The first thing I’m going to mention for September is not something I bring up too often, but it’s there in your chart and worth addressing: estate planning. Some people are really into this sort of thing, but most people put it off because it reminds them of death. It gets moved down to the bottom of the to-do list unless there’s some sort of crisis. You, however, have a rather rare golden opportunity to deal with wills, estate planning and the financial aspects of mortality. Why on earth does this subject show up in your chart in September 2013? (more…)
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It’s relationship season in the Aries solar chart. The first type of relationship in the spotlight is with family members. Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter all have something to say about family these days. Mercury relates to siblings, speaking, and writing. (more…)
This July, the skies settle into a pattern in which 3 of your 4 angular houses have planets in them for the next year. Angular houses are the ones that often get most of your attention because they relate to key areas of your life like work, self, home, and relationships. The only angular house in your solar chart that doesn’t have an outer planet in it right now is your 7th house, which has to do with best friends, lovers, and spouses. That can mean problems with friends and lovers because your chart just doesn’t have enough time or energy to devote to them. (more…)
In June, your ruler Mars joins the sun and Jupiter in the sign of Gemini. Gemini is your sign of language. It is a precise sign, picky and meticulous, all the more so when Mars visits. Don’t be dangling your participles and talking all slangy and stuff in June! (more…)
May is a tricky month. On a global scale, nations are affected by the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. This is the sort of aspect that can do things like get the US Congress to finally pass immigration legislation. On the other hand, it can also do things like push global tensions with North Korea to a point of no return.
For Aries, this square occurs in parts of your solar chart that are very powerful for you. This could be seen as a true power struggle, one that you might not win. Uranus in your sign is likely to urge you to act, possibly against something that seems unjust. (more…)
Happy Birthday, Aries! The sun is in your sign this month, of course, at least until the 19th, when it moves into Taurus. Typically, what that’s supposed to mean is the attention is focused on you and your sign-mates for the time being and that everyone wants to give you stuff for your birthday or at least lend an ear to what you’re saying. The peak of your astrological powers this month occurs on the 10th at your annual new moon. This is when you’re allowed to make your birthday wish for the year and set your sights high. (more…)
The first half of March is dominated by Pisces planets and the second half by planets in your own sign. Pisces is your solar sign of ‘Get away from me. I want to be alone. I’m not feeling very sociable right now.’ Your ruler Mars in Pisces at the beginning of the month is particularly grumpy when it comes to all things social. (more…)
Every February, the sun transits through Aquarius and your solar house of friendships and group endeavors. This influence, until the 18th, can put you in the spotlight in your social group, highlighting your natural Aries magnetism and enthusiasm. Venus is in this part of your chart until the 26th too, adding a pleasant splash of tact to your persona. The early part of the month, therefore, has a nice ‘gets along well with others’ element to it. Everyone wants to talk to you! (more…)
Happy new year, Aries. January is Capricorn and Aquarius month. Capricorn is your career sign. Aquarius is your sign of hopes, wishes, and goals. Those areas are the two major focus points of your solar chart in January, with your annual career new moon taking place on the 12th. (more…)
Every year in December, the sun starts out in the happy sign of Sagittarius and then moves into Capricorn at the Winter Solstice (on the 21st.) This traditionally means that you have planetary permission to do pretty much whatever you want up to solstice time. And then for 4 weeks or so following solstice time, you find out what the universe thinks of your decisions and choices for the year.
If doing whatever you want seems too daring, Sagittarius is also your education sign. You could use the energy to further your education in some manner.
Of course, this is also gift giving and getting time and a traditional family time of year. Consider taking off the Friday before New Year’s eve to get in a little extra family time, as there’s a full moon in your family sector then. You could also, of course, use that time to return all the gifts you got that you didn’t want and replace them with things that you do want. Your chart’s in that kind of mood then anyway.
That’s because Mercury is in self-indulgent Sagittarius from the 10th all the way to the 31st. On New Year’s eve Mercury suddenly turns practical and will want to find some use for everything you got and won’t want to return anything! Either that or Mercury will get so picky and particular it won’t be able to find anything it wants to exchange the unwanted gifts for.
If all the talk of returning gifts and indulging yourself sounds too cynical, then you can think of the Sagittarian energy of the month as being very cosmic and philosophical. You could ponder the space-time continuum as you mentally review your year; Sagittarius likes that sort of big-picture awe as well.
