Aries Horoscope for 2018

Major Trends

Some of the long-term major planets are shifting this year. They will make sure that you don’t get too fixed in your ways. Saturn changed signs at the end of 2017. Most of you – especially those of you born late in the sign of Aries in April – haven’t felt this yet, but you will feel it more next year. Saturn will be in Capricorn, your 10th house, for the next two years, which will make the year ahead a very strong career year. It’s the kind of year where you succeed by sheer merit and for no other reason. Therefore strive for excellence in all that you do. More on this later.

The other important headline is Uranus’s move out of your sign – where he’s been for the last seven years – into Taurus. This is not yet the full-blown transit but a ‘shot across the bows’, an announcement of things to come. After seven years of redefining yourself and experimenting with your image, you seem to have settled on something that works for you. You’ve learned to deal with sudden personal changes. Now, you will learn to deal with sudden financial changes. The financial life is becoming very exciting – very adventurous – just as you like it. This move will also start to stabilize your love life. More details later.

Jupiter has been in Scorpio, your 8th house, since October 2017 and he will be here into November of the year ahead. This indicates the prosperity of partners or the current love interest. Often it shows inheritance, but hopefully no one has to die. It shows good fortune in tax and estate issues and an ability to pay off debt. It also favours projects involving personal transformation. For many of you, depending on your age, it indicates a sexually active kind of year. Again, more details later.

On November 8 Jupiter will move into Sagittarius and into a beautiful aspect with you. He will bring more travel, more money and more optimism. He will bring good news for those applying to colleges or universities – and for those already enrolled in these places, he brings success in studies. But first, you have to pay your dues of hard work and striving for excellence.

Neptune has been in your spiritual 12th house for many years now, and he will be there for many more. So the spiritual life is important, and growing.

Those of you on a spiritual path will see much progress this year for Jupiter in Scorpio is making very nice aspects to Neptune.

Two important planets in your chart – Mars, the ruler of your Horoscope, and Venus, your love and financial planet – will make rare retrogrades this year. Unlike most of the other planets, these only move backwards once every two years. Mars will be retrograde from June 26 to August 27 and Venus from October 5 to November 16. Retrogrades are good times for reflection and review, rather than overt action, and we will deal further with this in the monthly reports.

Your most important interests this year will be your body and image (from January 1 to May 16 and from November 6 to December 31); finance (from May 16 to November 6); sex, occult studies, personal transformation and reinvention (until November 8); foreign travel, higher education, theology and philosophy (from November 8 onwards); career; and spirituality.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are personal transformation and reinvention (until November 8); foreign travel, higher education, religion, philosophy and theology (from November 8 onwards); children, fun and creativity (from January 1 to November 17); and home and family (after November 17).


(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Though Uranus leaving your sign is a good aspect for health, you still have two cosmic heavy hitters – Saturn and Pluto – in stressful alignment to you, so health still needs careful attention paid to it this year, even if you don’t feel like it. The empty 6th house of health suggests that you’re not paying enough attention.

Two long-term planets in stressful alignment will not of themselves cause disease, although if you have pre-existing conditions they can worsen now. But when the short-term planets join the party, this is when you become more vulnerable. So the times to watch are from January 1 to the 20th, June 21 to August 22, September 22 to October 23 and December 21 to the 31st. Try as much as possible to rest and relax more during those periods. If you can afford it, spend time in a health spa or book some massages. Let go of frivolities that waste your energy and focus only on essentials.

The adrenals are also always important for Aries. More importantly, learn to control anger and fear, the two emotions that stress the adrenals.

The small intestine is another important area for Aries, and the reflex points are shown above.

Mercury is your health planet, and he is a fast-moving – and often erratic – planet. Sometimes he moves very fast, sometimes he goes slowly, sometimes he goes backwards. It is no accident that the qualities of flexibility and changeability are attributed to Mercury. Your health regime should embody this kind of flexibility.

Because Mercury moves so fast, he will move through every sign and house of your Horoscope in a given year. Thus there are many short-term health trends that depend on where Mercury is (and the aspects he receives). These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Mercury will go retrograde three times this year – from March 23 to April 15; July 26 to August 19 and from November 17 to December 6. These are times to avoid making major changes to the diet or your health regime.

Instead, do more research and homework during these periods.

