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First Quarter Moon in Aries:  Bold Alignment with Truth

First Quarter Moon in Aries: Bold Alignment with Truth

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By for ASTROGRAPH Horoscopes

The recent First Quarter Moon, having taken place late evening January 13th/ early morning January 14th, represents an exciting lunation. With the Sun in close conjunction with transformative Pluto, and the Moon in square, personal change is in the air. This phase in any case denotes the time each cycle when the Moon is waxing (growing) from dark into light, and comes to the halfway point between the dark of the New Moon and the brightness of the Full Moon. Symbolically this time of the lunar cycle is likened to the phase in a growing cycle when the plant sprouts its first leaves. The intentions and seeds of vision planted at the New Moon begin to grow, and as they do, effort and will power are required to help move the process into fruition (symbolized by the Full Moon.) This First Quarter Moon in Aries is potent, in that it falls between the Capricorn Solar Eclipse New Moon of January 5th, and the coming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius on January 20th. This midway point between eclipses can mark a time when big choices need to be made, and informed, aligned action is ready to be taken. At this point it is good to stop and take stock of your New Moon Intentions and what is shaping up there, and if you hadn’t set intentions, to look back at the time period from January 5th until now, reflecting on what has transpired, being prepared to go into inquiry about the larger arc of progression that is now taking place in your life. Because Pluto is such a prominent player in this lunation, just two degrees from conjunction with the Sun and his square with the Moon, this powerful factor ratchets up the naturally transformative and heightened energy of eclipse season even more, asking us to lean into the process of change that is happening in our lives, in order to see where we can align with new ways of being that are asking to come through us. We are being challenged to recognize that change is not to be feared, but to instead embrace the possibility of a new dawning that can become available to us as we move beyond our former selves into an entirely new era.

As layers of identity, conditioning, life circumstance, and relationships fall away, it is a very normal human response to feel fear of the uncertainty that comes with that. Yet there is such tremendous energetic support, now, to get with the program, feel and acknowledge the fear and resistance, and feed your passion and inspiration for what IS working for you and where you DO want to be and see yourself. Surrendering to big Plutonian energy really can feel like aspects of the self are dying. While this can be painful, it can also be an exquisitely profound and beautiful process. Rather than getting lost or wallowing in the suffering, instead allow yourself time and space to really grieve the parts of your life that are transforming,.

We started this new year with a heavy dose of Saturn and Capricorn energy, asking us to get our ducks in a row in a very pragmatic way, so that we may live our most aligned and purposeful lives. That Saturn presence is now making a conjunction with Mercury, bringing structure and diligence to our mental spheres and communications. This indicates an invitation to really get a handle on our mind’s true power. It is not helpful to entertain runaway trains of thought, or waste precious mental energy on fear or disempowerment. Instead, you win when you learn to utilize the power of your mind to get organized, contemplate sincerely on what is and isn’t working in your life, and even go to the step of writing down the actionable goals and steps that will get you closer to where you want to be. You benefit from taking responsibility for your thought forms. If you have an ongoing story running through your mind that disempowers you, then cut that sh*t out and write a new story; one in which you are powerfully aligned with your highest good and deepest gifts.

Another very powerful aspect of this First Quarter Moon is the heightened presence of Eris, Feminine Warrior archetype representing soul-aligned stance for Truth, coming into square alignment with transformative Pluto. Eris is conjuncted by this First Quarter Moon within a degree, indicating that this midway point in the eclipse window is asking us to be unflinchingly clear on what it is we truly, above all else, stand for and value in this lifetime. Embodying truth unapologetically is called for now, and this is a brave act, especially for those who identify as female. The message of prominent Eris is that we place priority on being authentic. While we may create ripples in doing so, this is a small price to pay for being true to ourselves. In honoring your most authentic self above adhering to norms or social expectation, you come into yourself in a new way that more fully encapsulates who you really are.

The Sabian symbols for this First Quarter Moon provide further insight: for the Moon, in the 24th degree of Aries, we have “An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.” Of course, being open to new possibilities is in part what this time of change truly represents. This symbol, as described by Marc Edmund Jones indicates “the mutual prodigality of [an individual] and his [or her] world, whenever he [or she] retains his uninhibited enthusiasm, and so welcomes every… opportunity opening up before him [or her].” This signals for each of us that as we open ourselves to the greatest possibilities of good fortune, we must also remain keenly aware of how we are relating to resources along with their distribution and use. For the Sun, in the same degree of Capricorn, the symbol is “A woman entering a convent,” and this speaks to the individual Self’s relationship to the interconnected vastness of the Cosmos. Satisfaction in life can only be had when one’s endeavors are in service to a greater whole. Jones writes: “Man’s [and woman’s] talents are exalted only by a dedication to eternal ends.” Both of these symbols reflect the immense opportunity we have in this time of evolving consciousness, as well as a reminder of the intrinsically connected nature of all things and how we can thrive when we endeavor to serve the greatest good of all beings. As we navigate this intense territory between eclipses, may we each remember our inherent connection and support from the Divine. May we trust that life is delivering us to our highest good, and actively get on board with that process. And may we be open to life pouring itself through us with all of its passion, inspiration, and deep purpose.

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sun astrology The Sun

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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moon astrology The Moon

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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mercury astrology Mercury

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.

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venus astrology Venus

Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.

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mars astrology Mars

Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.

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jupiter astrology Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.

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saturn astrology Saturn

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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uranus astrology Uranus

Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.

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neptune astrology Neptune

Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.

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pluto astrology Pluto

Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.

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chiron astrology Chiron

Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.

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ceres astrology Ceres

As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.

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pallas astrology Pallas

The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.

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juno astrology Juno

The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.

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vesta astrology Vesta

In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.

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eris astrology Eris

While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.

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haumea astrology Haumea

The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma.

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makemake astrology Makemake

The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.

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part of fortune astrology Part of Fortune

The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.

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north node astrology The North Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.

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south node astrology The South Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.

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aries astrology Aries

Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.

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taurus astrology Taurus

Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.

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gemini astrology Gemini

Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.

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cancer astrology Cancer

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

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leo astrology Leo

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

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virgo astrology Virgo

Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.

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libra astrology Libra

Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.

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scorpio astrology Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.

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sagittarius astrology Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.

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capricorn astrology Capricorn

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.

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aquarius astrology Aquarius

Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.

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pisces astrology Pisces

Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.

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