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Your New Moon In Aries Horoscope & Affirmation, According To Your Zodiac Sign
There’s something unique and incredibly refreshing about the springtime. In addition to that extra hour of sunlight, there is an undeniable shift in momentum as we are collectively guided to cultivate our passions, and step into a higher frequency. However, while the universe lends us a helping hand on this cosmic quest, it’s still up to us to harness the magic that comes with springing forward. So in the spirit of divine timing, let’s take a closer look at the energetic footprint of Mars-ruled Aries, especially since the sun will soon join forces with the moon in this sign. A fearless fire sign, Aries’ modality (cardinal) is symbolic of initiation, inspiration, and leadership. And if you really think about it, it’s everything we need after dreaming and succumbing to the infinite slumber of Neptune-ruled Pisces. The best way to look at it is, we shed our snakeskin during the winter season, surrendering the parts of ourselves we’ve outgrown, and allowing them to wither away. Pisces season is equivalent to a deep cleanse as we let spirit take the wheel, but where do we go after everything’s been washed away? If you feel disoriented and uncertain after this psychedelic trip, you’re not alone… but it gets better, trust me.
A celebration of the astrological new year, the sun’s debut in Aries is symbolic of the first spark of life. Example: Imagine being in complete darkness and lighting a match; this is Aries’ energetic footprint. It is equally disruptive as it is enlightening, and just like the ever-glowing flame you carry within, the springtime brings each and every one of us back to life. Speaking of which, to say the upcoming new moon in Aries is bringing new beginnings would be a literal understatement, because we can’t begin to imagine the extent of this new dawn. What I mean by that is, the amount of fertility that is being bestowed upon us is otherworldly, and for more reasons than one. Firstly, the springtime and this Mars-ruled season is catapulting us on a brand-new colorful journey. Second, this isn’t just an ordinary new moon, (which already speaks of a collective rebirth and spiritual renewal) it’s the first new moon of the astrological new year, marking the official kick off of a brand-new lunar cycle. Sort of like setting the mood for the upcoming lunar calendar, this is where we create a new energetic signature. And if you know which house belongs to Aries in your chart, even better.
Ready for liftoff? No pressure but the seeds of intention you plant at this time could potentially affect the rest of your year, so I hope you make them count! Vanishing into the night sky on Apr. 1 via 11 degrees Aries, this lunation will be prominent for those with cardinal placements (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) between 6 and 16 degrees, give or take. Aries is, after all, the cosmic warrior so if there’s something you’ve been fighting, or trying to initiate, this is your chance. Governed by red-hot Mars—God of war; the planet of assertion, aggression, desire, energy, passion, and carnal instincts—Aries doesn’t think twice about taking action; it goes for it with confidence, courage, and enthusiasm. Unapologetically fueled by its red-hot passions, take a moment to reflect on what sets your soul on fire. With all that being said, the sun and moon will conjunct Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron, in Aries, which is something else that makes this lunation so interesting. For instance, right around the beginning of Summer 2021, Chiron retrograde was between 11 and 12 degrees Aries, which means there’s a strong tie to where we were then vs. where we are now with regards to our autonomy, and individual passions.
We’re typically prone to questioning the influence of Chiron, as it is symbolic of a wound that needs to be nurtured, as well as the challenges we need to revisit and confront within ourselves. And in the case of warrior-like Aries, this “wound” could have something to do with your authenticity, and whether you’re comfortable embodying your most unapologetic self. So, on that note, take a moment to reflect on what you’ve been able to overcome since last summer, and how this might have influenced the person you are today. A pat on the back would be nice, wouldn’t it? You made it through, so I hope this is enough to show you how powerful you really are. Now, considering the fact that Aries’ planetary ruler, Mars, continues to travel alongside Venus and Saturn in Aquarius, there’s a change of pace when it comes to this new start. Meaning, while alongside taskmaster Saturn, (AKA Father Time, and the planet of boundaries and restriction) Mars isn’t nearly as impulsive or hot-headed as he is disciplined, and focused. Here, the planet of assertion, energy, and passion will continue to crystalize its visions of the future, and Venus is no exception… but we’ll touch on that very soon.
Hint: the upcoming full moon in Libra, followed by a Venus-ruled seasom and solar eclipse, but I digress. In the end, when we integrate these magical components with the divine fertility of this new moon phase, the endless possibilities become more apparent. You are limitless, and it’s time for you see this firsthand. Godspeed.
