It's astrological New Year, as Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, the ultimate new beginning cycle. Today, April 7th, is a NEW MOON, also a time for new ways of emotionally looking at things, and for creating new emotional responses in yourself and ridding yourself of emotional responses that no longer works for you.
The sun is in Aries, a time for new starts in all things - tackle that new idea or plan you've concocted NOW, Venus is in Aries, a time for a new look at what you think is beautiful. Maybe you need to redecorate, get a new look, refresh your love life so its more wonderful. It's the ACTION month.
Aries representative animal is the Ram - that head butting character who is willful, aggressive and a little dangerous. Aries loves to leap first and think later, so Aries often gets in hot water from their lack of control. Impulsive is fun he says, until he's up to his eyebrows in hot water. But Aries is fearless, and now is the time to find that within yourself just like the Ram. Strut your stuff, be adventurous, and take some risks...just not totally foolish ones, so look before you leap.
Ah, but the stars have other things in mind as well. This is one crazy month for the Astrology and one that might raise your anger levels, so be prepared to pull yourself back from the brink, and don't engage in arguments if you can help it, they are likely to be more volatile than you imagined. Be a good spiritual warrior and take the high road.
Today's new moon is conjunct Eris (the warrior of justice), and Uranus (the ruler of change and great ideas). This means taking action for justice or coming up with brilliant ideas is blessed. It's also inconjunct Jupiter, which means expect some adjustments to be needed in your grandiose plans. Uranus also adds the element of surprise, so today could be full of different and interesting happenings, and abrupt changes in plans for the next few days. The new moon also squares Pluto, who is still engaged in the push-pull of the Uranus struggle for change and the Pluto struggle for the status quo. Plans and ideas may need to be shelved, or restructured, as things you were sure would happen could fall apart, to make way for something new. Clinging is not the way to go. Let it go and go with the flow. The Universe is taking us down a new river and we have to just trust and move forward. Changes made will be better in the end. Have faith.
On the 17th Mars, the ruler of Aries, in Sagittarius slows down to a LONG retrograde or moving backward period. You have until then to take action, so get off your butt NOW. Because on the 17th, or a few days before, you will find your energy is zapped and you don't feel like doing much of anything. This is because you have missed something in your action plan, and need to review, rethink and reorganize. This retrograde period is 10 weeks long, so you have a lot of time to review. And Mars is making you tired and slow, so you won't make changes that ultimately wouldn't have been good for you. Retrogrades are always about clearing up the past, not for new anything. If you try to keep on keeping on, you could get a bad cold, or stress related illness of some kind as your body is rebelling against your push against the Universal plan. Just take it easy. I know it's become almost illegal to relax in this crazy workaholic world, but trust me, this is the time to relax and review your final plans. Fix things or clean up from the past, don't embark on anything new right now., otherwise it will be a big struggle, with little results. Go sit on the beach and drink a Mai Tai and chill. Be quiet so the Universe can speak to you. Let your own psychic abilities grow and help you along your path.
Remember too Saturn is retrograde and Pluto is going to do the same on April 19th. And on April 28th Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus for 3.5 weeks. It's time for inner work again, for cleaning up old issues, and getting ready for the new. Yes I keep talking about the new, but remember we are talking about a massive change taking place. Do you want a massive earthquake or a slower water on a rock kind of change? It's a time for being MINDFUL about all that you do. What are your habits? Do they need changing? Who are your ghosts, and how do you put them to rest? What is your achilles heel and how do you cure it? Where does your ego block your progress and happiness and how do you love yourself more so that your ego is not in charge? What are your biggest fears, and how do you banish them once and for all. When I speak of change I speak of a CLEAN SLATE. It's not a trip from San Francisco to Napa, Its a trip from the Earth to the Galaxies. We are in the midst of a quantum leap into uncharted territory.
Even the Universe today is not who she was 100 billion years ago. The Universe evolves, by our evolving. We are bits of her (yes I said her), like your children are bits of you. We are her children, and we are made of her. Look at our world. We are on a bad trajectory. We have to change course. How much stupidity does one planets occupants have to manifest before the Universe MUST intervene. We are on the brink of something greater, more fulfilling and more joyful. But its a birth, and its a painful process as any mom can tell you. We are in that birthing, struggle process now. And Eris, our newly found Goddess Warrior, is the leader of this movement toward Justice in the world. It is time to make this a better world, a happier world, a safer world, a world where love and kindness is not a weakness; where helping one another is called community. Be kind, fair, just and happy. The arts and sciences will thrive. We will live longer with less stress. We can be co-creators of the changes in the world. We can have more fun, laughter, and create to our hearts content. We are so lucky to be here now, even though it may not always feel like it.
Jupiter is also square Saturn - the planets of expansion and restriction at odds. Like Pluto and Uranus this gives more push-pull energy. Finding the balance between growth and a smaller plan is key. Remember, when the Universe is moving the planets around like chess pieces, its to implement energies to make changes. The Universal mind and energy is ALWAYS in motion. Sometimes a little here and a little there, and sometimes, like now, making major changes EVERYWHERE in the world to leap into a new kind of life, energy and existence.
As I have mentioned in the past, our own planet Earth is also evolving as she is a sentient being too. Ponder the size of the Earth and imagine that she is alive just like we are. She too has a need to change and grow, and she wants to evolve. She wants to be more than she is now. Think of how much smarter than we she must be with her ancient age and the experiences of this planet over centuries. She is 4.543 billion years old according to scientists. And her life is one contiguous existence, while our life here is less than one century as a rule. She IS evolving. We can join her, or not. But we don't get a say in will it happen, because it's going to happen. She and the Universe have willed it. We can participate joyfully in this process, and watch our own evolution as well. It's a great birthing. Something that happens seldom, and we are witnesses to this transformation, transition, evolution. We chose to be here. Grab the opportunity to evolve with her, and experience a true rebirthing of yourself as well. We talk about enlightenment, well this is the time for that experience. And this kind of opportunity won't be happening again for a few billions years more. Welcome to the party. Are you praying for the Earth regularly? Are you praying for the Universe to bless this planet and enable a less painful birthing? Prayer and Meditation are your friends more than ever. Make time in your life for this evolution. It's really important.
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