“My potential to succeed is infinite.” Today marks the new cycle of the zodiac year and the change of the seasons. This month we begin a new process, of emerging deeper into Self and becoming more comfortable in walking in our own Authority. We ask, “How do I realize my best self?”
Like all signs, Aries has both shadow and light. When we indulge in the Shadow side of Aries we can experience selfishness, impulsiveness, aggression, anger, violence, immaturity, forcefulness, and conflict. When we transition to the Light side of Aries, we can feel bold, courageous, independent, passionate, energetic, and inspired. Aries teaches us about our instinctual and inherent right to exist in this physical plane.
As we come out of a heavily Pisces lead chart over the last few months, lessons may have come up around boundaries, or lack of, in the way we move in the world and in relationships. We may have also been brought down to reality after expectations and illusions were shattered. Grief and anger is often what follows after we’ve dishonored ourself and our boundaries in some way, usually in the hopes of feeling accepted and loved. Somehow we decided that pleasing others instead of tending to our own needs would bring us the love that we desire.
Aries is all about coming back into our body, and discovering and negotiating the boundary between “me” and “them.” We are in constant conflict between our desire to connect with others, and our need to individuate, and be our own person. Healthy anger is an indication that we’ve forgotten our self. Aries reminds us that our needs are important and our desires deserve healthy expression. Humility and a “do no harm” approach in our path to getting our needs and desire meet is also vitally important. Balancing our needs with another’s is a dance to be approaching with curiosity, non-judgement and kindness.
We are not meant to plant roots in cities (or jobs) where we are not meant to grow.
This new moon in Aquarius is giving us a wake-up call. This is a time for us to take a pause, and replenish our resources. ... We can’t keep pushing to exhaustion, and trying to be the glue to hold together what isn’t working. New avenues need to be explored, and new habits are necessary.
New Moon in Aquarius. Aquarius is a fixed sign associated with breaking free of the confines of the status quo. Aquarius is the rebel of the zodiac, future minded in his thinking and ready to organize the masses to take on corrupt establishment. Anything the gets in the way of our inherent human freedoms will be challenged by Aquarius. Breakthroughs come as new insights bring awareness and take us to the edge of our tolerance. Anything that doesn’t align with our truth may suddenly break away, exposing the rebel within.
However, we need to be careful with rebelling just for the sake of it. Uranus, the ruler of this New Moon, is in it’s last degree of fiery Aries, and conjunct Aries ruler, Mars, also in Aries. If Uranus wasn’t shocking enough on his own, Mars brings in impatience, frustration, but also determination and drive to protect our freedoms and get our needs met. The combination of this energy can be highly productive as we get clear and focused about what it is we want, but how we go about getting it is where it can become problematic.
“Why do we set intentions? Setting and living your intentions allows you to focus on who you are in the moment. To recognize and live your values, and to raise your emotional and physical energy. The New Moon and Full Moon paint a picture of the challenges and openings to come; they ask you to meditate, celebrate, plan your strategies and gather your resources and make the best of what the Universe has to offer. So you can navigate each moment, and live in rhythm with the Universal energies that await you. As above, so below.” Xo Marie