Workaholics love the changing of the months. The new energy they get when they can turn to a fresh calendar page and organize their appointments, assignments, and social activities for the coming weeks could power a rocket to Mars. We in the astrological community, however, get that feeling from the changing of the zodiac seasons. Throughout the calendar year, the sun moves “through” the twelve constellations of the zodiac, and spends about a month in each. This is how astrologers have determined that if you’re born between a certain date range you have a certain Sun sign. The month-long period that encompasses all of the birth dates for each sign is known as that sign’s season. In other words, during Aries season (March 21 - April 19), the sun is moving “through” the zodiac constellation of Aries, and all of your Aries friends will celebrate their birthdays!
Happy new year! Aries season marks the first season of the astrological new year, and you should be celebrating and charging head first at all of your new ideas. Aries is a fire sign, and fire sign seasons bring confidence, direction, power, decisions, and excitement. We are embarking out on a new adventure, taking a first step, moving confidently in the direction of our dreams, etc.
The astrological new year aligns with the spring equinox - think birth, rebirth, blooming, and thriving. We are burying the cold and harsh winter and embracing a transformation into new life. Enter into this season with confidence, boldness, and not-giving-a-fuck-ness. While some seasons ask us to slow down, Aries season begs us to act and engage. We are making moves this season, and nothing can stop us.
Fiery Aries is fueled by independence, movement, competition, and impulse. Welcome to March Madness, baby! As we moved through Pisces season, closing off our loose ends, reflecting on our decisions and choices, and allowing ourselves to experience emotional catharsis, we purged the burdens of the past. Now we are free of what has haunted us, and able to make moves into the next chapter of our lives. Enjoy the fast-paced, unhindered side of yourself. Feel confidence you may not normally be in control of. Get up and go. Like the ram, we must connect with the headstrong, committed, bold part of ourselves. This is a season of going and running and choosing and living. Run with the ram, sprint into new beginnings, and set yourself up for a year of YOU.
Aries Season Syllabus
Start new endeavors, launch new projects, party, experience new things, learn about new cultures, go for a run, engage with your physical self. Try something new, taste a new flavor, do karaoke, make art. Do something scandalous, challenge yourself, engage in a competition. Wander around a new city, talk to strangers, play your music loudly, be who you really are inside. Show others what you’ve been hiding, take a risk, take a chance on someone. Go somewhere luxurious, power through a difficult situation, make a hard choice. Try to live with no shame, no embarrassment, no anxiety.
Listen to something powerful. Something that makes you feel invincible. Songs about confidence, like "Good As Hell” by LIZZO, or “0 to 100” by Drake. Rap, especially comes to mind - something like “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West or “DNA” "by Kendrick Lamar. I would also listen to some older punk, indie rock vibes like LCD Soundsystem and Nine Inch Nails, or their modern equivalents like The 1975 and Tor Miller. Talking Heads, St. Vincent, BROCKHAMPTON. Make a power playlist that makes your feel amazing - relisten to “That’s Not My Name” by the Ting Tings.
Stories about power, scamming, and influence. The biographies of successful people in your desired industry. Stories about struggling and overcoming and persevering. Athlete stories. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Becoming by Michelle Obama. Anything by the Beat poets. Manifestos, political texts, bold opinions. The Anna Delvey story. The Elizabeth Holmes story. Gone Girl, Game of Thrones.
Movies and shows about power, success, identity, religion, sex. Things like American Crime Story, true crime docs, Paris is Burning. Shows like Shameless, Skins, and Misfits. Gone Girl, The Wolf of Wall Street, Pulp Fiction, The Great Gatsby. Watch shows like Queer Eye, about self-love. Interviews with David Bowie, Matty Healy, Kurt Cobain. Shows like The Inventor, about success and destruction. Movies about sex and power like All Good Things or Pretty Woman. Adventure movies like Indiana Jones or The Goonies or Jaws. The praised and successful feminist film, Legally Blonde.