Uranus in Aries makes one last big splash by conjoining the luminaries on this New Moon at 26° 02′ Aries on 15 April 2018, 06:57 PM PDT. By this time next year, Uranus will be firmly established in Taurus. Since the Aries Sun and Moon square Pluto in Capricorn, we’ll probably have opportunities to review all those delightful Uranus-Pluto square issues from the past eight years or so. If we’re lucky, we may be able to finally put most of them to rest.
This New Moon in Aries is all about the need for autonomy, and with Pluto squaring the luminaries we may be willing to do almost anything to achieve our independence. How far we’ll go depends on how desperate we feel, and for some that might be way too far. That expression about ‘throwing the baby out with the bath water’ applies in this instance. If we have a solid plan of action to follow, we can use the tremendous energy generated on this New Moon effectively. This is not a good time to fly by the seat of our pants.
Thankfully there is a Cradle Pattern in earth and water that should help balance the extreme Aries energy and keep us tethered to reality. Venus in Taurus opposing Jupiter in Scorpio forms the base with Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces the top. We can access plenty of loving compassion as well as pragmatic, tenacious ‘can do’ energy to keep us moving along the best path for each of us. I really like this energy for combining financial savvy with heart which is perfect for finding win-win scenarios.
Mercury in Aries stationed direct at 04° 47′ Aries a few hours before the New Moon, and consequently is at a standstill. And it does make a waxing square to Saturn in Capricorn (exact on April 25). As much as we’d love to rush ahead with our plans, this square says take your time and go over them carefully before implementing them. If we do get in a hurry, chances are good we may run into resistance from those in authority which will slow things down anyway.
The ‘push-pull’ energy so prevalent these days is very much in evidence on this New Moon in Aries. If anything, it is intensified. The Aries Sun, Moon, Mercury and Uranus demand we forge ahead but the six planets in earth and water demand we take a more measured approach. We might want to ask ourselves how our personal needs/desires align with the greater good of our own communities. Another factor is there are no planets in air to feed the Aries fire or help maintain the necessary objectivity for good decision making. That being said, this is a wonderful New Moon for making a fresh start . . . as long as we proceed with caution.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Aries © Jian Guo