Red is your color and although it may be difficult to wear it in big pieces like a suit or jacket it can be brought into your wardrobe through ties, pocket squares or suit lining for men and scarves, jewelry or bags for women. But if you're bold, go ahead and wear that slinky red dress or that crimson sweater. What? Of course you're bold. You're an Aries.
Aries is a fire sign. Each of the three fire signs has a primary color associated with it, and for the sign of the ram the color is bright red. Aries' ruling planet is Mars and is known as the Red Planet because its high iron content makes it appear red, even as a little light in the night sky. Aries are usually attracted to bright colors, especially reds. Wearing astrological or planetary colors can enhance and intensify the nature of that astrological sign or planet.
When Mars is strong, well placed, and able to perform to its full extent in a sign or house, the colors are more vibrant. When Mars is debilitated, held back or blocked in some way the planet's energy will be thwarted for that period. The color will be more muted or subdued. Mars can be strong in its own signs, Aries and Scorpio, or when combined with other positive planets through aspects, like the Sun, Venus, or Jupiter.
Mars Through the Signs in 2018: Making it Happen
If 2017 was a planning year, 2018 is an action year. Aries are go-getters and self-starters. The year begins with several things in the works. These things may have been conceptualized in 2017, but they really take shape in 2018. In 2018, Mars starts the year strongly in Scorpio, its own traditional sign of the scorpion and this will have a vibration similar to deep maroons and dark reds. The intensity of Scorpio calls for intense colors. Between January 5th to 7th, wear red and royal blue for an extra burst of energy as Mars joins up with Jupiter in Scorpio. Then go back to maroons, burgundy, and crimson, as these are good colors for Ariens to wear until January 25th.
From January 26th until March 16th, combine the colors red, blue, and purple as Mars transits Sagittarius. This is a period of travel and expansion for Aries-born people. Plan your weekends away and be open to new experiences. Confidence is high and you can make great strides now. Don't be afraid to step out into strange situations. You have the capability to get you through challenging situations now.
From March 17th through May 17th, your planet is super strong in its sign of exaltation, Capricorn, and you can do much at this time. You will be able to do well in your career and even start a new business venture now. This is the time of year when you will be taken seriously and others will be happy to support well thought-out projects. Think of the colors a CEO wears to a board meeting, and your have your colors. Wear red with black or dark gray. Stripes and pinstripes will be good as well at this time.
From April 1st to 6th, Mars teams up with Saturn and continues with the dark and serious mood. You can channel this energy by wearing darker reds, like maroon. When it joins Pluto on 25th to 30th, lighten up to the blood reds. Make your move. These are the special few days where you are especially strong and powerful. Use this positive, intense energy to your advantage. Pay attention to serious matters and established methods of doing things. This is not the time to be radical but rather to be seen as reliable.
On May 17th, when your planet enters the neutral sign of Aquarius, the color combination is of reds and violets. Not the easiest palette to pull off but Aquarius calls for boldness. Wear that red and violet vintage bowling shirt you don't even remember buying but have to hang in your closet anyway. This is the time of year to tap into your genius and let your mind find innovative solutions to challenges. Intellectual gymnastics will appeal. Do mind mapping exercises and brainstorm.
Dammit!: Mars goes Retrograde
On June 26th, Mars stops moving forward and begins its retrograde period. This means that Mars appears to be going backward in the sky from the viewpoint of those on Earth. When Mars is retrograde your energy will be lower and your will to do things will fizzle out. This only happens every two years, and in 2018 it will be retrograde through the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn. Now the energy is at its lowest for the year. and Aries should wear red and subdued shades of violet and puce to connect to this lower energy level. This is the time to double check everything and go back over work you have done earlier. This isn't a bad thing. Aries has a tendency to rush through things. It is not the time for new projects. Continue to reinforce your strengths now. Retake exams and check all work again. Facts and figures may trip you up so be sure to double-check those and get a second opinion.
On August 14th, Mars will have gone backward through Aquarius and will now re-enter Capricorn. This reinforces the foundations that need to be built. Now there is a slight boost in motivation, and you can get the reds and grays out again. Be positive, confident, and forthright. A little swagger is a good thing: if you want to make people think you're important, you have to act important. People will respond to your presence and want to support your plans and ideas.
Smooth Sailing Again: Mars goes Direct
Finally on August 27th, Mars goes direct. It moves forward again in Capricorn. Phew. Recent plans and strategies can now be put into play. On September 11th, Mars again goes into Aquarius but now moves faster and clears the sign with ease. Keep up with the red/violet combinations. Now is the time to share your unique perspectives with others and move your life forward. Innovation and trendy solutions will present themselves. You can also benefit from spending time with groups of like-minded people.
On November 15th, Mars enters Pisces and spends the rest of the year there. This is a red and cyan color combination time. The good news is that this is probably the most aesthetically pleasing combination you've gotten this year. As Mars closes in on Neptune, the sea green shades will dominate a little around December 4th to the 9th. In these last seven weeks of the year, you can indulge your artistic side and turn to designers and stylists to further your ideas. Tap into your instincts and inspiration for ideas that may be somewhat spiritual in nature. Allow the esoteric side of life to guide you as the year draws to a close. Spend time with artists and those who work in images and video. However, be sure not to spend too much time in a bottle. The wine is sweet, but the hangover isn't.