Forecast for the 2017 Aries New Moon

March 27, 2017

7:11 AM PDT / 10:11 AM EDT / 2:11 PM GMT

7 Aries 37

by Kathy Biehl

And we’re off! Call it kundalini, life force, spring fever or waking up. The Aries New Moon, the first moon of spring, is unleashing primal instincts and propelling us into the season.

It’s time to get up and get out. Take initiative; take risks. Gamble and gambol. Leap impulsively, confidently, assertively, brazenly.

Everyone’s got free-agent status right now, emboldening them to act in their own interests, alone, and stand up to — or preemptively attack — obstacles, opposition or competition.

We’re all young rams, bursting with energy, testing our footing, prowess and horns, and answering a natural call: Just do it.

Yet this year’s Aries New Moon is not all charging and leaping and pouncing and adventuring. It also encourages staying put now and again and savoring – much like Star Trek’s Captain Kirk pausing a mission and indulging in a romantic interlude.

So the thrill of the chase isn’t the only imperative. Enjoying the catch is as well. And maybe having a snack.

The textures come from the interplay of Aries’ ruler, Mars, and his cosmic love Venus. Venus rules what we want (generally love, money, beauty, creativity). Mars rules how we go after what we want. Those two impulses, desire and drive, are not merely in synch right now; they are inextricably interwoven.

Venus and Mars are currently enjoying a balance of power and working in unusual harmony. Each is in a sign ruled by the other:  Venus is in Mars’ base, Aries, while Mars is in Venus’ spring  home, Taurus. This relationship, called mutual reception, means that any influence on one of them also resonates with and affects the other. Neither is operating in a vacuum, but as part of a unit.

Our hearts are emboldened, fierce and on the prowl, while the rest of our being wants more than the hunt. It wants to sink into the aftermath, in physical, sensory experience. Mars in Taurus is in no hurry to rush away, either.

It’s a seeming contradiction: The desire for immediate gratification is bound up with a methodology that is slow, steady, step-by-step and fixed on the moment instead of running off after the next big thrill. Watch the tension build. And excitement. And possibly pay-off.

Heightening this bond is Venus’ conjunction with the New Moon. She has been in backtracking mode since March 4, taking us on a journey of investigating and rediscovering relationships, money issues and creative projects from the past and current time.

Her retrograde has taken her over the degree currently occupied by the Sun and the Moon. Each of them has recently stopped by her and picked up input about her retrograde journey, which is now coming with them into their own meeting. As a result, the impulses growing out of this New Moon are tinged with the awareness of what the Venus retrograde has shown us so far. We have information about what we don’t want anymore, and what we’d like more of, please, and what we want (more likely, need) to redo.

This Moon’s energies could generate some sexy moments. It’s certainly injecting a streak of earthiness and practicality into hearts and desires.  Rambunctiousness for its own sake isn’t the point.  We want something we can actually have and physically experience.

Quality, not quantity is the likely result. Mars is moving into an easy flow with Pluto, which leads to paring back, focusing and intensifying.  Relationships especially have the potential to go deep, thanks to another open current Mars is enjoying, with Juno, the protector of marriage.

As the next four weeks unfold, notice the impulses coursing through. Let them lead where they may. And watch for invitations to stop and smell the roses. Feel the warming spring air. Run your hands across plants, trees and other living things. Sink into your body, into the earth, into the physicality of existence, on this plane.

Join my FB Live Astrochat about the Aries New Moon on Friday, March 24 at noon EST at the OMTimes Magazine FB page.

 

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Forecast for September 2016

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September is the pivot point for the year.  Much that’s been in the works for months, even years, is finally moving ahead. Or moving on. Stasis, stalling and wondering are on the way out.  Clarity, movement and solid (if simplified) structure are coming in.

There’s no guarantee of a smooth, orderly or easy transition, though. The changeout is arriving in a whirlwind of revelations, unmaskings, departures, arrivals and shifts so dramatic they could wind.

Flexibility is the watch word for the month. Maintaing the approach of a reed will keep you standing as developments cycle through at varying speeds and predictability. And whatever you think you know going into the month, you are likely to have a drastically different viewpoint as autumn begins.

Inevitability is in the air from the moment the month begins. A pair of eclipses is responsible for the non-stop atmosphere of milestone, high-stake, permanent change.

