Allow us to pose a question to kick-off the second installment of Gathering In: Are you ready to set the world on fire?
Tomorrow, we leave dreamy and reflective Pisces Season and sashay into bold Aries for the start of spring and a new astrological year. Emboldened and confident Aries encourages us to claim our space and to make our voices heard. For spirit animal inspo, think Xena: Warrior Princess meets Gloria Steinem.
Now that the energetic stage is set, let’s see what’s in store.
March 20th ushers in the Spring Equinox. Not only is this the start of a new season, but it is also a time of rebirth, change and renewal and with Venus entering Aries on March 21st, we will be showing our new and improved selves with an extra dose of electricity. Aries in this placement is all about passions and if you see something you like in your career or in love, now is the time to go for it. Keeping in line with its “child of the zodiac” persona, this Aries influence also pushes us to make time for play and occasions for joint enjoyment and risk-taking. With vaccinations rising and the possibility of dare we say a somewhat “normal” summer, now may be the time to plan a group trip to an exciting and adventurous locale for later this year. Everest? Antarctica? If anything will give you the gusto to take the daredevil plunge, it’s Aries inspiration (and more than a year at home…).
Or maybe it’s something as simple as a safe gathering with your nearest and dearest to share all that’s been waiting to burst within you this last year – the good, the bad, and the ugly. How have you changed during this pandemic? How have you grown? There’s no better time to express the blossoming flower that you’ve become than now, no matter what stage you’re at.
The Full Moon in Libra drops in on March 28th bringing our focus back to the intentions set at the New Moon in Pisces on March 13th. Noticing a pattern here? Libra is all about balance so we are encouraged to dial back some of that self-focused attention and consider the partnerships in our lives. Who needs more of our attention? Where could we be making more of an effort? This Full Moon encourages us to prioritize one-on-one time with our partners (in business and romance). Maybe it’s time for a check-in or an acknowledgment of gratitude for how far you’ve come together (or didn’t) over the last year. And, with every New and Full Moon, set some intentions for manifesting (either alone or with friends or a virtual Full Moon circle). This Full Moon is perfect for manifesting goals related to partnerships of all kind, whether it be welcoming some in or letting some go.
On April 3rd, Mercury will move into Aries, and while the metaphorical library will be open, now is not the time to read others to filth. Watch your words during this transit. You might be the only one able to check yourself right now, boo. Use this energy instead to fuel your ideas and start new projects. What you put into motion now could really turn into something spectacular come Taurus season.
More moon activity? Aries season is wild! The New Moon in Aries on April 11th is a gentle reminder that you only need one match to create an explosion. The spark of energy created by Aries is going to help you take action and learn accountability. Feeling thwarted by obstacles and overwhelmed by all that stands in your way? This New Moon is here to dry your eyes and remind you that you are a diva. A New Moon in Aries is the astrological equivalent of having a heavy foot, so any new business or relationship will hit the ground running now. If you’ve been looking for conviction without indecision, whether it be a radical haircut, re-locating, or taking a new job, thank this New Moon for clearing your external and internal paths.
We close out Aries season with Venus entering Taurus on April 14th. Reunited and it feels so good! Taurus is in its element here and we will all be in the mood for love, comfort, entertaining, and pure gastronomic and aesthetic delight. Light those three wick candles, put on that designer outfit that lacks an elastic waistband and crack open the Patrice Rion! No matter if you are romancing a potential paramour or just yourself, this is the time to overindulge.
To get the most out of this Aries season, take a page from Aries queen Maya Angelou, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Recommended looks for Aries Season: Light My Fire, Color Block, Pink Splatter, and Gossamer.