Aries New Moon
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 6:57 p.m. pacific time
“In order for us to create something new in our lives, we have to leave behind a portion of the known and familiar. This includes familiar thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and sometimes even relationships.”
— Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Sun’s movement into Aries on March 20 (the Spring Equinox) marked the seasonal and Astrological New Year – and the official end of winter. Now that the Sun has crossed over the celestial equator and is headed towards the Northern Hemisphere our days will continue to be longer and warmer.
Because this month’s New Moon coincides with the Astrological New Year, there are two “new initiatory cycles” occurring simultaneously. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is known for its independent, impulsive, and strategizing warrior nature. It thrives when it is initiating brand new cycles of adventure and self-discovery and can become easily enraged when its freedom-nature and unfulfilled desires are thwarted.
Freedom is the vital theme of this lunation due to its close alignment with the electrical, rebellious, and revolutionary planet of change — Uranus, who is frequently referred to as “the Great Awakener.” With the Sun, Moon, Uranus, as well as Mercury, all in the sign of Aries, you could find yourself feeling inspired to pursue and explore unexpressed aspects of yourself. This powerful New Moon can compel you to dismantle the barriers that have kept you stuck. For this reason, it can be helpful to remember that Uranus is futuristic in nature, its purpose is to awaken the light of awareness within your psyche and inspire you to let go of the past and embrace the future.
Pluto, the God of the Underworld, is also influencing this New Moon — representing the transformative themes of death and rebirth — Pluto can signify deeply buried emotions. Like a volcano, Plutonian emotions can suddenly erupt with a fierce force and take us totally by surprise. If you find this occurring in your life, pay close attention to your reactions and seek to understand what they are trying to tell you. Once recognized and understood, a total transformation, leading to feelings of rebirth can occur. Another of Pluto’s roles is to entice us towards experiences that involve intense power dynamics. These types of Plutonian lessons are meant to awaken us to the right use of power; how to best obtain and utilize our personal power so that we can ultimately interact with ourselves and others from a strong and empowered place of self-love.
To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say ‘I’ — Ayn Rand
A futuristic electric charge of change and transformation is in the air! Intend new and exciting visions for your future: Rebel against self-doubt, denial, or any other feelings and sabotaging behaviors that keep you from your true nature. Relinquish that which does not bring liberation to yourself and all sentient beings. Embark on and discover your very own brand-new frontiers!
Aries New Moon Key Words: Initiation, Warrior, Self-Discovery, Independence, Freedom, Exploration and Adventure, Instinctual Desires, Brand New Cycle.
Skywatchers: A vision of astronomical beauty is occurring this week! Venus will be visible in the Western sky within 5° of the Moon as they both transit through the sign of Taurus on Tuesday, April 17. You will see her just above and to the right of the Crescent Moon sliver and on Wednesday evening (April 18), you will find her below the Crescent Moon – enjoy!
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye