Astrologically speaking

What lies ahead for Boomers
by Janet Amid

Janet Amid
Janet Amid





Baby Boomers, myself included, have been the most successful, wealthiest, pro-active and physically fit generation in which they arrived. We were the first to grow up expecting that the world could improve, and we as a group took responsibility for trying to make positive changes. Also, this is the generation that peaked in income, where women sought out careers previously designated specifically for men. The Baby Boomers made changes relating to retirement programs, agriculture, and even went so far as tap into the “midlife crisis” syndrome, trying to understand as well as accept it for what it is. This is and was a special generation where actions were taken to create a shift, and modify our lifestyles, a generation very different from those that came before and after. We are and always will be The Baby Boomers.

Full Moon on Jan. 12 –
Emotions run high – Pay attention to what you feel as well as how you react. Cancers are most affected, as well as Capricorns.

Mercury retrograde
Moving direct on Jan. 8 in Capricorn – With Mercury in retrograde our communication is stifled; we find ourselves rethinking old patterns, questioning our motives and thoughts. As it moves direct, implementation is easier, less strained, and thoughts are clearer. Those influenced the most are Virgo (your ruling planet), Gemini (your ruling planet) and Capricorn (the sign it is taking place in).

Venus, the planet of pleasure and play, conjunct with Mars, the planets of action are both in Pisces. Sentiment is at its best and nostalgia brings a more dreamy state of mind and influence. We may find ourselves more in-tune to others, more romantic and prone to tapping into our intuitive as well as creative nature. Those influenced the most – Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Libra and Gemini.

New Moon – Jan 27 – in Aquarius –
A New Moon is always a welcomed influence as it allows us to broaden our perception as well as perspectives. In the sign of Aquarius it brings to light a sense of electricity with clarity, and it influences all signs.

Aries (March 21-April 20)
It’s time to make good, healthy choices for 2017 through lifestyle changes or emotional shifts. Either way, you can start your year off right as the planets very favorably create a nice little trine for you. Release worn ways and conditions and establish new interests this year with lots of moxie. Any periods of confinement/limitations are a sign to think about future goals. Make a list.

Taurus (April 21- May 21)
Though you resist change, abundant exchanges, messages and chance-opportunities in early 2017 will occur whether you want it or not. Accept the positive shifts that will take place. Time to join a club, step out of your box and meet and greet. Great attractions build through job/social events. Be willing to re-learn love and all that it has to offer. Inspiration for all those creative ones is out there as you reach new levels of expression. Radiate the love and passion that you feel. Pass it on!

Gemini (May 22-June 21)
Time to reduce stress or sacrifice your health. Time to take a stand and get motivated. With Saturn in opposition to you (last occurrence 1985 through 1988) it’s time for you to initiate a change. Be pro-active and constructive. Something new that will help boost your confidence and thwart any anxiety you may feel. You’re more in control than you thought possible.

Cancer (June 22-July 23)
Though loved ones can drain you emotionally, it is up to you to set the guidelines this year. Learn to say no while maintaining a positive attitude. If needed re-evaluate relationships from the past. Also, the benefits of learning and travel can do you wonders; find the rhythm of your emotions, then set a sensible pace to make the changes necessary.

Leo (July 24-Aug. 23)
Show abundant affection to loved ones, even those that may disappoint. Make sure you have alternative strategies when dealing with family and friends. Buy or improve property; make peace in your home. Catch a trend this year, and make it your own personal gold mine. This is your year to shine, so do it well.

Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23)
This will be a busy year with family and friends, specifically where children are concerned. Activity and motivation are your keywords this year. Also, you may without realizing it change someone else’s circumstances so pay attention to what or who may enter your life. Stabilize your life by allowing for growth and change.

Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 23)
 Develop personal fitness by knowing what you want and finally getting it. Abandon stale ploys that may hinder your progress. Refine inner and emotional security for best results. Expand your skills this year; focus on the beauty that you cherish. Choose people and conditions that have only your best good in mind. Create the balance that you crave.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
Shed old skin this year; revamp your image and relationships. Loved ones and old friends may go through their irritating phases this year; their needs may distract you from your own growth, so set some limits. Personal and other groups that you are connected to will gain some amazing momentum this year. You’re also in fine form this year financially so do not sweat the small stuff.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Make private plans now through spring – whether it is travel, educational, personal growth, or love related. Concentrate on yourself and making your inner life more secure. Family changes may cause you to rethink the past, deep feelings may be revealed. Time to heal. Time to celebrate.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
You’re supercharged this year and ready to take 2017 on! But, don’t push others that may not be ready for growth.. Cultivate patience as well as proper balance. Luck through family and friends may trigger a huge response from you. Share your knowledge with others. Spread the wealth!

Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)
The direction of your life flows into a new path. View losses as opportunities. Also maintain personal boundaries and try to display consistency to gain the trust you so deserve. Learn lessons in love, and more importantly stay out of debt! You’re too trusting by nature, so it’s time to set some healthy boundaries. The year ahead proves to be one of peace and balance. Membership to leadership!

Pisces (Feb. 20- March 20)
Potent dreams become reality, precipitating life changes that may be favorable as well as life changing. Welcome the year ahead as it brings to life more of your creative juices. A good year to start fresh with what you know and love. Cherish the fresh starts and those that inspire!

Janet Amid is a columnist who writes for Sylvania AdVantage and can be heard on
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