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Life is starting to awaken all around as we enter Aries season and the astrological new year. When Mercury, the Sun, and the Moon line up this week in high-energy Aries, an inner chord within each of us will begin to hum. This planetary alignment enables us to make the necessary moves for better days ahead from a place of inner trust and knowing that we can accomplish the impossible. Choose your own adventure, find your momentum, go further than you thought your feet could ever wander.

The Virgo full moon earlier this month brought us awareness of where we could use a little more TLC and healing in our inner climate. We are becoming clear, healthy, and radiant. And all of the energies during these last six months have pushed against our connection to our inner truth, giving us self-mastery tools to use in our days ahead.

As we shift fully into Aries season, we are able to get clear on what in our lives is causing us struggle and what is bringing us harmony. Aries’ energy will have us kicking our booties into shape so that we can turn the ashes of past experiences into creative gold dust.

The walls up around me they seem to never fall
Lend me some fire so I can burn ’em all
I know we’ve been struggling but hey we’ve gotta move
I can still see you now can you see me too
—Trevor Hall

New Moon in Aries

New Moons create an opening to go back to the start and begin again. The upcoming new Moon on March 31, arriving in the sign that puts magic in motion, presents us with a double opportunity to let go of our known way of being. Aries brings a fresh perspective, the gift to see with new eyes, an ability to experience life from a space of openness and understanding. A born leader, Aries can also make paths without any directions, navigating with clear trust in their instincts and reminding us of who we are. The increase in confidence and boost of energy we receive at this time helps us experience breakthroughs that align our intentions so we can build our lives from a place of unshakeable self-love.

This fire sign ignites our flames to burn for love, passion, and a good life, and causes us to reiterate and reinforce where we need to establish and place our boundaries. This moon may have you moving back and forth in time, bringing reflection to your relationships and creative expression. People, places, and things will naturally move out of our lives as we connect back to this new layer of ourselves.

This lunation pulls us directly to our center, asking us to slow down and reflect on where we want our next move to be. Even though the energy feels rushed, the call is to stay centered, stand with two feet firmly on the ground, regain peace and clarity, and heal our perceptions, allowing for faith, truth, and trust to be our watch words.

I can feel the fear on every single breath
Sometimes I feel like I can’t take another step
But darling, I’m a soldier
I know that you’re a soldier
So let’s climb up this mountain and get over
All the things that keep us in the shadows, girl
I intend to cut ’em out of both our worlds
The mirror of the heart, it never lies
Gotta purify our eyes and shine

Mercury In Aries

Mercury is known as the messenger, translator, and interpreter. It asks us to pay attention to what messages may be coming up again and again in our lives. Listen to the messages you are receiving. No matter how subtle they seem, they are legit trying to get your attention so that you can make clear and precise changes.

When Mercury transits into Aries on March 27th, it brings us the language we need to be direct and efficient regarding what we need to own and clear. Take time to get truly honest with yourself and see what you might be avoiding. Be open to change and invite it in like an old friend. Change allows us to move, it shakes things up and pushes us to our edge, outside of our comfort zone and into an everlasting shift.

How to navigate your astrology forecast this week

This is a time to get truthful about who you are at your core and what you are about. Become honest about the work you might have to do to get where you want to go. Take responsibility. Let bygones be bygones.

We often are searching, seeking for answers. Life is a stream of many moments, and it is largely shaped by our thoughts. We can easily get caught in an old cycle that stimulates us from old wounds. We can become triggered by things that are not necessarily tied to what’s showing up in the present moment. It’s important with this new cycle to discern between the two. Check in if you are holding someone or yourself responsible for something that isn’t theirs or yours to hold. Clear up any miscommunications, be free of strife, and let go of all things that are causing disharmony in your body, mind, and spirit.

Make liberating choices that let you live more authentically. Walk confidently and quietly in your truth. Welcome peace by staying human and embrace the humanness in others. Live and let live. Growing can be uncomfortable until it becomes the new way. Remember, for the willing, anything is possible.

Affirmation: There is no alternative to faith and trust. I have the courage to change the narrative.


About our contributor

Tara Martell is a believer, spiritual mentor, energy medicine woman, intuitive, visionary, life coach, writer, master teacher, mom, yoga teacher, and yoga teacher-trainer. She has mentored numerous yoga students and teachers, co-wrote a yoga teacher training manual, and led international yoga retreats. She has spent the last two decades seeking, finding, and healing herself through yoga, spiritual work, and self-study. Follow her on Instagram @tt_1love.