New Moon in Taurus ♉
The Sabian symbol for todays New Moon in Taurus ♉: “A man very cheerful in his working clothes is handling a mountain of baggage the best he can.”. The baggage we have may be heavy, or the mountain ahead daunting, but the New Moon is a great time to start with a fresh intention, energy, and inspiration to handle it - the best we can, and even with cheerfulness.
“Among the many things which the aspirant needs to cultivate there are few which are as important as cheerfulness, enthusiasm and equipoise, and these are rendered impossible unless he succeeds in cutting out worry from his life.” ~Meher Baba
Excitement, boldness, and strong gut feelings abound!
The potential for dynamism and liveliness is high today. Mars ♂, the archetype of going after what you want with zeal and confidence, is amplified by Jupiters ♃ expansiveness and the Moons ☽ sensitive emotional receptors. Excitement, boldness, and strong gut feelings abound as the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter join in 23º Aries.
To consciously honor Saturn...
Faithfully persisting towards goals, learning step-by-step, and overcoming challenges or perceived blockages may yield especially fruitful results today as Venus opposes Saturn (♀☍♄). By consciously honoring Saturn with a realistic, responsible attitude, we lay foundations to support the important relationships or creative projects that are of true value to us, thereby creating opportunities for love & beauty to blossom.
Mercury “re-born” brings new messages...
During Mercury Retrograde, Mercury appears to move backwards. It also fades out of visibility in the night sky. As Mercury stations direct, it reappears in the morning sky.
“The Egyptians saw the appearance of a Morning Star as a God rising from the UnderWorld - the realm of the Dead, and thus being re-born... As Mercury Stations direct [in Aries], we are receiving personal messages about how we need to be re-born into the Warrior archetype and how to communicate, move and problem solve like a Warrior... It is not so much about conquering anything or anyone else as much as conquering your own fears or feelings of inadequacy or inability.” ~Gary Caton
Mercury is direct!
Mercury went direct at 6:04a EDT, after 3 weeks of inner reflection, reconnecting with the past, and possibly dealing with mishaps or miscommunications. Mercury retrograde doesnt cause problems, but rather the problems that were building under the surface are often revealed during the retrograde part of the cycle. Now things can move forward with the bugs worked out, but the transition days can be funky!
Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries
As Mercury slows to turn direct tomorrow, we may yet experience a few surprises: Venus, goddess of all things beautiful, artistic, and charming collides with brilliant but rule-breaking Uranus in the impetuous sign of Aries... Not to mention Venus is not so comfortable with fast-acting, trailblazing Aries, as he represents the opposite of her more balanced and receptive nature.
Although Venus (Aphrodite) and Mars (Ares) are opposite, as we know, opposites attract. In mythology they were lovers.
Sun enters Taurus, Venus enters Aries
Today the Sun enters Taurus ♉, sign of the bull. Taurus is about savoring the tastes and textures, basking in the the richness and fullness of the moment, and enjoying the pleasures of music, nature, and touch. Tomorrow however, Venus enters Aries ♈, so we will still have 5 planets expressing through the fiery, passionate, and action-oriented archetype of the ram.
A Full Moon tonight in Libra
A Full Moon tonight at 28º Libra ♎ - the sign of balance, beauty, and empathy. The Sabian symbol for this Moon: “A man stands alone in surrounding gloom. Were his eyes open to spirit things he would see helping angels arriving.” The word, ‘alone derives from ‘all + ‘one. The etymology suggests that the one inside who feels alone is, in fact, all one with the Infinite.
We all have all 12 archetypes (signs) of the zodiac in us.
We all have all 12 archetypes (signs) of the zodiac in us. We are complex multidimensional beings. The Sun (identity, purpose), Moon (emotional nature & predisposition), and rising sign (persona, personality) are 3 of the prominent components of the psyche, but there is also the private self, the public self, & the self one becomes in intimate relationships, for instance. All this is illustrated in the birth chart.
Mars square Pluto, Mercury conjunct Jupiter
There is a confrontation between Mars, feisty god of war, and Pluto, lord of the underworld. Unconscious factors may be fueling strong emotions and creating tension. Can we face our demons, let go of the compelling drive to control, & express our truths with self-awareness? Action may feel urgent as the process of transformation is sparked, yet with Mercury retrograde, we are still in a period of inward reflection.
Also, tonight Mercury (retrograde) conjoins Jupiter, stimulating a review of internal connections or outer reconnections, and inspiring copious communication. Through it there is an opportunity for optimism and faith - that any friction, which may feel counter to our well-being, is actually serving to expand and lift consciousness.
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