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New Moon March 2014

New Moon in Aries

March 30, 2014 1:44 PM CDT

How's my appearance?

New Moon Aries

In astrology, the first house is ruled by Aries and it rules appearance and the personality we project to the world. The sign on the cusp of the first house is the essence we project. It has all the power of Aries behind it and since Aries is instinctual, we can’t help but project it. The deeper self is reflected in other areas of the chart.

By all means it’s a good practice to pay attention to the way we look and the way we project ourselves into the world. All of the great masters have encouraged us to be happy and well-presented. Meher Baba once told his followers, “If you don't want to be old before you really ought to become old, be cheerful in deed, thought, word and in appearance — most of all in appearance. Maybe you are not happy. I always find half of you garlic-faced. When you eat garlic it is a smell passed on to all; so when you appear garlic-faced, that too is catching — it is contagious. It is a divine art to look always cheerful. It is a divine quality. It helps others. When you are garlic-faced it makes others unhappy.”

Now the shadow side of course is vanity which is linked to pride and pride ends up being our reflection to the world. It must have been interesting before mirrors. Can you imagine the shock as primitive man saw his reflection? Was he enticed by what he saw or did he reach for his spear, similar to how I feel some mornings. And the point is… a smile can change that reflection in a heartbeat.

It’s spring. It’s Aries season. It’s time to allow the flowers of our soul to spring forth reflecting a happy heart – our gift to the world… a reminder to us all. Not always easy to do, but again and again we can try. Something happens to the heart when we smile. It’s not just for the benefit of others after all.

Thank you for reading this letter…… till next time for this Aries New Moon find what resonates with you, and set your intentions based on this. It’s spring!

My friend Hatti has Sagittarius on her Aries first house. Sagittarius in an Aries house? A fighter for truth! A bright smile and unyielding optimism. And she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer…. Have a look at this shining soul and if you are so inclined, she could use a little help.

Please, if you like, I invite you to write down affirmations during the first 48 hours after the new moon. GUIDELINES for working with the New Moon energy are here.

You might want to look at ways we can disempower or empower ourselves when walking in the Aries energy here