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Aries New Moon, April 14, 2010

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Many astrologers regard the new Moon in Aries as the true beginning of the New Year. And if you think about it, it makes sense. Who amongst us really gets things started in January? With the return of the light and longer days, we get energized to begin to manifest all those dreams and hopes we imagined at the Winter Solstice.

So, what are we to make of this new beginning? All the myths (religious and earth-based) of Spring speak to us of new life and new possibilities after a time of sleep and death.

If you've been following the Cosmic Story of the past year, you know that there is meaning in all the madness of the past year and a half. Pluto's entry into Capricorn in November 2008 erupted in the world financial crisis. The first of five Saturn/Uranus oppositions occurred on Election Day in America, and so began the intense opposition between the Old and the New (we won't get into how "new' Obama's policies are).

We've had two of three Saturn/Pluto squares now, one in November 2009 and the second at the end of January 2010, with the third coming in August 2010, heralding more dark revelations about some of our cherished institutions (such as the Papacy). Saturn is structure, Pluto is regeneration. What old behaviors and structures in your life have proven to be less than viable or have fallen by the wayside?

There was also a very big conjunction of planets /asteroid/nodes in Aquarius, offering us a chance to imagine a new vision of world unity or else opening some to the continuing delusions of American individualism and the illusion of personal freedom in a corporate world state. Are you inspired to do something new for the betterment of the world?

And so we find ourselves at a new beginning. How have you changed in the past few years? How have your values and your hopes changed? How inspired are you by the possibilities of creating a new society, or how afraid are you of changing realities? You need to know who you are and what you want before you can begin to live a new life.

This Aries New Moon calls us to courage and new vision. Because we still have to go through seven (7) challenging squares between Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries between 2012 and 2014, as well as the T-square formed by Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus/Jupiter in Aries and Saturn in Libra. These are the energies that originally joined up in the 60's and which are taking us through the revolutionary and evolutionary process of cultural change once again.

As you can see, the new life you envision and plant at this new Moon in Aries will manifest in the midst of these changes and challenges. What do you really need to enhance your life? Can you enhance your life while trying to better the whole society?

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Cathy Pagano is a spiritual advisor and Jungian psychotherapist, storyteller, author and teacher. She is the author of a book on the return of the Goddess, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. (more...)

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