Dec 22 - Jan 19
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There is a 'kiss the ground' quality to this month, as we finally emerge from what have been the toughest two months of 2019. Last month's eclipses only added to the intensity that is now dropping back dramatically. In fact, by the time we move into August the last planetary opposition ended 10 days earlier and unlike the last two months, there are no more. It will be a while before we have another planetary opposition. For you, the tension has mainly been between a parade of planets moving through your home and family sector and their oppositions to Saturn and Pluto in your career sector. As this was where the eclipses fell as well, this was mainly a clash between your home and professional lives or your outer and inner worlds, but with anything this large this will have had a spill on effect. This is why tensions in general will ease this month. Contributing to this is the fact that the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars will come together in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. This is the first time that they have all been in the same area of your chart at the same time since October 2019 and considering how tough the last few months have been, this is a treat from the gods. One by one the planets will begin migrating out of this playful part of your chart and into your busy work sector, starting with Mars on 18th August, followed by Venus on 21st August, the Sun on 23rd August, Juno on 24th August and Mercury on 29th August. This will see the month end with the same planets together again, this time more focused on work and job matters and this will have stunning implications. These are the same planets that have spent June and July opposing Saturn and Pluto in your career sector, but returning to your work sector puts them at a friendly aspect, something that will have positive implications across the income, work and career fronts.
Week beginning Monday 19th of August 2019
There are two very different camps of planetary activity this week, each exciting. In the first camp, you still have a large number of planets in an adventurous part of your chart, all supporting Jupiter in his early weeks in direct motion in an adventurous part of your chart. In the other camp, you have exciting developments across the income, work and career fronts, with the timing nothing short of extraordinary. It was just last week that the pressure on Saturn and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your career sector dropped back, just as Uranus' retrograde turn opened the doors to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. It was Mars' return to your work sector over the weekend that not only kicked off the busiest months of 2019 but threw planets on the income and career fronts a lifeline. With first Venus midweek and then the Sun on Friday leaving an adventurous part of your chart and returning to your busy work sector, your biggest challenge will be maintaining a balance between work and play.
Friday 23rd of August 2019
Since Mars left a playful part of your chart and returned to your busy work sector over the weekend, Venus has made the same step and today the Sun follows both. This still leaves two planets in a playful part of your chart, but with the first leaving tomorrow and the last in six days' time, this is the beginning of the end. For the Sun, this is a move he makes at this time every year, but as he turns the solar spotlight onto work and job matters, the stunning reality of the dynamics in play across the income, work and career fronts is revealed.
Aries are born fighters and quick to alert you, ruled by the planet of war and destruction, Mars. They have strong will power and seem to naturally resent all criticism. They are inclined to lack caution, being by nature impulsive and quick in thought and action. The presence of an Aries almost always indicates the beginning of something exciting and energetic. Nothing can hold this sign back; they're keen, dynamic and competitive.
Aries will not keep you for longer than needed. There is no "beating around the bush" and more than often their bluntness is enough to leave you feeling stifled, but they mean no harm. Aries just has a knack for seeing things how they truly are, without the sugar coated glossing. So if you want an honest opinion, Aries is your best bet! They are also natural leaders and great fun to be around. They make great companions are always interested in other peoples' ideas. However they can be childish and are known to suffer with the occasional temper tantrum, but because Aries has such a zest for life, they bounce back quickly and it is very rare to find them holding grudges.
Aries rules the first house of the Zodiac which is about the self. Their motto : "I am".
In relationships, Aries finds it hard to commit as they become bored quickly so a challenge is always good for them. In most cases, Aries will experience relationships like fireworks - lots of spark and excitement that tends to fizzle out all too quickly. However, after going through a varied cycle they do eventually settle down but it is important for Aries to live through the short, sharp shocks before they do!
Aries colours are red and white, these are believed to be lucky for the Aries sign, black being thought to be unlucky.
The birthstone for Aries is Diamond. For thousands of year this has been believed to conduct the energies of Mars, the ruling planet of the Aries. It has also been claimed that wearing Diamond helps with many things including brain diseases, protection for the kidneys, the reproductive system and drawing toxins from the body!
Vulnerable parts of the body are the head and face; as a sign of this celestial association, many Aries are born with a birth mark on their head or face. Headaches, black eyes, nose bleeds and insect bites are all common Aries health complaints.
Aries are considered to be most compatible with other fire signs: Leo and Sagittarius and compatible, but to a lesser extent, the air signs: Aquarius, Gemini and Libra.