New Moon in Aries
April 1, 2022 – 2:25 AM ET / 11:25 PM PT
Theme: Kissed By Fire
By Dawn M. Harrison (WildWitchAstrology.com)
This month’s New Moon in Aries marks the “beginning of beginnings”. As the first New Moon that follows the Spring Equinox, it heralds a time of soulful kindling and conscious emergence, as we wake to those parts of ourselves that are finding their way to the light.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is Cardinal Fire – Initiating, headstrong, and bold-fully courageous. New Moons in this sign seek to breathe new life into that part of you that is, and always has been, kissed by Fire.
Everyone has the sign of Aries in their chart somewhere, which means that everyone has a place within them that is forever seeking TO BE…
To be born.
To be taken seriously.
To be given a chance.
To be seen.
To be heard.
To be held.
And, yes… to be loved.
Being kissed by Fire means that you have accepted the call to declare your I AM – no matter the odds and no matter what has happened before… Because, in the fiery realm of Aries, the past is the kindling that teaches you how to fan your flames brighter, not the stuff that snuffs your flames out.
This month’s New Moon forms in close conjunction to Messenger planet Mercury, and Wounded Healer Chiron – all in tight square to the symbol of righteous rebellion and independence, Black Moon Lilith. It’s time to face our fears head on and give voice to that thing called desire.
If there’s any part of you that was taught that your desires are not worthy, are not valid, or have no place in your world, then this New Moon invites you to unlearn that conditioning and burn those barriers down.
Aries invokes the archetype of the Sacred Warrior; while Mercury invokes the archetype of the Story-teller; Chiron invokes the archetype of the Healer; and, Lilith invokes the archetype of Righteous Rage in the Service of Liberation.
This month, you’ve got stories to reframe, new chapters in your book of life to write, and transformational healing actions to take – because the Sacred Warrior within you is stirring.
This is the time to be honest with yourself about where you have been wounded, hurt, or angry, and use that knowledge to forge your path of freedom and reconciliation from within.
Remember that New Moons symbolize new beginnings that are seeded in darkness, when the Moon is barely visible in the night sky – so, the next several days may feel reflective. Heed the call to listen to that inner voice of yours, because Aries is one of the signs that we most associate with Sacred Independence and Confidence.
Though your story is meant to be lived in beautiful harmony with the stories of others, no one can tell it for you. Taking the time now to search your heart and search your soul in order to get in touch with your internal flames of healing and honor your own kiss of fire will form the fertile soil for your growth throughout this next Astrological year.
Take this time to mindfully plant the seeds of intention that speak to the burning desires of your heart.
New Moon Contemplations
Look to the place in your natal chart that houses 11 degrees of Aries for clues to where this month’s themes have their starting point, and where they may be the most salient. To feel into this New Moon, perhaps begin by asking yourself:
Where is your Sacred Warrior within yearning to forge a new path?
Where is it time to release an old story and courageously face the fear of change?
In what areas of your life must you allow yourself to walk in Sacred Independence?
Who This New Moon May Impact the Most:
Every birth chart is unique, and there are a number of factors that influence the degree to which we experience the effects of any New Moon. Know that something is awakening and emerging for us all, and that we are all being asked, in one way or another, to spiral up and to surrender to a new beginning.
Those who may experience the effects of this New Moon most strongly, include those with:
- Aries Sun, Moon, and Rising;
- Cancer Sun, Moon, and Rising;
- Libra Sun, Moon and Rising; and
- Capricorn Sun, Moon, and Rising
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Aries New Moon Ritual
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries represents the flame of beginning. The ritual below is designed to help you tap into your own flame of beginning – the sacred desire that has been lit within you. Fanning this flame helps you move through fear, tear down barriers of resistance, and forge the new ground that is calling to you.
For this ritual, you will need:
- A quiet, comfortable space where you can sit undisturbed.
- A candle, or candles, of your choice. If you wish, choose candles that you know somehow represent the burning desires of your heart, either in color, shape, or in any other way that feels significant to you.
- Journal and writing utensil
- Optional Tarot and/or Oracle deck
- Choose a time and a space that allows you to truly relax and come back home to yourself.
- Dim any lights of the room that you are in.
- Have your journal and Tarot/Oracle decks handy, and arrange your candles in a straight line in front of you, from left to right.
- Light your candles.
- Sit quietly, palms facing upwards, and head gently lifted, with your gaze softly falling on the flames in front of you.
- Breathe deeply – one, two, three times, or until you feel restored from within. With each inhale, feel your lungs completely expand, from bottom to top… and, with each exhale feel your lungs completely empty, from top to bottom.
- When you’re ready, begin a quiet meditation for roughly 10 minutes, as the flames dance in front of you.
- Now, if you wish, pull Tarot or Oracle cards to identify the desires you yearn to connect with, as well as any fears you must move through.
- When you’re ready, say and complete this sentence aloud:
“The desires of my heart have been quiet long enough. Today, I affirm my right to be ______, to be _______, and to be _______. I feel the fear of ______, and I act anyway, for I know that courage is not necessarily the absence of fear, but the willingness to move through it. I am a Sacred Warrior in my own right, and I am fierce.”
- Sit quietly for a moment, and then write down the completed sentence above in your journal.
