The New Moon in Aries arrives on 1st April in the UK (and the night before in certain time zones) marking not only a new lunar cycle but also a new astrological year.
On the heels of the equinox, this new moon arrives to remind us that fresh starts are possible and that we can embrace new beginnings to start a new chapter. It’s bright, dynamic energy echoes and accompanies springtime (in the northern hemisphere) where nature is starting to come back to life.
Aries is a fire sign and ruled by Mars, planet of action, and is the first sign of the zodiac. It brings energy which encourages us to push forward and to stand up and be counted. It reminds us to reconnect to what sparks passion or excitement in our lives. It can be a helpful boost if we feel stuck, reminding us that we are responsible for creating our own reality, to ditch procrastination and move forward.
If you have intentions you’d like to set and goals you wish to achieve, this can certainly be a helpful energy to embrace. Some useful questions to ask at this new moon might be – ‘what new beginnings do I want to focus on?’ or ‘where in my life needs a boost of energy or a new course of action? Taking 10 – 20 minutes to journal about this or even just put some focused thought into this area can help with clarity and motivation at this new moon.
There is both a mercurial and a healing energy around the new moon with the planet Mercury and asteroid Chiron in the midst. These alignments may also bring opportunities to appreciate and communicate the fullest version of ourselves. This is a good time to remember that having the courage to show up in the world as who we truly are can be a beautiful thing.
Later in the month, a powerful conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune, a potent Full Moon in Libra and a partial solar eclipse in Taurus bring some seriously interesting astrology! As we embrace the New Moon in Aries, we have the opportunity to step into this month in a strong position, focused and ready. The flame is lit!
As we are at the beginning of a new astrological year, this is a potent new moon to not only set intentions for the upcoming lunar cycle, but also to think about what you want for the year ahead.
With lunar blessings,
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