Welcome to the March New Moon, my star lovers!!! The Aries moon rises on March 21st 1:23 EST just ONE day after Spring’s rebirth (Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere). However, no matter where you live on the planet, the day is equal to the night and the energy is strong. Spring Equinox, also known as the pagan sabbat, Ostara, is a celebration of life, rebirth and abundance…as the seeds under the cold earth are ready to sprout and bloom as we awake from the dreamtime and inward energy of winter and step forward to bring forth our dreams into the light of day…
Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac as well as the start of an astrological new year, making this a most perfect dark moon to manifest what you wish to bring in this year. But this Aries moon is different for another reason. A month from now on April 20th we will have a rare second (in a row!) Aries New Moon which will also be a powerful solar eclipse. Two moon in a row in the same time?...just as they are linked with the same energy, so will be your manifestations. This is going to be a transformative time so… find your passion…set your goals… and bring that fire forth into the light of spring.
Working with essential oils is just one more way to incorporate your love for scent with the moon’s current phase. At the new moon, we set our intentions and practice some of the most active magick of the lunar cycle. Here are 5 oils which not only move us vibrationally to our goals but honor the Spring Equinox as well!
Grapefruit…associated with cleansing and purification…so necessary as we begin to sow more seeds, make more plans
Orange…adds power to your New Moon rituals, releases negativity and draws in positive energy
Frankincense…can reduce the fear that sometimes accompanies change
Rosemary…clears the mind so you can see the truth of your words, a protective herb as well
And my all-time favorite, Patchouli…grounding & rooting you firmly in the here and now when setting your intentions
New Moon Altar Magic
In the center position a bowl of saltwater and submerge a white seashell into the water. As you do so, call upon the goddesses of the darkening moon. Around the bottom of the bowl, set nine white shells, forming a crescent. If the magick is to bring something in, place the shells from right to left. If the magick is be rid of something, then place the shells from left to right. Leave out for 3 days.
May the light of spring fill your heart with warmth and joy.
until next month…peace & love