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New Moon in Aries, April 10, 2013

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Lest we forget it is still Aries season, this New Moon at 20° 41′ Aries on 10 April 2013 at 02:35 AM PDT will remind us. The Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars are all within 3° of one another shouting we are ARIES from the roof tops.

Aries is “first person, singular” and that is what this New Moon in all about. Unlike the recent Libra Full Moon where the luminaries connected to the outer planets, this time the luminaries’ aspect only personal planets – Venus and Mars are conjunct and Mercury in Pisces is semi-sextile. Our motivation comes from within. What inspires us? Where do we want to focus our thoughts and energy? Are there new projects we wish to dive into? What changes do we need to make to improve our personal health and well-being?

Mercury in Pisces semi-sextile the New Moon does add a dreamy note and if your best ideas drift up from your unconscious, this aspect will help. Take note of what surfaces just as you are going to sleep or upon awakening. Mercury is only days away from entering Aries (13 April) and once it does, we probably will be fully engaged in making things happen rather than spending time in contemplation.

That Venus-Mars conjunction in Aries is heating up our love lives and encouraging plenty of flirting of the rambunctious teasing variety. Whilst your typical fire sign will love it, more sensitive water types may be offended. Take a few moments to consider your audience before letting fly. Of the air signs, Libra is most likely to find Aries style flirting over the top. Libra does love the Aries zest for life and all but wince occasionally at what comes out of a typical Aries mouth. Earth signs are so “earthy” a little crudeness doesn’t even register.

Is this a good New Moon to initiate something new and launch new ventures? Overall I’m say yes though I do have some caveats. If it is something personal like getting on board with a new exercise regime or starting a personal blog to express your thoughts, then go for it. Aries at its best is all about who we are as individuals and the efforts we expend on our own behalf.

Adding to the urge to move is the Locomotive Chart Pattern with Saturn in Scorpio as the leading planet. This suggests the best path to success includes running our ideas past someone of experience or using a proven format of some kind. A well structured plan backed by the powers that be is far more likely to win approval.

Big projects aimed at influencing the collective may not fare so well. The reason I say that is because the very stressful pattern revolving around Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is still in effect though this is the last lunation it will be. Fresh, innovative ideas continue to be met with skepticism by the entrenched powers that be. By the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on 25 April Jupiter will have moved out of orb leaving Uranus in Aries to battle it out alone.

Neptune in Pisces continues to dream its dreams and unless you have personal planets or Ascendant at 4°, you are not likely to be troubled by it . . . thankfully.

Individual effort counts on this Aries New Moon. Put your best foot forward and don’t look back! Being tactful never hurts either . . . something Aries can overlook.

Please read Karen’s take on this New Moon on Isis Moon Tarot!

On a personal note: All of the Aries stellium is in my fifth house opposing the midpoint between my Libra Sun and Moon . . . that ought to crank up my creativity! Mercury in Pisces is trine my natal Ascendant, helpful for saying the right thing at the right time. I always need help with that! *grin*

Jupiter in Gemini is back making his last pass over my North Node in Gemini. Maybe it is time to improve my interface with my audience by giving my website a face lift. If I decide to get serious about doing so, I’ll let everyone know.

Important Update: Spring is here and the demands of the growing season are beginning to kick in. I may post less here and add more daily astro-weather reports on my FB page (those show up on Twitter).

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18 comments to New Moon in Aries, April 10, 2013

  • What a stunning, stunning image! Great write up for a fascinating New Moon! Autumn here and it is thankfully starting to feel so. It has been a very hot summer for us, so I hope it doesn’t follow through up North!

    • Diane L

      What a stunning, stunning image!

      I’ve found some truly excellent artists on deviantART, many from Eastern Europe. :D

      Autumn here and it is thankfully starting to feel so. It has been a very hot summer for us, so I hope it doesn’t follow through up North!

      Me too! Here in the PNW we’ve enjoyed a string of beautiful mild Spring days though that certainly hasn’t been the case elsewhere. An Irish friend told me it has rained buckets & people from the Eastern seaboard have had far too much late season snow. May you have a cool, damp, GREEN Winter!

      xoxoxoxo diane~

      • I love deviantart and have been a member there for ages now ;) it’s my secret hideaway lol There is some amazing talent there, that’s for sure!

  • Maria

    I get the sense this weekend and next week are going to be rocking and rolling for me. All those planets in Aries including that New Moon are now going to oppose my 6th house Mercury-Saturn-Pluto stellium while squaring my Capricorn MC (essentially creating a loose Grand Cross if you count the IC axis)! They’re also all trining my 8th house Neptune, which is nice.

    Can’t really guess what this might mean anymore, things are changing rapidly on a daily basis and I’ve got a ton going on. All I know is I gotta start getting ready for my next temporary job and then my summer job!

    • Diane L

      Hi Maria!

      All those planets in Aries including that New Moon are now going to oppose my 6th house Mercury-Saturn-Pluto stellium while squaring my Capricorn MC (essentially creating a loose Grand Cross if you count the IC axis)! They’re also all trining my 8th house Neptune, which is nice.

      Loose Grand Cross in cardinal can give boost one’s energy levels & it seems you can use that. :D Hey, trines to Neptune are far, far better than conjunctions or squares! *grin*

      Good luck keeping your flow going & getting ready for your temp job!

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Jeannie

    This new moon falls exactly on my DC with my rulers, Venus and mars conjunction, close by. Dare I hope for a love life :-)?