Read your new moon horoscope and affirmation according to your zodiac sign below:
A new journey starts now, and you’ve never been more prepared, Aries. In addition to kicking off a brand-new journey around the sun this solar season, the cosmos is also putting a spotlight on everything from your physical identity to your personal brand. What’s different about you? How can you continue to embody this new fiery version of you? Teamwork makes the dreamwork and with your planetary ruler, Mars, sitting alongside Venus and Saturn, there is greater emphasis on the role you play within your community, and extended network. Also, given the influence of Chiron, do take a moment to reflect on all of your progress thus far. And know that this is just the beginning. New Moon Affirmation: I release negative feelings & thoughts about myself; I believe in who I am.
This is all part of your healing process, Taurus. And despite whether you’ve been experiencing feelings of defeat or self doubt, this year’s new moon in Aries is here to help you set the record straight, even if that means taking a cold hard look at yourself. Supercharging your secretive twelfth of closure, dreams, sacrifice, hidden agendas, and unconscious patterns — while alongside Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron — this energy could speak to the way you’ve inhibited yourself from taking the lead. Although, with Mars, Saturn, and your planetary ruler, Venus, transiting through your bossy tenth house of authority, career, and reputation in the world, this could have something to do with your professional endeavors. What’s next? New Moon Affirmation: All the answers I seek lie within me; I always rise above the chaos.
Make a wish, Gemini. There’s no need to hold your guard up high; don’t limit yourself. In fact, this year’s new moon in Aries will touch down on your socially conscious eleventh house of associations, friendships, community affairs, and sense of belonging in the world, bringing intuitive awareness to everything from your social collaborations to visions of the future. How has this area of your life evolved in the past year? Your planetary ruler, Mercury, will also be sitting together with the sun and moon in Aries, emphasizing the dynamic of your connections. However, with Mars, Venus, and Saturn in Aquarius — via your expansive ninth house — you may decide to reach out to an ex classmate, or someone who’s at a distance from you. Others of you might even enroll in a masters program. New Moon Affirmation: I am always at the right place at the right time; I am capable of anything.
It’s now or never, Cancer. It’s time to step up your game and the good news is, you’ve been preparing for this moment for a very long time. For instance, despite whether you’re an entrepreneur or the manager of your company’s local branch, this lunation is bringing readjustments to the foundation of your financial exchanges, and professional partnerships. Activating your tenth house of authority, (while Mars sits alongside Venus and Saturn in Aquarius) it’s your turn to take the lead on a project and hunker down on the logistics surrounding everything from your investments to the team of professionals supporting your efforts. Are they trustworthy? What does your ideal case scenario with regards to work look like? Who can you count on? New Moon Affirmation: I am the master of my destiny; I deserve to celebrate my wins.
Follow the compass inside your heart, Leo darling. Whether personally or professionally, you’re being called to harness the fire that empowers you, and moves through you. And as the moon renews itself alongside Mercury and Chiron in Aries — via your thrill-seeking ninth house of adventure, belief systems, higher learning, and worldly pursuits — you’re gaining a significant amount of clarity with regards to everything from your spiritual path to your intentions for the future. Keep in mind, Mars will be sitting alongside Venus and Saturn in Aquarius in your relationship sector, suggesting that this new beginning could have something to do with your partnerships, and significant others. Are you surrounding yourself with individuals who are supportive of your dreams? New Moon Affirmation: I am stepping into my infinite power & my awareness is expanding. I am a leader.
You’re inspired and motivated to break free from entanglements and general limitations, Virgo. What attachments continuously weigh over your head? Where is your individual freedom being stifled? The first new moon of the astrological new year will conjunct Chiron and your planetary ruler, Mercury in Aries, via your taboo-like eighth house of mergers, shared resources, energetic exchanges, and trauma bonds, highlighting everything from your contractual agreements to the foundation of your joint collaborations. Is there an equal amount of give and take? Are obligations getting in the way of your personal life? With Mars, Venus, and Saturn in Aquarius hunkering down in your sixth house of responsibility, daily rituals, and acts of service, there’s opportunity for growth and collaboration, but you may need to take the reins and delegate. New Moon Affirmation: My energetic exchanges are sacred; I create order in my life.
