Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Moon, New Beginnings

Because Aries is the youngest of the signs, this is the New Moon for fresh starts, turning over a new leaf or starting a new phase. Aries represents the inner child; that trusting, innocent soul which lives within each of us. Even in the worst of times, and these do seem to be the worst of times, it is important to be aware of the ever-present humor that exists in the darkest moments of our lives. After all, the greatest comedy does arise from the deepest tragedies.

I realize childlike innocence may be hard to conjure up when the global economy is in such disarray, but this is the only New Moon of the year when we get to start all over again. If this past year has left you feeling beaten down, depressed, and physically or emotionally wounded, this is the New Moon to start anew. When darkness comes into our lives, we must remember that the dawn will eventually come.

This year, most of the planets are lined up in a bucket with conservative/fearful Saturn over on the other end feeling very frustrated by an inconjunction to Jupiter/Chiron/Neptune in “radical change” Aquarius, and an opposition to Mars/Uranus in transcendent Pisces. The Mercury/Sun/Moon/Venus conjunction in “just go for it!” Aries doesn’t get a lot of room to flex its muscles. Add an all-too-real Pluto in Capricorn to a seriously responsible Saturn in Virgo and this New Moon in Aries may end up being a battle between fear of change and the inevitability of change.

So here are some ways to conquer fear. Think of this New Moon as the light at the end of the tunnel, the beginning of your journey back to wholeness, not the end of that journey. Aries is all about adventure and the indomitable spirit of the adventurer helps open us to trying something different; something you think isn’t you… but might just be. Reinvigorate your lust for life. We have all become so fearful and risk-averse. Go on an adventure, be spontaneous, or just do something wild and crazy. There is a time and place for play, and this is the New Moon to remember that all work and no play make us very dull people! So use your ritual to figure out how to bring more fun into your life! After all, life is just a big adventure.
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6 comments:

Greenconsciousness said...

Thanks for the link --I am a triple air sign - libra, gemini, aquarius--what are you?

Double Jointed Fingers said...

I'm water, air, water as in Cancer, Libra, Pisces, born on the Gemini/Cancer cusp.

I don't think I've ever know a triple anything person. You must be a rare species!

Greenconsciousness said...

air and water -- mind and emotion with an emphasis on emotion so that people see you as rational but you are actually intuitive and feeling the truth in situations -- then you are able to express it to the outer world? Just thinking and saying...

Double Jointed Fingers said...

You are very good at this. I do have an ability to cut through to the truth, but don't always express it. Sometimes, I feel that everyone should find their own way, but when I seem them veering off on the wrong path, I get upset with them for not being able to figure it out themselves. I think I've always been ruled by emotion, but working in the legal field has made me somewhat more rational.

Greenconsciousness said...

I am much like you and have water as my second major element -- working in the legal field made me crazy because although they worship words and civility and the absence of emotion; nothing is rational or even fair. But it gave me a lot of useful information. I like they way they organize information although I never could master it.

Double Jointed Fingers said...

I forget how much we have in common. I wish you lived around the corner so I could invite you over for coffee and pick your brain. :)

How is Rose doing? I continue to keep her in my thoughts.