As an enthusiastic Aries, I’m sure you’re keen to rush headlong into 2023 and conquer it like you do everything else. But before you do, let’s have a look at what this year has in store for you so you know what to tackle and when. There are four mercury retrogrades this year, and they fall in your houses of money, work, career, and health; so take extra care with double-checking details, contracts, appointments, and all that jazz. This year also contains not one but two consecutive Aries new moons (one of which is a solar eclipse!), indicating a time of amazing new beginnings, powerful change, and positive energy. As for everything else? Let’s get into it.
Who You Really Are
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac for a reason, the ram. Competitive, independent, and inspiring, passion and courage course through their veins. Pioneer, warrior, and leader, you, an Aries, are unstoppable. At your best, you leap to others’ defences, stand up for what you believe in, seize the day, and forgive with ease. At your worst, your impulsivity can lead to a path of destruction from which it’s hard to come back. Learning not to follow every tangent, to pick your battles, and to channel your emotions constructively are lessons you are still learning.
Aries is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of drive, conflict, and action. Cardinal signs are leaders, emotionally intelligent, and determined, while fire signs are passionate, creative, and spontaneous.
At home in the first house of identity, Aries represents the first years of life, when you come into existence in your human form. Altogether, these pieces merge to form a picture ablaze with passion, power, and life itself. You are here to seize life, to make it your own, to leave a mark that stands the test of time. Life’s too short to hesitate, Aries, trust yourself.
Career and Money
The year starts with plenty of career energy and inspiration. From the beginning of 2023 until the 18th of January, plan, research, and explore your options for your next big career steps. And from the 18th until the 10th of February? Put those plans into action. Reflect and recalibrate during the Capricorn full moon on the 3rd of July to make sure you’re on the right path, and make any necessary adjustments. December begins another perfect time for career moves, but pull back from the 13th when Mercury retrograde arrives.
2023 brings some massive money changes for you, especially from the 23rd of January to the 29th of August. Things may feel tumultuous and uncertain but are ultimately changing for the better. Keep your wits about you, be flexible, and be practical during this time. Think about any big financial decisions thoroughly. From the 17th of March until the 11th of June it’s a fantastic time to make money moves (except between the 21st of April and the 15th of May). Use the Lunar eclipse in Taurus on the 28th of October to reflect on your finances and set new intentions.
Friends and Family
Your most dazzling social season is from the beginning of 2023 until the 3rd of March this year, where the stars align to present parties, catch-ups, and bonding experiences all over the place. Pluto infuses rebellion, humanitarian causes, and activism into the collective from the 23rd of March until the 11th of June. This will be a great time to join forces with others, support social causes, and collaborate with others. The 1st of August will have you reflecting on the quality and role of your friendships, so take time to contemplate.
When it comes to family, the first full moon of the year in Cancer may have you reflecting on your living situations and family relationships. Ask yourself if you have enough space in which to feel safe, loved, and understood. From the 25th of March, you may find yourself acting on circumstances within your home that you’ve been considering for quite some time. From the 5th of June until the 27th of June, family matters come well and truly into focus, and it’s a great time to make family decisions, home alterations, and set familial boundaries. We end the year with another full moon in Cancer on the 27th of December, and matters that have remained under the surface for previous months will begin to surface now.
Love and Romance
As far as romance goes, the full moon in Libra on the 6th of April brings a time of reflection on your love life. Do you feel supported, loved, and equal in your partnership? From the 5th of June until the 23rd of July, you will be at your most passionate, romantic, and intimate. Now is a time to find joy in love, to take leaps of faith, to get swept up in the romance of it all.
From the 23rd of July until the 4th of September there will be changes or tension in your love life, especially concerning your happiness and authenticity. If you’re with someone who isn’t enhancing your life, this will be when you cut them loose. From then until the 4th of December, relationships are in focus for you. This may be when you find yourself deepening existing relationships, starting new ones, or being swept up in romance. This is a time that is rife with commitment, collaboration and sharing.
Your Year in a Nutshell
Whether it’s making friends who bring out the best in you, working with determination towards your financial goals, or getting swept up in a passionate love affair, 2023 has everything an Aries could possibly want. Excitement. Big changes. Revolutions. Chaos. Enjoy 2023, Aries.
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