Ahead In 2017…

Cosmic Weather Report

2017 — Orienting by the Dawn, by Mark Borax
By Stephen Yates

In numerology 2017 breaks down to the number 1, which begins a whole new cycle. From January 28th on, we enter the oriental Year of the Rooster. And most of the significant planetary aspects in the next twelve months involve Jupiter. These three main features are strongly instrumental in the cosmic weather, as well as quite positive and reinforcing of each other, indicating a high tone and unmistakable thrust of progressive evolution for 2017. Let’s take each factor one at a time before blending them together to paint a soul-level portrait of the coming year.

Number One
Now that we’ve entered the domain of the first number in the numerology cycle (2+0+1+7=10, which breaks down further to 1) we’re off to not only a new year but a whole new cycle of years. It’s the job of the One to get things moving, to inaugurate projects and launch forces into motion, even when the ultimate nature and destiny of those forces remains raw and uncertain.
This inauguration of the new is welcome news after the extremely grueling shake-up of the Monkey Year we’re leaving behind. It’s the nature of a Monkey Year (like 1968 and 2016) to expose all the hidden forces lurking in the jungle, to shake the status quo and reveal unseen dangers, and I think few readers will argue that this is, in fact, much of what happened on the world stage last year.
Year of the Rooster
It’s the nature of a Rooster Year to uplift our attention to the coming of the new, just as it’s in the nature of a rooster to stand atop a barn roof and be the first to spot the approaching dawn, then trumpet its strident call to let everyone else in on the news. It’s going to stretch many readers to spy the high vision currently arising from the rubble of recent political chaos and the growing waves of bigotry and fascism sweeping the world, but, like a rooster climbing to the heights in the dark of the pre-dawn funk, any attempts you make to strike a high vantage point will receive solid support from the One’s need to get going with the new and the Rooster’s ability to spot the future’s first glimmerings of arrival. The more you come to trust a growing feeling that something bright and clear is emerging from something dark and murky, and the more you feel inspired to share that feeling with others, the more you’ll align with the bright future that is leaking down from cosmic heights, yearning to  break through the dim consciousness and obsolete mess of the past. This means that even when popular opinion masses against the progressive coming of the new it’s important for you to believe truths that your heart may believe in more than  your head.
Aurora Thunderstorm

Jupiter Rising

The third factor strongly at work is found by considering the amount of times the middle planets Jupiter and Saturn and the outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, for meaningful angles, or aspects, to each other. Unlike the inner, or personal planets, which have more to do with personality traits and daily mundane events, these transpersonal and transcendent planets affect the sweep of things on a grander scale. Contacts between middle and outer planets occur ten times in 2017, and, almost unbelievably, eight of these ten aspects involve Jupiter, the biggest and grandest of all planets.
Jupiter is the beacon of the future, the one that shines brightest in the night sky, presiding over the Big Picture of why your soul chose to incarnate. Jupiter also holds the vision of what humanity is trying to achieve, and with Jupiter so active this year, the higher side of personal and collective evolution will be the dominant force beaming down into us all.
At times when collective ignorance dominates the news, when corporate greed strangles progressive currents, Jupiter’s guiding light is there to remind us that throughout history there have always been times when the stink of fascism catalyzes a new awakening of higher consciousness. In fact, there seems to be some mechanism built into the human race that almost requires things to darken on the world stage before releasing the deep light of love and understanding buried within.
Grafite Paintings By Cetti Tumminia
Ironically, as events on the world stage darken, more light is revealed, and sometimes in very unlikely places. In the 1960s the great darkness of the War in Indochina catalyzed the hugest eruption of light the world has seen in modern times. Now that a comparable darkness is creeping from corporate rule to spread its slimy tentacles all over the world, the current War on Truth is catalyzing a similar awakening force of resistance in our time.
The first stage of the Revolution in Consciousness of the current time is often painful, as you realize how far your life may have strayed from the radiant life of the soul that you were born to live. This early stage often prompts people to see
 their whole approach to life in a new light. Friendships, loverships, family relations and world views that formerly seemed safe, sane and secure suddenly become revealed as suspect, which can lead to stunning revelations that you’ve been stuffing your truth and hiding your light while swallowing someone else’s false dreams of paradise.
Double Exposure by Maulana Elwafiey

The combination of the One, the Rooster, and Jupiter on the rise is beginning to beam a stark light of spirit into your work, love, friendships and aspirations, revealing the truth of how closely or how far the life you live matches the vision of your innermost nature. If you can outlast the humbling sobriety of the early stage, and get your deeper game on, you will not only catalyze your own personal existence, but also accelerate the awakening wave of like-minded people that’s beginning to sweep over the world as we all take a cue from the Sixties and once more learn to orient by the dawn.

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Master Soul Level Astrologer Mark Borax

Mark Borax is a teacher, astrologer, musician and bestselling author who lives in Vermont and writes the monthly Cosmic Weather Report email newsletter. He offers readings over the telephone and in-person, and classes that catalyze individual evolution. His books
2012 and the Cosmic Weather Report can be ordered from bookstores and Amazon. www.markborax.com