On Thursday, I did some research around what this new moon will bring energy-wise and I let that information percolate while I slept in preparation for last night's New Moon painting/ceremony.
Technically the new moon occurred on April 5 at 4:50AM EST. And Aries is an action sign. It's also the beginning times two, new moon, plus the first sign of the zodiac.
Here's what I found from some youtube astrologers and articles, and what resonated for me:
It's a good time for a leap of faith.
Check that your innocence is intact — Your sense of wonder & reverence for the unknowable.
Aries is all about the energy of our Inner Warrior, which can be used to confront fears & do the thing that scares us. In doing so, we gather our personal power to us.
Go for the thing you want, even if you ruffle feathers.
Fearlessly loving who I am.
Put yourself first.
May need a lot of emotional support.
We are redefining what 'strength' is (Inner Warrior again). Strength is now being vulnerable with our emotions, expressing them honestly. Be the warrior who is protecting your inner child.
What we want will take work: Both the moon and sun will square with Saturn and Pluto next week (this means that the planets are in a 90 degree angle of each other, and usually mean pressure, like two different energies are not on the same page.).
So, in conjunction with Effy Wild's Moonshine class, I made a new moon vow based on my intuition and my above research.
My vow for this new moon is:
From this new moon to the next, I will work toward my goal every day until it is complete. No excuses. And So It Is.
Because of the Inner Warrior energy of the New Moon in Aries, I decided to do a portrait of who I think my inner warrior is.
She is a Witch standing fully in her own power and strong in her emotional vulnerability, of course. It gave me chills when I recognized this; it is so true. She is fierce and beautiful.
I did research on correspondences like colors, crystals, etc. and took notes on the things that resonated. Then I began to put the portrait together and worked with my vow in the painting to bring it to fruition.
Reds, oranges and golds for fire.
Phoenix wings speak to resilience, and fire energy.
Carnelian, garnet, and labradorite all correspond with Aries.
Sword for protection, fierceness and fearlessness in the face of hardship.
4 elements in her hat (the tulip represents 'water' in this case) and in the ground (triangle symbols). For balance.
Black cat for Not Giving A Fuck What Others Think. 😂
There are some things I would fix, but the energy is complete and I'm embracing the mistakes. She is everything I could have wished for and I'm stunned by her fiercely feminine vibe. I love this so so much.
What did you do for New Moon in Aries? Did you make a vow?
Amy PS: I'm blogging along with Effy Wild in April. If you'd like to join the facebook group to read the rules, go here: