Introduction to Symbols for the Year Ahead (2017)
In Part One of this series, we will look at the planets in the signs. Let it be known that some of the symbols for this year are the same as what I got for last year since many of the outer planets are still in the same signs. However, a new addition this year (to ‘spice things up’, which you will see is a theme throughout the Mercury Retrograde periods) are symbols for the following: major aspects between outer planets, Mercury Retrogrades, and subsequent installations focusing on each aspect or placement as it comes into focus over the year.
All of the symbols are rich with potential and some do seem quite telling. We shall see what comes of them throughout the upcoming year together! Without further ado, let’s begin. (Click below to read more!)
From Scythe to Bleeding Heart: Symbols for the Planets' Placements
The gesture is a powerful one, indeed, yet shrouded in the mystery of the depths of the ocean. Things get even more mysterious when Neptune turns retrograde halfway through the year. The symbol shifts for this time, becoming a dark figure who takes that same trident and swims off to the dark depths of the ocean for a time. Leaving us bewildered as to what he is doing down there. We won’t find out, it seems, until Neptune goes direct next year. So, be prepared to wonder.
Uranus moves almost all the way through the final face of Aries (from 20*33’ on January 1st, 2017 to 28*31’ at the first of August before going retrograde through the end of the year, bringing it back up to 24*34’ of Aries). The retrograde motion of Uranus in Aries changes the fist to one that is pounding the other palm in order to make a point, as in a persuasive argument. What I have seen of Uranus in Aries on a personal scale looks like ‘Me’ vs. ‘Us’ (who will win?!). Perhaps the retrograde will offer a time for posing arguments and coming together before Jupiter opposes Uranus (find out more about that in Part Two!).
Though, it was quite specifically the plant, so while there is definitely the woe-is-me thing going on, there also seems a hint of redemption in the plant ‘medicine’ (spiritual and or chemical, as the case may be!).
It might be worth looking into a flower essence or tincture if you suspect this placement has got you down! It is said to ease pain and relieve depression! As always, it is probably most wise to consult with someone who is qualified to guide your exploration of the herb- I am not such a one.
Good luck (and report back if you learn anything useful and widely applicable)!
At any rate, it seems the thing to be expanded come October is our interest in the mysterious occult practices (just in time for Halloween! Book your local Tarot reader/Fortune-teller/Astrologer for your party now! We’re sure to go fast come October!). If not 'occult', exactly, then anything mysterious, possibly feminine in nature, and sacred/taboo will entice.
Stay tuned for Part Two!
Best Wishes for the New Year!