Vernal Equinox into the New Moon in Aries

by christina rai


March 27, 2017 @ 9:59 pm

This year the Vernal Equinox, or as we folks call it—SPRING—precedes the Aries New Moon by about a week. Always a hopeful and re-energizing time of the year.  Are you thinking about your seed packets? How is that snow cover looking? Do you feel the warmth of the strengthening sun?

It’s a good time of the year to begin again.

Probably, a lot of the resolutions that you made at the Winter Solstice/mundane New Year have sagged a bit in terms of intention.  If not—good for you! Keep it up.  Most of us, however, do need a bit of a prod when it comes to staying true to the target.  Now is a good time to review and re-initiate anything that may have lost its original head of steam. After all, everything seems possible when the Sun is bright and the birds are chirping.

Aries is the energy of courage and movement. It is the rejuvenation of the self on many levels. Aries is optimistic, disregarding of any possible impediments and ready to get going, no matter what. It is zesty and juicy and does not like to sit still and meditate on anything for too long.  Action is the key impulse for this youthful energy. You are bound to get a bit of a boost at this time of the year, no matter how much of a couch potato you might be. Find that growth oriented attitude in yourself and exploit it—also an Aries kind of posture.  If you’ve got it—flaunt it!  If it’s available—grab it and use it to your advantage. That’s Aries. Always on the ready and ready to go always…

This new Moon is oriented to process and implementation here in the central time zone.  All old projects, all tired ideas, all good but forsaken intentions get a second chance if you want them to.  With a reflective Venus in retrograde (moving backwards), its definitely a good time to re-boot the system.  You may find yourself thinking of old loves, old plans, old places and old ideas at the oddest of times.  This serves the purpose of re-invention.  Remember, there is nothing NEW under the Sun but there is plenty to re-work and re-tool if you so desire.  All invention is based on old method—with a twist.  That is what that phrase actually means.  The key is to constantly be seeking so-called ‘new’ ways to be the you that is emerging on a daily basis.  What in your life needs an over-haul?  Let the retrograde Venus point the way by leading you into the valley of remembrance and showing you what you really wanted to be when you grew up.

There is a whack of Aries energy supporting this New Moon and Saturn in Sagittarius facilitates the process as well.  Saturn gives us the resolve and the ‘spark’ (Sag) to start the process.  In Sag, Saturn is the least cross that he can be.  Sagittarius is the ‘home’ sign for the great god of benevolence, Jupiter, so when Saturn transits this zodiacal energy, he is softened by Jupiter’s goodness and grace. Rather than beating you up with a big stick, he holds out a carrot to get you motivated.  Look for the carrots and dig them up!

The Sabian Symbol for 8* Aries (the degree of this New Moon) is:


There is a sense of energy, vigour and inspiration suggested by this image. If you are the woman wearing the hat, can you feel the power of the strong east wind as it blows into your body?  Are you hanging on to that hat or are you ready to let it go?

Whatever the intuitive response to this wind (intellectual stimulation), think about the result and how it will affect you.  Perhaps it is time to let that hat fly and get yourself ready to wear some other ‘hat’. Here, the principle of letting go or detachment from ownership comes into play.  As long as we can keep ourselves as ‘empty vessels’, the goodness of the universe (read spirit, god, Allah, whatever) will continue to fill us up.  Holding on to anything (greed) leads us all into negativity.  Trust that if you give yourself away, you will be infinitely replenished.   Stagnation is preceded by fear of loss.

So, follow your passions (Aries) and look to your little gods who have led you to this time and place. If you approve of where you are, good. Keep following those little gods. If you are discontented with what you have come to, gather up those little gods and chuck them out the window. They are no longer useful to you.

For those of you with the Natal Moon in Aries, this is your time.  Feel the restoration of your deepest self and answer the call to action, whatever it might be for you. You Aries Moons are the leaders, the front-runners, the explorers, the warriors of the Zodiac. You are fearless in the face of adversity and you have the deepest resources, emotionally. You can inspire. You can motivate. You can lead.  Just be careful not to bully and trample over those of us who are less resilient than you are.  But, honestly, we don’t know what we would do without you!

So, enjoy the spring. Re-boot that old body. Let’s make something happen!

Posted in Moon Tracker.

christina rai is an astrologer working in Winnipeg. She is a member of the Manitoba Astrology Association

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