Here comes the sun and Aries season! As the sun shifts into Aries season it gains strength, passion, and courage. The sun is exalted in Aries, and is better able to perform its duties and lend us the courage to pursue our hearts’ desires. We’re ready for the astrological new year—shifting our seasonal mood from a focus of release and review during Pisces season to a vibrant and energetic period of renewal. There’s a reason Aries season arrives with the Spring Equinox, as the flower buds begin to form, so does the potential for fresh starts in our lives.
Aries season usually arrives with a bang, and the energy shift is quite palpable. This season in particular is jam-packed full of magical energy that allows us to take action toward our inner desires in a productive and supportive manner. Venus, the planet of love, affection, and finances, enters luxurious Taurus, and the collective receives an aesthetic boost. If you’ve already fallen behind on some of your New Year’s resolutions, now’s the time for a reset. Use the ambitious nature of Aries season to form a new plan of attack. Below are five dates during Aries season that you won’t want to miss! (With Astrology+, you can sync these dates with your phone to receive reminders on the astrological weather in real time!)
March 21—Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus: When Mercury, the planet of communication and the mind, syncs with Uranus, the planet of surprise and sudden changes, we’re in for a real treat. We’re encouraged to break out of our status quo and change our thinking patterns. What you believe to be true may actually not be the truth! This is a period of lightning-fast realizations and out-of-this-world downloads. We find our power in our adaptability. The mystery of Pisces season remains with us and influences our minds. This is a fantastic time to explore your inner world and write out your manifestations.
March 29—Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces: Things are about to get a little foggy! Mercury, our mental ruler, links up exactly with Neptune in Pisces, the planet of illusion and fantasy. Our communications won’t be clear cut and we aren’t able to access the full picture at the moment, but we are able to transcend. The meeting of these two planets calls for mystical mental reflection. Exploring dream work, the astral plane, or meditation practices are a fantastic way to grasp ahold of this once-a-year energy.
April 6—Venus in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini: Venus and Mars are two planets that reveal aspects of our love preferences—from aesthetics to raw desire, these two planets reign supreme. When Venus and Mars meet in a supportive sextile, they lean into one another. There is a natural synergy that allows us to call in what we’re attracted to. Sextiles are sweet, but do required initiative. In order to make the most of this energy, you will have to take action. How can you actively move toward your desired manifestations? For example, if you’re trying to call in a raise, try meditating or sleeping with money under your pillow. Our actions are symbolic and send mystical messages to the universe around us.
April 14—Venus enters Taurus: Beauty abounds when Venus enters its home sign of Taurus. All Venusian matters receive a boost—waiting for the perfect time to try out a new haircut or get a tattoo? Hello Venus in Taurus. The planet of aesthetics thrives with Taurus’ natural affinity for all things luxurious. Our creativity blossoms and our senses are amplified. This is a sensual time that also asks us to revisit our values and needs. Is our energetic output met by those around us? Where could we benefit from an adjustment? If you’re eager to tap into some of Venus’ mystical charm, it’s never too late to try a little sex magick.
April 17—Mars in Gemini trine Jupiter in Aquarius: It’s now or never when Mars, the planet of ambition, links up with Jupiter in Aquarius, the planet of knowledge and growth. Jupiter is known as a benefic in astrology, and brings blessings to any planet it comes in contact with. If we’re looking for a little motivation and inspiration, Jupiter is here to remind Mars just what we’re truly capable of. This planetary connection is ripe for reaping rewards. Be the change you want to see—it’s all about where and how you direct your energy. And watch the magick unfold before your eyes.
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