While the concept of a new year generally conjures up visions of fireworks, clinking glasses, and dramatic countdowns to midnight, it’s not necessarily the image that’s painted within the astrological community. Those who study the stars understand that while there’s value in honoring the breath of fresh air that comes every time the calendar hits January, it’s not the only opportunity to begin anew. In fact, astrologers and mystics everywhere often mark the spring equinox as their opportunity to start over as the Sun enters fiery Aries, restarting its journey through the signs on March 20.
The Start Of Aries Season
As the first members of the zodiac, Aries are known for their passion, ambition, leadership, and occasional impatience as they strive to conquer and explore as much of the world as they can. When this energy is active, our environment tends to speed up as the universe pushes us to reconnect with our goals and the motivation needed to meet them. For this reason, it’s important to keep an eye on your stress levels, especially if you feel as though you’re fighting against time. Try to keep in mind that these vibes are about sparking a match and that you don’t need to build an entire inferno, at least not right away.
With spring in the air and possibility on the horizon, it’s time to reconnect with your path ahead and what you can do to live fully over the next 12 months. While we’ll all be called to start fresh on some level, each sign will experience this cosmic reset in very different ways. Find your sign below to learn more about how you’ll be affected and how you can make the most of these vibes.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
It’s time to plant some seeds
No one benefits from the charge of an astrological new year quite like you do, dear ram, as the Sun lights up our sky while traveling through your sign. This cosmic climate will have you feeling motivated and ready to take on the next 12 months by storm, though you may want to slow your roll a little bit. As the spring equinox manifests, Mercury, the planet of communication, forms an auspicious alliance with expansive Jupiter in the sector of your chart that rules all things hidden. These vibes will ask you to work behind the scenes, planting the seeds that will ultimately manifest your goals.
Meanwhile, Mars, your ruling planet, continues its journey through innovative Aquarius, encouraging you to network, share ideas, and brainstorm your plans. While the Sun’s placement in your sign will have you eager to get moving, these vibes are more about connection and mapping out the path ahead. Tap into your natural leadership abilities, look for ways to inspire others, then gather the strength and resources you need to make some big moves. Try to keep in mind that putting your agenda first doesn’t have to be lonely — you just need to surround yourself with people who understand, support, and encourage your visions.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
Harness your strength to break unhealthy patterns
Try not to stress out if you’re feeling uncertain in your circumstances right now, dear Taurus, as the Aries Sun camps out in the sector of your chart that rules the subconscious. While most signs are thinking about how to move forward quickly, you’ll take a more analytical approach to your path, making note of your mistakes from the past and how not to repeat them. While you’re busy breaking patterns that aren’t serving you, there will be a quiet strength residing in your soul, waiting for the perfect time to execute any major plans you’ve been sitting on.
Meanwhile, your professional life will be busier than ever as your ruling planet, Venus, continues her journey through Aquarius. There’s some major moneymaking energy happening in the sky for you right now, so you’ll want to stay anchored in your work. Your social life will also be at a peak for the year in terms of meeting new friends and professional networking. The connections you make right now can lead to major opportunities down the road, making it important that you use your voice, share ideas, and put yourself out there. Remind yourself that it’s okay if you haven’t figured out your five-year plan. Dedicate yourself to your career path, enjoy your relationships, and things will feel clearer in about a month when the Sun enters your sign.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
Flex your online muscles
It’s time to revamp your digital image, dear Gemini, as the Aries Sun illuminates your solar 11th house. This cosmic current is ideal for rolling up your sleeves and hitting the keyboard, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve updated your professional website, online store, or dating profile. However, these vibes go way past the logistics of staying current; you’ll be in the mood to freshen up your persona as well. Take some extra time to curate your social-media posts, and be sure to consider the overall look of your page. You may also want to schedule a few photo shoots with your bestie to help bring your online presence to the next level.
Creative projects that involve a technological output will also find their way off the ground with more ease, which means there are no excuses not to pull the trigger on such agendas. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the big picture of such endeavors, do yourself a favor and write out a concise to-do list to help you stay motivated and on track. Batching your content and releasing it with a scheduling app can also help bring structure to your vision, adding an element of convenience and consistency to your life. Just try not to set any unreasonable deadlines for yourself, as this energy can get a little impatient, and be sure to ask a close confidant to look over your work to make sure it’s palatable and relatable to your audience.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
Adapt a direct disposition and set boundaries
It’s time to get serious about setting boundaries, sweet crab, as Aries season inspires you to put your needs first. This solar placement will make it easier for you to draw lines, especially when it comes to people who dump their issues on you or are overly demanding of your assistance and attention. While you’re known for your sweet disposition, it’ll be important to remember that you don’t have to overexplain your need for space, especially if you receive pushback from any dominant figures in your life. Luckily, removing yourself from the emotions of others will come more easily, which can help you take a more direct approach in your personal and professional dealings.
