Before the New Moon we experience the darkest night of the month and with it the conclusion of one emotional circle of feeling our way through life. Watching the Moon slip through the whole zodiac in the duration of one month is a way to become more self conscious and in tune with ourselves, our needs and the emotions who often sit in the drivers seat without us knowing.
We are very much in tune with the stars and through our pineal gland we are influenced by the light of the waxing and waning Moon phases. On the physical level our sexual energy, the processes of aging as well as our sleep are regulated by this gland. I have read it described as the “cosmic GPS, locating our consciousness in time and space.”
With the new light coming in with the New Moon each month, we are promised a new beginning. I love new beginnings! I love my mornings the best when I wake up unencumbered yet by the former day and its problems, fresh energy at my disposal, new ideas popping into my mind while I am having my tea, starting my day. I have a fresh day right in front of me with time and the potential for anything.
New Moon in Aries on April 14
This New Moon is special because she is the first New Moon in the first sign of the zodiac, the Aries. This is the start of the evolution and unfolding of the astrological wheel and Aries promises a new start with spring time energy budding, life force expanding, passion shared and innocent spontaneity given. With the Sun still in Aries but getting ready to leave for Taurus, Aries energy will be over with the end of this week.
New Moon Square to January 15 Solar Eclipse
A square is always a challenge. We have to face some friction between the two principles involved and we are asked to face some decisions and potential changes. The New Moon square to the solar eclipse that happened in January in 25 degree Capricorn, invites us to face challenges with courage (Aries) and implement and own our own power and strength. It is interesting to look back three month to the time of the eclipse and see what you have faced at that time in your life and where it has brought you.
Where do you need a leap of face right now in your life?
Where do you need to have courage and step up to reach your most cherished dreams and hopes?
What is inspiring for you right now in your life?
Chiron, the Wounded Healer as Your Facilitator
For me I am still in the process of cleaning and healing my body, the temple of my soul. I embarked on that journey in the beginning of the year. I made profound changes in my diet, for example I am not putting any processed food in my mouth. I am cooking grains with sea weeds, fresh vegetables, eat green salads and juice once a day. No sodas, no chips no nothing. I am missing the rice crackers. Talk about a life style change… And I am doing regular Far Infra Red Sauna and coffee enemas, yeah…you get used to it after you figured it out, it is actually quiet easy and fast. Both make me feel so good and that counts.
I was inspired to embark on my healing journey because of many health problems. Pain seems to be a very good motivation for all of us to move into new territory. We had so many planets in Pisces at the beginning of this year that I seemed to be guided into detoxification and healing on many levels of my life.
While Chiron was staying in Aquarius we were gifted with outrageously new technology for use in our healing process. Far Infra Red Saunas, cold lasers, crystal blankets and many new age technologies are available for home use and can make a big difference for you if you are suffering. I heard two years ago on a conference about the newest research in biology where they experiment with computer build organs grown from DNA for organ replacements. We are truly living in amazing times.
And now with Chiron moving into Pisces on April 19, he will be joining Jupiter and Uranus in this sign. Chiron, the universal healer brings in a new frequency for us to adapt to and use. The last time Chiron moved through Pisces was 1960-69 with a whole generation breaking with tradition, demonstrating for peace in Vietnam and civil rights and opening their consciousness with mind altering drugs. “Make Love – not War” was spearheading the longing for a more human approach to life and was feed by the inherent dimension of oneness in consciousness of all that is. Pisces in his highest expression is all about oneness, unconditional love and the transcendence of the physical, reaching for our non physical origin and God.
Drugs and Healing
Drugs also belong to Pisces, as a healing remedy as well as toxic and poisonous substances. My hope for this round of Chiron through Pisces is that we will be rethinking our whole approach to illness and disease. It is obvious that nowadays most doctors are not trained to look for possible causes of illnesses based in toxicity and nutrient imbalances but in prescribing drugs to treat symptoms. The prescribed drugs with all their side effects are adding to the toxic burden we are already enduring and this can only be a short term and very short sighted solution.
When your car has a red warning lamp going on you bring your car to the mechanic to find the problem. If the mechanic would just unscrew the light bulb and declares the problem solved, you would probable not be too happy with that solution and look for a new mechanic.
And yet we often resign ourselves to that approach concerning our health. One very well known homeopathic doctor, a client of mine in Germany told me that just taking people off their numerous drugs and detoxifying them slowly is over 50% of the healing process he has been facilitating for people. (Of course I am not suggesting to you here to go cold turkey on your medications!! You need to be smart about it and have an experienced health practitioner at your side.)
With all the studying I have done since the beginning of the year I have come across the macro biotic healing approach, Dr. Sherry Roger’s “Detoxify or Die” and the “Healing: The Gerson Way”. What they all have in common is that they promise solutions and recuperation from many life threatening, degenerative or chronic diseases. They are all based in programs of detoxification and nutritional balance to facilitate the healing process. And that means you need to read and educate yourself, you have to take your own health into your own hands and take action. There is no other way!
Mercury Turns Retrograde on April 4
Mercury takes his second retrograde this year at 12 degrees Taurus and with his back and forth he will be spending double then the usual time in this sign. Mercury will be turning direct on May 11.
I have written before about the intricacies of Mercury retrograde. I think of it as a time to reevaluate and rethink our strategies and directions in life. Depending on the sign Mercury is in that will be the area in your life to have that special look directed at. With the sign of Taurus we have a sign where it is all about the physical world, the body, finances, home and family and our own comfort. Being a Taurus myself I can only agree that beauty and comfort is extremely important to me. I have one of those super comfy recliners from a European brand so that it also looks nice. Mine is red!
And of course then there is the BODY! A happy soul resides more easily in a happy body that is fully functioning and not in pain. So maybe you take my rumblings today into your heart and start on a new journey towards greater health and happiness. Remember to set your intentions, become clear first and then take action steps towards them. Get some books, study and take your health and responsibility into your own hands.
Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.