Dec 22 - Jan 19
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To begin the year with six planets in one area of your chart and therefore with half the solar system putting its focus there, will ensure that this is where the main bulk of your focus will be directed. Where those planets are located is in your career sector and this is not just a professionally charged start to the year but the year itself showing its colours from the get go. You begin the year with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto spending their first full month together in your career sector, for the first time at the same time in our lifetime. Uranus, who turns direct in your income sector on 11th January is being drawn into the mix, getting the year off to a professionally charged and potentially lucrative start. However, there are guardrails in place to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. One of those guardrails is a lunar eclipse in your home and family sector on 10th/11th January. Making its first visit for the year, the Moon will confront all six planets in your career sector as it moves through, bringing any work/life balance issues to a head. Considering that the focus on career matters will remain constant throughout 2020, this is the right reminder at the right time. However, this isn't the only safety feature in place to ensure life won't become all work and no play, with Mars beginning a nearly seven week visit to an adventurous part of your chart on 3rd January. Venus, who left your career sector just before Christmas has left you with your professional wish list updated, but she too is now more focused on what lies beyond your professional life. Venus will spend the first 14 days of the month in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where she will be working to have fun. When Mercury returns on 17th January and the Sun on 21st January, they will be more focused on personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building in general. In a nutshell, there is a huge amount of professional focus in the first month of a year full of potential professional growth and expansion but without a need for life to become all work and no play.
Week beginning Monday 20th of January 2020
While there is nothing coming online that wasn't a theme in your life last week and nothing is ending the dynamics are starting to change. Last week began with five of the six planets in your career sector aligned, creating an intense amount of focus on your professional life or the area of your life where your competitive energies are channelled. It was in the second half of last week that the intensity began to ease. It began naturally, with the planets in your career sector starting to draw apart but became more pronounced when Mercury left your career sector and returned to your friendship sector on Friday, following on from where Venus left off earlier last week. The Sun's departure and return to your friendship sector on Tuesday will continue that trend, leaving behind four planets in your career sector but making life more balanced. Helping to maintain that balance is an increase in adventurous energy this week.
Thursday 23rd of January 2020
Just three weeks into the year we have already seen the kind of major alignments that only happen once every four decades, with 2020 revealing from the get go just how different this is to other years. However, it is a very ordinary alignment between the Moon and Jupiter today, something that happens once every four weeks that holds the key to this year's true power. It is the Moon's alignment with Jupiter in a competitive and professionally charged part of your chart that provides a window into your personal and professional goals and ambitions for the coming year.
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.