The Sun enters the sign of Aries on March 20th at 2:45 a.m., Mountain Time. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and is proud of it. Aries is the pioneer of all the signs and loves being first. They drive fast and drink coffee. Being the warriors, courage and bravery are part of being an Aries. Yes, they are also the heroes of the Zodiac. Fire fighters, first responders, athletes, martial artists, race car drivers and emergency room doctors are often Aries. If you want someone to defend you and make quick decisions, Aries is who you want by your side.
Welcome to the Spring Equinox! The beginning of Aries always marks the first day of Spring. Each year is divided into four seasons by the two Equinoxes and the two Solstices. Aries is the Spring Equinox. Cancer is the Summer Solstice. Libra is the Fall Equinox. Capricorn is the Winter Solstice. The Sun rises due east and sets due west on both of the Equinoxes, therefore, equal days and equal nights. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year (In the northern hemisphere).
All the beginning of these seasons are cause for celebration and have been since the beginning of time. The Spring Equinox is maybe the most celebrated since it says goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Many ancient monuments were designed to align with the sunrise and sunset on the Equinoxes. It is harder to get an exact date on the Solstice points since the Sun “sits still” for about 4 days. Solstice means the Sun stops for a bit along the horizon.
Venus will enter Aries on March 22nd and is traveling next to the Sun all month. Venus relates to the arts, decorating, music and of course, love. With Venus in Aries, is you are in the mood to do some construction on your home to open things up, now would be the time. Venus is Aries is bold, like the badass Goddess who can do anything. Push your limits and you will realize how strong you really are.
Mercury enters Aries on April 4th and is in that sign until April 19th. Since Mercury is all about learning and communication, this would be a great time to take a class or learn a new skill. Manual dexterity is a plus for this combination. Juggling, maybe? I’m kidding, but not really.
Mars will be moving past the North Node, both in Gemini, for most of this month. This would be a great time to start a writing projects or maybe even organize your office and inbox. Your mind will feel restless and will need a mentally-stimulating endeavor. Maybe more than one.
About the visible planets, Mars is bright in the evening sky and is moving towards the western side of the Ecliptic now. Soon, the Mars will get lost in the glow of the Sun. Venus has passed the Sun but is still too close to be seen yet in the evening sky. It will take about one more month to see Venus after sunset. But we can see bright Jupiter and Saturn in the predawn sky. They are still fairly close together and are easy to spot about ½ hour before sunrise.
See you in Taurus!