Your career path could also see some changes moving forward, and new opportunities are likely to find you. This is a great time to ask yourself whether you’re happy in your current work environment and if you’re being treated fairly. If you feel as though you’re not being compensated appropriately for your efforts, you may need to get out of your comfort zone to negotiate your wages. If you feel trapped in a company that doesn’t value you as a person, you should take it as a cue to update your résumé and look for new possibilities.
LEO (July 23 - August 22)
Open yourself up to the universe — and have some adventures
Prepare to see the world through new eyes, sweet lion, as Aries season triggers the sector of your chart that governs personal philosophies and higher thinking. As the new astrological year manifests, you will feel more at peace and open to the mysteries of the universe, which will bring a rush of inspiration your way. You may also feel drawn to reconnect with your spiritual path since this cosmic climate is ideal for tapping into your gratitude and marveling at the many blessings and opportunities that surround you.
A sense of adventure will also fill your soul, which could motivate you to embark upon a much-deserved vacation. Whether your budget is small or hefty, it’s high time that you treat yourself to some time away from your typical routine. On a personal level, your aura will become larger and more attractive, which will draw new people into your life. Connecting on a soul level will happen more organically, which means the friends or romantic partners whom you invest in right now will have a long-lasting and profound impact on your path moving forward. For this reason, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for red flags, or you could end up getting sucked into a situation that’s difficult to get out of.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
Say goodbye to toxic influences, and recommit to supportive relationships
This astrological new year begins with you cleaning house, dear Virgo, as the Sun shines a light in the sector of your chart that rules transformation. These vibes will motivate you to finally cut ties with any grief that’s been taking up too much space in your life, as the promise of spring triggers a desire for personal growth. You’ll begin to feel as though you’re moving away from the darkness of winter with an inspiration to live your best life. Unfortunately, these sentiments could force you to remove certain people from your circle, who may not leave so easily. The best way to move away from this sort of dynamic is with a clean break, so try not to get sucked back into any emotional situations that have hit a dead end.
Luckily, you won’t be forced to say too many goodbyes. In fact, you’ll feel more motivated than ever to strongly commit to the people who make you feel supported and appreciated. This energy will help you recognize what is and isn’t solid in your life, helping you find your anchor amongst the chaotic seas of this world. There will also be opportunities for you to let your guard down as the universe pushes you to open up and reveal more of yourself to the people you trust. As the next few months continue to unfold, you’ll feel much more grounded and clearer about your life and the loved ones who fill it.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Find love from within to help your relationships bloom
Get ready to recommit to love in all of its forms, dear Libra, as the astrological new year manifests with the sweet smell of spring and plenty of romance. However, before you can give your heart to anyone, you’ll need to examine the feelings you have for yourself. The law of attraction will have a big role to play in your partnerships, meaning the health of these connections will be contingent on how supportive you are of yourself. You should consider this cosmic climate as an order from the universe to practice some radical self-love with the intention to bolster your confidence, grace, and optimism.
Meanwhile, Venus, your ruling planet will be in the middle of its journey through revolutionary Aquarius, pushing you to embrace your ego. Finding a creative outlet can help you do so without abandoning your grace, while also giving you a unique opportunity to share your perspective. You’ll also find joy in the prospect of growing through the arts, even if it’s been a while since you’ve flexed your creative muscles. Luckily, inspiration will be in abundance during this time, making it easy for you to find your voice, even if it comes out from the end of a paintbrush, through writing a song, or as your body choreographs a new dance routine.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
Get organized, get to work, and find your independence
This astrological new year will ask you to get organized, darling Scorpio, as Aries season channels a rush of energy to the sector of your chart that governs daily routines and rituals. Meanwhile, a connection between Neptune and the nodes of fate will bring a heightened awareness to your hopes and dreams, and the work required to reach such goals. Now is the time to get serious about your path ahead and create a structured outline on the steps you must take to manifest your ideal life. Choosing to move boldly toward success will require you to examine how you spend your time, which could inspire healthier habits around sleeping and eating, knowing that your energy levels need to be in peak condition.
