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Monthly Horoscope January 2017

By Kshitij Sharma, December 24, 2016

The monthly horoscope for January 2017 is presented for you based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali application on this page. 8th house presence for Chandra is called Chandrashtama and is a period of grave caution. These dates are indicated. The dates for caution on financial matter are also indicated. People with a particular janma rashi should avoid dealing in financial matters on these dates, e.g. investment of property, stock market, giving and taking loans should be avoided.

The planetary positions for the month of January 2017 are as follows.


  • Sun is in friendly rashi of Sagittarius till 14th of January. It then moves to its uttarayan and we will celebrate Makar Sankranti on 15th Jan.
  • Mercury will be conjunct Sun during 1st half of month.
  • Rahu will have its 5th house drishti on Sun while in Sagittarius.
  • Jupiter will have its 5th house drishti on Sun while in Capricorn.


  • Mars is in enemy sign of Aquarius through the month and in 2nd half moves to Pisces.
  • Saturn and Mars will continue to be closely related as they exchange signs, but this will be more dangerous since Mars is no longer in exaltation, but a little flustered in Aquarius. This effect will be mitigated when Mars moves to Pisces.
  • Ketu will be conjunct Mars when in Aquarius


  • Mercury will spend the month in Sagittarius.
  • It will come out of retrogression on 9th January.
  • Mercury will be conjunct Sun when Sun is in Sagittarius.
  • Rahu will have close aspect on Mercury through the month.


  • Jupiter is moving through Virgo


  • Venus will spend most of the time during the month in Aquarius and will move to exaltation sign of Pisces towards the end of the month.


  • Saturn is moving out of Scorpio and will move to Sagittarius at the end of the month. This is a major transit covered in another article.


  • Rahu/Ketu continue their transit through Leo/Aquarius axis.

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Aries – Mesha Janma Rashi

Sun transits through inauspicious 9th and then 10th during the month. Saturn is going through the eighth house transit – Ashtama Shani that has been causing a problem of support from others, but now will move to inauspicious 9th. Mars is going through auspicious 11th house and then manglik 12th house transit. Jupiter’s transit through 6th house is difficult. Rahu is going through a 5th house transit. Ketu is also going through a favourable 11th house transit. Venus will also go through favourable 11th house. Mercury is transiting through 9th house.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: In the 1st half, take care of your father well. During the 2nd half of the month, career, reputation will turn for better and help will come from wife, close family, friends and co-workers. That may still not be able to remove all the stress in your mind and may still cause sleeplessness. It is time to start making long term strategy for your life.

Travel: Religious travel in 1st half of the month will be good. Travel in 2nd half will be fruitless. You could just take the vacation that you probably missed during the year end.

Health: This will again be a month of stress problems rather than physiological issues. Blood pressure could be on the rise. Sleeplessness can cause stress and fatigue.

Finance, Business & Job: There will be changes for better during the month, but the 2nd half of the month will still come with obstacles. Legal issues, supervisor problems are indicated here. Credit for your hard work could go to someone else. Slowly but surely, things will improve and you will get the right social status you believe you rightly deserve. Team work will increase, but at the same time, you need to keep away from people who can lay false accusations on you.

Chandrashtama days: 22-Jan, 23-Jan, 24-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters:
4-Jan, 5-Jan, 6-Jan, 9-Jan, 10-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Taurus – Vrishabha Janma Rashi

This will be an average to good month for Taurus rashi borns and 2nd half will be better than 1st. Sun goes through unfavourable 8th and 9th house transits. Jupiter moves through 5th house transit. Saturn’s adhayia shani seventh house transit indicating problems in married life and relationships is coming to an end and will go through inauspicious 8th house transit. Mars is going through adverse 10th and then auspicious and 11th house transits. Lagna lord Venus is going through 11th house transit. Mercury moves through 8th house in transit. Rahu and Ketu are now moving through the 4th and 10th houses respectively in the janma rashi chart.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: The first part of the month will be tough for family. Whatever differences happening within family will be due to petty reasons, which can be easily avoided. The situation can thus be remedied fast. This is a good month to spend with kids and to enjoy with them. Auspicious events are indicated in 2nd half of the month. Gains through social networks is also indicated during the 2nd half.

