AriesMarch 21 - April 19
Aries, slow down and take your time. Wednesday starts out with fiery Mars joining forces with dreamy Neptune. The spiritual warrior that lies within you is being activated. What would you like to do with this energy? The Moon shifts into Capricorn in your area of professional pursuits on Wednesday morning. It’s a nice time to do some brainstorming concerning your long-term goals and where you see yourself five years from now. Thursday starts out with the Sun and Pluto in a balancing encounter. Shining a light on the power of your authority when it is used to uplift instead of subjugate. When you go out into the world like this, life finds a way of providing your needs. As the day comes to an end, Mercury, in its retrograde motion, makes a sweet connection to Jupiter, inviting you to review how you experience and express your inner world.
Key Themes: Love, relationships, self-initiation
You’ll be feeling the love this month Aries. Venus enters your sign on the 2nd, where it will remain until May 28th. This means you might be feeling more confident, empowered and ready to dive deeper – or to explore new relationships. It could also simply mean that love, relationships and beauty are more at the forefront of your awareness. If you’ve been procrastinating or avoiding putting yourself out there, now’s the time to shoot your shot.
On May 10th, we begin our Mercury retrograde through its home sign of Gemini (until June 3rd). Despite the pop astrology noise about this transit – it doesn’t tend to be as disastrous as many people think! For you, this retrograde will rather highlight incongruence and misalignment in your realms of communication, and this illumination can be seen as a gift. It’ll be a good time to focus on the ways that you assert your truth – and where gaps lead to consequences that you’d rather not have in your life anymore.
Also on the 10th, you’ll experience an auspicious influx of cosmic energy. Jupiter enters your sign… and it’s like synchronicity, luck, and opportunities are turned up a gear. This transit essentially presents you with a six-month portal of expansion – it’s up to you how you choose to use this. For a clue: a big part of Jupiter energies are all about aligning our life paths with divine meaning and purpose. It’s influence tends to open up themes of travel, philosophy and adventure. Get ready!
On May 16th, we continue eclipse season with a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in the sign of the subconscious realms; Scorpio. This Eclipse will illuminate your depths Aries, to say the least. It’ll be a potent time to pay close attention to your triggers – and indeed they might be boiling up to the surface. Rather than acting on them, make a conscious effort to observe them with objectivity and curiosity. You’ll be able to use this period to learn more deeply about yourself, the truth of who you are and what you truly want. You’ll be able to see what’s working for you, and what’s not – initiating a sacred process of release.
Good timing for it, because on May 24th Mars enters your sign (its home sign), until July 5th. This is like a cosmic charge-up! You’ll be feeling more energized, inspired and motivated than you have for quite a while. Most importantly, you’ll be feeling more like yourself. This will invoke the perfect time to get any plans off the ground, to be active and bring your desires into fruition. Be careful to avoid scattering your energy – you’ll have a lot of it – so be sure to direct this with intention! Complimenting these energies further is the New Moon in Gemini on May 30th. This moon brings you into an experimental and mentally expansive period. You might notice an increase in diverse opinions, influences and energies around this time – and you’re encouraged to take it in. As humans we do naturally receive inspiration from others; and sometimes our worst interactions simply sharpen our ideas of what we do not want. If you maintain a balance of openness and discernment here, you’ll be rewarded.
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Ruling Planet: Mars, the Planet of Action
Where You’ll Find Them: Owning a start-up, winning an athletic competition, and/or skydiving
What They Avoid: Diving into the emotional depths or having to explain themselves
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and they make their mark by letting action and passion take the lead in all that they do. Wherever Aries goes, they do with a sense of purpose and ambition. They are the zodiac’s natural leaders and warriors — always seeking to be #1 and excel. As a Fire Sign, Aries learns through direct experience better than anything else. They have little patience for people or situations that are overly emotional or draining. They’d rather get lost in the fire than have to be overwhelmed by feelings. But eventually, Aries has to face their own emotions, and it’s better done sooner rather than later.
Aries thrives in a career that lets them call the shots and be in positions of leadership. For this reason, many Aries make amazing entrepreneurs. Because Aries is all about action, they also succeed in physical activities such as team sports. Being ruled by Mars, the Planet of Action, Aries is full of energy, and if they don’t find a great outlet for it they can become restless, angry or impulsive. Fortunately, when Aries does get angry (they have a short temper), they aren’t known for holding a grudge like some of the other zodiac signs. They live much more in the now moment than most signs, so they know that holding on to emotions only weighs them down. Still, it’s best not to mess with Aries — they’re fierce competitors and they can intimidate you into submission if they so chose.
As friends, Aries will be the leader of the pack, always finding a new adventure or thrill to experience. Aries can be competitive in friendship though, and this can sometimes cause tension in their relationships. For the most part, it’s all in good fun, and as long as Aries avoids being overly self-centered, they’ll attract fulfilling and exciting friendships. Aries does bore easily, and they seek people who can keep up with their passionate and fiery nature.
As lovers, Aries will at first avoid admitting to their deeper emotions. They crush hard and fall in love easily, but it’s not always for the long-haul. Aries has high standards and is often desired, so it takes them some time to commit. But when an Aries falls in love, they transform into an utter romantic, wooing their lover and treating them differently than everyone else. Just watch out for that infamous Aries temper — it can come out of nowhere and be completely destructive. Aries tends to forgive and forget more easily than the other signs though, and this helps them make amends in love — unless you’ve crossed them one too many times. Then the Aries will move on, without looking back, leaving you in the dust.