Core Energy in Your Aries Sun
?If you were born with your SUN IN ARIES, your energy and enthusiasm propel you through life.? Not one to get stuck in a rut, you?re always looking for new adventures and the thrill of a challenge.? You are self-sufficient because it?s fairly easy for you to know who you are and what you want.
Your instincts are a strong guide and it?s important for you to do things your own way.? Others often look to you for leadership because of your strength, courage, and decisiveness.? Your willingness to take risks combined with your resilience ensures that you make the most of any opportunities that come your way.
Promises of 2015
The year of 2015 promises to support your efforts to transform, improve and achieve.? 2015 may feel like a culmination of the past few years and there is the chance to see some real results from work you?ve put towards a long-term goal.? Seizing the moment and being willing to take risks will be encouraged.
Focus on where you can take charge of your personal power and confidently move forward, even when you are not 100% certain of the outcome.? The available energies can help you to set yourself free from limiting situations and follow your passions.? While you may be feeling strongly about your ideas, you will have a lot to gain through collaborations with others.
?Life Changes and Opportunities Predicted by the Outer Transiting Planets
PLUTO CHALLENGES ARIES
PLUTO is in Capricorn and continues to square your Aries Sun throughout the year.? This year puts an emphasis on reclaiming your personal power and releasing limiting beliefs.? There may be subconscious messages you?ve been telling yourself that are actually preventing you from achieving your goals.? Pluto encourages you to dig deep and face your fears head on.? You could find the most success by taking more responsibility and stepping into a leadership role.? In doing this, remember to be respectful of existing authority.
It will be a good year to bring hidden dreams and aspirations into public view.? The fact that others are aware of your goals can help to feed your passions and motivate you to achieve more than you thought you could.? Pluto calls for transformation, so be open to releasing old ideas of what you thought you wanted in lieu of deeper desires for leading a fulfilling life emerging.? If you were born April 3 ? April 6, of any year, you?ll be most likely to feel compelled to let go of limiting fears and fulfill your potential with strength and courage.
URANUS CAMPAIGNS FOR NEW ALIVENESS!
?URANUS will continue through your sign, creating an energizing and sometimes restless effect.? You?re not apt to stick to your old routines.? Instead, you will feel an urge for change, creativity, and freedom.? You may be drawn to anything that seems new, exciting and out of the ordinary.? Uranus is encouraging you to experiment so that you can find your own unique style.? The more you can forget about what other people will think and listen to your inner voice, the better.
Sudden changes may occur and they won?t always be in your control.? Your best bet is to look for the opportunities in any unforeseen situation.? If you were born April 3 ? April 11, of any year, you?ll have the potential for major life changes.
SATURN BRINGS ARIES NEW OPPORTUNITIES
?SATURN will spend the first half of the year in Sagittarius, trining your Sun.? This can be a motivating energy that is especially helpful for getting to work and putting your ideas into practical action steps.? You?re likely to experience the most growth through some sort of classes or studies with a mentor.? Set your aims high, as there will be powerful forces available to push you towards success. The harder you work, the more you can expect.
From mid-June to mid-September, Saturn will have retrograded back to Scorpio which can turn your attention inward.? It?s a good chance to do some self-reflection and adjust your course of action as necessary.? From mid-September to the end of the year, Saturn will return to Sagittarius and offer a ?second wind? to sustain any long-term efforts.? Those Aries born March 21 ? April 2 will feel the most pressure to go for their goals.
JUPITER BLESSES ARIES WITH GOOD LUCK
JUPITER will remain in Leo, trining your Sun through August 11.? You?re likely to enjoy, and perhaps profit from, your creative expression.? It?s also a fortunate time for romance and conceiving a child.
Aries born April 3 ? April 20 will experience the most gifts from generous Jupiter during the first eight months of 2015.? From August 12 to the end of the year, Jupiter moves into Virgo where it offers good luck and opportunities to improve your work, health and wellness.
How to Maximize the Opportunities Available to You In 2015
Releasing fears combined with good old-fashioned hard work will be your keys to success.? The energies are encouraging you to challenge yourself and accept more responsibilities.? Look for leadership opportunities, but don?t think you have to do it all alone.
Partnerships and mentors can prove highly valuable.? Your best strategy is to remember to take the position of the other person into account in moving forward.? By being willing to admit what you don?t know, you can fully receive all the new information that will be available to you.? You?re likely to surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish this year!
Your Best Compass in 2015
?You instinctively know where you stand on all matters.? But where do others stand?? Your best bet for success in 2015 is to turn your attention to becoming aware of what the other person values and see if there is a way to work together as a team.? Are their values and life goals similar to your own?? Are they a suitable partner for you?? In 2015, the approach of working with others as a ?team? will be key to your personal success.
