Aries monthly horoscope

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September

Lucky Days: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25

Yucky Days: 1, 13, 14, 20, 21

Colour: Cinnamon 

Celebrity Icon: Reese Witherspoon

Sharpen your pencils and put on your best proverbial back-to-school outfit, because September is all about getting down to business. Mercury Retrograde mixed with eclipse season made August into a massive mess, but the stars are ready to turn the page this month. It won't happen straightaway, however, as there is a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds Full Moon early in the morning on the 6th. That lunation will drench the first weekend of September in fantastical moments; so don't abandon the easy summer vibes just yet. Also note that Mercury doesn't go direct until the day before the Full Moon – you can wait until a few days later to dive back into stalled projects. And dive you will, Aries, because several planets, including your super driven ruler Mars, are telling you that NOW is the time. You can't wait this one out. That will be beyond apparent in the days leading up to the New Moon early in the morning of the 20th – this is your moment to plan out your next six-months of world-dominating success. Even better, this lunation will enable you to balance several important projects at once – without losing a grip on your schedule. The last week of the month brings your focus back to love: relationships will rule your world for the next four weeks.

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August

Lucky Days: 1, 2, 10, 11, 30

Yucky Days: 3, 4, 17, 18, 24

Colour: Gold

Celebrity Icon: Sarah Jessica Parker

Eclipse season is back and it's not even close to kidding around this time, Aries. August may be the most intense month of 2017, and we've already had many intense months. The upshot is that on the other side of the coming challenges you'll be a better, stronger, more kickass version of you. The moment the month begins you'll feel it – probably even a few days before. But by 7 August, when the first of two eclipses lands in your house of goals and group activities, you'll likely be a bit more than merely hyper-emotional – you'll have all the feels and then some. This is a lunar eclipse in Aquarius, so it's extremely deep, but also extremely ripe for analysis. You probably won't b able to get any emotional distance right away, but think back to something that began brewing about six months ago – that's coming to fruition now. Less than a week later Mercury goes retrograde in your work zone – so welcome to wonky-town for the next three weeks (from 12 August to 5 September). If at all possible, spend the first week of the month getting all your ducks in a row at the office and beyond – back up your data, triple-check appointments, and if you have any short or long-distance travel plans, scan your itinerary in advance. Once you get your head around the retrograde, along comes the second eclipse in the series – this one a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your house of creativity and love on the 21st. This is a major world event, but it's personal to you, Ms. Ram. The sense that your slate is being wiped clean is totally palpable. Start fresh, especially in the realms of romance and pleasure, and your hopes, dreams and plans will flower over the next six months.

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