Spring is here! This is a time of rebirth. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, so today is the beginning of the astrological new year. The new moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle. A time where the moon and sun are aligned and the sky is dark. Energetically this is the time of new beginnings. A time to plant the seeds to manifest what you would like to come in the next month.
As we come into this season of change, take a second to think about how you felt a year ago compared to how you feel today. Take a minute to honor your body and mind’s presence at this moment. We have all grown so much and April’s new moon gives us an opportunity to plant another seed and allow the flower to grow.
It is an important time to connect with what you want to unfold this year. The Aries energy is independent and action-oriented. This fire sign has the energy of courage and acting on its own inspiration.
As I sit with this energy this morning, I am slightly confused by current times, just like I was a year ago. I kept my kids away this week since I heard, I may have had an exposure. I canceled my New moon event tonight out of precaution to be safe.
I actually did not feel well this week and I let my body rest. I haven’t slept that much in years. Last night I fell asleep at 8 pm after I had taken a nap in the afternoon. Maybe that is why the exposure scare came, maybe I needed to stop and do a full reset, mentally, physically and now today emotionally.
I have a repeating story in my adult life that I allow to haunt me. See my choice of words there, I know I allow the pain and chaos. I yet again was in a situation this week, where I was made out by others to be irresponsible in a situation with my kids, and I let my power get taken away. I know in my heart and soul, every choice I make is to do my best and protect my kids. I also realize I allow myself to be mistreated, for the same reasons. I think I am protecting them.
It is absolutely exhausting to always have to fight and to have these constant conversations with my kids defending myself. So that is the energy I am focusing on this New Moon and year on. I don’t need to defend myself. They are old enough to hear my truth. I am going to stand in my power and take another step up the ladder of not allowing myself to be disrespected in order to protect my kids. I won’t let my daughter learn that the behavior is okay, and I won’t let my son start to talk down to me because he is already learning it.
The Aries energy is asking us to be BRAVE. How can you use this energy to your advantage? How can you create your desires by being an independent thinker and doer? The month's manifestations ask you to tap into your solar plexus, your personal power, and use it to your advantage.
My bravery is showing up by recognizing I made the right choice this week. I will always air on the side of caution for the sake of my children. They deserve for me to always protect them when I can. I am also honoring the bravery to cancel my event. Last month’s event sold out. I love the support I get from my community and I know they will be back to support me for next month’s New Moon in May. This means I am finally stepping into the energy of abundance rather than scarcity.
Soak in this energy of bravery, love, and abundance, and take a few minutes today to write down your goals for the next month and for the next year. Take a minute to breathe and honor that fire within you. I see you. I respect you. You are BRAVE.
- Amanda (@luxhealingarts 💕)