The planets are seriously on your side this year.
Onwards and upwards! You have the opportunity to do a major reset and use the help of the planets to get things moving in your life. SO WHY NOT DO IT? For starters, 2017 in numerology is a “Universal 1 year” which means it’s a new start and a clean slate in the next cycle of humanity’s evolution. It’s also the year of the rooster in Chinese astrology which means it’s a year of brave leadership vibes with a side of rooster ego, so beware that you may need to keep yourself in check.
Jupiter in Libra through October is going to help with more peaceful climate and some smooth sailing in relationships while Saturn in Sagittarius brings ongoing challenges to belief systems and a lot lessons to be learned from foreign cultures. Meanwhile, Venus going retro in the spring will bring an opportunity to look at any roadblocks in our love lives. REGARDLESS, you can decide to not be jerked around by every twist and turn 2017 brings. You can stick to your course and your goals, with a little help (and some personalized mantras) from Moon Club founders Alexandra Roxo and Ruby Warrington.
Mantra: “A more mature mindset helps me forgive and forget.”
In the stars: This coming year brings a major opportunity to “grow up,” Capricorn — and if that sounds dull, then think of it more like stepping into your personal power. You’re a natural leader and mentor, and people already look to you for guidance when the going gets rocky. If anything, 2017 will make you even more sure-footed as you map a steady path to the top of your personal mountain! Best of all, the spiritual muscle you’ve developed lately will help you finally move on from any situations where playing the victim might have been holding you back. Family issues? There’ll be a chance to heal your home life in the spring.
Put it in Action: As you continue your “slow and steady wins the race” vibes where in your life can you balance by letting a little loose? More dancing? More laughter? You can be steady as a rock which is so important for you. Find a practice that’s the opposite, weekly karaoke, ecstatic dance class, something loose and free form. A place for you to get messy!
In your closet: Blazers, crisp white button downs and a tailored pant, think classic and polished. It’s the New Year and you mean business!
Mantra: “A new course of study helps me see outside the box.”
In the stars: Your mind is alive as we enter the new year Aquarius, and this is a wonderful time to seek out new teachings that broaden your ideas about your potential out in the world. As the humanitarian of the zodiac your personal brand of community-spirited action is needed like never before, so seek out any and all inspiration for new projects in this area! Chances are you’ve already been working hard at building community in your life, and you’ll need to keep up the effort. But it will all pay off as the year progresses. In the spring, revisiting an old love could help you learn a new way to communicate in relationships.
Put it in Action: Congrats the planets are in your favor to finally learn Spanish, weaving or take that class on creating your own successful non-profit! What can you learn that fits into your life’s work or calling? Where is it time for you to up your ante and get start that program you’ve had the idea for? Decide on how you can improve the work you’re already committed to and take the steps needed to take those projects next level or start the one you’ve been putting off.
In your closet: Embrace your androgynous side and your inner hippie. Think outside the box with your fashion and try wearing gender neutral looks if you never have.
Mantra: “Identifying my desires helps me to step up.”
In the stars: Are you aware of the power of your desire, Pisces? Of how connecting to what you truly want, is actually the fuel for everything you do? This is the simple yet profound lesson that the cosmos has in store for you in 2017, and it’s here to help you understand that you are the magician of your own life. 2016 sent plenty of new responsibilities your way, and at times this may have felt overwhelming. But it reminded you how capable you are when you are when you are truly driven. There’s more to come. Stay focused on your needs, and don’t let any wobbles in the spring knock you off your A-game.
Put it in Action: Turn inside and take ALONE TIME regularly. Pisces you’re a sponge at times and you can easily pick up what other people want which can distract you from what you want. Commit to looking inside daily with some meditating or journaling and staying clear about what YOU want. If it starts to get milky then know that means you need some alone time to clear away the crap and get back in touch with yourself.
In your closet: Before you get dressed daily think about how you wanna FEEL and dress according to your mood or vibe. Like Pisces Princess Rihanna — you can rock a varied look so dress according to mood!
Mantra: “Every relationship helps me learn something new."
In the stars: Partnerships of all kinds are set to thrive in a year that’s here to teach you the joys of collaboration. Aries loves to go it alone, but life can open up in magical ways when you accept more input from other people. You might also find that sharing the load gives you some time to relax for once! You have plenty to learn from mingling with individuals who share different beliefs to your own in 2017 too, while Venus taking a cosmic backspin in the spring will help you re-define the most important relationship of all—your relationship with your.
