Aries Horoscope 2016
Aries Horoscope 2016: Major Trends
Many of the trends that we’ve written about in previous years are still very much in effect in 2016. Uranus has been in your sign for over five years now and those of you born before April 9 have been feeling its influence the strongest. Uranus brings sudden and dramatic change, and there is no question that most of you Aries people are in dramatically different conditions and circumstances than you were five years ago. And the change is not finished. Those of you born after April 9 are feeling this especially strongly this year. You are redefining yourself – your image and personality. You are exploring your personal freedom. Many old ties and obligations have gone by the board over the past five years. Many seemingly ‘bed rock’ structures in your life are no longer there. You have been learning to deal with major change – to find stability as the changes happen around you.
Pluto has been in your 10th house of career since 2008 and will be there for many years to come. This shows career changes, both personal and in your industry. It also shows that you’ve been dealing with issues around death and perhaps surgeries. Many Aries have had near-death type experiences.
Neptune has been in your spiritual 12th house since February 2012 (he flirted with this house in 2011, but entered permanently in 2012). Thus the spiritual life is very active these days and many are seeing the spiritual agenda behind all the changes and dramas that are going on. Neptune will remain in your 12th house for many years to come.
Saturn has been in your 9th house since late 2014 and will be there for the year ahead. This is basically a happy transit that boosts your career. You’re travelling this year, but it’s more related to business, not so much for pleasure. Students at college level have to work harder on their studies.
The main headline this year is Jupiter’s move from your 6th to your 7th house on September 10. This will make the year ahead a banner love and social year – one of the best in your life. For some of you, it will be the best you’ve ever known. Much depends on your age. Love is in the air and marriages or serious committed relationships are likely. More on this later.
Your areas of greatest interest this year are: the body and image; health and work (until September 10); love, romance and social activities (from September 10 onwards); foreign travel, higher education, religion and philosophy; career; and spirituality.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are health and work; and love and romance (after September 10).
Aries Horoscope 2016: Health
- (Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health needs watching this year, especially from September 10th onwards. Three long-term planets are stressing you out. The good news is that you are paying attention here and you are not ignoring things. And this is a positive health indicator.
It should be mentioned that if you got through the first half of 2014 with your health and sanity intact, this year will be a breeze.
Our regular readers know that there is much that can be done to enhance the health and prevent problems from developing. The first step is to maximize your energy level. This is always the first line of defence against disease. With a high energy level the body naturally resists disease. But when energy drops, it becomes more vulnerable. In many cases people are frittering away their energy on inessential things and frivolities. In other cases, their low energy is astrological in nature. When many planets are in stressful alignment, more energy is burned just doing the normal things. It is like driving a car uphill: it takes more gas to drive uphill than to drive a similar distance on level ground. Thus there is greater vulnerability to disease.
The second line of defence is to give more attention to the vulnerable areas in the Horoscope. These are the areas where problems are most likely to begin. If we can keep them strong – healthy and fit – we can prevent (or assuage) future problems.
- The heart. You should pay attention to this area all year, but especially from September 10 onwards. Learn to relax more. Practise relaxation exercises. Avoid worry and anxiety, the two root causes of heart problems.
The head, face and scalp. This area is always important for Aries. Regular scalp and face massage will do wonders for your health, and craniosacral therapy should be powerful this year too.
The adrenals. Avoid anger and fear, the two emotions that stress the adrenals.
The musculature. Good muscle tone is always important. A weak muscle can knock the spine or skeleton out of alignment and cause many other problems. Vigorous physical exercise – according to your age and stage in life – is good for you.
The lungs, small intestine, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These are also always important for Aries. Arms and shoulders should be regularly massaged.
The liver and thighs (until September 10). Liver action seems more sluggish this year; a herbal liver cleanse or detox might be a good idea.
Pluto, the planet that rules surgery, is near your Mid-heaven (and has been that way for many years now), and so you have a tendency towards surgery. Keep in mind though that detoxing will often achieve the same result, although it takes longer.
