New Moon in Libra 2015
This new moon reminds me of the explosion of tiny seeds from the pod of the poppy. The sun and the moon sit across the chart from Uranus in Aries. Aries with its urge to act. Uranus the lightning bolt bringing nitrogen to our gardens. Off to the side is Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, an intimate of death and rebirth. It is bursting with potential.
One of the interesting things about this new moon is that it’s all cardinal and all mutable, no fixed. The energy is about moving. About initiating movement, transforming movement after a long, gathering pause.
There’s nothing, no planets, none of the main asteroids (Pallas, Juno, Ceres, Vesta) in the fixed signs. Nothing holding place. Don’t even try. Now’s the time to pay attention to the seeds. Which fall on stone? Which need to be thinned? Which need to be nurtured? It isn’t just at the new moon that you need to do this. Give attention as the moon increases in light and becomes full.
When Uranus is involved, avoid presumption. Don’t get locked into what you think you know. Don’t shut out new information. Follow it where it goes.
When I was first studying astrology, my teacher explained Uranus transits this way. Imagine that you’ve been thrown into the rapids and are being carried wildly downstream. If you struggle and fight, you’ll surely drown. But if you can find a way to relaxed awareness, eventually you’ll spot a low-hanging branch that you can seize to bring yourself back to shore. Find your way to that relaxed awareness. Have faith in the fertility of this moment.
The cardinal t-square at this new moon is initiating. But there is another t-square, a mutable one, that is about adapting and adjusting. It involves Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Virgo on one end; Neptune and Chiron in Pisces on the other end; and Saturn in Sagittarius at the counterpoint. Virgo is flexible but precise. Pisces is like the tule fog of the river delta where I grew up. Mars wants direct action but it isn’t going to get it here. There isn’t enough visibility and the destination is not set. Saturn likes hard edges and rigid structures but now’s the time to soften them. Keep your knees loose, stay agile, so that you can respond when you hear the call.
These are the days, the time is now
There is no past, there’s only future
There’s only here, there’s only now