This New Moon is very interesting.
About 4 am UT on the 23rd Sun and Moon will come together in the Stars of Ashwini.
Ashwini Nakshatra, known as the star of Transport, falls in the first part of Aries.
It deals with fast healing, physicians, youthfulness, courage and transport.
The Sun is in exaltation by degree at the time, which means it will be able to work at its best.
As our mighty Sun stands for vitality, we may feel good, really good, powerful, optimistic and healthy. It also represents authority, status and power and the government of course.
This new cycle (as is every New Moon) will herald discussions about opening up and lifting restrictions on transport, I expect.
Unfortunately, the planet Mars, the ruler of Aries, is still heavily under the influence of Saturn who puts all these restrictions in place, so don’t get too excited just yet.
As we have it, Mars is also in its place of exaltation and might enjoy deploying the police and army to enforce the restrictions, but there will be a feeling of progress at least.
Mars will move into Aquarius on the 4th of May. Some ease of restrictions may be expected after that date.
Again, don’t be jubilant to quickly, as according to Vedic astrology the sign of Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn who likes to delay and limit.
But hey, we are slowly making progress.
We also still have the Kala Sarpa Yoga in effect. All planets are bound by Rahu and Ketu who are responsible for the Covid 19 outbreak in the first place.
The Nakshatra of Ashwini is ruled by Ketu and thus at the moment of the New Moon, Ketu the graha of isolation and alienation, will be activated.
However, we can use Ketu for spiritual pursuits and enlightenment and also for delving into our intuition and past karma. And with Ashiwini, of course, we can work on healing ourselves.
There is no reason to get bored.
The energy set in motion by the New Moon always culminates at the next Full Moon, which will be on May 7th in the Nakshatra of Vishakha. I expect some kind of review by then, an enquiry into whether we (or rather the governments) made the right decisions, after all, these restrictive measures where made quickly while in panic mode in the first place and might not have been the best option. Vishakha can make us change tracks.
By the end of May Mercury will be the planet that breaks the Kala Sarpa Yoga.
We may see some real changes by then. Baby steps, as Mercury is a youth. Intelligent and curious but not wise,
However, this New Moon will be the beginning of a better time.
Enjoy, Be Well.
Greetings from Ireland,
~ Madhuri ~