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The Sun in Aries: March 20th to April 19th

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” – Aldous Huxley


A red indian - the brave warrior
Aries Season

The Warrior Embarks


The Sun holds a profound significance as the God that illuminates the very essence of our being. The Sun represents the core of our identity, the radiant force that guides our journey of self-discovery and personal growth. He is the eternal flame within us, urging us to unfold our true selves as we navigate the cosmic dance of our life journey. As The Sun traverses the zodiac, each sign imparts a unique hue to this luminous journey. Between March 20th and April 19th (London) The Sun will be in the sign of the fire starter, the initiator of the zodiac, Aries. What does this mean for us?

Aries


'Aries is the tropical, yang, fire temple of Mars.


Aries is the domicile of Mars and the exaltation of the Sun and the sign of the Ram.


In this sign the light dominates, triumphs, or takes over from the dark.


Hence the following themes are associated with Aries:

Bravery, courage, and victory

Assertiveness, confrontation, and dominance

Aggression, fear, and hostility

Selfishness, intemperance, and conflict.


Aries is also a sign related to youth and independence.


Thomas Jefferson was born with the Sun in Aries and was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence.'


Adam Elenbaas - Nightlight Astrology


Aries Season


In the blazing inferno of Aries season, the cosmos ignites with the fervour of new beginnings, setting ablaze the skies with the audacity of the Ram. Here, in the fiery crucible of the zodiac's alpha, we are summoned to dance with the flames of initiation, to seize the mantle of leadership with bold determination.


As the Sun charges forth into the realm of the Ram, it ignites the spark of courage within our souls, urging us to embrace our inner warriors and stride fearlessly into the unknown. With every heartbeat, we feel the pulse of raw power coursing through our veins, propelling us towards uncharted territories with unyielding resolve.


In this fiery season of Aries, we stand at the precipice of possibility, our hearts ablaze with the passion and purpose. With each breath, we inhale the intoxicating scent of adventure, daring to dream the impossible and carve our own path through the wilderness of existence.


But beware, for on the plains of Aries lies the tempest of impetuosity, threatening to consume those who succumb to the siren call of recklessness. In our quest for glory, we must temper our fiery spirits with wisdom, lest we be consumed by the flames of our own hubris.


Yet, amidst the chaos and tumult of the Aries tempest, there lies the promise of triumph and victory. For it is in adversity that true heroes are forged, their spirits tempered by the flames of challenge and their resolve hardened like steel.


So, let us embrace the fierce energy of Aries season, harnessing its power to fuel our wildest dreams and ignite the flames of revolution within our souls. For in the domain of the Ram, we find not only the courage to conquer our fears but the audacity to conquer the stars themselves.


Initiation: shift from victim to creator consciousness


During Aries season, the cosmic energies pulsate with the vitality of new beginnings and bold initiatives, providing an opportune moment to shift from a victim consciousness to that of a conscious creator in our life journey. Here are some ways to harness the potent energy of Aries season for this transformation:


  1. Embrace Courageous Action: Aries season encourages us to step out of our comfort zones and take bold, courageous action towards our goals. Instead of feeling helpless or victimised by circumstances, channel the fiery energy of Aries to assertively pursue what you desire.

  2. Take Responsibility: Shift from blaming external factors for your challenges to taking ownership of your experiences. Recognise that you have the power to shape your reality through your thoughts, choices, and actions.

  3. Set Clear Intentions: Use the clarity and focus of Aries season to set clear intentions for what you want to manifest in your life. Write down your goals, dreams, and aspirations, and commit to taking tangible steps towards their realisation.

  4. Cultivate Self-Confidence: Aries season inspires self-assurance and self-belief. Cultivate a strong sense of self-confidence by affirming your strengths, capabilities, and worthiness. Trust in your ability to overcome obstacles and create the life you desire.

  5. Initiate Change: Rather than waiting for things to happen, become the instigator of change in your life. Identify areas where you feel stuck or limited, and take proactive steps to break free from old patterns and habits that no longer serve you.

  6. Harness Your Inner Warrior: Tap into your inner warrior spirit – the part of you that is resilient, determined, and fearless in the face of challenges. Use this energy to confront your fears, overcome obstacles, and emerge victorious in your pursuits.

  7. Practice Self-Awareness: Cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness to recognise when you are slipping into victim consciousness. Notice the thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that contribute to feelings of powerlessness, and consciously choose to reframe them in a more empowering way.

  8. Seek Support: Surround yourself with people who uplift and empower you on your journey towards conscious creation. Seek guidance from mentors, coaches, or supportive friends who can offer encouragement, insights, and accountability.


