Knowing when to give up, Part I

On this day of the new moon in Aries, Sisyphus notwithstanding, I want to take it upon myself to consider how to know when to give up.


New moons are about new beginnings, and its transit through Aries is taking place in the fourth house of my natal chart, which governs matters to do with the home and family, but it is also to do with a sense of home, which has more to do with a state of mind than a geographical location. It is to do with where we are, and how we feel about where we are, the ‘end of all things’ (I forget the reference, and will post when I find it), the foundation of our being. The Fourth House is ruled by the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. The Moon’s entry into its own house and into the sign of Aries resonates with my own natal Mars (ruler of Aries) in Cancer in my seventh house of partnerships and commitments, both personal and professional. It is time to think of how to engage others in a way that allows me to remain myself. And this is being played out through my Gemini Sun’s desire for reciprocation in communication and my Sagittarius Ascendant’s desire for independence, complicated by a needy Venus in Cancer in the seventh house, and my natal moon in Capricorn in the second house.

The energy of the Aries Moon is described by Eric Francis thus:

The Aries Moon wants what it wants; but it does not always know what it wants. It is, at least, willing to experiment. But it’s kind of like experimenting with a roll of quarters in a casino, along with some stupendous plans for the future. Let’s hope somebody around here hits the jackpot.

Funny, it’s taking a new moon (beginning) in the Fire and Cardinal sign of Aries (doing), for me to work out how to figure out the end of things. Every ending needs a beginning, I suppose. What a clumsy phrase, but it will have to do for now.

Parts II and III.

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