The first eclipse is a solar, on September 1, and it’s a Virgo-with-a-vengeance New Moon. It comes with a pile-up in that sign, each component amplifying the mandate to analyze, clean, improve and sober up.

The North Node of destiny is sidling up to the New Moon and signaling, “This way to the future.” Mercury, planet of communication and transportation, and bigger-is-better Jupiter are in cahoots, handing out brooms and to-do lists for wrapping up Jupiter’s one-year tour through Virgo. Over the next three weeks, Mercury is also treating us to dropped or obscured but phenomenally practical details as he retrogrades from the end to the middle of Virgo, through — no coincidence here — the equinox, September 22.

Learn why this retrograde is unusually significant and what it means for each sign.  

This combo promises to explain a lot and sweep much clean, eventually. Early in the month, though, situations that have confounded us all year may well escalate into even greater mysteries and confusion.

The perps are Saturn, ruler of form, and his sparring buddy of late, Neptune, ruler of everything that defies form. Once they make their final of three clashes, on the 10th, the fog, vagueness and reason to question many a person’s sanity will begin to die back, clear up and ultimately make sense. (It may help you connect the dots to look back to their first two clashes, last December and June.)

That pair makes its last contact just after Jupiter begins a year stay in Libra, which happens on the 9th. Libra is the second home of love and money goddess Venus, and she is at home when he arrives. Their combined presence encourages social niceties, enjoying pleasing meals and conversation, and awareness of both ends of each relationship. (Acting on the awareness is another matter. When in doubt, “Say it with flowers” is a generally safe bet.)

While we’re talking through smiles, veils are stripping away, masks are falling off and epiphanies are exploding in our consciousness. They come from the month’s second eclipse, which is a lunar, the Pisces Full Moon on the 16th, and which unleashes a floodgate of revelations and emotions with fiery, catalytic, motivating force.

Movement is inevitable, especially where it feels overdue. The Sun and the Moon are bearing down on warrior god Mars, in the dynamic, action-oriented configuration of a t-square. Adding to the volatility is the easy assist Mars is getting from Uranus, cosmic agent of radical, unforeseeable change. Risks will be taken. Shifts will occur.

At the equinox, hard truths, profound candor and deeply intimate conversations ensue, some of which reshape or end situations. Gear shift after gear shift follows, as a line of astrological dominoes falls in the month’s last 10 days.

Mercury stations direct and the Sun enters Libra on the 22nd. Relating and financial dealings intensify, turn high stake and grow magnetic-to-possessive when Venus enters Scorpio on the 23rd. Pluto, ruler of Scorpio (and, like Venus, of desire and money, but of far greater magnitude), ends six months of foundation work when he stations direct on the 26th.

Motivation kicks in to put noses to grindstones and labor diligently toward long-term goals when Mars, ruler of the masculine and our drive (and traditional ruler of Scorpio) enters Capricorn on the 27th. Those goals and his efforts reflect the marching orders he got from Saturn on August 24th. It’s time to implement and make things happen.

Relationships come into focus as the month ends, with the New Moon in Libra on the 30. Issues of give-and-take, integrity and beliefs permeate thoughts and conversations. Action results. Structure-altering action. Stasis be gone. We’re starting to get somewhere.

Learn more in my Astro-Overview for Fall 2016:  Welcome to the New Normal. Live September 8 & via recording afterward.

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Forecast for March 16-22, 2015

It’s showtime. This coming week is the Big Event. More likely, a bunch of Big Events. One big cycle is ending with a bang; another is starting with a tsunami. Welcome spring!

Learn more in my podcast for the week of March 16-22, forecast for March, 2015 astro-overview mp3 set and 2015 guides for each sign.

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Forecast for Sept. 22-28, 2014

Fall is here, and this week sounds the tone and themes for the season. Big changes are under foot and in our hearts. Think you know where you’re heading? Maybe you do. The unexpected is still coming, though. Seat belts on!

Learn more in my podcast for this week (5:47 minutes) and forecast for the Libra new moon. Been feeling/noticing despair? Read how to Stay Bright Amid the Darkness.

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Forecast for September 15-21, 2014

We’re all in a cloud of love and light — or is in confusion? The pace is quickening. Passions are rising. Changes and choices are upon us. Things are getting real, as they say.

