At about 8:00pm tomorrow, the New Moon occurs in the fiery hot sign of Aries at 7 degrees. Since the first day of Spring, I've been anticipating this moment. New Moons always indicate a fresh new cycle, but Aries absolutely amplifies this urgency for new beginnings.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and indicates a time of rebirth and creative inspiration for all things new. Aries people tend to be eager, positive, youthful, hyper and often impatient. I've certainly noticed people's excitement around me lately, and a yearning to connect with what truly makes them happy. I have also witnessed those who have been forced out of unhappy circumstances, through the loss of a job or relationship. At this time, we are right in the middle of a big transition period. It may be painful at times getting through, but sunnier skies are on the horizon.
The Aries New Moon conjuncts the loving planet Venus. This aspect is particularly interesting because Venus is currently in a retrograde cycle. Before we embark on our exciting new adventures, we are being called to first go within. New beginnings first start from within -- when we feel inspired. With Venus here, there is a message of self love. What nourishes us and heals us? Whatever actions we take under the New Moon, they should be done based on love. Most importantly, for love of ourselves.
We may also feel inspired to work out old problems with a fresh new perspective. How do we breath new life into 'old' ideas? By just updating or 'upgrading' our beliefs and values, we have the ability to greatly transform our lives.
Soon to follow, on April 9th, Mercury will station retrograde and will remain retrograde for the entire month. I think this will be an interesting time, but possibly a frustrating time. We have five planets in energetic Aries wanting to go full steam ahead, but Mercury will be forcing us to sloooooow down and pump the brakes a bit. During Mercury retrograde we should not rush to make final decisions or sign important contracts. We may need to renegotiate a deal or work out some necessary details. We are called to be patient and remain flexible till perhaps we have more clarity on a situation.
I've pulled a couple Tarot cards for inspiration on how to best move through the Mercury Retrograde cycle. We have the Four of Wands and the Six of Cups. Right away I get a sense that immersing yourself in what brings you joy is important. Spend time with good friends and have some fun. Make sure to make time for social gatherings and parties. Our relationships will keep us steady and keep us sane!
Returning to the New Moon -- this is a key time to plant some seeds to be bloomed this Spring. Take a moment to jot down some inspiring ideas for what you would like to birth over the next few months. Focus on the heart as you do this, and only good things will come to you.
Spirit + Home,
A sweet little article was written about Chariot back on our opening day! Check out the article by writer Allison Burt-Tilden and Portland Blog "Honey Kennedy": http://www.honeykennedy.com/2016/07/shop-visit-chariot/