Sun and Moon in Aries - The New Astrological Year Begins!
Updated: Apr 3
The Sun moves into Aries today, Monday 20th March 2023, at 21:20 GMT, signalling the start of the new astrological year, and a season of new beginnings and fresh starts. If you feel like you’ve been stuck in a rut, things are about to start moving….
element: Fire - light red candles during Aries season.
Modality: Cardinal - Get things started.
Ruled by: Mars - The warrior planet corresponding to action, drive, physical energy, passion, courage and war.
rules: The head - get an indian head massage.
Colours: Red, scarlet - wear these colours for confidence.
Crystals: Ruby, red jasper, garnet, bloodstone, carnelian - work with these to stimulate your energy, motivation and courage.
Herbs: Sage, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin, allspice, garlic - add these to your food.
This is a BIG week astrologically! Huge!
Today we have the Spring Equinox coupled with the Sun’s yearly transition into Aries, tomorrow we have the New Moon in Aries, Pluto changes signs on Thursday 23rd, (this is MASSIVE!), and on Saturday 25th, Mars finally leaves its eight-month journey through Gemini, and moves into Cancer.
It’s a LOT!
But let’s take this week just one day at a time.
I already wrote a blog about the Spring Equinox, (read it here >>> Five Ways to Celebrate Spring), so today I want to talk specifically about Aries energy.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is ruled by Mars, and its pioneering energy is all about taking action, pursuing our passions, and blazing a trail for ourselves. With this new, dynamic energy, we can tap into our inner strength and courage to tackle our goals with conviction.
As the Sun moves into Aries, we may feel a physical surge of energy and motivation to really go after our goals and dreams. This is a time to take action, set intentions (see below!), and embrace the opportunities that come our way. Aries is a sign that encourages us to be bold and assertive, to trust our instincts, and to have confidence in ourselves.
Aries is a cardinal fire sign, which means that its energy is passionate, purposeful, and driven.
This determined energy can help us to feel braver and more assertive, and it can be the catalyst we need to take bold steps towards our ambitions.
The cardinal signs of the zodiac align with the start of the seasons and this means that their energy is initiatory and leadership-oriented. And none more so than when the Sun enters Aries.
This means that 2023 is now getting started and we have the potential to take charge of our lives and create the changes we want to see.
Aries season is a time to be bold and daring, to try new things and take risks, and so if there’s a venture you’ve been thinking about starting or a path you’ve been wondering whether to embark on, now might just be the time to take the necessary first steps towards them.
Another important aspect of Aries season is self-discovery.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents the spark of life and the potential for growth and transformation. During this season, we are invited to explore our inner selves, connect with our innermost desires and purpose, and take steps towards becoming our true selves.
We can also tap into our natural creativity and innovation to come up with new ideas and approaches, and we can use our own inner fire to fuel our progress.
One way to harness the energy of Aries season is to focus on our physical health and fitness.
Aries is a sign of vitality and strength, and its energy can help us to feel more energised and alive. This is a great time to start a new exercise routine, try a new sport or activity, or simply make a commitment to take better care of our bodies.
Another way to use the energy of Aries season is to focus on our careers and professional goals. Aries is a sign of ambition and success, and its energy can help us to be more self-assured and decisive in our work. This is a fantastic time to set new career goals, take on new projects, or pursue a new job or business opportunity.
Aries season is also a time to focus on our personal relationships. Aries is a sign of passion and intensity, and its energy can help us to deepen our connections with others. This is a great time to be more open and honest with our partners, to express our desires and needs, and to work on building stronger, more fulfilling relationships.
Of course, it's important to remember that the energy of Aries can also be impulsive and reckless at times.
We need to balance our desire for action with careful planning and consideration so that we don't make hasty decisions or take unnecessary risks. We also need to be mindful of our boundaries and limitations and avoid pushing ourselves too hard or taking on too much at once.
Overall, Aries season is a time of growth, new beginnings, and empowerment.
With self-starting Aries behind us, we can harness this energy and be inspired to tackle our goals and move forward with enthusiasm and purpose. Whether we're pursuing our dreams, improving our health, or deepening our relationships, this is the season to be courageous, take risks, and embrace our inner passions.
New Moon in Aries - Tuesday 21st March, 17:23 GMT
New Beginnings and a Cosmic Reset.