Travel: Journeys should be avoided in 1st half. 2nd half will be better.

Health: 1st half indicates problems to wife and children. You should dring lots of water. Eyes and ears problems can be indicated as well. Be careful with accidents in the 2nd half of the month.

Finance, Business & Job: You will need to manage your bosses and superiors well, otherwise the next order from government or the next bonus from your manager will be gone. You need to do marketing about yourself at the place of work also. Be courageous, yet do not quarrel in office needlessly, otherwise people could lose confidence in you. This is a good period for property dealing. Joint dealing with your spouse will help. At the same time, project done together as a team will also help, hence balance your ambition with teamwork. Keep unethical people at arms length.

Chandrashtama days: 25-Jan, 26-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 7-Jan, 8-Jan, 11-Jan, 12-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Gemini – Mithuna Janma Rashi

January will be an average to unfavourable month overall. Sun will be going through unfavourable 7th and 8th house transit. Jupiter moves through 4th house. Mars is transiting through 9th and 10th house. Saturn’s transit through 6th house continues to be favourable, but will end towards end of the month. Mercury is going through 7th and 8th house transits. 9th house transits of Venus is favourable. Rahu’s transit is favourable, while Ketu’s transit is not.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Sun’s heat will cause ego clashes between partners and with partner’s family. This will unnecessary cause strife. Be careful. Wives need to keep an eye on their Gemini husbands during the 1st half of the month. Gemini husbands needs to be over communicative and explain everything to them. Keeping communication open without any secrets is the key during the month. If this is done well, this month can be rewarding. Entertainment, parties with social networks is indicated.

Travel: Finish all your travel needs in the 1st half of the month. Use 2nd half to stay home and connect with family.

Health: Stomach ailments, food poisoning, indigestion is indicated in 1st half. 2nd half is more about anxiety and stress related disorders. Fatigue is also indicated.

Finance, Business & Job: Things are not going great at work. Disagreements with elders, father figures, superiors, government is indicated. Do not be reckless in self-promotion. Too much ambition and going at it alone will cause problems. Take help of others, do some good PR about yourself in order to make use of good time during good transits couple of months down the line. Investments in real estate will be good. If you have a second house, the rent will start This is a good time for students. Hard work will indicate success.

Chandrashtama days: 1-Jan, 27-Jan, 28-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 9-Jan, 10-Jan, 13-Jan, 14-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Cancer – Karka Jamna Rashi

January 2017 will be a good month for Cancer borns compared to last one, with 1st half being more favourable than 2nd half. There are more vedhas, i.e., obstacles in 2nd half of the month. Sun is going through favourable 6th and then unfavourable 7th house transits. Mars will move through unfavourable manglik 8th and then 9th house transits. Venus would be in the 8th house favourable transit, but there is vedha of Saturn. Mercury is going through your favourable 6th houses in transit, but Mars will cause vedha in 2nd half. Saturn is moving through 5th house and about to move to favourable 6th house. Rahu/Ketu axis is going through 2nd and 8th houses. Jupiter is going through inauspicious 3rd transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: During the 1st half, there will be conflict over possessions and you may get into property disputes with siblings. Relationship with various family members will be strained in 2nd half of the month when you will be angrier than usual with them. Too much work, responsibility and apprehension can interfere with what would have been a good month for romance and a good time with your partner.

Travel: 2nd half of the month indicates travel, but you need to be careful and plan ahead. Otherwise, they will tire you out and cause fatigue.

Health: Health will be good if you take care of your diet and stress levels. Too much of spicy food will cause stomach disorder. Have green leafy vegetables and iron supplements. Visiting a doctor for periodic health checkup will be good.

Finance, Business & Job: Finish off your major projects during the 1st half of the month. Blessings from the top will be limited during the 2nd half of the month as the superiors will not be in agreement with your point of view. Demonstration of good, sharp intellectual abilities and communication will be key to completion of projects. In other words, you will need to do a lot of marketing. There will be opportunities missed during the month for real estate investments.

