The Sun enters the sign of Aries on March 20th at 8:48 a.m., Mountain Time. Aries is a fire sign associated with the planet Mars. Just like Mars, red is the favorite color of Aries. Fast, furious and first are great adjectives for this dynamic sign. Typical Aries occupations are athletes, military, firefighters, martial artists and race car drivers. Their drug of choice is coffee.
Welcome to Spring Equinox. The sign of Aries always marks the first day of Spring. The year is divided into four seasons with the Equinox and Solstice points. Aries is the Spring Equinox. Cancer is the Summer Solstice. Libra is the Fall Equinox and Capricorn is the Winter Solstice. On the Equinox, the day and night are fairly equal in length. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the Winter Solstice is the shortest (In the northern hemisphere).
All through history, these are days of celebration. The Spring Equinox might be the most celebrated, since it’s saying goodbye to the winter and welcoming the spring. Stonehenge and other ancient monuments all of the world were designed to align with sunrise and sunset on the Equinoxes. The Sun rises due east and sets due west on both of the Equinoxes. Do your own little ritual.
This is an important month astrologically because grand Jupiter will be joining the healer Neptune exactly. They join at 23 degrees Pisces on April 12th. It’s worth checking to see where you have Pisces in your chart. Neptune relates to art, consciousness, compassion and creativity. Jupiter will absolutely make that bigger. If you are interested in starting a new project that will inspire your imagination, now is the time. Think Big!
Another exciting planetary alignment this month is Mars and Venus joining in Aquarius. This conjunction will definitely enhance the creativity of Jupiter and Neptune. If you are in the mood to redecorate and spruce up your surroundings, now is the time.
To top things off, Saturn will join both Mars and Venus from March 28th until April 10th. Since Saturn is the taskmaster of the Zodiac, he’ll see that your projects will get done and be organized in the process.
If we use these productive planets wisely, this month of Aries will be abundant with ideas and accomplishments.
Regarding the visible planets, all this is happening in the predawn sky. You are lucky if you are an early riser, because you can see Venus, Mars and Saturn easily. Alas, no planets are in the evening sky now.
See you next in Taurus!