How sweet that this round-faced baby should be our Full Moon messenger.
This Full Moon is, of course, in Aries, the sign we associate with firsts and infancy. Neve Te Aroha, born at the summer solstice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, is the first baby to have blessed the UN General Assembly, while her mother gave a speech on peace. This picture was taken yesterday, just as the Moon was leaving Pisces and moving into the sign of the Ram.
Neve was born with the Moon in Libra, so this Full Moon is opposite to her own, while the mighty Sun is in Libra.
But there’s more. Ceres, the planet of motherhood, is also in Libra conjoining the Sun, and Mercury, the planet of speech. So Neve’s there looking at her Mum making a speech. And what is more, solid, traditionalist Saturn makes a perfect square to the Full Moon. Tradition is changed in a moment.
Note also that very Aquarian Daddy (Mars in Aquarius supporting the Libra planets), just about to conjoin the South Node. He is just as important in this as his partner and child – a man comfortable enough in his masculinity to stand up and take care of the baby.
Chiron seems to be doing a good job of healing here, too — or is he acting the maverick?
I can’t help thinking of Mary, Jesus and Joseph…
What is a baby? Hope for the future, a new life, made with love…