2016 Libra Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

March 23, 2016
5:00 AM PDT / 8:00 AM EDT / 12:00 PM GMT
3 Aries 17 / 3 Libra 17

This year’s Libra Full Moon puts a bow on the relationship reworking of the past two and a half years. Ground rules, patterns and expectations have changed, and so have we. Now all are hitting a point of no return — or demonstrating that point arrived some time ago, while our attention was focused elsewhere. Previous agreements, alliances and relationships are dying, vanishing, or morphing into forms that fit who we have become, permanently and irreparably.

The end of an era sensation is huge. (And, in some instances, end of an error.) This event has the culminating emotional surges of a full moon, only bigger. Much bigger. And it stretches back far longer than a single moon cycle. It’s not only a lunar eclipse, which amplifies the impact exponentially, but also the final eclipse in a cycle that’s been going on since October 2013. This eclipse family has been rocking, resetting and rebooting the Aries/Libra axis, home to the cosmic seesaw between the self and the other.

Themes, issues and even specific people have been resurfacing from August 1995 to March 1997, the last time the skies treated us to exploring new horizons in relating. Our experience of these eclipses has been radically different this time around, though. This time, the relationship-centric eclipses have coincided with, and locked into, the upheaval of the Uranus/Pluto square, which has unleashed an epidemic of foundations collapsing and restructuring. Weathering that has transformed us and how we coexist with others. We are clearer about ourselves and about what we need, want, can and will not do in relationships. We are not settling, tolerating, or putting up with factors that defined a lot of the relationship choices during the 95-97 cycle.

“A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” — Alvy Singer, Annie Hall.

Watch for endings and shiftings that have been a long time coming. What’s left in many cases is flicking the first domino in a line, or barring a door, or signing the death certificate.  Or cleaning up lingering business in situations with tendrils long or sticky enough to pull us back from the fast and forward moving waves of the Pisces New Moon solar eclipse on March 8-9.

We are no longer inclined to coast along and hope situations improve or go away. The skies are delivering the gumption and motivation to get moving already. The Full Moon’s only exact aspects are to action hero Mars (sextiling the Moon, trining the Sun). He’s triggering a flurry of  bold decisions and high-energy follow-through — actively ending chapters, rewriting ground rules and contracts, reallocating the balance of power and duties, and transporting all manner of connections and agreements into next phases.

The outlook is … boisterous. With the warrior god in Sagittarius, differences of opinion, or code of ethics, or basic outlook on life could be triggering factors. Humor may play a role, so do look for reasons to laugh; you may find plenty. Developments may not be subtle (Sag is prone to foot-in-mouth disease), and could be aggressive, impassioned or angry. (You don’t need to read the skies to know politics, prejudices and words themselves are all powder kegs right now.)

Although specific relationships will bear these effects, they’re part of a bigger picture of change. It’s taking us from an outmoded relationship paradigm to a revised model with the potential for being more honest, more open, more consciously negotiated and contracted. The ideal (and, with luck, reality) is for self-aware individuals to be who they really are, rather than contort their true nature to get or keep a partner, and to travel side by side, rather than one of them carrying most of the weight of keeping the relationship going.

This evolution will be playing out over the next six months, in fits and starts and a few protracted sagas. Some endings will have the swiftness and immediacy of a guillotine. Some will have the gentle, bittersweet inevitability of unplugging life support. Some will involve stages of dissolution and winding down, as a corporation does when it’s going out of business and ceasing operations. All of them form a gateway that will stand out in memory — and likely get our attention as we pass through — from old ways to the new. Bless what leaves. Embrace what remains, morphs and blossoms.

Learn more in my astro-overview for 2016.

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Forecast for March 2016

March is a game changer. It launches with words and ideas kicking us into action and ends with desires and perspectives blowing wide open. In between is a combination tsunami and whirlwind of activity, emotional, mental and in the circumstances of our lives. Comings and goings, blossomings and endings, cleaning up and clearing out consume the month. In their wake they leave a blend of catharsis, relief, emotional outpouring and firm resolve. And likely spinning heads.

