Aries Suns, Moons or Ascendants, if you’ve been pushing for a change, this is the year you can achieve long-lasting change- a change so intense that it supersedes change and goes into the realms of utter transformation.
Aries, you will leave 2017 an entirely different person than how you’re entering it. You have been feeling that pull to transform, to become anew, and 2017 the planets are on your side to put those changes into motion and materialize your desires.
Education & Traveling
Saturn is in your 9th house in 2017, which is the house that rules education, traveling and international business. Where Saturn appears is an area of life you’ll have to work harder at and put more attentions towards. It can be a frustrating influence- causing delays, complications and punishments for carelessness. But it can also bring long-lasting results and real manifestation.
You may receive opportunities to travel for work, and it’ll be a very successful time for business if you work in a career that has to do with the 9th house- international business, education, traveling.
Many astrologers look to Saturn as a warning, but I see it as a positive. It’s the planet of responsibility, authority figures, systems. DO THINGS BY THE RULES. You cannot skip steps or be lazy when Saturn is transiting. You’ll have to put in some work. Considering it’s 9th house, perhaps you’ll have to prepare documentation for traveling, like getting a passport. Maybe you’re dealing with applications for a higher institution. The stars on your side for these activities, just don’t expect it to be easy. Saturn makes you work. Saturn makes you respect authority figures. Do things by the book. Put in the work.
Saturn is also the planet of manifestation, since to make things happen, you do need to be grounded in this annoying thing called “reality.” Saturn is on your side if you want to begin to research a new traveling opportunity or a new university- since these goals need to backed up hard work. Saturn will force you to work hard.
Ninth rules the world, so how you perceive the world. Saturn will help you be more grounded and realistic about your goals and how to make them happen on a materialistic level. Saturn transits can rip you from idealism and square you flatly in reality which can be disheartening at times, but to put those plans to jet set to Bali in motion, it’s needed. It won’t be an easy transit, but this year will be good for lying down the groundwork to do the needed actions to achieve your goals. You impulsive rams often rush into things, so Saturn can be especially trying. TAKE YOUR TIME WITH THESE GOALS.
You’ll especially feel this transit if you’re in the last ten degrees of Aries, which is 23-30 degrees. Check the number next to your moon and ascendant. If your sun is in Aries, these degrees will be birthdays between the tenth + the twentieth of April.
This will be a major year, rams, and you realized you wanted change Dec. 26 of 2016, when Jupiter and Uranus made a direct opposition. Uranus is the sign of novelty, new experiences, injecting bizarre, interesting and weird things into your life. Jupiter is luck, growth, expansion. When these two are in opposition, you feel the need to make sudden changes. Uranus transiting your 1st house in 2017 will help you make those changes!
1st house is your being and Uranus is the planet of change, so it’s going to be a year of transformation. There’s an element of personal choice to it- if you want to change, or you want new things for your life (which you decided Dec. 26 you did) it needs to come from you proactively making that choice. It will not come from anywhere else. You may also go for an unusual appearance change, like dying your hair purple or getting a piercing.
Uranus can be unsettling because it brings in so much novelty, but your Saturn is trine, so the changes that Uranus spurs will be long lasting and significant. Uranus transits can knock you out because they uproot you so much, luckily Saturn in trine will be there to balance + stabilize that energy. You will change, but Saturn will keep you grounded in reality.
The house Pluto touches it utterly transforms, and it’ll be in your tenth house in 2017, Aries, so your career sector is activated and likely to transform. Pluto is penetrating- it’ll make you question what you really desire out of your career. What is not meant for you will be snatched out of your fingertips, even if you thought it was the right fit. Pluto demands we dig deep to find our potential…it’s not the easiest transit. It could bring a career change if you’re in a position that you doesn’t align with your morals and aspirations. You may be trying to claw onto it, desperately sure that it’s where you’re supposed to be…but trust that this opportunity is blocking another on its way for you. Pluto wouldn’t rip it from you unless a dramatic transformation was needed, and distance from that ideal.
If you’re in the right field that’s in alignment with your higher self and true purpose, it’ll bring perhaps a promotion or raise, some sort of sign you are where you’re meant to be. But expect your workplace to change in some aspect- that’s what Pluto does. It transforms everything.
The tenth house is also your reputation. Pluto can increase your willpower and cause some power struggles with authority figures. Powerful, intense people may enter your life during a Pluto transit- be wary of them, they could be manipulative. These people come into your life for a reason at the beginning of Pluto transits- for you to register their power over you, then claw up into your own power.
This transit will be most intense for Aries in 16-20 degrees, or if your birthday is April 5-10 for you to find your own inner strength and take your power back.
2017 bodes well for relationships, you rams! Particularly romantic and business. Jupiter is transiting your 7th house, house of relationships, and Jupiter expands whatever it touches. So all sorts of important people will be coming in to your life as potential sources of support. People can help you achieve your goals. If you work in consultancy or any other one-to-one profession, your career will soar. There may be conflicts this year between self and others- what you need and what others need.
Jupiter can bring an important romantic relationship. However, Jupiter can also signal freedom or liberation. If it’s needed, you may experience a breakup…if it’s for the best. Breakups during Jupiter 7th transits are necessary- one or both parties in the relationship were feeling stagnant. It’ll be easier to deal with, it will feel like a breath of fresh air. Any time Jupiter is involved, it’s for the best. If they want to leave, let them go. If they’re meant to be yours, they’ll return. And you’re likely to feel more free as a result. Jupiter is on your side throughout this breakup- you’re unlikely to feel too devastated about it. It’ll feel like a breath of fresh air- ahhhh, so glad I’m free of that limiting person! Look at all this time I have to dedicate to other pursuits!
If you’re a single ram, there are planetary bodies working in your favor to bring love- real, long lasting, true love. Jupiter, in conjunction with your north node in 5th, have a positive contact between seventh house (partnerships) with the fifth house (which rules falling in love.)
But please hold until Venus moves out of retrograde. Venus will go retrograde March 6-April 15 and it will be in your sign, Aries, intensifying its transit. The rams that will feel the most from this transit will be those born from March 21 to the 3 or 4 of April, or the 1-14 degree of your sun, moon or rising sign (again, look to the degree next to your chart)
Venus in retrograde brings changes in tastes, values, relationships. Old relationships come back if there was a lesson unlearned or karma that needs to be resolved. This retrograde will cause you to reassess relationships, values, personal appearance. This may compel you to change up your personal style or do a makeover. After retrograde, you are in the clear to release past hurts and initiate new relationships.
Creativity & Friendships
North node is where you should be working towards- what your focus should be this year. It falls in your 5th house, which rules love, creativity, children, theater, art, the fun things of life! More than anything, Aries, let your priority be on your creativity. Create something. Write that novel you’ve been dreaming of. North Node is your prize, so to speak, where you’re going to find yourself the most this year. Ground yourself in your creative pursuits and make time for fun.
With a North Node comes a South node, which speaks to what you need to move away from. 11th house rules friendships. You may need to let go of some friends, or being a part of a certain social circle, in order to dedicate more time to your art, to your romantic life, to your career, whatever it may be.
Happy New Year, rams!