In your life: Make a list of the key relationships in your life currently: your besties, your key family, your lover — the good and the bad. Now write next to their name the thing you love about them the most and the thing you dislike about them the most. Example: You love dancing with your bestie but hate how much she is on her phone all the time. Now look at the aspects you love and hate and think about how those aspects exist in YOU. Like “Wait, am I on my phone all the time too? Do I really hate that about myself?” Those are some of the things you wanna look at in 2017— the things about others that drive you bananas are prob things you do that you want to work on, and the good things you see in others are things you can make even bigger in yourself.
In your closet: Look to Aries icons like Elton John and Lady Gaga. Get bolder and fiercer with your fashion this year! Embrace reds and take a few more risks
Mantra: “This is my year to get fit and feel reborn.”
In the stars: Have you noticed how your productivity soars when you start eating healthy and getting enough exercise? This is because feeling physically fit is what gives you the energy to get out there and do the work you were born for, Taurus — and astrologically, the planets are aligned to help you truly understand this mind-body connection in 2017. Over the last year, you also faced some situations that have helped you understand the more complex aspects of your emotional life, and this trend will continue into the new year. Embrace it. Your love-life is due for some healing come springtime too.
In your life: What good can you start doing for your body on the reg? Chinatown massages? Acupuncture at the community clinic? Buying yourself a new vibrator? Learning tantric breathing techniques via YouTube? Pick 3 things for the New Year and take your love for your body beyond a spin class and a green juice.
In your closet: Taurus loves the sensual so think textures—faux furs, luxurious fabrics, things that just FEEL good. Get sensual and show your curves like Taurus icons Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, and Barbara Streisand.
Mantra: “Partnerships just flow when I am having fun."
In the stars: Gemini, it’s time for you to take back your crown as CEO this year — as in Chief Entertainment Officer! You know better than any sign the importance of going through life with a laugh on your lips, and if events in 2016 left you feeling less than your usual sparkly self, that trend is set for a do-over. Even better, getting back into your fun-loving groove will help smooth over any cracks that might have begun to show in your key relationships. There’s still a way to go in understanding each other better, but laughing together is half the work. In the spring, the same can be applied to your wider friendship group too.
In your life: Examine where in your life you just are NOT having any fun! Then look at ways to wedge fun in there. Is school just not fun? Can you organize a kickball tournament to raise money for a charity? Is your home life annoying and your sibling is grumpy as hell? Can you have a board game night monthly with friends with some charades? Every time Mom wants to talk, is it a super serious convo? Ask her stories about being a kid and what silly things happened. And when all else fails, remember YouTube can help you find some LOLs any day!
In your closet: Geminis often talk with their hands so bling those fingers with great rings and good manis. When communicating all your ideas, you want to dazzle with your hands.
Mantra: “Self-care is key to being the healthiest me.”
In the stars: You have so much to give Cancer, and your particular brand of TLC is exactly what the world needs in 2017. But you know it has to start at home, right? If your self-care regime has lapsed due to stress or outside commitments over the past year, 2017 brings a reminder that you can’t be of service to anybody until you learn to prioritize your own needs. First up, spend some extra time tending to your nest, creating a home base that feels as cozy as it is beautiful. Your big ambitions are also up for review come springtime, when you could find yourself questioning what mark you want to make on the world.
In your life: Apt and closet makeover! Spend some time on Pinterest this year looking at looks you love for your home and wardrobe. Make it functional! You need more healthy vibes — get more plants! How about an oil diffuser? Read about Feng Shui and move your bed. Make your wardrobe and home decor so blog-worthy you feel good from the bottom up cause when your body and home feel nice you carry that with ya in the world!
In your closet: Try embracing your feminine side a bit more with a long dress. Frida Kahlo was a Cancer and did it right with skirts and dresses! You’re ruled by the Moon so highlight your eyes and make ‘em shine like moonbeams! Look to moon eyed icons like Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez.
Mantra: “Clear communication helps me tap my creativity.”
In the stars: What’s your big message for the world, Leo? Chances are you’ve already begun getting it out there, but 2017 will bring many more opportunities to connect the dots and make sure everybody’s listening. Maybe you’re ready to start a blog, set up a new IG account, or step into more of an activist role in your community. And if this sounds like lots of work, that's because it will be. But last year taught you the value of structure and planning when it comes to your creative self-expression, and 2017 will see you put this into practice. As for your love life? A change of scene in the spring could seriously shake things up.
In your life: Pick one main goal for the year and break it down by months. Is it to increase your online following tenfold? To write the first draft of a book? Start your own company? Break it down into doable monthly goals for the whole year. Also, remember to look at the goal from all angles before you dive in. Is it needed in the world? Helping the world become a better or more fun place? Make sure the thing you devote yourself to is YOUR OWN and not something your parents or society are telling you to do. Now is the time for YOU.
