"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930)

We All Have a Past

This forecast begins with highlights of your past because if what I say about your past rings true, then you can trust what I say about your future.

The early 90s were an excellent time for real-estate speculation or expanding your home. In fact, some of you expanded your family at that time, not only with bigger digs, but also through marriage, birth or adoption. By 1994, you looked strong! Wonderful job opportunities helped boost your professional reputation. This was also a time when many of you felt proud of your achievements, even achievements other than a job promotion. For example, it might have been a time of graduation or a special success. Partnerships were blessed in 1995-96. (Great time to get married!) Travel opportunities were frequent in the late 90s; however, by 1999, you began to downsize your life and get rid of much that was no longer relevant to you. It was a time of saying goodbye to jobs, people, places, possessions, and in some cases, even countries. The point of this was to get ready for 2001, which was a time when you began a new journey. Unbeknownst to you back then, this was a journey where you would reinvent yourself by 2007-08. (Did that happen?)

The year 2001 was fortunate in many ways because in addition to starting off on a new journey, you had lucky Jupiter in your sign to boost your confidence and bring you opportunities to open your life in new directions. Admittedly, partnerships were tough and challenging. Around 2005-06, residential moves and job changes were important for you. Whatever you initiated during that time, led to the final, finishing touches on your development so that by 2007-08, you were the new you! (All you have to do is look back at your life in 2008 and compare it to the year 2000 to see the difference.)

By 2009, it was important to stabilize your home scene either by moving once again or repairing and fixing up where you already lived. Whatever the case, at that time, you were putting down roots so that you could feel secure about your home scene. It was important to you to establish something you could rely on so that you could go forth with other future plans knowing that your home was your refuge and anchor.

Indeed, by 2009-10, your reputation was stellar. People were impressed with you. This was a time for getting ahead and receiving kudos for your work. Many of you received a promotion at that time. If you did not get a promotion, then you used these opportunities to change your field of work to something like medicine, healing, the law, higher education or travel. In 2011, children and love affairs became a serious responsibility. Nevertheless, you still enjoyed considerable popularity in your personal life. In 2013, lucky Jupiter once again returned to your sign where it stayed for a year bringing you opportunities to travel and expand your world in exciting ways. At this point, you entered a two-year window where you were working hard to prove what you could do.

In 2015, you entered a three-year window (which you are still in) that was challenging to your marriage or partnerships. Relationships that were more trouble than they were worth came to an end. The relationships that endured will face the necessity of making real readjustments. Meanwhile, 2015-16 was a time of fantastic real-estate opportunities! Many of you took advantage of this by buying real estate or fixing up your existing home or enhancing your home in a positive way. You might have also expanded your family. This wonderful blessing to home, family and real estate will not return again until 2027. How reassuring to feel that you are on firm footing when it comes to having a secure base in the world. Bravo!

And Here It Is ... 2017!

Wealth, Career and Reputation

This is a strong time for your career. A quick recap of your past will help to define where you are right now. At the turn of the millennium, you gave up much so that you could begin a new path in 2001. Since that time, you have been establishing a home base and trying to show the world what you can do. In this 14-year window, you were "under the table" so to speak, in terms of personal power because this was a time of searching and proving your worth. The big change came in 2015, because since last year, you have jumped up from underneath to suddenly being on top of the table! "Hello world! I'm here!" This means that for the next 14 years, you will be more high viz. in the eyes of others. People will notice you more. They see you differently. And they see you in positive terms because you appear strong and empowered. Therefore, since last year and certainly including this year, you are heading for a career peak in 2023. This means that everything you do is building to that point.

Now we know this much. We know that you are now in a segment of a 30-year cycle where you have entered a time of increased power and visibility in the eyes of others. At this time, it is much easier for you to get acknowledgement for your efforts because you are finally "on top of the table", no longer "hidden" like you were from 2001 to 2015. This increased visibility applies to your interactions with the general public as well as your visibility in the eyes of people in power i.e. bosses, teachers, VIPs, the police and to a lesser extent, parents.

