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New Moon in Aries ~ April 14, 2010

The New Moon in Aries occurs on April 14 at 8:29 a.m. EDT. New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon highlights Aries qualities (enterprising, independent, confident, assertive) and 1st house themes (the self, our potential, conscious will).

This Aries-New Moon (heart & soul) is in easy, friendly alignments with Neptune (hope) and Chiron (healing). The Arien energy is bold, ready for action, and easily enthused with the notion of new ventures. This New Moon phase is action-oriented. Is there something that you'd like initiated? A new project? A new relationship or re-igniting an old one? A new sense of personal freedom? Re-inventing the self? As we forge ahead with renewed vigor (New Moon in Aries), we must first release the past (Chiron) before we can truly be excited to dream or hope of what's to come (Neptune).

Elsewhere in the sky, Saturn (old) and Uranus (new) grow closer to perfecting their opposition (need for balance) which culminates the week on April 26. This alignment between Saturn and Uranus may shine upon events or issues from this past September (2009), when they were last opposite each other. Additionally, Aries is natively ruled by Mars, who is currently retracing the steps he last revisited early February (2010) and first embarked upon late October (2009). For some of us, this New Moon may rehash issues or events from last autumn. We are urged to finally let go of old ways of thinking or doing things; release toxic relationships; forgive the self or others; come to terms with harsh realities; surrender instead of continuing to fight progress; or whatever it may be that holds back the self from fully moving forward.

This new moon occurs at 25 degrees of Aries. Those born within 3 days of April 14 or October 18; or have planets/house angles around 25 degrees of cardinal signs may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most.

For me, as a Virgo-rising, this New Moon opposes my Jupiter and natal 2nd house cusp (income), sextiles my Mercury (thought) and Midheaven (career/goals), falls right on the edge of my natal 7th house (partnerships) and conjuncts my natal 8th house (debt); and as a Cancer-Sun, it falls in my solar 10th house (career/goals). This New Moon affects my money and career houses. With the opposition to my Jupiter & 2nd house cusp, I must be mindful of overestimation or overoptimism. The sextile to my Mercury and Midheaven can help me brainstorm/create opportunities for work, perhaps ideas that I have not come up with before or implementing plans I've been mulling over. There may also be an opportunity for something collaborative, a partnership.

How will this new moon influence your life? Look to the natal house/s this new moon will occupy in your birth chart. Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below to identify the Aries zodiac sign then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for an explanation of New Moon illuminating those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 1st House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 12th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 2nd House
Unsure if you have planets or house angles on or around 25 degrees of cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart -- birth date, time, and place required. Are you celebrating a birthday? Schedule your session for a Solar Return or 3-Chart Package reading. Have a question? Ask me here. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start a discussion.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on April 14 at 8:29 a.m. (EST) and will be void of course at 3:23 p.m. (EST). Click here for Jan Spiller's article, briefly explaining new moon wishes. (opens a new window)

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"Aries" ~ Image credit and copyright to Javier Campos Santander.

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