new moon in aries [astroloco]

ARIES NEW MOON
(April 10, 2013 @ 5:36 AM)

FOCUS: being
THEMES: initiative, courage, enthusiasm, enterprise, aggression, challenge, impulse, self, originality, leadership, activity

forget about yesterday. it doesn’t exist. this moment is the only moment, and it’s brand new. live it, breathe it, be it.

new moons are opportunities to start fresh, especially when the new moon is in trailbralzing aries. there is something in you waiting to be brought to life. set your intentions, plant your seeds, and watch them grow!

focused force: mars in aries [astroloco]

“Don’t try to do two things at once.”

That was probably the best advice I ever received. This moment alone made my internship worth every stress clench, migraine, and early morning subway ride.  Thank you Dramatists Guild. Thank you.

I was downtown, somewhere in the village, running an errand with one of the girls from my internship/college, Melissa. Errands were my favorite part of the internship, because I actually got to leave the Times Square office and venture out into the city, on my own time with no direct supervision. Just the way I like it. Our mission? To pick up a few boxes of plays from John Guare’s apartment.

Little did I know John Guare was the playwright responsible for Six Degrees of Separation,  a famous play that had been recommended to me in 2008 by an acting teaching I studied with in California. Little did I know John Guare’s apartment was full of a ridiculous amount of boxes. Little did I know.

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To expedite the process, I attempted to pick up two boxes at a time. Accidentally, I knocked over another box in the process, which damn well could have started the Downtown Domino Disaster 2012. It might as well have, because he cussed me out.

“No, no, no! Please don’t make this place more of a mess than it already is!” He exclaimed before giving me the best advice of my life that I can recall.

After we corralled all the boxes downstairs, he proceded to help us find a taxi. Well, he tried anyway. None of the cabs would stop for us and our ridiculous amount of boxes. He eventually gave up, flamboyantly, and decided to retire into his luxurious, but cluttered high-rise apartment. First, he shook our hands and told us it was nice to meet us. He smiled at me for what I perceived as an extra nanosecond, which I took as a sign that I will play the role of Paul in a Sex Degrees of Separation revival. Typical.

Although I thought he was a little over the top in his reaction, I couldn’t get mad at his snappy tone. He was right. I would be lying if I said I didn’t scatter my energy. I start off doing one thing, but then something else catches my interest, which often results in a downward spiral of non-productivity and wasted time. I believe an angel came in the form of this famous playwright to tell me to stop spreading myself so thin in order to maximize my potential.

With Mars in Aries, the energy we exert is not only forceful, but focused [not unlike the phallic symbols that represent this astrological pair].

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Both Mars and Aries have a similar sort of tunnel vision, which helps them to win against any odds, especially when these energies are combined for this transit. Some may call this selfish or inconsiderate, but it is what it is. If you want to cross the finish line first, you might just have to skip the water break.

you, through the eyes of another: full moon in libra [astroloco]

When one person says something about you, it is an opinion. When two people say that same thing about you, it is still an opinion. When three people say the same thing about you, it might be time to listen to their opinion.

Somewhere between being told I’m “too uptight” and I “dance like Carlton”, I came to the conclusion that I need to loosen up. I was a little defensive considering these comments were made by people who were just meeting me. To know me is to love me, and they definitely didn’t know me. How, then, could they possibly judge me fairly? By the same token, I know first impressions are valid in their own (relatively important) way. Regardless, they made me wonder what type of energy I project.

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The way we project who we are onto others is represented by Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, therefore equivalent to the first impression. Libra, Aries’ polar opposite sign, represents other people and the way see them. Partnerships of all kinds are ruled by Libra. We are in Aries Season, which means the sun [along with Venus, Mars, and Uranus] is in Aries. The moon is currently in Libra, which means we are experiencing a sun/moon opposition, better known as a Full Moon. This Full Moon in Libra illuminates autonomy, diplomacy, and conflict resolution. In order to avoid succumbing to the lunacy of these opposing energies, we must balance Aries’ aggressive self-involvement with Libra’s harmonious consideration.

Instead of becoming defensive (which is my impulse), I am now appreciative of the opinions of others, whether negative or positive. The perspective of another person is valuable because it is (usually) way more objective than your own. Don’t get me wrong- Just because 13 people say you’re ugly and fat doesn’t make you ugly or fat (especially since adjectives like those are mere perceptions). I have, however, learned a lot about myself through my interactions and social exchanges, even if indirectly. Now I just have to learn how to loosen up.

Any suggestions? 🙂

full moon [libra]

FULL MOON in LIBRA
(March 27, 2013 @ 5:28 AM)

Illumination:
Autonomy, diplomacy, conflict (resolution)

Reflection:
Have you been charging headfirst into matters without proper deliberation?Have you alienated other people with your aggressive impulses? Have the projects you’ve initiated failed to attract interest?

Solution:
“Actively inspire others as a leader by being balanced and considerate.”

mars [aries]

MARS in ARIES
(March 11 – April 20, 2013)

After a long Hero’s Journey through the zodiac, our beloved warrior Mars is back at home in Aries. Don’t get too comfortable, though. There is another war to be won (as always), and it damn sure isn’t going to win itself. Step up the front line and FIRE!