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Tuesday, Mar 24 at 2.29am PST
Happy new moon/new year everyone!!! Spring is coming!!! Many astrologers (including myself) consider this new moon to be the new year. Aries season is inherently energizing and exciting, like a baby lamb born at the crack of dawn, cries cutting the still air. Something is happening! Last month we had the new moon in Pisces, one of the lowest energy points of the year. The new moon in Aries is the rebirth we have been waiting for since last spring. It’s time for new projects, new trajectories, and all things NEW.
New moons usually make us feel tired, but not so with the fiery ram. This new moon is one of renaissance. Whatever was flimsy or false or unhealthy shall now be flattened. Meditate on fearlessness and independence.
A few years ago I traveled to India. On the eve of the New Moon in Aries, I met a friend of mine, an experienced Vedic astrologer in Rishikesh, and hopped on the back of his moped. He offered to take me to a ceremony to release past-life karma from my body. We rode more than an hour in falling dusk, looping along jungle roads speckled with wild elephant dung until we reached Haridwar on the banks of the Ganges.
At a temple on a crowded street, another woman and I sat and chanted for more than an hour while priests poured water from the Ganges on our bodies and into golden trays with flowers and colored powders, all swirling psychedelically. Afterward, I was given the water and instructed to bathe with it every day. Outside on the temple steps, I asked the other woman for a ride home on her moped. I was exhausted, head pounding, but feeling mischievous because I had skipped class to be there.
Less than ten minutes into our journey back, the storm began. My new friend and driver had a helmet, but I was defenseless. The rain fell so heavily that it cut my face as we zipped through twisting lanes of traffic. In India, the streets churn night and day like a wriggling rainbow of humans, cows, mopeds, rickshaws and trucks. Potholes are deep and numerous. In the near darkness, my dear driver did not see one of these gaping holes, and I was so jolted that I almost fell off into oncoming traffic. Violet lightning arced intermittently across the sky and thunder cracked with such force that we found ourselves screaming.
Once home and dismounting the moped, I discovered that I could barely move. My arms and legs were leaden and aching from gripping with all of my strength. I walked home smiling, relishing my throbbing muscles, dripping clothes, squeaky, waterlogged sandals and the feeling of being utterly, incandescently alive.
Anything is possible at this new moon. It’s like the Big Bang, the revival, the reawakening after a long, dark winter. Rise like a mighty phoenix from the depths of your psyche, moon children. Take up space like a motherfucking volcano, spouting cosmic magma up to the stars – who can stop you? What do you want to create, manifest, begin? Right now – look away from your screen and name it. Wear warm colors like red to honor the fire element. Focus on the solar plexus in meditation. Build your inner fire with Aries Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
We will still be feeling the effects of Mercury Retrograde by the time this new moon comes along. Life should feel (more) normal soon, by Mar 29.