Posts Tagged ‘The Empress’

April 11, 2021 ~ New Moon in Aries

My April 2021 Forecast noted:

April 11 New Moon in Aries at 10:31 p.m. Eastern Daylight time. This New Moon conjuncts Venus (~within 4 degrees), which exactly squares Pluto. Expect seductive friction between the deep unconscious underworld and the goddess of love. Light of the Sun, emotions of the Moon deepen the intimacy and love of this New Moon reset. The Pluto/Persephone myth feels extra relevant with all the Spring energies in the Northern Hemisphere. What once felt dead and barren pushes through and flowers. This New Moon/Venus conjunction sextiles Mars in Gemini, bringing courage to fight for love and beauty.

With Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Chiron all in Aries, this New Moon emphasizes new beginnings and a sense of rebirth. According to Dane Rudhyar, the Sabian Symbol for 23° Aries is:

A PREGNANT WOMAN IN LIGHT SUMMER DRESS.                        

KEYNOTE: Fecundity.

INNER FULFILLMENT. (See full symbol interpretation here.)

In other words, most of the energy of this New Moon bodes well, especially for people who’ve “done their inner work” over the past long, strange year. The imagery reminds me of the Empress card, one meaning of which is “a woman carefully planning for her future.”

Rider-Waite-Smith deck

Traditionally, the Empress is a pregnant young woman, surrounded by physical abundance and the shield of Venus. We can think of her as Mother Nature, or the divine feminine life force energy. Queen of the Land as the Great Cosmic Mother.

What’s been gestating inside of you during the past six months to a year? Venus square Pluto and the New Moon suggests something deep, passionate and lovely. An element of secrecy remains until the actual birth, but by now, signs of pregnancy and fecundity abound — at least for those who know where and how to look.

A fresh sense of optimism and potential softens the intensity of Pluto squaring Venus, Sun and Moon.