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2017 Yearly Forecast: What's in the stars for you this year?

By Kelly Benson, 27 Jan, 2017
  • 2017 Yearly Forecast: What's in the stars for you this year?

It’s  fascinating how planets can influence our lives and predict the nature of upcoming events. Since age old times, we have always been captivated by the confluence of various forecasting techniques to manage situations, whether that be seeking advice on a troubled relationship, analyzing compatibility score with a partner or simply predicting the future. Our astrology expert, Kelly Benson, is here to share her insight about 2017, commenting on what’s in store for you for the year and planetary activities triggering certain moods and responses.

Enjoy the read!

ARIES (March 20 – April 19)

Your keyword for the coming year: ATTAIN

The Nuts and Bolts

You are approaching a major time of harvest, Aries. Saturn the task master climbs through your ninth house preparing you for a harvest time in your career. This whole next year it’s all about building up your momentum. You can see with more clarity where you want to take things and your goal is within reach. It’s a good time to get any extra credentials you might need such as a certificate or a special license. You’re about to spread your wings and you don’t need any hassles.

Fortune Smiles

Reach out to those you admire and ask for their advice, Aries. Gathering information never hurt anyone. Besides, people in high places, as well as coworkers and likeminded souls are more amenable to you now. Run your ideas up the flag pole, you might be surprised by the support you receive. Be gracious and say thank you!  This is also a good time to seek mentors or in-turn become a mentor yourself.

Earthly Delights

Your passions are set to be running high this year, Aries! You are magnetic and alluring to others now. Opportunities to travel with a lover might present themselves. Be sure to have a bag packed ready to go! More to that you’re eager to share with another soul making this a lovely time to open up the lines of heartfelt communications. New friends are made and old friends are back in your life again. This is the year to have a big party or throw an event. No moping for you!

Aries New Moon: Monday Mar. 27, 7:59 PM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 4, 5, 6

February 1, 2, 28

March 1, 27, 28

April 24, 25

May 21, 22

June 18, 19

July 15, 16

August 11, 12

September 7, 8, 9

October 5, 6

November 1, 2, 28, 29, 30

December 26, 27


Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

Your keyword for the coming year: REJUVENATE

The Nuts and Bolts

All kinds of relationships may have felt weightier than they have at other times, Taurus. Give some thought to where your responsibilities are intertwined with others. You’re getting down to the brass tacks and dealing with old business. While some connections may not have ‘cut the mustard' this year, other relationships become even more valuable to you. You’re getting clear on what you really need across the board and this helps you in all your dealings. Later in 2017 get ready for some excellent dividends coming your way!

Fortune Smiles

You’re craving more meaning in all your connections, especially romantic ones. Existing relationships will benefit from honest discussions and a joint approach to projects. A closeness that has not been evident on the surface level is deepening. Relationships that begin under this influence may be with someone older or more experienced than yourself. Philosophical discussions with a mate will energize and stimulate you. You're ready for a meeting of the minds!

Earthly Delights

Opportunities to travel with a good friend or colleague are likely this year. Late summer or early fall are great times to visit your favourite hot spots. One-to-one encounters with others will be empowering and enlightening this year, Taurus.You’re ready to learn more about life through the eyes of others. New relationships that begin now may be with someone who shares your family values and work ethic making this a powerfully bonding time. Joint ventures, purchases, and investments are favoured in autumn.

Taurus New Moon: Wednesday Apr. 26, at 5:18 AM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 7, 8

February 3, 4

March 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

April 26, 27

May 25, 26

June 22, 23

July 19, 20

August 15, 16, 17

September 12, 13

October 9, 10

November 3, 4

December 1, 2, 28, 29


Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your keyword for the coming year: CREATIVITY

The Nuts and Bolts

A cosmic shift began in 2015 when Saturn moved opposite your sign. You started to look at life through a different lens. Saturn (metaphorically speaking) has been pushing you to get serious about what you want from life. And pushing you think about what you’re prepared to give in return. Relationships, both marital and business ties, have been tested by this. Some connections didn't hold up to strain, that’s ok. You’re identifying your true needs which means you’re listening to your inner truth.

