As much as we can look forward to a phenomenally enlightening year ahead, I have deliberately tried hard not to burden you an epic 5,000-word dissertation on the what we can expect just to keep this summary simple. Being particularly mindful that both Jupiter (11 main transits) and Neptune (7 main transits) are so highly active in this year’s most critical outer-planetary pictures, the key framework for the themes playing out over 2017 will become mostly centred around integration of subtle energies into our mainstream understanding and belief systems.
I will hence keep this report terse and as to the point as I can here – just as a big-picture synopsis of what we can expect over the next several months.
In general, this may appear to the many uninitiated to be a completely crazy, unpredictable year where, from the onset nothing seems to align to any expectations previously made. It will be vital to keep our views about the brave world of tomorrow as open-minded as we can, and thanks to the initial sustained Jupiter/Uranus opposition (Dec ’16-Mar ’17), it is going to be one full of upsets, sudden shocks and surprises, dividing us all with a highly politicized dissent for each others’ moral and righteous views, and even changing the way we looked at the world through one another. Jupiter’s final square to Pluto (Mar 30) shows us the forces of corruption in politics that were a prevalent theme in 2016 and as the great benefic sits along the Ur/Pl midpoint until the middle of this year, all kinds of moral panic and socio-political turbulence that leads the whole world into similar questions to 2014 – of whether we are going to endure the year without some major event or social revolution.
A highly active Uranus in Aries rains down a rapid stream of crazy antics, left-field oddities and absurdities. Anything’s possible to really challenge our set of beliefs and customs. Hope you’re in for a wild ride, especially if you wish to get into arguing your case.
The year starts off as truly unruly and unorthodox from the offset, and as it progresses it is important to allow for everything – from the ridiculous to the sublime without become too heavily invested in what ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ be in terms of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
By July, we are ready to accept anything (nothing would surprise us by then – seriously). The avalanche of absurdity in the first half of 2017 is only there to limber us up for the second half, by which time we would be tender and primed to settle for just about anything that offered some faint promise of stability again.
It’s hard to imagine coming to a time where you feel that each day is going to be either just another nerve-racking episode there to test the bounds of your own sanity, or a welcome opportunity for an exciting new experience, where you are challenged to live each moment to its fullest.
More than anything, we have a choice. In fact, this is what the premise of this unsettling year is all about…
Perhaps for many, more conservative folks, the first few months may mean a dramatic departure away from everything that gave us any sense of security, any cohesive structure or meaning, or connection to the past, since that will have incrementally been wrenched away from us.
The second half of the year openly reveals the split that is threatening to tear 3D society to pieces. Great division is happening on every level, and whilst the baggage-laden victim/perpetrator culture indulges in blaming and shaming, it also presents us with the impetus to find new solutions, new ways out of the old drama, new ways to sidestep or extricate ourselves from dynamics that are toxic and unhealthy. We learn that we must draw the line and not be party to anything that feels draining or abuses our sense of dignity or self esteem (what else do we have, after all?). We become far more sensitive to stuff we once felt obligated to suffer, and it suddenly, after the UR/NE square, it hurts to keep taking it.
Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio (oct 11) dredges a lot of stuff up to the surface, shifting the whole moral argument from relationships & politics (Libra) to sex and power (Scorpio). Needless to say, by the year’s end, our politically shell-shocked and disheveled nervous systems, our heightened sensitivities, our rising discontent with being imposed upon and abused set us off into another dimension – one where we feel rather more empowered in keeping our distance, both physically and psychically.
For us, the need to set forth on the cosmic journey – one that is completely unknown and will take us to uncharted territories, upon roads never before travelled promises new experiences, personal growth, development and exciting adventure seems safer and more manageable than the one we leave behind. Those who accept that the old world order is all but collapsed become the early adopters of a whole new framework of lighter, living.
Of course, this is not just a journey in which we must travel light (no baggage welcome). We must learn to become the light itself. Releasing all fear-bound conditions and stories around our wounds from the past, we can make a ‘leap of faith’ by throwing total trust in the universe, knowing that if we accept the brave new journey of non-attachment that success is there, and waiting for us. Uranus/Neptune transits generate a carefree life – one where our soul is ultimately free from worry or anxiety. To do this successfully, without suffering from dissociation or soul-shock, we must hold complete faith that everything is in its right place, just at the right moment, in the right measure. This is the only ticket on board the bus to the universal abundance.
Those in the Cosmic Tribe subscription will have the benefit of a closer, more comprehensive analysis and special tools on how to read the energies ahead, but the main thing about the next year will be that we will need to be consistently working at integrating and grounding the considerable alternatives presented to us on the experiential level, moment to moment, day to day.
As an astrologer reading these complex energies for you, it promises to be a most exciting time.
Wishing you an amazing, positive and prosperous year ahead xx