Sunday, March 30th, Aries, 11:45 am PST
New. New. New!
We have crossed over the Spring Equinox and the Sun and Moon are in the sign of Aries. Aries is the first fire sign that we encounter in the new year, and it is fitting that it is the sign that falls at the beginning of Spring, ushering in new energy and marking a new season. Right now is all about beginnings and beginning anew! Entering into the realm of Aries is embarking on the hero's journey to find ones Self. The hero's journey can be understood on different levels, depending how deep you want to take it. On the outer circle you could use it as an archetype in your life to understand how you are breaking away from the pack and forging ahead alone into new territory. Maybe this is new territory for you as a person, or who you are to your family, your lineage, your tribe... maybe it has to do with work, or a social/political cause, or a new way of thinking or living life. This time could be a journey into the unseen spiritual realm, a quest to find the divine within. More deeply, during this time we are seeking our individual identity, or what Jung calls individuation. There is no growth when we are stuck in old ego driven patterns and behaviours. Most of us live our life from the place of ego. In this time we are being called to break away from our ego, there must be separation from it, and then a reintegration. This movement is the movement of growth: separation, union, separation, union. It is how we evolve.
In what ways are you breaking away from the pack, or away from old patters, away from the control of the ego, to move towards something new?! Is this an easy thing to do? Most likely it is a mix of feeling natural because that is where the energy is directing and pulling us, and it probably also feels difficult as the ego always likes to stay in control and will fight tooth and nail to keep a hold on you.
During this time just watch yourself, and if you are sensitive you can feel when you are in the current and being pulled on your own journey towards more of your Self, and then when you are bumping up against your ego. Watch what the ego tells you, how it tries to derail you, what forms of resistance it creates to keep you from bypassing it and accessing more of your true Self. I think one of the best things you can do is to study your ego, really learn how it works, what voice it has in your thinking, it's only then that you can identify it and have the awareness to choose not to come from it.
This is a time of deep personal growth, where your sense of being an individual is strong. Break away from the pack, and run towards the thing that is calling your name. And do this for no one else but you.
This is our second New Moon this month, this also happened in January. It is an extra powerful time for wishing! It has twice the power and magnitude. It's a great time with the energy of Aries to wish about courage, willfulness, or anything that's about making a new beginning in any area of your life. You are allowed ten wishes maximum and they must be hand written on paper. The best time to wish is within the first 24 hours of the exact time of the New Moon, but within the first 48 will do.