Happy Spring Equinox March 20. Happy Astrological New Year ! Happy New Moon In Aries March 21. Happy Pluto Into Aquarius (March 23)! Happy Saturn In Pisces (March 7). Happy….whew what next ?? Oh yeah Mars Into Cancer (March 25).
Lions, Tigers and Bears? Nope. Moon, Ram, Water, Renewal, Rebirth, Karma, Fish, Energy, Action
Today marks the Spring Equinox and that means we’re starting a new year, astrologically speaking. We’re stepping into the sign of Aries- opening the door to a new, confident kind of influence that can help you face even the toughest challenges head on!
It’s also a great energy to work with if you’re starting a new project… I mean, Aries is definitely a “get-it-done”, big swings and confidence kind of energy! So, it should come as no surprise that the next four weeks will likely be FULL of optimism, manifestation and overflowing enthusiasm…
And that’s a great time to start a new chapter in YOUR life!
Especially if you’re one of those who feel like your calendar New Year goals have maybe been kind of stagnant? Hard to achieve?? Not yielding the results you hoped you’d have by now???
To make the most of your tomorrows, you need to start creating today
This is pretty much the biggest week of 2023. It’s packing a punch with the Equinox, Aries New Moon (the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year) and the once-in-a-lifetime shift of Pluto into Aquarius. Which all means this is a week to take it slow, to honor the pace in which your body (not your mind) feels comfortable moving and if it all gets too much then rest (knowing that this is precious time for you to spend processing this energy). This is a week for revelations and considering what energy you want to bring in with the coming 12 months.
This is a week steeped in energy. Not only is it the first New Moon of the astrological new year, but it is also the week when Pluto moves into Aquarius…for the first time in 248 years – so yeah it’s BIG. This is a New Moon which is calling forth the fire of transformation. The type of spiritual fire which helps to burn through the illusion that has you feeling separate thanks to your physical incarnation – which by the essence of being in a body has you feeling as if you are different and individuated from all other people.
THE FIRST OF TWO ARIES NEW MOONS
The coming month is dominated by Aries New Moons. The first, this one, a regular New Moon calling for you to lay down your intentions for the coming year, whereas the second will be a solar eclipse (more on that in April). The fact that you’ll be sitting in this energy means that you’re being called to spend time contemplating what you are ready to start (particularly if you’ve been putting things off or overthinking it all).
This is not a New Moon to run head first into things – which Aries is want to do. Rather (as it will be in challenge with its ruler Mars) it’s time to wait and feel into the timing of what you have planned. To rev your internal engine so to speak and then consider what you need to shift in order to move forward. This is the perfect energy to receive visions, to think through This New Moon will be at 0’30 of Aries, and in Vedic astrology in the sign of Pisces. The elements of both fire and water that live within you as well as in all mother nature, is what this is all about. This energy offers you the ability to be cleansed of old thoughts, beliefs and actions that came from ignorance as well as burn through karmic baggage.
In practical terms, this can show up as needing to confront the ego, to sit in the uncomfortable energy that has you reflecting on who you have been and ultimately coming to realize that by seeing this you are releasing it. It’s as if, in order for new energy to enter your life with this New Moon, you need to get conscious of how you are blocking yourself. This cleaning and clearing energy is supporting you in doing this.
Pluto Enters Aquarius
As the slowest mover on the Zodiac, Pluto arguably has the biggest impact. From the period of November 2008 until 2024 Pluto has been carving us social structures that have restricted and stifled us. As we hit 2023 Pluto will be in Aquarius. Marking a significant shift in our lives over the next 2 decades he takes up residence there.
LIBERTY, EQUALITY + FRATERNITY
Aquarius is the sign of the rebel, the innovator and the iconoclast. It is a sign that is concerned with the good of humanity – not just of the individual. It calls for us to create anew from a place where we remove the restrictions of old convention. So you can feel how the shift from Capricorn to Aquarius makes sense. While Pluto has been in Capricorn we have been doing serious shadow work around these so called conventions – be they governmental, institutional or corporate – get ready for the fall. Aquarius is the sign of big ideas and ideals. It believes in creating from scratch, and not with putting up with the restrictions which stop the progress particularly on behalf of the collective. Pluto entering Aquarius brings with it a calling – Power to the People. Or as the French Revolutionaries would say – Liberty (freedom), Egalite (equality), Fraternity (brotherhood).
This is something no one alive has experienced as Pluto takes around 248 years to orbit the sun. Although he is a slow mover the changes he creates are profound and very often alter the path we believed we were following. So let’s look at the last couple of times he was in Aquarius, to give us a flavor for what we can expect.
This is, after all, the year of ‘Individual infinite possibilities. Make your wish and intention AFTER the magic moment of Tuesday March 21st at 1:23 pm EDT!
Last moment of note this week is March 25th, Saturday at 7:45 am EDT when Mars shifts into Cancer! Mars has been in Gemini affecting the mutable signs ( Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo) since August 20th of 2022. Assertive Mars has an uphill battle ahead of him when he moves into the sensitive sign of Cancer. This warrior planet prefers to charge ahead, acting on instincts rather than weighing the consequences of its actions. Cancer is a Water sign concerned with emotional security and protection — not exactly a natural fit for aggressive Martian energy. So when impulsive Mars moves into the sign of Cancer, she douses his fiery flame, forcing him to slow down and move more carefully.