Faith ~ Responsibility ~ Intuition ~ Loving Action
This is another fabulous guest post by astrologer Patti Podgornik of the Celestial Garden – thank you, Patti!
About 2-1/2 hours before the new moon in Aries, Mercury in Aries goes direct. So let’s start with Mercury for this moon cycle.
This Mercury retrograde period, which started on March 22, has been about transforming the way we see, feel, and experience life beyond the 3rd dimension. It’s been about releasing what holds us back from seeing the beauty and diversity in all life: to see the many different colors that are within the light of oneness. Most importantly, it’s been about opening our minds to the fact that diversity and oneness co-exist in the multi-verse.
These are doors to higher consciousness and awareness that have opened and become more easily accessible to all of us. We won’t all get the “aha” at the same time, but once the doors open, it’s just a matter of time before enough people awaken and we see a true transformation within and around us.
Mercury direct is about balance, harmony and the value of going inward. It’s shaped by the asteroid Chiron, in Pisces. Chiron is the “wounded healer”: a visionary, bridge builder, and one to go ahead and do what needs to be done even if no one else is ready to take the leap.
Chiron joins energies with Aries to begin a new cycle, characterized by more active, loving energy in humans and on the planet in general. We’re getting ready to live what we’ve been learning about healing and compassion, forgiveness and tolerance and unconditional love. It’s part of the foundation we’re now using to create the vision of the world we desire from our hearts and souls.
Mercury going direct is the point where our minds and hearts can now connect with love, clarity, vision, and purpose. The timing of Mercury direct brings all of the lessons of Chiron in Pisces together to spring into Aries to take clear, love-centered, wise action through our minds, souls, and emotions.
This Aries new moon is about having faith in yourself, taking complete responsibility for what you do and don’t do, and listening to your intuition. Indeed, listen deeply to the “music of the spheres”- the beautiful intuition that lovingly guides us to make positive course corrections.
We can’t truly be awakened if we don’t also honor our Mother Earth, our Gaia: she whose life force is one with ours. She who gives us her own self so we can live. Aries is a fire sign, but with an earthy quality as well. This is the moon cycle to find our passion for Mother Earth and allow that passion to be a significant part of the vision we are creating.
Take an extra breath before you speak or act. Honor your passion, and honor the passion of others. Respect boundaries. Remember: truth, honor, deep authenticity, and divine guidance are what matter. These are what we’re we’re being called to be warriors for. Listen and follow the call to speak out, to support, to stand shoulder to shoulder with others who are called to speak truth to love, truth to what is the truly the right thing for all of us to be doing.
This is a powerful and sacred moment. It’s a time to feel the honor of being a soul and human and part of this transformative shift. Focus on what is beautiful, what is sacred, what is love and what truly matters in the multi-verse, not the day-to-day dramas of humans. The drama will still be there on Monday. For today, allow yourself the gift of being awash in the powerful, transformational love that is awakening around and within us. Blessed Be.
Patti is an intuitive astrologer who also blends elemental energies together to create deep healing and sacred space. Contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org.