Happy Spring! I have just returned from spending the past month in Egypt. March was a highly significant astrological month with the potent energy of the Spring Equinox positioned between two major eclipses. As always, Egypt is an incredible “fast track” to the higher dimensions, and we were all extremely blessed on this trip!
PachaTerra is now taking registration for our September trip to Peru, the “sister” portal or stargate of Egypt. For more info go to my website at www.pachaterra.com or contact me directly.
NEW MOON IN ARIES APRIL 7, 2016
This New Moon is a crucial turning point, as it is the first New Moon following Spring Equinox emphasizing new life and potential. It is also a “super moon”, which means that it is closer to the earth, intensifying gravitational forces on the earth’s magnetics, as well as, our human bodies and psyches. Following last month’s two eclipses, it signals that major changes are immanent; changes that push us out of our comfort zones and into areas that will test the courage of our convictions.
The March Eclipses signaled that at least one cycle in our lives is coming to a close. We are now at a place of new beginnings, but the unknown can sometimes feel scary. However, like Lot’s wife, there is no turning back. This is the time for blazing trails, discovering new potentials and making leaps of faith. This is not the time to play victim sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone else to “fix” or “save” us. Whether in our political views, personal life, or spiritual philosophy, it takes real courage to break away from the pack and think for ourselves. In the ancient past, the Age of Aries meant conquering new territory through wars and aggression. In our enlightened 21st Century, it means conquering our collective fears and having faith in our power to create a better world through peace and freedom.
Sun Square Pluto:
During this New Moon we have three major planets (Sun, Moon, Venus and Uranus) in the sign Aries making a challenging aspect (square Pluto in the sign of Capricorn. On the personal level, as well as the global level, it is crucial that we think objectively and not overreact emotionally to stress. This is a very volatile combination of planets. It is a time for world leaders (as well as individuals) to remain grounded and centered in the midst of an avalanche of external pressures. Questions regarding the abuse of force and power will come up. As global destabilization progresses, once solid institutions may take drastic measures to keep the status quo. It is important for individuals to remember that only fear can render you powerless.
Mars Retrograde in Saturn/Jupiter T-Square: Mars begins its retrograde phase on April 17 until June 29. This is the time to re-evaluate your most important beliefs. How much do you accept other people’s opinions and how much do you trust your own intuition? Do you have a spiritual philosophy? Is there more to life than death and paying taxes? Perhaps there is an interesting film, documentary or book that you have been waiting to dig into…or, perhaps there is an intriguing place that calls to you? Don’t be afraid of making constructive changes where necessary, if it adds to the quality of your life. In addition to the retrograde, Mars is also making challenging aspects (called a t-square) with Saturn and Jupiter. Politics, the law and government will all be questioned and challenged on issues of transparency and flexibility. We may see the political polls in a state of flux while the retrograde is in operation.
Aries is the cardinal fire sign, the first sign of the zodiac. On the personality level, it is where we begin to “individuate” and stretch our egos. If your Sun sign is Aries, this is your personal New Moon. Following last month’s eclipses , depending on where the signs of Aries/Libra fall in your chart, you are coming to a close of a 19-year cycle. Whether you feel ready for it or not, something new is birthing into your reality.
Begin a new project, make plans for the future; have an adventure, but take some positive action. Where the sign of Aries falls in your birthchart will tell which area (s) of life you are willing to take a risk, and/or where you are feeling restless and want to make changes. The trick with Aries is to implement change without being reckless, impatient or scattered.
**Editor’s Note: Mary is available for readings AND some wonderful items back from Egypt – inquire about silver Hathor and Sekhmet pendants from Egypt. Also, Egyptian Perfume Oils and Gift Bottles and the Dendera Collection. Email Mary directly