Now for the not so indulgent, educational or cosmic portion of the equation. Mars is in Capricorn during most of the month, and the sun enters that sign on the 21st, as I mentioned. Capricorn is your career sign. It’s not a particularly happy, playful or carefree sign and it may decide that you need to spend most of the month with your nose to the grindstone, even while the Sagittarius energies are longing to be irresponsible. You’ll need to figure out how to balance the two different kinds of impulses.
Thankfully, perhaps, Mars moves out of Capricorn on the night of Christmas and into Aquarius. In Aquarius, Mars will either get annoyed with your friends and all the people you are hanging out with or it will decide that it really really needs to bond and connect with them. Maybe both. Nothing makes Mars bond with someone more quickly than getting annoyed with them and then impulsively forgiving them.
Scorpio month! Sun in Scorpio, Mercury in Scorpio, Venus in Scorpio, Saturn in Scorpio, solar eclipse in Scorpio. Let’s hope you like Scorpio. The eclipse, if it affects you, will probably interest you the most. It may not affect you, or you may have already felt the effects some time ago.
Eclipses do a few things. One thing is to make things seem possible that were merely theoretical or improbable when you first thought of them. A second is to speed things up. A third is to create churn or turnover in your life. There are two this month: the solar eclipse in Scorpio on the 13th and the lunar eclipse in Gemini on the 28th.
The lunar eclipse would create turnover by phasing something (probably minor like a daily task) out of your life and the solar eclipse would give you some now plausible possibility to consider. Because Scorpio is an extreme sign by nature, it could be a possibility that would require a complete commitment on your part, something that would need to be first priority in your life for awhile.
The sign of Scorpio in your chart relates to payments and expenses and the past. An example would be paying off debt. A debt occurs because of actions and decisions you made in the past and requires a realistic payment schedule. A solar eclipse in Scorpio can therefore relate to things like restructuring debt so that you can actually pay it off, but the new payment structure requires you to commit to a responsible financial plan.
A second influence of the month is Sagittarius, where your ruler Mars is holding down the fort during the first half of the month. The sun moves into the sign around Thanksgiving. Sagittarius is an information-seeking sign and Mars rules tools. So Mars in Sagittarius is a form of information technology.
If you actually work in IT, it should be a busy month. If you don’t work in IT, you could have good results investing in new technology, upgrading, or doing something similar. When Mars leaves Sagittarius on the 16th, he’ll enter your career sector, which could make your professional life both hectic and dramatic.
On a calmer note, Venus is in your relationship sector for the first half of November, which can help create or encourage equilibrium in that part of your life.
October is one of those months with the potential for a wide variation in energy. Some of you may feel eclipse energy this month that brings you new and unexpected information. Others will be feeling the unsettledness that Uranus in your own sign can bring, while others may be excited by a bit of a career turnaround. Still others may be trying to finally let go of a relationship matter as Saturn leaves your solar house of relationships this month (not to return for about another thirty years!).
The month starts with the sun, Mercury, and Saturn in Libra, a sign that likes equality, even-temperedness and equanimity. This energy is strongest in the first half of the month. But there’s a lot of Scorpio influence in October too. The sun, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn spend time in Scorpio this month. Scorpio is the sign of excess and obsession, of holding on and never letting go. Scorpio fixates and perseveres.
The Libra energy is in a more important sector of your chart (the one that deals with your relationships with other people), and there’s a new moon in Libra this month on the 15th. Relationships are significant for all of us, and around the time of the new moon you may make a decision or turn over a new leaf in this area of your life that impacts your future for some time to come.
But the Scorpio energy is the wave of the future. As Saturn moves from Libra to Scorpio (on the 5th of October), it heralds a more Scorpionic time to come for all of us. Not only will Saturn be in Scorpio, but next month’s solar eclipse falls in that sign as well.
Scorpio is not a bad energy for Aries (Scorpio is co-ruled by your own ruler, Mars), because both signs are direct in their perceptions. Scorpio and Aries both know their own minds. They know what they know without a lot of pussyfooting, hesitation or doubt. Both are strong-minded, although Scorpio tends to have more persistence and less need to visibly take charge. Scorpio also has more depth.
As Saturn and Mercury move into Scorpio on the 5th, you may get a taste for Scorpio’s need to really dig into things, to dive into a subject and look below the surface. You may feel your thoughts and perceptions getting a bit more extreme. It will become important, not just in October, but over the next couple of years, for you to figure out when you’ve gone far enough with a subject or an activity (such as your work) and how to just let it go.
