Aries the Ram in 2006
Hungry for Life – and its Riches
Leadership and authority are qualities to mark your year in 2006 as Saturn moves through
Leo. Take the wheel of your ship, Aries! Conversely, Jupiter in
Scorpio will urge you to throw in your efforts or resources with
others to make the most of things at key times. The trick is to
know when and how much. Give ground carefully when you have to
but, once given, don't stint in your support of what supports
you. You will be hungry for life and its riches in 2006, so you will need
to be insightful and determined.
Saturn, measurer of effort, is in Leo for the year while Jupiter,
lord of fortune, is in Scorpio till late November. They test each
other, in January and November, setting the scene for achievements
that come with wisdom and experience, but also bringing delay
or obstacles. Be prepared to make decisions about life direction
or financial involvement; you'll need time to see what's best.
Assess the options. You may receive conflicting advice or balance
the weight of differing opinions. Choose wisely. Trust your instincts
in the final analysis. You may walk a path others do not agree
with. Be ready to give counsel. You may be asked to lead and will
receive support or assistance from people of standing or strength.
While Jupiter is in Scorpio, you will be drawn to intense or
passionate action or people. You will take risks and will need
insight to guide you. To deepen your understanding, you may study
human behaviour or the occult. Jupiter moves to Sagittarius on
Nov 24th 2006, lifting your spirits and bringing fortune into
your life. Overseas connections will benefit you and new opportunities
may present. The stars say you will experience some plain good
Love and Money
As the year begins, Mars is still resolving his retrograde phase,
while Venus is still in one - so start slowly. Friendships and
a place in the community will be important this year. You will
have to decide with whom you align and also see who stands with
you. Old friends may come back into your life and you may work
closely with them. Prepare for endings or separations with people
from the past. Those you've known may go through a dramatic reversal
or change that sends them on a different path.
Romantic relations will flourish if you choose to commit or
consolidate. If you're single and play the field, solitude will
be the result so paddle your own canoe. If you throw in your lot
with someone you trust, there's no end to what you can do. If
you're in a partnership, choose the shared enterprise and work
out the shifting balance of individual and joint efforts as you
Be careful with offers or opportunities in March, especially
when Mercury is in reverse and Jupiter squares Neptune. Nothing
will be what it seems. What's promised may not be delivered! Don't
take matters at face value. Don't sign on the dotted line. Wait
until April, especially after Saturn moves forward on Apr 5th.
You'll be hungry for money this year, but be pragmatic about
it too. Know what you get for what you spend. Money can be made
by investment, teamwork or shared endeavours till Nov. However,
as Jupiter is tested by Saturn on and off during the year, you
will need to have a hand on the tiller. Don't trust to hope. Don't
give the reins to others without knowing what they're doing. Fortune
and opportunity enter the arena as Jupiter moves to fiery Sagittarius
on Nov 24th. Take a risk! Throw your hat in the ring! Open a door.
Travel and expanded horizons will bring benefit. Broaden your
education. Widen your view. Court Lady Luck. The year may end
on a stunning or surprising note.
Home and Family
You will have established a new base or foundation for your emotional
life and will be fighting hard to not only protect it but also
to build or shape it in some way by dint of your own effort. Some
of you will have worked to protect what you already had, giving
it more substance while others will have decided to fly solo.
Either way, what's important is to see the relationship you and
your loved ones have to the wider community. It is time for some
Rams to give more to those around them, becoming more involved
or taking a leadership role. Others will seek to separate from
the community you've been a part of, setting out on behalf of
yourself and the ones you love in an independent or more isolated
situation. Many Rams are drawn to the 'go it alone' path anyway.
Make sure you know what you're in for if you make that decision.
Saturn in Leo dances with both Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius
this year, ensuring you will need to give consideration to where
and with whom you belong in the wider community.
Work and Health
The Lunar Nodes move to the signs of Pisces and Virgo on Jun
22nd. There may be a break or change with current connections
because of a change in work or daily routines. Overseas connections
or events may be influential. 'Out of the blue' events may affect
daily life. You will be inclined to adopt a new focus with work
or health. This may be a change from which there is no going back.
Changes in the wider world have a significant effect on how you
live or what you are doing. Work or health may be a concern in
a different way, bringing new associations. Learn the simple things
about diet and daily living that will maintain you and allow you
to flourish over time.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is in Aquarius as the year begins,
set for a long stay. New practices and contacts mark the way forward.
