AriesMarch 21 - April 19
Aries, recommit to the rituals that keep your work on track and your system running smoothly. The Moon is still in Virgo, inviting us to connect with our natural rhythms until Tuesday night when it shifts into Libra, bringing awareness to what it means to be in relationship with ourselves and the world around us. A shift in energy occurs on Tuesday, when Mars leaves its home sign and enters the slow moving, pleasure seeking sign of Taurus until August 20th. This moment wants to teach you about connection. About how you open up to the world and to others. About how you receive what people have to share with you. We all push away things that we actually want at some point in our lives. Is there something knocking on your door that you feel too afraid to open up to? Mercury also leaves its home sign to enter nurturing, safety seeking Cancer until July 19th. Activating communication, and bringing more movement and engagement into your home and family.
Key Themes: Adventure, soul expansion, balancing yin and yang, balancing of inner and outer worlds.
Aries, get ready. The puzzle pieces of your life continue to come together this month, as a wide range of planetary dynamics illuminate its many facets.
On June 3rd you may receive some moments of clarity and a sense of closure, as Mercury wraps up its retrograde – stationing Direct in the sign of Taurus. Because this retrograde moved through two zodiac signs, you may notice a sense of relief and balance being brought back into your realms of body and mind. Be sure to honor this; pay attention to what media and conversations you’re consuming, as well as which types of food and nutrients!
While the above will bring a deeper sense of peace – you’re not guaranteed for entirely smooth sailing just yet! Saturn (the planet of structures, authority, career) begins its retrograde the very next day in the rebellious sign of the innovator: Aquarius.
This retrograde will be stirring things up on a societal level. It’s where we’ll notice cracks in the foundations of our governments, leaders and authority figures – or at least where there’s potential room for improvements.
The sign of Aquarius is all above change, innovation and breaking the status quo. Given that your sign reflects the spiritual warrior Aries – you may start feeling more inclined to step in, and raise your voice to stand up for either yourself, or the underdogs. This retrograde will move through your sector of community – so there may be a period of readjustment or some surprising shifts regarding your place, and work in the world.
Midway through the month (June 14th), a powerful full moon in Sagittarius will have you connecting to a sense of adventure, movement and broadening into new horizons. This will be the perfect opportunity to break up any stagnancy in your life and to take the steps required to create a life where you can live and enjoy each day to its fullest. Remember, you deserve this!
The Sun shifting into Cancer on June 21st will serve as a reminder that as much movement and adventure as your soul requires, it also needs gentleness, introspection, and emotional safety. This transit can evoke a self-reflective four weeks and time of inward focus – but you may find yourself balancing this with a natural pull towards relationships as Venus enters the social sign of Gemini on June 22, remaining there until July 17th.
Aries, it’s worth paying particular attention to the dynamics that unfold on Jun 25, where Jupiter in your sign forms a tension with the Lunar North Node. This signature can reflect what currently holds you back from fully expanding as a soul, and stepping into your ultimate life purpose. Pay close attention to any triggers, events, synchronicities, or conversations that in any way result in you feeling ‘stuck.’ Diving in and understanding this energy, can bring you clarity of intention that you can then carry into the Cancer New Moon on June 28th . This will be a time of seed sowing, and manifestation potential – and because the moon is in her home sign, it’ll be particularly potent.
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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.