This year there’s a focus on creativity and feelings – areas where you may feel that you are held back somehow. Developing a disciplined approach to these things is a must if you are to make any progress at all. Realise that you can’t have it strictly on your own terms, that too much control can wither it away.
This is a time during which confidence and self-expression are perhaps limited and disciplined. What you do achieve now will hold and prove to be lasting. This time could be seen as a kind of apprenticeship during which you learn to control yourself. In the latter half of the year, you have to give something in order to get something – that’s the message you need to take to heart and it can be a very beneficial one indeed if you play by the rules. Investments can start small and grow beyond your wildest dreams now, so be on the lookout for opportunities of this sort. Sacrifice leads to gain in more ways than one, some of them not so obvious at the outset.
The following is just a very brief insight into what this year 2017 has in store. For a detailed, month by month analysis read the best astrological forecast .
Putting down roots and building a solid foundation is essential to your sense of security this year. This means coming out of your emotional shell in some sense, and you may find that very hard to do – but it’s essential nonetheless. Caring is not weakness, but strength. This is a time of closure, of establishing limits – a home base from which to operate. Physical limitations (limits) are discovered which provide a foundation for future growth and self-confidence. In the latter half of the year, close relationships offer a lot of potential for growth and good fortune. A marriage or other partnership can raise high hopes and give your spirits a boost. People close to you are optimistic and have good prospects.
The emphasis for you this year is on education, communication, and close social ties. There may be some difficulty or challenge associated with these things, but you can’t afford to let that stop you: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Careful hard work and discipline is required in these areas of your life. This is a time when ideas, thoughts, and communication of all kinds will assume increased importance. You may find that you dispense with small talk and concentrate on the basic realities. You may be less able to communicate on the superficial levels. In the latter half of the year, the work you do and the way you take care of health and other mundane obligations are important keys to your best potential. There’s a need for focus and careful analysis in these areas of your life. Set up systems and schedules, and stick to them!
Doubts about material security and psychological values can be a big issue in your life this year. A reasonable respect for risk and loss is healthy, but an irrational fear of such possibilities can inhibit you from taking any action at all – which could lead to the very things you fear. A sober and responsible approach brings gain even in the face of risk. Your ability to respond to life – to possess and nurture your own ideas and impulses – may suffer some setbacks, or at least some major reorganisation. You could find yourself limiting or cutting back on resources. In the latter half of the year, bigger and better is the theme when it comes to creativity, romance, and self-expression. This is a time when taking chances in these areas of your life often pays off beyond your wildest expectations. A lover or child is generous or inspiring.
Self-discipline and a sense of self-worth become important issues in your life this year. A fear of asserting yourself can hold you back – as can coming on too strong. The trick is learning to make the most of your personal talents and abilities, working within your limitations instead of feeling hemmed in by them. A time for real determination. A giving-up of much superficiality in favour of in-depth learning and self-discipline. Separating the wheat from the chaff in your personality. In the latter half of the year, family, home, and the other roots in your life give you a sense of mission. There is growth and gain through these things. Generally a fruitful period for property investments, if you don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Making peace with the past, coming to terms with karmic debts: these are some of the issues that confront you this year. Failure to face these things can cause setbacks and put obstacles in your path. Learn to look beyond the narrowly personal and selfish or you’ll get in over your head. Not an easy time, during which you may have to put up with many aggravations for the sake of what you believe in. Friends that aren’t so friendly may drop away, and you could find yourself standing alone in pursuit of your destiny – a new strength. The latter half of the year is a period of greater social involvement – especially with neighbours and brothers or sisters. Learning and teaching seems to satisfy an important need. Being more in touch with other people gives you a sense of belonging.
Ideals are in for a period of testing this year. What are principles worth, unless they are put into practice? That’s an important question for you now. This could mean you may be disappointed by causes you believe in – but if you abandon your principles, you lose. The discipline needed to put your dreams and goals to work in this world is now at hand. Application now can ensure that some of your vision makes it into reality, your dreams become real. In the latter half of the year, you’ll receive a windfall or your earning power will go up. It’s also a great time to make some clever investments provided, of course, that you can afford them.
