Aries signifies the individual, not the collective. Aries must push forward with a great and mighty force to overcome the previous end-of cycle Piscean pull of not just the collective, but the veritable collective unconscious with all of its residues of unfinished business. So at this time of year we all need to look at 0 degrees of Aries in our own charts to see where that pivotal point of individualism needs to be emphasized. If it’s in your 1st house of selfhood, and self discovery you truly are at a new beginning in self-determination to BE. If it falls in your 7th house it truly is about finding some kind of balance with others where both of you acknowledges the other’s right TO BE. Wherever it is, take note and BE TRUE TO YOURSELF right there. Own your right to be here now, alive, hopefully free, and independently individualized. That’s Aries theme and message.
In your own chart look at where you have planets in Earth and planets in Water. These energies primarily gain from this configuration. Earth types may gain in substantial ways that prove financially beneficial and improve all issues of substance and worth. People with a lot of Taurus energy are especially blessed this season to be enhanced with grace and abundance. Water signs may benefit from opportunities to gain greater security or safety, as Earth creates a container for their emotional lives. Pisces, of course, must deal with the Mars in Virgo opposition which engages them in relationships that are either forcing issues of victimization into awareness or deepening their sense of compassion and understanding towards uplifting relationships for both sides. If the former is the theme then true boundaries are an issue, as well as shame and guilt. These Piscean themes are getting played out to the hilt right now in collective wars, violence, and dark sado-masochistic sexual themes. When people with major Pisces energy own their power to understand and have true compassion rather than maudlin sentimentality, which continues to cord them unconsciously in unhealthy co-dependency, then they become strong in their capacity to channel healing energies towards those who suffer from guilt and shame, and both are elevated through the higher octaves of love. Certainly this Pisces/Virgo dynamic is either exacerbated into further deepening wounds, or heightened through transcendental awareness by Neptune and Chiron moving through Pisces.
Mars still retrograde in Virgo until April 14th, and then continuing on through the sign until July 3rd gives everyone an opportunity to focus on projects and get things done. Mutable types, especially, can benefit from this kick in the pants to finish loose ends and complete things. Mutables are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Coming back to the Sun entering Aries, conjoining Mercury retrograde in Aries, with Uranus at 4+ degrees of Aries, we have a configuration that speaks of high, inventive, creative sparks for both discovery and potential insight (with the Retrograde Mercury) that must push us forward into a future yet unknown, but hopefully beyond the inequality that now plagues the planetary scene, so long as the energy is used to inspire rather than further isolate.
The repeating theme of Pluto versus Uranus is here, once again. Uranus must propel us forward into new realms beyond the control of Pluto; a mighty endeavor now given the fact that Pluto seems to have all the cards with its alliance with Mars, Jupiter, and Venus. For each of us, then, it means using Pluto in its more positive aspects to transform old structures that are no longer valid or beneficial. Capricorn means traditions. Some traditions are time-honored and worthy of keeping. Each of us must decide which ones protect and respect the rights of what Uranus in Aires represents; the individual.
Finally, we must not neglect the note of Saturn in Libra, no longer in opposition to Jupiter but completing its journey through the sign of equality and balance. Saturn sits retrograde, as well, in this chart, and necessitates some reflection around the laws that govern us as well as the rules we choose to live by. With Saturn now in an out-of-sign trine with Neptune and the Moon in Pisces it looks like feminine issues are favored. Again, where can compassion and an open heart guide the structures of relationship? Where does that open you in your life to more healing, equal relationships (Saturn in Libra)? Neptune/Moon/Chiron in Pisces is so very different from Sun/Mercury/Uranus in Aires, but both configurations can change and transform us into more caring, loving, vibrant, and fully awake human beings. So be it!
Genevieve A. Vierling C.A.P.
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