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There are many New Years within each year. Some dates never change, like January 1, and others do. The Chinese New Year occurs whenever the New Moon in Aquarius appears every year, and the Jewish New Year is also astrologically situated, which explains why their New Year dates change every year.

The planets are always in motion and changing speeds, hence the New and Full Moon dates differ each year, as do the solstices, equinoxes, when the Sun goes into each sign, and more.  For instance, the day and moment of Spring’s arrival depends on exactly when the Sun goes into Aries, which fluctuates from year to year. Have you noticed that the dates can be different one year to the next? Have you wondered about it? Aries is about beginnings, rebirth, and is also the very first sign of the zodiac.

That moment of Spring is also the moment of the Astrological New Year.

It makes sense to me that the ‘real’ new year is at Spring. That’s when new buds are expected to appear in nature, and we feel more inclined to be outdoors more, fully living life under the sun, as it’s warmer. Does that sound like a good time for a New Year?

So HAPPY NEW YEAR, as of this past Monday night at 10:15 pm Pacific time. We have our New Moon in Aries tomorrow morning, Thursday, at 7:37 am Pacific time. Remember New Moons are like a new springtime each month, according to the Moon. It’s when the Sun and Moon are at the exact sign, degree and minute. With the Moon nearly out of our sight, and beginning to grow in light over the next two weeks until it reaches its fullness at the Full Moon, we are to plant new ‘seeds’ as in new thoughts, new words and new deeds, regarding the sign the Moon is in.

With the New Moon in the sign Aries, and Aries being the first sign of the zodiac, it’s about new beginnings, like being reborn, starting over, feeling brand new like a baby, having the energy, curiosity and unbridled courage of a baby who knows no limits, boundaries, prejudices, angers, guilts or burdens.

So we would fearlessly make those calls, say those words, send those resumes, make those appointments to bravely go after what you wish to have in your life; inspire and lead others by your fresh new outlook and perceptions that you welcome into your consciousness.

Aries is also about me, myself and I, as well as what do I look like and appear to seem like. Time for a hair cut, color, shave, new style of clothing? At the very least, focus on you.

We do have to consider that Mercury and Mars are both retrograde (seemingly going backward in space versus forward), so that it’s more about going within right now, to discern how you want to be new and what your priorities, passions and drives really are.

Mercury, ruling all communications and daily activities, will begin to move forward again early early Wednesday, April 4th, and Mars, ruling our passions and the energy driving us in forward motion, will be taking the baby steps to move forward again a couple of hours after dinner on Friday, the 13th of April. Then there’s a New Moon a few minutes into the morning of Saturday, the 21st, in Taurus. That will be the best time to start building what you have allowed to be revealed within yourself, that you really want.

So what’s new? How is the world treating you? Or should I say how is the world mirroring you?

Wishing you happy new year, new you, new beginnings.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her website is  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

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