Astrological Insight: New Moon in Aries… Stepping Out

Astrological Insight: After 10 years of writing a Dutch language astrology blog – many of my regular readers will be surprised to see I am writing my week horoscope in my mother tongue. Why? Well, as Uranus prepares to make its conjunction to my ascendant ruler Mars and simultaneously square my Cancer Moon, to quote Monty Python, it’s time  ‘for something completely different’ and for myself,  ‘something completely familiar’.

Astrological Insight: This is quite a momentous week. Two planets change allegiance. On Wednesday, Venus moves out of the sign of her exaltation Pisces and enters combustible Aries. The soft, romantic side of Venus, with its urge to merge, gives way, allowing Venus to reveal her warrior like nature. Venus throws reason and convention to the four winds and follows her instincts. This move could translate as passion with a capital ‘P’. Venus in Aries loves the chase and is not afraid to actively pursue the object of her desires. On the other hand, we might see why Venus has traditionally been associated with war. Venus in Aries – can quite literally ‘stand up for her rights’ and is much less afraid of confrontation that Venus in Pisces. In fact… Venus in Aries relishes opportunities that show her innate power and strength. Venus – traditionally the planet of love and relationships – is for this reason, in detriment in Aries. Venus in Aries reminds me of the myth of the Amazon women – or the comic heroine, Wonder Woman. These are archetypes of women who rule themselves and submit to no man ! Venus in Aries will energize any planets you have in the fire or air signs and give you extra strength to put your arguments across with passion and commitment.

Astrological Insight: On Wednesday, Mercury moves into Taurus. This is a cosmic invite to slow down, to become more cautious and deliberate. As the first of the earth signs, Taurus is particularly pragmatic and slow to rouse. Taurus wants to establish, build, feel safe. Mercury in Taurus is a sucker for a safe bet. At the moment, there are a lot of planets in Aries. On Sunday, the Sun in Aries conjuncts Uranus – Venus is in Aries – Mars and Saturn are in Sagittarius. In other words – there are lots of planets in fire signs. Fire moves upwards – and consumes. It precipitates fast moving, fast developing situations. Speed. Fire gambles and takes risks. It has a visionary quality that can inspire others to follow. Fire itself desires to lead.  As emissary to the King – Mercury is the cautious advisor, the one who says ‘wait’ ‘listen’. In some respects, Mercury being ahead of the Sun – could symbolize the one who is thinking ahead – seeing the pitfalls. This emissary could also be accused of holding back progress. However, Sun ruler Mars is slowing down and will turn retrograde on 17 April. Despite the efforts and urge to push ahead, things will be slower to come to fruition than we had hoped or desired.

Astrological Insight: So… what does this all mean. We have a wonderful New Moon on Thursday. A New Moon that is conjunct Uranus. Here are a few key words – off the top of my head – for Uranus: innovation, inspiration, brain-storming, future orientated, past releasing, revolutionary, bond breaking, ‘can do’, ’take on the world’, ‘dissident voice’, ‘rebel rouser’, ‘initiator’. Linked to the New Moon – which itself symbolizes a new start – a seed moment – then clearly this is a time to ‘go for it’. Expand your horizons. Smash the glass ceiling. Imagine your universe expanded – remember – the doubling of the known universe is exactly what happened the moment the planet Uranus was discovered. However.. we should remain mindful. Aries in particular – has a tendency to act first – and think later. Given the wider planetary picture – we are still required to be patient. The Rune – Harvest – sprang spontaneously to mind. This a Rune of beneficial outcomes – though we should be mindful that quick results can not be expected at this time. We cannot pull on the grass to make it grow. Natural forces are at work here. Things come to fruition when they are ready – and not before time. Have a great week.

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Elizabeth Hathway, MA, DFAstrolS, QHP
360 degrees Astrology, Amsterdam


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Liz Hathway is a British born astrologer currently based in Amsterdam. Liz studied astrology at the Kosmos in Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and with well known horary astrology John Frawley. Liz also holds an MA (with distinction) in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, from the University of Wales, in Lampeter, and was short-listed for the 2016 Alumni Association MA CAA Dissertation Prize.
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