Aries Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

ARIES

It’s a big month for you. On one hand, February could be a roller coaster with plenty of shout-y moments and temper tantrums. On the other, if you can manage to breathe through those upsets, find some inner Zen and do your duties, it could yet turn out to be a month of abundance and amazing personal and/or professional progress.

INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

It’s a massive month for all of us, astrologically-speaking! There are two eclipses. The first is the Full Moon eclipse in Leo on February 11. The second is the New Moon eclipse in Pisces on February 26.

No matter what your star sign, these are big celestial events which offer us all the chance to change.

With the Full Moon, think about what you need to let go of or move on from. Who do you need to forgive? You might even need to forgive yourself for something.

If you can let go of past upsets, it will allow you to stop dragging old emotional baggage around. Once you ditch the old emotional baggage, you can live more in the present, and it’s in the present that we create our future, right?

With the New Moon eclipse, it’s time to start something new. It could be a new friendship, a new course, even a new relationship.

A really good practice would be to make a list of your top ten dreams, on February 26. Then make a few notes about what you can do to make those dreams come true. Having a dream which you know you can work towards can work wonders (assuming you’re willing to do the work, of course!) No dream is too big or too small.

Eclipses are rare events and we need to make the most of them.
Going through the month in chronological order…

WHEN IT COMES TO ROMANCE AND RICHES…

Meanwhile, the planet of riches and romance moves into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries this month. This is interesting in itself as a planet moving into Aries in some ways is starting a new cycle. So when Venus is in Aries, it’s as though we are all starting a new cycle when it comes to love and abundance. If you have had a rough time in either or even both these parts of your life in the past year or so, consider the reset button hit!
More than that, though, this year, Venus’ move into Aries is even more curious because Aries is the sign that Venus will most of her retrograde in, starting next month.
More about what this means next month but bear in mind that whatever is going on for you in when it comes to love and money now, you’re likely to get some kind of second chance later if you need it.
Also note that as Venus slows down ready for her retrograde, you will be asked to re-re-evaluate one part of your life.

For now though, here is the info you need about where Venus is for you this month. Note that wherever Venus is for you, things should go quite well. Because she is moving more slowly ahead of her retrograde, she is actually making only one link to another planet this month, to Mercury on February 10, a day which augurs well for communications.
Venus is currently moving through your first house of self and image. This is a wonderful Venus cycle for you – Venus is the planet of love, luxury, beauty and all things gorgeous. To have her in your sign means it’s Your Turn to start feeling her charms. Singles can expect to have more admirers than usual. Couples who’ve been feeling less than their best should find it easy to find ways to rediscover the romance. And whether you’re single or attached, you can expect to feel a lot more loved and even downright popular over the next few weeks.

Those in problematic relationships are not promised an Instant Cure but (a) you should find more time to work on your relationship and (b) you should find it easier to negotiate your way to at least some kind of agreement. Appearance-wise, this is The Moment Of The Year to invest in a haircut, some new clothes, whatever it takes, to make you feel more worship-worthy. Venus, planet of love and beauty, passes through your sign but once a year – make the most of her visit. You are currently, officially, The Sign Most Gorgeous.

MERCURY INTO AQUARIUS

Mercury is the planet of communications and this month, Mercury will move through Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. If you’re one of those signs of you have one of those signs rising, you have an increased gift of the gab this month. And if you’re Cancerian, Leo or Virgo, Mercury will pass through your Love Zone this month which means it will be easier to talk through any relationship issues you’re experiencing, personal or professional.

Here are the dates:
February 1 to 6: Mercury in Capricorn (Cancer’s Love Zone)
February 7 to 24: Mercury in Aquarius (Leo’s Love Zone)
February 25 and into March: Mercury in Pisces (Virgo’s Love Zone)

Since Mercury will spend most of the month in the sign of Aquarius, here’s what that means for you.

If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true? As they asked many moon ago, in that lovely old song. Your dreams and goals, what you wish for yourself and your goals – all of these are to be highlighted from today onwards for the next few weeks. Now is the time to think about your expectations.

Are you hoping and wishing for something which is starting to seem like it’s really never going to happen? Is there anything you can do, a last ditch effort, to try to turn things around your way? And if not, is there any point clinging on to this dream or is there perhaps some other channel you can put your energies into? Or perhaps all is not lost and there is someone you know – socially, or through another network – who can help you? Think about it.

This is most definitely the time to be considering the people around you that you’re somehow hooked up to. It’s also a good time to be assessing if your dreams and goals are your own or the result of peer pressure.

As mentioned at the start of this post, the biggest news this month is that there are not one but two eclipses. Eclipse seasons, in my opinion, really are times to take advantage of. It’s a period when it’s easier for you to change your life.

