The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man? ~~WORDSWORTH
Spring is here with this SPIRITED NM in CARDINAL/MASCULINE/FIERY ARIES, at the very last degrees. Time to look in the mirror and say- I AM! The ARIES MANTRA! The GLYPH is the RAM’S HORN!
The SABIAN SYMBOL for this degree is A LARGE DISAPPOINTED AUDIENCE!
This speaks of the WOUND OF SELF IDENTITY, a prominent motif with CHIRON’S INGRESS into ARIES…more coming up…
Remember the track- I will sleep my way to the top, I want to be popular…well, that can be playing out for some individuals. If you are giving away your identity just to find popularity, then this is a fallacy you will regret. Forget about how the audience demonstrates their appreciation for you. Their acceptance is shallow. It reeks of their expectations and has less to do with your talent. Believe in who you are. That is the soul lesson of this degree.
The April 15 New Moon at 26°02′ Aries Sign falls within Pisces Constellation (17° Pisces to 2° Taurus). This space is ruled by NEPTUNE who is also involved in this lunation with an aspect to MARS, the planet that rules this lunation. MARS rules ARIES. The HOUR OF DOMINATION and BRUTE FORCE is here!
Since the ARIES NM at 28 degrees, DECAN 3, is all about FOLLOWING ONES FIERY PASSION with URGENCY, let me explain the energies of this lunation with a tremendously powerful masterpiece of a film made by the Auteur WERNER HERZOG. It’s all right if you’re not a huge cinema geek, understanding the ARCHETYPES I shall discuss will bring to light everything that is playing out in the energy fields right now. And not to forget that I caught this film today after 11 years of watching it in a festival. So much has changed in the way I perceived it. I had to discuss it.
But, but, but…Why this film? Why Herzog? Such an obscure piece to discuss the NM in ARIES? Because this is no ORDINARY NEW MOON and this following one’s imperative to do something spectacular is the very archetype of the main protagonist and there is also a heavy URANIAN SIDE to him. An unexpected side. Like this NM has. Joy and enthusiasm can also be found. Look!
And this is such a SWIFT and FAST lunation, that it may do us good to SLOW THE FUCK DOWN and studying such a topic may give us the concentration needed to get through this tempestuous energy. Looking at the drama of the protagonist on screen can indeed be cathartic this NM. So try to watch this film…I love studying astrology archetypes through cinema!
Herzog’s characters are people who are in conflict with nature. They are unique and talented, but they also are totally UNREALISTIC. Yes, the ARIES energy can be like that. ARIES, the RAM, infused with CARDINAL ENERGY. The starter of spring. The original FIRESTARTER! Hates waiting, timewasting and bullshit. Just wants to go, go, go…
If you’re dating an Aries and you are slow, like a cute little sloth, then I am truly sorry for your plight. Your ARIES will shred you, better move you ass! Don’t trigger that temper!
American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog “has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular.” And this is what we need to imbibe. This is a BOSS SIGN and we need to acknowledge that. Although this archetype is not known for its sound judgement and there is a clear lack of vision and foresight for their concentration cannot be focused for long in one area. However, Practice makes perfect!
There can be failures, but they must be spectacular. That is the need of the hour. We need to take initiative and manifest our dreams and this initiative comes from a place deep within.
URANUS, the planet of shocks, revelation and REVOLUTION is the MAIN ENERGY SIGNATURE at play which is deciding what the HOLOGRAM reveals to us. URANUS, the THUNDERBOLD energy if CONJUNCT this NM and this creates an atmosphere of sudden change and disruption of the status-quo. Whatever you expected can fall through, but something you may never have had imagined, comes to pass. That is the sublime shock of Uranus!
URANUS is HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS! URANUS is the higher truth. It is the HIGHER OCTAVE of MERCURY, who is the planet of COMMUNICATION and is also known as the PSYCHOPOMP who guides souls in the afterlife. This is the URANIAN ASPECT of HERMES!
And there is also ERIS in the mix, the GODDESS OF DISCORD and strife! This NM happens right between URANUS and ERIS. Read my piece on this subject.
And on the 15th, the very same day, MERCURY in ARIES stations DIRECT! This is a huge shift and finally clarity seeps in. At least some of the fog clears! Maybe not all.
Let me give you brief contextual understanding of this film and the auteur who made it.
There is this line in the trailor- A FILM THAT COULD HAVE ONLY BEEN MADE BY HERZOG! Yes this is such an absurd film that depicts the human spirit guided by IMPULSE, ready to embark on any new adventure. There is defeat in the end, but is that defeat, really defeat?
Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German adventure-drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon Basin. ~~WIKI
The story unfold in a rather dramatic way as we see how adventurous this Irishman can be! Just like Aries. Firstly his decision to start a rubber factory without prior experience is much like the energy of this NM in Aries which likes to get into the very thick of things and start something fresh. No mater how difficult it can be and even if they have little or no info about the subject.
And his final dream- to stage an OPERA in the heart of the AMAZON! A feat which is impossible. Now he leases the land which is the last renaming of its kind and it is not easily accessible, being cut off from the local habits, it is home to a hostile tribe.
Any other man may have been deterred, but not Fitzcarraldo. He decides to start work and leaves to embark on his acquisition of rubber. Here I find this to be a stark ARCHETYPE of MARS with a pinch of URANUS. He not only manages to get there, he also manages to convince the tribe to work for him. They truly do not gauge his purpose, but seeing his passion for OPERA and MUSIC, they decide to help him. This screams to me of VENUS IN TAURUS and VENUS OPPOSITE JUPITER!
This aspect is also taking shape this lunation. JUPITER IS RETRO in SCORPIO and all his energies are now INTERNALIZED. JUPITER is high philosophy and that is in direct conflict to VENUS, which is what we desire. But VENUS is strong in TAURUS and she is the DIVINE MUSIC that plays to alleviate our suffering in the samsara.
This LOVE FOR MUSIC and the OPERA is what makes him a truly revolutionary character- to bring the sophistication of the operatic tradition to a natural, wild place like the Amazon. AMAZON here almost plays the ARCHETYPE of ERIS bringing in much discord. But we still want to tame her, like we did ERIS. Therein lies the folly of humanity. Trying to subjugate nature(WILD FEMININE) to spread civilization!
But then you cannot not be moved by the love of Opera that this man has. It is primal, it is raw. Smells of the VENUS/PLUTO TRINE! He almost makes love to the music as it blares through the desolate silence of the AMAZON!
Cut back to the film~
Now the tribe does help him, but the CHIEF of the tribe, after a night of drunken revelry decides to jeopardize the mission by cutting the rope that held his ship in anchor. The ship crashes and the whole idea is shunned. No more rubber industry for Fitzcarraldo.
But then the ending is what left me breathless- He returns with the entire cast for the first opera production, including Caruso. The entire city of Iquitos comes to the shore as Fitzcarraldo, standing atop the ship, proudly displays the cast.~~Wiki
Everything is MUSIC according to HERZOG.
Herzog echoes Whitman’s conviction that music is the deepest and most direct expression of nature’s reality, and writes…One maxim was crucial for me: an entire world must undergo a transformation into music, must become music; only then would we have produced opera. What’s beautiful about opera is that reality doesn’t play any role in it at all; and that what takes place in opera is the overcoming of nature. When one looks at the libretti from operas (and here Verdi’s Force of Destiny is a good example), one sees very quickly that the story itself is so implausible, so removed from anything that we might actually experience that the mathematical laws of probability are suspended. What happens in the plot is impossible, but the power of music enables the spectator to experience it as true.
This is how I experience the energies of this NM in ARIES. The whole scenario is so ABSURD, the whole plot is so twisted that it is almost ridiculous, but is will happen. URANUS is making sure of that. So is ERIS.
When such a powerful force like URANUS/ERIS are plugged into a lunatic as fierce as the one happening in the fiery sign of ARIES, you can expect such crazy stuff to happen. Yes, be careful and go with the flow. Reflect on consequences and hold onto compassion.
Intensifying the energies, are all the SOLAR STORMS that are taking place…read on because this is directly affecting your DNA and helping in the process of clearing old debris from your three bodies- physical, mental, causal.
Another alert from spaceweather.com reporting a hole in the sun’s atmosphere is spewing solar wind towards Earth today. “The gaseous material is flowing from a wide hole in the sun’s atmosphere and could engulf our planet for several days. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on April 10th and 11th as Earth moves deeper into the stream.”
Powerful SOLAR WINDS are directly changing and altering not just our DNA, but it is also doing something similar to all the PLANETS who influence the solar system field. Remember everything is VIBRATING in the Universe and is travelling through space- us, planets, the solar system, quasars, everything…
So ALLOW the process to cleanse your auric field and let the HIGHER WISDOM of URANUS guide you during this NM. There is surely excitement in the air if you go sniffing.
Go back to the last 6 months and think of where you were while there was a FM in ARIES and now is the time to SEED NEW SEEDS which will bear fruit in the next 6 months. This is a time of radical CARDINAL FLUX and movement. This is not the time to sit around. This is the time to generate a juggernaut of a momentum to awaken and embrace new possibilities. Possibilities you did not ever consider before. Possibilities you did not know existed! But they present themselves to you this NM in ARIES.
