New Moon in Aries ~ Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Moon at 3º Aries
7:37am Pacific Time

Today is significant because we begin a new astrological year. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so the Sun's entrance into Aries heralds the beginning of Spring and the time of growth and rebirth. This is the day to look ahead and set your intentions for the coming year. What would you like to accomplish in 2012?

The next two weeks are the perfect time to start moving towards a goal. The words for Aries are "I Am". Our path and reason for being on Earth are up for review. And actually, "review" is the buzzword for the next two weeks since Mars - the ruler of Aries - is currently retrograding (going backwards) through Virgo!

Our goals are in front of us, but we will be sharpening our tools and getting ready for a big leap forward on April 13th when Mars goes Direct.

Let's look a little more at "Will" too...

Crowley (the founder of Thelema) defined our Will as: "a person's grand destiny in life" and "a moment to moment path of action that operates in perfect harmony with Nature. This Will does not spring from conscious intent, but from the interplay between the deepest Self and the entire Universe. Thelemites in touch with their True Will are said to have eliminated or bypassed their false desires, conflicts, and habits, and accessed their connection with the divine. Theoretically, at this point, the Thelemite acts in alignment with Nature, just as a stream flows downhill, with neither resistance nor "lust of result."

I think this concept is remarkable, and I try to live my life in concert with my Higher Power's blueprint. 

And then there's this FABULOUS quote I heard during the film "The Iron Lady":

Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become… habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.

- Margaret Thatcher

She was wrong about a lot of things but that quote is SO true.

And now, onto the horoscopes! We will look at the influence of Mars and Mercury Retrogrades on your sign, as well as the position of your ruler. Your Sun sign is important, but please read the horoscope for your Rising sign too! If you don't know your rising sign (also called the ascendant), you can figure it out on the Free Horoscopes link at astro.com.

Aries:  The Ram 
It's your birthday season and the start of your personal revolution. The New Moon is shining on YOU like a spotlight. This is your time to shine so make the most of it. Some of your wonderful ideas will be on hold through April though, since your ruler, Mars, is traveling backwards through Virgo. This brings up a reexamination of issues around Work and your Health.

Taurus: The Bull
The Sun is traveling through your House of Self Undoing for the next few weeks. This could bring revelations on how you've REALLY outgrown some of your habits. Are you ready to make some deep changes? It's high time to let go of things that no longer serve you, so you can experience a rebirth when your birthday comes around next month.

Gemini:  The Twins 
There could be a lot of drama in your friendship circle for the next month. The New Moon in Aries, Mercury Retrograde (your ruler), and Uranus are all there causing sudden changes and unpredictable events. The good news is it will be going on around you, but not affecting you directly. Meanwhile, retrograde Mars in Virgo is kicking up dirt in your home life. Focus on being a peace maker and taking care of yourself. No need to carry around other people's problems.

Cancer:  The Crab

From today through much of April, the main activity in the skies will be occurring in your House of Public Image and Career. The New Moon has landed here along with Mercury Ret. and Uranus (for the next 10 years!!!), bringing huge attention to your originality but some tests for your communication skills. Try not to sign any binding contracts - if you have to double check the fine print. Beyond that, let your eccentricity shine! Unveil your wild ideas at work! You might be hailed as a revolutionary.

Leo:  The Lion
It's time for your Spring vacation! The Sun, Uranus and Mercury Ret. are traveling through your House of Travel and Perspective for the next few weeks. This is what Leos do all the time anyway, so it will be a great month. Some deep insights regarding your inner self are showing up. It's a great time to set some personal goals! Travel, philosophy and education are also highlighted.

Virgo:  The Virgin
The New Moon in Aries lights up your House of Other People's Money. New information brings positive movement regarding debts, loans or real estate. You also have Mars (Big Energy) traveling through your 1st House of Self. This stirs up and shifts how people view you. It can make you more assertive, but also a bit cranky so take some solitude if you need it. If difficulties come up in a relationship, wait until you've both calmed down to work it out.

Libra:  The Scales
The New Moon has landed in your House of Partnerships along with some real heavyweights - Uranus and Mercury Retrograde. The next month is a time where relationships take center stage and come up for review. Mercury Retrograde can bring back some old flames for reevaluation and/or resolution. The planet Uranus (which will be here for the next ten years!!) brings oddball geniuses. Get to know someone REALLY well before committing! And THEN wait until the middle of April.

Scorpio:  The Scorpion 
The New Moon lights up your House of Work and Health, offering a chance to reevaluate these areas of your life. Pay attention to your habits. Get enough sleep, good food and exercise. Back to the basics! With Mercury Retrograde here, and your ruler Mars retrograding in your House of Career, make sure communications are clear and well thought out in the work place. 

Sagittarius:  The Archer

The New Moon shines in your House of Romance, which is good. There's other planets there which make it a little bittersweet - namely Mercury Ret., and Uranus. The Mercury Retrograde might bring the return of old flames, while Uranus brings in oddball geniuses... and Uranus will be doing this for the next ten years. Explore your creativity through art and music. These are good ways to channel some of the Uranian chaos. Meanwhile the Mars Retrograde kicks up dust in your House of Career. Be patient with projects and recognition at work, and try to be a peacekeeper.

Capricorn:  The Sea Goat
You will receive insight and positive direction regarding your home life over the next few weeks. The Sun, Uranus and Mercury Ret. are joining you in the places where you spend most of your time. Look for some erratic (but positive) changes occurring in your home life and community. The only smudge on your plans is the Mercury Retrograde in the same area. The luck still exists it just might need some negotiation or coaxing. 

Aquarius:  The Water Bearer 
It's all about communication and learning for you this month. Your self expression will be in full bloom over the next several weeks. People will be receptive to your ideas, but remember to listen to others as well. Mercury (your ruler) is going Retrograde in the same spot, giving your path some twists and turns. Follow truth and reality and you'll be fine. Be honest, clear and truthful in negotiations with people this month.

Pisces:  The Fish 
Your new nickname is "moneybags". The New Moon in Aries has landed in your Money House bringing all kinds of opportunities your way. However, with Mars retrograde in Virgo you'll have to watch out for the hot heads facing you in all the different areas of your life. Luckily, you have Jupiter (Good Luck) and Venus (Attraction) floating through your House of Communication, which eases any friction. You will end April on a financial high note.

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