    • Diane L

      Hey Jeannie!
      This new moon falls exactly on my DC with my rulers, Venus and mars conjunction, close by. Dare I hope for a love life :-) ?
      If not some improvement in your love life at least some love from long term friends! :D

      xoxoxo diane~

  • I read that venus conjunct mars would be good this weekend. I am libra born 4th october 1966 at 3.05 am . just been told my boyfriend is gay after 12 years together and also experienced nasty abuse i dont think i will ever recover from. what is going on!I have also been threatened by his boyfriend in which my ex has reinforced

    • Diane L

      Welcome Julie!

      It would appear you have a fixed T-Square with your Taurus Moon opp Neptune in Scorpio & both square Mars in Leo in the late degrees. Approx. 12 yrs ago Uranus in Aquarius opp your natal Mars & triggered this natal T-Square. If your Mars is close to your ASC then Uranus in Aquarius was near your DES increasing the appeal of a Uranian type man . . . smart, quirky, erratic. Neptune-Moon aspects are very capable of helping us hide the truth from ourselves. *sigh* Do your best to forgive yourself, OK? Fixed Moon & Mars may explain why this all lasted as long as it did.

      Now Pluto in Cappy is squaring your Libra Sun as Uranus in Aries moves to oppose it. I see the abuse as related to Pluto & the abrupt revelation points to Uranus. If I were in your shoes I would sever all connections to this man & his boyfriend ASAP, then sit down with yourself or with a trusted friend to figure out how to prevent being drawn into this type of situation again.

      As for the Venus-Mars conj . . . it will be the apex of a Yod with your natal Pluto-Uranus in Virgo sextile Neptune in Scorpio as the base. An opportunity to dig into your “whys”.

      Be kind & patient with yourself. Please. :)

      xoxoxo diane~

    • Best wishes to you too xo it’s a tough time

  • Brex

    New Moon takes place conjunct my natal Chiron, although I don’t know much about Chiron. First, the Mars-Venus conjunction and then the new Moon. It seems like a positive compromise. I am suffering form a back hernia (my right leg is half paralysed, so now it’s serious and I will have a MRI scan on the 19th of April) so I hope there is some healing coming up! Even if knives (Mars) are needed, I want to go on with my life. Oh, and it’s all taking place in my Mars-ruled second house (and opposite my progressed Moon in the eighth house, but I’ll try not to think about that ;-)
    My own intuition is: it must be positive.

    • Diane L

      {{{{{Brex}}}}}}

      New Moon takes place conjunct my natal Chiron, although I don’t know much about Chiron. First, the Mars-Venus conjunction and then the new Moon. It seems like a positive compromise. I am suffering form a back hernia (my right leg is half paralysed, so now it’s serious and I will have a MRI scan on the 19th of April) so I hope there is some healing coming up!

      OMG! How much pain are you in? A lot? In general those transits to your Chiron do seem positive or at least may mark the beginning of helpful change. Kinda depends on the aspects to your Chiron. Chiron can show us where we seriously undervalue a part of ourselves though we’re usually quite good at helping others shine in those areas.

      Hopefully you will know far more after your MRI. Take care!

      xoxoxoxoxoxo diane~

    • Oh no! Best wishes to you and may your healing be swift *typing hugs*

  • Brex

    Thank you Diane and Pixie for the hugs, I really need them right now :-)
    Took a quick “scan” (OMG how can I make a joke like that ?!) at my natal Chiron and saw that it is part of my Saturn-Venus opposition (Sat in Cn 6th house – Venus in Cap 12th house, so Saturn is stronger), I think you call it a T-square (Chiron 20th degree Aries squares both). Hmm I can make something of that, my condition makes it impossible for me to work (6th house) and because of the medical investigations and an upcoming surgery, it has to do with enormous fears (12th house). I have extreme claustrophobia, I found out, so I am more scsred of MRI then the surgery itself! Or maybe that is what I think nów ;-).
    To stay with Chiron, it is also widely trine my Mars-Neptune conjunction in the tenth house (close to Midheaven), so I guess surgery could be a good way to heal, and if I don’t wake up, I’ll go straight to (Mid)heaven. Sorry, but joking is the only way for me to try to handle this.
    Further, I still have to think about how I can easily heal others where I cannot heal myself. One side of my character is quite Plutonian, I am very good at poking other’s sensitivities, but then they get angry ;-) the other side is that I have a lot of understanding for pains and personal hurts, but never in a way that it brings a reward for me. Somehow it has to be totally altruistic, so I still have to learn not to overdo it. How not to get used.

  • Brex

    Oh, forgot to say! The thing is, I have not much pain! As long as I don’t do much… no shopping, no carrying, no sports, no work… this is why my world is getting smaller and smaller and the reason I am willing to accept that surgery could be needed. I don’t have much of a life now! I have had real bad periods of back ache, but I know what to do (or actually NOT to do) to avoid them.

  • Brex

    Ps: and I am very good at telling people what they are good at, how to appreciate themselves, why they are *special* but find it hard to do that to myself. Low self-esteem. Maybe this is exactly Chiron: it is my talent to show other people how to appreciate themselves, but other people can not, or just don’t do that to me! While I need it so hard! This must be it! :-)

  • Interesting between my natal saturn and n. node. My natal saturn is 8 degrees Aries and N. Node is 27 degrees. Strange week of apathy…perhaps a new moon in Aries is the fire I need. Hmmmmm 3rd house to boot….

  • Brex

    @ Debbie: I think you’ll get more energy and movement when Mercury reaches Aries (around 14th April)