Click here to see the intense chart for the new Moon in Aries, exact at 12:06 pm EDT on March 26th, 2009.
This new Moon asks us to kick off whatever is draining our vitality. To dis-engage from whatever has us hooked to the madness of the times. Everything around us is bringing us down! Aries says to be free unto yourself, and recover a sense of personal power.
With the Sun and Moon aligned in Aries, discouraging feelings can be burned away. It's time to be bold and reach for your true purpose. Aries is naturally enlivening...it can be a much-needed springboard for the days ahead.
How many of us keep our Number One dreams in the background? This cardinal fire fills us with the audacity to act on what we know is our true passion. Venus is retrograde in Aries, and this takes us straight to the fiery essence of what we love.
The Sun-Moon-Mercury-Venus stellium is square to Pluto in Capricorn! This is a provocative set up that demands that our intentions be substantial. It's a tall order. They should come from our true essential Self (Aries), and be in synch with the times, i.e., the shakedown of structures (Pluto in Capricorn). It's the idea that when you follow your personal destiny, you're contributing to the evolution of the whole.
Declare your Independence: In her article on Seasonality, Barbara Hand Clow says that a key to being free from systems of control, is returning to natural time. The modern calendar, she says, "abuses our consciousness." Tuning in to the rhythm of the seasons restores our direct relationship to our universe and its currents. It's the new year astrologically, a time to soak up the vibe of new beginnings.
Righteous Anger: A little blunt Aries-style truth telling wouldn't hurt right about now. The raw force of Aries can bust us out of our self-censorship or denial about a situation. Rolling Stone had the guts to print an article on the bail-out as a revolution, with the lead-in that we're royally f&cked. Aries is a sign that uses anger as a catalyst for action. Anger alerts us to danger, and can itself generate momentum. You can use that vitalizing inner fire to get your personal house in order. It can inspire you to cultivate the most enduring kind of power -- the kind that comes from having integrity and a vision.
Moral Courage: Aries is a sign that has to be true to itself, no matter what. Sometimes aligning with your own values puts you in danger, or at odds with others. The power of this new Moon can re-orient you to what's authentic. If certain social conventions or ties are obligations, with no "life" to them, it's a good time to let them go. Being true to the vitality of life means making hard decisions that hurt people sometimes. But the reward comes soon afterwards, when the space created makes room for the vital new to take root.
Be a Pioneer: We're in uncharted territory now, as what we've known comes crashing down. It's a frontier, where it's clear that the old way of living is not going to work. John Lennon had Aries rising, and his sharp, brusque personality cut through the illusions of his day. He famously said, Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
We're living in a time that calls for speedy evolution in our thinking. Planets in Aquarius (Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron) put us in the mood to experiment with what's possible. In the most psychically rich time, under the dark of the Moon, the visions of the dream time may be startling and innovative.
In general, the cardinality of this new Moon asks us to stop procrastinating, and get on with what we came here to do. The clues to what that is lie in your own birth chart, and your Sun as the essence of your nature. The Sun is exalted in Aries and the Aries skies embolden the Self, and make life's colors more vivid. This new Moon can be affirming to your unique nature, so its particular strengths can fully radiate during the sunny season.