Pluto is the planet of destruction and regeneration, and now that it is in retrograde motion (beginning April 9, 2011, it will be retrograde until September 16) we will spend the next nearly six months re-examining old patterns in our lives.
Retrograde periods don't have to be scary (as I've often extolled about periods of Mercury retrograde); instead, while things have a tendency to get muddled with other retrograde planets (with Mercury, for example, the ruler of communication, things in that arena tend to go haywire), Pluto retrograde is a time of slowing down to experience internal reflection. Retrograde periods are time to break out the "re:" regeneration, renewal, reflection….you
This New Moon in Aries occurred yesterday, April 3 at 10:32 am EDT (10:32 pm GMT) at 13 degrees. New moons signify a new cycle, new beginnings, and rebirth. This new moon will highlight the Aries qualities of confidence and independence. Being that there are a number of planets in Aries (Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, along with the Sun and the Moon), the Aries energy will be intense and lingering.
The fiery energy of Aries could push us to start something new with this New Moon, something that will push us outside of our personal comfort zones when it comes to being assertive and confident. You may find yourself taking a new class, starting a new hobby, or creating a sassy new
I saw a blog by Jerry Coyne which referenced an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In particular there is a chart that shows a surprising percentage of adults who have false beliefs about science: 33% of adults don't think the Earth goes around the Sun once per year. 49% think that "ordinary" tomatoes don't have genes but genetically modified tomatoes do. 14% think that sound travels faster than light. And this one is a bit more challenging, 45% think that antibiotics kill viruses (they don't; they kill bacteria).
The point of the article is that there are several reasons for scientific illiteracy. For one thing, we need to improve science education in order to help adults have a
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