2017 will certainly be a year for relationship milestones. Interestingly enough, we'll also have an opportunity to figure out how to maximize the benefits of partnership without mourning the total loss of identity.
Until October 10, 2017, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, will make his way through the partnership-oriented sign Libra. This will be an exciting time for many, since relationships will be more supported than they have been in years. Expect business alliances, marriages, and other unions to enjoy an extra boost of faith and blessing. You'll notice that it's easier to adopt a more balanced, diplomatic perspective where you're truly able to support and have faith in another person's point of view. As a result, collaborations of all kinds will experience brilliant success potential.
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Despite Jupiter's fair-minded approach for most of 2017, there will be an ironic monkey wrench in the cosmic sky to navigate. Between March 4 and April 15, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, money, and self-worth, will retrograde. Until April 2 she'll backpedal in the most independent sign, Aries, and then will dip into Pisces for the remainder of her retrograde phase. As a result, it appears that a lesson concerning how to balance personal needs and worth -- while still maintaining a relationship -- might be in order. Re-evaluating one's approach to expressing an authentic sense of self will be the most ideal way to get the most value out of this particular retrograde phase.
If you're in a relationship just to be coupled up, you might have a difficult time during Venus Retrograde. It'll be impossible to make personal concessions that compromise your own sense of self just to be part of a couple. If you have been playing this game, you might be in for some trouble once Venus retrogrades. Fortunately, this is also an opportunity to achieve true balance and maintain the best of both worlds (as part of a couple and as an individual). You must, however, be willing to take personal responsibility for your life and choices.
To thine own self be true
On October 10, Jupiter will move into Scorpio. You can expect heightened intuition to serve you well as you make significant changes regarding investment and joint financial matters. Jupiter will be at a perfect trine to Neptune on December 2, when faith will be expanded, and so will spiritual luck. Because you will wholeheartedly believe in a successful outcome at this time, there is simply no room for failure. Wonderful!
In other news, Saturn will remain in Sagittarius all year, reminding us of how important it is to be true to our ideals and to live a life of responsible integrity. Fortunately, Saturn will trine Uranus on May 19 and again on November 11, helping us breathe whatever new life is required into our traditional beliefs and philosophies in order to have them make sense in our current times.
The eclipses in 2017 have much to say about love, creative, and social potential. A Lunar Eclipse in Leo on February 10, followed by a Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21, will help you make progress in an artistic pursuit that brings you much joy. Eclipses in Leo favor romance, as well as anything to do with children.
A Solar Eclipse on February 26 in Pisces will help us take a leap of faith wherever it's needed most. Finally, a Lunar Eclipse on August 7 in humanitarian Aquarius will provide just the right amount of awareness necessary to remind us that we are not alone. The actions of one individual can have a ripple effect across the masses. That's right, it all starts with you.