NEW MOON IN ARIES
March 24, 2020
2:28 am Pacific / 5:28 am Eastern
4th degree of Beauty & Truth on the Path
My heart broke into a million pieces yesterday—a flurry of Artemis’s blazing arrows I realize—splintering shots each one.
It’s Monday morning. 7am. I’m feeling quiet and a little raw. I woke up this way, reflective, inward, missing the usual high-vibe energy with which I typically greet the world maybe because the world came screeching to a halt.
I press “Start” to open the virtual space for our healing community (we call ourselves the Sunrise Rubies) to join in circle for our precious hour.
I begin, opening the circle by connecting to our breath and Momma Earth, sending cords from our feet into her generous, warm body, offering to her what we can no longer bear on our own.
Saraswati comes in and we chant her mantra—om eim Saraswati nahama, many times. Soft, then silent, and soft again, increasing the volume until once more the sound fills the spaces, every single molecule we’re holding right now.
We ask Her for the Wisdom and the Creative Response to know how to move forward in these times.
Filled with Aries energy in a Capricorn-stamped year, imploring us to be Warriors for Love, Innovators of the Light, Protectors of Beauty and One Another.
Moments later the first brave Warrior steps up to the middle of our virtual circle. Through thick emotion, she unfolds the story, one shot to the heart at a time, about what she’d like us to pray for.
She has come in, emotional armour off, any weapons of personality that may’ve been used to protect her have been laid down on this day.
A doctor, diagnosed with breast cancer, she begins, but that’s not where she wants to direct our prayers of healing.
Her medical leave is almost over and soon she’ll resume her role as a physician on the front lines of Covid-19. Her husband is already there.
And she’s ready to be in Service to Love as she’s been for the decades that have preceded her.
However, she bravely admits a primordial fear has woken up inside of her, making her afraid for her safety, and she’s asking for protection, to show up as the “Big Me” she envisions herself to be, tapping into the full capacity of her intuitive strengths in the process.
I’m mesmerized by her openness to be present to exactly where she’s at right now. I ache to reach my hand through the screen to touch hers, to say, “I see you and your brave warrior heart, my beautiful friend.” I’m not sure if I’d be comforting her or she’d be comforting me.
But we’re ready, those who’ve risen early this Monday morning, so we go in, our armour down too, on a mission to send this soul the love and the light.
In my mind’s eye, I see her delicate shape growing tall and as her ethereal body stretches, an even bigger form towers behind her, an Angel of Protection—a masculine energy with white-feathered wings who shadows her every move. She moves. He moves. Each step she takes, his wings cloak her.
I don’t know this woman’s astrology and yet I’m aware she’s gifting us a real-life experience of how a living, breathing Aries Warrior for Love shows up in the Divine Story to reveal when the armour is too tight and we feel terrified in the battle-field all alone.
You ask for greater courage, so you can go to the Front Lines for Love.
And that’s where we’re headed—the front lines for Love.
I’ve promised since forever that I would not write metaphors that referred to war or to battle. How can we possibly usher in an age of peace if we’re focused on fighting a battle for this, engaged in a war of that, united against a common enemy we’re told to fear?
But I see what we’ve done by refusing to look at all of the pain that’s been stored and not fully healed–not just our own but our brothers and sisters too.
I can’t look away anymore. The cost has become too high.
In the light, Kali-Ma shows me the energy field where viruses and diseases reside and battles and warfare grow. This field has been blasted wide open.
Just as we can no longer ignore this virus spreading like wildfire, we cannot be indifferent to viruses of hate, greed, fear, inequality and isolation residing in our consciousness. This virus will make sure of that.
In each one of us, the Aries Pioneer and Innovator with all her Mother Mary and Durga might must transform what we find lurking in our individual and collective energy fields.
We have an extraordinary opportunity here.
With Saturn (our planet of mastery, the rules, traditions, structures, foundations, systems) and Pluto (our planet of the shadow, of the underworld, of transformation, of the Phoenix Rising) conjunct in Capricorn (think family, community, leadership, economy, politics, our great human potential) along with Mars (our way forward) and Jupiter (the fast path to Love) also in Capricorn, we have four planets with very little distance apart.
The effects? What we are seeing right now.
A reckoning and a revelation of how we care and connect for one another in the most perilous and promising of times.
And when we take the time to reflect on what’s happening in those skies of ours, we’re also mercifully given an inner gateway into what we’re experiencing and how we’re feeling, so we can gauge how to navigate the times we’re in—individually and collectively.
I think of the doctor who knew what to do, to admit to the fear and surrender to a possibility that life could be different even if she didn’t know how in that moment of release.
May we be like her, a Warrior for True Love walking bravely into the unknown, aware of the Divine Hand and our very own Angels of Protection guiding our way.
And on this New Moon, an opening of all possibilities, may we pray for the love and pray for the light to show us how to take care of all our relations, our human family, while we live on Mother Earth, our precious human home.
Be safe and be well,
NEW MOON CEREMONY:
In the next 48 hours, call yourself to a sweet ceremony
of your own magic-making.
The power of and commitment to your intentions
are more important than ever.
Nothing lies outside of the Divine Reach.
Allow yourself to be turned inside out
for your Call and the Divine Response.
Write intentions that activate inside of you
the Warrior for Love,
the Innovator of Beauty,
the Protector of All.
Then pull out your favourite deck or decks
of tarot and oracle cards
and cast a card for each
of the seven questions below.
1. What is the medicine of this moon?
2. What keeps me connected to my Inner Guide?
3. What keeps me apart?
4. What burden am I willing to release?
5. What can I do to remain steady?
6. Who is on my divine council of light? What is the message?
7. What are the next wise steps I take?