The Year Ahead, 2017

I begin writing my year ahead each autumn, and this year, as I jotted down my thoughts for 2017, through my study window I could see squirrels scurrying about gathering nuts for the long winter ahead. And it struck me that this was something of a metaphor for the coming year.

2017 is the year before a long winter sets in. As Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 20th December, 2017 that winter will have officially begun.

So, what do I mean by winter. The years from 2018 to the mid-2020’s will be a struggle for most of us. This does not imply we won’t experience happy events, enjoy our lives and continue to do what humanity has always done – fall in love, marry and bring babies into the world; it doesn’t mean there won’t be any great scientific breakthroughs, thrilling sports events or wonderful movies; but it does mean such things will be happening against a background of increasing global turmoil, whether in economic, political or geophysical terms.

Saturn’s passage through Capricorn – its natural sign – is not in isolation: Pluto is in Capricorn to...

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