Dec 22 - Jan 19
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This month takes on a very different feel to recent months, if not from the very start then within the first few days. It was last month that both the Sun and Mercury, as they moved through your home and family sector moved into opposition with all three planets in your career sector. Even though Mercury has been there since late May, it is only in his final days that he will move into opposition, creating the same professional pressure or work/life balance tension that the Sun created. The difference this time is the experience from the Sun's clash and his ability to approach any work/life balance with an intellectually savvy edge. Yet even this will drop back when Mercury follows the Sun into a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and from then on the rest of the month is a different experience for both. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August here, this also creates a friendly aspect to Mars, still in the early months of his longest visit to Aries in 32 years. Because this will also put them at a friendly aspect to the South Node in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, the first three weeks of August is a chance to push the 'reset' button, especially on the bucket list you may have begun 2020 with. Meanwhile, while things take an exciting turn for the better on the professional front with Mercury's return to your work sector on 20th August and the Sun's return on 23rd August and this will leave a playful part of your chart empty, not for long. Venus will return early next month to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. However, there is no doubt that the Sun and Mercury's return to your work sector is good news professionally, especially with Jupiter and Saturn turning direct in your career sector next month. This is the start of the most exciting months of the year across the income, work and career fronts.
Week beginning Monday 3rd of August 2020
Despite the fact that there is some tension at the start of the week this is more a case of opportunities coming disguised as challenges. The week not only begins with Mercury spending his final days in your home and family sector under pressure from all three planets in your career sector but right in the middle of Tuesday's Full Moon. A Full Moon will always amplify any tension or strong emotional responses, whether it is directly associated with where it is coming from or not. Mercury's departure on Wednesday will see any professional pressure or work/life balance tension drop fairly dramatically and just two weeks before a whole new turnaround across the income, work and career fronts these work/life balance reminders couldn't come with better timing. Meanwhile, Tuesday's Full Moon is creating some auspicious and for some, game changing implications for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building.
Monday 3rd of August 2020
Despite first impressions, August is a surprising trouble free month with very few real challenges. However, what is happening is that this is a month that is getting everything out of the way in the early days, allowing you to enjoy the freer run later. For the next two days, this will include the final run of tension between planets on the home and professional fronts, while the Moon returns ahead of a Full Moon that could put demands on your time. However, two days from now everything clears.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and this is exactly where you need to be in your life, up front and first!
You are ruled by Mars, the fiery red planet, named after the Roman God of war and fertility. You are a natural warrior and champion. You're not inclined to back away from a challenge, nor will you back down in an argument when you know you're right. You're often at your best when there is a competition to win, a cause to champion, or a friend to defend. To you, a friend in need, is truly a friend indeed! You'll go out of your way to help others or to promote a good cause.
The symbol for Aries is the Ram and the body part associated with Aries is the head. A ram will head-butt others out of its way and will lock horns with other rams when the need arises.
Being the first of the signs, you're considered to be the youngster of the zodiac. Like a baby, you're an innocent and you can at times be quite naieve or overly trusting. Like an infant, you can also be quite loud or vocal when your needs are not being met! If you're upset or angry, you usually don't mind who knows about it.
We all judge others by our own yardstick. Your way is to be honest, direct and straight to the point. Because you do not have a deceptive or dishonest bone in your entire body, you can be blind to those faults in others. With you, what you see is what you get. Most people find this energising and refreshing!
You were born in the spring when the leaves return to the trees and new life abounds all around. In tune with your birth energy, new growth and new things excite you. You will often be the first to see the new film, to read the new book, or to embrace a new experience or a new way of doing things. Your natural enthusiasm for the new can be a true inspiration for other people.
You get along best of all with the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius, also with the air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, as they provide the oxygen that your fire needs to burn brightly.
The water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, can sometimes dampen down your fiery nature, or worse, extinguish your flames altogether. Likewise, you may find it more difficult to shine brightly, or at all, when smothered by the earthiness of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
There are 12 types of Aries, because your ruling planet, Mars, visits all 12 signs of the zodiac on its travels. The sign where Mars is placed in your individual horoscope is important, as this will add characteristics to your fiery Aries spirit.
An Aries Sun who is born with Mercury, Venus and Mars in the adjacent, placid and cautious, down to earth sign of Taurus, may not recognise himself from this description. If you don't know where Mars was transiting when you were born, one of our astrologers will be pleased to tell you more.