New Moon Astrology: Co-creating with the Rhythms of Luna

The New Moon is a time for initiating and planting seeds in our lives; it is a symbolic time of personal rebirth. Metaphorically, it is the time of the Maiden, the new, fresh outgoing energy of the Triple Goddess. It's the optimum time to birth new intentions, set plans in motion, and state new goals. While the Moon is still dark (not visible) our seedling intentions can be nurtured and their roots can be strengthened. This blog will address the New Moon each month from an Astrological perspective, and how you can co-create with the natural rhythms to manifest your highest intent. Each Moon will correspond to a Guiding Goddess Archetype that resonates with the current astrological energies.

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Danielle Blackwood

Danielle Blackwood

Danielle is the Astrology columnist for SageWoman magazine and Banyen Books and Sound. She has studied Astrology for over 27 years, and has professional certification in Psychological Astrology. She works in private practice as an consulting Astrologer and Intuitive Holistic Counselor. Danielle holds a degree in Women's Studies, and is currently completing a second degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Counseling Psychology. She is a passionate scholar of the works of Carl Jung, mythology, and archetypal psychology, and works best with individuals who are on a psycho-spiritual growth path. Her essay Dancing in the Temple of the Queen of Heaven, was recently published in the anthology, A Mantle of Stars. Contact Danielle to book your next reading at
New Moon in Taurus: Deep and Delicious, Sweet and Nutritious

The New Moon in Taurus, which just happens to coincide with the annular Solar Eclipse occurs at 8 degrees Taurus at 11:14 pm PDT on April 28th.

Many of us feel exhausted from the Astrological events that have unfolded since the Full Moon in Libra/Lunar Eclipse on April 15th.  The days following that catalyst were a game changer for many, with one door closing, and another door opening, but many of us can’t quite see where that other door is leading us to just yet.  We only know something integral has shifted, and some of us are likely feeling a bit fragile, blinking at the light of the new day. Then, on the heels of the eclipse came the Cardinal Grand Cross, which exacted between Sunday the 20th and Wednesday the 23rd.  No one could blame you if you feel depleted, shaken, and wanting to hide beneath the covers.

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New Moon in Aries: Crossing the Threshold

The New Moon in Aries on March 30th, 11:45 am (PDT) is the New Moon for seeding our new intentions. It is the New Moon that kicks off the astrological year, and we can all tap into this outgoing thrust of cross-the-threshold energy. This is the time to plant seeds, till the soil of your imagination, and create! This is Rebirth time. Shed your old skin, and emerge shiny and new. Turn over a new leaf, and arise refreshed and renewed. It's never too late to start, and today marks the place where we can all be innocent again. Be who you truly are, the authentic you. We're all waiting for your debut - we NEED you! Whether you are just beginning to quietly unfold, or preparing your grand entrance, the time is now to step forward. You will be supported.

In Joseph Campbell’s archetypal Hero’s Journey, Aries resonates with "The Call to Adventure". It is the newborn (or re-born) soul at the beginning of the Journey of the spiritual lessons of incarnation. In the Tarot, I liken Aries to The Fool, or “the Innocent”, stepping forward without any sense of fear, and a quality of pure childlike optimism. In order to understand any astrology archetype better, it’s helpful to meditate on the qualities of the season. Aries is the onset of spring: brave, initiating, fresh and sometimes a little foolhardy. It’s rarely talked about in Astrology circles, that Aries is also (like the new growth of spring) vulnerable, sensitive, and trusting. Even when Aries comes on strong, and seems full of characteristic bluster, it’s usually from a place of guileless exuberance.

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