Once April 28 happens, you are fairest of them all – all the way until June 6! That’s a deliciously long smoochy koochy Venus transit, where everywhere you go, heads turn. Give it until May 6 to feel the full effect as Mercury is still retrograde in your sign until May 3, making you – and everyone – slow to the gate. Sorry Aries, you’ve been hit harder than anyone by the Mercury retro gremlins (except for Gemini and Virgo, being ruled by Mercury), but you’ve still produced wonders at work. Despite the sudden shifts and backtracking, your relationships are moving forward, and once May gets fully underway you and your powers are unstoppable.
Then May’s springy beginnings follow a barren time of impatience and overcoming obstacles, and you zoom forward with ambitious new plans. After feeling out of sorts, some of you with serious physical ailments, fire comes back into your emotional body and all that is ruled by your second house of self-value and finance. More money is up ahead, too.
Begin May by asking for what you want – and need.
Now is not the time to day-dream about these splendid things, but to make them happen. Work is required here, real, solid work. With your ruler sexy Mars in flaky Gemini, don’t toss this one off. Follow through and finish. What you do now will change your life forever.
Ceres is about to join your ruler Mars in your third communications house the beginning of May. Ceres is the biggest asteroid we’ve ever discovered – and the FIRST one we ever discovered. It was discovered in 1801. The astronomers named it after the Roman goddess of the earth, nature, and harvest. In Greek mythology, she is Demeter, the mother who lost her daughter Persephone to the underworld. Remember that story? (It’s one of my personal favorites.)
Persephone, Demeter’s daughter, was stolen by Hades, King of the Underworld, and taken down under the earth to live with him. Persephone eventually fell in love with him, so SHE was okay as far as that part was concerned, but she suffered horribly missing her mother. And her mother still suffers today.
And because she is mother of the Earth, her feelings are reflected in the Earth. When could a mother ever keep her feelings to herself about losing a child?
So Hades had to hear her, and they made a deal. Half the year, her daughter Persephone lives with him, under the Earth. That is when it is fall and winter: leaves fall and die, all goes dark and underground, nothing grows. The other half, Persephone is reunited with her mother above Earth. That is when it is spring and summer: everything grows and births, all becomes light!
This is particularly potent now that winter is ending for many of us.
And so we have the seasons. (Astrology is based on the northern hemisphere, but for the southern hemisphere, just reverse.) And so we have, too, the connection of birth and reproduction. Parent and child at its most primal. Creator and offspring.
It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day in America is during the Taurus Time in May. Sunday, May 14 in 2017. We’re all Earth-centered at heart – and we need to get back to it if we’re going to survive. This sets up your new synodic theme of what is truly nurturing (ie. MOTHERING) to you. Your relationships, which pull strongly forward when lucky Jupiter goes direct again June 9.
Fill up on your relationships. All of them. And you not only heal your life, you save yourself and move from the underworld back to Earth. You give birth.
The only warning of the month is brought to you courtesy of a volatile Uranus in Aries. In your first house of image and behavior. How you behave now is crucial. You can blame it on others’ provoking you, (or their interpretation), but you might be surprised by others’ poor reception of you. Some of you are mighty near to blowing your top! And some of you will.
Your behavior is on show now, your performance.
You have a chance to ask: how have I been communicating? Putting myself forward? Getting myself heard?
Be gentle now in your communications.
What you have to say is too valuable, too crucial, and yes — it is honest. People need to, and they deserve to, hear the truth. In this area, dear Aries, you are right on. You care deeply about this issue.
To win — and oh, yes, this is a battle that can be won — you must get an A+. Meaning you must communicate every thing you feel in the most gentle of tones. So every word is heard.
Have trust that the Universe is supporting you in this. For It is.
The full Moon in Scorpio sweeping your eighth house (already traditionally ruled by Scorpio) on Wednesday, May 10, is a fabulous culmination of this.
Someone will come in from the past and give you a delicate tap on the shoulder. Again, finances and shared resources will be emphasized. Funding finally comes through.
You need to fact-check everything that is told you. You will do great, Aries, I know you will.
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I look forward to speaking with you, Aries. Take care.
With love, Madalyn
YOUR LUCKY DAYS: Aries Sun and Aries Jupiter, your times of destiny are:
(Eastern) All of Monday, April 24; Tuesday, April 25 until 9:56 PM; Sunday, May 21 after 6:11 AM; all of Monday, May 22; Tuesday, May 23 until 8:33 AM.
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