This is the time for SELF SUFFICIENCY. Although ARIES is the baby of the ZODIAC, it knows one thing- to be involved with its own self. It is very much about ME, because ARIES does not yet know about anything or anyone else. It is the start of the zodiac you see.
ARIES is very much about war too, being ruled by MARS, who is in CAPRICORN having just ended a CONJUNCTION with SATURN/PLUTO, which produced some really tense moments and interactions, at least in my life. I know it might have been hard for you too, but everything about the meeting of MARS/SATURN/PLUTO in CAPRICORN, also triggering BML, is going to bring tremendous change and it is totally KARMA playing out.
Now VENUS in TAURUS is bringing us this opera, the opera of our lives. It is sublime and this opera brings in notes of love and harmony. Twinflames and soulmates with the TRINE VENUS applies to PLUTO. ALTHOUGH oppositions are full of tension, they still provide us the fuel to bring in transformation. SQUARES can bring positive change and with VENUS/PLUTO involve, this speaks to me of fated love. JUPITER/PLUTO/VENUS are all shining the light on how we love and how we want to be loved. And tale, boring relationships will come under the radar. Very sexual energy at work here.
MARS in CAPRICORN is SEXTILE NEPTUNE in PISCES. NEPTUNE is the HIGHER OCTAVE of VENUS and is all about UNITARY CONSCIOUSNESS and ONE LOVE! CHIRON is almost ready to move into ARIES, bringing to light the WOUND OF IDENTITY.
This SEXTILE between MARS and NEPTUNE will be about love and harmony. It might be sexual, but the sex will be otherworldly. Surreal. Remember, this NM is in Pisces constellation and is very much being activated by NEPTUNE.
There is also a SEXTILE between JUPITER and PLUTO which is all about complete METAMORPHOSIS. Learn a bit about SEXTILES.
A separation (orb) of 60±04° is considered a sextile. The sextile has been traditionally said to be similar in influence to the trine, but less intense. It indicates ease of communication between the two elements involved, with compatibility and harmony between them. A sextile provides opportunity and is very responsive to effort expended to gain its benefits. ~~WIKI
If you make the effort to activate these sextiles, then you will surely be swimming in some sublime seas of love and transforming yourself beyond recognition.
Fixed star Al Pherg at 27°03′ Aries Sign is the only star in Pisces Constellation used in astrology. Robson said it gives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success. This is a terrific star to have with a new moon. It means your fresh start or new project has a great chance of succeeding. In medical astrology, fixed star Al Pherg rules the pineal gland. ~~ASTROLOGY KING
Don’t forget your MANIFESTATION JOURNAL as this is a reboot. Use it. The fixed star aspects also supports this new beginning. And this new beginning is definitely spiritual, because here we have the PINEAL GLAND or the THIRD EYE in play.
The POLARITY of ARIES is LIBRA which is all about RELATING and relationships. ARIES is about I and LIBRA is about You and the soul lesson here is to find a healthy balance between these two polarities. When life is all about ME, where do YOU fit in? That is the question. Humans are social being and we thrive with human interaction, so the emphasis on I, although needed at times, must find release in the concept of YOU.
Selfishness and egoism of ARIES is what we need to check. Rash and brash behavior. ARIES can be harmful with its IMPULSIVENESS. Do not head butt against a brick wall if you sense people reacting with this type of toxic energy. It’s best to step back. Don’t take offence if someone says something harsh. Be kind, more to people who are unkind, because they need it the most. Roadrage can be devastating. So do not provoke and try to help if things escalate.
I leave you with a few keywords- AWARENESS, BALANCE and PATIENCE! Make them your mantra this NM in ARIES and you will easily weather the fiery storm with an Uranian thunderbolt of surprise.
Alice A. Bailey, in ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY, states that, “Through the fiery processes of war and strife, brought to the individual through the influence of the planetary ruler, Mars, the God of War, a needed purification takes place. The same purification— but this time through Vision— comes to the developed, conscious man through the activity of the subjective ruler, Mercury, who is the illuminating principle which releases the mind, directs the way of man through life and enables him to become aware of the Divine Plan which underlies all of his fiery experience.”
MERCURY is the ESOTERIC RULER of ARIES and MARS is the EXOTERIC. Mercury going DIRECT during this lunation makes this so much more potent. And MERC is in ARIES right now about to station direct! The heavens truly never disappoint! And the icing on the cake is that URANUS is ALIGNED with this NM! Freaky? Or what?
Stones you can use are DIAMONDS and RUBIES. Although blood diamonds or any stone procured through suffering will not be useful for spiritual purposes. Such stones become embellishments only. So use Quartz CRYSTAL instead of diamonds. And of course wear RED! Be like the RED WOMAN~~Haha!
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