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Harnessing the Power of the Aries New Moon: Setting Intentions and Embracing New Beginnings

Updated: Apr 2


The Aries New Moon signifies the start of the astrological new year, a tradition older than recorded history. It's the perfect moment to sow the seeds of your ambitions as the universe supports their growth. Your efforts could yield significant rewards. In conjunction with other cosmic entities, the current Aries New Moon promises fruitful outcomes if you take action now. Year after year, the Aries new moon empowers you to make bold decisions. During a New Moon, opportunities for fresh starts, artistic endeavors, and aspirations materialize.


This is a perfect moment to release what no longer serves you during the dark of the Moon or right before the New Moon. By composting and recycling the burdens of your past, you can feed new aspirations and upcoming opportunities. Aries, represented by the symbol of the ram, a masculine sign, is known for its resilience and tendency to resolve conflicts by butting heads with one another.


This astrological aspect provides firm support during the new moon in Aries, presenting effortless opportunities for many. This lunar phase enables your conscious mind to form deeper connections and awaken your soul. Mars energy is particularly influential in the spring, rejuvenating the life cycle and bringing about renewal in full force.

Initiating any new endeavors or projects now is likely to have a successful beginning. This energy can propel you forward, particularly in areas associated with your first house or where Aries and Scorpio are positioned in your chart in the upcoming two weeks to six months.


To learn more about the Aries solar eclipse, explore this blog.


Aries Personality

Mantra for Aries: “ I am.”The energy of Aries boldly affirms its presence.


Headstrong is a trait associated with Aries. As the first part of the body to enter the world is the head, and Aries governs the head, this sign embodies headstrong characteristics. The Aries within us must stay level-headed, enabling us to navigate situations and choose our paths wisely. Aries energy can feel constrained when not living authentically, as this sign thrives on carving its way. Physically, Aries individuals tend to have a sturdy, athletic build with a prominent forehead, reddish complexion, and robust hair. Their physical appearance mirrors their fiery temperament, always ready to blaze forth.


Aries individuals are known for their restless, high-strung, and nervous energy; regular exercise can help release this pent-up energy effectively. Their typical mindset is "go for it," driven by Mars's activating, action-oriented, ambitious energy. Aries excels as a leader and initiator, especially when starting new projects. In their youth, Aries individuals may exhibit immaturity, self-importance, and occasional aggressiveness, revealing a less diplomatic and more selfish side. Immature Aries might view everything as a conflict. As Aries mature, they become less volatile, learning to select their battles wisely and conserve their energy with age. Aries are sensitive to criticism due to their strong ties to their ego, valuing independence to pursue personal interests. They prioritize freedom and space, focusing on their pursuits rather than seeking approval from others. Aries are quick to move forward, driven by a sense of adventure and fearlessness, often seeking challenges and embracing impulsiveness while striving for immediate results.


Aries people are described as vibrant, expressive, and passionate individuals who champion freedom. They might cling to past grievances for prolonged periods, holding grudges and being unforgiving. Aries individuals find it difficult to accept authority figures, especially their fathers, without addressing these issues. Trusting authority can be challenging for them as they resist control, possibly from struggles with self-discipline and asserting control over their lives.


They may sometimes appear to be carrying a grudge and display temperamental behavior when things do not go their way. Ruled by the energy of Mars, the planet of war, Aries individuals can exhibit aggressive tendencies and search for reasons to take offense. This defensive stance may inadvertently invite what they aim to evade, reinforcing their perception that others are against them. Nevertheless, Aries has the potential to grow, develop diplomatic skills, and foster positive relationships with their strongest competitors.

Aries are flirts who love to chase after what they desire. If the chase is easy, they will get bored, but they love to win and are hungry to lose. They thrive on the adrenaline rush and tend to be forceful and direct. Aries usually want what they want and will do whatever is necessary. They are sexually driven, physically demonstrative, and passionate. They excel at starting tasks but struggle with finishing them. These individuals excel as cheerleaders and motivational speakers, often vocal about their issues and solutions. However, they are hesitant to accept advice. They prefer handling tasks independently, believing they can accomplish things more effectively. They see themselves as superior, more knowledgeable, and quicker than others.


