The Moon leaves Sagittarius at 1:51 AM EST, entering Capricorn, bringing a
more practical energy to the day. Emotional satisfaction comes from a sense of
accomplishment. Tonight, Mercury enters Sagittarius, where it will transit until
December 24th. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need
to plumb the depths of any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide
range of topics. Ideals are sought, our thinking is more optimistic, and our
faith increases. We are more equipped to believe and to persuade. What is fair
and unfair concerns us most now. However, we are not always very precise under
Your enthusiasm runs especially high this month, dear Aries. You are itching to expand, learn, and grow - to move beyond the mundane details of everyday life in order to gain life experiences. Travel, or anything that expands your horizons, is highly favored. You have the courage and drive to make your vision a reality, making this is an ideal month for beginning a new venture. For those of you studying or those who want to, this is an opportune time for advancing your interests. You may be able to gain property or support from family; or you could secure a loan or mortgage that helps you to improve your home life around the 10-12. Stabilizing family and domestic affairs should be in focus, and solid professional plans can be laid down now, as you have a special sense of timing for practical matters. Working solidly will help you to gain a strong feeling of accomplishment. Promotional efforts can pay off. Transportation issues can reach a critical point around the 17th. Mid-month, Uranus in your sign turns direct after many months of retrograde motion. Your courage increases with this turn, and independence is sought. Your motivation to make new friends returns, and existing friendships can be renewed. In general, conditions are such that your confidence to make changes increases. Work comes into strong focus from the 21st, but complications are possible. Guard against turnarounds and delays by double-checking that you've backed up important files and paid extra attention to details. You’re in no mood to compromise around the 24-25, when a relationship can heat up or you can experience opposition from others. Watch for impulsive behavior.
continues to stir the pot for you in 2013, dear Aries, but especially so
for those born March 25 to April 2nd, whose Sun receives the conjunction. This
is a time for releasing attachments that are preventing you from moving forward.
Watch for rebellious behavior, but do make changes that move you forward, past
limitations, and towards a more authentic "you". Saturn has left its opposition
to Aries, and this takes some of the direct pressure off your lives. Jupiter has
moved into a harmonious relationship with your sign in the first half of the
year, and is
helping to open the lines of communication in your life. In the second half of
although Jupiter will square your sign, this planet of abundance will
nevertheless feed your sense of security and stability, and many Aries will find
this transit comforting, particularly given all of the changes that have been
taking place in your lives. There will be times when you will need to slow
yourself down and choose your battles wisely, particularly in
May and October-November. Heavyweight
planets are directly affecting the sectors of your chart that rule how the world
views you, both professionally and personally. You continue to move away from false paths that no
longer serve you well, or transforming them into more suitable ones. Overall,
however, you have plenty of opportunity this year to find comfort at home or
with family. In fact, this is a year in which the major key to success is
learning when it's time to slow down. Impulsiveness, while it's a signature
Aries trait, should be tamed somewhat in 2013. Planning more carefully for your
future is important, particularly with finances on the leaner side (there may be
less support from others, for example). Save as much as possible. Good energy is
with you for dealing with debt. Love and romance are unlikely to make headlines
for you this year (2014 is more likely to be a year of change in this
department), The desire to move to a larger home or to create the illusion of
more space by eliminating clutter is strong in the second half of the year. If
circumstances allow, this can be a good time to launch new projects or even a
business. Many of you would prefer not to travel in 2013. Relationships with
siblings and possibly neighbors can be stimulating and even healing, and
activities close to home (and on or in the home) are very appealing now.
the past few years, Saturn has been testing your closest relationships for
durability and viability, dear Aries, and while this influence has passed (since
October 2012), Saturn nevertheless has a little more "work" for you to do.
Saturn is now moving through your solar eighth house, and will do so until 2015.
Now that you have a good idea which relationships did and didn't measure up, it's time to assess what you want or need from intimate relations.
