Eros was the god of erotic love. The position of the asteroid Eros in our charts points to our passion and erotic turnons. Mars shows us the style in which we go after what we want, including the ways in which we express our sexuality. Venus shows us some of the important ?trappings? and foreplay that help us get in the mood for sex. While the positions of these planets and cosmic bodies in our natal charts remain static, their positions are always changing in the cosmos, activating houses and hotspots in our natal charts. The horoscopes presented here are necessarily general, as we are focusing on only the Sun sign or Ascendant, and how these sexual cosmic bodies are currently affecting the natal chart. Please note: These horoscopes are more accurate for the Ascendant sign, so if you know it, read them for the sign of your Ascendant first, and the sign of your Sun second. Aries
In 2009, your friendships and acquaintances, as well as group activities, are sure to expand. You are reaching out and making connections. This could draw your attention away from one-on-one romance to a certain degree. Two planetary retrogrades in 2009 directly affect your love life: Venus in your sign retrogrades from March 6th to April 17th, and Mars (your ruler) retrogrades in your romance sector from December 20th until March 10th, 2010. During these periods, you are more careful about your love life, drawing back perhaps, and certainly reviewing your love attachments. Some of you may end a romance; others might turn to a past lover for comfort. Many of you will simply take a step back and re-assess your needs in love relationships. Another major influence on your love life in 2009 begins at the end of October, when Saturn enters your opposing sign, Libra, and your partnership sector. This transit will affect those born earlier in the sign of Aries most (from March 21 to 26), and will be stronger for the rest of the sign in 2010. This is a long-term cycle in which commitment and responsibility to a partner becomes paramount. You may be feeling some pressure from outside sources or from a partner, and some soul-searching is in order. Ultimately, you will learn exactly what a close partnership means to you. In November, conflicts between your career efforts and partnership needs are likely to surface.
All in all, Aries, your love life takes a more serious tone in 2009, simply because you are viewing your love attachments from a completely different perspective.
Key Periods in 2009: For most of February, Venus is in your sign in direct motion. This is a time when the world seems to speaking, or at least appreciating, your ?love language?. It's a period ripe with opportunity for attracting others, for turning on the charm, and for receiving positive feedback from partners or love interests. Love seems to come to you without the need for your pursuing it. From March 6-April 17, Venus is retrograde in your sign (for the most part). Venus is the goddess of love, but she also rules your partnership sector. This is a period of review and perhaps some negotiation. If you have a partner, he/she might find you a little withdrawn. Some of you may be attracting someone you don't want or need in your life. An old lover could appear, whether in person or in your mind, slowing down your progress in the here and now, for example. During this time of reassessment, avoid making important or permanent decisions. Wait until the last week of April and beyond before you do so, when many of the issues you've been facing could look very different!
From April 25-May 30, both Venus and Mars are traveling close to each other, in your sign! This is a sexy power period. Singles may very well find themselves a passionate relationship now. If there was any lull in your love life during the Venus retrograde period, you're certainly making up for it now! Mars is in your sign specifically from April 22 to May 31, and it's time to go after what (or who) you want with confidence.
From July 23-August 22. Every year when the Sun is in Leo and traveling through your romance sector, your focus is on love, entertainment, romance, and fun.
From August 27-September 5, your charm is easy and natural.
From September 7-29, Mercury is retrograde partly in your partnership sector. It's a time when you should watch what you say in order to avoid misunderstandings in relationships.
From October 16-December 10, Mars is in your romance sector moving in direct motion. The focus is on having fun, confidently going after what you want, and increased sexuality. From October 16 to November 7, Venus is concurrently moving through your partnership sector, making this an exceptional period for love.
From December 10-31, Mars slows down and then retrogrades in your romance sector. Circumstances conspire to slow you down if you don't do it yourself! It's time to reassess your life in many areas including romance.
so if my mars is in leo and venus in pisces, that's a bit of a contradiction, isn't it? when it comes to the actual relationship, i'm very very demanding of quality. i expect to be center stage and of the highest placement of importance, i excpect a ridiculous amount of loyalty and i have a huge degree of pride and ego with regard to how my partner behaves and how they act in public and the level of committment they show. do not embarrass me by flirting with someone else openly or humiliate me in any way, i will be gone in an instant. as far as the softer side of romance, i do like the trappings that enhance fantasy and escape...... all the pisces things and no room for pride or ego.
My sun is Aries. But I have a moon in Libra. Makes my constantly want to be in a relationship... and when I'm not makes me very antsy, like I'm waiting for something. I hate it- my Aries side I suspect. Though I like to put a up a facade of a strong independent woman I like to be dominated in a relationship... for some reason (Venus in Pisces perhaps?). I get bored easily too and my eyes wander a lot- both an Aries and Pisces trait oh and has something to do with my Mars in Gemini. You should go to cafeastrology.com. VERY helpful. they give you a pretty detailed description for free.
that's cool. hmmm. i always feel (or felt) like i was waiting for something. like some tragic heroine staring out at the sea. sigh. and yeah, while i don't necassarily say it like wanting to be dominated, it's close to that. i need a very dominant guy, who is very strong, but knows when to give me space. it's definitely a balancing act with me and not for a guy with little patience. i'm like a job in some ways. cancer men seem to love me for that! weird. i would have kicked me to the curb long ago!! ha.