The Aries New Moon 2019 is the first in 9 years without Uranus in Aries. We`ve received many lessons about who we really are. The question now is whether we will apply what we`ve learned or fall back into the old…
Woman in Chains
This fiery Aries Moon carries a bigger story. It falls on an important fixed star, the main star of constellation Andromeda. Andromeda was to be sacrificed because her mother had insulted Neptune, and was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster. The hero Perseus flew in on Mercury`s winged sandals, and saved her at the last hour.
March and April can feel like a reenactment of this Myth in our lives. Neptune, and the Monster, symbolize the stories, and collective and individual myths that we`re chained to. We need stories to give life direction and meaning, but far too often unquestioned, or unconscious beliefs, feelings, and stories steer our fate away from our truth and well-being.
In the past, the myths that people told around the fire had a true core; our connection to nature and the mysteries of life. With the arrival of patriarchy and monotheistic religions, the nature of myths changed. Instead of truth, they became justifications of power structures. The best-known example is the Old Testament creation story in which God creates Eve from Adam's rib; a reversal of the basic fact that women have the power to give life. This distortion was necessary to give people an acceptable explanation for the new ideology that exploited women and nature instead of honoring them.
Andromeda, the girl in the myth, stands precisely for this ancient distortion that is still alive: the power of our humanity, and the divine feminine, chained by fake myths, lies and intrigues. We need Mercury's winged shoes - intelligence, common sense, discernment - to recognize these shackles as lies and to protect ourselves from the monster (i.e., the rule of the unconscious, of ideologies hostile to human nature, of narcissists and sociopaths).
A square to Saturn symbolizes this danger of being tied up. In Capricorn, Saturn is particularly strict and rule-compliant. Striving for freedom can be severely punished. This applies especially to countries without democratic foundations. Women in particular could be severely punished if they try to break out of traditional marriages or obedience.
In your personal life, Saturn can be the feeling of duties, professional or family responsibilities, financial pressure, or judicial/official constraints that prevent you from living your personal freedom. But compromise is possible! For many, this New Moon means finding new, intelligent solutions that combine freedom/living/fun with the necessary life structures and responsibilities.
Ideally, we will emerge from the next 4 weeks with more integrity, maturity and strength than we had before. In the worst case there is senseless rebellion, or a suffocation and crushing of the spark of freedom, be it in a relationship, in a professional situation, or in a larger social or economic context.
The next four weeks are very important, for this New Moon takes place square to the nodal axis; it marks a watershed moment on the way to the very decisive and changing year 2020. Your decisions have weight. Let freedom be your guideline, and adapt the structures of your life accordingly. Not vice versa, lest the responsibility for things you don`t really chose crush you in the coming years.
Choose freedom, it is our origin.
Happy New Moon!