Aries individuals are naturally highly competitive, possessing a strong desire to succeed in their endeavors, especially in a leadership role. Ruled by Mars, they exhibit a powerful ego drive and are often perceived as more self-centered than other zodiac signs. Aries are not typically reliable in honoring agreements or completing plans, as trustworthiness is not commonly associated with this zodiac sign.


Qualities Positive & Negative

Comfortable in a mode where you are active, on the go, and direct. Very blunt and never quite or contemplative with a tripe A personality, there's a need for aggression and often impulsive behavior.


The influence of one's family fosters independence and self-reliance, and nurturing children will emphasize independence. Asserting independence from one's family may mark conflict and rebellion; there might be an aggressive and overbearing mother. Nurturing children may be marked by living through or asserting self-identity through children, or there might be neglect.


There might be a desire to separate from past or collective connections to view your conditioning and a need to reject or ignore the past or collective but be controlled by it subconsciously.


Time for some Action

The time for dreaming is over; with this Aries New Moon, you have a clean slate. This is the time to plan for the next 12 months and a great time to infuse your plans with drive and determination. If you are timid, this new moon is excellent for setting plans and writing them down in your journal. Now is the time to incorporate boldness as brave Mars rules Aries, and the energy of the new Moon will reflect this.


This is also a time for fun, especially if you haven't been spontaneous; as Aries is the child of the zodiac, it's a great time to connect with your inner child. Your focus should be on you and your needs, where you need to be and go. Don't worry about going too fast, as Aries is the 'starting sign'; use the stamina and vital energy to get you going.


9th House New Moon


This new moon in the ninth house is about travel, adventure, and personal development. The ninth house is associated with spiritual quests, and the chakra related to the ninth house is the crown chakra, which connects us to the heavens. This is an opportunity to broaden your horizons and seek more knowledge in faith and your belief system. Someone may come to light to help or force you to rethink your possibilities. It also speaks of breaking routine and getting more freedom. It's the beginning of the zodiac new year, a perfect time to sow seeds and devise long-term plans. This period favors communication and business dealings with distant connections, satisfying the urge for travel, exploring intellectual and spiritual pursuits, and engaging with your partner's extended family. You might need to handle legal or insurance-related documents. A solar eclipse in the ninth house could trigger changes involving in-laws or individuals far away, potentially bringing forth pending legal matters. An adverse solar eclipse in the ninth house might initiate divorce proceedings. Unexpected events could disrupt travel or educational plans. When analyzing your chart, focus on conjunctions with natal or transiting planets. Planets conjunct with the new moon will take center stage for the month or the year.


Affirmation:

"The world is my oyster."

Take A Look At Your Chart

The New Moon in Aries will affect you personally, and everyone has the influence of the Aries moon in one or more areas of their chart. Some ideas of what to look for:

  • Identifying Mars' Placement in Your Natal Chart for the Aries New Moon

  • Discover where Mars resides in your natal chart to understand its impact during the Aries New Moon. Take a close look at your 1st house (Aries house governed by Mars) and 8th house (Scorpio house traditionally ruled by Mars) – which personal planets are positioned in these houses?

  • Also, consider Mars' current transit in your chart. With Mars currently in Pisces (governed by Neptune, naturally associated with the 12th house), themes related to Pisces, Neptune, and the 12th house are emphasized. Be alert for opportunities to act decisively and focus on matters concerning the subconscious mind, emotional memories, attitudes, self-deception, and addiction.

The Moon moves swiftly through each sign and house, so any emotional effects may be temporary despite potentially leaving a lasting impact on your psyche. It's advisable to allow your emotions to settle before making decisions that could have enduring consequences.


Organs influenced Aries

Organs: Head, teeth, tongue, striated muscles, penis, gall bladder, arteries, blood.

These organs are now more sensitive, so provide them with extra care

Surgical operations:

No - Surgical procedures are not recommended during the New Moon.


