Diana's Monthly Aries Forecast for February 2015
In January you were more aware of presentation, image and what impression you were making. There may have been more contact with bureaucracy and officialdom. You had to be persevering with projects and ambitions and take your responsibilities more seriously.
CONNECTIONS NEW AND OLD
Until the 19th the Solar energy makes it a forward moving phase when friendships, contacts new and old, or more involvement within a community or a group of kindred spirits could be a key feature. A future-orientated phase when you may be working to realize an idea or ideal which has been on the backburner for a long time. Networking, group connections and technology is also emphasized.
This is period in which to discuss, consider, and generally chew the fat in the company of others. Others could find you articulate and your ideas interesting and you feel in an experimental mood as you explore different concepts or avenues of expression. You could be surprised at their differentness or unusual take on things. Equally they could experience you as unfamiliar or unconventional.
Mercury is retrograde until the 11th and things should start rolling forwards more smoothly from then.
Until the 21st Venus is transiting a more background area of your Solar chart and you’ll tend to keep your feelings to yourself and may be pondering a relationship or quietly weighing up what someone/thing is really worth to you. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of the present. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you so take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you can gently iron out any inner turbulence. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul.
SERVING THE COMMON GOOD
Until the 20th Mars is in a more inward and private area suggesting things could be busier behind the scenes or in a separate bubble with others. This is a dynamic energy and so you may be putting yourself out for something bigger than you are. But that’s alright for this is a karmic house which is about selflessness.
This Mars transit will encourage a more self-reflective mood where you will be mulling things over whilst in the midst of other activities. Mars here can dip the vitality and you may be feeling somewhat downbeat and talk yourself out of something which could ultimately be good.
This Mars transit will also stimulate the unconscious and your imagination as well as your ability to manifest what you want and shape things from backstage. You may feel happier if you take more time out for yourself to nurture or heal and it’s advisable to work alone whenever you can. Emotions and some frustrations may be nearer the surface and knee jerk reactions are more likely so this is something you may catch yourself doing. Those who take this onboard may just avoid falling down those old emotional holes in the road.
Because your energies are turned inwards, you are more easily affected by outside influences and can get sucked into other people’s stuff, their moods and opinions, so just be more self-protective at this time. Pay attention to dreams, visions, omens and coincidences. Mars here will also underpin practices like yoga, meditation, clairvoyance or healing, or indeed anything which takes you out of yourself so you sustain the energy and enthusiasm you need to be of service where necessary.
SHIP IN A BOTTLE
From the 19th the Solar energies could manifest as a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or perhaps it’s a work in progress. You’ll probably have to be more aware of another’s needs or requirements even when you are not in the mood. Others may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. But this is no time to cling to ego, as, if you do, you may let yourself down.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
From the 21th Venus enters your sign for about 3 weeks supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Reaching out more to connect with others if relationships are thin on the ground.
Close relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news for business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to work the energy to your advantage in whichever manner is most beneficial.
READY TO ROLL
From the 20th Mars in your sign, means the need for you to be decisive and to take action is increasing. It also brings more hustle and bustle around you. More stamina may be needed but vitality tends to improve and, whether you like it or not, the goals and objectives are more obvious. Definitely the time to get the ball rolling on things – or just keep up! As Mars is about initiating things, whether you choose it or not, this is a time to be more dynamic and physically active and get on with what needs doing either out of choice or necessity. Some of you will get plunged into situations which demand assertiveness, leadership or just get you working harder.
Even though Mars tends to boost vitality, be aware that Mars can run you ragged and use up your time or sap your energy, so take the trouble to engineer enough down time for yourself. The advice is to be smart and customize things to suit you better and pace yourself so you will have the reserves you need to tackle life, balancing your efforts with enough R&R. Overall, this is your opportunity to get with whatever program you need to improve things for yourself personally. Mars does not like hanging around and so you should not procrastinate once you have thought something through, but impatience and overstretching your energies are Mars’ weaker side so just watch your step as you go forward and you can be successful.
