Calming Remedies for an Explosive New Moon

The New Moon on March 24th is 4 degrees of Aries in a conjunction with Chiron and the Black Moon Lilith. This fireball combination indicates explosive energy and a massive reckoning with wild forces. Much of what was mentioned in the Equinox post applies here, but there is more to say about what is happening now and what may be yet to come.

Aries’ ruling planet Mars has been highly active this month in a conjunction to Jupiter on the 20th, and now Pluto on the 22nd/23rd. Mars enters Aquarius on March 30th and forms a conjunction with Saturn on the 31st. On April 7th Mars forms a square to Uranus. During the next couple of weeks to follow, things might get even more bumpy on this planet with unexpected events.

With quarantines set into place in several parts of the world, a growing restlessness is rising and closer to a tipping point. This is a huge test of our collective mettle, to see how far we as humans have truly evolved in intelligence. Some will crack under the pressure of their fears, some will get lost in the shuffle, some will fight tooth and nail against perceived attacks and others will delve deeper into their creative gifts. Many of us just have to ride this out and deal with all the panicky people we see around us until this blows over. Nobody knows how quickly it will come to pass but it will eventually.

What is needed probably more than masks and total isolation from other human beings right are some fat doses of Calmness. Although it’s wise to keep immunity up by taking the appropriate vitamins suited to each body type, staying hydrated and using excellent hygiene it’s also important to quiet our overly active minds and agitated senses which have been bombarded by things heard and seen through the media.

Here are some suggestions, but do check in with your intuition and research before doing or taking these things:

Avoid coffee and caffeine stimulants as they will only exacerbate anxiety. Take a media break! Media is probably the most toxic thing to ingest right now. Stop mega-dosing on all that negativity and do something that puts a smile on your face.

Rock Rose flower essence (available from Bach and FES) for courage during emergencies – a key ingredient in the classic 5 flower blend Rescue Remedy, which may also be helpful for many right now

Chamomile Tea – the classic tea for colds, nervous exhaustion and insomnia

Lavender and Lemon Balm, aka Melissa essential oil – soothing and calming

Passionflower – teas made from this flower are taken for anxiety and restlessness

Celestite – a type of clear blue crystal that helps to quiet the mind and connect to celestial and divine benefactors

Deep breathing exercises and yoga – and they are free! They do require focus and discipline but there are many sources online that offer tips and techniques to help bring calmness and restore equilibrium

Tapping aka EMT – performed by tapping specific meridians on the body to help release pent up emotions and trauma