Show Notes for Episode 76 (4/5/2021)
076 | Aries New Moon: An 8-Track Mind
April and Jen load up their favorite eight-track tapes and rock out under a driven (vaguely obsessed?) Aries New Moon! It’s a sextile-heavy week, so opportunities abound: Venus charms Mars, Jupiter, and even Pluto; Mercury, Saturn, and the Moon’s North Node offer our hard work and chops a chance to shine. Sure, there are a few discordant notes between Venus and Pluto, and Mars and Neptune… but really, when you’re kicking back with good tunes, what could go wrong? Plus: cat toes, Johnny Cash, and Pluto in Aquarius in 2023 (yes, really).
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03:41 – Opportunities abound: Venus, at 19.43 Aries, sextiles Mars in Gemini (April 6). The planet of relationships is on the Sabian symbol, “A young girl feeding birds in winter” while the planet of action is on, “A cafeteria.” These represent the idea of being fed vs. feeding oneself. Sometimes it’s okay to accept help from others! And sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.
07:28 – Mars squares Neptune at 21.43 Pisces (Apr. 9). This is the opening square of a cycle that began in June 2020. Do you feel called to take action to promote your sense of spiritual truth? (Review Episode 29, Neptune Washing Over All, and the US Pluto Return, which is when this cycle started.)
11:04 – Saturn, at 12.01 Aquarius, trines the North Node in Gemini (Apr. 9/10). This is a moment when your intense hard work and self-discipline puts you in a position to demonstrate your skills and shine while doing something you love! Saturn is on the symbol, “A barometer” while the North Node is on, “A great musician at his piano.” Time to improvise with something you’ve been practicing. You’ve got this!
14:35 – Mercury in Aries sextiles Saturn and then the North Node, about an hour apart (April 10). Head’s up for an opportunity to build new skills and make something lasting out of what you know! (Lots of sextiles this week – lend your ears to Episode 16, Let’s Talk about Sextiles for more on this aspect!)
15:33 – Venus sextiles Jupiter (April 10) on the Sabian symbol for 26 Aries, “A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.” The planet of abundance sits on 26 Aquarius, “A hydrometer.” This week might bring a great opportunity that you can’t say no to, even though you know you can’t easily handle what it requires. Ask yourself: Is it substantial enough to say yes? The benefit seems to come later on, so decide whether it’s worth it in the present.
18:12 – **MOONWATCH ** The New Moon is at 22.24 Aries (Apr 11/12). About an hour later, Venus in Aries squares Pluto at 26.44 Capricorn; this creates a driven quality to the New Moon – are you feeling a little obsessive about something you want? Is it for the good of all?
20:42 – The Sabian symbol for the New Moon is, “A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load.” This lends a sense of quiet determination and knowing your value but not letting it be widely seen. What is worth measuring to you?
22:53 – The symbols for Venus and Pluto at this New Moon are 27 Aries, “A lost opportunity regained in the imagination,” and 27 Capricorn, “A mountain pilgrimage.” Have you been visualizing and/or training for something? It’s possible this could be a time when faced with obstacles to achieving it. But if you’ve been preparing for this, and it’s for the good of all, you can push through if you want to!
24:12 – Look for the house of your birth chart with 22.24 and 26.44 Aries in it. This is where you’re hatching something new that will unfold over the next 2.5 years. The house where 26.44 Capricorn lies is where you have to ignore the self-doubts that could hold you back. And 13 Aquarius (Saturn) is where you’ve been preparing! (Not sure how to find these degrees in your chart? Check out April’s handy video: Where does the transit fall in my chart?)
24:53 – PSA: Pluto will be on “A mountain pilgrimage” for a while, since he turns retrograde on this point later this month! (You’re welcome!)
25:22 – All New Moons begin a 28-day cycle, but they also initiate a 2.5-year cycle. This New Moon initiates a new Lunar Phase Family. (First Quarter: Jan. 9, 2022, 19.27 Aries – the call to action; Full Moon: Oct. 9, 2022, 16.32 Aries – the revelation point; Last Quarter: July 9, 2023, 17.35 Aries – the crisis of confidence.)
27:26 – Why is Pluto so important in this New Moon chart, and why are we talking about 2023? (Head’s up: Pluto will enter Aquarius March 23-June 11, 2023, and then re-enters Aquarius Jan. 20-Sep. 1, 2024, and again on Nov. 19, 2024).
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