Not surprisingly, March is one of the most astrologically action-packed months of the year. Its four weeks contain two eclipses (one pumping the gas pedal on a cycle, the other wrapping a cycle up), more work on the upheaval of the last four years, and three planets changing signs.
Amid so much activity, each beat will be hard to distinguish. Instead, it will feel like we’re being hit with successive waves. Some of them grow out of the previous one, some are resurgences of the past (eight months, a year, 18 months, four years and 19 years ago are probable time frames), and some will come from places our conscious mind has no ability to pinpoint.

The Pisces New Moon on the 8th is the first eclipse, a solar.  Bigger-is-better Jupiter and Chiron, influence of healing, are in the mix. They’re making emotions, boundary and underdog issues and longstanding wounds crest into tsunamis, washing away some people and situations while depositing or anointing others.

Although the waters are surging and receding for weeks, the ebb tides reveal surprisingly stable ground. Jupiter is making the second of three assists to Pluto, the agent of unavoidable change. (The other two were last September and will be again in June.) Their teamwork is beaming right into the construction zone you know as the areas of your life that have undergone utter upheaval in the past four years.

The effect is two-sided. On the positive end, new or rebuilt structures are taking on more solid contours. Supports are sinking deeper. On the less immediately pleasant end, Jupiter’s golden light is reaching deeper into cracks that have opened up in recent years. No end of frightened and frightening psychological beasties are crawling to the surface. (Just look at the news, and behavior on social media.) Watch for stirrings,  of your own, of your friends’, and neutralize the beasties gently. “I wish you all the love and happiness I wish for myself” is a useful mantra. Say it even if you don’t mean it. To yourself, of course. Voicing that to someone’s face could get you punched, in the current climate.

Chapters are closing in relationships, our attitudes toward them and our operating ground rules with the second eclipse, the Libra Full Moon on the 23rd. All have been up for resetting and rebooting since October 1993. Since then we’ve reached increasing awareness of compromises and settling that can not continue. Even with the adjustments we’ve already made or experienced, with this lunar eclipse come decisive strikes underscored with “And I really mean it!”

Throughout all of this, logic is hardly the navigational system. Mercury, the planet the rules our thoughts, words and how we get around, unhooks all of his terrain from the rational and concrete when he travels through Pisces from February 5-21. Telepathy, impressions and osmosis will abound. They’ll carry more reliability than anything you read, hear or see.  When they contradict empirical evidence, trust them.

Starting with the 21st, communication and transportation shift to Aries and leap first, think later mode. Though more more energetic, bold and decisive than Pisces, this mode is another flavor of intuition and instinct, going on gut rather than thinking about and evaluating evidence and plans of action.

We get a foretaste of this forceful, aggressive potential at the month’s start, when Mercury slams into Mars, lord of war and the ruler of Aries, and shoves minds, mouths and tempers into action. That same day, March 5, Mercury heads for Pisces (see above) and Mars enters Sagittarius. Agendas, motivations and drives become more energetic and fiery. Optimism and humor are on the rise, but so are jingoism (“My way or the highway”) and arguing over politics and theories. Physical activity is a safe outlet.

Fortunately, our hearts are not gearing up for battle. Venus, goddess of love, money and creativity, is moving into Pisces, the sign of higher love and her exaltation, on the 12th. This shift stirs a potential for compassion, kindness and gentleness, an awareness of others (some call that empathy), and an appreciation of the arts, romance and other escapes from mundane reality.

She tells Mars what she wants in no uncertain terms on the 14th. (Sparks fit for a screwball comedy could fly!) On the 20th, she dissolves in blissful communion with Pisces’ ruler Neptune.   What she wants — and, by extension, what we’re looking for — mushrooms and demands satisfaction on the 25th, the very day that Saturn goes retrograde. Between then and his turnaround mid-August, we’ll be researching and tying up loose ends (perhaps legalities) to bring those desires into tangible form. An opportunity to get a taste of them opens on the 26th.

