Tracy, when do we need to be all wrapped up by?
post #201 of 594
3/27/06 at 5:18pm
Originally Posted by lucimomster
we had an ugly drama this weekend ... the first real ugly drama between us in the seven years we've been together, and it's shaken the both of us. And this was AFTER Mercury turned and was no longer retrograde! So I don't know what that means ... but I sure hope things feel better between us before Wednesday's New Moon!
Send good vibes if you got 'em, folks: I can surely use them.
26 March 2006 - 1 April 2006
Week of March 26th, 2006
Week as a Whole:
Every year in the spring there is a New Moon in Aries. This event combines the renewal of spring with the fresh start that comes with a New Moon. So this week's Aries New Moon is doubly new, a beginners beginning. The Y-shaped Aries symbol is traditionally visualized as the head of a ram, but
it can also be seen as a sprout breaking through the ground into the Sun. This idea of breaking through, creating a new opening and new life is very much what Aries is about. It is the primary fire source, the spark of new life and new light because fire symbolizes both. But this Aries New Moon is an eclipse, and comes two hours after Pluto stands still to begin four months of retrograde.
On Wednesday, the Moon aligns with the Sun in the 9th degree of Aries at 5:15am EST. http://www.celestialweather.com/images/032606.pdf As seen from Washington, D.C. Pluto is directly overhead and Mars, lord of Aries, is opposite at the base of the chart. If you've been following the planets, you may remember that when Mars and Pluto combine we have an excess of their creative/destructive energy that comes with endings and beginnings. The eclipse configuration adds another level of intensity. In this chart there are two other pairs of planets: Venus and Neptune on the left followed by Mercury and Uranus. Whenever two planets come together into alignment as a pair, it marks an ending and beginning of a cycle. Since Mercury and Venus describe our inner life and Uranus and Neptune describe the world-expanding forces, we can expect to realize we're looking at the world in a very new way. Our mental point of view has shifted almost like a part of us woke up and is seeing life in a new light. Uranus and Neptune are linked, and have been for some time, by residing in each other's home signs. The rapid climate changes and the growing knowledge that events are slipping out of control, that the future somehow is magnetically drawing the present toward it, all are expressions of this combined energy.
The 9th degree of Aries bears the symbol of a crystal gazer. This is knowledge coming from intuition that sees the world differently, that sees the future. Keep in mind that the crystal gazer must tune in to her vision, that an effort is required to bring it into focus and interpret it. The mind needs to penetrate to the center of the crystal to arrive at understanding.
This all represents a unique opportunity for us to take a fresh look at our lives and where they are leading us. It is a time to focus beneath the surface of events and media noise, and grasp the essence of what's going on. We can use this vision to break with the past, use Pluto and Aries, and set out in a new direction. Or perhaps continue forward with with a new concept of our journey. There is no earth in this chart; there's an abundance of fire mixed with equal parts of air and water. So all this manifests as sparks in our minds, cogent ideas that can bring a freshness to life.
New Moons are inner events in contrast with Full Moons which are outer expressions. While the Mars-Pluto combination may bring more violence into our already violent world, we can look for a personal change in attitude that will have greater and greater impact over the next two weeks.
The intensity of the Aries Eclipse can easily be felt as impatience with the status quo and an impulse to action for is own sake. Sometimes, simple physical activities can release this tension in a healthy channel. Those of us who feel trapped in situations may find the key to change with this New Moon. Change comes when we can conceive of change. Many of us will lift our heads up this week and see new future ahead.
|AFTER Mercury turned and was no longer retrograde! So I don't know what that means ... but I sure hope things feel better between us before Wednesday's New Moon!|