Aries Cycles – Past, Present and Future
How do the Aries cycles of the past, present and future affect you? I was recently asked to give a talk on this at The Astrological Lodge of London.
You can see the cycles of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Chiron in Aries in the First House of your chart, using the Natural House system, gathering speed now. Aries rules the head and face. It is associated with masks and helmets – and hats. Aries is ruled by Mars and has rulership over the First House of image, branding, reputation, title, portrait and appearances.
If you look at the Uranus in Aries cycles below (a revolution involving the face and head) you can quickly see how the children born in 1927-1935 became the first to wear gas masks during the Second World War, starting in 1939. If we then go to the children born 2010-2019 we find a whole generation wearing masks to protect themselves from COVID-19.
This is also the Facebook generation. It is certainly the Zoom generation. And of course, people young and old, have been judged by their ‘talking heads’ in the 21st century.
This Wikimedia Commons snapshot of Zoom shows the modern version of a very old astrological idea; Aries shows how we face the world. How we show our face. In this feature I’ll have a look at how this affects us for years into the future. It’s even more important if you have Aries factors. Zoom was founded in 2011 when Uranus entered Aries.
Uranus in Aries
March 31st 1927 to November 4th 1927
January 13th 1928 to June 6th 1934
October 9th 1934 to March 27th 1935
May 27th 2010 to August 13th 2010
March 11th 2011 to May 15th 2018
November 6th 2018 to March 6th 2019
Chiron in Aries
This transit is about seeing what we can get away with, in terms of First House matters; presentation and packaging. It’s also about what other people can get away with, in terms of our own faces. For example, facial recognition technology, often used without our permission or knowledge, when we are shopping.
Chiron (as defined by Dennis Elwell) is a maverick. This idea of pushing past the usual boundaries or barriers results in Instagram filters. The Selfie Stick is an invention that arrived with Chiron in Aries. You can see how the Uranus in Aries cycle and Chiron in Aries cycle kept the momentum going.
The Zodiac Man (Wikimedia Commons) shows us Aries the ram draped over the head of the model. This is a 15th century Welsh illustration that places the ram almost as a helmet. We tend to find that people born with slow-moving outer planets or other horoscope factors (like the lunar nodes) in Aries, are marched into times of war. Sometimes the war is against a virus.
Chiron in Aries
April 17th 2018 to September 25th 2018
February 18th 2019 to June 19th 2026
September 17th 2026 to April 14th 2027
The booster impact of Jupiter in Aries from May 10th 2022 to October 28th 2022 and December 20th 2022 until May 16th 2023 expands Chiron’s possibilities. Jupiter is a symbol of growth, solutions, improvements and the bigger picture. Put them together and you can see how the original transit that began with Uranus in Aries on May 27th 2010 picks up over time.
Saturn in Aries
It’s useful to look at the last time Saturn was in Aries as well as forthcoming transits in the sign of the head and face. And, it has to be said, the sign of battle.
Mars, the Roman god of war, rules Aries. One wears a mask to do battle; with the enemy (human) or with the enemy (viral). As I publish this in 2022 we are living in an age of masks. People fight over wearing them. Or not.
The idea of identity is central to Aries. Thus, the ID dog tags of the military. Identity theft is an Aries act and has become common in these escalating Aries cycles. This really develops the original Roman idea about Aries and Mars, but we can see modern equivalents. The rise and rise of the baseball cap is a good example of that.
Originally worn by the Brooklyn Excelsiors, the cap has become the identifying feature of people born with Saturn in Aries, no matter if it’s an older generation born in the late 1960s (baldness being the motivator) or a younger generation born in the late 1990’s. Baseball caps are worn by the military and the police; that’s Aries. The Romans wore a galea or soldier’s helmet.
Fashion tends to show itself in Aries cycles, or among Aries generations. The exaggerated eyebrow make-up of some women born with Saturn in Aries in 1996-1999 actually looks like the Aries glyph – the horns. A Roman had a similar pair of horns on his galea. The modern puffa jacket looks for all the world like a Roman tunic – or police vest. (Image: Wikimedia Commons).
The Saturn in Aries Dates
April 25th 1937 to October 17th 1937
January 14th 1938 to July 6th 1939
September 22nd 1939 to March 20th 1940
March 3rd 1967 to April 29th 1969
April 7th 1996 to June 9th 1998
October 25th 1998 to February 28th 1999
May 24th 2025 to September 1st 2025
February 13th 2026 to April 12th 2028
Neptune in Aries
Neptune in Aries rounds off the cycle. Neptune is a symbol of escapism. We take a holiday from the real world with Neptune. We enter into a different state and a different space. This looks like the evolution of the virtual self. Our digital twin. It may be that from 2025 to 2039 we find ourselves facing the world with a version of our true self. Doing battle with our twin (against other virtual twins) online, will become quite normal, especially for future generations born in those years. Strangely, the police may have to enter into these online spaces with virtual baseball caps or helmets on. (Images: Wikimedia Commons).
March 3oth 2025 to October 22nd 2025
January 26th 2026 to May 21st 2038
October 21st 2038 to March 23rd 2039
How the Aries Cycles Affect You – With Factors in Aries
If you have factors in Aries in your First House of presentation and packaging, you have landed during successive cycles in that house, which ask you to put on war paint (make-up, if you are a woman) or to put on your equivalent of a Roman galea. Using your face (yourself from the neck up) as part of your regular involvement with people has become a way of life.
You may have found out that Andy Warhol’s prediction of future fame for everybody has come to pass. Twitter may have done that for you. Maybe a website like YouTube or Tik-Tok has done that for you.
Previous Aries cycles chimed with the Talkies (the invention of motion pictures with sound) and with the Kodak Brownie camera in the 1930s. This is old-fashioned technology now, but it put the emphasis on the face. The mouth. The Jazz Singer in 1927 was the first feature-length film to pioneer this, as Uranus landed in Aries.
As you go through the Jupiter and Chiron in Aries cycles of 2022 and 2023, then onto the Saturn and Neptune in Aries cycles of the future, you will be dealing with your internet self as if he or she was your real self.
In some house systems, the Ascendant (AC) always appears on the cusp of the First House of presentation and packaging. It’s your shop window. In the Natural House System which I use on this website, you could find your Ascendant or AC in any house at all. The house is like a real house. The front door and street-facing windows show you how you pose. How you display yourself, like a dummy in Liberty. Cameras rule your world.
The 12 Signs and the Aries Cycles
The Natal Chart and Solar Chart both reveal Aries cycles to you. In your natal chart, you can use the Tarot on this website to see how the Aries cycles to date have shown up in your chart, and the potential for developing the story in the future.
It may not always be about image. It may not always be about the First House. If the Aries cycles have triggered other houses in your chart, for example, you may find a Tarot card that talks about a marriage (if the Aries cycles opposed your Libra cycles). Yet, your appearance or brand would have been affected by that marriage. Or divorce, perhaps.
You can check the area of life triggered by the Aries transits, below. There you will see a potted history of what has passed, as well as incredible new potential for what is to come. As you pass Chiron, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune in Aries, the story that began with Uranus in Aries all those years ago will add new chapters.
Aries transits tend to complement or ‘go with, flow with’ Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius factors in your chart. So the First House cycles about relaunching, branding and presentation work very nicely with anything in your Third House (Gemini, the internet, the media) and the Fifth House (Leo, a younger generation). You can look up information about your birth chart in the library here if you are a Premium Member.
Equally, we get clashes and conflicts with some signs and houses in your chart. Aries and the First House are at odds with Capricorn and the Tenth House. So, your uniform (Aries) may have been a problem for you, but your job (Capricorn) demanded that you wear one. Again, your library on this website can show you more, if you are a Premium Member.
Your Solar Chart and Sun Sign
The way to read this, is to understand that the huge, sweeping global trend towards appearances (and the face) has had a domino effect on one area of your life. If you are a Sun Taurus, for example, you may have used your presence at a religious gathering to take a photograph of yourself, which you use as your branding. You are using your church as your advertising. If you are a Gemini, then the group you belong to (like a sport team or band) will have become part of your image.
The area of life (below) where transits in Aries trigger ongoing development is likely to reward you most when Jupiter is in Aries, until October 2022, then from January to May 2023, as you read this. Benefits will come, based on previous efforts.
Which Area of Life?
Aries: Personal appearances, name, reputation, wardrobe, shoes, hair, branding, image, title, advertising, promotion.
Taurus: Religion, spirituality, therapy, counselling, hypnosis, meditation, mediumship, dreams, psychics, inner life.
Gemini: Secret societies, sports teams, clubs, teams, bands, political parties, grassroots organisations, charities, friends.
Cancer: Success, position, mission, ambition, role, goal, social climbing, the establishment, corporations, institutions.
Leo: Foreigners, foreign countries, academia, the worldwide web, publishing, travel, tourism, informal study or teaching.
Virgo: Finance, business, property, valuables, your inheritance, legacies, pension/superannuation, family/partner finance.
Libra: Marriage, divorce, common law marriage, separation, professional partnerships, duels, battles, conflicts.
Scorpio: Health, lifestyle, wellbeing, workload, voluntary work, housework, routine, chores, food, drink, fitness.
Sagittarius: Pregnancy, babies, infants, schoolchildren, teenagers, young adults, sexual relationships, youth.
Capricorn: House, apartment, family, land, home town, homeland, the family tree, ancestors, relatives.
Aquarius: The worldwide web, the media, the neighbourhood, neighbours, siblings, cousins, all communication.
Pisces: Finances, funding, valuables, income, the house or apartment, debts, insurance, business, charity, loans.
The Future of Our Faces in UV-C Light
UV-C light is the future of COVID-19. Ultraviolet light, sometimes called Far-UV or UV-C 222, is the safe, virus-eliminating new indoors lighting which has been in development since 2020 and has recently gone on sale, to shoppers worldwide, from Panasonic and Philips, to name two household names.
Boeing have been researching the use of UV-C light on aeroplanes. It is already being used or tested on some public transport, and even in theatres in Europe. In the future, we will be lit by ultraviolet.
That is going to raise some interesting questions about camera lighting and also cosmetics. This star in Aquarius is sending out ultraviolet light. Pluto in Aquarius from March 2023 will transform our entire existence for decades. Our future social lives and group gatherings (like concerts or plays) will be under the shade of UV-C light. How we look, and look at each other, will change as a result of that. Of course, Pluto in Aquarius will be in a sextile pattern with Aries cycles as they arrive.