Delicate blossoms of flowering trees break the gray skies of late spring rain, and the stars are luminous in the dark, night sky. The New Moon (March 27) marked the beginning of a new cycle of change. On the first few days following the New Moon, we should think of discarding old elements of our life. As the moon grows, it’s important to focus on creating our dreams and desires.
The new moon chart places our attention on the element of fire. Fire is creative, ruling dreams and passion. There are six planets in fire signs in the New Moon chart, which bestow incredible impetus to act on dreams and inner plans. This placement can give a burst of energy to move through obstacles and bring dreams into physical form.
Water is emotion, and spiritual mastery relates to emotion. By clearing emotional patterns, we find space for connection and insight. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces continue to emphasize the need to release emotional patterns based on our past experiences and beliefs. South Node in Pisces asks for the creation of new emotional patterns, which are based on compassion but bring change and results. (Emotional clearing takes work, but it clears the heart space—and brings freedom from limitation.)
Earth is the fabric of the physical world, and it is the substance that reflects our dreams, thoughts, and actions. Mars sits in Taurus, and Pluto is placed in Capricorn. Mars in Taurus gives strength to move through obstacles, create abundance, and enjoy the beauty of life. Mars (male, assertion) and Pluto (underworld, transformation) are trine (harmonious), indicating the possibility of financial success—by clearing old patterns and subconscious beliefs.
Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Uranus are placed in fire. Sun is the masculine, life giving force of the outer life, and Moon rules the feminine, emotional aspect of the inner self. Mercury is communication, and Venus is the beautiful aspect of the feminine in the physical world. Uranus rules change and awakening. All of the planets are placed in Aries, strengthening the pulse of creating the “new” and giving birth to the inner self. (This is a very strong pulse with planets in the same sign.)
Sun, Moon, and Venus square Saturn (limitation, karma), indicating a struggle between perceptions of the past and the motion of a new beginning. Saturn can refer to memories, which are perceived as the darker side of life. It may become necessary to override old beliefs and thoughts with a brighter vision of life, which is a wonderfully, conscious action.
Venus and Jupiter are retrograde. Together, they rule hope, abundance, beauty, and good fortune, making it an excellent time to dream up experiences along these lines of thought and emotion. When we “feel” what is lacking, it’s excellent to see (and plan to experience) the opposite.
Jupiter sits in Libra, the only air sign presented in the chart. Air brings clarity of thought, vision, and communication. Jupiter, the ruler of good fortune, is opposite Uranus (sudden change) and exactly square Pluto (underworld, transformation.) Jupiter square Uranus gives the urge to break through old patterns and increases the desire for freedom and new action.
Jupiter opposite Pluto can create a huge desire to succeed—at all costs. Pluto in Capricorn rules the finances and structure of the outer world. Jupiter in Libra speaks of justice and balance. Together in this aspect, they can create a focus to push through boundaries and accomplish a great deal. But Jupiter can exaggerate our feelings, and Pluto can add a huge feeling of drive. (It’s best move slowly and think about the best long-term outcome for everyone, who is involved.)
Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s Sabian Symbols
Sun and Moon are on Aries 8, “A Woman’s Hat with Streamers Blown by the East Wind.” The east wind is gentle; it marks new beginnings in the Native American system. In Eastern philosophy, it can refer to the journey of following the inner path.
Mercury sits on Aries 26, “A Person Possessed of More Gifts Than They Can Hold.” This symbol is perfect for this time of change. Each of us has abilities, powers, and insights, which may not have been revealed. By focusing on our inner abilities and gifts – and using them – we can bring about a great deal of positive change.
Venus is on Aries 4, “Two Lovers Strolling on a Secluded Walk.” With Venus retrograde, the symbol can point to enjoying love and experiencing – or experiencing the need for greater love and understanding. Venus retrograde encourages us to focus on the kind of love that we want to receive, experience, and give.
Mars is placed on Taurus 13, “ A Porter Carrying a Mountain of Luggage”. The symbol can refer to the need to release the “heaviness” of life or refusing to carry the burden of others. For many light workers, it may refer to need to release some of world karma and surrendering the connection with mass consciousness.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.