The Sun in Aries
March 20 - April 19
The Sun, symbol of ego concerns and personal focus goes into Aries today, where it will stay for a month. This, of course, begins the period where Aries energy dominates in attitudes and concerns throughout the world. When the Sun is in Aries, people use their personal energy more aggressively, directly, and competitively than at other times.
They value behaviors and methods that are forceful, vigorous, energetic, self-initiating, pioneering and bold. You may find these attitudes playing a greater part in your outlook and decisions now. The natural flow of energy encourages you to be more decisive, direct, and willing to seize the initiative. There is a definite independence of spirit available to you.
This energy is known for being direct, blunt, emphatic and concerned with winning. There is extra emphasis on self-assertion, expressing your intentions and pursuing your goals, making an impression, getting noticed, and "taking on the world." Your approach to the outside world -- and to life -- will become a little pushier now, more competitive, more willing to stand up for yourself and fight for what you want.
People in general will be concerned with leadership issues, making progress, "getting their own way," and "taking care of Number One." It is, after all, spring ... and after the dormancy of winter, the sap is rising once again. In the coming weeks, expect to feel yourself seized by new ambitions and desires, infused with greater self-confidence, and blessed with more physical energy, too.
What you could be short on is patience. There is a feeling of urgency in this energy, a longing to move forward into new action and excitement -- even if that means blazing new trails. This is, after all the energy of the warrior and the pioneer. You have more self-sufficiency at hand -- and not a lot of tolerance for waffling or hanging back. You may well feel: "He travels fastest who travels alone" -- and be out the door and several miles down the road before your usual companions even know you're gone.
Under stress, people may be unusually belligerent, argumentative, touchy, impatient, pushy, uncooperative, cranky, and rude. They will also be intolerant, irritable, temperamental, contrary, and quick to take offense. As part of humanity, you will feel these impulses, too, when life gets tense. Reactions and responses now can be ... well, combative and confrontational. So keep a grip on your self-control when you feel the pressure mounting. You may save yourself some grief if you do.
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