This is in fact an excellent year for you to work on anger and resentment, and
possibly to rid yourself of it (or most of it) with Saturn in your eighth house
and Pluto transiting square to your Sun for some of you (those born March
28-April 2 or with Aries Ascendants at 8-12 degrees). While Pluto's hold on you
is intense, Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception and travelling in harmony
with one another, suggesting an easier time getting yourself to an empowering
It's important to note that relationships begun this year are more likely to be long-term, solid
ones. Those that aren't are unlikely to last for more than a very short time. Part of the
reason is that you are more mature or more discriminating. Self-awareness is
strong now - it's less likely that you'll be fooling yourself about what you can
or cannot accept. You are not as inclined to entertain fantasies about a person,
or about yourself, in terms of committed relationships.
Wherever Saturn transits, we can experience a "leaning" process, as things are
stripped down in order to get to the truth. In your intimacy sector, this can
play out in different ways depending on your current life circumstances, age,
experience, and personality. For some, opportunities for intimacy themselves are
limited in some way. There can be less desire to experiment or explore, as you
are not as tolerant of going through the games that are often associated with
relationships. Those of you in committed relationships may be going through a
bit of a drought in the intimacy department. Some of you, on the other hand, are
becoming more selective about who you are willing to share yourselves with.
Perhaps recent experiences or excesses have taken their toll on you and you feel
the need to focus your energies on one person, or nobody at all for some.
However it plays out, there is serious energy in your life when it comes
The eighth house also rules power dynamics in close relationships, issues of
sharing, and support from others, both emotional and material. With Saturn here,
you can be more sensitive to power plays, and less tolerant of imbalances. You
have a chance to truly explore fears of rejection, the games you may play as
well as those that others play, and power issues. There can be challenges with a
partner over money and sharing of chores or responsibilities - who does what,
who doesn't do what, who contributes more or who contributes less, etc.
Typically with Saturn transits, in the process of stripping away delusions and
getting to a more realistic position, initially we can go to an unrealistically
negative place. This is one of the reasons why Saturn transits are considered
difficult, yet the rewards are significant once we find that balance - a place
Some of you will be attracted to, or attracting, more powerful or
business-minded people this year.
Throughout the year, the North Node is transiting your solar eighth house. With
Saturn in this sector all year as well, learning about intimacy is the way to
go. You are learning to share yourself with others in ways that empower you
rather than undermine you. Releasing yourself from your attachment to doing
things your own way, while taking care of your needs, will help you find inner
balance and satisfaction.
Personal freedom is a strong desire, and this has been a big issue for you since
Uranus entered your sign in 2010. However, it's more likely to impact your
professional life more acutely in 2012 and 2013 than your personal relationships
as it did in 2011. You continue to demand more respect, and you continue to
require more freedom. It is difficult for you to tolerate feelings of being
confined or restricted, particularly those of you born March 26-April 2 or with
Aries Ascendants at 6-12 degrees.
Jupiter's transit through your third house in the first half of the year places
a strong emphasis on generating ideas, communicating, and making connections. In
the second half of the year, home and family are a strong focus for you. Career
is also a life "department" that demands a lot of attention this year. While
love relationships remain important to many of you, 2013 does not show many very
strong trends for major changes in love and commitment, suggesting that for many
Aries, changes in attitudes are mostly internal and not making big headlines
this year. Jupiter's entry into your romance sector mid-2014 will enliven
relationships, but for now, you're less interested in drama and more interested
in truth and security. There are minor trends to pay attention to, however,
outlined in Key Periods below.
We need to pay special attention to your ruler, Mars. Mars moves through
your own sign from March 12-April 20, handing over the power to you to create
your circumstances. You are always in charge of your life, but you are even more
potent when Mars is in your sign. The only things to watch for during this
period are impatience and selfishness. Soft, charming Venus moves through your
sign from March 21-April 15, which can help considerably. In fact, in the days
surrounding the meeting of Venus and Mars in Aries on there can be great
intensity in your love life, although it may be a little one-sided! Certainly,
you will be drawing attention, and you have the courage to make things happen.
Mars moves through your romance sector from August 27-October 15, enlivening
romance. This can be a time of both friction and excitement on the romantic
front. Mars moves through your partnership sector from December 7th, 2013, until
July 25th, 2014 - an especially long time because Mars will retrograde in 2014.
At the end of the year, quick assessments may be made of partners, but there can
be some backtracking or second-guessing in 2014, so you would be wise to avoid
jumping too quickly to conclusions or to action.
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.