Aries Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

ARIES

The most recent New Moon boosted your Career Zone, so go into 2017 with your career guns blazing. What do you want to achieve this year at work? If you have yet to make a list, do it now. It’s such a powerful technique. It really will stand you in good stead. You still have amazing energies in the part of your chart that’s all about your professional life and the mark you can leave on the world. If you don’t see yourself as ambitious, support a friend who is.

A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

Regular readers will know that we are going into 2017 with communications planet Mercury retrograde. When Mercury goes backwards, mayhem often ensures!

So if you have had a rather topsy-turvy holiday season so far, that could well be the reason why.

Mercury retrograde has an upside though; it’s the time to rethink, redo and revisit. In other words, if you find yourself taking a walk down memory lane as 2017 dawns, that’s Mercury.

Missed meetings and miscommunications often happen under this cycle, too, though. The way to handle Mercury retrograde upsets is to keep your sense of humour, even if it’s a bit against the odds! Mercury ends his retrograde cycle on January 8.

Note that the start of the year is also obviously the ideal time to set your intentions for the year ahead. What do you want to achieve in the coming 12 months?

Whether you have plans for adventure, or to get in shape, or anything else, it’s not too late to make some last minute New Year’s resolutions. In fact, the New Moon on January 28 makes that the perfect day to recommit to your plans for 2017, if you fall off the wagon early!

And after January 8, once Mercury changes direction and start to go forwards again, this is where the communications planet will be for you…

For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your NINTH HOUSE of travel, study, adventure and Life Philosophies. If you’ve been feeling like your study or travel plans have been on an endless repeat cycle and going nowhere fast, that was Mercury retrograde. Your life and plans will soon start to advance in the right direction and as that happens, you might even see how the delays of the past few weeks were actually to your benefit. This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you allow for the possibility of one last blast of chaos. And after that? Expect study and travel plans to fall into place.

WHERE THE FOCUS IS FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

As the Sun goes around the skies over the course of a year, it acts as a sort of spotlight on our charts. So every year around the same time, you get certain issues in focus. The way to work with the solar energies is to have a think about how confident you feel in the part of your chart that’s letting the Sun shine in! Here is where the Sun is focused for you this month:

The Sun this week moves into your 10th house – that’s the part of your chart connected to your career and reputation. You can expect to start feeling a whole lot more ambitious – at the very least, you need to use the coming four weeks to think about the direction your career and/or life is headed in and if you’re happy with that. If not, then the next New Moon brings your chance for change. If you know you’re being asked to do more than you can manage at the moment, don’t be afraid to speak up. You’ll be glad you did later. Assuming you are not feeling overwhelmed, this could be the time when you get some kind of recognition or award for your hard work – lap it up!

AND IN LOVE NEWS…

This month sees the planet of love and abundance, Venus, move into the very romantic sign of Pisces. This is good news for all the lovers out there. The vibe will be dreamier, people will be more like putty in your hands, love falls in love with lovers. Venus, of course, is the planet of love and abundance – so wherever she is in your chart is where you have more access to romance and riches. Here is what Venus in Pisces means for you.

Venus is now moving through your twelfth house of secrets and sleep, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. If you find yourself being required to make some sacrifices for someone you love at any point over the next few weeks, do it with pleasure, if you can. This Venus cycle is partly about putting someone else’s needs before your own. You might not get instant thanks for what you do, but the good karma will eventually find its way back to you. On the other hand, be very careful to avoid bad karma now. Especially be careful if you’re thinking about getting involved with someone who is not really available to you. Quell any desires to get involved in any love triangles. Let me put it bluntly: take care before you either have an affair or seduce someone who’s attached elsewhere. You have been warned! Similarly, be careful if you feel like you’re giving or getting mixed messages romantically now – sometimes during this cycle it’s impossible to be CLEAR. Confused by love? Far better to be patient. Being in this cycle means the next Venus cycle sees the love planet in your own sign. And if you think that sounds good, you’re right.

WHERE’S THE MOON?

The start of the New Year feels exciting and brimming with potential. And then here comes this very emotional Full Moon which is all about letting go. So how does that work? It might help to remember that in fact the so-called start of the New Year is also just a human construct/measurement we have dreamed up and live out lives in accordance with. Use the Full Moon this month the same way you would any Full Moon, as a chance to let go of the past and to forgive whoever you need to. Repeating this line alone, silently or out loud, could really help: “I forgive positively everyone in all directions of time”. Try it. Breathe in. Say it. And then e-x-h-a-l-e.

