The New Moon in Aquarius transpired at 2:20 am EST this morning in sextile aspect to Eris in Aries and in square aspect to the nodal axis, which means that this new beginning comes with an opportunity for Self-advancement if we choose to promote and act in our self-interests, especially when we have a chance to bring out our competitive nature and this could be turning our fate around, because we won’t any longer sit idle by and wait for change to happen to us, but are inspired to influence our destiny. With Mars following in Mercury’s heels in Pisces and thus reinforcing the square to Jupiter in Gemini together with the semi-square to Eris in Aries, the overwhelming sense of victimization and helplessness we’re trying to fight off, challenges us to approach things from a different perspective to be able to win in this situation. Venus in Aquarius participates in the Vesta-Pluto quincunx with a trine to the former and a semi-sextile to the latter, showing an end to our discomfort and discontentment through an adjustment that involves the things we hold sacred and circumstances, which are beyond our control. Thus, assistance may come when we least expect it or things might get better quicker than anticipated. As Mercury meets Chiron in conjunction in Pisces, a new cycle that combines our perception and thinking process with the wounding and healing principle in this receptive, sensitive and idealistic sign begins. As a consequence, we might find release, relief and hope in regard to a certain expectations we’ve been holding onto or longing for, today. After the Moon’s ingress to Pisces at 4:19 pm EST will we feel more attuned to or in sync with our environment and just go with the flow.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 21:43 Aquarius states:
“A rug is placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth. Keynote: The warmth of understanding, which comes to those who, early in life, are open to new possibilities – APPRECIATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases”, Pages 262-263)
Implied by this symbolical picture is the necessity for a social consciousness in order to be able to empathize with
others’ lot in life and to be willing to express our solidarity by collaborating with and assisting those in need.
Tarot card of the day is the “10 of Wands”, suggesting that we’ve reached the end of a cycle after a period of struggle, where we now have to deal with the consequences of our achievement. This completion comes with great responsibilities and commitments though in order to ensure our ongoing success. Thus, we could be overextending ourselves as we carry our ambitious burdens by trying to do too much or because we have taken on too much. Therefore, it’s time to rebalance, to gather up our lessons and to recollect ourselves for the next phase life has to offer. As we press onwards, we need to pace ourselves, manage efficiently and prioritize or we could be ending up fighting uphill.