Boot camp Aries style…

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The Moon has now joined just about everything else in Aries.

Aries is one of those signs where there are no excuses and nowhere to hide- you either do it, or you don’t…and if you don’t? Leave the excuses and the whingeing behind.

Sounds a little brutal? Perhaps. But sometimes that’s what’s needed to move forward…and Mars ruled Aries is about moving forward with determination.

I’ve seen it in the last few days- both personally and through comments on the Facebook and Twitter feeds. There seems to be more talk about doing this from more people.

There’s some serious crap getting tossed around out there. I’m experiencing some of it personally, and I’m experiencing more second hand through the extreme crap some of my closest friends are dealing with.  The details aren’t important.

The thing is, these guys are dealing with it with courage, wilful determination that it will be beaten and, dare I say it, an optimism that is admirable in the circumstances.

I’m trying to do the same, and the thing is, I am optimistic. Truly optimistic- for them and myself. I think that’s the influence of all of this Aries.

That’s the message, for me, of this Aries New Moon.

It’s about gathering our confidence and our courage, standing ground where we need to and recognising that we have to fight for what we want.

Aries is the trainer that is yelling at you to stop whinging and just flipping do it.

Aries is the trainer yelling at you that this is your story and he doesn’t want excuses.

Aries is the trainer pointing out that there is always going to be crap coming at you so it’s your call whether you sit still to be covered in it or duck and dodge and weave and deal with it…or not.

It’s hard, but then so is life, and Aries deals with that head on too.

I try to be optimistic simply because sometimes the reality of the alternative is too much to bear- I am, after all, a Pisces.

Aries is optimistic because yesterday has just gone and tomorrow is full of possibility and he has the courage to face it all. It’s an almost childlike confidence and enthusiasm that we need in times of extreme shit.

Today, and tomorrow, as you envision the next 12 months, as you envision who you want to be, who you are, also be clear about what you’re not bringing forward with you- be clear about what’s being left in yesterday.