By harnessing the dynamic energy of Aries season and adopting a mindset of conscious creation, you can transcend victim consciousness and step into your innate power as the architect of your destiny. Embrace the fiery spirit of the Ram and boldly embark on the journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation.


The Sun in Aries through the Houses


The 12 houses of the wheel in Traditional Astrology
Ancient House Topics

In astrology, the natal chart is divided into twelve houses, each representing different areas of life. The specific impact of The Sun in Aries, and its support for personal growth, will depend on the house it occupies in your natal chart. Each house represents different areas of life, and The Sun's placement in a particular house during its transit can provide insights into the focus of the energies.


Aries Sun in the 1st House (Aries Rising):

  • This is your solar return, marking the beginning of your personal new year. You're likely to feel invigorated, assertive, and ready to take on challenges head-on. Your focus will be on self-expression, personal goals, and initiating new projects.

Aries Sun in the 2nd House (Taurus Rising):

  • You may feel a strong urge to assert yourself in matters related to finance, resources, and values. This is a good time to focus on increasing your income, setting financial goals, and asserting your worth.

Aries Sun in the 3rd House (Gemini Rising):

  • Communication and learning are highlighted during this time. You may feel motivated to express yourself more assertively, take short trips, or start new learning endeavours. Your interactions with siblings and neighbours could be more dynamic.

Aries Sun in the 4th House (Cancer Rising):

  • Home and family matters take centre stage. You might feel compelled to make changes or take the lead in domestic affairs. This is a good time for home renovations, family gatherings, or reconnecting with your roots.

Aries Sun in the 5th House (Leo Rising):

  • Creativity, romance, and self-expression are emphasised. You may feel more confident in pursuing your passions, taking risks in love, or embarking on creative projects. It's a time for fun, spontaneity, and embracing your inner child.

Aries Sun in the 6th House (Virgo Rising):

  • Health and work routines come into focus. You might feel driven to improve your physical well-being, adopt a new fitness regimen, or take charge of your daily tasks and responsibilities. Focus on efficiency and productivity.

Aries Sun in the 7th House (Libra Rising):

  • Relationships, partnerships, and collaborations take precedence. You may feel more assertive in your interactions with others, seeking equality and balance in your partnerships. It's a time for asserting your needs while considering the needs of others.

Aries Sun in the 8th House (Scorpio Rising):

  • Intimacy, transformation, and shared resources are highlighted. You may feel compelled to delve deeper into psychological matters, confront your fears, or assert yourself in matters of joint finances or investments.

Aries Sun in the 9th House (Sagittarius Rising):

  • Expansion, travel, and higher learning are favoured. You might feel motivated to explore new horizons, broaden your philosophical or spiritual beliefs, or embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Aries Sun in the 10th House (Capricorn Rising):

  • Career and public image take precedence. You may feel driven to assert yourself professionally, take on leadership roles, or initiate new projects that enhance your reputation and status in the eyes of others.

Aries Sun in the 11th House (Aquarius Rising):

  • Friendship, community, and aspirations come into focus. You may feel inspired to connect with like-minded individuals, join forces for a common cause, or assert your individuality within a group setting.

Aries Sun in the 12th House (Pisces Rising):

  • Solitude, introspection, and spirituality are emphasised. You may feel a need to retreat from the world temporarily, engage in self-reflection, or explore your subconscious mind. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition during this time.


"Embrace the fiery spirit of Aries season as a catalyst for bold beginnings and fearless self-discovery. Channel your inner warrior, seize the reins of destiny, and fearlessly pioneer your path towards greatness. Let courage be your compass, passion your fuel, and authenticity your guiding star. In the crucible of Aries energy, dare to be unapologetically yourself, unafraid to blaze trails, conquer fears, and ignite the flames of transformation. Embrace the power of now, for in the fierce embrace of the Ram, every moment is an opportunity to rise, reignite, and realise your wildest dreams."


It's important to consider the specific aspects the Sun makes to other planets in the chart and any other ongoing transits to get a more comprehensive understanding of how these energies are likely to manifest for you. Additionally, the overall context of the natal chart, including the Moon, rising sign, and other planetary placements, will contribute to a more nuanced interpretation.


Horoscope 21/03/24
Sun in Aries: Venus and Saturn Unite

What makes this Aries season unique?


Note: Dates and times stated are all GMT please adjust accordingly for your location.


The Sun enters Aries in the early hours of the 20th of March and joins Mercury and the North Node. A day later Venus conjoins Saturn in Pisces bringing up the theme of relationships. With the Sun newly emboldened in Aries we may be empowered to pursue our inner purpose and maturely review the relationships we have in our lives with a question of whether they are serving us as we need. We are encouraged to take charge of our destiny and fight for our rights. Venus in Pisces desires a transcendental kind of love. We may be questioning whether our relationships align with our spiritual beliefs and may want to assert ourselves to adjust or end what no longer resonates.