More importantly, her Piscean cloaking bodes well for coming through this month’s tumult decently, civilly and even lovingly. Let love for all beings guide your actions (say it even if you choke on it, please), and let that love begin with yourself. Exude that and endings will proceed with less rancor, while the new beginnings and blossoming of next stages will be all the more sweet.

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Forecast for 2015 Libra New Moon

October 12-13, 2015
5:05 PM PDT / 8:05 PM EDT / 12:05 AM GMT
19 Libra 20

This year’s Libra New Moon hurries us further down the continuum of change. September’s Aries lunar eclipse closed a chapter in how we get along with each other. This New Moon starts the next chapter.

The emerging chapter has very different story lines and language from the previous. They reflect decisions, realizations and shifts each of us has been moving toward since at least the spring. Think of the lines you have drawn, the self-awareness you have developed, the switches that have flipped in various key connections. They are the baseline from which you are starting now.

Enforcing that baseline is the only option, thanks to the influences accompanying the New Moon. This Moon is charged with energies far more direct, abrupt and overtly self-oriented than the grace and refinement of Libra. Propulsive, catalytic, liberating, individuating, they are pressuring us to break outmoded patterns and hang on to that baseline. They come from a tough link to Uranus, which locks this Moon into the radical, individual end of the cosmic change imperative that has been restructuring our worlds inside and out. The chapter starting with this New Moon includes the challenge — and ultimately the ground rule — of being in a relationship yet remaining fully ourselves.

A new phase in communicating is part of this Moon as well. Messenger god Mercury is coming off a six-week retrograde tour of Libra, aka Relationship Central. His turnaround is happening right on top of the North Node, which represents destiny, the direction into which we are moving, and the collective (the experience of the collective as well as our relationship to it). Information is coming to light, messages are flying, conversations are happening and negotiations and agreements are taking place, all with far reaching impact. They are all setting the tone and the terms (and perhaps the cast of characters) for the next chapter.

They have the promise of being discerning, healthy and heart-centered — echoing the Uranian theme of being in relationship without being swallowed up by it. The Libra Moon’s ruler Venus, goddess of all we hold dear, is in improvement mode, which is escalating as she heads for a meeting with expansive, beneficent Jupiter. Desires and fortunate connections are building; so, however, are nitpicking and fault-finding.

Both ends of that spectrum open us to what we want. Make a point to focus on the positive end. Get comfortable with the idea of both asking for what you want and having it. Negotiation is a key component of the Libra Moon, and also the chapter that is launching under it.

Negotiation isn’t likely to be heavy-handed. Empathy, tolerance, creativity and pure love are in abundance, with Venus facing off miracle-making Neptune. He’s also keeper of the cosmic fog machine, so beware: fantasy, illusion and delusion are in abundance, too. So are limits and inner critics. Venus has hit a wall with Saturn, imposer of order and consequences. The impact calls for responsible action. Nothing is trifling now. Approach discussions with respect and seriousness. Especially in new relationships, you’re setting the patterns for how things will proceed. A line comes to mind from an embroidery sampler that hung in my teenage pediatrician’s office: “Choose only a date who would make a good mate.”

The gumption to go after what you want it is coming as well. Mars, Venus’ cosmic lover as well as ruler of our drive, is in pursuit of his beloved. He won’t catch up with her until early November. For now, he’s teaming with Uranus’ partner in the change imperative, Pluto, agent of unavoidable, deep-level transformation.Their collaboration has us working intensely on the revamped foundations, structures and situations.

As the Libra New Moon turns the page, we have the inspiration, tools and incentive to start writing. Word by word, line by line, paragraph by paragraph. This freedom of expression is one of the pay offs of what you’ve come through the past three years. Run with it.

 

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Forecast for 2015 Aries Lunar Eclipse

2015 Aries Lunar Eclipse
September 27-28, 2015
7:50 PM PDT /10:50 PM  EDT / 2:50 AM GMT
4 Aries 40  / 4 Libra 40

That boom you hear? It’s the sound of doors, chapters and entire books slamming shut. A major cycle is ending and it’s not going quietly. The slams aren’t merely expressions of fiery emotion (though those are in the mix). They signal permanent closures, with no reversals, no do-overs and no take-backs.

