Astrology Outlook for 2017 � A New Hope.
Right now is a perfect time to set the energetictone for how you want to begin 2017.
This is done with consciousness and intention,your purposefully deciding what kind of experience you want to have.
Yes, there is a lot of very strange stuffhappening out there in the world, but you can consciously choose your responses.
One example is hope.
At the core of your being, you are hopefuland filled with light.
This part of you can move through any challengeand remain confident that everything will be okay.
This response of hope has a palpable energy.
It lifts you up and gives you courage to prevailand persist.
It helps you to succeed, and to see successeven in so-called failure.
When you connect with hope in a grounded spiritualway, it is like an elixir from the heavens.
In this article, I outline some ways to connectwith your own reservoir of hope and become more resourced for what�s next.
As you read, invite your inner wisdom to showyou what is relevant for your life.
Ask for understanding and a knowing of divinetiming in all things.
Background Much of the outer world craziness and uncertaintyof 2016 is continuing as we sit in the void of not knowing the next chapter.
In fact, as you probably have noticed, thatvoid has rather unusual energies now.
We really haven�t witnessed anything quitelike it in our lifetimes.
We have had wild cards before, but the sheernumber of them occurring simultaneously is unprecedented.
January an Instrumental Month Given that, the month of January will be instrumentalin determining a number of new directions.
This is happening out there in our world butalso within ourselves.
It�s vital that we be awake to the processand be in the driver�s seat of our own lives.
No matter how uncertain or gloomy things seem,we must remain hopeful and take steps to forge new beginnings in our lives.
New beginnings will be unfolding around usin the external world.
There likely will be a heightened sense ofanticipation, intensity, and concern within society as people respond to events.
Many things occurring will be outside of ourindividual control.
What we do have control over, however, isour response.
No matter how strange things get, the keyfor us is to find our balance and take the high road of spirit.
As we do that, we connect with the energyof hope at our core.
Shedding Many Skins Most likely, you feel like you have shed manyskins this year.
It has been a time of mega transformation,letting go, and experimenting with new approaches for living your best life.
Some of your experiments may have had a lukewarmreception or outcome.
Others may still be percolating, not yet ripe.
Still others may be fully formed, but cannotyet be manifested because the timing isn�t yet right.
What�s in Store for January Here are a few highlights of what�s in storefor January.
First, it�s the start of a new year withthe energy of new beginnings in the air.
That likely will feel different this Januarybecause of the wild cards and tensions of not knowing how things will play out.
Personal tips: pay attention to what�s happeningbut pay more attention to managing your own energy and emotional responses.
You may need more sleep or more frequent refuelingto stabilize when so much stress is in the air.
Do your best to avoid taking things personallyby being a neutral observer.
Come back to your center often to be remindedof what really matters to you, and to feel the hopefulness at your core.
Second, we are still in Mercury Retrogradethrough the first week of January.
That means revisiting issues, review of plans,and sometimes re-dos when things didn�t go right the first time.
It�s normal to want to be full speed aheadas the year starts, but with Mercury Retrograde, it sometimes may feel more like travelingin first gear or neutral.
Mercury tips: pace yourself and breathe often.
Remember that you are a quantum being andthat when you are operating in quantum, what needs to happen can get done in a flash oftime.
Don�t let apparent delays irritate you.
Trust in divine orchestration.
Third, note in your calendar the January 12Full Moon.
This will be a powerful Cancer Full Moon,with the potential for challenging dynamics and intense emotions.
Issues from behind the scenes could ariseunexpectedly.
The best way to work with these energies isto stay grounded and in your heart.
Strive to be patient and allowing.
If something comes to a boiling point energetically,consider a time out so you don�t say or do something you may later regret.
Other key energy dates: we have some tenseplanetary lineups and the Sun moving into Aquarius January 19, the day before the USPresidential Inauguration on January 20.
The very next week, we have the January 27Aquarius New Moon occurring the day before the January 28 start of Chinese Rooster Year.
From an energy standpoint, it�s going tobe a month of intensity, catalysts for change, and challenges in relating to others.
Do your best to stay in your center and regroupyour energy often.
Take time daily to listen to your inner guidanceabout actions and timing.
Going into this potentially groundbreakingyear, remember the big picture of why you are here.
Remember your role as a divine change-maker.
Remember that you are not an accidental touristwho just happens to be here as the world goes through its messy remake.
On a soul level, you have a destiny here duringthese times.
The world needs your love, your consciousness,and your light.
You as a human being need to have the completionsand self-realizations available because of living now.
In no other lifetime to date could you doand complete what is possible now.
Treasure that for the opportunity it is.
On a daily basis, invite a tangible connectionwith the energy of hope that exists at your core.
Ask to be guided to live your best life.