Aries New Moon, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:25 am (PDT)
When you think of fire, what comes to mind first? A bonfire? A wildfire? A candle? Does it feel dangerous? Sexual? Spiritual?
Spring is here and the sun is already dancing in the cardinal flame of Aries. The moon joins the game and enters the young fiery sign this Thursday in the early morning. Aries is youthful, intense and passionate. She can also be impulsive, aggressive and impatient.
The fire carried by this sign is the fire that keeps life going, the heat that evolution is made of. This season brings miracles like flowers from buds, babies from eggs, butterflies from cocoons. One moment a tree is bare, the next it is in full blossom. It’s like magic.
When focused and aligned with spiritual or higher purpose, the Aries new moon can be magic. It can be the moment we have been waiting for to transform our lives, to take the next step (or leap), and to awaken our true power.
But if it is not focused, or if it’s attached to something outside of us not in alignment with the greater good, it might just be another bridge waiting to burn. This is especially possible right now because Mars, Aries ruler, is about to embark on his retrograde cycle. When the God of war, passion and action goes backwards, it can really force us to look at this energy in ourselves, our lives and our communities. It can weaken our fire or blow it up. Or it can guide us to channel it in the purest form available, through spirit or higher source.
So again I ask what fire means to you. Where do you need it in your body, your home and relationships? In your dreams and deepest desires? What is the focus of your flame? Can you find one real goal, can you set an intention strong enough to purify, excite and transform your life?
This might be the most potent cycle to ask for what you really want and to get really clear on how to manifest it. If you aren’t sure, this is also a great time to ask for help and invoke the practices that can open you up to find it.
Clarity, integrity, patience and focus are the qualities that enhance the Aries gifts of light, power, passion, drive and of course, magic.
May this cycle offer you abundance, initiation and transformation for the highest good.
About Bekah Finch Turner
Bekah Finch Turner is a regular contributor to chakraboosters.com, home of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™. She is a yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and moon devotee. For more information on her work and writing please visit www.sacredwayyoga.com.