AriesMarch 21 - April 19
Aries, pause – then act. The way is becoming clearer. Over the next few days we’ll be experiencing Mars (planet of action) harmoniously connecting with Saturn (career, structures, physical manifestation). This can feel like full circle moments, new ideas and overcoming challenges – especially when it comes to making practical moves in the world. Because Mars is your planetary ruler, you’ll be feeling particularly energized. As the lethargy and shadowiness of Scorpio season lifts, you might be feeling ready to rush out of the gate. The universe is reminding you that ‘more, faster and bigger – does not necessarily mean better. Sometimes the best things for you to do will be reflecting, pausing or celebrating yourself by resting. You may feel pressure to get a million things done by the end of the year, but the way to end 2022 on a positive note might just be by slowing down, into presence.
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Aries, if September felt a little bumpy, October is likely going to feel like a breath of fresh air for you. A full moon in your sign, a whole bunch of retrogrades going direct, and a powerful eclipse in your sector of transformation… this is big!
The start of the month sees Mercury ending its retrograde (October 2nd), and stationing direct in Virgo. This takes place in your sector of wellbeing and daily routine, meaning it will be an incredible time to begin planning, organizing and generally decluttering your life. If you feel like the pace has been a little too fast as of late, now’s the time to slow things down and to get clear on your unique – and clearly defined – vision.
Just a few days later (October 8th), Pluto (the ruler of the subconscious) goes direct bring waves of clarity, peace and ease. This retrograde tends to shake up our fears and triggers, so reflect on what you’ve learned in the past months – and release anything that feels redundant. Exploring your grudges, jealousy, resentment and all that other stuff that’s easier to ignore, will be one of the most healing and transformative things you can do. Speaking of transformation, the very next day we have a full moon in your sign! This auspicious day (and days surrounding) is one to deeply honor yourself, and the journey you’re on Aries. If you feel to, journaling or other self-reflective exercises will be particularly clarifying around now! Have a think about all you’re grateful for, and what you’re ready to let go of during this next lunar cycle.
Saturn going direct on October 23 is going to make life feel that much more seamless. Obstacles may suddenly turn into blessings, and more clarity and ease will be felt – particularly when it comes to spheres like work and finances. Because this activates your sector of networking and community, this could be a cool time to enter a collaboration or new project. Stay open to new opportunities where you might be working with new people – there’s a fresh new energy here that’s full of potential.
On October 25th we’re experiencing a solar eclipse in the powerful sign of Scorpio. Because this is a ‘south-nodal’ eclipse, it could be an intense one. This kind of signature usually points to hidden shadows and repressed dynamics rising to the surface. Because eclipses affect the whole collective, be mindful of the kind of energy you’re taking in around this time. If the news makes you feel drained and terrible, switch it off for a while! That’s not selfish or cruel – nor instigates you don’t care – it’s simply self-care for yourself.
October 30th launches a new chapter of learning with Mars (which is your planetary ruler) going retrograde in Gemini until January 13 of next year. There’s no need to get too concerned with the retrograde doom and gloom, this will simply be a portal for self-reflection and growth. Because it activates your sector of mental processing, this will be a time to pay close attention to the nature of your thoughts, beliefs, and way of communicating. What no longer aligns with the person you’ve become? Maybe that’s self-critical thoughts, or a fear in vocally asserting your boundaries. Aries, working with themes over the next months will allow you to glow as the strong and beautiful being that you are!
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Ruling Planet: Mars, the Planet of Action
Where You’ll Find Them: Owning a start-up, winning an athletic competition, and/or skydiving
What They Avoid: Diving into the emotional depths or having to explain themselves
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and they make their mark by letting action and passion take the lead in all that they do. Wherever Aries goes, they do with a sense of purpose and ambition. They are the zodiac’s natural leaders and warriors — always seeking to be #1 and excel. As a Fire Sign, Aries learns through direct experience better than anything else. They have little patience for people or situations that are overly emotional or draining. They’d rather get lost in the fire than have to be overwhelmed by feelings. But eventually, Aries has to face their own emotions, and it’s better done sooner rather than later.
Aries thrives in a career that lets them call the shots and be in positions of leadership. For this reason, many Aries make amazing entrepreneurs. Because Aries is all about action, they also succeed in physical activities such as team sports. Being ruled by Mars, the Planet of Action, Aries is full of energy, and if they don’t find a great outlet for it they can become restless, angry or impulsive. Fortunately, when Aries does get angry (they have a short temper), they aren’t known for holding a grudge like some of the other zodiac signs. They live much more in the now moment than most signs, so they know that holding on to emotions only weighs them down. Still, it’s best not to mess with Aries — they’re fierce competitors and they can intimidate you into submission if they so chose.
As friends, Aries will be the leader of the pack, always finding a new adventure or thrill to experience. Aries can be competitive in friendship though, and this can sometimes cause tension in their relationships. For the most part, it’s all in good fun, and as long as Aries avoids being overly self-centered, they’ll attract fulfilling and exciting friendships. Aries does bore easily, and they seek people who can keep up with their passionate and fiery nature.
As lovers, Aries will at first avoid admitting to their deeper emotions. They crush hard and fall in love easily, but it’s not always for the long-haul. Aries has high standards and is often desired, so it takes them some time to commit. But when an Aries falls in love, they transform into an utter romantic, wooing their lover and treating them differently than everyone else. Just watch out for that infamous Aries temper — it can come out of nowhere and be completely destructive. Aries tends to forgive and forget more easily than the other signs though, and this helps them make amends in love — unless you’ve crossed them one too many times. Then the Aries will move on, without looking back, leaving you in the dust.