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The Aries New Moon on April 14th brings with it a tremendous amount of fresh new inspiration. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the sign that marks the beginning of Spring, and the New Moon is the beginning of the lunar cycle. So here we have the beginning of the solar cycle combining with the initiation of the lunar cycle and providing an opportunity for a fresh start.

Aries asks the question:  What is it that I need?  Who am I as an individual, apart from the trappings of ego and society’s opinions?  Where do I need to be courageous and take on something new?  These are the issues that are at the forefront now.

The New Moon contains the energy of the opposition between Saturn to Uranus, so while there is the inspiration for a new beginning, there is an inherent tension that requires us to look for a way to integrate and balance the old order (Saturn) with the new (Uranus).

This New Moon is in a nice sextile to Chiron and Neptune which will bring in the soulful (Neptune) healing (Chiron) energy of that conjunction to heal the past as we move forward into the future. However, a conjunction of Pluto to Ceres will uncover any deep grief or disconnect between the Soul and the Spirit, requiring a greater level of integration. Pluto will intensify the excitement of the New Moon and bring in a deeper sense of meaning and soul transformation.

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