Fortune Smiles

Matters related to home and family improve tremendously this year, Gemini. You might be looking to put your hard earned cash into a major investment such as land, a home, a business, or your education. July and August are good times for financial gain. (Keep your impulse spending in check.) It's vital that you take the time consider what is important to you, because you are manifesting more of just that. You will feel the blessed this year in many ways!

Earthly Delights

You're feeling more imaginative than you have in years, Gemini. Lucky Jupiter in fellow air sign Libra helps to promote inspiration and fresh ideas! It's highly likely that you will pick-up a paintbrush, dust off that guitar, or start that writing project you've been talking about. You're in a mood to create, and create something you will! Relationships get cozy and sweet. Your family might expand in someway this year through birth, marriage, or adoption. New relationships are blessed and may have a family theme at work.

Gemini New Moon: Thursday, May 25, 12:46 PM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 9, 10

February 5, 6

March 4, 5

April 1, 2, 28, 29

May 25, 26

June 22, 23

July 19, 20

August 15, 16, 17

September 12, 13

October 9, 10

November 5, 6

December 3, 4, 30, 31


Cancer (June 21-July 22) 

Your keyword for the coming year: COMFORT

The Nuts and Bolts

You might have felt pushed to your limits last year, Cancer. Especially concerning your responsibilities with dependants, partners, and coworkers. You’re ability manage difficult situations has grown tremendously, good for you! This year your better positioned to hone in on your craft or service. Its possible that you will hit the books, or return to school for further training. The latter part of 2017 is a very successful time for you. Bosses, teachers, and VIP's will appreciate your efforts. You can expect some recognition for all your hard work!

Fortune Smiles

Bosses, coworkers and even superiors are ready to do favors for you this year, Cancer. You’ve proven you’re an integral part of the team and you’re about to be rewarded for it. This is an excellent time to champion an idea or get others on board with your vision. You're thinking outside-of-the-box and even a little experimental. Get some brainstorming sessions with people who support your creative nature. You’re about to push the envelope, just a little!

Earthly Delights

Sensual pleasures and exciting connections with others will delight this year, Cancer. You're feeling at ease and more likely to show your fondness for those you care about. As well, you’re more welcoming to accepting affection from others. As your trust in others grows it opens the door to new relationships. Romance with someone from another culture or a background that differs from your own is possible. You're drawn to adventurous spirits and people who open your mind.

Cancer New Moon: Friday, June 23, 7:32 PM Pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 11,12

February 7, 8

March 6, 7

April 1, 2, 28, 29

May 1, 27, 28

June 24, 25

July 21, 22,

August 18, 19

September 12, 15

October 11, 12,

November 7, 8

December 5, 6

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 

Your keyword for the coming year: SHARE

The Nuts and Bolts

You may have experienced some frustrations on the job front, Leo. You've felt restless, and wondered if you're in the right profession. Now is the time to test the waters and return to school or expand your skill-set. Jupiter in air sign Libra encourages your fire nature to get creative. You're feeling more mentally stimulated and eager to stretch your imagination. This helps you in your career move forward. You are fine-tuning your craft and getting ready for an exciting new challenge.

Fortune Smiles

Personal relationships can be intense this year, Leo. You are likely to experience a profound transformation in how you relate to a love interest. Relationships that have weathered this test are to be cherished like a fine wine or a Rolls-Royce! New romances that begin this year are mentally stimulating and exciting. You might attract a lover that you stand to learn from. (Or maybe you’ll fall in love with your professor?) Take the plunge and do something exciting! Overtures from the opposite sex will be tempting and hard to resist (just remember to be choosey)!

Earthly Delights

Redecorating, renovations, and DIY projects around the home help get your juices flowing. You’re ready to host some parties and you want your home to look good. When it comes to bedroom play the heat just got turned up. It’s time play, and you’re ready to push the envelope this year! Your eager to experiment with different lovemaking approaches or with items for intimate play (ohh la la). New romance that begins now will feel intense and electric (batteries not included).