With this month’s Aries Lunar Eclipse, we are nearing the end of the line in I-vs-You matters that have been churning since late 2013. Whether the flash point is a specific relationship, specific relationship dynamics or patterns, an agreement or the collective social contract (just look at the news lately), what’s igniting now grows out of a lengthy, often heated process that has forced fundamental changes in how we approach relating.

No doom and gloom, please! The eclipse’s location directly on the North Node in Libra — pointing to the future path in how we relate — marks it as a profound turning point for all of us, even if the eclipse touches nothing directly in our personal charts. This eclipse is a companion to the boundary-resetting mandate of the Virgo New Moon of September 12-13. The two together, against the rest of September’s complex energies, mark the gateway into new arrangements with the potential to be more healthy and personally appropriate. (On the collective level, well, we’re in for a long haul of grappling with what we want to be.)

We are ready. We have passed the point of putting up with, making allowances for, discussing, requesting, pleading or negotiating. We’ve even, many of us, moved past fearing what might happen if we speak up. The prospect of not speaking up and staying put is far scarier.

This Moon encourages and in fact requires action. One reason: it’s ruled by Mars, god of war and planet of push, who is brave and self-starting to the point of reckless impulsiveness. Too, the fact that the moon is full is fanning emotional sparks and flames to wildfire levels. The emotional energies roaring through us now — good, bad, anything but indifferent — are motivating to the point of being irresistible.

Adding to the excitement is the high-drama, impassioned, wildcard element of Venus, the ruler of all we value and desire (love, money, beauty, creativity) in a direct current with utterly unpredictable, paradigm-shattering Uranus. This team is delivering surprises and breakthroughs in perspective, opportunity and situations. Some are payoff from or a continuation of late August (around the 20th) when retrograde Venus and Uranus made the same connection.

The sparks flying off this pair scream: “Go, go, go!” Another influence says: “Not so fast.” Mars, the party host, is tangling with Saturn, lord of order and responsibility. Their clash operates as a governor, requiring slow and steady follow-throw on whatever the lightning strikes open. Our attitude shifts in an instant. Moving forward happens incrementally, perhaps even agonizingly so.

As it should be. Rolling out step by step is consistent with the serious, lasting implications of everything that shifts gear now. Even when our lives turn on a dime — when someone leaves, when you snap and boot someone out, when you say, “Enough is enough!” and draw a line in indelible ink, when a door slams shut that you didn’t realize existed, when a friend falls into your arms and you both gasp in realization  — the new conditions and situations will take some time settling in. Letting them develop encourages them to develop solidly and firmly. Many of them will be with us for years to come. Better that the foundations be good and deep, than that we jump on them with an impetuousness that crashes them.

Our emotional readiness for this shift certainly helps. So does our fully reaching a point of neither tolerating any further nor of turning back. The context of this eclipse explains this part of its nature. This weekend’s event is the fifth of six in the Aries/Libra eclipse cycle, which began in October 2013 and winds up next March. This cycle has brought back relationship themes from 1995-1997, the last time it was with us. In both the late 90s and the last three years, these themes involved a question of settling.

The last cycle saw people entering into relationships, marriages and agreements thinking they were the best they could do. (Survey your friends; it’s stunning how many marriages from those years no longer exist.) The cycle is playing out differently now. Very differently. That’s because the Aries/Libra eclipses have coincided with the relentless change imperative that has rocked and restructured the very foundations of our lives. These astrological influences have essentially double-teamed us in yanking us out of a lifetime of codependence, projecting all manner of expectation that other people may or may not be able to meet (or even recognize) and expecting other people to complete us.

One of the outgrowths of the cosmic change imperative has been to redirect our attention to our side of each relationship equation. The Aries eclipse especially fires up own end of the experience — acting for and out of our own interests.  It also sees the Sun standing right by Juno in Libra, embodying our new paradigm for committed partnerships (and, for some, the emergence of a committed partner.) We are evolving into standing side by side as mutually supportive companions, rather than leaning on and holding each other back. Keep that in mind as you experience and observe the endings and shifts coming off this eclipse. They will not only occur this weekend, or this month, but roll out into next spring.

