The Sun in Aries Opposing Jupiter in Libra
Square Pluto in Capricorn Conjunct Uranus in Aries
Trine Saturn in Sagittarius
Through Mid-May and into Early June
The Aries Sun ... now involved in the Cardinal T-Square
culminating in a trine with Saturn.
These aspects are forming between 17° and 28°.
The theme of this pattern is
Being stressed out and overwhelmed ---> recognizing the need for serious life changes
---> sharp breaks and impulsive moves to regain sufficient freedom / control in life --->
producing a new, more organized, sensible and orderly approach to everyday business.
This is a long, long Ezine ... describing a rather important set of growth steps ... happening now. We're all somewhere "in the middle of this" -- probably feeling the extraordinary stress that sets events and new decisions in motion. Maybe you're examining the things in life you need to change to improve things so this urgency backs off. But I think it's important to understand where you're eventually heading with this set of changes, so I put it all in one presentation.
If you want just the hi-lights, read the theme ... and "what to expect" section ... and anything else that catches your eye. If you want the whole enchilada ... here it is, complete with cilantro and chopped tomatoes for garnish. There will be revisions and echoes of all this soon as Mercury and finally Venus cross this same point. So here it is ... FYI. The turbulence won't last -- and it's smooth sailing when it subsides. For a while. Life, you know. It's always something!
So, we're dealing again with a four-step process ... events and decisions triggered by each other and coming in quick succession. Dominoes falling yet again. And although there's turbulence and excitement short-term, the landing spot is clear ... and good ... and maybe worth the trouble. Maybe. You'll have to judge that when you get there, but the present pace ... and aggravation ... simply cannot continue. One thing about upset and stress ... they make you do stuff to make 'em stop.
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The Sun in General -- Your Essential Self of Power, Will, Vitality and Ambition ---> The essence of you -- In Astrology, The Sun represents your basic core identity. It gives information about the qualities of your ego, your individual self-expression, your self-image and your sense of personal identity. It depicts both the essence of who you are and how you define and reveal yourself to the rest of the world.
The Sun -- Ruler of Leo -- Symbol of Your Essential Self ---> The Sun, without which life on Earth could not exist as we know it, is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual's basic personality, the underlying canvas upon which all the other colors and elements of his character are co-mingled and combined. The Sun and its meaning are the centerpiece in the structure of Astrology.
His Majesty ... The Sun -- The Center of Our Solar System ---> The Sun is perhaps the most rudimentary and reliable chronometer ... "measure or marker of time" ... we have. It is certainly the most obvious. It rises every morning ... and sets every evening. It has been doing so for millions of years. It will continue this rhythm past the time limits any human mind can imagine.
What Does The Sun Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> The center of everything -- The Sun is the unmistakable center of our Solar System. Likewise, the Sun is your horoscope, with its sign placement and house position, describes the core essence of your character. It reveals the character traits you will use to express yourself, explore the world, have impact on your surroundings, learn what you need to know and accomplish the work you came here to do.
The Luminaries in Astrology -- The Sun and The Moon -- What are they ... and what's the difference? ---> The Light-givers -- The Luminaries -- This term refers to The Sun and The Moon in a horoscope -- distinguishing them from the other common elements ... the eight known planets, excluding the Earth. The term luminary suggests The Sun and The Moon are both sources of light, and it's true they are both the brightest objects in the sky and two of the most commanding points of information in a horoscope.
What Does Jupiter Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the last sign of autumn -- November 22 to December 21. -- Opening up your world -- Jupiter, colorful and immense, dwarfs the Earth by comparison. It is named for the mythological King of the ancient Roman Gods. (The Greeks called him Zeus.)
Jupiter Retrograde -- Expanding Your Latest Creation ---> Jupiter's interests -- Jupiter represents your philosophical beliefs and ethical principles. It describes your ability to share authoritative knowledge ... the wisdom you've gained both through academic study and through the simple experience of living. These are the lessons you teach through the example of your own life by the ideas that guide your choices and the actions you take as a result.
