The first new Moon of the astrological year is at 5:28 AM EST on Tuesday, March 24th 2020.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It is fire. It is Cardinal- a beginner of things. Aries has a best friend - it’s intuition.
It might be a fun time to make a relationship with your intuition that you can see.
Make a collage, a drawing, a playdo or clay or flour and water sculpture of your intuitive body. Hold it to you, invite it to be awake within you.
We are animals and animal intuition helps to steer us in the safe and right direction, at the right time.
It can lead us to the right time to make a phone call to a friend who is in need, to know which vegetables we should eat and in what combination.
Aries is courageous and loves the unknown. Excitement and fear are two sides of the same coin. We can choose which wave to ride.
We have a reset button st the new Moon. Aries is the initial reset. Certainly the world doesn’t start over and effects of things coming before may be with us.
And the reminder is that I can, in my mind, heart, and body start my day over again at any time.
I can approach my day anew. I can approach the tools I use to help myself and others to move through the day anew.
I have spent many years learning practices and reading spiritual, self improvement, astrological and psychological texts and YouTube videos to get help, answers, and to frankly, calm myself down.
When I get into my cozy routine, I sometimes let those teachings and practices fall away in search of new hobbies, activities, and general lounging about.
With this new Moon in Aries, meaning the Sun is in Aries, too, I begin again.
I dust off my old and disused texts and practices and teachers and I begin again to deepen my practice.
My hands instinctually go to the pile of books, to wise friends, to meditations I once faithfully practiced.
I start again. The muscle memory kicks in and I find myself feeling more grounded and more prepared to engage in the next minutes and hours of my life.
A beginner is curious and a beginner may be teachable.
A beginner can also think it knows it all and run headlong into all sorts of experiences.
We are all beginners at some things and we all have a back catalogue of wisdom we can turn to in these times.
Chiron, Hercules’ teacher, the wounded healer, is conjunct this new Moon. Right where we think we are most flawed, where our “ouch” point is, we can be most useful to others.
When you get the instinct, inner urge, nudge, or shove to reach out to a certain friend, perhaps one you haven’t contacted in ages, do it! The may be in need of just your brand of healing.
The polarity point to Aries is Libra, which is all about partnerships and the steps we make toward union with our human family.
If we can’t reach others by the usual modern methods, we can quiet the mind and reach out in prayer or meditation and wish the best for the other.
The New Moon is square to the moons nodes: south in Capricorn and North in Cancer. We take the knowledge of structure and authority we gained in the Capricorn South Node and bring it home with ya in the North Node in Cancer. We are, many of us, at home most of the time. We are reflecting on family of origin and our histories.
We are nurturing ourselves as best we can and nurturing others perhaps from a distance.
Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler just moved into Aquarius. We take our awareness of structure and authority and we move toward new structures. Aquarius is in charge of community, and the internet and Zoom meetings and finding new ways to serve while the world changes around us and within us.
We will, together, find new ways of being and new ways of being together.
Venus, ruler of Libra and Taurus, is in Taurus and is trining Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto in Capricorn. Taurus knows how to calm itself. It knows how to hunker down and make lemons from lemonade and how to make a game from a cardboard box. It knows how to make new romaine lettuce sprout from the bottom of and old romaine heart by sticking it in a pot with soil and watering it.
Taurus also knows how to tell a goofy joke to break up the tension.
We can start our day all over again in Aries.
We can breathe and calm ourselves and reach out to a friend. We can use our intuition, make friends with it, and grow the ability to know what to do, and when to do it. It will also tell us when to stay put and do some jumping jacks.
Lots of love, Lydia 💗🐏