Game On!...21 March – 19 April
Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac, which means this is the beginning of our new solar year energetically. Since the zodiac was designed for the northern hemisphere this time speaks of the Sun crossing the equator from the South back to the North, bringing the spark of new life after a long cold winter. For us in the South, it’s as if we are now facing the Libran time of the Sun being opposite us, so that we are objective and able to see and contemplate what lies ahead, as well as plan as we leave the activity and achievements of the Summer behind.
Never the less we are working with the original zodiac, albeit from a rather distant perspective, Aries…and a new solar year..This month the Initiating fire of the Suns energy urges us to push forward with new plans, while both Mercury and Mars are retrograde, halting the natural instincts of that fiery energy. This month is a battle best delivered with a lot of forethought and planning. Do your research and make sure you’ve noted every detail, as more info may come to light when Merc and Mars return to a direct motion.
When the Sun is burning with Aries energy, this can be a great time to rediscover that spark with in yourself that is all about you..what drives you forward, what feeds your spark of life..where and how do you need to cover new ground and burst forth regardless of anyone or anything else?
Our culture doesn’t often reward this energy in women, it can be suppressed, subverted, or projected onto someone else to express for us. Therefore it’s important to draw back the energy, own it and appreciate it. If you think of it as your sword, do you wear it or have you hidden it..have you given it away, is it sheathed and rusting, or is it shining, at your side and ready to clear the path ahead and push through obstacles? What does this sword look like? What does it feel like at your side, or is it at your back? Men can also be afraid of this energy in themselves, as the metro masculinity has come into favor..the same meditation applies to the guys. If you have planets in Aries or Mars strong in your chart, this is particularly relevant to you. High voltage planet of revolution and change, Uranus, is transiting Aries so prepare to be hot wired, like it or not..I’m sure you’ll love it!
Your Personal Birth Chart – Aries on the cusp of your natal chart indicates the area of your life where you need challenge, competition and room to move. You may fight the good fight in this area and need a lot of space to do so. Any planets in Aries will naturally be located near this cusp, so this is also the area of your life they will need to express, eg, if you have the Sun in Aries this is the area of your life where you need to shine, express your warrior spirit and incredible strength of will. Moon in Aries faces emotional challenges head on and directly. Aries can have a slash and burn, take no prisoners policy..no fuss, a simple, clean, direct and sometimes naive approach to life. Aries is the baby after all and hasn’t learnt the cunning and foresight of the older signs.