Johnny Appleseed is Aries personified

The first day of the Sun in Aries, the Vernal Equinox, marks the astrological New Year in the Northern Hemisphere and the harvest of Spring seeds south of the equator. Daylight is gaining on the darkness.

A powerful line-up of Sun, Uranus and Mercury in Aries creates solar-powered innovation. Now those electric, innovative inspirations that pop into your head will pop right out of your mouth--uncensored!

Most of us think too much before we speak or act. Today’s impulsively could open up some spontaneity--like traveling the frontier planting thousands of acres of apple trees so new settlers would have something to eat.
The Force of Johnny Appleseed is with you.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aries (March 20-April 19)
The Sun is now in your sign. All you best qualities summed up in the birth of Spring. This is your personal New Year, as well as the astrological New Year for everyone. You mark the beginning of new life and you’ve got something of Johnny Appleseed in you. Also today the Pisces Moon get into an opposition with Warrior Mars in methodical Virgo. Other people seem to throw their quirky behaviors right in your face. Actually it’s the same people, same quirks, but you’re probably shorter on patience today. Spring is calling you forward and you resent having to trip over clutter to get there!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The stars are blasting you into action. This is great if you’ve been on the sidelines of your life, but if you’ve already been running at quite a clip, this could exhaust you. Tell yourself repeatedly to “slow down,” even though you feel like going faster! Spring is happening in your 12th solar house of compassion and empathy. You’re called to employ these qualities for yourself, and leave behind old childhood patterns that hold you back. You’re closing a phase of your life for a new one.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You might feel ready to tell someone off at the drop of a hat. Restraint has to be built in by you, it is not going to come naturally today. The Moon symbolizes the home and mother, so when she’s got an opposition to Methodical Mars in Virgo she feels her peace disturbed. Mars has the jackhammer to the concrete floor while she’s baking a delicate souffle. Try to remain calm. Spring is arousing your idealism and giving you a new impetus to fit in with your friends and groups without loosing your integrity.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
The first day of Spring is shining in your house of career. You’re in the limelight somehow, or headed there soon. You get solar power added to your ambitions so plant something new. Today also has a challenge--you’ll feel the need for speed! Just don’t get caught speeding down hill and suddenly discovering you have no brakes. You’re best option today is too pace yourself.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
You could use a whistle or megaphone to shout “out of my way,” but the better course is to get to your kickboxing class! Release and regroup. You actually have all the time in the world. Spring is arriving in just in time to broaden your horizons in every way and make new discoveries. You may also feel like traveling, but you’ll want it to be for a purpose that expands your mind.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Mars in Virgo is never careless or whimsical, but today he’s opposed by the dreamy Pisces Moon and it’s a he-said she-said conflict. They just seem to annoy each other as each tries to go in their own separate direction. Then there’s the proverbial last straw. Like a volcano that has been bubbling under the surface for some time, you or someone around you erupts today and surprises everyone. There are hidden tensions to be released. Spring arrives today with a fresh look at your inner world, lighting up your desire to experience life on a feeling level.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Make a plan, and do your best to stick to it. It will end up being impossible, but it gives you a guideline for this fast-paced day. Everyone is moving a little too impulsively, one hand not knowing what the other is doing. You’d like something peaceful and soothing but life is busy breaking apart an old structure to make room for the new. Spring lights up your 7th house of relationships helping you see the effects you have on others. All the love you gave comes back to you tenfold.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The first full day of Spring puts the Aries Sun shining on your work and service to others. Aries is about planting the new seeds and moving on. In your 6th house of work it means working smarter not harder. Mars is on the warpath with the Pisces Moon so It’s a day to practice tolerance. You’re easily irritated today by lots of little things that have piled up because life has just been too busy. Breathe.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
You’re going to be spurred into action by impulse, more than by reason or good planning when Warrior Mars in methodical Virgo opposes the Moon. While impulsively can be a good thing when you’re acting on a great “aha” idea, the problem is that you’ll be moving too fast to fully grasp it. Make yourself count to ten. Spring arrives for you in the happiest of zodiac houses--the 5th. You’re a free spirit, expressing your true self and setting your own priorities. Spend time with children, you will both benefit.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Pretend your brakes are out and try to ease up on the acceleration. It’s just the first day of Spring, so you actually have plenty of time for planting--it just doesn’t feel that way today because a very methodical Mars is nudging the dreamy Pisces Moon to get to work. Incompatible. The Aries Sun throws the limelight on your most intimate personal life, asking you to look inward. This is your area of growth and the place for new seeds.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Some opposing forces between action-oriented Mars and the sit-and-meditate Moon draw out inner conflicts. You might feel like picking a fight, or starting an argument just for the sake of arguing. Lots of passionate fire is pushing you ahead, and your tolerance for interference is zero. But it is the first day of Spring and you have a fever to get out and try something new. You also have a lot to say, and you’ll be pouring out a lot of energy in order to communicate clearly. Any debate team would want you on their side!

Pisces (February 18-March 19)
Under the influence of a methodical Warrior Mars in Virgo opposing your soft-hearted Moon in Pisces, you may find things are moving so quickly that you don’t see the tripwire on your path. Stay light on your feet. Spontaneous moves can be very creative, and some impulsivity helps you change your path. Spring is arriving with a limelight to shine on your talents and resources. This is the area for your new growth. You’re planting valuable seeds.
Posted on March 20, 2012 .