Things started to get easier for you late in and , Aries. Health and energy are vastly improved, and this continues in the year ahead. More on this later.
The year ahead is happy in other ways too. Jupiter will enter your sign this year. This will happen on May 11. He will then retrograde out of your sign on October 29 and re-enter on December 21. (Jupiter’s behaviour is a bit unusual this year – he spends approximately half the year in your 12th house and half the year in your 1st house. Usually he will spend most of the year in just one of your houses.) Jupiter’s move into your own sign will bring personal pleasure, fun, good fortune, foreign travel and overall happiness and success. (You will have more of this next year as well.) Women of childbearing age are very fertile in the year ahead. This is also a wonderful transit for college-level students, and especially for those who are applying to colleges. You seem in demand. Colleges are seeking you rather than vice versa. There will also be good fortune in your legal affairs – if you’re involved with those things.
The year ahead also bodes well for students not yet at college. Mars (the ruler of your Horoscope) will spend an unusual amount of time in your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests. He will be there for more than four months, from August 20 onwards. This shows focus and focus brings success.
Finances will be good this year, but I like 2023 even better. More on finance later.
Pluto has been in your 10th house of career for many, many years now. He will still be there this year but is getting ready to move on. This will happen next year. So, for many years, you have been dealing with death and issues to do with death. Parents or parent figures in your life have had many a crisis – perhaps undergoing surgery and having near-death kinds of experiences. Your career path has been transformed (this is Pluto’s job). You are entering the career of your dreams very shortly.
Neptune has been in your 12th house for many years. So, you have been under very strong spiritual influences. This year, with Jupiter also in your 12th house of spirituality, the spiritual life is even more important and happier. Important spiritual breakthroughs are happening – and these will lead to worldly, practical breakthroughs as well. More on this later.
Your most important interests this year will be the body, image and personal appearance (from May 11 to October 29 and from December 21 onwards); finance; communication and intellectual interests (from August 20 onwards); career; friends, groups and group activities; and spirituality (all year, but especially from January 1 to May 11 and from October 29 to December 21).
Your paths of greatest fulfilment will be finance (from January 19 onwards); spirituality (from January 1 to May 11 and from October 29 to the December 21); and the body, image and personal appearance (from May 11 to October 29 and from December 21 onwards).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health and energy have been getting better and better over the years. This year there is only one long-term planet – Pluto – in stressful alignment with you, and even here, most of you are not feeling it; only those of you born late in the sign of Aries (from April 15 to the 20th) are noticeably affected. All the other long-term planets are either in harmonious aspect with you or leaving you alone. So, health and energy will be good this year. If you have pre-existing conditions, they seem in abeyance these days and not as severe as they usually are.
Health is good this year but, even so, there will be periods where your health and energy are less good than usual. These things come from the transits of the short-term planets and are not trends for the year. When these difficult transits pass, your normal good health and energy return.
Your empty 6th house of health and work is also a positive health signal. You have no need to be overly focused here. ‘If it ain’t broke,’ the saying goes, ‘don’t fix it.’
Jupiter, as we mentioned, will spend (on and off) half the year in your sign. This brings heightened fertility for women of childbearing age. For others it can bring weight gain (too much of the good life). So, there will be a need to watch the weight.
Good though your health is, you can make it better. Give more attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope this year (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
Important foot reflexology points for the year ahead
Try to massage all of the foot on a regular basis – the top of the foot as well as the bottom – but pay extra attention to the points highlighted on the chart. When you massage, be aware of ‘sore spots’ as these need special attention. It’s also a good idea to massage the ankles and below them.
- The head, face and scalp. These are always important areas for you, Aries, so regular scalp and face massages will be wonderful. Craniosacral therapy will also be good.
- The arms, shoulders, lungs, bronchial tubes, small intestine and respiratory system. These too are always important for Aries. Regular arm and shoulder massages will be very beneficial, as tension tends to collect in the shoulders and needs to be released.
- The musculature. This too is an important area for you, so it is important to have good muscle tone. You don’t need to be a body builder, just have good muscle tone. Weak or flabby muscles can knock the spine and skeleton out of alignment and this will cause all kinds of other problems. So vigorous physical exercise is important – according to your age and stage in life.
- The adrenals. The important thing here is to avoid anger and fear, the two emotions that stress the adrenal glands out.
