Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon
Plant a seed tonight
Dark of the Moon
What we envision
Will come to be by the Full Moon’s light.
This New Moon in Aries (10:32am EDT/7:32am PDT) is a powerful one, filled not only with the usual Aries initiating intensity, but with a number of other aspects that crank up the challenges and complexity. I offer two viewpoints today.
First, from the wonderful Diane Lang (aka Neith) on her Libra Seeking Balance:
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!
Want another perspective? Here’s one that is short and to the point (and in my experience, unusually somber) from the brilliant Lance Ferguson:
Sunday’s Skywatch is explosive. The New Moon in Aries is conjunct Jupiter and opposite Saturn which is a rare and challenging alignment: Stop? Go?
A dangerous complication follows as Mars and Uranus meet in the heavens in feisty Aries at 3:52 PM Sunday afternoon. Energy meets unpredictability = grand slam or explosion.
With Mercury now Retrograde this aspect turns on the caution lights on Sunday. Breakdowns, accidents, armed conflicts and problems with electricity and computers are all more likely now—worldwide.
Used well, this marker has the guts to spit out the truth and to blaze a path towards honesty and justice. And the courage to get others to follow. Many things will change now and in the days and months ahead—no going back to the old ways.
This is the beginning of a revolution.
As times change…