Dear Aries, this is your career horoscope for 2017:
While there may be a bit of reluctance at the start of the year to jump into your new professional year, it’s just as well that the professional gods aren’t asking you to. While the solar spotlight will always be on your career and professional situation, matters and options during the first few weeks of the year, with Mercury in retrograde motion you will also move into the year with the handbrake on. With one eye on the road ahead, but another on the rear view mirror, the door to 2016 will remain open during the early days of the year. Mercury will retrograde back out of your career sector on the 5th January, so we are only talking the very early days of the year, giving you a chance to hold back before jumping in. By the time Mercury returns on the 13th January, that short break will prove invaluable, for you’ll be ready then to get your head in the game and with 20/20 hindsight to draw on, make the choices, decisions and plans that will give 2017 a roadmap. With the Sun leaving your career sector on the 20th January and Mercury on the 7th February, much of the decisions or a sense of direction for the coming year will be gained in the first six weeks. With the Sun always spending the final days and the first three weeks of every year in your career sector, this is what a normal annual update looks like. The fact that Venus and Mars both moved through in the later months of 2016, means you’ll start the year with your professional passions, desires and expectations already banked. It is when the Sun returns on the 21st December that it will be a very different story, with Saturn returning on the 20th December to kick off what could be the most defining three years of your professional lifetime. That will mainly impact 2018, 2019 and 2020, but throughout the year there will be a sense that you’re moving towards something big, with a chance to explore and get curious about your options. With Pluto in your career sector from 2008 to 2016 the professional wheels will continue to turn throughout the year, but the first six weeks and the final 11 days will be the most active. On the work front things are not nearly as busy as they have been over the last few years, mainly because things should now be running smoothly. For the first half of the year it is more about keeping the wheels in motion, building on what has already been achieved. There will be a chance to breathe new life into work and job matters from the 25th July through to the 22nd October. July and August will be more about exploring your options and surveying the landscape, with most things coming together or new opportunities opening up in September and October.