Aries Horoscope for 2018: Home and Family

This is not an especially strong home and family year; career seems much more important this year. Your 4th house is basically empty in 2018, with only short-term planets moving through there. Generally this shows the status quo prevailing. You seem more or less satisfied with your home and family situation and have no pressing need to make important changes. It is basically a good sign.

However, changes and upheavals will happen, but you will more or less react to them rather than be initiating anything new. For a start there are three solar eclipses this year. This is very unusual – generally there are only two in a year. This indicates dramas – life-changing kinds of events – in the lives of children or children figures in your life. The eclipses will also impact the overall finances of the family and especially of one of your parents or parent figures. One of the solar eclipses – the one on July 13 – actually occurs in your 4th house and this will impact strongly on the family. You will need to be more patient with them as passions seem to run high.

Two lunar eclipses (the usual number) will also affect the home and family, and we will discuss them more fully in the monthly reports.

Parents and parent figures in your life are having a stable home and family year. Likewise, siblings and sibling figures. Children, however, are likely to move, and it looks happy. If a parent or parent figure has been ailing, there is good news on the health front towards the end of the year. If he or she is not ailing, there are happy job opportunities coming. Grandchildren of appropriate age are prospering this year – especially after November – and can have multiple moves. This has been the story with them for some years now. They seem very unsettled and restless. Children or grandchildren of appropriate age (or those who play this role in your life) also seem more fertile than usual.

One of the parents or parent figures in your life is feeling older than his or her years and seems overly pessimistic. Everything looks black. They need to lighten up a bit. He or she seems to be taking on more responsibility, and this could be the cause.

This is not an especially great year for heavy duty house renovation or repairs. However, beautifying the home in cosmetic ways will go especially well from May 19 to July 23.

Aries Horoscope for 2018: Finance and Career

A new financial era is just beginning in your life this year, and it will continue for at least seven more years. The financial life is about to become very exciting – very adventurous – just as you like things.

Uranus is making a major move into your 2nd money house on May 16, remaining there until November 8. This is going to produce many dramatic financial changes – changes of investments, of financial strategy and of thinking. If you’ve been dissatisfied with the way your finances have been going, you have to allow Uranus to shake things up a bit, so that the obstructions can be removed. His goal is to bring you to ‘financial freedom’, but this can’t happen if you’re stuck in old attitudes.

In general you tend to be a risk taker – the Aries nature is about overcoming fear and developing courage – and now you will be even more so. So what if some things don’t work out as planned! As long as you maintain your fearless attitude, you’ve won. There’s always tomorrow.

The old financial rule books – the collected financial wisdom of the experts – get thrown out this year (and for the next few years). You’re going to learn what works for you through trial and error and experiment. You will explore new paths. Some, as we mentioned, might not work out – but others will. You will gain all kinds of insight into wealth, not written in any books. This is knowledge worth having.

Uranus in the money house suggests earning through the high-tech sector – a huge sector. It favours online activities and cutting-edge technologies (some not even invented yet). You will probably spend more on technology too, but it seems like a good investment.

Uranus favours start-ups – especially in the high-tech industries. These are interesting as jobs, investments or business ventures.

When Uranus is involved in finance anything can happen at any time.

Opportunities can come in the darkest moments when you least expect it.

Earnings can be more erratic too. The financial highs can exceed your wildest dreams, but the lows can also be ultra-low. It will be a good idea to set aside money from the good times to tide you over during the low times. The financial swings can be very extreme. One must learn not to fear either the heights or the depths. One must expect nothing, but be ready for anything.

Career, as we mentioned above, is very important this year. It has been important for many years, but now even more so than before. Saturn’s move into your 10th house of career is the cause. This indicates that you are taking on more responsibility – always a sobering factor. Saturn will exert pressure on you, not a punitive pressure but a pressure designed to educate and organize. Under pressure, one is forced to stretch one’s abilities, to find the best, most efficient way of doing something, to bring out the best that you have to offer. When Saturn is finished with you in two years’ time you’ll find that you can do a lot more than you ever believed.

This pressure can come in various ways. You can have a very demanding boss, or demanding clients and customers. Satisfying them is a challenge.

Saturn in your career house shows a need for more management skills. Good management will enable you to handle all this. Many of you will be placed in managerial positions.

As we mentioned earlier, the year ahead is about succeeding through sheer merit and for no other reason. It is about being the best at what you do, without gimmicks or short cuts. You will see the positive results of this approach in 2019 and 2020, when you start to reach new career heights.

