This is Aries.
While January 1 is the start of the new calendar, the New Moon in Aries is the start of the new year for those of us who are conscious of the integration of the spiritual and material worlds. That means this weekend is the premiere opportunity to begin making 2008 the year you finally make changes for the better in your life.
Laying the groundwork for this lumination are Saturn in Virgo (organized responsibility), Pluto in Capricorn (transformation through perseverance), Mars in Cancer (caring initiatives) and Jupiter in Capricorn (expansive determination). With all these heavy cornerstones, it is challenging for Aries to simply charge forward. Normally even though fear is felt, Aries will “just do it” anyway, as it is the sign of courage. However, that same fear might me a bit magnified now and there may be some hesitancy in launching new projects.
Nevertheless, take the risk and start your new program new diet, new way of doing things. Try that new food, new game, new style, new sport, new relationship. Be adventuresome!
For example, if the New Moon is taking place in your 9th house – book that long distance trip or enroll in the local community college or university and return to school. Start moving to be the lawyer you always wanted to be. Begin to learn that foreign language. Reach out and make friends with someone from another culture. Join that philosophy or book group you have been thinking about and start sharing your ideas. Begin exploring some other religions or spiritualities that may appeal to you.
Aries says, “I can!” and you can!