New Moon at 22° of Aries
April 11th @ 7:30 PST/10:31pm EST
Theme: What’s worth fighting for?
On Sunday we have a New Moon in the sign of Aries, signalling a fiery NEW start. An Aries New Moon brings forth something fresh and exciting especially in such a beautiful aspect to Jupiter.
The natural Ruler of Aries is Mars, and with Mars in trine to Jupiter during this New Moon, we can feel blessed by these two planets who are considered good friends
We may see swift movement forward in the areas we are wanting to expand our blessings – be it in love, money, business, health. Jupiter indicates our hopes and wishes, so use this energy to move forward on anything you’ve been wanting to manifest.
We may also feel inspired to take action around our belief systems as the planet Jupiter is connected to our spiritual beliefs. Perhaps now more than ever we feel strongly (Mars) the need to stand up for our beliefs (Jupiter). It’s a great time to consider our spiritual and personal beliefs and ask what we’re willing to fight for. Whether it be a relationship, a career decision, our health, boundaries or other personal beliefs and values.
The New Moon is an ideal time to set intentions around your big life vision and take clear actions on them. Even though we may feel the need to take action on our ideas or beliefs, it’s best to way until a couple days after a New Moon, when it’s visible again to take action. New Moon’s are really the best time to be introverted, to rest and rejuvenate.
Good questions to ask ourselves this new moon are: What beliefs are worth fighting for? And what big hopes and wishes do I want to manifest this New Moon?
While Aries can bring bright and positive changes it also has its challenges. Mars is a malefic and known as the ‘Planet of War’ because of its dark red color (similar to that of blood) and it’s symbol is the ram. Challenges associated with Mars energy can show up as fights, arguments and a general sense of aggression.
Be cautious of slipping into the shadow side of Aries this week, and becoming aggressive and ram-like in your approach. The empowered side of Aries is leadership and a pioneering spirit. Use Aries energy this week to move your projects and beliefs forward.
Take a more Jupitarian approach – optimistic, expansive and open!
On the same day as the New Moon we also have a close Pluto Venus Square. A square is a hard aspect that causes tension and challenge between these two planets. Themes around love and transformation can come up this week around the New Moon and for a couple weeks after.
This can signal the ending of some relationships that are no longer serving us. It can also lead to obsessive love stories and bringing up old trauma’s around love. To handle this intense relationship energy, make sure to not fight any transformations taking place, roll with the changes and let yourself learn from the shifts. The purpose of Pluto is to bring us deep transformation, which isn’t always pretty.
Overall this week’s new moon is bringing beautiful blessings and we can use the support of Mars to move our lives forward, soon we’ll move into Taurus season – a much different slowed-down and chill energy. So take advantage of the initiating motivating fire while you can.
Who this New Moon impacts the most:
- Aries Sun, Moon, Rising
- Sagittarius Sun, Moon, Rising
- Pisces Sun, Moon, Rising
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New Moon in Aries Ritual
- Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
- Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation (download available in the RW bio).
- Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions can I set for this lunar cycle?”
- Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
- Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
- Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
- Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.
Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign):
If you don’t know your Rising Sign, you can pull up your chart.
Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it):
The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign: ☉
Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this Moon and Saturn will impact you (Check your Rising first):
Area where Aries rules based on your Rising Sign:
ARIES: Yourself, ego, how you present yourself to the world, your looks, identity
Spirituality, your dream world, the past, pain and loss, bed pleasures, isolated places such as hospitals, prisons and institutions, channelling
GEMINI: The greater network, large groups of people, acquaintances, community, social media, online communities, good luck
CANCER: Work, self-employment, your career, public image, leadership
LEO: Father, gurus, spiritual community, foreign travel, blessings, your belief systems, spirituality
VIRGO: Death and rebirth, the occult, big life changes and transformation, sexuality, inheritances, other people’s money
LIBRA: Romantic partner, business partner, clients
SCORPIO: Your service to the world, day job, enemies, your physical body, health, animals
SAGITTARIUS: Romance, lovers, sex, play, hobbies, fun, art, intellect, creation, children
CAPRICORN: Home, mother, family, emotional wellbeing, ancestral roots
AQUARIUS: Siblings, online business, general business, local life, relatives, short distance travel, writing, speaking, teaching, mental energy
PISCES: Self-worth, money, what you eat, your voice, possessions, skills and talent
What exactly is a New Moon?
A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are Conjunct – meaning they are together in the same constellation in the sky.
The moon changes signs every couple of days and the sun every month or so. When the two most powerful luminaries conjunct and come together (the Divine Masculine principle represented by the Sun and divine feminine principle, represented by the Moon) it’s a powerful time to plant seeds’ that will be harvested in the full moon in a couple weeks.
It’s also when the Conscious (Sun) and Unconscious (Moon) combine – and we get deep spiritual insights. The unconscious becomes conscious around the New Moon.
Farmers and gardeners who plant by the moon (biodynamic farming, and the ancients knew this of course) know to plant seeds on the New Moon – especially the first day when the moon is completely invisible.
They harvest, prune and weed during the Full Moon when the moon is bright and full.