aries_2016into2017This post is dedicated to all of you out there with the Sun Sign in Aries and with Aries Rising! As you know, Aries is the first zodiac sign and it represents power and action. He is the one that will start the war, lead the fight and be the one that arrives in dry land and plant a seed. He represents the starting point for everything. I am going to shed some astrological light on the upcoming months of 2016 and beyond. 2016 was an interesting year, but it didn’t have much motivation as we had Mars, the planet of action and motivation turning backwards a big period of time. Mars is actually the ruler of Aries and that had a big impact on any Aries. You were not able to do much of the work you needed or planned to. And I know how much you guys hate being stuck in time. My mother has the Sun in Aries and she hates nothing more than waiting in line or just waiting… Heavy duty to be able to keep up with you Aries, guys!

The last 4 months of the year 2016 are the most challenging of the year. We need to think about changing some things in our lives and we will have some inner tension that will translate into our environment. In September we had Eclipse Season and that will impact all of us for 6 months from now. I decided to share my thoughts on what we can do with this trans formative energy. These eclipses have 2 important negative aspects associated with them: an opposition with Neptune and a square to Saturn. Neptune can bring confusion and Saturn is craving for more structure and a more organized self. With these aspects, our objectives will be difficult to achieve.

The first solar eclipse was in Virgo, on the 1st of September 2016, and this one had a focus on your health and on your work life balance. You are now forced to take a very serious look at the way you balance life and how much you invest in your work. Is this something in your life that is missing you or are you missing out something? Any passion that you have, your family? Are they missing you as you spend hours at work? Are you getting the satisfaction that you need out of your work? These are question that you need to answer and I think there are a lot of things you need to change according to your answers. The second eclipse was in Pisces and it was a Lunar Eclipse, on the 16th of September 2016, and it encouraged you to meditate more, search your inner peace and be happy with who you are.

What Aries should do to use this energy in a positive way:

  1. Start a health habit: start going to the gym, start a healthy regime

As the Solar Eclipse was in Virgo and for a year now you had Jupiter in Virgo also, the focus for you was and is on how to be healthier and how to have time for everything in your life. Habits, the time you invest in your passion, time you invest at work were all on your list this year. You needed to improve and balance more. Jupiter in Virgo created a preparation year for you in terms of balancing work and life. Just to give you an idea, the transit happened from August 11, 2015 until September 9, 2016. This transit ended with this powerful Solar Eclipse in Virgo and that means abrupt change for you. Take action and start any new healthy habit in September and follow up for the next 6 months.

  1. Understand and document how much time you invest at work

This is a good time to really think long and good about all those hours in the office and if they were worth it. It does not matter if the answer is yes or no, it is time to dedicate more of you to your family or your passion. I am not saying you should overlook your working schedule, just keep in mind, that you need balance and you need to focus on other things as well to keep everything else going.

  1. Make a plan on how to be more effective

With the energy created by the Pisces Lunar Eclipse, the way you nurture yourself and the way you talk to yourself is revealed. Be as open as possible to yourself and make a plan on how you can be more effective. Are you a morning person or a night owl like myself? Try to adapt your schedule to the way you know it is best for you. It is a good time to do all that in the next 6 months and you have plenty of time. As we have Saturn close by, take your time and try to enter the new year of 2017 with more focus on effectiveness and try to use time in the best way possible.

Mercury will be retrograde a lot until the end of the year: we had him retrograde from the 30th of August 2016 until the 22nd of September 2016 and from the 19th of December until the 8th of January. We will begin the new year with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and that will create some misunderstandings and communication will be lost.

Thank you for reading and please share the post if you like it!

Aries – work life balance

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