Astrology by Lisa Stardust
The Aries New Moon occurs March 21 at 10:23 AM PT and 1:23 PM ET, the day after the onset of the astrological new year, Aries season, and the spring equinox. Therefore, it’s a magically potent time and serves to emotionally detox our lives. A solar eclipse in Aries occurs on April 20, making this the first of two Aries New Moons of the month.
The New Moon in Aries connects with Mercury, adding a quicksilver, excitable, and energetic vibe to the lunation. The planetary ruler of the AriesnSun and Moon is Mars, who’s currently ending its stint in Gemini. Mars in Gemini forms a conjunction with the fixed star Polaris, which brings “sorrow in love,” while the Sun and Moon align with Kirb, who is a “jilted lover seeking revenge.” Power struggles and irritations will come to a head, creating conflict with others and taking a toll on how we feel about ourselves.
With Mercury and Mars in mutual reception (two planets are in mutual reception when they are transiting the other’s ruling sign ie: Mercury is in Aries and Mars is in Gemini, Mars rules Aries and Mercury rules Gemini), they are strengthening each other and giving power to their respective planets. This means that words can be intense, hard to hear, and hurtful — the same can be said for the truth. Aries is an impulsive sign, who doesn’t think before speaking — so expect communication to be cutting and wounding due to the fact that passions are high. After all, Aries is a warrior who fights to win.
We are releasing pent-up annoyances. Although it’ll be hard, we should use this time to understand the power and impact of our actions and words before we speak. Take a moment to cool down and express heartfelt sentiments with compassion and love — not anger.
WHAT TO MANIFEST DURING THE NEW MOON
The New Moon will take a toll on how we feel about ourselves. Therefore, it’s essential to manifest self-love at this time. Write a love letter to yourself stating all of your amazing attributes. Read it aloud while looking in the mirror. Then, take a gold, pink, or red (these are good colors for building confidence) candle, put it in a bowl half filled with water, place the letter under the bowl, and light the candle while speaking out intentions.