Your health planet, Mercury, is a very fast-moving planet. During the course of the year he moves through all 12 signs and houses of your chart (and this year he will move through Capricorn twice). So, there are many short-term health trends that depend on where Mercury is and the kinds of aspects he receives. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Mercury goes retrograde three times a year. These are times to avoid making important health decisions and having procedures or tests done. The likelihood of error is greatly increased at these times. This year Mercury will be retrograde from January 14 to February 3, May 10 to June 2, and September 10 to October 1. This last Mercury retrograde will be a lot stronger in its effect than the earlier ones because many other planets will also be retrograde at the time and this creates a cumulative effect.
Home and Family
Your 4th house of home and family is not prominent this year. Only short-term planets will move through there on a temporary basis. This I read as a good sign: it tends to the status quo. You have no pressing need to make important changes here. Also, since last year when two important planets moved out of your 10th house (where they were in stressful alignment to your 4th house) things should be easier at home this year. You will find it easier to balance your career and family goals.
Keep in mind that we will have two lunar eclipses this year, one on May 16 and the other on November 8. Since the Moon rules your 4th house, every lunar eclipse has an impact on the home and family, and you get these things twice (and sometimes three times) a year. The eclipses can bring dramas in the lives of family members. They tend to bring out long-repressed feelings (usually negative) in family members and personally. Often repairs are needed in the home. But, as was mentioned, you get this twice a year and so, by now, you know how to handle these things. These dramas tend to be short lived.
If you’re planning major renovations to your home you might be better off waiting until next year. Mars, which rules these things, will not visit your 4th house this year. However, if you are redecorating or improving the home in a cosmetic kind of way, June 21 to August 12 would be a good time. It will also be a good time to buy objects of beauty for the home. If you’re planning to buy entertainment or sports equipment for the home, June 21 to July 23 would be good.
Parents and parent figures have had many personal dramas over the past twenty years – surgeries and perhaps near-death experiences. In some cases there will have been actual physical death. But most of this is now over with, as was mentioned earlier.
Parents and parent figures can benefit from regular foot massage and spiritual healing and, later in the year, from scalp and face massages. One of the parents or parent figures in your life seems very focused on finance and is likely to have a good financial year. (You seem involved with this from March 6 to April 15.) A move is likely for this parent after May 11 – and this could happen next year too.
Children and children figures in your life are having a stable home and family year. A move is not likely. If they are married their marriages are being tested. There is severe stress here. It doesn’t necessarily mean a break-up – just that a lot more work is needed to keep things together. If they are single, marriage is not likely this year.
Grandchildren, if you have them (or those who play that role in your life), are likely to move. In the latter part of the year they become more fertile than usual. They are having a good year.
Siblings and sibling figures are having a stable home and family year. From August 20 onwards they need to be more mindful on the physical plane.
Finance and Career
Finance is prominent in your Horoscope this year. (This has been the case for many years now.) Uranus in your money house has done many things (and this will continue). He has brought a need to experiment and innovate in finance. You throw out all the rule books – the do’s and don’ts – and learn through trial, error and experimentation what works for you. Things that work for others might not work for you; things that you are told to avoid could benefit you. There’s only one way to find out, and that is to try – to experiment. Not all experiments are successful. But no matter, at least you learned what not to do.
Uranus is the generic ruler of the 11th house of friends, technology, science, astrology and astronomy. (In your chart he is the actual ruler of these things as well.) So, all these areas are interesting as jobs, businesses or investments. The online world seems very important financially too. There are all kinds of online companies out there and they are interesting as investments or for work. Your technological expertise is very important in your finances, so it is good to keep up to date. You’re spending more on technology, but you earn from it as well. These expenditures seem like good investments.
Your social contacts seem important financially as well. You have rich friends this year and they provide opportunities.
Uranus in the money house makes the finances very exciting. There’s never a dull moment. Money and opportunities can come at any time or from any place, and often in ways you never expected. Earnings can also be more erratic these days (this has been the case for some years now). At times they can spike beyond your imagination, but there can be dry spells as well. So it’s a good idea to put aside some money from the high times to cover the low times. If you run your own business you will need to ‘smooth out’ your earnings.
Though 2023 will be more prosperous than 2022, the year ahead is going to be good financially. Jupiter will move into your own sign on May 11 and stays there for almost half the year. (He makes a return to Pisces from October 29 to December 11.) Jupiter in your sign signals the good life – the high life. Regardless of your actual earnings you will live on a higher standard. People will see you as prosperous and you will dress the part. You will be travelling and enjoying all the pleasures of the senses. Jupiter will see to it that you can afford this life. He brings with him a feeling of optimism and a ‘can do’ spirit. Thus, there is a feeling that you are more than sufficient for any of the challenges that arise.
