Welcome to the New Moon in Aries which waned at 9:57 PM EST. The Moon, representing our emotional nature, instincts, habit patterns and unconscious drives, innermost fears, desires, loves, and needs. Aries is masculine, cardinal fire. It is the “I am” of the zodiac, ruled by Mars, the ancient god of war, aggression, and conflict. Aries in your chart shows where you can initiate action. Aries is symbolized by the ram which represents male fertility, aggression, and courage. The Moon in Aries might be a little impatient, as Aries has a difficult time waiting for things to happen, so it has a tendency to go out and make things happen. This is an extremely firey position for the Moon, and emotional issues generally take precedent. The Aries Moon is somewhat confrontational, but we can use that to our advantage, if there’s an issue that needs to be addressed, and with 5th house energies, if there’s a group issue, romance, or problem with the kids, the Aries Moon says confront it head on – no pussy footing around.
Aspecting this New Moon is the conjunction with the Sun, and Uranus, square with Mars, and Pluto.
The conjunction occurs when planets are on the same position and is a position of intense unification. The Sun, which represents our egoic self, our outer nature, conscious personality in the sign of Aries. If the Moon is Aries is firey and emotional, the Sun in Aries is strong willed, ambitious and determined. The Sun, while conjunct the Moon, is over the line in the 6th house, making it’s focus slightly different than the Moon, and highlights our style of service. The Moon/Sun conjunction in Aries lends for great internal strength, and independence, preferring yourself over leaving anything to others to do.
Uranus is the planet of change, and ingenuity – it is our sense of originality and is a strong force in this conjunction with the Moon, and Sun, adding its’ sense of resourcefulness in anything we are inspired to do under the energies of this New Moon. Uranus strives for independence, and could make considering others in our actions, rather difficult.
The square occurs when planets are at 90 degrees, and is a position of tension; tension is necessary to stimulate action, but can be a position of stress. Mars is the planet of physical vitality, and assertiveness. It is the very essence of Aries, yet it sits confined in rule oriented Capricorn giving Mars a sense of structure which could be necessary in order to curb the total domination of this Aries Moon/Sun conjunction.
Pluto is the planet of transformation; so we have one planet that seeks change sitting with the Sun, and Moon, and the other in the square against them. Also in structured Capricorn, Pluto’s typically affects are turned inside out and here serves to lend a sense of organization, and manageability so that the Aries Moon/Sun don’t manage total annihilation. With 2nd house energies Pluto shows our sense of value on things, including self and can offer insight into the real worth of things that the Aries Moon might unthinkingly try to get rid of.
Because this New Moon wanes after dark, today in the Hebrew is the Rosh Chodesh or 1st of the month of Iyar. Iyar is Taurus, however, the Sun hasn’t entered the sign of Taurus. According to Kabbalah, the spring is imbued with the most powerful spiritual forces. The ruling element for spring is the element of fire, representing power, energy, creativity, and ego. The month of Iyar is left column energy which represents judgment and the desire to receive. The root of the word Iyar means light, the biblical name for the month was Ziv which also means radiance, and the month of Iyar celebrates the completion of the Zohar which also means light. The month of Iyar is ruled by the planet Venus which was created by the Hebrew letter Dalet which means door. The Ox, the symbol for the month of Taurus represents the left face of the divine chariot and represents the spiritual origin of the animal soul of man, or nephesh. The nephesh is said to be the ghostly spirit that lingers after death in some cases where the higher soul ascends. The animal soul inherently desires to receive for the sake of self, where the higher soul learns to receive for the purpose of sharing or giving to others. Neither is right or wrong, but both lead to different directions. In this book I’m reading on numerology, it’s believed that things that we don’t do correctly, we are subject to repeat, either in this life, or the next. Numerology isn’t the only philosophy that has that theory. Although there remains some question as to whether or not freedom of choice is in fact a reality, considering the study we discussed before that related our patterns of decision lending to certain predictabilities, it’s suggested that we’re given certain information about ourselves and our personalities that would leave us opportunities to change certain issues if we have the desire to do so. The energies of this New Moon provides us with such an opportunity. The Dalet is also the door of opportunity.
The letter dalet represents the 14th Path on the kabbalistic Tree of Life connecting the spheres of Chokmah (wisdom) with Binah (understanding), in the upper triad on the tree, and the Empress card in the Thoth Tarot.
