This will be a year where you'll need to pay careful attention to timing in order to make the most progress. That's because your ruling planet, Mars, will be retrograde from April 17 until June 29. During this time there might be more frustration than usual, but only if you keep trying to push when the universe is telling you it's time to take pause. That's the secret of learning how to make the most of a Mars Retrograde cycle -- accepting that it's time to chill out. In fact, once you make the decision to go with the flow and relax, this two-month respite from "full speed ahead" will actually be quite enjoyable for you. Yes, Aries, even you need to slow down once in a while and the universe, in its infinite wisdom, seems to know that this will be a year to include a time out in your schedule.
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You'll begin to notice life slowing down in April as Mars prepares to retrograde in your 9th House of Mind Expansion. Educational pursuits, publishing endeavors, international business, or a legal matter might suddenly become fraught with delays. You might experience a few hiccups in these areas and if so, it's time to re-evaluate your strategy connected to them. Pay special attention to this time since Saturn, the planet of lessons and responsibility, will move through your 9th house all year. There might be a significant matter for you to handle -- one that will test your mettle and maturity.
After March 27 and until June 29 Mars will retrograde into your 8th House of Shared Finances and Intimacy. This will be a time to review the action you took in the past connected to debt, investments, taxes, joint finances, or insurance matters. A financial matter that you thought was resolved might now come back to haunt you. If this happens, the worst thing you could do is attempt to ignore it. Handle it -- directly. After June 29 Mars will turn direct, and by the second half of 2016 you'll feel more energized to focus on new projects. Initiate nothing major during the first half of 2016 though -- not if you want it to succeed. Wait. Remember, timing IS everything.
Jupiter will be in your 6th House of Work and Health for most of 2016 -- until September 9. This will boost your ability to take care of any health situation, should one arise. You'll find the best doctors or other health care professionals as well as treatment options. As far as work goes, if you're in the freelance industry you might have so many assignments thrown your way that you'll need to turn down a few. What an enviable position to be in! Looking for another job? No problem. Aim for March 16 or June 26 when Jupiter will be at a gorgeous trine to Pluto, now in your career sector.
Partnership becomes Jupiter's focus for you after September 9, and well into 2017. This could be the time for you to make a commitment to someone special you've been dating. Or, you might decide to join forces with someone in business. Any alliance you make with Jupiter in your 7th House of Relationships will be extra blessed!Get personalized predictions for all of 2016 now »