With Norma R. Hagan
PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THESE DATES:
Mercury goes direct January 8, a good time for making decisions. The full moon on January 12 lights up Cancer and Capricorn, warning everyone against being too emotional. The new moon on January 28 in Aquarius brings energy and intelligence to your affairs. The full moon on February 11 in Leo and Aquarius can cause stubborn reactions. Stay flexible. The new moon and annular eclipse on February 26 in Pisces focuses your attention on important long-lasting matters.
The Personal Signs ARIES (MARCH 21 TO APRIL 20)
Mars is your ruler and makes you enthusiastic, energetic and very interested in new people, places and ideas. The new year will bring lots of welcome changes to your life. A partner brings special advantages into your life, probably through work-related opportunities. You’ll want to upgrade your wardrobe. Red is one of your best colors as it stimulates your senses. It’s the color to wear when you want your own way. Important dates for you are January 8 and February 11.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 TO MAY 20)
You are a fixed Earth sign, very practical and well liked. Your friends will need support this month, and as usual you will provide good sound advice—especially after January 8 when you are on secure astrological ground. You may want to plan a long trip. Financial decisions are best left for later in the year. There are great planet vibrations from your house of health, making you feel better than usual. Make plans to enjoy the annular eclipse on February 26.
GEMINI (MAY 21 TO JUNE 20)
As always, you are the busiest person around, and the new year will bring plenty of new people and activities to keep you happy. Mercury, your ruler, makes you a fantastic communicator, whether in writing or speaking. Keeping close partnerships positive, either at home or on the job, can be a challenge. Thankfully, you have what it takes to talk yourself diplomatically out of most situations.
CANCER (JUNE 21 TO JULY 22)
The new year brings lots of welcome people to your home. Very happy family members should brighten your home in January and February. You may visit them as well. You are a great cook and entertainer, making you a popular host. Someone wants you to go on a cruise. Since you like the water, give the idea serious consideration. You deserve a nice vacation.
LEO (JULY 23 TO AUGUST 22)
The sun is your ruler, making you a very loyal, strong and devoted partner and friend. Just remember to take care of yourself and not let anyone impose on you or take advantage of your good nature. Saturn is finally resolving some problem that has been around too long, so you should be happier as the situation gets steadily better. Just be your jolly good self and enjoy the new year. The annular eclipse on February 26 should bring you important news.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 22)
Mercury, your ruler, makes you an analytical thinker, causing you to worry far too much. The new year promises good news in your financial sector, plus some very welcome upgrades and additions. All through 2017 you will be getting rid of old things and getting nice replacements. It’s a slow process but one you’ll end up liking. Changes around you are for the best.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 TO OCTOBER 22)
You start the new year with the zodiac's No. 1 best planet, Jupiter, in your sign. It favors your hopes and wishes, brings good luck and provides a really nice time in your life. It’s a time to think about what you want and get started on improving your life in general. What you start now will be favored in the future. A Sagittarius or Leo makes a fine friend this year.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 22)
This should be the best year you’ve had in a while. You may finally feel settled and satisfied, with some important issues completely behind you. That sets you free to tackle a new lifestyle and improve your general situation. The planets are showing that you feel secretly happy to have some worry-free time. A good job change seems probable, with an entirely new slant. A new love interest looks wonderful.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23TO DECEMBER 21)
Sagittarius is ruled by the good-luck planet Jupiter. Usually cheerful with a sunny disposition, Sagittarians are definitely not used to the serious, somber Saturn influence they’ve had for the past couple of years. This is the year to finish up old projects and concentrate on getting back to being the zodiac’s most happy fellow, as Sagittarians’ normal phenomenal luck will resume. Thankfully, Saturn will not return for 28 years.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 19)
You are one of the most serious and thoughtful signs of the zodiac. You will get a big boost when Mercury goes direct on January 8. Wait until then to make important decisions. A romance will be on your mind as Venus, planet of love, moves steadily toward Mars and Neptune; someone new will try to get your attention. The new moon on February 26 will bring financial matters to mind. It’s best to stick to your cautious and very careful ways.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 18)
Jupiter, the great benefic planet, is lighting up your ninth house of higher education and foreign travel. It’s a good time to plan a trip or to take one. New cultures and places you haven’t seen