The Moon is in Gemini all day.
Mercury opposes Pluto early into the day, and we might either feel a
compulsive need to talk and question, or a desire to withhold information. There
can be an insistence on knowing the truth, or more likely to expose falsehoods.
We might also feel a lot of pressure to come to a decision. Late afternoon (ET),
the Sun enters Leo, where it will transit until August 23rd. In Leo, the Sun is
proud, outgoing, and playful. The Leo Sun is intensely individual - not content
with simply being just one of the team. It's time to shine, add a touch of color
and drama to our lives, and perform. Like the flowers and fruit of the season,
blossoming and ripened, this is a time when we want to enjoy ourselves and
express ourselves. We are more generous and grand in our gestures and attitudes.
On the shadow side, we can also be self-centered and vain.
Two big shifts occurring this month bring you closer to a more active, outgoing, and positive lifestyle, dear Aries,
and you're heading there quickly. With Mars opposite your sign for seven months, you haven't always felt that you are in the driver's seat in your own life. Demands on you have been heavy, and personal plans may have been put on hold. While family and home life
have been rewarding with Jupiter in your family sector, you've also had to make quite a few sacrifices in order to make others happy. This month, Jupiter begins a year-long transit of your sector of romance, pleasure,
creativity, and entertainment, acting to expand these areas of your life and bring more enjoyment. This cycle will bring wonderful opportunities to explore your creativity and find new avenues for entertainment and self-expression.
Hobbies, romances, and other pleasurable experiences can be more readily part of
your life. The 22-26 is especially strong for getting a real taste of this energy. You've been cooler when it comes to your intimate life with Saturn spending so much time in your intimacy sector, and sometimes quite hard on yourself. Mars entering this sector on the 26th and transiting it until mid-September can bring some animation to your personal life. For a good part of July, family matters are in strong focus, but the outside world can nag at you, particularly around the Full Moon on the 12th, when you are strongly reminded to tend to your commitments and responsibilities.
This is a month for trying to find a balance between attention to your personal
and professional activities.
The difference between the first half of 2014 and the second half of the year
can be like night and day for you, dear Aries. The first half of the year can find you more introspective than usual, and
possibly indecisive and hesitant at times. It may be difficult for relationships, and possibly for
health and personal plans with Venus retrograde until January 31st, and then Mars
retrograde from March 1st to May 19th. However, you get the chance to reassess
your attitude towards close relationships, as well as to your work and money
situation. How can you improve your reputation and professional life? You may
very well find the answer in January or February. Uranus continues to stimulate your need to assert your independence this
year, but has the most direct effect on those Aries born March 29th to April 5th (9 to
16-1/2 degrees Aries). You are redefining how you want to live your life, and
especially on your own terms. Pluto continues to transform your attitudes towards career and reputation,
and has the most direct effect on Aries born March 31st to April 3rd (11 to
13-1/2 degrees). Jupiter brings the expansion of fun, entertainment, and for some, romance
into your lives in the second half of the year, and especially from September
forward. A beautiful aspect begins in September, affecting the whole sign of
Aries but especially those born in the middle of the sign (April 2nd to 6th). New ventures, especially creative ones, are likely now,
and can be especially exciting and innovating - even cutting edge. New
friendships or travel opportunities are possible as well. And, it's about time!
The second half of the year is about opening up. You're cheerful, taking things
in stride, and confident in yourself. Romance can be especially fun. You're more fertile
and creative. Kids can be a source of great joy for some. People are paying
attention and enjoying you. Saturn acts as a bit of a nag for Aries again this year - guilt, adjustments,
some worry: these are all possible. It also encourages you to take care of your
debts, and to change your lifestyle to incorporate better habits. There can be some
intimacy issues this year. There may be decreased desire for intimacy, possibly
some fear or disdain for the confines of an intense relationship, or strains on
existing partnerships. The second half of May is especially good for taking
better care of money, and especially shared resources or debts and obligations.
A real plan can be made - a realistic one. An overarching theme this year is set up by the North Node's entrance into
your opposing sign (Libra) in February, and will continue into 2015. This is a
time for reassessing your relationship needs, and particularly committed
partnerships. For many Aries, the last few years have put a strain on this area
of life, and now you'll be challenged to figure out what needs to change in
order to reach a state of happiness. Jupiter helps from mid-year forward, but it
may not be until 2015 when many Aries will find greater happiness in long-term,
committed love relationships - or some will decide that this is not for them,
and will be quite content with their choice. 2014 is more about experimentation
2014 is a year for discovering what makes you truly happy, and new
avenues for self-expression can seem to magically open up for you. The second
half of the year focuses more heavily on having fun. This discovery period can
involve some trial and error, and there may be times when you go to extremes.
However, by the end of Jupiter's transit of your romance, creativity, and
children sector in mid-2015, you'll likely come to a state of balance and better
understanding. You can be hesitant about sharing yourself with anyone except
those closest to you (family and people who are close enough to be like family)
in the first half of the year, after which you blossom. This is especially true
if you have done a lot of "work" on centering yourself and learning about your
desires, wishes, and needs.
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.