Monthly Readings for Aries Sun, Moon & Rising

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — This is a sober time in your life. This year in particular stands in strong contrast to many past years, because Saturn is in your sign and is now the dominant energy in your personal world. This is the “get a grip” quality you are likely to be feeling. There are other ways this is coming across. One is the message to simplify and clear space in your mind and your physical environment. Another is to mature into yet another stage and catch up with yourself. And finally, you are being called to materialize what may have only been a dream in past times. I am talking about the long influence of Neptune in your sign, an energy which is extraordinarily difficult to manifest or manage. It sends messages that may only seem irrelevant or like pure fantasy. Yet with the addition of Saturn, and its sorting out process plus its materializing property, you have a new ability to make substantial that which has previously only been a projection on fog. One suggestion: at this time, rely on others as little as possible. They are unlikely to be able to help much, except for specific tasks — if they prove trustworthy. If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — Maintaining direct communication is not easy if you are preoccupied, or distracted from what is in front of you. There is something in your environment that needs your attention, though you may feel you’re too busy working out lingering problems from the past to take action. Yet matters of partnership and collaboration are of the highest priority now; many other things that seem complicated can wait, and most will work themselves out. Think of how often you’ve been lost in the sauce of what seem like urgent mundane activities, only to lose sight of the creative opportunities you have available — many of which will make a brief appearance and disappear back into the universe. Every cell in your body is calling you toward the future. Yet dwelling on the past serves the purpose of keeping your horizons limited, and therefore not “threatening” you with your own potential. To embrace your creative gifts requires courage. To make changes requires courage, though not as much as you think. And if someone is trying to get your attention, and remind you of who you are and what you have to offer, you might take them up on a conversation and even listen thoughtfully to a proposal or an invitation.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — The public relations aspect of life under digital conditions is getting tiresome, and it takes a lot of energy to be your own press agent. You can back off on that and stick to the tasks at hand rather than concerning yourself with how you’re perceived by others. You can never tell, and it matters less than you think. Your motto can therefore be, “There is no substitute for integrity.” Focus on the quality of what you’re doing, and be cautious about setting any artificial deadlines. You’re involved in something that is going to take as long as it takes. If you submit to that much, it will be easier and the work will proceed more efficiently. Therefore, allow yourself the luxury of some retrospection and a few side-tracks. There will be phases where you need to pause, because nothing much seems to be happening. These things facilitate creativity, which usually keeps its own clock and follows the course of the landscape more like a river and less like walking around. Without getting superstitious, you can assume there is a purpose to everything, including what seem like mistakes. This approach will serve you in relationships as well. If there is love, it’s a creative experience, and it finds its own way.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) —The influence of family is quite strong at the moment, though this looks more like a gathering of the ancestors than like a typical holiday. Or more like their guidance and influence is thundering in and in some way shaping your every move.

This is coming through people whose names you know, and others so far up your genetic lineage you cannot conceive of them. Whether you feel it or not, your connection to your predecessors is the source of your strength and your influence. Do your best to consciously honor and stay in contact with them, and you will never feel like you’re standing alone. Guidance can come in the form of a beacon rather than specific instructions.

But you can also seek opinions and perspectives infused with the wisdom of the past, and specifically, of tradition. In times of chaos, spiritual reference points, and honoring the passage of time, are vitally important. You hold the connection, the golden thread that joins you to all whose existence led to yours. Among those whom we call the living, this is a special time of taking family leadership for you.

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By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) —  Here in the age of the “information superhighway,” people hardly communicate, and their attempted conversations often go nowhere. Think of a real exchange as people going somewhere. For you the question is: where, and in what direction? You seem to be standing at an intersection of many possibilities. There are many feasible directions you can take, and more options than you can handle. If you don’t feel this is true, first think in terms of two main potential realities to choose from, and you will see that those contain others.

It’s probably tempting to lean in the direction of what is familiar, which may mean you’ve been there before. However, you have a better option, though it may feel more challenging. Why, exactly? What you would be rising to meet are your own priorities, which are too often easy to ignore. Yet if there is a time to engage with a particular creative risk, it’s now. You can wait for life to get better. Or you can take an inventory of what you have, and realize how much you’re working with.

Many times in the past you would have been thrilled to find yourself where you are today, with the potential that you possess. You have all the ingredients, but this meal is not going to get up and cook itself. The courage, the initiative and the willingness to invest your time and energy into your own cause are things that you alone can bring. And when you take that step, you’re likely to find you have any help and support that you need. But you must lead the way.


“Don’t Bee Shy.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — If you must assert your will, do so in a mindful and intellectual way, rather than an emotional or forceful way. How you speak and how you feel when you’re expressing yourself constitute most of the message you are conveying.

There’s something else coming through as well: make sure you know what you want before you ask for it. A diversity of factors, including Mercury retrograde and an eclipse of the Moon in Scorpio, say that your priorities are under re-evaluation. That means you’re very likely to change your mind a few times between now and the end of the month. And then Jupiter leaves Aries and enters Taurus, where it takes on a new life.

