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Navigating Emotions with the New Moon in Pisces: Car Shopping Edition

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Are you feeling an emotional tide with the New Moon in Pisces? You're in good company! There's no better time to embrace our feelings than this weekend. If tears have found their way to you, embrace them. They cleanse, offer catharsis, and can rejuvenate the spirit. Letting go in such a harmonious moment allows for a release that reminds us of breaking a dam, releasing waters in preparation for the birth of a new phase, a new self. This celestial event is our final nod to the past before spring rejuvenation, the astrological new year, and the upcoming eclipse season. Release your sorrows, and then open yourself to joy. Your inner child awaits, ready to play in the after-tears delight.

However, if you've been stoic, take note: perhaps it isn't strength, but restraint—a brush with Saturn's need for discipline or the Mars’s reluctance to reveal vulnerability when in Aquarius. While the New Moon is close to Saturn in Pisces, which instantly feels like we should protect ourselves from waves of emotions, Mercury has just moved to Aries and will initiate words that are clumsy, harsh, and not thought through at all. Mercury in Aries is ruled by Mars which is tightly squaring Uranus, so we are prompted to question our vulnerable spots and our strengths, but also our values. Are we living a life that is aligned with our core values or are we continuously pushing walls or stretching boarders? This Mars Uranus aspect is disruptive and provokes thoughts and debates that echo themes I found in Eula Biss's critical memoir, "Having and Being Had". This is a wonderful and important book that explores our foundational ties to wealth, work, and property, as well as our varied experiences and assimilations of capitalism. 

Amidst such cosmic tensions, my husband and I have been at odds over choosing a new car—a seemingly simple and beautiful problem to have, yet charged with disagreement over the vehicle's brand, type, budget, and purpose. But also charged with disagreement over our core life's values. Ouch. The questions are endless under Mars and Uranus square: What defines a family car? Who gets the final say? How do we balance the budget between two cars if we fail to agree on a shared vehicle?

Honestly, this is a dialogue between possession and freedom, between the question of liberty that proposes Mars in Aquarius and the potential restraint of debt luring from behind a corner aka from Uranus and Jupiter in Taurus. Venus, please guide us in making these decisions!

Did you know that astrology can offer insights into the ideal car for each individual by examining personal planets?

Mars reveals our driving style, Mercury the journeys we undertake, Venus the budget and aesthetic preferences, and the Moon our deeper needs.

My Mars in Virgo suggests I'm a practical driver, favoring functionality and safety over flair. Mercury in Sagittarius, conjunct with the Sun, ignites my love for travel and exploration, hinting at a preference for SUVs over sports cars. Yet my Venus in Capricorn, partnered with the South Node, feels safe when cautious with spending, favoring established brands but without splurging.

Contrastingly, my husband's Mars in Leo views his car as an object of passion. That Mars is ruled by his Sun in Libra which favors beauty and style, and his Venus is in Libra too, which throws more money on style and complicates making decisions. His Mercury in Scorpio, in a tight square to that Mars in Leo, has little regard for budget constraints, and in the end brings us back to the premise that a car is not for transport but for love. And even more...his Moon in Gemini, opposing Neptune in Sagittarius, further complicates matters with idealistic and socially influenced expectations.

So, if we turn to astrology for advice, buying that one family car that satisfies us both, today seems unlikely. Compromise is necessary, but not under the strain of the Mars-Uranus square which only throws us back to the questions from Biss's book. In the end, what is this disagreement actually about? Is it about a necessary mean of transportation, is it about having, or are we actually just being had?

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