Today I am delighted to share a variety of New Moon visions from several noted astrologers. First, StarIQ’s Jeff Jawer tells us that, “The New Moon in Aries is the true beginning of the astrological year. It’s a time for taking initiative and getting projects off the ground. However, this year’s Sun-Moon conjunction in spontaneous Aries occurs three days before Mercury turns retrograde and five days before the Sun enters earthy Taurus. Therefore, we have a brief window of opportunity to ignite inspirational sparks that will soon require the fuel of patience and commitment to fan enduring flames of change.”
All of the religious and Earth-based myths of Spring revolve around rebirth, new life and new possibilities after a time of sleep and death. What birth do we celebrate today? How can we best align with this final chance for a fresh beginning this year?
Astrologer Cathy Lynn Pagano writes, “If you’ve been following the Cosmic Story of the past year, you know that there is meaning in all the madness of the past year and a half. Pluto’s entry into Capricorn in November 2008 erupted in the world financial crisis. The first of five Saturn/Uranus oppositions occurred on Election Day in America, and so began the intense opposition between the Old and the New (we won’t get into how “new” Obama’s policies are).
“We’ve had two of three Saturn/Pluto squares now, one in November 2009 and the second at the end of January 2010, with the third coming in August 2010, heralding more dark revelations about some of our cherished institutions (such as the Papacy). Saturn is structure, Pluto is regeneration. What old behaviors and structures in your life have proven to be less than viable or have fallen by the wayside?”
As you prepare your rites for planting the seed of your intentions, Cathy suggests that you might want to keep in mind that, “There was also a very big conjunction of planets/asteroid/nodes in Aquarius, offering us a chance to imagine a new vision of world unity or else opening some to the continuing delusions of American individualism and the illusion of personal freedom in a corporate world state. Are you inspired to do something new for the betterment of the world?
“And so we find ourselves at a new beginning. How have you changed in the past few years? How have your values and your hopes changed? How inspired are you by the possibilities of creating a new society, or how afraid are you of changing realities? You need to know who you are and what you want before you can begin to live a new life.”
She continues, “This Aries New Moon calls us to courage and new vision…The new life you envision and plant at this new Moon in Aries will manifest in the midst of these changes and challenges. What do you really need to enhance your life? Can you enhance your life while trying to better the whole society?”
Whatever your Sun sign may be, this Aries time is an ideal moment to, “establish a unique identity, to pioneer a new way of being. Think of a volcano – that’s how Aries creates new territory. Life rushes up and out and boldly goes where no one has gone before…
“Aries teaches us courage…and the will to overcome any obstacles. Aries is assertive, honest, feisty, enthusiastic and independent and meets life head-on. (Aries does rule the head.) So don’t forget to ask for these qualities when you plant your Aries seeds this New Moon, because when Uranus goes into Aries for a few months this summer, you get to make your own rules.”
Finally, astrologer Rebecca Brents offers some powerful meditations you can use in your ritual workings:
Affirmations for the energy of the New Moon in Aries
- I use my impatience and anger constructively … to make positive changes in my life.
- I respect the power behind my passions and desires … and use this energy wisely.
- I use my self-assertion to build, manage, and support the conditions I want in my life.
- I offer bold, affirmative leadership to myself and others with my choices and actions.
- With joy and gratitude, I launch my initiative … to begin the important creations and projects of my life.
May your rites be energized for the Highest Good of All.