Jupiter, planet of potential abundance and expansion will very positively influence your Sun sign until next August. This is a time when you may be appreciated more for yourself in a playful or romantic sense. At times it will encourage a more spontaneous, even self-indulgent, energy. There may be admiring glances coming your way and you may be in the mood to take a risk or a gamble. You may grow through access to creative activities where you can feel empowered and shine in your own unique way. Children, animals and leisure or entertainment activities will be emphasized.
Ariens born 3rd-9th April or with 14-19 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
TESTING IDEALS AND BELIEFS
Until June 2015, Saturn is in a supportive aspect with your sign. There may be some deep insights about beliefs or fields of interest mental and physical which will teach you a great deal. You will be seeing the reality, warts and all, of something you idealized. Taking more seriously wider communications, literature, higher education, legal matters or long distance connections. Developing a new understanding will be gradual like chipping a shape out of stone. So be steady and patient. You may become more respected for your knowledge or style of communicating, but also appreciate and even wish to emulate others for this.
Ariens born on the 23rd-26th March or with 2-6 degree rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Uranus: Ariens born in the middle 10 days or with 11-16 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Pluto: Ariens born in the middle 10 days or with 12-16 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Starting today, and concluding on Tuesday, our Moon is cooperating with Mars. Our Moon present in Taurus might mean your area of money, belongings, and principles is supplied with a resistant, dependable need. While this easy, oppertunistic link continues, it might be opportune to dwell on your finances, or to buy something private.
Also today: continuing today, and finishing on Friday, Mercury is coordinating with the planet Uranus. Mercury sitting in Aquarius may mean an eccentric, free-spirited curiosity in your area of social circles, groups, and friendships. While this natural, oppertunistic link continues, it might be opportune to meet a group for the first time, or to make a new aquaintance.
Elsewhere: beginning today, and ending on Tuesday, the Moon is harmonizing with Pluto. The Moon sitting in the sign of Taurus may mean a resistant, dependable need in your area of values, money, and personal belongings. It may be beneficial to cultivate your public appearance, or go for a raise, while this easy, natural connection continues.
Also On This Day:
- A conjunction between Mercury and our Sun continues today, and concludes on the 2nd.
- Venus starts transiting Pisces until the 20th.
- The planet Jupiter starts a square aspect with our Moon today, which concludes on Tuesday.
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Diana's 2014 Aries Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2014:
First retrograde on 6th-28th February-Aquarius – Pisces.
Second retrograde on 7th June – 1st July – Gemini – Cancer.
Third retrograde on 4th-25th October Libra – Scorpio.
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2014:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on April 29th in your 2nd house.
A good time to improve the financial or property situation in a minor or major way. Capitalize on any of your resources.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your 8th house
A good time to make changes regarding assets within a partnership or reviewing a contract or agreement.
Astrologically speaking, as one of the Cardinal signs, there’s a lot of planetary action continuing to affect your Sun sign in 2014 with Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mars all making a strong impact, but Jupiter’s current position is definitely a turn for the better.
The Cardinal signs are the movers and shakers of the zodiac and the way you handle what the universe is dishing up between 2011 and 2016 is generational and will, to an extent, set the precedent for what follows further down the line…
THE CARDINAL GRAND CROSS in April/May and Nov/Dec when Uranus/Pluto are closest will manifest important events which trigger yet another moment of choice as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Both Venus and Mars will be in long transits this year…
Venus has been in Capricorn since November 5th 2013 and will stay there until March 6th 2014 which is good news for you Aries as the potential abundance of Venus will be gracing your area of career and general life direction making it easier to connect with bosses, officials, parents, teachers and others in positions to assist you on the long and winding road through life or help you climb the ladder of success.
