Diana's Monthly Aries Forecast for December 2014
SHAKING OFF THE COBWEBS
New potentials are in the wind until the 22nd. The Sun is in a more outgoing, expansive area which tends to raise the spirits and you see fresh possibilities outside of the routine box. Some of you may have itchy feet, and with the vibrations increasing opportunities to escape the daily grind, this is a good time to get out and about more and try new things. Travel or distant horizons could be emphasized and you may be making plans.
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Until the 17th Mercury is expanding your mind and you should be entertaining options outside of the box. Discussions and or paperwork could be related to travel, higher learning or another type of unfamiliar environment. You’ll tend to be thinking bigger and becoming more aware of fresh potential, or a distant horizon. This could be a good time to refresh your mental palette and think in bright new colours. A plan may be forming in your mind. There may be a breath of wind from further afield or guidance from those with specialist knowledge or just someone with a refreshing slant on things. Mercury enjoys this communicative sector which also emphasizes higher learning, publications and the legal side of things. Another way this transit might work is you take the opportunity to beat the drum about something, get the word out, be the guide or the guided, the informer or the informed.
Until the 11th Venus supports relationships with those far away, or from a different background. You are more likely to connect with knowledge or expertise which balances your perspective and helps you get the bigger picture. Travel with a partner is possible. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge, know-how or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a bigger stage. Publications or education could be emphasized or benefit you materially. You and someone may be on a bit of a learning curve together.
THE RIGHT IMPRESSION
From the 11th Venus is helping to create more favourable circumstances with authority figures, like bosses, parents who will be positively emphasized as they tend to see you in a good light. There could be an ally – possibly a female – or just someone you feel close to no matter whether they are socially above you or not, who is invaluable to your success or who facilitates an ambition. You yourself could be the one who takes a firm but friendly stand and enables another to achieve their goals.
PLOTS AND PLANS
From the 17th discussions, correspondence and ideas may revolve around short-term plans or longer term considerations like where you are going from here in life. Career, a new enterprise, or those who may facilitate your aims could be highlighted. You may find your goals and schemes are being validated or rejected by the by the way things are unfolding across the wider stage – so keep your ear to the ground. You will be putting mental effort into expressing yourself in the best way you can so as to get the result you desire. Vehicles, transport or communications equipment may also be on your mind.
Until the 5th the Mars position indicates a period for putting physical effort into achieving certain goals and ambitions. These may be career orientated or ‘via’ points on the way to where you hope to end up. Overall, this transit of Mars could inspire you to take more responsibility about your direction in life and you care more about the impressions you make on certain others. Over this long transit you feel the need to work on image or reputation and reach standards which are demanded by those in authority, and, if you are decisive and energetic, Mars will help you get to where you want to go as long as his tendency to be controversial is handled. You may get frustrated with the powers that be as you feel they are slow, aggressive, inefficient or downright un-co-operative. If you manage to keep your cool and not be too hasty, you will make progress with the master-plan, but also with lesser goals and ambitions too.
From the 5th Mars enters a very future-orientated and sociable area of your Solar chart. You will tend to be the initiator with cherished hopes on the backburner for a while. Or you have a lot on your plate because of a group with things in common. Mars can be a bit pushy, so, on the flip side, there may be tensions between you and a friend or associate. Due to a collection of others, life becomes more demanding or annoying and you may have to be on the ball, competitive and decisive. Just avoid being hasty and don’t allow others to tire you out or push you into something you don’t want. This is a more progressive phase when things which have been shelved, sometimes for a long time, can start to move forwards again. Can be technology orientated so things like the internet and the paraphernalia that goes with it could be emphasized. Time to get the ball rolling.
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 in the last 10 days or with 19-23 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
From the 22nd the Solar energy theme means you will be taking your targets or overall direction more seriously or be more aware of outer image, how you present yourself and the impression you are making on others, or how something is representing you.
You may have to be more aware of the rules imposed by officials, parents, bureaucracy and anyone else to whom you have responsibilities. The overall idea is to project a good image and be consistent and responsible as you go forwards. Reputation or how you are packaging something may be emphasized.
Saturn is in Scorpio and will be in your 8th house until Christmas Eve . The 8th house carries the energy of the snake which sloughs off its old skin revealing the glittering colours of the young skin beneath. So this is a gradual gear-change time which involves clearing the decks to make space for new green shoots. This may revolve around property, finances, relationships or your own bad habits. You’ll become more aware over this time frame of who/what you can really trust and in the process, you may have to let go of a previous perspective, relationship, possession, expectation, so that life can be reborn within you. Sometimes ditching or modifying prior arrangements in favour of those which are financially, emotionally or physically more comfortable can happen but it will be gradual and you may still have to live within the parameters of the previous set-up for a while. Or maybe there’s a removal of a financial set-up, support system or lifestyle and you feel this as a lack. Either way you will slowly be transitioning into a fresh perspective and turning over a new leaf.
Ariens born in the last 10 days or with 26 degrees onwards rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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 of who or what 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 21st/22nd or with 0-1 degree rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Uranus: Ariens born in the middle 10 days or with 11-14 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Pluto: Ariens born in the middle 10 days or with 10-14 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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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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