Dear Moon Babies,


Tomorrow in the early hours of the morning is the new moon in Aries. I consider the Spring Equinox (which marks the beginning of Aries season) to be the true new year. It marks ground zero on the turning of the astrological wheel, and as such, the beginning of a new cycle. As the new moon is always the beginning of a new cycle, this new moon in Aries will clear the slate for us in an extra potent way. 


Aries season began this year in the middle of a Mercury Retrograde, with several planets journeying through drifting, dreaming Pisces, which is almost like a paradox for the initiative and forward motion of Aries. So you may not have felt the inspired fire yet of the new year, until Mercury went direct last week, or possibly until this new moon. 


Back around the winter solstice, you may have thought about seeds. The day the light begins to return in the northern hemisphere is a wonderful time to consider what light you want to cultivate and grow in your own life. It is a fragile time when hopes and dreams are planted, but not ready to be launched into the world yet. They need time to gestate, time for us to be quiet with our dreams in winter's dark space. Setting a plan in motion before we are truly ready is like a baby being born before full term - it may struggle to thrive in a rough world. The full gestation time is needed and necessary to be truly ready.


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But Aries season is the time of readiness. Whatever has been gestating for you since the winter solstice, it's time to activate it. It's time to take a risk and act boldly, even when we may doubt ourselves and question our capacity, the timing, our resources, and so on. Aries does not question. Aries is a sign that acts before analyzing - the analysis can come later, after the fact, when we have time to reflect and digest. 


So take some time tomorrow to reflect on what you are activating. Where are you ready to take a risk? How does this risk help you better understand yourself? Where, in your life, will you be untrue to yourself if you don't listen to that inner urge? How can you mark the beginning of a new one year cycle, now, in a way that truly separates what transpired last year from what is yet to come?


Many blessings to you all as a new astrological year begins.

With love,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel

Dear Moon Babies,



Today is the new moon in Pisces. Every year this marks the last new moon of the astrological year, as Aries season and the Spring Equinox mark the beginning of a new turn through the zodiac and the awakening of a new cycle of seasons. 



So in many ways this is a moon of endings, which is an interesting theme to hold during a new moon, traditionally a time to set intentions and initiate new beginnings. There is a sense of letting go, because where Pisces is concerned we were never in control to begin with and we should be relieved to realize there is a constant flow of forces that function beyond our personal will. We can, with this new moon, let go of the need to control our lives through personal will and get on board with the organic unfolding of life. 



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For some this may seem passive, although it is far from it. It takes tremendous effort, concentration, and steadiness to find a balance of choice and acceptance in our lives. Accepting the flow of forces beyond our personal will, and using our personal will when there is an opportunity to act, make a decision, or respond to what is happening. Consider the ocean, Pisces' greatest symbol - the ocean is not a passive or inactive place. It is full of interconnected life forms constantly interacting and responding to their surroundings, all unique yet held in the same vast body of water. 



The theme of endings gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year that is closing now, our time since the last Spring Equinox. How have we grown? How have we struggled? What has left, or entered, our lives during that time? Sometimes that vast body of water pulls something out of our life with the force of a current, and sometimes the current sends us something new that we never could have seen coming. 



As Mercury has just gone retrograde, also in the sign of Pisces, this new moon is a wonderful time to practice acceptance. It is not an easy time for 'doing' or grand actions, but rather, a time for reflecting on what is ending, getting on board with what is still happening, and finding how we can best respond to the changing, inconstant flow of life. 



With love,

Aerin

xo

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AuthorAerin Fogel