Aries Horoscope for 2018: Love and Social Life

Last year was a banner love and social year. Many of you married in 2017, or met significant others. You seem more or less satisfied with the status quo this year. Your 7th house of love is not a house of power. Those of you involved with someone special will probably continue in that relationship. The unattached will most likely stay unattached. There is no cosmic pressure to make drastic changes.

In general, Uranus’s move out of your sign is a positive move for love.

People will find you less rebellious and more stable. A lot of your freedomloving urges have been sated in the past seven years and you’re more open to settling down.

Venus, a fast-moving planet, is your love planet. She is a good planet to have as this is her natural domain. In any given year, she will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope. Thus love opportunities can happen in many ways and through many people – it all depends on where Venus is and the aspects she receives. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

Venus will make a rare (once in two years) retrograde movement from October 5 to November 16. Don’t be too upset if a current relationship seems to go backwards instead of forwards, or seems tentative during this period.

This is a time to review the love life and to plan positive improvements for the future. You can act on your plans when Venus starts moving forward again.

(The same applies to financial matters too.)

Those of you working towards a second marriage will have very wonderful opportunities towards the end of the year – from November 8 onwards.

Something serious is developing here. Those of you working towards your third marriage will have opportunities with people involved in your finances.

Wealth seems an important romantic turn on. A business-type partnership can happen from May 16 to November 6. Those working on the fourth marriage have a quiet, stable year.

Married children or children figures will have their relationships tested this year. They have two eclipses in their house of love. (This would apply to serious relationships too.) Siblings and sibling figures will find love from November 8 onwards. Grandchildren (if you have them) have a status quo social year.

Aries Horoscope for 2018: Self-Improvement

Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, and your personal spiritual planet, has been in Pisces for some years now and will remain there for many more years. However, Neptune is much stronger in his own sign and house than usual. Thus your spiritual urges – your idealism – are much stronger these days. Jupiter, your planet of religion and philosophy, will be making very nice aspects to Neptune for most of the year – until November 8. So there’s a lot of spiritual growth happening. Your dream life is more active and your extrasensory perception is stronger. You’re experiencing all kinds of ‘synchronicities’, meaningful coincidences, these days. It would be tempting to let go of the world and just focus on spiritual matters. But the power in your career house (and especially Saturn’s presence there) forces you to be more ‘worldly’. Somehow you have to be practical and idealistic at the same time, to marry these two urges, to make them cooperate with each other. Getting the right attitude to spirituality will be a big help. When understood correctly it is the most practical thing a person can do. It leads (usually indirectly) to practical, measurable results.

I heard a radio host recently, who mockingly asked: ‘Can prayer fill potholes?’ He invited callers to comment on it. Most said no. But this only shows a lack of understanding. Prayer might not directly fill a pothole (though it can), but it will definitely fill them ‘indirectly’ by creating the conditions and circumstances where they get filled in natural ways.

So the cosmos is calling you to learn to make the spiritual power practical in your worldly affairs.

With Uranus in your sign for the past seven years you have had to deal with issues of ‘identity’. This is more important than psychology. Most of what passes for psychological problems are really problems of ‘mis-identification’.

Get the right perspective on identity and the psychological problem melts away. By now, after seven years, you understand this. Now and for the next seven years the lessons from Uranus are financial. They are about learning to be comfortable with financial change and insecurity, to take the changes in your stride and to make the changes benefit you. You have plenty of time to learn these lessons, but it’s good to get started now.

Jupiter, as we mentioned, spends most of the year in your 8th house. This favours your efforts to reinvent yourself and give birth to the person you want to be – your ideal self. This can be hard work, but you have the support of the cosmos. To have more, you must ‘be’ more.

Month-by-month Forecasts

Aries Horoscope January 2018

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 5, 15, 16, 25

You begin your year with 90 per cent of the planets above the horizon and a super-charged 10th house of career. The entire year ahead is a strong career year, but right now you’re in the strongest month of a strong year. Almost all the action this month is in your 10th house of career. The message? Focus on your career – handle that properly and everything else will fall into place. (The lower part of your chart will get stronger in four or five months’ time, but it will never completely dominate your chart. This is a year to focus on your outer objectives.)

