New Moon in Aries, March 27, 2017

There is nothing like this New Moon at 07° 37′ Aries on 27 March 2017, 07:57 PM PDT to get the juices flowing! It is the first New Moon after the equinox and energetically it is the real beginning of Aries Season now that both the seasonal cycle and the lunar cycle are in sync.

Surprisingly enough, this is a softer version of an Aries New Moon, in part because the luminaries are widely conjunct retrograde Venus in Aries. Venus prefers to use her natural charm to get her way and we would be wise to follow her example. Smile brightly and practice being assertive rather than aggressive.

Naturally Mars plays an important role now and because Mars is in earthy Taurus, he also has a calming effect on the New Moon. Additionally Mars in Taurus is exactly sextile Neptune in Pisces, adding more inertia to the mix. Mars-Neptune aspects tend to lack focus, thanks to Neptune’s lack of boundaries. However this sextile is very fertile, good for encouraging new growth whether in the garden or in our imaginations.

There is nothing like a Mercury-Uranus conjunction in Aries to get our minds working at top speed and thanks to a stabilizing trine from Saturn in Sagittarius, we may have time to grab some of those brilliant ideas whizzing by and put them to good use. If you have been struggling to come up with a better solution to a nagging problem, these three planets working together may provide a very original one.

The powerhouse aspect on this lunation is the waxing square between equitable Jupiter in Libra and controlling Pluto in Capricorn. This is the second of three passes and occurs at 19°. Those who have personal planets and/or Ascendant between 18° to 20° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will feel the punch of this aspect. The key to avoiding serious conflicts is to work diligently to find middle ground and come up with workable compromises.

We have an opportunity on this New Moon in Aries to forge strong, new beginnings if we always remember to treat others with kindness and respect. There is no need to get in a big hurry either. We can make excellent progress by moving ahead in a steady, controlled manner. Here’s to coming up with innovative ways to use our resources wisely to benefit as many people as possible. Have a wonderful time celebrating this refreshingly direct Aries New Moon!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Tree and New Moon © Vladimir Ivanov