A New Awakening: New Moon in Aries

New Moon in Aries

April 03, 2011

By Maharani Rutan©

On April 03, 2011, the new moon will enter the fiery sign of Aries at 13 degrees.  This magnificent voiding will take place at approximately 9:32 am EST and 6:32 am PST orbiting at 6 to 8 degrees.

Since Aries is considered as a first fire element; with it brings a great deal of heat.  For many it can be a form of powerful energy that can bring renewal which thrusts people to look at new ways of doing things as well as new risks.  It could also mean that there is a new person inside of you or a new way of looking at your self in the eyes of others.  Aries will bring the light into our spring forcing the summer to come sooner.

The New moon urges to open our hearts to create something new at a slow steady pace.  It sets the ground work for the moon to be brighter as days go by. As the moon becomes brighter in the sky, the force also allows us to look at ourselves with magnifying glasses to examine who we are.  The moons ruler is Cancer therefore; it urges us to associate ourselves with our inner child. The moon also acts as an intermediary between our physical and psychological world.

The new moon in Aries gives us the energy to break the shackles of confinement of anything that has held us back. Liveliness of this moon will give much time to be reborn, restructure, reorganize, and reconsider. The moon will give sufficient energy to get rid of clutter in our home, body, mind and soul. When we clean things we wipe things out of our lives when we reorganize we also get rid of things we horded.  Now its time to get rid of the old and bring new, for many it can be a beautiful healing energy to repair what is torn and let go of pass injuries.

The New Moon blesses new beginnings, and invites you to take a chance! What do you want to create in your life? What vision do you wish to manifest? The New Moon is an asking healing time, and a time to formulate what our needs are according to the opportunities available.

Emotions are right on the surface and immediately expressed. There is a tendency to take charge in emotional situations, leading the way to resolving difficult problems. The psyche antennas are fired up, especially when it comes to emotional matters.  There is a need to nurture others to help them free themselves of suppression.  A greater independence will arise by re-connecting with a motherly figure or older feminine figure to discover the energy and steps needed to free ones self of self-scrutiny as well as paths of destruction.  This is especially intense when Saturn is retrograding in Libra; which could cause a relationship to dynamically change over time.

“Saturn is currently retrograde until June 13.  Saturn retrogrades every year for about four months and during this period events will be emphasized in the sign Saturn is in.  Saturn is in Libra, the sign of relationships, marriage, partnerships and governments, thus we are seeing many events occur in these areas.  During this period people are usually more disciplined in their undertakings and display more resoluteness. Relationships and partnerships will become more defined, either moving forward to a new level, or breaking up completely. If this is the case, the relationship needed to end and allow both partners to seek someone more appropriate.” ~Leslie Hale

The Moon in Aries marks a time of increased activity and purpose. People may feel more passionate and be more vigorous. This is a good time to begin new projects or to try to execute desired changes. Like the charging Ram that represents Aries, people may be inclined to rush forcefully and impulsively ahead without considering the consequences to both themselves and others. Caution needs to be taken to avoid selfishness and quick-tempered behavior. The Fiery Aries Moon brings passion to our emotions, instant reactions, and bravery in the face of any adversary! Give in to the energy…. strive for new beginnings.

There is also a need to change relationships, home, jobs anything that has pushed forced us down; be careful of communication since mercury still continues to be retrograde and the ghost period continues until May 11, 2011, forcing us to slow down and meditate on things before we take into action.  Have a back up plan available for anything you begin or end.  Pluto will also go retrograde on April 09 until September 16, 2011.

Pluto retrograde allows us to let go of thoughts or thinking which are based on inflexible views it will be a time to under go internal transformation looking at who and what we approach our lives within the world we are in.  Anything that is causing your life not to be as prosperous and continues to suppress you, then Pluto will make sure you don’t have.

“Pluto goes retrograde on April 9, at 7 degrees of Capricorn, and doesn’t go direct until September 16. During retrogrades fate or karma will often play out, that is sudden twists and turns in events and situations that seem out of our control. Pluto has to do with power and manipulation and during this time subtle, or not so subtle power struggles often ensue and people can become more manipulative. “Leslie Hale 

“Pluto in Capricorn relates to the earth itself, and business in general, and it is in these areas we will likely see issues of control surfacing. Certain situations among people and entities may seem to disappear into the woodwork but will resurface when Pluto goes direct in September.  Those most affected by retrograde Pluto will have birthdates of March 25-29, June 27-30, September 28-October 2, and December 27-31.  Look for issues to surface in relationships and partnerships, business and matters connected to the home. “Leslie Hale

Aires moon is all about placing boundaries in our lives. Keep things simple.  Nobel and honest ideas will always work out well.  Aries bring bravery yet with blind trust.  Think of this moon as a dreamed vision and canvas is your world use your imagination and began to paint the most beautiful painting you want. But be sure you know clearly what the picture looks like but don’t be self centered. This new moon forces many to center around individuality, self consciousness and gives the gift of all the energy needed to begin a new cycle.