Leo New Moon: Sunday, July 23, 2:47 AM pacific

Leo New Moon (Black Moon & Solar Eclipse): Monday, August 21 11:31 AM pacific

* You get two, Lucky you Leo!

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 13, 14

February 9, 10

March 8, 9, 10

April 5, 6

May 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

June 26, 27

July 23, 24

August 20, 21

September 16, 17

October 13, 14

November 9, 10

December 7, 8


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 

Your keyword for the coming year: BUILD

The Nuts and Bolts

Changes to the family unit are in the works, Virgo. Someone might be moving in while someone else is leaving. The wheel of life is moving and you’re adapting to this change. Time spent with family members will be deeply rewarding this year. It's also a wonderful time to extend an olive branch, or perhaps it's the other way around. You’re eager to ensure the emotional well being of the family is in good stead. Renovations and DIY projects will make you feel better about where you live.

Fortune Smiles

It’s highly likely your earnings will increase this year, Virgo. You’re likely to see more financial activity. Practical purchases that promote good health are likely. This is an excellent time to

investment in real estate or look into joint projects with others. If you need to fundraise for a business or a volunteer effort this is the year for it! It's also a good time to get a loan or a mortgage. Partners (both business and marital) will make more money and this is sure to benefit you. Sweet!

Earthly Delights

You’re eager to explore new dimensions within the context of a relationship this year, Virgo. Most importantly, you’re ready to listen and your empathy skills are sharpened now. A profound heart healing is possible this year Virgo. It’s also possible you’re instrumental in helping your lover through a tough spot. The bond that develops from this will be strong. (Did I hear wedding bells?) March through to June you're feeling more adventurous and it’s a great time to travel! Get ready to spice things up as exotic adventures beckon!

Virgo New Moon: Tuesday, September 19, 10:30 PM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 15, 16

February 11, 12, 13

March 11, 12

April 7, 8

May 4, 5, 6

June 1, 2, 28, 29

July 25, 26

August 22, 23

September 18, 19

October 15, 16, 17

November 11, 12, 13

December 9, 10


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 

Your keyword for the coming year: EMBRACE

The Nuts and Bolts

Two to three years ago you might have experienced a restriction in matters related to material wealth, possessions and resources. You were pushed to undergo a test of character, Libra. The test? Establishing what your values truly are. During the last year you made a number of changes to your job, home, maybe even your partnership too. You needed to get clear on how to work with your most important resource: You. During 2016 you pushed yourself and throughout 2017 you’re about to see the fruits of your labour come to fruition!

Fortune Smiles

You will be betting more attention for your efforts now, Libra. Colleagues, bosses, teachers, VIPs' as well as parents are likely to congratulate you on something this year.  Lucky Jupiter is in  your sign bringing you opportunities and playful adventures. This is an excellent time to share your ideas and promote your product or service. Take the time to articulate your vision for the future you want. Others are more than happy to jump on board and champion you.

Earthly Delights

This is good year to treat yourself to something special, Libra. What have you pining for the last few years? A trip somewhere? A fresh start in your business? A nicer home scene? Or maybe some good people to surround yourself with? Don’t by shy about pushing for what you want, this  is the year to go for it! Positive life changes are coming down the pike. Romantic relationships can greatly blossom under this influence. Go ahead, push the envelope a bit, you are about to make some great memories!

Libra New Moon:  Thursday, October 19, 2:12 PM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 17, 18, 19

February 14, 15,

March 13, 14

April 9, 10, 11

May 7, 8, 9

June 3, 4, 30

July 1, 2, 27, 28

August 24, 25

September 18, 19

October 17, 18, 19

November 13, 14, 15

December 11, 12


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 

Your keyword for the coming year: CULTIVATE

The Nuts and Bolts

In the last few years Saturn pushed you to ‘git real’ with yourself, Scorpio. (Those long hard looks in the mirror can be exhausting can’t they?) Well, you made it through and you’re stronger for it. Currently, you’re being pushed to get clear on what your deeper values really are. What do you value about yourself and what to you value about others? You're looking at the world through more mature eyes and the world will be treating you with the respect you deserve. Good!

