MARCH 21, 2023
First day of Spring! The Vernal Equinox! And a New Moon in Aries. Wow! The beginning of the astrological year. Yes, indeed, set your intentions not only for the month but for the year. Mercury, Chiron and Jupiter are also in Aries influencing this New Energy. Mars is in Gemini giving the energy to go with it. Saturn is in Pisces for the next 2 ½ years opening us up to the unknown. What we haven’t known we can now include in our intentions. Magical! Two days later on the 23rd Pluto moves into Aquarius. A major shift as we move into this new era.
A NEW MOON WILL occur on MARCH 21, 2023 at 1:23 PM EST 00 ARIES 49 MINUTES.
THE SIGN ARIES:
The sign of the pioneer and new beginnings. Springtime. Fire signs are goal oriented, and concerned with future opportunities. Often described as inspirational, fire signs, more than all others, show where you need goals. Aries never forgets the fact that they were born to lead the way. Born directors and organizers. This sign represents the need to become a more well-defined individual. The house Aries is on in your chart shows where instinctual activity, freely operating, gives you the opportunity to become more conscious to add to your development as a separate entity. This sign rules the head.
The Vernal Equinox, the first day of the Spring season, is March 20th at 5:24 pm when the Sun moves into Aries. This year there is a New Moon on the 21st at zero Aries. All practically at the same time. The New Moon in Aries is the beginning of the astrological year and we not only set our intentions for the New Moon, we set them for the year. Mars is the ruler of Aries and at this time it is in Gemini letting us know how important what we think, communication and the need to know all the tools of communication. Mercury is in Aries joined with Chiron and Jupiter. Communication and making connections is important with this New Moon and with Mercury joined with Chiron, the wounded healer, giving us the tools we need to move forward. Mercury also joined with Jupiter, the planet of wisdom and understanding, we move forward with knowledge and the tools we need. In Aries we just need to do it or speak up. Venus is also at an interesting spot in Taurus with Uranus. This brings new opportunities to use our talent. Saturn has just entered Pisces to spend the next couple of years bringing the faith we need. Pluto is at the end of Capricorn moving into Aquarius on the 23rd. Transitioning time! We have been preparing ourselves and this is the year to make that impact. Take those steps to embrace this energy that has been brewing for some time. This New Moon seems to carry all those messages and timing. Opportunity!!!
THE SABIAN SYMBOL: A WOMAN RISES OUT OF WATER; A SEAL RISES AND EMBRACES HER.
This is a symbol of completely unconditioned potentiality, as this may be grasped on the practical side of life. Here are elements of soul emerging from primordial nonexistence, and of an essentially feminine receptivity calling up a more masculine or personal and self-seeking initiative. There is an implicit emphasis on the mutual interdependent of the emotional and purposeful aspects of self. The keyword REALIZATION. When positive, the degree is an illimitability of experience of which anyone can take advantage under any or all circumstances, and when negative, a failure to find a place in life because the self cannot separate itself from its own private obsessions.
Sabian Symbols” Marc Edmund Jones.