Aries January 2017 Horoscope


Don’t expect the year to start with a hiss and a roar and if anything, you may find it hard to get out of holiday mode, with a languid feel hanging over the first four weeks of 2017. Life will go on, your new professional year will begin and all of life’s other demands, opportunities and responsibilities, but you will find it hard to motivate yourself to move out from the slow lane. However, the problem isn’t that you can’t and more that you’re trying at all, for that four weeks spent in the slow lane is your only chance all year, so you need to make the most of this.

This is a result of a number of factors and while a challenging end to 2016 is one factor and a slower than normal start to your professional year is another, the real reason is you have found yourself in the closing weeks of a nearly two year long Mars cycle. Mars will return to your Sign every other year, loaded with a fresh supply of passions, drive, energy and an urge to throw yourself into the things that excite you and will then spend nearly two years sharing that around the various areas of your chart.

Then Mars comes to the final phase and by this point you’re usually running on empty, the wind is taken out of your sails and if you continue to push it, you will find the air taken out of your tyres as well. This can mean only one thing that Mars will be on his way back, with a whole new Mars cycle starting on the 28th January. What is going to make this slow lane a lot more pleasurable is Venus’ return to this nostalgic part of your chart on the 3rd January, kicking off a nostalgic trip down memory lane that will continue until early February. Don’t be put off by this slow start, for once things kick in later in the month, you’ll be wishing you had appreciated this time in the slow lane and a chance to slowly get your bearings.

Love 2017Aries January 2017 Love Horoscope

There is a major sense of romantic anticipation in the air this month, one that won’t come to fruition until early next month, yet will grow stronger as the month progresses. To start with, you’ll be happy to leave 2016 behind. For despite the fact that you will move into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your relationship sector, bringing you to the start of your most important relationship year in over a decade, the last two weeks of 2016 are likely to have been particularly tough.

An opposition between Jupiter and Uranus, in his final days in retrograde motion in Aries, is likely to have seen personal and/or relationship tensions come to a head in the final 11 days of January. Yet while those tensions are still easing and will take several weeks to ease back completely, on the other side you’re able to see this for what it was, a demand to balance your personal and relationship needs. With Jupiter slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn in early February, this major relationship year will bring a call to take things slowly, with a chance to process the wakeup calls the final days of 2016 brought to a head. It is the Moon’s visit to your relationship sector from the 18th January to the 20th January that will evoke the emotional responses needed to get to the heart of everything that had come to a head over the previous four weeks.

As his first visit for the year and last before a retrograde phase begins, this visit will be more about simply paying attention to what your emotional responses are telling you. It is the Moon’s first visit to your romantic sector for the year, from the 13th January to the 15th January that will tap into both a sense of romantic nostalgia and anticipation. Something is building, but all will be revealed early next month.

Money 2017Aries January 2017 Money Horoscope

Don’t be fooled by a low key start to the year for money matters, for you are poised for a good year on both the income and financial fronts. After so much has been invested professionally over the last few years and with a surge in the final months of 2016, while your 2017 professional year gets off to a low key start there is plenty of sustainability. To begin with, that professional momentum will keep untapped income opportunities flowing until the next big developments, in early March.

In the meantime, while a major period of financial growth doesn’t kick off until later in the year, there is every reason for an overall sense of financial confidence. The message from the money gods from the get go is that on both the income and financial fronts, while there is every reason for confidence, it is more a case of steady as she goes. This makes the Moon’s first visits to your two money houses for the year especially important.

The Moon’s first visit to your income sector for the year will run from the 7th January to the 9th January, giving you a nose for money while the Sun, in your career sector, is busy putting this new professional year on track. It is that nose for money and an intuitive sense of direction that is all you need for now. In the meantime, the Moon’s first visit to your financial sector for the year, running from the 20th January to the 22nd January, will bring a valuable chance to sharpen your financial instincts and get an intuitive read on money matters. The Moon spent Christmas in your financial sector and this will bring a chance to revisit some of the feelings and even resolutions that came to a head then.

Career 2017Aries January 2017 Career Horoscope

Regardless of when your new professional year starts or even if you have worked through the holiday period, you will always begin the year with your professional hat on, always have and always will. That’s because with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of January in your career sector each year, this is when the solar spotlight will be trained. This year this is unlikely to be demanding, mainly because the main thrust that will drive this new professional year was generated last year. It began with Mars’ return in late September and by the time Venus left last month, you already had a clear sense of direction and purpose.

At the same time there is also likely to be a sense that something is holding you back. That something is Mercury, who in retrograde motion until retrograding back out on the 5th January will have the brakes on. While Mercury will only be gone for eight days, once he returns on the 13th January it will be with a new sense of determination and for you, this is the point when this new professional year begins in earnest. Until then it is more about spending time back at the drawing board, as you consider your options.

A Mercury retrograde phase is always a time for measuring twice and cutting once. Mercury will return with an intellectually savvy edge and 20/20 hindsight, allowing you to start over from scratch, making your final approach. While the Sun will leave your career sector on the 20th January, Mercury will stay on until the 7th February to tie up loose ends. After that point, on both the work and career fronts it will be more about the journey itself and keeping the wheels turning.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.