Aries 2016 Horoscope: A Look at Your Year Ahead

(March 20 - April 19)

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You stand at a branching of the ways in your life. One road leads toward appearances, glitz, and glamour, and the other leads toward self-realization. Things are not normally so black and white, but a great wave of energy is about to come through your life, and its raw power is inherently neutral—it will carry you far and fuel your endeavors, in whichever direction you choose.

You are the one who gives it meaning, and who harnesses it for the purpose you choose. In other words, you choose what to do with the vital force that powers your entire being. And now that that vital force is rising, you will have great surges of energy, as will many around you. The path of least resistance will be, of course, to stay on the surface; and many will do that. The more challenging path is to go inward. Part of why it's challenging is that "inward" is such strange territory these days.

Do not be intimidated by yourself in this coming year. Leave that to others, if that's how they feel. You are being challenged now to go inside and stay with yourself for a while. If you seek understanding, and self-respect, you will find them.

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Chelsea Rickling

Chelsey Sanchez is the Associate Social Media and News Editor for Harper’s BAZAAR, where she covers politics, social movements, and pop culture. She lives in New York City.