Sunday, April 19, 2015


Today is the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year. Everyone loves the beauty of the Full Moon, but the New Moon is just as beautiful and twice as powerful, and even though it's hard to see even a sliver of light during a New Moon, its impossible to avoid its profound influence. The Pisces New Moon has ended and the Aries New Moon has begun.The New Moon in Aries is a good time to commit to personal goals that express positive energies of the sign of the Ram. It's time to take action and try something new and innovative. Go at it with gusto and confidence and be assertive without being aggressive. Take charge of your life and discover your own personal courage. 
Of course, it is wise to be like this every day, expressing our own personal courage, but the stars--as such-- aren't always aligned in a way as to support this assured they are now. This is the beauty and the power of a New Moon. It can bring us fresh winds of energy and inspiration to persevere in any endeavor and also the time to reflect on recent happenings so we can clearly see that path illuminated before us.
Unlike the Full Moon energy that illuminates every aspect of our being, the New Moon energy has a more inward feel, a void, or maybe an empty quality and might be frightening to those of us not comfortable with uncertainty. Its often reassuring when our path is determined for us and we can follow it without thought. This can be comforting--a daily routine where we know what will happen at each time of the day. This dependable calendar is healthy for many, but its also healthy to vary it up, otherwise we can get stuck in a rut and fail to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and even physically. So the question is this: Can you learn to trust the dark? When it is dark, and you can learn to trust these dark moments--the moments when the way ahead is filled with  shadows and mist--the old can pass away even though the new is not yet here if you can but trust. The New Moon phase is a powerful time to send prayers, to verbalize your positive intentions, and give thanks to the Universe or whatever Divine Presence you choose. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moons are for taking action and celebrating the fruits of your efforts.
But the New Moon in the Astrological New Year is even more ripe with beauty and power because it is an energy of renewal. Just as nature at this moment is awakening, we too can awaken our intentions, glimpsing what we wish to manifest in our lives, a vision we can pursue and take necessary actions to change those parts of our lives we feel are unsatisfactory and make a new beginning. But know this, you DO need to be clear about your vision of what you want to do and where you want to head. The change will be complete, done, because the Universe is supporting you. As the saying goes 'be careful what you wish for.'
I encourage you, at this time, not to rush out and take action. Remember, this is a New Moon, not a Full Moon. This is a time to reflect and reconnect with your spiritual center. It is a time for subjective, spiritual, and non-materialistic concerns. Kick back, let life flow, and center yourself. Connect with your Divine Self and trust the darkness which this New Moon provides for you. Then, as the days progress, get ready to step out of your 'comfort' zone and be fearless. You've drawn the mantle of your spiritual center around you, you've reflected on the things in your life you feel are unsatisfactory, you spoke your dreams out loud, and now you will be supported by the Universe to persevere in your endeavors.
I too will take this time to reflect, as I am doing at this moment. I'm sitting at my desk, listening to the symphony of the birds and the Western Chorus Frogs as they welcome the energies of Spring. I know that mother goose is nesting and the tulips are just beginning to pop, if the deer don't enjoy them first, that is. I see the beautiful soft green shoots in the shrubs and the trees surrounding my home and I know in a matter of a few days, this magical soft green and yellow color of rebirth will be replaced by stronger colors that will take us through summer. Nature is awakening and is happy and confident even though she's just come out of a long, dark sleep. This New Moon reminds me that I too am awakening and even though I might have passed through some dark nights where the world can be so uncertain, the Universe is benevolent and with the help of the beauty and the power of this New Moon, anything is possible.
My question to you today is this: What is it that you wish for? Who knows, maybe your wishes and dreams will come true.

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