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October 9, 2015
Mercury turns direct today after three weeks of
retrograde motion, in the sign of Gemini. Over the coming weeks, problems with
communications and decision-making we may have encountered while Mercury was
retrograde should clear up. We might be flooded with energies that are hard to
make sense of as the change takes place today, however, and thus important
decision-making might be avoided for the time being. Interactions can be lively
today, however, with Venus and Mars parallel and the Moon aligning with Mars and
Jupiter today. The Moon is in Virgo all day.
Work, health, and relationships are in big focus this month, dear Aries, and motivation levels are on the increase. From the 9th, strong energy for consulting, negotiating, and partnering is with you, particularly in connection with your work or health goals. You could be teaming up with someone to pursue health and fitness programs, or to get a particular project done, and while you're typically very independent, this is a great time to let someone in. When it comes to work and career, this is a powerful time for renovations, redesign, and dramatic improvements. Your ambition increases pleasantly now, and you are especially resourceful in your methods. There could be some recognition for efforts that previously were taken for granted. You can be thoroughly enjoying your work or daily routines, and this shows in the finished product. When it comes to the pursuit of better health and well-being, what you may have been lacking recently is patience, but this month puts this shortsightedness behind you. Newfound or increased joy in your work can also bolster health. While you can be quite busy now, you are increasingly turning to study in order to perfect your skills or to gain knowledge. Lifestyle changes implemented now are likely to last. For some of you, you may be discovering your "calling" now and in the coming months. This is an important month for being alert and active. You are especially inventive, creative, and enterprising, particularly with your work, methods, and pet projects. If a fresh start is needed in a partnership, the New Moon on the 12th can provide it. The Full Moon on the 27th can be a call to handle out of control money matters.
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.
Jupiter continues to enliven your romance sector until mid-August, dear
Aries, and until June, you benefit from Saturn's temporary liberation from your
intimacy sector (Saturn will return here for the summer, however). Particularly
from April 8-June 14, you can experience a nice feeling of freedom when it comes
to expressing your affection, as well as wonderful attention from love
interests. This is not an especially committed time for love, but it's a
beautiful time for experimenting, enjoying yourself, and letting down your hair
in some way.
While April to June is likely to be the biggest period for love and
attraction (with July 1st a potential peak), February brings a real jumpstart to
your personal magnetism as Venus and Mars align in your sign (exact February
22nd). In fact, both Venus, goddess of love and attraction, and Mars, god of
action and sexuality, will travel in your sign from February 20-March 16,
bringing excitement, courage, and sizzle to your manner. This occurs before the
Sun gets to your sign, and at a time when you're not quite ready to start anew.
However, it's certainly a time for feeling your attractive powers.
Once Saturn has firmly left your intimacy sector (in September) and
harmonizes with your sign, you'll feel far less inhibited when it comes to
getting close to someone, although your focus tends to change from this period
forward - work, health, and education tend to take priority. This shift brings
greater stability to your life in general, and also relieves some pressure on
intimate expression, shared finances, and issues of control in a partnership.
Certainly, after almost three years of this, you've learned a lot about your
limits. Some of you have experienced some level of disenchantment regarding
one-to-one relationships. In fact, it has been since late 2009 that partnerships
have gone through tests and trials, and you've learned much about what you want
(and don't want) from close relationships. You may have met the more
unflattering side of people, and possibly of yourself if you struggled with
relationship problems, and now you're moving forward, ideally older and wiser
for it all.
Venus retrogrades for the most part in your romance sector from July
25-September 6, and this can bring some slow downs, reconsideration, and
reflection in your love life. Particularly on August 14-16 and September 1-7,
relationships from the past can be in high focus. 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. This retrograde, in fact, comes at an ideal
time as Jupiter ends its transit of this sector and you shift focus and
priorities. It's time to get a little more serious, focused, and ambitious. In
the second half of 2015, work and ambition are emphasized, but also occurring
now is the strongest period for committed partnerships, which happens from
November 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Also pointing to big changes in your relationships is a series of eclipses
along the Aries-Libra axis. The first of this series occurred in October
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.