What Does Saturn Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Saturn ... finding stature, taking responsibility -- Saturn depicts an Inner Self that is careful, precise, methodical and concerned with creating lasting structures in the world. It contains your self-discipline, your sense of responsibility and your ways of relating to authority. It describes your need for status, and is apparent in how you build a career or public reputation to gain public admiration and respect.
Saturn Retrograde -- Rebuilding Your Personal Foundations ---> Delays ... get worse -- Saturn is notorious for signifying delays, and because under stress it also symbolizes limitation, restriction, and loss, many followers of astrology consider it their least favorite planet. But I think it gets a bad rap and lots of blame it really doesn't deserve.
Pluto Retrograde -- Rebuilding in the Wake of Revolution ---> Pluto -- death and resurrection -- Pluto. If you know anything at all about the symbolism of this strange, erratic, controversial planet (which some scientists don't consider a planet at all, and other scientists consider part of a double planet set along with its own Moon, Charon, with whom it shares an atmosphere), you know it represents situations and experiences that deserve more than passing respect.
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn -- Originally written April 2009 ---> The long relentless break-down -- Transiting Pluto -- both direct and retrograde -- depicts the loooooong-term process of tearing down and improving things that are worn out, exhausted, inappropriate, obsolete, ineffective and falling into ruin.
Pluto -- The Symbol of Irresistible Change ---> When things change ... drastically -- Pluto. If the idea of this planet and all its metaphorical meanings, all the things it symbolizes out in the real world, don't cause the hair to ripple on the back of your neck and an inward shudder to pass through the core of your body like a sudden gust of frigid wind, well, then you don't know it like I do.
Pluto: Ruler of Scorpio -- Symbol of Your Transformative, Regenerative Self ---> Pluto, with its bizarre, irregular orbit, is the last of the discovered planets in this Solar System which the basic metaphorical language of astrology contains. Occasionally it is the outermost of the known planets, although during part of its journey around the Sun it moves inside the orbit of Neptune.
Pluto in Capricorn -- The Lord of Destruction and Rebirth -- in the sign of Government and Corporate Industry ---> With Pluto in Capricorn, you are working with an energy that is -- Fueled by a profound desire to make sweeping changes and improvements -- now tackling long-term projects that involve reworking your life's fundamental structures -- Determined to demolish what is exhausted, inappropriate, useless, obsolete or in disrepair in life areas where you already feel constantly vulnerable and insecure -- and replace these broken investments with new arrangements that will boost your self-esteem and status, provide far more protection and future security.
Born with the Sun in Aries -- The Aries Character ---> Aries is the Spring Fire Sign -- Direct and to the point -- Passion is never a problem for Aries. Nor is self-assertion. Nor is being downright pushy and tromping on toes if that gets a job done. Aries is long on initiative and ambition, notoriously short on tact -- and few will apologize for that. Whoever first said, "Lead, follow or get out of the way," was an Aries through and through.
If You Have Your Natal Sun in Aries -- If you were born as a citizen of this sign ---> Aries' symbol is the Ram. -- Blessed with Spring's own vitality -- Aries energy is assertive and forceful, passionate, self-assured and concerned with winning. As a Star-Citizen of this sign, your personality shows all these traits and attitudes.
Are you an Aries? -- Is Your Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Aries? ---> The heat and passion of fire -- Aries is a Fire sign. The Fire Signs in Astrology are considered masculine, positive, assertive, active, outgoing, and motivating. They do things, stir things up, take action, go after what they want, make things happen. In addition to Aries, the other two fire signs are Leo and Sagittarius.
Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign -- Dynamic Initiative ---> Aries' symbol is the ram. -- Dynamic Initiative -- Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign. His personality emphasizes leadership, personal charisma, individual vision, and having a strong sense of who he is and what he can do. Remember ... Fire sign people want to be admired, followed, appreciated, noticed, and deferred to.
