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April New Moon 2013

New Moon in Aries

April 10, 2013 4:35 am CDT

I am. I need to be. I will be because I am.

Fear rears its head when I feel that I am not.

April New Moon 2013

There is an INSTINCTUAL need to BE with Aries.

We’ve just come out of three cold winter months and some intense spiritual and emotional work. I’m ready to play! Spring is in the air and just look out world here I come. Aries wants to start something new, NOW. With Aries we want to speak our mind, jump and wiggle ourselves in joy, head on down the road, what ever the whim is, act on it. Putting on the breaks comes later. There’s an instinctual urge and lot of independence with Aries energy. Maybe the creation point sprung from Aries energy....... just a thought.

What’s at the end of the road?

April New Moon 2013

Maybe here

Aries must conquer fear. Some of us are born warriors and some of us strive to learn to be warriors. Carolos Castaneda spoke of fear.

From his book,The Teachings of Don Juan:

"When a man starts to learn, he is never clear about his objectives. His purpose is faulty; his intent is vague.

He hopes for rewards that will never materialize for he knows nothing of the hardships of learning.

"He slowly begins to learn - bit by bit at first, then in big chunks. And his thoughts soon clash. What he learns is never what he pictured, or imagined, and so he begins to be afraid. Learning is never what one expects. Every step of learning is a new task, and the fear the man is experiencing begins to mount mercilessly, unyieldingly. His purpose becomes a battlefield.

"And thus he has stumbled upon the first of his natural enemies: Fear! A terrible enemy treacherous, and difficult to overcome. It remains concealed at every turn of the way, prowling, waiting. And if the man, terrified in its presence, runs away, his enemy will have put an end to his quest."

"What will happen to the man if he runs away in fear?"

"Nothing happens to him except that he will never learn. He will never become a man of knowledge. He will perhaps be a bully, or a harmless, scared man; at any rate, he will be a defeated man. His first enemy will have put an end to his cravings."

"And what can he do to overcome fear?"

"The answer is very simple. He must not run away. He must defy his fear, and in spite of it he must take the next step in learning, and the next, and the next. He must be definitely afraid, and yet he must not stop. That is the rule! And a moment will come when his first enemy retreats. The man begins to feel sure of himself. His intent becomes stronger. Learning is no longer a terrifying task.

"When this joyful moment comes, the man can say without hesitation that he has defeated his first natural enemy."

"Does it happen at once, don Juan, or little by little?"

"It happens little by little, and yet the fear is vanquished suddenly and fast."

"But won't the man be afraid again if something new happens to him?"

"No. Once a man has vanquished fear, he is free from it for the rest of his life because, instead of fear, he has acquired clarity - a clarity of mind which erases fear.

You may read the rest of this excerpt here

We all have Aries somewhere in our charts. Where ever it is we are encouraged to release disempowering traits of Aries and stand in the empowering traits of Aries. Courage is number one on the list of empowering traits. Healthy self focus is another.

Aries is 180 degrees across the zodiac from Libra and integration of the two signs is encouraged, working with others (Libra) while maintaining our independence (Aries). Too much focus on others (Libra) and we negate ourselves. Too much Aries and we negate the part of ourselves that keeps perception clear in terms of our interface with others.

Aries energy is on stage currently. Not just this New Moon on Wednesday, lots of planets are currently in Aries. The planet, Uranus, is currently in the sign of Aries. Uranus is, shall we say, a bit rebellious, and Uranus will be in Aries until 2019. Uranus moved into Aries in the spring of 2011 and astrologers were not surprised as it moved into a confrontational aspect with Pluto and kicked off The Arab Spring. But all of us have felt this need to reinvent ourselves. Rebellion is not necessarily a bad thing. It can be good... when things ‘need’ to change, but it can also be misguided. As we continue to check the headlines we will see revolution both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ (these are relative terms). This continues until 2019 when Uranus will move into Taurus. So let’s all affirm Aries in its highest form of expression, leadership with a clear mission, next Wednesday April 10th.

Please take a moment and visit my website for a full list of the Empowering and Disempowering traits of Pisces.

If you want to work with affirmations during the New Moon in Aries you may check out guidelines for doing so here...

Topics you might use in forming affirmations for Empowered Pisces are: Imagination, Dreams, Inner Happiness, Psychic Sensitivity, Trust/Mystic Awareness, Spiritual Healing, Compassion, Releasing Helplessness, and Being Aware of Escapist Tendencies.