We experience the New Moon in Aries on Tuesday, March 24th at approximately 5:28 AM EDT – this New Moon is the first one of the Spring season and marks the first full lunar cycle of Spring. Aries is one of the three fire signs of the zodiac, and highlights energies of independence, passion, and adventure. This New Moon marks a shift into a season of momentous growth, and we are being called to step up and step out (likely out of our comfort zone), as we embrace who we really are and share it with the world in new ways.
Independence, Passion, Adventure
The Sun recently made the transition from Pisces to Aries (earlier this week on the 19th), and the New Moon occurs when both the Sun and Moon present in the same sign of the zodiac, which occurs once each month. Pisces season was one of more internal states of awareness and being, with heightened emotions and intuition. At times, it was confusing and unsettling, and we were being asked to surrender and go more with the flow of our lives. However, we are now in the bold season of Aries, and as the Moon makes her way into this sign as well, we are being called to start moving our energy from our inner realms and into our outer reality. This is a period to be confident and to show up as who we really are, without the need of something or someone outside of ourselves to determine that for us. If we truly embraced the energy of Pisces season and allowed ourselves to dive deep within to release what we no longer needed, as well as discover and be with what our inner being was guiding us toward, then we should have an easy time moving into a more independent energy that is asking us to step into a new world and new way of being.
The New Moon is also a time to ‘wipe the slate clean’, so to speak, and really leave behind anything that you no longer need, while also setting intentions and cultivating desires. This is even more prominent with this New Moon, as it is the first New Moon of Spring, which is also a period of intense growth and shifting. The energy of Aries at this time is encouraging us to fully work with what we are passionate about and bring it up from the depths of our inner being, and allow it to fully emerge out into the world. And although this may seem a little scary or bring up feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability (as new life and growth are definitely a bit tender and fragile), if we don’t grow and move out of our comfort zone, we will find ourselves in a state of stagnation, frozen and not moving into our full potential. Allowing our passions to warm and energize us, giving us the courage to bring forth this new life and new potential is key to really working with the energy of this New moon. Many of us may be needing to shift out of old ways of being and doing in order to continue growing, finding new ways to bring our passion forth into the outer world.
And of course Aries loves adventure (the fire signs do), and a new season is the perfect time for new adventures and more spontaneity. It’s a time to mix things up, move energy around, and interact with the world around you in new and exciting ways. We are moving out of more dormant energy and into more active energy. So for any of us who have been feeling a bit listless or depleted, it’s time to start physically working with energy and moving the body, as well as getting out into nature and connecting with what is growing and changing all around us. Again, trying something new may require us to get out of our comfort zone, but it’s the only way to grow, and is required during certain seasons. It also forces us to really be with the moment and recognize that all we truly have is the present. As we take aligned action, embrace adventure, and cultivate spontaneity, we are birthing a new reality for ourselves and for everyone and everything we are connected with as well. During this New Moon, we would do well to create as much space for ourselves as we need to truly tap into the fire within, trusting that is lighting and guiding the way for us, showing us where it is time to shift and what we now need to focus upon during this season of growth.
Wishing all of you abundant New Moon blessings!
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” -Albert Einstein
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