Typically the New Moon in Aries is about launching new plans and preparing for liftoff and this one at 24° 27’ Aries on April 14, 2010 PDT is no exception but I do recommend double checking all the facts first.
The reason I’m suggesting caution is an inconjunct between Mars in Leo and Pluto in Capricorn (Mars rules Aries) as well as an inconjunct between Saturn newly returned to Virgo and Chiron conjoined Neptune in Aquarius. Inconjuncts can easily lead to misunderstandings because the energies involved have so little in common.
First, a look at Mars in Leo inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Leo is fixed fire and Capricorn is cardinal earth. Leo loves living large, always an expensive proposition, while Capricorn not only pays very close attention to the bottom line but prefers understated to ostentatious as a rule. It is also worth noting any aspect between Mars and Pluto will have a noticeable impact because Mars is the active principle. Pluto is the great leveler, clearing out the old to make way for the new. Between these two planets, something is going to give and the clearer we are about what needs to go, the better. Pluto is not noted for giving a damn about excuses either.
Second, a look at Saturn in careful Virgo inconjunct Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius: Virgo is mutable earth and Aquarius is fixed air. Aquarius is typically interested in issues that concern the collective as a whole and often has very definite ideas about how to solve those, while workhorse Virgo deals with the nuts and bolts of keeping the whole shebang up and running. Saturn IS boundaries and Neptune has none. Chiron reveals our deepest wounds but leaves healing those up to us. In our own lives, these forces usually play in very messy ways – at least they do in mine – but if we can slowly begin to employ Saturn in Virgo’s diligence and attention to detail to start working on developing the necessary boundaries needed to utilize Neptune’s compassion to heal our wounds, we’re good. The secret may be setting the smallest of goals and celebrating each and every one as we achieve them.
I suppose I have to mention the Saturn-Uranus opposition because it’s there and does connect to the aforementioned inconjunct between Saturn, Chiron and Neptune. Uranus is capable of gifting us with the ability to see an old conflict through new eyes but only if we consciously set aside our doubts and fears (Saturn). Truthfully I’ve become so overloaded with the polarization and conflict, I’m getting numb – too much is too much.
The sweet spot in this chart is a loose conjunction of Mercury and Venus in Taurus. If you say “pretty please” they might invite you over for a pleasant visit and ply you with delicious desserts and your favorite beverage. As Taurus and Libra will tell you, fitting in some time to enjoy life once in awhile is highly recommended.
The Sabian symbol for 25 Aries is “A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings”. The wide sextile between the New Moon in Aries and Neptune in Aquarius promises so much but can it deliver? All the high-minded words, explanations and promises MUST be backed up by performance. Aries=actions and if a person’s actions are not consistent with their words, it follows they will not likely keep their promises as I know to my sorrow.
One other note is Mercury is slowing to station retrograde on Sunday, April 17 PDT. Since Mercury is not exactly zippy in Taurus, we may not notice this one easing up on us. If people take their own sweet time returning your messages and calls that may be why.
This New Moon lands in my fifth house of fun and creativity conjoining my natal Arachne, and it may finally be the best time to do a special wool dying project. Where is it in yours?