NEW MOON in ARIES – APRIL 18, 2015

If you ask me what was this new moon in Aries like for me, I will tell you that it was the reason why I could not write about it before. I caught a virus that left me without energy and without being able to eat for the past three days, which in a way was good for a bit detox. I must also add that this lunation coincided exactly, by square with my Sun-Moon angular opposition. But, of course, watching the news from the confort of my sofa, I see that a boat with more than 700 people sank in the Mediterranean sea and only 20 odd people, have been rescued, which automatically cancelled my pathetic attempt to feel the victim of the forces of the Universe.
Even so, although late, I couldn’t let this one pass and not write about this important event of the year, because the lunations in Aries are definitely the major force and the initiation of the modality of the astrological year. Aries reminds me of the first card of the Tarot, the Fool. The beginning of the journey, the innocence of the first attempt, and my mind disobediently goes back to the story about those immigrants, who after paying more than 5 or 6 thousand euros to cross the ocean, in the worst possible conditions, end up at the bottom of the it. The most unbearable and puzzling feeling in this story, apart from the ruthless lucrative action of those who benefit financially from such a journey, is that rush to go in search of their dreams, on the other side of the Mediterranean sea, knowing that these shipwrecks occur almost weekly, and that it is possible that they will never reach the other side. And this is what speaks of Aries and the card of the Fool. I don’t speak here of unconsciousness, or irresponsibility of those who travel with their families, knowing that they may all perish in the attempt, because that would be to analyse the situation from a European point of view, but that impulse to action, to start something better, something that will remove them from lethargic despair, which are trying to escape from. And this is Aries, too. That energy that leads to action, to survival at all costs. No matter the mistakes that you might make, just “go for it”, says Aries. If you make a mistake is good, because it means that you have tried, which is infinitely better than not trying at all. Lethargy is not an Aries trait.
Mars, the ruler of Aries, is the archetype of the Warrior, he who goes to war, knowing that he may die, and at the moment is in Taurus forming a square to Jupiter in Leo, which also explains the thinking with excessive optimism, without measuring the consequences correctly. For this lunation it also coincided with Pluto and Pallas, by trine. Mars in Taurus, acts in an unusual way in this sign, since Taurus is quite slow. But this contact,however, leads us to the reflection of what happens when we do not have our normal energy level, either by illness, fatigue, excess of partying, etc. Venus in Gemini also is in a square to Neptune in PISCES, exact yesterday, at the same time that Mercury in Taurus, contacted it by sextile, which leads us to pay more attention to pleasure, creativity, romance and to party. Absolutely brilliant, if the weekend was just to relax and have fun, but copiously less gratifying, if you should be alert and active. Saturn from Sagittarius opposed this lunation, therefore the frustration in one form or another, will have been felt in our daily routine, during this past weekend. Something we had planned to do, may not have happened as expected, or forces beyond our control, thwarted our efforts to arrive to good end.
Neptune and Vesta are in exact conjunction today, therefore, the desire for recovery, regeneration and reaching for purification are evident on this day. We yield to the force of the feminine, the healer. Order and everyday responsibility calls, while the Moon moves into Gemini tonight, opposing Saturn and Mercury will reach the square with Jupiter. As we have seen on many occasions, this huge planet, the largestof our little solar system, can be very beneficial and also “greatly” negative, if we give in to its sense of grandiosity and excess, discounting Saturn to help us keep our feet on the ground.
Today my soul weeps for all those souls at the bottom of the Mediterranean, some of them, little babies that common sense tells us that they could not have chosen such end. The question for this first Monday after the New Moon in Aries is: what is your resolution for this month or this year? whatever you do, don’t put it off.

