While the Sun has transited out of Aries and into Taurus, the nodal shift, contrary to the belief held by those who adhere to the true position of the Nodes, has not yet occurred. This piece is being composed in the second fortnight of the month of May, 2011.
All of Jupiter/ Guru, Venus/ Shukra, Mercury/ Budh and Mars/ Mangal are in siderial Aries/ Mesha at this time.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and governs the head. It indicates rulership, initiative and drive. Ambition, sharpness and aggression come from this sign ruled by Mars. The host of planetary forces in this sign show the effects of all these energies leading to an initiation of fresh plans and ambitions. There is a huge blessing due to the joining of the three benefics in this ign and even the lord Mars is at work in its Moolatrikona sign where its logical acumen is sharpened.