Astrological Highlights 2017

Updated 27 May 2017, using the Raman Ayanamsha for the Pacific Time Zone (-8:00 GMT)

Inauspicious Dates For Travel, Business, Communications
  1. The day when the Sun changes signs in the Sidereal Zodiac The day before and day after the solar ingress are also considered inauspicious. (Calculated for the Pacific Time Zone, using the Raman Ayanamsha.)

    enters Capricorn 12 January 2017
    enters Aquarius 11 February 2017
    enters Pisces 12 March 2017
    enters Aries 12 April 2017
    enters Taurus 13 May 2017
    enters Gemini 13 June 2017
    enters Cancer 14 July 2017
    enters Leo 15 August 2017
    enters Virgo 15 September 2017
    enters Libra 15 October 2017
    enters Scorpio 14 November 2017
    enters Sagittarius 14 December 2017


  2. The five days before a New Moon. New Moon dates are:


    27 January 2017
    26 February 2017 (annular solar eclipse)
    27 March 2017
    26 April 2017
    25 May 2017
    23 June 2017
    23 July 2017
    21 August 2017 (total solar eclipse)
    19 Septmeber 2017
    19 October 2017
    18 November 2017
    17 December 2017

  3. When Mercury is in retrograde motion:


    10 April 2017 to 3 May 2017
    13 August to 5 September 2017
    3-22 December 2017

  4. Mars aspecting Saturn (take notice at least one week before and after exact aspects):

    17 April 2017: Mars in 5 degrees Taurus, 8 signs from Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius
    28 May 2017: Mars in 3 degrees Taurus, opposite retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius
    9 July 2017: Mars enters Cancer, 6/8 house relation to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius
    21 August 2017: Mars at 28 degrees of Cancer (debilitated/neecha rashi)
    11 October 2017: Mars enters Leo, square Saturn in Scorpio

  5. Eclipse dates, 2017 (take notice the day before and after a solar eclipse):

    10 February 2017: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 29 degrees Leo/Aquarius
    26 February 2017: Annular Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees of Aquarius
    7 August 2017: Partial Lunar Eclipse at 23 degrees Capricorn/Cancer
    21 August 2017: Total Solar Eclipse at 6 degrees of Leo

    Please visit the NASA Eclipse Web Site for more details about the path and duration of each eclipse.

  6. Day before the Full Moon:


    11 January 2017
    10 February 2017
    12 March 2017
    10 April 2017
    10 May 2017
    9 June 2017
    8 July 2017
    7 August 2017
    5 September 2017
    5 October 2017
    3 November 2017
    3 December 2017

  7. Mars aspecting the Eclipse Points Rahu and Ketu (+/- 4 weeks):

    26 December 2016: Mars conjunct Ketu at 13 degrees of Aquarius
    23 April 2017: Mars in Taurus square Rahu at 8 degrees of Leo
    11 July 2017: Mars in Cancer, 8 signs from Ketu at 2 degrees of Aquarius
    27 August 2017: Mars in Leo, conjunct Rahu at 1 degree of Leo
    11 October 2017: Mars in Virgo, square Saturn at 0 degrees of Sagittarius


Planetary Motions For 2017 (using Raman Ayanamsha, Pacific Time Zone)

Mercury entered Capricorn 1 February 2017
enters Aquarius 21 February 2017
enters Pisces 9 March 2017
enters Aries 25 March 2017
enters Taurus 2 June 2017
enters Gemini 17 June 2017
enters Cancer 1 July 2017
enters Leo 19 July 2017
enters Virgo 25 September 2017
enters Libra 15 October 2017
enters Scorpio 31 October 2017
enters Sagittarius 22 November 2017
re-enters Scorpio 11 December 2017
re-enters Sagittarius 5 January 2018

Venus entered Pisces 25 January 2017
goes retrograde 5 March 2017
goes direct 15 April 2017
enters Aries 29 May 2017
enters Taurus 27 June 2017
enters Gemini 24 July 2017
enters Cancer on 19 August 2017
enters Leo 13 September 2017
enters Virgo 8 October 2017
enters Libra 1 November 2016
enters Scorpio 25 November 2017
enters Sagittarius 19 December 2017

Mars entered Pisces 18 January 2017
enters Aries 27 February 2017
enters Taurus 10 April 2017
enters Gemini 24 May 2017
enters Cancer 8 July 2017
enters 28 degrees Cancer 21 August 2017
enters Leo 24 August 2017
enters Virgo 10 October 2017
enters Libra 27 November 2017
enters Scorpio 14 January 2018

Jupiter entered Libra on 19 January 2017
goes retrograde on 6 February 2017
re-enters Virgo on 23 February 2017
goes direct on 9 June 2017
re-enters Libra on 4 September 2017
enters Scorpio on 17 February 2018
re-enters Scorpion on 3 October 2018
enters Sagittarius on 8 March 2019
enters Capricorn on 19 March 2020
retrogrades back into Sagittarius 11 July 2020
re-enters Capricorn on 12 November 2020
enters Aquarius on 28 March 2021
retrogrades back into Capricorn 3 October 2021
re-enters Aquarius 3 November 2021
enters Pisces on 7 April 2022

Saturn entered Sagittarius on 12 January 2017
goes retrograde on 6 April 2017 at 5 degrees of Sagittarius
re-enters Scorpio on 11 July 2017
goes direct on 25 August 2017 at 28 degrees of Scorpio
re-enters Sagittarius on 7 October 2017

enters Capricorn on 11 January 2020
enters Aquarius on 8 April 2022
enters Pisces on 17 March 2025
enters Aries on 20 May 2027

Rahu/Ketu entered Leo/Aquarius on 25 January 2016
enters Cancer/Capricorn on 10 October 2017
enters Gemini/Sagittarius on 6 April 2019
enters Taurus/Scorpio on 2 October 2020

Uranus entered Aries on 19 May 2016
enters Taurus on 6 May 2024.

Neptune entered Aquarius on March 3, 2008;
enters Pisces on 8 March 2022.

Pluto entered Sagittarius on October 22, 2005;
enters Capricorn on 4 March 2019.