Mars, your ruling planet, entered your opposite sign Libra, on December 8th 2013 and will stay there until July 25th 2014. This is an extraordinarily long transit dynamically activating close personal or professional relationships. Because of certain associations or work collaborations you could be extra busy and will probably get more done over this period. There will tend to be a lot more hustle and bustle in this area and more demand on your ability to make decisions and initiate actions off your own bat. The indications are you can be active in a team – a dynamic duo, or one-to-one for work or pleasure. Much physical energy may go into cooperative action, and in the love department, you and someone may be hitting it off big style. You could be feeling competitive and definitely not in the mood to hang around and wait for others to make up their minds. So it’s time to take the bull by the horns. Equally, you may be in relationship with someone who is putting you on your back foot with their actions. Inevitably, Mars brings conflict in its wake so, whatever kind of relationship it is, should be aired and addressed as they arise which should take the edge of the Mars tendency to be self-centred, impatient, forge ahead too hastily and put someone’s back up in the process. If you can listen to things from eachother’s point of view and compromise when necessary, then all will be well. You certainly will be able to achieve more as a team than on your own.
Jupiter will be in Cancer until July 16, 2014 when it enters Leo, there to stay til the end of the year.
So, until mid-July, Jupiter remains in your home area inclining your life to expand through location, property, family connections and will also tend to underpin a sense of belonging and inner balance. Maybe you will move or have access to somewhere you prefer. Perhaps changes are happening which expand the home-base or family or visitors are increasing and opening you up to fresh experiences of various kinds. Or maybe there is more contact with long-distance locations or a different culture.
In general, your comfort zone, family or community relationships should improve. Your base of operations may move into new areas, and you could do well with a property exchange. Or you could be connecting with fresh influences near home or from home which are educational but also the world of others in your vicinity could expand as they learn from you and your experiences.
All natives of the sign Aries and Aries rising will feel the energy of Jupiter in 2014 although the nature of the influence will change from July onwards.
Jupiter enters Leo – a fellow fire sign – on July 16th.
Jupiter, planet of potential abundance and expansion will positively influence your Sun sign. This is start of a 12 month period when you may be appreciated more for yourself, and you may find ways to be more creatively self-expressive or enterprising. There will be more call upon you to perform, compete, or flex your creative muscles. This transit and could help bring romance into your life, or experience conditions for a more entertaining, sporty or ‘on show’ sort of environment – or both! Your understanding may grow through contact with children or animals or you have more access to activities where your inner child can come out to play. Also this is a time when money can be made from speculative ventures or making use of talents which tend to be enhanced at this time. You may be rubbing shoulders with others who are competitive, artistic, and you may get more access to a socially playful or performance orientated environment or lifestyle. You should feel confidence growing over these months if you tap into your personal power more.
All Ariens will feel the Jupiter influence strongly at some point this year but from mid-July onwards is more favourable for natives born up to April 14th.
Saturn will continue in Scorpio until Xmas Eve.For you Aries, Saturn is now in your Solar 8th house. The 8th house is a gear-change zone which usually means clearing the decks in one area to make space for new green shoots in another area. This may involve property, finances, relationships or bad habits. You’ll become more aware over this time frame of who/what you can really trust and what the bottom line is. In the process, you may have to let go of a previous set-up, expectation or contract so that you can get more fulfilment from life. Ditching or modifying a prior arrangement in favour of one which is financially or emotionally more comfortable can happen but it will be gradual and you may still have to live within the parameters of the previous conditions for a while. Or maybe there’s a removal of a certain resource or support system or lifestyle and you are rigidly fearful because you see this as a loss, which it may be – in the short-term. But this is the house of new beginnings, of re-working your mission statement, streamlining or physically re-cycling the old material into something completely different. Either way, you will slowly be transitioning into a fresh perspective. At times, there may be more turmoil going on inside of you than others realize or appreciate. Maybe you have been realizing that chronic bad habits are difficult to break or a commitment is proving more challenging than you signed up for. One way or another, over this long transit your value structure will be challenged and re-shaped as a result.
