Aries always brings excitement to the table. Being the impulsive, impetuous force of creation, it simply can’t help but to provoke and initiate. It is the cardinal fire sign ruled by passionate, adventurous Mars, and consequently has an imperative to poke, probe and pioneer. This three week cycle begins with the Sun’s entrance into Aries on the 20th, and a new Aries Moon on the 21st. The Sun and Moon are signaling that something entirely new is at hand, and their presence in groundbreaking Aries is a fitting welcome for Pluto’s initial ingress into Aquarius, on March 23rd. Though it will be moving between Capricorn and Aquarius through November 2024, Pluto’s transit of Aquarius will last for over 20 years, making this week’s sign change an epochal event.
In the larger scheme of things, we on the precipice of two major sign changes, Saturn entering Pisces and Pluto entering Aquarius. Saturn has been in fixed Aquarius since December of infamous 2020 and Pluto in Capricorn since November of equally infamous 2008. Some people may be feeling exhausted from the long transit of the boundary setting planet through an inflexible fixed sign. Others may be filled with a sense of excitement, in anticipation of the coming changes. In the immediate offing, there’s a important new Pisces Moon on the 20th, and Venus and Mercury are also changing signs.
Over the next two weeks, Mars will enter ambitious Capricorn and Mercury and Venus will conclude their retrogrades in the industrious earth sign. Mars will enter Capricorn on January 24th, and begin making its way to March 3rd conjunctions with Venus and Pluto. On January 25th, Mercury will backtrack into Cap,
This week Mercury, the Moon and the Sun encounter the ferocious fires of Leo, at their climax, before moving into orderly, rational Virgo. When shifting from fixed fire to mutable earth, we get the chance to distill passion into manageable, practical actions.
These aspects will likely expose hard lines and hard-liners. But under a moon in the compassionate realms of gentle Pisces, our decisions, words and deeds can be infused with the intention of healing the situations we encounter.