Fortune Smiles

As 2017 progresses you’re going to be creating more security for yourself Scorpio. This process starts internally as you find that you’re feeling stronger about who you are as a person and your place in the world. The world around you begins to respond in-kind. You can expect your earnings to go through some changes, but by the end of 2017 you’re in for a sweet surprise! This year, you are filled with more energy and optimism than you had for a while, this is excellent! You're likely to put a lot of effort in securing both your professional and your personal life areas. You have a much stronger sense about what really matters to you, and what you truly value. It's time to be a little choosy.

Earthly Delights

Some personal time away from the spotlight will be appealing this year, Scorpio. You have some inner reflection to do and you need to space to reflect. Vacations and journeys to spiritually charged destinations are calling your name. Getting time away from it all will be restorative and uplifting. Personal relationships stand to grow much deeper with this influence at work. New relationships that develop now might feel as though there’s a larger purpose at work for bringing you together. Let your intuition tune and guide you!

Scorpio New Moon: Saturday, November 18, 3:42am pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 20, 21

February 16, 17, 18

March 15, 16, 17

April 12, 13,

May 9, 10, 11

June 5, 6, 7

July 26, 27, 28

August 26, 27, 28

September 20, 21, 22

October 19, 20, 21

November 16, 17, 18

December 13, 14


Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Your keyword for the coming year: WISDOM

The Nuts and Bolts

When it comes to relationships, you've been through some radical changes in the last few years, Sagittarius. You may have ended a significant relationship (by choice or not); this was because you couldn't continue to grow within the confines of it. Regardless, you now have a more mature outlook about what you need from others, and what you're prepared to give. New relationships that begin under this influence will have a realistic approach to them. You're likely to be more patient and respectful of the needs of a partner.

Fortune Smiles

This is good year to expand your world, Sagittarius. The influence of peers and colleagues will open new doors for you, and perhaps to where you least expect it! This is an excellent time to join an association, a club, a team, or expand your social circle. It's also a wonderful time to map out the future you want to create. You have more clarity when envisioning your goals and the steps you need to take to get there. You are an inspiration to those around you!

Earthly Delights

You're feeling more comfortable and relaxed in your approach to love. This attitude softens your heart and allows a deeper intimacy to grow with others. This quality brings about a sweet rapport with a lover and increases healthy communication, nice! Those in long-term relationships can feel a heartfelt connection that is to be cherished. This spring you might reconnect with someone important from your past. Travel with friends lifts you to higher levels being and brings a smile to your face.

Sagittarius New Moon: December 17 at 10:31pm  pacific time

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 22, 23, 24

February 19, 20

March 18, 19

April 14, 15, 16

May 12, 13

June 8, 9

July 5, 6, 7

August 1, 2, 29, 30

September 25, 26, 27

October 22, 23, 24

November 18, 19, 20

December 15, 16, 17


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 

Your keyword for the coming year: TRANSITION

The Nuts and Bolts

It’s an important time of new change, Capricorn. And with those changes there’s also a lot of adjustments (both emotional and practical). You’re wrapping-up old business and you're letting go of attitudes and mindsets that no longer work for you. (We all need a pallet cleanse from time to time don’t we?) You might need some time alone for contemplation as you take stock of things. Research and development is where you’re at! Endings and beginnings tend to weave together, so allow the room for new seeds to be planted.

Fortune Smiles

Fresh activities and new interests will get your attentions this year, Capricorn. Long-range projects are likely to be initiated. Lively jupiter sits in your house of career pushing you take a risk or stick your neck out somehow. Some of you may start a new business, return to school, or even expand your family now. Changes to the home are likely as well, such a residential move, a renovation, or finally getting settled-in. You’re embarking on a brand new cycle, one that you will be deeply committed to.

