Its time for another new/full moon inspired astrology chat. I do weekly chart walkthroughs over on my Astro Fairy membership (you can sign up here ), and periodically I like to indulge in one piece of that puzzle here on my blog.
Although the new and full moons seem like such transient and little things, they really can have a potent impact and they do matter. All magic in astrology matters -- both the big and the seemingly small. And sometimes what is "small" might actually be quite big after all 😉
This New Moon is at 22 degrees of Aries late in the evening on April 11th. It will form a few supportive aspects to other planets who are transiting, while also illuminating some stressful aspects. From my experience as an astrologer, there is no one healthy or "perfect" chart. A healthy chart, in fact, is one which demonstrates a balance of some stressful areas (translation: areas to be worked through / transmuted)
Let's take a look deeper...
🔥Mercury sextile Saturn🔥
After a lot of stressful aspects from Mercury squaring Mars and Mercury conjuncting Neptune recently, this new moon initiates the energy of Mercury in good aspect to Saturn. We need it because communications may have gone awry.
Positive side: Mercury here will begin to feel more fresh and bright again after its spell in Mercury. Although Mercury in Pisces is very artistic and intuitive (more on that here), it can also be a difficult placement for Mercury where it feels foggy and confused. This was particularly enhanced by Mercury conjuncting Neptune last week.
Shadow side: Mercury in Aries can be impatient. We might impulse react, say something we later regret, or find ways to "give up" before we work it all out. Remind yourself: patience.
🔥Sun and Moon Sextile Mars🔥
The Sun and Moon at 22 degrees of Aries will be tightly sextiling over to Mars at 23 degrees of Gemini. This will bring in harmony between action and words. This will bring in harmony between action and words. What's interesting about this is Mars prefers Aries yet it is in Gemini, and Mercury prefers Gemini yet it is in Aries. (Teachable moment: in astrology this is called "mutual reception".) So, these two energies are in their flip flopped desired placements. This in itself can create a bit of odd, "scratchy" kind of energy -- some things don't feel just quite right.
Positive side: Sun and Moon here will be able to support that Mars by giving us that soul and emotional drive to rally ourselves to action.
Shadow side: With all that "scratchy" energy about and the tendency for Aries energy to be more reactive, we again have to watch for over-exerting ourselves or over pushing situations. Allow pause. Press replay.
🔥Mars trine Jupiter🔥
Mars at 23 degrees will also be trining Jupiter (who's moving fast!) through Aquarius at 25 degrees. This brings even more fuel through words. This is a really harmonious time to chat with friends, seek out like minded solutions, pitch new ideas, and research new possibilities.
Positive side: We need this motivation and this power boost! After clearing out the final planet left in Pisces we are now really beginning to shift into that spring energy.
Shadow side: With all that air fuel, do make sure you take some grounding breaks as needed. There's not much Earth in this chart here!
🔥Venus Square Pluto🔥
One notably intense aspect we will feel will be Venus square Pluto. Pluto is a slow moving planet and it packs a powerful punch (more on that in blog post here). Its slower moving, subconscious/hidden purging energy. When Venus squares Pluto our perception of harmony, balance, and beauty is met with tension between what needs to be changed and transformed. This aspect can bring up some intense people situations, but is entirely manageable if you are able to be upfront and realistic with what needs to be changed, transmuted, healed or addressed.
Positive side: This has the potential for really wonderful freedom through transformation in relationships. Maybe you finally say that they thing you've been wanting to say, or you finally make a step towards that shift you need to take. Either way, you are able to heal.
Shadow side: Because this energy can be of the non-rainbow sprinkles variety, it can be easy to try and shove it aside and be like "I can't, I won't, I don't". Unfortunately, Pluto doesn't really work that way with us 😕. It really demands we confront the issue head on. This type of "confronting" doesn't have to be a Tower moment though. Even just one small act can be the necessary flow to manifest big changes and magic.
🔥Heads up: Saturn is still squaring Uranus. You can read more about the repeated chats I've had on that here and here.
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Julie Ann Fae is a Professional Astrologer and Certified Angel Card Reader. She weaves together the magic of the moon, stars, and planets with fairy flair. She uses oracle cards and astrology to enliven, enlighten and inspire others. Check out more on this blog and visit her offerings at julieannfae.com.
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