Welcome!

I hope you find something interesting and informative on the pages inside. I have a passion for astrology that began at age 5!  I have studied many forms of astrology and Western Karmic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology are my favorite so far.  Since astrology is an ever expanding wisdom there’s always a new idea or perspective on the horizon.

Through the years I’ve noticed the most challenging aspect of astrology for beginners is where to start.  Studying the twelve signs is the best place to begin so each month I provide the current placement for the Sun, but every sign is also applied to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and a plethora of other astral bodies, as well as the houses that make up a horoscope. Learning the twelve signs is quite simple and will open up a whole new way to see the world. Everything has a birth: your home, your car, your cat and, of course, you!

In addition to posting the sign of the month, I will also be writing about simple upcoming celestial events like Eclipses, Retrogrades, New and Full Moons, and Solstices and Equinoxes to add a little spice to the month and make learning astrology a little bit more interesting.  I’ll post these on my Facebook page as well.  If you’d like to join the site, please go to Jo’Ann Ruhl (can we place a Facebook icon or link here?) and you’ll get any monthly updates instantly!

The Sun enters Aries on March 20, 2014 at 9:57 a.m. PST and 12:57 p.m. EST

Look closely and you will see a blaze of fire in the Aries native eyes as their thoughts constantly ignite new ideas and desires. Aries fire initiates Spring as the Vernal Equinox. In the western hemisphere we feel the energies of life coming back into view.  Things begin to turn green; what appeared to be dead or dormant suddenly bursts with new shoots and buds.

Aries are the explorers and brave seekers of our world. Their fire is like a burst of energy that ignites the sky like fireworks. But just as quickly it burns out and loses its energy to complete the task.   Their fire is more about the idea of something new to see or do. Aries individuals love to inspire us with new ideas. Enthusiasm is a natural state for them and they will happily venture into new territory leading the way for others to follow, all the while getting ready for another new adventure before the one they are on is complete!

They have a fast forward energy. Moving slow or stepping back is almost a non-existent idea for them. They are represented by the Ram, horns poised and ready to butt any opponent out of the competition. Aries are very competitive by nature and love a good challenge. Boredom is their worst enemy and if it shows up even for a few minutes they will become restless and irritable quickly.

Aries is the first sign of the natural zodiac and they like being first. They are known for their singular attitude and have many lessons to learn about both the negative and positive attributes of being self focused.

Aries rule the head and sometimes move head first into things before thinking about consequences. Of course this same feature lets them be brave and courageous about exploring uncharted territory. They represent the beginning of our human consciousness that comes through thoughts or inspired ideas and then become actions. I think; therefore, I am.

Their power can be untamed and they eventually need to understand how the destructive force of fire can be channeled into something that creates positive change. Learning to balance and maintain their energy to finish what they start is another important realization for them.

A quick temper can cause them regrets early in life, but most are also quick to forgive others. Their playful fire will warm your heart and you’ll find it very hard to resist their seductive invitation to join them on one of their many adventures. 

Certainly you will never experience a dull moment around an Aries, however you may sometimes wish for one!