You’re working hard. You’re successful, but you’re earning it the hard way – through work and real merit. Yes, social connections are helpful this month – especially until the 18th – but they can only open doors. Eventually you have to produce. So, your health needs watching this month as this is not your best health period. Until the 11th pay attention to the liver and thighs. After the 11th give more attention to the back, knees, teeth and bones. (Regular thigh massage will strengthen the lower back.) The most important thing, as always, is to make sure you get enough rest. Health will improve after the 20th, but it will still need watching.

Mars, the ruler of your Horoscope, spends most of the month in your 8th house. This is a great aspect for weight loss and detox regimes. Mars will travel with Jupiter from the 4th to the 9th. This is a very happy transit and brings financial expansion and perhaps a foreign trip. Women of appropriate age are much more fertile then.

There is a Lunar Eclipse at the end of the month on the 31st. It occurs in your 5th house and affects family and children. Children and children figures are having important life changes. Family members can be more temperamental, and often repairs are needed in the home. Be more patient with your family at this time. This eclipse sideswipes Venus, your love and financial planet. It is not a direct hit, more a glancing blow, and often shows important financial changes (perhaps scares) and a need for a course correction in love and finance.

Aries Horoscope February 2018

Best Days Overall: 9, 10, 19, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 16, 25, 26

Best Days for Money: 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 26

Best Days for Career: 2, 11, 12, 21

A Solar Eclipse on the 15th appears to be a powerful one – it is not just the Sun that’s getting eclipsed, but Mercury and Jupiter as well. Mars in your 9th house all month indicates an urge for travel (and many of you will have to), but it’s not very advisable during this period. (Apart from the eclipse, Jupiter, your travel planet, is receiving stressful aspects.) If your journey is not strictly necessary, don’t do it. If it is necessary, avoid the eclipse period if at all possible, and allow more time to get to and from your destination.

The Solar Eclipse occurs in your 11th house of friends, so friendships can get tested. Often, the testing it is not the fault of your relationships but because of dramas that are happening in the lives of your friends. Children of appropriate age (or children figures in your life) are having their love relationships tested. Single children can decide to tie the knot over the next six months. Drive more defensively during this period. Communication and technology equipment can become more temperamental now and some of it might need replacement or repair. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date and that all your important computer files are safely backed up.

Technology is wonderful when it works as it should, but when it doesn’t, oh my! It’s a horror! It’s as if life stops.

Health and energy are much improved over last month, but the eclipse can cause a health scare or necessitate a change in your health regime – an important change. The job situation is also shaky for a while.

Both love and money go well until the 11th, but afterwards you will have to work harder for earnings. Perhaps you’re not enjoying what you have to do to earn your money. It is as if you can’t be bothered. If you put in the extra work you should prosper. Venus will be in her most powerful position from the 11th onwards – in the sign of Pisces. This indicates strong earning power (and social magnetism). Financial intuition is important now and, happily, it appears strong.

Love can be found in spiritual locales from the 11th onwards, and is idealistic and very tender. The beloved (or the people you meet) are likely to be more sensitive, more easily hurt, so be aware of your body language and voice tones.

Aries Horoscope March 2018

Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 8, 18, 19, 26, 27, 31

Best Days for Money: 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 1, 10, 11, 12, 20, 29

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Astrologically speaking it is the best time of year to start new projects or launch new products into the world. This year, it is better than usual. The planetary momentum is overwhelmingly forward. From the 20th (the first day of spring) to the 23rd, 90 per cent of the planets are moving forward – so those three days are the best days for starting a new project. (The Moon will also be waxing then, an added plus.) However, if you can’t start your project on those three days, the 20th to the 29th is also a good time (80 per cent of the planets will be moving forward).

Career is still active – especially from the 17th onwards – but the month ahead is a mostly spiritual-type month. It is a time for inner growth. It is a good time to focus on meditation, spiritual studies and charitable activities. Good to feed the ‘inner you’. Those of you on the spiritual path will gain insights.

The month ahead looks very prosperous as well. Venus, your financial planet, crosses your Ascendant and enters your 1st house on March 6. This brings financial windfalls and happy opportunities. You look rich these days.

You have that image. People see you that way. This aspect gives a wonderful feeling of being ‘pursued’ by money, rather than you having to pursue it.

Love, too, is happy. Venus does double duty in your Horoscope. She is both the love and financial planet. So love, like money, pursues you. Your existing spouse, partner or current love is more attentive and is trying to please you. He or she is totally on your side.

