This New Moon is special – not only is in the first sign of the zodiac, but it’s also at the start of a new month. This makes the Aries New Moon on April 1st particularly potent for starting over. Astrologically speaking, a New Year only truly starts at the Equinox of 21 March, and with this lunation just a few days later, there’s a window of opportunity opening up for bold beginnings.
Aries is the Warrior Archetype – courageous, brave and enthusiastic, this sign leads us all into a brighter future. With the ruler of this New Moon – Mars – in independent and freedom-seeking Aquarius - anything is possible. Aries and Aquarius are often dubbed ‘the jailbirds’, seeing as they push against the status quo, don’t care for authority and bravely go where no one has gone before.
So, during this New Moon, on April Fool’s Day, what pioneering and independent action can you take? How can you break free of old molds and pave the way for a new and more self-expressive, confident version of yourself? Aries is the opposite of a people-pleaser. Aries knows that putting oneself first is the key to success, and isn’t afraid to take the lead and assert their will.
One of the most touching and endearing qualities about this sign is their trust in the highest good. Aries, always well-intentioned, doesn’t do lies, falsehood and deception – what you see, is what you get. And although New Moons are often about sowing a seed deep into fertile soil, with this lunation, we don’t have to hide. The cosmos is asking us, in fact, to step forward and dare to inspire others with bold leadership. So, where in your life can you take the lead? How can you become more innovative, independent and self-sufficient?
With Mercury nearby to support the action-orientated energy of this New Moon, we are likely to want to decide, and decide fast. Aries waits for no (wo)man. However, with that said, the fixed energy of Mars, Saturn and Venus - all in Aquarius - does help to bring some sense of caution and forethought. Aquarius is a rational sign, and although its airy nature fuels the fire of Aries, there is that pause, that inhale, that quicksilver second before acting. This is what sets us up for success when it comes to the intentions that we are planting, intentions set to unfurl over the next several months.
So, with this Aries New Moon, tap into the Warrior(ess) within, and take that step forward into the future you’ve always imagined for yourself. Know that challenges will come, and trust in your ability to overcome them. Have faith that the Universe will catch you, and tap into the idealistic and innovative cosmic energies available. Allow your enthusiasm to lead you, and have confidence that you are more than enough to accomplish the tasks ahead of you. Leap, and the net will appear.