Aries September 2018

Aries, earth

Aries (21 March – 19 April)

Your ruling planet Mars is back to direct motion but first it needs to return to old business. This is because Mars is now retracing its steps through the last degrees of Capricorn and moves into Aquarius on the 11th. 

For the whole of this month, Mars is back where it was from mid-May to early June 2018. You might be able to resurrect a project, job or friendship or perhaps, what went on hold in June suddenly springs back to life. If there’s something you really want to revive, leap into action yourself and take the initiative.

Capricorn rules your career and vocation, promotion and status. It’s about your future goals. Aquarius rules your friends and group activities, your political and social leanings. It’s about your hopes and wishes. These areas are where you’re wise to focus your energy and ambition.

There is, however, another repeat of the Mars-Uranus square on the 18th which dominated the recent Mars retrograde phase, and it’s not an easy combination. Mars first clashed with Uranus on May 16th, then again on August 2nd and this is their third and final encounter. 

As Uranus is currently in Taurus and your money sector, this is not the time to take a financial risk or behave impulsively. Perhaps you’re throwing away your possessions or having a major clear out this month. Just take care who or what gets evicted around the middle of the month.

Otherwise, this is a good month to knuckle down, work hard and get organised. There’s strong earth sign planetary energy this month and earth signs rule work, money and creating firm foundations in your life.

There’s another Grand Earth Trine on September 7th, involving Mercury, the planet of communication, mirroring the first Grand Earth Trine on August 25th which involved the Sun. Both planets are in Virgo until the 22nd and 23rd respectively. As Virgo rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health, focus on these areas. Aim for optimum health in your mind, body and soul.

The period around the 6th to the 9th could be significant too, as Saturn turns direct in Capricorn and your career and vocation sector on the 6th followed by a New Moon in Virgo on the 9th. Whatever you begin now, ensure you’re creating something solid and real in your life. New Moons are brilliant for launching ideas or projects.

This is also an intriguing month for love and relationships. Venus is strong in her sign of rulership, Libra, until the 9th and then moves into sexy Scorpio, where she takes up residence for a lot of the next few months.

Love isn’t a smooth ride, however, because Venus clashes with Mars on the 8th – a lover’s tiff? – and Uranus on the 12th – sudden stops and starts. 

Also, the Full Moon on the 25th is about relationships for you as it falls in your star sign Aries. Here too, there’s a theme of conflict or different agendas, because Saturn in Capricorn is exactly square the Full Moon.

It may be that business and pleasure don’t mix this month or perhaps a relationship is challenged due to issues at work, an imbalance. One of you might be working too hard or perhaps you’re dealing with a period of unemployment or uncertainty around money/work matters. Venus in Scorpio can be secretive, which doesn’t allow for easy and flowing communication.

Alternatively, if you’re single, a new relationship could go deep very quickly. Or if you prefer, join a new group and make new friends – the 24th and 27th both look lively for social events.

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