New Moon in Aries



Happy New Moon, Saturday April 18th, 28 degrees Aries

The moon will be New on Saturday. April 18th at 28 degrees Aries, and the Sun enters Taurus two days later, but what will this mean for you?


You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.


"Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and thus a New Moon in Aries is especially ripe with opportunity for new beginnings. We might consider acting on a constructive impulse and following a hunch, or taking a risk. Aries learns through experience and action, so we might treat ourselves to a little adventure now. It's also a good cycle under which to discover the benefits of expressing ourselves with authenticity - expressing ourselves as we are, without putting on airs. We might also find ways to learn how to rely on ourselves and to be happy about doing so - it will go a long way towards finding inner happiness when we know that we can be self-sufficient without blaming others for not helping us out. It's a time to revitalize ourselves through experiences that break the routine and that involve doing something new and fresh."

What sign is the Moon in?


First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Aries 
"We're motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. A gut instinct to start something new is with us now, as well as the gumption to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong, and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. We may also be tactless and impulsive now. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity. The Moon in Aries generally favors the following activities: Quick actions that yield immediate results. Undertakings that involve the self and the personality. (Staying power may be lacking). Self-assertion, taking on challenges, beginning short-term projects."  
"Fiery emotional nature describes those with the Moon in Aries. Independent, strong and in some ways controversial, because of a strong emotional need to make their own way. When the Moon is in Aries this indicates a good time to strike out on your own. Beginning New ventures or activities, even moving to a New location can be started under a Moon in Aries. It is an excellent time to break down resistance and fears either with yourself or others."

Setting Your New Moon intention 

by your Sun or Rising Sign
http://www.astrology.com/setting-your-new-moon-intentions-sign/2-d-d-446908

Look at both, but preferrably your Rising sign.  For me, my Sun is in Scorpio and my Rising is Sagittarius:

"If you’re a Scorpio or Scorpio rising, this New Moon is blooming in your Seventh House of partnership, significant others and marriage (this can also include business partnership). So the area of life you’re ready to “fluff” is your relationships, usually romantic and often having to do with marriage. The Seventh House is the house of long-term commitment (not short, lusty love affairs – though maybe it has to start there!) This is about getting in touch with your values and how those come to bear on your partnerships; choosing more consciously your thoughts, actions and way of being in love.... 

If you’re a Sagittarius or Sagittarius rising this New Moon is blooming in you’re Sixth House of Work, health and service to others. This is the house associated with Virgo – those kind and cooperative souls associated with an eye for detail, a systematic work ethic, attentive loving and yes … perfection. The New Moon in Virgo’s house is about rolling up your sleeves and working for what you want – whether that is a new physique, more physical energy or a vocation which allows you to be of service in some way....

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

"This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere."



What house is this moon occuring in for your natal chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at http://astro.com (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

Here is the section of my chart showing the Moon (conjunct the Sun) on 4/18:



Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the moon falls in my 4th house.  You can look up the meaning here, among other places: New Moon in the Houses

Example  
New Moon in the Fourth House
"Home and family may be a focus during this phase. On a personal, developmental level, this is a time to not only listen to what is in your gut, but to pay homage to those feelings! What makes you feel safe and secure? This is the time to explore and develop a sense of inner security. Although the fourth house is associated with the home, it is an angular, cardinal house that stirs up activity. This is a time of re-organization and heightened awareness of your roots, issues of intimacy and vulnerability, and it's an excellent time to come in touch with your feelings and needs. Focusing on your support system and the manner in which you support others is also probable. This is a good time to make long-range plans for the future, to do any type of re-organizing or even re-modeling of the home or home environment, and for family-related activities."


Aries New Moon in the Houses: 

Example

"Aries New Moon in the Fourth House: (House of Cancer and the Moon) Aries here paints the walls red, and ensures a high-spirited home life. This lunation could inspire a move, or investment in real estate. You're alerted to ways to grow, having to do with family, origins and sense of place. You might conspire more family time, without distractions. This could be time to rearrange the furniture, to support new ventures. An area dedicated for work, regular exercise or creative experimentation could be what's needed now. Out with the old, in with the new -- a trip to Goodwill could be in order. Sage your home, and enliven it with vibrant music and colors. Spirit in Action: Investing more in home life. Making home a nurturing place for the essential self. Striking out from family (perhaps temporarily), to remember who you are."


From the New Moon, through the First Quarter Moon until the Full Moon, the moon is said to be waxing, which means the light is increasing.  From the Full Moon, through the Last Quarter Moon until the next New Moon, the moon is said to be waning, or reducing in light.


Balsamic Moon: 10 ½ days after the Full Moon, up to the New Moon, or 2.5 days before.  So we are entering the Balsamic Phase soon.  "If this is your Moon phase, you see in the dark. You're at home when enveloped in mysteries, especially the ultimate mystery - death. Your life purpose is to tie up loose ends, and create a nutrient-rich environment for the new to germinate."




Be a Closet Astrologer

"The magical energy of the new moon is for setting new intentions. You can use it to commit to new ways you are going to be creative or develop something new in your life. You can use this time to dream your closet. What do you want to fill it with? What do you want to draw in to you? How is your closet feeling energetically for you? is it supporting you? What is needed to enhance this? This is a great time to build your pinterest boards, create polyvores or even make photoshop collages or paper ones."

Since this new moon is in Aquarius, we may have some interest in being unusual or unique.  We may be tempted to plan something new for our wardrobe, which we may not have been open to up until now.  It's also a time we may feel like socializing, such as going shopping with a friend or sharing our plans in a facebook group.


Other Services to consider

Upcoming Lunations

  • May 3rd, 2015: Full Moon at 13 degrees Scorpio, 11:42 PM
    Mercury goes retrograde the same day:
  • Mer Retrograde May 18 2015 17:50 13°Gemini 08' Retrograde
  • Mer Direct Jun 11 2015 14:34 04°Gemini 34' Direct 
  • May 18th,2015: New Moon at 26 degrees Taurus, 12:13 AM
April 20 to 26, 2015: Grand Trine in the Earth Signs!
"After all of this heavy energy, trust me when I say Universe will not leave you empty handed. Remember that Universe is about balance. So if you are experiencing something particularly awful right now, rest assured that some good is coming your way to balance that out. For those of you that will experience epic transformation over a Uranus square or a lunar eclipse, some magic is coming your way with a Grand Trine in the Earth Signs.
Of course, the Earth Signs will be the zodiac signs that will experience this energy at its highest intensity. But all zodiac signs will be able to enjoy the miracles that will come with the Grand Trine in the Earth Signs, a transit that will last from April 20 to April 26, 2015. This is a lovely conjunction of Mars and Mercury activating in Taurus and Capricorn. As Taurus and Capricorn are Earth Signs that keep it real, aren’t afraid to work, and have responsibility in spades, these are the themes you can expect to see benefits in the Spring of 2015 with this transit.
This is a really great time of the year for gardeners who will feel rejuvenated! If you personally are feeling a little down in the dumps, get your hands dirty and feel renewed. Yes, actually getting your hands in the Earth for whatever reason will produce miracles. Don’t believe me? Try it, and you will see!"
http://astrologyanswers.com/2015-astrology-forecast-2015-game-changers-for-all-zodiac-signs/
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in private practice in Hood River, OR, at Turtle Dove Counseling, also Hood River Hypnosis & DBT.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.  I am also the author of several blogs on personality/temperament, fashion and color. I'm certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and create custom fabric Color Profiles fans.

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