New Moon in Aries 2013 Packs a Punch! Astrology & Human Design combined perspective

08 Apr

space_baby_by_kerenper-d3f6rjaMoving Forward
After last month’s swim in the sometimes murky depths of Pisces which was confusing and emotionally tumultuous for many, the Aries New Moon of 2013 signals a very strong shift into forward motion. Joining the Sun and Moon in Aries are Venus, Uranus and sign-ruler Mars supporting, fueling, and perhaps inflaming the already impulsive nature of this “what you see is what you get and let’s get on with it right now” warrior and pioneer. The Sabian symbol imagery for each of them is potent and informing.

The Astrological Players and Playbook
The stage is set and defined with the image of the New Moon in Aries 20 :A Pugilist Enters The Ring. Here we all are stepping forward into the center of our own lives and it is time to be strong, courageous, stand for who we are, and take some action. Just thinking or talking about things isn’t enough for action-oriented Aries. Sign-ruler Mars tells us with Aries simplicity that action will involve the birth of some new part of ourselves with Aries 22: A Pregnant Woman In Light Summer Dress.

Venus, wearing her amazon of love garb is now moving away from Mars since their underworld tryst on the 7th, but still holding hands at Aries 23: Blown Inward By The Wind, The Curtains Of An Open Window Take The Shape Of A Cornucopia. Her own typically Venusian suggestion in the midst of the collective general push to outward action and bluster, is that  we enter a window of opportunity by taking a moment to turn receptively inward, gather our own internal insight and truth, and reconnect with our personal values. By doing so we are rewarded with a great deal that is both valuable and nutritious.

Brilliant experimental researcher Uranus at Aries 9: A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms To Traditional Images advises that when change to the status quo is in order it is often inspirational to re-frame what it is we are looking at and trying to achieve.

Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all either harmoniously or dynamically supporting any effort made to uproot, reform, and rejuvenate the long-established though tired or dying infrastructure but Jupiter and Mercury continue to complicate the message as they caper about in their mutually reinforcing dance of hype, conflation, misdirection, delusion, skewed perspective, and outright lies. That is a dance that is going to carry a price and some sense of disillusion and deflation once it ends and they move to other signs when what we thought we knew gets adjusted to conform to what is actually true. Hopefully there won’t be a sense of deep regret for having gone into action because of bad information.

This whole concept of something important and new coming into being and the wise advice along with the complications will be an intimate inner part of each of our lives but it is also going to be reflected in the national and world outer collective. The importance is reconfirmed with the knowledge that what gets initiated during this New Moon will be strongly revisited with the Lunar eclipses of Nov 2013 and April 2014 focused in this same part of the sky shedding a bright focus on what has grown up from the seeds we planted both in the light of consciousness and hidden in the darkness of shadowy fear.

The Boxing metaphor
The Sabian images of this New Moon paint a picture of the boxer’s willing meeting with a destined encounter. Champion boxers know the path to victory is more than just being stronger, it is about combining strength and passion with skill, technique and cool-headed observation discerning just when the timing is right to strike the right place at just the right time. A champion boxer also knows how and when to pick his battles and avoids striking unless necessary. One well-aimed and timed blow is worth countless glancing and ineffective ones.

The Boxer

The Human Design Perspective
The Human Design chart of this New Moon also caries some essential information. Framing this time period just before and just after the Aries New Moon , from April 8 through late afternoon of April 12th, Mercury and Jupiter will “turn on” the Solar Plexus emotional center and provide access straight to manifestation in the Throat through words or deeds by activating two ends of an entire channel, Gates 35-36 which traditionally is named the Channel of Transitoriness and is about the emotional center fueling the desire for new experiences but also providing an easy energetic pathway for flying into action from pure unprocessed emotional reactivity.

Following emotion to clarity
The whole world is turned on emotionally during the 4 days around the New Moon but only half the world is emotionally defined natally and a much smaller number of those people actually work with their emotional energy in a grounded and responsible way. This is a good time to observe your own inner emotional process but realize that everyone may be more emotionally reactive than usual and more prone to lashing out and to feeling hurt. Allowing yourself time to follow and process the emotion will let you come to a place of emotional clarity from which place the call to wise action can be trusted. The upside of this transit is that we all have a chance to become even more deeply aware of what is really going on in ourselves and our environment which gives a greater clarity when deciding what you want to let go of, change, or bring into being.

