New Moon in Aries
Thursday, March 26, 2009; 12:06 PM EDT
Spring is about new growth, rebirth, hatching eggs and fresh starts. It's a sudden rush of activity, with incentives, and enthusiasm. This is Aries, the warrior, ready to fight for beliefs, for what is right, even in the face of insufferable odds, and obstructive forces. And a total lack of cooperation this month from ruthless forces trying to get the upper hand. Any tensions that have been festering, either with adversaries abroad, or within, will no longer be tolerated, and will be forced into the open. Partnerships that are based on sound principles will survive, but agreements with others that seek to gain power in their own right will be strained beyond endurance.
If we are drawn into some sort of power struggle, it is bound to be with entities that are particularly mean, destructive and under-handed, and will do anything, anything, to achieve their ends. In their eyes the end justifies the means, and for whatever reason they feel particularly threatened by the apparent strength of the present administration. People who are normally aggressive, are stressed to go way out of control, not hesitating to use any recourse, primarily because they feel that their back is against the wall. This can be dangerous for the stability of the administration, as well as the stability of the country.
But these are volatile and changing times. And this month is no exception. And with the energy of the New Moon in Aries, we are being given the impetus to make a fresh new start. Yet we are held back. Saturn continues to stand apart in the sign of Virgo, in the house of the opposition party. Staid, conservative, Saturn, fearing the changes that are inevitable. Clinging to party values, wanting to maintain the status quo, and to consolidate power in their corner. Even in the face of the necessity for change, there is this stubborn resistance. Governors refusing stimulus money on principles that have no substance. Republican legislators resisting the necessity of reinstating governmental oversight over the banking industry and Wall St. But change is inevitable, is in the works, and is being implemented. The impetus has already been initiated, and the conservative, resisting forces are just going to be reluctantly dragged along, whether they like it or not.
This administration is strong, and taking the bull by the horns. There's no stopping Obama now. He is taking advantage of his strength and popularity, and rushing to get his proposals approved as soon as possible, before the honeymoon flags. But there are indications that many parts of the proposed budget are going to be pared down. Even so, Obama is going to push for his priorities to be given special status: education and health care included. He is pushing for innovative legislation, and quick and immediate implementation. The sooner, the better.
So, this month, the priorities are in pushing through the necessary legislation that will help to initiate changes that are long overdue, and to pray for well thought out, diplomatic solutions for any power struggles that may ensue with corrupt, and/or ruthless adversaries, either here or overseas. Sounds like a lot of work. The sort of work that only a courageous New Moon in Aries can tackle.