Since, moon in Aries represents Headstrong, Willful; Hot-Tempered, Brave, and Energetic it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced.  This full moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name one through the wick.  Anoint the candle with lavender oil sandalwood and chant the psalm 39.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Aries moon is:

“Om Suryaya Namaha”

(Om sur-va-ya Na-ma-ha)


This mantra is the dispeller of Darkness and ignorance.

The intention of this mantra is the to keep up in balance from loosing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10.  This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.  Remember never make the affirmations beginning with “I can”, it must be worded “I can be any one I want to be”

Affirmations for the energy of the New Moon in Aries

I use my impatience and anger constructively … to make positive changes in my life.

I respect the power behind my passions and desires …
and use this energy wisely.

I use my self-assertion to build, manage,
and support the conditions I want in my life.

I offer bold, affirmative leadership to myself
and others with my choices and actions.

With joy and gratitude, I launch my initiative …
to begin the important creations and projects of my life.

This new moon talks about the tugs of heart and soul bring hope and healing, however it is also action-oriented.  It instigates standards in our lives to start something new perhaps a new project or a new relationship or re capture an old one or is that you want your personal freedom now? It is about reinventing rethinking and allow you’re self to let the past go and be excited about what is yet to come. Take a look at what happened during the full moon in Aries September of 2010.

It is time to let go of the ways that were not working those days and release toxic relationships that no longer work by practicing forgiveness and moving on. This new moon bring forth those issues and coming to terms with harsh realities and release because this is one of those things that continue to hold you back.

Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a psychic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle or when it affects you in an astrological aspect this is why I recommend that you maintain a good astrologer that you can connect with and speak to them every 3 to 6 months and get an update.

For those who seek my counsel periodically, I would suggest you look over your 6 months in-depth reading of December 2010 and January 2011 and if you are a Cardinal Sign this may be the best time to get an updated reading as to where you stand in the physical, Karmic, Dharma and Destiny transitions.

When there are burning questions it may be necessary to have a reading done more than two times in a month, however with the uniqueness of Vedic reading the faith of the universe is much more reliant.  Which means not to have too many readings done in a monthly basis since Vedic readings does not support co-dependent behaviors or things that are not in moderation.

When dealing with a tragic situation it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible.  Remember every psychic base all their telephone readings on your energy. So remember to ask guidance from the higher power before having a reading so that you can be neutral with your energy.  The clearest answers can be given when energy is at a neutral point.  Never get a reading with your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.

Always remember every reader has their boundaries as to how far in the future they want to read.  This is of their choice; however, reading beyond 6 months is a very hazy situation. Our free will plays an important role in our destiny and we are able to change anything.

Wishing you the most beautiful journey through this New Moon Aries and I hope your wishes come true.



Meditative Time: Mercury Retrograde Spring 2011

Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: March 16-29, 2011 & April 24-May 11, 2011

Mercury Intense Time: March 30 through April 23, 2011

By Maharani Rutan©

On March 30, 2011 mercury a ruler of communication and expression will slow down and it will be its most intense stage 4:48pm EST and 1:48pm PST.

Even though, March 30, 2011 is marked as the official beginning to the awkward period, it can be felt as early as March 16, 2011.  Hence the first people to feel the retrograde motion will be those who have the sun, moon or any houses in Pisces. According to Vedic philosophies since Pisces period does not really end until March 21, 2011.  This early onset is the gestation period of what is known as a “Shadow Period” in the Western ideology and Ghost Period in Vedic philosophies.. a travel time for Buddha.

The Ghost Period has two transits.  Mercury prepares for his motion backwards as early as March 16, 2011.  The intense period in Buddha is March 30 through April 23, 2011 and the awakening period is from April 24 through May 11, 2011.

The Ghost or Shadow period can be explained like a freight train. When a freight train is about to make a stop, it requires a process which means that the train often has to go backwards to let other trains pass, or sometimes it has to go backwards for the station to open the tracks for a stop. Often this is called a backlash.   The train moves backwards a few tracks before it stops than it moves forwards again until it reaches its destination.  But instead of moving forwards the train begins to move backwards. Imagine for a moment that Mercury is like a train that is about to stop to let passengers board and get off and its motion is the tracks which have to be adjusted before it stops and moves again.

