With Pluto in Aquarius starting today, the astrology world is abuzz with predictions and speculations. Pluto is a slow-moving planet that stays in a sign for many years—decades in some cases. Pluto had been in Capricorn since 2008, and besides any retrograde activity, Pluto will now be in the sign of Aquarius until 2044.
Pluto is known as the planet of transformation, renewal, and rebirth. It is persistent and relentless. It is associated with the subconscious ways that we exert our power and try to gain control of our environment. In terms of the big picture, this transit through Aquarius is expected to bring radical changes worldwide in how we use technology and our concept of human rights, to name a couple of examples. It will affect each of us on a personal level, as well, according to where Aquarius is in your natal astrological chart.
Change can be difficult, but it can be made easier if you view these changes as opportunities to evolve. The lesson Pluto tries to teach is to step into your power in the areas of your life where you have felt powerless. Blessings to you during this Pluto transit.
This new moon in Aries—and indeed this entire Aries season—are especially powerful.
Today’s new moon perfects at 1:22 p.m. eastern time at 0 degrees of Aries. With the sun and the moon entering Aries at nearly the same time (the sun entered Aries yesterday at 5:24 p.m. eastern) and Aries being the first sign of the zodiac, this astrological new year is off to an exciting start!
In addition, on April 20, there will be a second new moon in Aries at 29 degrees of the sign. As new moon cycles are great times to start new things, this second new moon in Aries will give you the chance to solidify anything you put into action during this first Aries new moon cycle.
Aries traits are related to the self and at its best, the healthy ego. The archetype is about knowing who you are, trusting your instincts, and taking decided action to get what you want. Aries is a fire sign ruled by the fiery planet of Mars. The fire burns within and like a dragon, Aries is eager to breathe the fire out into the world to make change. At its highest expression, the fires blaze a trail for yourself and others who want to follow you, as opposed to burning through relationships or causing other types of destruction.
To work with the energy of this new moon cycle, feel into the Aries experience, no matter what your sun sign is. Take bold action. Be a forerunner. Make friends and influence people, keeping in mind that the greatest influence you have is over your own behavior.
With the sun entering the sign of Pisces—the last sign of the zodiac—yesterday, and the new moon in Pisces perfecting on February 20 at 2:06 a.m. EST, we are effectively saying goodbye to another astrological year.
New moon cycles are ideal for new beginnings. However, this new moon in Pisces can also be a great time to let go of beliefs that hold you back from being your best self. Such contradictions are part of the Pisces archetype.
As always, you will have to look at your natal chart to see how this Pisces new moon cycle may impact you on a personal level. But on a collective level, it is helpful to understand the overall traits of the Pisces energy as a guidepost.
Generally speaking, Pisceans are emotionally sensitive, empathetic, and intuitive. At its highest expression, Pisces is guided by an understanding that logical reality is not the only reality and that subjective reality is just as valid. That may not seem to be an admirable trait in a world where hard facts and tangible results are highly valued, almost to the exclusion of everything else. Yet, it is part of the human potential to see beyond what is in front of your face.
To work with the energy of this Pisces new moon, dare to be a dreamer. Trust your emotions as a valid source of information. Realize that the line between up and down, here and there, reality and fantasy doesn’t exist. It’s all part of one continuum. Empathy comes from the understanding that there is no real difference between you and the other.
Some say that the Piscean vibe can veer off into delusion. The truth is that there is no such thing as delusion. Only perspective.
The full moon in Leo is exact today at 1:27 pm EST and brings with it all the passion and drama typical of a fire sign. Even without the fire energy, full moons are known to be highly emotional periods of time that can get out of control if you’re not mindful.
Symbolically, full moon cycles can be about ending a chapter of a story and bringing closure to situations that don’t resonate with you any more. In addition, you may start to see the outcome of the work you have done in various areas of your life.
To understand how the full moon in Leo will affect you specifically, you will have to look at your natal chart. But generally speaking, think about the overall traits of the Leo energy. As a fixed sign, Leo is hardworking and focused on achieving a chosen goal. It is also fun loving, creative, and likes to do things with flair and style. According to the archetype, Leo wants to be seen and to stand out in a crowd. Leo wants all the credit due to them for their accomplishments.
One way to work with the full moon in Leo energy is to embrace your talents and skills. This is a time to think about changing or walking away from anything that prevents you from being in the spotlight.
Come out from the shadows. Put yourself out there to be recognized for the amazing person you are.