No doubt about it, this New Moon at 14° 35′ Leo on 6 August 2013, 05:51 PM PDT is going to wake everyone up! An electrifying trine to Uranus in Aries gives the luminaries a serious creative jolt whilst Uranus is also part of a T-Square with Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Cancer.
Having Uranus trine the New Moon is wonderful! Here’s hoping this will reawaken our creativity and self-expression. Nothing like a dose of fire sign enthusiasm to open our eyes and encourage us to get moving again. The trine softens the edginess and may prevent the need to explore the extremes of risky behavior. Don’t be surprised if you see children running around shrieking with laughter and generally acting goofy!
If you are grinding your teeth and feeling the need to rebel against the status quo, you’re probably taping into the cardinal T-Square with Jupiter in Cancer plus the influence of the waning square to Mars in Cancer (exact on July 31). Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn forms the base of the T-Square now and I see these two planets as far more likely to cooperate than not. Jupiter in Cancer loves the idea of a traditional family as does Pluto in Capricorn. They are willing to join ranks against what they see as flouting those sacred traditions by Uranus in Aries. Uranus in Aries is probably the most extreme teenager ever . . . willing to do anything to break free of what it perceives as stifling boundaries. Those most likely to be drawn into these conflicts are people with personal planets and Angles from 9° to 12° in the cardinal signs. “You’re not the boss of me” is one possible theme!
The New Moon marks the beginning of an active period with Jupiter completing the T-Square. It will begin to wane after the exact square of Jupiter to Uranus on August 21, the day after the second Full Moon in Aquarius. It is my thought this translation of the T-Square will play out more in the collective than when the Sun, Venus and Mars in Cancer each acted as the trigger planet. Jupiter is much more interested in the big picture and taking philosophical stands than yelling at mom and dad.
Now I will return to more pleasant topics like the waning sextile between Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer (exact on August 2). These two are very sweet together. Both are extremely sensitive to the needs of others and show their affection with gestures rather than words. Your sweetheart might be inspired to clean your house or cook you dinner . . . both wonderful gestures in my opinion.
Even though the Grand Trine with Jupiter is now history, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces are still trine and sending calming energy out into the disturbed collective. If you have personal planets or Angles from 4° to 5° in the water signs, you may continue to be called upon to act as a peacemaker.
Mercury in Cancer is cruising along by itself and will finally leave Cancer for fiery Leo on August 8. Mercury in Leo will be ready, willing and able to start sharing the wonderful, innovative ideas generated by the Uranus-New Moon trine.
The sky is still dominated by cardinal water and that means we are still being driven by our emotions. We need to continue to practice objectivity as best we can.
As New Moons go, this one is great for coming up with new solutions to old problems and may mark a turning point for many people. The atmosphere is charged and somewhat dangerous but still exhilarating, especially for those who enjoy living on the edge. Take time to carefully consider your next step and remember to act with kindness and consideration for other people’s feelings.
On a personal note: This New Moon conjoins my Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Leo and is sextile my Libra Moon. With Mercury in Cancer square my Libra Sun-Chiron, perhaps I will be able to resolve some old, painful issues. One can hope!
Saturn is almost ready to make the last exact pass over my natal Jupiter . . . something I’m looking forward to. I have the sense Saturn has delayed the benefits of the Jupiter-Mars conjunction in Cancer trine my natal Jupiter. Saturn has a way of doing that.
The Jupiter-Pluto opposition creates a T-Square with my natal Neptune in Libra and I really have no idea how THAT will play out! *grin* I guess I’ll find later!