Happy New Year everyone, the Astrological New Year has arrived. Aries time is here and it's all about the New, coming up with ideas, solutions, having adventures, tackling problems, and standing up for ourselves. Aries is selfish, because he is the first sign of the zodiac. He is an explorer in that he knew nothing when he was born, so he is brave beyond comprehension, fearless if you will, because he steps out into the world with wonder. He is a warrior. He is an idea person. He is looking for the new, and easily bored, so he is ever on the hunt for the next idea and adventure. A "9-5 follow the rules life" is about as far from an Aries as you can get. He demands freedom, he is fire, he is action, he represents the energy we have when we know where he is placed in your chart. For the next 30 days you need to embody these traits and get out there and find some adventures. Become fearless and take some chances. Have some FUN! It's the penultimate time for new beginnings.
Yet Mars vs the Sun must be considered too. Mars is in Taurus now, the second sign of the zodiac who is about material comforts and security and feeling safe. Taurus is steady and plodding, so our Mars is giving us a kind of duty and responsibility energy. Take care of necessities. Fix those broken things in your home. Clean out the garage or the attic. Secure your base and make yourself feel safe. And then go out and be someone else...adventurous and spontaneous. Knowing you have a secure home base, a sanctuary, is important in general but especially so now. Your home is your Oasis where you restore and renew. Taurus is also one of the rulers of Venus, so a nice home with harmonious beauty is also important. Make your home, your sanctuary, a lovely, healing soothing place to be.
Venus is still retrograde until April 16th, so don't be surprised if you break up with lovers and friends and give yourself the space to figure out how to make it work or move on. it's also a time when old Loves might appear, to start fresh or finally close the door once and for all. Time to define what love really is, what works for me and what doesn't, how can I heal myself and blame others less? What did my parents teach me that doesn't work for me and how to let that go and heal? Venus retrograde is a healing energy based on separating and looking within. The Universe is trying to help us heal now. Go with the flow and take the time to judge yourself and others a whole lot less. We're all trying to make it through some very harsh energetic times. We're like the laundry in the dryer being tossed around and can't get the door open, so we have to deal with this energetic chaos. Don't you want to let go of the past and feel more relaxed and free? Then do the work now and free yourself. It's about Self Love and its a process like peeling an onion. Layer upon layer will be revealed to us this year, while we also need to emerge into the world with each step and participate. It's a balancing act now of inner and outer work. Even if you have done work in the past and maybe didn't get as far as you'd like, this is the time to try again. The Universe needs us to heal, so we can go out into the world and be a positive force for change. If you still don't want to do your work, Oye, what can I say. You're setting yourself up for something far more painful than this work. Be good to yourself and set yourself free! I am also working on healing materials and blogs and hope to get that going soon. Check out the intro here.
Other planetary days to look out for are:
March 26: Mercury square Uranus: Surprises come to light; scientific breakthroughs, communications and tech may make surprising announcements. Expect something unexpected.
March 28: New Moon in Aries. Jump start time. New Moon, New Year energy. Time to implement new plans, help others, get it done.
March 31: Mercury in Taurus. Our minds go to beauty and security and Love. Our minds want peace, quiet, solid plans and actions. A time to work with Mars in Taurus to accomplish things in a steadier, slower way to achieve solid permanent results.
April 3: Venus retrogrades out of Aries into moody, dreamy Pisces. Your heart will soften and feel less angry and judgmental. Use this short visit for making amends if you can. Venus goes direct on April 15th - when love is in full bloom again.
April 6: Saturn goes retrograde so the past becomes important and its a time to clean up what you have tried to ignore. It's Saturn! Surrender. Do it ASAP and don't make it worse than it has to be. Saturn goes direct August 5th. Whether you bring it up yourself or Saturn drops it on your front door, now is the time to clean up the past.
April 9: Dreaded Mercury retrograde happens. it's finished May 5th. Take care of the old, don't do anything new for a while. Clean up, clear up, look over your shoulder. (You see the emerging theme, clean up your "to do's" and get ready for a new round of adventures.)
April 11: Full Moon in Libra means look at your relationships and make them better. Speak with love in your heart, speak with your Heart chakra fully open. Fences can be mended.
April 13-14: Sun conjunct Uranus is about revolution, wild cards, surprises. Start a new business, or get a great idea for one. Try something different in your life. Globally there is a lot of energy toward revolution or news that triggers a big upset from the masses. Breathe.
Much love to you all,