Aries New Moon at 11°31′
—March 31

Balsamic energies continue to dominate the day, though the moon now moves through Aries…

Today’s moon, however, remains balsamic until very late, or really early tomorrow morning*—and when the moon is balsamic in Aries it can manifest as a continued restlessness, but not nebulously restless, like in Pisces; in Aries it feels much more impatiently agitated… like having to stop at the longest red light ever in the middle of absolute nowhere, with no one around, in the middle of a night so dark it’s construction paper black—but you stop anyway, because it’s the ‘right’ thing to do.

Symbolically speaking, today’s energies truly honor the notions of rebirth: to be reborn, something no longer thriving with life-pulse is either forsaken, surrendered, lost, or it’s already dying.

A balsamic Aries moon is, essentially, broken—damaged, compromised, and desperate…

A balsamic Aries moon is desperate for inspiration… for drive.

For potential.

For direction.

More likely than not—whatever newness you’re experiencing in your personal reality has been emerging for some time, likely since mid-February, and just unable to truly bloom—as Venus was besieged… and now you’re beginning to see the metaphorical buds for eventual bloom.

And this would suggest, then, that the section of your nativity that is governed by Aquarius is where the new emergences are occurring for you.

This is where, within your chart, you’re feeling inspiration, drive, potentials, and direction…

Also, interestingly, before today’s moon even connects to the sun it applies Mercury the entire day, and meets it in conjunction first through the tenth degree of Aries, a degree which associates itself with ‘new dimensions breaking old thought forms or behaviors…’

This lunarly connection to Mercury is nearly literally translating an encouragement to rewrite the past.

As astrologer Dane Rudhyar transcribed, a “revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience.”

Further, “things may need a new interpretation to bring [one] up to speed with today’s thinking… this may lead to realizations you have never even considered or imagined—the message here is to allow yourself to be creative and look for modern answers, seeing things in a different light or from a different angle.”

This energy is largely, and aggressively, about ‘having faith that one sees things clearly; seeing through false appearances—especially on a political level; and exploring a new facet of one’s personality…’

But you must begin seeing clearly.

And these energies are totally about “leaving behind previous life restraints and constraints, to spread your wings…”

When the moon finally meets up with the sun in conjunction for the new moon, it falls within the second decan of Aries, and this is a decan that influences something of a struggle toward potentials…

This decan, as referenced from astrologer Austin Coppock, is one of virtue, because it’s associated to the 3 of Wands, which perpetuates the dynamic between virtues and vices and how these are habits of our choice which will continue to define one’s path… yet, it too perpetuates the struggle—albeit one of opportunity rather than inherent struggle… but, it’s all relative, isn’t it?

Still, the 3 of Wands does, nevertheless, point to struggle toward ‘changes and challenges that lie ahead…’

Changes and challenges are ahead… as are new beginnings and new ideas, and new levels of being and living and loving and feeling—as Chiron is in conjunction to the new moon by a degree—and opportunities to rewrite your past, in a courageous effort to forge forward toward your new potentials are but waiting for you to see.

It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.❞
——Ella Fitzgerald

🖋️ by Jamie James; 📷 by phibstuff

*11:23pm PDT; 12:23am MDT 4/1; 1:23am CDT 4/1; 2:23am EDT 4/1

Coppock, A. “36 Faces.” Three Hands Press; ©2014.
Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
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Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.

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