Aries Daily Horoscope
Aries Daily Horoscope
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This Month: Aries
Love, creative expression, entertainment, and pleasure are the biggest themes of your life this August, dear Aries. This month may not be the ideal time to make long-term commitments, but it has all the potential to be a spirit-feeding, pleasurable time in your life. At the very least, you'll put plans in place for bringing more playfulness into your world. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st can affect you in various ways, as it occurs in your sector of romance, hobbies, creativity, and children. This eclipse acts to usher in change and new beginnings in one or more of these areas, and your life may feel as if it's been turned upside down, likely in a very positive way. You might commit to enjoy or express yourself more often, and since this eclipse affects you for half a year, this is just the beginning.
Since the New Moon, in a rather rare turn of events, occurred in this same sector of your solar chart last month, you've certainly been entertaining ideas for more recreation, romance, or creativity in your life. However, if you've lacked some confidence or haven't found the right channels for going after your heart's desires, August will take you there. Confidence is on the upswing, although a deep feeling of lack may be a catalyst for new beginnings for some of you.
Issues with friends that were left hanging or unresolved may blow up around the Lunar Eclipse on the 7th, giving you just the right motivation to make necessary changes and resolutions. This can be a good time for announcing or revealing a relationship or creative project. It might also mark a turning point in a friendship or project. However, with Mercury retrograde from the 12th forward, keep your cool and take your time with important decisions. Mercury's retrograde affects your work and routines most, however. You may need to spend time revising and reviewing certain projects, or a previous health issue may crop up again.
Venus spends most of August (until the 25th) in your sector of home and family, and this feels pleasant and warm. Activities with family or around the home are favored. Particularly from the 9-11, relationships with loved ones can improve with loving or compassionate listening and care. During this same window, you're growing and improving your relationships, love life, and creative life. You seek meaningfulness now, and you're proud of what you're producing and sharing. Someone may inspire you to be the best you can be.
Around the 14-16, you may be dealing with fears of being made irrelevant or dealing with the pressures of competition in your work or with your reputation especially, and this interferes with your increased desire for personal time this month. Look for ways to compromise rather than jump into actions that are driven more by fear than by realism. Thankfully, a Jupiter-Pluto square that's been driving and pressuring you since November forms for the last time on August 4th. This helps relieve you from tension, and as Jupiter and Saturn move towards a sextile exact in the last week of August, you'll find it natural to embrace a more moderate and comfortable pace. Phew!
The Solar Eclipse on the 21st is creative, romantic, and proud. You might begin anew on creative levels now. Fortunately, it's tied to advantageous and supportive aspects that help you achieve your goals in the months ahead. You'll find it easier to tune out distractions as you pursue heartfelt projects or relationships. Self-discipline improves. Creative projects that require a practical touch or detail work benefit most. Laying down clearer boundaries with a child or friend/lover can be helpful as well.
This is also a good time for forming or strengthening alliances. The practical side of partnering is emphasized. A partner could play a vital role in helping or motivating you to bring more order into your life. Some of you may be considering ways to strengthen your legal position in a business or venture. This can be a time for finding more joy in life from simplifying or some clever downsizing.
This Year: Aries
2017 Yearly Horoscope Overview
Close partnerships can be a real joy in 2017, dear Aries. You prefer to spend one-on-one time than interacting in group settings. It’s a very strong year for those of you looking for a happy partnership. Others tend to be supportive, helpful, and positive. Partnering opportunities are substantial. Some of you will form a partnership that either leads to marriage or is otherwise significant, some will enhance an existing close relationship, and most will derive much joy from their relationships with significant others. New partners met this year are likely to feel much like a breath of fresh air. Challenging relationships, or challenges in relationships, tend to be left behind. For some, romance becomes a little more serious, but “fun-serious.” Some of you will fall in love or re-commit to a current lover.
Freedom and individuality are essential ingredients in your relationships. However, later in the year, especially from October forward, you’re likely to crave a deep connection. You enter a yearlong cycle that improves your intimate world and your relationship with yourself as you embrace your deeper needs. This can be a brilliant period for refunds, gifts, and support. It’s also powerful for counseling, psychiatry, and self-improvement efforts.
Improving your skills will be a focus in 2017, and some of you will do so formally, benefiting greatly from it. There is a growing need to buckle down with your education or to learn more specific skills rather than broad topics now. This is an excellent period for skills development no matter what your age, and you’ll want to prepare for the cycle that begins at the tail end of 2017 when Saturn reaches the top of your solar chart. Saturn urges you to discipline yourself in your professional life and reminds you of the importance of structure, responsibility, and reputation. A career peak of sorts is on its way.
March and April bring some backtracking in the areas of relationships, partnerships, and finances. Take this time to review these matters with an eye on improving them. You’re reviewing your feelings about love and pleasure. You are likely to be focused on past relationships rather than pushing forward socially. You really come into your own from mid-May to the first week of June when opportunities to advance your personal interests and plans emerge. You’re also much clearer on what’s in your heart, and this helps you make the right decisions for you.
