New Moon in Aries
April 05, 2019
Fire in the Belly voids the moon: New Moon in Aries 2019
Finally, the sun is out, and we can’t wait to be basking in those rays. It appears, however, that winter keeps coming and going; quite often the weather seems a wonderful delight and other times a painful chill. Doesn’t it seem like we are still under Mercury’s spell? Unfortunately, we are, and the residue and unfinished business will continue to linger for many of us until April 16, 2019. This will be just in time for Easter and our second full moon in Libra.
On April 05, 2019, the void will set the sky with new moon in Aries at 15 degrees, give or take the configuration of the orb. Any remnant of the moon will be voided at 4:50 am EST and 1:50am PST.
The closest we can truly feel how this will be is to look back to the first week of April 2000. In my prediction of 2019, I had mentioned almost every moon is at the exact degree as it was in 2000, as if the universe is asking us to relearn the lessons and do them again to make sure they are done correctly (Read more here).
Going back to the events of 2000, for sports fans, Michigan State had beaten Florida in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and so far, Michigan State has reached the final four by beating Duke. On the topic of the U.S economy, in 2000 the unemployment rate was 3.8%, whereas so far this year, it is 3.7%, not that far off. This does not exclude an employment population ratio of 63% in 2019, while in 2000 it was 64. However, there were many events in 2000 which were similar in nature to those we are seeing in 2019. For example, in April of 2000 a racially motivated shooting occurred in Pittsburgh, PA which resulted in 6 dead and several wounded. Similarly, in January of 2019, the tragic events in the Pittsburgh synagogue left 12 dead and many wounded.
Though some of the events are tragic and have left wounds that could take a lifetime to heal, this is what Chrion does to Aries. He is the wounded healer. In February 2019, Chrion shifted from Pisces where many people felt more spiritual and became hermits to heal wounds of the past which had pierced hearts and souls. Now, Chrion has moved into Aries, which is the first sign of the zodiac and focuses on questions of who we are, what are we doing, and how much confidence we need in order to accomplish what we want to do. This is a long transit into making us who and what we are, and where we are going to find the goal to our aspirations.
Added to this confusion, Uranus remains in Aries until August 2019. This planet has been known to bring the unexpected events into our lives. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to let go of something we are used to due to being forced by an unexpected change. For Aries this may be bit difficult as we can no longer be aggressive, but rather, take the time to be communicative and be able to work things out with peace and rapport. This is exactly what Mercury in Pisces/Aries wants also.
However, it seems that April is the month for all Fire signs (Leo, Aries, Sagittarius). While Aries’ look at their lives, Sagittarius’ continue to learn the difficult lessons of Saturn (God of Karmic lessons). It is time for Sagittarius to work hard and make the changes necessary to overcome obstacles, hence the pain could be as if a snake is shedding his/her skin. The only sign that is sitting back to watch and having stones thrown at them every now and then are Leo’s who just passed one of the most important eclipses in their lives; one which will transform them until 2037.
One might ask, what about the rest of us? For now, take a deep breath as eclipses will be here in 2 months, along with Mercury retrograde in the heart of it all causing major combustion in the summer. Enjoy the birds kippering, the squirrels stealing food, and the sun waking us up.
The new moon in Aries gives the air a swift boost, and often a very influential energy, to bring deviations and menaces which we would have never considered in the past. While the new moon is an auspicious event in Western astrology to begin something new, it is also a negative energy as the moon has been blocked from our vision to give us blurred vision, and the sun’s rays cause aggression and speaking without thinking.
The new moon blesses an open heart to create something innovative at a slow and steady pace. 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 moon also acts transitionally between our physical and psychological worlds.
The new moon in Aries gives us the dynamism to breakdown the restraints of imprisonment and find that emancipation. The energy of this moon will give much time to restore, regroup, rearrange, and review. The moon will invigorate our willpower to stop hoarding and finally have the ability to detox the home, body, mind, and soul. When we free ourselves of things that are degenerative space, and we clean ourselves, we get ready for a transformation.
Reactions are true on the outside and rapidly expressed. There is a disposition to take charge in delicate situations, leading the way to deciding on the answers to problematic situations. The Moon in Aries marks a time of augmented accomplishment and willpower. People may have a keen sense and be more active. This is not a good time to begin new projects or to make the changes you promised yourself.
Like the incriminating Ram that signifies Aries, people may be driven to hurry persuasively and impulsively ahead without bearing in mind the impact to the values of both themselves and others. Thoughtfulness needs to be taken to avoid selfishness and explosive behavior. The fiery Aries Moon carries desire to our emotions, immediate reactions, and courage in the face of any adversary! Give in to the energy…. strive for new beginnings.