Mercury, your health planet, is a fast-moving planet. Month to month he will be in different places and receive different kinds of aspects. Thus there are many short-term trends in health that are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Aries Horoscope 2016: Home and Familiy
Your 4th house of home and family is not particularly prominent this year. Generally this shows a year tending towards the status quo. You’re relatively content with things as they are and have no need to make dramatic changes. There’s nothing against change by the way – you have the freedom to make changes or move if you like – but there’s just no driving need for it.
Pluto has been in your 10th house of career for many years now – since 2008. This aspect impacts on parents and parent figures in your life. If you are male, this impacts on the father figures; if you are female it has an impact on the mother figures. It indicates many dramas in their lives such as surgeries or near-death kinds of experiences – encounters with death. In most cases these are merely encounters, but in some cases there has been actual death. These parent figures are in dialogue with the dark angel (figuratively speaking). He is around them and teaching them what they need to learn. Life is eternal, but here on earth it is short and fragile and can end at any time. They need to focus on the essentials, on the reason they came here in the first place. They seem in a more spiritual kind of period – since late 2014 – and this is probably the reason for it.
Saturn, the planet that rules parent figures, is in harmonious aspect with you and so you seem on good terms with them. The challenges they face don’t seem to involve you personally.
Uranus in your 1st house shows restlessness. This is not necessarily manifested as physical moves, but shows someone who lives in different places for long periods of time. There is a need for constant change.
If you are redecorating or beautifying the home, June 21 to July 23 is an excellent time for this. It is also a good time for buying art objects for the home.
Aries Horoscope 2016: Finance and Career
Your 2nd house of finance is not strong this year. Generally this indicates a stable kind of financial year and I read this as a good thing. You’re basically satisfied with your earnings as they are and have no need to make dramatic changes.
However, if you are experiencing financial difficulties, the Horoscope is explaining why. Most probably you’re not paying enough attention to them. You’re distracted by other things and not focusing here as you should. With an empty money house it will be challenging to focus on this area – you might not be in the mood for it – but you need to force yourself.
Venus is your financial planet. Thus, your social skills, your ability to get on with others, are very important in financial matters. Aries people are not known for their social skills – they are independent types – but if you want to earn more and attain your financial goals, these skills need to be beefed up.
Venus as your financial planet shows other things too. Who you know is just as important as how much you actually have. Your friends tend to be rich and this is like money in the bank – though it will never appear on any financial statement. Wealth of friendship is a form of wealth.
With Venus as your financial planet you have a natural affinity for the beauty industry – for fashion, cosmetics, fragrances, art and jewellery. These are viable as investments, businesses or jobs.
Jupiter enters your 7th house in September, bringing opportunity for a lucrative kind of business partnership or joint venture. If you own a company a merger could happen too.
Jupiter has been in your 6th house of health and work since August 12, 2015 and remains there until September 9. This is an excellent aspect for job seekers and many of you have landed dream jobs in the past year. And, if you have not, it can still happen in the year ahead. You seem in demand. These opportunities can be in foreign lands or with foreign companies.
Those of you who employ others have been increasing the workforce of late and this trend continues in the year ahead. Generally this is a sign of success.
With Pluto in your 10th house since 2008, career has been a strong focus. As we mentioned, there are many changes going on here – changes in your industry, changes in the hierarchy of your company, changes in governmental regulations that affect you. The rules of the game have been changing for many years. Many of you have actually changed the career path in the past few years – and it could still happen this year or in future years (Pluto is a slow-moving planet). The symbolism depicts ‘death and rebirth’. An old career, career path or career approach dies and is reborn in another form. Pluto in the 10th house tends to career success. It produces storms and crisis, but also a strong focus on the career. It is this intense, laser-like focus that brings success.
Your career planet, Saturn, is also making nice aspects to you. So, you’re comfortable with your career and seem to be enjoying it. Bosses seems kindly disposed to you – another big plus. Later in the year, Jupiter will start making nice aspects to your career planet and this will bring promotion and elevation. This happens from September 10 onwards.
Your willingness to travel plays a role in your career success.
