Monday night we experience the Aries New Moon, the latest of a series of conjunctions in the energetic first sign of the zodiac. Late last week was the Venus-Sun conjunction; Sunday Mercury passed by the Uranus-Eris conjunction; and now the Moon and the Sun will form their first conjunction of the astrological year.
This is an extraordinary week. There are two conjunctions, both distinctive, though on Friday we experience the extremely rare conjunction of Uranus and Eris. As Eric notes, this is the third and last Uranus-Eris meeting before the two begin to separate. They will not form another conjunction until April 28, 2106.
Venus is now retrograde, which shifts the emotional momentum of our moment in one gesture. The retrograde lasts through April 15. And at the same time the Moon is heading into full phase; the Virgo Full Moon happens March 12, a week from now, but this one is going to gather energy and go off like a clap of thunder.
With the move from Aquarius to Pisces, the Sun has left the energy field of fixed and focused mental patterns, and entered the environment of flexibility, feeling and flow. As Eric writes, Pisces is here to draw you into your inner life, even as the world appears to be in a state of benighted mayhem.
As of Monday, Mercury is in late Capricorn, on the way to entering Aquarius Tuesday morning. From early Aquarius, Mercury will aspect Venus and Mars in Aries, and Ceres in Taurus. Before it gets there, though, Mercury must clear the final degrees of Capricorn, which has both private and public implications, and a caution to beware of glamour and guide yourself to sincerity.