You may be suffering form a love hangover on New Year’s Day, Aries, as lusty Mars and amorous Neptune are canoodling together in your hush-hush house of being alone. This can be a highly sexual day, perfect for sipping Prosecco in front of a roaring fire. But it’s also perfect for more practical pursuits, like figuring out what the heck you want to achieve this year.
That’s because the Sun, Pluto and Mercury are all in your highly ambitious tenth house of success as 2017 begins. The problem is that Neptune is the planet of deception and murkiness, which includes kidding yourself about situations that are going on. As a result January 1st could be a major reality check for you as you try to decide what is truly essential this year.
The status of your love life may be in question, especially after Tuesday when Venus enters this confidential part of the sky. This is where we pull away from the madding crowd and engage in some reflection, so chances are you’ll be thinking seriously about what you want out of romance this year.
For some of you, this may simply mean more bonding, more quality time alone, more love. For others, it could mean Splitsville if a partner isn’t giving you what you need. Singles—have you been you too focused on your career to even find the time to date someone? Try to keep things in balance.
Tuesday is also an excellent day to act on a resolution that deals with finding a new job, landing a promotion or launching a business. But you may need to do some serious prep as Mercury retrogrades the same day into Sagittarius. The little messenger planet was retrograding in late December through Capricorn, your career and ambition house. Now it backs into Sagittarius, a place where it was in mid November. As this is your house of learning, you may realize that you need more advice or education before you push forward on a goal.
But if you feel as though your skills and talents are ripe for the picking from someone with money to spend, by all means reach out to decision makers. Saturday is excellent for scheduling talks with others, but you can also do this on Friday or next Monday as the energy will still be in play. The authoritative Sun and metamorphic Pluto hold a power breakfast, and chances are great that your career is about to take a major turn, taking you places that you may not have ever considered.