Time to be brave
Coming mere days after the equinox, a fiery launchpad of epic proportions is set to grace the skies.
Moon mavens all around the world are getting ready to dance their magic into being: March 24th sees the New Moon rise at 4º of Aries. And do you know what? This is the sixth month in a row that the New Moon has hit 4º of its sign.
Think the Universe is trying to tell us something…?
The March 2020 Aries New Moon will rise at 4º, on the 24th of the month, at these times across the globe:
• 02:28 Los Angeles
• 05:28 in New York
• 09:28 in London (UTC)
• 10: 28 in Paris / Johannesburg
• 12: 28 in Moscow
• 14: 28 in Delhi
• 17: 28 in Hong Kong
• 18: 28 in Tokyo
• 20: 28 in Sydney
• 22: 28 in Auckland
Aries the Pioneer
It’s the child of the Zodiac, Aries is the ignition spark that comes before everything else. Emboldened and courageous, it holds an energy takes risks, goes first, and is unafraid to fail.
People with a lot of Aries energy in their natal charts often rise through their lives to become leaders. Not because of worldly experience and years of training, but because they believe they can do it. Aries wilfully stands at the front, wearing its confidence where everyone can see it.
The Moon in this sign feels alive. She flows with self-belief and the confidence it takes to stride out into territory that feels new, unfamiliar and juuust a little bit daunting.
Aries urges us to propel ourselves (and the world) forward without looking back…. This sign flies solo, and like the Fool in the Tarot, it takes the journey, becoming the hero if its own life.
Does that sentence resonate with you right now? Or does it make you uneasy?
Are YOU stepping into the unknown, rising into your power, and bravely following YOUR own path? Or are you living the life that you think is expected of you?
Once a year, the Aries New Moon comes as a wake-up call. It urges us each to ask the question, framed by our own lives and our own circumstances.
- Are you acting like the hero of your own life?
- Are you the main player here?
THIS is the energy that will be holding us through this next lunar cycle. Yet this 2020 Aries New Moon sets the stage for not only the next month, but much longer coming so close off the tail end of the equinox.
Squeezed closely together, these two power days are a springboard.
But if you’re still wondering WHAT you ‘should’ be leaping into, don’t worry. There’s a trail of breadcrumbs the Universe is leaving and it’s just about time to pick it up (more on that in a bit…)
Aries New Moon 2020 Forecast
Like most forecasts this year, we’re starting off with Capricorn.
Mars is still here in the sign of structure, order, and limitation. Yet now at 25º, the red hot planet of willpower and war (and Aries ruler no less) is snuggled up nice and close with Jupiter (at 23º) and Pluto (at 24º). These mid-twenty degrees of Capricorn have been getting a loooot of action these past few months, and now Mars is also here to play, the energy shifts into action mode. This couldn’t come soon enough.
Mars in Capricorn is an exalted transit. This is more than a good thing, it’s a great thing. An ideal thing. Because the combination of Mars’ firepower and Capricorn’s earthly know-how makes manifestation a walk in the park.
Here at the Aries New Moon, this adds a strengthening, supportive and ambitious influence. It’s safe to aim high. And it’s safe to do the work. The Universe has your back.
Despite eleven planetary retrogrades happening this year, miraculously we have a window right now: since Mercury stationed direct on March 9th, there are no planets retrograde! Until Pluto begins his long, slow backtrack across the skies on April 25th, it’s plain sailing in the skies.
And you know what that means?
It means you can fly.
That scratchy inertia that we got SO used to feeling last year has lifted, and for this next month, there is nothing holding you back.
The Aries New Moon brings the firepower, and you are responsible for the rest… but it will feel easy! So set your intention for the cycle, and ease into it. You are supposed to.
Remember those breadcrumbs?
The last six months of New Moons have all happened at 4º of their signs.
Go back and check… this is extraordinarily unusual, yet nothing in the Universe is accidental. This clear trail of numbers echoes the Universal Year numerology of 2020 – since January 1st, we’ve been living in the vibration of the number 4. This requires structure, order, putting down roots and laying the foundations. It’s reliable, practical stable, loyal and committed…It’s all those things that you may not think Aries so easily embodies!
But wait a moment, and feel into this combination of energies.
This New Moon comes as an invitation to bravely take those first steps into what will become a long term vision.
- What practical skills may you need, for the future you dare to envisage for yourself?
- What groundwork do you need to lay, to become the pioneer, the leader, and the hero?
Nobody can do this for you – Aries is encouraging you, imploring you, to think for yourself. It is time.
Still floundering? Repeat this mantra whenever you’re feeling the anything less than your best self:
“I reclaim my power. I achieve my highest purpose by staying true to myself. I am strong. I am a leader”.
5 Ways to Rise into Radical Self-Confidence
Ok, we all know that the daring, certainty, assertiveness, and self-belief so characteristic of Zodiac sign Aries doesn’t happen overnight – New Moon or no New Moon! So here are 5 ways to help you rise. We challenge you to follow these tips for the whole of the next lunar cycle – you will be transformed!
1. Visualize the future you want
You gotta know what you’re aiming for, to make it happen!
Visualization is an incredible tool. And here at the very start of the lunar cycle, it will help you set a clear destination. Hold it in your mind’s eye – see yourself having achieved that thing you desire, and by seeing it, you’ll believe it’s true.
It IS true.
2. Do One Thing that Scares You Every Day
Just a little thing. Maybe build it up, so that one day it’s a big thing. Except you won’t notice, because your confidence will be through the roof!
3. Demolish Negativity
With SO much negativity and fear in the media these last few weeks, it’s all too easy to unconsciously internalize all that, and take on a negative vibration. It could be so slight, so subtle that you don’t even notice.
Intentionally notice if it is there. And demolish it. Banish it. Get it out of your life – it does not belong here.
4. Be Prepared
So this sounds pretty obvious, but have you actually prepared yourself for what you want to do next in your life?
• Have you got the training booked?
• Have you scheduled the time it will take?
• Have you stopped doing the other things that will stand in your way?
• Have you purchased any supplies you need?
The list could go on (and this list is totally non-specific). But the point is, are you setting yourself up for the win?
5. Move Your Body
Aries is one of the most energy-filled signs. It’s like a coiled spring, so if you’re not moving your body, that energy has nowhere to go. It’s a really, really good idea to exercise when the Aries New Moon cycle has begun. It generates flow, it moves any blockages and increases metabolism, which is related to the element of fire – Aries’ element.
Stoke the fire in whatever way you can.
This New Moon comes as a sudden blast of power – a fiery cauldron of potential, BUT the work will go on for much longer after la Luna sets. So sow your seeds deep, and tend to them well. This is just the beginning.
Blessings to you.