Aries New Moon
March 24th 2:38AM PDT / March 24th 8:28PM AEDT
ACTION, CONFIDENCE AND LEADERSHIP
Aries new moon reflection:
‘Empowered action towards what I want in life is a force beyond measure’
"When we action something from inspiration, openness and excitement, it is like planting a seed in potent, prime soil. When we action something out of fear or anger, it is like planting in soil of poor quality. Both may grow, but the fruits that bear in the future can be in abundance, juicy and delicious, or produce small and bitter crops. Your choice.” - MOI
The new moon in Aries initiates us into the new season fresh off the back of the Equinox and the astrological new year. It brings with it energy and fire. It is important to use and distribute this energy wisely in our current global situation.
A lot of us are choosing to self isolate, and being in confined spaces with others with this fire could easily turn to anger, lashing out, blame games and frustration if it is not moved through the body and released in a constructive way. None of us want that, we don’t need that right now, let’s use this strength to rise together, not tear each other apart in self-centred haste.
Healthy emotional release is a self-care practice we all need to do more of so potent energy is not mis-guided, especially in times of high stress. Get it all out and go back to adulting and actioning towards what we do want. Start something new.
When we action something from inspiration, openness and excitement, it is like planting a seed in potent, prime soil. When we action something out of fear or anger, it is like planting in soil of poor quality. Both may grow, but the fruits that bear in the future can be in abundance, juicy and delicious, or produce small and bitter crops. Your choice.
We are very creative, magical beings, and what we put our attention on, and intention into, has the capacity to create great change in our lives and the lives of others. Pay attention to what motivates our actions.
This new moon with Venus as our release point trining the Jupiter/Pluto/Mars conjunction (wow) it is a powerful time to get in touch with what you want through feeling it in areas of the body, particularly the heart and particularly pleasure. Does it open and relax? Is it a full yes? Or does it contract? Is it a no or maybe. If it is not a yes, it is not a yes.
If it is a yes, get behind it, back yourself, get inspired and action something towards it. Even if it is one small step - do what you can. Power towards it with full confidence. Be the leader of your own life. This is not the time to be timid about what you want your future to look like. It may be challenging at the moment but no excuses. Get up and go.
If you are feeling flat and overwhelmed, get up, run on the spot, skip, hop, jump, dance, get the heart pumping, blood flowing and heat moving in the body. Release emotions, turn up the music, scream, swear, punch pillows, just move and light that fire. Then gather your self together and be the king/queen/god/goddess/leader/whatever-you-want-to-call-it of your own reality.
If you have too much energy, anger or frustration, do the same, move it out. But be aware if you need to introduce some of the water element by getting in touch with how you are really feeling and how that is currently serving you. Empathy and feeling others is medicine for moving out of self-centredness. There is a great emotions chart here.
It’s not about what the outside circumstances are, it's how we deal with them. How do we want to tell this story of what role we played right now to our children or grandchildren in the future? Our social system and structures are changing, read more about Saturn’s move into Aquarius here.
Our external world is also shaped by our internal worlds. Yes, we are all aware many things need to change. Currently we are not set up globally to deal with a pandemic on this scale as well as look after the vulnerable. Jobs are being lost, small business halts, the market is crashing, people are hoarding, people are dying, it’s a challenging time! But it’s not a complete failure.
There is always hope. There always will be hope, because people like you are doing their best and constantly trying harder to do better. And that has to start with ‘I’, I AM. Definitive from the Pisces dream womb of the ‘all'.
Initiate self-love, self-leadership, fuck the victimising and be a fucking good version of yourself. You can do it. That is my Aries rising speaking.
Much love, stay well, keep marking art, serenade from balconies and work together.
We are literally ALL in this together, as an entire globe, think about that for a moment... that is POWERFUL.
How do we want this story to play out?
Kerry - Magic of I.
New Moon Aries 4° 12’
Conjunct Chiron at 5° and Lilith at 6°
Square North Node at 3°
Saturn moves into Aquarius
Astrologer Evelyn Von Zuel from The Mystic Parlor says:
A new astrological year is upon us, which means we have entered a new season. In the Northern hemisphere we are celebrating the arrival of spring while those of you in the southern hemisphere are welcoming the beginning of autumn. Nonetheless we are all graced with the radiating light waves of the constellation Aries until April 19th. The 4th card in the tarot is represented by The Emperor and is associated with the purest form of fiery Aries. we are in an Emperor 4 year and the first new moon lands at 4° in Aries. The number 4 is a strong, stable, and very powerful number that holds within it a sense of responsibility to others. Force, might, strength and power are key phrases for this New Moon cycle. We are met with a masculine force, a force that everyone whether Male, Female or non-binary has within. The balance between the masculine and feminine within each and every one of us is our own personal experience. During this time, we get a chance to check in with that masculine part of ourselves by meditating on the Emperor, the Ram and how their archetypal energy is reflected through our unique selves.
