• Yolanda McAdam

New Moon In Aries

Today’s New Moon in Aries is conjunct Chiron, the “wounded healer”. Chiron was a beloved teacher and healer. An immortal centaur (his father was Cronos/Saturn and his mother, Philyra was an ocean nymph) he was injured by mistake by Heracles when Heracles got into a fight with a bunch of rowdy, trouble-making centaurs. His injury caused unbearable pain so he gave up immortality in exchange for Prometheus’ freedom. This conjunction invites us to prioritize self-care and healing and since it’s the first New Moon of the astrological new year, you can bet this is the theme for the year ahead.

The moon is square the lunar nodes; an indication that these are fated times and that we have work to do. This is the time to go within and reflect on our wounds - psychological and physical. Real or imagined.

Most of our players are in Earth signs. Jupiter, Pluto and Mars are in Capricorn and Venus and Uranus are camping in Taurus. This is clearly reflected on a collective level as we continue to see the systematic breaking down of old structures that do not serve us as citizens and human beings but also continue to harm Mother Earth. On a personal level, this New Moon invites us to address our own psychological and spiritual “structures'' and to work on “renewing” ourselves.

Illness and pain are powerful teachers because nothing gets our attention quite like them. This pandemic has highlighted our interconnectedness and the universality of pain and suffering.