Aries Crescent Moon
—March 4

The moon meets with Chiron today in conjunction upon a degree that associates itself to willpower, inner power, discipline and integrity.


Because it’s the moon, and because it’s Chiron—it is your willpower, inner power, discipline and integrity that are being, or feeling, quite unrelentingly challenged.

Typically, yes, this would be a real go-getter kind of day… a day to take charge, a day to seize the moment—as they say—but with Chiron, the wounded healer, and the moon, which regards sensitivity, issues with security, and routinely preferences, just to name a few…

And so, because of this, the ‘control’ that needs to be taken, then, could look more like constructive self-criticism, self-confrontational tests of personal integrity, or the (re)setting of personal boundaries… today’s energies are about checking yourself, really, and calling yourself out if you’re not measuring up, in particular—to any new goals you’ve embraced toward your ideals.

Specifically, toward your new goals, and measuring up—today might be largely about acknowledging who, exactly, is in charge of your life, livelihood, and aspirations?—is it you?—and if not, who/what is, and why?

Today is a day to recognize your shortcomings, to acknowledge your strengths, of course—but to really get honest with yourself about where you could do more, what you could do better, or how you could improve this, or that, or the other… because, your ideal.

Today is a day to hold yourself, quite simply, to the highest standards… and this can be tough, and particularly rough for some of you more sensitive types.

Astrologer Dane Rudhyar transcribed this degree to represent the ‘centralization of power’, toward “the integrative principle [being] the limited, more or less narrow ‘I am’ realization…”

Typically, many of us project these criticisms (really, in all honesty, of ourselves) onto others, and what others are doing wrong, or how others are not measuring up… today—the heat is on you.

Do yourself a favor—as harsh as today could be for you, be honest with yourself about yourself, because this squishy vulnerability is your own opportunity, and it’ll reward you eventually—because when you begin to change some of these things you confront yourself about, you’ll be one step closer to living authoritatively, and toward your own ideals… you’ll see.

We are all failures—at least the best of us are.❞
——J.M. Barrie

🖋️ by Jamie James ©2022; 📷 by @imaginealifelikethis

Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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