The New Moon that occured on March 21 at 10:23 am PT at 0° Aries commences the archetypal new year. It urges us to welcome the new and realize the power of untapped potential. The chart for the beginning of this new lunar cycle indicates we’re entering a period of letting go of unproductive patterns, exploring new possibilities, and approaching the present moment with openness.
Spring is in full swing with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Chiron now in Aries, creating an atmosphere of excitement and a desire to take action. This high-energy New Moon signifies the beginning of a new phase of activity that will unfold during the spring months. Further energized by a dynamic square to Mars in Gemini, this lunation may elicit passions and the desire to act on hostile feelings for reactive individuals. But for those willing to work with their thoughts and emotions, this alignment can be a catalyst for growth and healing, marking a fresh start. Additionally, Pluto, which will leave Capricorn in two days and move into Aquarius, forms a sextile to the New Moon, which amplifies the theme of new beginnings. Aries and Mars tend to be impetuous, so taking things slowly may be difficult. The best thing we can do is to remain open to new ideas and allow them time to develop.
The archetype of 0° Aries is pure potential. All the experiences accumulated over the past months have led to this point. The question now is what do we take into this new cycle which is filled with possibility? Rather than dwelling on our memories, failures or missteps, we could recognize what we have learned and allow the golden essence of what has happened form the seed we plant and nurture in this new astrological year. The New Moon is in a semi-square to Uranus, which suggests that one of the challenges we will face is how to be more authentic and true to our unique nature. Uranus is an awakening force that opens us to recognize who we truly are as a conscious being participating in an evolutionary process that extends beyond our physical reality. Uranus can bring sudden revelations as well as shocking events that bring us into the present moment so we can act courageously with our full being as we move through any experience. Aries is the pioneer going forth to break new ground and this New Moon’s alliance with Uranus underscores the pure potential for innovation and self-awakening.
Jupiter’s conjunction with Chiron, the wounded healer, challenges us to face fear courageously and confront painful experiences that restrict us from embracing the unknown. We may discover that the pull of the past has become a familiar crutch preventing us from moving forward. Our journey with Chiron helps us let go of our emotional wounds and reveal higher understandings. It’s a process of personal growth and self-discovery that can lead to a greater sense of wholeness. We may come to realize that our pain is not just our own but is the substance of the universal building blocks that shape our collective experience. By recognizing the interconnectedness of all things, we can begin to view our pain as a part of a larger process of growth and transformation that extends beyond our individual selves.
Confronting this call to action directly may reveal new insights and perspectives, potentially expanding our consciousness in new ways. By approaching the situation mindfully, new potentials can emerge that require careful cultivation. Rushing into action could hinder their growth, so taking a considered approach is essential.
This week, ask yourself: What are some ways I can let go of old beliefs and behaviors to heal from past wounds and grow towards developing my pure potential?