New Moon Update: Aries

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

The New Moon in Aries happens Friday April 5th at 1:50 a.m. PST.

This is an auspicious time as we flow into the beginning of the astrological calendar with New Moon in Aries. Aries is the ram, its element is fire. It is the Type-A extrovert to last month in Pisces’ watery, emo, introvert.


Last month’s New Moon in Pisces was the end of the astrological calendar. It gave us pause for reflection, a journey into self to help us redefine and ask the question, “Who am I really?”


We all play so many roles outside of who we truly are as spirit. For instance, I’m a healer, a teacher, a wife, a parent, a cat-mom, a daughter, a daughter in-law, a citizen, a friend, a nourisher, a nurturer, a neighbor, a founder, a business owner, a writer....


We wear many hats. Often we become so externalized and attached to those roles, that they become our identity. These roles, while so important, do keep us from truly knowing ourselves. We risk becoming what someone else needs us to be, rather than living life from our true state, rather than hearing our own truth.


Lena Stevens from The Power Path writes in this month’s wisdom, "Truth comes as an inner knowing not yet defined. Choice is the emotional commitment that needs no explanation or reason. Action is the disciplined follow-through that anchors a new path."


So after surfacing from March’s watery flumes, Aries’ initiation question is, “Where do I not show up for myself?”


I call it an initiation question because it’s a question that makes everything come to a screeching halt. You might swat at it like a tiny gnat, but it’s impossible to ignore.


It’s actually an exciting question, a question that no one ever asks you, a question that calls you forth to meet spirit face to face, that will prompt you to review your life, to define your truth, make choices and take action.


It’s a question that prompts you to explore the idea that you are spirit having a human experience.

And if you truly lived life embodying an innate truth that your cellular body possesses within it a sacred technology, that you are so much more expansive and multi-faceted than the physical body you’ve been given, how would you live your life on this planet?


How would you wake in the morning?

How would your diet change?

What people would surround you?

What would shift in its importance?


Aries New Moon is related to courage, new beginnings, inner truth and initiations. And all you need to do is simply ask that question, “Where do I not show up for myself?”


Let this one question help you be intentional with your time and energy, let it be like a mantra chanting from your innermost spirit. Let it assist you in crossing the threshold and begin navigating life on this planet with your sacred technology, the amazing spiritual being you came here to be.



Word on the street about New Moon Aquarius


Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb

We have been moving through a portal of energy. This energy was triggered on the Super Moon back in March and will continue until the Full Moon on April 19th.

The April New Moon on the 5th is the midpoint of this journey and is the marker where we get to decide if we are ready for something new.....


Surrendering is about trusting that your soul laid out a path for you before you came into this life.

While you always have free-will and the freedom to choose, your soul carefully planned the best course of action for you to take. Your soul laid out a blueprint of what it longed to achieve in this incarnation.

Your soul didn’t come here without a plan, and even though you don’t have conscious access to this entire plan, small glimmers and hints are sent to you as long as you learn how to surrender and trust the flow of your life.


Astrologer, Steven Shroyer

Our Aries New Moon holds a strong signature of desire with enough potential and potency to change things for the better. These are the qualities that make Aries so full of power. This New Moon is full of excitement. The kind of Aries excitement that makes living each day filled with inspiration and self-expression.

In Aries we are setting a working foundation for how to utilize some of the most powerful energies of the zodiac. Having a deeper understanding of desire and the difference between potential and potency helps us understand these qualities so we are better able to work with them.

We’ll start with a couple of simple definitions. The definition of ‘desire’ in Aries is the urge to emerge as an individual and differentiate oneself from the collective. The definition of ‘potential’ is the urge to become more. This is the power that’s available to become something that hasn’t yet materialized. ‘Potency’ is power that’s been actualized through activity.

Both potential and potency involve power. They are part of a continuum of inspiration and creativity. When potential becomes something real and tangible it’s referred to as potency.  When something is potent it’s operating as an active process in the concrete world.


Lena Stevens of The Power Path

This new moon provides an excellent opportunity to re-examine the truth of your current life, what your intentions have been and where they need to change or remain the same. Turn disappointments or frustrations into proactive choices to do things differently. Stay in the higher center of positivity and optimism while staying open to unexpected opportunities. You may have to give up any pessimism or cynicism you may be harboring about the “energy of the times”.


Guide to Setting New Moon in Aries Intentions

New moons are great astrological timings to help bring your intentions to full manifestation. I like writing 5-10 solid intentions based on what the current New Moon rules (see samples below). You may keep them in a journal, place them in a jar, I’ve even deposited mine into the hollow of my favorite tree. The key is to write them from your heart, then send them up freely to the Universe so you may be graced with their fruition in good time.


Remember, these intentions may not come to manifest overnight or even during the month. It’s important to release your hold on them and allow what is in your highest alignment to come through.


In her book, New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller defines the theme for our intentions in this New Moon. Aries rules:


New Beginnings: Blazing new trails, initiating, taking action, innovative approaches, high energy

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself taking action on______"

"I want lots of high energy and vitality "

"I want a successful new beginning in the area of _____"


The Self: physical body, survival issues, instincts, assertiveness

Sample intentions:

"I want the practice of abandoning myself totally lifted from me"

"I want to easily find myself trusting my instincts"

"I want to easily find an inner radiance shining from my face and physical appearance"


Innocence: honesty, authenticity, straightforwardness, impulsiveness

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself acting on my constructive inner impulse

"I want to easily find myself honestly revealing my thoughts and feelings"

"I want total confidence in simply being myself."


Self-Discovery: Exploration, taking risks, eagerness, competition

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself taking risks that lead to positive, personal growth"

"I want to easily find myself filled with an eagerness to begin each new day."

"I want all aversions to exploring new paths totally lifted from me"


Warrior Nature: Courage, strength, leadership, vigilance, boldness

Sample intentions:

“I want the courage to be myself”

"I want to easily find myself confidently taking the lead in the matter of _____"

"I want to be filled with courage in actively pursuing my goals"


Restoring Health to: eyes, skin, head, scalp, brain

Sample intentions:

“I want a total healing to occur with _______”

“I want to easily attract the right information to help heal _____”

“I want to easily find myself taking action to restore health to my ______”


And may it be so.



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