• Come on baby light my fire….5 planets in Aries

    There will be a New Moon at 7°37’ of Aries, a Cardinal, Fire sign on the 28th of March.

    New Moons are great times to set your intentions about new projects to undertake during the month to come so try to take some quiet time to think about what you would like or need to change in the matters of the house where the New Moon takes place in your chart.

    The New Moon falls on the 1-7th axis (Aries-Libra) in traditional astrology: the I vs us, me vs you, assertion vs compromise, independence vs relationship etc. Most affected by this New Moon are those people with planets or angles in the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

    Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this “The Infant’s” Moon and he compares it to the “Fool” in the tarot deck, an innocent being eager to discover the world. He states that on this Moon “we begin things, we revisit our relationship with that state of utter faith and excitement of the grand unknown. Have we become too cynical for that kind of trust?”

    Linda Goodman, author of the famous book “Sun Signs”, is said to have commented this New Moon “how appropriate that the archetypical Infant of Aries was protected by the seasoned and powerful Warrior of Mars”.

    This New Moon, as the first sign in the zodiac, symbolizes the starting point of a new journey, a rise to the next level. We need to leave our comfort zone and discover new pathways and destinations. It is conjunct Venus bringing core values into the foreground and these are only three of the 5 planets now in Aries (Uranus and Mercury being the other two) so the desire to act suddenly but not always wisely is more than ever impellent. Meanwhile, Mars, the ruler of Aries is in an exact sextile to Neptune (Taurus-Pisces), sometimes we act without having clear ideas spreading our energies over too many activities but it’s also an excellent cue to use our energy in a more compassionate way.

    The Sabian symbol for 8° Aries is “A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by an east wind”. Indicating protection and spiritual guidance in the development of consciousness.

    “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    In which house does the New Moon fall in your chart?

    What intentions are you setting?


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 25-27, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 55, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    Image Fire Art “Aries New Moon”