|New Moon Chart for Apr 3, 2011 (house position varies by location)|
A Stellium is a Focal Point of Energy
A stellium is when 3,4 or more planets are found in 1 sign. Today’s New Moon highlights a whopping 6 planets in Aries, including the Sun and the Moon.
In a natal chart, a stellium in a sign represents a tremendous focus of energy placed on the needs and values of that sign.
Interpreting the New Moon Chart
For a New Moon chart like the one above, which represents the quality of the new monthly cycle about to begin, we can appreciate the emphasis on Aries as indicative of taking an action or a stand, in order to begin in a new direction.
In this horoscope, 8 of the 10 main astrological bodies are found in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), representing a new beginning.
The New Moon conjunction itself is opposed exactly by Saturn in Libra, illuminating the importance of concrete, committed action (Saturn) with awareness of others (Libra), with full awareness of the consequence. Taking together with the Aries stellium, this pattern could suggest bold, assertive (if not aggressive) action or stand taken against others in order to protect one’s individual integrity.
What This New Moon Could Suggest For You
From personal to national level, this horoscope could suggest aggressive actions taken to gain new status, or making a tremendous effort to begin anew and establish a new identity. The high energy for change found in this New Moon chart can mean that you can use this month to ask yourself – “Who am I ready to become? What do I want to change in myself? What actions can I take right now to ensure that this change happens?” (Note that Mercury is retrograde, suggesting a period of reflection needed prior to initiating change.)
Do you feel an urge to make a new beginning? What sort of change is in the air? Where do you feel the need to take a stand, to draw a line in the sand? Please feel free to share through emails or comments.