If you start out 2017 feeling as if you're overwhelmed with paperwork and endless do-overs on your to-do list, try not to stress out too much. Recognize that you're in a process of organization which will allow you to be more efficient and productive in the coming year. After January 8, Mercury turns direct and you'll begin to feel more in control of your assignments and routine.
Even so, this month might require you to spend extra time alone in order to figure out a few emotionally-charged areas in your life that are bugging you. Pay attention to January 12, when you might really feel like crawling underneath a rock in order to escape civilization. It's possible that a romantic situation will explode during this time. Or, if you are having trouble with one of your children, you might feel more overwhelmed than usual now. Lastly, it's possible that a legal matter is haunting you, and if so, you will need to confront the situation. Recognize that the key to any of these situations is to confront and handle rather than overreact emotionally. That approach will get you nowhere.
Relationship opportunity flourishes at the New Moon on January 27. At last, you'll feel like things are falling into place between you and your mate.