The New Moon arrives late tonight/early morning on April 1st at 11º of Aries in a conjunction with Chiron.
Chiron’s interpretations in Astrology relate to wounding, vulnerability and healing. Significant aspects with Chiron in your birth chart can represent core woundings but also important wisdom that come from those wounds. Chiron is a minor planet that was discovered in 1977 and integrated into astrology by relating it to the mythology of its name.
You can read the mythology surrounding Chiron for a full picture of his archetype but basically, Chiron was a healer and a teacher who accidentally got shot by a poisoned arrow during a battle. Although he was a really knowledgeable healer, he could not heal himself and was doomed to live eternally with a wound that wouldn’t heal so he renounced his immortality for the life of Prometheus who had been chained to a rock and left to die for giving fire to mankind.
I recently saw one of my favorite Chiron interpretation ever by astrologer Cameron Allen who said:
‘’At the end of the day, Chiron enacted what he was taught to do from day one which is to abandon himself.’’
We are slowly thawing from the long stagnation of the last two years reflected by important conjunctions of the malefic planets in both Capricorn and Aquarius (two Saturn ruled signs) that saw us pressurized into uncomfortably tight corners and confronted to unsustainable patterns, situations, ways of thinking, connections, habits, relationships and limiting circumstances or responsibilities that didn’t allow us to evolve easily (in the ways that nature likes to move) and that has felt like a LOT of hard work. (thanks Saturn!)
Aries is a Fire sign ruled by Mars. The Sun is considered exalted here. Aries is independent, vital and creative. Aries likes to move, flow, act, react and it especially likes to get its way right away. Aries really doesn’t care what your mom or cousin thinks.
Mars rules the sign of Aries and at the time of the New Moon, Mars is applying to a conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius.
This is the ”driving a race car with the brakes on’’ aspect. The energy of Mars needs a fast channel to move through but the energy of Saturn is limiting and heavy. Mars conjunct Saturn is frustrated energy that has nowhere to go. People who have the conjunction in their birth chart can work tirelessly for long hours but there is a pent up frustration here that is hard to release and it feels like the never ending grind.
The Astrology of the last few years gave us a lot of practice with this type of influence and we are used to an unusual amount of restricted blood flow which also means that we might not really even notice that blood is not circulating properly through our body. We’ve learned to live with the light headed dizziness that comes with not being fully oxygenated. We’ve scrolled for long hours in front of our screens contorted into unnatural posture with kinked necks, trying to bond and connect with our human family without really ever feeling satiated.
But now Spring is here, and the Sun is in Aries, and the light is returning, and our feet are itchy, and we need to stretch wider than ever, and shake our limbs out of their slumber, and dance, and take a deep breath outside looking at the rising Sun, and feel alive again, in the real world of our own making.
So the questions I have for you on the eve of this New Moon in Aries conjunct healer Chiron is:
Which parts of yourself have you abandoned in the hopes of helping and has it been worth the sacrifice?
What does healing look like for you and does your preoccupation with other people keep you from fully taking care of your own well being?
What does creativity look like for you and does your preoccupation and responsibilities keep you from fully embodying your Daimon and experiencing your full creative potential?
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”