Aries: The Ram
Aries: The Ram
ARIES: The Ram
Zodiac Element: Fire
Zodiac Quality: Fixed
Sign Ruler: Mars
Wrapping up the Month of May, 2013
May was not a terrible month for you, dear Aries. In fact you could have made more money than you have recently spent! And it looks to me that you were fumbling in your pocket (and bank account) to cover some of the costs associated with purchases or expenditures. Perhaps you bought a piece of property or were in negotiations regarding the purchase of a home. It could be that you were adding to your wardrobe or buying something of significant value for yourself. To a person with a lot of money, of course, something of significant value would not be the same to a person with less money. I clarify this because one Aries could have been negotiating the purchase of a house and another Aries could have been shopping for a new pair of shoes. To one Aries a major purchase could be a jet plane and to another a major purchase could be a new, pre-owned clothes dryer. You get the point? Right. (more…)
For Wednesday, April 10, 2013
If you have a plan for something particular you’ve been working on or envision you may find that you have no choice but to alter your plans. Naturally, as an always-planning Aries, you don’t necessarily like changing your well laid out plans. The key is this, Aries: go with the flow. Don’t worry so much about the details as you may be over-thinking the small details that in the end don’t really change the big picture. It’s easy to get so irritated by having to change anything that you’ve planned but think of it as a fine-tuning of your perfect plan! When things go wrong I’d like you to try something for me: try thinking of what’s going right and not what’s going wrong. How about there is no “wrong”? “Do not try to bend the spoon — that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no spoon.” If you remember these famous lines from the movie, “The Matrix”, consider them. There was a point to those famous lines. Neo, the main character, is talking to a child prodigy at the Oracle’s house. The child is trying to tell Neo that reality was what not what it appeared. He was trying to demonstrate to Neo that nothing was impossible — that he only needed to believe what he wanted reality to be to effect it. The Oracle, as you may know, was a kind of guide that Neo went to in search of his destiny — to know if he was The One — and, interestingly enough, the Oracle would tell Neo, per Morpheus, that he would be told only what he needed to know and nothing more. (more…)
For the week of Monday, March 12, 2012
Aries, you’ve been through a lot lately, more than you thought you could handle at times. There were some harsh aspects causing you much grief and you learned a lot about patience recently. Now that you understand that not all bad things happen for bad reasons and that sometimes bad happens for good reasons, as my late father used to say, you understand that not everything is in your control and sometimes we have to work with the hand that is dealt to us. You’ve learned much about problems and how to find creative solutions to work around them. You may feel that you accomplished little recently but I don’t want you to focus on that: I want you to pat yourself on the back for emerging stronger, smarter, and better equipped to deal with challenges in the future, should they arise. Life is a learning process and nothing is learned without experience. You have a lot of experience now and you seem ready to move forward with more energy than previously and recently.
You feel you’re on the verge of something new, some kind of breakthrough especially in your own thinking and that’s good, Aries, very good. For a while there you concerned me because I felt you were becoming too negative, almost defeated and that is not like Aries at all. Aries is number one and Aries should never, ever forget this. So often Aries thinks with their logical minds and do not listen to intuition and what you need to do is continue to listen to that still, small voice, if you will, because your intuition is sharp, clear, and will speak directly to you on all matters. Be sure you are taking care of yourself because you may feel a little tired and low on energy at times. If there is a moment to rest, rest a bit without your usual guilt about it. Things will soon pick up speed and you need to be refreshed, ready, and healthy enough to push forward in many areas of your life.