A different way this can work is anything occult or connected to the ‘other side’ you take more seriously or work on yourself and your ability to renovate or renew your existence despite the obstacles and challenges. During this period you will have to be patient and persevering as the cogs of the gears slowly shift into their new positions.
Ariens born from 4th April or with 15 degrees Aries rising will feel this energy the most in 2014.
Uranus continues in a hard aspect to Pluto over 2014 orbiting closest to each other in April/May and November/December near the time of the Solar eclipses, but the aspect is still close over the whole year affecting most strongly those born in the second decanate of the sign.
Aries, with Uranus in your Sun sign til 2019 and Pluto at the top of your chart for more years than that, it may be necessary to follow a different path to the one you have been used to.
Those of you born from the second 10 days of Aries will have a continuation of, or the start of changes which affect your sense of self and who you are in the wider world. You may feel a restless urge to express yourself in a freer or more independent manner. Spiritual or psychological insight could rock your world and your familiar way of being begins to alter.
You may find yourself more connected to a group of those with an interest or expertise in common. Technology of any kind, or anything related to the internet may be emphasized and in general, you could be connecting with kindred spirits as part of this process of self-identity transformation. This period could certainly hold some surprises which could either inspire you or awaken you suddenly but it is definitely designed to catapult you out of your familiar little box. So expect the unexpected and do your best to roll with the changes.
As this transformation takes place you may adopt a more rebellious stance in situations you would have accepted previously. This might take certain others aback who cannot understand your unwillingness to conform and there may be some finger pointing or intakes of breath from them along the way but this is part of the spirit of revolution of Uranus which, ultimately will facilitate change and transformation and is, with Pluto, part of a significant growth process in your consciousness.
Those children of the Ram born 28th March-7th April or with 8-17 degrees rising will feel this energy most potently in 2014.
The life-changing force of Pluto continues to be felt across your sign from Capricorn. You should listen to the most primitive part of your knowing (not thinking) and follow your gut instinct when deciding which is the best way to go regarding direction in life. Over 2014 there will be an increasing urge for you to get more control over relationships with professionals, officials, parents, or build a reputation which is more true to the real you and your evolving values.
Pluto influences you to feel things more intensely and brings out your demons at times. And you could meet some of these intense feelings through interaction with authority figures, those who seem to hold all the cards and are in control of things. But manifestations of Pluto will also force you to look within and ask some deeper questions about where you really want to be in the big world. With the planet of death/rebirth affecting general life direction, career, reputation, teachers or authority figures it could mean some of you are involved in power struggles or are forced to make a major changes in these areas. Ultimately good because it clears the decks for new beginnings. Pluto is about power and will either bestow the will-power you need to make your mark on the world or give you the insight to find out what your goals truly are. Pluto is also about regeneration and you will have the opportunity for great success even if you have to switch boats mid-stream. If this feels right and supports your deepest values then go for it.
Finding a fresh direction or another option means steering a new course and, for a while, it may take some guts (which you have in abundance) and tenacity (which you will have to cultivate). Pluto will give you what you need – but not necessarily what you think you want.
Ariens born 30th March-4th April or with 10-14 degrees rising will feel this energy most over 2014.
Neptune is transiting early Pisces. Neptune works subtly but may mean you get pulled more into situations where you need healing or have to behave in a selfless, or supportive manner, with no thought of personal gain when helping others. Some of you may become interested in Yoga, meditation or healing practices. Underlying this transit you are preparing, understanding yourself more deeply and tending your inner world like a secret garden. Some of you could have psychic experiences or strange encounters as Neptune sensitizes your third eye, dreams may become more informative. This long transit of many years may have you working more from behind the scenes in minor or major ways. Ariens born 23rd-29th March or with 3-8 degrees rising, will feel the effect of Neptune most potently in 2014.
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