The Aries New Moon is typically one of the best for manifesting, setting intentions, and planting seeds. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and New Moons signal the start of a new lunar cycle, so there is strong energy for new beginnings and fresh starts.
In 2020, the Aries New Moon falls on March 24, just a few days after a string of potent cosmic events, including the Equinox, the Mars Jupiter Conjunction, and the most pivotal, Saturn moving into Aquarius.
All of this energy is already sending intense waves out into the cosmos and the New Moon will heighten all of this, plus bring a little of its own energy too.
To begin understanding what to expect, we have to go back to the Equinox on March 19th-20th, which is the moment the Sun enters Aries. This signifies the start of the astrological year and is the first wave of fresh energy for new beginnings.
We may feel a sense of optimism and invigorated by the fresh fiery, energy that is now on offer to us. On the Equinox, the veil between dimensions is thin so if we are open, we may also receive some signs from the Universe.
Following this on March 20th-21st, we have the Mars Jupiter Conjunction, which will trigger some tension and volatility. This alignment is fiery and while it can heighten things, it can also give us a boost of motivation and enthusiasm as well.
Then, the following day on March 21st-22th, we have Saturn moving out of Capricorn into Aquarius, which represents a huge shift and the end of a karmic cycle that we have been working with for over 2.5 years.
This is big, transformative energy that will send ripples through the cosmos, bringing us right to the Aries New Moon on March 24th.
This is a lot of energy to move through in just a few short days, so we may be feeling a range of emotions that are hard to pin down.
At the time of this New Moon, the asteroid Chiron, known as the wounded healer, will also be very active. We will be drawn to think about ways to heal, ourselves, each other, and the planet.
We may find ourselves having to care for a loved one or we may find that we have to nurture and look after our own mind, body, and soul.
Whatever we have been neglecting or ignoring when it comes to our wellbeing, Chiron will guide us there and ask us to sit with it until we can feel whole again.
So many of us have had to change our ways these last few weeks and perhaps adopt a new routine or schedule. As we move through this transition, it is really important that we find ways to make our new routine productive and healthy.
Chiron’s presence will guide us to take care of ourselves, to set routines that inspire, and to think about how we can use any weaknesses or setbacks in our lives in order to find new strengths.
Chiron is the wounded healer, but it has the gift of being able to take its wounds and make them powerful portals of healing. How can we embrace the same?
Under all of this fiery Aries energy, we may feel wound up or extra emotional if we don’t give ourselves a healthy outlet to express it.
Be mindful of allowing your emotions to boil over and try to act from a place of calm and ease. Take your time, think things through, and don’t be impulsive.
Interestingly, this New Moon falls at 4 degrees of Aries, which has been a trend. Back in February, the New Moon was at 4 degrees Pisces, in January the New Moon was at 4 degrees of Aquarius, in December, the New Moon Eclipse was at 4 degrees of Capricorn. In 2020, we are also in a number 4 year according to numerology.
In a number 4 year, we are called to return to the self and to find ways to create safety, comfort, and purpose from within.
4 represents feeling at home within ourselves, and it definitely seems this is a trend for many of us right now.
In astrology, 4 degrees of Aries is actually a very spiritually sensitive degree of the zodiac. It indicates advanced psychic energies and the ability to ascend to higher realms while remaining grounded.
At this time we can all deepen our connection with Spirit and use it as a tool to connect with who we are and what we can do to feel more at home within ourselves.
The Aries New Moon is always a wonderful time to set intentions for the year ahead but rather than telling Spirit and the Universe what you want, why not instead, open your heart to receive what Spirit and the Universe want from you?
How can you become a vessel for Spirit? How can you allow Spirit to take the lead in your life and show you the way forward?
Sometimes one of the most powerful intentions we can set is to surrender to the Divine, Source, the Universe, or whatever we want to call it, and just allow it to show us the way to the perfect new beginnings for our soul.