Relationships have always been your forte, but it’s time for a much-needed reboot, Libra. This doesn’t mean you need to part ways with anyone, unless you’re being called to, of course. However, with the new moon sitting alongside Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron — via your committed seventh house — you’re being given a second chance to take a closer look at the foundation of your union, even if that means reflecting on what you’ve personally sacrificed in the process. This is especially true when considering Mars, Saturn, and your planetary ruler, Venus, as they transit through Aquarius, and your fifth house of joy, children, pleasure, and self-expression. Has your relationship been stifling you from embodying your most authentic self? How has your love language evolved in the past year? There’s room for both of you to thrive. New Moon Affirmation: I am happy with just being me; my relationships are a reflection of the one I have with myself.
Your rituals are sacred, and it's time for restart, Scorpio. Where do you feel limited in your day-to-day routine? What lacks structure in your world? Vanishing into warrior-like Aries via your responsible sixth house of health habits, daily duties, and acts of service — all the while sitting alongside Mercury and Chiron — this lunation is putting on a spotlight on everything from your productivity levels to your general well being. And with Mars, Venus, and Saturn conjugating in Aquarius and your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, and your *literal* living space, there is greater emphasis on nesting, household logistics, and areas that need decluttering. It's all about the balance between your inner world and your external reality. Beyond that, however, it's time to nurture the lifestyle that best suits you. New Moon Affirmation: Everyday I strive to be a better version of myself; I am the hero of my own life.
Invest more time and energy into the people, places, and things that fulfill your heart’s desires, Sagittarius. Having said that, the first new moon of the season will sit together with Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron in Aries, via your passionate fifth house of love, pleasure, recognition, and self-expression. Where have you been reluctant to take the lead with regards to love, creativity, and that which brings you joy? With Mars, Venus, and Saturn in Aquarius — via your chatty third house of communication, thought process, and immediate exchanges — you’re being encouraged to inquire, collaborate, and lean on your local community for support. Whether artistically or romantically, this energy is all about exploring your curiosities, and perhaps joining forces with individuals who share similar hopes, wishes, and dreams. New Moon Affirmation: My ideas are creative and innovative; my passions empower and inspire me.
Your emotional foundation is under review, Capricorn. However, since new moons are all about new beginnings, this is an opportunity for you to take a closer look at what needs to be readjusted in your personal life. Renewing itself via your emotionally driven fourth house of home, family matters, and place of residence, you’re being called to put more of your energy into your humble abode. Keep in mind, with Mars, Venus, and Saturn shaking up your stability-seeking second house, this could have something to do with your assets and financial earnings. It’s nesting season, but before you indulge and get cozy in your home sweet home, you’re being called to create more structure when it comes to the money you spend, and what brings you that sense of security. There may be some boundaries that need to be set in order to obtain the comfort you truly seek. New Moon Affirmation: I am resilient and I can get through anything; I will nurture myself daily.
Use your words, but don’t get ahead of yourself, Aquarius. In the meantime, the first new moon of the astrological new year will renew itself alongside Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron, in Aries. Nothing wrong with getting your point across, but take a moment to reflect on the foundation of your communication style. Aggressive much? Others of you might even dismiss the opinions of others, despite whether you’re doing it purposely. Thanks to the stellium of energies charging up your third house of communication and immediate exchanges, your words are heavy with mood, and that’s not even the whole story. After all, you have Mars, Venus, and your traditional ruler, Saturn, hovering over your sign, which means you’re not only come across as dynamic as ever, but also quite ruthless at that, Expect news with Mercury the messenger in its house of rulership, but think before you make a harsh judgment call. New Moon Affirmation: My words and thought hold an incredible amount of power; I have a brilliant mind.
Your conscious and unconscious relationship with abundance is under the spotlight of this lunation, Pisces. Renewing itself via your stability-seeking second house of comfort, money, self-esteem, and value systems, the moon will conjunct Mercury and the wounded healer, Chiron, challenging you to reflect on the areas where you’ve been neglecting your worth, or perhaps even overcharging for. Naturally, this could be financially speaking, but those of you who dabble in the arts are being called out for not harnessing your starseed magic. What does winning mean to you? What is worthy of your time and energy? With Mars, Venus, and Saturn hovering over your inhibited twelfth house of closure, dreams, hidden agendas, and the act of surrendering, you’re also being reminded that you are all that you need, whether creatively and/or professionally speaking. It’s always a good idea to lean on your best pals for support, but that doesn’t mean you always need their help or approval. You can hold down the fort all by yourself, and that’s a magical thing. New Moon Affirmation: I f*cking love myself; I’m grateful for my unique charms & failure is an illusion.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer & third-generation witch. She writes daily love horoscopes for astrology.com and weekly horoscopes for PopSugar; the moon is her muse. For more of her work & cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.