Even when things are difficult, you, dear Aries, will be unable to rest, as you try to figure out the future, and having analyzed the past, are prepared to actually alter past mistakes and to convince others and even yourself about the fading of old rules and the wisdom of your undertakings.
Can a person be absolutely happy standing on the edge of a precipice? Does success mean the inevitability of degeneration? Does a fall lead to unavoidable growth? Does despair serve as a push towards the study of the new, and thus towards creation and progress?
In the new year you will have to answer a multitude of tricky questions yourself. For many Aries, the year 2017 is a period of ups and downs -- depression and disappointments, followed by success and the recognition in a roundabout way that life is more thrilling when lived on the edge -- practically everything that you love, dear Aries! Whether it is a curse or a gift from the heavens, nonetheless over the course of the past years, 2017 will stand out as being an especially active and satisfying year in the life of Aries.
In 2017 people who belong to the Aries zodiac sign will certainly receive their fair portion of "bonuses." Your element -- fire -- corresponds to the element of this stage in time. However, it isn't just about this, but also who in fact Aries is, what is your nature, such that namely your internal qualities, earlier hindering you from adequately assessing a situation, in the year 2017 will help you to succeed and find answers in such situations others would be ready to shrink from.
For example, some astrologers believe that in the depths of the soul of every real Aries there supposedly lives a Little Napoleon; a poorly balanced part of your personality, emotional and badly controlled, but nonetheless in certain conditions genial in essence, and able to save you in difficult times. But the "Little Napoleon" of Aries seems like a pyromaniac who dreams at any moment of setting fire to everything around. This crazy internal essence, caring about practically nothing or no one, hungers uncontrollably for one thing: to set the world ablaze in a sea of fire!
Often precisely this part of your soul has led Aries similarly astray, making you feel even more antsy. Luckily, consequences have held you back from complete madness... and, thank God, the prison of intellect of Aries deters your craziest impulses...
So in 2017 my dear Aries, regardless of all the unique possibilities that will come your way, not once will you end up at the edge of the abyss, when avoiding the fall will be oh so difficult, yet your sense of realization of the moment of life will be incredibly clear! Precisely in such moments you are closer than ever to the truth! It is exactly in those moments when you end up in a hopeless situation, with your back against the wall, that you are capable of the most ingenious decisions and selfless acts!
And so! Obviously 2017 - the year of the Rooster - provides people born under the sign of Aries quite a few unique possibilities, but (as mentioned above) in fact it will be what we call a double-edged sword. On one side, in 2017 your traditional protector, the planet Mars, will shield against the lion's share of potential negatives and allow you to get out of the most complex situations with honor and considerable profit.
On the other hand, he demands of you the highest exertion of energy, impeccable purposefulness, expending all your strength, and a readiness to make strong-willed decisions even in the complete absence of any apparent support. The slightest doubts in your rightness, in the truth of the "course" you follow, will lead to the inevitable collapse of plans. Inflexibility and steadfastness - these are your key qualities in this time period.
In 2017 it is necessary for representatives of the Aries zodiac sign to direct their efforts only toward their own experience and (at a certain stage) toward intuition. All remaining variants, to one degree or another, will turn out to be losers. All in all, 2017 The Year of the Rooster will be a clear and positive period which naturally divides into three steps, each of which will be distinguished by a definite collection of unique characteristics.
The first time period of 2017, which for Aries will begin in February (strictly speaking, at that moment when the year of the fiery Rooster begins) will be characterized by maximum dynamism. Now the Sun, your exaltation, will enter an active phase, and interfacing with Mars on all planes, reveals before you a maximum of possibilities and perspectives. But you needn't think you will literally feel a surge of strength immediately or that suddenly everything will begin to work out for you. As the old saying goes: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
Dear Aries, you need to work hard, in particular on yourself. Yes, now the essential front of the battle will lie not at all in the arena of work, but with you yourself, and in this relationship 2017 should be a year of serious metamorphosis for representatives of your zodiac sign. It is very important to get rid of egoism and irrationality, which are inherent in the Rooster, but which he hates. Yes, internal changes are quite complex, and the most complex opponent is you yourself! It's difficult to catch yourself looking at the same things with new eyes, difficult to change your inner vector of understanding of the essence of things. But no one said this would be easy. However, it is that same necessity which afterwards will give Aries the ability not simply to become better, but also to change everything around them. Having changed yourself (let's be honest - not in a fundamental way, as it seems at first) you will change your opinion of the surrounding world, and in definite steps - and this world itself.
