R – E – S – P – E – C – T

Aretha Franklin sang about respect. Gloria Steinem lobbied for respect. Both were born on the day March 25 with the sun in 4 degrees of Aries.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and symbolized by the ram. Aries is a cardinal fire sign that says, “me first.” Aries is about the self while its opposite sign, Libra, is about the other.

Traditionally Aries is viewed as headstrong and impulsive. Being a fire sign, Aries is intuitive and sees the possibilities of situation. Aries is known for starting things, not necessarily ending them. This is the sign with 1,000 unfinished projects in the house.

Uranus is now in Aries, bouncing back and forth between 1 degree and 4 degrees. Both Franklin and Steinem are probably feeling a nervous energy from inside. Both are ready for more respect and to fight for it if necessary.

Franklin has moon in Cancer and Steinem Cancer or Leo. With her mane of hair, I’m guessing Steinem has moon in Leo. Astrotheme places her moon in Leo with a 10 pm birthtime.

Mars is moving into Cancer and will conjunct Franklin’s moon and Steinem’s Pluto. Aggressive Mars energy will be directed toward family. Family might be a cause of irritating frustration. There may even be some yelling.

Cancer is square to Aries so family life and/or family issues will impede the Aries drive for assertion of the self. Both women could be facing some sort of emotional imprisonment and will bust out with Aries force. Uranus on Aries will demand that freedom for self come first.

Franklin’s family issues probably involve money, with Jupiter on her Saturn/Uranus conjunction in Taurus. Steinem’s family issues probably relate to love and relationship with Neptune bouncing all over her lonely Venus conjunct Saturn in Aquarius.

Saturn has been transiting Libra, the sign opposite Aries. The worst of the relationship problems are over for both women. Steinem’s issues were probably more volatile as she also has Mars conjunct that natal Aries sun. The fights are coming to an end.

As Neptune moves into Pisces, it will conjunct Mercury in Pisces for both women. I expect more singing and writing out of these two, with a more emotional flavor. The anger of Aries will be replaced by a more vulnerable emotional expression, especially for Franklin who has a natal Neptune opposition from transiting Neptune on the horizon.

I thank these two women for working toward respect for themselves and, by extension, me. Aries is the energy that fights back. With Uranus hopping all over that energy, I expect to hear from both of them soon.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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