Aries New Moon: How To Harness Our Fears During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated: May 19, 2020

The new moon brings things to it, which is why it is often used to plant seeds of intention in this great void; Like a pregnant woman, as the moon grows in light, so too does your intention. At the full moon, there is a birth, as Luna has come to term. This is incredibly important when we consider what is being “planted” in the womb of this new moon.  

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and as such, is associated with new beginnings, intention setting, and manifestation. With this fiery, impulsive, and energetic Aries new moon, we may feel “itchy” or have “hot feet” to move on; in addition to the Aries energy, this new moon comes just a few days after the Equinox, which marks the beginning of Spring. When we take into account what is going on right now world-wide, it seems that no matter if you live in a cold or warm climate, the global psychological climate right now is that of cabin-fever. Many of us sense that globally we are transforming during these uncertain times; we may not know exactly what is being birthed into being, but most would say that they are eagerly looking forward to the end of the labor process. And as we will see, this new moon will help us decide what it is we are to create for our future, both collectively as well as personally.    

Saturn moves into Aquarius for the first time since 1994. Saturn is the planet of karma, time, discipline, limitation, and restriction. It is happy in its airy home of Aquarius. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the great transformer. Aquarius energy is progressive, visionary and highly intellectual; this sign can see many possibilities, and is able to consider multiple points of view in an unbiased way. Here, we may find inspiration to contemplate our past karma (personal and humanity as a whole) and envision with more clarity what kind of future we want to move into. Aquarius is a humanitarian sign and associated with progress both in terms of technology as well as social justice. During Saturn’s time in Aquarius for the next few years, be on the lookout for developments in society, technology, science, the justice system, political systems, and even education.  

Chiron and Black Moon Lilith are also right on top of this fiery Aries New Moon. Chiron is the sacred masculine of the wounded healer and Black Moon Lilith can be considered the sacred feminine of the wounded healer. With Saturn in Aquarius and the wounded healer duo, this is a powerful time to get clear on where we have been, where we want to be, and what needs to be healed to bridge the two. The toll to cross this bridge will be our stagnant personas and ways of being.  

The moon, receptive as the great void, will be drawing in the medicine of these two shamanic astral beings and the poison of the past will be drawn up to the surface, so we may become aware of what healing needs to take place. This process is very much like making anti-venom from the venom of the poisonous animal; it is from the integration of wounds that wisdom is found. This process is not always comfortable and it takes courage, so it is very fortuitous that this Aries moon is supporting us in facing things head-on. 

Echoing this theme is the Mars-Jupiter conjunction of March 20. Mars is the planet of action, energy, of war, as well as conquering our fears. The god of war rode in a chariot that was pulled by two horses, Phobos (fear), and Deimos (panic). Mars controls these two; he can let them run wild or he can harness them, allowing them to help him run over any obstacle. Here, we see how there is no courage without fear, and it is better to embrace/harness it and move forward anyway then to try and run away or hide from these wild horses.  

The fire of this new moon is like a Shamanic fire walk. Mind over matter, vision over pessimism, faith over fear, integration over separation, and at the other end awaits yourself, freshly detoxified from the flame you had journeyed through. 

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