If you want to get in tune with the cosmos, the Moon and the planets, this is the week to start your 2017 journey.

Yes it’s late March but this week is what is called the Aries ‘ingress’. In other words, it’s when the Sun, the giver of life, moves back into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries.

Even though these days, many people consider March 1, the start of autumn, actually the turning of the seasons was always tied to the ingresses of the Sun into the four so-called Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

Thus the move of the Sun into Aries, which ties in with the March Equinox, heralds spring in autumn in the southern hemisphere and spring in the north. (The zodiac signs were originally developed based on the seasons.)

One idea for celebrating this ingress is to make a list of your achievements in the past 12 months. What have you done, what are you grateful for and which challenges have you overcome? If you write this out into a journal by candlelight, so much the better. In Australia, as we move into autumn, it’s the ideal time to symbolically and literally ‘bring light into the home’. After that, it’s time to hunker down.

This week is also going to be a lot about communications as talk planet Mercury clashes with paranoid Pluto and then connects with lucky Jupiter. If you have a bit of an upset with someone earlier on in the week, there is a good chance all can work out by the end of it. Tap into Jupiter vibe by being optimistic. See the big picture and make life an adventure, even if someone seems to be trying to bring you down.

We are moving towards next week’s New Moon so also get really clear on what you want. Visualise it every night.