2017 is an interesting year for Sagittarius, financially speaking. In January, in April and in August Mercury retrograde transits three astrological houses connected with work and profession: second house (connected with work, money, property and acquisitions), sixth house (concerning jobs, employments, routine tasks and duties) and tenth house (astrological house of career and status in society). Each time, Mercury brings some problems, but then he transits the same astrological houses moving forward and helping Sagittarius to fix problems and to progress. In the last days of 2017, Saturn enters the second house and things may get complicated with money, during the next three years, when is required a major change of financial habits.
Below, I describe the most important planetary transits that influence Sagittarius in 2017, regarding money, career and business: Mercury retrograde in second house (January 1st -January 4th), Mercury direct in the second house (January 13th-February 7th), Mercury retrograde in the sixth house (April 9th-April 20th), Mercury direct in sixth house (May 17th-June 6th), Mercury retrograde in the tenth house (August 12th-August 31st), Mercury direct in the tenth house (September 10th-September 30th) and Saturn entering the second house (December 20th).
JANUARY 1ST-JANUARY 4TH: AVOID OVERSPENDING! – In the first four days of 2016, you really need to avoid overspending. Mercury retrograde in the second house makes you spend emotionally, so that you will don’t know how much you’re spending, in comparison to your income. One main reason is self-gifting: you already bought ideal gifts for others and everyone was satisfied, so that right now, a week after Christmas, you treat yourself to some extra-presents. Don’t do it or, at least, when doing it, stay focused and rational! And take care especially to online shopping – these days, when some stores will be closed, you will want to buy something online! Remember that, if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t. For example, if the price of a product is only a small fraction of its average price offline, it might be counterfeit. Take care!
JANUARY 13TH-FEBRUARY 7TH: BETTER FINANCIAL DECISIONS, GOOD RELATIONSHIPS IN THE WORKPLACE – With Mercury transiting the second house for three weeks and a half, you are more practical and rational in your approach to finances. If you did some mistakes in the first days of 2017 (when Mercury was moving backward), now it is a good time to fix them. And it is also a good time to make better financial decisions. You certainly don’t want to rush and you take your time, when you need to decide a major investment or to sign a contract. Sometimes, you miss out on a financial opportunity, but in the long run it will be in your benefit. Mercury also helps you to have great ideas at work and enhances communication and team-work. That means good relationships in the workplace and increased productivity.
APRIL 9TH-APRIL 20TH: DEALING WITH CRITICISM AT WORK – These days, there are many critical and negative people around you, especially at work. With Mercury moving backward in the sixth house, most Sagittarius employees will have to deal with an overly critical boss. That means a lot of stress, especially when you have to deal with unfair criticism. In such situations, you must let your boss know his criticisms have affected you, but don’t counter-criticize and don’t start an open conflict! That will not help. On the other hand, this transit of retrograde Mercury affects your physical work capacity. You may feel tired more often than usual. You mustn’t ignore these messages of your body. If you want to feel full of energy, sleep at least seven hours per night, eat healthier food and exercise regularly! It is not difficult, but will make the difference for your health!
MAY 17TH-JUNE 6TH: DETAIL ORIENTED AND ENJOYING REPETITIVE TASKS – With Mercury, planet of intellect, flexibility and communication in transit through their sixth house (astrological house of jobs, employments, routine tasks and duties), Sagittarius men and women become more productive and efficient. During these three weeks, Sagittarius employees can deal with work projects and tasks more easily than before, because their mind is focused on work. They become very detail-oriented and have a great memory, remembering incredibly random details that nobody else does. They make a habit of proofreading and revising their work several times over, so that almost all possibility of error is eliminated. This is good news for those Sagittarius with jobs that require performing routine or repetitive tasks. On the other hand, creativity may suffer, during this transit. Most probably, this is not the time when you will write a best-selling novel or when you will take too many artistic photographs.
AUGUST 12TH-AUGUST 31ST: TAKE CARE OF YOUR PUBLIC IMAGE! – For the third time this year, Mercury retrograde transits one of the astrological houses connected with work and profession – the tenth house, astrological house of social status, ambitions and career. This is not the time for a career change or to apply for a new job (although reapplying for a job you didn’t get before can be a good idea). The most important thing, during this transit, is to take care of your public image. If you want others to admire you, you should start by taking care of yourself, starting with your physical appearance and fashion style and continuing with communication skills. People also admire authenticity, so that you must speak less and do more – don’t over talk about your intentions, but prove them through actions. If you don’t take care of your image, you will become the subject of gossip. And certainly you don’t want this to happen.
SEPTEMBER 10TH-SEPTEMBER 30TH: A BIG PICTURE THINKER – If you did some mistakes in the second half of August (when Mercury was moving backward through your house of career), now it is a good time to fix them. For example, to stop being subject of gossip and to improve your public image. With Mercury direct in the tenth house, September is an excellent period for developing career and professional plans or strategies. Four months ago, you were detail oriented, but now you can see the big picture and think about long-term career goals. You could have an important conversation with a boss or a mentor, someone who can help you to progress in your career. You will develop better work relationships not only with your co-workers, but also with your bosses and employers. You get more appreciation at work and maybe this is the best time to try to get a promotion.
DECEMBER 20TH: RETHINK YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION – With Saturn entering the second house, things may get complicated with money. Financial success may not be remarkable, during the next three years, because Saturn wants you to work harder and to rethink your financial situation. We’ll talk more about it next year, by now we offer you a parable from the Bible, showing us how to prepare for hard times ahead:
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, „In my dream I was standing on the bank of the Nile, when out of the river there came up seven cows, fat and sleek, and they grazed among the reeds. After them, seven other cows came up—scrawny and very ugly and lean. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt. The lean, ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. But even after they ate them, no one could tell that they had done so; they looked just as ugly as before. Then I woke up.
In my dream I saw seven heads of grain, full and good, growing on a single stalk. After them, seven other heads sprouted—withered and thin and scorched by the east wind. The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.“
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, „The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.
And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.
[…]And the seven years of plenteousness, which was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. (Genesis, 41, 15-54)