In September, the sun starts in your work sector and then moves into your relationship sector. The work part is pretty straightforward; the sun here indicates that suddenly everyone needs you at work. Mercury in your work sector sometimes also indicates that you will be engaged in learning something on the job. You may also have more power to get tasks done and a greater ability to persuade co-workers to see things your way. These influences dominate the first half of the month, with a special kick around the time of the new moon on the 15th.
The relationship sector is more complicated. The 7th house, where the sun and Mercury will take up temporary residence, is technically the house of ‘other people.’ When you have planets here, you can focus on other people. Since you have the sign of Libra ruling your sector of other people, you can use the sign’s charms to be tactful, diplomatic and generally able to use your abilities to get along with people. This is exactly the sort of practice that Saturn in this sign for the last two years or so has been wishing and hoping that you’d adopt.
On the other hand, the 7th house also represents the sign opposite yours. And oppositions can also signal irritation, arguments, and disagreement for the pure fun of disagreeing. Planets in the 7th house can indicate bluntness or a general, and sometimes dismaying, tendency to see the other side of every issue even when you don’t like the other side that you’re seeing.
Such is the dilemma of Libra. Imagine if you were like that every month of the year! The height of this Libra influence is around the time of the full moon in your own sign on the 29th. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that using the influence to buff up the tactful and diplomatic side of your nature is probably the best use of the time, especially when it comes to your love life and dealings with your children, both areas that can be tricky to negotiate.
Meanwhile, things look good on the home front for the first week of the month. You may even decide that you really appreciate your old house, with all its quirks, and that you enjoy spending time there for a change. You might like to curl up with a good book and relaxing for a bit, especially since Jupiter is in your sector of zipping through books for pure pleasure.
Your ruler Mars spends the month in Scorpio, a sign it hasn’t visited in a couple of years. For Aries, Scorpio is one of those signs in your solar chart that’s sort of intermediate. For most, it’s an extreme sign, but you get along with its vibration without too much of a fuss normally.
Finally, Uranus in your own sign and Pluto in your career sign are snarly with each other pretty much the whole month. This would be big news, but it’s not. It’s been going on for awhile, and you’re so used to it by now that you barely think to mention it. In fact, something may finally break your way this month in terms of your career, in spite of the snarly mood.
August is the traditional love life month for the sign of Aries. Every year the sun in Leo lights up your love life sector, and this year Mercury spends the whole month in the sign too. Mercury, which goes direct on the 8th, adds a touch of lightness and a sense of humor and playfulness to your romantic endeavors. Your annual new moon (good for finding new love if that’s what you want) takes place on the 17th.
I will add that the standard interpretation of the days around Mercury going direct involve potential computer problems and IT nightmares. Perhaps not the time to rely on modern technology to communicate with your love. Still, this is the month to ask someone out; you’re more likely to get an affirmative answer.
If you’re already in a relationship, here’s a tip. Leo loves presents, romantic little gifts like flowers. Spring for some blooms and you’ve got a chance to score major points with the object of your affection. Indeed, with your rulers Mars in your relationship sign for most of the month, there’s a double emphasis on taking the time to put real effort into maintaining your relationship and not taking it for granted.
That’s partly because Saturn has been stressing your relationship sector for a couple of years (he’ll be moving out in October), so in a sense you need all the help you can get. Putting effort in is your saving grace, the redeeming quality that compensates for all the shortcomings your relationship has been enduring. Fortunately, Aries is very good at putting the effort in whenever it makes up its mind to.
Other relationships get a bit of attention from the stars this month too. On the first, there’s a full moon in your friendship sector, good for showing a little appreciation to your buddies. Venus and Jupiter in Gemini highlight your relatives. The whole month is pretty good for bonding with your kin. With Venus in Cancer from the 7th on, it’s also a bit of a homebody month.
On the 22nd, the sun enters Virgo, which marks the beginning of the end of summer. For Aries, this means time to get back to taking care of your body and getting your mind back into the work game. The day after the sun goes into Virgo, Mars goes into Scorpio. The combination indicates a focus on details, specifics and particulars; you might even call it an uptick in pickiness. This is when pressure at work is likely to be at its peak, partly thanks (or no thanks) to Pluto in your career sign glaring at Uranus in your own sign. It’s back to the grindstone!