Welcome to the first new moon of this astrological year!
Aries is the sign of the initiator, leader, and pioneer.
What are you breathing life into now?
What new campaign are you beginning?
What new frontier are you setting your sights on conquering?
After the new Aries moon on the evening (MST) of Sunday, April 11th, it's best to wait until we can again see a sliver of the moon in the sky before setting intentions, so we have a bit of time over the coming days this week to sense the exact form of what specifically wants to be conjured, to feel into what it is that wants to come through us into being now.
The best time for intention setting will actually be Thursday and Friday, (April 15th/16th) when the moon is in Gemini with Mars, ruler of Aries, and the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, is in Aries, Mars' sign, with the sun, as this is mutual reception and in harmonious aspect since these two signs make a sixty degree sextile to each other.
This week we focus on clarifying, solidifying, and setting our new moon intentions as the moon waxes towards the first quarter square on next Tuesday, April 20th.
Successful intentions are crystal clear intentions. They are intentions infused with our unwavering belief in them, held by our focused vision, fueled by our fortitude, and built from our strength of will. Successful intentions are inspiration that we breathe life into, that we will into reality.
We, as humans, provide the conduit between the possibility, the idea, the imagination, and the 3D world.
We, as humans, have the creative power, the magic, to bring wisps of inspiration out of the ether and into being.
On Wednesday, April 14th, we begin our shift out of Aries season and into Taurus season as Venus becomes the first of "the gang" (Venus, sun, and Mercury) to switch signs.
Right now this is bringing us some stabilization with the additional earth vibes, but by next week it might feel more like stalling out, as sun and Mercury moving into Taurus on Monday the 19th tips the scales all the way to earth.
These planets will be meeting up with Uranus and squaring up to Saturn later in the month, which will amplify the feeling of restlessness and dissatisfaction with the frustration of feeling blocked, slowed, and/or restricted.
For now, we can enlist Venus in Taurus, strong in its own sign, as an earthen container that will help us harness the inspiration of Mercury/sun in Aries and Mars in Gemini. (Venus in Taurus is also great for tuning in to life's little luxuries that we experience via the five senses, and being in celebration and gratitude for what we have, the creature comforts and little things everyday where we find value, love, and joy.)
Later this month, we will be looking to draw on the power of Taurus' endurance as we move through this bit of slower going and work some things out.
(Note: Anything right now that sets off the dynamic between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus, as these planets moving through Taurus at the end of the month will be doing, is activating this Saturn-Uranus square that is a main energetic signature of this entire year, with the first one back on 2/17, the second one coming on 6/14, and the final one on 12/24 - we are working something big out over the course of this year, and it will be coming up as sun, Mercury, and Venus move through Taurus in the later part of April.)
At the end of this week, on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th, prepare for the possibility of Pluto coming through people and situations in your life as sun at 26 degrees Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, and then Mercury follows suit on Saturday. This is a general influence for everyone and personal if you happen to have anything around 26 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).
Pluto, as the Roman version of Hades, rules the underworld, the shadowlands - that means it rules both the shadows within us and those of the collective. In Capricorn, Pluto has been showing us, since 2008 (and much more aggressively since 2018) specifically the shadows of big systems, government, politics, and financial systems, and especially in the U.S., as it is coming up soon on its Pluto return.
Pluto is a planet of destruction and creation, of regeneration and rebirth. Pluto represents the kind of processes that transmute energy from one form to another, like composting. As such, it holds tremendous power. As ruler of the underworld and shadowlands, it also rules over the subconscious and deep psyche - things that drive us that we aren't consciously aware of - deep and powerful subterranean things, like beliefs and fears. It also represents obsessions and compulsions.
As sun and Mercury square up to Pluto at the end of this week, watch for Pluto issues coming up, such as power struggles. One way to clue in to realizing Pluto is at work is to notice when we feel a deep pull to engage, to set things straight, to speak our minds, like a gnawing deep in the belly, a hunger with a compulsive edge, like we cannot just drop it, let it be, and just walk away. That's a sure sign it's a Pluto thing. And when it's a Pluto thing, the best thing to do IS to just walk away. Recognize it for what it is - our shadows locking in with another's or multiple others'. It's a no-win situation. Yes, there will be a lesson in there, but engaging with Pluto is learning it the hardest way. (And if we are conscious enough of it to realize it as it is happening and actually disengage and walk away, we can rest assured we are getting on the top side of the dynamic - we are mastering Pluto's lesson.)
As this is sun and Mercury in Aries squaring up to Pluto in Capricorn, it will be echoing the last half of 2020 when Mars in Aries was squaring Pluto with Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn has moved on, and sun and Mercury won't be as intense as Mars - that's why it's only an echo. This is the sun, light of consciousness, and Mercury, ruler of the mind, bumping into Pluto, ruler of the underworld - it is an opportunity to apply what we learned over the last half of 2020. (And Mars in Gemini will also be at odds with Pluto in Capricorn on Saturday, just in case we thought challenges from sun and Mercury weren't enough!)
Remember, Mars is the warrior, full of passion and courage, and we are coming off of a bright new moon in Mars' own sign of Aries that is kicking off this entire new astrological year. Sun and Mercury will still be running on that Aries fire power as the moon waxes this week. They are making squares (challenging aspects) to Pluto, but keep in mind that Pluto is power and squares, while uncomfortable because they require us to stretch and grow to overcome some challenge or impasse, actually are aspects that BUILD.
Now we practice holding focus on the intentions we are setting with the new moon and let them be our guide as we navigate this stretch over Friday and Saturday. We practice staying centered in our intentions, rooted in the strength of our will, and fueled by our fortitude. From this place, unwavering in our belief in our ability to achieve our desired outcome, we navigate the waves and harness the winds and currents to reach our chosen destination. This is just one small part of the journey.
Now we remain fierce in our quest to create our most authentic lives.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
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As an ambassador for Consciously Creating Life, Kasey serves as an advocate of the magic that exists in this life and in each and every one of us. She is a champion of the journey to access our own powerful magic by returning home to ourselves and reclaiming the thrones of our hearts as sovereign rulers of our realms, through practicing the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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