"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Aries New Moon, All Hail Spring!!

   The Moon, representing instinctual behavior, joined the Sun in Aries, giver of vital life force and holder of power and will,  at 21 degrees of Aries at 5:35 a.m. EDT this morning. Aligning the inner and outer for oneself, this New Moon puts the impetus out there for new starts and independent action. Spring is knocking on our doors, saying "get up and get out..." or "the early bird gets the worm!" Newness trumps the old and outmoded, as chances are taken and bold actions encouraged. An aura of entrepreneurship, exploration and forcefulness pervades theatmosphere.

   There are 3 more planetary energies in Aries at this time; they are Uranus (independence and extremes), Mars (energy and aggression) and Venus (values, love and beauty). The impulsive persuasiveness of all these Aries influences needs to be tempered if one is to make lasting changes for the better, otherwise it's more like you've won the battle but there's nothing and no-one left to rebuild or celebrate with. Venus and Mars, came together a few days ago, on April 7th, forming a bond between hard work and passion. Venus brought the charm to Mars' home territory to remind him to assert himself in a more gentle manner. If you can remember to lovingly assert yourself, you will burn less bridges as you push forward to get your needs met.

   Another planetary aspect pattern that is still active in the sky is a harmonious relationship between Saturn (responsibility and constriction), Chiron (healing process) and Pluto (transformation and rebirth), bringing continued opportunity for healing change. Think of Saturn as an anchor to keep your boat from being swept away as you the experience the necessary process of growth. Some of the adjustments you're having to make come from outside forces, but in reality, you were probably aware of the need for change, so embrace the possibility of daring new potential, as scary as some of it may seem! The spiritual guidance of Neptune being in Pisces, offers a subtle assist to Saturn in Scorpio that may go unnoticed, yet has the potential for bringing intuition in to balance out the rational. Pay attention to underlying feelings and do not lose sight of your dreams!

   Just around the corner, on the 12th, tranformative Pluto turns retrograde for 5 months back tracking from 11 degrees, 35 minutes of Capricorn to 8 degrees, 59 minutes Capricorn. When an outer planet hits a stationary point, going either forward or back, it can trigger any action related to that planets' energy. Pluto has to do with decay, contamination, destruction, desire or obsession and can act as an agent of cleansing and healing. Any planets you have between these degrees in the Cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, will be impacted and may be the place I was mentioning above, where you probably have been experiencing a need for change. Take note of what is shifting in your personal or business relationships, in your home and/or business and career concerns.

   At long last, Mercury, symbolizing communication and logic, moves into Aries on the 13th, providing the boost we’ve needed to get the conversation started or new agreements written. The recent Mercury retrograde period certainly pinpointed dreams, foggy expectations and confusing communication. Get busy making new connections that work for moving in the direction you spent so much time dreaming about!

Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

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