Our Zoom Event on the Aries Weather of 2023
The Aries weather of 2023 is so important that I’ve set aside a whole 90 minutes to talk to you about it on Zoom with special guest Deborah Houlding and host Alicia Richardson.
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And that brings me to Aries. Because Aries rules your face and head. Your personal appearance. The shape you’re in. And we are about to see Jupiter, along with Chiron and the North Node, all travel through Aries in 2023.
Why the Aries Weather Matters
This is a terrific cycle for optimists who want the maximum from one area of their lives. The chart zone ruled by Aries shows you where. The Romans called Jupiter Optimus Maximus. He brings great benefits. He was known as the greater benefic by old astrologers. Jupiter and Chiron will be going through Aries together. The list (below) next to your zodiac sign, shows you where the huge growth is possible.
This is a department of your life where you already saw a revolution when Uranus was in Aries, May 29th 2010 until August 14th 2010; March 13th 2011 to May 15th 2018; November 7th 2018 to March 6th 2019. From 2010 to 2019, you gained independence and freedom in the areas of life, listed below.
The Aries Cycles of 2023 and Your Sign
Along with your natal chart which shows your public self, you have a private chart (natal chart) which shows your private self. The Aries weather takes place in your First House of self-promotion, appearances, titles and ‘coming first.’ That’s your birth chart talking. Yet, in your solar chart, there is also a major story going on. Here it is, below.
This is where you have a really long history. It’s where the radical changes and revolutions came from, back when Uranus was in Aries. It is where the luck is, Christmas 2022 to May 2023. Yet, like anything – you have to use the opportunity.
Aries: Image. Profile. Appearance. Reputation. Title. Name. Clothing. Badge. Lanyard. Business Card. Twitter. Role.
Taurus: Religion. Tarot. Dreams. Hypnosis. Buddhism. Spirituality. Therapy. Counselling. Psychiatry. Meditation.
Gemini: Friends. Groups. Clubs. Teams. Associations. Societies. Charities. Political Parties. Trade Unions. Twitter.
Cancer: Success. Achievement. Ambition. Status. Career. Vocation. Calling. High Society. Social Climbing.
Leo: Foreigners. Foreign Countries. Academia. Publishing. The Worldwide Web. Translation. Education.
Virgo: Finance. Property. Business. Charity. Legacies. Inheritance. Wills. Settlements. Trust Funds. Mortgages.
Libra: Marriage. Divorce. Common Law Marriage. Separation. Professional Partnership. Contests. Battles. Feuds.
Scorpio: Lifestyle. Wellbeing. Workload. Housework. Paid Work. Unpaid Work. Mental Health. Dentistry. Doctors.
Sagittarius: Heirs, Pretenders and Spares to the Throne. Courtship. Children. Lovers. Spouses. Younger Generations.
Capricorn: House. Apartment. Home Town. Homeland. Family. Household. Culture. Heritage. History. Ancestry.
Aquarius: The Internet. Brothers. Sisters. Cousins. Short Journeys. Commuting. The Media. Neighbours.
Pisces: Money. Shopping. Sales. Shares. Charity. Business. Valuables. Heirlooms. Values. Income. Debt. Banks.
Do You Have the Sun in Aries?
On the most basic level, if you are a Sun Aries, you were born with the Sun in your First House of image. You will be given the opportunity to relaunch your image, during this cycle, which runs from Christmas 2022 to May 2023. Just like Russell Crowe (Sun Aries) and Lady Gaga (Sun Aries).
Jupiter, Chiron and the North Node in Aries 2023
Not only Jupiter and Chiron will be in Aries in 2023, but the North Node too. That happens from July. Historic. This takes place from July 18th 2023 until January 11th 2025.
Look at your natal chart, if you are a Premium Member, to see any Aries factors in your First House of image, title, reputation, profile, appearance and persona. Maybe you have an Aries stellium.
We have to count the South Node too, which is always in the opposite sign, and travels in unison with the North Node. In this case it’s Libra. So how do these nodes work?
Well, if you also have factors in Libra, you may marry (name change, image change) become pregnant after you marry (appearance change) – or just as easily, divorce (name change). Or you may join a campaign against something, or a sports contest (Aries) and find a new partner (Libra) by doing so.
