The New Moon in Aries - April 18th

Today, April 18th,  there is a New Moon in the very last degrees of Aries. In the last degrees it does increase the energy of Aries. The New Moon and the sign of Aries both represent the beginning of a cycle. The New Moon is a time to set your intentions for something new. A time to open up to what is needed or desired. A time for change within or out in your world.

Aries is the Warrior, the initiator, bold, independent, courageous, and passionate.  If you think about change, or creating something new and unknown, there can be some fear or anxiety and the drive and courage of Aries can be the motivator to step into the unknown (or the known and not yet explored).

Aries is also an energy of defense, of setting boundaries, which at times is important in setting off on a path of discovery.  Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and its expression is I AM. The first sign of life demanding to be.

Aries can bring up frustration and anger. If these feelings take over, connect to them consciously. Think about what is really behind them.  Allow yourself space to sit with these feelings. Breathe. If you can find a journal or notebook. Find that blank page, connect with your heart and higher guidance and begin writing. Imagine whatever it is that you would want to step into, to create, to change. Write it out in the greatest detail. Then write down one thing, the first action that you can do to begin the process of setting things in motion. It might be a needed conversation, it might be making that phone call. It might be putting aside funds. Make a commitment to your intention. Bless it, release it, and trust.

Remember that the New Moon is the Dark Moon. It is the mysterious void where creation begins. On some level we do this process every day in small ways, and without the consciousness that the New Moon offers.

Transiting Uranus in Aries since 2011 adds a layer of astrological charge. The need to be more authentic in life, the fears that get in the way, and the courage and drive to claim it. This major transit has been creating upheaval in the world and individually. Ultimately it is to shake up and shake off what within the world and each of us that needs more freedom to be more of who we really are.  During this New Moon, the process of releasing what no longer feels right, and creating and integrating what does feel very much in alignment with your essence, is asking to, and sometimes demanding to be heard.

Be wise and thoughtful. Don’t allow impatience to create a blunder, but do engage with drive and determination to create a meaningful new intention.

Understanding where this New Moon falls in your birthchart, as well as the placement of your natal Mars can provide insight to this Moon and new intentions. If you are interested in knowing where this New Moon occurs in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah - Talking Sky Astrology