Monday’s New Moon in your sign is a turning point. It’s as if you can finally set yourself free of the emotional mire that you’ve been wading through the past month or two. You’ll move forward without much need to look back, though I would propose one question before doing so: who were you trying to impress? Can you identify a psychological motive beneath that impulse?
The phrase ‘new moon’ long ago made its way into common usage, meaning a fresh start, which rings true astrologically. Tonight’s Aries New Moon suggests that we are beginning this particular cycle a little wiser. It may be useful to bear in mind that even the most difficult teaching experiences can be invaluable, as well as rewarding in ways that might not be immediately clear.
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.
Today, Mercury makes contact with the slowly dispersing Uranus-Eris conjunction. This is likely to have the effect of bringing a globally significant aspect into personal perspective. You might find you are now able to make sense of the past year or so; or perhaps the immediate present, and wherever it’s tending.
As I am writing Venus is one arc minute of longitude away from Pisces. No, wait, she just changed signs even as I write the Libra horoscope after such a very long wait (I am sure my editor is saying the same thing; this column was due yesterday). Why is Venus in Pisces good for you? Because Venus in Pisces is good for everyone and you are especially sensitive to her womanly wiles.
When the Moon enters Pisces today, notice whether your world feels a little softer around the edges. Music, art, movies, dreaming, sex — all of these activities, whether enjoyed as a spectator or participant, with others or solo, could suit your mood. Retrograde Venus conjunct the Sun in Aries adds to the curious introspective-yet-expressive dynamic at play.
One of the great Virgo secrets is how overwhelmed you can feel at times, and how you then ride that energy and break through to new universes of your life. This month promises to turn your inner reality into Bondi Beach of the mind, where you will surf the massive cosmic waves for days and weeks on end.
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.
As Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a showdown with Republicans, both moderate and conservative, on whether to repeal Obamacare, the party has been scrambling to rewrite the legislation in order to appease members of the right-wing Freedom Caucus and win its passage. The latest version of the bill strips away provisions that would require health insurers to provide basic services.