New Moon on March 28, 2017 at 2:57 AM PST/ 5:37 AM EST
7 degrees 37 minutes
The Aries New Moon brings forth NEW birth as this is the 1st sign on the Zodiac Wheel. As we just celebrated the beginning of Spring, and the Sun moved into Aries, so this New Moon asks us to plant our seeds and grow. Aries is all about COURAGE. The courage to take the leap, to enter the unknown, to enter an arena where it may be treacherous, but you do it anyway- knowing that we must conquer fear to engage in the totality of life. A fire churning inside that yearns to let loose, Aries is fire ignited ready to burst into the new.
The Moon is currently in a popular position as the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Uranus are all in Aries as well right now. This adds more kindling to the fire burning, encouraging us to live our passions and fight for what is our birthright. What is worth fighting for? What is asking us to take the risk and be true to ourselves at all costs? Tap into your inner warrior- what are they trying to say? How might you have allowed fear to hold you back?
Venus has recently moved into “Inferior Conjunction” so she is now rising before the Sun instead of after the Sun sets. They have recently “kissed” in a manner of speaking, as they were at the same degree of Aries yesterday. When the bright, luminous Sun is so close to Venus, she becomes invisible in the sky for some time and we say she is in the “underworld”. This proximity to the Sun creates heat, so she must go naked and remove all her protections emulating the purification process. She is currently in retrograde motion, which is causing all of us to do a review of what we value, our relationships, our self-worth, and our pleasures. As are blind to see her, the invisibility speaks to the quality of this transit as well. What is lurking beneath that we are ready to finally deal with and let go of? How can we heal our warrior’s wounds? The invisible asks us to turn in. A retrospective review is underway in consideration of where we have been and how we want to move forward. She is last seen on March 16th and returns to view on April 3rd when she is in Pisces. As the Sun and Venus get far enough from each other that Venus can differentiate its light from the Sun, we will see her in the night sky again beginning of April. She will leave retrograde motion April 15th at 26 degrees Pisces. This will be a good time to move forward with the insights gleaned during this “review” time.
With this New Moon at 7 degrees, the main interaction is between the Sun and Venus. This highlights the “super-duper” beginning, the NEW, and the advent of instinctive passion. Where do you want to light that spark of creation? Find 7 degrees of Aries in your birth chart to find the area of life affected by this New Moon, and where in your life you may be being asked to bring something forward, plant a seed, and grow. With Uranus and Mercury near each other, the mental activity could be feeling antsy and edgy as new insights may be trying to get your attention. It may be feeling like a sense of urgency or feel like a push to get going as the fire simmers within, building its intention, until it overflows and bursts into new life.
Happy NEW Aries Moon! May we all find the courage to be brave and live with passion!