Morning Star: Daily Astrology for Friday, April 17, 2015

The Moon is definitely awake and active today. This morning we wake up to the Moon in Aries waxing out of a sextile with Venus in Gemini (3:40 AM). Our poor butterfly Venus has had a serious go of it lately, fighting with Saturn and swallowed by the ethereal ache of Neptune. The Moon reaches out to her in support that she can wrap herself in like fresh dried still warm towel as she steps out of the murky waters.
In the early afternoon, the Aries Moon finds Jupiter by trine (1:31 PM). A bit of self-confidence could be restored here. There is a boost to our emotional bodies. If you've felt like you've had the air squashed out of your metaphorical balloon lately, it may begin to fill again under this aspect. There is buoyancy to be had here. Uplifting.

We've not crossed out of the darkness of the waning Moon just yet, though. Intensity creeps back in to our emotional spheres as the Moon passes the South Node and over Sun's placement during our Libra Full Moon eclipse. Who are you? Deep inside, under the mask you show to the world, what lies within your soul? Mars is prompting us to act on what it is we see in our deep inward peering. That push reaches climax at 8:29 PM as Mars in Taurus perfects in square to Jupiter in Leo. Easy now. Don't allow this aspect to cause you to overreact or take on more of a load than you can handle. Gentle. Diligent. Gift your future self with sturdy, deliberate steps toward the light while maintaining faith in both yourself and the Universe.
A mere 8 minutes after the Mars/Jupiter square perfects, the Moon is catalyzed through a conjunction with Uranus in Aries (8:37 PM). This can be the cattle prod that threatens to spur Mars into being impulsive. Our nerves are twitchy and anxious. If I've learned anything about Uranus, it is that the energy from this planet comes on strong. I want to react to it. I want to take off running as soon as that electric like energy permeates my nervous system. But, I've learned to bring it to ground. Breathe. Ground and allow those lightening bolts to fall under my command hurling them deliberately instead of haphazardly. Pausing to allow the initial burst of adrenaline from Uranus to become settled and calm is hard. It can be frustrating. Not once have I regretted it.

The combination of Jupiter, Pluto, Uranus, Mars and the Moon could feel very much like the beginnings of being brought back to life. Our earliest most primal energies are tweaked. Remember we are preparing to begin again. We will need to incorporate and draw upon the lunar (emotional) maturity we've garnered over the previous lunar year and prepare to walk with that knowledge into a brand new cycle. We are not striving to become the person we were. We are striving to become the person we want to be in our future. So honestly assess past steps and acknowledge where it would be best to step in a different direction in the future. Hold yourself at bay under the catalyzing nature of Uranus. Move around to discharge any excess brought by Mars/Jupiter. Dance furiously to your speeding heartbeat. Then, when you have well exhausted yourself, peer deeply into the future and discern where your first step into your future should be placed. You don't have to see the whole path. You only have to figure out one step at a time. Just one. Bit by bit. Chunk by chunk. Yet, we are only pontificating and discerning that first step...planning and preparing for it. Though the energy from the sky today may prompt some to jump the gun, blow circumstances out of proportion and respond wildly and erratically. Shhh...wait it out. I know it's hard to stand still and no one said you had to do that. Dance more if you have to.

Our Aries New Moon blossoms at midday tomorrow at 28 degrees and 25 minutes of Aries safely away from other energetic sources in the sky. This is all you, isolated and discerning of where it is you wish to go. All. You. Pure. Singular. Alone on the battlefield of life preparing to pick up the spoils and move on. The sabian for our New Moon says, “A celestial choir has arisen to sing cosmic harmonies. Atonement of consciousness with cosmic powers. Harmonic understanding of faith in the order and meaning of life.” It reminds me of a scene in the movie City of Angels. At dawn all the angels gather at the ocean to “hear” the sunrise. That melody waxes into our sphere under the New Moon but you will have to be very still and quiet to hear it. It's more melodic and energizing than the chittering of morning birdsong. Be still and know that promise resides within you.