On Sunday, April 15, 2018 (6:57pm PST and 9:57pm EST), the moon begins its new cycle in the fiery and passionate sign of Aries. The sign that thirsts for life, is full of energy, and has the heart of the warrior. She’s determined. She knows how to go after what she wants and when she’s told “no” in response, she only hears “find another way.” Aries knows what it means to push through. She knows how to keep moving. You see Aries is wired for battle and rightly so, because what she’s really here to develop is a large dose of courage.
So what does this mean for this New Moon? First I need to mention that the quirky and rebellious planet Uranus has been hanging out in Aries for quite some time now and this New Moon just so happens to make a very close alignment to this unpredictable energy. So what happens when we put Uranus, the Sun, and the Moon all cozied up in the intense sign of Aries? Imagine pure instinctual wildness with a large splash of bold and daring. Since a New Moon is about beginnings, and it’s clear that something powerful has been stirring in the air, I’d say get ready for some unbridled action to occur. In other words, buckle up. It seems we’re in for a ride. To where, you might ask? With Uranus, the answer is simple – we aren’t supposed to know.
Instead ask yourself: What do you want? No, really, what do you want? If the answer feels like an automatic response, it probably is. So ask your self again, what do I want? Not the should want or the expected want, but the deep down intense thirsting for life kind of “What do I want?” Maybe you really don’t know the answer to that, but I’m going to guess and say, however you’ve trained yourself to respond, maybe it’s time for a change. So now let me ask, is there something you’d like to change? Is there something you feel that you need to do differently? And since we’re here, where would you like to see a breakthrough in your life?
This brings us to Mercury. As I’m sure you know, it’s been retrograde these last three weeks and it finally stations direct on April 15th. Mercury is about communication, our thoughts patterns, and the way in which we perceive our world. It’s highly possible that over the past three weeks you experienced some extra delays, frustrating miscommunication, some technological glitches and mishaps or even found some of your plans were derailed or placed on hold. This wasn’t to punish you, but disruptions often have the effect of slowing us down. When we slow down it's easier to see what’s been going on underneath the covers. During Mercury retrograde, you were offered an opportunity to reflect. And now you’re faced with this New Moon that’s sitting right next to the unpredictable planet Uranus. It seems pretty clear that something is trying to break free and if you haven’t figured it out, your old patterns are no longer serving you.
I’ll leave you with this: Remember, Aries is here to develop courage. So with this New Moon, step into your skin and claim your courage. Go after what you want. Yes, really. Go after what your soul really wants. Allow Mercury to guide you and give you some clarity. While there’s a very good chance you’ll see fear staring back at you. Let it. And then look it in the eyes and thank it for fueling you towards creating something new. If you attempt to resist this new energy that’s bursting into action, then you are quite possibly up for some serious discomfort. So ready or not, this New Moon is set in motion and how you respond to it, is up to you.
While we all might feel pulled during this New Moon to take some action, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Aries is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you would like a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Aries. The sign is not gendered and the She could just as easily be used as He.]