Aries February 2017 Horoscope


Expect your birthday or at least your birthday gifts to come early this year, as both Venus and Mars refuse to wait for your birthday month and new solar year to begin later next month. Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos and your ruling planet plays by his own set of rules and can return to Aries at any time of year. Venus on the other hand is bound by a very strict set of rules that determine how far ahead of the Sun she can venture without being pulled back. When Venus returns to Aries on the 4th February she reaches that point and that is set to have big consequences over the coming months, all of them good.

If Venus and Mercury, the only planets that orbit between the Earth and Sun, get too far ahead of the Sun there are consequences and it’s not a slap over the wrist with a wet bus ticket. You will feel those consequences almost immediately. Mars, who returned to Aries on the 28th January, is doing what Mars does, which is fire up your passions and fighting spirit, filling your tanks with energy, ready to throw yourself back into life again. Venus will normally move through Aries in 24 days, usually as part of your birthday month.

Venus is charged with fuelling your desires and expectations for the coming year, as well as triggering the laws of attraction, where you attract what you focus on. From the get go it is clear that Venus is slowing down and as the month progresses she will slow to a crawl and the Sun pulls her back. Eventually Venus will turn retrograde early next month, spending the next month travelling back over the same ground she tracked this month, only to eventually travel the same ground for the third time. Venus returns on the 4th February but won’t finally leave until the 6th June. This is going to have a positive spinoff in almost every aspect of your life.

Love 2017Aries February 2017 Love Horoscope

There is an ordinary event that is set to have extraordinary consequences this month or at least speaks of extraordinary consequences ahead. That event is a Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 11th February.

Nothing extraordinary about that, for this is a Lovers Moon, something that falls at this time every year. However, this is no ordinary Full Moon but a lunar eclipse. Eclipses aren’t random, they don’t just occur anywhere and can only fall close to the lunar nodes, those harbingers of fate. For the first time in two decades the North Node is drawing closer to its return to your romantic sector in May, something that will electrify your love life through to November 2018.

This Full Moon is a glimpse into what lies ahead, but fate will also be in effect. Events around this romantically charged lunar eclipse could be a stepping stone for something yet to develop. The Moon is only in your romantic sector from the 9th February to the 12th February, but these could be fateful days. For this doesn’t happen in a romantic vacuum. Venus, planet of love will return to Aries on the 4th February, where she’ll spend the next two months. Everything points to something fateful developing on the romantic front. In the meantime, relationship tensions could run high this month, but only because you’re starting to stand up for your own rights.

As for where your relationships themselves are concerned, the focus shifts to the past. As Jupiter turns retrograde in your relationship sector on the 6th February, this will open the door to the past and second chances. Early next month Venus will turn retrograde in Aries as well, opening the door to the past and second chances on the romantic front as well.

Money 2017Aries February 2017 Money Horoscope

To start with it is business as usual, which means the money gods are nowhere to be seen, but something about the fact that Mercury is still in your career sector suggests something is about to change. Mercury returned in early December for what should have been a 15 day visit to help bring one professional year to a close and get another off the ground.

Since then the Sun has been and gone, Mercury is still here and apart from the Moon’s monthly visits to your income sector, the money gods have been a no show. That’s not surprising, for the Sun doesn’t return to your income sector until April each year. Yet Mercury stays on, waiting. All that patience finally pays off in Mercury’s final days, with Ceres’ return to your income sector on the 5th January coming just in time to make his final days count. It’s also the case that as new doors open on the income front, there is a chance to catch hold of all that professional leverage.

Yet the real opportunity comes from the fact that just as you’re finalising where to from here professionally, new income opportunities open up. Even if you don’t have time to access any of them, this is a chance to steer this new professional year in a lucrative direction. The Moon will move through your income sector from the 3rd February to the 5th February, sharpening your nose for money at just the right time. While Ceres’ return to your income sector will put income matters back on the radar, it is more what she opens the door to over the coming months. Money matters don’t have as much attention this month, but then they don’t need it. The Moon’s visit to your financial sector from the 16th February to the 19th February should be enough to take care of any financial housekeeping.

Career 2017Aries February 2017 Career Horoscope

While the Sun will always leave your career sector in January, it is not uncommon to have either Venus or Mercury still here, tying up loose ends and taking care of those last minute details that will put your new professional year on track. This year Venus has long gone, having left back in early December.

That was even before the Sun arrived, with her desires and expectations along with Mars’ professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit having started this current push. Mercury is still here and will be until the 7th February, though not because he arrived late. Mercury first returned in early December, in fact during Venus’ final days. He and Pluto, who will stay on and keep the wheels turning, were both witnesses to all that Venus inspired and continue to hold the torch for.

Mercury normally moves through in just 15 days, so to have him still here is a real gift. You can thank a retrograde phase for that. Before leaving on the 7th February Mercury will continue to give you the intellectually savvy edge needed to keep your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. As his departure will put your professional year into a phase where it is then more about keeping the wheels turning, the first week of February is the most important for making choices, decisions and plans or simply getting your head around where to from here.

With Pluto here until 2024, the Moon’s monthly visits will play an important role in keeping work and career matters on track. The Moon will move through your work sector from the 12th February to the 14th February and through your career sector from the 21st January to the 24th February. During both visits there is a need to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, trusting what your instincts are telling you.

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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.