Utilize your leadership skills wisely.? Being a good leader involves negotiation and compromise.? Sometimes your greatest leadership skills lie in your ability to ?fire others up? and in giving them the confidence to make progress in their lives!? By getting to know yourself better, you can feel comfortable setting boundaries and respectfully asserting yourself.? Don?t let unexpected circumstances discourage you.? If things don?t go as planned, look for hidden opportunities and be flexible.
Through mid-November, the energy will support collaboration and partnerships.? You can experience the most success when you make others a part of your plans.? From mid-November to the end of the year, there will be an emphasis on creating order, sticking to your goals and paying attention to details.? It?s a great time to come out of denial and tackle any problems calmly and systematically.
Jan?s Advice for Navigating the Year Ahead
There is no denying the amount of turmoil that has been occurring in our personal lives, our communities, and our world over the past few years.? It is a time of rapid, radical changes that test the very foundations of what we rely on for order in our world.
In 2015 we are just beyond two-thirds through this difficult cycle and it behooves us to take another ?big picture? look at what?s going on.? Astrologically, this period is marked by Uranus in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn.? The cycle began in full force in May 2010 and lasts until May 2018.? Because both planets travel periodically in direct and retrograde motion (forward and backward), sometimes the square between these two heavenly bodies becomes closer, more exact, and more tumultuous.? Thus, during this eight year period, there will be times of greater and lesser intensity.? The year ahead, 2015, is one of the years of greater intensity.
To better understand the forces involved, Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn (January 2008-November 2024).? Pluto moves slowly, and whatever sign Pluto travels through goes through total upheaval and transformation.? It is the process of the caterpillar entering into a cocoon and emerging as a butterfly.? Pluto is purging everything that is corrupt and stagnant in Capricorn so that there is opening for a new and more enlightened version of the Capricorn energy to emerge and begin operating.
Capricorn rules systems of order: government, corporations, authority figures, the established social order of things.? As Pluto travels through Capricorn, political, religious, and financial systems that have become outdated ? that no longer serve the people who they rule and for whom they were established ? begin to expose their frailties, crumble and fall.? The good news is that as the old falls, a newer, fresher system for organizing society emerges.? As an example, the United States of America ? the world?s experiment in the system of Democracy (people under the rule of law, rather than the rule of hierarchy- a revolutionary concept at the time) ? was founded in 1776, the last time Pluto traveled through Capricorn.
Social and government systems are based upon the needs of the time.? As the times change, if the systems governing society do not change with the times, stagnancy occurs and a resulting discontent with the established order of things.? The existing governments that no longer serve the needs of the people they are governing are all going through a period of transformation and renewal?the old, stagnant structures are being exposed and purged so that a new order can emerge.? This is the underlying theme.? However, Pluto moves slowly through Capricorn and this metamorphosis is gradual over time… UNLESS something triggers this potent force and disrupts it too radically.
The trigger occurred when Uranus entered Aries and squared Pluto (May 2010-May 2018).? This is what we are all experiencing now.? The war between wanting to be free and having daily life match our vision of the future ? versus ? attachment to the established order of things.??? Because both Aries and Capricorn are Cardinal signs, this conflict is very action-oriented and openly, actively displays the warring between the fierce independence of the drive to express oneself without restrictions ? versus – the principles of protocol and established order.? And Uranus always adds an unsettling, revolutionary element to what?s going on, stirring the pot.
Humankind is always in a state of upward progress.? Simultaneously, it is our nature to prefer the comfort of the status quo.? Thus from time to time an external force intervenes in our lives to wake us up again and inspire us to reach for greater horizons, a more evolved level of living.? This is one of those times: we are in a process of intense change and progress.? As in every area, ?the house gets dirtier before it?s clean?.
The best way to navigate this year is to reach out and seek to create positive results though uniting with others in partnership.? The Team Effort is what will take us through and create a victory in 2015?both on the personal and global level.? We may not have control over the global, but in our personal worlds we can begin practicing the habit of being more tactful in our speech, taking the viewpoint of the other person into account. ?We can unite with peers of like mind and work together toward a common goal.? We can behave more lovingly, especially with the people closest to us, thus creating more love in our personal world.
During 2015, attempts to ?go it on our own? are scheduled for less success than when we approach with the strength of a team behind us.? Compromise does not mean losing integrity.? It is recognizing that to be a team, both people?s needs are expressed, heard and taken into account when decisions are made.? If we are pledged to a mutual goal with our teammate(s), an enormous force for good ? as well as joy in our personal lives ? is created.