The New Moon phase is the appropriate time to make plans, refine details and set things in motion. Aries is a doer, has courage (though some describe it as foolhardiness) and certainly doesn’t like to be held back by self doubt or minor technical details. This month we see Venus move into Aries on the 6th April just a couple of hours after New Moon. This gives the extra push to go for what we desire, perhaps taking up a challenge without our usual level headed approach, but that’s not always a bad thing. What’s important this month is to be certain we are not claiming something as ours at the expense of others. There is no room for selfish motives right now and if we are putting our own needs or desires above the rest then we will surely come unstuck as Venus makes a difficult angle to Pluto on the 8th. This month also highlights a phase which continues into 2024. Though Pluto was downgraded to the status of “dwarf planet” it has certainly not been diminished in its effects. Its transits are exceedingly potent and signify massive, long-term changes in life. Anyone undergoing a transit of Pluto to a personal planet can vouch for this. At 1 degree Capricorn, Pluto turns retrograde on 2nd April to head back into Sagittarius for a final uncovering of important power issues both on a personal and global level. Expect a great deal of intensity and forced transformation during this period which continues until the end of 2008. This will be particularly intense for those born 19th -23rd December, March, June or September or have planets in late degrees of the mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini) or early degrees of the cardinal signs (Capricorn, Cancer, Aries Libra). As Pluto moves again from Sagittarius into Capricorn later this year we begin a new global power structure. Pluto in Sagittarius has been about fundamental idealism, theories, concepts, expansion and growth. Capricorn, on the other hand, is about reality, practicality and firm foundations. It’s about the systems, structures and the resources life itself actually depends on: the food chain, social systems, national infrastructures, commerce and government. Whilst Pluto makes its short return visit into Sagittarius we should take time to review our plans for the future and ensure that we have made a commitment to building something that will endure and that we have started to make our changes voluntarily rather than wait until we are pushed.
The next New Moon is at 17° Aries on the 6th April at 04:56am