Heavyweight planets are directly affecting the sectors of your chart that rule how the world views you, both professionally and personally. You continue to move away from false paths that no longer serve you well, or you transform them into more suitable ones. This year, you’re likely to get things moving smoothly, even if you are still rather independent and at times rebellious.
Uranus has been in your sign for years and has a little way to go before moving to Taurus in 2018-2019. When Uranus first stimulates your Sun or Ascendant, you could find that you’re acting out – rebelling, even. This will happen in 2017 for those born April 11-18. As you become more accustomed to its energy, you are more active than reactive. The plus side of this influence is that you feel fresher, more energetic, younger, and more expressive. You are able to free yourself from limiting situations and attitudes. Do be careful, however, that you don’t alienate others with a self-centered, defensive attitude.
You’re in a great position to get your life sorted out in key ways this year. Better routines and more consistent attention to health and wellness figure strongly. You can come to a better work-life balance by automating some of your work or coming up with new ways and methods to do the things you’ve previously toiled over. A partner or even a potential partnership could play a vital role in helping or motivating you to bring more order into your life. This can be a time for finding more joy in life from simplifying. Some of your wilder ideas can be brought down to reality this year.
This Year in Love: Aries
2017-2018 Love Horoscope for Aries
Uranus continues to move through your sign, dear Aries, and will be most intense for those born April 6-14 or with an Aries Ascendant of 16.5 to 24.5 degrees of Aries. You are looking for freedom to express yourself, and don’t want to feel confined. Independence tends to trump other drives in most areas of your life, including relationships!
However, a once-every-twelve-years transit begins in September 2016 that has the potential of real joy coming through a partnership. This thirteen month long influence is strong for one-on-one relationships. For some, this is a business or special friend setup, and for others, it’s about love. This is one of the stronger influences for relationship boosts. Whether you’re attracting a new partnership, enhancing and building a current one, or releasing yourself from a difficult relationship, there is a stronger feeling of fulfillment in the relationship department during this cycle that lasts from September 2016 to October 2017.
This influence is strong for meeting with someone from a vastly different cultural background than yours, or met through travels, higher education, or long distance, possibly through the internet. This can also be a time when shared beliefs, interests, and ideologies are a focal point in a close relationship. For some, a significant person comes into your life with common educational goals or belief systems, possibly through long-distance connections, schools, or publishing/online activities. For many of you, you are attracting people who want to help, who are on your side, and who take a strong interest in you.
Last September, Saturn firmly left your intimacy sector and began harmonizing with your sign, and this continues in 2016 and 2017. You’re feeling far less inhibited when it comes to getting close to someone. This influence brings greater stability to your life in general, and also relieves some pressure on intimate expression, shared finances, and issues of control in a partnership. Certainly, after close to three years of this, you’ve learned a lot about your limits. Some of you have experienced some level of disenchantment regarding one-to-one relationships. In fact, it has been since late 2009 that partnerships have gone through tests and trials, and you’ve learned much about what you want (and don’t want) from close relationships. You may have met the more unflattering side of people, and possibly of yourself if you struggled with relationship problems, and now you’re moving forward, ideally older and wiser for it all.
Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29, 2016, and this affects you quite directly because Mars is your ruler. The retrograde occurs for some of this period (from May 27-June 29) in your intimacy sector, and this points to a return to a previous condition in your intimate life before you’re ready to move forward and break new ground.
During the Mars retrograde cycle, you don’t assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. Because of the retrograde, Mars spends an unusually long time in your intimacy and spirit sectors. You are doing very important “work” that can benefit you greatly. Conflicts about give and take in an existing partnership can be stimulated. It’s a good time to assess what it is that you have been doing on “auto pilot”, how you have been asserting your needs and desires, and how you have been dealing with anger – all of this so that you can make improvements.
For those of you with Pluto challenging your Sun (those born April 4-8), dealing with anger and resentment is especially important. If you’re holding on to grudges, this can interfere with current or new relationships. Forgiveness is not an easy thing to do but it’s essential not only for your well-being, but also for beginning any new relationship on the right foot. If you feel that you’ve been wronged, then it can be even more difficult, but focusing on forgiving a person rather than the actual wrongdoing might help.
Venus does not retrograde during this period but will do so partly in your sign in 2017 (from March 4th to April 15th, 2017). More on that later!
A relationship-themed eclipse set that began in October 2013 ends in March 2016. This March 2016 Lunar Eclipse occurs in your partnership zone and can bring epiphanies about partnerships – it’s time to clear up past patterns that have been holding you back from personal fulfillment, particularly those that are relationship-centered or that revolve around your confidence, boldness, and authenticity of expression. This is the final thrust that tends to force action.
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