Chandrashtama days: 2-Jan, 3-Jan, 29-Jan, 30-Jan, 31-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters:11-Jan, 12-Jan, 15-Jan, 16-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Leo – Simha Janma Rashi

January will be a tough month for Leo rashi borns. Jupiter’s favourable 2nd house transit is in progress. Sun is going through adverse 5th and then favourable 6th house in transit. Mars is undergoing manglik 7th and 8th house transit during the month. Venus is moving through 7th unfavourable house transit. Mercury moves through inauspicious 5th house transit. Saturn’s ardha-ashtama is an unfavourable transit, which is tougher on you at emotional level. Rahu/Ketu are in 1/7 axis, which indicates stressful situations.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Problems with kids, spouse and relatives are indicated in 1st half of the month. Problems between partners will continue through the month, but stress should ease up in 2nd half. Too much of indulgence is indicated during January and your main focus will be on relaxation and your own comfort factor. This does not go down with everyone around you.

Travel: There are no major indications about travel during the month.

Health: Problems with health of kids will continue during 1st half of the month. 2nd half will be better. Too much of pitta food will cause stomach problems.

Finance, Business & Job: 1st half indicates situations markedly against you. Loss of money and fame is indicated as a result. Your headstrong uncompromising attitude could be at the root of problem. Take the safe way out. 2nd half is when you will be able to turn the tide and prevail over your competition. Still, it is better to stay below the radar even when you are getting lot of praise. Do not gamble.

Chandrashtama days: 4-Jan, 5-Jan, 6-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 13-Jan, 14-Jan, 17-Jan, 18-Jan, 19-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Virgo – Kanya Janma Rashi

January will start on a good note for Virgo rashi but then will become worse towards the 2nd half. Virgo rashi borns were being supported by good transit of Saturn through 3rd house, but Saturn’s upcoming transit through 4th house will start creating problems. Mars is transiting through 5th house and then manglik 7th house. Jupiter is going through adverse 1st house transit. Sun’s transit houses will be inauspicious 4th and 5th. Rashi lord Mercury will also be going through auspicious 4th house, but Saturn’s vedha prevents good results. Venus will go through unfavourable 6th house transit. Rahu/Ketu axis is going through 12/6 transit and Ketu’s 6th house transit is auspicious. There is no vedha for Ketu.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Too much responsibility will interfere with otherwise good period at home with family and enjoyment of company of good people. Throughout the month, there will be differences between marital partners. Virgo men will ingore their women. Breakups between romantic partners are also indicated during these transits.

Travel: Travels can be a problem – especially in 2nd half when accidents, thefts are indicated.

Health: Blood pressure and heart problems are indicated. 1st half will be better than 2nd.

Finance, Business & Job: 1st half would be good for settling long pending scores and cases. Gain of wealth is indicated from rather unexpected sources. Real estate deals can still cause problems and stress. 2nd half is not very good for dealing with adversaries and their continuous onslaught can cause loss of reputation. Stock market is not for you in this month. This is a good month for students and teachers alike.

Chandrashtama days: 7-Jan, 8-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 15-Jan, 16-Jan, 20-Jan, 21-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Libra – Tula Janma Rashi

Sun is going through auspicious 3rd house transit followed by inauspicious 4th. Saturn is in Scorpio and this means that the last part of last leg of Sadhe sati is going on for Libra rashi borns and it will be over soon. Jupiter is going through an inauspicious 12th house transit as well. Much pondering, thinking and reflection will be required. Rashi lord Venus is going through auspicious 5th house transit. Mercury is going through adverse 3rd house transit. Mars is going through inauspicious 5th house and then auspicious 6th house transit. Rahu is going through a favourable 11th house transit (but there is vedha of Venus throughout the month), while Ketu through an adverse 5th house transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Problems with siblings is indicated in 1st half. Throughout the month, relationships within close family will be up and down. Both Libra born men and women looking for alliances will be able to meet someone interesting from opposite sex and kindle their romance. This is also a good time for parties and entertainment. Health problems to both mother and father are indicated.

Travel: Short travels will be good. Long travels will not be that great and will cause unnecessary problems.

Health: Good health in 1st half is indicated. During the 2nd half, fever, infection, body pain is indicated as well.

