New Moon in Aries – March 27th - 7º 8:58 PM MDT
“The exquisite risk is a doorway that lets us experience the extraordinary in the ordinary.” - Mark Nepo
The Aries energy is full of fire - Conscious Action - While we may feel ignited to get things done, take risks, and jumpstart our dreams, this wild energy needs equal clarity and discernment. With Venus in retrograde, pay attention to what is calling you to change beyond the discomfort, passion, uncertainty, and unknown. The ruler of Aries is Mars, this fierce planet pulls us strongly towards Self ambition, but while we may feel the urge to drive-on head first, the doorway opens at the heart.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” – M. Scott Peck
The "exquisite risk" is breaking out of the cocoon to feel our emotions and step into the brilliance of our soul purpose. Like a warrior, we must bravely face what has kept us small. Emotions are energy in motion. By confronting our subconscious backfiring and "comfortable or uncomfortable" limitations, we can reopen ourselves to experience the extraordinariness of our inherit greatness. We are all awakened, the only risk we face is to not let go of the binding and "arrested development" which conceals the light, seducing us to buy, hoard, or give away power. Instead, what if you dropped your arms, shed the old skin, stood undefended, and followed your heart? While you may not know what you want, or what dreams to manifest, there is more to risk then not doing anything. Start small, get inspired, let your magic muse, and for this week use these symbols, words of wisdom, and medicine wheel to meditate on. Answer the questions of the wheel with integrity. You're only lying to yourself if you don't. May you take the bull by the horns and ride your dreams to the moon!
Diana is the ancient Lady of the Beasts, called by the Romans Lucina, Goddess of the Light. As mistress of wild things she is especially responsible for anything young and vulnerable, be it wild or human. She is a goddess of solitude, comfortable with the wilderness and with the great silence of nature. She represents the mystic, primitive identity of the hunter and the hunted. Diana is a moon goddess, symbolizing the moon in its crescent phase. - The Goddess Paintings by Susan Seddon Boulet - Text by Michael Babcock
Poet Mark Nepo uses the phrase “exquisite risk” to describe our willingness to be fully alive, open, available, living true to our heart. This talk explores the challenges and blessings of taking the exquisite risk, both in becoming more intimate with our inner life, and in engaging with others from full authenticity.
A short Astrology Report for the New Moon with Barbara Goldsmith of Your Astrology Signs.
What Happens when your soul
Begins to awaken
And your Heart
And all the cells of your body
to the Journey of Love?
First there is wonderful laughter
And probably precious tears
And a hundred sweet promises
And those heroic vows
No one can keep.
But still God is delighted and amused
You once tried to be a saint.
What happens when your soul
Begins to awake in this World
To our deep need to love
and serve the Friend?
O the Beloved
Will send you
One of His wonderful, wild companions -
I heard God Laughing - Poems of Hope & Joy Hafiz - by Daniel Ladinsky