Earthly Delights

As you create more security in your life, you're also keen to expand your horizons this year, Capricorn. You might be particularly busy this spring with travel, excitement, and flirtations. This is a wonderful time to pick up an instrument or take up a new hobby. New philosophies and innovative approaches will catch your attentions as well. (Your inner perfectionist is always looking for fresh ways to improve.) Romance gets a big boost in June and July. If single, get ready to meet someone!

New Moon in Capricorn: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:54 PM pacific

New Moon in Capricorn: Sunday, December 17, 2018, 10:31 PM pacific

*Due to the Earth and Moon Cycles there is no Capricorn New Moon in 2017

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 24,25, 26

February 21, 22

March 20, 21, 22

April 17, 18

May 14, 15

June 10, 11, 12

July 7, 8, 9

August 4, 5, 31

September 1, 2, 28, 29

October 24, 25, 26

November 21, 22, 23

December 18, 19, 20


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Your keyword for the coming year: AWARENESS

The Nuts and Bolts

You are wrapping up details and finalizing some business this year, Aquarius. It’s important that you sweep the decks to make sure you'll be unencumbered as a new life adventure awaits. Key relationships may shift or end altogether (perhaps they already did). Some of you may be saying goodbye to a job or vocation that you’ve simply outgrown. It’s time to get ready for your new role. This year old dreams are to be replaced by new ones.

Fortune Smiles

People are jazzed to have you as a part of the team, Aquarius. Friends, family, and coworkers are pleased with your efforts and want to include you. (It feels good to be wanted doesn’t it?) This is a wonderful year to make new friends — so accept invitations that come your way. Existing friendships, especially with coworkers or past colleagues get a great reboot this year. You’re drawing strength from your team mates and they from you. A group effort or project will be victorious this year, get ready to stand proud!

Earthly Delights

Your earnings stand to get a major boost just after your birthday and moving through the spring season. This is good time for investing in the bank of you! As well, you might decide to treat yourself to something special. Maybe it’s time to get the right tools you want, or take that trip you’ve been dreaming about? Romantically, you will be the belle of the ball. Relationships (of all kinds) will feel easy and sweet. New relationships may feel as though “they were meant to be”. Enjoy.

Aquarius New Moon: Friday, January 27, 4:07 PM pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 1, 2, 27

February 24, 25

March 23, 24

April 19, 20, 21

May 16, 17, 18

June 13, 14

July 10, 11

August 6, 7, 8

September 3, 4, 30

October 27, 28, 29

November 23, 24, 25

December 21, 22, 23


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) 

Your keyword for the coming year: COMPETENT

The Nuts and Bolts

You are in a powerful cycle, Pisces. Important initiates you started over the last fifteen years are coming to harvest. Can you feel it? This year will be a major turning point for you. You may well have to take on more responsibly, but you’re reading for the challenge. Your confidence increases with every new step and you will enjoy the social benefits of this newfound status. You’re ready for this development! An official title or a stable role may present itself.

Fortune Smiles

You can accomplish a tremendous amount this year, Pisces! It's like you're cooking with gas. Whatever it is that you put your mind to, you're able to move mountains. Simple tasks and projects are completed with ease. Many of you have landed a better job or will be working with people you really enjoy. Excellent! Joint adventures or projects can be good for you now. You might well benefit from in-kind resources or simply the joy of collaborating.

Earthly Delights

Flirtations and romance are in the air as the year kicks-off, Pisces. You're in a spirited frame of mind and genuinely curious about the world around you. Your friendly demeanour will put others at ease making romantic advances and playful occasions more likely. It's a wonderful time to get married, or to renew ones vows. Emotional intimacy with a lover and depth of connection create a powerful bonding experience  for you.

Pisces New Moon & Solar Eclipse: Sunday Feb. 26, 6:58 am pacific

This is your time to crystallize what you really want in your personal year ahead.

Lucky Days for 2017

January 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

February 2, 26,

March 25, 26

April 22, 23

May 19, 20

June 15, 16. 17

July 12, 13, 14

August 9, 10

September 5, 6

October 29, 30, 31

November 26, 27

December 23, 24, 25