How to Make the Most of the New Moon in Aries, March 2020 in these challenging times
In many ways, this New Moon offers yet another chance at new beginnings – there’s the general “January 1st”, considered in many parts of the worlds to be a New Year, using the Gregorian calendar. Then there’s the Spring Equinox, on March 21st – this is very much the “astrological” New Year, with this New Moon in Aries being the precursor to a fresh start, happening 24 March 2020.
Spring is always associated with planting seeds, with starting over. And what the world certainly needs now is a better start! It’s already been a tumultuous year, and this New Moon can perhaps bring in some relief as well as groundedness.
About the Aries New Moon
Aries is the very first sign of the zodiac and is all about courage, assertion and being bold. There’s plenty of fear floating around in the world right now! Aries asks us to be brave, to stand for what we believe, to keep the faith and to trust that a new dawn will come – and that sometimes, destruction is the harbinger of a fresh new start.
During this Aries New Moon, we can all take a deep breath, connect to our inner warrior, and access our bravery. Bravery is not the absence of fear, but rather facing the fear even though we may be petrified!
This Aries New Moon is a time to set intentions around all the Aries things – being bold, pioneering, brave, taking a risk and leaping – intentions which can grow and blossom over the next several months.
Keywords for this Aries New Moon are: courage, assertion, dynamism, new beginnings, risks, bravery, confidence, battle and trust.
Energies affecting this New Moon
The planet that rules the sign of Aries is Mars, otherwise known as “Ares”, god of war. Mars, over this New Moon is well-placed in the sign of hard-working Capricorn, but he is also very close to the destructive, violent planet Pluto.
This New Moon is a time where we need to be careful of harnessing our ambitions for the greater good, rather than “every man for himself”. Capricorn – and Aries – can be self-serving signs, and its important, with the New Moon sextile to Saturn, to stay grounded and think of the community.
Saturn is in the sign of humanitarian Aquarius, which reminds us to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Mars with Pluto may also be a sign of powerful structures in our lives, and collectively, that have to be taken down and destroyed.
Mars is also with Jupiter, planet of growth and sometimes, excess, so, once again, we have to be quite careful not to charge in recklessly, over-enthusiastically, or with the single-minded thought of “more, more, more!”.
Fortunately, a cautious Taurus Mercury trines all of the earth planets, helping us to stay level headed in what could be an otherwise reckless New Moon.
How to make the Most of the New Moon for each Sign
Aries and Aries Rising
This is your Moon, Aries – just before Aries Season really kicks off, this New Moon prompts you to start thinking about what in your life needs to shift and change. It’s about walking a new, perhaps solo path over the next several months.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
This New Moon is one that happens behind the scenes for you, Taurus. It’s a quieter New Moon, a New Moon where it could be important to say goodbye to things that no longer serve you in any way. Whether that’s a bad habit, a person or a job, try to let go over the next few months.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
The New Moon in Aries is all about initiating new goals, dreams and hope for your future, Gemini – what would you do, if you could do anything? Take steps towards that now, and don’t be scared to take a risk. However, do be considerate of others too.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
A New Moon in your professional zone could spell some fantastic new starts for you when it comes to anything career related, Cancer. It could be a great time to assert yourself, but be careful with the conglomeration of planets in your relationship zone that you don’t push things too far.
Leo and Leo Rising
A New Moon in your personal growth zone is one that can offer opportunities to study, get an education or even travel over the next few month, Leo. It’s about being bold enough to put yourself out there and not being afraid to make the changes you need to make to get ahead in life.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
This New Moon in Aries could bring with it, over the next couple of months, a financial opportunity or business partnership that may benefit you in the long run, especially if you use the energies of Mars in your creative zone to dream up new ideas. A transformative few months follows – enjoy!
Libra and Libra Rising
The Aries New Moon lights up your commitment zone, Libra – it’s time to either decide to take something to the next level or be open to a possible new relationship that could turn permanent. Don’t be scared to ask for what you want – the cosmos has your back.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
A potential work door could swing open for you, Scorpio – though you may have to be the one to initiate it. You’re not scared to go after what you want, so let this time be one of action and proactiveness – and watch the way that you communicate, as the pile-up of planets in your communication zone could make you a bit sharp.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
If you’re looking for love, Sagittarius this could be the time for you to welcome something fresh and new in. Or perhaps its’ a time to make some much-needed changes in your own relationship to make it more fun. It’s also a time to sow fresh, creative ideas for the future.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This is quite an action-packed time for you, Capricorn, and you do have to be careful of going over the top when it comes to your personal relationships as well as family matters. Interestingly, certain things may come to an end over this new Moon, but in that, there can be new beginnings.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
Aquarius, you can look forward to a flood of new ideas over this New Moon – it’s as if a door has opened up in your mind, and you’re raring to go! You may welcome new travel plans or a course, so study over the next several months of this New Moon!
Pisces and Pisces Rising
A New Moon in Aries shines a light on the resources you have to sort your life at the moment, and whether you need to think about new ways to bring resources in. You may take a financial risk over this time – a risk that has every opportunity of paying off.
5 Tips for making the most of the New Moon in Aries
1. Stay Grounded
Yes, this is an exciting New Moon – Aries is an exciting sign, after all! But with many planets also in Capricorn, it’s important to also stay grounded and firmly on planet earth, too!
2. Take a Risk
When you are in a grounded place, then be brave enough to take a risk – Aries says that Fortune Favours the Bold, and this is all too true over this time!
3. Remember your Community
With Saturn moving into humanitarian Aquarius, it’s important to keep others in mind as you set about all the things you want to do. Aries can be self-absorbed, and so this is a caution to “stay woke”.
4. Avoid Power Struggles
With the ruler of this New Moon, Mars, in controlling Capricorn, conjunct Pluto, it’s very easy to get into intense power struggles. Try to avoid this, and remember that teamwork makes the dream work!
5. Think things through
Part of staying grounded means that you need to think things through – be slower, rational and methodical with your ideas, then those risks you take will be so much more worth it!
Summary of the New Moon in Aries
This is a very energising New Moon, offering the star to some new beginnings, and perhaps a new start for what has been a very intense year so far!
The ruler of this new Moon is in a very powerful position, so we really can achieve what we set out to do, if we have determination on our side. However, we need to stay grounded, focused and keep others in mind lest we become power hungry or self-absorbed.
Margarita Celeste is a Professional Astrologer, Practicing Teacher and Consultant
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