The equinox at the end March brought us a momentary plateau of balance before the incoming energies of Aries and the beginning of a new astrological year swept us forward into April in true Aries fashion. There is a sense of excitement and a feeling of flow and forward movement in the air that is completely in alignment with the unfolding energies of spring here in the northern hemisphere. Wherever you are in the world April will be offering you an opportunity to move forward in some area of your life. It is a time when the free flowing energies of Aries inspire us to take action on projects or ideas that we have been thinking about for a while, or perhaps to make new beginnings in areas of our lives that are not flowing as they could. Anywhere that there is stagnant energy will feel the force of the Aries ‘new broom’ sweeping away the old to make space for the new.
Rebirth and regeneration are very much April themes this year as they are at the heart of the Christian celebration of Easter as well as the first of the great Spiritual Festivals for the year, which takes place on the Aries full moon on April 9th. In some way we will each experience a ‘death’ and ‘rebirth’ within our selves this month as we release more of the old to make way for the new. This is of course a part of the natural cycle of life but it will be particularly powerful this year as we are currently in a widespread and powerful process of change.
From a personality perspective humans do not generally find change easy and it certainly feels as though we are all being challenged to the limit by the scale of change that is currently being demanded of us.From a personality perspective humans do not generally find change easy and it certainly feels as though we are all being challenged to the limit by the scale of change that is currently being demanded of us. However, viewed from a soul perspective there is a sense of the magnitude of the moment and the realisation that this is the time we have been waiting for, the time when we will be able to change our world through our own spiritual and physical transformation.
We are currently receiving vast quantities of cosmic light from the great central sun, which is penetrating deeply into any old patterns of density that we still have within our energy systems. This is promoting rapid change but also means that we are having to face a new level of old issues from the past, many of which we thought we had already dealt with. For some this process is manifesting as physical aches and pains, exhaustion, sleeplessness, headaches or strange ‘illnesses’ as the physical body struggles to release the old energy from the cellular level in order to integrate the new levels of light.
Rebirthing the masculine polarity
One of the issues that will particularly come under the spotlight this month is that of the relationship that we each have with our own masculine polarity. The energies this month will particularly encourage us to re evaluate the legacy that we have inherited concerning the use of this principle in our lives. It is important that we simply observe in a non-judgemental way what our perception and perspective of this aspect of ourselves has been so that any misperceptions can be released and a new foundation be put in place. As always the universe will oblige by providing all the reflections that we need to help us see what is within us. Fathers, husbands, brothers, male colleagues and co-workers together with authority figures in general will all provide us with a picture of how we perceive our own masculine energy. It is time for the masculine archetype to move to a new level of balance so that the alchemical marriage of the inner male and female can take place within each of us. Take some time to look at this balance within yourself this month and to let go of any outmoded beliefs or emotions that keep you stuck in old paradigm behaviour that is not allowing the inner masculine and feminine energies to support each other. The new level of inner stability and balance that this union will create is an essential foundation for the next stage of our journey.