Sun enters Aries 07:02 AM EST
Aries is about breakthrough. We can all agree about that. But we should not confuse breakthrough with progress or some kind of self improvement. Consider the crocus; first child of spring who pushes up through the still partially frozen ground and announces itself in perfect form and beauty of color. This harbinger of spring is not a better version of itself than it was last year. It is simply, powerfully, unmistakably itself. Nothing more or less. Such is the key phrase for Aries, “I AM”. Even God says it in the Bible: “I am that I am’. Many people celebrate Resurrection at Passover and Easter during the month of the sign of Aries. Joy to the crocus!
The hostility of Aries comes when we are not satisfied with the I am-ness of ourselves or the moment; when we forget to appreciate the ‘mere’ fact of existence; when we worship the myth of progress thereby overlooking the moment. Be Here Now is the title of a classic book written – wouldn’t you know – by an Aries!?
Mars conjunct Uranus
Imagine the great fist of a superhero breaking upward through the ground into the light of day: Determined, strong and singular. Be careful not to break something that does not need breaking but, otherwise, it’s a day for breakthrough, revelation and focused intent on actualizing your moment: Aries to the nth degree.
Mars sextile Jupiter
Mars square Pluto
There is a serious adjustment that needs to be made between the rotting aspects of the status quo and the misinformation of our media. Imagine the status quo being the ruts you are used to living in and the media that of our own mind which is really the default station on our dial. Imagine shaking out the dead things and adding fresh new feathers to your bedding. A quaint old image but nonetheless descriptive.
Full Moon 6 degrees of Libra 5:28 AM EDT
Full Moons are always shining their light on our connections (or the difficulty or dearth of them). This one demands we accept the challenge or feel attacked. You shouldn’t really sit this out. If the challenge seems too great do the simple thing; put your hand on your heart and remind yourself that you are human, just like the rest of us. We are all mirrors for each other.
If you’re of a revolutionary bent don’t just stand there and soapbox, do something! And remember that action can always be motivated by kindness and good intention; even when it is strong and fierce. This may not be a time when we feel suffused by connection to one another but that does not change the fact that we are each unique manifestations of the One.
Mercury trine Saturn
Venus conjunct Sun, Uranus
Sun conjunct Uranus
Think with your guts today. Guts don’t lie. Guts react powerfully to other people’s intentions. This is where the strength lies.
People are passionate about their values. There is no question that things are just what they are. A fool could see it. But still, it’s true what they say about assumptions. It only makes an ass of u and me.
Mercury square Jupiter
Mercury sextile Pluto
All that gut level thinking is challenged by a million distractions. The possibility cannot be found in games, not today. Today you’re only as smart as your willingness to accept change.
Venus square Pluto, sextile Jupiter
Sun square Pluto
The love of freedom is a good thing, when it’s reasonable. Of course one person’s reasonable is another person’s outrageous.
All the wit and charm in the world wouldn’t fill a thimble so don’t bother trying to convince anyone to do anything. As the saying goes: Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
Sun sextile Jupiter
Assert your right to free speech and while you’re at it you might ask yourself what is freedom anyway? Is your mind truly free or is it just speaking out of conditioned responses? Truly if we don’t speak out for our human rights they are easily lost and yet on an individual basis we do well to question where our thoughts come from.
“God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of him. A word will never be able to comprehend the voice that utters it”.
Venus conjunct Mars
It’s a one word day: Passion. It means so many things. There is the passion of lovers, the passion of artists and the passion of Christ that is equated with suffering. Then there is com-passion which is not pity or even sympathy. It is rooted in the notion that we suffer with another and have a desire to alleviate that suffering.
New Moon 5:36 AM EDT 20 degrees of Aries
In some department of your life there is the constant need to assert and identify yourself. Astrologically it can be found in your horoscope by locating the house that has the sign of Aries on the cusp. Here, today you need to take a stand, make your intentions clear and strong and be on your own side. It might even be about destroying an unhealthy attachment. If you don’t know which house is the one take a guess… You would probably get it right.
Pluto stationery retrograde
Power. It’s about power. Most likely if you are reading this you do not rule the world. But you do rule your world more or less; you are in charge of how you deal with change: The ones you create and how your respond to changes that happen to you. Where are you willing to surrender and where do you absolutely refuse to let go? We are way less in control of what happens to us than we like to think – new age philosophy, to the contrary, notwithstanding. Maybe another way to say it is that our minds can conceive of many things and/but the strength of our conditioning holds us in check unless we can be supple enough to allow transformation to happen. Pluto is all about life’s inevitable realities.
Mercury enters Aries
OK. Enough of that surrender stuff: Time light the fire under some really great ideas that have been percolating on the back burner.
Venus enters Taurus
She lives in Taurus. She’s at home in this sign. She likes to use the senses to gather information. She likes to take time. In Taurus she is about common sense because she uses her common senses to make decisions. She lives in each and every one of us.
Sun conjunct Mars
Another passionate day, like the 7th. The pushy ones will demand to move their agenda forward. The really pushy ones might get physical about it. The regular folk may feel the sap rising; spring coming on; new life all around. Makes a person edgy to have all this newness if it seems that nothing is changing. So look for the sprout, the new green. Change is always.
Venus sextile Neptune
Common sense combines with transcendence. The mere taste or smell of something can open us to the profound joy of living in a human body. It’s a gift.