What’s not to like about this New Moon at 02° 22′ Aries, March 22, 2012 07:37 AM PDT? It signals the true beginning of the astrological New Year and conjoins an extremely energizing Uranus in Aries. However, if you go dashing off full speed ahead you could end falling flat on your face even with the empowering Grand Trine in earth.
The driving force of the Aries stellium (Sun, Moon, Mercury and Uranus) yearns for total freedom and it isn’t going to get it – too many obstacles and blockages to get around. First there is the small detail of Aries’ ruler, Mars, still being retrograde in Virgo, second, Saturn in Libra is inconjunct the New Moon and last but not least Mercury is retrograde.
Usually the Aries New Moon is the perfect time to implement plans and launch new projects, and we can do that . . . as long as we have several backup options already in place. Mars in Virgo is going to insist on having all the proper forms filled out in triplicate, all the financing verified and everything cleared with the proper authorities. Saturn in Libra’s job is to ensure equity for all parties through compromise and cooperation. Anytime Mercury is retrograde in impatient Aries, please speak slowly and clearly because the mind often is racing ahead of the mouth!
Something else to be aware of is the semi-sextile of Neptune in Pisces to retrograde Mercury. If something sounds too good to be true, it likely is. Sentiment can interfere with making sensible decisions and thus wreck havoc with budgets, etc; and wishful thinking is another hazard under this influence.
On the plus side, we have the ongoing, very productive Grand Trine with Mars in Virgo, Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. Jeff Jawer of StarIQ offers a terrific explanation of how these three planets work together for everyone’s benefit – Grand Trine in Earth Sign, March 12-14, 2012. The Grand Trine ties into the New Moon via an inconjunct from Mars in Virgo. Yes, that’s far from ideal but it still allows us to tap into the resources and power created by the Grand Trine. If we take care to approach problem solving, particularly related to finances, with care, thoughtfulness and practicality we can accomplish great things. The main caveat is there are bound to be delays on the implementation side and to plan accordingly.
Lovely Venus in Taurus is essentially operating on her own on this lunation, allowing those who have planets and Angles from 16° to 19° in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) to enjoy her sweetness with no strings attached. Earth sign folk (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) along with Venus ruled Libra, get kisses too. It is OK to enjoy life now and then!
As long as we don’t get ahead of ourselves, we can benefit from the influx of new ideas and enthusiasm generated by this New Moon. Use the time wisely and abandon notions of instant gratification, because this is a great time for planting seeds for long term goals. It’s all about practicing patience until you can’t STAND it anymore!!
On a personal note: The only conjunction for me is Saturn sitting on my natal Chiron in Libra, always good for reminding me about all the ways I shoot myself in the foot. Otherwise, the New Moon stellium in Aries is trine my natal Venus in Sagittarius and Mars in Virgo is sextile my Jupiter in Scorpio – both pleasant aspects that will hopefully bring new inspiration for creative ways to improve my income.
P.S. Mercury will be stationing direct on 4 April and Mars on13 April . . . *grin*