The New Moon in Aries occurs on March 22nd, New Moons mark the beginning of a cycle of experience that lasts around 29 days. Aries is the first sign of the natural zodiac. Any planet in Aries signifies the initiation of a new cycle of experience. Something new is being presented into manifestation. In fact New Moons, when the Sun and Moon occupy the same degree of the zodiac, have the energy of Aries within them, no matter what the sign the New Moon falls in. The fact that this is a New Moon in Aries at the beginning degrees of that sign (3 degrees) really stresses the initiatory instinctual nature of this archetype.

Adding fuel to this already hot fire is the planet Uranus which has been firmly ensconced in Aries since 2011 injecting the evolutionary intent of waking us up from our slumber. Waking us up to our innate power to both create and destroy. We are becoming aware of our co-creative abilities and with that awareness comes great responsibility, because if we are truly able to create our own reality, we no longer have the fall back position of being victims of circumstance. We create our circumstances individually & collectively.

Aries is the sign of war, historically many battles were begun once the Sun moved into Aries. Spring brought a melting of the snow and armies had greater freedom of movement . However, with our growing co-creative awareness we are coming to understand that the enemy is no longer inhabiting a distant land, but that the enemy lies within. It is our fears that drive us to hurting others.

Aries ruling planet Mars, is still in retrograde motion in Virgo. It has been in Virgo since last November and has been retrograde since January 24, 2012. Virgo is the sign that makes corrections, adjustments, cleans up the mess & tries its best to bring some order to chaos. On this New Moon Mars in Virgo makes an exact opposition to Chiron in Pisces.

Chiron is the archetype of the wound that cannot heal, in Pisces it points to the ultimate wound of abandonment by spirit. Before the universe become manifest all consciousness was within the Oneness of All that is. When manifestation occurred our souls were separated from spirit. The process of evolution is fueled by the desire to return to sprit. Yet spirit never left us, it has been buried within us & through the process of self-knowledge we can again access our spiritual connection.

Oppositions are times when we can become aware of something, something is revealed. After 6,500 years of patriarchal dominance ,especially the last 2,000 years of religious indoctrination and conditioning that has told us that spirit is separate from flesh. We were told all that is spirit is good and all that is of the flesh evil. This has separated us from our true natures. We are both spirit and flesh both are blessed.

Our wound around the separation of spirit and flesh becomes evident when we see how this type of thinking has effected our planet. Many feel as if the Earth is here to serve us, that we can remove from her whatever we wish without consideration for long term consequence. Yet we are of the Earth, this is our home, the only one we have at the moment. It is our responsibility to see that we are here to serve the Earth as much as she is here to serve us. We have a lot of catching up to do.

It is no coincidence that in America the conservatives are in the process of a full faced assault (an Arian way of dealing with things) on the reproductive rights of women. Forcing woman who want abortions to undergo invasive vaginal ultrasounds, asking physicians to lie to patients, and the constant pressure to take the rights of free choice. Woman have long been painted as of the flesh & evil, yet every one of those ‘talking heads’ came in the same way we all do, from between the legs of our mothers! That is a miracle of profound beauty. We need to love our Earth Mother as we love our birth mothers, for it is through the mother that we are gifted life.

We are in the throes of a great shift in consciousness, no longer can we create something without considering how it effects all of us. For what happens to the least of us happens to us all. If we are to survive and thrive through this time we must come from a place of love. Love connects us, fear separates us. And fear doesn’t just separate us from other people, it separates us from spirit. It closes our ears to that still small voice within that prods us towards oneness.

In this New Paradigm we find ourselves in it is our responsibility to move forward considering how our actions effect us all. This may cause us to feel that we are not getting anywhere, yet in truth we are already here. The key phrase for the sign of Aries is I AM. It is the beginning of all things. Decide what you are and proclaim it, then let the universe fill in the details.