© 3-30-2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com
This lunation offers the potential for extraordinary manifestations coming forth and is most certainly NOT a passive Moon. Passionate, assertive, driven and optimistic, the vibe of this Moon is that of the full-on vitality of youth bursting with maxed out hormones and a devil-may-care attitude. This energy is awesomely sexual. Tension and temptation are present here yet so is the possibility of finding release from oppressive situations and sinking one’s proverbial teeth into an apple so amazingly sweet it is worth all the will-power and self-control one may have to exert to obtain what is prized.
Breakthroughs, breakouts, breakups, breakdowns and maybe a “Oh sh*t.. HIT the BRAKES!!” are all in the realm of possibilities the next weeks as this New Moon energy unfolds. Aiming for one’s ambitions with the expectation of having to deal with a few shots gone awry is probably in order as well as being prepared to deflect/duck any stray shots of others that might breach your personal space. Everyone is going to be feeling driven to promote their self-identity in some way so demonstrating tolerance as much as is possible will go a long way in keeping the peace between one’s self and others. Of course, if another is manifesting these energies in a violent or otherwise dangerous manner discernment should replace tolerance and do whatever you need to do remove yourself from the situation.
The specifics for this lunation find the New Moon applying to conjunction with Jupiter while tightly opposing Saturn in Libra. The New Moon and Jupiter are separating from a square with Pluto in Capricorn while Saturn is applying to Pluto by square(though this square will not become exact). This T-square configuration implies that while the unified self (sun-moon) is expanding(jupiter) into new directions and forms(aries) there needs to be a balance achieved in some manner with one’s relational responsibilities and/or ones’ sense of what constitutes relational equality(saturn-libra).
The oppositional aspect from the New Moon to Saturn is in a very tight orb so it is not at all unlikely that one’s new track, whatever that may be, will be met with some level of opposition from others. Oppositions can bring to awareness something previously overlooked or misunderstood, and with the square to Pluto, a change of plans or course of action relative to one’s new endeavors and/or relations may be necessary to stay consistent with the reinvention of one’s public persona and responsibilities(capricorn).
While the New Moon is technically not in conjunction with Mercury Rx, Mars and Uranus, they are all holding company in Aries nonetheless, and their influence will be apparent in many ways the next weeks as New Moon events unfold. Our wild-card Uranus has combined forces with action-oriented Mars(co-ruler of the New Moon) and Mercury Rx is determined that we get our facts down pat.
Uranus-Mars is the influence I foresee catalyzing the whole slew of “break” terms I shared early in this post. This is a highly volatile yet exhilarating energy and while I do not believe we are always able to harness this one 100% to our personal wishes it never hurts to give it a good go provided some common sense is applied! ;)
Uranus is the “Great Awakener” and is represented by the following keywords: electric, sudden, surprises, shock, revolution, liberation and invention. Mars is pure energy and is represented by the following keywords: passion,drive, action, initiative, will and assertiveness. Whatever you are aiming for with this New Moon be prepared to channel the Uranus-Mars duo into it. Go for shock-and-awe!, BE the big-bang!, leave ’em intrigued and begging for more, stir up that pot and go the devil-may-care route. Utilize the Mars-Uranus combo to either break free of that which is preventing you from putting forth your New and Amazing Self or to further your New Directions!
Mercury Retrograde in this lunation connects to this New Moon via a wide applying conjunction to Jupiter. This could play out in many different ways according to the individual and their personal situations. One possibility is that the mind needs to be subdued so that spirit can be heard more clearly. “Sometimes you have to stop thinking so much and go where your Heart carries You” would be one connotation. Another possibility is that this MercuryRx is acting as a road map in a sense. Maybe you have glimpsed recently where you are headed to but just aren’t really clear on how to get there. Mercury is coming back and working out the kinks in the road, and when he again travels forward 3 weeks hence, the path of destination will be much clearer and easier to follow.
Due to the Mercury Rx influence during this lunation, and the weeks following, it’s important to strive to communicate as clearly and precisely as possible with others and to be sure you are clear on any information you receive from others. Walk things through as carefully as you are able while being spurred on by the Aries bunch to “JUST DO IT!”. Tricky, tricky….and yet just so darn exhilarating too!
On a final note, this lunation presents as a bucket pattern when inclusive of the Nodes and that makes Saturn the bucket handle. Though there is a tremendous amount of Aries influence in this lunation the importance of Saturn should not be underestimated and the measure of one’s success during this lunation period is likely to be dependent on how well one is fairing concerning Saturn in Libra lessons. That being said though, I think it is very likely that this New Moon will catalyze many relationships to a greater form of commitment and for others a new relationship will be born. This Moon is highly charged and quite sexy after all!
Blessings~ Kachina Houska