Mars, which influences our energy and sex lives, carries even more weight than usual this time of year, because it’s the ruler of Aries season. And while it kicks off this time period in progessive, social Aquarius, turning our focus toward group activities and humanitarian causes, it’ll slip into dreamy Pisces on April 14, where it hangs until May 24. Whenever the planet of action moves through the mutable, romantic water sign, we can be wishy-washy, sleepy, and not exactly super-motivated.
That said, making progress during this period will simply require redefining success. It might be more about healing old emotional wounds, fostering inner peace, and spending time on a creative project versus aggressively plowing forward on big-picture goals.
Here, how to make the most of Aries season, based on your sign. (Pro-tip: Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign, if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it on your natal chart or via this CafeAstrology calculator.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
While the confident sun moves through your sign, you’ll be fired up to kick off new endeavors and make your desires known in a bold, assertive way. But with so much planetary action still happening in your twelfth house of spirituality, you’ll make the most of this moment by keeping one foot in dreamland, staying in tune with your intuition and spiritual side, and carving out quality time to meditate, journal, do yoga, or talk through old wounds with a therapist or trusted confidant.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Although Aries season is pretty fiery and action-oriented in general, it can be a bit of a hibernation period for you, because the sun is in your twelfth house of spirituality, putting an emphasis on your inner life. But several planets still moving through Pisces – like your ruler, sweet Venus, from April 5 to May 2 – highlight your eleventh house of groups, so you’ll get the most out of this season by spending more time with friends and doing what you can to strengthen self-awareness.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Aries season throws the spotlight on your eleventh house of friendship, so teamwork is pretty integral to your success now. Your ruler, messenger Mercury, will be traveling through the same zone from March 27 to plified focus on group projects. But once it shifts into your twelfth house of spirituality from April 10 to 29, you might need to take more time for yourself to rest, recharge, and self-reflect. Tap into your imagination and spiritual side to feel most productive now.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The sun’s trip through Aries lights up your tenth house of career, so your professional path is very much on your mind during this season. And with sweet Venus, the planet of relationships and self-worth, in your ninth house of adventure from April 5 to May 2, take advantage of any opportunity to be more social and broaden your horizons in order to advance your career. Think: team meetings, work travel, classes that allow you to hone your skillset.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
While the sun, your ruler, moves through your ninth house of adventure over the course of Aries season, that same old mundane routine is pretty much the last thing you want to exert your energy on. This moment is all about getting out of your comfort zone for the sake of personal growth. With relationship-ruler Venus moving through your eighth house of sexual intimacy from April 5 to May 2, you’ll want to stay open to any educational or emotional experience.