The New Moon appears on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:28 am. Sun and Moon are in the Aries, the sign of the ram. Aries marks the return of spring and the inherent possibilities associated with new beginnings. The fire sign denotes creativity, a strong will, and a fierceness with focus. On the negative, the sign can bring egocentric qualities and a scattered feeling In a moon chart, Aries brings creativity and rapidity along with a strong desire to begin a project and/or life in a new way.
As we continue to work with our collective experience of corona virus and other economic problems along with many environmental issues, the new moon chart hints at solutions.
The Sabian Symbols (a method of reading the aspects more deeply) gives broader indications. For example, the Sun and Moon sit on Aries, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. In metaphysics, the triangle is a symbol of harmony, white represents purity, and golden wings are help from heaven. By focusing on harmony within the self, we receive support from the unseen world. Jupiter (good fortune) is represented by “A Woman Entering the Convent”, which is an experience that may feel familiar in our current state of isolation.
Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) square North Node (spiritual direction for collective consciousness) in Cancer, the feminine water sign, which is nurturing and compassionate. (In other words, it’s important to continue with a slower pace and check for a compassionate outlook as opposed to flying to win or achieve.)
Sun and Moon conjunct Chiron (the wounded healer), which can amplify our awareness of our wounds and karma. It can also indicate the beginning of understanding the energy behind our group karma, which is a substantial part of any healing—as we can clear the karma when we identify and understand the obstacle. (Aspects with Chiron can bring back memories and old feelings associated with the past. Good memories align with the inner self. With difficult memories, we must understand the energy behind them if we hope to achieve positive change.)
Mercury (communications, mind) is placed in Pisces, a water sign which is intuitive as opposed to logical. It’s dreamy and unfocused, so don’t feel badly if you haven’t adjusted to your new home schedule. feels as opposed to thinking. In this placement, it’s dreamy, unorganized, and emotional. It causes difficulty with focus on routine tasks, interrupting thoughts and plans. Fortunately, Mercury trines (harmonious) Pluto (underworld, transformation) helps with the ability to discover secrets, solve mysteries, and find unexpected answers.
Venus is love and beauty, and she points to possible ways that lead out of the current dilemma. Placed in the earth sign of Taurus, Venus is about building beautiful forms in the material world, aligning with the earth, and seeing the loveliness of life in the present moment. Venus trines (harmonious) four planets, aligning our energy with her vibrations in several different forms.
Venus (love) in Taurus, gives connection with the earth and heightens the sense of physical love. Venus forms beautiful aspects, which could be very helpful, Venus trines Mars (male energy, action), giving harmony between the male/female aspect of the self and the sexes. Venus trines Jupiter (good fortune), heightening the presence of love and expanding its good. Venus trines Pluto (transmutation, underworld), giving the ability to transform relationships in new ways. It can help in finding and expressing the transformative quality of love in creative ways.
Venus (love) and Jupiter (good fortune) sextile Neptune (mysticism, illusion). With this aspect, we can see through the illusion of sickness and fear by moving into love and hope. Whenever Jupiter and Neptune align positively, there is always greater hope and possibility for goodness and growth.
Mars (male, overall energy) is exalted in Capricorn, giving strength, willpower, and courage to overcome difficult circumstances. In this positive placement, it brings power to overcome resistance and obstacles, bestowing strength on every level of life. Mars squares (tension) Uranus, causing a desire for the new world (Uranus) and the need for the safety of the familiar. (We can see this in the outer world.)
Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) moved into Aquarius, and it tends to affect borders, structures, and boundaries. Saturn sat in Aquarius with a new emphasis on humanitarian values with focus on group endeavors and positive changes for the collective. Aquarius is a fixed sign, which can indicate a fixed point of view that needs examination. It prefers tolerance, fairness, and a cooperative point of view.
Uranus is in Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus. In the few months since it’s movement into Taurus, we’ve become a new cycle that breaks the old cycle of movement, pollution of the earth, and the habit of spending as a form of enjoyment. (There’s nowhere to go!) If we take the opportunity, there’s ample time to breathe in the spring beauty and take a pause to gaze at the flowers.
The Collective Change
On the collective level, change occurs through the conjunctions of Mars (male, energy), Jupiter (good fortune), Saturn (limitation), and Pluto (transformation, underworld). Pluto rules collective energy, and conjunctions represent planets in close proximity, which amplifies their qualities. In short, these are global changes that will continue throughout 2020.
Challenges usually involve change, the ability to align with courage, hope, and right action. Mars placed in Capricorn supports the shift. Jupiter in Aquarius provides humanitarian values and new thoughts and ideas. Saturn (limitation, karma) may point to the need for commitment to spiritual values and practices, which support the earth. Pluto plunges us into the underworld where there are fear and shadows, but it also lends support for transformation if we are willing to embrace the truth of the change.
- The chart is basically positive with tools and energy to begin work on the current global epidemic. The forecast points to the power of love (aspects with Venus), the importance of healing the earth (Uranus in Taurus), and the strength of inner will and courage (Mars in Capricorn)
- Sun (life) and Moon (emotions) in Aries stimulate our will power and intelligence. They also mark the time of a new beginning (although it’s not yet defined.).
- Sun/Moon square with North Node (group spiritual direction) reminds us to remain compassionate as we find personal solutions for life—and to think of others with kindness when we can.
- Sun/Moon conjunction with Chiron may stimulate old wounds and memories. (There’s usually something that we don’t yet understand energetically with negative memories that replay. When we grasp the message and lesson, the memory dissipates.)
- Saturn in Aquarius seeks new boundaries, borders, and structures in the world, which encompass a new way of life.
- The Collective Conjunctions bring humanity together on a global level. This will continue throughout 2020.
Sabian Symbols based on the work of Lynda Hill
Sun/Moon sit on Aries 5, “A White Triangle with Golden Wings”. It’s a perfect symbol for this time. A triangle is a symbol of harmony and balance, and golden wings suggest help from the angels and/or spiritual world. By coming into harmony through the inner self, we evoke help from the higher aspects of life.
Mercury is placed on Pisces 7, “Illuminated by a Shaft of Light, A Large Cross Lies on the Rocks Surrounded by Sea and Mist”. A cross implies mastery of all four worlds—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Surrounded by sea and mist may imply overcoming emotion on a personal and worldly level. (Mass consciousness emits emotion, and we overcome it to attain mastery.)
Venus is on Taurus 21, “A Moving Finger Points to Significant Passages in a Book”. Significant passages may refer to finding knowledge, researching scientific or holistic material, and/or feeling led to spiritual passages.
Mars is on Capricorn 26, “A Nature Spirit Dancing in the Mist of a Waterfall”. A nature spirit dancing refers to the light heartedness, which can be found when conversing with nature and/or taking time from the seriousness of life. It’s about finding the balance between the lightness of the spiritual world and responsibilities, which are inherent in daily life.
Jupiter is placed on Capricorn 24, “A Woman Entering A Convent”. Jupiter rules good fortune, and the image may seem very familiar at this time. In short, good fortune comes from separation from society and the outer world. It marks a time of inner contemplation, renewing faith, and working on the “big” picture of life.
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 alignment with their inner path.
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