Mars crossing your Mid-heaven on the 17th indicates personal career success. You’re above everyone in your world. You’re recognized for who you are and for your achievements. People look up to you.

The month ahead is very hectic and fast paced, especially from the 20th onward. But happily you have the energy to handle it. You can enhance your health even further through foot massage and spiritual healing techniques until the 6th. After then, scalp massage and physical exercise will be good.

Aries Horoscope April 2018

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 27, 28

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 16, 17, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 25

Last month on the 20th the planetary power reached its most Eastern position.

You were in your most independent kind of period and this continues in the month ahead. With your 1st house so strong, you’re having your way in life (only career responsibilities are limiting you now). If changes need to be made – if conditions are not to your liking – then change them; make them as you wish. You have the power to do this now. (Later on in the year it will be more difficult.)

You also entered one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks last month and this continues, until the 20th of this month. This is a time for exploring (and gratifying) all the pleasures of the body. It is a great period for getting the body and image in right shape, the way you want it to be.

This year’s personal pleasure peak is different from those of past years. Yes, you want to have fun and indulge the body, but you also want to be successful in the world. Career pulls you one way while the fun-loving urges pull you another. With a little bit of creativity you can manage both. There are no rules as to how this is done. Every person finds their own solution.

Last month, the planetary power started to shift below the horizon. The lower half of the Horoscope (the night side) is as strong as it will ever be this year – 40 per cent (and sometimes 50 per cent) of the planets are there.

However, the upper half is still very dominant so you still need to focus on the career, but you can allot a little more time to the home, family and your emotional well-being. This is not a big priority this year, but it can’t be completely ignored. Sometimes people need less sleep than at other times, but they still need some sleep.

The month ahead looks prosperous. On the 20th, the Sun enters your 2nd, money house and stays there for the rest of the month ahead. You’re in a period of peak earnings. There is luck in speculations (though please don’t do this with your rent or food money) and money is earned in happy ways. You’re enjoying your wealth. Children – depending on their age and stage in life – are either supportive in a material way or through inspiring you to earn more.

Venus in the money house until the 24th is another good financial sign.

Financial judgement is good. Conservative. (Though you should be careful of overspending on the 17th and 18th.)

Singles find love opportunities as they pursue their normal financial goals and perhaps with people involved in their finances.

Aries Horoscope May 2018

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 29, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 18, 19, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 17, 24, 25, 26

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 14, 22, 31

Venus spends most of the month ‘out of bounds’ – from the 6th to the 31st. This shows that in finance and love, you’re going beyond your normal sphere, outside your normal neighbourhood. You’re thinking ‘outside the box’, which often brings just the right solution. It was the ‘box’ itself that was causing the problem in the first place.

You’re still very much in a yearly financial peak until the 21st. So you’re in a period of peak earnings. The New Moon of the 15th occurs in the money house, making it an excellent financial day. But more importantly, it will clarify the financial life as the month progresses – and well into next month.

The information that you need to make a right decision is winging its way towards you.

Uranus, as we have already mentioned, makes a major move into your money house on the 16th, creating excitement and change. This transit is only the harbinger of things to come. It favours online activities. Your financial planet, Venus, will be in your 3rd house of communication until the 19th. This favours sales, marketing, advertising and PR activities. People need to know about your product or service. Good use of the media pays dividends too. On the 19th Venus will move into your 4th house, indicating earning through the family and family connections. Family support is good (and mutual). Financial intuition is strong. Venus opposes Saturn from the 25th to the 27th; earnings can be stalled for a few days, but this is a short-term problem. Indeed, the delays will make the final outcome even better.

Mars, the ruler of your Horoscope, has spent the past two months in your 10th house of career. You’ve been very successful during this period, and now you’re ready to be more socially oriented. You’re still focused on your career, but you’re more sociable about it. You’re there for your friends now, and are probably more popular.

Love, for singles, can be found in your neighbourhood – but not in your usual haunts. There are love opportunities in educational settings – at school functions, the library or bookstore or at lectures. You’re attracted to those who have the gift of the gab and people who are easy to talk to. You like the ‘smart people’ these days. Later on, after the 19th, you’ll crave emotional intimacy and emotional sharing. Love becomes a ‘mood’ issue. The challenge will be to get in the right mood – and get your partner in the right mood.