New Moon in Gate 51
The New Moon itself happens in the 6th and topmost line of Gate 51: which is translated as Shock/The Arousing and is made up of the trigram thunder in the top and bottom trigrams. Located in the Heart center this Gate is about using the willpower and expanding energy of the Heart center to initiate movement through shock into places that have become fixed, stuck, and unhealthy in the aim of raising consciousness. Because the Heart center is the center of willpower but also ego, competition, courage, and themes of material support or value it can just as easily be used to invoke the contracting competitive side of the Heart center for personal gain. The 6th line though has become a master of this process and the wisdom that comes with the line is worth repeating: “In times of crisis, when all those around are confused and in disorder, the use of vital willpower to not succumb to the panic and to survive it alone.”

Greater Resonance
This New Moon in Gate 51 also has a longer-term resonance in the Human Design chart of the collective as a major outer-planet transit will begin under the influence of this New Moon . This transit will begin April 28th and continues for a month. It will activate the channel from Gate 21 – Biting Through/Control in the Heart center straight up to the Throat center Gate 45 – Gathering Together defining another channel of action and manifestation traditionally named the Channel of Money which was also active for the collective in the spring months of 1929.

In that instance what was controlled was the re-evaluation of the world’s monetary system and financial markets which were under-regulated and over-inflated, bringing them back into more realistic alignment albeit in a pretty drastic and painful way. The beginnings of WWII began here with people beginning to gather together around and elect new national leaders. Later those gatherings of people were enlisted in fighting each other. This time perhaps we will all choose a different way to adjust our values and other, more life-affirming reasons to gather together, especially since we have the potential advantage of conscious awareness of a historical pattern repetition..

When outer planets activate channels in the Human Design chart big things happen in the world. The last time the Heart center was activated through an outer planet transit it was Jupiter and Uranus meeting in the Heart Gate 51 – Shock/The Arousing and Gate 25 – Innocence in the Ji-Self center activating the Channel of Initiation. When they first met in the this channel we had the tidal wave in Japan and the events at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant , repercussions of which are still ongoing today. On March 27th I was interviewed on astrologer Dena DeCastro’s Sirius Astrology Podcast about this major upcoming transit. Here is the link to access it and more pertinent information; title=”Sirius Astrology Podcast” 

The Bottom Line – Your Heart’s Desire
Major changes are afoot opening the way to quantum leaps ahead for us all. Wednesday is a very potent New Moon in Aries which signals the initiation of new ways of being. May these next few days provide the insight and clarity for you each to be able to focus in on exactly what wants to be born anew into your life. It is likely that tumultuous times are ahead but the call is not to worry or panic but rather, each time you feel the fear begin to rise sparked by outside events and “news: keep returning to your inner self-guided sense of insight and direction. Setting our intentions now to what we wish to be as humans and then using the transit of late April- May giving access to discerning what is our Heart’s Desire, what we can really put our heart and willpower into for the betterment of our own lives and support the life of everyone else is the magical alchemical elixir which will disarm and render impotent those who have a stake in war, greed , and destruction and have gathered power and influence to themselves through it. Believe in yourself and your community. Understand that the heartfelt loving sharing of your true self is the greatest gift you have for the world and is at the same time a revolutionary statement. In the words of Osho:

“My whole love and respect is for the person who accepts himself totally, as he is. He has courage. He has courage to face the whole pressure of the society which is bent upon splitting him into divisions — into good and bad, into saint and sinner. He is really a brave, courageous being who stands against the whole history of man, of morality, and declares to the skies his reality, whatever it is.”

Blessings and Love!

Hal Bahr
Astrological, Intuitive, and Human Design Services

Believe in Yourself


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One response to “New Moon in Aries 2013 Packs a Punch! Astrology & Human Design combined perspective

  1. John Cutting

    April 10, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Mr. Bahr, I enjoy your voice and tone upon this page. I don’t know who Osho is, but the words resonate. Courage is that which I admire about being human, too. I had an Ascension experience in 2012. Now, some 13 or so months later, I find myself in an ever deepening relationship with Consciousness, itself. Not Society. Not humanity. Not friends, family or colleagues. But Consciousness. I made videos on YouTube – not knowing where else to possibly put the information that poured through me last year. If you have time, please view John Cutting’s video, “Awakening As White Light.” After viewing it, if you decide I can be of any assitance to you, in any manner, please don’t hesitate to utilize my heart. I realize the offer is unsolicited, and that makes it an oddity perhaps, but sometimes it’s not about what we do – it’s more about our willingness to do anything we can.