Because this is such a massive event only a freight train can possibly hold the numbers of people that will be affected.  But to make the process easier it has to be done in pieces.  Therefore, from March 15, 2011, to March 20, 2011 everyone will start to board except Cardinal Signs (Aries, Capricorn, Cancer and Libra) they will be the last stop. The VIP on this stop will be will be Pisces and those that have sun, moon or have prominent Pisces in their chart. Followed by mutable signs (Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius), therefore these folks are now putting their bags in order and getting comfortable in their seats for this retrograde ride.

A planet is described as retrograde appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept arises in the illusive planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this ocular chimera.  Retrograde periods, although often problematic for humans, are not particularly uncommon. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to speak or take action.

When mercury begins its journey into Pisces, our thought processes may be more meditative. Our personal outlook and attitude towards our environment will need reconsideration.  There is a greater chance to think about self-image which may cause mental and psychological confusion often times lucid dreams and paranormal experiences will be intensified.  Mental process being entwined with emotions, we find it hard to separate ideas and opinions from obsession and optimism.  Our mental direction can be unsound, unworkable and overly-spiritual but it also inclines to sluggishness and increases the urge to consume alcohol. Apprehension and stress even unfounded fears and paranoia are stimulated especially from working or living in hostile environment inclines to a sharp, sarcastic tongue.

Maintain privacy and modesty in the working environment and do not try to read between the lines, when there is really nothing to find. Mercury retrograde can lead to personal misunderstandings, including flawed, disrupted, or delayed communications, negotiations and   trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry. Last time mercury moved slightly into Pisces was February 14, 2007 through March 28, 2007.  If you can review what was going on in your life at that time you can get a glimpse of what will happen the two weeks before Mercury moves in Aries.

March 25, 2011, everyone but Cardinal Signs is welcome in this freight train.  The air is breezy and calm everyone is meditating and feeling the energy of the fixed signs, practicality of mutable signs but in the mix the news is in the air that more passengers are about to board and the Air Conditioner is broken.  It becomes very intense March 26 through March 29, 2011 where people have to squeeze in to make room for the Cardinal Signs but don’t worry the Captain says.. I am brining on board three very important characters which may make this ride very smooth.  On March 25-29, 2011, the train makes three stops one to the Planet of Venus, another to Jupiter and last stop is Mars before it loads the Cardinal Signs. The air is humid and the heat is intense can you feel it yet?

“Planetary energy intensifies the weekend of the 26th, as Mercury is stationary retrograde.  It is during this period that snafus often occur, problems are uncovered, and in general thinking and functioning in the world becomes more difficult.  As Mercury is about to retrograde in Aries, the sign ruled by Mars, ‘the God of War,’ communication may become terse and argumentative, and the key is too think before you speak and avoid rash or impulsive decisions. ~Leslie Hale

On March 28, the Sun squares Pluto, a transit that often translates into compulsiveness and compulsive decision making.  It creates an obsessive, controlling energy and power struggles will not be uncommon. The key is to determine what is worth actually fighting for and what is not and this will be difficult to see clearly with Mercury altering your thinking.  March 28-30 Jupiter opposes Saturn, restricting growth and slowing down movement, generally.  This energy has been prevalent over the past number of weeks and growth of all types has been restricted.  Jupiter is the planet of expansion and Saturn is the planet of restriction and the two do not mix well together.  ~Leslie Hale

Mars in Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion and it is difficult to know the correct path with the planet of action transiting the twelfth house of the zodiac. The twelfth house is the place of the unknown and the supernatural, and the end of a two year Mars cycle that will not begin anew until next month.  On March 30, Mercury officially retrogrades at 24 degrees of Aries for the next three weeks.”~Leslie Hale

When mercury moves into Aries there are tendencies to take things out of proportion and make it more dramatic then it is.  Mercury will motion forwards and land its feet into Aries and continue to remain there until it stations direct.  During which time it’s about knowing the truth, and being careful not to insert they foot in our mouths. There will be more requests for forgiveness during Mercury in Aries than any other time.

Vedic Astrologers as well as Vedic readers interpret Mercury in Aries as thoughtless, stubborn, acquisitive, and corrupt.  The energy can bring some conjecture, impulsive and greedy attitudes often veer off righteousness. Communication can be very direct and sometimes outrageously rudimentary.  Often the fire of Aries causes people to act immaturely and assume that people should just agree which can result in aggravation and irritation in communications.  Mercury in Aries forces the energy for impatience and need instant results.