Focus on the North Node in Aries
The North Node, or Dragon’s Head, is in Aries in 2023. It always eats the South Node, or Dragon’s Tail, in Libra. You sometimes see people online claiming you should ‘do’ the North Node and ‘not do’ the South Node. Wrong. You actually have to do both. Libra is partnership. Aries is battle. Libra is ‘me and you’ and Aries is ‘me against’.
Dragon’s Heat Eats Dragon’s Head Eats…
You can’t stop the nodes from constant recycling and turning into each other. Aries rules the armed forces. It rules the army, navy and air force. It rules uniforms and titles. Libra rules peace and allies. It also rules enemies. Unfortunately we are going to see a risk of war in 2023 as we reach a cycle we also saw from 12th September 1939 until May 16th 1940. This is karmic and fated.
Back then, in 1939 and 1940, it was the North Node in Libra and South Node in Aries. This illustration shows how the lunar nodes endlessly chase each other through time. This is the ouroborus, above, from an alchemy book in 1677. (Alamy). This is NATO, and the USA too. The nodes repeat the karma. And yet, astrology says, it can all be avoided too.
The North Node and South Node in Astrology
The idea of a time loop, a circle that goes around (forever) and a dragon (or snake) eating its own tail dates back to alchemy and the Middle Ages. You may have heard of an obscure part of horoscope history called Draconic Astrology.
The Reverend Pam Crane was (and still is) the authority on this, based on ‘dracon’ or dragon’s head/dragon’s tail cycles. So this Aries North Node in 2023, chasing Jupiter in Aries and keeping up with Chiron in Aries, is your chance to use the past, to help the future.
My new book is Modern Astrology 2050. It contains North Node and South Node tables to the year 2050, so you can predict your cycles. This is the ancient idea of ‘dragon’s head and dragon’s tail’ in a loop.
If you’ve ever seen a snake consuming itself then you may be seeing what the Ancient Greeks meant, when they were thinking about endless circles of time. Dragon is a mistranslation.
The Ouroborus in Ancient Egypt
The oldest ouroborus or figure eating itself, is in the tomb of Tutankhamen and dates from 13BC. Egyptologist Jan Assmann, says the symbol refers to ‘the mystery of cyclical time, which flows back into itself.’ All these ideas come from hot countries where snakes were prevalent, of course. So from July 2023, into 2024, we see the Aries North Node ‘snaking’ back to the sign it was in some 18 or 19 years before. If you do have Aries and Libra factors this is going to be about your marriage; divorce; separation; partnership; duet.
Snakes and Dragons
Virgil called a snake ‘serpens’ and also ‘draco’ suggesting the words were interchangeable. This also lends itself to the idea of snakes shedding their skins. We die and shed our skin. We are reborn with a new skin. This is very true of the nodes. You can see the dragon on astrolabes dating as far back as Chaucer in 1342-1400.
Chaucer thought that the dragon’s tail was ‘a wicked planete’ (in Treatise of the Astrolabe). Shakespeare wasn’t fond of the Dragon’s Tail or South Node. In King Lear, Edmund famously says: “My father compounded with my mother under the dragon’s tail.” We learn he was born rough and lecherous, partly as a result. These nodes are historically important.
Your Second Chance With Aries Luck
So that’s the North Node in Aries. But what about Jupiter? Between May 10th, 2022 and October 28th, 2022, you had your first chance in years to find out what it means to have Jupiter, the planet of abundance, growth, expansion, optimism, hope, breakthroughs and luck, in Aries. It’s back.
Chiron is also in Aries long-term, having begun there from April 17th, 2018 to September 25th, 2018 and now ongoing, from February 18th, 2019 to June 19th, 2026, then finally from September 17th, 2026 to April 14th, 2027.
Star Wars and Chiron
Jupiter shows up as luck; people who are larger than life or ‘big’ on some level. Chiron shows up as teachers. Chiron was found in 1977. On 25th May 1977, Stars Wars arrived. Luke Skywalker and his hermit tutor, mentor and father figure Obi-Wan Kenobi (“Old Ben”) also arrived. Replacing Luke’s lost father as a Jedi Knight and guiding light, Obi-Wan is a strong Chiron symbol.
The full double Jupiter and Chiron in Aries cycle runs from December 21st 2022, at Christmas, until May 16th 2023. Jupiter will travel at 0-29 Aries and Chiron will travel at 11-17 Aries. If you have anything at 11-17 Aries, you will find an opportunity to start again with a different title, name and/or appearance. A real-life Obi-Wan Kenobi figure will help.