The Full Moon in Virgo that occurred on March 8th are part of a Grand Trine that includes Jupiter, Venus, and Pluto, which will affect us in a positive way for months to come. This is a good thing, Aries. Tomorrow, March 13, Venus will join Jupiter and you will feel stronger and more ready to take action in all areas of your life. You’ve had your mind on someone, a special person in matters of love and perhaps this is “the one that got away”, someone from your past. We are now, as of today, March 12th, in Mercury Retrograde phase which means things from the past, whether they be family, business, career, or romance related, come up again. Some things can be remedied: think, “RE” for Retrograde, and anything that has to be REdone, REthought, REanalyzed — you get it — is what you should be working on now and not starting anything new. For example, if someone from your past in on your mind go ahead and make contact with that person to see if there is anything more that can either be REsolved or REestablished. If someone from your past includes an employer or some business opportunity that you have a past connection that REsurfaces, go ahead and make contact and if an opportunity is presented to you — though things will go slow (Mercury is the planet of communications, negotiations, contracts written and verbal, you may proceed so long as you adhere to what I just told you, that this person, job, thing, whatever it is, is something or someone from your past that REsurfaces. I think you get my drift. If you are currently in a partnership of any kind, the Grand Trine effect will empower and strengthen this partnership adding a touch of luck (Jupiter) and even some surprise twists and turns (Uranus) that you should find favorable. Feel good about this period of Mercury Retrograde as it won’t be as challenging as those of the past because the Grand Trine is something of a blessing in your life right now and will offer all kinds of protection including the Spiritual kind.
The only caveat at this time is there is an Opposition that is Saturn (currently Retrograde, which means Saturn is a bit weakened) and is in Opposition to Venus and Jupiter. Again, as I just wrote you, if there are contracts, negotiations, or any other communications and discussions that need to take place, things will go a little more slowly than you’d prefer. Try to remember this, dear Aries: if something’s worth your consideration, it’s worth taking your time and there’s no hurry right now, anyway, as I’d prefer you sign off — if at all possible — at the end of April but no sooner than mid April. There are times we can do nothing about a situation and can’t hold off and only you know where you can delay things or at least slow talks to negotiate things to your favor. Think carefully but relax, Aries, things will steadily improve for you one day at a time.
Contemplate: Slow and steady is the advice of the day, dear Aries, and everything is in order now. Take your time and remember to take a rest when necessary. God bless!
For the week of Monday, March 5, 2012
Worrying about a situation is the same as bringing that worrisome situation to life, Aries. Just because we’re worried and anxious doesn’t mean we are doing anything but causing ourselves more problems — not thinking clearly to create solutions. It’s just like the energy you put into it: thinking something’s going to go wrong almost ensures it will while thinking everything’s going to turn out right ensures it will. It’s not always easy to stay positive but it’s imperative that you do. No one starts a course in study considering they will fail: they start knowing they will succeed and they do everything to ensure that. We often say we aren’t thinking negatively but if we put our thoughts down on paper we may find we are writing a lot of “what if” scenarios like, “What if he or she doesn’t like me as much as I like him or her?” or “What if I start this new thing and I can’t finish it or find that I can’t do it well enough?” Both statements are negative thinking, not positive thinking. Things should be improving for you though perhaps not as quickly as you like. I feel that your attitude may be causing you undue anxiety and worry and that’s not good for you, Aries, my friend. You tend to be a perfectionist and while you know the challenges you are facing, you have always been the best to correct situations to create a better one for yourself and others. Take the time now to write down what you need to do — not what you’re worried about you can’t do — and start ordering them from number one down, from highest priority (or even emergency) to the lowest. You’ll find you can weed some of the concerns out of the list when you realize they are not as important as other challenges you have at this time. Take care of what needs to be done and try not to worry. If you do, call on a trusted friend or someone easy to talk to that is positive — stay away from negative types! — and you will soon find that your mind is eased when a trusted friend tells you they know everything’s going to be alright and that this too shall pass.
Contemplate: Negative thinking is easy to dismiss for even you, Aries. But it’s not going to help you do what you want and need to do and it’s not going to make you feel any better. Things aren’t as dire as they seem and not even you, dear friend, know how things are going to turn out. The wind may be known to blow from one corner to another but we all know the winds can change in an instant. Be on the lookout for opportunity amid apparent adversity — there’s something happening to your benefit at this time. God bless!
