There is a huge number of planets roaring through dynamic, fiery Aries – so we should be revved up and roaring to go, right? Well, kind of wrong, as Saturn is in the opposing sign of Libra, putting the brakes on our enthusiasm and keeping our dreams spinning on cinder blocks in the garage.
Libran Catherine Zeta-Jones came out recently as bi-polar, and many Librans may have been feeling this way, especially since the beginning of this year when both Jupiter and Uranus moved into Aries. Saturn is the planet of restriction, conservatism and depression, while Uranus is the planet of surprise and unpredictability – the manic element. While Librans and Aries may be feeling this energy the most, it is causing us all to be pulled in two different directions.
Over the past month things have really come to a head with Venus, Mercury and Mars joining the party in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and when planets transit this sign we want to blaze new paths with vigor and courage. Yet, Saturn is holding us back, making us doubt ourselves and keeping us lodged in old patterns of behaviour. This push-and-pull between the lure of the new while being trapped in the old can be filling us all with anxiety and despair.
Things start to get better, however, this week. First, Mercury had been retrograde since late March and as of this past weekend is finally moving full steam ahead. Projects that have been bogged down in the planning stages will finally start to go forward.
Also, on May 1st, Jupiter will conjunct fiery, impatient Mars finally forcing us all to get a move on already.
The planets will slowly start distancing themselves from Saturn and, in May, move into Taurus. Taurus is a sign that likes work and making things a reality. So if your dreams aren't evolving fast enough, wait until May when changes will finally start to take shape.