If you’d like to watch the eclipse, head to Slooh for live feeds from observatories all over the world, starting at 8 PM on September 27.

 

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Forecast for September, 2015

September is a gateway. As it goes on, it will feel like the pivotal month of the year — though the enormity of its impact might not be immediately apparent.

Its 30 days bring a breathtaking pile-up of influences: wrapping up and moving on from the old business of the summer; two eclipses, which are energizing one cycle and bringing another to a close; the fall equinox, which carries the sky’s energies forward throughout the season; and everybody’s favorite astro-occurrence, Mercury retrograde. All this lands us in and awakens us to the situations, connections and structures growing out of the upheaval of the past three years. (Not that turmoil is dying back. We’ll be shoring up how we’re dealing with it, rather than feeling the ground collapse beneath us.)

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The air of wrapping up and moving on dominates the first half of the month. The journey of the heart we’ve be on since mid-July is shifting gears, as Venus, ruler of all we value, ends her retrograde. She’s been taking us through a revisiting and rediscovery of people, places and things that were once dear, or still are, or newly are.  (Along the way, we’ve been picking up lost pieces of ourselves as well.) Massive realizations in this department meet motivation to do something about them on the first, when Venus joins with Mars, ruler of our drive and gumption.  This contact fuses the masculine and feminine in fixed fire, which bodes well for follow-through after she goes direct on the 6th.

We’re also ending cleaning up lingering agenda items from 2013-2014 that have been rearing their unwelcome, unpleasant little heads since the end of May. No matter what the surface form, all involve dirty, uncomfortable issues we don’t talk about easily or openly — joint finances, debt, taxes, reciprocity and return on investment, trust, intimacy, s-e-x. They’ve come back up thanks to Saturn, ruler of order, structure and the status quo, returning for one final pass through Scorpio, where he spent the past two calendar years.

This trigger for summer introspection says “See you in 30 years” to resource-focused Scorpio on the 17th and moves into Sagittarius for the next two years. His time there will press us to take responsibility for our world view and belief systems (and their ramifications), which will be a defining theme of the fall.

The month’s two eclipses add to the air of phases ending and shifting gear. The Virgo New Moon on the 12th/13th is a solar eclipse, starkly resetting issues of boundaries, health and service. With bigger-is-better Jupiter in his first full month in Virgo, both the clearing out and the propelling forward could be huge. (Read my article about what Jupiter in Virgo holds for all of us; order my talk and guides for each sign here.) Meanwhile, the relationship rewriting of the past 18 months hits a chapter close at the Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 27th. This one underscores “I’m not tolerating that anymore” with “And I really mean it!” Neither eclipse is a one day event, remember, but instead will be rolling out over months.

In between the two eclipses Mercury goes retrograde, on the 17th, until the 9th of October. Mercury is the ruler of our information and transportation systems, which require extra attention when he is in retrograde motion. (Read my article about handling a Mercury retrograde.)

While it is true that misunderstandings will flourish, phones and computers will malfunction and traffic will jam, this particular retrograde holds actual useful potential in the midst of what else is occurring this month.  Mercury is in Libra, relationship central, inclining us to take others in account and talk with them, graciously and pleasingly, even.  The retrograde comes after we have assimilated the summer’s calibrating triggers and are operating under a newly honed approach to relationships (what we want, how we get it, what we put in, what we get out, etc.) It’s between eclipses that are rebooting boundaries and shutting down previous relationship agreements. And it starts the very day that Saturn, one of the summer review triggers, enters the sign of life philosophy and the higher mind.

The combined effect supersizes the possibilities of rethinking, readdressing, investigating and learning more about many many relationship developments. Seize opportunities to do that. Talk. Explore. Revisit. Ask questions you may have not had the nerve to pose before. Work with it. The approach will give you something more productive to do than scream at traffic jams and computers hanging up (though screaming has, admittedly, an appeal when Mercury retrograde becomes too much). Besides, we’re in different territory now, building different structures and different forms of relationships. They’re not looking, feeling or operating like their predecessors, so old assumptions don’t apply and will be counterproductive.  Get the lay of the land. Push past facades. Talk things out.