Aries Horoscope 2016: Love and Social Life
This is really the main headline for the year. Your 7th house has been more or less dormant for many years. This year, from September onwards, it becomes powerful and happy.
Serious love has been complicated for many years. Uranus in the 1st house is not the best aspect for love. It is good for serial relationships but not for marriage. Perhaps you blamed your partners, but really the problem was with you. You have been very independent, self-willed and rebellious. You wanted (and still want) a lot of personal freedom, and this is difficult in a serious relationship. By definition a serious relationship is a limitation of personal freedom. You’ve had five years of personal freedom and now maybe it is time to settle down. What I see happening is that you’ll meet someone who makes you feel this way. Somehow you’ll be able to combine your need for freedom with a committed kind of relationship.
Wealth is always a romantic turn-on for you, and this year more so than normal. The person who fits the psychological profile of your love is someone educated and refined. Perhaps religious. A minister or professor – a mentor type – fits the bill. You have the aspects of someone who falls in love with a professor, guru or religious leader. Foreigners are unusually appealing too. And it wouldn’t surprise me if you met this person in a foreign country. Physical beauty is also a factor here.
However, there are other scenarios. You could meet this person at your church, synagogue, mosque or ashram – or through the introduction of fellow worshipers. You could also meet him or her at university or university functions. These venues are not only conducive for romance, but for social opportunities in general.
Jupiter is the planet of religion and philosophy – and in your chart he is even more like this, as he is the ruler of your 9th house. Thus aside from wealth, education and personal appearance, there is a need for philosophical compatibility with your lover. This doesn’t mean that you have to agree on every point, but you should be on the same page about things like the meaning of life and what is important in that life. Philosophical differences have sunk more relationships than has ever been reported. And, in your case, it is unusually important.
If you are already married (and we give you credit for holding things together) you can work through problems in the marriage by taking trips to foreign lands, by taking courses as a couple and by worshipping together as a couple. These things tend to harmonize the upper mental body.
Those of you working towards your second marriage also have wonderful love opportunities this year – only there’s no need to rush into anything. Let love develop slowly and naturally. Those working towards a third marriage have a static love year, but the social life in general will be active.
Whatever marriage you’re in, the social life expands this year. New and important friends are coming into the picture.
Aries Horoscope 2016: Self-improvement
Many of the trends we’ve written about in previous years are still in effect now. Long-term planets indicate long-term projects. These things are not achieved overnight.
Saturn in your 9th house – like last year – is testing your religious and philosophical beliefs. They get ‘reality checked’. This is not always a pleasant thing. We tend to be very attached to our beliefs, and when they are challenged we feel we are personally challenged. But the end result is good. Some beliefs might be right, but need some modification. Some could be wrong and need to be eliminated. The end result will be a more stable, more realistic belief system. And it will serve you well in years to come.
Your spiritual planet Neptune in your 12th house is also involved in the testing of your beliefs. Many of you are having actual spiritual experiences – supernatural kinds of experiences – and revelations through dreams and through teachers. These will challenge long-held beliefs about the nature of life and reality. Spiritual revelation and experiences could also cause career changes, or a change in the way you approach your career.
Neptune will spend a lot of time on an eclipse point this year, which indicates a lot of spiritual change in your life: change of practice, attitudes and perhaps even teachings and teachers. It shows much instability in a spiritual organization you’re involved with.
Uranus, still in your 1st house, shows that you need to get comfortable with change and apparent instability. As in previous years, your challenge is to make change your friend. Don’t resist it, flow with it. Change brings insecurity, but in the end it is good. Uranus is about breaking attachments – and we all have many. Attachment to a person, a job, a situation, a physical kind of appearance. These attachments hold us back. We should be happy when they’re broken.
Pluto in your 10th house shows more involvement with death and death issues. The cosmos is educating you about these things and they do need to be understood better. They do not need to be feared, but understood. When this happens, life goes better. Fear of death is perhaps the main obstruction to freedom and to our heartfelt goals.
Jupiter in your 6th house at the beginning of the year will show you the power of prayer in health issues. You respond well to this. Prayer changes the vibration of the body. It changes the mental attitude.