The next new moon will happen on May 6, 2016 at 19h30 or 7.30pm UTC.
In Vedic Astrology, this new moon will happen in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. It’s a new moon to kick start something positive!
In 2016, until mid-September (except the time between mid-June to mid-July), Mars and Saturn will transit Scorpio at the same time.
Mars represents the assertive energy that moves things forward, Saturn represents the energy to restrict, limit and delay.
Friction is generated by the conjunction of those two planets.
Even with friction, there is always a positive and negative side to everything.
When friction is generated, it can bring frustration but it can allow us to review things that we wanted to move forward.
With friction, heat is also generated, sparks will fly and it can bring fire, anger and destruction. At the same time a spark can be a great conduit to inspiration.
So it is important not to be fearful of what will happen, but instead just to understand and realise that this kind of energy exists and not be overwhelmed by it.
With these premises, the energy on this Aries New Moon is very good to start something new because it has the potential to give us a great energy to move things forward and to be disciplined at the same time. It is important not to prioritise one’s desire but instead, just think about what we could do to improve ourselves and move towards that direction.
It might be necessary to change ourselves a bit in order to do that.
For example, someone who has a hard time waking up early in the morning might think – in order to be healthier and make the most of my days, I will wake up early and go for a walk. Then, the person has to decided to wake up early! So that is a change one has to go through.
If we manage to carry forward whatever we decided to do, it will be a very fruitful new moon. Why don’t we give it a try for the next two weeks until the full moon on May 21st and see how it goes?
May 9th is also a very good day to start something new.
It is a highly auspicious day called Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya means “undying, undecaying, imperishable, eternal” and Tritiya is “the third lunar day (after a new or a full moon)”. Three lunar days after the new moon when the Sun is exalted every year (approx. April 15 to May 15) the Moon will also be exalted. The “luminaries” being both exalted at the same time gives a long lasting, prosperous quality to the day.
If there was anything you wanted to start, this is the day to make it happen. If it is physically difficult to start something, we can state our intention on that day too.
Once again, it is very important to check if our intention is not dictated by our egotistical “desires”.
May this period be the start of auspicious events in your life! Om Shanti.