The Sun shifts into Aries this morning marking the Spring Equinox. The Sun has moved halfway from where it was at Winter Solstice in December, and in 3 months will arrive at Summer Solstice in June. This is the beginning of Spring. You may have started to notice more birds and wildlife in your day to day experience, and more flowers and trees starting to bloom. It feels like new birth is happening all around.
Aries, this is the 1st zodiac sign, which would imply it is the beginning, the start. In the pagan calendar, this is the NEW YEAR- not in the cold of winter as we celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere, in the season of Capricorn. Aries is FIRE, it is the raw and purest form of passion. Just as the strike of a match explodes into a spark, Aries ignites. In a split second, Aries follows the explosion, bursting into life. With boundless courage and setting aside fear, it is the WARRIOR. Aries responds to the call in an instant, without a lot of forethought. For in Tarot, we associate it with the FOOL.
Lately we have been in awareness of the wound we carry with the Sun in Pisces right next to Chiron. We are moving into Aries now, still within sight of the wound, but feeling the strength to move forward with courage.
Aries is Cardinal energy and we associate that mode with "starting the engines" and initiation. Cardinal signs begin and get things rolling. The 4 cardinal signs reflect pivotal moments in the zodiac- equinoxes and solstices.
We find Mars in Capricorn, another Cardinal Sign, in square or tension to Aries. Mars rules Aries and yet, is asking for Aries to cool it's jets a bit and have some sort of plan. Capricorn admires the courage and passion of Aries, but requests it not just go full steam ahead. Capricorn wants to be productive, much like Aries, however as it is an Earth Sign with some experience under it's belt, it is wise to the value of thinking things through.
As you embark on your own journey with the Aries Sun, what is it that you want to start? What do you want to initiate with all your passion , while still coming up with a strategic plan of action? Dig deep and see what fires are burning from within, just ready to take the risk and light up your world...be courageous and brave!
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The New Moon in Pisces is about surrendering and having compassion for our deepest wound. Like the Centaur, Chiron who was half horse, half man and had a wound that would not heal, he learned the lessons of that wound. In learning to accept that the wound would not kill him, as he was immortal, he was able to use that wound's wisdom to help and heal others.
The Moon and Sun are right next to Chiron at this New Moon making it a very rich time to go within and offer ourselves compassion around what ails us. Being in the sign of Pisces, we may want help from our dreams, our imagination, and the spirit realm as Pisces is all about the transcendent world or non rational reality. God, Goddess, Buddha, Allah, Archangels, whatever is your place of peace in times of crisis where you find the faith to carry on and just believe.
It is time to plant a seed and offer that wound which may be your ultimate teacher acceptance and compassion. For through the journey we can come through to our ultimate essence, stronger and able to offer service to others. Take a moment to align with your faith and ask for some transcendence and healing of that wound. You may choose to turn over or surrender some of your pain, acknowledging it will always be with you on your journey, but ultimately transformed to something that becomes your greatest strength.
At Full Moon on March 31st, look back to see how your relationship with your wound has shifted through believing, accepting and surrendering to all that you are, the divinely created healer within you.
Full Moon in Virgo- the Virgin, the Servant, the Maiden, the Perfectionist
With a Full Moon in Virgo, we may feel the intensity of what may need 'a fixing'. Virgo is an Earth element sign and when working with the material world it excels. Virgo keeps us busy and intentional as we move about accomplishing the somewhat mundane tasks of living. Virgo sees the potential and promise of daily effort. It knows the importance of being prepared. Virgo understands the importance of growing or nurturing new life, so will be the ones to know in any crisis.
This Full Moon may bring in the shadow of Virgo which is worry and doubt. Being a sign ruled by Mercury, the communication Planet, Virgo has a tendency to get lost in thoughts. The "doer" quality of this sign seems to counter the mental anquish, especially if one can feel useful and competent.
The Pisces ship is sailing with the Sun, Neptune, Mercury, Venus and Chiron in Pisces. Pisces is the imaginative, dreamy, meditative sign that opposes Virgo. Living from the water, it is a more of a flowing feeling sign that prefers to stay clear of mundane reality. Pisces gravitates towards the ethereal, the less physical, that which we cannot always explain in words. The Mystic that has one part of self on the earth plane and the other part communing with spirit.
Pisces shadow can be illusion and martyrdom as it gets caught trying to apply the rules of the spirit world to the material world. The rules of the material world will not work in the spirit world either. Pisces is learning how to just be and surrender to what is. Watch for lessons around this arising now.
This is an excellent time to imagine, well beyond rational reality. Counterbalancing you may start to drift away, will be the mighty Virgo Moon reminding you that each step on Earth creates something.
Working together Pisces and Virgo realize together, they can bring a little bit of heaven down to Earth.
The Partial Solar Eclipse is in Aquarius at 27 degrees. A Solar Eclipse always occurs during a New Moon, and a Lunar Eclipse occurs at Full Moon.
If you remember back to the Total Solar Eclipse across the US in August 2017, what was up for you then? The Eclipse in August was in Leo at 28 degrees and this Solar Eclipse is exactly opposite to that point in the sky/chart, as it was just about 6 months ago.
Eclipses are weird. They defy normal reality. When the Sun or Moon are obscured, it is not what we expect. In this way, around eclipses, things can shift. New openings are rooted. People and situations appear to help shift you to this new level, this new direction. Life may look strange or you may not correlate this instance with an eclipse, however, looking back later you might realize this was a pivotal moment.
What is the energy around all of this? AQUARIUS
Aquarius is the rule breaker that prefers not to boxed or categorized, but allows for ingenuity along the way. Aquarius sees the big picture and can bring groups together like no other. The altruism associated with this sign, and slightly detached emotionality can make moments with Aquarians feel electric and eclectic. Known for being mental geniuses, it helps to have those emotional currents set aside at times so that mental breakthroughs can arise.
With a beautiful stimulation from the ruler of Aquarius, none other than the most peculiar named Planet URANUS. UR_(ANUS)_. It's name plays with the socially accepted notion of politeness when pronounced a certain way. This Planet rolls, rather than spins. It is all about originality and following your individual path, no matter what others think.
Uranus is in the sign of Aries offering the courage one needs to march to the beat of their own drum. Aries is the Trailblazer, the Warrior, and this bolsters our ability to access that which wants to come through our higher mind. We could experience flashes of insight, an out of the blue idea that is pure genius, and the like.
As this is New Moon, you may choose to have a ritual around planting the seed of "Awakening"
AWAKEN to what is for my greatest good and ultimate purpose.
May the insights blow your mind, and be for the greatest good of our world!