This New Moon may be at 28° 25′ Aries on 18 April 2015, 11:57 PDT and fire may be the dominate element at the moment but there are clearly changes afoot. I have the impression the Universe is about to inform everyone it is time to quit dashing from one crisis to the next and start living in the present.
First off we are almost at the end of Aries season and the closest aspect to the luminaries is a wide, out-of- sign inconjunct to Saturn in Sagittarius . . . an aspect asking both the Aries Sun and Moon to slow down some. Then Mars, Aries’ ruler, is in stubborn, practical Taurus who is in no hurry no matter what the emergency is.
Mars in Taurus has plenty of support from other planets including a waxing trine to Pluto in Capricorn, a conjunction to Mercury and a waning sextile to Neptune in Pisces. All together this suggests the need to take some time to evaluate our current position carefully. For instance how are we sitting financially? Do we need to concentrate on consolidating our assets or perhaps look for better paying work? Do we need to do repairs to our homes? Taking care of what we already have is far more important than rushing out to acquire more which is something Jupiter in Leo disagrees with (Jupiter squares Mars-Mercury). Neptune in Pisces contributes the desire to put the needs of our loved ones before our own.
Sweet, lighthearted Venus in Gemini is in the process of pulling away from a challenging opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius. While Saturn can have a stabilizing effect on Venus, it also tends to take much of fun out of life for her. In her desire to break free and play, she may be tempted to go too far in the other direction and a waxing square to Neptune in Pisces encourages this. Whenever Neptune aspects Venus, boundaries fade and illusions arise. What seems wonderful and special in the moment can fade away like fairy gold in the morning sun. Enjoy but be careful when selecting your playmates.
Yes, the Uranus-Pluto square is still hanging around but receives far less juice than it did on the Full Moon in Libra for which I am exceedingly grateful! Now that Pluto has stationed retrograde, Uranus will pull away from the square more quickly.
The Aries New Moon offers us once last opportunity to celebrate the joyfulness and creativity of fire before we begin our journey through Taurus Country. This is a natural transition and a very welcome one. Use the New Moon to process the last month or so in order to make a fresh start focusing on the tangible side of life. One thing Aries does well is set us on the path forward . . . time to get moving!