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New Moon in Aries, April 3-4, 2011

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Every once in awhile we get these six planet pileups in one sign during a New Moon and the New Moon at 13° 30″ Aries on April 3, 2011, 7:33 AM PDT is one of them. There is the Sun and Moon plus Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus in the first sign of the zodiac. Please start to turn down the volume now. Thank you.

Personally I believe the real focus needs to be on Saturn in Libra exactly opposing the New Moon because Saturn is going to be doing the heavy lifting for this celestial event. Like a harassed mother getting six kids ready for school and making sure they all remember to take everything they will need for the day, Saturn in Libra has his work cut out for him. Mars is newly arrived in Aries and is conjoined Uranus the rebel, ready to defy anyone and everyone before they even open their mouths to speak. Mercury is retrograde and pouting in the corner while Jupiter is so full of himself it hurts! Thankfully, Saturn has plenty of patience and is determined to make sure this gang plays fair.

If we go by the numbers, Saturn only opposes the Sun, Moon and Jupiter, leaving Mercury to its own devices on this lunation. The natural directness of Mercury in Aries is blunted somewhat by being retrograde and that may be a blessing because this is Mercury who often speaks without thinking things through.

The Mars-Uranus conjunction is intense but not complicated. This is a direct, no nonsense Mars who goes after what he wants. As I see it the biggest drawback to the conjunction with Uranus is the incredibly short attention span . . . five minutes and he’s off to something new. Ignore him even briefly at your peril.

A very interesting pairing is Ceres conjoining Chiron in Pisces. For those who can tap into the potential to heal and nurture others in a selfless way, these two hold the possibility for deep healing. The semi-sextile between these two bodies and Mars-Uranus fascinates me. If a wound needs draining then Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries is the perfect knife to open it quickly and cleanly but NOT painlessly. What I’m saying is just be careful if you decide to investigate old wounds under this influence.

Venus in sympathetic Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn is an amazing combination of compassion and intensity. This is a very complex yet subtle pairing and if you are looking for a new lover under this influence, be prepared for an unusual experience. By the way, this combo favors those with plenty of planets in water and earth. The fire and air signs have already zipped out the door anyway.

If you have something new you wish to launch, this is the New Moon for it. Make sure you check and double check all the details first and if someone older and wiser offers thoughtful advice, it sure won’t hurt to listen. Remember to be kind and use your indoor voice! :D

On a personal note: The Sun, Moon and Jupiter in Aries all oppose my Libra Moon from the fifth house. Saturn has moved past exactly conjoining my Moon but I bet I get a jolt because of that opposition. Mars-Uranus in Aries are trine my natal Venus in Sagittarius too. Overall sounds the ingredients for a pleasant surprise. Perhaps my grandson will decide it is time to make his arrival? His mom sure is ready for him to do so and I know she is up to the task of rearing a son with six planets in Aries!! *grin*

*I’m in the process of launching a FaceBook page for Libra Seeking Balance and discovered one needs others to “Like” it before the page has an official URL. Please click on the link below the New Moon chart. Thanks for helping me out! :D

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13 comments to New Moon in Aries, April 3-4, 2011

  • Jacqueline (Jax)

    When I was at Starbucks this morning I witnessed a verbal fight between two strangers on the sidewalk who were spewing really awful insults at each other (what started their fight I have no idea). Then after that my energizer-bunny-type boss (a Gemini) seemed to be one step away from bursting into a Super Nova from his frustrations with other people right now (luckily not me)…

    What is interesting is that I feel so fricken calm through all this. It is like I am in the eye of the storm (aka still can’t hear/feel the Heavy Metal concert yet) and I just quietly watch the destruction all around me. I am thankful for my stability (must be Saturn transiting my fourth house grounding my roots into the floor) and I just keep quietly watching and observing like a good newbie astrology-researcher type does. :)

    • Diane L

      Hey Jax!

      What is interesting is that I feel so fricken calm through all this. It is like I am in the eye of the storm (aka still can’t hear/feel the Heavy Metal concert yet) and I just quietly watch the destruction all around me. I am thankful for my stability (must be Saturn transiting my fourth house grounding my roots into the floor) and I just keep quietly watching and observing like a good newbie astrology-researcher type does. :)

      I agree! Plus your natal Saturn in Taurus is about as grounded as it gets. :P Something else I thought of was with your natal Aries planets and your natal T-Square with Uranus, you have gained an immunity to Uranus. Most likely the hard way.

      Every bit of research you are doing will pay off. Good empirical data is much needed by astrologers. :D

      xoxo diane~

  • Julie D

    Hi Diane!
    I know the anticipation of a possible personal impact from this NM–it opposes my Sun/ Jupiter (and possibly my Mars, depending on the orb one is comfortable with). Good luck to us both :)
    Braced in Seattle,
    jd

    • Diane L

      Hi Julie! :D

      Good luck indeed! All of us Libra folk will be doing Saturn duty for awhile. :P Don’t know about you but I am looking forward to June when Jupiter leaves Aries for another 12 yrs.

      xoxo diane~

  • Deb

    Indeed, we are on Saturn duty! Marching on for sure.

    Which is not without its rewards, apparently :). Today I not only got a really generous “tip” but also a “thank you”.

    Who gets a “thank you” anymore, huh?

    XO,
    Deb

    • Diane L

      Hey Deb!! :D

      Who gets a “thank you” anymore, huh?

      “Please” and “Thank you” need to return to everyone’s vocabulary, don’t they? Must be my Libra but I really believe in the value of being polite and mannerly.

      If you want an example of how effective it is when most folks use their manners, just look at how the Japanese people are dealing with the aftermath of their recent disaster. They set a sterling example for all of us, don’t they?! :D

      xoxo diane~

  • I am playing at being the starfish from Finding Nemo ‘find your happy place, find your happy place’

  • …….which is hard with this energy and a string of annoyances, like, your website being down within a week of being up, with no idea on when service shall return as normal…….siiiiiiiiiiigh

    • Diane L

      Thankfully that particular annoyance didn’t last long. Enough to make one a bit crazy though . . . :P

      xoxoxo diane~

  • Four hours after being out of it for six months was like a mini-death! Ahhh nice to see Mars firing up my dramatic levels lol Great article by the way. I hope you don’t mind but I am linking this and your Uranus piece to today’s card, when I finish it up that is xo

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