Aries season horoscopes are here! Ruled by Mars…we hope they’ll light you up (and we love to hear how our products do the same!)
March 21 - April 19
Our Lead Astrologer, Erin River Sunday, writes these horoscopes based on your Sun and Rising/Ascendant sign. Don’t know your Rising Sign? The Birthdate Book can help!
This season is all about you, Aries, and your leadership qualities will be on big display. Take advantage of the favorable light and dive into new opportunities head first. Everyone else will follow! The most special aspect of this season for you is the fact that there are not one, but two New Moons landing in your home sign. The first, arriving March 21st, is the moment to make your intention clear. The second, which is also an eclipse on April 20th, will remind you that the Universe is also working in your favor…and some beginnings are out of your hands. Let fate help clear your path.
You’re cooking something up in secret this season, Taurus. Whether it’s a big project that will take some time to gestate or you just need a solo reset moment…initiate the rest you crave. The two New Moons in Aries this season will remind you of just how much that alone time really matters. Watch for potent dreams arriving around March 21st and April 20th and heed their warnings. Mercury will enter your home sign on April 3rd, encouraging communication from near and far. Whether you jotting notes in a dream journal or texting up a storm, notice the arrival of potent information.
Ever the social butterfly, this might be your busiest moment with friends all year, Gemini. Lean on the people that brighten up your days and embrace community ties with open arms. The ground is fertile for initiating new contacts this Spring, as you’ll have not one but two New Moons lighting up this collective area of your chart. Venus will also enter your home sign on April 11th, encouraging you to spruce up your surroundings. Perhaps it’s time to rotate your wardrobe staples, or even try out a new hair color. Beauty and connection abound and you’re encouraged to indulge in it all.
The office is calling this season, Cancer, and you’re at the head of the conference table. If you’ve been shy in the past, now is the time to speak up for yourself. A raise? More time off? All you have to do is ask. Powerful new beginnings in this area of your life are likely to come to a head around March 21st and April 20th, the dates of the two New Moons greeting us this Aries season. Mars will also enter your home sign on March 25th, indicating that you’ll be feeling especially energized and ready to begin your new ideas with vigor. You’ve got big boss energy now- lean in with full force.
Where are you headed, Leo? This season has you setting your sights on someplace new, literally or figuratively. You’re ready for fresh perspectives and maybe some newfound geography to go with them. The Aries New Moons happening on March 21st and April 20th will highlight where you might be headed next. Pay attention to the books, podcasts, and newsletters that find their way to you around these dates. The other big news is Pluto entering your opposite sign, Aquarius, on March 23rd. Over the next couple decades, your relationships will be completely transformed.
Healing becomes you this season, Virgo. When you decide to let go, the coming weeks will be an opportunity to address your past wounds head on. Bravery is required here, but you’re ready for the task. The dates to work with this specific energy will arrive on the Aries New Moons, March 21st and April 20th- where you’ll be learning that every beginning is another beginning’s end. Good work news arrives with Venus’ entrance into Gemini on April 11th. You’ll be shining brighter on the public stage as the month continues, and it’s an ideal time to inquire about that raise you’ve earned.
Is that a new lover just around the bend? You’re no stranger to love, Libra, but this season will offer especially charged fresh starts. Stay open to possibilities and let fate handle the rest. In addition to the potentially romantic two New Moons of the month (happening on March 21st and April 20th), we greet a Full Moon in your home sign on April 6th. This is a beautiful time of culmination within your most cherished partnerships. This moment seems to suggest that when you focus on where you’re going and what lights you up individually, your partnerships balance out, too.
It’s time to put in the work, Scorpio, and you’re ready for it. Whether it’s your health, your daily routines, or how they inform each other- you’re the boss, not your schedule. If it’s not on your list, it’s not worth the energy. The strongest times to mark intentional beginnings in this area of your life would be March 21st and April 20th, as the Aries New Moons will encourage a fresh routine. Mercury will also enter your opposite sign of Taurus on April 3rd. Communication is going to be a big factor for you over the coming weeks, especially within your committed partnerships. Listening is an art.