Making a 2017 Goodbye + Gratitude list

A wonderful practise to do sometime before the January 12 Full Moon would be to make a Goodbye + Gratitude list. To do this, start by making a list of everything you’re saying goodbye to from 2016 (you can do this before or after New Year, it doesn’t affect anything). Write down any heart break, upsets, disappointments, recriminations or regrets you have left over for 2016. Write it all down. Express it (get it?) Let it out and let it go … and then burn the list. And then replace all that you have released with a Gratitude list. All you have to do here is write down the names of at least three people, places or situations that you are truly grateful for. Bringing them to mind will fill you with gratitude, which is one of the ideal energetic states to be in. The more you can feel gratitude for the good in your life, the better your life will be. It’s just the way the Universe works. Try it and you will see.

A thought for the Full Moon…

The Goddess of the January Full Moon is Diana – the huntress! What are you determined to do or achieve in 2017? Ask Diana to help you to release fears and doubts on the night of the Full Moon in her sign.

The chakra of the Full Moon is Ajna, the Third Eye chakra.

The chant is “Ommm…” Trying chanting this around Full Moon time and see which insights come to you!

What the Full Moon means for you…

Working like a dog to achieve your personal goals sounds like a very good thing but there is a time and a place for everything. And right now, you’re entering a cycle when the planets (and the Sun and the Moon in particular) are suggesting that you need to find a balance between your outer aims and goals, and your inner needs. Perhaps your family needs you to spend more time with them. Or perhaps you just need some time with nothing on your mind. Take a look at your family relationships and ascertain if everything is running as smoothly as you’d like. If not, this is the time to pour some energy into that part of your life.

This month the Full Moon takes place at 23 Cancer –

Here are times around the world

SYDNEY: January 12, 10.33pm

NEW YORK: January 12, 6.33am

LONDON: January 12, 11.33am

Moonscope Message

Aries – use January to rewrite your job description – even if you work for yourself, it’s worth doing now, as the New Moon fires up your Career Zone and Mercury reverses.

Taurus – if you believe in vision boards, make one for 2017. Your visions will be broader than usual this month and you can rethink old ideas about what will make you happy.

Gemini – it’s the silly season but you really do have an amazing chance to renegotiate your finances now – after all your hard work, perhaps you’re due some kind of bonus?

Cancer – the Full Moon in your sign this month means it’s time for you to let go of something – could be upsets from 2017, could be extra weight, bad habits… your call!

Leo – stop! Put that cake down now! But seriously, the New Moon in your 6th house with Mercury reversing make December/January THE time for you to sort out dietary issues.

Virgo – being a caring Virgo, you’re great to have around. You love to help! However this month you need to find a balance between you and others’ needs. Don’t neglect yourself!

Libra – looks like you could be moving home or at least leaving home for a while. If you’re working too hard, you need to use this month to find a work/life balance. It’s essential!

Scorpio – if you know you need to think a bit more before you speak and it’s one of your big resolutions in 2017, commit to it now – you have supportive celestial conditions.

Sagittarius – so what do you want for yourself financially in the New Year? This is the time for you to set your intentions – it could be easier to renegotiate things than you expect.

Capricorn – the New Moon in your sign and Mercury retrograding in Capricorn makes December/January pivotal – turn and face the direction you want to go in. Use it or lose it.

Aquarius – take some time to retreat from the silly season social madness now – the New and Full Moon are both reminding you that we all need time out every now and then.

Pisces – make 10 wishes on December 29 when you wake up – it’s your lucky New Moon of 2016. Consider wishing for the courage to follow your dreams in 2017.

 NEW MOON

New Moon at 9 Aquarius

SYDNEY: January 28, 11.07am

NEW YORK: January 27, 7.07pm

LONDON: January 28, 12.07am

AND FINALLY… YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The middle of the month – around the 10th – is the time to decide how you want your year to pan out in terms of your ambitions. What do you want to achieve for yourself in the coming 12 months, professionally? If you don’t work, what do you want to be recognised for? By the end of the month you will be well and truly raring to go as your planet Mars, full of vim and vigour, moves back into your sign for the first time in around two years. Do; make a wish on January 28.

Power date: January 28 – expect to feel fired up and able to accomplish more than ever.

Read more on tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle here.

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