The Ram, the sign of self and independence, hits obstacles furiously head on in order to win the battle. In astrology Aries represents the head, the hardest part of the body. Being hardheaded is a nomenclature Aries is not unfamiliar with. When Aries gets a burst of excitement for a new project, it slams into it, ready to go, acting now and thinking about it later. Like the Fool card, which is the first card of the major arcana, Aries moves swiftly, optimistically and with confidence. Sometimes so optimistic, without having had a chance to think through all the possible outcomes Aries can walk itself into a sticky situation, or like the Fool Card, right off a cliff. Taking risks and saying “yes” without the assurance of a solid future is what we are up against this Aries New Moon. Because we have no guarantee for what’s to come, we must use our animal instincts. Instinct and intuition are two different things. Instinct lies within the body, more specifically in the gut, while intuition comes from a deeper knowing that stems from a higher intelligence. Aries has killer instinct and can sense danger around the corner.
When the Moon and the Sun meet in Aries, there is a bout of frantic energy that emerges. A sense of needing to be seen piques cries of fury, joy, passion and rage. When a baby’s needs are not being met what does it do? What is its first line of defense? It doesn’t have much time to sit and think about its needs, rather it lets out a loud and deafening shriek to say, “I AM RIGHT HERE AND I NEED SOMETHING NOW!” When a baby wants attention, feels hunger, feels its bowels on the move it cries. Crying then becomes a powerful form of release and a productive one at that.
Looking to where Venus is can shed light on how we can balance the intensity from this new moon. She sits harmoniously in Taurus, making a trine aspect to Jupiter, Pluto, Mars and Saturn. Venus is the secret star of the show and is helping us all feel more grounded during these chaotic times. Our relationship to food, things and money is of concern and how much of it all we are consuming. Over-spending, bulk buying and hoarding become big topics as the New Moon in Aries works towards securing safety and refuge for its followers. The beauty of Venus in Taurus is her ability to show that there is more than enough for everyone. Her generosity satisfies all who are in need.
Mars is exalted in Capricorn and making a pass over the intense Jupiter / Pluto conjunction, which happens every 33 years. The last time Jupiter and Pluto made this intense aspect to one another in Capricorn was in 1894 BCE, around the time when the structures of government that we have today were being set in literal stone. So, this time we are living in can be considered a complete revolution of Jupiter and Pluto’s cycle together in Capricorn. As we walk into this New Moon phase of governmental structures, we must and I repeat, MUST use our instincts. We must have full confidence in who we are as individuals, what our values are and hold on to those core parts of our being. Because if you don’t have a strong center, it is very hard to know who you are in a time of crisis.
I want to take this time to connect on a personal level as an astrologer, a US citizen and someone who has also been affected by the worldly events such as Covid19. There are things that seem uncertain about the direction we are heading in and whether we will be protected. The structures that have been holding the fabric of our society together are slowly unraveling. In the United States of America, we cannot fully trust the direction that our elected leaders are taking us. Of course, a good percentage of civil servants work from the heart but the main people who follow the current administration have time and again put profits before people. This New Moon in Aries is political. We are at a critical moment of defining who we are as a people. People are inherently good and want to live a happy and free life. Your virtue as a person is tested when the basic needs of shelter and food are threatened.
The North and South nodes are still in Capricorn and Cancer for a short while, igniting some hard decisions some of us may never have thought we’d have to make. These decisions of regarding our sense of security, the safety of our family, and protecting the home can feel daunting but no one other than you will know what is right for your inner circle. We may need to make decisions that go against the grain of society, that look abnormal or strange. This is where our inner authority comes into play. Visualise yourself as the Emperor, the one and only one in charge of your own life and understand what a huge responsibility this is not just for you, but the people around you. Move confidently into the unknown and know that Universe always provides.
Aries new moon Mantras
I AM ALIVE
I am the sole proprietor of my future
I must make tough decisions for the greater good of the whole
I am a light for others to follow
Dance wildly in your room, cry loudly on the toilet and rejoice that you are alive.
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