March 20—The Sun officially announces the Equinox today from his exalted throne in Aries. The Sun in Aries is energetic, a natural born leader and a self-starter. Although somewhat impatient at times, there’s an admirable courage in Aries people. Their original and pioneering qualities speak to the cardinal-fire energy they were born under. Humanist Astrologer Isabel Hickey—who had all 7 traditional planets in the signs they rule in her natal chart—wrote that “Arians are never too old to start a new venture. The rest of the signs might wilt from stagnation, but not Aries.” We could take her sentiment one step further and look to the Aries part of our chart to see where we’re perpetually motivated to begin anew.
The very next day, Venus joins the Sun in Aries. Venus in Aries knows how to advocate for herself. Just like Maisie Williams (aka Arya Stark), Venus in Aries is independently oriented and driven to pioneer her own destiny. This placement uses martial tools such as mettle, sweat and confidence to do Venusian things such as unite people and/or beautify. The image that comes to mind is a steamy, energetic salsa dancer.
For the most part, conversations with other planets will be smooth as the Sun and Venus will form sextiles to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn during their sojourn through Aries. During the Aries New Moon on April 11th, Venus will square Pluto followed by the Sun square Pluto on the 16th, allowing us to dig beneath the surface to a layer of truth as we sow New Moon seeds.