These sun sign forecasts are divided into three seperate sections, according to your birthday. They are thus targetted more accurately than the usual sun sign forecasts, which refer to the entire sign.
2013 EARLY ARIES (Born around 20th-31st March).
January has the most complex combination of influences for this group, with Uranus conjunct, Pluto square and Jupiter sextile to your natal sun. Jupiter and Pluto’s combined influence affects the latter half of this group, while Uranus affects those with earlier birth dates. The whole world is going through a long upheaval at present, due to Uranus squaring Pluto. Since Uranus is in your sun sign, you’ll be affected very personally by this great cosmic event, and you’ll identify with it, not oppose it. On a personal level, the Uranus-Pluto combination indicates an intensified desire for personal freedom and fulfilment. You want to manifest the individual qualities that make you unique- a person whom the world has never seen before and will never see again in exactly the same form. You want to innovate, to be original, to be recognised for who you are, and you’ve no patience with the customs, traditions and authorities that obstruct you. You want to ruthlessly sweep them all away! You felt this way already, indeed your most intense experience was in June 2012 when these planets squared exactly in the early parts of their respective signs. But the overall feeling persists- maybe energising you to some constructive efforts, or maybe just creating a vague underlying dissatisfaction and resentment. The sextile from Jupiter is a mild aspect, which should enable you to channel this energy constructively, instead of being overwhelmed by it. Jupiter is an expansive influence, enhancing your confidence and optimism, and enabling you to think the best of other people. The downside can be gullibility and laziness.
In February, Pluto moves on to focus on the Middle Aries group, while Uranus advances, combining his influence with Jupiter’s until March, after which Uranus reigns alone through April. You’re losing the ruthless intensity of Pluto, but you still feel the rebellious innovation of Uranus combined with Jupiter’s confidence and optimism. You’re probably less inclined to destroy the opposition, better able to see some good even in the forces who oppose you.
May and June are a quiet period, after which Jupiter reappears through July-August, this time in the more difficult square aspect and affecting the earlier half of the group. The downside of Jupiter’s expansive influence is rash overconfidence, gullibility, and fecklessly trusting to good luck instead of working toward your goals. You need the advice of your more cautious friends around this time, to avoid “rushing in where angels fear to tread”.
Pluto returns in August, still in square aspect, joined in conjunction by Uranus from October onwards. These two planets are in exact square with each other on 1st November, focused on those born 29th-30th March. This powerful influence homes in on almost the same people as in June 2012, a slightly different group to those most affected in September 2012 and May 2013. These people, born at the very end of March, will experience the full force of the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto combination. Whether your efforts are entirely personal, or combined with others for the greater good, the greatest need is to organise your energies constructively, and to refrain from dehumanising your opponents.
2013 MID ARIES (Born around 1st-10th April).
After a quiet January, Pluto appears in square aspect to your natal sun from February onwards, focused on the earlier part of this group, and most intently on those born around 1st April. Pluto is a purely intensifying influence, and is always unsettling, especially in the square as this is the most difficult aspect. Your natural Arian qualities- impulsive, combative, impatient, competitive, and easily bored- are powerfully intensified by Pluto’s energy. You want to be the best, and to do everything immediately and instantly. Opposition feels intolerable, and any call for “caution” or “slowing down” feels like outright opposition! At this time you’ll learn the value of true friends, who have the guts to disagree with you, and whom you respect enough to listen to. You need techniques to calm your racing imagination, slowing down enough to get your foundations finished before the roof goes on. These techniques might be a long walk, weight lifting, prayer, mediation, or karate- anything so long as it works!
In April-May Pluto is joined by Jupiter (sextile) moving rapidly through the whole group, and Uranus (square) in May-September, affecting those born earlier in April. The exact square of Uranus and Pluto on 20th May focuses on those born around 1st April. This Uranus square Pluto combination will be stirring up the whole world from 2010 to 2016. As I wrote this in April 2012, it’s already brought the “Arab Spring” revolutions, the American “Tea Party Movement”, the British riots of August 2011 and the Libertarian and Extreme Conservative campaigns of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum in the 2012 American Presidential election campaign. Since Uranus is in your sun sign, you’ll be affected very personally by this great cosmic event, and you’ll identify with it, not oppose it. On a personal level, the Uranus-Pluto combination indicates an intensified desire for personal freedom and fulfilment. You want to manifest the individual qualities that make you unique- a person whom the world has never seen before and will never see again in exactly the same form. You want to innovate, to be original, to be recognised for who you are, and you’ve no patience with the customs, traditions and authorities that obstruct you. You want to ruthlessly sweep them all away! As Jupiter’s influence pans across this group of people, you’ll each feel his expansive, optimistic, generous influence for a few days. Make the most of it- but don’t depend on this added power because it will not last.
In June-July, Uranus and Pluto dominate the picture. It’s time to consider the big ideas that Jupiter’s brief visit has inspired, as coolly as you can given the ongoing Uranus-Pluto influence. Seek the advice of your less impulsive friends before making any sudden moves. Whether your efforts are entirely personal, or combined with others for the greater good, the greatest need is to organise your energies constructively, and to refrain from dehumanising your opponents. If your efforts are combined with other people’s, you’ll be better able to make lasting changes, even though the individualistic Uranus energy may make cooperation difficult.
From August, Pluto falls back again, and is replaced by Jupiter, this time in square aspect and moving swiftly through the whole group until November. You’ve lost the ruthless, driving intensity of Pluto, but Jupiter’s difficult square aspect brings a danger of gullibility and rash overconfidence.
Pluto reappears from late November, and is the only big influence till the year’s end, with the same effects as in January. The outcomes need not be the same, however, as being informed by this forecast you will hopefully have learned from your experience in January!
2013 LATE ARIES (Born around 11th-19th April).
The Late Arians will not feel the effects of Uranus until 2016, while Pluto’s influence will reach them even later. The combined influence of the present Uranus-Pluto transit will not affect them directly, although of course they will be affected indirectly due to its effects on friends, family, and society in general.
Your biggest transits this year are from Jupiter, which sextiles your natal sun in May-June, and squares it in October-November. The first transit affects the whole group, the second affects a smaller group born around 9th-10th April. Jupiter is an expansive influence, increasing your ability to believe. This includes self-belief or self-confidence, and also belief in the competence or worthiness of others. Old-fashioned astrologers referred to Jupiter as “the Greater Benefic”, implying that it was an entirely “beneficial” influence. However, this is very oversimplified and misleading. Jupiter’s benefits are obvious, but he can also be a harmful influence especially in the difficult square aspect. Jupiter’s downside is firstly an excessive, overconfident self belief, causing rash moves and lack of preparation. Rash actions are an especial danger for the Aries character, which is already naturally impulsive. Secondly, Jupiter’s increased belief in others could make you a “sitting duck” for sob-stories and other means of fraudulent manipulation. All proposals should be carefully and thoroughly investigated before committing energy and money to them, but such caution doesn’t come easily to the Aries character.