A new lunation cycle begins tonight at 7:30 pm PDT in the cardinal fire sign Aries. This is an auspicious time to set intentions toward action, new beginnings, self-assertion and -determination, physical activity, competitiveness, conquest, being first, bold and daring as well as showing motivation, courage and initiative.
The Aries New Moon is engaged in a tense sesqui-quadrate aspect to retrograde Vesta in Virgo, emphasizing the necessity to review our energy investments and how they serve our own interests. It is important now that we commit us toward ourselves and work on improving our life. With Venus in Aries, Pallas in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn and the nodal axis across Gemini/Sagittarius involved in a stressful octile aspect configuration, we are undergoing a time of crisis, which causes a lot of inner tension or personal struggles to overcome that part of our nature that is holding us back from having our needs and values met or getting the validation we think and feel we deserve.
Thus, we have reached a point, where we have to make decisions about our future and life’s direction in order to gain some influence over our circumstances and future prospects. Instead of waiting and delaying, the moment has come to make our move and open us up to new possibilities. We have to go for what we want and need.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 22:24 Aries states:
“A pregnant woman in light summer dress. Keynote: Fecundity – INNER FULFILLMENT.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala, The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 66)
Desires motivate us to bring intentions and new potential into existence.
Tarot card of the day is the “9 of Cups”, otherwise known as the ‘wish card’. This card is about counting our blessings, living in the moment and enjoying the good things life has to offer. Joy and happiness are within our grasp. We can relish in the fact that we’re about to finally achieve what we have set out to do. There is stability and advancement and a strong possibility to obtain our goals.