This year has been a doozy, but here's looking at you, Aries, in 2018! Be prepared to be a boss in the coming year. With Jupiter and your ruling planet Mars on the horizon, as well as Scorpio, you will start 2018 strong. Being first is what Aries is all about, and you are looking to succeed.
You, dear Aries, are looking to be energized and excited by the world around you and are looking to be number one. You are also the first of the zodiac signs and competition is part of your zodiac makeup. With Mars as your ruling planet, there are fire elements in your sign. Given Aries' fiery nature, you sometimes act before you think, which can sometimes land you in a precarious situation. Aries are determined, honest, optimistic, confident, and passionate.
Be ready when Mercury retrograde rears its ugly head in late March to mid April. During this tumultuous time, try and take stock of appearance both mentally and physically. See where some improvement might be needed — maybe head to the gym if you are feeling logy or check in with friends or a trusted therapist or counselor to keep on the right path. You will come out better on the other side.
Mars will be in retrograde from late June to August, giving you little time to catch your breath. Take this time to plan things and develop some goals and strategies. With Mars in conjunction with Aquarius and Capricorn during this time, you will be primed for coming up with a solid plan.
Don't let the little things stress you out, and remember, this too shall pass. You may find yourself a little overextended during the Mars-Jupiter time in mid-November. While it may be a bit bumpy now, remember you always come out on top. Being able to see the bigger picture is what helps keep you a cut above the rest.
Finances and Money
Make an effort to expend your energies where you want to the most this year. And if you do, it will pay off. With Mars meeting Jupiter in the beginning of 2018, you will be primed for sacrifices that will result in a big win for you in the end.
From March through the end of May, you will hit your stride, and if you're not already job hunting, you will be soon. With Mars retrograde from June to August, take this time to elevate where you are at and make important changes now. September or even November will be a good time to take the first steps toward a new financial goal when the sun joins Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Come November and into December, you will reach your sense of calm. Saturn is now in play, and with a little patience, you will get everything you deserve.
Love and Friendship
Next year is all about Aries! Mercury and Venus will join forces with the sun early on in the year. This means you will be very popular and others around you will want to spend more time with you and make the time to be around you.
When pesky Mercury retrograde hits, take this as a chance to slow things down and connect with someone who is a bit more thoughtful. Meet someone at your level who is willing to do what it takes to keep you happy.
With Mars in retrograde come Summer, this means you will also see another big shakeup within your social circle and love life. If you are a part of a big group, get prepared to know people on a more intimate level.
Come October, Venus will now be retrograde within Scorpio. For you, this means being more diligent with your time and who you are spending it with. In November, when Jupiter enters Sagittarius, be prepared to get pampered, because everyone around you will be looking for love!
There are more opportunities on the horizon for both platonic and love relationships for you before the year is over, so don't overlook those who tend to be on the quieter side.
You ran yourself ragged in 2017! In the new year, take time to rest, relax, and practice self-care, both physically and emotionally. You came through some tough times, and 2018 is all about you setting goals and boundaries and making the best decisions for yourself.
Aries tend to struggle with stress, so remember to be kind to yourself. Do things that make you feel good, even when you are feeling a bit down about yourself. Remember that you hold the keys to the castle and no one can take your power away from you. Mercury is your health planet as well, and it is a fast-moving one. Be sure to listen to your body throughout the year, but pay special attention to your lungs, arms, shoulder, and intestines.