This year, with Venus retrograde in your sign, March 4th - April 15th, you will be influenced to take a closer, deeper look at how you present yourself in the area of love and the way people respond. Aries is fire, passion and action, so you may find that your love-life reflects these traits. All passion and action but nothing too deep and meaningful. This is your challenge during the retrograde period. Try to tap into the softer side of you and the deeper side of those you love, while making an effort to understand/feel the meaning of loving another person. The “reward” will be feelings being unveiled that you never knew you possessed and learning to be comfortable with them.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo February 10th, could bring an end to a love-affair, but this will be temporary, because by the New Moon Solar Eclipse August 21st, the door will be once more open for someone significant to enter your life, bringing the type of happiness that you’ve yet to experience.
Jupiter is also retrograde in Libra (your opposite sign), February 6th - June 9th. Therefore don’t fear looking at love with more permanent eyes, especially because when this aspect moves forward on June 9th, you could meet “the one” before Jupiter moves into Scorpio October 10th. It’ll be worth the wait.
With Venus being retrograde February 6th - June 9th, the focus will be on working harder to make love relationships what you want them to be. In addition learning that it’s really not a good idea to mix love into your place of employment A healthier love-life depends on you being able to have discernment in your choices and not putting yourself in a position of creating unnecessary negativity that could have been avoided. Also, treating your partner with kindness love and respect, while being sensitive to their needs and feelings. Venus retrograde in Aries sits in your house of sorrow, self-undoing, karmic debt, spirituality and all things hidden. This is a cycle of understanding that successful relationships are not just focused on the physical aspects of a person but learning how to be a friend too. At least you’d be able to get to know whom you’re dealing with. Impulse and stubbornness doesn’t help either, take your time and move at a slower pace.
In addition to all of the above, being too idealistic about love will definitely get you into trouble and your heart broken this year. Therefore look before you leap and make sure the object of your desire is unattached. There may well be return lovers coming back into your life while Venus and Jupiter are both retrograde, so you should start practicing the word NO, in preparation., never go back, only forward. At the same time don’t be disappointed if lovers don’t follow through with commitments and promises. It’s just a lesson from the Universe, teaching you to make wiser choices in love and to communicate your needs before you get yourself involved too deeply.
Mercury will retrograde in your house of love August 12th - September 5th, during which time you may find your needs are not being met and there’s a chance that either you or your partner will be super-critical. Once Jupiter moves into Scorpio October 10th for one year, you’ll be inundated with choices of love. But be careful, Scorpio and love don’t go too well together, watch out of jealousy and backstabbing.
With so much planetary activity, it’s important to be focused and aware throughout 2017,
With Saturn in your house of long-term love, commitment and honesty are going to be very important in order for personal relationships to have longevity. Hard work will be needed to keep love afloat. Saturn will be in this house until December 19th, when it moves into Capricorn, which will be another “testing” time for you. Also Jupiter will be retrograde in Libra, your house of love, indicating there’ll be a lot of interest towards you as people notice your charisma, even if you don’t. The highlight will be on not repeating mistakes from the past in this area of life.
Venus retrograde in Aries highlights building a friendship with your partner, so that you actually like each other as people, which supports greater tolerance and understanding. Childhood issues that influence how you behave in love will also come to the forefront during this cycle. Being happy is a very important fact to be considered in order for love to be sustained with another person, but this a always a work in progress. In 2017 if you can learn how to communicate with your partner and clearly express feelings, needs and desires, you’ll find that this area of life will be very rewarding.
Once Saturn moves into Capricorn December 19th, you’ll be looking for more stability/security - not just sex. However, relationships could be difficult if you’re with someone who is selfish instead of selfless. This will be an opportunity for you to learn how to stand up for Self in terms of what you want and don’t want. Self-love and Self-esteem are the keys in 2017.
The most important cycle to be aware of in 2017 is that of Pluto and Saturn, both planets effecting the house of long-term love. Pluto remains in Capricorn until 2023. Capricorn rules this area of life in your daily chart, signifying transformation of stagnant, repressed, oppressive viewpoints towards love and marriage, that control personal relationships but also hold back growth. Fear is the reason for this, which must be confronted and removed while Pluto retrogrades April 20th - September 28th. You’ll know when things are going downhill that this is a sign from the Universe to begin serious work on your love-life, taking responsibility for your part in the way things are between you and your partner. Once Saturn enters Capricorn December 19th for three years, you’ll be motivated to rethink commitment, what it means to you and the type of structure/agreement you want in a personal relationship, that would make you happy, even if it means rebuilding from scratch.
