Welcome to the thick of Aries season. As the cardinal and brashest of the fire signs, Aries energy is action-oriented. It dares to fail and moves, relentlessly and sometimes gracelessly, but always forward. Go forth with force and determination, but not without consideration for the effect you have on others.
March 21 – April 19
A very wise Aries recently said, “Your anger loves you,” she said. “It wants better for you and from you.” I invite you, fellow rams, to love your anger back. Listen to it, and allow it to deliver its message to you, rather than through you.
Notable Aries: Cesar Chavez / March 31, 1927
April 20 – May 20
Marjorie Cameron was a fixture of the ’50s West Coast art and counterculture scene. Her peyote-induced drawing of two serpent-tongued figures embracing was branded lewd by the LAPD, who shut down her gallery show. Cameron made art for the rest of her life, but never again showed it commercially. Follow a similar trajectory. Do what you are meant to do while abiding by your own defiant definition of success.
Notable Taurus: Jack Nicholson / April 22, 1937
May 21 – June 20
The late Larry McMurty wrote, “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” As you move through a season of possibilities bolstered by the power of the sun in Aries, remember there is no such thing as the right or perfect time, only now.
Notable Gemini: Sasha Obama / June 10, 2001
June 21- July 22
Yung Pueblo has four phrases commonly called upon by the brave and the wise: “I don’t know. I’m sorry. Thank you. I love you.” As discord on the home front emerges for you crab folk in the coming weeks, greet this opportunity to grow by being direct and willing to listen, admit, apologize and forgive.
Notable Cancer: Nikola Tesla / July 10, 1856
July 23 to August 22
Mercury, patron planet of communication, enters Aries in your ninth house of philosophy and mind expansion. Your belief systems tend to be somewhat inflexible, guarded by a leonine belief that you have all the answers. This is an opportunity to learn, accept and integrate the knowledge of others into your life.
Notable Leo: Henrietta Lacks / August 1, 1920
August 23 to September 22
Dale Chihuly suffered two accidents that could have ended his career. A car crash left him blind in one eye and lacking depth perception while a shoulder injury made it impossible for him to hold a glass-blowing pipe. He began directing a team of assistants to execute his visions on a larger scale. He recalled, “Once I stepped back, I liked the view.” A similar change in perspective might bring about an accidental renaissance in you.
Notable Virgo: Amy Winehouse / September 14, 1983
September 23 to October 22
As the sign of scales and balances, you are often seeking a perfect relationship. Enough. Poet and fellow Libra Rupi Kaur writes, “You are not alone /alone would be if/ your heart no longer beat/and your lungs no longer pulled/and your breath no longer pushed/ how are you alone if an entire community lives in you.” Remember, you are never alone and you are always enough.
Notable Libra: Ilhan Omar/ October 4, 1981
October 23 to November 21
At 67, fellow Scorpio and domestic abuse survivor Emma Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in a single season. Gatewood’s daughter recalled, “I’m not sure she was walking towards something so much as she was walking away.” You won’t know until you go what can be left behind and what lies beyond.
Notable Scorpio: Elizabeth Smart / November 3, 1987
November 22 to December 21
A dark new moon in Aries coupled with the movement of Venus into its home team sign of Taurus asks you to consider the ways in which your own health is related to the health of your relationships. Self-care and self-improvement are the foundation of your ability to care for and support the growth of others.
Notable Sagittarius: Patricia Krenwinkel /December 3, 1947
December 22 to January 19
Mars, jock planet of sex, aggression and fist bumps, is making the rounds in Gemini in your sixth house of health and help. This lends itself to self-doubt and the desire to “fix” others. Resist. Tune in, turn inward and remember the work you do on yourself is essential to the work you do for the world at large.
Notable Capricorn: Justin Trudeau / December 30, 1975
January 20 to February 18
As the most future-focused, master plan-oriented sign in the zodiac, being present in, and grateful for the present can be a challenge. An Aquarius recently imparted the following wisdom, “True freedom is being radically present to whatever arises, whatever it may be.” Whatever the present may be for you, may you find freedom in standing still in it.
Notable Aquarius: Bobby Brown / February 5, 1969
February 19 to March 20
Heed and adopt the attachment style and philosophy of fellow fish and my personal favorite Beatle, Mr. George Harrison: “I fell in love, not with anything or anybody in particular, but with everything.” If you can believe that all things and all people deserve it, you will never doubt your own ability to find and receive it.
Notable Pisces: Sasha Grey / March 14, 1988