Moon aspects

19° 23’ Aries New Moon Monday, April 8, 1:20 pm ET

19° 22’ Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 1:18 pm ET

  • Moon (Aries) Conjunct Sun Conjunct Chiron Conjunct Mercury Rx

  • Mars (Pisces) Conjunct Saturn

  • Venus (Aries) Sextile Pluto (Aquarius)

During the New Moon in Aries, a Total Solar Eclipse will occur with the Moon closely aligned with the North Node, retrograde Mercury, and Chiron. Mercury will not align with the Node but will form a square aspect with Pluto. Venus will be positioned in Aries, while Neptune will be in Pisces forming a favorable sextile with Pluto. Mars will be in conjunction with Saturn and forming a sextile with Jupiter, which is also in conjunction with Uranus and sextile with Saturn. Additionally, Neptune will form a sextile with Pluto.


The ongoing theme during this lunation phase is to embrace your true self and pursue your aspirations and objectives. The North Node emphasizes the importance of self-expression, uncovering past wounds to your identity, and illustrating instances where staying true to yourself has been challenging and detrimental. The upcoming eclipse will align with Chiron, potentially marking the start of a healing process that enables you to release past hurts. This journey may unveil newfound courage and determination to pursue personal growth in this aspect of your chart.


Essential Oils

Aries New Moon Essential Oil:

Helichrysum: Utilize this to calm and soothe your emotions and enhance wound healing. Helichrysum, also known as the "immortelle" or "everlasting" flower, is a powerful essential oil with many benefits. It can help calm and soothe your emotions and is renowned for its remarkable ability to enhance wound healing. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make it famous for promoting skin health and supporting the body's natural healing processes. Whether you diffuse it for emotional support or apply it topically to help skin repair, Helichrysum is a versatile essential oil that can be a valuable addition to your holistic wellness routine.


Ninth House New Moon Essential Oils

Sandalwood: Great for spiritual awareness and aligning with your soul's purpose.


Aries New Moon Essential Oil Blend

Make the most of your Aries new moon energy with this blend


To a 5ml (contains approximately 100 drops of oil) colored glass euro-dropper bottle, add your essential oils. Cap the bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly. Allow oils to synergize for 12 hours or longer before using.



Healing Gemstones & Crystals


Garnet: Enhance your innate Aries energy of determination and ambition with this stone. Garnet boosts your bravery and resilience, aiding Aries in cultivating the determination required to pursue new ventures and consistently achieve success. It also promotes self-respect and respect for others.



Aries New Moon Meditation

You can perform your meditation anytime from the New Moon in Aries until the First Quarter Waxing Moon in Cancer on March 28th at 10:32 pm Eastern Time.


What you will need:

  • A white candle

  • Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils above or a combination.

    1. Ensure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.

    2. Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil.

    3. You can also scent your space before your meditation using an aroma diffuser.

    4. Gaze into the candle flame as you breathe fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your Divine heart center.

    5. Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.


This New Moon is a good time for nurturing and enjoyment. Take a break, be grateful for all the joys, lessons, and big and small changes, and begin to visualize your new life.


Replace worry with gratitude; this New Moon is a moment to expand your mind and make magical connections with humans and spirit guides, with the possibility of waking up to a new and different experience. Imagine what you would like your life to be in a few years and get very detailed. Visualize where you work, where you want to live, who you spend your time with, and most importantly, really feel it.

Living your life to your truth is nurturing, empowering, giving, and receiving. Do your visualizations daily—enjoy them and make your life happen.

New Moon Wishing:


Sample wishes to maximize good health in the Area of your body ruled explicitly by Aries.

  • "I want total healing to occur in the area of my ______"(Areas ruled by Aries, the list above).

  • "I want to quickly attract, recognize, and begin working with the right healer for me that restores my______(body area ruled by Aries).


Comment below for other new moon spells, wishes, and intentions.



Comment below if you need help with your Moon sign or how the Eclipses or New Moon will affect you.





 

References:

— Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies (Mystical Handbook) by Aurora Kane

— Moon Power: Empowerment through cyclical living (A Conscious Guide) by Merilyn Keskulab

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