While last year was an excellent time for you to make money through real estate and family businesses; this year, you have a 12-month window that extends into 2018 that promotes making money and being successful in areas related to the entertainment world, show business, the hospitality industry, the sports world and anything to do with children. When we talk of the entertainment world, it can mean anything from a pitch and putt golf course in a small town to Disney World. Likewise, the hospitality industry can mean anything from a personal B&B in your home to the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The sports world of course can be anything from the Olympics to national sports to junior soccer in your neighborhood. This means that in 2017, you will have opportunities to boost your income by exploring anything that entertains the public, which includes sports, video games, bingo, movies, the theatre, musical performances and puppet shows. Wide possibilities! And also fun possibilities!

Please note - one further area that you can explore to promote your career and reputation that is not mentioned above is anything to do with the arts. This involves buying and selling art, and certainly creating art.

Another favourable influence for you this year is lucky, moneybags Jupiter is in your fellow Air Sign. (You are a Gemini and Gemini is an Air Sign.) This is a very pleasant relationship. It favours financial negotiations in a number of ways. One of them is that it makes you look credible and successful in the eyes of others so that they will want to do business with you because they believe they are dealing with a winner. This astrological influence will help you because it promotes your ability to think big. You will entertain much bigger ideas than usual and be confident about implementing them. Another advantage is that Jupiter will make you look quite elegant. You will appear confident, affable and affluent. And finally, this Jupiter influence will promote travel for business. It might promote travel as an end in itself for how you earn money, or simply a temporary vehicle by which you earn money.

Your challenge in your professional life this year will be dealing with partners. Some of you might want to break away from a partnership because the cost is just too high, and perhaps, you're miserable. This is quite likely. But if you don't want to leave a partnership, you will have to learn how to accommodate, compromise and renegotiate in a way to make the partnership workable. You have the option to do both.

One final note: Because you will take a major vacation this year, make sure you plan ahead and book time off from work!

Romance and Relationships

"Love isn't what makes the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

(Franklin P. Jones)

Lucky Jupiter is your best friend this year. Last year it boosted your wealth in all areas related to your home, your family or real estate in general. It might have even expanded your home and family because you either had bigger digs or your family was expanded through birth, adoption or marriage. In 2017, this wonderful, energy of good fortune and expansion moves into the most fun part of your chart. Yes, quite literally, it's almost too much of a good thing because now Jupiter will expand your opportunities for love, romance, exciting flirtations and social thrills.

Many of you will fall in love this year! Romantic flirtations will abound! New friends and lovers will come into your life because you are attracted to someone from another culture or a different country. Part of the attraction is this person seems to expand your experience of the world. They will teach you new things that are fascinating. Through them, you will explore new kinds of activities by hanging out with them, travelling with them and sharing what they do.

These new romantic contacts and flirtations will also make you happier. You will be upbeat and have more zest for life. Your joy will be in the pleasure of knowing this person as well as the excitement of new discoveries.

Please note: The descriptions above certainly apply to new romantic interests; but they also apply to a new friendship or even an existing friendship that blossoms in an enriching way. That's because the bottom line of your life in 2017 is that the relationships that you enjoy for fun and pleasure - including romance - will bring you joy and increased knowledge about the world. The last time you had this kind of positive encouragement for romance and warmer relationships was in 2005. The next time this will occur again is in 2028. I say this to put things in perspective for you so you will realize what a rare opportunity you have in 2017! This is your year to expand your world in a pleasurable way by enjoying the company of others, especially the company of people who are special to you - and most especially, the company of a romantic lover.

You do not have to be single, expecting to meet new love this year. If you have been married for 15 years, you will still experience a big boost of joy in all your social contacts with others. The main thing to know is that 2017 is your year to have fun and to express your creativity. You will travel for pleasure and enjoy vacations and all your social relationships (especially romantic) will expand your world in a joyful, meaningful way. Sounds over the top but it's true. Just wait and see!

Home, Family and Real Estate

When you look at your life in terms of home, family and also real estate, you are sitting pretty because you had such a marvellous influx of good fortune last year. That was when many of you expanded your world through real-estate negotiations. Or you expanded your home by renting someplace bigger and more enjoyable. And many of you also had your family expand as well. This positive influx of joy and increased wealth gives you a warm feeling in your tummy about your home base.

Now, this year, you can build on what you did last year. If you bought new digs or moved someplace bigger, you can continue to improve your home. Likewise, you will continue to enjoy good relations with family members. The main reason for this is that you will be much happier in 2017 and happiness is contagious. One of the most obvious areas where this will occur is with improved and happy relationships with kids. In fact, you might have many occasions where you will feel proud of them. You will also feel gratified that you can help them in ways that are important for their development.