Mars in Pisces


Mars enters Pisces on the 23rd of March which changes the flavour of this Aries season considerably. As the final sign of the zodiac, the task of Pisces is to find freedom from material limitations and connect with the intangible and the magical, the divine source of life. Mars isn't particularly comfortable in Pisces, Gods here tend to be unfocused in their expression, moved by subtle feelings rather than practical considerations and lacking in boundary. Emotions, especially those governed by Mars (think rage) may be closer to the surface and harder to control, but this may not be a bad thing. Here, Mars is supporting your spiritual wellbeing and visiting your unconscious realms, and the ultimate aim for any spiritual/transformation journey is to be who you are fully. Being who we are means reconciling those parts of us that sometimes get pushed down and buried because they aren't as socially acceptable as other parts: Rage is rarely unjustified.


In Pisces, Mars may need to change His behaviour slightly to get things done. Trust that intention and inner commitment is as powerful as external action and that clear intent will enable The Universe to step in an orchestrate the outcome you desire without you needing to 'do' and 'control' as much as you think. Mars will be in Pisces until the 30th April by which time The Sun will have moved into Taurus so we have time to practice working with our Mars energy differently this Aries Season.


Lunar Eclipse


On the 25th of March at 7 am we have the first eclipse of 2024, a Lunar eclipse in the sign of Libra:


A Lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between The Sun and The Moon, causing the Earth's shadow to fall on The Moon. This phenomenon can only happen during a Full Moon when The Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in a straight line or very close to it. During a Lunar eclipse, The Moon can appear to take on a reddish hue due to the scattering of sunlight in The Earth's atmosphere. This effect is often referred to as a "blood moon." There are different types of Lunar eclipses, including total, partial, and penumbral eclipses, depending on how much of the Moon is obscured by the Earth's shadow.


Stargazers in Japan, the eastern half of Australia, the Americas, the western half of Africa, western Europe – and several oceans and parts of Antarctic – will see a penumbral lunar eclipse between March 24-25. However, the changes in this eclipse may not be noticeable to the naked eye. From The Mirror website.


Read more from The Metro here.


Throughout history, Lunar eclipses, as well as Solar eclipses, have been surrounded by myths, folklore, and cultural interpretations. Here are some examples:


  1. Mythological Beliefs: In various cultures, Lunar eclipses were often interpreted as omens or signs of impending doom. Ancient civilizations, such as the Mesopotamians, Greeks, and Chinese, believed that Lunar eclipses were caused by mythical creatures or gods devouring the Moon. For example, in Norse mythology, it was believed that the wolf Hati chased the Moon, causing a Lunar eclipse when he caught it.

  2. Cultural Interpretations: Different cultures have their own interpretations of Lunar eclipses. In Hindu mythology, it was believed that the demon Rahu consumed the Moon during an eclipse, causing darkness, but it eventually released the Moon. Solar eclipses were also seen as inauspicious events in some cultures, leading people to take precautions such as staying indoors or refraining from eating.

  3. Symbolism and Rituals: Some cultures viewed eclipses as a time of spiritual significance, where rituals and ceremonies were performed to ward off evil spirits or to appease the gods. In ancient Egypt, rituals were conducted during eclipses to ensure the safe return of the Sun or Moon.

  4. Modern Interpretations: In modern times, eclipses are still seen as awe-inspiring celestial events, but the superstitions and fears surrounding them have largely diminished. Instead, they are viewed as opportunities for scientific study and public observation. Eclipse chasers travel around the world to witness these rare events first-hand.


Whether Lunar eclipses and eclipses, in general, are considered "good" or "bad" largely depends on cultural and individual beliefs. While they may have been feared or interpreted negatively in the past, they are now celebrated for their beauty and scientific significance. However, some cultural superstitions and beliefs still persist in certain communities. Ultimately, eclipses serve as reminders of the majesty and wonder of the cosmos.


In Hellenistic astrology, eclipses were seen as significant indicators of change, especially on a collective or societal level.


  1. Sign of Change: Eclipses were viewed as powerful indicators of significant shifts or transformations, both personally and collectively. They were seen as times when hidden or subconscious matters would come to light, leading to profound realisations or changes in circumstances.

  2. Emotional Intensity: Eclipses were associated with heightened emotions and inner turmoil. They were seen as times when emotions could be intensified, leading to catharsis or breakthroughs in emotional understanding.

  3. Endings and Beginnings: Eclipses were often interpreted as marking the end of one phase and the beginning of another. They were seen as opportunities for closure and release, as well as for new beginnings and fresh starts.

