Aries Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

ARIES

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

It’s probably time for you to slow things down a little. Your ruler Mars is actually slowing down in the skies (or, rather, appearing to) which suggests it’s probably the right time for you to do the same. Whether you work or not, it looks like you’re under quite a lot of pressure at the moment. So try not to push too hard – don’t push others too hard and don’t push yourself too hard either!

Power date: June 26 – slow it down for real!

What goes up, must come down…

So how are you feeling? If you were strongly hit by the new ELECTRIC Uranian energy which started to pour into the planet last month then by now you could be feeling rather …. Blah!

The thing is that the new Uranus energy is WILD! However we all know that when our lives go WILD it can also be rather (excuse caps) EXHAUSTING.

It’s only been a month since Uranus, changed signs, moving from Aries into Taurus. Even if you are not Aries or Taurus (and don’t have either of these signs rising) it’s likely you are feeling a bit wired, a bit different and possible a tad discombobulated (see below).

Just to explain; this is because of the new jangly Taurus/Uranian energy which sets everyone just a bit on edge as we acclimatise to it. Even on the world stage, there are likely to be curveballs and more uproars than usual as people act out (on again off again USA/Korean summits, anyone?)

If you are a meditator, or you do yoga or you chant, it will be a good idea to up your practise this month. That will help you to ride the waves. Remember, Uranus is also the planet of madness, so when it’s triggered, we are too!

Who is most affected?

Actually we all have Uranus somewhere in our charts. See below for the quick rundown recap. But overall the people most affected by the move of Uranus last month from Aries to Taurus are:

1. Aries and Aries Rising people (find out your rising sign here) – because you have now been divested of the energy. Life should feel a little less manic, Unless you have lots of planets in the Aries neighbour sign of Taurus, that is! (Find that here too).
2. Taurus and Taurus Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because Uranus, the planet of chaos and madness, is now directly affecting you. If you know you have planets in early degrees of Taurus, you’re also under Uranian bombardment.
3. Libra and Libra Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because you HAD the madness of Uranus affecting your relationship life for the past seven years. That’s over now so life should settle down.
4. Scorpio and Scorpio Rising people (find out your rising sign here) because you now have the planet of radical change Uranus in your Relationship Zone so expect to attract more and more weird people into your life and to have unusual relationships all around. Yep!

And everyone else?

Aries and Aries rising – see above.
Taurus and Taurus rising – see above.
Gemini and Gemini Rising people (find out your rising sign here) expect upheaval when it comes to your spiritual life. Surrender to the Divine!
Moonchildren and people with Moonchild Rising (yes, the sign formerly known as Cancer) (find out your rising sign here) – there will be changes in your friendship groups and where your goals are concerned.
Leo and Leo rising people (find out your rising sign here) – you will want to be your own boss more and more – professional changes are forecast.
Virgo and Virgo rising people (find out your rising sign here) – unexpected journeys, less and less orthodox religious views and success with online publishing are all forecast for you now.
Libra and Libra rising – see above.
Scorpio and Scorpio rising – see above.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius rising (find out your rising sign here) – expect relationship upheavals. If you’re single, the next person you really connect with could (should?) be really different to anyone you’ve been with before.
Capricorn or Capricorn rising (find out your rising sign here) – ups and downs with your kids, if you have them. Those little ones can really surprise you. Excitement romantically and/or when it comes to you expressing yourself creatively.
Aquarius or Aquarius rising (find out your rising sign here) – changes at home and to do with your family which you didn’t see coming. Restlessness.
Pisces or Pisces rising (find out your rising sign here) – quick short trips here and there, wild new ideas which have legs, amazing conversations. Meditation is recommended during this mentally mad cycle.

What’s a rising sign?

For anyone who is wondering what a rising sign is and why it’s so important… click here.

The main themes of the month are:

1. Very good Venus (love and abundance) juju in the first half of the month
2. The spotlight shifting in the second half of the month when the Sun moves into Moonchild (The sign formerly known as Cancer.)
3. The stalling of action planet Mars in the sign of Aquarius (remember we all have Aquarius in our chart somewhere!)

TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH for all the signs

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone
1. June 6 – good for love, money and communication
2. June 14 – New Moon in Gemini
3. June 16 – a good day to make a deal
4. June 27 – the urge to more forwards subsides … take a break
5. June 28 – Full Moon in Capricorn

So let’s go through the main June astro-headlines…

The very good Venus (love and abundance) juju…

Venus represents the Goddess of love Aphrodite and also all things luxurious and expensive. She starts this month in the sign of Moonchild (the sign formerly known as Cancer.) Venus here is gentle, receptive and feminine. She is soft and sweet. She loves to cook and nurture. It’s a great month to gather your family around you.

Here’s where Venus is for you as we move into June…

Note that the part of your life that you read about here is the part of your chat where the Venus energy is for you for the first half of June when all the good stuff is going on.
Venus is now moving through your fourth house of home and family. This marks the start of a relatively quiet time when you’re far more likely to be found happily ensconced at home than out on the town. Book your calendar up over the next four weeks so that you get to spend plenty of time chez toi, either with a loved one, friends or family, or at least a couple of DVDs and a loving cat. Venus here in this part of your chart is less visible than she is in other sectors. If you want to take time out from the hustle and bustle, do so. You have the skies on your side. It’s clichéd but true – home really is where the heart is for you now.

You can expect to feel quite peaceful over the next few weeks – what you’ll want is to proceed quietly, surrounded (if possible) only by people you love. You only get this chance to reconnect with this side of yourself once a year, so make the most of it. If you’re thinking of doing up your home, renovating or decorating, you have the stars totally on your side.

Moreover, worth mentioning is the fact that in the first half of June, all the connections Venus makes with other planets are positive and heart-warming so there are so good days for love and money ahead! And then in the second half, there are more challenges. Here is the rundown.

1. June 1 – Venus and Jupiter connect in a really healthy way. It makes the night before and this day great for any matters to do with love or abundance. PLUS Venus is also connecting with dreamy Neptune. Dreams can come true, especially dreams related to love and riches, and double-especially for anyone born in the middle of the Cancer/Moonchild period.
2. June 5 – Venus connects with powerful Pluto. Obsessions in love abound. Is it love or are you just overly infatuated? Either way, expect intensity. Could bring very powerful money negotiations. Look for a win/win outcome.
3. June 14 – note that Venus clashes with Uranus today so the mood could change and/or there could be turnarounds to do with love and money but not necessarily the ones you were expecting.
4. June 21 – Venus and Mars get together – good for canoodling, good for arguing!
5. June 25 – how much love is too much love? How much money is too much money?

Those are the questions du jour!

The spotlight shifts in the second half of the month

The spotlight shifting in the second half of the month when the Sun moves into Moonchild (The sign formerly known as Cancer.) From June 1 to 21, the Sun is in the sign of Gemini.

Here’s where that puts the focus for you:

Your personal life is now in the spotlight, so expect the spend the next four weeks doing some deep thinking about your past and how it got you to where you are now. Family issues – your parents, in particular, but all family – are now likely to take centre stage. If you need to reconnect with them, this is the time to do it, even if it means only getting on the phone and/or hooking up the web cam. Your actual home is also in focus now – look at how happy you are with where you live, how you live and who you live with. If there is something or someone from your past that still troubles you, now is the time to go and investigate it to see if you can release it and move on.

However after that, the focus will shift. Here’s a quick rundown for all the signs; More about this next month… remember to read your rising sign if you know it!

Aries – it’s all about home and family
Taurus – focus on how well you’re communicating
Gemini – it’s all about cash, property and possessions
Moonchild – it’s all about YOU!
Leo – your fears are highlighted so you can work on them
Virgo – it’s all about your friendships and networks
Libra – it’s all about your brilliant career!
Scorpio – the focus is on travel, adventure, higher learning, the internet, publishing…
Sagittarius – it’s all about sex and money
Capricorn – it’s about your love life
Aquarius – it’s about how you spend your daily life 9-5 and at home
Pisces – the focus is on children (your own or someone else’s), creativity and kids

And then Mars stalls…

The action planet Mars will stall in the sign of Aquarius (remember we all have Aquarius in our chart somewhere!) This is ahead of a retrograde cycle. Mars only retrogrades about once every two year. Mars is the masculine planet of desire and moving forwards. Mars is about Getting Things Done. So when he stalls, it’s a time to breathe. Don’t try and move forwards too fast, you will just be frustrated! So here is where Mars is reversing for you.
For you, Mars is going backwards in your 11th House – this affects your friends and the groups you belong to. Just before the retrograde started, if you’ve been uncharacteristically upfront with your mates, now you know why. Mars was going forwards in this part of your chart and imbuing it with his firepower. Mars is the planet of aggression – if you’ve found it harder than usual to keep your cool in group situations, this is also why.

