by Rebecca Gordon
In astrology, each planet in our solar system symbolizes a different aspect of your life – for example: Mercury – communication, Venus – love, Saturn – lessons, and Jupiter – luck. The best part is, they are always moving into new signs which bring new possibilities to our personal worlds here on earth.
So after our infamous year of 2016, I decided to share with you the special area of our skies where your luck will reside. And then I will suggest to you certain plants that will enhance this golden area of your life. It is your choice where to focus your energies in 2017, though there is a place in your chart where you will have a natural breeze lifting you up, so that is what we'll talk about here. This trend will be in effect now until Oct. 10 when Jupiter (planet ruling good luck and opportunity) will then move on to a new area of your chart.
It’s all about partnering – in business and in pleasure as Jupiter will occupy your 7th house of marriage. Think flowers that come in pairs to place in your bedroom (for love) and your office if you’re searching for the right partner in ventures. Or you can go full speed and cover your home with these delicate twosomes to fully optimize your partner potential.
POWER PLANT: Triandrous Daffodils grow in pairs and are a refreshing reminder of double energy.
Your luck will be poised in the area of your chart which rules health and getting into the best shape ever this year. Perhaps you are ready for a major upgrade in routine – this can also mean hiring a stellar team so you can attend to self-care more and less late nights at the desk (or club).
POWER PLANT: Chrysanthemums in yellow or orange will promote the energy to start the day and continue manifesting magic all week.
Lady luck enters your sector of romance, offspring and all things creative. Time to enjoy the fruits of your labor more. Surround yourself with flowers that induce the feeling of play and sweetness.
POWER PLANT: A large bouquet of pink or red roses will be just the right centerpiece in your home this year.
Home and real estate will glow for you this year so if you are looking to buy, rent, update, renovate, or perhaps start a family – this will be your year.
POWER PLANT: In your flower selection, fill a vase with stones of your choice and then place a few white calla lilies inside. This ritual will symbolize the laying down of new foundations.
As Jupiter spends quality time in the communication zone of your chart, networking and social events will hold great promise. Perhaps you will pen your first book or learn a brand new skill.
POWER PLANT: A spider plant that hangs in your kitchen or living room is a constant reminder to express yourself in new ways as it grows confidently in all directions.
You are learning about how to build wealth this year while Jupiter delivers more than a few new income ideas, though the challenge will be to focus on one and run with it.
POWER PLANT: As you begin to monetize more from your talents and hobbies, invest in a money tree for the home and place a couple bills beneath it for some extra plant magic.
Our Planet of abundance will be gracing through Libra for most of this year, gifting you with opportunities for travel, learning, meeting a great partner and overall expanding the realm of possibility in your life. You will need to be intentional at this buffet though.
POWER PLANT: The King Protea or Pin Cushion flower will bring on the exotic flavor with a touch or overflow to get you up close and personal with the spirit of abundance.
Luck resides in the most private area of your chart, existing as that inner voice nudging you in the right direction. It is your intuition and inner guidance which will be most pronounced. Slip into more meditation this year.
POWER PLANT: Get in the zone with flowers like the Desert Rose succulent to inspire you and bring a sense of inner-peace.
Jupiter will cast a golden glow in your sector of friendship and community. This is a year to carve out more time for those you love and create the space to meet new groups of like-minded people. And laugh more!
POWER PLANT: A healthy English Ivy plant will be a suitable match for inspiration – let it sprawl out in new directions and travel through your home with total abandon.
You are crowned with Jupiter at the top of your chart – the pinnacle of public life, fame and honors. That said, this is your year to move to the top in your industry, perhaps sell your company or change careers altogether.
POWER PLANT:Surround yourself with plants like the Snake Plant that grows bold and fearlessly tall for daily inspirations.
Your luck will be in the areas of publishing, broadcasting, and foreign shores will especially glisten for you this year. The theme is to get out of your comfort zone and explore the unknown world.
POWER PLANT: Heliconia will offer a unique and exotic edge – and will bring out your more adventurous nature.
With sexual chemistry, intimacy and financial merging as your headliner this year, you will definitely want to indulge your home with a little plant porn to set the mood.
POWER PLANT: The Peace Lily is seductive and powerful, yet charmingly innocent with its’ white and buttercup hues – perfect for Pisces.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT'S TO COME IN 2017? REBECCA WILL BE GIVING A TALK ON OUR YEAR AHEAD ON JANUARY 5, 2017 FROM 7:00-9:00PM.
Rebecca Gordon is a renowned New York City astrologer and horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar with a penchant for helping individuals step into their life purpose. She is the founder and creator of the "My Path Astrology School" and teaches year round classes online and in-person. Her newly released astrology book titled, Your Body and the Stars features the intersection between your body and astrology. To find out more about Rebecca and her school, or to book a reading, go to www.MyPathAstrology.com.