New Moon in Aries 2015

roller-coaster-amusement-park-artA New Moon occurs on April 18th at a walloping 28 degrees of Aries, finally setting us free from unnecessary inhibitions and a huge panoply of outmoded junk. Nature abhors a vacuum as well as stasis, and the possibility for stuckness now is next to nil. We’re in for a ride, ultimately so that we can move on. Ready or not, this whole process can feel like a lot like a thrilling wild safari adventure or a roller coaster through hell. Prior to this, Pluto stations Retrograde on the 16th, still in a square with revolutionary Uranus but slowly edging out of it. Just when it seems every last button has been pushed… there may be a few more soon, but this time they should come as no surprise. This means we have been warned of the many threats and obstacles to our well being and prepared for what will be needed for the desired progress to be made. What have we come to terms with and what major lessons have we learned over the past three years during the seven-hit square between these two planets? With Pluto’s retrograde influence we’ll have opportunities to uproot some deeply buried habits, beliefs and unhealthy ties that have choked our life force energy for far too long. Many of the unconscious drives and conditionings of the collective have recently risen to the surface in full view, as have recurring issues that go way back into the family tree. Pluto’s Retrograde will continue until September 15th.

Aries’ ruling planet Mars in Taurus is squaring up with Jupiter in Leo, adding fuel to fire. Their fixed positions indicate that those who want something strong enough now just won’t take no for an answer. This can easily lead to breakthroughs or disasters, amazing creativity or absolute destruction. There is no in between with this aspect.

The asteroid goddess Vesta is conjunct with Neptune in Pisces and squaring Venus in Gemini. The desire to embody or merge with the divine feminine can seem overwhelming if not motivating in a psychological or spiritual sense. Attention to artistic pursuits during this time could become very fulfilling in the long run.

The Sabian symbol for this New Moon is The Music of the Spheres, indicating an attunement to Cosmic order and divine inspiration:

“The individual advancing “on the Path” should seek to understand and realize his place in the vast scheme of mankind’s evolution, in the immense Chord of the harmony of the universe.” – Dane Rudhyar

Those of us who got this far are here to recognize the unique vibration that we each offer to the Whole, that if missing would shift the entire existence of all that is. That being said,

“Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?” – Bill Hicks

So if the ride starts to hurt, cause motion sickness or otherwise terrify the living daylights out of you, remember…

it’s just a ride.


New Moon in Aries – Breaking Free

3-30-14 New Moon 9 degrees Aries

With the New Moon in Aries, we have a fresh clean slate for the spring season. What are some of the hopes, dreams, and visions you’ve had for the year of 2014 that have so far been on hold? It is time to move forward with plans, which may begin with clearing the way for things to become manifest and welcomed into our world. The exuberant fire sign of Aries is all about new beginnings, but we do still have two heavy planets moving retrograde – Mars in Libra and Saturn in Scorpio. Much of what we are beginning now are renewed cycles of interest and commitment in areas that pertain to our personal growth. Because the preceding sign is Pisces where Mercury currently huddles close with Chiron not too far from Neptune, we are given an opportune moment to recognize and release deep seated patterns and addictions which have interfered with our well being and ability to reach our goals.

Uranus in conjunction to the New Moon further signals this to be a rare chance to break out of cells, molds, and conditions that up until the present moment have seemed somehow certain or stuck. Rebellion toward religious and political institutions, or any programming that infringes upon human and divine rights are rising to the fore of collective consciousness. This alignment also amps the T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter which push for action but show us where we lack drive, initiative or information – and what we need to do about this in order to improve. This T-square will soon again become a Grand Square that includes Mars in mid-April which push our buttons even further, becoming a “do or die” force ultimately for the betterment of our often fragile conditions.

The Sabian symbol for this new moon is:

“A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms to Traditional Images; Revision of Attitude at the Beginning of a New Cycle of Experience.”

This New Moon is a very potent one, completely disarming to some of our most cherished discontents. We get to remake ourselves, based on reorienting our relationships to what has happened in the past. In this process we are definitely facing hardcore addictions – which almost all of us have in some form or another, whether major or minor. Our addictions can show us the methods that we use to avoid deep pain and issues that make us uncomfortable. One of the things that we seem most addicted to in our society is bad news. There is plenty of it to go around – what’s certain is that we won’t be running out of it any time soon. This bad news breeds self sabotage…at least this is what we’ve been led to believe and shown how to replicate.

The goddess asteroids Ceres and Vesta with Mars conjunct the North Node in Libra ask us what and who do we really stand for, lest we “fall for anything”. Relationships that we maintain now and develop in the near future must become more meaningful, supportive, and enriching than some of those we’ve held onto, or they will further push us into states of degeneration, where we have yet more seemingly endless opportunities to confront darkness, addictions, and areas where we feel powerless.

In relation to Ceres in Libra, the subject of nurturing, food, and how this brings together friends and community can be symbolized by a recent sweet story shared online about a center that teaches children how to garden and cook, called The Pumpkin Patch. The woman who began this center has a blog you can check out here.

This New Moon may help us to count our blessings, recover from our misfortunes and be done with things and activities that have kept us tied down. There is nothing worse now to fear than fear itself. Onward we go into the year of the Wood Horse!