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Imagine! New Moon in Aries-March 30, 2014-by Sarah Fuhro
In a yoga class this week, I listened to Imagine. The voice of John Lennon felt powerfully alive, and I knew the song must be a key to the present moment. When I returned home, I looked at the chart for the new Moon in Aries, which will take place Sunday, March 30, It feels as if this is a chance to reconsider the song, or perhaps to hear it again in the light of this moment! http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnlennon/imagine.html. The Sabian Symbol for the Sun and Moon reads: ‘A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms To Traditional Images. Revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience. ‘ Once again we have the opportunity to start anew! Each new Moon is a fresh start, and Aries is the beginning of the astrological cycle—a double opportunity! A new cycle begins with an inner change of ‘attitude.’
This new moment features the Sun and Moon in close company with Uranus, the electric communicator, change factor, and revolutionary. He is often compared to Prometheus who brought fire from the heavens to human beings on earth, a new technology. In astrology Uranus is considered a higher manifestation of Mercury, and is a planet associated with astrology and computers.
Uranus showed up in Herschel’s telescope just as European culture was experimenting with a whole new concept, the Rights of Man. There was a revolution in colonial America with a new Constitution, even while it juggled slavery. France was in the throes of insurrection, which overthrew a divine king, soon to be replaced by a military master. But the old ways were crumbling. It was a ‘change of attitude,’ if not of substance. What would have been our role in those tumultuous times, and what is our place under the Sun, Moon and Uranus in the present moment?
Juno, the asteroid of marriage, is cheek and jowl with Uranus, Moon and Sun. This revolution plays out in the most basic unit of human society, the family. ‘Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census and polling data released Wednesday. This share, the highest on record, has quadrupled since 1960.’http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/business/economy/women-as-family-breadwinner-on-the-rise-study-says.html?_r=0. Marriage between same sex couples is part of the revolution, and is legalized all over the world, often with much less controversy than in the United States. But all this has deep implications for attitudes towards what is possible, for men and women and for the future of what constitutes a marriage.
Jupiter and Pluto are in square to the stellium in Aries. They lie opposite one another. Jupiter is in the Moon’s sign of Cancer, which touches upon family, children, and nurturance. Pluto continues his journey through Capricorn, which began in 2008 with the world wide financial earthquake. The family is also represented by Capricorn, but more as an institution and unit of society. The financial inequality between those at the very top and the rest of the population in America has a huge impact upon the family unit. More families are suffering from homelessness after the real estate melt down. Unemployment and underemployment means hungry people, and families under tremendous stress to provide basic sustenance. The two forces of Jupiter and Pluto make a square to our chart’s Sun and Moon, Uranus and Juno. The only direction out for this square is towards Libra, a sign of justice, harmony and balance.
And that brings us back to John Lennon whose birthday, October 9th, features Mars, North Node, Pallas Athena and the Sun all in Libra, the very sign, which would provide stability to this moment in time. As always, we have choices to make as we live these energies in the best way we know how!
Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present. To learn more, please visit www.sarahfuhro.com.