Welcome dear friends, to this Intuitive Moon Journaling Guided Meditation for the Aries moon cycle 2021. Using universal time, the dates are April 12th through May 15th, 2021. We will journal together in a meditative approach, open to our intuition, and create initial journaling phrases to align with the moon cycle. We open our compassionate hearts toward the highest and best for this moon cycle.
A brief note about weaving intuition into your daily life- sometimes staying constantly in tune with intuition can feel overwhelming. Please use an ongoing grounding exercise that works for your individual needs. This guided journaling meditation is not meant as a substitute for professional mental health needs or spiritual counseling.
Gather your journal, your pen, or pencil to write your emergent intuitive journaling sentences during the session. Also, gather your natal astrological chart, if you are working with it today to identify the moon’s phases in your natal houses.
To help us with grounding before we begin, let’s take this next few moments to do some slow deep breathing using your own rhythm.
We return once again to the moon’s reflective pattern of light and darkness. It is a guiding template for global community and self-nurturance.
The sacred cycle nurtures and regulates the ocean tides, our cycles of blood, and all cycles of life and regeneration. The ancient repeating pattern of light and darkness of the moon’s phases calls to us, inviting us again today: for self-reflection from our inner knowledge – and- supporting us together to experience the state of intuitive listening.
In our meditation today we follow the moon cycle with the imagery of a flower from germination, to flower, to seed, and align with the recurring and regenerative cycle of nature.
Let’s begin our intuitive Moon journaling together.
New Moon in Aries: April 12, 2021 at 2:30 UTC – 22Aries24
At the new moon – what is emerging? In the darkness underground, germination of the seed is in completion and the tiny Sprout begins to unfurl toward the warmth and light of the Sun. What am I open to for the new cycle? What is entering my awareness? This is a contemplative phase where we can set our intentions for the whole cycle ahead. The radiant and compassionate sign of Leo. the sun and the 5th house in our charts are associated with every new moon phase. We emerge with heart-centered and creative self-expression. Using universal time, the Aries new moon is on April 12th, 2021 at 2:30 UTC. The sun and the moon are at the same astrological degree of 22 Aries 24. Some of the journaling keywords you might consider for Aries are: assertive, energetic, courageous, fearless, competitive, passionate, and initiating. An example of a journaling entry might be: “I emerge with courageous and passionate heart-centered and creative self-expression.“
House Placement of each moon phase degree
If you are using your own natal chart. identify house placement of the moon’s degree at each phase. Choose keywords for that house. These are nouns to further complete your sentence.
Basic Keywords for the houses are:
First House: my self/my image
Second house: my resources/my values
Third House: my communications/my thoughts
Fourth House: my home/ my foundation
Fifth House: my creativity/my joy
Sixth House: my health/my daily habits
Seventh House: my relationships/my commitments
Eight House: my share resources/my intimacies
Ninth house: my beliefs/my wisdom
Tenth House: my career/my Soul’s Calling
Eleventh House: my community/my tribe
Twelfth House my spirituality/my oneness with the universe
Crescent Phase: April 16, 2021 UTC – 11Gemini28
At the crescent moon phase, what is the promise and the challenge this month? The crescent moon phase is in Gemini. The tiny sprout becomes a seedling that needs nurturance We reach out toward a promise of change, although it may be challenging. What am I resisting? what do I need to do to move forward? This is the phase of preparation. The sensitive, vulnerable and intuitive sign of Cancer, the moon, in the 4th house are associated with every crescent moon phase. We carefully reach out toward helpful supports to receive nurturance. The crescent moon is on April 16th, 2021 at 5:57 UTC. The degree of the Crescent Moon is 11 degrees Gemini 28. It’s 45 degrees ahead of the Sun. Here are some of the journaling keywords for Gemini: curious, articulate, intelligent, flexible, clever, sociable, cheerful. An example might be: “I promise and challenge myself to reach out for intelligent guidance and nurturance.
First Quarter: April 20th, 2021 at 6:58 UTC – 00Leo25
At the first quarter, what action shall I take? This first quarter moon is in the sign of Leo. The plant develops roots, stems, and leaves and photosynthesis strengthens. Ware the steps I need to take right now? What will move me forward in my intention? This is the action phase, to expand our experience into the world. The exploratory sign of Sagittarius, the planet Jupiter and the 9th house are associated with every first quarter phase. We expand and explore our options to experience the world more fully. This first quarter phase is on April 20th, 2021 at 6:58 universal time. The astrological degree of this first quarter phase is 00 degrees Leo in 25 minutes. The sun has now moved into the sign of Taurus. Here are the journaling keywords for Leo: creative, radiant, dramatic, generous, extravagant, playful, and romantic. An example of my sentence might be: “I take action to creatively and playfully expand and explore my options to experience the world more fully.”
