Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.
On April 15th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Aries at 26°. The 26th Degree Mark of Aries speaks to overcoming, being inventive, and nonconforming. Finding answers to solutions through unconventional means. Under the persona you have created lies deeper work that has to be done. Ultimately this point represents finding a new way to solve an old problem. Since this New Moon is in the 3rd decan of Aries it represents a point of mediation and reconciliation of your life. Which makes this New Moon, in particular, a powerful one to be experienced or observed.
New Moons represent a time for setting intentions. Due to coming off of a waning period of releasing and purging, our needs and desires are different. This is important to understand that we shouldn’t set an intention based on what we think we need. We can set the intention that is best for our purpose and deepest soul’s desire. When we set our own intentions more than likely we are trying to manifest a situation to cover a void instead of dealing with it directly. When doing this, it creates more problems then we had before even deciding to set an intention. That is why it is best to enter into New Moons with a clean slate and pure heart. Use the waning time to prepare and cleanse your being of unwanted hinderances and blocks.
During a Full Moon, the Sun is in opposition to the Moon giving it light to project into your mind. During the New Moon, the Sun and Moon are conjunct/together actually blocking the Sun/light and allowing your Emotions to override your sensibilities. So when we are speaking of what we want and desire during this time it is not based on anything spiritual, it is based filling a void or creating an expectation to meet that will supposedly make you happy. It is better to enter this New Moon with concepts rather than realities. Things like gratitude, prosperity, and health. As opposed to something specific. Focus on how we want to feel rather than what we want to experience. Because you may experience what you want and it makes you feel like shit. In summation, you may not know what you want.
“A new moon can work powerful manifestation magic because the Moon is furthest from the earth and this frees the imagination from material limits.Thought-seeds planted at the New Moon will grow, so be careful what you wish for!”
The New Moon in Aries will be conjunct Uranus signaling a very dramatic time in the world and for the individual. We all will be going through changes in one way or another. It is a time to stand up and think outside the box and awaken the latent forces inside of you that you always knew you had but now it is time to use them.
Ultimately we have to separate truth from facts in our life. Align with the truth of our being and act out that reality instead of focusing on old facts of a prior existence that no longer serve us. This is a new beginning and an ending to understanding who we really are on this planet and in this life during this time. Things that were once comfortable being hidden will no longer find comfort in secrecy. Uranus’ influence on this New Moon will be forcing us to bring things to the surface. These shadow influences need to be talked about, addressed and brought to the surface.
There will be a Uranus square Pluto aspect that will be activated during the New Moon in Aries. Whenever Uranus and Pluto come together in any aspect they represent the necessary and revolutionary changes that have to take place in the collective and the individual. In this instance, it is a square so it is representing a hardship or a situation that needs to be overcome. Pluto represents death to who we believe we are and rebirth to what we truly are. Uranus represents the breaking down of our belief structures and opens us up to what we truly are. These energies allow us to transform into what we are truly put on this earth to be. When Pluto and Uranus are together, this creates more of a forceful awakening to who we are. It encourages us to go beyond our current reality and it is showing us in what ways we can actually do that. The trouble is trying to run from what is being shown to you at this time, the things that inspire change and growth. What is truly taking place is a breakdown of old structures and if this is something that disturbs you then it is the breaking down of the structure it is the relationship you have to an old decaying form of being. Understanding and incorporating the divine feminine into your energy is very key at this time. (<<<< Check my video on Pomba Gira for more insight) If you are dealing with your structures falling apart or the old ways of doing things no longer working than you are in perfect alignment for change. The old must breakdown so it can become renewed and empowered to be something greater than before. If you are experiencing good times in your life will be more magical and more amazing than ever before because you have been through the breakdown to breakthrough process.
The Venus in Taurus opposed Jupiter in Scorpio transit will be highlighted during this New Moon transit. Bringing to surface some family issues versus business and creative pursuits. Ultimately, try to bring those forces into one picture, because currently they are opposed. Venus in Taurus represents the possessive attachment we have to physical pleasures. Jupiter in Scorpio is one’s opportunity to figure out the best solution for your greatest expansion. An opposition is an irreconcilable inner force. Some things will never be what we want them to be but we need to understand where those points are so we don’t try to force it. If you have any interest in the meaning of life itself then this transit will affect you. If you are concerned about external things and the meaning of life means nothing to you then carry on as normal. If you are concerned however then it is time to start taking directions in answering those questions you have. Avoiding it will be the cause of much distress and confusion.
The New Moon in Aries is conjunct with Uranus highlighting the possibility of conflict with the established routines and feelings, with the disruptive energy of Uranus. Take note of your heart and take note of how your head directs you it directions away from your heart. If this is happening, make the proper adjustments. There are almost certain to be surprises in your life during this New Moon phase but it’s important to shake yourself of any routine that is leading you to a place you ultimately don’t want to be in.
Using this energy correctly brings about much success, although problems may seem to be insurmountable. Finding creative outlets for our ideas and visions is most rewarding. This is a time to awaken to stereotypes and stigmas that don’t fit you or align with you on the inner level. It’s easy to be seen as a show-off or seeking attention when you are simply being yourself. As the saying goes, “if you have haters then you must be doing something right”
Orisha of the Week
This New Moon in Aries above all things represents acting out of self-awareness as opposed to acting out of routine or habit. No orisha symbolizes this behaviour more than Ogun. Ogun represents Mars, the ruling planet of Aries. Ogun represents our assertive and aggressive actions that need to take place for creation to take place. Ultimately understanding and realizing your highest potential by creating yourself in the image you would like to be. You have a choice to become a weapon or a tool. This is what Ogun’s energy speaks to. Ogun has the intelligence and creativity to invent tools, weapons, and technology. He has the strength to create a path for the individual. When you see the machete or the knife that Ogun creates you may think it is a weapon but you must realize that a knife can kill and it can also save you if surgery is required.
“Herukhuti/Ogun….This is the energy within us that removes obstacles that impede us from continuing on our journey to spiritual growth, development and enlightenment. Herukhuti is fiery energy that we can use to “burn” off the antiquated parts of ourselves. In one respect, Herukhuti’s energy is great because he says, “Do it NOW!” However, the challenge in that is actually releasing those parts of ourselves that don’t serve us any longer.”
Ogun has many different paths, the one I want to call to your attention that is applicable to this article is OGGUN ONILE. “Oggun Onile means “the owner of the land”. It is called this way when it walks through unexplored lands, hunting and discovering. Its title refers to the first that arrives at a virgin place and is established in it, being the first to work it.” Ogun like many Orishas is syncretized and transferred from earlier Egyptian deities. In this case, Ogun is Heru-Khuti. Heru-Khuti is the divine principle that safeguards our existence by any means, he protects you from injustices, and constantly upholds the law “you reap what you sow”. Heru Khuti operates under the premise that God neither punishes nor rewards nor protects, it is your responsibility. We are dealing with the fundamental principle that we create our adversity by tuning into our original nature we remove all obstacles instantly. So the goal is not revenge, the goal is to raise our level of understanding and grow in spirituality.
“In the Kamitic tradition, it is the form in which Heru fights against Set in order to regain the throne (control over one’s life) that the latter usurped. While Heru corresponds to the steady supply of noradrenaline that enables us to carry out all activities of externalization, Herukhuti (Heru-Behutet) corresponds to the extreme surges of adrenalin that support our aggressive, sexual arousal and immune responses.”