Learn more in my podcast for this week (6:59 minutes) and forecasts for September (full and flash). Been feeling/noticing despair? Read how to Stay Bright Amid the Darkness.

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Forecast for March 17-23, 2014

Spring’s here on Thursday (on the calendar, at least). What will it bring? Clues are all over this week, in developments involving relationships, money,self-actualization and interconnectedness. Paradox, that. It’ll harmonize.

Learn more in my weekly podcast and the forecast for last Sunday’s Virgo Full Moon.

The extended weekly forecast is on hiatus. If you miss it, it wouldn’t hurt to let me know. (Contact form below.)

Join me in my first-ever astrology telesummit, The Guardian Planets of Astrology! Starts Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 28. My presentation is Wednesday, March 26. It’s free! No obligation! You can listen to replays for 48 hours! Details here!

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Forecast for September 23-29, 2013

This is a week of YES. This is a week of moving from burdens, delays and overwhelm into a mode of “Let’s see how we can make this happen.” After which hunches, talk and messages abandon niceties and dive below the surface, where the real work — and real bugaboos — lie.

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Everyone’s flexing new muscles. It’s coming more easily to be unhesitatingly, unapologetically yourself, to express your real nature (instead of the pose you’ve been maintaining to get by), and to push yourself forward courageously, and maybe with something approaching childlike abandon. (Okay, so some people are still short of that last bit.)

All of that comes to the fore with Mars, planet of action, making a growth aspect to Jupiter, who subtly but exponentially enlarges everything he touches. Watch for daring, even flamboyant action to get past those burdens, delays and overwhelm (That could include lion-like protectiveness toward situations or people who have your heart.) Taking a deep breath and taking one tiny act could snowball into more than you that was possible. Situations could also spiral into absolute drama, too, unfortunately, so approach your local vortex with caution.

Fortunately, the atmosphere is generally warm and cheery, aided by love goddess Venus making her own easy link to expansive Jupiter.  People are inclined toward sociability and helpfulness. Friendships are flowing. Relationships are blooming. Matters you value deeply are growing. Figuring out what to do next is not a solo sport right now; other people are involved.

Charisma and animal magnetism are in high supply. Mars and Venus, archetypes of the masculine and the feminine, are at extremes in their polarity. The masculine (Mars in Leo) is super courageous, leading and assertive. The feminine (Venus in Scorpio) is hyper magnetic and receptive.

This combination is a signature for courtship. We’re all in a mating dance now. Whether it’s a raise, a promotion, a job, a date, a sexual favor, a chunk of money or more, one side of each equation has something the other side wants, badly.

Actually, each side has something the other wants. With the cosmic lovers making a clashing aspect, something’s got to give. Action is imperative. Moves will be made to snare the desired prize, or at least to knock a situation out of stasis. Getting angry, blowing up or letting off steam could play a tole, but even with that, the planetary line-up is likely to lend a certain charm to week’s scuffles, demands and ultimatums. Taking things “to the next level” will be an unfortunately rampant phrase. If you can get past the cliche, it will have applicability to much in your life.

On an inner level, this hard aspect delivers the rocket fuel needed to turn a desire into reality. The blast is the foundation piece for manifestation that is so often overlooked. It’s lacking, for example, in a misguided segment of the film “The Secret,” when a young woman gazes longingly at a jeweled necklace in a shop window until (insert magic harp sound cue here) the baubles materialize around her neck. We may well set our eye on something we crave as much as she did that necklace, but we won’t simply stand and long. When our heart signals what it wants, our drive will spring after it. We might walk inside and find out the price. Take on extra work to pay for the necklace. Tell a wealthy benefactor we’d like it, please. The point is, we’ll do something.

At the week’s end, cosmic messenger Mercury leaves the graceful intellect of Libra and plummets into the steamy waters of Scorpio for a 10-week stay. (The reason for the length is that he’ll be turning retrograde next month, but more on that later.)  The unspoken will convey more, and carry more weight than, actual words. Telepathy will abound. The air will be thick with secrets – some coming to light, others merely hints and whispers and hushes. Trust your guidance system. Keep it clean, charged and plugged in, and banish all those little green men from under your bed, the closet and your house.  Info is yours for the having.

For a fuller discussion, please read my extended weekly forecast. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast.

