Hello Everyone, Happy Spring!
I have just returned from spending a magical month in Egypt. Extraordinary spiritual experiences and amazing adventures amidst the temples and pyramids, made our Temple Beautiful group truly special in every way! We met up with old friends (and made new ones) while visiting all our favorite sites. We felt very blessed to be on the “fast track” to the higher dimensions…thank you, Egypt!
PachaTerra Travel is now taking registration for our next Egypt trip, “The Star Goddess Connection”/ November 5-17, 2018.
*Upcoming: Egypt March 2019: “Temple Beautiful II” with Mary Lomando & Tania Smith Van Hoy
* Mother’s Day May Astrology Special: Two 60 minute Astrology Readings for $150.
Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Egypt trips and to book your reading.
NEW MOON IN ARIES APRIL 15, 2018
This New Moon is a crucial turning point, as it is the first New Moon following Spring Equinox emphasizing new life and new potential. Major changes are immanent; changes that push us out of our comfort zones and into areas that will test the courage of our convictions. 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 New Age, it means conquering our collective fears and having faith in our power to create a better world through peace and freedom.
The Fire Stellium:
During this New Moon we have four major planets, called a “stellium” (Sun, Moon, Mercury and Uranus) in the fire sign Aries; three of which are making a challenging square aspect to the planet, Pluto, in the earth sign Capricorn. How does this translate? Basically, changes are being sparked on every level. The old power structures are being dismantled, and positive breakthroughs are possible, but this preponderance of fire and earth planets demands both passion and determination to succeed. Inspiration alone is not enough. Focus and discipline are part of the formula now, especially while Mars and Saturn join Pluto in the Capricorn triad. Be true to your vision and take the practical steps to implement it. Since Uranus likes to throw a curve ball into the best laid plans, and Capricorn is the Master of Patience, it is wise to have a “plan B”, just in case.
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.
On a positive note, Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn lending a helping hand to defuse any overly aggressive or domineering situations. Since Venus is in her ruler ship in the sign of Taurus, both irksome relationship and money issues may be harmoniously worked out during the next two weeks.
Mercury Direct in Aries:
Mercury stations direct with this New Moon. This also signals forward movement and action. However, both Mercury and Uranus in Aries can imply super-charged, impulsive thinking, so taking “time out” to strategize and have a long-term plan is important. We now have more energy available to move out of old fear patterns. It is difficult to remain “stuck” when four major planets are lined up in Aries!
Aries is the cardinal fire sign, the first sign of the zodiac, and the ruler of Mars (the planet associated with war). On the personality level, Aries is where we begin to “individuate” and stretch our egos. If your Sun sign is Aries, this is your personal New Moon; showing that you are ready to take a risk and try something new. Begin a new project; make plans for the future; have an adventure; but take some positive action. No matter what your birth sign, wherever the sign of Aries falls in your natal chart will indicate the area of life where you are feeling restless and want to make changes. The trick with Aries is to implement change without being reckless or scattered.
Whether male or female, it is important to integrate the archetype of the “spiritual warrior” or shaman into our lives and to allow this healing on an inner level. Courage and fear are two sides of the same coin. Having the courage to learn a new skill, take a class, or even have a therapy/counseling session can change one’s life.