Monday, 13 April 2015

New Moon in Aries: Travelling on Hope Alone…

On April 18th 2015 at 6:56pm, GMT, there is a New Moon in the combative, enthusiastic and pioneering sign of Aries. This is the first New Moon following the last couple of eclipses (March 20 and April 4), so it seems that the idea of a new beginning, which is signified by any New Moon, is all the more powerful now. However, the dynamism and sense of urgency of the new beginning signified by the New Moon in Aries probably "falls on deaf ears" because the current New Moon doesn’t receive any aspects from other planets. Furthermore, the fact that Mars, this New Moon’s dispositor, is located in Taurus, a sign famous for its indolence, shows that the new beginning moves really slow.

Of course, apart from the delay and procrastination, the sign of Taurus provides the necessary attitude and tenacity for the completion of any project taken on near the days of the New Moon as long as overconfidence, exaggeration and abuse do not get in the way (Mars-Jupiter square). Moreover, the fact that Mars occupies the same degree that the next Full Moon occupies (13º Taurus) reveals that any New Moon initiatives and activities will peak close to the May 4th Full Moon.

Nevertheless, this does not mean that the seed planted at this New Moon will flourish at the next Full Moon. So implies Pluto turning retrograde on the day of the New Moon and remaining retrograde until late September. Therefore, it seems that the new beginning marked by the April 18th New Moon requires an unusually large amount of dedication, passion and determination for its completion - otherwise, the seed won’t flourish. Perhaps, this is related to tensions created by financial dilemmas and great burdens (Venus in Gemini opposing Saturn in Sagittarius, Pluto’s dispositor), which are all the more magnified by a pervasive sense of uncertainty, confusion and chaos (Neptune in Pisces being the focal planet of the Venus-Neptune-Saturn T-Square). Financial decisions may not be the wisest at this time (Venus-Neptune), while large energy reserves will be probably spent thoughtlessly and aimlessly (mutable T-Square).

Finally, although thinking and acting practically and realistically will enhance the dedication and passion necessary for the completion of the new beginning marked by the Aries New Moon (trines of Mercury/Mars in Taurus to Pluto), it’s probably a good idea to realize that any achievements produced by this New Moon will result from releasing control and from surrendering ourselves to the will of the universe (Neptune being the focal planet of the T-Square and the only planet in its own sign). So, are you ready to travel on hope alone?

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