Let this Aries new moon be the new beginning to end all new beginnings
I have a dream for my life. I have a dream to be original. To live a life that is full of something magical. My dream is to live for greatness and to go places that are far beyond where I believed I was ever capable of getting to. I have a dream to be successful and to do so with the swagger of Tom Ford. I have a dream to help others make their dreams come true, because one’s success that I participate in is also my success. I have a dream to be expansive with my life, wide like the sea and sky. I dream to do so with a love by my side, one that shares smiles and a home with me. And to invite others that I love and admire into that home for both work and play.
You see, I have a dream for my life. And it is time now to focus all of my intention, wisdom, and hope on actualizing it.
This is my life. I must own it.
I didn’t go into this birthday with the usual “put all your troubles down and let loose for a day” mentality
Yesterday was my birthday. And I approached it with a readiness to turn another year older. This past year has been one of the most challenging I have ever experienced. I have faced emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical challenges – yes every damn color of the challenge rainbow – and have done so with a scared but brave willingness to face them and go in. I like to live beneath the surface like that.
I know that without confrontation there can be no reward. Whether you are confronting your demons, your fears, or your dreams, you can’t engage with your life unless you’re staring it boldly in the face and asking, “What?” So I didn’t go into this birthday with the usual “put all your troubles down and let loose for a day” mentality. Instead, I went into it with that same thirst for personal knowledge. I put my spiritual warrior’s hat on and allowed myself to see my life for what it truly is, and I urged myself to ask myself if this life was in alignment with that dream that I have for it.
I am happy to report that I am on the right path. But as I said, now I must focus. Because a new beginning, like a birthday, can simply just become a talking point for a dinner conversation if not actually taken seriously and utilized. And I don’t have time for the kinda bullshit when I got a dream to live.
And neither do you.
Consider this new moon time as an opportunity to deeply recommit to that dream and begin a new, greater relationship with it
The Aries new moon is here. This is the annual beginning of a new emotional cycle for us all. Like a birthday, this new beginning can allow us to take stock of where we are internally and make sure that we are giving ourselves the love and support we need to manifest the dream for our lives. We all have a dream. And it can’t be driven by fame or money or a lack of love. But rather, it should be born from the core of our truest selves. And it must be nurtured. Like a garden or popular Instagram account, it must be paid attention to on a daily basis. So consider this new moon time as an opportunity to deeply recommit to that dream and begin a new, greater relationship with it. Without that kind of commitment, it will just stay a thought bubble until it becomes a last breath regret. So you must get married to the personal dream you have for your life. You must own it.
We all talk about forging a new beginning in some area of our lives. We start a new workout routine or a new job. We pin all of our hopes on a new relationship or new home. But none of that is the real, actual new beginning itself. It’s just the entryway. And that is where most people fail. They walk in the door and then just stay in the doorframe. No, you have to go inside in order to actually live the new beginning. Otherwise, you’re just fooling yourself into thinking that change is taking place.
Let this Aries new moon be the new beginning to end all new beginnings. But don’t make it about some outer accomplishment. If we’re just talking astrology, Mars is in retrograde right now, so things are going to be slow to get moving. So instead, focus on your interior life. Get real clear with what you want to see movement on. I’m talking crystal clear.
Be willing to give up what you know in order to get what you want
Every single one of us can do a clarity exercise. You can start with a paragraph like I did above and write out what this new beginning and next chapter means to you. Or you can make it visual and create a vision board that illustrates it. If you’re a Gemini, you can ask a trusted friend with a good ear to sit with you while you talk it out. Or if a Virgo, you may just need to make a checklist of all the accomplishments you plan on executing over the coming months. Whatever works best for you. But you must do something to get in bed with that larger life dream.
Fall in love with yourself again and carve out that new beginning that you deserve. Don’t just talk about it anymore and then bitch when nothing happens. Follow through. Own it.
I recently ran into a beautiful friend who just had a really awesome experience that offered a glimpse on the horizon of a larger life for her to live. I am talking something that is potentially life changing. And she hadn’t fully let it sink in. But then she awoke in the middle of the night and realized what it was. “I realized that I had just been settled in the life I had been living.” So this possible new life, this new dream, wasn’t even a real possibility. “But then I woke up and realized that I am willing to let this moment change my life. And you have to want that. And not everyone does. Not everyone is willing to give up what they know in order to get what they want.”
You must pursue the dream for your life
Be willing to give up what you know in order to get what you want. You may have to leave some things, some people, or some aspects of you by the side of the road. But if it’s coming from the core of your truest self, it’s gonna be okay. Because with pure intention and clarity, it will be the new beginning you see for yourself and desire. It will be the dream of your life that you deserve and now can actually live.
You must pursue the dream for your life. It is time to focus all of your intention, wisdom, and hope on actualizing it. This is your life, my friend. So own it.