April 7th, 2016 Astrology & Energy: New Super Moon in Aries

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It’s a Super New Moon in Aries today!  Although the new moon is not visible to us in the sky, its relatively close approach to the Earth means it has particularly powerful influence on us at this time.  Fiery Aries drives us to take action and boldly go where we have never gone before, and in a particularly independent way.  This is the time to blaze a trail on your OWN journey, not by stomping all over or burning bridges with those around you, but by giving some serious attention to what you—and just you—want to do and be in your life.  It is also time to witness and try to integrate your light and shadow in the service of this path you want to take.

Although the mission here is deeply personal, it is likely that you will see what needs to be worked on or accepted through tensions, conflict, and opposition experienced with others.  There is high potential for volatility now, so TRY to think before you speak and act.  Remember also that what makes you feel strongly (positively or negatively) coming from others is a mirror of something in yourself, and you are invited to do yourself the service of thinking on what that reflects in you (after the emotional wave in the heat of conflict has passed).  This may help you to come to a clearer view of yourself and what matters to you, and also show you what is working and what is not in relationships, as well as differentiate what is your responsibility and what isn’t, what can and can’t be changed through your own power.  It’s very possible that through these considerations, you may be able to see a new solution to an old problem, or that something you perceived as a problem is actually a solution!  Be open to seeing and considering what comes up, but don’t act on anything too hastily.

You might feel conflicted right now, empowered to go go GO one moment and weighing heavily the pros and cons in the next.  Aries pushes us to act (sometimes impulsively), argue, and take a stand, while the North Node in Virgo pulls us to analyze and be discerning, deliberating over the potential long-term effects of such action.  Mars—the planet of action—is about to go retrograde (on April 18th), which tends to hinder new endeavors, so finding a way to use that intense forward-momentum-focused energy in small positive and productive ways rather than full-on attacking a big goal would be most helpful in the long run.  Look for modes of expression that allow you to release strong feelings in an intentional way (exercise is GREAT for this), so it doesn’t come rushing out in a way that you didn’t intend.  The coming retrograde is a particularly great time for reflecting on past issues or experiences that have made you feel triggered and tender, and to better understand your impulses, survival instincts, courage, anger, and the way you go about getting what you want out of life.

Aries is an initiating sign, and this new moon is a powerful time of new beginnings and for deciding what story will guide you through the rest of the year. Commit to your most heart-centered vision, and do what you need to do to get grounded, healthy, and ready to take a leap of faith when Mars goes direct again in June.

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