Thursday April 7, 2016
7:23am EDT, 4:23am PDT, 12:23pm GT
18 Aries 04
The New Moon in Aries is the first new Moon of spring and intentions set now have added power. The new Moon supports solidifying and re-affirming intentions you have been working with for some time. What you've been dreaming into being since the winter solstice (in the northern hemisphere), may have recently broken above ground and is ready to shoot up another foot.
Nature is waking up from her winter slumber. If a year were a day, we're somewhere around 6:30 am. It's time to wake up, which is exactly what the new Moon close to Uranus, wants you to do. Practically speaking, does your morning routine need an overhaul? Don't wait too long to get out of bed, or too long to act, when you feel a clear impulse.
The Aries new Moon is driven by the fire of desire. Well considered desires linked with focused action fuels evolution. It's possible to get stuck focusing on the object of desire as the be all end all. Even if you find yourself caught in that, know that fully living out what is present for you in the moment will draw you closer to exhausting that habit. Desiring that which is not ultimately fulfilling eventually leads to the desire for that which is. It's a beautiful thing to have a desire to pursue. Can you find gratitude for the quality of desire, regardless of whether you receive what you want or not? What desires are being born out of the wholeness of who you are rather than from a place of lack? If there was less attachment to outcomes, where would you place your energy?
Can you see the beauty in not getting what you want? Whether not getting what you want brings regret or relief teaches so much about your true needs. It's in the surrender to the ever unfolding nature of life that your freedom lies. If you do get what you want, or if you don't, that moment has passed. If you don't get what you want, keep looking forward not back. What you want is likely coming in a different form at another time.
The new Moon brings the opportunity to step back and observe the current edge you are poised upon. It's said that we breakdown to breakthrough. If breakdown is present, perhaps you can welcome it as an opportunity for re-alignment and re-empowerment. It can take stepping back and observing a situation from a distance to see the next step. You have the benefit of having an emotional body as a guide. What does it feel like when you have a strong desire? Where in your body do you notice this? The goal now is to be able to do both; connect with your desires very consciously, and also be able to discern which actions will serve your own and other's growth and which will not. It's time to make new choices, that are perhaps difficult, but are ultimately strengthening.
You are living part of a long-term evolutionary journey. It can be easier to forego immediate gratification, or a distraction, for the choice that is a bit scary but holds greater growth potential, when you know that the choices you make now will impact your evolution long-term. The steps you take on a personal level also have an important impact on the collective. Examine a quick fix option to see if there isn't a more long-term track you wold prefer to take, that would ultimately be more empowering. It can feel incredibly good to consciously engage with a core challenge.
The new Moon, linking up harmoniously with Saturn, is an exceptional transit for taking action on a long-range goal. Saturn is not allowing false steps to be taken; he is holding you to your truth. There is the strong desire to step bravely forward, while at the same there may be hesitation. There is value in thinking before speaking and in taking the desired outcome in a situation into consideration before jumping into action. However it's also possible that the hesitation is due to fear of living your truth. Repressed desires and truths that are rising into awareness are best acknowledged head on, in order to avoid more stress.
No matter how challenging, you will keep being drawn to your next evolutionary step. You will continue being drawn towards the full expression of your unique purpose. That is where the greatest potential lies. The stars at the new Moon bring mastery to working with fear. Consciousness is being re-structured so that the desire for truth and authenticity carries more weight than the fear of the unknown.
The raw power of your desire is channeled into what holds the most meaning for you. Distractions abound, but you have an bow and arrow in your possession to help direct your energy as you choose. What's your target? What do you need to cut through to get to the truth? What do you need to do for yourself? In a battle of wills or a stalemate situation, somethings got to give, and movement is definitely supported with this Moon. What can you advocate for, rather than against - for yourself, for a relationship, and for your community?
Mars is preparing for a retrograde cycle that begins on April 17th. Intentions set now will be carried deep and far. The retrograde cycle will either help you step back and focus if you've gotten ahead of yourself, or help you take a courageous step if you need a boost.
You likely have a clear vision of at least part of what the future holds. You don't have to close the entire gap between here and there right now. But you can orient yourself in the direction of your desired future and take one powerful step.
Saying yes to certain desires, you are by default saying no to other potentials - at least at this time. It can be scary to commit. Making choices narrows down the focus so that you can work with what's in front of you. Can you surrender fully to the stream you choose (or that chooses you)? What you let go of can be picked up by someone else - is likely someone else's to have, hold and mold.
In appreciating each other and encouraging one another to follow our streams of desire we all are fulfilled. You can't do everything and be everything in this human form, in one life. What you can do, is live bravely at the edge of your unfolding. You can make the commitment to making choices that resonate with your soul. You can walk your path and know that it is valuable. You can say yes, and you can say no.
"Do not seek after what you yearn for; seek the source of the yearning itself" ~ Adyashanti
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