7th April 2016
Contributing Writers for Wake Up World
Anchoring Our Inner Reality Into Creation.
Last month’s Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse showed us exactly what direction we are moving in and what action is required of us to make it happen. It offered us the long-awaited clarity we needed to see the structures and ideals we still hold within us that are holding us back, and helped us reconnect with the inner drive to anchor our unique vision into brilliant, sparkling reality.
The major theme for us now, reinforced by today’s New Moon in Aries, is about bringing to life what we know and believe so clearly, and taking active and innovative steps to actively bring the new paradigm to life.
Planetary Alignments Reflecting Our Evolutionary Potential
The Sun and New Moon in Aries Trine Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius
These energies reflect the ‘supporting cast’ of the main energetic theme, which is steering us toward our new evolutionary direction and helping us to bring our new inner clarity into focused creation.
Each of us are on a different journey, but we all share the same home. Our truths and perspectives show us who we are as individuals, and when we share our deepest truth, it connects us with the whole. That is how a new paradigm is created. Piece by piece; not by centralizing and homogenizing (as we see in modern commercial, educational and government systems) but by individualizing, learning to live out our own unique purpose while supporting (and being supported by) others who are also living out theirs.
Reflecting this process, major transitions are taking place for us right now. The seeds of this month’s New Moon bring about exciting opportunities and possibilities to help us usher in much-needed new change in our lives, as well as experiences and situations that require our deep conviction as well as acceptance of factors outside our control. And the Trine alignment that Saturn and Mars are making to the New Moon and the Sun will help us realise our path of destiny, even if it shows up as feelings of being forced outside our personal comfort zone and giving up the (relative) comforts of the social systems of control and conformity that we are leaving behind.
New Moon and the Sun in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn
Aligning itself with this powerful New Moon is the super charged Pluto energy (reflecting core level evolution), which will begin moving in a retrograde motion from the 18th April 2016 (until late September.) When any planet begins to move in a retrograde motion, we can expect to see a few energetic eruptions, and in particular, much of the energy reflected by this month’s lunar cycle will be the result of this alignment between the New Moon and Pluto.
Square alignments reflect the tensions between making new choices that change our path and bring us in alignment with our highest heartfelt self, or staying on the path that has been carved for us and remaining in old ways of thinking — which hold life hostage with fear, false debt and imposed authority.
Our view is that we are heading into a new energy band that will be more intensified from what we are currently dealing with. We are in the middle of a huge energy shift that will be brought to light by the end of this year, at which time we will see the reflections and reverberations of our current actions in crystal clear light. The outer world is currently reflecting crisis and mayhem, however this does not reflect our inner worlds. This interim intensification period brings us closer to knowing what is real for us and what is illusion, driving us to give life to the new reality we know must become.
The Upcoming Mars Retrograde
Mars will be moving into retrograde motion on the 17th of April 2016 (until 29th of June). This will be a significant period for all of us on planet Earth. What makes this (in our view) an important transit is the inner change it will bring for many of us.
Briefly, Mars reflects the way we act based on our desires. It what’s moves us. It reflects our innermost impulses, free of the conditioning of the mind, and for this reason, it reflects the leading edge of our individual and collective evolution.
In the context of our current reality, we are now dealing with our core philosophy and how that philosophy validates and cultivates our life experiences. Over the last few years, with an explosion of mass information sharing on the internet, we have become very informed about an incredible amount of realities and truths regarding so many things. What this has done is give us a great deal of expansion and healing however, it is important to discern what information is relevant for our own personal journey and what is not. We have become greatly aware of information and the diversity of perspectives that exist ‘out there’, but how does it impact our own personal soul development? Does information overload distract or overwhelm us, leaving us floundering, not knowing where to begin or where to focus?
With Mars being in retrograde until the 29th June 2016 and also taking a dive back into Scorpio on 27th May, we will be given the energetic opportunity to really question the nature of our new truths and our relationship to information, and to ask ourselves: Is this information opening up your heart and empowering your action? Or is it having the opposite effect?
New Moon Message
Today’s New Moon in Aries ushers in many layers of deep illumination.
Our earliest awareness of ourselves comes from our roots, the place that reminds us of safety, and as human beings we draw from this connection because it holds our sense of identity. Yet, at the core of our ancestral roots lies a philosophy, a self-perpetuating set of values that aligns how we live our lives with where we came from. How we see the world, and how we integrate ourselves and establish connections with others, is strongly anchored in this belief system.
However, we are in the process of creating a new collective identity, one that is far removed from the philosophies of the past. As we shift realities and let go of the old, in line with the onset of new energies, it can be extremely challenging to know where we belong. Our core beliefs and truths have been shattering and changing as we discover new understandings of ourselves and the world around us. If we are not emotionally grounding ourselves and working actively through these changes and inner shifts, we can (and do) find ourselves being lost in an ocean of information which, on one hand, serves to awaken us but on the other leads to severely displaced thinking and emotional integration. This in turn can inhibit our soul evolution and growth as human beings, and prevent us from initiating real action or changes in our lives and our world.
If we are to fully embody the journey or transformation we came here to experience, it is essential during this time and in these evolutionary/energetic conditions to know what is important for us and what is not. We are all seeking to find our place in the world, and that requires clarity of our own talents and purpose. But we also need to have a community that we belong to; a new ancestral tribe and new ancestral stories that reflect our new identity. And we begin to find this when we find ourselves. As we travel down the Earth time line of 2016 and new parts of ourselves become integrated and realized, we will find new communities that reflect that newness — and help us to co-create a new future together.
Our inner work going forward requires us to stay present with ourselves and to clear out the perspectives that don’t help to serve and align us with our process of wholeness and integration. We are at the leading edge of building a new paradigm and even though it has been said many times before, we are the change that we wish to see in the world. The time has always been now to take control of our lives, individually and collectively, and open ourselves up to seeing the continuous potential energy within us that is waiting to be actualized in every moment.
Simon & Jennifer
About the authors:
Simon Vorster is an evolutionary astrologer and teacher who has been practising astrology for over 10 years. Together with his partner and co-founder of Raising Vibrations, Jennifer Langstone, their work is rooted in helping souls de-condition the self and empower the soul into making new conscious choices. Through their website, Raising Vibrations, and the consulting services they offer, Simon and Jennifer share their thoughts and insights and, using the powerful tool of evolutionary astrology, help and guide others to find their own spiritual paths, live authentically in the moment and understand ways they are able to positively effect their own spiritual evolution.
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You can also learn more about evolutionary astrology in these articles:
- Cleaning the Lens – an Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology
- Understanding Your Sun and Moon Signs in Astrology
- The Astrology of Relationships – Understanding Mars and Venus in Your Birth Chart
- Evolutionary Astrology – Understanding Our Ancestral Timeline
- Saturn Return – The Cycle of Maturation
- Understanding Mercury Retrograde in Astrology
- Saturn in Sagittarius — Exploring Humanity’s Limitations and Potentials
- Introduction to ‘Uranus Opposition’ in Astrology – The Call to Awaken the Higher Self
… Or check out these recent lunar-cycle energy updates:
- Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Libra – Changing Our Minds to Change the World
- New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces – Removing the Boundaries to Our Sacredness
- The Full Moon Virgo – You Are The Universe!