New Moon @ 15 Aries 17’
April 5, 2019
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This month's New Moon occurs in tropical Aries, just as we transition out of Mercury's retrograde cycle. New Moons are natural starting points within the lunar cycle, a renewal of energy and flow within various life narratives. As the first sign of the zodiac and a cardinal fire sign, Aries carries with it the archetype of a dynamic new phase, the rush of excitement and assertion. With Mercury now direct, new seeds can be successfully planted with fewer obstacles and unpredictable variables.
If you've found yourself held back from taking a specific action or asserting an agenda, this New Moon can help bring in new life, vitality, and passion. With Mars as Aries' ruling planet, this lunation empowers warriors, trailblazers, and those seeking to take the initiative. While yes, Mercury is still in the shadow of its retrograde until roughly April 15th, recent problems, obstacles, and glitches can be proactively resolved and sorted through over the next two weeks.
A wide trine from Jupiter in Sagittarius adds an expansive, optimistic, and auspicious edge to this New Moon. Jupiter can amplify the risk or challenge seeking side of the Aries archetype as it opens up or generates awareness of new opportunities. With this lunation, be mindful of how much you take on and what you can realistically handle. Saturn's square from Capricorn adds some barriers and limitations, enforcing a sobering and realistic assessment of emerging paths, potentials, and possibilities.
But, if you take a step back and utilize foresight and proper planning, this New Moon can help you with achieving concrete and pragmatic goals. Whatever you find yourself faced with around this lunation, take stock, carefully review potential blind spots, and consider the discipline required to follow through on your ambitions. Enthusiasm won't be enough; an adequately crafted strategy and the keen utilization of resources will take you much further. Remember, Aries can get us up the mountain, but not back down. It takes more than an initial catalyst for any adventure to be successful.