Monday, April 4, 2016

Aries New Moon (April 7, 2016)--Put Steam Behind the Dreams

It's probably too early to post about the Aries New Moon coming up on April 7. However, this moon gives us some hope like a glimmer on the horizon as we endure the changes brought to us by the Pisces Solar Eclipse. Once again, we will experience a powerful Super Moon in April, but one that launches new beginnings for us, if we can muster the courage to take a leap of faith.

As you can see from the Aries New Moon chart, we won't be experiencing any Cardinal T-Crosses. However, Uranus is still squaring Pluto and the focus is on Aries with the sun, moon, Venus, and Uranus in the Sign of the Ram. Mercury just exited Aries and Ceres approaches the Fire Sign. Also Uranus conjuncts the Aries Sun and Moon so this in itself is probably more powerful than a Cardinal T-Cross. We can use this energy to innovate our lives, pioneer a new way of life, or to just get physically fit. It carries the theme of liberating ourselves from boxes and living authentically.

The focus is on the individual with all this Aries energy, but since Uranus is involved, we also focus on the collective, but in this case, the grassroots version. Oddly, we have no planets transiting in Air Signs which represents thoughts and our mental process. And half the planets are transiting in Fire Signs at this point with Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus, Venus, Sun, Moon in Aries, might as well, include Ceres in Aries too since it's only a few degrees away from it. Mercury is only two degrees in Taurus. So basically, we have a mix of Water, Earth, and Fire which equals full steam ahead in business, in physical achievement, in physical manifestation through spiritual paths (water element).

Aries experiences the biggest push with this new moon, but we're all wanting to begin a new cycle, launch a new project or reinvent ourselves. With all this energy, spring cleaning of all kinds is also under way. But Aries you need to find a healthy outlet for your physical energy so that you don't become restless, irritable or take your anger out on others. You'll feel pushy and impatient now, especially with people who have Fixed Sign moons, suns, or Ascendants. I know you don't like censoring your words or curbing your impulses, Aries, but if you don't you could ruffle feathers now and everyone is feeling touchy and individualistic, meaning they don't want to do your bidding or take your wrath.

So get outdoors and exercise. Ride your bike, go for a hike, or get involved in a sport, but not by watching it on television. Time to participate in life. Libras use this Aries energy to assert themselves. Many of you are coming out of uncomfortable partnerships or marriage where you feel that the other person doesn't hear you or respect your boundaries. Now, is the time to assert those boundaries and stop with the passive-aggressive games. Stop complaining about your partner to your friends and colleagues and confront your partner. You might require a counselor for this, but better to face problems head on rather than dancing around them. Charm won't save you, but bringing out your inner warrior will, as long as this doesn't turn into a battle of wills. Libras you know how to compromise, but don't compromise your well-being.

Cancers and Capricorns, this is a good time for you to focus on your business or career. Do keep these endeavors in balance with your home and family life however. This is also a time for you to assert yourself and pursue your dreams because the energy, even if it comes in the form of a square, still bolsters your drive and courage. Those of you with an Aries Ascendant or moon leave the old cycle behind and take a leap into the unknown. But do this with elegance and diplomacy.

Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius ride through the energies of the Mutable T-Cross that includes Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter/North Node in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces. We can also rope in Chiron in Pisces. So again, we're still riding through the energies of the Pisces Solar Eclipse that occurred on March 8 and soon this Mutable T-Cross will transform into a Grand Mutable Square (end of May and beginning of June). What area of your life requires change? Where has life grown stale or where do you feel stuck? Now, is also time to question your spiritual and other beliefs. Where do they come from and are they your beliefs? How can you live more authentically?

During the Aries New Moon only one planet, Mercury transits in a Fixed Sign, Taurus. So while all this Cardinal and Mutable energy flies at us (reminds me of the arrows flying towards us on the Eight of Wands Tarot card), Mercury in Taurus wants us to slow down and relax. Communication is slow and thoughtful or just earthy. We feel like it takes forever for someone to respond to a phone call or e-mail message or maybe the postal mail shows up later than we expect. We might have to deal with throat problems such as a cold because we failed to get enough rest or eat a good diet. Or we might hear about famous vocalists since Mercury in Taurus rules communication from the throat. Or we could decide to take voice lessons, go on a lecture tour, or anything that revolves around communicating with the voice.

Despite any tension that the Triple Conjunction in Aries (sun, moon, Uranus) bring to us, we'll still experience a fresh breath of air. We're also going to take this warrior energy to fight injustice in our communities, families, and countries. People will seem more outspoken and uncensored now (think Bridget Jones). We'll witness ourselves and others doing foolish things, even laughable things now. It's like someone let Wiley Coyote out of his den and he's up to his old tricks. This could be a fun or violent time, depending on where each of us lands on the consciousness scale. But we do know one thing, we must leave the old behind and embrace the new cycle. Take a leap of faith and become a fool for love. And having a sense of humor helps.

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