The Moon continues its transit of Aries until 11:38 AM EST, when it enters
Venus semi-squares Pluto this afternoon, which can stimulate underlying
tensions in social interactions and relationships. There can be hidden
agendas, jealousies, or power plays. A First Quarter Moon occurs when the Sun in
Aquarius forms a square with the Taurus Moon late today, at 11:48 PM EST. There is
a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take
action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close
to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began
around the New Moon is now off the ground, and it may face its first
January begins with a strong emphasis on responsibilities and business, dear
Aries, but rather quickly transitions towards more focus on, and attention to,
happiness and social life. If you've been so busy with your responsibilities to
others that you've neglected things around the home or with family, the Full
Moon on the 4th will remind you of the imbalance. It's also a time for
considering reaching out to others and teaming up in order to get more
accomplished. Some of you could be motivated to rally for a cause, and some may
be leading a group. Friendships are animated, and you can easily feel passionate
about causes close to your heart. Some of you could be struggling with demands
on your time that take you away too often from fun, creative activities,
children, or a romance. If you need to get things done that demand quite a bit
of energy, or that require quick action and decisions, it's best to do so before
March 12th. After that date, you're more inclined to reflect than take action,
and to require more rest and "down" time. However, you could also be especially
motivated to do something about a burdensome situation. You are inclined to
review the past, as well as the sacrifices you are currently making. If you need
to start fresh in a current relationship or with a friendship, get your
intentions clear around the New Moon on the 20th, but be prepared to do some
backtracking before moving forward.
The year ahead is strong for both work and play, dear Aries, even if there
are times when you're inclined to overdo either of these things! While all Aries are feeling the need to assert their independence and live
life on their own terms this year, those Aries born April 2-11, or with an
Ascendant from 12 to 21 Aries, are feeling this energy most directly and
acutely. Pluto continues to transform your attitudes towards career and reputation,
and has the most direct effect on Aries born April 3-6 (13 to
15-1/2 degrees Aries Ascendants as well). You'll be dealing with anger issues and attitudes towards
authority, peaking in March.
The first half of the year encourages you to open up, enjoy yourself, share
yourself, and forgive yourself! It's a strong period for discovering or
rediscovering hobbies or channels for entertainment and recreation. For some,
this is a time of experimenting with and enjoying casual dating and romantic
relationships. From April 9-June13 is a better period for these things. Review
new creative plans January 21-February 11, and see them take off from mid-June.
You'll have more courage to express your ideas and share your projects then, as
well as a boost from a Jupiter-Uranus connection. The strongest period for romance, creative expression, hobbies, recreation,
entertainment, and relationships with children is April 9 to July 25th, peaking
around July 1st. There can be a second chance or connection to the past in the
first week of August, but perhaps some difficulties making choices as well.
Take time to reassess these areas from July 25-September 6 while Jupiter
finishes up its transit of your romance and creativity sector and Venus
retrogrades here as well. At this time, you're transitioning to a stage that
emphasizes growth in work, while recreational and romantic activities begin to
take a back seat. Although this may not sound exciting now, the good news is
that you're truly enjoying work and service, finding more joy and happiness in
doing what you love, in the second half of 2015. As such, this is a happy,
willing shift of focus, not a dutiful one. From mid-August forward is a strong time for work matters, although also a
busy period, and sometimes overwhelmingly so, for supporting and helping out
others or doing a lot of detail work. From October, however, there is more
recognition, purpose, determination, and strength in what you're doing, as well
as increased clout in your career. Many of you could be specializing and doing
especially well with this narrower focus. You're in high demand for your work
and talents this Fall and Winter!
This can also be a strong period for new health regimes, methods, and plans.
This can be a time for learning about new ways to improve your health and daily
life. At the very least, there can be more optimism here and an improved
attitude towards health and wellness. Rediscovering the joys of work and service
can also help to improve health. You may be an authority on a topic and your work/business can involve
teaching and sharing your knowledge, which requires more dedication to learning.
There may be a wider audience for your products or services.
On the more challenging side in 2015, there could be issues to deal with that
limit independence and freedom, legal matters, matters of confinement or hiatus,
or the need to tend to the care of others. From mid-June to mid-September, many
of you will be returning to financial or intimate challenges that were left
undone in 2014 for resolution.
Continuing until October-November, you are reassessing your relationship needs, and particularly
partnerships - an area of your life that has been strained in recent years.
You're learning what it is you need in this area of life in order to be happy.
This can range from making a commitment to deciding that it's not for you, but
whatever the choice, it's a more definite one. The Lunar Eclipses this year,
first in April and then in September, will help push the matter. In November and December, you begin a cycle in which work, health, and
wellness are both challenging and joyous. You're getting a cosmic push to find
your joy through improving your attitude towards work and daily routines.
Lifestyle changes can be big ones with long-term benefits.
There can be the beginnings of a nice period of focus on education, whether this
is formal or you're going the self-taught or online route. You can be putting
more effort and responsibility into learning. From now and until 2017, it's
important for you to learn a lot about your trade as that is when your
professional peak occurs.
February 20-March 31 is powerful for making money, and is probably the best
period of the year in this regard. Out of the box ideas for making money can
come from April 18-June 1st. While this is a great time for generating ideas, be
sure you don't go overboard with spending. In the summer, tend to debts owed and
do this as responsibly as possible. You can no longer turn a blind eye to
problems in this area.
Personal appeal is strong during the same money window mentioned above, but
mainly from February 21-March 16, as well as June 28-July 10.
year can start off sluggishly when it comes to love and partnership. This is
largely due to a Venus retrograde until January 31st, a Mercury retrograde for
much of February, and then Mars retrograde from March to mid-May. There is a lot
of reassessing to do! It's not the most decisive of times, and both Venus and
Mars are big players in your personal life.
Throughout January, watch how you approach others carefully. There can be a
tendency towards insensitivity, and this can come from you or from a partner.
It's not the warmest time for relationships.
The retrograde of Mars officially begins on March 1st and officially ends on
May 19th, but there is always a bit of a preamble and hangover for retrograde
cycles. During this cycle, you are not as much your "normal" self. You don't
assert yourself or state what it is that you want as directly as you normally
do, and you could be withdrawn and introspective, pulling back from life a
little as you figure out what it is that you truly want from it. This retrograde
occurs in your partnership sector, directly opposite your sign, so it most
definitely affects your relationships, with both yourself and others. You could
be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it
is you want from your relationships...cont'd
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.