On March 31st at 11:26 PM PST, we have our second New Moon of the Month. This one is in the sign of Aries stationed with the Sun at 11 degrees Aries 31 minutes. We are in the new Solar year; cycles upon cycles continue to inspire and affect us.
Aries is the sign of the self. At this time we are looking at ourselves and thinking, what do I REALLY WANT IN LIFE? At this new beginning we consider all the things we wished for and what has become of it. Are we desiring old dreams that no longer exist or working on improving what is? The energy of Aries is strong, and wants to do away with all the things that are NOT our hearts desire through conflict and power struggles. But here, we have a choice to make. What really works and what doesn’t when we stand up for ourselves and follow our hearts?
Aries is a Cardinal Fire Sign. Cardinal as it begins the season of Spring, and a leader due to its nature. The Fire element is charged with passion and enthusiasm like a child’s curiosity. It is ruled by the planet Mars, the God of War. Mars is male/positive polarity and likes a good fight. When well directed, this spark can lend great courage, a hero’s temperament, confidence and leadership. Badly directed can bring disharmony, selfishness, arrogance and mischeif. The glyph for Aries is The Ram; they plow with their horns to expose the food beneath the surface, the sprouts that lie below, to feed their family. So the Ram represents breaking the surface to be nourished and fed.
To strive for the highest use of this energy would be to have the strength and courage to fight for whatever ideal, cause, person that you believe in. To be willing to speak your mind with calm authority rather than impulsively. To learn to listen to others in order to be the best leader. And, to pioneer new horizons that others fear to tread. We have assistance here with Mercury in Aries at 9 degrees, conjunct the Sun and Moon. Together they are encouraging us to be our true selves and commit ourselves to knowing we are in process. We are becoming what we seek to be, all the while patiently reviewing ourselves and those we associate with in order to grow. Things don’t happen overnight, but if we plant the seeds and nurture their growth, we will see positive results.
At this time Mars, Saturn and Venus are conjunct each other in Aquarius. This is a social sign, unlike Aries, and drives us to reach out to our communities and unite with others with similar ideals. Doing creative work or artistic work can satisfy the very strong desire for love and beauty that you feel at this time. You are very serious about reaching your goals and feel that keeping your nose to the grindstone is the only way to do it. Hard work, persistent effort, and concentration upon a single objective are the ways to achieve your goals at this time.
Jupiter and Neptune are conjoined in Pisces. The conjunction inspires an expansive view of our everyday life; seeing the bigger picture. We are here together on planet Earth, going through a metamorphosis in so many ways. What can we do with this life we’ve been given? That is the question.
The New Moon is about setting new intentions, new targets and objectives. The idea is you set it, you get it. If that hasn’t worked for you before, consider the goals you set, and whether or not they were for your highest good. In hindsight we can see where one step led to the next and how they revealed our lessons along the way. Life is a surprise, just when you think you’ve got it figured out, something new comes along to deal with. But we are in a schoolhouse, learning about what we signed up for on the other side. Our birth chart shows us what we came here to learn about, so I see it as a blueprint for this life. The more conscious we are of our own blueprint, the better we can climb the ladder to our highest version.
Dream the big dream and put one foot in front of the other. Make yourself proud by doing more to improve the life you have, while dreaming of the life you seek.
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