2017 Libra Overview
2017 Libra Overview: Horoscope
2017 is a year of “out with the old, in with the new,” dear Libra, as you continue a trend from the last quarter of 2016 that keeps you looking forward and chasing new beginnings. You are determined to change your life for the better and to be a better person as well. You are likely to feel that you’re moving forward and growing, craving more freedom and independence, and perhaps facing some endings as a result, but nothing that you cannot handle.
Improving your skill set may be necessary for your work, and even if it isn’t required of you, you should probably look into getting formal or even informal training. You tend to have less time for acquaintances in 2017, and perhaps even for your family at times. Small talk no longer seems to satisfy you, and you could feel quite a bit of pressure to make better and more efficient use of your time.
Periods surrounding Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus, your romance planet, are strong for romance, pleasure, recreation, self-expression, and creativity, although events tend to be sudden or surprising. This aspect peaks in March and September. However, this is unlikely to be a time for committing yourself to something – you’re experimenting and having some fun now.
Venus, your ruler, turns retrograde from March 4-April 15, and this is a period for review, introspection, and reflection. It’s not the best time to make important decisions, but it’s excellent for looking at your love life and your own feelings with new eyes. May and June are strong for knowing your heart and pursuing what or who you want.
Prepare yourself mentally for communication and transportation issues – mechanical breakdowns or more repairs may be necessary, particularly in April and November. Getting from A to B may be a little more stressful at these times, for any number of reasons. Those of you in the midst of studies should probably watch for sudden changes of heart in terms of the subjects you’re focusing on. Consider whether switching around programs is really worth the extra time. If it truly is, then go for it.
You are communicating with more authority or honing your knowledge in a particular trade or area of knowledge/expertise. However, some people in your life might complain that you are not as available for idle chit-chat. You are working harder this year at communicating more effectively and building your level of expertise. You are dissatisfied with sloppy learning or holes in your thinking and want to refine your skills and knowledge.
In recent years, the status quo has been blown out of the water when it comes to partnering. You’ve likely experienced experimental or alternative ways of relating, whether this was voluntary or not. This year, this comes together better for you — you’re making things work. Your view of relationships and what you need (and don’t need) from them is changing. This long-term influence will wrap up in 1-2 years, and you’ll benefit from living your life according to your own values, not simply reacting to what others are (or aren’t) throwing your way. Rebelling can, eventually, lead you back to yourself with greater understanding, and this is “where you are at” going forward.
This is not to say that love relationships are smooth sailing. In fact, big changes in the dynamics of close partnerships (personal and business ones) are necessary. You will need to allow a partner more freedom and space, and there will be times when you feel that you suffer as a result (particularly when Jupiter in your sign opposes Uranus in Aries, the sign that represents “others” in your life). If you allow others more freedom, you should also feel free to take some for yourself. However, recognize when you’re making too many points, as this can prevent bonding. There can be joy in your partnerships, and some blessings, but also some uprooting.
An influence with you from October forward has you knowing your value and attracting more money or possessions into your life. Many of you will enjoy a pay increase and/or more recognition for your capabilities. You are valued, act like you deserve to be valued, and as a result, attract better fortune.
Look for opportunities to make your life more comfortable, and to make extra money – chances are, these abound. This influence will stick with you as you move into 2018.
However, in the final quarter of the year, watch for overindulgence — be kind to your future self! More advice: you may be so tied up with projects that you have less time to fraternize with siblings, neighbors, and acquaintances than you used to, and they’re likely to feel the withdrawal. While attention to other matters seems to take precedence, don’t wall yourself up too much.
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