Aries Horoscope 2024

Mar 18, 2024
Aries Horoscope 2024

"Just do it" isn't just a shoe-company catch phase; it's also a rallying cry for Aries season. Aries boundless energy and drive can help us forge a new direction for our life. Aries lessons teach the power of strength and determination, as well as the will to begin again.

(If you want to learn more about what the Zodiac sign Aries means, check out my post on how to Make the Most of Aries Season.)

However, thanks to an ever-moving sky, the Zodiac seasons manifest a little differently each year. In 2024, the planets suggest the key to this year is not competition, but compassion. With the eclipses and a Mercury retrograde changing the usual story, you may find that the best way ahead isn't by trying harder, but yielding and redirecting.

Let's talk about why...

2024 Sun in Aries Horoscope

This year, the Sun enters Aries on Mar. 19, 2024, at 11:06 p.m. Eastern U.S., and remains there until Apr. 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. Here's the solar chart for the 2023 Aries ingress:

Zodiac Ingress Astrological Data

Sun’s Zodiac Sign: Aries
Aspects to the Sun: Sun trine Moon in Leo; Sun sextile Pluto
Location of Sign Ruler: Mars in Aquarius
Aspects to the Sign Ruler: Jupiter in Taurus sextile Saturn
Location of the Moon: Leo
Aspects to the Moon: Moon opposite Pluto in Aquarius
Other considerations: Venus & Saturn in Pisces sextile Jupiter in Taurus; eclipse season begins;) Mercury retrograde coming soon (April 1)

Now let’s get into what sets the 2024 Aries Season apart from those in other years...

As this Aries season begins, the Sun harmonizes with a regal Moon in Leo. The Moon sets the emotional tone of the season. While she’s in Leo that means warm and passionate. Combine that with the extra fiery Aries Sun, and there’s a lot of energy for going boldly into whatever makes you jazzed.

And, with the Moon out of bounds, you may find yourself even more willing to break out of your rut. Don’t be afraid to get a little outside of your comfort zone; you may discover something something new to love. The Moon’s facing off with Pluto, too. It’s a sign that deep, shadowy bits of the psyche are stepping up for recognition and healing. Don’t take your feelings at face value.

The Sun’s also sharing space in Aries with a fast-talking, hard-negotiating Mercury. That’s not great for patience, but it is the ideal energy for plain speech and clearing the air. If there’s something you’ve been hesitant to say, now may be the time. Just remember, other’s tongues may be as sharp as yours.

Aries’ ruler Mars is wrapping up his Aquarius tour. Mars heats things up, encouraging us to either brave up and fight (or, if necessary, run away as fast as we can.) While he’s in Aquarius, he’s applying his moxie in airy, intellectual ways. It’s a season for sticking to your opinions.Full stop.

In other news, sweet and sultry Venus has joined Saturn and Jupiter on their easy-going stroll. Venus loves to visit Pisces, savoring the romantic fantasies it supplies. She’s also aiding Jupiter’s ongoing encouragement of Saturn. The message: your spiritual work doesn’t actually have to be WORK. Joy, laughter and fun can also be part of your practice – should be part of your practice.

Finally, the 2024 Aries Sun season hosts a pair of eclipses. Shadow work always fits the eclipse theme, as does letting go of what no longer serves you. There’s also a Mercury retrograde beginning on Apr. 1, which is another celestial call for resetting and renewal. The two can act together as a powerful urge to make changes, especially for those with Aries and Libra signatures in their own astrological wiring.

Best Approach to Aries 2024

Put it all together, and you’ve got a potent blend of drive, sensuality and loss. That’s not an easy mixture to reconcile. If you’ve got a lot of fire, you might experience the season as energizing. For those who love beauty, you may find the season especially creative. But for others with an emphasis on Aries and Libra, there’s a desire for change, too.

If there’s a secret key, it’s probably in Venus’ hands. She’s the strongest planet in the sky at the time of this Aries Sun. That means when in doubt, choose the Venus path. Respond to the challenges you face with love or a spirit of fun. Jupiter is also in her corner, so the Force is also with those who act with compassion.

"I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish."

Chuck Norris