Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
Your ruling planet is Mars.
It's a wild ride and a relatively undefined one, Aries. It's been a rather amorphous time lately, especially regarding significant relationships. This month you are reviewing your relationship dynamic and reflecting on the effects of partnership in your life, trying to come to some more definite conclusion. You are also simultaneously pulling for more concrete definition regarding where your life is taking you. Once again, definitiveness and consistency is sought but not easily found. You might just have to learn to live with the paradox of the situation, becoming more aware as you do of the overriding power of Spirit working itself out in unexpected ways.
As the month begins, you are delving down into your depths perhaps more than you ever expected you would in the midst of a vibrant summer. This month the pendulum swings toward the inside. Since outer achievement is so very valued in our culture, perhaps even overvalued, solitary questing seems perhaps just a bit odd, but it too has its place. This is an excellent time for meditation or for journaling, as you look more deeply into what makes you tick, and how family, friends and tribal connection work to keep you sane and connected to the flow of your life's current. Regarding these issues, the Full Moon of Friday, September 4th, is a key moment in time, when you will feel the pull of others in your life and also the mystical undertow of the beyond. A larger dimension opens up for you at this time to the extent that you are able to let it in. Mercury retrogrades two days later, on Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend, and you might find yourself questioning existing relationship contacts or perhaps researching new ones. The period of the retrograde lasts at least until the end of the month and on into the first two weeks of October when you consider the two week of its retrograde shadow, the time Mercury takes to regain its lost zodiacal ground. This period is traditionally regarded as a time of missed communications and mechanical breakdowns, and when reflection and introspection better serves us than forceful measures. The time of the retrograde can thus be an important balancing point for the direct action that so often dominates our everyday activities. The following weekend, the Last Quarter Moon of Friday, September 11th, signals the a moment of relative tension in your process, the middle of a powerful period of time leading up to the New Moon. The New Moon takes place on Friday, September 18th, and lines up with an almost exact Saturn – Uranus opposition across your sectors of dream imagination and discipleship to your higher self. This is an incredibly powerful time, when you are taking the wisdom of the past fully into account for the present, and when you are seeking to forge a much better understanding of where your life is going. The issues that could come up include facing all kinds of limitation, including ones of health and everyday concerns of the workplace, but the opening is also there to rise above these challenges and bravely make the connection to higher meaning in terms of life purpose. After this crucial passage, the First Quarter Moon a week later, taking place on Friday, September 25th, may serve to remind you of what you have gained and what is crucially your task to nourish as you go through the coming months. This is a time when you are turning an important corner and recognizing new priorities, perhaps more realistic ones, as the fruit of recent realizations. You are also encouraged to acknowledge change and to accept the adjustments of your life's structure that are inevitable in this time of social transformation. It may be helpful to dwell on the concept that life itself is change.