The Moon is in Scorpio until 5:50 PM EDT, when it enters Sagittarius. The
Moon is moving towards Full. This evening, Mercury aligns with Venus.
We have a stronger than usual need to communicate our feelings. This is a
sociable influence. Mentally, we're not as disciplined as usual, as we prefer to
chat with others and to think about more "pleasant" things than work. A Lunar
Eclipse occurs very shortly into the day tomorrow and is powerfully affecting us
today. This Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks,
and wants in our lives concerning the balance between Gemini-ruled and
Sagittarius ruled areas of life. The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity is a mental
axis, where Gemini represents the "lower mind" and Sagittarius
represents the "higher mind". The Gemini Sun encourages us to think logically,
while the Sagittarius Moon persuades us to intuit, and to think in a broader
manner. Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon
the "here and now". Gemini is quite comfortable in his or her immediate
environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture beyond
it. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a
balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Lunar
Eclipse invites us to do. This eclipse is about communication, attitude, and our
sense of adventure. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the
time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Epiphanies are likely at this time,
which can understanding can propel us into action, although there can be some
level of chaos initially, particularly with Neptune in a square position to the
Sun and Moon. Watch for exaggeration and misinformation.
May is a money month for you, dear Aries, but as it progresses, it's more
about learning and connecting. You can now take charge of your finances and generate new ideas regarding how to spend wisely. It's best to wait until
after the 9th before taking action, when any anxieties about what you really want to do lift,
but do pay attention to important advice or newfound knowledge on the 7th. Independent or competitive (not
so much cooperative) activities are highly favored. Business demands are strong
all year, but as May progresses, you're entering a stage in which there is much
less emphasis on the outer world and more on what's going on inside. The 24-28
can point to a speaking engagement, an unveiling or culmination of a recent
work-in-progress, or a publishing of your work. It's time to diversify and meet
a variety of people - to come out of your shell. Your success depends heavily on
others now. A nice bonus - financial or possibly romantic - can come your way on
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.