This question arrived in my in-box this morning.
Is it true that 7 planets are lined up, in Aries, for April and half of May?
What does this mean to me?
Um, not quite. 5 at any one time. Right now we have Uranus, Mars, Jupiter, Sun and Mercury Rx. When the Sun moves out, Venus will join the lineup.
There is a lot of meaning to this, but the first thing is, get out your white towel (ala Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe) and don’t panic.
No seriously, because there is lot of tension here and those folks with tension (opposition) challenge (square) and stress (inconjunct) aspects to this stellium may be prone to all sorts of whining, nervous fits, panic attacks and forced adjustments of attitude.
Aries is known as a trailblazing sign, a real go-getter. But Aries, at the first zodiac sign, and a fire sign, is also, well, let says diplomatically “self-oriented”. Everything is done in context of how the self is affected.
This is more than a little annoying to the rest of us who operate from different orientations, not the least of which are the other fire signs, who think their needs should take top billing.
Now, Saturn, the planet of duties, responsibilities and life lesson is in the opposite zodiac sign of the relationship oriented sign of Libra. Libra thinks in terms of “we” instead of “me”, which makes for an unhappy Libra is they should be without a partner. With Saturn here and in opposition to Aries, there is a real push pull between “self” and “others”, “I” as opposed to “we”. We are all being forced to examine this dichotomy in our lives.
What are our responsibilities? Do we have to be responsible for these people? Why should we do this?
“Can’t I do what I want to do?”
The planets in the stellium are mostly personal planets. Our thinking processes, (Mercury), our survival instincts (Mars), our value systems (Venus) and our sense of fair play and social justice (Jupiter) are all in play here. Uranus gets to tag along because this is lesson about self individuation in the context of being part of a partnership or a larger group.
Of course, being human, many of us are dragged kicking and screaming in examining uncomfortable truths in how we deal with other people. The wise ones learn to strike a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of others. The foolish ones find themselves in all sorts of outrageous situations because of their lack of discernment and discretion.
This is why the papparazzi is going to have a field day.
Aries–The keyword is relationships. The action plan is keep both yourself and your partner happy. How well you do this determines the result. It really is all up to you.
Taurus–Relationships, and not just the intimate kind, are the key to open up doors for future advancement. Even though you are asked to do some things you’d rather not, think again. This just may be the opportunity for which you were looking.
Gemini–Someone’s selfish attitude kicks you back to a past situation that was much the same results. This isn’t so much about doing something, but examining your motives for the course of action you take.
Cancer–Your ability to adapt to changing situations will be tested this week. There is no use in trying to hole up ’til things blow over. Roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Leo–Infused with energy, you are ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, the world is not ready to take you on. Use a light touch in dealing with others.
Virgo–Other people’s disasters are your lucky break. Your cool head in difficult situations is noticed.
Libra–A major overhaul in the relationship department is due, dear Libra. If you are feeling pushed against the wall, you are certainly are. This is only to hold in you place so you don’t wiggle out of an important decision.
Scorpio–It’s hard for you see how the latest call to arms is going to benefit you. Just know that whether or not you get the projected benefits of the latest project, you are intimately tied to the results.
Sagittarius–Many people support and encourage you. Reward them with a grand get-together.
Capricorn–You can divert your attention to your current difficulties by putting some energy to a financial matter, which could turn out surprisingly well.
Aquarius–While other people are drowing in the mire of current conditions, you bob to the top like a fishing float. You have an opportunity to inspire a group that is willing to follow your lead.
Pisces–For most people Neptune, the planet of spirituality, in your sign is a murky signal at best. For you it is a bright beacon of hope and growth. You have an opportunity to learn about a spiritual practice that opens the door to healing psychic wounds.