“Every Action Needs To Be Prompted By A Motive.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci
This Aries New Moon—like all new moons–provides us the opportunity to plant new seeds that will sprout into plans for future action.
The key is not to mistake these seeds, which represent our future plans, for the actual action–or to mistake the action for the plan!
The sky is very hot right now. The Aries Moon joins the Sun, Mercury, Venus, & Uranus in the sign of the warrior. The archetype of Aries is about motivation, ambition and assertion.
Aries energy is not content to sit and wait…rather it’s motivated by its instinctual need to take action. However, taking action may or may not be the most appropriate response at this Aries New Moon…
We know that all new moons are likened to the agricultural stage of seed planting. For the next 48 hours we’re presented the opportunity to set our intentions about what we’d like to see come to fruition later on…
However, Venus is still retrograde, and in a week’s time (on April 6) Saturn stations retrograde as well, to be followed on April 9 by the messenger god Mercury’s inward turn, making the message in the sky abundantly clear right now…
“In Order to Carry a Positive Action, We Must Here Develop a Positive Vision.”
~ Dalai Lama
Ask yourself this question: What is it that you’d like to proactively plant so you can water, nurture, and watch it sprout up through the earth? What can you cultivate, love, and help blossom fully into something concrete, tangible, and manifest?
Blossoming happens at the full moon when it’s time for release. As we pick the fruit that’s ripe and fully grown, we harvest whatever was put into the ground at the seed-planting time.
At the Aries New moon, mistaking an action for the plan is easy to do. So, take this as a cautionary head’s up! If we act too soon, without giving our vision or motive ample time to sink its roots into the fertile earth, we do ourselves—and perhaps others—a disservice.
Right now it’s about having the motivation, or will, behind any vision that allows it to manifest into reality. We may be far better served by allowing our motivations and ambitions to guide us toward the kinds of preliminary actions we might take now in order to ensure these actions will spur growth into the kinds of outcomes we desire–eventually…
“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.”
~ Rollo May
The Aries New Moon is likely to pack a punch. While we know Aries energy represents motivation, ambition, and assertion, we also know this archetype can cross the line into aggression, over-sexuality, and violence.
We’ve already seen the power of the Sun newly in Aries, when the world learned of yet another terrorist event—this time in London–on March 22.
And here in the States, we’ve seen a random shooting last week by a man in a double-decker bus on the Las Vegas strip, who killed one person and wounded another on March 25. Police believe he has mental health issues and no real motive for the shooting.
This Aries New Moon at 7-8 degrees of this fire sign potentially adds yet another stick of dynamite into this already rather explosive mix.
Action for the sake of action is all well and good, but acting without planning, deliberation, or consideration of potential consequences is not always the best course.
On the other hand, if a situation has become unbearable, this Aries New Moon may provide the trigger necessary to expel you from such a situation.
Love, Will, & Venus Retrograde
It’s the motivation, or will, behind any vision that allows it to manifest, or take concrete form. One of life’s biggest ironies is that if we love without intent, or will, behind that love, we do nothing more than engage in a pipe dream or a fantastical delusion.
Why is that? Because dreaming is fine, but without any motivation or assertion behind turning it into manifest reality, how can it be anything more than an ethereal illusion?
Right now, Venus Retrograde further confirms that we should act neither impulsively nor impatiently at this Aries New Moon, but will be better served by going deep about our relationships and how we value ourselves within them.
Venus met up with the Sun on March 25 and is now moving behind him. She went from being an evening star—clearly visible in many places after dark—to a morning star, just barely visible at dawn.
Metaphorically, Venus is now in the underworld where she can re-analyze what might have gotten us into our relationships or partnerships, and why. We are all asked to look within to determine if we value ourselves enough to feel worthy of any partnership…because when we love ourselves we’ll mirror that kindness, compassion, and love back to ourselves from others.
Also, we’re tasked at this Aries New Moon with continuing to probe the recesses of our psyches to find out what’s truly of value to us individually. When we do, we can rest easier, assured that the seeds we plant at this Aries New Moon will come to fruition because they are the impetus to the clearer plan to follow.
Time To Sow What You Want To Reap
Proactively planting the seeds that will blossom fully into greater self-love and increased self-compassion and self-worth is a huge message in the sky right now.
Jupiter still retrograde in Libra (possible expansion of polarization in relationships—anybody been unfriended for their political views on Facebook lately?) opposite Uranus in Aries (I gotta be free, I gotta be me!) further encourages action at this Aries New Moon.
But Pluto’s square to all of this freedom-loving yet potentially polarizing energy, cautions us—though we may be tempted to move quickly for the sake of freedom–to keep our eyes on the prize: evolutionary soul growth…
Don’t be too hasty, Pluto says, recognize what needs to be changed and what actually doesn’t so you can transform your world into something more in alignment with your own true soul’s needs.
When Saturn stations retrograde on April 6, he’ll draw our attention to getting rid of anyone, anything, or any circumstance that no longer serves our future growth—and I when I say “growth,” I mean growth in consciousness…
If somebody or something wants to leave your life between April 6 and August 25 when Saturn stations direct again, let it…holding on will only prolong both your agony and your inability to move forward consciously. Though Saturn’s retrograde period often results in situations that make us mourn or cry, we’re asked to remember that anyone or anything that leaves our life now simply makes space for someone or something new to come in over time…
Mercury’s retrograde from the sign of Taurus to Aries—beginning on April 9—further calls us to be mindful of suspending our left-brain’s logical, empirical emphasis and to focus on bringing up messages from our subconscious into the conscious portion of our psyches.
While Mercury’s retrograde until May 3, he’ll be helping us bring up inherent soul knowledge to become imbedded in our consciousness as wisdom. Likewise, the psychopomp of the gods will busily transform knowledge gleaned through the outside world into our psyches where such information becomes inherent wisdom.
Here’s to increased wisdom, yeah! More on Saturn and Mercury’s journeys into the underworld anon…