The January 2017 Monthly Horoscopes are posted and not a moment too soon.
Honestly i cannot believe that 2016 ended with Ronda Rousey getting thrashed in 48 seconds by an (admittedly awesome) Amanda Nunes – she’s Gemini, having an epic Mars Return. But it is the most hardcore and hideously public Saturn Return for Rousey.
AND the most bizarre fuqery with Azealia Banks instagramming her closet cleansing. The latter would not be weird at all – i am a massive fanatic of Kondo-ing everything but she showed her blood and feather strewn wardrobe, the result (apparently) of blood sacrifices. Even leaving aside the animal cruelty aspect, this is crap Feng Shui and (in my opinion) not a valid part of modern witchcraft.
But it’s predictably erupted in a scrap on the socials. Banks has been having a tricky Neptune transit for years now (Neptune square her Sagittarius Sun) and that instagram post was Retro Mercury over her natal Neptune. So i have never thought to put this in the Horoscopes but for reference now: When Neptune is strong, reconsider your religious rituals for relevancy and appropriateness – when Mercury is Retrograde, be super-careful with what you share.
Sometimes it is hard to know how strongly worded to be – i think my Daily Horoscopes of the last week have made it fairly clear that now (Mars on Neptune) is not a great time to get totally out of it or experiment with psychedelics but perhaps they could be more intense in 2017. My fave request from a Leo in the last year: “Mystic why couldn’t you have included a warning about at home hair cutting with cannabis and ambient?”
Early Warning Venus Retro Alert (all signs): Do not start romanticizing your ex or the one who “got away.” YOU got away. Put down the phone/mouse* and go spread-sheet something. Or plan your EMPIRE. Mercury is in Capricorn, remember.
*Mouse – that is “mouse” as in computer mouse (for e-stalking) not mouse as in blood-sacrifice crap.
Image: Carlos Ramos