Finance, Business & Job: Stock market will not be good, even if the whole market is on the rise. This is because of your decision making. Real estate transactions can cause loss and subsequent stress as well. Debt/loans will be difficult to get. This will still be a good period to solve long pending cases against you. Students of economics/business, computer science and maths will have problems, but those from other streams will do well.

Chandrashtama days: 9-Jan, 10-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 17-Jan, 18-Jan, 19-Jan, 22-Jan, 23-Jan, 24-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Scorpio – Vrishchika Jamna Rashi

Saturn’s transit through your janma rashi is the second of the three part Sadhe sati for you, but will soon move to the starting of end of sadhe sati. This will be an adverse to average month. Jupiter’s transit is the most favourable one, through 11th house. Rashi lord Mars is going through the manglik 4th house transit followed by 5th house transit. Mercury is going through favourable 2nd house transit, but vedha of Mars is there in the 2nd half. Venus is going through favourable 4th house transit. Sun will move through unfavourable 2nd houses and then favourable 3rd house in transit. Rahu/Ketu are going through 10th and 4th houses respectively. This will be a good month overall.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment:  1st half of the month will be hard on the family. But a cool head and penchant for entertainment/parties should save the day. Things will get better by 2nd half of the month. You will get good support from brothers/sisters etc. Luck will also favour you in 2nd half of the month. A good time with the spouse is also indicated.

Travel: Short travel and vacations are indicated in the 2nd half of the month.

Health: Eyes, ENT problem are indicated in 1st part of the month. Heart, blood pressure problems can cause discomfort. The second half will be good for you, but there can be problems to kids.

Finance, Business & Job: Overall a good month to improve on your communication. It is a good time for property negotiations. For those who benefit from agriculture income will also see good month. This is a good month to organize finances and to make long term strategies for investment in various areas. Direct gambling and investment in stock market will not help as the decisions will not go in your favour. Also be cautious about lending money to friends/family as well as taking financial shortcuts. This will continue to be a good period for students and will help them in their learning.

Chandrashtama days: 11-Jan, 12-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 20-Jan, 21-Jan, 25-Jan, 26-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Sagittarius – Dhanu Janma Rashi

Saturn’s transit through indicates that Sagittarians are going through the first leg of Sadhe sati. This will change in 2nd half of the month when Saturn moves to Sagittarius. The Jupiter 10th house transit is adverse. Sun is going through 1st and then 2nd house transits. Mars is going through favourable 3rd, but with vedha of Saturn and then will move to manglik 4th house transit. Mercury will be moving through 1st house. Venus moves through 3rd house favourable transit. Rahu/Ketu transit is now operating from 9/3 axis. Ketu’s favourable transit will have Saturn’s vedha throughout, which will bring down the quality of the results provided by the transit. This will be an adverse month for you as Venus’ is only favourable transit.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Relations with close family and parents will be tough. Need is to be diplomatic in communication, but this is very easily said that done. There is a distinct possibility that you will ignore your immediate family and spend time and party with casual friends rather than with your spouse or partner. Avoid making such mistakes.

Travel: Travel for learning, short courses will be good throughout the month.

Health: Eye problems, headaches and problems in upper head area will bothe you. Be careful with chest infection and pains. Do not neglect any symptom of heart problems.

Finance, Business & Job: Misunderstanding from government officials can occur. Similar problems can happen with your supervisor at work. 1st half of the month is good for you at the place of work and you should make use of it. The 2nd part of the month can cause problem with peers and competitors. You need to ensure that you are able to make solid decisions and are not taking too many u-turns. Chances of theft are also indicated. Students will not be able to focus on one subject. Moving around from one topic to another will cause lack of concentration.

Chandrashtama days: 13-Jan, 14-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 1-Jan, 22-Jan, 23-Jan, 24-Jan, 27-Jan, 28-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Capricorn – Makara Janma Rashi

Saturn’s 11th house transit continues to be good, but will come to an end in Jan and sadhe sati starts. Jupiter is transiting through your 9th house and is an auspicious transit. Sun’s transits through 12th and 1st house will be adverse. Mars is transiting through 2nd house as a manglik transit and then favourable 3rd house, but with vedha of Mercury. Venus is transiting through 2nd house favourable transit. Mercury is transiting through 12th house adverse transit. Rahu/Ketu axis operates through 8/2 houses. It will be an average month and 2nd half will be better than 1st.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: This is not a good month for relationships. Be kind to family members. Too much logic and keeping secrets will come in the way of sharing love and meaning with family. There are also chances of getting caught. If this is taken care of, family life will be peaceful. The couple trying to conceive will be successful during the month.

