Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Your planet Mars continues to play a key role in activities this month. So this is a positive period for you to be pro-active in life, whether you’re pushing forward your own ambitions or helping other people.
The first few days of September could prove significant as this is when Mars is at 28 Leo, the same degree as the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.
Plus, action planet Mars isn’t alone. Spontaneous Uranus connects with Mars on the 2nd and Mars teams up with retrograde Mercury on the 3rd. This is only a couple of days before Mercury turns direct, also at 28 Leo on the 5th.
The first weekend of the month therefore could be spectacular. Admittedly, all this fiery activity triggers the eclipse degree but there could be a chance to take advantage on the back of changes brought about during the eclipse period. This is the time to speak up, to make your mark, to do things differently.
Plus, it’s also a good weekend to have fun as Leo is the sign that rules creative projects, children, entertainment and love affairs in your chart. So follow your passion. Where does your heart lie? Who do you want to reconnect with?
This whole planetary combination might bring someone back into your life who you met in July when Mercury was first in Leo. Certainly you can now pick up on events that happened back then and in a promising way. You’re most successful in your life when you enjoy what you’re doing and you challenge your enthusiasm and boundless energy into a constructive outlet or fun adventure.
This is also the time when a positive attitude and an assertive approach to life can help you create results and fast. Pick up conversations where they left off, try again with someone who turned you down and in general, tap into the side of your nature that’s relentlessly determined. This is the kind of astrology that allows you to turn a failure into a success.
Love is one area of your life that could be dynamic this month. Love planet Venus is also in Leo until the 20th and this is a romantic placing for the planet of relationships. The 15th and 18th look especially eventful for affairs of the heart when Venus first connects with lucky Jupiter in the relationship sign of Libra and then moves on to spontaneous, excitable Uranus in your sign of Aries.
Look out for someone who comes into your life who’s as lively or outrageous as you are or make a move on someone who catches your eye. This is a positive period of the month to hang out with the people you love and it’s another good weekend, the 15th to the 17th, to arrange something special.
The big planetary event this month is the third and final connection between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries on the 28th. This is a clash of planets and both Jupiter and Uranus represent freedom and independence. They tap into the side of your nature that hates to be constricted, tied down or held back. Together they represent a leap of faith, a chance to take a big risk in life that will pay off.
Think back to Christmas 2016 when these two planets first got together and you had your first taste of freedom or the rebellious side of your nature kicking in. For some, this may have blown a relationship wide open whether you needed to change things around within the relationship or one of you needed more space.
It’s not only about your love relationships however but other important 1-to-1 connections in your life. So perhaps someone who’s bowled into your life who’s changed the way you see the world or what you want. Perhaps a teacher or guru.
This may also relate to the end of an ongoing situation that’s connected to the law or education. Where in life do you want or need to break free? What’s holding you back? By the time this planetary opposition kicks in at the end of the September, you might feel ready to take a risk in life or to leap on a plane and travel to the opposite side of the world.
It’s a good combination for kicking up a fuss, for creating trouble in order to shift outdated laws or regulations. This could unleash your inner activist and your desire to stand alongside other people for what you believe in.
Even though there’s a lot of excitement in the air in September and a sense of progress, it’s important to note that you’ve got a lot to do. The sign of Virgo dominates the planetary activity this month and Virgo rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. So it’s a great month to be sensible if you’re busy with work or you have a big writing project on your hands.
Look after your health now and learn how to be disciplined so your routine works for you. Your ruler Mars is in Virgo from the 5th and by the time the New Moon takes place on the 20th, all five personal planets, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are in the earth sign Virgo.
So it’s here where you can really kick things off, whether this means a new health or fitness regime, a period of hard work towards a specific goal or finding a job if you’ve been unemployed. Working in the health industry would also fit this peak of Virgo excellence.
There will be times when you either lose your way or feel confused about what you’re doing, specifically during the Full Moon on the 6th and when Neptune opposes your ruler Mars on the 24th and Venus on the 30th. Don’t worry about this too much, but instead get back on track with what you’re doing. Less thinking, more action will see you well in the busy month ahead.