We are moving through the first of two New Moons in Aries, a rare Black Moon. It is exact this morning at 10:23am PDT. This is an absolutely wild lunation, and this is one of those moments where my tendency for hyperbole might get in the way of you trusting what I’m saying to you. I am always inflated with my language of things being huge and intense, and so I must qualify with this New Moon. We are truly in a most elevated and amplified moment. Saturn just changed signs; Pluto is about to (on Thursday). Both of those ingresses are huge for us, and they signal that we are at a true turning point in consciousness; just turn on the news if you need validation of this. And this is the first of two New Moons in Aries as we are in a rare Black Moon.

In 2025, Saturn will change signs again and enter Aries around the same time Neptune will enter Aries, the sign of war. Uranus moves into Gemini that same year, and while this may seem like a long time away, in astrological terms, having these powerhouse planets all changing signs within two years of each other signals a major turning point in the consciousness of humanity. The only thing that is going to help us survive all of this change is individuals rising up powerfully into their sense of purpose, ready to take action and serve in the manner that is perfectly designed for who you are. Aries is where we get into action no matter what the future consequences might be. Remember that in the void that Pisces holds, it is Aries that declares, “I’ll go first!” and dives out of the void and springs up into consciousness and shouts, “I Am!” Courage personified.

We have two opportunities to set powerful intentions for forward movement, taking action, and starting things up. This first New Moon is at the world axis point of 0-degrees of Aries. The 0-degree of each of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) have importance; they all represent an equinox or solstice, and when the Sun and Earth are aligned with one of these points, we change seasons. They are a collective point, and this New Moon at the world axis point in Aries is impacting all of us on the planet at the same time and in the same way. Again, look to the news for what this is feeling like on the planet, and then remember that what you see out there is only a reflection of what is happening on the inside of everyone’s consciousness as well. The chaos in the outside world is ramping up and will not abate; not ever. The Aries part of your consciousness is the part of all of us that is willing to dive in and surge forward, even without having any sense of what comes next. We could all use that sort of courage right about now.

This New Moon at 0-degrees of Aries will be followed by the next New Moon at the final, mastery 30th degree of Aries, a Black Moon because it is the second in a row in the same sign. We have two opportunities to begin, two chances to focus on the Aries House in your natal chart, where all the action is these few months. The years ahead are going to be more and more chaotic, and this – and the next – New Moon will help us all prepare for what is to come, by lifting up our own willingness to take on the Aries impetus. We must all start moving into our next chapter with some fire and gusto, and these two New Moons in Aries will be the perfect thrust forward into this new territory.

Back to this lunation. Venus is prominent in this lunar cycle by virtue of being in one of her home signs of Taurus. Love is grounded and stable, and a Conjunction between Venus and the North Node of the Moon puts love in our sights as we set intentions right now. The North Node is like our guiding point, the collective future that we are moving toward. Look to the house ruled by Taurus in your natal chart for a sense of what area of your life is most receptive for expansion through love. Venus and the North Node helps to further love and friendship bonds, and if the desire for new forms of love, partnership, and intimacy are part of your desires right now, this is the New Moon to put those orders in.

The big kahuna in this New Moon is Pluto is sitting at the final degree of Capricorn. In less than 48 hours, he will make his makes his first ingress into Aquarius. This is just wild. Again, with my hyperbole where everything is the biggest and most intense, trust me that Pluto changing signs is one of the most disruptive and transformative cycles we move through roughly every twenty years. Back in 2007/8 when he dipped into Capricorn, the changes on the planet focused on structures like housing and banking, as those are a Capricorn invention. It is interesting to note that as Pluto is hovering at the final degree of Cap, banks are starting to fail again. In two days, we will begin a two-year focus on changes happening in the world of technology, the global community at large, and our desperate attempts to continue to usher in the Age of Aquarius.

With Aries, it’s all about starting up something new. The Sun is exalted in this sign, and (in the north) the very connection to spring tells us to begin again. A cardinal fire sign, we are lit up with combustion from the fire element, but cardinal literally means to start something up. This is a New Moon of courage at a moment when the world seems bleak, and courage will drive us into the next right action. Courage and sheer chutzpah, another Aries invention. Aries acts first, and considers things afterward, and in terms of setting intentions, that is a powerful approach. There is a meme floating around out there that asks the question: What would you do if you were guaranteed success? Well, we are never guaranteed success, but I implore you to set intentions right now as if you had this sort of confidence, and then have at it!