In these monthly “readings,” I find meaning in each month’s astrological positioning and connect it to the physical body and my intuitive take on the universal energy. My goal is to provide guidance and understanding as a collective. Each month is applicable to everyone.
The Aries cycle begins on March 22nd and ends on April 20th. Aires is the first astrological sign, leading us out of winter darkness and transforming the world with its powerful energy. Aries brings about an energetic new year and prompts us to ask ourselves foundational questions like “Who am I” and “Why am I here?” We begin to discover the polarity of our being—the masculine and feminine elements that exist in our physical plane and within ourselves.
Aries20 rules the brain, eyes, and nose. In the brain, there are two hemispheres, and we want to make sure that our energy flows back and forth between both sides. The eyes are extensions of the brain and symbolize the sun (which also has connections to Leo and the heart). We know that when we look into someone’s eyes, we can also see into their heart.
Tips for This Cycle:
Balanced and focused breathing
Place both hands on your lower abdomen, below the waistline. Visualize your breath coming in through your lower body, bringing energy into this important area of physical vitality. Take several focused breaths concentrating on your lower body.
As you breathe out, place one hand over the center of your chest and heart, and send your breath from your lower body to your heart center.
Once you feel these areas are well connected, start again with both hands on the lower abdomen and as you breathe out, let one hand travel up the center of the body all the way to the center of your forehead, inviting your energy to travel with it.
Keep one hand on the lower abdomen and one hand on your forehead area—continue to breathe in and out for several breaths until these areas feel balanced.
Using Numbers for insight and clarity
Focus on an issue that is troubling you or something you would like more insight into—like your current work situation, a relationship, or health issue. As you bring it into focus, ask what number 1 – 9 could give you more insights. Trust the symbol of the number and the information it holds. Interpret your results below:
Number 1 is the root of opportunity, a symbol of confidence, power, and action. It pushes us to look at our current circumstances and realize that we have the power to turn them into anything we wish. It inspires us to take control of our future and embrace new beginnings.
+ Independent, goal-oriented, innovative
— forceful, risky, doubtful
Number 2 represents partnerships—the coming together or balancing of two individual people, concepts, or things. This is with an air of diplomacy and tact so that the result is not control and authority, but harmony and teamwork.
+ Intuitive, unifying, influential
— indecisive, easily hurt, unassertive
Number 3 is highly original and embraces unique thinking and creative expression. It represents an artistic and curious nature that allows the conveyance of abstract ideas and finding solutions others may miss. It promotes a chance to have fun, engage with others, and express all the love and joy it embodies.
+ communicative, artistic, charming
— naïve, unfocused, shallow
Number 4 represents strength and efficiency with a heads-down approach to life and work. It is extremely dependable and lends a great amount of stability to a person or situation. The number 4 is dedicated to advancing, but in a more conservative way than a progressive one.
+ practical, loyal, service-oriented
— dogmatic, dull, rigid
Number 5 is a master of change, able to go with the flow and adapt itself to thrive in different environments and social situations. It is happiest when things feel fresh, high energy, and full of possibility and non-attachment.
+ curious, adaptable, social
— non-committal, unrealistic, directionless
Number 6 is the embodiment of the heart. It represents unconditional love and the ability to support, nurture and heal. It represents a powerful force of compassion and empathy and a light of hope.
+supportive, protective, romantic
— passive, self-centered, idealistic
Number 7 is both deep and wise. It is not satisfied with simple explanations and surface-level information. Asking questions, researching, listening, and sensing are all special skills the 7 uses in its search for awareness.
+spiritual, curious, analytical
— reclusive, secretive, suspicious
Number 8 is the achiever and measures life by the goals it reaches. It has a powerful presence, and a strong drive for success as well as being a symbol of balance, stability, and support. For every blessing it receives, it puts one back out to the universe.
+ambitious, karmic, enduring
— matristic, authoritative, entitled
Number 9 represents completion, but not finality. It’s about the ending of one cycle and the potential it creates for another cycle to begin. It acts as an usher in this process of transition or transformation, guiding and empowering us with its wisdom.