Aries \ July
(March 21st– April 20th)
Aries is the sign of the hero and the warrior; the aggressive idealists of the universe. They are visionaries who see into the future and divide the world into good and bad, into their vision and what opposes it. An Aries must have coined the phrase, “You’re either with me or against me.” Unfortunately, with Mars, their ruler, in retrograde and square Uranus, there is anger and frustration in the air. The focus of their discomfort is financial, which also reflects their values – you spend your money on what’s important to you. Yes, seeing the bottom line of their bank account may trigger their outrage. Either they have been spending or saving or saving too much and an adjustment needs to be made. However, there is another possibility, with Uranus in your 2ndhouse you may have discovered a new way to pay the bills. If that’s the case then give yourself time to adjust to your new environment. No matter what’s happening, make sure you are physically active or working out. Get on that treadmill or take up boxing, an Aries needs to release their pent-up tension and aggression in a physical way. With Mars in retrograde, the world goes inward. Power now comes from those who wait and respond to the requests of others; not to those who initiate. Whatever you are coping with: a legal case, a divorce, a new business venture -- anything that creates anxiety – let the other side take the first step. Whatever begins at this time may not last; new projects and romances may fizzle out, so realize that the rules are different until August when Mars goes direct.
With Saturn and Pluto in your 10th house of goals, you’re making changes in your career. I would not be surprised if you found yourself going in a new direction. There is an obsessive feeling that emerges when you try and get something done – your desire to create perfection can dominate. However, with Saturn, the ruler of your career in trine to Uranus and Venus, things will end up going your way. There is money to be made, new deals to embrace, and opportunities you never thought possible that are suddenly on your plate. You are in a lucky time-warp so take a risk. If you have a manuscript -- present it, if you are working on a one woman show, then book the theatre – put yourself on the line. A risk based on passion is the magic bullet that breaks through barriers and opens doors. Aries is all about a leap of faith.
This month Saturn is in trine Venus and Uranus creating harmony between your work schedule, finances and career. Now is the moment to make money for yourself or others. If you’ve changed jobs, then ask for an increase in pay. If you’re still in the same job, then make sure those at the top recognize what you’re bringing to the table. Don’t be silent and don’t be afraid of change – it’s happening everywhere. That means you may be asked to let go of something or someone you don’t want to, but you will be fine in the end. Just stay focused and take one sure step at a time.
Romance can go either way. If you’re in a good relationship it’s time to go deeper or make that commitment. If it’s not working, it won’t last. With Mars retrograde, what is broken will end, unless you spend your time repairing the problem. If you’re single, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time, but whatever you start now may have a short shelf-life.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 26thin your 5thhouse of pleasure and authority. It goes direct on August 19th. During this time people from your past may appear. You may find that communication is difficult or it’s unreliable. In fact, getting any new project to advance is a challenge. The way to use this energy is to clean out the old, finish what you’ve started and put all new things on hold. The more you pay attention to finishing what you started, the happier you will be. If you have to sign a contract, of course, go ahead and do it. However, if you can wait until Mercury goes direct there will be less changes and surprises as you move forward.