I’d normally be waxing lyrical about the Aries New Moon, a kind of extension of the Spring Equinox spring fever, but I think it has to be said that Chiron in the mix is an added complication even though it can swing either way. The Wounded Healer can, for example, bring health issues to light or it can bring the healer…. but Mercury also in this lineup is good news (the Winged Messenger) and worth considering in his own right.
So if you’re going through any kind of transition this is a big week. We had the Spring Equinox yesterday (so the Sun has also just cleared Scheat), the theme of starting from scratch is already making itself felt and there’s a sense of Mercury underlining that this week. Get back to the drawing board with projects or problems or anything that’s important for you.
So symbolically the Spring Equinox is the moment when the Sun enters his sign of “exaltation” (best placing), Aries being the first sign of the zodiac and the official beginning of the astrological New Year. It’s fabulous for individuation – in other words, anything that gets you back to you, anything that reconnects you with your sense of self, a healthy ego state, positive self esteem and a sense of entitlement.
I have a sense that this week’s Sun – Neptune conjunction will be paving the way to the far more important, imminent Jupiter – Neptune. Unfolding events could be packed with clues and pointers with regards to a personal matter, or to things that will make more sense in a month’s time. If I had to choose one theme as being top of the list it would be reality checking. Don’t believe everything you hear or are told. Check the facts.
The fact that this next Venus – Mars conjunction is the second in the space of three weeks makes it extra significant. This happens because last time (16 Feb, in the middle of Capricorn) Venus had recently turned direct (29 Jan) and was still picking up speed … Venus now catching up with Mars again repeats the conjunction BUT in a different sign (Aquarius) AND at 0 degrees. This is known as a “critical degree” – powerful beginnings, the start of a whole new chapter.