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By Ervin Kaizer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72687847

There’s personal power to be found in the darkness, in delving into what we’ve been ignoring or denying, in recognizing where our true domain lies and in exercising our prerogatives there. I know, it’s not as glamorous as conquering new worlds, but it has a major benefit in getting all kinds of gunk out of our systems, of clearing out those things from the psychic closet that can reach out from the unconscious and make us stumble–and that’s really important to do, as Merc enters Aries and puts thinking and reasoning on the straight and narrow, focused on the personal Will, the ‘I Am’ statement, and the aggressive assertion of going after what we want.

(Juno trine Black Moon Lilith, Mercury enters Aries)

Setting the table for your year ahead. Art by Peter Ilsted {{PD}}

For those who have the natal Sun at 26 Aries. Check your natal chart for the correct Sun degree (you may want to read both the degree number and the one that follows, if you have minutes on your Sun position–that offers a more complete picture of your year ahead). You and your instincts may be duking it out this Solar year, dear Aries; they are in perfect harmony with the conscious mind, and yet . . . there’s something that chafes, that makes you inspect your impulses repeatedly. The problem may be that there’s a lot you know but don’t know, have absorbed through the unconscious, and you’re now trying to guide yourself using this knowledge without bringing it to consciousness–because if it became conscious, it might upset the whole apple cart. Better that you respond to your own promptings and don’t scratch the surface too hard for deeper answers–looking for those would take you too far off the path, and this year you can make a lot of progress if you trust yourself and push forward–for best results, put the Higher Self in the driver’s seat.