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Astro-logical Forecast for Sunday 3/30/2014: New Moon in Aries

Aloooooo-ha!

By the time you read this, the Moon will have completed a loonnng void-of-course drift through dreamy Pisces and blasted into RAMbunctious Aries at 9:54PM ET, putting an energetic spin on your Saturday night plans. Not that there’s any place in particular to go, however, given that the Moon is still “dead” until Sunday, when a new cycle begins.

The New Moon in Aries happens at 2:45PM ET, offering us an opportunity to re-set  intentions and goals for the next lunar cycle.  Make a list, light a candle, say a prayer. Around April 7th, on the First Quarter Moon, we can expect a challenge to those goals, with appropriate adjustments made. At the time of the Full Moon on the 15th, we can expect illumination on the success or failure of our goals for the cycle. If we succeeded, we can consciously release our success into our reality; if we failed, we let go of whatever did not work. After the Third Quarter Moon on the 22nd, we can review our achievements, tie up loose ends and get ready to begin another New Moon cycle on  April 29th.

A New Moon in Aries suggests a need — or an opportunity — to be a courageous, inspiring pioneer and/or warrior, preferably on the side of the angels.  At its best, Aries is a champion for the weak, the vulnerable, the underdog. It inspires people to take initiatives and defy the odds…yes, sometimes foolishly, but hey — if Plan A blows up, there’s always a Plan B, a Plan C and D. A true Aries never never never gives up. Astrologer Linda Goodman once wrote that Gone With the Wind heroine Scarlett O’Hara was a classic Aries, and never more so than at the end of the film when, after Rhett Butler dumps her and life is totally over, Scarlett declares, “I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day”. To Aries, there is always a tomorrow.

At its worst, well…let’s just say Aries can be utterly self-absorbed and go to disturbing extremes in order to get there FIRST. Astrologer Rick Levine likes to say the Aries operating principle is, “Ready…Fire…Aim!” Wherever, whatever…so long as something gets started. I like to say that Aries falls down stairs because it is faster than walking. You got a problem with that?

This New Moon kicks off several weeks of volatile planetary patterns, which does not mean you should run screaming down the halls. Yes, there will be disruptions of the status quo and reckless behavior. But there will also be breakthroughs sure to excite, awe and in some cases, emancipate and empower.  If you are personally affected by this lunation i.e., have a planet or angle around 8 to 14 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, a shake-up may be an opportunity for a much-needed fresh start.

This New Moon features the Sun and Moon together at 9 degrees of Aries, about to hook up with rebel Uranus. It is a fiercely independent and potentially eccentric alignment. This gathering of planets sits in a T-square formation — between expansive Jupiter and potent Pluto. Add a ton of optimism (Jupiter) and resources (Pluto) to the mix. The Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-square has dominated the sky all year; in the news we can expect more of the same in matters of energy, power, food, money: who has it; who doesn’t — again with the potential for breakthrough revelations.

Visionary thinking is also a big part of the next four weeks, as dreamy Neptune and mental Mercury are both running wild in empathic Pisces. Check out this item about a “Festival of Colors” making it to the homepage of the New York Times (link to the original story with pictures is here). Far out!

The big challenge for initiatives made during this cycle is suggested by Mars, ruler of Aries, currently retrograde. This suggests impatience and/or frustration,  and rash actions taken as a result. A retrograde Mars is excellent for planning strategy; not so great for instigating a conflict — including lawsuits and wars.

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is “a man teaching new forms for old symbols,” which is ever-so-hopeful in this time of anticipated volatility, don’t you think? Sabian Symbol guru Blaine Bovee suggests we apply it with a mind to “the ingenious ability to make the unworkable work again; to make the unmanageable manageable” or otherwise reinventing the wheel. If you’re stumped, start by going shopping in your closet. Create something fabulous and fresh with pieces you’ve owned for years. Then take your old computer hard drives, mix them with a dozen eggshells and this morning’s coffee grounds, and turn it all into a solar panel. I really believe we have the creative genius to figure this all out…

Note the potential for volatility between 5:08PM ET and 8:46PM ET, as the Moon makes its weekly contact with Jupiter, Uranus and then Pluto. Aries Moon: me-me-me first action!  Jupiter: ooh! go for it! Uranus: surprise! Pluto: power play or catharsis, for better or worse. Be mindful if you are on the roads…or walking on a road, as the potential for accidents is higher than usual. Same mindfulness is advised if you are working with knives or any other form of steel.

