I don’t wanna be a downer but the internet has made new moons into cash cows for the peddling of plastic promises of new new newness. Our obsession with newness/manifesting/growth is wildly problematic. We, quite literally, are in a crisis of letting go in favor of new growth and manifesting. We toss so much out in exchange for shinier fresher models. It seems we give much less focus to maintenance.
New moons are incredibly important times for all that beautiful oft-spoke of intention setting, etc. But every new moon is different in how it is woven into the surrounding astrology.
Of all the signs, Aries is the one most in line with the idea of new and fresh. It is the least concerned with responsibilities to the past and the relational. It says ready, set, GTFO my way! I’m doing ME! At first glance, an Aries new moon seems ripe for all the platitudes about fresh beginnings, new starts, and new fire. But it’s crucial to remember that when we are looking at astrology, we are looking at relationships. So as we look at this new moon, we must look at what it constellates with.
I’m a giddy buzzing hummingbird-heart feeling the sun’s return. This year’s equinox is marked by a beautiful full moon at the auspicious zero degree of Libra. Zero is dripping with potential.
Technically, a full moon is when the sun sits opposite the moon. So, if we know the full moon is at zero degrees of Libra then it follows that the sun is at zero degrees of Aries. Aries and Libra are cardinal signs, they begin at the equinox points and (like all the cardinal signs) welcome new seasons.
Taking the technical astrology a step further, we look at which signs planets rule Aries and Libra. Aries is ruled by Mars, Libra by Venus. During the full moon, these two planets will be forming a square. Squares denote frictive energy, provocative, and not necessarily “easy.” There might be some frustration or impatience.
Mercury stations retrograde in Pisces today! It’s already been a wonky ride with Mercury in Pisces mingling with Neptune. It’s gonna get wonkier! Be open to the rocking of the waves and the feelings they provoke. If you’re finding yourself in murkiness that’s to be expected. Go slow, listen to your body, follow feeling, be patient. I wrote a piece HERE.
Tomorrow New Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune. These are days to be led by faith, my dears. A major theme of 2019 is the sweet squaring btw Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter rules faith and is the traditional ruler of both of these signs. This new moon is carried by a strong Jupiter. Let it point you towards faith, trust, and feeling. Pour your love and energy into vessels that inspire a sense of hope. These are the crucial containers worthy of your sweetest dreams.
Monday and Tuesday come with a queer blending of astrological energies. Monday, Venus in Capricorn will conjunct austere Saturn, and Mercury will conjunct intoxicating Neptune in Pisces. Early Tuesday morning, we get a full moon in Virgo, opposing the Sun right as it slides out of Aquarius and into Pisces. It’s an odd blend of hard and soft.
Mercury rules Virgo, so Mercury is responsible for this full moon. Virgo is typically a sign that sees the specifics - committed to perfection through logical execution and dedication. With Mercury in a conjunction with Neptune, Mercury’s capacity for exacting clarity is compromised by Neptune’s love of dissolving details. Since this conjunction happens in Pisces (the sign of Mercury’s detriment), it’s a cloudy filter to lay over Virgo’s drive for clarity. Considering it’s a full moon, this is a recipe for a soup of mixed emotions.