Virgo 2017 year ahead

The focus this year is your home and family. This is a very good time to put family first. You will be rewarded for doing so. Your priorities are your partner/spouse and your children. All these members of your family are important right now. Your partner is very supportive of the role you play for the family. So don’t think this is just dog’s body work. Your efforts are being noticed and appreciated. You seem quite involved in your local community, the school routine and all that goes with that.
 
Your work is important to you and is rewarding in more ways than just being financially beneficial. You like to feel of service to others and you seem to be able to be doing this right now. So things are good and your routine is working for you – even if you are quite busy.
 
It is also good to acknowledge how much you value your connections with your siblings. These relationships are also important to you and broadly fit into your family/your roots.
 
There is some discomfort about your role professionally and you may need to make some changes. But it looks like you are not really clear about how you want to proceed. This is appropriate. It looks like you need to have a conversation with your partner about the financial implications of making any changes to your work and or professional role.
 
Does a sibling or someone from your neighbourhood end up in hospital unexpectedly? What is the impact on you personally? What happens to your busy routine?

Mercury retrograde – 13 August to 5 September 2017

Mercury is retrograde again and this time it is retrograde in Virgo – a sign it rules. This should be an interesting retrograde period. In Virgo Mercury is very pedantic, taking care to dot i’s and cross t’s. Detail, detail, detail. This is the important theme.
 
It would be very good to be extra careful about any communication that is uttered or sent out in emails, letters and or contracts. Choose words carefully and precisely. Look over all the details before signing important documents or contracts.
 
Check flight details and plan trips paying attention to all the details.
 
Look after keys and make sure you put them in a safe place so as not to displace them.
 
Backup all computer and phone information. It would be a real inconvenience if you lost information unnecessarily.
 
This is an important time to be patient and make sure you have all the information you need to make decisions. Perhaps hold off signing documents until you feel you have all the information required. This could well only happen once Mercury changes direction and goes direct again. Be patient. Delays may end up being kind to you. Don’t get frustrated if contracts are taking time to conclude. Once again it may well work in your favour.
 
If you lose an item, you may very well find it once Mercury goes direct again.

The ANC in crisis – what do the eclipses in Aug 2017 reveal?

The ANC was founded on 8 Jan 1912 in Bloemfontein. On that day the Sun was at 16 degrees Capricorn.

The sun refers to the identity of the organisation and the leadership. The sun is always associated with life/vitality. But these are dark days for the ANC.

There are 2 powerful eclipses in Aug 2017 – one today on 7 Aug – partial lunar eclipse and another on 21 Aug – total solar eclipse. In these 2 charts, Pluto sits at 17 degrees Capricorn. This is very difficult for the Sun in the chart of the ANC.

It reiterates the narrative that this is a crisis period for the leadership of the ANC. The identity of the organisation is also in a crisis. Pluto denotes that powerful and fundamental change is required. It indicates that the organisation needs to purge the current leadership or risk self-destruction. Fundamental change is required to move forward as an organisation. This vote of #NoConfidence in Zuma is critical at this time. It is a crisis point for those Members of Parliament as they have to consider voting with the conscience. Will the ANC members put South Africa ahead of the interests of the ANC? Do they recognise that this is a fundamental point in the history of the ANC and a time where the reset button needs to be activated?

The message is clear – to renew the ANC they need to purge the current leadership. If not they will self-destruct and only have themselves to blame.

Total Solar Eclipse – 21 Aug 2017 – President Trump and USA

This eclipse’s path will black out the entire midsection of the USA, from Oregon through to South Carolina. The path where an eclipse is total, is where it will be felt more powerfully on our planet. So this is a very significant eclipse for the USA. It is the first eclipse since 1918 that will completely black out the USA stretching from the west coast (Oregon) through to the east coast (South Carolina).

In addition this eclipse is very powerful and prominent for Donald Trump. He was born on 14 June 1946 in New York on the day of a total lunar eclipse. This indicates that his role in business and his public life will be prominent. His business and family interests are powerful in this chart.

The Sun and Moon at 28 Leo sits on Trump’s Ascendant (29 degrees) and Mars (26 degrees) and opposes his Part of Fortune (28 degrees) in his relationship house. His personal life and his relationship are in the spotlight. Mars is his chart rules his home and family life, foreign countries and legal issues too. In addition Saturn makes an aspect to the Sun opposed Moon and Nodes in his birth chart. Saturn teaches us to take responsibility for our actions – in his case his professional and business interests and his family. Saturn is a burden, it teaches lessons around limitations and restrictions. His role as President and his family life are under pressure at this time.

Total Solar Eclipse – 21 Aug 2017

Sun and Moon are conjunct at 28 Leo. Mars is also in Leo at 20 degrees. Leo is a fixed, fire sign. Mars by nature is aggressive and assertive. This collection of planets and the nodes form a trine aspect to both Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. These are all fire signs. There is a lot of fire energy in this eclipse. Saturn refers to society as a whole and the interests of the collective. There is an understanding that as society we need to look for a new truth, understand our responsibilities, respect others and seek justice for all. With Uranus in Aries there is a drive to find more personal freedom. Uranus is revolutionary and inventive. It strives to push beyond the boundaries of the tried and tested.
 
This eclipse’s path will black out the entire midsection of the USA, from Oregon through to South Carolina. The path where an eclipse is total, is where it will be felt more powerfully on our planet. So this is a very significant eclipse for the USA. It is the first eclipse since 1918 that will completely black out the USA stretching from the west coast (Oregon) through to the east coast (South Carolina).