Aries begins the zodiacal wheel and enhances any enterprise that is about the new, the first and a pioneer spirit. You can initiate something that is your true heart’s desire now, or for something long-term, start to map it out on a vision board or begin to draft a business plan.
The Sabian Symbol** for this degree is: “A pugilist entering the ring”.
The symbol shows a willingness to take on the fight, yet not engaged. Still there is the picture of a warrior on stage to do battle against a specific opponent. Sometimes the greatest adversary is a piece of yourself that is resistant or fearful to move ahead. The greatest warriors are those who feel the fear but move through it. Laser focus and preparation are the keys to decisive and triumphant action.
Pack as many meetings, communications or outreach as you can into this morning, because even though the energy is a bit volatile, it is charged and directed. For situations that invite assertive movement, go full throttle this morning.
You may want to hold off on anything that requires a bit more diplomacy. The end of the week’s Taurus moon adds a great deal of grounded pacing which allows confident connections.
The Moon is void-of-course (VOC)* from 12:25 p.m. to 11:22 p.m.
When metal is forged, it starts at extremely hot and dangerous temperatures, but once it has been manipulated into shape it becomes denser and solid. This analogy shows the energetic changes from the Aries moon to Taurus, especially at this intense New Moon period.
*Moon VOC/Void-of- Course… in Aries, do some movement- either exercise, walk or drive… because the desire to move forward can be thwarted by the VOC. If you’re going somewhere new make sure you have clear directions and a map because fast movement can miss turns.
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360∞ of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.