“This is the Harmony of the Universe, that Love unites the Will to create with the Understanding if that Creation: understand thou thine own Will!” DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 104). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition [emphasis added]
The sphere of Chokmah (wisdom) is said to be the echo of the Crown and symbolizes the mirror in which God’s oneness is reflected. Our mirror reflection, is not the person we see in the mirror in the morning, it is the result of that which surrounds us… wisdom learns to weild the our power of creation more wisely and with the bigger picture in mind. For example, a completely selfless act of kindness has the power to cause a ripple effect that goes far beyond what we can see with our natural eye, but which will be reflected back because there is an absolute natural law in we reap what we sow.
The sphere of Binah is twice removed from the Crown but still carries with it immense light, and helps us to understand self and our place and goal within the whole. Ruled by Saturn and highlighted by the energies of Capricorn, Binah shows where we must practice persistence in order to grow…find balance in the physical and the spiritual, but definitely keep studying the spiritual in order to better understand the physical.
— Sphere of Chokmah —
Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah, meaning the unpronounceable name of God.
The colors are violet and grey.
Stones are aquamarine, lapis and star ruby.
The metal is lead.
— Sphere of Binah —
The Hebrew divine name is Jehovah Elohim.
The colors are indigo and black.
— 14th Path —
The 14th path is The Illuminating Intelligence, so called because it is the scintillating flame which is the founder of the concealed and fundamental ideas of holiness and of their stages of preparation.
The Hebrew Name is Daleth, the door, or “Gate of Heaven.”
The Esoteric Title is The Daughter of the Mighty Ones.
The Tarot Major Arcanum which corresponds is the Empress.
The planet is Venus.
The color is emerald green.
The musical note is “F#.”
Animals are the sparrow, the dove and the swan.
The “weapon” or “tool” is the girdle.
Goddesses who correspond are Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love and Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love.
Areas the 14th Path will help you:
Increasing energy and the healing warmth you emit
Increased energy especially flowing through the hands, aiding “laying on of hands” types of healing work
Increasing sensory perception and sensation, and your ability to interpret what you receive
Ability to diagnose illness psychically
Cleansing and clearing blockages in yourself and others
Increasing your future directedness and sense of anticipation
Union of the male and female within you
Feeling the parts of yourself as fragmented sections of a whole that you are learning to bring together
Ability to experience total freedom with self-responsibility
Ability to grow beyond your self-imposed limitations; recognizing that the limitations you have set define you, and that you can redefine yourself by changing those limitations
Being able to take a chance, to go beyond what you think your limitations are, and grow
Enhancement of creativity and wisdom
Pregnancy – the ability to create life, or give life to your dreams
Acceptance of responsibility, especially for the power of your own mind and will
Becoming a clear channel for your higher self; gaining insight into what wholeness is, and opening your higher perceptions
Receiving clear messages concerning what you are to do and become; gaining a sense of rightness, purpose, and clarity regarding your own path in life
The ability to see and feel the “white light” and other things beyond the visible spectrum
Opening of all of the psychic energy centers, especially the Third Eye and the Crown Centers
Sensing yourself as an energy being
Ability to re-center and establish your own rules and boundaries, thereby creating balance within yourself
Being able to control your own energy, and keep it smooth, balanced, and fully integrated
Gaining the ability to understand others who don’t speak your language, by paying more attention to feeling than to words
Understanding the principle of polarity
Becoming secure in what you know
Learning to relax and “go with the flow;” accepting the lack of permanence in all things
Increased sex drive and sensuality
The ability to return to the “space” you experienced in Binah at will
Rebirth – the Third initiation on the Tree of Life
Path Symbol: The fleur-de-lis
For any newcomers – we’ve moved into doing a guided meditation on the tree of life path associated with the energies of the day. The guided meditation is taken from Chic Cicero’s Book Scrying on the Tree of Life with the corresponding solfeggio frequency tuning into the background. The meditation is on the music stream. If you don’t wish to participate in the guided meditation, that’s ok, I welcome you to sit back and listen to music I might suggest pulling up this Youtube stream with the solfeggio frequency itself.
Chic Cicero in his book, “Scrying the Tree of LIfe, he states of the 14th Path:
” it is a path of fertility—producing diverse mental images from the divine. These images
are the thought-germs that give life to all manifestation in the cosmos. The Path of Daleth is also a route of imagination, adaptation, and consciousness, as opposed to subconsciousness. As one of the three reciprocal paths that straddles both sides of the Tree, this is a path which unites opposites. But at the Supernal level on the Tree, one could say that it is a path that unites “unities.” It is the archetypal creative force symbolized by the logical male energy (Chokmah) and the intuitive female energy (Binah), which are united.”
Path Symbol: The fleur-de-lis
Path of Dalet: