The New Moon appeared on Wed, April 26. Its influence will extend for next 7-10 days. The New Moon is the time of experiencing the void, the space of new beginnings—when life stops and pauses in the darkness for a few moments.
With Sun and Moon in Taurus, it is a time of fertility, abundance, and beauty. It’s the perfect time to rework dreams, or imagine life falling into an exquisite rhythm. With all of the loveliness, it’s wise to meditate in natural surroundings whenever possible.
Sun and Moon in Taurus bestow a grounding influence on a slightly volatile chart; they give persistence and strength. (A strong earth influence helps when the entire world is changing.) Overall, the chart is balanced, enhancing all of the creative qualities of fire, water, air, and earth—although there is a continued influence on love and thought, the two aspects of higher spiritual work.
Sun, Moon, and Mercury trine (harmonious) Saturn (structure, time, karma), an aspect which can help with structure, concentration, and disciplined action. The trines lead to practical application of ideas and applied energy in the physical world. (They support Sun/Moon in Taurus.)
Mercury (mind, electronics) remains retrograde in Aries until May 3, slowing thought, communication, and the routine aspects of life. (Retrogrades often seem more intense in the last week of their passage. Part of the challenge lies in understanding the thought processes and making alterations.) Mercury conjuncts Uranus, which can lead to brilliant thoughts and greater understanding of the metaphysical world; it is also a volatile aspect that can bring sudden change.
Venus (love, feminine) is direct in the last degree of Pisces. Venus squares (tension) Saturn, indicating feelings of loneliness and self-criticism. (Saturn represents time and karma; it can feel cold and limiting.) Venus conjuncts (close to) Chiron, the wounded healer, indicating the possibility of healing patterns and old wounds through reflection on self-love and universal support.
Mars (action, masculine) sits in Gemini, which can scatter energies and focus. It can also cause nervousness and the desire to work on many projects at once—as opposed to a singular, concentrated effort. The placement tends to expand the energetics of Mercury retrograde. On the positive, it likes to move forward and see life from many, interesting perspective.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) remains in Libra, an air sign ruling balance. It opposes Uranus (quantum field, sudden change). When Jupiter opposes Uranus, it expands the “weirdness” and odd changes associated with Uranus. It asks for a renewal of beliefs, which can extend to changes in lifestyle and attitude in life.
Saturn (karma, discipline) trines (harmonious) Uranus, indicating the possibility of a positive mixture of New Age and the past. This aspect combines well with Jupiter opposite Uranus, calling for a review and renovation of our “dream” of life.
Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus square Pluto, dredging up the darkness of the past. Squares cause tension, but they require introspection. They also demand a clear look through the veil at the truth—before moving into regeneration.
Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s interpretations
Sun and Moon are on Taurus 7, The Woman of Samaria Comes to Draw Water from Jacob’s Well. This symbol refers to the parable of the Samaritan woman who drew water from the well and shared it with Jesus. The story relates the lack of judgement from Christ about her life and racial background. It also speaks of “living” water and eternal life. (Water is love in metaphysics. It composes 70% of the body, and pure water nourishes everyone.)
Mercury retrograde sits on Aries 27, Through Imagination, A Lost Opportunity is Regained. It’s a wonderful symbol of hope and renewal. Metaphysics teaches that it is possible to recreate opportunity through visualization and meditation, particularly through a state of connection.
Venus sits on Pisces 30, A Majestic Rock Formation, Resembling a Face Is Idealized by a Boy, Who Takes It as His Ideal of Greatness, And as He Grows Up, Begins to Look like It. Again, the emphasis lies in visualization, concentration, and time, which lead to manifestation. It’s a basic energetic principle of life taking on the appearance of the flow of our thoughts.
Mars is placed on Gemini 4, Holly and Mistletoe Bring the Holiday Spirit to a Home. The imagery refers to the happiness of home, the energetic presence of family and friends, and the simple joy of celebration. Mars rules energy at large, so the symbol can refer to placement of our focus in life.
Jupiter sits on Libra 16, After a Storm, A Boat Landing Stands in Need of Reconstruction. A boat landing represents a safe place for a boat to come into harbor. It can represent the need to rebuild aspects of life after a storm and/or emotional fluctuations, including the desire to work and make repairs in the physical world.
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.