Gibbous: April 23, 2012 at 21:44 UTC – 18Virgo56
The next phase is the gibbous phase. This gibbous moon phase is in Virgo. What structures will I manifest during this gibbous moon phase in Virgo? The buds on our plant begin to appear on the branches and grow in size. How do I manifest my own growth? What needs to be adjusted? This is a maintenance phase for tempered growth and supportive adjustments. The manifesting and realistic sign of Capricorn, the planet Saturn, and the 10th house are associated with every gibbous moon phase. We take stock of our progress and make patient, informed and realistic decisions. The gibbous moon phase is on April 23rd, 2021 at 2144 universal time. The astrological degree space is 18 degrees Virgo 56 minutes. The Moon is now 135 degrees ahead of the Sun. Here are the journaling keywords for Virgo: efficient, practical, organized, skillful, critical, and discerning. An example might be: “I grow and manifest through patient, informed, and realistic decisions that are skillful and efficient.”
Full Moon: April 27, 2021 at 3:31 UTC – 07Scorpio06
And now, we reach the full moon. What reflection and fulfillment am I communicating during this full moon? This phone is in the sign of Scorpio. Our blooming flowers appear and enjoy turning their faces to reflect and enjoy the warmth of the Sun. How am I seeing and communicating my own process? How do I reflect my experience within myself and in my outer world? This is a reflective phase, to be thankful and grateful, offering compassion for ourselves and others. The communicative sign of Gemini, and the discerning sign of Virgo, along with the planet Mercury, the third and sixth houses are all associated with every full moon phase. We reflect upon our own experiences and communicate with others. This full moon phase is on April 27th, 2021 at 3:31 UTC. The astrological degree of this full moon is 7 degrees Scorpio 6 minutes. It is 180 degrees ahead of the sun’s placement in Taurus. Here are the journaling keywords for Scorpio: transformative, healing, mysterious, sexual, musical. An example of a sentence might be: “I reflect my transformative and healing experiences and communicate with others.”
Disseminating: April 30. 2021 at 08:22 UTC – 25Sagittarius12
The next phase is the disseminating phase. How do I share with others at this disseminating moon phase in Sagittarius? The fruit of the plant is shared in our community. It is the time of the first harvest. How could I now share my experiences and my knowledge with kindness and care? How can I help others through my own learnings and experiences? The romantic and loving signs of Taurus and Libra, along with the planet Venus and the second and seventh houses are associated with every Disseminating moon phase. We share our values with our community. The disseminating moon phase is on April 30, 2021, at 8:22 Universal Time. The astrological degree of this disseminating phase is 25 degrees Sagittarius12 minutes. The moon is now 225 degrees ahead of the sun. Some keywords for Sagittarius are: idealistic, optimistic, truthful, inspiring, moral, and philosophical. An example of a journal entry might be: “I generously share my idealistic, optimistic and inspiring values with my community.”
Last Quarter: May 3rd, 2021 at 19:49UTC – 13Aquarius35
At the last quarter, what change are reorientation of my perspective do I need to make? The last quarter moon phase is in Aquarius. The plant’s life energy shifts and the composting begins, to foster the next cycle. It is the last Harvest. What changes do I need to make? What perspectives need reorientation? The open-minded sign of Aquarius, the planet Uranus, and the 11th house are the symbols of every last quarter phase. We shift our perspective based on new information or reasoning. Some keywords for the sign of Aquarius are: progressive, intellectual, intuitive, independent, inventive, and tolerant. A journaling example might be: “I change my perspective based on intellectual and progressive new information or reasoning.”
Balsamic: May 7, 2021 at 16:27 UTC – 02Aries19
At the balsamic phase, what am I releasing, planning, and gifting for the next cycle? The balsamic moon phase is in Aries. A sacred gift, save from this past cycle, the seed is planted and released to develop the next cycle. Germination begins again in the darkness underground. What do I wish to release? What plans do I move forward with for the next cycle? What is my sacred gift, my giveaway? This is a sacred and contemplating phase as we move forward to the next new moon. The transformational sign of Scorpio, the planets Mars and Pluto and the 8th house are symbols of every balsamic moon phase. Through our gifting and our ability to transform, we are repeatedly renewed. This balsamic phase is on May 7th, 2021 at 16:27 universal time. The astrological degree of the balsamic phase is O2 degrees Aries 19 minutes. It is 315 degrees ahead of the Sun. Here are some journaling keywords for Aries: energetic, assertive, courageous, fearless, initiating, and passionate. An example of a journal entry might be: “I offer my sacred gift of fearless transformation and renewal.”
Next New Moon: in Taurus
As we close our meditation today, dear friends, take a few minutes to gently integrate and confirm your intentions for this Aries moon cycle. I look forward to meditating and journaling with you at the next new moon for the sign of Taurus. May the words we have written today support and sustain us and bring us sacred nurturance and joy.