March 25th, 2017

Dear Friends,
The beginning of the astrological year! The perfect opportunity for you to not only set your intentions for the New Moon in Aries but for the whole year. Plant the seeds that you want to develop and grow. Uranus has been in Aries for over 6 years and has about another year to go. Uranus brings enlightenment and change. It is time to reinvent ourselves. This has been brewing for some time and it has already asked us to let go of what we have known and move forward and create what we want. It is time for you to be clear about what that is. Mercury is in Aries keeping company with Uranus off and on for the next 6 weeks. This gets us up to speed with what we need so we can embrace these changes. Venus is retrograde now in Aries also helping us to look inside to see what we really want and have for this process.


This sign brings out in all of us the potential to reinvent ourselves and begin anew when necessary. It is the sign of the pioneer and new beginnings. Springtime. It is one of the three Fire signs which are goal oriented, and concerned with future opportunities. They are inspirational, and show where we need goals. Sometimes you need to lead the way. Aries are born directors and organizers. This sign represents the need to become a more secure individual. The house Aries is on in your chart is where instinct, freely operating, you become more conscious of who you are as an individual. This sign rules the head.

RULERS:                  MARS\MARS\MOON:
This New Moon is conjunct Venus, and Venus is retrograde. Venus went into Aries on February 3rd for her yearly visit, normally about 3 weeks. Once every 18 months Venus goes retrograde, and stays in one sign longer. Venus went retrograde at 13 degrees of Aries on March 4th. Venus will go direct on April 15th, and will finish up the sign Aries on June 6th.  Venus will end up being in Aries for 4 months. This means she is giving that sign more attention.

Where Aries is in your chart is where you have the experiences that help you discover yourself. Aries is the sign that says, “I AM.” Venus is revealing, on a deep level, who you really are, and what your value is. Beauty is more than skin deep when Venus is retrograde. She is looking for inner beauty and inner value.  Venus starts a New Cycle once every 18 months in the middle of her retrograde. Like a New Moon you set your intentions. Venus started her New Cycle on May 25th then two days later we have the New Moon in Aries. A double dose of showing who we are.

There is one New Moon a year in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and it is on this New Moon that we set our intentions for the year. This is when we decide what seeds to plant. With Venus retrograde in Aries at this time we have to uncover deeper meaning in our lives. This will be revealed, because Venus will do that when she is retrograde. She will reveal your weak spots in relationships, and show you what needs fixing or changing.

Mars is the ruler of Aries, and Mars is currently in Taurus. This encourages us to build what we want this year on a solid foundation.

Aries is all about initiating a New Yearly Cycle and Venus is retrograde in Aries asking us to reach beneath the surface. It is also the Spring Equinox and Mars rules that as well.  Mars in Taurus, solid and grounded, what you see is what you get. Put your action into what shows your values. Get things solid. This is the intention for this Spring which will play out all year.

This is a symbol of naïve creativity, or the fundamentally phallic stirrings of man as these keep him forever responsive for better or worse to the general potentialities of an everyday being, and as they also enable him to realize and utilize the ever-emerging novelties and variations of human relationships. Implicit here is an unconditioned and complete co-operation with every immediate trend of events, whether consciously or otherwise.  The keyword is EXCITATION. When positive, the degree is continual self-orientation to the nascent potentialities of all life and experience, and when negative, a tendency to idle posing or an empty pretense of good will and interest.   “Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.
Blessings, Brenda
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