Copyright Zen☆Ren 2019 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Friday, Apr 5 at 1.52am PST
Happy new moon everyone!!! Last month we had the new moon in Pisces, one of the lowest energy points of the year. This new moon 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 Aries. This new moon is one of renaissance. Whatever was flimsy or false or unhealthy shall now be flattened. Trust in third eye whispers. Meditate on defiance; fearlessness; independence; risk. This is not the time to obey or conform. Life begins when we get up and move, when we take chances.
A few years ago I traveled to India. One week before this new moon, a Vedic astrologer recommended a ceremony to release past-life karma from my body. On new moon’s eve, I hopped on the back of his moped and rode more than an hour in falling dusk, looping along jungle roads speckled with wild elephant dung until we reached Haridwar, one of the seven holiest cities in India, located along the banks of the Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas.
At the temple, another woman and I sat and twirled and chanted while the priests used water from the Ganges in a ceremony lasting more than an hour. Afterward, I was given the water used in the ceremony and instructed to bathe with it every day. Outside on the temple steps, I asked the other woman for a ride home. I was exhausted, head pounding, but feeling mischievous because I had skipped class to be there, and now marveling at the entirely unspoken bond I had with this woman. Less than ten minutes into our journey back, the storm began.
My new friend and driver had a helmet, but I was defenseless, and 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 millipede 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, dismounting the moped, I discovered that I could barely move. My arms and legs were leaden and aching from gripping the moped 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.
This is the first moon phase post-Mercury Retrograde. Though it will be more than a week over by the time of the new moon, it is still helpful to keep in mind. This is especially true later in the day, when the new moon squares Saturn in Capricorn. Saturnian energy can make us feel rigid or emotionally distant, but the good news is that this discomfort can also (when properly channeled) be very useful in creating a long-term vision. More so than any other new moon, this is when we need to set our intentions in motion. Let this day be meaningful; enact a ritual. Fast or spend the day in silence. Burn something. Get rid of something. Take the first step. In astrology this new moon is considered the “new year.” It’s springtime! If you start to feel Saturn’s edges poking in, just write it out, dance it out, hike it out. Take the vision and get it out, whatever it is. Saturn is the master architect of the zodiac, and his cosmic pressure comes on the structural end – what are we creating, what are we building, manifesting? Right now, in this moment – look away from your screen and name it. Aries season is inherently exciting, like a new baby animal born at the crack of dawn, cries cutting through the still air. Something is happening guys! Wear warm colors like red to honor the fire element. In yoga and meditation, focus on the solar plexus. Be a warrior with Aries Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.