The Aries Moon goes void at 4:01AM ET, on a challenging square from ruthless Pluto. Will we wake up to a power play or emotional catharsis hitting the headlines? For 35 hours the intense need of Aries to lead, to inspire and be “number one” may feel frustrated by efforts to move forward in straight line. This may result in an outburst. All this and Mercury retrograde, too! The usual Moon void suggestions apply: roll with the twists and double check everything. Chill if you can — or brainstorm. If you can let yourself wander and allow your intuition to pave the way (instead of your logical mind), you could create a wonderful adventure.
Lots of fun headlines reflecting the ingress of Mars into Aries today, which is beginning to trigger the status quo-disrupting Uranus-Pluto square. First, exciting news from — Mars! — as scientists now report that the Red Planet could have supported life long ago. Second, scientists announced fragments of fossils discovered in a “fireball” (how Mars in Aries) that landed in Sri Lanka on December 29, 2012. This news hardly seems surprising, given planetary patterns back then. Third, “flammable ice” appears to be viable as an innovative (Uranus) energy resource (Pluto), according to reports from Japan.
Meanwhile, an image of apparent Piscean compassion and empathy by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparks creative rationalization (and photoshopping) among clerics back home, whilst appearing to be a perfect reflection of the potential downside of the Sabian Symbol for this new lunar cycle.