The Sun and the Moon come together at 11° Aries 30’ at 1:23am CST. They are closely conjunct Mercury and Chiron. The Sun (your vitality, life force), the Moon (emotional security and unconscious emotions and responses), Mercury (your thoughts, perceptions, ways of communicating), and Chiron (wounding that can become your greatest medicine) are all conjunct in Aries for the first New Moon of the astrological new year.
Before I talk about the chart for this New Moon, I want to talk about the masculine and feminine. They are simply energies that each human being has within. The masculine is a doing energy, active and the feminine is a being energy, receptive. Neither should dominate over the other. They should ideally be in balance. Aries is considered a masculine sign because it is associated with fire. Fire and Air are considered masculine elements and Earth and Water are considered feminine elements. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are the Fire signs; Gemini, Libra, Aquarius are the Air signs; Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn are the Earth signs; Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces are the Water signs. Check out my post here if you want to take a deeper dive into the elements.
Aries is fiery, active, initiates. It is the sign of I AM. Whatever you put after I AM you become. It is our actions which reflect who we really are. And it is this energy which is totally out of balance not only within each of us, but also in the world. Thoughts (Air) and actions (Fire) are celebrated, while the body, nature, and the earth (Earth), and emotions and feelings/intuition (Water) are demonized and even ignored altogether. But how can we create a balanced and thriving world if our energies (masculine and feminine) are not balanced? The answer to that is we cannot, and you get the world as it is today. There are no unnecessary elements. They are all required for life.
This New Moon is inviting us to heal the masculine within us. Because if we are thinking and doing without first feeling and being, then we are creating from the ego and not from the heart, from soul. The chart is showing that. We have the conjunction in Aries (Mercury, Moon, Sun, Chiron), an energy of healing our authentic expression of self, in addition to the conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces, an energy of expanding into the higher heart, into agape, unconditional love, a love that knows no boundaries and no limits. We are all connected, whether we consciously understand this and practice this way of living or not. We also have Mars, Saturn, and Venus conjunct in Aquarius square to the Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio. In order to move forward collectively into the Age of Aquarius, we must take actions and follow our hearts from a place of maturity, responsibility, inner authority, and mastery, and we must embrace our bodies, nature, and the earth, to value what is truly important for life. If we are not brave enough to face our collective shadow: our fears, our control issues, our traumas, and the ways we manipulate and use power over others when we feel insecure and emotionally vulnerable, then we are not going to have a future at all because we are living completely at odds with nature and natural law.
Sabian Symbol for 12° Aries (you always round up to get Sabian Symbol):
PHASE 12 (ARIES 12°): A TRIANGULARLY SHAPED FLIGHT OF WILD GEESE.
KEYNOTE: An idealistic reliance upon a mental image of universal order.
The wild goose is the mystical bird, hamsa, of Hindu tradition. This word, which has recurred in various cultures (the Hansa League of Germanic cities in the late Middle Ages, and El Hanza, the founder of the occult Brotherhood of the Druzes in Lebanon, during the era of the Crusades), has always had at least an undertone of integration at an expansionistic level, spiritual or economic. The Hindu hamsa was the symbol of man’s transcendent soul. What previous interpretations of this Sabian symbol have failed to grasp is that the flight of geese presents not only a remarkably geometrical V-shape moving through the sky, but also that this flight is seasonal and therefore attuned to planetary rhythms. Thus, it symbolizes cosmic order, in contrast with the social-political order within a nation which is represented by its ruler. It is order made visual on the background of the clear sky. It is a “celestial” type of order, even though it is earth-born birds which reveal it by their ability to keep their flight structured. The symbol therefore refers to the Soul-consciousness as visualized by the heaven-oriented mind. Yet this soul-consciousness can be called transcendent because it has not yet become “incarnated.”
Because this is a second stage in the third five-fold sequence begun with Phase 11, we have to consider what it pictures in contrast to the preceding symbol. A basic dualism of consciousness is thus suggested. We see arising a potential conflict between cosmic and social principles of order. The principle of COSMIC ORDER polarizes the all-too-human reliance on the social concept of law and order.