One very obvious way that you will experience increased family enjoyment is that you will take vacations this year - major vacations -that will create family memories for the future.

Another exciting way that you will expand your life (which indirectly affects your relations with family) is that you will be more in touch with your creative expression. If you have any artistic aptitude, you will want to test it and bring it into play. You will produce more work and try new arts and crafts, which in turn, can inspire family members, especially children.

You will also be keen to explore physical activities, especially athletics because you feel confident and healthy this year. You have strong sense of well-being. And of course, because your home scene is more solid and you feel financially on better footing - you have fewer worries.

As you expand your world through travel and learning - share this knowledge with family members. Joy is easily multiplied "A joy that is shared is a joy made double." You will be happier in 2017. You will also be happier with who you are as a person. This happiness, like a domino effect, will affect your relationships with family members and even inspire your children to emulate your zest for life.

Highlights of 2017 Month by Month


This is a lovely way to begin your year! Your ambition is aroused, which makes you productive and focused. You are still keen to travel for pleasure if you have a chance. Explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education. You want to turn over a new leaf this month because you want to be a better person.


Now your desire to travel increases. You are restless and feel a strong need to get out of town and find sunny skies. You also want the thrill of seeing new cultures and being fascinated by radically different people. You might be competitive with a friend or possibly in a group situation. Romance with a boss might occur. Discussions about debt, inheritances and shared property will be important.


This is the only month all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart shining like a spotlight on you - and this light is flattering! Because others, especially bosses and VIPs, are impressed with you - obviously this is your time to ask for what you want. Meanwhile, enjoy schmoozing with friends and groups because you will love hanging out with creative people. You will also be physically active with others.


A popular month! Not only will you enjoy increased popularity with friends, you will be more involved with groups, clubs and associations. The important thing to know this month is that yes, you can enjoy this increased popularity - and you will. However, it's important to know that your exchanges with others and your interactions with people will benefit you. Secret love affairs are possible, especially with a boss or someone who is older and more established.


This month you will pull in your energy somewhat. You will choose to work alone or behind the scenes because you feel the need to be reclusive and also to hide somewhere so that you can regenerate and replenish yourself. Nevertheless, you will be involved with younger people this month. Something about your interaction with another person will surprise you or catch you off guard. Despite your choice to lie low this month, do get physical exercise because you want to be physically active.


Ta da! It's your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. With the Sun and Mercury in your sign, you are more social this month. In addition, you inexplicably attract good fortune, favourable circumstances and important people to you. Don't question this - just enjoy it and use this to your advantage. Friendships, especially with creative people are warm and cozy. Admittedly, throughout this year, Saturn is opposite your sign creating challenges with partners and close friends but you just have to deal with this.


This month your focus turns to money, cash flow, assets and possessions. The whole enchilada. You have moneymaking ideas and you are willing to work hard to earn money this month. But you are also spending big as well! Note: This is the best month of the year for you to buy wardrobe goodies. Do it. Why not shop when you will be most pleased with your purchases? Continue to make plans for that fantastic vacation!


It's a busy month, which means you will hit the pavement running. You've got places to go, things to do and people to see. Enjoy short trips. Don't leave home without your To Do list. Conversations with others will be strong, powerful and to the point because you are verbally assertive! Family discussions and home repairs are also a priority.


This month is a mixed bag. On one hand, your focus is on home, family and your private life. This astrological influence makes you want to hide at home and retire from the busyness of the world around you. Yes, you need to cocoon. However, a different and conflicting astrological influence makes you want to schmooze, take short trips and be out there talking to everyone! This influence also helps your communication skills making it a great time for writers, actors, teachers and those of you in sales and marketing.


Yay! It's your month to play! This is the perfect month to take a vacation. If you already took a vacation in June - take another! At the very least - book a weekend getaway because you definitely feel prankish and playful. Enjoy activities with children, sports events and the arts. Romance will flourish. Fun city! Good month for home decorating and renovations as well.


Once again, we have two contradictory influences at play. On one hand, because you want to work hard and get ahead of the game, you will set high standards for yourself because you want to be efficient, effective and productive! But on the other hand (you have different fingers) you still want to play and have fun! Therefore, this is a month where you will work hard and party hard.