No sleeping in on Monday…there are very few breaks in the action this week…

April is going to be a power-packed month! A powerful New Moon sets the tone on March 30th. Then, the Sun and Mercury make contact with the Uranus-Pluto square. But wait, there’s more! Two eclipses, bracketing the fifth of the seven exact Uranus-Pluto squares in a rare Cardinal Grand Cross formation. How will your horoscope be affected? Book a personal astro-logical consultation and plan a strategy for now and the rest of the year. 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Saturday & Sunday 2/4-5/2012: Home Sweet Home

Moon entered emotional security-loving Cancer at 1:04AM ET on Saturday, in case you hadn’t noticed. Cancer rules the Moon and its placement here suggests a weekend focus that may keep you close to home — or creating the feeling of home wherever you may be. Got a sudden urge to spend time in the kitchen? I know I did. Moon in Cancer may also suggest a need to connect with others on a emotional level — including your mother.

I’m not making a call on Sunday’s big game — though watching it should be a good time. There is no void of course Moon to twist efforts to move in a straight line, so upsets by underdogs are less likely to happen. Root for your home team, whichever one that may be.

One of the joys of Mars being retrograde is giving ourselves permission to slow down, especially after a turbo-charged month like January. I’m taking the day off from astrology today — see you in your emailbox on Monday morning.

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 1/13/2012: TGIF!

Another day to focus on perfection, organization and discrimination — suggested by the Moon and Mars in Virgo. If someone has a strong feeling about what that perfection ought to be, you may well hear about it around 7:36PM ET, when those two planets align. Factor in a hook-up between ruthless Pluto and mental Mercury, exact at 8:03 AM ET, and it’s possible that what you think or hear is a revelation — or brutally honest. Meanwhile — as noted in earlier forecasts, a rose-colored connection between nebulous Neptune and loving Venus will do its best to create the loveliest experience possible — even if it’s based on an ideal or an illusion. And isn’t fascinating that as I am writing this forecast, this story was published on the NYT website, reporting audience outrage when a brutal cellphone ring went off during an New York Philharmonic performance one of the most sublime pieces of music ever written http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/nyregion/ringing-finally-stopped-but-concertgoers-alarm-persists.html?hp  It’s a good illustration of the potential consequences should the energy of these two hook-ups be working at cross purposes.

There’s also a certain physical drive that’s been building over the past two days — finding a productive channel for that energy is highly advised. For me, current patterns resulted in a compelling need to take a ballet class Thursday night: physical release, the beauty of music & dance and the concentration required to execute Virgo perfectionist moves across the floor — and no cell phones went off during the class. How about you?

Moon goes void at 8:58PM ET, on a harmonious connection between Moon and Sun in practical Capricorn. Happy hour and/or your date tonight could be an especially romantic escape, accompanied by sweet music, art and perhaps more than one transcendental libation. Along with the romance you may encounter a particularly intense mindset or conversation — but hopefully it won’t be as jarring as the concert performance described above — or as the latest on this building tension between the U.S. and Iran http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/world/middleeast/us-warns-top-iran-leader-not-to-shut-strait-of-hormuz.html?hp Send some positive light on that situation if you can; with Mars going retrograde for a from January 23rd to April 13th, the impulse to pick a fight can be high — with unfortunate consequences for the instigator of the conflict. In your own personal world, remember that Moon voids are best suited for chilling out — and that “crises” that turn up during voids — like the one tonight — are likely to be of no consequence. Happy Friday!!!

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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 1/10/2012: Oh, Frabjous Day!

Oh happy day! Moon is in regal Leo, with no major aspects for the next two days. No — it’s not a void, but it could feel like a never-ending party — or a night at the opera. Leo does like to have fun, when it’s not throwing its royal weight around, seeking love and adoration. Come February, we’ll have the potential for frustration, suggested by Mars retrograde; come June, we’ll have who know what sort of sudden upheaval, suggested by the first of seven challenges over the next few years between ruthless Pluto (resistance is futile) and rebel Uranus. But this week — oh joy, oh potential joy — certainly for today and tomorrow — count your many blessings and let your spirit soar.

A note about one of the new features of the new website. You can now SEARCH the daily forecasts! Maybe you’re dying to know if I’ve written anything on Hungary or Herman Cain or the effects of Neptune square Sun or Moon in Pisces. Search and ye shall find! I have about two years’ worth of forecasts to post –and they will be added to this site over the next few weeks. I think we’re at October 2011 right now…with more to come…