Aries New Moon, April 3, 2011

Aries New Moon and the First Law of Thermodynamics

This picture represent “heat” taken from a physics site,

The new moon will take place in the new moon chart’s 11th house, so the emphasis will be on starting projects, working in the community and with groups or associations, and finding a new orientation toward the desires and wishes of communities. The Ascendant is at Gemini sextile Jupiter in 11th, so there will be many opportunities with collective projects to discuss and communicate the vision for the future.

Saturn will be oriented in the 5th house in opposition to the new moon in the 11th, indicating that individuals will be challenged by obligations and other restrictions held by the domain of Saturn in Libra—restrictions are with authority.  Saturn in the 5th house also indicates major fear around taking risks because of the profound change that will come to relationships (Saturn square Pluto in 7th).

How this transit is dealt with will have a lot to do with the current maturity and development of the emotions of those involved (11th house moon trine N. Node). We may also be influenced by the feelings and suggestions of friends with regards to risk-taking, either with romance, art projects, children, or gambling and investments (5th house). In some cases, our responsibility to our children (5th house Saturn) or their issues will highlight the challenges we experience with our hopes and dreams.

Pluto in the 7th house sextiles, Neptune, Venus, and Chiron in the 9/10 houses of the new moon chart indicating that our future direction is unclear (Neptune) and we want to see more diplomacy and beauty (Venus). Nevertheless, while Pluto squares the Mars/Uranus conjunction during this new moon, plus or minus 2.5 days, there will be more unexpected uprisings with the pursuit to extricate individuals from powerful and oppressive governance and establishments (Pluto in Capricorn). Current societal power-constructs are very much under duress.

Sabian Symbol, from Elsie Wheeler for the new moon (Sun, Moon conjunction) is Aries 14: “A Serpent Coiling Near A Man And A Woman.” This symbol connotes the presence of temptation. It’s also the symbol of a powerful, healing energy presence.  Opposite this moon Saturn at Libra 14, Sabian symbol: Libra 14: “In The Heat Of The Noon, A Man Takes A Siesta.” Here’s the balancing point: Using one’s energy with wisdom. Preserve power, use it only when the environment supports that it will be most effective. Also, the snake can coil for many reasons, sometimes protection, sometimes to prepare to attack, sometimes to keep warm. But the basic symbols are consistent with the same principle. A man sleeping during noon is conserving his energy at a time when expending it would be most exhausting (when it’s most hot); and, a snake maneuvers itself into a coil or spring to increase its potential energy and position itself most effectively for attack.  One is reminded of “the metabolic cost of growth.” Be careful not to overdo, or waste potential energy. Use the conditions of your environment, consider the level of “heat” when deciding if it’s best to keep it cool and rest up.

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