Happy Spring and Happy New Moon everyone!! The Moon joins the Sun today at 2:57pm in the 28th degree of Aries. This is a highly energetic time, not just for Aries but for all, and the propensity to jump into something new is really strong right now. Make sure you look before you leap, as Aries rules the head and this kind of energy is rather impulsive, which could create problems with head injuries, or with others if you're too egocentric. Pushing your own agenda without considering others could be problematic. If you are an Aries, this is an auspicious time for you to make headway for new beginnings!
A sense of excitement, enthusiasm and/or promise fills the air, just as the New Moon alignment takes place. However, this also begins a nearly two and a half hour void-of-course Moon phase that ends at 5:31pm when the Moon enters stable, earthy Taurus. In other words, get your ducks in a row prior to the New Moon, make your list of things to do, then settle in tonight, or tomorrow morning as the Moon and Mercury come together, to organize your plans and begin to put them in motion. Aries likes fast movement, Taurus is more slow and steady... find the right balance of moving forward with foresight.
In the chart for the New Moon, we see a couple of challenges that have just culminated that we may still be dealing with in the form of fallout. They are Pluto's retrograde station on the 16th at 15 degrees/33 minutes of business-like Capricorn, and last night's square from Mars in Fixed Taurus to Jupiter in Fixed Leo for a possible battle of wills... First, let's look at powerful Pluto, which will be slowly moving back to 12 degrees/58 minutes of Capricorn before it turns Direct on September 25th, This is familiar territory that was covered since late last November. Where have you been trying to take back control of your career or business and what needs to be finished in order to make the transition final? You've experienced the aha's and now need to finish cleaning up the debris in order to make headway later on this Fall.
As for the stress or obstacles caused by Friday's challenge from Mars (aggresiveness) to Jupiter (excessiveness), stick a fork in it and call it "done"! It's over, apologize where needed, do what needs to be done and move on with the knowledge of how to prevent this kind of snafu from upsetting your life in the future. The good news here is that Mars will provide the energy and enthusiasm you need to make bigger changes in your life as he makes an exact harmonious aspect with life-changing Pluto on Tuesday. Identify and begin to work with all those great ideas that you've been mulling over for some time now, and take action to affect change in your life for the better!
Neptune (dreams and impressions) gets attention from both Mercury (link between spirit and matter) and Venus (power of attraction) early Sunday morning. Pay attention to your dreams and your feelings as you may come out of a fog with an understanding of what path to take and whom to take it with in order to acheive some harmony in your life. The Sun moves into solid, sensual and earthy Taurus on Monday morning, beginning a month of practical steps to financial stability and emotional security. Remember that Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign, very loyal and very stubborn, with tendencies toward possessiveness and don't try to pull the bull by the horns! If dealing with these natives, you must be patient and coax them with the promise of good food and comfort.
We have a couple of long void-of-course Moon periods this week; the first is Sunday night at 7:06 pm when the Moon makes his last aspect in Taurus, a positive trine to Pluto in Capricorn, until it moves willy-nilly into thought provoking Gemini and becoming active at 7:28pm on Monday. It's always tricky starting a work week after the Aries New Moon feeling like your hands are tied from starting something new. The next VOC period is Wednesday, the 22nd from 1:38 am until Thursday at 12:25 am. The Moon's last aspect is a sextile (harmonious opportunity) in communicative Gemini to inventive Uranus, that will carry you through until the Moon enters watery Cancer in the wee hours Thursday morning.
Wednesday is however, a day filled with positive conversations for possibility, enthusiasm and opportunities to mull over as there are several great aspects between the other planets that will require attention beginning on Thursday when you take action to make the changes you want to see in your life!
As you travel along, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~