The Sabian symbol for this New Moon in Aries is “a flock of wild geese”. When Dane Rudhyar breaks down the meaning of this degree he points out how in tune these birds are to planetary alignment and cycles on one hand and points out the concept of ‘heaven meeting earth’ represented by the earth-born birds being able to master flight into the heavens, on the other.
Interestingly enough, the asteroid leleakuhonua which in Polynesian means “where heaven meets earth” is exactly conjunct the New Moon pointing again to something about the horizon.
This space where heaven meets earth or the horizon is an important part of the sky when you are born. It’s the rising sign (or ascendant) and it describes who we are, how we are seen, and what is shown to others.
And who we are is a major theme of the new moon.
The asteroid Chiron is conjunct to the New Moon. Chiron in Aries is a wound. A wound from expressing ourselves. A wound that requires courage. A wound that may cause us to fear assertiveness or self-reliance. It’s a wound that scars our personal freedom, our personal power. Aries says this is who I am and Chiron says “I’m sorry, who you are is not okay”.
Someone recently made a joke about the geese convoy flying into Ottawa Canada causing “statesmen and authoritarians to relive the traumatic events of the Freedom Convoy” with their honking. This is the time of year when Canadian geese make their springtime trip back to their home. They swoop across the sky in a V shape honking as they fly by. They are just doing their thing. Expressing who they are, operating in line with what is natural to them…Imagine if someone declared “no more honking”, no more flying in a V, and now you can’t fly through or out of Canada. The geese may say… but this is who we are and these are our God-given rights!
This new moon asks you to be unapologetically YOU, despite the name-calling, the disapproval, and blatant request not to be you. It asks you to do so because it is cosmically how you were designed.
That said, it is not permission to be the lowest version of yourself! Mercury and the asteroid Niobe are also conjunct the new moon. Niobe represents undue pride in who you are and what you have accomplished. You will need to be humble and kind in expressing yourself. Things that are said in spite, even if true, can lead to a fall from grace!
Happy New Moon in Aries