When the moon is in its ‘new’ phase, the time is ripe for setting intentions and manifesting our desires. By harnessing the power of Aries New Moon energy, we can set clear intentions that align with our deepest passions and purpose, and take bold steps towards making them a reality.
This new moon is occurring at 0° of Aries, this is called the 'zero degrees Aries point' - we're right at the very start of the zodiac with this critical degree and so we're experiencing an extra special energy here!
There's a strong focus on making initial, impactful moves here and being fearless in your pursuits.
This is super-fresh, exciting energy and new adventures lie ahead, it's the perfect time to set New Moon intentions.
Setting intentions during Aries's New Moon is all about tapping into our inner fire and taking action. It's about being brave and daring, taking risks, and stepping outside of our comfort zones. Aries is a sign of leadership and initiative, and its energy can help us to feel more confident, assertive, and empowered.
To set intentions during the New Moon in Aries, it's important to first take some time to reflect on what you truly want to achieve.
What are your deepest passions and desires?
What do you feel called to do or create?
What actions can you take to bring these desires into reality?
Once you have a clear idea of your intentions, write them down and make them tangible. This could mean creating a vision board, writing in a journal, or creating a list of specific action steps that you can take towards your goals.
Rather than setting vague intentions like "I want to be more successful," try setting specific goals such as "I want to earn a promotion at work by the end of the year."
Focus on intentions that align with your values and passions. This will help to ensure that your intentions are meaningful and fulfilling and that you are working towards something that truly resonates with your soul.
You don't need to do an elaborate ritual when setting new moon intentions: you can simply write them down and revisit them regularly to make sure you're on track.
If you have got time to do something more drawn-out, then of course, go for it.
Finally, setting intentions during Aries season requires a willingness to take action and make assertive moves towards your dreams.
This may mean taking risks, breaking out of old cycles, or pushing through fear and self-doubt.
Setting intentions is a process, it can be a long game and it may take time and effort to achieve your goals. Be patient with yourself, stay focused on what you want, and take small steps towards your goals each day.
Better to have longevity than be a flash-in-the pan!
By setting intentions during the Aries New Moon phase, you can tap into the powerful energy of this daring and energetic sign and create positive change in your life. Whether you are chasing your goals, getting fitter and healthier, or working on the relationships in your life, this is the season to embrace your inner fire and give your all.
20 Ways to work with Aries New Moon energy.
Set new goals and create a plan of action to achieve them. Use the energy of Aries season and the New Moon in Aries to be bold and daring in your pursuits.
Start a new exercise routine or try a new physical activity to improve your health and fitness.
Take on a new project or task at work to challenge yourself and advance your career.
Be assertive in your personal relationships and express your desires and needs more openly.
Take a risk or try something new that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
Focus on personal growth and self-improvement, such as learning a new skill or hobby.
Start a passion project or creative endeavour that allows you to express your creativity and innovation.
Practice self-care and prioritise your well-being, such as getting enough rest, eating well, and taking time for relaxation.
Take on a leadership role in your community or organisation and make a positive impact.
Set healthy boundaries, be mindful of your limitations, avoid burnout and stay focused on your goals.
Take action towards a cause or issue that you feel passionately about, such as volunteering or advocating for a social or environmental justice movement.
Start a new business or pursue an entrepreneurial venture that aligns with your passions and values.
Build your confidence and self-assurance through affirmations, positive self-talk, and celebrating your accomplishments.
Be spontaneous and embrace the present moment, whether it's through trying new food, taking a spontaneous road trip, or saying yes to a new opportunity.
Embrace your inner warrior and stand up for what you believe in, whether it's in your personal relationships or in the wider world.
Take charge of your finances and make a plan to save money or invest in your future.
Network with others who share your passions and interests, whether it's through attending events or connecting online.
Be proactive in problem-solving and find innovative solutions to challenges or obstacles.
Cultivate a sense of adventure and explore new places or experiences, even if they are outside of your comfort zone.
Be independent and self-reliant, taking ownership of your decisions and actions while also seeking support and guidance when needed.
Are you feeling FIRED UP yet?
I hope you are because the energy is ramping up. Like I said it’s a BIG week astrologically and 2023 is just beginning!
Enjoy the new astrological season, the balance that the Spring Equinox will bring, and the fiery New Moon!
Happy new astrological year! Now go make sh#t happen!
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