- When you are ready, blow out your lit candles, one by one, feeling each desire that they represent. Let your heart fill with gratitude for the sacred gift of this time and this place.
- Over the next two weeks, as the Moon waxes in light, add to your journal entry, as you feel led. Pay particular attention to any urgings or promptings that you feel from within, especially around the time of the waxing Crescent and First Quarter Moons.
Horoscopes For Each Sign
The horoscopes below, written for your Sun, Moon and Rising sign, are meant to serve as inspiration and “food for thought”. Let your intuition guide you, as you feel through the shifts of this New Moon.
If you do not know your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign, you can click here to generate your chart.
ARIES: This New Moon invites you to light a flame to a part of you that has been tender, raw, and in need of a dose of your “I AM” magic. Don’t shy away from inspired affirmations that remind that beautiful heart of yours exactly who you are – brilliant and on the path to your becoming.
What new seed of identity is finding its way to the light?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Personal Identity, Self-Image, Self-Awareness, Independence
TAURUS: This New Moon invites you to shine a light in your beautiful darkness – to find strength from within, power in stillness, and inspiration in your quieter moments. Sacred rest is your magic this month, along with a willingness to cultivate the private sanctuaries that bring you peace.
In what ways are you being called to actively pull it in and defend your sacred space?
Potential areas of renewal and rebirth: Sacred Space, Spirituality, Spiritual practices, the Need for privacy, Hidden influences, Dreams
GEMINI: This New Moon invites you to forge new ground in the places and spaces that are dearest to your heart. Speaking your Truth is your magic this month because Truth deepens connections, clears the air, and opens the door to all manner of understanding and reconciliation.
Where is it time to allow your Truth to ruffle a few feathers and open a few doors?
Potential areas of renewal and rebirth: Communities, Bonds with like-minded people, Friendships, Networks, Collective consciousness
CANCER: This New Moon invites you to take a few calculated risks and to emerge from your shell. Fanning your aspirational flames is your magic this month, because you’ll never watch your dreams fly, if you don’t let them leave the nest.
Which one of your sparks is it time to let find a place in the light?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Ambition, Life direction, Status, Public Identity, Life Mission, Authority, Responsibility
LEO: This New Moon invites you to make friends with the untried, but true. Moving beyond the known is your magic this month. Whether it’s a new field of a study, or a new stomping ground, it may be time to take the steps necessary to expand the reach of your lion’s roar.
In what ways are you being called to live life just a little bit broader, and a little bit bolder?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: World-view, Higher education, Broadening horizons, New Ideologies, Belief systems, Long-distance travel
VIRGO: This New Moon invites you to penetrate the depths of some of your deepest wounds. Peering into the cracks and crevices that have been hidden in the shadows is your magic this month. It takes courage to swim in the deep end. You have that courage… and then some.
In what areas of your life is it time to shine a penetrating and transformational light?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Intimate partnerships, Shared resources, Sexual relationships, Deep psychological understanding, Major life transitions
LIBRA: This New Moon invites you to cultivate your brave spaces in your partnerships and one-to-one relationships. Voicing your needs is your magic this month. It’s the gateway to healing and a fiery new birth.
In what ways are you being called to infuse your relationships with the flames of your Truth?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Partnerships, Relationships, Contracts, Negotiations, One-to-One encounters
SCORPIO: This New Moon invites you to take a step back and take stock of what really lights your flame… because once you do, there’s little to stop you from investing in the inspired daily grind that will see it through to success. Marrying passion with your practice is your magic this month.
What daily routines promise to fan your flames and keep them burning bright?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Daily Routines, Lifestyle choices, Health and Fitness, Habits, Mind-Body Connection
SAGITTARIUS: This New Moon invites you to bring a bit of focus to the stuff of life that brings you joy. It’s about more than a passion project, and it’s about more than having a good time. It’s about finding your magic in, and seeing your life through, the eyes of your inner creative child.
In what ways are you being called to spontaneously expand the borders of your world and take a creative risk?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Recreation, Creativity, Pleasure, Self-Expression, Children of the Body, and Children of the Mind
CAPRICORN: This New Moon invites you to pull it in and dig down deep. Deciding what keeps your hearth fires burning is your magic this month. There’s no place like home, especially when you’ve taken the time to make that home the truest expression of you.
In what ways are you being called to forge new ground by laying down new roots?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Family, Home, Origins, Bonded Relationships, Roots
AQUARIUS: This New Moon invites you to break new ground in the things that you say, and in the things that you don’t say. Exercising autonomy in both talking and listening is your magic this month. Ideas are brewing. Take it all in and use this new intel to seed a mental rebirth.
In what ways are you being called to learn, relearn, and unlearn?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Communications, Contacts, Learning, Siblings, Neighbors, Data Exchange, Ideas, Your Voice
PISCES: This New Moon invites you to experience yourself through the lens of your true “ownership” power. Infusing everything you touch with the confidence that stems from faith is your magic this month. Your ownership power is more than what you’ve stored away in a bank. It’s your treasure-house of time, resource, talent, and sense of worth.
In what ways are you being called to see “what you own” in a new and empowered light?
Potential areas of renewal and new birth: Finances, Personal Resources, Talent, Values, Security, Confidence, Self-Worth