Moon in Aries
March 30, 2014
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the chart for the Aries New Moon:
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sign of Aries is associated with personal initiative, assertiveness and
house holding Aries in the natal chart shows an area of life where one
can be impulsive, impatient and aggressive
as well as independent, pioneering and decisive. Aries is a Fire sign,
by Mars, with an emphasis on excitement
and adventure. Issues involving political or industrial leaders, the military,
exploration and feats of courage become accentuated during Aries.
Moon square Jupiter and Pluto:
Egos and emotions are pumped and ready for action. Challenges include
concerns about financial security, and rivalries over who is in command.
Underlying feelings of discontentment with what you have or where you
are in life, along with frustrations from the need to compromise can lead
surges and a vague sense of restlessness or anxiety cause delays and derailment
from purpose. Possibility of disappointment
due to someone's actions, or a harmonious exchange of ideas becomes an
that arose last month, between the desire for personal freedom and the
public's or family's attachment to traditional values, are up for final
resolution. Changes continue to be surprising.
obstacles to cooperative unity are exacerbated by a struggle between
the ideals of democracy and plutocracy. It is a conflict between the
individual's need for independence and freedom of expression versus
the governing powers' need to maintain control. Restructuring is necessary,
but the methods are in argument. At the worst it is a battle of wills.
More optimistically, it is a crisis of consciousness leading to an
exciting transformation of collective ideals.
is the fifth square in a series of seven. It is a slow-moving long-term
aspect that will continue as a theme through the first half of 2015.
Sedgwick gives the following advice about working with this aspect:
the zone in which you perfectly function as a complete free-thinking
spirit. No need to be roped in by social rules that fail to fit your
nature. No need to be so rebellious that you become revolting. Avoid
Plutocratic urges and invoke the generosity of Pluto. Reach out to those
who intend to make things better on the planet while following that
path yourself. Those who get shaken out of the Tower (a la the Tarot)
are those clinging to structures, situations and concepts that do not
further [humanitarian goals].
Astrology provides an in-depth look at the Uranus-Pluto square.
advice for this cycle:
cycle kicks off the astrological new year with a bang.
Be accountable for your actions. Be patient. Refrain
from issuing ultimatums, they will backfire. Realize
the need for compromise. Practice moderation. Consider
the differences between self-determination and selfishness, leadership
and aggression, passion and infatuation. Creative solutions result from
taking practical action. The high energy
of this cycle can be used to gather information and gain penetrating insights
into the direction you are choosing to take as this new year begins.
key phrase for Aries is "I AM":
some time during the Aries lunation cycle getting to know yourself.
work, draw self-portraits, meditate on the phrase "I AM".
about the roles you've played in life and how you have identified
with them. Who are you now and who are you becoming?
questions you might explore for personal insight include:
and where could you be more independent, innovative and courageous?
situations motivate you to take the lead and why?
kind of a leader are you?
you look ahead and plan for the consequences of your actions?
well do you share power with others?
and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less self-serving?
are you most likely to leap before looking?
leadership qualities do you admire in others?
the changes you foresee in your future. Do they fill you with apprehension,
do you express and maintain your identity while honoring your duty
I act with awareness
to the qualities of Aries with 3-minute tarot meditation on The
by Mars, Aries and The Emperor teach us to be pioneering and to wield
our power with compassion. The Emperor is about structure, form and order.
Carol Bridges calls this card "Command" and says "Command
is not power over the force, but working with the force. It is taking
advantage of a flow already strongly going."
with The Emperor for clarity, insight and self-discovery.
for this cycle:
and learning are indispensable to each other"
~ John F. Kennedy (1917 -1963) American politician and 35th President
Mandala is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions.
We encourage you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Aries
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
check out Lynn Keefer's
Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every
month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below
or the link above to see a larger version of the Pisces New Moon Mandala
she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise.
The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
more on the nature of this
lunation cycle in our What's
Up Guide. There is also information about Mars
Retrograde (March 1 - May 19).
Visit our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar,
where you'll find moon phase and sign information in your choice of
8 time zones. If you use and like our calendar, please click on the
Facebook icon in the upper left corner of the time zone you use. Speaking
of Facebook, we invite you to visit our page facebook.com/ZodiacArtsLunarPhases,
which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to
work effectively with the current phase.
Drozda's LifeCycle Forecast
gives us an overview of the year 2014, which she calls the YEAR OF
THE VISION QUEST: Emerge and See.
addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage
you to visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
MOON IN ARIES: THE TAMING
at Big Sky Astrology provides an excellent understanding of the energies
of this lunation cycle, along with ideas for working with them. The
essay this month mirrors the feelings we're experiencing at Zodiac
Gailing offers her astrological insights regularly. You can visit
her blog or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail
subscription. We also recommend you buy her book,
Planetary Apothecary. Read her insights on the
New Moon and information about maintaining wellness during this
Rodenbeck at The Oxford Astrologer always has interesting articles.
Many of them focus on art, and we love her monthly horoscopes. Check
you experience renewal on your journey,