Responsibility, hard work, ambition, and achievement: these are the foundations you need to build on this year. And yet, there is a tendency to be a little too hard, perhaps a bit cold, in your approach to these things. Let ambition take you to the top, but don’t let it lull you into thinking that the end justifies the means. Ambition and achievement can be tough taskmasters at a time like this. You win reward, recognition, and authority through hard work and knowing the score; otherwise, you may find that someone hungrier and more savvy will overtake you. This is a time to be disciplined regarding your career and lock your practical skills into routine and good habits. Your mind and decision-making abilities should be at a peak. Organisational and management skills are in high gear. The latter half of the year is a period emphasising an enhanced sense of personal possibility and potential. This is a time of tremendous psychological growth, which can lead to great personal success if you follow through with it. You might also find that you’ll put on the pounds if you aren’t careful!
This year brings a need to break out of narrow concepts and legalistic philosophical or religious ideas. Remember: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Opportunities to broaden your mental horizons may not come with ease, but they are essential if you are to avoid a kind of spiritual stagnation. Faith untested isn’t worth bothering with: that’s the lesson that takes centre stage in your life now. This is apt to be a time of analysing religious, philosophical, or ideological beliefs, becoming more aware of their logical shortcomings. Legal, political, or educational experiences require serious thought and planning. Distant journeys could turn out to be more than you bargained for. This is a time to pursue a more lasting set of values, be they religious or philosophical. Everything external and business-oriented should prosper, provided that honesty and truth are your guides. You are reaching a peak regarding outward success. Helping those who cannot help themselves – and getting such help if you need it – is an essential lesson in the latter half of the year. There’s a guardian angel or mentor to be found if you need one, and you may have the opportunity to play such a role for someone else.
This year you need to recognise that there are powers beyond your control, that things are not what they seem on the surface. Trying to stay in control and on top only sets you up for a fall. There is a need for the resources of others. Failure to recognise this and deal with it can stop you in your tracks. Financial responsibilities and investments need close attention now. Play it safe where such things are concerned, or you could find yourself in a hole. Sex, death, and other of life’s mysteries could be taken too seriously, when in fact they are just natural functions made to loom so large only by ignorance and taboo. “Take care of business” is the key to present moves. This is a time to concentrate on essentials, to cut through outer superficialities and find a more lasting reality. Strict business decisions are in order. Your idealism gets brought down to earth in the latter half of the year . Friends who share ideals band together, work together, and find pleasure in making a difference – and the experience itself is worthwhile, apart from the achievements.
Relationships and fairness take on a special importance in your life this year. An insistence on principles that don’t allow room for personal differences can be a self-defeating tendency. True partnership means commitment and being responsible to the other person – a lesson that takes on greater importance as this cycle progresses. This is a time to review the social scene and relationships in particular. A renewed perception of commitment could lead to marriage or some form of yoga – bringing it all together. The latter half of the year ambition takes centre stage. Achievements that win you reward and recognition are yours for the making – but you must make them happen, you cannot simply wait around and expect them to appear full-blown. You could develop a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and you may find that you have friends in high places.
An emphasis on discipline with regard to work and health is a keynote of your year. Procedures, scheduling, and details: you’re apt to be weak in these areas unless you take steps to correct deficiencies. Do this, and you make progress; otherwise, you have to run faster just to avoid falling behind. A disciplined approach to work, health, and other of life’s essential routines are especially important now. “Is it good for me?” is the question you need to ask yourself now – and if the answer is anything but yes, you need to make some changes. This is a time to really get down to the business of cleaning up your act, taking care of loose ends, and attending to any details you have neglected up to now. Health, food, and physical condition come under scrutiny, and you work to care for these matters. Travel and mental development at high levels are major themes in the latter half of the year. This is a time to broaden your horizons both intellectually and spiritually. Education, publishing, broadcasting, legal and political interests, and advertising offer opportunities, if you are on the lookout for them.