Hello energetic and astrological new year!
The Sun moved into Aries on March 20, Venus moved into Aries on March 22, and Mercury moved into Aries on April 3. We have a new moon in Aries on Sunday evening at 10:31PM EDT/7:31PM PDT, a great time to set goals and launch a new intention.
Aries represents the start of the zodiac wheel, the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (and Fall in the Southern Hemisphere), the origin of our own ego development, and the birth of new ventures.
Aries likes to begin things, take action, and go for it, risks and all.
In addition to all that great new initiating energy we have swirling around us, we currently have no planetary retrogrades happening.
So...if there is a project, initiative, or venture you've been wanting to get going on and launch from a place of clarity, now is a really good time to do so.
If there is a goal you've been pining to accomplish, and you haven't started working on it yet, I invite you to do a new moon ritual on Sunday and then jump in!
For many of us, now can be a great time to take action.
Aries energy is really good at boundary-setting, so maybe you've found yourself saying "no" this week to those things that simply don't work for you too.
If you've been waffling on whether to set limits, Aries is giving you the green light to take care of you. No need to do it harshly, but do feel comfortable advocating for you.
As for forward motion, we have only 2.5 more weeks until retrograde season begins, when Pluto in Capricorn starts going "backward" from our vantage point here on Earth. Saturn in Aquarius follows suit on May 23, Mercury in Gemini on May 29, Jupiter in Aquarius on June 20, and Neptune in Pisces on June 25.
Retrogrades are natural and occur for many of the planets every year. They invite times of reflection and review and are not the best time to make final decisions on things.
The planets in retrograde will not affect every aspect of your life, so you do not have to fear one gigantic slow down. I simply want to call the next 2.5 weeks to your attention as an energetic window where you will have a chance to harness a natural feeling of clarity that may come with all planets being direct.
If you're not yet quite feeling it, don't worry. I know I've had a week with a lot of emotional clean-up going on. It's as if my soul knows that I can't level up until I take out the karmic garbage and leave it on the curb for my spirit team to pick up.
Know what I mean?
As a wise client of mine said in so many words yesterday, many of us think that something bad is happening to us when in fact the universe is actually looking out for us.
Look back on the past few weeks and ask yourself if you can reframe something that happened in your life that seemed bad and see if you can understand how this may actually be the universe guiding you to growth and ultimately joy.
If that positive answer is not clear yet, be patient and ask the question again down the line. The answer may be more obvious as time passes.
Personally, I've been fielding a lot of incoming queries this past week that have invited me to set boundaries to protect my emotional energy field. It has felt mighty uncomfortable, but I've remained steady and walked through the discomfort because I know deep in my soul that the universe truly has my back.
Enjoy this "kick" of Aries energy!
Venus in Aries can remind you to value all that is good about new beginnings and to take a few healthy risks in finances or love (now through April 13).
Mercury in Aries can give you the courage to speak your bold truth and set healthy boundaries with people (now through April 18).
Sun in Aries can be the battery pack you need to start physically moving or to step into your own bold version of leadership guided by your personal desires (now through April 18).
New Moon in Aries on Sunday at 10:31PM EDT offers you an opportunity to start your emotional life anew, offering up old unhelpful feelings for release to your soul, spirit team, or God energy
Does one of these resonate for you? Pick one that speaks to you and try embodying this energy over the next several days and see what shifts for you. Maybe set a goal in alignment with it too.
If you have a copy of the Soulful Living Planner, have some fun journaling about how you want to embody Aries energy in the journal pages at the end of April.
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