by Robert Wilkinson
Helping us understand why we are experiencing life the way we are and going through the interactions we do, it is very important to know what sign your ruling planet is in. Not just your Sun and Moon, explored yesterday, but also all the other planets, since all Gemini and Virgo Sun signs are heavily influenced by the sign Mercury is in, Taurus and Libra are influenced by the sign Venus is in, Aries and Scorpio are influenced by the sign Mars is in, and so forth. Today we'll explore in depth what this means for most Sun signs in the months to come.
Yesterday we explored the way that Sun in Leo people are very influenced by the sign the transiting Sun is in, as well as why people with Sun in Cancer should keep careful note of the Lunar transits, since what sign the Moon is in definitely affects people with Sun in Cancer.
At this time, Geminis and Virgos have just had an Aquarius experience, since their ruler Mercury has been in Aries. Now that Mercury has entered Pisces, these signs have begun to have a Pisces experience, which will be modified by these signs having a retrograde experience when Mercury is retrograde. Geminis and Virgos are about to enter a time of reviewing motives, self-undoing behaviors, and old sorrows, giving way to a review of old friendships and ambitions when their ruler Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius.
Geminis will be focused on their public self, profession, and reputation when their ruler is in Pisces, and focused on truth, future, and higher vision when their ruler Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius. Virgos will focus on partnerships and all relationships when Mercury is in Pisces, and take a new look or re-think some things about their work, health, or pets when Mercury retrogrades back into Aquarius.
Both Gemini and Virgo may be more procrastinating, ambivalent, intuitive, forgiving, or reclusive during the time Mercury is in Pisces, and more visionary, idealistic, and friendly when it's in Aquarius. Both tribes will initiate new activities and may become more impatient and/or impulsive when Mercury goes into Aries, then mellow somewhat when Mercury goes into Taurus, even though they could also have money issues or become too stubborn or self-satisfied in ways that reinforce inertia rather than the new beginnings they're experiencing.
Taurus and Libra are moving from having Pisces traits and qualities toward more Aries this month. In March and April 2007 they will move into Taurus ways of being, since Venus shifts from Pisces to Aries in February, and from Aries to Taurus in March 2007, putting Venus back into its own sign. Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus, so this month many things complete for these signs, and when Venus slips into Aries later this month, these signs can expect new beginnings and new initiatives.
When Venus moves from Aries into Taurus in March 2007, Taurus and Libra people will move from beginnings to finding what is needed to support their new outreach. During this movement of Venus through Pisces, Aries, and Taurus, people with Taurus Suns will move from glimpsing higher goals and ambitions through a contempletive endgame phase into new self-realizations about what drives their boat.
Libra will move out of preparing for a new public self-presentation through an Aries focus on relationships into a Taurus regeneration phase. So Libras are at a "far point" in their yearly cycle, and at this time must adjust, go public and/or interactive, and when their ruler Venus enters Taurus, give up whatever is creating stagnant conditions and see old losses as teaching needed lessons about what they no longer need, or shared values.
Aries and Scorpio are currently having a Capricorn experience, since their ruler Mars is in Capricorn. Both signs are seeing the need for greater discipline, organization, and the ability to plan in practical ways. When their ruler Mars enters Aquarius, they will have an Aquarius experience. When that happens between late February and early April 2007, both signs will see a greater vision or more important group work, evaluate friendships and world service from a larger angle, and focus on the greatest good for the greatest number however that is relevant in their lives.
Aries and Scorpio planets and people are modified by the influence of whatever sign Mars is in. Aries are now in a high visibility phase, focused on profession, public image, and honor. The focus will shift into goals, ambitions, group work, and how to bring forth a larger sense of service or friendship when Mars is in Aquarius.
Scorpios, on the other hand, will be more focused on communications, learning, sibling relationships, and their close environment while Mars is in Capricorn, and focus more on their childhood, parents, and establishing a base for future growth when Mars enters Aquarius, the 4th sign from Scorpio. That will help Scorpios get grounded, and initiate new family or home activities, have friends in the home, or getting more detached from the past. Both Aries and Scorpio may seem more hardworking and responsible right now, and will seem more cool, impersonal, or even distant when Mars is in Aquarius. However, this will give way to the deeper feelings of Pisces when Mars is in Pisces from early April through mid-May 2007.
Sagittarius and Pisces are having a Sagittarius experience, since their ruler Jupiter is in Sagittarius. They also will have a retrograde experience beginning April 2007, since Jupiter is retrograde from April 5-6 through August 6-7, 2007. The Sagittarius influence indicates that Sag and Pisces people and planets are going through an opening to a greater vision of truth, their futures, or higher education. This is great for cultivating a sense of humor and adventure, as well as taking chances. That which was "bound up" when Jupiter was in Scorpio in 2006 is now blowing wide open with Jupiter in Sagittarius.
Both Sag and Pisces will seem very Sagittarian in 2007, with Sagittarians examining their self image, foundations, home life, early memories, and seeing a way to free themselves from the ghosts shown to them in 2006. Pisces are going through a very high profile time, with public recognition, honor, and profession very important. Sag and Pisces were more Scorpionic, and went through Scorpio lessons and experiences, during Jupiter's year-long stay in Scorpio from October 2005 through November 2006, and will seem more Capricorn when Jupiter is in Capricorn between December 2007 and January 2009.
Capricorns and Aquarians moved from a long range Cancer influence during Summer 2003-2005 into a long range Leo influence in July 2005 when their ruler Saturn changed signs. Both Capricorns and Aquarians have moved from introversion to extroversion, sensitivity to spontaneity, tenativeness to self-expression. If your Capricorn and Aquarius family and friends have been more Leonine since Summer 2005, you'll see them go through pretty radical changes beginning September 2007 when Saturn enters Virgo. That's when people with a Sun in Capricorn or Aquarius will become more detail oriented, more work focused, and definitely more practical than they already are.
During the time Saturn is in Leo, Capricorns will continue to revise many desires and ways of dealing with loss and regeneration while cultivating nobility, creativity, and playfulness. Beginning September 2007, they will move into a greater vision of their future, travel more, or perhaps even go back to school. Aquarians are moving through a long term relationship emphasis, learning to be natural and spontaneous, and later this year will begin to confront losses, adjustments to collective, social, or shared values, and the need to eliminate outmoded ways of viewing their world and other people,
Whereas both signs were very focused on home and family while their ruler was in Cancer, that probably changed dramatically when Saturn moved into Leo, bringing more creativity to Capricorn and Aquarians. This will naturally move into a greater practicality, discrimination, and attention to details when their ruler Saturn enters Virgo. Also, these signs will move from the oppositional dualisms of Saturn opposed Neptune into Saturn opposed Uranus, dramatically shifting their internal and external processes for a long time to come. But that's another article for another time.
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson