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  • Writer's pictureRuby Falconer

Sun in Aries

Courageous, spontaneous, impulsive and enthusiastic, those born with Sun in Aries are always up for a new experience. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and these natives can be combative. Like a seed awakening to life and breaking out of its shell, these individuals are filled with a desire to sample all that life has to offer. Their assertive nature has less to do with a desire for combat but rather an excited embrace of new experience. This desire for the new is so strong they sometimes leave a trail of unfinished tasks behind them.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Aries is Kephera, the Spiral Dancer. Kephera is the rising Sun – Ra at the beginning of his journey across the sky. Kephera is associated with the dung beetle or scarab. Dung beetles are parthenogenetic, meaning they hold the sexual characteristics of both male and female. They lay their eggs and also care for them – wrapping them in a ball of dung which they push ahead of them until the eggs are ready to hatch. Aries/Kephera is both a creator of new life and its protector. S/he holds us in their rainbow wings, allowing only the experiences we are ready for to enter our field.

This year, movement of the Sun into Aries/Kephera has a special significance. We are entering a new phase in The Great Shift – the Jupiter/Pluto/Saturn conjunction. Today, The Warrior King Mars/Set – ruler of Aries – is exactly conjunct to Jupiter. As the daughter of a friend of mine recently said, “This shit is getting real.” And, Kephera, the Spiral Dancer, is protecting and nurturing us, not sending us any more than we can bear. As Kephera reminds us, every day is a New Beginning.

The Sun will remain in the emanation of Aries/Kephera until April 19.

March 20, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

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