ARIES / Ares Rising





By Christine Rakela

For 2020, Jupiter in Capricorn is a wonderful influence to be supporting your career, social circle, and reputation and will certainly assist you in improving your position or even starting a new career. However, it will not be without a lot of applied effort as Saturn and Pluto form a conjunction in January and are in adverse aspect to Mars. If a nasty situation unfolds at some point you may need to leave and it will probably be for the best. The Full Moon on the 10th only adds to an already intense situation. As we move away from the Saturn/Pluto aspect, you will have a more realistic picture of where you stand with your career and social scene. Uranus going direct may bring some favorable circumstances your way that accentuate the use of your potentials and inspire new ideas toward monetary improvement along with a favorable New Moon on the 24th. Still Mars square Neptune the end of the month indicates disappointments so don’t over-extend yourself.
In February although there are some helpful influences from Mars in positive aspect to the Sun and Mercury, a Full Moon on the 8th into the 9th could upset a connection with a friend or lover. Midmonth the Sun in positive aspect to Mars is a very uplifting socially. Then Mercury goes retrograde from the February 17th until March 10th causing you to reevaluate issues behind-the-scenes. Consider ridding yourself of any bad habits. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes being made.
Although you may keep a low profile in March Jupiter and Pluto are forming a terrific conjunction that will assist you in improving conditions at a present job or negotiating for a better job after Mercury goes direct on March 10th. Beware of a challenging Full Moon on the 9th. Venus in auspicious trine to Jupiter and Pluto towards the end of the month may bring compliments and favors your way along with some monetary gain.
The last couple of days on March into April, Mars and Saturn move into Aquarius together and are the culprits behind delays and setbacks with the pursuit of personal goals and friendships. An argument could occur if you are too demanding. No one is willing to compromise. On a lighter note, Mercury making some favorable aspects and a New Moon toward the second half of the April opens up the dialogue for some pleasant social outings. All month, Mars trining Venus is a wonderful influence that highlights friendship and the pussuit of your future hopes and dreams. As Uranus conjoins the Sun the spotlight is on your finances the end of the month.
In May the first week, you will confront Venus adversely aspecting Neptune and an unpredictable Full Moon affecting adversely partnerships, finances, and your social circle. Try cooperating for better results. Still things may not go as planned. Although Venus goes retrograde on May 13th, causing you to reassess your connections with others, the Sun  mid-month will be in excellent aspect to Pluto and Jupiter, empowering career ambitions, and strengthening your reputation.
Although during most of June the Sun and Venus are emphasizing your environment, social scene, and educational interests, Venus continuing on its retrograde path is causing you to question them. Then starting on June 18th to July 12th, Mercury is retrograde and has you reevaluating your home and living situation. Still, Jupiter forming another conjunction with Pluto encourages favorable negotiations, personal growth, and job improvement.
Although the socializing is emphasized in July as Mars influences Venus, Mercury retrograde could still cause some communication problems, especially on the 5th, the Full Moon. The second half of July, Jupiter is in positive sextile to Neptune indicating that work projects will go smoothly, corresponding with others especially abroad will fare well, and travel could be thoroughly enjoyed.
In August, except for the Full Moon on the 3rd, the first half of the month foresees favorable conditions with speculative gain, creative pursuits, and romance as the Sun and Mercury are in positive aspect to Mars. You will feel very energized. However, starting on the 12th until the end of August, Mars in adverse aspect to Pluto and Saturn is the cause of resistance, low energy, and blocks to your desires.
In September, Mercury and the Sun trining Pluto and Saturn have you focused on what is important the first half of the month. Then Mars in square aspect to Saturn will be the cause behind delays and obstacles that keep you from your desired goals.
In October the Full Moon will stall your efforts in a personal relationship on the 1st. However, Venus trine Uranus and then Jupiter will boost your self-esteem and bring financial gain. Promising opportunities may appear on the horizon. October 14th until November 3rd Mercury is retrograde. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes. October 31st heralds another Full Moon, where you will need to keep a low profile.
In November, the Sun is in excellent aspect to Neptune and Jupiter is in favorable aspect to the Sun and especially Pluto all month. Once again progress can be made with personal growth, career fulfillment, partnerships, and your social circle.
For December several good aspects are occurring. Venus in positive aspect to Neptune and Jupiter inspire improvements on the job front. The Sun and Mercury form a conjunction in Sagittarius mid-month to bring in the holiday spirit. Jupiter conjoins Saturn to solidly secure any projects or ambitious goals that you are pursuing. Make the most of these uplifting influences this holiday season!
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