There is also a yearning to change partnership, place of residence, or career; however, plan but do not put into action as the universe is watching.
Every month emphasizes a certain Astrological sign, thus I will bring to you general propensities which could assist in making the transition from full moon to new moon as smooth as possible so that each step is spiritual.
Please note this is not Vedic or Western Astrology, rather, it is based on VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories), which depict causation that assists in making correct decisions in the future.
Between now and October 2019 it is not a time to rush through anything, especially in areas of work. It is a time to work hard but making slow and steady progress. This is not the best time of year for you and perhaps after the eclipses in the summer things could get better depending upon the understanding that there is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme anymore. The more you do by yourself, and the determination to succeed that you have, the better your chances are in areas of professional development. However, you will have a new sense of energy towards divinity and family.
Saturn: April 2019-Sept 2019. Saturn is in Sagittarius, often indicating fire and fire leads to aggression. Tolerance should be practiced, and you should show less distrust at the workplace. You will have slow steady progress on the career front; however, there are chances that it could be your own temper that may bring financial hardship upon yourself.
Ketu – Since Ketu changed signs, it may be a difficult journey for you, and sometimes very painful, as hasty investments, decisions, and selfishness could bring grief.
Rahu – As Ketu does a number on you, Rahu will support you in areas of valor, fortitude, career transitions, and financial increases. It is advised to keep your travel plans short, and through the energy of Gemini your communication skills could get much better, assisting in the expansion of your circle of friends.
Uranus: Aug 2019. As Uranus is moving back into Taurus, the planet is now asking you to make changes in your financial life; especially the way you earn it and spend it. Through the change you will expand your connections and financial gains can be possible but only through creative ideas and trying something altogether different.
Jupiter – You are being blessed with Guru energy (Jupiter). Your professional and career life will expand, giving you great success. Family life will be wonderful, and chances are you may be involved in religious activities.
Mars: As Mars changes signs you will notice that your temperamental attitudes could cause harsh attitudes and create unnecessary conflicts. You must really look at how you are approaching people and whom you hurt along your journey.
This is not the best year for you, but it is full of learning and transformation, dear Aries. Expect family conflicts and try to keep your temper in check. Keep out of other people’s business and do not gossip, otherwise people will lose respect for you. Arguments could stir trouble in areas of love. The more arguments and conflicts that occur in your life, the worse your health could be, causing high blood pressure, sleepless nights, and stomach issues.
The Aries moon is all about employing boundaries in our lives. Keep things modest. Principled and authentic ideas will always work out well. Aries brings valor yet with a visor attached. Think of this moon as a fantasized vision and the canvas is your world. Use your ingenuity and begin to decorate the most stunning image you want. Be clear about your vision to ensure that it is in the best interest of all, and not selfish in nature. New moon services many to center around individuality, character understanding, and gives the gift of all the energy needed to begin a new cycle.
Since the moon in Aries represents Impulsive, Determined, Volatile, Valiant, and Spirited, it is my suggestion for us to remain stable. This moon is astonishing to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil and sandalwood oil and chant the Psalm 39.
Remember that with all requests of psalms and mantras, realizing the anticipated result is dependent upon the quality of intent. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. This year I am introducing an easy mantra for those who are just understanding the powerful energy that it brings, as well as difficult mantra which brings about more power to the reciter.
Om hrim shri lakshminarayana namah
(ommm hriiim shriii luxmi nar aayana nam ah)
Dharaniigarbhasambhutam vidyutkaanti samaprabham
Kumaaram shaktihastam ca tam mangalam pranamaamyaham
Om mangalaaya namah
This mantra is the dis-speller of Darkness and ignorance.
It is time to let go of the habits that are not working and release poisonous relationships that no longer benefit you by committing to acceptance and moving on. The energy conveys issues and forces us to come to terms with unforgiving truths, eventually freeing them because they are the things that continue to hold you back.
Please remember that according to Vedic Theories, Mercury is still retrograding; where issues of relationships from the past could cause chaos and uncertainties. Where work related issues and miscommunications could cause confusion. Where payments and financial means may be slow. And lastly, many of us may want to reconnect with people from the past only to realize the reason why they are in the past.
Please note, I am not an astrologer, nor claim to be. Vedic readings are exclusive in standpoint and information. They are a road map to hindrances and understanding. Astrology is a science which is written to calculate the inner workings of a specific star and how they impact individual perception and action. Vedic readings are the pathways to a medicine that soothes the pain leading to self-realization.
Wishing you the best of this wonderful journey ahead. Make this new moon the best you have ever had. Remember, it’s time to plan but not to plant!