3:57 AM UT- March 28
10:57pm ET- March 27
7:57pm PDT- March 27
Moonbeams- new beginnings, fertilization, self-love.
This lunation marks the beginning of a new moon cycle in our cosmic new year. This is the perfect time to start setting some new year’s resolutions and for some soul gardening as I like to call it. New Moons are always about following your dreams without hesitation, and without balance. With 6 planets in Aries right now, Sun, Moon, Venus, Eris, Uranus, and Mercury, this is adding a warrior like energy to the mix. Aries marks the beginning of the zodiac and the creation point. Aries is the child of the cosmos. It is through the innocence of this sign that makes it in fact, the most mature sign of Astrology. It is when we are young that we are not moulded or shaped by external conditionings. We gravitate towards our passions, and we live and breath our purpose, given the right conditions. That connection to source is what endows us with its wisdom. We have integrated the spiritual downloads of Pisces and are now ready to set them on fire in Aries and to ground them into reality in Taurus.
As I mentioned, New Moons are not about balance. This is not the time to ways the pros and cons or to listen to what everyone else has to say. We are to find something we are passionate about and to just go for it! What makes this moon a little tricky, is that we have Venus in Aries Retrograde conjunct the moon at this time. We are weeding out the garden, re-evaluating our lives, figuring out who we are. Once the garden has been weeded out, we are then able to add some fertilizer to the soil. This is where the masculine energy of Mars comes into effect. Mars contains all of the nutrients we need to make a healthy flowerbed. Passion, drive, energy, and innocence, and self-love. The challenge with Mars is that if we don’t know who we are and what we want, then the passion, drive, and energy don’t have anywhere to go. Mars is in Taurus, the sign ruled by Libra, and doesn’t know quite what to do in the earthy mansion.Since Venus and Mars can’t see each other at this time, both planets have to integrate the energies of their opposites, and to learn the lessons of their opposites.This is when Mars needs to go inwards and light the internal flame. The fumes of this fire will be self-love. Like a flower, Venus needs the light of love to turn its attention to, just like flowers use heliotropism to absorb the rays of the sun. Jupiter in Libra retrograde opposite this lunation is asking us to integrate the masculine and feminine, and with the fumes of self-love satisfying the airy energy of Libra, you can count on this New Moon as being a major self-love journey.
The overall oppositional energy of the New Moon in Aries of it not wanting balance, but needing balance due to the Venus conjunction, is the overall theme of this year. Through understanding who we are by working with opposing energies, we can then align our wants with our needs and vice a versa. When the two become aligned, this is self-autonomy in its purest form, and the major lesson of Venus in Aries retrograde. Wanting our needs will be the roots that take hold.