Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Aries: This month, Aries, Mercury will Retrograde on the 8th and backtrack from Leo back into Cancer. Whenever Mercury goes Retrograde, it’s generally good to do more thinking and careful considering and insular deduction than reaching out so outwardly, though conversations with those you’re intimate with or love already can centralize you at this time, especially for you, as Cancer rules a deep, solitary, hereditary-centered house where the habits of childhood originate, your thoughts and feelings on safety, intimacy, and home, as well as family. Yes, it is the month of Cancer, and a Total Solar Eclipse in that sign and for you, in that solitary house, occurring on July 2nd. The Eclipses in the polarity of Cancer-Capricorn began last July, but were heightened last January by a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, so if you can think back to a year ago, checking in on last January and what changes occurred there, then you can better contextualize the set of Eclipses this Jul, which will advance matters to a new level. The Solar Eclipse is rather aloof, strong at 10 degrees Cancer, sextile Uranus in Taurus, and loosely opposite Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn of course is rooted down in your house of career and thus has been the past half year making you feel very serious indeed about your professional trajectory, and the Moon in watery, sensitive Cancer is going to make more intense your feelings on the matter. You’re going to feel that though you have all these plans for getting ahead, resources laid out, and long-term vision, there is a need, a deep need, to attend to the here and now of your living and feeling heart. You may feel a pull, a tension, between intimacy, privacy, and a need for solitude, and how much effort you have to put into your career at this time, which will have a somewhat draining effect. Of course it’s all connections ,and with oppositions, the lesson is balance. The Solar Eclipse here is Total, and so for everyone it’s going to be a bit draining, and good to hone inward. Uranus adds a note of recklessness towards your own personal body, space, and income, which will put you in a position for rampant change career-wise, and risk-taking. But you’ve got to establish some level of safety first, that’s what an Eclipse in Cancer asks for. Then on July 16ththere will be a Partial Lunar Eclipse at 24 degrees Capricorn quite close to Pluto, and loosely conjunct Saturn. So the planet of structure and responsibility and long-term efforts, the very ruler of Capricorn, definitely oversees these Eclipses by being struck in between them. There will be a dense feeling of wanting to solidify some security this month. The conjunction with Pluto is a bit rattling, portending deep, unspoken emotions that around the 16thwill be getting pushed to the surface through the vehicle of your career. So you are motivated to really change your life here, to transcend old ways of being, and make yourself into someone capable, transformative, and deeply affecting force in the world. Well, Eclipses are wonderful times for manifestation, and the Lunar Eclipse is the most powerful push towards manifestation of all. So around this time whatever will pop up is going to be for the sake of pushing you towards higher manifestation of yourself in the world, even if you can’t really understand the hows and whys, all the hard requirements and the losses, the sacrifices that Pluto asks for by being deeply unconscious and connected to the greater scheme of things, the flowing under-river of all thought. Just trust that everything is for the best, and take the leaps required. You’re good at that, Aries.