Week of March 22-28 2015
Ruled by planet Mars, named for the god of war and representing the masculine principle in the cosmos, the Aries woman archetypally draws on the decidedly un-femmy, though fiercely feminist, armor-clad Athena, goddess of prudent war, strategy and, of course, wisdom. Also called Pallus (read: phallus), you might say this steely goddess was the original chick with a metaphoric dick. She is the “first born” of Zeus, and is thus the primordial daughter, likened to Lilith, the biblical Adam’s “first wife” who was much too much a top for his taste. Indeed, Aries women do wear the pants, particularly in partnerships. And they surely don’t subscribe to the notion of being the second sex. They are not subject to men; if anything, they are objectifying of them. Like Hemingway heroines, they are living-breathing animus with a primal, nearly primitive brand of beauty—typically athletic, with strong, cute, cave-woman underbites and heavy brows, a nod to Athena’s wise godhead. While the Aries male is objective in the form of aggression and assertion, Aries female is objective in the sense of being impersonal, detached, keenly strategic and defensive in nature. In a nod to her sheepish Ram symbol, there is no pulling the wool over Aries’ signature bushy eyebrows. Tweezers not included: Patricia Arquette, Keira Knightly, Jennifer Garner, Robin Wright, Kristen Stewart, Leslie Mann, Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Maisie Williams, Victoria Beckham, Fergie, Catherine Keener, Michelle Monaghan, Lucy Lawless, Rooney Mara, Sara Jessica Parker, Diana Ross, Amy Sedaris, Tatjana Patitz, Joss Stone, Norah Jones, Claire Danes, Emma Watson, Jessica Chastain, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
You might admit that overnight success is something you’ve been cultivating for quite some time. And you should know: It can be a mixed blessing. If you’re in any way misrepresenting who you are, now is time to make necessary adjustments to your brand, creative mission, or other means of defining your professional self. But take a light touch. Mars on a solo tear suggests you should keep workaholism in check, along with any auto-pilot mechanization in demeanor. Speak but the truth, and embrace your so-called quirks.
In career as well as social settings, you buck convention with radical displays. As Venus makes profound connections to other planets, you might employ shock tactics to assert your life-style and aesthetic choices. This can put you at odds with public opinion, but never you mind: Detractors only repel you toward meeting like-minded kindred spirits. Still, you will meet them on your own terms, and in your own time. An agent or manager or co-dependent may need the boot. And Jupiter squaring Venus spells a wild spate in love.
A footloose Mercury can break down communication a bit, but happily so. We say this because glitches provide grace periods to strengthen arguments, elevator pitches and overall resolve. You’ve an amped talent for aligning solo ambitions with team playing. You can envision uber-scenarios that satisfy everyone’s needs. You must realize, though, that you can’t fix others’ problems, which are distractions from your own dilemmas that need resolving. Success is now assured—in what state of mind you meet it is up to you.
With the Moon opposing Saturn then Pluto, your competitive nature can run amok, just when you should give it a rest. Prioritizing your downtime is a crucial cog in steering—not spinning—your wheels toward desired creative goals. Sure, you can mix business with pleasure—just don’t completely blur the line between. Maintain a mature formality. A creative or social cause may require both your moral and financial support. Devoting time to others, giving self-promotion a rest, ultimately empowers your own objectives.
The slightest diversion from your routine often drives you off the rails. But, with the Sun trine Saturn, you’re urged to find more flexibility in your nature. It’s time to venture beyond the garden gate to explore fresh avenues. You must also set free any emotional hostages. It’s time to detach from bosses or mentors who treat you like a disobedient pet. You may’ve benefited as much as you will from such people, picking up some affected ticks in the process. Clear the cobwebs of complacency and embrace cheerful uncertainty.
You connect more profoundly with others and the proverbial All, courtesy of a few Moon-Neptune aspects this week. You surrender (not give up) more in relationships, less co-existing and more fully melding with signifiers. Pickier Virgos may feel the urge to do so for the first time. Pluto in the mix makes you a miner for meaning—you dig deep into profound subjects and into your oft-ignored subconscious. Your atmosphere is charged with electricity, possibility and synchronicity. Enjoy the buzz but keep your options open.
With Venus squaring Jupiter, you enter a labyrinth of myriad contingencies and mental twists and turns. Overindulging in earthly delights can see you locked in a hedonistic maze. Stick to simple pleasures and embrace certain innocence. You gain little by acting out of spite or rivalry. Try giving to others unreservedly. Imagine yourself a secret agent for cosmic bounty. If you believe that the universe does indeed provide, then, as part of it, show us how it’s done. Unless you aren’t really interested in your so-called spiritual life.
If you’re feeling the woe of the status-quo, you can take a more pro-active approach to career. Similarly, in love, quit waiting to be wooed and go in hot pursuit. The Moon opposing Saturn then Pluto also puts focus on finances. You may synch with a partner or team in a shared investment. It’s key to remain super-realistic, here, but not in the least pessimistic. Know the difference! Let a childlike zeal set you apart from others. You can be young at heart without getting developmentally arrested. Groove on a sexy grown-up vibe.
Sometimes you need reminding that money doesn’t provide the security a Sadge craves. It’s knowledge that does the trick. Jupiter trine the Sun makes mastering subjects with which you once struggled not only doable but pleasurable. You may need a fresh start with a purely creative pursuit that has nada to do with a cash payoff. The most important thing is momentum—not getting caught in cul-de-sacs that stymie you or support a vague subsistence. Shed ego like lizard skin—keep taking on new challenges that humble you.
Are you truly calm, or, a human oxymoron, silently screaming? If the latter, its best not to pretend. Hell is (feigning to tolerate) others. With Saturn trine the Sun you’ve a short fuse for detractors and idlers. But you’ve also the power to make them go poof, and to cultivate the company of supportive, functional beings. But—chicken, egg—first you must disengage from them who aren’t. Silly cliques have always left you cold; and you’ve petitioned the heavens for solo time—so take it! In love: keep it light and keep it moving.
You mustn’t bother trying to follow a linear path. The Moon opposing Saturn and Pluto can see best laid plans pulled out from under you. So it’s your chance to transcend practicality and if-then equations, and to get into the magic of a synchronic universe. To this end, keep sitting back. Be a passenger, not a driver, and certainly not a conductor. Resist people pleasing (and needing to be pleased by them). Be picky on the social front, saving yourself for quality interaction. Self-reliance makes for a most spiritual existence.
Times like these are to be savored, when you wax impressionistic, embracing your Neptunian self. As your ruling planet squares both Moon and Saturn in opposition, unique visions are destined to morph into groundbreaking initiatives that win reward and respect—if you activate and don’t ignore them. You possess the vitality to express and manifest creative longings. Storytelling is extra-highlighted; and your taking the spotlight is empowering for you and others. Honor quietly loyal friends, eschewing the noisy takers.
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