Aries Horoscope June 2018

Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 16, 17, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 10, 18, 28, 29

You’re in the midnight hour of your year and should be sleeping and letting the inner forces work. But your work in the world is important and you keep breaking your sleep to focus on it. Metaphorically this is the situation. It is the dead of night, but you keep getting up.

This month you face one of the classic challenges that many face. Home and family are important, but so is the career and outer activities. Each claims their due and you can’t ignore either. Somehow or other you have to deal with both.

Now you will lean one way, now the other – it’s not easy.

Retrograde activity among the planets increases this month, and by the 26th half of the planets will be retrograde – almost the maximum for the year.

(August 7–19 will see 60 per cent of the planets going backwards.) The pace of life slows down. For an action-oriented Aries, frustration is the main challenge at this time. You’re a thoroughbred, built for speed, but now you’re forced to walk (and sometimes backwards). Everything seems so slow, slow, slow! The good part of this is that one learns patience. Do what is possible each day and let the rest go.

Health and energy become more of an issue from the 21st onwards too. Be sure to get enough rest. You can enhance your health through arm and shoulder massage until the 12th. From the 12th to the 29th make sure to eat right, and keep the emotions harmonious and constructive. After the 29th give more attention to the heart.

Love is still found close to home until the 14th. Make sure to keep your mood right. Bad moods will destroy romantic moments and complicate the love life. There is more socializing at home and with the family until the 14th.

Don’t be surprised if an old flame (or someone who reminds you of an old flame) comes back into your life. There is a romantic opportunity with someone spiritual at the beginning of the month.

The urge to travel is very strong these days, but if it isn’t necessary avoid it.

Jupiter, who rules travel for you, is receiving good aspects, but he is retrograde. If you must travel during this period, allow more time to get to and from your destination. Insure your tickets, and do what you can to protect yourself against delays and glitches.

Aries Horoscope July 2018

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 25, 26

Mars, the ruler of your Horoscope, spends almost the whole month ‘out of bounds’. This indicates that you’re outside your normal sphere, from the 9th onwards. You’re in an adventurous period, meeting new friends and perhaps getting involved with groups and group activities that are outside the norm for you. Adding to the adventure and the sense of ‘being ready for anything’ are two eclipses this month.

The Solar Eclipse of July 13 occurs in your 4th house of the home and family. All of you will feel this, but those of you born later in the sign of Aries (April 8 to April 15) will feel it strongest. You should be taking things easier anyway until the 22nd, but especially around the period of the eclipse. It looks like it will have a strong effect and will bring family dramas and shakeups.

Family members are more temperamental at this time, and are experiencing life-changing events. Often, as our regular readers know, repairs are needed in the home. Hidden flaws tend to come to light under an eclipse’s influence.

Parents or parent figures are having their marriages tested. Children or children figures are making life-changing kinds of decisions (some can be quite normal, but for them it is life changing). They too should take a more relaxed schedule. The family finances – especially those of a parent or parent figure – need a course correction. Pluto is affected by this eclipse, so you could be involved in near-death kinds of experiences. Death (usually on a psychological level) touches you in some way.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 27th also impacts on the home and family – as every Lunar Eclipse does. So there is more of the same with the family as we’ve written above. This eclipse occurs in your 11th house of friends, so there are dramas – and perhaps crises – in the lives of friends. Friendships get tested, as do computers and high-tech equipment (often these need repair or replacement). This eclipse affects you strongly as Mars is impacted here. So reduce your schedule and avoid dangerous or stressful situations. Spend more quiet time at home. The impact on Mars shows a need to redefine yourself – how you think of yourself and how you want others to think about you. This will be a six-month process. This redefinition is basically a healthy thing: since we are always changing we should always be redefining ourselves. But here it is rather forced on you. The events caused by the eclipse force you into this process.

Aries Horoscope August 2018

Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 19, 20, 29, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22

Best Days for Love: 5, 14, 15, 24, 25

Best Days for Money: 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31

Best Days for Career: 4, 12, 21, 22, 31

Just when you thought the disturbances of last month’s eclipses were over, there is another one – the third Solar Eclipse of the year – to keep you on your toes. It is helpful to understand that eclipses are not ‘punitive’ (though it can feel that way). Their cosmic job is to clear the obstructions to your path in life, the obstructions to your good. And, they generally do a good job of it. It is also helpful to know that this is the last one for the current year.

