Astral Signals: Aries '23
We’re comin’ in hot with Aries. If you put off making resolutions at the beginning of the year, the time, as always, is now—start those fires, indulge those whims, go get that belly button piercing!
Aries symbolizes initiations, beginnings, and uninhibited ambition. Ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war, this season imbues you with the energy to face your fears, conquer your doubts, and charge past any creative blocks. Aries season brings the fire necessary for you to get the ball rolling on your new project—an aspect amplified by the new moon that rises in tandem with this zodiac season. March 21st opens a supercharged portal of potential right as we come under Aries’s rule, creating a perfect narrative arc to bite the bullet on anything you’re hoping to initiate. The time is now!
A.) Representative growth forms and inflorescences in acisanthera section acisanthera.
B.) Cognitive Coaching: The Five States of Mind.
On March 30th, Aries’ ruler forms a positive aspect with Saturn, the god of discipline, blessing us with the focus and determination necessary to see our big ideas through. Venus, goddess of the arts, is in cahoots with dreamy Neptune this season as well. The influence of their creative partnership is especially strong from April 7th to April 11th, making it a powerful time to plumb the depths for inspiration. No idea is too far out while these energies are at play.
A.) Giovanni diPaolo, The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1445
B.) The Creation of the Heavens", Ghent, ca. 1475
C.) Perspective, by Jan Vredeman de Vries, 1968
D.) Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars (courtesy of the Met Museum