If you’re in a relationship, you may need to examine whether it’s an equal partnership and if this person is someone you can build a future with. If you come to the conclusion that the path ahead with your sweetie looks like an uphill struggle, it may be time to have a serious discussion or move away from the dynamic altogether. However, no matter what your relationship status looks like, you’ll likely be called to become more independent, feeling at peace with the idea of being self-reliant.
SAGGITARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
Embrace your fire, find your zen, and be unapologetically yourself
You won’t be in the mood to apologize for who you are, sweet archer, as the astrological new year brings out the fire that lives in your heart. Passion will overtake your actions, relationships, and lust for life as you emerge from winter feeling strong and motivated to walk your most fulfilling path. Chills are liable to run up and down your spine when you look to the future, which will cause you to feel ravenous for opportunity, love, and financial gain. Use the momentum of this cosmic climate to tackle your goals head on, pushing your way to the top of any mountains you’ve been struggling to climb lately.
While you’ll certainly be feeling like your fiercest self, it’ll be important that you stay centered and grounded, or your self-awareness could suffer. An internal pressure for movement or success might cause you to lose your patience, lash out, or even self-destruct, so you’ll need to connect with your zen whenever you’re feeling particularly fired up. Try to remember that a healthy ego comes with a good dose of grace, as well as compassion for yourself and the people who surround you. Staying centered will also help you find clarity so you can manifest your dreams with precision rather than hoping things fall into place amongst the chaos.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
Invest in your home and financial future
You’re one of the more levelheaded members of the zodiac, dear Capricorn, understanding the value of composure and reserve in a chaotic and unforgiving world. While the astrological new year will leave many feeling overstimulated and rushed, you’ll be much cooler in your disposition, giving yourself permission to slowly lay down the foundations for the path ahead. Financial planning and investments will also become a huge part of your focus as your ruling planet, Saturn, continues to move through Aquarius and the sector of your chart that governs money. For this reason, you should consider working with a portfolio manager to help solidify your monetary strategy.
Laying down roots will also be a theme for you right now as your soul is pulled toward the idea of home. If you are hoping to move over the next 12 months, now would be the time to plan accordingly by researching the housing market and what you can afford. If you’re happy with your domestic circumstances, you should still look for ways to invest in your space by taking on any renovations that will increase the value of your property while adding to the quality and convenience of your life.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Embrace your smarts, and nurture your relationships
You’ll crave intellectual companionship, sweet Aquarius, as the astrological new year activates the sector of your chart that governs communication and thought process. Unfortunately, you may also become acutely aware of how you’ve outgrown certain people in your life, especially if they haven’t taken the initiative to better themselves throughout the years. A deep motivation to expand your understanding of certain topics will overcome your psyche, inspiring you to spend more time reading, researching, and filling your big, beautiful brain with new information.
While exploring new concepts will certainly be a priority, you’ll also feel invested in how seriously others take you. Finding ways to demonstrate your intellect and know-how can help you resolve these issues, making it important that you use your voice, especially when it comes to imparting expertise. However, you could become easily triggered by anyone who questions your disposition, and you’ll need to exercise patience when called to explain your point of view.
On a personal level, you’ll find yourself in a more social mood than you have been over the last few weeks, so you’ll need to cut out plenty of time for your friends and family. Finding new connections through a special-interest group can also bring you a deep sense of emotional and mental satisfaction, so you may want to research any meetings or classes in your area that stir up a sense of intrigue.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Lean into what’s real, and take steps toward your dream career
As the astrological new year manifests, you’ll be reminded of what’s important and where you place value, dear Pisces, as the Sun crosses over into the sector of your chart that rules personal security. You’ll feel passionate about the things that are real and genuine, helping you cut ties with phony relationships and superficial cliques. Luckily, breaking away from such dynamics won’t be as lonely as it sounds, as Aries season triggers a fierce independence within you. You’ll want to reinvest in yourself right now, and you won’t have much time or energy for anyone who doesn’t lift you up and want what’s best for you.
The celestial bodies at work will also be turning the wheel of fortune in your favor, with major moneymaking potential written in the stars. However, nothing will be rewarded without hard work, so you may be required to update your résumé, negotiate for a raise, or go back to school for special training. Don’t worry, though — you don’t have to be at the height of your career in order to benefit from this cosmic climate; you just need to walk steadily toward your goals. It’ll also be important that you have faith that the universe has your back, without abandoning logic and hard work.