Venus Underground – The Need to Soften
By this time, you will have been gifted 10 days of Venus’ journey through the Underworld, which begins (now) – when Venus is no longer visible in the night sky – and ends when she rises as the morning star (early April).
I’ve posted this New Moon report earlier than usual to bring this to your awareness.
This stage of her retrograde journey is when we can come face to face with our own shadows, so be aware of what is happening around you at this time.
Remain open and aware as we now journey with Venus through our own underworld (subconscious)
For the next 2 weeks (18th March until early April (AEST)), events may be conspiring to show you where a lack of self love may be being carried into relationships and how this may be a fundamental basis for any negative patterns that are playing out.
With Venus in Aries we may suddenly see where we need to soften; where we need to be more loving, patient and gentle with ourselves and those we value
We may see a side of ourselves that is operating at a level of impatience, arrogance, brusqueness, competitiveness or selfishness …
… or perhaps we will see how we are being too compliant and not pushy enough when it comes to our desires.
Aries is warrior, masculine energy and it can be easy to fall into these behaviours with the busyness of life as we now experience it.
Time can be a big trigger – I.e. Worrying about being late.
What triggers you?
This is a potent New Moon for setting intentions that will bring greater balance to relationships, for healing relationship issues and for taking actions that lead to increased self-love.
Where do you need to connect more with your feminine side (men and women have a feminine side) – think intuitive, receptive, motherly, nurturing (of self and others) and/or where are you being too much of this and not asserting for your desires?
Early April, Venus will rise with the morning sky once again -transformed.
What would you like to rebirth during this Lunar Cycle?
What intentions will you set on March 28th?
Here’s the rest of the energetic low-down on our next New Moon
The Quest for Freedom and Opening to Trust
The Black Moon (representative of The Goddess) is in trine aspect with Venus at this New Moon.
In Sagittarius, she is pushing you towards greater freedom, to be true to yourself, to embrace your adventurous side, to listen to your own inner wisdom and to cultivate trust.
What fears arise in you as you contemplate those words?
Are you open to these energies and to pursuing them within your own life?
Is there a need for healing?
New Moon – New Beginnings
Aries is dynamic, motivational energy and with 5 points falling in Aries at this New Moon, you may be feeling the impetus to begin something new or to push something forwards in your life.
Ambition, Ideas and Vision
Powerful ambitions could be stirred as we experience the second hit of the Jupiter/Pluto square (31st March (AEST)) and you may be full of ideas that you’d like to get working on; perhaps, which add to your vision of how you’d like to be of service in the World (Grand Trine – Saturn in Sagittarius, Mercury in Aries, North Node in Virgo).
The Uranus conjunction with Mercury can also bring insight and inventive solutions and with Saturn and Mercury set to turn retrograde early April, you may find yourself called to slow down and to make improvements in one or several areas of your life.
Potential Challenges and Impatience
Aries energy likes a challenge, but it doesn’t do particularly well with delays and miscommunication; both of which can occur when Saturn and Mercury turn retrograde.
This month, you’d be wise to ensure that you check and double-check before rushing into anything.
Jupiter is acting as the lead planet in the New Moon chart (locomotive) and with Jupiter also currently in retrograde motion, you may feel like growth isn’t happening as quickly as you’d like.
Frustration and impatience can arise now and with Saturn travelling through Jupiter’s sign (Sagittarius), you may have a tendency to pessimism, so watch for negative thinking.
These retrogrades don’t occur to annoy us (although, yes – it can seem that way!! ).
They occur so that we can ensure that we lay the right foundation(s) and that we’re travelling in the right direction.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, under the pump and frustrated it may help to place your hand on your heart, breathe deeply for a minute or ten (yes, you have time) and once you feel calmer, say the words ‘I have all the time in the World’ as you breathe out.
Do this as many times as feels right for you and hopefully it will help to centre you.
Persistence and Stamina
Mars in Taurus (although classed as in detriment) is thankfully well placed this month for bringing persistence, patience, stamina and consideration into actions.
Mars does not always like the slow and steady pace of Taurus, but there does seem to be a need for fore-thought and consideration before rushing in and Mars in Taurus can bring tenacity.
Think ‘slow and steady wins the race’.
The Need for Balance and Self Care
It will be important to keep everything in balance as we enter into this new lunar cycle, so ensure that self care remains important; especially as there is plenty of masculine (go-getter) energy around at this New Moon.
Jupiter/Pluto hits tend to bring a stretched to the limit feel. This is powerful, ambitious energy.
This is a great month to up the exercise.
Using the extra energy to your advantage and helping to lessen feelings; such as anger, impatience, resentment and frustration.
Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?
Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart? Look for 7degrees and 37seconds of Aries.
What does that house (area of life) represent?
Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 7degrees within your natal chart?
Those situated between 5 and 9 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and also Virgo or Scorpio are likely to add more to the picture.
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These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.
Much Love, Toria xo