If the Art Career Doesn’t Work Out, Aries Should Become Stockbrokers, and More Horoscope Advice From a Noted Astrologer

We spoke with astrologist Lisa Stardust to guide the way.

Aries from a Book of Hours, Italy, perhaps Milan. Third quarter of the Fifteenth Century. Courtesy of the Morgan Library & Museum.

Welcome to Aries season! The first house in the zodiac, Aries (March 20–April 19) is a fire sign represented by the celestial ram. The zodiac’s most passionate sign, Aries are energetic multitaskers who love to have their thumb in everything. Truthful, assertive (and at times bossy), Aries love to be the center of attention 

Spontaneous and courageous on one hand, impatient and attention-seeking on the other, Aries can be great leaders but aren’t great compromisers. While signs are believed to gain the wisdom of the ones before them, Aries, as the first sign in the zodiac wheel, begins with a boundless (and blind) optimism, impulsivity, and enthusiasm. With all this bursting enthusiasm and passion, it seems like Aries would be powerhouse artists, or—maybe better yet—ultra-savvy dealers.

To find out what Aires can expect this season, we connected with Lisa Stardust, a New York City-based astrologist and the author of the best-selling book Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating This Cosmic Rite of Passage. Stardust, who just released a new astrology deck, gave us the lowdown.

 

Who is the quintessential Aries artist and why?

Aries always want to be on the cutting edge and to be the best of the best. Aries also love to be the center of attention. Leonardo da Vinci and Francisco Goya were Aries. So is Yayoi Kusama. Aries get tired of doing just one thing and so they’ll jump around.

What are Aries’ strongest qualities as artists?

They’re really efficient and want to everything done to perfection. They are competitors and like to put their art out into the world to get sold.

An Aries is the type to be like, “Oh did you hear? My painting sold for a million dollars.” It’s the opposite of a Pisces, who makes art for art’s sake. Aries want to be leading the pack. They’re very robust and bold and will take gambles with their art and try new things. 

What are their pitfalls?

Their strengths are their weaknesses. Aries can be very temperamental and be too invested in situations—they’re very emotionally charged up. Aries can be impulsive and argumentative, but it’s not a conversation anyone can win. They’re very egocentric so they’ll never admit they were wrong. Aries will just argue to argue.

What role in the art world would Aries best be suited to?

Aries would best be suited to being gallery owners, making moves, selling art. Aries are very entrepreneurial. They are very active and like to be out and about everywhere. 

What is the best way for an Aries to get out of a creative rut?

Aries are known for their little spark of inspiration, so I feel like they’ll motivate themselves to do better soon. They won’t be in a rut for too long—they just need time to reset and rethink and come to a better position. 

If an art career isn’t taking off right now, what would be the best day job for an Aries?

A stockbroker. Any job where they compete with others at a high intensity. They’re fiery and passionate. They’d also be suited to something physical. Other jobs could be an ER doctor, a firefighter, fitness instructor, even a military officer or stunt double. 

If an Aries were going to date someone in the art world, who would they be compatible with?

I would say that they would want to date an art dealer—to get more of their art sold. Aries just like to be number one. When their star starts to fade, Aries start to freak out because they want to be seen as winners and need to feel respected. 

What should Aries and everyone else expect this season?

We should expect to feel a little more emotional and sentimental than usual. Things are going to take a little bit longer to get started than usual. We’re dealing with a little bit more of a sluggish time because we still have many planets that are in Pisces.

 

Wondering which artists are Aries? Here are some of art history’s best.

 

Yayoi Kusama: March 22, 1929

Yayoi Kusama exhibition at 3 Venues, in Paris. Photo by Alain Nogues/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images.

Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Alain Nogues/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images.

 

Francisco Goya: March 30, 1746

Portrait of Goya by Vicente López Portaña, c. 1826. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Portrait of Goya by Vicente López Portaña, c. 1826. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

 

Vincent van Gogh: March 30, 1853

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, September - October 1887, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (September–October 1887). Courtesy of Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

 

Raphael: April 6, 1520

Self-portrait of Raphael, aged approximately 23

Self-portrait of Raphael, aged approximately 23.

 

Leonora Carrington: April 6, 1917

Leonora Carrington, Self Portrait (1936-1938). Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Leonora Carrington, Self Portrait (1936-1938). Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

 

Leonardo da Vinci: April 15, 1452

This portrait attributed to Francesco Melzi, c. 1515–1518, is the only certain contemporary depiction of Leonardo.

This portrait attributed to Francesco Melzi, c. 1515–1518, is the only certain contemporary depiction of Leonardo.

 

Elizabeth Catlett: April 15, 1915

Portrait of sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (1915 - 2012) attending a gallery opening for an exhibition of her work, New York, 15th April 2009. (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)

Elizabeth Catlett. (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)

 

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: April 16, 1755

Self-portrait of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1781–1782). Collection of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

Self-portrait of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1781–1782). Collection of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

 

Fernando Botero: April 19, 1932

he teacher Fernando Botero during the presentation of the book Women of Botero (Las mujeres de Botero) Madrid, Spain. October 9, 2018 (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Fernando Botero. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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