03.21.2023, 1:24 PM. ET
Today, I begin again
Today marks the Aries New Moon – the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year. In the Northern Hemisphere, this coincides with the beginning of Spring, when the Earth is thawing and when that which was sleeping begins to wake… and so it is within each of us. There is something thawing, waking… and – if you will – resurrecting. There is a next phase of life that seems to be revealing itself… and though this “next phase” looks different for each of us, the invitation is the same – TO. SAY. YES.
🌱 To say yes to Life.
🌺 To say yes to growth.
☀️ To say yes to taking the creative risks that open our minds and crack open our hearts.
♈️ To say yes to facing our fears.
❤️ And to say yes to loving on ourselves in ways that defy shame, unforgiveness, and the all-too-familiar shackles of apathy.
Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign and is the first sign of the zodiac, and so today’s New Moon marks the beginning of a 29-day cycle where we are all learning something about what it means to face the fear of beginning…and perhaps, beginning again…
…because it takes courage to begin – and even more courage to begin again. New beginnings usher us through the birth canal of life, asking us to leave the comfort of the familiar and enter into the open air of the new… and that can be scary AF.
Over the next several weeks, you may find life confronting you with signature Aries themes, like: what it means to be a pioneer in your own right… what it means to step up and step out… what it means to define yourself for yourself… and what it means to declare your “I am” in the face of past circumstances that have disappointed you and present fears that could – if you let them – deter you.
Though New Moons happen once every month, when the Sun and the Moon join at the same zodiacal degree, this New Moon feels particularly poignant. Sitting within the very first degree of Aries (the first sign of the zodiac) and coinciding with several major Astrological shifts (including Saturn beginning its 3-year transit through Pisces, and Pluto beginning its roughly 20-year transit through Aquarius), it seems that we are on the cusp of a major up-leveling, both individually and collectively.
Think of today as your “beginning of beginnings” and perhaps ask yourself where your next evolution lies… AND THEN… match your answer with inspired action… one day at a time, one breath at a time.
Aries New Moon Reflection Questions
Look to the place in your natal chart that houses 0 degrees of Aries for clues indicating where this month’s themes have their starting point, and where they may be the most salient. To feel into this New Moon, perhaps begin by asking yourself:
In what areas of your life are you being called to begin… and perhaps to begin again?
What is being born in your life, and – at the same time – what must you allow to pass away?
And, What fear is it finally time to face head on, in order to pave the way for your next evolution?
Yes you can, and yes you will ♈️.
Blessed New Moon 🌑.
What’s Your New Moon Mantra?
IF you feel led, take a snapshot of the video below for a New Moon Mantra to help guide you through this Lunar cycle.