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How well are you really asserting yourself? How often do you honestly express what your authentic needs are to the significant others in your life? When was the last time you truly celebrated your self-worth? If you don’t do such things, the question now arises as to what do you need to heal in order to actively put yourself first when you really need to?

These are triggering questions to me and questions this New Moon in Aries Solar Eclipse is asking of us. They are triggering to me because I know I don’t do any of these things enough. I certainly am not that great at asserting myself and expressing my authentic needs, I prefer to keep others happy. Why? Why are so many of us more concerned with the well-being of others than ourselves? These are the themes that will raise their heads during this eclipse.

This eclipse is potent energy and, like all eclipses, can herald some profoundly transformative outcomes. These may not be immediately evident on the day of the eclipse, but as a new cycle and in the sign of Aries, this is a time when we may find life sending us in new directions. Newness is the key here. Aries is the beginning of the zodiac, and this eclipse marks the beginning of a new cycle. So many warn of not actively ritualising during an eclipse as the energy is so strong. I, however, certainly think we can ponder on the questions such energy is asking of us, sit with our answers, and think about setting some intentions later. Mercury is retrograde, after all, so use this time for contemplation and inward focus.

This is a BIG eclipse; there is a lot of potent energy here, and it may well bring some intense global events, but I am not going to get into this this time. I want to focus on the questions the universe is asking of us right now and how we can best align with this energy for a new direction forward.

 

The Aries Solar Eclipse occurs in Australia on the 9th of April at 4.21 Australian Easter Time. The eclipse will fall at 19 degrees of Aries. It will certainly be felt if you have any personal planets between 14 – 24 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in particular. Look to see where 19 degrees of Aries falls in your chart, as this area will be most impacted and where you plant your focus during this eclipse season.

This eclipse is about the new, a new cycle, a forward-facing energy that is asking us not to look back but to look forward and make some bold steps with courage. Aries is all about embracing life's journey with open-hearted curiosity, trusting in our instincts, and embracing a new direction with courage and optimism. Eclipses are known for closing doors so new ones can open. Often we find ourselves standing on the threshold that is not yet clear, or unexpected opportunities arise sending us down different pathways. This particular eclipse is very much infiltrated with these themes. We may, in some way, be embarking upon a new dawn and shifting ourselves toward new horizons. Rather than fight against these tides and choose the known, we are advised to surrender to the currents of change with courage, putting our most authentic selves and needs first in order to be carried toward a new path.

I believe we co-create our realities and, as such, have an opportunity now to use this time to think about intentions we may like to act upon after the eye of the eclipse has passed. As Mercury is also retrograde this is a time for internal questioning around areas in our lives where we need to be more bold, more courageous and more aligned with our personal needs and desires.

This is not a time for abundant rituals right now but it is a time for examining where we want to bring more courage, vigour and forward-focused intention to various areas of our lives and move away from the familiar, the comfortable and push our own boundaries, dreaming big and yet also willingly allowing the universe to help guide the directions we should take.

We can best use this eclipse to be open to receiving divine downloads to help illuminate the paths. We have a generous window of opportunity to set our intentions, in fact, it wise to listen to and observe what unfolds now and then set our intentions over the coming weeks

We have quite a lineup in Aries right now with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Chiron and Mercury retrograde all in this fire sign but also with Mars, the ruler of Aries, in passive Pisces. On the one hand, this is a call to awaken our courage, leadership, and forward self-focused energy, but with Mars in Pisces, we are reminded to blend assertiveness with compassion, to find ways to assert ourselves whilst remaining mindful of the feelings and needs of others. More than this, though, is a call from Pisces during this eclipse to remind us to trust the cosmic flow of energy during this time and to surrender to the divine timing, knowing that everything serves a purpose in your soul journey.

There may be some pain that arises within us during this eclipse. Chiron, the wounded healer, is closely aligned with this eclipse and may shed light on scars of our past that should not be allowed to any longer hold us back but rather become agents for lessons learned that help us move toward a brighter future. This is a time to courageously source wisdom from what once wounded us.

This eclipse is really a potent time to re evaluate our relationship with ourselves and examine where we may have been holding ourselves back, where we don’t put ourselves first and how we can make efforts to do so in the future.

During this eclipse, we can explore the following kinds of questions from a general perspective. I have also produced another post focusing on specific questions that may come up for us depending on what house the eclipse will fall in, so look out for that in my Instagram feed. www.instagram@aspectastrology.