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Astrology Forecast for the 2015 Aquarius Full Moon

2015 Aquarius Full Moon
July 31, 2015
3:42 AM PDT / 5:32 AM EDT / 10:42 AM GMT
7 Leo 55 / 7 Aquarius 55

Where do you fit in the new scheme of things? The Aquarius Full Moon delivers a status report on what all the recent changes mean for you and your pack — and motivates you to express your boldest self, no holding back.

As with any Full Moon, this event brings a culmination of feelings and developments that have been in process.  This summer we’ve started to see possibilities and benefits opening up in the aftermath of three years of structures collapsing around and under us.  Much of the new regime is still up in the air — not quite taking shape, not yet delivering substance we can rely on, not yet landing on the ground.

Some may hit a construction milestone under this Full Moon. Whether your outer circumstances change much at all, though, your inner journey promises to be a wild one. It’s releasing hooks, both known and unsuspected, and prompting, yea even daring you to act on your feelings, act on your dreams and do something to pull sone of those possibilities into being.

The Full Moon is jacking up the radical, rebellious, individuating end of the recent cosmic change imperative and making it highly, uniquely personal.  Aquarius may in theory be a detached and intellectual placement for a Moon, but the table tilts coming under this particular one have the capacity for derring-do, passion, steaminess and, possibly, pissiness.

This comes from a round robin of rulerships that pulls two planets into this Moon. The Moon is in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, agent of unforeseeable, perspective-tilting change.  Uranus is in impulsive, free-agent Aries, which is ruled by Mars, the planet of push. And Mars is in sensitive, emotional, prone-to-take-things-personally Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon.  They’re connected like a Moebius strip, each leading inextricably to the other.

The linking makes for visceral, forceful, startling and unpremeditated action. Well, unpremeditated at that particular instance, maybe. Odds are great the notion will have been stewing and stewing for some time.

Friends, organizations and wishes figure prominently in many of the areas of focus, as well as the triggering events. You’re discovering how you really feel about some of them, and then acting on that awareness.

In some cases this means separating from a friend or a group or, more likely, embracing the realization that you have already separated. (You’re in the first wave of processing data coming off retrograde Venus squaring Saturn in Scorpio, which is smoking out secrets, missing pieces and rectified balance sheets from all manner of past or longtime connections.) In other cases it means a sudden leap into the future — recognizing a shiny brass ring and grabbing it, spying an opening and diving through it, seeing a Bat signal in the sky and showing up with cape billowing.

The deciding factor is your unique path. If a situation does not dovetail with that, breaking away is easy now. (Perhaps effortless, even necessary; situations might simply snap apart). (No pity parties, please.) Friends, groups and dreams that are in alignment will not only feel more right, but also trigger — and deliver — epiphanies and developments that inspire, catalyze and propel.

You’re blasting off. Yes, you’ve done this before, this summer even.  Every blast allows you to move more freely. This one is injected with triple-action fuel (like the sprays and powders with alleged supernatural powers). It facilitates processing all that has happened lately, pulls emotions out from logic and delivers a catalyst customized to you. Let it rip. It’s taking you ever further into yourself.

I’ve put together a short playlist on Spotify for the Aquarius Full Moon

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Forecast for April 27 – May 3, 2015

Energy and motivation are ramping up. We’re talk-talk-talking. But then…cue CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” and Bette Davis saying something about fastening our seat belts. Temporary, my friends. Temporary.

Learn more in my podcast for the week of April 27 – May 3, forecast for the month of April (extended and flash), and astro-overview mp3 set. The forecast for the Scorpio Full Moon will be posted by Friday.

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Forecast for April 20-26, 2015

Spring cleaning is happening down to the cellular level. It’s time for primal truths, purging and clarity, so mind and will work together. Relationships and money will only improve. Spring cleaning is happening down to the cellular level. It’s time for primal truths, purging and clarity, so mind and will work together. Relationships and money will only improve.

