The New Moon in Aries is exact at 10:57pm EST tonight. The lunar cycle is coinciding with the solar cycle that started the astrological new year a week ago at the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun entered the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries. All this energy for exploring new possibilities, taking new steps and being courageous is exciting, as long as we don't push our agenda onto someone else!
In the New Moon chart, Venus retrograde is conjunct the Sun and Moon, reminding us to look inward at our motives for moving in whatever direction we think we want to go. Are we clear about our values and what's important to us? Who are we affected by, or what situations have had us spinning around lately? Mars is the ruler of Aries so his influence is strong, coming through the Sun, Moon and Venus all moving through his territory. Aggression, attraction, taking action or waiting for things to come to us... it's all in the mix with Venus and Mars on center stage!
Ultimately, this is about the most personal of relationships, the one with ourselves. Maybe it's time to stop letting someone else push our buttons... just let them go their own way while we figure out the best way for ourselves. How do we maintain a sense of self and still live in the world of today... let's hope gracefully and consciously.
Also in Aries, Mercury is aligned with Uranus for some clear thinking and a possible new way of communicating and connecting with others, especially where we may be at cross purposes. If you've felt stuck in a mental attitude that isn't getting you anywhere, it's time to let go of outmoded beliefs and ask, study or explore your options, without making anyone wrong or putting anyone else on a pedestal. This lunar phase is about your new territory.
While seeking your answers, remember to be gentle with yourself and keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.