New Moon in Aries
This is the first new moon of the astrological new year and the first Super New Moon of the year. It is a fiery one, Aries, ready to shake things up and move into something new without looking back. On April 17th Mars goes retrograde and the next day, Pluto goes retrograde. It is all internal. Pay no attention to the small part of yourself that wants to blame and point fingers. This is YOUR awakening, your INITIATION. What do YOU want? How are you being called to express? Be willing to step into something you have never done before.
Look at what is causing the biggest shake up, aggression or ego flare :: Let it burn up the dead weight, but take pause it before it destroys that which is here to help you grow. This pause, this time to breathe and slow down amidst the chaos is a key piece of this journey. Stop all the fighting, put down your weapons and shields and move onto new beginnings.
This is such a radical time of new beginnings. Your willingness to lean into humility and admit you don't know will be your most powerful medicine. The way it has been done before, is not the way moving forward. The internal initiation begins with your willingness to step into the unknown. Be spacious enough to look around, to gather your resources, call in the wisdom of your Soul's entire journey and breathe.
There are many pressures, the weak, small self says "why me?" The High Self, the one ready to step up says "I'm ready for the metamorphosis. I am ready to evolve."
The best way to navigate this fiery time is to choose your perspective and focus while cultivating the courage to stay present no matter what pain or adversity that confronts you. It builds the kind of resiliency to keep on no matter how deep the karmic puzzle and in doing so you will discover parts of yourself so ingenious and resourceful that you start to giggle at what you are learning and the ways you rise above.
It is all grist for the mill anyway. Might as well choose to enjoy the ride.
You've got this!
This new moon in Aries, Midwife and Priestess, Aleks Evanguelidi, will co-host our circle at Love Yoga Space on Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm.
Aleks has hosted New Moon circles for a complete decade. She dives deep into Moon Mysteries, Sacred circles and rituals. There is a air of magic about this woman that you need to experience yourself. We are blessed to have her.
Please join us. Save your spot here.
If you would like, bring:
a crystal or other item for the altar (you will take home with you all charged up with our energy)
a pen and journal
a tea mug
Wear something beautiful that you will feel comfortable wearing while sitting on the floor.
Aleks wrote us a poem:
Amidst the wonders
and terrors of the world
I find myself
Wilting like a flower
With petals, like memories
Thirsting for nectar under Spring skies
One by one, my petals
They fall from my bud
To be tossed Aimlessly in the wind like confetti
Or to Carpet the feet of the Goddess as she walks by
Last night I dreamt
You and me (and She) were there
Sipping our tea, sitting in Lotus position
Waiting, pretending to meditate the mind
When all of a sudden
the Walls of my confine
began to shake and take apart
the Lotus of my Heart
and there, I was suddenly bare
Stripped of my pretty pretty
Yet freed from my insecure needs
What is left of me?
When the nail polish has been chipped away
the lines like maps upon my face
The petals of my youth be gone
and the wisdom of time left in their place
What lies beneath safely in my nest
But the promise of tomorrow’s best
For beyond the pretty of my bloom
Lies within a promise coming soon
Beyond my attachments, beyond my needs
I hold the power, I AM the seed.
By the sound of thoughts rolling like a river
Confusion to destination desperation
Becoming the temper of a lost yet hopeful generation
I saw us all
Like children waiting to be led
Like hungry beggars, waiting to be fed
Distrustful of prophets waiting to be king
Living in a circus, distracted by the bells’ ring
The screen goes ding, ring-a-ling ding ding
Nature sounds its alarm
And we wipe the sleep of a hundred lives from our eyes
And like a babe, out comes the giggle!
For I am the forest, I am the field
I am the power, and I am the yield
Within all of me, all of her and of thee
A seemingly endless expansive sea
A collection of sorts
She is both feral and tame
She answers to none, but all share Her name.
In the dawn’s early hour
The dark night slowly ebbing away
A Promise is understood
this Spring birthing day
The work is deep
Its part of our kind
To sit in the circle
To reflect and remind
To hold strong the flame
That remembers your name
and to sit on the Throne
You came here to Claim.
Midwife & Priestess