In your closet: Work some golds, and work that MANE. Your outfits should compliment your tresses this year and not vice versa. Consider your ‘do and do it up.
Mantra: “The more I value me, the more I connect with my family.”
In the stars: It’s time for you to own your worth, Virgo, and show a little more appreciation for the value you bring to the world just by being you! Your critical nature means you can be prone to periods of self-doubt, but events towards the end of 2016 have been a reminder of exactly how talented you are — when you choose to believe it. On a deeper level, you may have been able to trace any feelings of not being “enough” back to old family stuff, and the coming year will bring more opportunities to work on this — along with some healing of your sexual self in the spring.
In your life: If you haven’t started to look at the baggage your family passed on to you, then this year is the time. Be it with a therapist, coach, hypnotherapist or in DIY rituals and journaling, dive in and look at what beliefs and behaviors you’ve inherited from your fam. You don’t want those to stand in the way of success or love so start to unpack them! Then once you start looking at them deeply you can start to see what you turn into gold. You can make you biggest pains into your deepest assets.
In your closet: Embrace the classics this year. Virgo’s aren’t really for trends so define your uniform and stick with it with variations! Look to Virgo Queen Bey for how to stay classy but also go a little wild.
Mantra: “I am my own best publicist when I speak my truth.”
In the stars: Nobody knows your “story” better than you, Libra, so who better to tell it? You can have a tendency to hide your light, preferring to take a supporting role, but you have so much to teach us about how we can create a more harmonious world in 2017 and beyond — so it’s time to speak up. Not only is there an opportunity for personal success when you toot your own trumpet in the coming year, but by sharing your unique POV, you’ll help others, too. Springtime will bring an opportunity to examine your closest relationships, and to be brave and stand up for yourself instead of playing the doormat.
In your life: Do a social media inventory in early 2017. Where am I being ME? Being the most authentic and real version of myself. Am I trying to be cool? Fit in? Read back through posts and have a look at how you’ve grown and how your words and images could make others feel. Is there a part of yourself you’ve been nervous to share? Identify what’s blocking you from letting that out! Commit in 2017 to asking yourself before every post: “Is this the message I wanna put out there?” “How would I feel reading this?” and “Is this MY truth or someone else’s?”
In your closet: With Brigitte Bardot and Kim K as Libra icons you can see how the sign ruled by Venus can be deliciously high femme and not afraid to show it! Try adding some softness to your hair and color palette!
Mantra: “My imagination is the gateway to my true potential.”
In the stars: You know better than any sign that your intuition is superpower, and never has this been more true than under the current cosmic climate. Be it through your dreams, your emotional responses, or a simple sense of “knowing,” your psychic voice is always speaking to you—and in the coming year, you’ll be shown exactly how valuable this is. So, what is your soul urging to you focus your talents on this year? Listen up, because it’s onto a winner! Especially if you’ve been feeling “stuck” in anything relating to work or your career. Even better, work and love could also collide in the spring!
In your life: Use images to stay in touch with your imagination and creativity. Be it Pinterest boards, a mood board on your wall, or drawings — feed your deeper intuition by igniting it with imagery. A daily look at pictures of exotic locations you want to travel to could ignite an amazing idea. Some doodling in a journal could spark brilliance. Create visual stimulation of your imagination all year and you will surely get the answers you are looking for.
In your closet: Get imaginative with your wardrobe too. Scorpio Bjork has used her imagination like mad with her looks forever. Can you add an element of creativity to your 2017 look?
Mantra: “The company I keep reflects who I want to be.”
In the stars: You’re already beginning to see the benefits of teamwork, Sag, as the later part of 2016 brought a fresh sense of “tribe” into your life. And just imagine what you and your crew can achieve in the coming year! This is exactly what the planets are asking of you; to dream big, and reach out to likeminded souls to help make it all happen. You’ve also bust some big myths about the person you believe yourself to be lately, and there’s more to come. When the growing pains begin to pinch, go with what feels like your truth. If this causes any relationship friction, springtime will bring a chance to build bridges.
In your life: Find your tribe and keep ‘em close. Take a look at your friends. Are they people who are inspiring you to be the best you? Are there people you’re dying to meet who inspire you? Reach out via email or socials this year to people who inspire you. Maybe you get an internship or a mentor. Maybe you start going to the types of events that the people you’re inspired by may be at. Commit to saying hello and connecting with new people who are doing things that inspire you.
In your closet: Try something sporty and go for shades of purple and turquoise. Be fearless with your outfits this year by trying some multi-faceted looks. (Did you know Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift, and Nicki Minaj are all Sag!?)
illustrations by Christina Lee