Try not to let it become a habit, and if you need to take back some of your anger, the retrograde period might just allow it. What’s more, Mars has hopefully also fired you up with the energy and urge to go out and meet new people during this transit through this part of your chart – which has to be a good thing. Now, as he stalls in your 11th House, it focuses this hot Mars energy to connect with a wider group. Don’t be put off by the idea of the “retrograde” – if you’re in the mood to expand your circle, go for it. Mars is a powerful energy and right now he’s pushing his power into the part of your chart governing the groups you belong to. This part of the chart is also about hopes and dreams. If you know you’ve let yourself down by not putting enough energy into make your dreams come true, use the linger-longer Mars energy now to reinvest some firepower into The Thing You Wish For.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Gemini and the Full Moon in Capricorn.

New Moon in Gemini…

How well are you expressing yourself? That is the question to ask yourself this month as the New Moon takes place in the very communicative sign of Gemini. Gemini is the sign of talking, thinking, writing, or orators and communicators in all their forms. The Gemini New Moon happens once a year around this time and is the ideal moment of the year to make sure you’re letting others know how you feel. Got a tricky conversation you want to have with someone? Tell them or write it down for them. Let them know what you want, too. If you don’t ask people for what you want, you are way less likely to get it, have you noticed? Over and again, communicating is the key to solving problems, be they personal or professional. So on June 14, make a list of the people you need to speak to and what you need to speak to them about.

Here’s where the New Moon is taking place for you and what it means:

When it comes to getting what we want, it’s great to visualise and write Wish Lists but one of the other most important things we can do is very old fashioned; communicate! Be it at work or in our personal life, it’s so important to let others know what we want. The act of saying what we want invokes the law of attraction because speaking our desires means we have to have some conviction that we can get what we want. This New Moon in your Communications Zone brings energy galore to be spent on communicating. What do you want? Who can help you? Ask.

Plus the Full Moon is in Capricorn …

This is the time to think about your working life, where you are going with it and if there is something in your career that you need to leave behind. The Full Moon in Capricorn is associated with the planet Saturn anyway, and in the case of the 2018 Full Moon in Capricorn, it’s actually taking place at the same place on the zodiac. So endings are going to loom large now, especially but not only when it comes to work projects. If something you’re working on is coming to an end now, it’s almost certainly the right time for it. Most of us fear change but Saturn and Capricorn are the planet and sign that deal with fear. So work through any doubts you have about change being a good thing. We have to keep moving forwards, or we stagnate. Agreed? It’s quite obvious but the Full Moon in Capricorn is the ideal time to consider such questions.

And here’s what it means for YOU:

The Full Moon in your 10th house of suggests you may well be feeling a tug of war between your home life and your career. More than likely you have spent the past few weeks thinking about your personal life, you home, family, and where you feel you belong. Now though, the skies are reminding you that all of us have to crawl out from the safety of our nests from time to time. If you know you’ve been neglecting your professional obligations because of what’s been going on at home, the skies suggest now is the time to redress the balance.

And now for something different…

This month I would like to finish with something a bit different. I drew a card for all of the four astrological elements. Think of it as this month’s advice for you from the heavens. If you think of a question before you read the information for your sign, the answer will be even more accurate!

Fire (If you’re Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Whatever you are currently working on, the KNIGHT OF COINS says “keep at it!” This applies to a relationship but also to a financial venture/job.

Earth (If you’re Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Your card is the HIGH PRIESTESS so whatever you’re aiming for, push less, and trust your intuition more. Attract rather than chase.
Air (If you’re Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). The MOON card suggests that there is more to the story you’re enquiring about than meets the eye. Wait for more information before acting.
Water (If you’re Moonchild, Scorpio, Pisces). Whatever it is that you’re working towards, the EIGHT OF COINS suggests you can succeed as long – as you keep making a serious effort.

The last word…

If you want to make the most of the current astro-energies as your ruler Mars retrogrades, you’ll need to slow down a little. This is the time for you to explore what life is like when you’re not racing at it 100% of the time. B-r-e-a-t-h-e. It’s also a great time to sort out an upset with a friend.

 

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