Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2014
As 2014 gets underway, Venus will spend the first
three months of the year in Capricorn one of the more
prominent areas of your solar chart. This would suggest
the importance of presenting yourself in the best possible
light, when meeting those who may be able to help you get
to where you want to go. It also suggests that romantic opportunities may come through your work or vocation. Therefore, dress to impress in the early part of 2014, you never know who you might meet.
Meanwhile, the continued presence of Uranus in Aries, your Sun sign, and Pluto in Capricorn, in stressful alignment with Aries, suggests 2014 will continue the process of change, upheaval, transformation and regeneration that you’ve been going through in recent years. Those born around the end of March and the early part of April are likely to experience the effects of Uranus and Pluto stronger than other Arians. Most March born Aries have felt these changes already and are probably getting used to the new life and the new landscape they find themselves in. Aries born from around the 8th to the 21st of April still have this to look forward to. All four Cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, face a similar scenario, although Aries and Capricorn may feel it strongest since Uranus and Pluto are actually in those Sun signs. It is good news or is this bad news?
Uranus and Pluto represent change. The change Uranus brings can result in greater freedom and independence, breaking away from old routines, habits and restrictions. Pluto, on the other hand, frequently brings endings and closure, from which there is no return but from which there can, given time, be a rebirth or renewal. This is all very much part of life. The problems usually come when we try to resist change and are reluctant to break out of old habits and routines or from situations that have become all too familiar. Obviously, these aspects will affect different people in different ways, depending on age, background and cultural considerations. For example, someone living in a more restricted environment or culture may find the pressures for change stronger than those living in more liberal environments. Nevertheless, if you want to change your life, now is the time.
2014 also sees the South Node of the Moon enter Aries, while the North Node (which is always opposite the South Node) enter your opposite sign of Libra. The Nodes are very important in astrology for a number of reasons, one of which is because eclipses occur at the Nodes. The Nodes will be in Aries and Libra for about 18 months and during this period eclipses will occur across this Aries Libra axis. When the Sun is traveling through Aries in the spring and when the Sun is traveling through Libra in the autumn, this is when the eclipses will occur. So, not only do you have to deal with Uranus and Pluto you’ve also got eclipses occurring in your Sun sign, Aries, and the Sun sign opposite, Libra, in the spring and autumn. Like Uranus and Pluto, eclipses are also harbingers of change. The nodes can be considered like signposts, we’re generally advised to move towards the North Node and embrace what it represents, and to release ourselves, or let go at the South Node, and what it represents.
With the North Node in Libra the emphasis is on cooperation and compromise and developing relationships. With the South Node in Aries, your Sun sign, this is a time to tone down excessive Arian qualities. Excessive Arian qualities could be too much aggressiveness, impulsiveness, impatience, willfulness, selfishness and desire to go it alone, and desire to do things your way, at your pace and to follow your agenda. We could say that the nodal axis is suggesting the way forward in 2014 is through persuasion rather than pressure, through cooperation rather than conflict and through partnership rather than going it alone.
The spring and autumn are likely to be significant times for you in another significant year. Mars, your planetary ruler, will spend the first half of 2014 in your opposite sign of Libra. This is likely to speed things up and increases the sense of urgency and pace of activity, especially in the first half of 2014. This also indicates that you’re having to go out of your way to ingratiate yourself with others or just that you find yourself in situations where you are a member of a team or group and you need to work together with others to get things done. Now that might not be your cup of tea and things are only likely to get complicated if you refuse to play ball. This also indicates that others hold the key or keys to what you need and where you want to go.
Libra, which is opposite Aries, your Sun sign, is the area of your solar chart associated with others, in general, and relationships in particular. Now this can be personal and professional relationships. Therefore, the key to relationships this year, both personal and professional, is again through cooperation and compromise. You will need to go out of your way to accommodate others if you want to get things off the ground, emotionally or professionally.
With so much planetary activity in your opposite sign in 2014 major changes on the relationship front are likely. Whether this represents endings or beginnings really depends on your current situation. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely that things will remain as they are, so if you’re looking for love, a new approach or a fresh start, then 2014, especially the first half of the year and again in the Autumn, should be significant.
From the second half of 2014 when Mars moves into Scorpio, things should ease off. This is also reinforced, by the movement of Jupiter into Leo from July. Jupiter, more or less, will spend the first half of 2014 in Cancer, the domestic zone of your solar chart. Jupiter’s influence is generally benefic and so domestic matters should run relatively smoothly. Therefore, this is a good time to build bridges between family and loved ones, but also to make changes on the domestic front, in your home or living situation or even make a move if the right opportunity presents itself. With Jupiter in harmony with Saturn, financial and property matters should go well.
However, the influences mentioned above are likely to be stronger and take precedence over those of Jupiter and Saturn in 2014. With Jupiter, entering Leo, the pleasure zone of your solar chart, from July, this bodes well for you. Leo, is a fire sign, and is in harmony with Aries, your Sun sign, which is also a fire sign. Therefore, you can expect Jupiter to bring a certain amount of luck and good fortune your way over the summer and towards the end of 2014. With Jupiter in Leo, you should also make the most of opportunities to let your hair down, to have fun, to play and enjoy yourself.
All in all, 2014 is likely to be a challenging year for Arians. It is also likely to be a major year. Therefore, if you’re prepared for greater cooperation and compromise, especially in the first of the 2014, the sky is the limit.