    Consciousness needs nothing from human beings, except their will and attention. I have come to understand that reality, itself exists merely as a natural manifestation of Consciousness. Consciousness is to lungs as Reality is to breath. Where there are lungs there is breath to fill them, yet without lungs there is no reason for breath to exist. All questions can be answered at this time except the question, “Why?” That question leads only to discomfort within the self, and for reasons of compassion and free will indicated as personal choice, …it is one question that will be passed over. Suffice it to say, human reality exists because Consciousness exists. All of reality, is Consciousness. I exist inside of Consciousness that emanates itself and perceives itself as the reality I was taught to parse and dissect. …And I have learned since the Ascension experience that my skin cannot be separated from the environment in which I am perceiving the colors of my own reflection. I am the environment in which I perceive myself; the space in which I reflect light by emanating intentions perceived as matter in motion as time. It is a direct reflection of the relationship I can love with the Creator Self that is in relationship with its own self through me. In that way, I am but a vessel for Consciousness.

    And because of that, I see no one but myself in all others. As I love myself, through myself, so will I extend that same love to all I perceive within myself as surrounding myself. I am surrounded by Oneself. And it works. …I was raised by “Society” (i.e., the paradigm of perceiving separateness as that which comprises the discrete wholes) to believe that humans are discrete units of life obeying laws like gravity and time. Now, however, I am more assured that humans are but one aspect of Consciousness, itself. Though all humans are given names, no name is necessary to love the OneSelf that resides in humans. Consciousness has human forms as “possibilities” for interacting with itself, but it is not the human individual with whom I will be spending a life of time. It is myself with whom I will be spending time, within them. I am Oneself. It’s okay that I wish these changes. They will be experienced because they will be the natural manifestation of what I Am. I am light, energy, magnetism, photons, information, gravity, time. And I perceive that I did indeed ascend in 2012, and I am whole in you.

    I was suggesting earlier that I had been steered/taught by Society to reach into the dream that is my experience of waking life, and to attempt to make changes to it there. No, that is not the way now. The way is changed. It is returning to a truer, kinder realtionship with self. There was an Ascension. In that moment, Consciousness decided to surrender to itself, unconditionally and no matter the outcome. And it is for this reason that Osho’s words resonate. I remember how much courage it took to surrender everything when I died. In that moment, my love was pure and self-evident. And it is from that relationship with self, that true change arises. Not from attempts to control or manipulate an external environment. But from a decision to love unconditionally the internal environment that manifests effortlessly as that which is perceived to be external. The inside is the outside. The relationship that One has with Oneself, is the external world. I live within Oneself, for that is where I was created.

    I am the tuning fork that resonates into existence, the hammer. I am not the hammer that beats into submission, the tuning fork. One truth was tried and failed. Then next truth will not be tried at all, but allowed instead. I have come to understand that this is what true Ascension symbolizes. Not a reward for good behavior, but a new set of rules. And by the new rules, I do not reign over that which I perceive. Instead, I perceive that which I am to myself. One relationship, extending as far as the eye can see and then upward into the infinite imagination. I willingly take my next steps. They are the true reason I left my slumber. Not love for the world, but love for Self that is the world. The realtionship to invest in, is the relationship with self alone. And its manifestation shall be effortless and shall seem as big as the universe. But truly, it could only be contained in a space as big as the heart. For, all the universe exists within a single human heart, and it is my own. It is to be loved entirely, and tirelessly. It is to be a reflection of the joyful relationship with self, and effortlessly so.

    Meanwhile, I located your page today because I was outside looking for signs of when the New Moon will be past. I found your page online. It’s beautiful and I enjoyed your voice (although it speaks above my astrological know-how, admittedly). In this moment of my life, there is a GRANDEST Realization — it is my realization that all I do must be to forward the progress of the Consciousness we experience as a Creator Self. It is not my life experiences that matter. Rather, it’s how my life experiences can be organized to benefit Consciousness in its journey to a more meaningful relationship with itself.

    I hope that makes sense. I appreciate your message that suggests this New Moon time in April of 2013 is particularly directed toward something important and new. I agree. Indeed, it seems to be the case. I look forward to being helpful, and I wish for Consciousness all the freedom it deserves. At those moments of more expanded freedom, I wonder, what will It decide to become? What will it perceive? What will it value? How will it love itself? Will it use my heart to experience an ever more joyful relationship with itself? …It is my greatest hope that I have the capacity to honor the joy of Consciousness, and to allow it to reshape me into its desired and changing images of itself. I’ve spent a lifetime becoming whole, only to be turned inside out and realize it was never about becoming myself. It was about becoming One Self. …..thank you for your time. I’m almost always nearby. ……..John Cutting


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