So what do you want to do? Nearly everyone has one kind of dream or another. It’s part of the human experience, to have desires! So think about what you want. And if you really can’t think of anything you want (1) thank you lucky stars that you’re so blessed you have zero desires and (2) look around your life and see if there is someone you know that you can help to reach their desires.

YOUR FEBRUARY MOON MESSAGES

Aries – if you’re starting to think perhaps your life would be better if you got a bit more spiritual, then the skies totally agree with you. Commit to a more Divine 2017.

Taurus – it’s crucial that you make a wish on the day of the New Moon because it’s taking place in your Wishing Zone. Use this chance to create your 2017 reality!

Gemini – this is the time to work on your relationships. And if you’re too busy with work, then it’s doubly the time to work on your relationships.

Cancer – it’s an eclipse month so expect to be on edge a bit (as you’re Moon-ruled!) Good time to turn the corner with your finances as well. Leave behind financial fears.

Leo – the Full Moon eclipse in your sign is major news – you’re being singled out by the Universe to change your life as 2017 gets properly underway!

Virgo – the New Moon in your Love Zone means that one way or another, it’s time for you to start over, big time, in your love life. Farewell the past.

Libra – if you have been working too hard and not allowing yourself enough Zen time out, this month urges you to change that; put some new routines in place for 2017.

Scorpio – any tension in your life now can probably be relieved by balancing your work and the demands of your personal life. Seek a work/life balance.

Sagittarius – as the New Year unfolds with serious Saturn still in your sign, you’re being reminded that happiness for you this year lies in achieving.

Capricorn – you might feel as though staying close to come is a good idea right now but getting out of your comfort zone will leave you feeling far more fulfilled.

Aquarius – as tempting as it is to rely on someone else for your money, be it a partner or a company, for example, you will thrive this year the more financially independent you are.

Pisces – the New Moon in your sign is exactly the celestial juju you need to work some magic. Decide what you want – from your heart – and you can achieve it in 2017.

The first of the lunations will be the Full Moon eclipse – it takes place in Leo.
Full Moon Eclipse takes place at 23 Leo
SYDNEY: February 11, 11.32am
NEW YORK: February 10, 7.32pm
LONDON: February 11, 12.32am
Remember that the Full Moon is the time to forgive and move on. So if you are still hanging on to negative feelings from last year or even last month, use the Full Moon to release and let go. If you would like to forgive someone but you just don’t know how, this free Forgiveness Kit might help!

Here’s how the Full Moon eclipse is affecting your sign:
The Full Moon eclipse in your 5th house of fun suggests that there is likely to be some kind of tug of war going on in your heart – you have hopes and dreams that you know you have to work hard to make come true. But you also wish you could have more fun. And honestly, that is your challenge right now. You do need to work to make your dreams come true but you need to balance that out with having time out for good behaviour. For some, this month will be all about learning to be a great friend to other people while also allowing yourself the quality Me Time that we all need.

Then we get the New Moon eclipse. Again, this is SUCH a powerful time and if you’re serious about directing your life, you will want to tune in!

The New Moon eclipse can be tapped into in two different ways:
1. Use it to predict what you can expect over the coming month (see below for where the New Moon is taking place for you)
2. Use it to manifest your dreams and desires.

Here are the eclipse times (note it will only be visible in parts of South America and southern Africa):
New Moon Eclipse at 9 Pisces
SYDNEY: February 27, 1.58am
NEW YORK: February 26, 9.58am
LONDON: February 26, 2.58pm

Here’s the information about where the New Moon eclipse is affecting your chart.
You’re in a slightly strange cycle – can you feel it?! This month, the New Moon is taking place in your 12th House which is the part of your chart where you keep All Matters Hidden and Spiritual. On the one hand, this can be a time when you just want to withdraw from the world, full stop. On the other, if you are into growing and evolving as your walk the spiritual path, this can be a time when you take time out from the madness to meditate and contemplate, knowing that the Universe will deliver to you the messages you need to hear.

If you would like to tap into the New Moon eclipse and make some very powerful wishes, just set aside some time and write your wishes down. It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. Part of the magic is in deciding what you’re wishing for and what you’re willing to commit to. However if you would like a more detailed list of what to do, you might enjoy our free New Moon Wishing Guide here.

A word of warning…
MARS SQUARE PLUTO
Note that the toughest aspect this month is a clash between angry Mars and furious Pluto on February 22. Essentially it’s a day when you can move mountains. However it’s also a day when people can argue and pick a fight and generally act anything from brutish to brutal. So go easy that day, especially if you start to feel riled up!

In a nutshell…
What stops you from reaching your full potential? If that obstacle was removed, what would you do? It’s still very much the start of 2017 and as such, a very good time to ask yourself these questions, especially as the New Moon eclipse triggers your 12th house. This is the part of your chart where you keep your fears. So which fears are getting in your way and preventing you from living your best life? You have all the celestial support you could need right now, to go and chase your dreams. Be sure to pace yourself though – you don’t want to burn out.

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