Learn more in my podcast for the week of April 20-26, forecasts for the Aries New Moon and the month of April (extended and flash), and astro-overview mp3 set.

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2015 Aries New Moon

April 18, 2015
11:56 AM PDT / 2:56 PM EDT / 6:56 PM GMT
28 Aries 25

With the Aries New Moon, a spark is catching fire in each one of us. No matter how rocky the past six weeks have been, energy, motivation and just plain rambunctiousness are surging now.

No more hiding. No more wondering when, or whether, this most tenacious winter will finally be over. No more waiting for the ground to crack under you yet again, or for another shoe to fall, smack onto your head.  It’s time to make like Fred Astaire singing to Ginger Rogers:  “Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and start all over again.”

No one’s likely to go about this tentatively. Life force is roaring into full-throttle impulses, actions and reactions. The fuel will be all over the map:  Anger. Frustration. Excitement. Adventure. Passion. Relief at seeing an opening, finally, and charging for it.

Forethought factors little in this frenzy. We’re in for an epidemic of leaping without looking. Take care where your attention is going, because that’s where you’re heading.

Look backward if you must, but only to address, clean up and restructure situations so you can get on with the next big phase. Those tasks have demanded plenty of attention the past six weeks, as a three-year process of remodeling the foundations of our lives hit a point of no return. We’ve been in a gateway this month, a space between structures that have collapsed and new, more supportive ones that are already in place (though we might not yet see or trust them). This New Moon takes us out of the gateway and onto those replacement structures — at times kicking and screaming, at others running and leaping, and sometimes hollering, “Yeehaw!”

Sitting still is not much of an option. (Do you really want to, at this point?) The Moon’s ruler Mars, the god of action and war, is making an easy link to the other cosmic commander of power and aggression, Pluto, lord of the underworld and all that lurks outside of human consciousness and will. With them at work, good luck staying stuck.

Their teamwork is summoning — or drawing on — impulses from deep within our cells and psyches. They prompt bold action without weighing the risks. Some of this could be dramatic to an extreme  — running into a burning building, overthrowing a several-ton car to free a trapped baby, striking back at a physical attacker.

Super powers could emerge in other ways, without overtly resembling an action movie. The Mars/Pluto kick gives the backbone — the sense of having no other option, actually — to tackle situations that scare the you-know-what out of you. It supplies the nerve to deal with lingering aspects of all that structural reworking that’s been going on. You could finally give notice to an abusive employer. Make that career change that’s been nagging at you. Launch the business you’ve been creating in your mind. Unplug dead relationships from life support. File for divorce or go after back child support. Schedule the doctor appointment you’ve been avoiding, or bring in a contractor for long-needed home repair. Revamp your finances, face your debt and come up with a plan for paying it down. Kill off tolerations once and for all.

You might be on the receiving end of some of this, as well, but you’ll have the gumption to respond. Mars/Pluto bring out a ferocity that can be unnerving and does not fit comfortably in polite society.

Psychological beasties will be on the prowl. You’ll see them in other people’s behavior and experience them in yourself, too. Core issues may surface that you had no idea were in you, even after everything you’ve been confronting the last few years. These are lower-level beasties, which likely been lurking, growing and steering your ship from deep within your cells, possibly predating your ability to think or speak. Emergence could actually be physically unpleasant.

Don’t fight it; don’t try to shove the beasties back into hiding. You have what it takes to face whatever bubbles up and change it to your benefit. Doing this may feel, at its worst, as if you are cleaning out a failed root canal. You’ve got the incentive, bravery and drive to get it over with. The process will be empowering and beneficial, more quickly than you might hope going into it. You’ll have more space for all that fire to fill. And off you’ll go.

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Forecast for April 13-19, 2015

Time to reach out and touch someone. You’ve got lots to discuss. Maybe over lunch? Go ahead; risk it.

Learn more in my podcast for the week of April 13-19, forecast for April (extended and flash) and astro-overview mp3 set.

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