With regards to career, you’ve had a few years of intense – very intense – career activity. Last year, however, things eased up, and this is the situation in the year ahead too. You’ve paid your dues. You’ve earned your success. Now you’re enjoying the fruits of your success. You are mixing with new friends – and high-status ones. You’re involved with people who can help you careerwise. Who you know is perhaps just as important as your own professional skills.
You’ve been very experimental in financial affairs and we see this same tendency in your approach to management. You’re willing to try out new things and approaches. You’re ready to innovate. You seem less controlling in management. In addition, in the past few years you’ve had very controlling and difficult to please bosses; this eases up now.
Technology is important in your finances and seems just as important in your career. Your technological expertise boosts the career. You have the chart of someone with a career in the tech or the online world. These kinds of companies and jobs call to you.
Love and Social Life
This is not a particularly strong love and social year, Aries. First off, your 7th house of love is empty: only short-term planets will move through there this year. In addition, all the long-term planets are in the independent, Eastern sector of your chart. This has been the case for a few years now, but it is even more pronounced this year. Though your Western social sector will get stronger later in the year, it will never be dominant.
So, the year ahead is a ‘me’ year. It’s about getting your body and personal desires in order. It’s more about self-fulfilment than the fulfilment of others. If you’re happy, others will be happy (eventually). Take care of number one.
For singles, there is nothing against marriage this year. But there is nothing especially supporting it either. You just don’t seem that interested. Of course, you will date and socialize, but the fire in the belly is not there. For those of you already married or in a relationship, the year ahead is stable. Finance, career and your spiritual life seem much more important to you than the social life. Some years are like that.
Venus is your love planet. As our regular readers know, she is a fast-moving planet and will move through all the signs and houses of your chart during the year. (This year, in fact, she will move through your 10th house twice.) So there are many short-term trends in love depending on where Venus is and the kinds of aspects that she receives. These are best discussed in the monthly reports.
Venus will be retrograde from January 1 to 28. This will further complicate the love life. Relationships seem to go backwards instead of forwards. The social grace and judgement are not up to their usual standard. It is not a good idea to make important love (or financial) decisions during that period.
The marriage of the parents or parent figures is easier this year. It has been tested over the past few years. Single siblings or sibling figures will have an improved social life after May 11. There are opportunities in the online dating and social media worlds.
Children and children figures, as we mentioned, are having their relationships tested this year. Singles are not likely to marry. Grandchildren (or those who play that role in your life) are not likely to marry this year either. There is nothing against it, but nothing that especially supports it.
Though romance is not a big deal this year, the area of friendships seems very important and happy. As we mentioned earlier, you’re socializing with important and successful people. Wealth and success are turn-ons. You meet friends as you pursue your career and financial goals. You find people involved with your finances and career alluring.
As we’ve said above, the year ahead is very spiritual – much more so than in previous years. Not only is Neptune in your spiritual 12th house but Jupiter as well. Spiritual Neptune in the 12th house favours mysticism. It shows how one transcends the material world and sees things from a higher perspective. This mere ability to rise above things is often the solution to many problems. Things that seem insurmountable while you’re on the ground are seen as ‘no issue’ when viewed from above, like from a hot-air balloon. From a balloon you can see that the traffic jam that has you worried or stymied is nothing – a mere blip – it clears up shortly. You can see it from a different, higher perspective.
Jupiter in the 12th house is a bit different. It’s not just about transcendence but about the discernment of the spiritual laws. There is some rationality about it. The understanding of the spiritual laws helps you to apply them. Where Neptune is not at all concerned with any specific religion – Neptune is above all religion – Jupiter is religious. Every true religion is based on spiritual laws and they attempt to codify them in the behaviour of their followers. So, in the year ahead you’re going to get a deeper insight into all religions – and especially the one that you were born into.
Where the Neptune influence can lead a person to reject all religions, the Jupiter influence leads people to understand the spiritual and mystical origins of their religion. Every religion has its mystical side, and this is a year to discover it.
Your spiritual practice is on steroids this year. The dream life is hyperactive and very revelatory. You should keep a dream journal. Much of what you see will only be understood later on, but dreams are highly significant these days. In fact, the dream life is so active – and so interesting – there could be a danger of ignoring everyday life; the dream life, where there are no physical limitations or boundaries, is so much more alluring. However, Aries likes action – physical action – so the danger for you is minimal.
Your spiritual faculties – ESP, intuition, psychic abilities – are much stronger than in previous years. This is a year for supernatural types of experiences – synchronicities, precognitions, miraculous types of protection, and the like. The spiritual world is active on your behalf and letting you know that it is around.
Most of you are already on a spiritual path, but if not, this is a year to embark on one