I have a confession to make, in my birth chart my Aries is buried. It has no access door to the outside and so ironically, the most direct of signs, I don’t have direct access to. Add to this the planet that rules Aries, Mars is in self-protecting Cancer. Needless to say, the gung-ho, adventuring Arian energy is a bit of a mystery to me. As an astrologer I should have this as a disclaimer. “No Arian experience, take advice in this area at your own risk.” When we are extolled to take action, just do it! I get very diffident and it is more likely that when the starter gun fires, I will run in the opposite direction.
Of course, like everyone else, I do have Aries in my chart, it is just that I don’t have it readily available. I stumble upon it and then feel the whoosh of adventure carry me along. Feeling the surprise and the newness of the energy is exhilarating. One such opportunity is when the Sun goes through Aries every year and everyone on Earth gets to experience this impulsive energy.
The flower essence that I selected this New Moon to carry me through this chapter of the year was Baby Blue Eyes. This essence restores a childlike innocence, trust and openness toward the world for those suffering from insecurity or cynicism. This is perfect as my intention this cycle was to quell my anxiety and go with the increased energy, allowing it to take me where it will. I crave uncharted territory and yearn to trust the impulse of growth. In the past I have felt this tender newness and lost my nerve retreating into more familiar territory. For me now it is imperative to move forward into the new land and into the unknown. I yearn for high and impetuous energy that gives me courage. I am impatient with myself if I feel my energy ebb. Riding the momentum seems so important now, like the race of a sperm to fertilise that egg. I wish to keep going at a speed uncharacteristic for me. I feel my life somehow depends on breaking free.
We are now at the First Quarter Moon and the Sun is eleven days into Aries. The old world has receded. I have once more been included in the Aries journey. Aries is the newborn and as he experiences this life on Earth everything is fresh and wondrous, seen for the first time. I have found I have gotten busy as predicted in my last blog and I am flowing with many new demands. These have come both in unfamiliar experiences or unexpected emergencies, as well as new people.
When I feel the energy ebbing out of me and my courage fail, I flounder around agitated, determined to ease that decline. I have been doing this with regular meditations, emergency energy sessions or quick naps to restore my alignment and keep the niggardly fear at bay. I have allowed myself to relax and embrace the adventures as they unfold.
My reward for this effort is the allure of new sights and listening to romantic tales of beauty in the midst of fear. It is in these moments that one knows one is in touch with another realm where magic is the norm and we know the faerie people must exist in their fey land.
These are just some of the exciting tales of Aries adventure I have been exposed to over the last week:
A young man told of a fearful moment when he jumped into deep water and into a school of fish that formed a vertical wall full of blinking eyes; a phantom terrifying enough to ward off prey and chill the marrow in the man’s bones.
A buzzard flew to my Texan friend and delivered a dead snake; maybe the one she had evicted from her barn that morning.
A gentleman who wished to be a deep sea Salvage Diver.
A boy getting the opportunity to join a luxury cruiser and tender the speed boat for the privileged passengers to explore islands and secret coves. One of his dreams come true.
A young woman creating beautiful terrariums as she waits to conceive.
I visited the Sea Shepherd ship ‘Bob Barker’ and heard stories of Antarctic battles to save the whales by Vegan warriors that value non-violent aggression.
A bloggers tale’s of childhood ice fishing in a landscape so unfamiliar to me that I find it difficult to believe it exists in this wonderful world.
My daughter getting to ride wave after wave, standing on her surf board for the first time.
My new friend guiding her metal detector over our land in search for treasure underneath our soil.
Then there is my very own visitation from a heron, far from his familiar river flat. He came knocking on my window, not one, but two days running. With my face pressed to the glass, he allowed me to watch him stalk over my garden furniture just feet away. This hero showing me, that I, too, with a curbing of the routine, can be a hero in strange lands….
What adventures have you been experiencing? What are you seeing with new eyes? Where does everything feel child-like again? Who is inspiring you with images of uncharted territory? What treasure quest are you engaged in? How is your heart expanding with excitement? Where are you showing courage?
If you would like to see where Aries lay in your Birth Chart contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your time, date and place of birth and I will send you a short description at no cost.
Read: Ice Shanty- A Young Boy’s Tale on Five Reflection’s blog
Image: “Freedom- The Carousel” by Anne Wipf
To see more beautiful work by this artist http://fivereflections.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/ice-shanty-a-young-boys-tale/