Spring Equinox & New Moon in Aries

Spring Equinox & New Moon in Aries

The moon is new in Aries (4:28 am, CT) on March 24. Aries, being the first sign in the zodiac, is concerned with beginnings. On March 19 the spring equinox occurs (10:49 pm, CT) with equal light and dark hours. This point marks the end of the long, dark winter as a spring of lighter days is leapt into! On March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius. The new moon coinciding with the equinox and Saturn changing signs emphasizes the theme of beginning anew in unknown territory.

The demolition phase of Saturn and Pluto’s conjunction is ending, asking again what structures will remain newly renovated, and what will collapse into the ground? Six planets currently transit the element of earth. The physical and the tangible, such as the body, health, money and work, take precedence.

New dynamics come into play involving rules, regulations and requirements. Are the societal structures in place supporting the people? How can society abide by rules that are more people friendly? A motivating, yet uncomfortable push for rules encompassing equality and fairness for the diversity within the group depicts the new journey.

To focus your energy on the power of the new moon and the beginnings it brings, use some of Eye of Horus’ New Moon oil in your practice. This oil blend is specifically designed to tap into the new moon’s magical energies. To connect with the earth element so prevalent in the chart, light one of Coventry Creations’ Stability candles. This candle encourages solidity, confidence, and has a strong focus on health and life harmony. To encourage diverse and harmonious group dynamics, carry a piece of angelite. This calming blue stone brings understanding, peace, and harmony.

If you’d like to see how this new moon and Spring equinox might affect you or if want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

New Moon in Pisces: Deep Sea Diving

New Moon in Pisces: Deep Sea Diving

The new moon is in Pisces February 23 (9:32 am, CT), falling into a deep slumber in the depths of the sea. Information rolls in like the tide, the ebb and flow of the subconscious coming in waves. The new moon falls closely with Mercury in Pisces, which is retrograde. The mystique of this combination incites creative visions at best, but can also blur the edges into a fuzziness of confusion and slipperiness.

The moon-sun combo in Pisces is at the midpoint of Mars, the feisty aggressor, and Uranus, the rebellious change-agent. It vibrates on a geometric pattern where reflection, rest, and imagination allow for future visions to come in before guiding what action is taken in the enfoldment of revolutionary ideas. The image of a mermaid comes to mind as she deep-sea dives. Consider coming up for air at times, as none of the planets are currently in that element and there’s a risk of drowning in one’s emotions.

A calmness and stability set the tone, as harmony ensues with practical and methodical (at times cold and exacting) planets in earth-bound Capricorn. It seems serene, except for one planet, Venus in Aries. She butts her head up against Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Her fiery need for action to “go big” gets constrained and cooled, with strong boundaries and dedication in relationships and money. Mars conjuncts the south node in Capricorn, asking to be mindful of overblown anger and aggression that isn’t productive.

To help bring some watery energy into your life to help level things out, light one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. This mix of sandalwood and rose, in a candle colored a deep turoquoise, is designed to help keep your emotional energy stable and calm. To help keep your eyes on the prize and avoid giving into impulse and aggression, use some of Eye of Horus’ Focus Aid aromatherapy oil. This essential oil blend helps to sharpen your focus and concentration. Finally, to help make your space ideal for concentration and contemplation, burn some of Shoyeido’s Frankincense incense. Exquisitely crafted, this Japanese incense helps to bring calm and relaxation to any space it’s burned in.

For more insight into how this new moon might affect you or if want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.

New Moon in Aquarius:  Zany Beats

New Moon in Aquarius: Zany Beats

The moon is new in Aquarius on January 24 (3:42 pm, CST). Popping out new patterns spontaneously? Eclipses in December and January help to define limits and boundaries, with practical concerns and realities weighing in heavily. This is the first new moon after them. What clean breaks (or starts) restlessly edge into the picture?

Aquarius asks what is best for everyone, acknowledging the diversity of the group. What is fair and just for all, taking into account the unique background of the individual? Judgmental behavior is rampant now, but this new moon in Aquarius hints at something different. Saturn in Capricorn is good medicine for accountability and work ethic. Having a rule-bound approach can be useful. But it can also become dogmatically rigid where scales tip out of balance and compassionate humanity gets side-checked. These themes are highlighted when Saturn enters Aquarius in March of 2020.

Icicles and snow cover the landscape in the deep winter; how can freedom be found in this climate? Is it through winter sports like skiing and skating? Or is it through a riveting new novel or television series that opens doors and adds a fresh perspective into life? Perhaps music or a painting will provide a portal out of the blizzard and into another world.

For help in setting up your boundaries and strengthening your reserves, try carrying a piece of prehnite with you. This stone is excellent for setting emotional and energetic boundaries as well as enhancing dreams and intuition. To help determine what’s best for the greater good and avoid judgmental attitudes, light one of Coventry Creations’ Truth and Justice candles. This blend of frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood helps us ease chaos into order and enhances perception of reality. Finally, to get an energetic boost that would encourage you to seek out freedom in a chilly time, try adding the Eye of Horus’ Van Van Spray or Van Van Oil to your daily practice. This bright, lemongrass-leading scent is designed to increase positive vibes and help open the door to new adventures.

If want to know more about how this new moon might affect you or want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.