“If the Angel deigns to come it will be because you have convinced her, not with your tears, but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Today is the Aries New Moon and the astrological conditions are ripe for creating something new and transformative in your life. If whatever you are seeding or beginning today feels a little daring or requires you to take a risk, so much the better.
Since Aries is the sign of fresh starts, initiations and pioneering, and the New phase of the Moon is the time each month for beginnings, the Aries New Moon is, universally, the most potent day of the year for seizing the energetic potentials and setting your sights on that which you’d like to create, acquire or accomplish in the weeks and months of the coming growing season.
The conditions under which something is born or begun will be expressed in the child, fruit or project as it grows. These potentials and conditions are apparent in the planetary cycles at play in the astrology chart for the moment of beginning. As a practical rule of thumb, it is helpful to remember that if we are feeling joyful, vibrant and expansive and creating from a feeling of inspiration that which we begin will bear those positive qualities.
Conversely, at times when we feel fearful, desperate, are in resistance to ‘what is’ or are motivated to change something we don’t like without addressing the underlying reasons for those feelings, the creations we begin will carry those constrictive energies.
For years now I’ve created a Treasure Map on the day of the Aries New Moon. This is simply cutting inspiring images and words from magazines and affixing them to a poster-board to be placed somewhere you can easily see. This serves as a rich visual reminder or map of where you’d like to go from here.
Keep in mind joy is of the essence. Anything conceived in joy and that brings you joy will naturally express and connect you with that which is essentially You.