Your creativity is in bloom this season, Sagittarius, so follow the whims of your muses. While the end game might not yet be clear, trust the process by showing up for what sets your soul on fire. The theme for you, especially around March 21st and April 20th, is all about honoring your inner-child. When you stay true to them, everything else will align. On April 11th, Venus enters your opposite sign of Gemini. This foretells a certain beauty and sweetness returning to your one on one partnerships. Lavish your partner with affection, and if you’re single, reflect the love you seek into yourself first.
Look around your nest and put things back into place, Capricorn. If there are items that no longer belong to the vision you have for the future, let them go. The time is ripe for spring cleaning- physically and psychically! The New Moon dates, March 21st and April 20th, are major moments on the homefront for you. If you’re hoping to move, set the intention now. Pluto will also depart from your home sign on March 23rd, which will ultimately feel like a release of pressure. The planet will return to your sign in just a few months, though, so notice the transformations that are in their final stages.
Power is taking on an entirely new meaning for you this season, Aquarius. You could be ready to make some new friends who recognize your strength, and the admiration will be mutual. If you have something to say…the next few weeks are your golden opportunity. Take advantage of March 21st, the first New Moon in Aries, to speak what you desire into existence. The Universe is always listening! The second one, an eclipse on April 20th, is less predictable and asks you to release control. When Pluto enters your home sign just a few days later…your massive transformation will be underway.
Pisceans, out of all the signs, are probably the least concerned about money…but this season will offer a fresh perspective. When your fiscal resources are organized, other intangibles have a way of falling into place. If you haven’t finished your taxes, the New Moon on March 21st would be a smart time to knock them out. The following New Moon on April 20th, that’s also an eclipse, will bring in more fated happenings around your revenue streams. You’ll be quite comfortable at home beginning on April 11th, when Venus enters Gemini. Cuddle up with a good book and your favorite snack.
Erin River Sunday is the Lead Astrologer for Birthdate Co., you can find more info on her here.
A little more about Aries season…
Keywords: Tenacity, Desire, Play, Innocence, Gumption, Gullibility, Instinct
- Planetary ruler: Mars
- Modality: Cardinal
- Triplicity (Element): Fire
- Symbol: The Ram
- Famous Archetypes: Reece Witherspoon, Elton John, Eddie Murphy, Diana Ross
We celebrate the New Year on January 1st, but astrologically, we begin our new yearly cycle on March 21st, the first day of Aries Season. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Closing out the murky waters of Pisces season, we BURST onto the scene alongside the blooming of Spring. If Pisces is the womb, Aries is the birth canal.
Aries energy is both the baby and the boss. It wants to be in charge of everything and everyone, but is still accident prone and likely to shout expletives when something goes awry.
That said, they’re lovable leaders, because despite their hot tempers…they’re childlike, and you almost end up feeling bad when they get upset! A dangerous Aries will exploit that knowledge and throw unnecessary temper tantrums to get their way.
Aries is associated with the first house of the birth chart, meaning simply: “I Am.” It is self-focused, but at its best, displays an entrepreneurial spirit that others will be keen to follow. Aries is the quintessential individual.
Aries is ruled by Mars, which is all about brute force and passion. Like the Ram, Aries people will not back down from a fight, so it’s important that they decide what is truly worth fighting for.
During Aries season, we all get a bit of its fiery gumption. It’s not the best time to navigate traffic jams or anything that requires an extended attention-span (patience will be at an all time low), but if you’re wanting to begin something new and fresh, now is the perfect time to spearhead it.
This is a period ripe with beginnings, but that definitely doesn’t always equal completion. Mars is a quick energy, not necessarily longstanding. Take some time to think about what you can realistically complete alone, and where you might need some help in reaching the finish line.
Aries season is about following your gut…and fortune favors the bold!
Journal prompts to connect with Aries energy:
What is worth fighting for?
How do I connect to my Divine Masculine?
Where am I ready for a new beginning?
In addition to all the regular Aries season stuff, 2023 features some of the biggest astrological moments of the year…
2023 Aries Season Highlights
- Monday, March 20th: Sun enters Aries
- Tuesday, March 21st: New Moon in Aries
- Thursday, March 23rd: Pluto enters Aquarius
- Saturday, March 25th: Mars enters Cancer
- Monday, April 3rd: Mercury enters Taurus
- Thursday, April 6th: Full Moon in Libra
- Tuesday, April 11th: Venus enters Gemini
- Thursday, April 20th: New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries
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