In the mountain time zone, the first spring new moon is exact, right about now actually. 8:57 P.M. We’re getting off with perhaps a sluggish start. The recent Sun’s ingress into Aries during a waning moon might not be springboarding things like we hoped. This new moon sits opposite to a retrograde Jupiter in Libra and is slowly moving away from a recent conjunction with the retrograde Venus in Aries. Retrograde planets can be interpreted like tarot cards. Usually it means blocked energy. Or it could be a sudden burst of energy. Sometimes it could even be both.
I don’t have to tell you that the world is polarized like it never seems to have been before. We are living it and trying to navigate it everyday. Aries’s gift is that it can give us the motivation to renew or start a project. Yet that cardinal fire can quickly become depleted. In Ayurvedic philosophy, when a dosha or quality is excessed, the element becomes deranged. I love that word: ‘deranged.’ This is what I mean by embodying two different interpretations at once.
We might not quit be in our body or experience the same reality. Anxiety can be heightened. We might be feeling lost and hopeless without a sense of purpose. This connection and sense of direction (or lack thereof…) is something that is deep in everyone’s soul. Whether you feel it for a subtle passing moment or you affirm it every morning. We label it and name it by many different experiences. The latin root of the word experience- ‘experiri’ means to stand. ‘Ex’ means out. Whatever stands out, all things that stand out are valid.
Perhaps for this lunation the mantra can be, “Yes and.” Yes, I am tired and I will not stop going. Yes, I am angry and I can forgive. Yes, I am afraid and I will fight. Yes, I am full and I will empty. Yes, I disagree and I will stand with you.
Despite the uncertainty this new moon makes a beautiful trine to the M.C. in Leo. (Denver, CO) Even as we may feel defeated there is meaning in it. Wrong turns in the web of fate and free will and all. Ultimately your soul is beyond the dance of opposites. Remind yourself of this anytime you are lost in the deviants. All of the places we plant and stand have a purpose. Even if that purpose is to rest and not have a purpose. 😛 You are exactly where you are supposed to be.