Aries, The Ram
March 20 to April 19
Keywords: Initiative, action, adventurous, enthusiastic, dynamic, impatient
As an Aries you are a born leader, eager to take the initiative and be a leader. Be careful, though, as you tend to be impatient; this trait can get the better of you at times. You are energetic, and fiery Mars ensures that you are good at what you try. Sports and exercise for you are relaxing and help you free your mind.
You have a wide social circle, though it is mostly comprised of acquaintances, rather than close friends. Your love life is nurtured by your energy and enthusiasm, which is helpful being that you place a
Tuesday is International Astrology Day!
Considered by many to be the start of the astrological new year, International Astrology Day is celebrated each year on the Spring Equinox (the day the Sun enters Aries). There are various observances around the world, including lectures and other events.
Anyone have any plans to celebrate this observance?
This Full Moon in Virgo will occur Thursday, March 8 at 4:40 am Eastern (9:40 am GMT) at 18 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the February 21 New Moon in Pisces, which found us focusing on the well being of those around us and digging in to our own internal empathy).
The Virgo Full Moon opposes the Sun in Pisces; we are reminded to check ourselves in the progress we made towards our goals set during the Pisces New Moon. There may be some push and pull between Virgo's need to have everything complete and with no loose ends, while Pisces understands that helping others isn't always a neat and orderly
Run for cover! (Really, just kidding.) Mercury will turn retrograde on Monday, March 12 in Aries; it will retrograde back into Pisces on March 23 before stationing direct on April 4. Since Mercury is so slow-moving, the effects of this retrograde period could potentially be felt for a few weeks afterward (until the end of April).
I’ve stated many times before that Mercury retrograde is truly not to be feared. While periods of Mercury retrograde are not ideal times to begin new ventures (and you should be extra careful with details of communication, travel, and finances), they are still powerful times of “re:” renewal, reflection, re-doing, recovery, etc. This is a time to use