I just filed my “Charts in the News” column for Mountain Astrologer; hence the delayed New Moon forecast.
As you know, the Moon was void for most of the day on Monday, then charged into Aries that night at 8:58 PM ET. The New Moon kicked in on Tuesday at 5:29 AM ET, at 4 degrees of Aries. If your horoscope was affected by the December 26th eclipse (you would know if you asked for personal insights from me back then), this New Moon offers a push forward in those matters.
On Wednesday (as I write), the Moon cruises through the day with no interference from other planets. At 8:43 PM ET, enthusiasm is building to some potent release, as Moon squares Jupiter. At 11:02 PM ET, Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto, suggesting a power play or emotional catharsis. In the House and Senate, they’ve been talking and pushing — pushing and talking — but they haven’t reached consensus yet. As anticipated, the fight is over who gets a taxpayer-funded bailout: actual taxpayers or corporations that spent their big fat tax cuts on stock buybacks to increase shareholder value.
At 3:16 AM ET on THURSDAY, the me-me-me Aries Moon squares Mars, suggesting sparks may fly. If you’re up at that hour, find a productive channel for that energy. Moon goes void and enters Taurus at 9:37 AM ET, seeking to build something solid and comforting out of all those Moon in Aries initiatives. This drive may be frustrated around 10:15 AM ET, as the Moon squares Saturn. But this is a different Saturn now, as it’s in Aquarius, sign of the humanitarian — not in Establishment Capricorn. Let’s watch and see if the authoritarian blocks will come from the people, not from the PTB. A spark of innovation comes together around 7:29 PM ET, as Moon meets up with Uranus.
On Friday, there is one pattern between the Moon and Mercury at 5:03 AM ET and that’s it. Humming in the background all this week — and exact on Saturday, are two harmonious patterns that perfectly reflect the sensual abundance potential of Beth Owl’s Daughter’s Tarot Card of the Week.
At 12:24 AM ET, Venus trines Jupiter. Venus is at her finest in Taurus, and here she is supporting Jupiter in crusty old Capricorn. At 10:52 PM ET, Venus moves on to Pluto, also in Capricorn. Meanwhile, the Taurus Moon meets up with Venus at 10:20 AM ET and spends the rest of the day in flow with Jupiter, Pluto, Mars and Saturn. Translation: I’ll be surprised if the markets do not reflect this energetic pattern of earthly comfort as we get to the end of the week. For the Entire Free World that is staying at home in an effort to save the human race, count your blessings.
Moon goes void at 7:05 PM ET on Saturday and enters Gemini at 9:38 PM ET, looking for information, entertainment — anything to talk about. It travels mostly free and clear all day, which makes it an apt day for fun and games. Puzzles and online Trivial Pursuit, anyone?
On Monday, note your dreams, Moon squares Neptune at 11:11 AM ET and then goes void for the rest of the day. If you take the day off, you may do so without consequence.
Here is the chart for the New Moon, set in Washington, DC:
What’s in our collective face in this chart is the New Moon itself, along with Neptune and Mercury in Pisces. Neptune refers to faith, viruses, empathy and lies — that certainly fits. What’s shoved under the rug — or behind closed doors — is that pile-up of planets in the 12th House: Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. Three Establishment heavies…and Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn is the ruler of this chart; it is the strongest planet and it has the final say. Hmmm.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is “a triangle with wings,” which Blain Bovee says is “an idealized form of transcendence.” Simply put, know thyself and to thine own self be true. In a cycle with much of the world confined to its home, how in sync is it to get this Symbol — about which Bovee writes, “consider being comfortable about not quite being in the social picture.” Wow. For more, look here — and here.
I appreciate what Lynda Hill has to say (in the first of those two links) about taking care of the body at this time. Get plenty of sleep. Drink water. Find a yoga or fitness class online — here are some that are free. Meditate. Call your friends and family — but not the ones cause you stress. CNN has a helpful list of ways to strengthen your immune system with your diet. Yay, CNN. Here’s an app for city dwellers to use if they need help from friendly neighbors they’ve never met. It’s called Next Door.
The news will continue in the next forecast, which I thank you for reading and supporting from the bottom of my heart. Now there are 20 who have pledged the equivalent of a fancy mocha latte or a modest Chardonnay on a monthly basis, up from 16 last week. This does not include several others who Randomly and Joyfully tossed appreciation into my Cosmic Tip Jar. Much gratitude to all of you for making this soon-to-be birthday girl feel loved.
Cherry blossoms in the Japanese garden
New York, NY