On 11 April at 10:30 PM EST the first new Moon of the astrological year is at 22 degrees Aries.
Venus is conjunct the Sun and Moon inviting us to celebrate ourselves, the mere fact that we are here, blood pumping, experiencing human life in all of its hues and variety.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac: a pure burst of instinctual, initiatory energy singing, Here I am, World!”
We may access the exuberance to spring forth and gladly announce the arrival of some new energy – to ourselves, and, perhaps, to others.
It’s a bit like we can all celebrate a kind of birthday, a new beginning at this Aries new Moon. A first birthday – one where the pure potential of life force may prompt a yip, a whoop, a giggle, a scream, a cry — or perhaps all of the above. Our voice signals to all who can hear, “I am here…” in all the glory of the physical and emotional body to investigate, experiment and experience human life on Earth.
In Evolutionary Astrology Mars is the subjective desire nature, the instinctual yearning for continuous being, becoming, unfoldment, and change. We need a sense of freedom to make space to experiment, experience, adapt, and adopt.
Mars in Gemini is squaring Neptune in Pisces at this new Moon. Our actions may be informed by more than the ordinary reality at the moment. We may be linked to friends and even strangers in far off places and timelines by vision, statements, or memories that may or may not be our own. They could be from a past life, from history, from our best friend’s ancestor, or from an adjoining universe or reality.
Watching the words we use and being mindful that what we speak today can become reality sooner than we could imagine. Words really can bring about action and form. With Mercury also in Aries, the distance from thought to word to action to result could be nearly simultaneous.
This week’s Mercury/Chiron conjunction is also a reminder of how thoughts and memories and the way we welcome them, treat them
and process them can indicate the path to present and future ideas and experiences.
Pluto in Capricorn squaring the Aries Sun and Moon refers us to the instinctual drives that affect the structure of our reality and of future realities that result from our desires, actions, and evolution.
The moon and emotional body illuminate the path of evolution. With an Aries new Moon our instincts and emotions are on the surface: primal, childlike, tender, and wanting to be seen, heard, and appreciated.
Give the inner child a bit of what it wants this new Moon. No need to wait til it is screaming for ice cream or a cuddle or some time with funny TV. Giving in to some childlike desires can lead to feelings of security, comfort, and appreciation. The heart and mind may then open to inspiration and new worlds of possibility.
So happy first New Moon of the astrological year.
Howling, yammering, and giggling like a maniac or like a little baby are highly recommended. The exultation will be an invocation to the adventure that can be embarked upon each new day of this life on Earth.
Lots of love,