Copyright Zen☆Ren 2021 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Sunday, Apr 11 at 7.32pm PST
Last month we had the new moon in Pisces, the lowest energy point of the year. The new moon in Aries is the rebirth we have been waiting for since last spring. It’s time for all things NEW. This new moon is a renaissance. Whatever was flimsy or false or unhealthy will be flattened by the flames. Meditate on fearlessness and independence.
A few years ago I traveled to India. On the eve of the New Moon in Aries, I met a Vedic astrologer in Rishikesh and hopped on the back of his moped. He offered to take me to a ceremony to release past-life karma from my body. We rode more than an hour in falling dusk, looping along jungle roads speckled with wild elephant dung, until we reached Haridwar on the banks of the Ganges.
At a temple on a crowded street, another woman and I sat and chanted for more than an hour. Priests poured water from the Ganges on our bodies and into golden trays with flowers and colored powders, swirling together psychedelically. Afterward, I was given the water and instructed to bathe with it every day. Outside on the temple steps, I asked the other woman for a ride home on her moped. I was exhausted, head pounding, but feeling mischievous because I had skipped class to be there.
Less than ten minutes into our journey back, the storm began. My new friend and driver had a helmet, but I was defenseless. The rain fell so heavily that it cut my face as we zipped through twisting lanes of traffic. In India, the streets churn night and day in a wriggling rainbow of humans, cows, mopeds, rickshaws, and trucks. Potholes are deep and numerous. In the near darkness, my dear driver did not see one of these gaping holes, and I was so jolted that I almost fell off into oncoming traffic. Violet lightning arced intermittently across the sky and thunder cracked with such force that we found ourselves screaming.
Once I got off the moped, I discovered that I could barely move. My arms and legs were leaden and aching from gripping with all of my strength. I walked home with a huge smile, relishing my throbbing muscles, dripping clothes, squeaky, waterlogged sandals, and the feeling of being utterly, incandescently alive.
We didn’t realize it at the time, but the New Moon in Aries of 2020 was certainly bringing in something entirely new and unprecedented. Life as we knew it will never return. Still, anything is possible at this juncture. Rise like a mighty phoenix from the depths. Take up space like a motherfucking volcano, spouting cosmic magma up to the stars – who can stop you? What do you want to create? Right now – look away from your screen and name it.
This new moon will coincide with a tense square between Venus and Pluto. The moon is more a witness than a participant, but it’s still worth noting that the moon will be just four degrees away from Venus as she battles small but mighty Pluto. Everything about this is fatiguing and draining. Watch for mood swings and irrational emotional responses. No doubt a day of great learning, we won’t necessarily like what we uncover. Pluto examines control dynamics. We will meet our shadow through other people. Whether or not we recognize this reflection as our own will determine the outcome of the situation. In any case, the message is clear: it is time to let go and stop forcing (painful) patterns to continue. We last saw this aspect on Nov 15, 2020. I wanted to spend time with my partner but also didn’t want to feel controlling (classic Plutonian intimacy dilemma).