Which means you might miss your most important priorities — including really obvious ones. Therefore, take a long pause before making up your mind, especially if the decision is optional and not on an enforced deadline. If you are told you must commit by a certain time, especially before the 16th, then consult with a couple of people who you know to be helpful in the reality-check department. It’s essential to know your wants and your needs, and there must be impeccable attention to detail. Whatever you are thinking now, you may decide that it verges on irrelevant in just a few weeks, when you have much more exciting, appealing and fruitful options.

Therefore, bide your time, which does not mean wait, or make digressions. Rather, it means abide in your time. Use it well, map out your commitments and take any opportunity to disabuse yourself of what is not working for you. This will open up space and energy for what you value, and you will have the freedom to explore it.

“Copiously Charged.” Painting by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — There is such a thing as too much integrity. That can come in the form of not doing something you truly want to do. It shows up as being too rigid to be spontaneous. It can manifest as hesitation on matters where you know what you’re doing. In other words, fear or guilt disguised as virtue in some form. This is an effect of your ruling planet Mars making a long square (90 degrees, maximum tension) aspect to Chiron. Mars in Cancer describes some emotional stress that is leading to any potential reluctance to do what you want. I am not talking about what you don’t want, or what you know is detrimental. You are likely to be looking at the source of the problem if you confront conditioning from your family infused with a little too much power or authority. Mars, which represents action and desire, is being pelted with a diversity of family-related emotional trips at the moment. The essence of this astrology is knowing when you’re making up your own mind, and when you’re channeling various ancestors and relatives, some of whom may be in the room with you. Self-actualization is largely about doing what you want to do for your own reasons, having nothing to do with the opinions of anyone else, or their hang-ups. They have their issues, and you have yours — you don’t need any extras. When it comes time to wage the revolution, that will come in the form of overthrowing guilt and embarrassment and doing what is right for you, because you want to. 

“The Water Tree.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — That matter may become animated and turn into an amoeba and squirm around in a pond is pretty amazing. Many creatures modify their environment. Yet what would seem to distinguish humanity from everything around us is our capacity for reflective self-awareness. This includes the ability to consciously grow and become, as a choice or act of will, and knowing that we have options for how to respond to the situations that confront us.

Yet this exists mostly in potential. And that potential is extraordinary for you right now — an expanded capacity to be self-aware, to understand yourself, to grow rather than to cave in to your circumstances, and even to grow in the direction that you choose. But this comes at a cost, which is sensitivity. To feel your potential, and to truly feel your existence, you must also have a capacity to experience pain, longing, loss, need and desire. To boldly be yourself also involves moments where you may feel profoundly insecure. To acknowledge your strength implies affirming the ways you have been hurt. And it may be that the most important thing that we humans can do is to take those injuries, engage in a healing process, and learn how to turn them into sources of strength and wisdom.

This, and no less, is what you are summoned to do as the society embarks on this next stage of development. We are at a fulcrum where a small shift at the axis can create a massive difference in the future. You are being invited to lend your awareness to the moment.

“Aquarius Into Pisces. Expression No.001.” Mixed-Medium Art by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — Patience is not the first virtue that comes to mind when considering your sign. That’s a good thing, because we count on you to get things started sooner, rather than later. Yet it will help to know that the energy leading up to the Sun’s entry to your sign on March 20 comes on so fast and furiously, that you will benefit by preparing. Take these last weeks of your solar year and get everything irrelevant out of the way. We find it difficult to clear space from disk drives, much less from our lives. Yet the approaching influx of energy will be complicated and unproductive if you’re in the midst of incomplete or unresolved situations. Resolution is not a specialty for most people these days; we tend to wait around for the new to somehow obliterate the old. You could do that; it might work. But you would miss the opportunity of living consciously, and willfully. Resolution means moving on from what no longer serves you, in a way that requires your full participation, and engaging the people around you. Obviously you cannot bring every situation to closure in a month or two, but there may be one or two that are right within reach, and others where you can get the process started. This is about having intentions and acting on them, which works on many levels both physical and energetic. Through February, there will be strong activity in Pisces, which is your inner world — and this is the source of all of your wisdom, if you would only tap into your inner source.

“Open Calls From Above.” Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2023 | Go To All Signs
By Eric Francis Coppolino

Aries (March 20-April 19) — Jupiter is back in your sign for a nonstop run that goes through May 16, when Mr. Fat and Happy — the boss of the solar system — enters your money house, Taurus. This is a formula that says “be yourself and you will succeed,” through being self-involved with who you are becoming rather than who you were. What most of the world thinks of as holiday season is a highly productive time in your personal year, and I suggest you keep a balance between having fun with your family or friends, and focusing on your highest professional priorities. You’re unusually visible during the Sun’s trek through Capricorn (which is your 10th house of reputation and achievement), as if you’re standing in a spotlight. This factor, combined with Jupiter in your own sign, makes you some combination of irresistible and unstoppable, though you might want to tune that up a little and add the factor of accountability. Make sure that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity, because people will be paying attention to you, and looking to you for ethical leadership. You are blessed with considerable influence right now. What are you going to do with it? What example do you want to set? Think carefully; others will follow.

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