Key Themes: Luck, emotional release, going for it, plot twists and pleasant surprises

Aries, the first month of 2023 will be one of those chapters where everything begins to click into place. It’s a fresh new chapter, and with Jupiter (planet of abundance and expansion) freshly in your sign, the cosmos is shining abundance down on you. You’ll likely be feeling ‘lucky,’ with the biggest planet in the solar system supporting and transiting your sign.

On Jan 6th we have our first Full Moon of the year. This tends to be one of the most powerful moons of the year, given that it falls in the moon’s ruling sign, Cancer. It’ll be a big one for you Aries, as it activates your sector of emotions. In other words, it’s the perfect time for some self-reflection, solitude, self-love and healing. This might mean clearing your schedule of social commitments and committing to a night with your feels. Cancer is all about comfort and coziness, so it’ll be the perfect time for a long bath or turning in bed early to do some journaling. Meditate, watch a candle flame or lay down and listen to music. Slowing down and doing absolutely ‘nothing,’ may seem unnatural given your fiery temperament – but there are gems of self-understanding and self-intimacy, to be found in the silence and stillness. The archetype of Cancer holds a lot of wisdom for us all.

Almost the complete opposite energy arises a week later (Jan 12th) with your ruling planet (Mars), ending its retrograde and going direct in the sign of Gemini. This potent activation will alleviate any lethargy or blocks on your path forward. Remember to walk before you run, but from here it’s all systems go again. You may start noticing faster manifestations, or more instant rewards for your efforts – so now will be a good time to shoot your shot.

That theme will be furthered a week later (Jan 18th), as we also end our Mercury retrograde, with the planet of communication going direct in Capricorn. If there are any negotiations, conversations or ideas to be shared – now will be the time. If you’ve been unsure where you stand with someone, a clear and assertive chat can clear it up around now with no love lost.

On Jan 20th, Aquarius season begins, followed with an Aquarius New Moon on Jan 21st. This activates your sector of community, making it a wonderful time to do some networking. Whether this means catching up with your boss, or discussing some of your ambitions and dreams with a friend – you never know what opportunities and surprise pathways can come through. This will be even more felt, as the next day (Jan 22nd) Uranus goes direct in the sign of Taurus. Uranus tends to bring shocks, surprises and twists, so get ready Aries!