Travel: Travel to foreign location are indicated. Good time for short travel, but the end result could be naught.

Health: Food intake should be controlled. Chest problems, heartburns can occur through the month. Physical strength will increase. Exercises should be done with caution otherwise chances of injuries are very high.

Finance, Business & Job: Expenditure will continue to be very high, but can be controlled if you look carefully at expenditure on yourself and your family. Loss of money on account of health problems is also indicated. Be careful not to get caught up in litigation. Secret enemies at work can cause problems, even though you are being expressive at the place of work and are keeping your superiers in loop. Income from land, agriculture will continue to be good. For students, their work will be appreciated by their teachers.

Chandrashtama days: 15-Jan, 16-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 2-Jan, 3-Jan, 25-Jan, 26-Jan, 29-Jan, 30-Jan, 31-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Aquarius – Kumbha Janma Rashi

Sun is going through 11th (auspicious) and 12th house (inauspicious) transits. Jupiter is going through inauspicious 8th house transit. Rahu/Ketu transit is going through the 1/7 axis. Saturn’s transit is adverse too in the 10th house, but will move to 11th towards the end of Jan. Mercury goes through 11th houses in transit, but has vedha Sun during the month. The results will hence be muted. Mars transits through 1st and then 2nd manglik house. Venus will go through a favourable 1st house transit. Overall an average month.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Social network will continue to help immensely, but will start asking for favours back during the 2nd part of the month. You need to ensure that you pay them back. Do not get into disputes with them, otherwise they will not support you in future. Family will be supportive, provided you do not get caught up in emotional problems yourself. Opportunities will be missed while dating and meeting someone new. Ego clashes will not allow for good logical discourses with friends and family.

Travel: Visiting foreign lands is indicated during the month. There is no major indications otherwise.

Health: Sleeplessness will cause fatigue during 2nd part of the month. Do not pick up bad habits and addictions.

Finance, Business & Job: Overall, now is the time when you need to build up on last couple of months of good career support. Working partnerships for should not be broken just because of your mood swings. Finances will be on the way down. Penalties can be levied upon you if you break rules. You will be caught if you are on the wrong side of the law. This is a good time to start new ventures and projects. This is also a good time for students to pick up new subjects. Those in teaching profession will also be benefited.

Chandrashtama days: 17-Jan, 18-Jan, 19-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 1-Jan, 4-Jan, 5-Jan, 6-Jan, 27-Jan, 28-Jan

Horoscope for January 2017 for Moon sign Pisces – Meena Janma Rashi

The month will an average month for Meena rashi borns. Saturn is going through 9th house transit, but soon will move to 10th house. Jupiter’s 7th house transit is good. Sun’s 10th house and 11th house transit would be very auspicious. Mars moves through 12th house manglik transit and then through 1st house. Venus is going through 12th house beneficial transit. Mercury moves through favourable 11th house. Rahu’s 6th house transit is good for money and vedha of Saturn will be soon over. At the same time Ketu’s 12th house transit is not good for general health.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Meeting new people will be possible during the month. Make use of the opportunity. They may be introduced to you through your social network which will be kind to you. Auspicious events are home are indicated, even though your speech is rude towards others. This means that others are ready to put up with you even when you are being a little obnoxious. This can work in your favour.

Travel: Good time to wander around. No other major indications are there for the month.

Health: As from previous month: physiological health will continue to be good. Do not take lot of stress – exercises, meditation will help.

Finance, Business & Job: This is your time at the place of work. Better opportunities are on your way. Partnerships will come work and you will get due credit for your hard work. Long term business plans, new projects should be formulated during this period. Stop reading this blog and get back to work !!

Chandrashtama days: 20-Jan, 21-Jan

Days of caution on financial matters: 2-Jan, 3-Jan, 7-Jan, 8-Jan, 29-Jan, 30-Jan, 31-Jan

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