Aries is by its very birth the owner of exceptionally strong power of will and endless sources of energy. This natural born winner will outperform just about anyone in the zodiac, no matter the area of life in question. For them, triumph is almost guaranteed. Their level of determination is truly impressive and reveals a personality predestined for success. Still, every coin has its flip side, every person their deeply hidden secrets, and every Moon its dark half.
What the New Moon in Aries Will Be About
The New Moon generally has a tendency to bring to the fore some of the more negative traits of any sign. This is why it is not uncommon for Aries to suddenly show their more somber aspect or even become easily agitated and irritable. If someone stands in their way, especially at work, they are likely to be inclined to simply remove them, with kind words or, if needed, by brute force. It is precisely this brute force that may be the downfall of many an Aries. While actual violence is a rare occurrence, they can act a bit bombastically and have a tendency to appear threatening when they feel their interests are in danger.
This impulsive, short-tempered but not necessarily violent nature makes them prone to dramatic outbursts of anger. These usually end up being more of a plate throwing fit rather than a genuine fight. Actual physical violence is rare. Instead, they are more likely to give their very best to scare the opponent into retreat and re-establish rule over what they perceive as their domain. Another trait that occasionally arises is that of a slightly sadistic nature, treating their friends as either servants or guinea pigs. Still, this, like the New Moon itself, is of temporary nature.
Developing Self Mastery for the Aries New Moon
With such tendencies dominating the starry sky above us during this period, it is good to take some measures of precaution. It is always wise to curb out negative enthusiasm and, no matter how strongly we may feel about a topic at hand, it will surely be much better to calm down, count to ten, and try not to let sparks (and plates and chairs) fly just yet. Instead, channel Aries' innate focus and determination into self-control and direct your attention only to what is important and productive.
Tarot may offer us a lesson here. The self-mastery described above can also be understood through the symbolism of the Chariot card. It presents us with two mythical beasts working side by side to pull the elaborately decorated chariot. The charioteer in charge of the situation exhibits supreme strength of mind and dominance over one's emotions and base impulses. It shows us there is no need to fly off the handle. Despite the short-tempered nature of Aries in New Moon, every conflict is better resolved with a calm heart and a clear mind. It is best to use the sign's innate stubbornness to your advantage than allow it to create further discord. Steer the Chariot in the right direction.
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A New Moon in Aries Tarot Spread
To start off, we’re going to go through our decks and find the Emperor card, which is the corresponding card in the tarot to the Aries zodiac sign. We’re going to use this as a significator of sorts, to help us focus our thoughts on this Aries new moon.
Shuffle the cards as usual, draw and lay them out as pictured.
- Where have I been too impulsive? - What parts of my life could use more control, planning and structure?
- Where have I been too demanding? - Who or what have I been putting a lot of pressure on? Where can I stand to relax and accept what comes?
- How has my temper affected others? - How has my attitude, negatively, or positively even, affected my environment?
- How can I better handle myself? - How can I clear my mind and take better control of myself?
- What can help me? - Who or what can give me strength to do this?