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Clear Your Head: 2012 Virgo New Moon

September 15-16, 2012
7:11 PM PDT/ 10:11 PM EDT / 2:11 AM GMT
23 Virgo 37

Keeping your wits about you is advisable when an earthquake, demolition or high drama is underway. A renewed ability to do that is coming our way with this month’s Virgo New Moon. It’s bringing our minds back into focus and offers discernment, critical thinking, boundaries and awareness of health.

With Mercury, ruler of this Moon and of our mental processes, in proximity to the event, it’s giving our minds a boost and a tune-up, which will help you perceive much in your life more clearly.

You may actually get a racing sensation, as if your mind is in overdrive. That’s because the Sun and Moon are still in an easy link to Jupiter, who makes anything he contacts mushroom and zoom. He’s also greasing the flow of certain, well, sensible topics.

Practicalities are natural topics of thought and discussion. Analyzing, even over-thinking, is second nature, for the nonce. Reality checks are both advisable and welcome. Sobriety is appealing. So are well-drawn boundaries, sturdy fences and behaviors that support your well-being, like eating broccoli, keeping a regular bedtime and, perish forfend, stepping away from the computer or TV and getting some exercise.

Those inclinations are also coming from good old feet-on-the-ground Saturn. He’s in the picture, too, in a growth aspect to the New Moon, as he inches toward the end of his tour of duty in relationship-oriented Libra. This ups the incentive to clean up those loose ends (you know what I’m talking about), tackle the details of winding down and clearing out everything that is not going with you into the next phase of your life.

That same connection to Saturn also encourages choices that are healthy for you — in your thinking, in your words, in how you treat and feed your body, in your relationships, in the simplest and all-pervasive details of your daily life. That nudge is going to prove highly useful. Listen to it.

It’s one of the gifts of this New Moon, which is a perfectly timed assist to the changes and endings that are reshaping our worlds inside and out. This event occurs on the brink of the next clash of the titans, the Uranus/Pluto square on September 19, as well as the autumn equinox on the 22nd. The energies of the New Moon are linked to the radical transformation underway from the square, which are in turn fused to the chart for the equinox. In other words: What’s going on now affects the entire fall season.

A glimpse is possible of what that will bring. The New Moon is making a cooperative link to the North Node of destiny, a contact that offers an unemotional and piercingly perceptive preview of where all our current developments are heading. Worry and paranoia are possible side effects. If you slide into them, pay attention, and tune up your thinking by harnessing Jupiter’s optimism and asking: How does this benefit me?

Wrap your mind around the Uranian/Plutonian changes and the endings that are part of Saturn wrapping up his time in Libra. Consider consequences and ramifications. Face what you know you have to do. Use your own health as a measuring stick, too.

It’s time to sort the wheat from the chaff. Keep in mind: Some of that wheat is for you. Don’t give it all away, or put it into circumstances that are beyond nourishing. Use some for your own well-being.

And make a point in the coming days, no matter what happens, to head for the highest point of elevation. Climb on top of the rubble around you if you have to. Look far out into the distance and into the future. The entire path may still not be in view, but you can see a destination — and some of the steps that will take you there.

© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

Astro-Outlook for September 2012

Get ready to rock and roll! Or, for some, lock and load….sigh.

September is an intense, high-stakes month. Dominoes are starting to fall and knock over ones further down the line. Rumblings are turning into earth-splitting quakes. Stalled situations are lunging forward and erupting into new forms. Faltering situations are swaying and collapsing. And yet … we’re having a good time.

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Freefalling: Forecast for Sept. 19-25 (and all fall 2011)

Ready for a gear shift? Fall officially starts Friday, and this means more than a change of season (though given how topsy-turvy the weather has been, the season has felt meaningless lately). This week brings astrological energies that expand our field of vision from our individual sagas to our connections with other people.

Addressing our own lives is still in priority position, mind you. Each of us still has plenty to deal with in that arena; we’re all, in some way, immersed in inward and outward remodeling projects that will continue for the foreseeable future. Now we’re adding a second major task, involving our relationships and agreements.

It’s a balancing act, appropriate for the emphasis in Libra that is building — handling our own renovations while managing and rearranging all our connections That’s the imperative we’ll be increasingly feeling, and it lasts for more than this week. It will be ongoing for the next three months, because the skies at the equinox set the tone for the entire season.

Lots more in my weekly forecast and my weekly podcast.

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