New Moon in Aries — Happy New Year!

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:59 PM central

New Moon in Aries

New Moon in Aries

The new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening. I’m in the middle of mine right now, and big changes are in the wind for me.

Happy New Year!

Last month’s New Moon packed a punch with a solar eclipse (solar eclipses tend to usher in sudden changes from old to new), the Vernal Equinox (balance), and a Super Moon (helping Pisces dredge the depths of our psyches). That was followed by a Full Moon (and Lunar Eclipse). This last quarter of the moon has left many feeling wound up and wounded, so this New Moon will feel like a true new beginning. Use this power wisely. It will set the tone for your next 12 months.

What to do

You have until today at 9:59 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Aries?

Wishes you might want to think about involve taking risks, self-direction, courage, impatience, and health issues related to headaches and dizziness, eyes, acne, and anything above the neck. Wash and massage your face and wash your hair before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, and plug into your own Mars (courageous) energy. Allow it to speak directly to your fears. Remember, wishing harm on others simply wastes your wishes.

Something yummy

April is the perfect month for asparagus and leafy greens, like kale, rocket, and lettuce. I enjoy asparagus grilled or sauteed in olive oil and a little spring onion. This is the season to enjoy fresh, new life! This is the season to move boldly towards your dreams! Blessings on your journey!

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