The start of new beginnings is a constant in our lives, but there are moments when the energy is particularly potent and intense. The Aries New Moon, which takes place on March 21, is one of those moments, brimming with the possibility of transformation and growth.
Spring has just arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing a double boost of renewing, revitalizing energy along with the New Moon. While we may feel inclined to revamp various areas of our lives during this season, the New Moon phase is a time to set intentions and allow the heart and mind to connect to agree on the best way forward.
New moons are like seeds, and with care, attention, and nourishment, whatever we plant during this time will quickly and beautifully bloom. This is the perfect time to focus on self-love, whether that means ending a withered relationship or overhauling a current one. The Aries energy during this period can feel intense and impatient, so meditation is an ideal practice to use when setting intentions for new beginnings.
The following simple meditation guide can help us manifest our desires while remaining calm and peaceful:
- Sit cross-legged with a straight spine, head slightly lowered, and fingers in the chin mudra position (or any comfortable seated or lying down position with the hands together in front of the chest).
- Inhale deeply through the nose, feeling the belly area expand and hold for approximately five seconds. Exhale slowly through the mouth, allowing any thoughts in the mind to spin aimlessly around.
- Focus briefly on any persistent thoughts in the mind and acknowledge any feelings attached to them. On the exhale breath, gently blow the thought away.
- Inhale while keeping awareness on the new beginning you wish to manfiest. Exhale while focusing on whatever wish you would like to eradicate from your life.
- Choose an affirmation or phrase that relates to the new beginning and sends a clear message out to the Universe stating what you want. On the exhale breath, lovingly release what you no longer want or desire.
- Visualize a person, place, or object that is connected to the new start and that invokes positive feelings.
- Each inhale signifies a new beginning, and each exhale signifies an ending. As we continue inhaling and exhaling our beginnings and endings, our desired intentions will firmly embed in our hearts and minds.
Here are a few examples of affirmation mantras to use during the Aries New Moon:
- “I am confident and fearless in pursuing my goals.”
- “I am open to new opportunities and experiences that align with my purpose.”
- “I am releasing all limiting beliefs and embracing my full potential.”
- “I am worthy of love, success, and abundance.”
- “I trust in the universe to guide me towards my highest good.”
- “I am manifesting a life filled with joy, happiness, and fulfillment.”
- “I am taking bold and inspired action towards my dreams.”
- “I am grateful for all the blessings in my life and trust that more are coming.”
- “I am aligning with my true self and living in authenticity.”
- “I am creating a life that aligns with my deepest desires and passions.”
Choose the affirmation that resonates the most and repeat it regularly during the New Moon period to reinforce your intentions and manifest your desires.
When we set a clear intention during the Aries New Moon, we are taking the first step towards creating a powerful future for ourselves. The act of focusing our thoughts and energies on what we want to receive can bring us closer to manifesting our deepest desires.
Although this meditation may seem simple, it is a potent tool that can help us tap into the energy of new beginnings and pave the way for positive changes in our lives. By taking the time to set our intentions, we are planting seeds that will grow and blossom in the future.
It’s important to remember that life is full of opportunities to start anew, and we don’t need to worry if we change our minds about our intentions. We can always return to this meditation and set new intentions as needed.
The Aries New Moon is a powerful time to focus on our desires, goals, and ambitions. It’s a time to take action, be bold, and embrace new opportunities. By using this simple meditation, we can harness the energy of the new moon and set the stage for a bright and abundant future.