It’s rare to ask, “Who are you?” and hear in response something like, “Oh, well, I’m someone who values my time more than that of others.” Yet as Amanda Painter describes, Venus retrograde on the Aries Point may be showing you the ways you signal your identity through actions that convey your values. Meanwhile, shadowy Mercury moves into Taurus, ruled by Venus.
When the lunar cycle is renewing with a New Moon, the Moon itself is never outwardly visible. As Len Wallick notes, however, the astrology surrounding last night’s New Moon in Aries implies you have access to what might be called insight — especially if you are willing do some self-examination, and make some adjustments based on what you find.
Retrograde Venus is now at a point where it can be seen on two horizons: in the west after sunset, and in the east before sunrise. Humanity is now having to choose between two horizons as well. The way Len Wallick sees it, a decision of whether and how to participate in that choice is yours to make.
Has the Venus retrograde been glitchy for you? As Amanda Painter describes, even that can offer valuable reminders of what matters most to you, and what you need to do about it. While Venus is urging internal inquiry, Mercury engages slow-moving planets in the cardinal signs to get you thinking about your role in the world.
Saturn is occupying one single degree of Sagittarius for about two months, the location of the core of our galaxy. As Len Wallick notes, implicit in that long conjunction is something accessible, yet not easily seen : a new place and purpose consistent with cosmic proportions and defined by what we together are.
The words “equal,” “equator” and “equinox” all have the same root. Today, Len Wallick starts with the Moon’s position in the chart for the vernal equinox on Monday (when the Sun enters Aries) to trace that root more deeply into one of the most crucial issues of the world (and in your life) at this time.
As Madalyn Aslan explains, the US is a Cancer nation, born on the 4th of July. The sign Cancer, more than anything, consists of memory. This is how Cancer, a crab, survives. The crab is our oldest living creature on earth – five hundred million years old. A survivor, above all. Memory is crucial. We must remember history. And that we have choice.
With tomorrow’s last exact Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries, we get another reminder to expect the unexpected. As Amanda Painter describes (and as a friend of hers demonstrates), the astrology is also suggesting you become more fully aware and present to how you can synthesize opposites. We may be in a moment of birthing a new understanding.
Guest-author Steve Guettermann writes, “Our time has many names, including New Age, Aquarian Age, Information Age and Computer Age. Those all sound positive. However, in other circles our time is known as Kali Yuga: the Age of Quarrel and Conflict, or the Iron Age. Whatever we call it, our time seems to be a Coming of Age age.” He explores what we’re here to learn, which may well be how to choose conscious evolution.
Your world (and the universe which contains it) are so big it’s easy to feel insignificant. As Len Wallick interprets Sunday’s Full Moon chart, however, your work does more than simply define your place in the world. Your labors are not lost. Your efforts make an important contribution whether you know it or not.
We’re building toward a Full Moon this Sunday, with the Moon in Virgo single-handedly opposing a whole school of fishy planets in Pisces (and that’s not all). If you feel like you’re caught in a whirlpool, you’re not alone. Amanda Painter considers several facets of the Full Moon chart, and how you can use the energy effectively.