In addition to Pluto and Saturn being in Capricorn, you’ll have Jupiter moving from Libra to Scorpio. October 10th for one year, moving into your house of romance, happiness, creativity, childhood and risks. This is an opportunity for you to take a different approach to love and not allow yourself to be a martyr, manipulated or abused by anyone, or “wear your heart on your sleeve”. Learning how to see potential partners for who they are, not what you want them to be, taking off the “rose-colored glasses”. Try to be an individual in a relationship without it becoming all consuming, getting to know the person first before opening your heart too deeply.
2017 is a year to wipe the “love slate” clean and commit to a new powerful attitude of taking responsibility for the love relationship you want in your life.
Saturn in Sagittarius effects the house of love and while the planet is in retrograde motion, April 6th - August 25th, you’ll notice, if you have’t already, that there are significant weaknesses that aren’t supportive of a successful romance. Honesty is the thing to look at and whether or not effort is put into growing together with your partner. During the retrograde the structure and foundation of your love-life will be tested in more ways than one. A time to review what’s important to you but not to force or compel your partner to change when you have work to do also. Unity through diversity should be the goal. Deciding what it is you both want from love, when Mercury retrogrades December 2nd - 22nd. This particular cycle will be a time to “bear your Soul”, being honest and straightforward with your partner. Most of all it would be wise not to indulge in any behavior secretly because you’ll get caught/found out once Mercury moves forward.
The Full moon Lunar Eclipse August 7th, highlights an unexpected separation, temporary or permanent but nonetheless one that has been in the air for a while, which could lead to a truth-telling scenario in December.
2017 is a year to do the right thing in love because of the past which will catch up with you, bringing with it “lessons” to be learned and used as “stepping stones” towards happier healthier love relationships.
Pluto and Saturn in your house of love and romance are the two major forces effecting your chart this year. This house also rules creativity, childhood and risks. In love, Pluto highlights transformation of how you interact on a personal level and the behavior patterns carried from childhood that still promote fear, insecurity and doubt, withholding your ability to really work hard at building something special. Being able to let go and love on a deeper level without fear of rejection or abandonment. At the same time leaving behind past mistakes that led to break-ups and sorrow. When Saturn also enters this house December 19th, the emphasis will be even stronger. A time to take a more adult approach to love, understanding the empowerment and strength that comes when two people are on the same page of understanding towards each other. If you’re able to work through these remaining issues, you’ll find and gain security and stability within Self and a greater sense of fulfillment and happiness.
The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces February 26th, indicates new beginnings in long-term love, solidifying foundations, embarking on a new path of molding/shaping love the way you and your partner feel works best for both of you. Self-love plays an important part in all this and with Jupiter in Libra effecting this particular attribute, you’ll find, during the retrograde February 6th - June 9th, opportunity to feel better about Self and find you really do have the ability to enjoy a successful love relationship.
Jupiter in your sign indicates that as much as you love to love you must be more assertive about exactly what you want a relationship to be, not to be wishy-washy or just go with the flow. Once Jupiter retrogrades February 6th - June 9th, you’ll be inspired to take a long hard look at how you present Self in love and the type of people you attract. Venus your ruling planet is in Aries your opposite sign and in the house of long-term love. Therefore, once Jupiter retrogrades March 4th - April 15th, the same applies, in terms of looking at your behavior/actions in love and the consequences they bring. One of the most important issues to be aware of is getting past the physical aspects of a person and looking deeper within. As long as you focus on the physical it’ll be hard to have a long-term successful relationship that brings fulfillment. True beauty lies within and you have to be able to look at and deal with the true essence of an individual instead of the surface persona.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse February 10th will bring a sudden end to a relationship and/or what you thought made you happy in love. Either way it’ll be for the best as you prepare for Jupiter moving into Scorpio October 10th for one year, in the 2nd house of self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence. During this cycle the Universe will step into empower you to shine, to reach higher, be better and do better in every way possible.
2017 is a year to reach for the Moon and have the Stars too.
