We are having a New Moon in Aries on March 27th-28th, depending on where you are located in the world. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries always initiates a new season at the Equinox. Therefore, this New Moon is what really kickstarts the astrological New Year each year, and the initiating energy of Aries.
Venus has been retrograde since the beginning of the month and this will continue until April 15th, but it will still have an influence until early-mid May. This is a time in which we are reflecting on and revisiting issues around our pleasures, love life, friendships, money, values, creativity, and/or even considering or making changes to make certain areas of our life more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. You can read more about that here.
Mercury is also slowing down before going retrograde on April 9th/10th. Part of this will occur in the Venus-ruled sign of Taurus, which could bring up some of the same issues as Venus does for some people. Keep in mind that some of the new developments occurring in our lives between now and the beginning of the retrograde may still go through a sorting out process until early-late May, as Mercury’s retrograde will help us to see things in a different light.
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Aries: Bold, Initiating, Independent, Active
Aries is the pioneering energy of the zodiac. It is forward moving, fast, direct, and likes to take the lead. As the first sign of the zodiac, it is also associated with ‘birth’ following the dreamy and spiritual sign of Pisces. At this time of year we generally start to feel more alive and willing to take action and/or possibly explore new territory.
One thing that we need to be cautious of regarding Aries energy is being impulsive without considering consequences or others, or missing important details because we haven’t thought things through. This is something to consider with Mercury retrograde coming up, as all of this combined is a recipe for overlooking things. However, Aries’ ruler, Mars, being in Taurus can help us to be more thorough about physical actions.
Considering that Aries is an active sign, and that its ruler Mars is in the physically-oriented Taurus (with Venus also retrograde), this can be a good time for many people to consider exercising more if they feel that they want to improve their appearance. Also, as Aries is more oriented toward self-interests, those who have been overly caught up in relationship considerations or codependencies may feel like this is a time to apply yourself more independently in certain areas of your life to bring in more balance. This is also supported by Venus and Mercury in the same sign currently in retrograde windows with Mercury opposing Jupiter in Libra.
Pluto Trine Mars and Square Jupiter In Libra
Aries’ ruler, Mars, is moving toward a trine to Pluto that can help us with what we are applying ourselves toward. This energy is strongest on April 5th-6th. As they are both in Earth signs during a retrograde period, this energy is great for anything that involves rebuilding or fixing something that is physical to make it stronger and more stable.
This can also be good for improving our routines and structures, as well as applying ourselves to making positive changes in our careers or ways of doing business. Mercury trine Saturn (with Uranus close by) also reinforces some of this energy and helps us to be innovate and creative.
Jupiter in Libra is also in a tight square aspect with Pluto during this time, while Uranus in Aries is also somewhat involved, forming a wide t-square. This aspect combined with everything else going on may serve as a reminder that even though we may be considering more of our self-interests, we also need to consider how our personal actions will ultimately help us in our relationships, partnerships, and in doing what is fair and balanced. Alternatively, we may be taking the lead on things that are helping our relationships in some way and/or expanding our social connections.
Making Intentions for This New Moon
In what areas of your life do you need to be more bold and take action on? How can you apply yourself more independently while still considering others and factoring in your relationships and collaborations with others? What can you build or apply yourself toward that can add more value to your life, help you in your goals and structures, manage your life better, and possibly help you to make more income/resources?
These are just some examples of what your intentions can be directed toward. However, anything else that comes up related to what was mentioned in this article or otherwise can be also be applied. Aries is like a springboard that can help propel us into new territory. Our intentions and actions made during this time have the potential to be a significant seed for what can develop in our lives throughout the year.
The best time to make your New Moon intentions is as close to the New Moon as possible, but they can still work within the first 24 hours following. The first half hour after the New Moon is prime time, and can even be initiated during the half hour prior to it if your intention setting is completed at or following the exact time. The New Moon will be at 2:57am Universal Time on March 28th (night of the 27th in the Americas). You can click here to find out what that is exactly in your time zone.
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