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Sun in Aries ~ March 20 to April 20, 2010

Ahhhhh, the Sun is all too happy to bask in the glory of all that is Aries. The Sun leaves Pisces and enters Aries on March 20 at 1:32 p.m. EST, where he'll remain until April 20. The Sun represents our potential, ego, vitality and conscious will. In Pisces, the Sun is insightful, compassionate, understanding and egoless. In Aries, the Sun is confident, impulsive, instinctual and ready for action.

At best, the Sun in Aries is engaging, a leader, entrepreneurial, creative, independent and impassioned. At worst, callous, abrasive, selfish, jumps to conclusions too easily and non-committal.

While the Sun is in Aries, we are encouraged to follow our raw, instinctive drives. Be true to who we are and all the facets which make us the individuals we are. Embrace the true self and go for whatever it is we desire. We matter, each one of us, and deserve to live the life we envision ourselves living. Entertain the spark of ideas and see where they lead. Find the leader within yourself and make your way.

On the day the Sun enters Aries, Mercury, who is hot-headed in Aries, is at war with Pluto, who is stubborn in Capricorn. This could be an explosive start to the Sun's transit in Aries. Mercury (communication) must be heard and taken seriously in Aries, while Pluto (power) must exercise his authority and leadership in Capricorn. Both zodiac signs are not known for backing down. Sometimes, agreeing to disagree is the best course of action/decision.

While in Aries, the Sun will make alignments with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect EST [NYC] time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • March 21 ~ Sun trine Mars and oppose Saturn-rx. While we may be pumped up and ready to go, Saturn reminds us that actions taken without intent or direction are wasted energy. So, heed the part of yourself that wants you to move a little slower but surer.
  • March 25 ~ Sun square Pluto. Those in position of authority may be exercising a power trip today. Watch out for altercation with superiors in the workplace. Arien energy is brazen and explodes like a bomb when set off. Actions or words spoken have consequences. Do or say what you must, just be prepared to stand by them and/or face whatever the consequences may be.
  • March 29 ~ Full Moon in Libra at 10:25 p.m. EST.
  • April 14 ~ New Moon in Aries at 8:29 a.m. EST.
  • April 18 and 19 ~ Sun sextile Neptune and Chiron. Before bidding goodbye to Aries, the Sun connects with Neptune and Chiron. Release. Healing. Acceptance. Inspiration. Compassion. This is also the last alignment Chiron will make before entering Pisces on April 20.
How will the Sun's transit in Aries influence in your life? Look to the Aries-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Aries zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 1st House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 12th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 2nd House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Are you celebrating a birthday? Schedule a Solar Return or 3-Chart Package Reading (gift certificates also available). Want a more customized reading. Have a question? Or maybe head over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join in on a discussion.

What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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"Aries" illustration credit and copyright to Jodie Scott.

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