You will see what previously had been hidden from you. Obstacles which earlier had seemed a priori, that is, not even worth attempting to confront, you will now easily overcome. Take action, move forward, without a moment's hesitation, otherwise you won't succeed in doing all that you wanted. This is not the time for Aries to carry out some kind of plan, to think things through for a long time, to agree on something. Now, it is necessary to build, create, and move forward!
Of course, this again is a dependent characteristic, because in any event it will be necessary to interact both with people and to somehow form your strategy. In the beginning of 2017, the Year of the Rooster, your tempo simply must be at maximum ability. Otherwise, Mars and the Sun, your helpers and "best friends," won't be able to help you and will leave you without support.
The second step will begin at sunrise in the first days of May and will continue right up until the end of the summer season of 2017 (that is, before the final days of August). This is the phase of 2017 which for Aries must become practically full in contrast to the first phase. If at the beginning of the year you scattered stones, then now it is time to gather them. Hurrying here will be unnecessary, and you'll have to fulfill a sequence of actions, which will seem to you personally, dear Aries, not to be the most positive or promising. Sometimes you simply have to do what is necessary, without delving into the reason for this necessity. This period is one of those which will have less activity and more reflection. You'll have to turn more often to friends and colleagues for advice, and your leadership position and authority will become for a time not as firm. And this is not a forced measure, and hardly a necessity. It is a natural course of events. You yourself will understand all of this, but it's not possible immediately.
In several instances all of this might be a highly irritating factor for Aries, so you'll have to take yourself by the hand and learn how to control your own emotions, and your uncontrollable urge for extreme action. Have no doubt, the fiery Rooster will be on your side, but now (after a short-lived period of frustration) he will help you to turn your impatience to good, to overexert energy waiting, and to dispel internal tension. Try during this period of 2017 to devote more time to personal relationships, and not in the direction of work, as you did in the previous period. Work on yourself, on your own goals and problems, but don't forget: you are not alone, and sometimes the opinion and position of those closest to you will now have decisive meaning. Probably, at this exact time someone will find your "second half" and although far from the key moment of this period of 2017, who knows what might be the prospects for these relationships?
The third stage of 2017, which will begin in the first days of September and conclude at the beginning of the next yearly cycle, at last will bring Aries that which he has long awaited. Here will be mad dynamism, and minutes of blissful peace, and personality growth, and successes in the sensual-emotional areas. You can justly call this time period balanced in every sense.
At this moment, dear Aries, you probably will take in basic lessons, which the fiery Rooster will teach you, becoming considerably stronger and wiser. Of course, everything will depend to the largest degree on you personally (however, as always) surrounding circumstances will also play a considerable role in this "play." Let's say second in meaning, but not in significance. In this stage it's necessary for Aries to be maximally flexible, in so much as your clear, and not so clear, opponents (Don't mistakenly assume that you know them all) will turn out to be more cunning than could be shown to you at first glance. Quite likely, this will affect not just your work. At the end of 2017 the romantic sphere of Aries will also be in sight. There might be ups and downs, and intrigues on a massive scale. In particular, if there is a person in your life whose attention you are now actively fighting for, then be prepared that your relationships may not stand the test of time. But even with such a development of events, it's not worth it for Aries to fall into despair in this regard. If nothing similar happens, then very soon you will understand that you were mistaken from the very start, and maybe all blame was passion or blindness of another type. But one way or another, the finale, which at first glance was not the most positive, will turn out to be more productive than you could have imagined. Remember, when 2017 comes to an end, you will absolutely be ahead.
In conclusion, I would like to wish all Aries happiness and good luck in the new year of the Red Rooster, 2017. Remember that for you 2017 will be active and clear, and this period will be a turning point in your life. The day which could become the starting point for the most important events of your life is hidden somewhere in the course of the year of the Red Rooster. So, be ready for an extraordinary development of events in 2017, and most importantly, be careful!