An Aries New Moon supports new beginnings, especially in leadership, striving for worthy causes, sexuality, and athletic achievement.
New relationships get a special boost. Pluto stations retrograde. And a quincunx between Saturn and Uranus may call for adjustments between innovation and the status quo.
An enhanced divine flow for prophecy, artistic expression and healing is available with Neptune sextile Pallas Athena.
Mercury in Pisces gives your mind greater access to divine information and inspiration. Mercury’s quintile from Pluto adds abundant power to the process.
April’s New Moon is at 5:35 AM (20°40′ Aries). Beginnings of all kinds are supported. New starts related to leadership, striving for worthy causes, sexuality, and athletic achievement get an extra boost.
Mars and Venus, also in Aries, are tightly conjunct this lunation. This makes this New Moon especially potent for new romantic or platonic relationships, or rekindling existing ones.
This energy can express as anger and impatience. Consider focusing the potent energy of this quadruple conjunction into sexual passion and creative inspiration instead.
Here’s the Sabian Symbol for this New Moon: “A boxer is entering the ring.” A boxer’s finest qualities include poise, confidence, and strategy. On a deeper level, this symbol could suggest taking these pugilistic skills within yourself.
But not to beat yourself up! Rather, the greatest victory you could ever have would be to conquer the illusion of yourself as a separate being. Once you experience your unity with all that is, you will lose all desire to engage in conflict with “others.”
You will see “others” for what they are: aspects of yourself. To conclude the boxing metaphor: the fighters embrace in the center of the ring. They merge into a single being of light.
Pluto stations retrograde today at 11°35′ Capricorn. This starts a five-month period of reflection on topics such as transformation, power, the occult and sacred sexuality.
Pay special attention to sensitive points in your chart between 8° and 15° in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Would you like to make the most of the life areas these points represent? Then release all that does not serve you, and surrender to divine power and guidance.
Saturn and Uranus could hardly be more different. Structure versus chaos. Detailed planning versus flying by the seat of your pants. Conservatism versus radicalism. Tradition versus innovation.
A quincunx between Saturn and Uranus is exact today and lasts thru 5/6. During this time, make whatever adjustments are needed to maintain appropriate balance between these contrasting energies. To merge them harmoniously, first receive the flash of inspiration from Uranus. Then use Saturn to plan its step-by-step implementation.
Juno, ruler of committed relationships, receives a square from Saturn and a sextile from Uranus today. In your important relationships, what existing structures would benefit from reinforcement? And where would it be best to paradigm shift?
Mercury transits Aries today thru 5/1. This strongly energizes learning and sharing information. Just be careful not to use words as weapons, or speak before you think.
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during these times. “Business as usual” is the best strategy for these periods, which occur when the Moon has made its last major Ptolemaic aspect but has not yet moved into the next sign.
4/8, 12:10 am – 3:04 pm (Aries)
4/10, 12:25 pm – 11:23 pm (Taurus)
4/13, 8:31 am – 10:14 am (Gemini)