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2018 Aries New Moon
15 April 2018 at 6.57 pm PDT- 9.57 pm EDT
16 April 2018 at 2.57 am BST (summer time GMT) 9.57 am AWST Perth, Australia
11.57 am AEST Sydney, NSW, Australia
Here in the North Country this was the first New Moon of Spring. But as Snowy Owl and Shooting Star opened the door of their hut to climb the path to the Star Temple to celebrate this Lunation stinging freezing rain hit their faces. The sisters knew the path would be ice covered and very difficult to climb. Even the clearing in the woods where they sometimes did ceremony would offer no protection from the wind and freezing rain. They decided the only place that offered safety from this unusual spring winter storm was the Shaman’s cave. With the hoods of their parkas covering their heads they ventured out into the storm.
When they arrived at the Shaman’s Cave he was at the doorway to greet them. As they entered the Cave the sisters felt the welcoming warmth from the fire he had built. They sat close to the fire feeling the heat warm their cold bodies. Then the Shaman began to speak “Sister Moon has asked me to share her message with you. This is a Moon of new beginnings but also a Moon of completion and release. She asks that you focus on your inspired new vision for the future. She asks that you be ready to breakthrough any blocks that might stand in your way by identifying what fears hold you back keeping you caught in old patterns. This is the Moon cycle of Breaking Free from the old and Breaking Through to the new. It is the Moon cycle of Awakening to your Cosmic Power and Purpose.”
As the Shaman fell silent he moved to the corner of the Cave. There he picked up two unlit torches and handed one to Snowy Owl and then the other to Shooting Star. He instructed the sisters to go to the fire and light their torches. When they did he said “You are Torch Bearers who carry the Divine Flame of Spiritual Awakening. Regardless of what is happening in the world of darkness you carry the Light that Illuminates the Path. In the far away time some two leggeds are awakening to the Sacred Flame within. This New Moon initiates that awakening for all. It is time to become Sacred Warriors of Peace.”
When Snowy Owl and Shooting Star left the Shaman’s Cave it was dark but their torches light up the night. The rain had stopped and the sky was clear. The path ahead was clearly visible.
It has been difficult to write about this Aries Moon of new beginnings. Here in Ontario we have been experiencing an ice storm for the past two days wondering if the power is going out at any moment. But it has been a time of discovering whatever may be happening we always have inner power. Aries is found on the Tarot Constellation of The Emperor: Life Force and Personal Power. The other energies of this constellation are Scorpio (releasing what no longer serves you) and the planet Uranus (breaking free from the old and breaking through to the new). Jupiter is currently at 21 degrees retrograde in Scorpio (healing and transformation) and Uranus at 28 degrees Aries (breaking through to the Authentic Self) is travelling with this Sun/Moon at 26 degrees Aries. We need to need to heal and release those old patterns in order to break through to the new.
The planetary ruler of this Aries Moon is Mars at 16 degrees Capricorn. Mars is the “god of war” and he is travelling with Saturn at 09 degrees Capricorn and Pluto at 21 degrees Capricorn. Capricorn is a symbol for society and those in power. Saturn is blocks and delays and Pluto is The Transformer. On Friday Apr 13 the US joined forces with the UK and France sending missiles (ruled by Mars) into Syria. Pluto is also known as The Destroyer. Not a good signature for an Aries Moon of inspired new beginnings. So we all need to light our torches and shine the light on the path to peace. The Soul Centered ruler of this Lunation is Mercury at 04 degrees Aries. He just went forward in direct motion this morning after being retrograde since March 22. Although he does not clear his retrograde shadow until May 03 he is still giving us the support to envision a new way of being which the promise of this Aries New Moon is.
Our Animal Totem guides for the Aries New Moon are Falcon, inspired new beginnings and clarity of vision, and Red Tailed Hawk, messages from spirit. They are also the guides for Mercury in Aries. At this Lunation the Earth is in Libra. Her guides are Crow, sacred law and justice and fairness for all, and Raven, who guides us into the Mysteries and connects us to Great Mystery’s Wisdom. (The Totems are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere but are available to us all). The Clan Mother who guides us is Looks Far Woman. She is the mother of dreams and visions and the Guardian of the Golden Door and the Crack in the Universe. She teaches us how to See The Truth. When we pass through the crack in the Universe we are at One With All That is. You can find more of her story in The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams.
One last insight to share. In Egyptian Shamanic Astrology the planet Mercury is Thoth, the keeper of Ancient Knowledge and Wisdom. I have always associated Mercury retrograde with Thoth. Here is an invocation to Thoth from the book Shamanic Egyptian Astrology by Linda Star Wolf and Ruby Falconer.
“Grandfather Thoth, Wise Wizard and Sage, Sacred Scribe and Illumined Communicator, he who shines the dazzling light from the top of the mountains into our open hearts, bestow upon us your gift of an Enlightened Heart-Mind so that we may see, think, hear, speak, and act from the center of truth, wisdom, and love.”
May we all light our Torch of Truth and step onto the Path of Illumination.
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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