New Moon April 18, 2015 @ 28 deg. Aries 25 min. 2:57 p.m. EDT 11:57 a.m. PDT
Sabian symbol for this New Moon= ‘celestial choir singing’. Freedom to express our selves from a greater sense of awareness. The voice of infinity, the blend of millions of hearts each with its own pulse contributing to the collective hum; the pool swells, undulates; all stillness even in the most turbulent storm, the mind is peace.
There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking. ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
In the last degrees of Aries this New Moon is well acquainted with the self and its seemingly unending list of desires. We can follow the thread that leads us here and there but inevitably be fully content with the bare wood of the spool from which it began the journey and knowing that ‘here’ is where is inner peace—no need to run hither and yon or make effort to, or be concerned that perhaps this is not the right path. To begin, there is no right or wrong. Whatever we find our selves engaged in is the most perfect of circumstances because that is what is and is not otherwise.
Just conjunct the fixed star Alrisha in the constellation of Pisces, this moon has the potential to unite opposing forces as it is the knot at the end of the cord that binds the two fishes as they swim in opposite directions. The influence of this star creates waves of harmony so that one might have an opportunity to taste of the elixir that pacifies; that calms the mind and disarms the ego. We continue to lose our grip on that to which we have been inured for a very long time.
Our test—can we surrender our believes that we have gathered based on the past and the resulting structure from which we draw a sense of ‘security’ here that at the same time creates an enormous sense of ‘insecurity’? Not to be replaced by anything at all. That is the challenge. The less we think we know the freer we become and yet the resulting lack of identification and lack of connection is startling at first. Essential to ride the wave of fear until exhausted, we rest in the vast ocean of tranquility—source.
All of this appears to rise up from nothing. The fear when we stop to explore the origin has no basis in Reality that which is, never changing and without definition. With Mars, ruler of the moon in Taurus square to Jupiter (courageous, determined and competitive) there is sufficient tenacity to overcome anything that looks like an obstacle. At the same time mars is experiencing a trine to Pluto that adds powerful energy to over ride any mundane emotional issues.
This New Moon chart prepares one to creatively and enthusiastically embrace life in ways that previously were not possible. With limitations removed there is all possibility available. It is a stellar time to launch one self into ventures that require ‘a leap of faith’.
Assuming this precludes thought then one is free to align with the natural flow of life from which magic appears to happen. Life is an unending source of surprise and wonder to which we may be in perpetual smile.