New associations will uplift you or influence the way you live.
You may work with a teacher. You may teach or lead. You may work
with unusual or eccentric people. Your ideas are likely to inform
or influence others about the way they live. Initially, Chiron's
influence may bring past connections or goals back into your life,
helping to set these changes in motion. You are likely to alter
or refine your goals because of people from the past who re-enter
the arena of your life.
With Saturn in Leo, creative ventures will serve. Take on the
people and projects that allow you to show what you're made of.
Bear the responsibility for what you do. As Chiron and Saturn
test each other, you will have to balance what you want to do
with what needs to be done. Sometimes you must set the course;
sometimes the community or the group must have the final say.
Tensions and insight around such matters are highlighted in March.
Be cautious and consider patterns from the past before you act
or decide. Jupiter's move forward on Jul 6th unleashes forces
that need time to settle. August can provide a breakthrough in
perception and show the way ahead as long as you're prepared to
do the hard stuff and wait for the right time. Find the right
balance of control and amenability. Children and romance may feature
strongly in important career or vocational decisions.
Mercury moves into retrograde motion three times a year for about
three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time of confusion
and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements, travel, transport,
appliances, machinery and communications. The breakdowns that
occur are a function of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings
or component failure. They will often bring to the fore the very
contingency we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde
phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as putting
off major decision-making or the signing of crucial documents
and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury is in reverse
motion and then have to come back and do them again. A process
of review in the retrograde phase can efficiently show where problems
might lie and help us with damage control or the mending of things.
Double check arrangements at these times! What you think you've
said and what others have understood will often prove to be two
Mercury's first retrograde cycle begins on Mar 3rd in Pisces. As the messenger squares Pluto on the turn with other testing influences at work so this period will need patience. The unexpected
will take a hand in things. Events in the bigger picture will
influence matters. Wait and watch. Think on your feet. Don't be
over hopeful or disillusioned. Revise goals. Learn new skills
or practices. Be careful if travelling, especially overseas. Attention
may be erratic. You may not hear what others are saying. The cycle
ends on Mar 26th.
The messenger's second reverse cycle begins on Jul 5th in Leo,
with a slight influence from Saturn. Review your plans. Look to
the future and wait. Responsibilities, especially where children
are concerned may feature. You may need to balance what you want
to do against what you have to do and compromise. Look to the
future to deal with the moment. Beware of exaggerated reactions.
Don't react on impulse. Respond with insight. Mercury moves back
to Cancer on Jul 10th, bringing issues of home and family close
to the surface and emphasizing the need for clear communications
there. The cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury's third retrograde phase begins on Oct 28th in Scorpio.
Finances will need attention or review, especially where joint
matters or credit arrangements are concerned. Consider your position.
You can make effective change if you wait for the right time.
Don't jump the gun, especially in the second week of Nov. Relations
may be difficult where money is concerned. Make a fresh start.
You may have a powerful opportunity to advance if you resolve
past matters. You may receive conflicting advice. Weigh up carefully.
You may have intimate discussions and hear or disclose a secret.
The cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your New Moon comes on Mar 29th, bringing a Solar Eclipse. You can bring about
long awaited changes, perhaps by eliminating certain contacts
or possibilities from the picture. Focus on new practices and
dreams. Leave something or someone behind. An able friend or teacher
will guide you. Take extra care of yourself.
Your Full Moon comes on Oct 7th, accompanied by disruption or
unexpected change. You will be made aware of the desires of feelings
of others. Work with them or around them. Take the responsibilities
of leadership. Bring an endeavour to completion.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end
of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern
of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls.
Eclipses of the Sun generally affect work, direction and relations
with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon tend to affect
matters of home, family and emotions as well as relations with
women and children. Both may affect your health.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon in Virgo. Watch
for health issues or minor accidents. Take extra care while travelling,
especially to or from work. Work-related vehicles or machines
may need attention. Female co-workers may be difficult or absent.
Communications may be disrupted. A contact or connection may end
or be intermittent.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon in Pisces. Health
and work issues will feature. You may wonder where you're going,
so focus on detail. Something you've striven for may seem out
of reach. There may be some delay or unexpected interruption with
a task. Be discerning with your priorities. Changes of feeling
or interest with creative or spiritual concerns are awakened.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
Prepare for changes or endings with co-workers or work practices.
Tensions arise with females in the work place. New health concerns
or practices will feature. A change with healthcare may affect
your work situation or methods.