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Sun in Aries ~ March 20 to April 20, 2011

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Spring has sprung! Well, for us north of the equator, anyway :) The Sun leaves Pisces and joins Mercury (thought/communication), Jupiter (ideals/opportunities), and Uranus (awakening/radical change) in 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 is 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 unique 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, he quickly meets up with Uranus at Aries Point. What a rush of energy! Especially coming off of the previous day's Full Moon in Virgo. Whatever we've been waiting on, we may be too excited, too impatient to keep waiting! The good thing is that we spring into action. It could mean creating opportunities for ourselves, instead of relying upon the availability of someone or something else. Perhaps, you experience a big dose of confidence to go after that brilliant plan you came up with a while back. In general, we're more excited than fearful, more experimental than pragmatic, and more optimistic than gloom and doom. Go ahead. Ride the wave of enthusiasm and possibilities. Quit fighting it. Be brave. Enjoy the ride.

Ariens are blessed with having both Jupiter (expansion/opportunities) and Uranus (awakening/radical change) in their sign this year when they celebrate their birthday. It's a rare occasion. Some of them may even have Jupiter or Uranus touching their Sun for their Solar Return chart.

The Sun enters Aries on March 20 at 4:21 p.m. PDT / 7:21 p.m. EDT and will stay through April 20. While in Aries, the Sun will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; allow +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • March 21 ~ Sun conjunct Uranus. covered above
  • March 28 ~ 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. Also today, Jupiter oppose Saturn.
  • April 3 ~ New Moon in Aries at 7:32 a.m. PDT / 10:32 a.m. EDT
  • April 6 ~ Sun conjunct Jupiter. Overall sense of well-being. Confidence. Generosity. Hopefulness. Optimism. Belief in a higher power. Having faith. Personal growth through experience. Openness to learning/being taught.
  • April 9 ~ Sun conjunct Mercury-rx. Quick thinking. Fast talking. Flashes of brilliant ideas. Impatience. Irritability. Impulsiveness. Careful not to say anything you'll regret later or might come back to haunt you later. Also today, Pluto Retrograde.
  • April 17 ~ Full Moon in Libra at 7:44 p.m. PDT / 10:44 p.m. EDT

How might the Sun's transit in Aries manifest in your world? Look to the Aries-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac sign below to identify the Aries zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for an 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 click here for an 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 at for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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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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