OK Aries, the New Year starts now. Last week Mercury was retrograde in your house of ambitions but resumes direct motion on Sunday. Therefore, if you were secretly smoking cigarettes, avoiding the gym and pigging out on leftover holiday cookies, consider that as a one-week “prep period” that was designed to get you ready for the big show.
Mercury back pedaled last week into your ninth house of education, travel and entrepreneurial pursuits, so don’t be surprised if you spent the first week of 2017 considering your options in these areas. Now’s the time to start taking action on all of your goals and resolutions. By Friday Mercury will be back in Capricorn, your tenth house of ambition and success, and it will be all systems go.
Tuesday, however, could see you hitting a bump in the road with a tense Sun-Uranus square. Someone may try to pull rank with you and you’re really going to have to watch your temper. The problem is that you may not see the situation coming and act in anger as a result. Loose lips can sink ships, and if the person pulling rank is your boss (or a police officer, judge, mortgage banker and the like), you could sink like the Titanic.
If this is a work-related matter, just remember that you’re fortunate to have the Sun and Pluto, two of the most authoritative planets in the solar system, in your career house. Which means that you can find work elsewhere if you’re too fed up to stay put where you’re currently employed, or you can take major steps to create or change your own business.
Revenge may be sweet on Wednesday as a confidential Mars-Pluto aspect allows you to reach to decision makers elsewhere, or chart your own course. Just don’t be too anxious to please someone or give in on key points. For instance, if offered a new job, don’t rush into taking a salary that you feel is below your standards.
The full moon on Thursday falls in your warm and fuzzy house of domestic affairs, which means that something major could be getting wrapped up—the sale of your home, the decision to have a baby, or a custody battle with your ex, to cite examples. But there are some difficult aspects at play. You and a lover may not be able to agree upon issues and emotions could bubble up.
However, a sweet meeting of Venus and Neptune, the two most amorous planets in the solar system, could ease the way. Many Aries may decide to move in together, conceive a child or have a “meet the parents” kind of a moment. Mercury moves into your house of goals the same day, so this is an excellent time to share your thoughts with your beloved.