This eclipse may prompt questions around these themes?

 

  1. What aspects of my identity do I feel most passionate about expressing to the world?

 

  1. In what areas of my life do I need to assert myself more confidently?

 

  1. What past wounds or insecurities hinder me from fully embracing my potential?

 

  1. What new beginnings or initiatives am I ready to pursue with courage and determination?

  2. How can I cultivate a greater sense of self-reliance and independence in my life?

  3. What fears or doubts do I need to confront in order to step into my power more fully?

  4. How can I balance assertiveness with consideration for others' needs and boundaries?

  5. What changes can I make to align more authentically with my true self and passions?

  6. How can I use this time of intense energy and transformation to set intentions for personal growth and empowerment?

 

Beware of falling into the trap of believing the sky is falling and all is doomed with such a potent eclipse. It is true that it may bring up some uncomfortable themes, that we may be confronted with woundes from the past or surprising impulses or events that feel like we are being thrown off course. However, bringing conscious awareness to the themes associated with this eclipse offers us the opportunity for positive growth and transformation in a new direction. This is a time to challenge ourselves, to find our inner determination, to explore new ideas and to boldly put ourselves first.

To find out how this eclipse could affect you personally, book in for a 30 minute session for a personalised perspective. head to www.aspectastrology.com.au/bookonline

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Its eclipse season and we begin with a Full Mon Lunar eclipse at 5 degrees of Libra occurring on March 25th.

This is the third eclipse occurring across the Aries Libra Axis, and themes and questions about our individual autonomy and relationship harmony are now up for consideration. We first began this cycle of the Aries Libra eclipse in April 2023, where the initial questions were set for exploration. This axis theme has had us confronting issues around self-reliance and asserting our individuality. However, now we explore the opposite side and navigate how we dance between ourselves and the other, how we balance our need for autonomy with a need to connect.

With a trine from Pluto in Aquarius, this particular eclipse offers a potent blend of emotional intensity, transformation and possible evolution both personally and collectively.


This eclipse is a time to ponder a myriad of questions about the themes of relationships in our lives, not only our intimate relationships but all relationships where the ‘other’ is reflecting back to us lessons and themes we are encouraged to face about ourselves. Relationships can be hard, and being in them or not being in them can also be hard. Therefore, in my Libra Full Moon Workbook, I have devised 30 questions to help you reflect on the themes of relationships in your life.


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 Meanwhile, remember to register for the talk I am giving for the Organisation of Professional Astrologers next Sunday. Its only $15.00 and will be so worth it.




 

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on the 25th of March at 6.00pm Australian Eastern Time and will occur at 5 degrees of Libra. So look to see where you have between 0-10 degrees of Libra or indeed any of the planets in the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn as this is where the alchemy of personal evolution unfolds.

During a lunar eclipse, we are encouraged to embrace what unfolds. This is a time of accepting rather than resisting whatever revelations come to us now. Rather than pushing against this tide of energy, this is a time for absorbing and reflecting on how we can harness what comes to us now. Even if the events now may not initially feel welcomed, the point with eclipses is that when significant events occur, they are pushing us toward what we need in our evolutionary journey. Sit with it as themes that arise are now are designed to push us out of stagnant patterns and toward forward momentum. If the eclipse reveals aspects of our lives that no longer serve us, rather than resist, it is best to release them and move forward gracefully

With the Full Moon in Libra opposite the Sun in Aries, the most significant themes now will occur around themes that directly relate to the energies of these signs: relationships and our individuality. With the Fu.ll Moon in Libra, ruled by Venus, the planet associated with love and beauty, we might be prompted to connect with what brings us genuine joy especially in joy in our relationships with others. We can question and reflect on whether we are experiencing genuine heart connections and honest communication. Libra is all about connection and, indeed, getting to know more about ourselves via our relationship with one another. But for Libra energy to work at its best, the relationship must reflect back with love and acceptance and a willingness to understand and support one another. This is a time to consider where the scales may be tipped too far on one side.

We many need to question relationships that could  hinder our growth and evolution. This is very much a  time to consider what circumstances, actions, barriers or questions around relationships, relating and connecting with others might be keeping us from reaching our highest potential

Libra energy can be too strongly geared toward people pleasing, toward finding peace at any cost and therefore suppressing our real needs or speaking our truths. So this is a period in which we can consider how we may have been suppressing or holding back what needs to be said. How far are we going in our attempts to keep the peace and are we losing ourselves in the process?

