Mercury squares Neptune early into the day, and we are
challenged to see things differently. We can find it hard to follow facts, directions, and
instructions, as our minds tend to wander. Consider that we may not need to
know the answers now. Conversations can be confusing, evasive, or unsatisfying
now; or, we might enjoy sharing unusual ideas and fantasies. We could be dealing
with self-deception or deception. This is a time for letting go of strict
attention to the rules, only if appropriate, and to entertain fantastical or
unusual possibilities. Mercury first squared Neptune on the 9th, returns to this
aspect in retrograde motion early today, and will square Neptune again in direct
motion on June 23rd. Today, we could be returning to a problem or conversation
that first occurred around May 9th. The Moon is in Libra all day, and we may be
particularly interested in seeking out harmony and balance in our relationships
and personal environments. We are especially aware of the points of view of
others and the opposite side of the coin, which can increase our understanding
but could also leave us indecisive for the time being. However, we're regaining
focus as the day advances, and thinking can be both practical and inventive
tonight and tomorrow.
May brings continued focus on your money, valuables, resources, assets,
and talents, dear Aries, but learning and communications are becoming
increasingly important. The Full Moon on the 3rd could bring a scurry of activity surrounding a money matter.
For some of you, there may be epiphanies about a close relationship. However,
the tendency to blow things way out of proportion is high. Pay close attention
to what surfaces now, whether this is new information or new emotions (or both),
but wait until you've gained some perspective before jumping to conclusions. May
can be a tricky month, particularly when it comes to communications and pet
projects. You may need to totally revise or revamp a current project before you
move forward. Be especially vigilant with applications, interviews, and
schooling. As well, pay special attention to communications and transportation
equipment and devices - this includes computers, cars, phones, tablets, and the
like. Besides a retrograde Mercury cycle in your communications and transport
sector from the 18th forward, strict Saturn and confusing Neptune are
challenging planets in this sector most of the month. June will bring big
opportunities, largely personal, romantic, and creative ones, and the better you
sort out problem areas in your life in May, the bigger your chances next month.
Areas to pay special attention to are your career, reputation, finances, and
responsibilities - areas influenced by Pluto in your chart. You can be so
passionate about, and preoccupied with, these things to the point of overwhelm,
obsession, and possibly fear. Loosening your grip at least a little can help you
to better enjoy other areas of your life, and to actually see opportunities in
other areas when they do arrive! May is a good month for bringing more harmony
and warmth to your home life, despite its busy-ness.
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.