We might as well seek out ways to enjoy living with Aries in the house because from April 1 until May 11, 2011 we will have at least five planets in the first sign of the zodiac. Mars will shift into Aries on April 1 joining the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus . . . that is a LOT of Aries, folks!
Not only will there be an abundance of Aries during that time period, there are even more planets in cardinal signs because Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn bring the total number to seven. Is this a good time to get something started? Yes, it is. However, we need to take extra care to not leave out important details because we’re in too much of a rush to go, go, go. All of us with plenty of natal planets in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) may be the worst offenders in that regard. Thankfully the extreme cardinal signature will begin to fade after May 11 as first Mars joins the Sun in Taurus, then Mercury and Venus follow on May 16 and finally Jupiter will leave Aries on June 4.
Right now my Libra self can’t decide whether it will be exhilarating or way too much Aries energy. At this time, I’m enjoying the renewed sense of independence especially coming out of the second pass of Saturn in Libra conjoining my Moon. One side effect of that transit was feeling joined at the hip with my Aries husband whose Moon in Aries exactly opposes my Moon (and transiting Saturn). Yesterday was the first time in a long time I ran errands by myself – rather than the two of us going in together to save fuel since we live out in the country. I have my fingers crossed he will be back doing remodel jobs SOON.
Do reserve judgment and avoid leaping to conclusions under this Aries dominated sky for a couple of reasons: One being the inclination to speak out before all the facts are in, and the second is Mercury in Aries is now slowing to station retrograde on March 30. Misinformation is likely to abound the last week in March and the first two weeks of April. I am resigning myself to seeing plenty of bombast followed by retractions, both in the larger world and closer to home.
A note of sanity and a source of frustration will be Jupiter’s opposition to Saturn on March 28 at 14° Aries-Libra. If you have cardinal planets or Angles from 13-15 degrees, prepare to feel the need to bring balance into what going on around you. Saturn in Libra continues to remind us of the importance of moderation and equity in all our relationships while Jupiter in Aries is all about forging ahead at full speed!
Due to the turbulence of these coming days, I suggest we will all benefit from remembering to treat all whose paths we cross with extra consideration and kindness.