During this time concentration may be difficult to find and tendencies could be to be to impulsive without finding the conclusive answer.  Sometimes the energy will force us to be brutally honest even if it means to hurt, and be quite argumentative even with the people that we may love. The restless energy may cause many to meddle in other peoples business and may form opinions which are not ours to form.

“Jupiter in Aries comes into it’s third and final opposition to Saturn Rx in Libra on March 28th, so we witness the ‘new’, Aries, at odds with the ‘old’, and whatever is worthy will remain, whatever is no longer practical, goes by the wayside. ~Rex Estell 

Saturn in Libra Rx is also about relationships, the law, justice, and while Retrograde, reviewing the past. By March 28th, the answers we seek about those relationships make themselves known, as oppositions expose the weakest links in our lives, so they can be strengthened, and if not, a separation takes place.   The Sun and Moon form a square on the 26th, so we end the month on a note of accomplishment, and with Venus and Neptune in conjunction the same day, we make changes that instantly birth a new love of our spiritual lives, and those who love the world of Spirit! ~Rex Estell
The Sun and Pluto square off on the 28th, so the month ends on a big not of massive change, to prepare us for the new beginnings that come with the Aries New Moon, with Jupiter AND Uranus joining, to make this a very Aries year!” ~Rex Estell

Mercury in Aries will retrograde in 24 degrees Aries which means the first people to feel the effects will be later born Aries and end with a bang with earlier born Aries. At the same time we can not forget Neptune which could cause unrealistic dreams and misunderstandings and wishful thinking will mix into this air of energy.

Communication, understanding and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are logic and reasoning, our manner of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind impatience and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing!

This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a physical and psychological level.  Mercury’s energy is both dexterous and perceptive. Mercury is about short trips: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, and a weekend getaway. Siblings and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm. Speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well. Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Conversations might be more difficult, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally straightforward discussions. Still, with a little caution and consideration, you’ll get your point across.

Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your flight gets canceled or your car won’t start, remain calm and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that fascinating new person in the airport lobby or bus stop if you had taken your flight or driven to work…
Remember, we can use this powerful energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: renew, repair, review, renegotiate, and research…In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.

Mercury sets out to restructure our thinking processes and for many of us this is agonizing and annoying. Moreover, these understanding reveal flaws in our internal organization as well as our external planning, which can make us feel irrational and insufficient.  All areas of communication are affected. Methods and motivation for learning, communication and transportation are subject    to difficulties under this aspect. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often.

Good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, and catch up on sleep!

Since, mercury is a very slow moving planet and it effect almost all planetary signs .It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night.  This period will last for 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.  This will allow friendly communications as well as understandings in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until May 11, 2011.

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy I have chosen two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

(Om Bood-han-yah Nahm-ah-ha)

“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury”

This mantra is used to achieve mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing.

For mutable signs the full moon in Virgo will close some chapters which may be enhanced by Mercury retrograde but it’s not the end until retrograde passes.  Try not to break up during retrograde or reconnect expecting extra ordinary results because you will be disappointed.  Since the retrograde period last for almost 24 days its not over till its over.  Whether you are in a relationship or starting a new one, try to bite your tongue and don’t cause any unnecessary arguments-agree to disagree. If someone has done you wrong turn the cheek and let the universal energies give them pay back don’t be the instigator.

I would really suggest having an update on your 3 or 6 month reading on your self as well as a relationship and will be offering makers for a week to week mood changes with you as well as your partner when requested.  This is made available so you make the best of retrograde energy.

I would also suggest backing up your computer if you have important files, giving your self extra time to travel, people may be cranky and impatient. And most of all breathe through this period and don’t over react. Additionally try to hold of any medical procedures, signing legal documents, and if you are a writer or someone in communication be prepared your words may not sound correct, remember your not crazy its just mercury retrograde.

Please remember I am not an Astrologer nor claim to be one.  As a Vedic reader I must embrace the planetary, spiritual and karmic energy to utilize the best forks ahead.  A Vedic reader focuses on Actions and reaction no so much so on fixed things since in life nothing is fixed rather everything is flexible. It is up to you to embrace the change to make your life or your relationships as sublime through the passages of a Vedic reading.

I would also suggest that if you have not had a reading done with Lee Stillwaters, Leslie Hale or Rex Estell it is a breathtaking experience of a life time. They have just about every answer.

Wishing you a very safe journey through Mercury Retrograde.  Call me for your path during this confusing state and see you on the other side.