March 21, 2023 at 10:23am PDT marks the New Moon in Aries. Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac and the beginning of the Astrological New Year. This New Moon will be at 0 degrees Aries which is considered a world axis point which represents an Equinox which affects everyone on earth at the same time in the same way. This New Moon a powerful time and is about starting new beginnings, energy, enthusiasm, and pioneering.
Aries is known to be the leader, the one to take action first, courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest and passionate. They can also be impatient, moody, short tempered, impulsive and aggressive. It is their nature to take action, sometimes before thinking things through. They have excellent organizational skills and rarely are afraid. Aries is the most active sign of the zodiac.
The present influences will help us to communicate our needs, perceive and understand information. We will be challenged to find a way we can contribute to the greater good, given the healings from the past. There is also the ability to expand and magnify things good or bad. So it is important to recognize which way you are affected and keep balance as you move forward.
In setting your intentions for the New Moon. It is important you are aware of what is ahead. The astrologers of the world are all chanting “this is a big deal!” On March 25th Pluto will enter into Aquarius. Pluto transforms things collectively & culturally, rather than personally. It brings death and rebirth, tears down what needs to change without awareness of collateral damage. It will be in Aquarius until June, then it will retrograde back into Capricorn to finish it’s work with transforming structures. On January 21, 2024 Pluto will return to Aquarius for the next 20 years where astrologers are predicting it to transform technology, societal equality, & community. The next 2-5 yrs is said to be the most turbulent with big transformation. The last time Pluto was in Aquarius the planet experienced the ratification of the US Constitution, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and swept social order and rights changes. In addition to this, we have 3 Planets moving through Aries, the sign of individualism & war. Jupiter in 2023 (expand and magnifies), Saturn in 2025-2028 (the teacher, rules & structures, the task master & rules Aquarius), Neptune (2025-2039) (spirituality, intuition, illusionary, compassionate & rules Pisces). So with Pluto in it’s “one size fits all”, Aries individualism, action and war and Aquarius community, sovereignty, innovation, technology & need for the truth, we are in for quite a ride the next 20 years. Right now we currently have the power to plant seeds in this New Moon to guide us through all this with the intentions we set.
In setting your intentions, think about the polarities of all this and what is currently vulnerable and needing or pushing for change in our world. We have never been more divided and Pluto is about to say, one size fits all, come together. With this New Moon being at 0 degrees of Aries, it is a time to plant seeds for new beginnings. Who do you want to be or become over the next 20 yrs as Pluto tears things apart? What is your role for the good of all? It is time to be your authentic self, find the power of your purpose, take action and to surround yourself with people who will empower your goals. Leave behind that which does not empower authenticity and truth. It is also a time to connect with your intuition and trust it’s guidance. Is the new technology in the coming 2 decades you as a spiritual being and the power that is within? Since we are at a collective time of influence at this New Moon, it is imperative we look honestly at what we believe inside ourselves and see what the world is reflecting back at us as a result. Your intentions need to include the needed changes and how you can assist for the good of all motivated by the truth in your heart. It is a time when you can either run off the cliff with the fear, helplessness and chaos the media presents in all this, or you can choose to have courage, patience and follow your inner truth. Be motivated to act for the good of all with innovation driving the needed change toward community, freedom and truth. What is your fate and purpose on this earth?
Let’s look at what the cards say & ask: How can I be my best self to energize change for the good of all? I drew a card from The Dream Weavers deck featured online by Collette Baron-Reid. The card I drew is “ When the Storm Spirits Play”. The essential meaning of this card is understanding how to navigate divine chaos, clear the air, stir the pot, scatter seeds, bring new possibilities. (Wow, you can’t make this stuff up – I literally picked a card from her online deck and this is what I got!) Anyway this is what it goes on to say about this card: You are being asked to surrender your need to control outer circumstances, which is based on a desire to feel more certain, avoid confrontation, or resist change. This card signifies a time to trust that this chaos, this disorder, this turbulence that has shown up in your life is temporary, but important. You are now able to release the unnecessary or that which you’ve resisted releasing.
Consider how clean the air is after a storm, how dead branches are pruned from trees, and how potent seeds are scattered so new life can sprout in new soil. Even if you find yourself in conflict now, there is a gift in this. It invites you to see things from alternative perspectives and provides you with a lot of valuable information. New, important possibilities arise from the chaos at hand. For now, the highest good for you is to remain in the center of the storm. Meditate and be mindful of your reactions, as you don’t yet have all the information.
I think this card said it all. Stay focused on your long term goals and outcomes rather than get caught up in the chaos. Believe and know truth and goodness will come out of the ashes and stay guided by your heart and truth, with the intention of your actions to be for the good of all. Remain hopeful that conflict will resolve itself with fairness, peace and abundance. It is the Age of Aquarius and we have to remove what doesn’t fit into sovereignty, freedoms, truth, technology, creativity & community. Good and evil will always exist because that is reality, but like they say, there is the potential for more good than bad. You have the opportunity to be a driving part of the good if you clean up inside yourself what you are presently reflecting into the world that contributes to the negative, so it can reflect for the good of all. Let go of the fear, doubt, hatred, overwhelm and find courage, faith, honesty, how you can be of service and let spirit become your partner in guiding you forward. Time to connect with your higher self and live an authentic life. Plant those seeds and move forward to be of service for the good of all however you can.
Peace and Love, Susan
References: Empath/teacher -Collette Baron-Reid, Astrologer – Leslie Tagorda, Astrologer – Dr. Michael Lennox, Allure.com, Astro.com, Astrology.com, Nylon.com. You can read about my services or join my mailing list at Http://giftedtruths.com, I am here to serve & help navigate!