New Moon in Aries - Celebrate the Astrological New Year

March 02, 2023 0 Comments

New Moon in Aries - Celebrate the Astrological New Year

Moon insights by Candace Looft, of Beyond the Veil Tarot & by Kerstin Hern of The Mirrored Lantern / Collage by Janeva Zentz 

New Moon in Aries

March 21st, 2023
New Moon @ 0 degrees of Aries
9:23 am PST / 12:23 pm EST (with daylight savings time observed)
Aries, the cardinal fire sign, is the very first of the zodiac. It’s a sign known for its independence and willingness to forge on. This is the very first New Moon in the astrological new year. This begins once the Sun moves into Aries, as it did starts to the day before on March 20th. For astrologers and those from the Northern Hemisphere, we call this the Spring equinox. This is the welcoming of new energy and new life. Those of you wanting to set new personal “new year” goals, now is your time! We promise they’re more likely to stick than the ones set in January :)
Reclaiming Your Sacred Fire in the Womb of the Divine Feminine
March 21, 2023 @ 0 degrees of Aries
10:23 am PST  //  1:23 pm EST

This new moon has all the signatures of rebirth and fresh starts… It is in the Aries, the 1st house sign, at 0 degrees—the “youngest” degree of 30 in a sign, on a new moon. This is the zodiacal new year! So even if you had a clunky start to the new year, this is an energy portal that allows a big “reset” button smash for fresh starts.

Speaking of fresh starts, one of HUGEST transits of the year, and in recent years, is Pluto’s move into Aquarius. Pluto has been in Cap for 15 years… That’s a LONG time, y’all, especially for the planet of power who gut renovates our metaphorical houses, vacuuming, and lysol-ing everything for the purpose of personal empowerment and transformation. It has been doing all this heavy duty work in one particular house for you, and is now gathering its cleaning supplies, laying what has died to rest, and cheering on the rebirth that is unfolding until it retrogrades mid-year. Now, you can prepare for new Pluto energy in a new house (see intro for your house). Pulling all of that in with this new moon in a rebirth house seems extremely significant. With transformation comes healing, with change comes growth and empowerment.

For many healing the Witch Wound from transgenerational trauma instigated during the Burning Times will feel activated now, but in an empowering, beautiful way. Witches have reclaimed fire, the master classical element that transmutes, cleanses, and allows for new growth. For everyone, no matter your gender, lean into the fire and creativity of the Divine Feminine through the veil of Aries’ bold and passionate rebirth spirit. Allow the darkness of new moon increase your intuition and extra-senses to claim the power within you. Return to that power and do ritual of any fame to commemorate your personal rebirth and the honoring of the divine women that came before you. Even if you do not have positive experiences in your family of origin with women, know that there are Divine Feminine ancestors of the light who are cheering for you and loving you so deeply now, the way you are coming into loving yourself more. I’ve probably said this line before from a beloved professor who is an amazing therapist and dance/movement therapy coach, but I love it and tell it to all my clients: BE HEALTHY SELFISH.


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Find your sun or rising sign below to see what area of your life will be most impacted by this new moon: 

  • ARIES: 1st House (identity, personality, appearance)
  • TAURUS: 12th House (the unconscious, psychic gifts, inner secrets/dialogue)
  • GEMINI: 11th House (friends, social groups, your community)
  • CANCER: 10th House (career, achievements, public status)
  • LEO: 9th House (higher learning, teaching, spirituality, expansion)
  • VIRGO: 8th House (transformation, the occult/mystery, other people’s money)
  • LIBRA: 7th House (intimate relationships, partnerships, known enemies)
  • SCORPIO: 6th House (health, daily routines, pets)
  • SAGITTARIUS: 5th House (creativity, pleasure, children)
  • CAPRICORN: 4th House (home, family/ancestors, security)
  • AQUARIUS: 3rd House (communication, student, community, siblings)
  • PISCES: 2nd House (your financial and personal value, material possessions)

Ritualistic Inspirations

Try This:
New Moon in Aries Fire Intention Ritual + Protective Salt 
You will need:
Simple Steps:
  1. Time this ritual for first thing in the morning March 21st, when the New Moon has just taken place. Burn protective incense or dragons blood resin. 
  2. Open sacred space before performing your ritual. 
  3. Lite your single candle and focus on an intention for you specifically, something new you hope to achieve. Take your pen and paper and write the intention out. Use phrases like “I AM, I HAVE, I ACHIEVE,” etc.…
  4. When you are finished, fold the note into a smaller square. Bring this note to your forehead and tap three times on your third eye, repeating your intention out loud. This is to activate the intention in your consciousness.
  5. When you are ready and focused, carefully lite the intention note with a match and allow it to burn. Be sure this is done in a well-ventilated space, and left to burn in a fire-safe dish. 
  6. When finished, keep the ash. This ash may be mixed with pure sea salt to create a powerful and protective black salt. Mix ash and sea salt together, and run the mixture over protective incense. Praying to your guides and Mars invoking fiery protection. Keep in an airtight jar. This may be used and kept as a protective salt. This can be left in front of doors or windows as a magical barrier, or for other spells that require protection.
  7.  Close sacred space when your ritual is complete. 

Candace Marie of Beyond the Veil Tarot has her degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Theology, and studied at the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is also a graduate of Sacred Crossings Death Midwifery School, and a root worker and herbalist. Read her bio here, and catch more of her work on Beyond the Veil Tarot.


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