2011 Aries Horoscope Preview
2011 Aries Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Aries for the year 2011. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2011 Yearly Horoscopes, coming soon.
Big personal changes are in the works for you in 2011, dear Aries.
Areas of Expansion in 2011 for Aries: Personality, Finances, Self-Worth
Your Aries 2011 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
From January 1 to 22, 2011, your spiritual world, compassion, private life, and tolerance continue to expand and grow. In the first week of January, new revelations and insights come to you in a flash. These will help you to prepare for the next growth phase that begins on January 22nd. Some of you might have personal eurekas, or experience unforeseen events revolving around release from your past in important ways, this week.
From January 22-June 4th, your personality, image, and confidence in yourself are expanding to new levels. Aries, you are filled with hope and optimism, and hell-bent on exploring the world around you. Freedom from restrictive ties or situations is what you crave.
This new need for freedom doesn’t come without opposition and perhaps a price! Some of the opposition or challenges can come through your career endeavors and goals (especially towards the end of February); a partner, significant other, or pursuit of a relationship (towards the end of March in particular); and from friends and group associations (especially in April).
Perhaps your pursuit of professional goals keeps you from getting out and enjoying yourself. Some of you could find that bosses are acting like heavies in your life. A partner might be putting the brakes on your need for more freedom, or attempting to do so. Alternatively, you could sense that a partner is disapproving, concerned or worried that he/she is losing you or your attention to other things that seem to be more exciting. Or, a relationship seems to be holding you back — tying you to a past that you’re trying to leave behind. Seek creative solutions to these problems. Don’t chuck out important things and people. Try to find a balance.
Potential negatives with this position: Weight gain, pompous behavior, restlessness, over-confidence, wastefulness. See to it that these things don’t ruin an otherwise excellent period.
From June 4th onward, money, personal possessions, and self-worth are expected to expand and grow. Your desire for security and comfort is hearty now, and you’ll pursue these things with more confidence and verve. You feel that you deserve more!
July through October is especially strong for attracting more money from your professional endeavors and for expanding a business. You might also more easily attract support from others (but be careful if you are suddenly in the position to receive, for example, a credit line or sizeable loan – spend wisely). Money from self-employment for those of you in this position should be strong from June through December.
Potential negatives: Is it really possible that more money could be negative? Yes, when the attitude towards money is careless. If you are accumulating personal possessions too quickly, this can lead to clutter and disorganization. If you’re overconfident about your ability to make money and to continue to do so, then you might take foolish risks, such as borrowing from your future.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Partnerships, Friendships
Your Aries 2011 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary slimming down in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth can run away with itself.
This year, the area of your life that requires a “back to basics” approach is the sector that rules close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
Tests can come to close, long-term relationships in 2011. Some of you have already experienced this influence in 2010. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond this year. A partner might feel like a “heavy” in your life, and any feelings of restriction that you feel or have felt in this area of life may seem magnified in your mind now. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons – about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. While this might seem difficult now, you might later look back on this time of your life and think, “Oh yeah – now I see it”. So do not automatically discard what he/she has to say. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking (and this is more likely to occur, if at all, in March 2011), then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
For those of you who are not in committed relationships, it is quite unlikely that you’ll enter a new long-term partnership or commitment rashly. Some of you might begin one, but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. Some of you might be attracted to older or more mature and established people as partnership “material”.
Those of you who are single might nevertheless feel some angst or pressure. This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole in your life. You might lose hope, temporarily, that you’ll ever find a strong, committed partnership. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need.
Opposition from others can take many forms, but the lesson here is to strike a balance. Yes, you crave a sense of freedom and adventure in your life. Yes, there are times when you long for a life with few restrictions and responsibilities. However, some responsibilities and restrictions are necessary. Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don’t turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely. Learn from the challenges you face in 2011.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Spirituality, Personality
Your 2011 Aries Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
Until March 11th, you face the need to detach yourself from certain areas of your private life and your past. This is in preparation for the changes that are to take place in the next cycle of independence. You are working on changing your attitudes towards change and towards your attachment to the past. You can make some startling conclusions that seem to come from deep within during this cycle, but particularly in the first week of January. These are personal eurekas that subtly point you in the right direction – the aim now is to free yourself from attitudes that have restricted you from moving forward with your life, and to rid yourself of behaviors that keep you from expressing your uniqueness and independence.
From March 11th onwards, the image you present to the world and your personality begin to change quite rapidly. You are embracing change, pushing yourself beyond your normal limits, expressing your independent streak, and taking a few personal risks.
Potential negatives: While personal changes are necessary and perhaps inevitable, foolish risk-taking and pointless rebellion are not! You don’t need to throw away everything from your past or totally clean your slate in order to express your independence. Tame your urges to rebel just for the sake of it.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Career, Home Life, Mentality, Learning
Your 2011 Aries Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It’s a time for “out with the old, in with the new”. Career, professional matters, and public life continue to transform this year. Home and family matters are also undergoing basic changes. New this year, your attitudes towards learning, communicating, exchanging information, and exploration are undergoing deep changes.
All year, professional matters require deep and lasting fundamental changes. There can be tests to your level of expertise, and possibly even exposure of your areas of weakness. Treat these as challenges to improve. Changes may seem more challenging in February and March, but significantly easier from July to October.
You will also be challenged to improve your skills set. Do what you can to learn as much as possible about your trade.
Some of you will be putting the final finish on home improvements and possibly moving to a new home.
See also 2011 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2011 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2011 Love Horoscopes or 2011 Love Guides for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
Featured at Cafe Astrology:
More to Explore at Cafe Astrology:
- Cafe Astrology Home
- Articles: Learn Astrology
- The Astrology of Love & Sex
- Recommended Astrology Books
- Best Times for Business Success, Good Luck, and Romance & Sexuality
- Site Index