As the Sun and Moon meet up for the Aries New Moon at 2:44 pm EDT, their dispositor Mars Rx in Libra is opposite Eris in Aries, confronting us with a conflict between our attitude and our intentions we need to reconcile if we want to succeed in this competitive world and in the way we seek to partner up. This especially concerns personal tendencies toward single-(even simple-) mindedness or self-absorption, which is repeated in the New Moon’s sesqui-quadrate to retrograde Pallas in Leo that demands from us to review our personal politics and mental stance or state of mind in this context. A semi-sextile between Juno in Aries and Chiron in Pisces requires that we become aware of the role we identify with and then adjust our instinctual reactions in such a way that we are able as well as motivated to end and transcend these problems.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 9:58 Aries states:
“A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images. Keynote: Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience – ABSTRACTION and emotional allegiance.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 56-57)
It’s time to let go off negativity and self-sabotaging or self-undoing tendencies. Instead of focusing on the ‘wound’ (whining, complaining), we better smarten up, look at the bright side of things and attune ourselves to higher vibrations, while embracing the principle of inclusivity and unity. We are all in this together and therefore, we need to bridge our differences and find common ground. Spring has sprung; thus, we can leave our cave and emerge into the ‘light’.
Tarot card of the day is the “8 of Cups”, suggesting that we’re leaving a situation that is no longer working for us. It is important to know though that good times lie ahead. By realizing that the current cycle is over, we’re disentangling ourselves and moving on. We’re starting on a journey of discovery and seek deeper meaning. This is a card of change and transition.