We can also consider how much we may be absorbing or taking on the energy of others we are in close relationship with. We all become affected by the energy of those around us, but there can be periods in which we take on too much, once again perhaps suppressing our own energy, which can very much affect us on many levels. In Libra, we learn to connect, to relate, but it needs to be a fair exchange of energy. This eclipse may have us more readily recognising where energy exchange is out of balance. Taking a lesson from Aries, we are encouraged to establish healthy boundaries to safeguard our energy from becoming too aligned with another's energy. We need to learn to recognise and honour our own energy to protect it without isolating ourselves from valuable connections.

This eclipse serves as an opportunity to evaluate all our relationships and the boundaries within them. As you navigate this eclipse, centre yourself and acknowledge your completeness independent of others. Reflect on your relationships—are they nurturing or draining? Where do adjustments or firmer boundaries need to be established? Relationships evolve, and what once worked may now require attention.

Aries, the opposite sign to Libra offers us many valuable lessons to connect with our inner truth and evaluate our personal needs from those of others. This is an opportunity to consider how our relationships contribute to our lives and where compromises may be necessary without compromising our authentic selves. Libra seeks balance and balance is best achieved when both parties can maintain their individuality whilst supporting and honouring the individuality in the other as well.

This is not always easy to achieve, however, and therefore, we can spend some time during this eclipse thinking about what needs in us are not being met and, indeed, what needs we have in a relationships that is non-negotiable. At the same time it is also important to consider where and how we could possibly be putting too much emphasis on some of our personal needs and where we could possibly need to adjust or learn to compromise more. This is a time to assess which relationships may need adjustment or release around these themes.

Are we holding onto resentments? Are there aspects in our relationship with others that could use a good dose of forgiveness? What needs healing? Relationships require nurturing of ourselves, the other, and the dynamics of the relationship itself. This eclipse offers opportunity for forgiveness and healing but equally might also pave the way for recognising where things have passed a point of no return, where the relationship may have reached a natural conclusion.

Love can be painful, and all of us, at some time or another, have wanted to protect our hearts; this is only natural. However, this might be a question now to ask ourselves: how far are we going in protecting our hearts? What barriers are we placing up that may prevent love from coming in? With the Sun in Aries, we are encouraged to face these questions bravely and expand our hearts to enable more profound interactions with others. What might you still need to forgive about yourself or, indeed, from a past relationship that can help you open your heart to receiving new love?

This eclipse involves the energies of both Aries and Libra, representing opposing forces. Aries urges boldness, self-reliance, and decisive action, emphasising the power to overcome obstacles. Conversely, Libra emphasises inner peace, harmony, and the importance of shared experiences. Aries needs to learn to let others in, to act in service for the self and in relation to the other. Meanwhile, Libra has to learn to become more independent and stand on their own two feet.

During this eclipse, Pluto, our planet of transformation, is harmoniously positioned with the Moon and the Sun. This offers us a wonderful opportunity to revisit past wounds, pain, themes, and limiting beliefs about relationships and to reflect on what we can learn, heal, and release, which in turn will bring us a chance to reclaim personal power.

In a similar vein, Pluto's presence during this eclipse may also offer us more clarity and truth around the realities of relationships that are not serving us productively. PLutos presence is a wonderful tool for reassessing and even finding the courage to let go of relationships that are hindering our personal growth.


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Get ready to embrace the whirlwind of Aries Season 2024! Happy New Astrological Year, Happy Vernal Equinox, and welcome to the onset of eclipse season, topped off with Mercury also going retrograde this season.

This, my friends, is shaping up to be quite the Aries Season.

Personally, I've increasingly found solace in aligning the transition of the Sun into Aries as my energetic New Year. After a few months since the traditional January 1st New Year, this is an energetic time for reviewing how we are travelling and consciously activating what we aim to manifest for the rest of the year. The cycle's closing during the past Pisces Season has brought us full circle, where we were offered a serene backdrop for daydreaming, reflection, and those sky-blue dreams. But now, as we step into Aries Season, it's time to ignite action.

