In addition to a New Moon in Aries, many of this week’s other transits highlight Aries (we currently have the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Aries) and so themes around autonomy and individualism may be prominent. Mercury in Aries joins up with Chiron in Aries, making our current impasses and initiations around selfhood more apparent. Later in the week, Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn, highlighting some of the deeper conflicts of interest that come up when we have different desires than people around us.
The journey of selfhood can also be deeply subjective and experimental. We may know exactly what we want, only to initiate the course and realize mid-way that we have learned new information that changes our vision of where we are headed. Did it make the first legs of the journey wrong? No, they were necessary for initiating a path of understanding. Keeping in mind that Aries’ ruler Mars, is in a mutable sign Gemini, and will be squaring Neptune this week, it is possible that this transit is really putting the “moment-to-moment” vibe into Aries’ already instinctual frequency. You don’t step in the same river twice, because it’s always flowing and changing.
Dear friends, There’s a new cycle ahead, beginning next Thursday, February 11, with a juicy New Moon in Aquarius — a Moon that also marks the Lunar New Year within cultures all around the globe In Chinese astrology, this year will be symbolized by the Metal Ox: a valuable, hardworking, Saturnian creature, dwelling in the element of clarity.
What can this mean for us? Honesty with ourselves and others is not something we can necessarily write up in a document, frame and hang on the wall, and expect to last forever. Perhaps some truths or moral codes we live by are broad enough, or inherent enough to our deepest, truest nature, to have longevity like that. But there are many other flickering inspirations, NOW-inspirations, that come up in our lives which offer truths for us if we engage them – and are open to them changing once we learn a little bit more about the path.
Welcome back! Or in case this is your first time here, I’m Sabrina Monarch and I’m a soul-centered astrologer. I love providing perspectives on the opportunities of transits and putting into words what the zeitgeist feels like at this moment in time, to support you on your path & open a dialogue between us and the cosmos. If you would like to receive these weekly forecasts to your inbox and be notified of upcoming educational opportunities, sign up for my mailing list here.
Watch this forecast on YouTube or keep reading below… (I neglected to write about the New Moon specifically by the time I recorded the YouTube! 🙈 but you can find my write-up on the New Moon below or in the notes, on YouTube)
Here’s our week after a few announcements!
Study Evolutionary Astrology with me in May 2021 – enrollment is now open! It’s always an inspiring group of deep thinkers that gather for this class. If you are wanting to learn karmic soul-centered astrology, and go deeper into the astrological craft in both an intuitive and a structured/guided way – and you resonate with these forecasts, you’ll love this course. Learn more, read testimonials, and enroll here. You can also listen to a podcast interview I did on Amelia Quint’s Bad Astrologers about what Evolutionary Astrology is for a feel of this system of astrology and how I approach it.
Forthcoming fiction novel: The Garden of Sleeping Hammers will be coming out late spring of this year! I’ve shared a reading of the first two chapters on a recent Magic of the Spheres episode, which you can listen to here. Thank you to Alex Maune @chthonicbacchae for the cover artwork, and Liina @local.smoke.press for the text on the cover and helping me design/format the book behind the scenes.
Here’s our week:
April 9, 2021
Mercury in 9 Aries conjunct Chiron in 9 Aries: 12:08 AM PDT
(Image: Kent Andreasen)
Mars in 21 Gemini square Neptune in 21 Pisces: 12:18 PM PDT
April 10, 2021
Mercury in 12 Aries sextile Saturn in 12 Aquarius: 8:09 AM PDT
Venus in 25 Aries sextile Jupiter in 25 Aquarius: 11:53 AM PDTWhat does mars mean in astrology.
April 11, 2021
New Moon in 22 Aries: 7:31 PM PDT
The New Moon squares Pluto in Capricorn. The New Moon sits at the midpoint of a Jupiter-Mars trine, sextiling both Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars in Gemini.
Venus in 26 Aries square Pluto in 26 Capricorn: 8:20 PM PDT
Thank you for meditating on the planets with me this week! If you would like further guidance, I have been increasingly focused on longer-term experiences in the form of the Evolutionary Astrology Intensive, higher level courses for alumni, and 1:1 mentorship – helping people form a depth relationship to their natal chart and personal transits over time, to develop themselves, to heal, and to reach their goals, all through the soul-making lens of evolutionary astrology. I would love to support you in building your relationship with astrology. The intensive is currently open for enrollment, and I am soon to take on new coaching clients.
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