Chiron in Aries is Your Teacher
Kheiron is a name derived from the Greek word for hand (kheir) and it means “skilled with the hand”, often associated with kheirourgos (surgeon). Thinking of helping hands, and the phrase ‘Let me give you a hand’ and ‘Hands-on training’ is a useful way into the symbol. Achilles learned how to handle arrows and hunting spears with the centaur. Achilles hunted on foot, but Chiron also served as his mount. From Chiron, Achilles learned to take on bears, wild boars, lions and tigers (Fantha). This Rubens painting of Chiron shows you his role as tutor, guide, mentor, teacher, trainer.
Chiron Takes You For a Ride in Aries
Zane Stein wrote, ‘In my research, one of the primary meanings that surfaced for Chiron was the word KEY, to open new doors to new worlds.’ One way to think about Chiron, is the maverick schoolteacher with the keys to the classroom jangling on his belt. Rubens painted Chiron like a riding teacher. Except – he was also the ride. You take a journey now.
Neptune in Aries and the Impact to 2039
Neptune in Aries rounds off the cycle. In fact, looking back and forth in time, the continued occupation of the Aries-ruled house of your solar chart, and the Aries-ruled house of your natal chart, is the biggest astrological story of your life.
March 30th 2025 to October 22nd 2025
January 26th 2026 to May 21st 2038
October 21st 2038 to March 23rd 2039
Saturn in Aries 2025-2028
This cycle deepens as Saturn joins Neptune in Aries, again in the same sector of your horoscope, as follows: 25th May 2025 to 1st September 2025 and 15th February 2026 to 14th April 2028. So what you plant in 2022-2023 is important.
The Aries Cycle and Your Natal Chart
If you have an Aries stellium in your First House (a stellium is always shown on your birth chart if you are a member) then you are self-interested, self-conscious and self-aware. You may use a selfie stick on Instagram or be on Facebook. You are upfront, front-and-centre. You are first out of the traps in any race and like to be number one in any contest or game. You may be a narcissist. The mirror may matter, or the mirror of the internet.
Being Your Aries Self
You are active, energetic, probably sporty, or support sport. You may be in the armed forces or in uniform, or have served that role in the past. You are competitive, combative, and get a rush from provoking other people.
Aries is ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war. Roman soldiers came with a helmet (so Aries types wear a cycling helmet or baseball cap). What we’d call shinpads (so hockey and football are Aries pursuits). Protective armour (leather jackets). A knife (a Swiss Army pen knife). Hobnailed sandals (Doctor Martens or football shoes). Any military or athletic look is Aries. Wearing Aviator sunglasses is Aries. Camouflage jackets are very common. So are boots in general.
When we talk about decimating people we’re talking about the Roman god of war. Aries types use themselves as the front line in any attack or battle. So Lady Gaga has a meat dress and promotes vegan cosmetics. Russell Crowe wears football shirts and promotes his team.
When You Don’t Express Your Aries Factors
The only exception to this Aries stellium profile is the person who has stelliums in Libra, Capricorn and/or Cancer who will block herself, or stop himself, and be thwarted as a result. Women are not encouraged to express their Aries factors so you can be raised out of it, or educated out of it, because nice girls aren’t pushy. Nice women don’t fight.
It’s common to have Aries and Capricorn stelliums and struggle with success because Aries wants to push, rush and be first and Capricorn wants to wait, work and respect the system. If you have a Libra stellium you’ll compromise to get married and stay married, and won’t be as pushy and impatient as your Aries side permits. Cancer is about the family. Perhaps your family didn’t want you to ‘do’ your Aries. The Tarot is excellent at showing you how the inner conflict plays out, and then – how to deal with that best.
Private Chart, Public Chart and Aries Weather
Remember, you have a private or natal birth chart which may show Aries First House factors. This is where you ram your message. You go on the rampage sometimes. If so, Jupiter will form a conjunction with these on his way through. It benefits you; you gain from charging forth and pushing yourself upfront – or doing battle. In your public chart, there’s a different story – unless you are a Sun Aries in which case it’s the same.
Having been through a radical change, revolution and new independence with this area of your life, very publicly, from 2010 t0 2019, you are now ready for phase two. We might call this the reward or gain phase – if you use what is there.
There will be a teacher, mentor, guide, tutor or foster parent figure to assist. A maverick! That’s Chiron, also in this same zone of your public chart. And finally, from July 2023, there will be karma. You are owed, or you owe, from 19 years ago, and that will offer you closure by 2024.