Mars is still ‘out of bounds’ this month – for the entire month. So you are still outside your normal haunts, in unknown territory. So the adventure continues.

This Solar Eclipse of the 11th occurs in your 5th house and impacts more on the children or children figures in your life. Whatever changes were not made last month will be made now (and over the next six months). This eclipse has less of an effect on you than the previous ones. Your overall health and energy are much better this month, and no other major planets are affected by it. But it won’t hurt to take it easier over this period – and that goes double for the children or children figures in your life. As we mentioned, many of the changes in their lives are normal – part of growing up. Sometimes they have their sexual awakenings; sometimes they go off to school or university. But for them these are life-changing events. Whatever the actual event – and there are many, many scenarios – it will cause them to redefine themselves, to change their image and their self-concept, to change (over the next six months) their wardrobe and how they present themselves to others. And those of you in the creative and artistic spheres re changing your creativity – you are making course corrections here.

Venus has her solstice this month – from the 5th to the 9th. She pauses in her latitudinal motion and then changes direction. This shows a pause in your love and financial life and then a change of direction. This is nothing to be feared.

The direction you’re to take will become very clear.

On the 22nd the Sun enters your 6th house of health and work. This indicates a nice financial period for your children (or children figures in your life). For you, it shows a focus on health and work. It is a favourable time for job seekers.

Aries Horoscope September 2018

Best Days Overall: 7, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 22, 23

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 1, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 27

The planetary power is now at its maximum Western position for the year.

Thus, the planetary energies (the short-term planets) are moving away from you and towards others. You still have plenty of personal independence – the Western, social sector is not dominant – but less so than usual. So, this is a time to be more adaptive to the conditions around you. It’s not an especially good time to make changes – that will come later in the year. Rather, it is a time to cultivate your social skills. Your likeability will get you further than your personal efforts.

Your 6th house is still strong this month, until the 22nd. So this is a good time to do all those detail-oriented, boring tasks that need to be done. You have more energy for them. It is still a good financial period for the children or children figures in your life, and it is still good for hiring others or for finding a job – whatever the need happens to be.

On the 22nd, the Sun enters your 7th house of love and you begin a yearly love and social peak. The love and social life becomes more active. Singles are dating more and are more in the mood for love. (This is 90 per cent of romance: being in the mood, being interested.) Those already in relationships are more romantic within that relationship.

Finances are good this month (and will get even better next month). On the 9th Venus enters your 8th house of regeneration, and stays there for the rest of the month. She is moving ever closer to Jupiter, so earnings are expanding.

Opportunities are coming. Your financial planet in the 8th house shows a need to prosper others – to put the financial interest of others ahead of your own.

This, by the karmic law, will bring your own abundance to you. Venus in your 8th house (and in Scorpio) is good for paying off debt or for taking on loans – according to your need. It is good for getting financially healthier, eliminating unnecessary expenses. Good to go through your belongings and get rid of things that you don’t use. Clear the decks to allow the greater good to come in.

This planetary position also indicates good financial cooperation with your spouse, partner or current love interest. Financial intuition is excellent this month. Take heed of your dreams, and be alert to nature’s signals in everyday life.

Aries Horoscope October 2018

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 10, 11, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 6, 15, 16, 24, 25

You’re still in a yearly love and social peak until the 23rd of this month, but love is much more complicated now. Venus, your love planet, starts to retrograde on the 5th and will be that way until November 16. So social confidence is not what it should be (or will be). You’re going out more but don’t seem certain as to what you want. Existing relationships can seem to go backwards instead of forwards. This is not a good time to be making important social decisions one way or another. Rather, this is a time to put this area under review and to gain mental and emotional clarity. See where things can be improved. Then, when Venus starts moving forward again next month, you can put your plans into action. The same is true in finances. Avoid major purchases or investments from the 5th onwards. Put your financial life under review.

Your financial thinking is not realistic right now, although this will change next month.

Health and energy are not up to their usual standards this month, so, as always, the important thing is to get enough rest. High energy levels are the first defence against disease. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Until the 10th you can add hip massage to your regime. A herbal kidney cleanse might also be a good idea. After the 10th detox regimes become more effective, and sexual moderation is also important (especially from the 28th to the 30th). Happily, health and energy will improve after the 23rd.

