AriesMarch 21 - April 19
Welcome to February, skymates! This is the last full month where Saturn, the Planet of Challenge and Responsibility, will be in the sign of Aquarius. On March 7, Saturn enters Pisces, where it’ll remain until 2025. This month is astrologically and spiritually significant. For you, Aries, Saturn’s final stretch in Aquarius is teaching you how to express gratitude for the community you’ve built since March 2020, both online and offline. There’s a major transformation occurring in your friendship group, or with your own role as a friend, and you can tell that this shift will be a lasting one. Spend the first few days of the month reflecting on what your ideal friendships feel and flow like, and taking steps to ensure that that’s the type of energy you’re emitting and receiving.
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Key Themes: Self-empowerment, shooting your shot, new levels of trust in the universe
Aries, February could just feel like life recorrecting its course, after the many retrogrades that wrapped up at the end of last month.
With squares to Chiron (the wounded healer), Mercury retrograde and more – the start of 2023 may have felt a little challenging, slow or bumpy. Good news is, with the astrological fire turning up this month, that’s all about to change.
We kick off the month with a Full Moon in Leo on Feb 5th. This is one of those moons which brings color back into the world. The sign of Leo is all about confidence, self-empowerment and boldness. Not dissimilar from Aries energy, at all. With this moon illuminating your sector of self-expression, you’ll be feeling yourself more than you have in a while. If that doesn’t come naturally to you, I recommend leaning into it.
The Leo archetype is also all about self-love, which naturally, tends to result in deep healing. Cultivating new levels of self-empowerment, will also make this the perfect window of time to shoot your shot – whatever that means for you.
Just a few days later on Feb 7th, we see Jupiter (planet of expansion) in your sign, harmoniously connecting with the Lunar North Node. The North Node reflects the particular signature through which we’re being called into evolution. At this time, in Taurus, that means going back to a clean slate with the basics. This means: the way we approach daily life, the food we’re eating, how safe we feel in our living situations, and how seamlessly abundance and financial prosperity enters our life.
This month (with asteroid Vesta also entering your sign on Feb 7th) will be ideal to keep these ideas in mind, as you launch into new ways of doing all the above. Taking risks may pay off here.
We’ll be getting a taste of the Piscean influence soon to come (Saturn moves into Pisces next month), with Pisces season beginning on Feb 18th, followed by a Pisces New Moon on Feb 20th.
On the very same day Venus (planet of love and beauty) enters your sign Aries. For you, this equals an auspicious moon to say the least. As well as dreaming and following your intuitive calls, to clearly see what your visions and deepest desires are – it will be the perfect time for planting potent seeds of manifestation. We suggest setting intentions for the next six-month cycle, with the words ‘and so it is,’ at the bottom of your page. Words are powerful, and simply the action of physically writing intentions out will carry a strong energetic momentum.
This moon (and days surrounding) will be a time for cultivating new levels of trust in the universe. Dissolving your resistance to that idea, in whatever form it takes (inability to receive, distrust of others etc) … will up the floodgates for your dreams to freely flow through.
On Feb 23rd, Saturn forming a tension with your sign is a reminder that the process mentioned above may not always be light and easy – but it’s oh so worth it. As Dossé-Via so eloquently noted in Signs and Skymates: ‘our essence is perpetually whole, but may shape-shift – it may turn itself inside out or in some other way show us aspects of ourselves we didn’t know existed before.’
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.