By Barry Kerr
Sun moved into Aries on March 20
If the journey through the Zodiac, toward spiritual consciousness, seemed complete last month in Pisces, it begins again, in Aries. The Zodiac is actually a spiral. With each revolution, we find ourselves higher up the spiral, at a finer vibration, ready for another go-round, and reaching for even more creative mastery in this world of dualities. Thus, Aries – here I am!
Aries bursts a new sense of self into the world. Our youthful, fiery spirit enters time and space, expressing our soul as a unique embodied being, and once again we experience the illusion of separation.
Our inner Mars asserts our right to be here, to claim our space, to pursue our desires, and build a personality through which our larger soul can creatively express. Each time in Aries, we are learning more about how to be independent, self-aware, and assertive. We strengthen our ego through self-nurturance and constructive self-interest. Aries’ spiritual intention is to inspire and impel us to live, speak, and act as we feel driven, authentically and with vitality.
In Aries, we learn to trust our impulses, free of the need to please or be “nice”. We learn to moderate our giving to others, making sure we are fair with ourselves, too. By enthusiastically and confidently sharing our talents, gifts and leadership, we inspire others to do the same, empowering them to join us as co-creators in this world.
Our unconscious inner Aries, if lacking enough experience in the art of relationship, can let our Martian assertiveness turn to aggression, overriding the needs or desires of others, insensitive to the feelings around us, with a willfulness that pushes others away and invites judgments of “selfishness”. We see others as enemies who block our path.
Full Moon April 4
The Full Moon on April 4th is a lunar eclipse, increasing the manifesting effect of this monthly occurrence. The Sun opposite Moon will come in alignment with the remaining energy of the culminating Uranus-Pluto square that has been repeatedly churning up turmoil and transformation for over four years now. Add Mercury, Jupiter and the North Node to this alignment, and it could be a powerful three days. Personal communications and world news may present sudden changes that challenge emotional equilibrium. Trust your intuition (Uranus) to align with your rational mind (Mercury) to draw upon an expanded view (Jupiter) that lifts your emotions (Moon). Practical Saturn will continue to square with idealistic Neptune, helping us ground our dreams into the “reality” of this world.
Venus and Mars will help ground us
As attractive Venus and desiring Mars move through Taurus during April, be clear how your values determine your wants and needs and how you go about meeting them. During this month, responsible Saturn will oppose these two planets and challenge you to be more conscious of your choices. How much is needed to bring comfort and pleasure? Excesses and distractions may be precipitate stress. Clarity and discipline will enhance authentic manifestations of desire.
Jupiter goes direct April 9
When Jupiter comes out of inwardly directed retrograde on April 9, be ready for opportunities to apply outward action toward personal and collective change. Independent orientated Uranus will continue to fuel Jupiter’s drive toward expansive awareness and growth as the Moon harmonizes with each planet to give emotional comfort to anxiety.
Good Aries activities in April
Do something, anything, impulsively, without a need to know why or for more information. Read a book or watch a video on how to assert yourself more confidently and with more grace, then go confront that person you’ve been afraid to address. Don’t pretend to like something you don’t. Say “no” without an excuse. Spend time with yourself, alone. Find ways to affirm your right to exist, to be on this earth, to express your self into this world. Feel a desire, a lust, and do something about it. Flirt. Try something spanking new to see if it’s you, or not. Make an assessment of your likes and dislikes and honor your right to feel as you do. Take leadership in a situation, for a minute, for a year. Be you.
Good Aries questions to ask your self in April
To heal and evolve your Aries self, aim for self-awareness. How well can you describe you? Your likes, dislikes, values? Are you willing to risk impulsive choices so as to learn what you value? Can you be calmly assertive or does your inner warrior angrily attack and ask questions later? Do you trust yourself? Do you puff yourself up when feeling unconfident? Are you overly concerned with what others think of you, what others need, and what’s fair and just?
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 33 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information.