You've probably been leading a revolution or two of your own, shaking up old, outdated structures in your life. With slow-moving Pluto in Capricorn making a challenging aspect to your sign for many years to come, you will probably be torn between staying with doing what the world expects of you and being more true to yourself. Feelings of frustration and alienation are not out of the question, so surround yourself with those who know your heart and truly care about your well being. This will be most keenly felt by those born between the 9th and 12th degree of Aries, but all Aries and Aries Rising folks will experience this energy over time. The coming year is all about learning and growth, and while some of it may be difficult, you stand to gain a great deal through your efforts. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 11th may be significant, as it activates your 10th house of career and public recognition. Set your intentions related to how the world sees you now and how you want to be seen by the time this year is through.
Meditate and be calm
Lucky Jupiter activates your 3rd house of communication for the first half of the year, giving you a chance to cultivate good will and support from your community. You may be tempted to say yes to every fundraiser and social event you are invited to, but there is always a danger of overdoing it when the Lord of Plenty is involved. You may be well rewarded for your efforts in May, when Venus and Jupiter bring rewards and celebrations. If you have been having trouble getting along with neighbors and siblings, this is the perfect time to make peace. After Jupiter moves into clannish Cancer on June 26th, you'll be ready to expand your home base. Moving to a new home or adding on to an existing one is very likely during this transit, which lasts for about a year. It's not uncommon for people to have new additions to the family (or changes, such as a child leaving for college) while Jupiter is in the 4th. Like it or not, change is coming, so make the best of it.
With Saturn in Scorpio and your 8th house of sex and other people's resources all year, it's time to learn to live with other people's values. It could be that someone is not behaving as you expect or wish them to, and that is not necessarily wrong... just different from how you would do things. Let go of any judgment you might have against others and you'll find a sense of peace and freedom. This is a time of great transformation in life and much of it will be beyond your control. Through this, you will gain the wisdom you need in future Saturn cycles, especially when it comes to dealing with others. Questions of the meaning of life may also come up, and you may find yourself thinking about your own mortality, but this is a natural part of growing older and wiser. Regarding money matters, this is not the best time to depend on the resources of others, as your mate or partner may have a change in financial fortune, for better or for worse. Be frugal, resourceful, and continue to work hard toward your goals. Luckily, Pluto will be making a positive aspect to Saturn from your 10th house of career and public standing, so you should enjoy a reasonable amount of financial stability, even during tough economic times. March should be an especially fortunate month.
The New Year begins on a lighthearted note as Venus shines in optimistic Sagittarius, but relationships intensify as the Goddess of Love moves into Capricorn on January 9th and conjuncts Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, on January 17th. Obsessive, controlling behavior is not out of the question, so guard against this in yourself and do not submit to it from others. Otherwise, this energy can be beneficial as those in positions of authority will look kindly upon you, but keep in mind there could be strings attached to any favors that are granted.
Friends and associates become the focus of your attention and affection after February 2nd, when Venus moves into humanitarian Aquarius and your 11th house of group activities. Just in time for Candlemas, for those of you who celebrate this festival of lights! There should be many opportunities to network and socialize during this time frame, and you may even have to decline some invitations. As Venus squares Saturn around February 11th, you might find that it is getting too expensive to keep up the brisk social pace. You'll be ready to slow down and recharge your spiritual batteries after February 26th, when Venus enters sensitive Pisces and your 12th house of solitude. Clandestine affairs sometimes occur during this transit, but more often this is simply a time of quietly resting and recharging your emotional batteries. During the first three weeks of March, it's best to serve from behind the scenes. The compassion you show now will be returned to you tenfold in good karma.