And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Effective Date: January 17th, 2017
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Eros in Aries– Oh YES! This is exactly what we all need right now. Eros moving into Aries represents the point where we get a ton of planets and asteroids moving into Aries, and it is my FAVORITE part of the year. With this ingress, we move from our passion being diffused and sedated, suppressing it for some divine purpose; into the true reward- a reinvigoration and upswell of passion, bringing us fully back to life from what feels like a long, long slumber. It is a symbolic moment as much as anything else.
Now, Eros doesn’t exactly have a rulership, or exaltation or anything like that- But I am hard pressed not to call Aries the sign of his Rule. I will admit that this is my natal position and as such I am extremely biased, but who cares because there is no neutrality when it comes to Astrology. Eros in Aries is pure, raw passion, innocent and fun. Its the starting days of a relationship when everything is hot and exciting, and you’re both really into each other. You make excuses to see each other, and have those butterflies in your stomach whenever you think of them.
With Eros in Aries, the sex is GREAT. You want to take every excuse to get together and rip each others clothes off, raw animalistic passion. If you’re already in a relationship then this can become a revitalization of it, making you feel like you just met again, or it can spill over into nothing but tumultuous fighting over petty nonsense. Or potentially both. Eros in Aries wants to get out there and share himself with the world, so even if you’re not in a relationship this can be a great time to try to find one, if that is what you want. Do not feel pressured though, because Eros in Aries also rules being single, and basking in all of the freedom that offers.
On a mundane level, Eros in Aries is indicative of the upswell in protests and activism we are seeing in politics, with our leaders increasingly out of touch, and in most cases downright malicious towards their constituency. The people are furious, and their leaders are all just trying to rob them and their countries blind, acting in their own selfish interest. The only way for change will come from the ground up, and Eros, ruling passion, shows that this is the beginning of that. Remember the Arab Spring of 2011? Expect more of that. MUCH more. Regardless of the candidate you supported, none of them give a tenth of a shit about you, and we will become increasingly more aware of this daily.
Artemis’ Tarot Take on Eros in Aries-
Cards: The Wheel, The Empress, Ace of Wands
We’ve all felt the energy of an Aries entering our lives, setting everything on fucking fire, and then bounding off to gods know where. This is that same energy, except extended and stretched through time into a barrage of bonfires. With Jupiter in Libra in opposition to our Aries houses, this seems like a time of a great need for balance between our individuation and our partnerships. We are about to get heavy in our Aries house with multiple planets ready to essentially set the world on fire and join up with Uranus and Eris.
People are going to start getting impassioned – and not just to have sex for days on end (which this energy is surely capable of sparking). Eros in Aries is that itch that just needs to be scratched; essentially prepare for a cornucopia of desire and prepare for it to get hotter and hotter as more planets move into the sign of the ram. You are going to want to get involved in anything that brings more passion, spontaneity, and a sense of being fully “present” into your life. Every day monotonous activities and duties will be flavored with a bit of Aries excitement.
This transit looks GOOD. Eros is Aries is going to make us seem sexy. It’s going to propel the powers of whatever house you have Aries in, and it is extremely positive for attracting sexual partners. For those of you who are already sexually active, this transit is going to add some hot bloodedness to your interactions. Expect the unexpected from your lovers, because during this transit they are going to be seeing you with new eyes. You are going to look like just the thing that hits the spot. Love making under this transit is raw, sexy, enchanting and life giving. Please, please, please take advantage of this gift.
New aspects to your relationship will surely be birthed because of this transit. Passionate sex can open up all sorts of formerly closed gates for couples. If you are truly living in – present – in the experience of raw love making, you can reach vulnerable places that use to have ice walls built up before them. Fire melts ice, remember this. Let your passion flow, and you will surely learn things you couldn’t see before.