This is a year to learn how not to get carried away in love but to keep your feet firmly on the ground
being very clear about your intentions and not getting so caught up in the sexual aspects without getting to know the person you’re involved with. Regardless of whether it’s a temporary love-affair or something more long-term there has to be a commitment of some kind, even if the agreement is based on seeing other people at the same time, at least you’re both on the “same page”. This then creates a structure of support that propels the relationship forward and upward. Otherwise the relationship will appear to be wonderful in the beginning only to “crash” once the novelty has worn off. At the same time you must learn to be more sensitive to the needs of your partner, communicating and listening in order to have an understanding of their needs and desires.
When Mercury retrogrades in Taurus April 9th - May 3rd, giving thought to the value of love in your life and the things you consider precious, that add something special to love, will be at the forefront of your mind. Ultimately, the worth, value and success of love in your life depends on the person you choose and the effort you put into getting to know them.
Jupiter in Libra retrograde February 6th - June 9th highlights being a friend and a lover to your partner, making sure you both have similar hopes and wishes, adding good communication to the mix. With Uranus in Aries in your house of romance and retrograde August 23rd - January 2nd 2018, it’s important to reconsider not only the direction life is taking you but whether or not you’re happy in love, because something has to change! The question is, do you have the courage to confront/make these changes, or will you just ignore them and continue to be unhappy? In the area of love, you need to have more freedom, where both you and your partner understand the concept of being together and independent in the context of a relationship and unity through diversity. You can still be close but you need to allow the relationship to “breathe” otherwise it’ll suffocate and eventually dissolve. These are topics of discussion with your partner early on in the relationship so you’re both clear about what to expect and there are no sudden surprises, . Also keep emotions balanced in order to prevent them spiraling out of control and turning into “world war 3”, which can happen with Uranus in Aries.
Early in October you’ll be ready for a new start in love. What that will be is up to you. You’re the one that has to open the book and write the first chapter. 2017 is a year for new beginnings in love single or attached.
With both Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn this year, changing the way you operate and view life is important and learning to not allow negativity from others to effect what you have with your partner, regardless of how well-meaning a person may seem. At the same time paying attention to emotions, avoiding the temptation of being hyper-sensitive towards your partner, feeling the need to express emotions through logic without thinking things through clearly first. Once Saturn enters Capricorn for three years on December 19th, you’ll be influenced to look at blocks in expression and emotional release, connected to the relationship with your mother. Plus learning to have greater self-control in the area of love by being more aware of the needs of your partner and not just your own. With so much astrological activity in your sign, life as you know it will change whether you like it or not, so this is not a time to get too comfortable in your comfort zone.
In 2017 there’s a lot of potential for tremendous fulfillment to be achieved in love, especially when Mercury retrogrades in Taurus April 9th - May 3rd. As long as you’re willing to work on feeling better about Self overall and letting go of dis-ease, complexes and inhibitions from the past, success and long-lasting love are assured, that will stand the “tests off time” and any turbulence that comes your way.
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the house of long-term personal relationships heralds the end of difficulties between you and the person you love and relationships in general - brighter days are ahead. At the same time giving you greater understanding of what it takes for a relationship to work and the effort that goes into it. If you’ve been consistently working towards this goal, you’ll find that the months ahead, particularly mid-August are a time of great positive change. Ultimately. this is a year to gain greater tolerance and insight into your partner, their sensitivities, needs and feelings. If you’re able to communicate with clarity and honestly, you’ll also find by the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, August 7th, the “winds of change” will be urging you to refurbish your life and manner of expression, which will spill over into love. Lesson to remember - make sure you and your partner are serving each other’s need.
Positively, 2017 is a year when many problems you’re faced with are solved once and for all.
Jupiter in Libra falls in your 8th house, focusing on intimate relationships, getting to know and understand the karma you have been you and your partner and the fact that your personal relationships tend to be karmic in nature, very intense and always more going on than is apparent on the surface of the person you’re with. Once Jupiter retrogrades February 6th - June 9th, you may start having dream experiences and insights into having known existing and past lovers before and the karma that brought you together. You’ll feel the urge to know yourself on a much deeper level, which could empower you to have a different experience and outcome in the area of love.
When Mercury retrogrades in Virgo August 12th - September 5th, you night become critical of your partner and find fault. But this could be a “smoke-screen”, hiding the real issue of what you’re not getting from the relationship or your partner. Therefore speak up and be honest about how you feel, then the healing can begin and you’ll be able to use past lessons as stepping stones to deeper profound love in 2017.