In finance, like last month, it is good to keep the financial interest of others in mind – even to put it ahead of your own. And it is still good to ‘detox’ the possessions, to get rid of what isn’t useful.

Mercury moves into your 8th house on the 10th and the Sun will follow on the 23rd. Venus and Jupiter are already there. So this is a strong house from the 23rd onwards. Your finances might be slow, but your spouse, partner or current love is picking up the slack. He or she is having a banner financial month (in fact the whole year has been good). Even though your financial planet is retrograde at the moment, this is a great period for tax and estate planning (if you are of appropriate age). It doesn’t mean that you have to finalize anything, only start investigating and making plans. Tax efficiency seems very important on the financial level this year.

Aries Horoscope November 2018

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 14, 15, 23, 24

Best Days for Money: 4, 5, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 22, 27

Best Days for Career: 2, 10, 11, 12, 21

On September 22 the short-term planets began to move from the bottom half of your Horoscope to the upper half. Now, 80 per cent (and 90 per cent, for half the month) of the planets are in the upper half of your chart – the sector of career and outer achievement. This is a huge, huge, percentage. Career has been the major focus since that time and the trend continues. You’re in a very successful period now (and it will get even more successful next month).

Doing right is more important than feeling right. You will feel in harmony when you’ve achieved your outer goals. You have the aspects of someone who is very career-driven these days. If moving the family and disrupting the home advances the career, you will do it. (There is probably a price to pay for this further down the road, but you don’t seem to care.)

Health and energy are much better than last month. They could be better still, but Saturn won’t move out of Capricorn for another year or so. However, they are at their optimum for the year. You can enhance the health further by giving more attention to the thighs and liver. Thigh massage will not only strengthen the liver, but the lower back as well.

Jupiter has been in your house of regeneration all year. On the 8th he makes a major move into your 9th house of education, thought and travel. This is a happy transit for you. First off it will bring prosperity for the coming year. It will bring success to the children and children figures of your life. Career is still going to be important, and you’re still going to work hard, but you’ll also find time to play – time to enjoy yourself. There is foreign travel in your future. Those of you at university should have success in your studies. Those of you applying to colleges will also have success. If you are involved in legal issues there is good fortune with them.

Venus will start to move forward again on the 16th, so both the love and financial life will start to be clear. Both the social and financial judgement will improve. Venus spends the month in your 7th house of love. Thus business partnerships or joint ventures (cooperative enterprises) will be happening.

Your social grace is not only helpful romantically but on the financial level as well. Friends seem supportive: who you know is perhaps more important than how much you have.

Aries Horoscope December 2018

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 16, 17, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 14, 15, 23, 24, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 6, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26

Best Days for Career: 8, 9, 10, 18, 27

On November 16, Mars moved into your 12th house of spirituality, and he will remain there for the month ahead. So you have strong spiritual interests now – more so than usual. Spiritual-type exercises, such as yoga, are very powerful for you now. Mars will be conjunct to Neptune from the 5th to the 7th and you can expect revelatory dreams and spiritual breakthroughs during that period.

There will be a meeting with a guru or guru figure in your life.

For those of you looking for work, there is good news from the 20th to the 22nd. There could be travel involved in this job. If there have been health problems, good news concerning them comes at this time too.

Uranus moved back into your sign last month on the 6th. For those of you born later in Aries (April 19 to 21) it shows important changes in your life and in the lives of children and children figures. But the financial life gets a bit less hectic. This is, as we have mentioned, a short-lived aspect: Uranus will move back into your money house next year and will stay there for many more years to come. Finances are good this month. Venus is moving forward and on the 2nd she moves into your 8th house. You and your spouse, partner or current love are cooperating financially. If you have good ideas it is a good time to attract outside investors. This is a good period to make money for others and with other people’s money. A good time to borrow or repay debt – according to your need. Good tax planning will pay off now too.

Love is about eroticism these days. It’s the sexual magnetism that matters more than anything else. Love is intense and passionate, and problems can come from too much of a good thing – jealousy, etc. Love and social opportunities can happen at funerals, wakes or memorial services (most people find these morbid, but this month they aren’t).

On the 21st the Sun crosses your Mid-heaven and enters your 10th house of career. You enter a yearly career peak. The focus has been on the career for many months of course, but now it is even more so. Your challenge now is to make it more fun – to have fun as you pursue your career goals.

A foreign trip this month wouldn’t be a surprise.

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