  4. Karmic Reckoning: Eclipses were believed to have karmic significance, indicating the culmination of past actions and the need for reconciliation or resolution. They were seen as times when individuals or societies would face the consequences of their actions.

  5. Collective Events: Eclipses were also seen as affecting entire communities or nations rather than just individuals. They were thought to be reflective of broader social and political dynamics, often coinciding with significant events or shifts in power.


Eclipses work in cycles and this particular Lunar eclipse is part of a cycle that began with a Solar eclipse in Libra on the 25th of October and will conclude with a Solar Eclipse in Libra on October the 2nd 2024.


It’s helpful to pay attention to these cycles and to consider how they are manifesting in our lives as feelings, thoughts and experiences. This way we can track our progress through our life journey and check in on our personal growth. This is what I wrote about the October eclipse in Libra (from Instagram):


14th October 2023: Today we have a south node solar eclipse in Venus’ sign of Libra, represented by the scales.


Traditionally we’ve been afraid of eclipses. Probably because they can bring cataclysmic change that feels sudden and beyond our control, both personally and on the world stage. An about turn. I read something earlier this week about kings and how if the seat became vacant in eclipse season they’d put in a temporary (and more disposable) monarch to ride the eclipse storm, before putting in a real one some time later when the time was more favourable.


I have two things to say about it: firstly that things that seem difficult in the moment, often turn out to be a blessing further on down the line. Difficult situations don’t remain difficult. We pass through them and into something wonderful and new that wouldn’t have been possible before. And secondly, that a beyond our control change in itself isn’t always bad.


Most of us are trained to anticipate the worst. We are programmed from a lifetime of challenge and disappointment.


Is it possible to change that?


The beauty of the birth chart is that it shows us how balanced it all is. There’s light and dark, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Gods, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ houses and palaces which are ‘good’ for some Gods and ‘bad’ for others.


It’s both good and bad and at the same time, all the same. It’s a story which, if viewed in its entirety, is beautifully balanced. ‘Good’ things happen, ‘bad’ things happen. But ultimately, especially if we can view it from the perspective that we chose these experiences for ourselves to learn and grow through, to become who we want to be, then it’s all, always, for the good.


What was happening for you last October? What’s changed or changing for you?


This Lunar eclipse in Libra reignites the themes you've been working with and gives you another opportunity to witness what's changing for you. This will depend somewhat on the house where Libra falls in your chart but will largely relate to Libran (and Venusian) themes outlined below:


  1. Balancing Relationships: Libra is known as the sign of balance, harmony, and relationships. A Lunar eclipse in Libra may highlight themes related to partnerships, cooperation, and diplomacy. It could prompt you to assess the balance in your relationships, seeking fairness, equality, and mutual respect.

  2. Justice and Fairness: Libra is also associated with justice and fairness. During a Lunar eclipse in Libra, there may be a heightened focus on social justice issues, legal matters, and the quest for equity. You may feel compelled to stand up for what they perceive as right and just, both in their personal lives and in the wider world.

  3. Decision-Making and Compromise: Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, but also of compromise and negotiation. A Lunar eclipse in Libra may bring attention to decision-making processes, especially those involving trade-offs and concessions. You may find yourself navigating situations that require finding common ground and making compromises for the sake of harmony.

  4. Aesthetic Sensibilities: Libra is associated with aesthetic sensibilities and a love for beauty and refinement. This eclipse could inspire you to appreciate beauty in all its forms and may encourage creative expression, particularly in areas such as art, design, and fashion.

  5. Relationship Dynamics: Since this Lunar eclipse is part of a larger eclipse cycle culminating with a Solar eclipse in Libra, there may be ongoing themes around relationships and self-expression. The lunar eclipse could serve as a point of reflection, bringing to light any imbalances or unresolved issues in relationships that need to be addressed before the culmination of the eclipse cycle with the Solar eclipse on the 2nd of October 2024.

If you've made it this far you'll notice I haven't quite finished off this section! Pop back another day to read about the rest of Aries Season.


Mercury Retrograde


On the 1st of April Mercury stations to turn retrograde which adds another unique theme to this Aries Season. Read more about Retrogrades here. Mercury reborn - Cazimi - 12th April.





Venus


As host of the Lunar eclipse Venus' movements are extremely relevant for this Aries Season. On the 3rd of April Venus Conjoins Neptune.

On the 5th April Venus enters Aries.


Solar Eclipse


8th Solar Eclipse in Aries with Chiron right in the middle. Refer to Adam's YouTube video on this.



Mars


10th April Mars Saturn conjunction


Jupiter Uranus Conjunction


Build up to Jupiter Uranus conjunction on the 20th just as The Sun moves into Taurus to join them marking the beginning of Taurus Season.


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