Celebrating Aries -- The 5 most distinctive / admirable traits of the sign ---> Perspective -- Their remarkable drive and enterprise. Aries citizens are always doing something. Sometimes it takes physical movement. Sometimes their projects and plans take place mostly in their minds. Either way they are "in motion" somewhere. To Aries life is a place to have impact, a thing to manage ... and they revel at the prospect.
Conscious Living with Aries -- When The Sun travels through -- the Aries sector in your chart ---> Where is Aries in your chart?Aries is the Spring Fire Sign. -- When the Sun travels through Aries what area does it cover in your Natal Chart? What house(s) are involved in this particular slice of the sky? And specifically, what house (or houses) in your Natal Chart have Aries on the cusp?
How to Use Your Aries Energy Wisely ---> Aries' symbol is the ram. -- No matter what your Sun Sign, your personality contains Aries energy. Astrologers know we all contain every energy found in the Zodiac to a greater or lesser degree. It's what makes each individual complex and complete. And it's why Astrology works ... when you understand what it is saying about you, and why it doesn't ... when you don't.
When You Are Using Your Aries Energy Wisely ---> Aries is the Spring Fire Sign -- Using physical energy -- First of all, you make the distinction between self-assertion and aggression, between being self-reliant and being a bully. One is good. The other is not. When using your Aries energy wisely, you take care of yourself and your interests, but you do not hurt other people or allow them to hurt you.
The Other Side of Aries Energy -- When Aries Energy Goes Wrong ---> Aries is the Spring Fire Sign -- When things go awry -- Discomfort is a wonderful teacher. Pain gets your attention. And for some of us ... that's what it takes. -- In Oriental medicine, pain is considered to be a symptom of blocked energy, blocked Chi. Its causes are many, but treatment essentially comes when the practitioner takes action to unblock the clogged energy channel, to break the logjam ... so the chi can disperse as intended and flow naturally again.
5 Things to Know About Aries -- Dealing with the Zodiac's Pushiest Sign ---> 1 -- There are twelve signs in the Zodiac. Of these, Aries is the first. Number One. Any Aries will tell you there are good and obvious reasons for that. Moreover he's brave enough to say this out loud in front of Leos and Capricorns. He may have a point, but this tells you some things about Aries. He's confident, courageous and candid.
Why is Aries Important? ---> Aries' symbol is the ram. -- We all have Aries in our character -- Each of us have Aries energy expressing somewhere in our lives. True, if you don't have a planet in Aries or a major placement, like the Ascendant, in Aries, your Aries energy is indirect, possibly confined only to the affairs of the house that has Aries on the cusp.
Your Aries House -- The Starting Point -- Where Action Begins ---> The starting point of life -- The house in your Natal Chart with Aries on the cusp is the starting point for your life's action. It's where things begin. When you're ready to launch new ventures or start new interests, this is the first place you look for motive and inspiration. You serve the needs of this life area with your energy and physical work.
Masculine Signs -- The Fire and Air Signs ---> Signs of Life and Intellect -- Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers. Masculine signs are active, spontaneous, overtly ambitious and more interested in imposing their will on the world than adjusting to what exists. Masculine signs deal with force, identity and intellect.
The Fire Signs -- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius ---> Fire Signs get things done -- The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius represent energy that is directly involved with action, leadership, personal charisma, and self-expression. These signs are self-confident, dramatic, self-promoting, exuberant, vivacious, and captivating.
Do You Have the Sun in Aries? -- What happens when you're born right on the cusp? ---> What's your sign? -- Do you have The Sun in Aries? If you were born between March 20 and April 20, you likely have an Aries Sun in your Natal Chart. But the beginning and end dates can be a little ragged because the celestial schedule and human calendars don't always synch.
Horoscopes When the Sun is in Aries -- March 20 to April 20 ---> If Your Sun, Moon or Ascendant is in ... Aries -- Your theme song this month is ... "I gotta be me ... !!" So let the world hear that message. Let it see who you really are. Put your special qualities on display with all the flair and drama you can devise. Say what you believe. Be yourself.