Sun enters Aries START HERE 00:31 AM EDT
Venus conjunct Neptune
Just as each and every of the almost 8 billion people on this earth is born with a heart, so does each person receive an identity. Aries is not how we act out this identity it is where, in our astrological horoscope, we have an attitude or an understanding about identity: First and foremost, our own. Here in the northern hemisphere today is the first day of spring. One of only 2 days of the year when the hours of daylight are equal to the hours of darkness. A point like the head of a pin, where perfect equality is possible. But although the other point – the first day of Libra – is associated with relationship and the drive toward harmony (sometimes at any price) Aries is not. Aries looks at the phenomenon of day equaling night and use it as a wake-up call to identity and all that could be done to grow the light to its fullest. Aries is a striving sign: A sign that believes that the most important thing is for the individual to step up and take action. Some people were born with the Sun in Aries. To achieve their hearts desire they must know themselves as separate; as individuals. But each and every one of us has Aries in a house or on the cusp of one. This represents the environment of your life where you really have to take on the fundamental question of what it means to be an individual. For example:
House 1: Who am I?
House 2: What do I have or want?
House 3: What am I curious about?
House 4: Where is my home?
House 5: What or who makes me feel lovable?
House 6: What kind of life am I living?
House 7: Who is that person to me?
House 8: What does that person want from me?
House 9: What is true?
House 10: Who is the boss of me?
House 11: What are my ideals? Who are my friends?
House 12: How do I surrender myself to become mySelf?
Today is also this: Beauty exalted seeking transcendence. You could say there is a pull in the opposite direction from individuality; a pull toward oneness. A longing from the soul, for the soul. Do not confuse glamour with beauty. One is short-lived and fickle. The other, speaks truth to the soul.
Mercury enters Aries
The question of identity intensifies. Communication can be louder, more forceful and focused on a goal, even if the goal is simply to be the one that gets to talk more. Even the closed mouth, silent ones who are too timid or enraged to say much are fiercely communicating in their thoughts. Repressed communication will implode. ‘Dear Diary’ is an age-old remedy when you can’t say what you want to the people you want to say it to.
Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon: 03 degrees Libra 08:01 AM EDT
Jupiter square Saturn
Sun conjunct Mercury
When the Moon, who pulls the tides, is eclipsed by the shadow of Earth, our home we are often anxious that we will not be cared for the way we should be. We want someone to express for us the things we are afraid to express ourselves. Avoid, to the best of your ability passive/aggressive attempts to get the other person to express what you cannot. Better is to be confident and willing to risk your own expression and see how that goes.
The thief of time is quite active, not just today but at least last week and next as well:. It eats into our hours with too many details and not enough focus. Be fierce but not belligerent in protecting and defending your focus. Have mercy on you.
Here is a full Moon poem:
Awed by her splendor
Stars near the lovely
moon cover their own
is roundest and lights
earth with her silver.
Mercury trine Mars
Be bold, be brave, stand in your own way for your own truth. Don’t be sucked into the assumptions of the overculture.
Saturn stationery retrograde
Venus opposite Jupiter and square Saturn
Stop dead in your tracks, if you must. Ask yourself ‘What is the matter?’ If that doesn’t work, ask yourself, ‘What is all this stuff and why is it important?’ Use your common senses; taste, touch, sight, smell and feeling; to answer the question.
Sun trine Mars
Venus sextile Pluto
There are heroes everywhere; noble in their actions if you’re in need of rescue or even just directions. Still, you shouldn’t get in the car with just anyone. A hero without values is not to be trusted.
Mercury trine Saturn
The thief of time is subdued. We are focused, determined and capable of the task that presents itself. Consult with people or the part of yourself that knows you can do it and will support you in doing it well.
Mercury Square Pluto
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Trite but true. Make sure your foundations are strong and built to last.
Mercury conjunct Uranus
Having a secure foundation enables you to take the risk, engage the vision, make the next thing happen. Some days it seems like time is slow and heavy but not so much today.
Sun trines Saturn
Venus enters Aries
Mercury enters Taurus
When planets change sign, astrologers call it an ingress. Two on the same day suggests that we are ready to stand strong for what we value: To take ‘the matter’ in hand because we know where the value is. If you have doubts don’t rush. Sort it through. The heart of our day (Sun) is strong because it stands with responsibility (Saturn). Some say these two are enemies because one is so bright and the other dim. Being that we can think about these things, we can also decide how to use their energies. What would be the most favorable way you could be strong and true as well as ethical and responsible?
Sun square Pluto
All that ethical responsibility better be real because today is a kind of test. Not the kind you can pass or fail. Only you know how it comes out. But those are the most important tests. It would be so great to face your truth, be it bitter or sweet, without judgment. To see what is, is to empower awareness which is possibly why we are here with our big brains.
New Moon: 18 degrees Aries: 7:24 AM EDT
Having come through a bit of a fire we are now ready to move with greater autonomy to the next level of our story. We all have a story even if we aren’t writers. Stories are what make us human. Or maybe a better way to say it is that to be human is to tell and listen to stories.
Sun conjunct Uranus
It’s breakthrough time. You can’t always say what will do the trick. All you can do is be willing to let the powers of change move through your life. Easy for me to say…
Mercury sextile Neptune
Venus trine Mars
Some people think they can’t meditate because they are bad at it. they think they are bad at it because they can’t wrestle their minds to the ground and make them focus. But that’s only because they don’t really know that meditation is about being aware of what’s in the mind, not controlling it. Today is a good one for practice; for letting the mind roll and in that awareness may come a clear and unmistakable insight regarding desire, truth, identity. It is possible that ‘who am i?’ is the only question.
Mercury trine Jupiter
Having made peace with the restless nature of the mind and the constant nature of awareness there is nothing that can’t be figured out today: How we live, why we live that way or how to fix your broken thingy. It’s all within reach if you let the mind do its thing as you stay calm and aware. This part of you that can hold the awareness is the part of you that answers the ‘who are you’ question. Of course we all know that question has no answer.
Mercury trine Pluto
Mars stationery direct
Intensity of focus is a good thing if it doesn’t burn a hole in something or someone you love.
Between now and June 29th the best way forward is to really know what is motivating your actions before you act on them! The heroic impulse in us all requires re-visioning. Whether we simply forge on ahead without reflection or ask the deeper questions we will most likely meet the thing that challenges us and learn a great deal in the meeting. Check for days when Mars makes aspects if you’re looking for insights.
Pluto stationery retrograde
Venus trine Saturn
Things that are deep don’t have to be wide. Like the rabbit hole that Alice fell through. It was just a little hole at the base of a tree and she tumbled and fell into another world. Maybe Pluto was stationery retrograde on that day. She was never the same after that. If you fall in today or even this week you may be down there for a while. Be like Alice. Let it be a land of wonder even when the baby is a pig.