For the week of Monday, February 20, 2012
While you’ve been feeling things aren’t ever going to go your way, Aries, they will sooner than you think. Mars Retrograde in your sector of work and work related progress has hindered you in many ways. You may have had issues on the job or issues with a superior, perhaps you were shifted into a position that was a lateral move but uncomfortable for you. If you’re not sure what’s going on, suffice it to say that Mars in this sector has not been easy to deal with but it will be over by April 13th. My best advice is to use this time until April to go over plans and goals related to work that are still somewhat workable even if tabled or otherwise on hold. Think “REtrograde”, think, RE: re do, re think, re work, and think of the prefix RE as also meaning to go into the past. There could be someone from that past that could help you with a work related concern or issue. Mars is your ruling planet so you do well to always pay attention to what Mars is up to and Mars has not been Retrograde for about two years now. Mars in Virgo at this time, an analytic sign, encourages you to go over things with a fine-toothed comb for answers and solutions.
Saturn turned Retrograde beginning of this month in your house of fame so you might have to wait for an improvement related to work, job, career, around the end of June. If that’s the case and you must wait, also know there is a friendly Full Moon July 3rd that will help you with honors and achievement. With that said, it looks to me that beneficial changes in the job area will be showing up in July, so try not to make any more moves, lateral or otherwise, until then when Mars and Venus can help you (Venus also rules finances). That is not to say February isn’t good for working on these things, I’m just saying wait until July to make a decision. Keep working on whatever you are currently working on and work out the details with an eye on the past. Those born at the end of Aries have been having a really hard time with Saturn’s opposition to the Sun. Things aren’t getting worse but they are much of the same you’ve been dealing with so this should not come as a surprise. I do want you to know things ARE going to get better so you need to keep your mind sharp and clear of any doubt. You’re GOING to get through this, I promise. Just a bit longer for the big changes that you really need. Those born near April 19th have had it the hardest and because Saturn is Retrograde, that means it’s going to take until October for Saturn to get off your back. Those born in March or the first couple weeks of April are relieved to know that Saturn won’t cause you the problems it has in the past.
This week, on the 21st, the New Moon will help you think a little about what you need to be happy in life whether that is career and job related, relationship related, or both. Neptune now in Pisces for the first time in our lifetimes means big changes in your thinking and the way you live. Life is never going to be the same and things will go better for you if you go with the flow and start making changes that revamp your life now. Be sure to infuse creativity in all you do, what you wish to do, and how you are going to do it. Creativity is not always easy for you but I’m asking you to just give it a try: go with the flow and let the flow show you where to go. On the 24th the Moon will visit Aries and the Sun will be in a good angle to Jupiter. Jupiter helps with things that require a little bit or a lot of luck so talks about finances should go well. It seems someone connected to you, someone you know already, will be able to help you in some way.
While I’ve written much about work and job things, there is likely a lot on your mind about relationships or close partnerships. You’ve finally realized that you have needs, too, thanks to Venus’ visit to your sign. You are thinking more about what you want, what you need, and how to get it. You want to have it all now and may be frustrated by delays of all kinds. Perhaps you are negotiating a divorce and have found or near settlement. All these thoughts relationship have had you really looking under your own hood for changes you want and need to make. If you’ve been looking at your life and yourself, good for YOU. No one can do that for you and only you know what you need. Don’t focus too much on why things are the way they are — I suggest you forget it all and just focus on starting over with the help of Neptune. Creative dreaming may be good for you: tell yourself you want to dream about what makes you happy in life and pay attention to the images and themes in your dreams.
Contemplate: Things are not always what they seem, Aries, and now with many changes — good ones — entering your life through the door of introspection, it’s time to slow down, take a look at things the way they are and don’t question them too much. Just move forward even if you feel you’re moving backward for a time. This will pass and you will find by April that things move along much more quickly and effortlessly than right now. I guarantee you’ll feel better by then but for now just go with the flow.
For the week of Monday, February 6, 2012
The past is where it is for a reason, Aries. Sometimes we think about it and sometimes we go back into it. But why are you reaching back into the past now? What value is in there with a person, relationship, or other situation tied to the past? I am not saying that it’s right or wrong but only you know why something didn’t work then whether you ended a relationship, left a job, or abandoned a situation or project. I lean toward this past connection as a love connection in your chart but I speak of all possibilities, of course. When going back to something from the past we must remain mindful of it, after all, there is history there that will come up again even in the subconscious. Think back to this situation from the past and if it’s a person you had a relationship with it’s going to require some objective analysis. Try to listen more and speak less and in this way you can get more information from the next person. Don’t be too quick to commit too much, Aries, before you have enough information to proceed. Perhaps you have your doubts already and while some doubts might be general insecurities, the past will lend indication as to what these insecurities may be and why you feel the way you do. This week will bring a lot of attention to the romance and partnership aspects of your life that will invariably connect to the financial so do please pay attention to the signals without jumping to conclusions.
