Dear Cancer, this is your career horoscope for 2017:
First impressions are likely to be mixed and you could be left asking in those early days, ‘is this a good professional year or a challenging one, because I’m getting signals that it’s both’. This might be the message you’re getting, but the reality is you have reached an exceptional professional year and also an important one. So important that this is the year that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. The reason for the mixed messages were two very large and potentially game changing cosmic dances that were both happening in the skies at the same time, in the final 11 days of 2016 and they both involved Uranus, in your career sector since 2010. When lucky Jupiter returned to your home and family sector in September 2016 this kicked off your most important year for home and family matters in over a decade and while Uranus was over on the other side of the sky in your career sector, they didn’t move into opposition until the end of December. It was a given that at some point an ultimate show down would occur, with your home and professional lives going head to head and in the process bringing work/life balance tensions and issues to a head. That’s what you experienced in the later part of December and are still feeling as you move into the New Year, causing you to wonder if this is what you can expect. Well, the need for work/life balance will remain, but hopefully this was enough of a wakeup call that you’ve made this part of your New Year’s resolutions. While the professional and domestic gods will continue to keep an eye on each other, you won’t be challenged to the degree that you were over Christmas 2016. Yet balancing that out and giving you the sense that this is going to be a great year, is that at the exact same time, an alliance between Saturn in your work sector and Uranus in your career sector, that had been building for the past two years, also came to a head at the same time. This brought home the huge work and career potential, but also the need for work/life balance, all in one fell swoop. This is the starting point for 2017, with a chance in the early weeks of the year to get your bearings. Mercury will retrograde back in for a short double dip visit to your work sector from the 5th January to the 13th January, giving you a chance to regroup and process what took place in the final weeks of 2016. However, two weeks into the New Year and you will have set your course, with a clear sense of where to from here, especially on the job front. It is just over two weeks later that some major developments kick off on the career front, beginning with Mars’ return to your career sector on the 28th January and Venus’ just a few days later, on the 3rd February. While Mars will leave on the 10th March, Venus is not only staying on until the 3rd April, well beyond her normal 24 to 26 day visit, but will return for a double dip visit from the 28th April to the 6th June. By then you’ll be well on your way, with career matters continuing to unfold, until you not only have a chance to bring job matters home from the 5th November, but make Saturn’s final weeks here count, before leaving on the 20th December.