New Moon in Aries – Power Braking Our Way Forward
Power braking (also called Burning Out) is a technique used in automatic transmission cars where you keep one foot on the brake and another foot on the gas pedal revving up the engine, for what is presumably a fast start – screeching tires and all! Not only is this terrible for the cars tires and transmission but it resembles the high anxiety a person feels while waiting for the opportunities to crack open. It’s a feeling of being all dressed up with no where to go. Yet, there is always the possibility that we could release the brake and go, go , go!
Such is the power and energy of Sunday’s New Moon. Just writing this, I can feel all the anxiety out there in the collective right now. So, let’s dig into what is happening and how we can use this energy to our benefit.
Vroom … Vrooom … SCREECH!
The New Moon in Aries is the unofficial “start” of the Astrological new year! We technically began the Astro New Year when the Sun crossed into 0 Aries with the Spring equinox, but it is generally around the time of the New Moon in Aries when we see the real potential for what is coming ahead. The lag time between the Sun at 0 Aries (on March 20) until the new moon at 26 Aries (April 15) is why we are feeling that revving up energy, but have been unable to release it. Exacerbating this is the fact that Mercury has been retrograde in Aries, so even if we did attempt a new start, we found ourselves having to re-do something or discovering that even our best made plans fell apart. (vroom vroom … screeeech).
This new moon cycle, just happens to be a doozie, with many other planets involved in a simultaneous dance of excitement, intrigue and anxiety! Ironically, just hours before the New Moon occurs, Mercury moves to station Direct. YAY … or so we think, until we realize that any planet changing directions, takes some time to pick up speed and really move … thus why we have shadow times before and directly after a retrograde!
The new moon is official on Sunday, April 15 at 6:57 pm PDT/9:57 pm EDT at 26 Aries. The New Moon is the time each month when the Sun and Moon are in a conjunction opposing Earth. That means that if the Sun & Moon are in Aries, then the Earth is in Libra. The potential of bold action and new beginnings must be met with balance – no headlong rushing into something without consciousness! I know it is very tempting to break the impasse we have been feeling with immediate action, but in doing so, we may miss the juice of what is available for us. This is because there are so many other factors affecting this Moon.
“Be Bold, not Impulsive!”
Uranus is engaged in this New Moon. Both the Sun and Moon will be at 26 Aries while Uranus is at 28 Aries. That means the new moon is applying pressure to Uranus – planet of Awakening, Surprises, and Breakthroughs! If we act impulsively now, the results may not be what we expect! Like the rubber band when stretched too far will snap you instead of your intended target, so will Uranian surprises “snap” you if you push ahead without proper consideration or consciousness. Conversely, waiting for the right opportunities and right timing, Uranus can provide stellar results for having just a bit more patience! Either way, be prepared for possible surprises and shocks as Uranus energy is totally unpredictable!
The Sun/Moon combo are also engaged with Eris – Goddess of Discord. She is a “pot-stirrer” and she can be a bit of a beach! But she also shows us where we are not “right” with ourselves, with our values or with the current flow of the energy. Thus, if you continue to try to push forward into the wrong direction, wrong energy, she will cause trouble. For example, I’m thinking that Trump’s actions against Syria holds some serious blow-back, some unintended consequences may be coming. Such is the case with Eris!
Mars, Black Moon Lilith and Pluto are also engaged in this New Moon cycle. They are conjunct one another, each of them squaring the Moon/Sun combination. Mars and Pluto in conjunction are combustible, powerful, and transformational ( if not a little unforgiving as well), throw in Black Moon Lilith and we get to really dive into our collective and individual shadows for the purpose of evolution. This represents a huge opportunity for humanity to re-align, re-structure, re-evaluate our actions on the world stage as well as in our personal lives. It’s juicy, disconcerting, and so rich in potential!
Cosmic Fresh Breath
There are other highly energetic, yet more enlightening aspects to this New Moon that I want to mention. The Sun-Moon combination will be in favorable aspects to both the Galactic Center and the position of the February 15, 2018 Solar Eclipse point.
The Galactic Center is a source of wonderful, yet highly charged, energy frequencies that move us toward Evolution and Enlightenment – not just as individuals, but as a Universe. Everything is bathed now in the current of change, mutation and positive potential – it’s like a cosmic fresh breath. If we can harness the energy we are being gifted during this time, the results may be spectacular… evolution on a level that sets the stage for our living from common values and LOVE energy. Even for those who are not so conscious about what the energies are doing here, there is still the possibility for an evolutionary leap in their own consciousness where they can see the err in their ways and open to new pathways of BEingness.
We were all gifted with a powerful portal in February with a solar eclipse at 27 Aquarius. Aquarius, ruled by the planet Uranus, which as discussed is also involved in this New Moon, may be the source for further awakening and easing of the way forward into the new paradigm. The question is …. what new story do you want to create? And, do you want to take the path consciously, or be forced through it kicking and screaming? The choice as always is ours …
I wish you all many blessings in this powerful time, and I choose to see us all in our highest and best, loving selves!
Next Up? Chiron’s move into Aries at Crisis of Action point of this New Moon cycle. Until then …