Aries - May 2020
Happy Birthday, lovely Aries! May the birthday fairy bless you with all your favourite things! This important solar return time of year is your chance to shine, as new and fabulous projects of all kinds suddenly fall fortuitously into your lap. After a period of reflection during the first three weeks of March, you are back and raring to go, and this is a wonderful time to engage in activities where confidence and charisma are required. Just watch for over confidence in an exciting career venture when the Sun squares Jupiter from the 9th to 18th. Mercury is also in your sign during the days of the 12th to 27th, a positive transit for communication of all kinds, and he is particularly active in this area between the 13th and 20th, contacting Chiron, the Moon’s nodes and Lilith. This is likely to be a busy time, in which you will be overloaded with conversations, questions, data and demands. Arguments could arise because you feel overtired and irritable, so make sure you clear some space for relaxation.
Mars spends April in your friendship sector, where he will quickly settle down to asserting himself and ensuring your needs are met in this part of your life! You are more likely to take the lead now in organising outings and group events with friends, and in competitive activities you will feel an intense desire to prove yourself and win out over your peers. Mars’s conjunction with Saturn during the first two weeks of the month is supportive for attending to the needs of others and allowing your practical, no-nonsense approach to do some good in their world. Sparks may fly when Mars squares up to impulsive Uranus between the 6th and 18th, however; take care of your possessions during this week and be extra conscientious about who you trust with important items. Accidents and breakages around personal objects are more likely, particularly at large scale social events such as parties, concerts or theatre trips.
The lunar cycle comes to a conclusion with a full Moon on the 8th of April in your house of relationships. Often events occur under the influence of this lunar magic which offer you a brief glimpse of yourself from a loved one’s point of view, and as such this can be a reflective, intense and even traumatic experience. This is also a time for honesty in matters of the heart, as the Moon illuminates all corners of romantic life, good and bad, and urges you to face any issues with bravery and dynamism. The new Moon of the 23rd aspects Uranus from your house of money and security, and interesting and original new financial ventures are likely around this date. Watch your spending though, this is a highly charged, excitable bundle of energies which could lead you into some rather rebellious, defiant choices about how to spend your hard-earned cash!
Venus lights up your communication zone after the 4th, hence if there is charming and wooing of prospective friends, customers or business colleagues to be done, this is the moment! You will be more inclined to mediate and harmonise under the peaceful influences of this transit, as an easy life without conflict or strife suddenly becomes very appealing. Even the feistiest of rams is likely to feel calmer and more amenable. Venus does form a meandering and rather frustrating square with Neptune after the 20th though, which will persist into May as she slows down for a direction change; this could be a period of struggles connected with the expression of your creativity and inner needs and desires. Have a marvellous month!