Contemplate: The past may be gone but the lessons and memories remain. Think clearly and don’t over commit.
For the week of Monday, January 30, 2012
Aries, you’re usually better at doing exactly needs to be done. So why are you hesitating? Sometimes it’s easier to assign blame or point fingers at others when we feel doubt, insecure about ourselves. But what’s the point in wasting your precious resources and time when you’ve got things you just want to do? Admittedly, you’d had some things to think about lately and melancholy does nothing for self-esteem, not to mention it’s counter productive to just getting things done. We can’t very well get anything done in the present if we’re still mulling over the past. What you need to do now is recognize that you are your own worst enemy when you’re feeling this way and this isn’t the way to feel right now!
You need to stop for a moment and realize that you are incredible, that you are number one, that you can do anything you want to do — but you can’t do anything if you are stuck in neutral! Remember how it feels when you are going for it, getting things done, handling things well, and staying on task and that should help you feel confident again. Embrace that feeling and get the show on the road, Aries! The new moon of the 22nd means it’s time to take action — not just sit there thinking — you’ve done enough of that. Forget the past now and move into the present or you won’t even make a dent in the future. Though your ruler, Mars, is retrograde, and you feel some sluggish energy at this time, use this slower time to make sure you’re on the right track as you take each forward step. Next week, you’ll be a little more pensive again, thinking about the past. Just don’t dwell on it, think on it for a moment and then no more. Since Mars will be retrograde until mid April, you will still be thinking about your life and what you want to do with it. Don’t use this time to think about melancholy: use this time to think about how you can apply lessons from the past to the present and the very good future you can now create for yourself.
Contemplate: Love yourself enough to have FAITH in yourself!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sometimes being right also means we need to take care how we express how right we are especially with people who are volatile or could become that way. If you’re fine with losing a connection to someone who gets on your nerves and is also wrong, in your opinion, that’s fine. But what if the person who you are trying to prove you’re right to isn’t listening to you: is that a mute point or are you fine with that, too? The answer you’d give is likely the latter and you’re fine with that. The only problem I see with this line of thinking is if you need this person, for any reason, they may not listen to you at all and they may very well pull their support. If you’re fine with both scenarios (someone not listening to you, someone pulling their support, then go right ahead and point fingers, scream, shout — whatever you have to do. But if you ask me I’ll tell you that there’s something you need from this person and if you don’t know what that is right now, you will soon. Just because the next person is wrong doesn’t mean you need to tell them that right now. Considering you’ve have some communication challenges recently as well as some possible financial stress, try letting this one go or failing that, just table your thoughts and opinions for another day. What’s the rush? You need to just realize that sometimes holding one’s tongue may require super human strength but not doing do requires the other person forgive you: what a way to ask for a favor when you’ve just recently called someone out as a dull idiot. Right? Right.
Contemplate: Bite your tongue even if you have to glue your lips shut.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Feeling like taking a risk, Aries? Well, it’s about time you did just that. Whether on the business or personal front, more than likely a business issue, proposal, idea, or something more related to improving your finances, it’s time to make those ideas you have a reality. Aries is usually a very confident sign but it seems to me that recently your confidence is shaken or otherwise a bit wobbly. It’s okay to question yourself as to how you’re going to implement anything you want to do but doubting yourself, questioning your abilities, is not going to help you this time: it’s counterproductive to confidence. If anyone else has made you feel like you may not be able to get this thing off the ground or otherwise questions your abilities, push the mute button and just go for it. You know what you want to do and you know how to do it. You lack of confidence is your own detractor at this time. Try just doing things the way you’ve done, add a healthy dose of super confidence, add a dash of ego, and go ahead and put this one in the oven because it’s time to shake and bake, baby! No sense in wasting time any longer: the more you deliberate the more questions you will create. You’re not at your best when others question you and you’re certainly not effective when you doubt yourself.
Contemplate: Go for it!