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Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces and the Full Moon in Aries, September 23rd, 2010

Interesting week this coming week! Here we are at the point when Jupiter and Uranus meet again in Pisces, this time exactly at almost 29º. Having met at the end of May near this point and exactly conjuncted at 0º Aries on June 8th, we have been seeing all sort of protests and manifestations and confrontation in the religious world.
The Islamic Center’s construction 2 blocks away from Ground Zero, was one, then the Florida Preacher, who’s threaten with burning copies of the Koran, for S-11’s anniversary, to then desist due to repeated death threats to him and a convincing conversation with the White House. Then came Stephen Hawkins with his new book The Grand Design excluding God from the Creation of the Universe and now, exactly for the Jupiter Uranus conjunction, the Pope visits Scotland and England surrounded by the controversy of the sexual abuse perpetrated by some of the members of the Church and being forced to apologize to the families of the victims and the rest of us.
If we had any doubts that Pisces and Jupiter have to do with our beliefs, they are now over. This is a preparation for the brief entry of Neptune into the sign of the Fishes, in April 2011 where it will stay around the 0º Pisces until the 6th of August when it will dip back into Aquarius until February 4th, 2012 to then re-enter Pisces until January 2026.
Jupiter and Uranus meet in Pisces when they are both in their retrograde motion. As we have seen with other retrogrades, they seem to bring an opportunity for reflecting on decisions taken or to be taken, for re-thinking situations that need our attention.
Taking into consideration that it is Jupiter and in its own sign of Pisces, Religion is without a doubt one the issues we need to think about as a group of people. As the human group.
As Neptune traveled though Aquarius, we have seen the re-emergence of fanatical religious groups which have caused death and fear to the world.
In the mutual reception of Uranus in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius, all these amazing nets of Internet social communities have become overwhelming: Facebook, You Tube and the rest of them. It has changed the way we relate and communicate with each other.
When Jupiter and Uranus met in Aries we all got a positive impulse to do something with our lives, and many of us have moved in the right direction. Yet, before these two go back to Aries, we need to re-adjust few things to not to repeat mistakes of the past. If you have not followed the inner impulse for action that the 0º of Aries brought, this is the perfect time to look inside yourself and ask why? What is that part of you that stops you from doing what your heart is asking you to do? Time to establish some kind of dialogue with yourself. In the Northern Hemisphere we had the Summer and that is the moment to stop and relax, yet this is the kind of excuse we give to others but not to “The man in the mirror “, like MJ said.
Jupiter begs for expansion, impulses us to go beyond borders, and Uranus says we can do it just sitting in front of the computer but in a radical fashion. Think Stephen Hawkins.
As the right wing movements in Europe begin to flourish due to problems with immigrants, we need to ask ourselves why this is happening. Most people prefer to stay in their land, if they had a choice. If they are forced to leave, is quite often against their wishes.
If we continue not helping these countries in trouble, and causing wars, what do we expect people to do? Are we really surprised that Iraqis have gone to live somewhere else? Really? Wouldn’t everyone?
Pisces reminds us that never mind our cultural differences, we are all from the only human race on this planet. Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces, remind us that our beliefs have taking us to kill each other. The question is: Until when?
The September Full Moon happens in the 0º of Aries. The degree of action. It triggers the big T-Square, it makes a Grand Cross to the Lunar Nodes.
This feels a little like when you have all the lights on in your house. There is a risk of blowing the electrics. We have to stop and meditate a bit. It’s a wake up call, like most of the events that have been happening since this T-Square started to become very close, about a year ago.
Confrontations will be a real possibility if we refuse to change. We need to realize that these are changing times and although we would love to stay the way we are, never mind how unhappy, this is no longer possible.
For all those brave ones, who have gone to new adventures, the planetary winds will be gentler. However, if you are still trying to hang on to old patterns of living which are not enriching you in any way, the curtain is closing.
Free will consists in doing what you must do, gladly. (C. Jung) and graciously, I may add.
These are strong energetic points when things become so obvious, we would have to be completely blind to our inner calling and headstrong (paralyzed by fear) not to notice.
Fear is OK, but we have to conquer it. It’s only when we do that we acquire Clarity (Don Juan teachings, Carlos Castañeda)
It’s OK to be afraid, life is not easy! So we must DO anyway!
An Aries Full Moon can be very exciting too, if you use your free will, and choose ACTION!
Have a great one!