Aries monthly horoscope

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May

Lucky Days: 2, 3, 11, 12, 22

Yucky Days: 7, 8, 14, 15, 28

Colour: Tomato

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Consider May your Motivation Month, Aries. All the delays and pauses of the previous few months are about to explode into major progress – perhaps before you feel completely ready. This is because you've been under a heavy retrograde cloud for months, starting with Venus in early March. Happily, the love planet went direct in April, and on 3 May, Mercury follows her. This will ease up the glitches, breakdowns and annoying slowdowns in all areas of your life rather quickly, and by midmonth, any financial worries should begin to ease a bit. There's a powerful Full Moon on the 10th, and it's pulling you deep into some kind of intimacy. This might create the kind of emotional vulnerability you prefer to avoid, or you might experience pure, unbridled desire – prepare to be far more randy than you've been in a while. (Hello there, spring fever.) Communication is the name of the game after the Sun moves into Gemini on the 20th. This peaks at the New Moon on the 25th, when you can (and should) set some goals for self-expression. Between now and next November, what kind of statement do you want to make – both personally and professionally? The Mars/Saturn opposition at the very end of the month can provoke both anxiety and anger, so it's essential to stay balanced – and you may need to work off your angst at the gym.

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April

Lucky Days: 4, 5, 14, 15, 24

Yucky Days: 2, 3, 9, 17, 18

Colour: Gold

Celebrity Icon: Reese Witherspoon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, fire-starter! Your super solar celebration may be a bit on the weird side this year, but weird can be so, so good. The reason for the strange vibes is an unusually large number of planets in retrograde this April. Venus and Jupiter are already moving backwards, only to be followed by Saturn on the 6th, and then everyone's favourite crazy-making planet, Mercury, on the 9th. The Full Moon arrives on the 11th, making relationships as intense as possible – but a breakthrough is likely if you're willing to stop fighting and start mending fences. Happily Venus will return to direct motion by the 15th, restoring sanity to your love life. Finances are a major theme during the second half of the month, as Mercury Retrograde will bring some messiness to your money zone. This is an opportunity, however, to bring some healthy discipline to your spending habits and simultaneously find extra sources of income. When the New Moon comes to this part of your chart on the 26th, it's time to set six-month financial goals. With the right follow-up, you should be the mogul you were born to be by next fall. Venus moves back into your sign on the 29th, assuring you that May will be beyond beautiful.

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