New Moon in Aries – March 2023

PegasusThe New Moon occurs at 17:23 (UT) on March 21, 2023. The Moon and Sun will be at 00ARI49. The New Moon is opposite Ceres, conjunct Mercury and Neptune, square Mars and sextile Pluto.

Extra, extra, read all about it! This lunation is larger than life, highly animated, thrilling, invigorating. Now, at the very edge of a larger new cycle, we’re pressed to find our courage and know our strengths. The mind is on fire with new ideas and a burning need to bring a vision to life. Independence, fresh challenges, a goal to sink our teeth into – sometimes these desires require bold action. Still, Ceres suggests that we apply the brakes, just a little, to ensure that our aim is true, our course on track. Also, we can’t do everything alone and nor should we try. To maintain strong relationships, we need to work cooperatively, share, compromise, cherish. Make any competition healthy and supportive. Cheer each other on.

As we have another New Moon (solar eclipse) in Aries next month too, this is a two-part story. Prepare the ground, then plant. Decide which goals to go for, then act. When setting intentions, make sure there’s room for each to develop. Too many projects can grow like weeds, each competing for time and space. It’s better for one or two ideas to get your undivided attention. Pace yourself so that you can finish what you start.

The Sabian symbol of this lunation is ‘A Woman Just Risen From The Sea; A Seal Is Embracing Her.’ This is a time of emergence. Lean into the teachings of the old ones, the dreams and intuitions that nudge for your attention. Stay in touch with what feels meaningful and holy to you. Rise up. Show grace. Let Spirit guide your hand.

I recorded a 34mins astro-tarot reading for this lunation over on my Patreon where I discussed the chart in full including the meanings and placement of asteroids Cerberus and Impala. Click here to become a member to access the reading and more.

Painting – Muse on Pegasus by Odilon Redon