March 24: New moon in Aries
HEALING TAKES COURAGE
The moon is square the lunar nodes at 1:24 a.m.
Overnight, the moon forms an exact square with its northern and southern lunar nodes. The nodes are still placed along the Capricorn/Cancer polarity, the site of the past years’ change-inducing eclipses, so the Aries moon is right in the middle now, at what is called “the bending” between the nodes, moving upward in its orbit, gaining energy and momentum. There is something in the potent emotional mood of the moment that feels like a turning point, echoing and activating the themes of the eclipse journey we have been on. Anything that has been shaken up in the past year may be starting to come together now.
Shortly after, the moon joins the Aries sun in a conjunction, forming the dark, new moon lunar phase. As a result of the changes brought on in the of the past year of eclipses, the area of life represented by Aries in our birth charts is the site of a profound, upcoming renewal, which will unfold in the next several months. Pay attention to what you’re working through now, as this theme may become increasingly amplified, culminating when the moon is full in Aries in October. By that time, Mars will be in Aries as well, driving massive change and initiative in this area of life, so consider this new moon the purifying stage that is creating space for the new to arrive this year. Until then, remember to lay low and conserve your energy today, and avoid starting anything too important until the moon gains light again.
The moon is conjunct Chiron at 4:41 a.m.
The dark moon in Aries forms a conjunction with Chiron, the asteroid of the Wounded Healer. The great change that the new moon is symbolizing has long-term, soul-healing potential. The more honest, courageous, and truthful we are about what it is we need to let go of now, be that delusions, projections, negative self-talk, or unhealthy relationships, the more we will be able to tap into the insight and empathy that our wounds can provide. Healing takes courage, as does the awareness that some wounds will be with us our whole lives, keeping us humble, compassionate, and authentic.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.