Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
Your ruling planet is Mars.
It's all new, Aries. It is an exciting and novel phase that is beginning for you now, taking off with an eccentric burst of energy right from the first weekend of the month. You usually get a boost from the springtime, but this time it's literally over the top. Partnership with significant others represents a steadying influence for you right now, that serves to balance you out and ground your creativity to your ultimate benefit. Holding back as well as jumping forward is definitely one of the joys of this climactic time period. Surprises lead you into uncharted territory that turns into powerful insight when you pause in your onrushing forward momentum for the briefest instant to look around you and allow your intuition a chance to pay attention.
As the month begins, you are entering an exciting weekend when anything can, and probably will, happen. You are at an important moment in your life, a moment of actualizing evolutionary intention, and it is vital that you recognize this fact. Sudden events might easily transpire now that will have the effect of allowing you to see something that you were previously in some way blind to regarding your condition or the human condition in general. These rapid changes in your state of consciousness – you might call it epiphany – has the effect of opening you to new ways of looking at the world around you. The precise moment of the New Moon takes place on Sunday morning, April 3rd, and this is likely to be an exciting day for you in some way, shape or form. Perhaps changes that you were only considering come to a sudden crisis of meaning at this time, enjoining you to take the plunge or back off from an uncertain future. The action you take is up to you, although it helps to be aware that you can postpone certain inevitable changes for only so long if you are truly on your evolutionary path. All this is complicated by the Mercury retrograde period which began in earnest as recently as the end of March and which will continue for this entire month or more. This particular Mercury retrograde is particularly strong for you, and the fact that you are in the midst of it means that this is the wrong time to commit to decisive action. You are engaged in redoing what was done previously, during the opening months of this onrushing new decade, and taking another and perhaps deeper perspective on events as you come around the mountain one more time. You do better by taking action that has been contemplated for some time but is not yet final; or else in researching possibilities for the future but remaining with a wait-and-see attitude until mid-May. The First Quarter Moon of Sunday and Monday, April 10th and 11th – which is exact on Monday morning the 11th – is another powerful time for you when you might encounter appropriate limits to contemplated growth, or when family issues could interfere with how you thought things were lined up to play themselves out in your favor. Partners also come into the picture at this time even more strongly, and serve as a corrective to unchecked activity, a useful grounding energy that balances out some of your wild exuberance. This is the role that they have been occupying all month long but comes into sharper focus over the briefly difficult period of these few days. The Full Moon of Sunday evening, April 17th, is powerful for you and represents a further stage of your journey, a time of weighing the energies of self and other, perhaps coming to a better overall balance. This is an important season for relationship concerns, and potentially includes the concept of mentorship on the part of significant others in your life. The last two weeks of the month, punctuated by the 23rd and 24th , when Mercury stations and the Last Quarter Moon takes place on Easter Sunday, are essentially a time of contemplation and of fostering greater consciousness as you reflect on the trends that your life is taking right now. Relationship continues to be an important part of these musings, and also the awareness of inevitable transformation as you respond to the radical forces at work both within you and outside of you.