyhelp each one of us deal with 2017 in a healthy way.

Love and relationships Love and relationships will be another trademarkof this year.

Relationships will be in focus thanks to Jupiteropposite Uranus on the relationship Aries / Libra axis.

We will also have Venus, the planet of loveand relationships, retrograde in March and April.

This important Venus cycle will bring to surfaceall unfinished businesses related to relationships of all kinds.

Romantic love and dating will be a highlightof 2017.

Firstly, the North Node of the Moon will moveinto Leo.

After we did a lot of self-work in the last 1 year and a half when the NorthNode was in Virgo, now it�s time to have fun, express ourselves and go for whateverour heart desires.

The North Node enters Leo in the same timewith the Full Moon in Scorpio, more exactly, on the 10th of May.

This cosmic reset is going to be intense! Secondly, many of the New and Full Moons of2017 are accompanied by some �love aspects�.

Only to mention two of them: At the time ofthe New Moon in Aries on the 25th of March we also have Sun conjuncts Venus.

This is the 1st New Moon of the Astrologicalyear and the most important one, because it will set the tone for 2017.

To have Sun and Moon conjunct Venus with theNew Moon is just magnificent.

In October we have another stellar event:Venus will conjunct Mars in the same time with the Full Moon in Aries.

This is going to be HOT! Mark the date: 5th of October With so muchfresh Aries energy some of us will experience love at first sight and completely throw cautionto the wind.

But because thankfully Jupiter is in Libramost of us will fell a mix of the two energies: Libra-like �relationships and commitmentcome first� and Aries-like �I want some fresh romance to feel young and alive� � andthis will make us want to keep our relationships fresh, in addition to honoring true love.

The top 7 astrological events of 2017 are: 1.

Jupiter Uranus opposition � on 2nd of Marchand again on the 27th of September (the last aspect in a sequence of three) � which willmove things forward, bringing progress and unexpected outcomes, especially in the areasof relationships, negotiations and deal-making.

2.

Jupiter square Pluto � on the 30th Marchand on the 4th of August (the last square in a sequence of three) � calling for fairness,and asking us to stick to our values, and in the same time try to fit them in the existingstructures.

The Jupiter Pluto cycles activate and pushforward generational themes.

In essence, Jupiter / Pluto square speaksof what Darwin called �survival of the fittest�.

The fittest will not only survive, but willalso thrive in a Jupiter / Pluto environment.

3.

Venus retrograde � from 5th of March until15th of April, marking a phase of transformation in relationships.

4.

North Node ingress into Leo � on the 10thof May.

5.

Saturn trine Uranus � on the 18th of Mayand on the 11th of November (the last trine in a sequence of three) � a harmonious andconstructive aspect which will reward adaptability and ultimately lead to sustainable progress.

6.

Jupiter ingress into Scorpio � on the 10thof October, shifting the beneficial energy of Jupiter from relationships to intimacyand �other people�s resources�, either physical, intellectual, emotional or spiritual.

7.

Saturn ingress into Capricorn � on the 19thof December, and the real change of the world structures will begin.

Saturn is in domicile in Capricorn and heknows what he is doing in his home sign.

Let�s not forget about the yearly eclipses.

The Moon and Solar eclipses, or turning points,will take place in February and August.

In 2017 we will witness a shift of the eclipsecycle from Virgo and Pisces to, for the most part, in Leo and Aquarius.

In 2017 we have 2 moon eclipses, 1st one onthe 10th of February in Leo.

The 2nd Moon Eclipse is on the 7th of Augustin Aquarius, inviting us to embrace and honor our uniqueness.

The solar eclipses will take place on the25th of February (the last eclipse in Pisces!) and on the 21st of August in Leo.

The last solar eclipse will be an extremelypowerful one as it occurs at 29� Leo in close conjunction with the fixed star Regulus.

This Sun eclipse will be visible across allthe United States (this is the 1st eclipse visible in the US since 1979!) Something is definitely going to happen inthe world (US especially in focus) around this date, so mark your calendars: 21st ofAugust.

The Mercury retrograde periods (make sureyou put them in your calendar) are: 1st to 8th of January � in Capricorn / Sagittarius.

9th of April to 2nd of May � in Taurus / Aries.

12th of August to 5th of September � inVirgo / Leo.

2nd of December to 22nd of December � inSagittarius.

Every year comes with three of four Mercuryretrograde periods, but what is a bit different in 2017 is that almost every Mercury retrogradewill effect two signs (instead of one).

We will be asked to integrate some practicalityinto our creativity with both the fire and earth being emphasized.

To recap, 2017 will be a very interestingand progressive year.

Although this won�t be the case for everyone(some of us will always have challenging progressions, or some transits will trigger some delicatepoints in our chart) there is definitely a sense of optimism and hope which will helpus get though almost everything , despite any obstacles that may arise along the way.