We have a New Moon in Aries on Sunday, April 11th, 2021 (Americas) or April 12th (Europe, Asia and Oceania).
The New Moon in Aries is the 1st New Moon of the astrological year. This is when things finally start to move forward.
If you’ve been feeling a bit lethargic or stuck during the Pisces season, this will change. The New Moon in Aries is a cosmic reset – the Universe is giving you a green light to start all over again.
We have a record of 5 planets in Aries: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Chiron are all in the first sign on the zodiac. This New Moon is as “Aries” as you can get.
Aries energy is synonymous with new beginnings.
When you start a fire, Aries is that initial spark that turns solid matter into flames.
When you turn your car keys, Aries is that initial ignition that gets your car going.
Aries is the spark of life, the big bang, the beginning of everything.
Aries – The Spiritual Instinct
Aries people are known for their uninhibited courage and instinct. Aries will not wait around for life to come to them. They will get out there and take action.
If Libra, the opposite sign, takes their time to reflect and rationalize, Aries doesn’t need to reflect – their actions are a result of an impulse, of an internal combustion they feel called to act upon as soon as possible.
To everyone else, this approach seems crazy and risky, but nothing that Aries does is random; it is ignited by the divine spark of consciousness it initially emerged from.
It’s important to mention that while Aries is very instinctual, we are NOT talking about the earthy, Taurean instinct. Aries is a fire sign.
Here we are talking about the ‘spiritual’ instinct, that inner knowing of what’s right, of what makes us feel alive, of what we’ve been called to do in this lifetime.
At the New Moon in Aries, we feel an urge to ACT and affirm ourselves.
We are infused with this raw instinct of affirmation, with this primal desire to BE and participate.
We are all in, in total flow, pulsing to the same heartbeat as the Universe.
Psychologists have recognized the creative potential when people are in a flow state, or “in the zone”. When we are in the zone, we are fully focused, energized, and immersed in what we are doing.
Psychologists have identified several factors that describe the “state of flow”:
- Intense and focused concentration in the present moment
- Merging of action and awareness
- A loss of reflective self-consciousness
- A sense of personal control over the situation or activity
- A distortion of temporal experience
- Experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding
The state of flow is not just a random experience, it is the result of being aware, of understanding something very fundamental about the role we are called to play in this lifetime.
New Moon in Aries – Let’s Do It
The New Moon is at 22° Aries and it is sextile Mars in Gemini, sextile Jupiter in Aquarius, and square Pluto in Capricorn.
Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are the powerhouses of the solar system.
Basically all planets that make aspects with the New Moon in Aries have this “let’s do it”, “let’s do it now” vibe.
Mars is the ruler of this New Moon, and a harmonious aspect between the New Moon and its ruler is very auspicious.
The mutual reception between Mars and Mercury suggests that this New Moon is about aligning our thoughts with our actions.
“Whatever the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve”. – Napoleon Hill
The sextile with Jupiter infuses us with faith, optimism, and big-picture perspective. Jupiter is not about having faith for the sake of having faith. With Jupiter, the reason we’re confident is that we understand the bigger context, the bigger vision of what we are trying to achieve.
The square to Pluto in Capricorn will ensure we keep our integrity in check. Whatever goal or project that is in focus, you want it to be about YOU, not about anyone else.
This is a visionary New Moon that will ask us to explore, take a stand and get involved in projects that reflect the truth of who we are.
And while you have all the reasons to get excited about the New Moon in Aries, keep in mind that this New Moon is just the 1st New Moon of the astrological year.
You’ll have 11 other lunations to bring your vision to reality. You don’t have to change the world just yet – so don’t be disappointed if nothing spectacular happens on April 11th.
Don’t worry too much at this point about “how” you are going to make it happen.
Your role right now is to plant the seed.
At the same time, don’t forget that this is the Aries season, so just thinking about your project (and doing nothing concrete about it) will probably not cut it.
Even if you’re not an Aries, and normally you don’t resonate with the Aries approach, at the New Moon try to experiment with this fresh, bold, daring energy.
And if you don’t have any project in mind, put yourself out there anyway, and trust that the Universe will guide you in the right direction.
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