You need more sleep this month. (Ya think? Look at your past record!) Admittedly, even though this is a time where you need to rest more, fiery Mars still wants you to play, compete in sports and be out there flying your colours. Small wonder because you are such a fun-loving sign. This is a good time to smooth over rough edges with partners and close friends because we both know this is where your challenge has been this year. It's never too late to do some good.

A Sneak Peek Beyond

You have fabulous job opportunities in 2018 - make the most of them. This is your year to get a better job, better duties and if necessary, a better boss. (There is nothing so demoralizing as working for someone you cannot respect.) It will be wise for you to take advantage of your opportunities to improve your job in 2018 because the resources of others will be cut off from you or diminished in the next two years. This does not affect your earnings. It affects the income and support that comes to you from other sources, for example from your partner. Or a scholarship might dry up or roommate might move out. Therefore, do what you can in 2018 to shore up your own income and take advantage of job opportunities.

The year 2019 is wonderful for relationships; in fact, it's a fabulous year to get married. The window of time from 2021-22 is wonderful for travel as well as promoting your reputation in the world. People will think highly of you, which is why you are really stepping into your own by 2023. Now you enter a time where you are proud of your achievements - no question. Because good things often and follow good things - by 2025 you're laughing once again because lucky, moneybags Jupiter is in your sign!

Your Gemini Mantra for 2017

"I'm a happy-condriac!"

Mercury Retrograde in 2017

Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year. This is when Mercury appears to go backwards in relation to planet Earth. (In reality Mercury always moves forward.) During these so-called retrograde times, the areas that Mercury has domain over inexplicably suffer from errors and delays. The errors are small but frustrating!

Mercury is the symbol of everything that moves forward:

  1. all forms of ground transportation, (cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, taxis, trains)
  2. the mail, parcels, packages (Post Office and Courier and Delivery Services)
  3. communications -- email, social media, phone calls, conversations
  4. daily living (the people we encounter, the items we deal with, the transactions we make and how we relate to others.)

During Mercury retrograde, all the areas under the rulership of Mercury tend to go "backwards." (They certainly have trouble going forwards!) This is why we can expect transportation delays, missed buses and car breakdowns. Mail will be late or lost, daily items that we handle like keys and papers will be misplaced; and communications with others will be confused and misunderstood. Plus people from our past will pop up into our lives. "Boris?" "Natasha!"

Use Mercury retrograde times to finish things, study the past, do research and reflect. But do not open a business or begin new projects then. Mercury retrograde is also a bad time to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, printers and phones.

The dates below are the actual retrograde dates plus the buffer times. This is because Mercury starts to slow down before it goes retrograde. Then afterwards, it needs more time to catch up to where it was at when it first went retrograde.

The craziness (delays and errors) is most pronounced during the actual retrograde time. However, if you are buying a big ticket item like a car or a computer, I recommend that you play it safe and avoid these purchases in the buffer times as well. You'll be glad you did.

December 19 - January 8 (Buffer times: December 2016 to - January 28)
April 9 - May 3 (Buffer times: April 1 - May 21)
August 13 - September 5 (Buffer times: July 30 - September 20)
December 3 - December 23 (Buffer times: November 26 - January 11, 2018)

Lucky Days for 2017

  • January 9, 10
  • February 5, 6
  • March 4, 5
  • April 1, 2, 28, 29
  • May 25, 26
  • June 22, 23
  • July 19, 20
  • August 15, 16, 17
  • September 12, 13
  • October 9, 10
  • November 5, 6
  • December 3, 4, 30, 31

Who Shares My Birthday?


James Clancy Phelan 1979
Ginnifer Goodwin 1978
Melissa McBride 1965
Bob Dylan 1941
Cillian Murphy 1976
Lenny Kravitz 1964
Bruce Cockburn 1945
Gladys Knight 1944
Annette Bening 1958
Colm Meaney 1953
Eric Christian Olsen 1977


Marilyn Monroe 1926
Justin Long 1978
Anderson Cooper 1967
Robin Lord Taylor 1978
Liza Weil 1977
Patrick Rothfuss 1973
Prince 1958
Joan Rivers 1933
Johnny Depp 1963
Elizabeth Hurley 1965
Gene Wilder 1933
Christine Sinclair 1983
Chris Evans 1981
Donald Trump 1946
Leah Remini 1970
Andy Weir 1972
Thomas Haden Church 1960
Kurt Browning 1966
Zoe Saldana 1978
John Goodman 1952