This week's new Moon in Aries is the first new Moon of the astrological year. We have a new emotional beginning. We have the opportunity to breathe in anew the vital fire that fuels our very life force.
With Aries, Instinct is the fuel for that fire.
With the current Jupiter and Saturn retrograde in mutable signs, we may have been feeling like we are shape shifting - experiencing a transformation right down to the cellular level. This makes it a perfect time to let our instinct and our collected wisdom guide us as we get up and fired up to start again. One could imagine a resting point in a long quest. The journeying soul has made it up through the mountain pass and is now regrouping before carrying on- reviewing maps, checking food stores and the weather, rebinding blistered toes and repairing rucksacks. When we pick up our packs to carry on we just KNOW when to go.
The seed instinctually knows how to become a shoot. A ewe knows when to birth her young.
Mars, the ruler of Aries will also start retrograde motion in Sagittarius and back into Scorpio on April 17 with Pluto turning retrograde in Capricorn the next day.
How do we use the Cardinal initiatory energy of Aries with all of the retrograde motion?
Well, as we revisit, review our projects, we are starting from some kind of spark. We realign with our visions and refine them. What we want changes in little and big ways as we journey forward.
As Saturn is retrograde, we may go back and renew the feeling of inner authority that gives us the courage to attract that which we desire.
Saturn rules time and structure.
Jupiter in retrograde motion in Virgo allows for an inner, refined expansion that leads to expansion on the outer.
Mars retrograde helps us to remember the animal nature we all possess within us - the wild, the wise, the spark.
Pluto retrograde in Capricorn calls us inward to transformation. We are called by the soul's voice that only each one of us can hear and answer. We are realigning with our personal authority and responsibility and recommitting to the structures in our lives that support us best in each of our soul's growth. All else moves outward from that point.
As humans, we continue to learn the balance of our inner and outer lives. We rest and meditate and listen to our higher selves. We tune in to the crackle of the fire, the wind through the rushes, the meow of the cat, so that we know when to go, when to start, when to say and when to stay.
Much love, Lydia
Certified Evolutionary Astrologer