However, don't expect the usual fiery fervour of Aries to hit you like a bolt of lightning this season. As we make this transition, the Sun's proximity to Neptune invites us to linger a little longer in the realm of imaginative play or perhaps feeling a tad foggy. Meanwhile, Venus and Saturn are still  in Pisces, with Mars, the ruler of Aries, poised to join them shortly. These planetary alignments soften this Aries energy a little and also take on added significance as we brace ourselves for eclipse season, spanning the Libra-Aries axis, which, of course, is ruled by Venus and Mars. Mars will stay in Pisces for this Libra Season and Venus will move from Pisces into Aries in a few weeks.


The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra on the 25th sets the stage for reflection and release around themes of relationship—with both the self and others. It's an opportune moment to shed layers of dependence and co-dependency, liberating ourselves from the need for external validation. This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is then followed by the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 9th, a powerful catalyst for new beginnings and self-assertion.

 

On a side note, I'm thrilled to extend a special invitation to join me for an online seminar where I will be talking about Jupiter's move into Gemini. Hosted by the Organisation of Professional Astrologers in Australia, we have me alongside three esteemed Australian astrologers, and we'll delve into the rest of the major changes for 2024. I will be personally talking about Jupiter’s ingress into Gemini, which is set to have profound effects on the collective and especially for our mutable signs. You will get so much from this seminar, whether you're a seasoned astrologer or simply a curious enthusiast. Only $15.00 to register and you can watch live, or later…even better consider becoming a member of OPA. Your support and presence would mean the world to us.



YOU CAN REGISTER HERE





And last but not least, my astrology sessions are open for booking. If you're seeking guidance or clarity on your personal astrological journey into the new Astrological year or to review how the eclipse season may affect you,  I'm here to help navigate the currents. Head to www.aspectastrology.com.au/bookonline

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The Sun moves into Aries on March 20th Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time at 1.14pm. The Suns shift into Aires also marks the Vernal Equinox. On this day we have equal light and equal dark, making it a poignant time to contemplate balance, which indeed is really the whole theme for this Aries Season. Here, in the Southern Hemisphere, as the days begin to shorten, we bid adieu to the extended daylight, while our counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere revel in the lengthening days.

On the 22nd of March, Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, moves into dreamy Pisces, infusing our actions with a touch of compassion and a hint of idealism. Mars in Pisces may infuse the typically assertive and action-oriented Aries energy with a more compassionate and introspective approach, potentially softening the usual aggression and encouraging a more nuanced approach to pursuing goals. Our energy levels might also fluctuate, mirroring the ebb and flow of Piscean tides, and our focus might turn towards serving others rather than solely pursuing our own ambitions. This gentle influence of Mars in Pisces is quite significant especially as the ruling planet of this eclipse season.

On March 25th, the spotlight falls on the scales of Libra as we experience a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 5 degrees of Libra. So look to see where 5 degrees of Libra is in your chart as this is the area of life that this eclipse will activate.



Just we have been navigating the impact of the eclipse we then have Mercury turning retrograde on April 2nd. Mercury will be in Aries as it sojourns through its retrograde period and being in Aries rather than launching boldly into new endeavours, especially ones that centre around communication or messaging, it’s a time for review, reflection and perhaps even renegotiation in our relationships, given the overarching themes of this season. Patience and adaptability will be required of us now as Mercury will stay retrograde until April 25th 

Venus, the ruler of Libra, slips into its opposite sign of Aries on April 5th. This move might add a more passionate fuel to our relationships now, but also re emphasises the strong themes of this eclipse season, those focusing on how we relate, how we merge with another, where we may give too much of ourselves or not enough. Venus in Aries in this eclipse mix will help to stir up these themes just in time for the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 9th.

With the Sun, Moon and Venus in Aries during this eclipse, the energy is ripe for exploring new beginnings and opportunities in both our personal growth and in how we ‘show up’ in relationship to another. This is a time of allowing ourselves to take on some bold initiative and courageous leaps of faith particularly around themes of how we assert and express ourselves, how we express and embrace our individuality and pursue our passions. There will be much more about the eclipses in upcoming posts.

So hold in we are in for quite a ride this Aries Season, a lot of energy, a lot of change but like all they ask is that we be prepared to let something go, that we surrender to being open to self-reflection in the areas activated by these Cardinal signs, that we allow ourselves to move forward rather than holding ourselves back, that we need to release and move in the direction the universe wants us to go in.  

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