Aries New Moon – April 5, 2019
The New Moon forms tonight at 15 degrees, 17 minutes Aries at 1:50 am PDT and at 8:50 am GMT. Aries wipes away the dust and debris and the sludge and slush of winter and presents us with a clean slate. This is the true New Year. Every year like clockwork we begin again at the Spring Equinox. This new moon squares the Solar Eclipse of January 5 at 16 degrees Capricorn. It’s been a strange winter. And a lot has changed. This square is a big reminder to check in and take stock of exactly WHAT changes have been made up to now. Secondarily and looking forward; what new/further changes will be implemented and which will continue to evolve?
There’s another pair of eclipses coming up. On July 2, we will have a Total Solar Eclipse, (not visible in the northern hemisphere but visible in Chile and other South American countries) followed by a partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16-17. These cardinal check-ins are important. Cardinal signs promote initiation, innovation, action, and forward movement. So just remember July 2nd is an important date.
So how is your metamorphosis going? Or is it not going…? This is the first New Moon of the astrological New Year in the sign of Cardinal Fire. The Sun is exalted in Aries and those fire signs don’t fool around. The life force is strong and pure here as is the desire to individuate. This is an opportunity to purify your intention and to strip away the non-essential and cumbersome baggage that you’ve been dragging. This is the time to exercise those Aries and Martian muscles. Use your free- will, strength, and intuition to reconnect and re-invent yourself.
This time period allows us to examine our relationship to ourselves and to others. It’s time to unveil your true identity – first to yourself – that will be difficult enough to start. But then you will be tasked with rolling out your new identity in relationship and in public. The true you is the one you’ll be working with. This is the self that can give and receive your love. Will you hold on to the past and repeat and repeat the same worn out patterns – the same grooves – the same moves? Please don’t do that to yourself. Don’t worry, you’ll get a message when you’re veering off the path – maybe kind of like a small electric shock. It can happen. But please try not to do that too often either!
Tonight Mars in Gemini sextiles Chiron in Aries. Chiron is still trying to sort out his voyage to the bottom of the sea in Pisces. Mars in Gemini is full of information and is completely willing to share it now. We’ve all been under the stress of the Neptune/ Mercury now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t conjunction. Thankfully, Mercury is moving on. Feel the changes. Right now we have breathing space. All planets are currently in direct motion so take advantage of this movement. It’s truly time to re-evaluate. The Next Full Moon will be in Libra (again). And we will be reviewing relationships (again). Do you get the feeling that the universe is trying to tell us something (again)? Are you the same person you were this time last year? No you are not – which raises another question – Where do you want to be? Set your intention and be here now. After all – where else could you be? Just remember to bring only your 100% self. Anything less won’t work. See you at the Full Moon.