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Your New Moon In Aries Horoscope & Reflection, According To Your Zodiac Sign
Springing forward never felt so good. Can you feel the shift in momentum? Aries is the first sign of the zodiac—its cardinal fire represents the first spark of life—so this time of year always feels like a breath of fresh air, accompanied by Mother Nature’s colorful views and vibrant backdrop, of course. However, in the midst of our lunar comedown—especially after this year’s magical, and very potent full moon in Libra—the cosmos is blessing us with a brand new start. As you know, the new moon marks the beginning of the lunar cycle but rest assured, this lunar phase is equally enigmatic as it is fertile. The new moon happens once every month, upon the sun’s conjunction with the moon via the exact same degree of a particular zodiac sign. In this particular case, we’re not just referring to the fruitful essence of this lunar phase, but the official kick off of a brand-new season. Nevertheless, to say this new moon will be an incredibly potent one would still be an understatement. Why? Well, it’s a combination of the sun joining forces with the moon in Aries, all the while initiating the beginning of the astrological new year. That being said, the intentions you set during this new moon phase could potentially affect the rest of your year. This is powerful stuff, but there’s more. The sun, moon, and Venus will be sitting alongside one another during this lunation, while Aries’ ruler Mars forms a lovely aspect to lucky Jupiter in the process. So this lunation will be supported by not one, but two benefic—Venus and Jupiter—planets. Are you ready to plant your seeds of intention, stargazers?
Vanishing into the velvet night on April 11 at Aries 10:31 p.m. EST via 22 degrees Aries, this lunation will affect you, despite whether you have personal planets in this cardinal sign. In fact, for more reference, check which of the 12 astrological houses in your birth chart belong to 22 degrees of Aries. Something else to keep in mind is the symbolism and overall essence of Aries’ zodiac archetype. Governed by red-hot Mars—God of war; the planet of assertion, aggression, desire, energy, passion, war, and carnal instincts—Aries doesn’t think twice about taking action; it goes for it with impulse and courage. This, of course, could be a blessing and a curse, especially if we’re driven by the ego as opposed to the higher self. Although, in the end, there is something innately pure—a childlike innocence—stemming from this cardinal fire sign, as it is unapologetically driven by its passion. That initial instinct to go after what it is you desire most is more than often frowned upon, whether it be socially or in terms of one’s upbringing. There is a very carnal side to this fire sign and more often than not, it’s that cardinal fire that eventually leads us towards the abundance we crave. New moons are symbolic new beginnings and I dare to say, a lot of us will be surprised by the amount of growth it’s bringing along with it. Remember, Aries is the cosmic warrior so if there’s something you’ve been fighting, or desperately trying to initiate, this is your chance. Keep this in mind when cultivating the energy of this lunation, and it is fully supporting you on your soul journey.
As I previously mentioned, the sun and moon will conjunct sweet Venus, showering the collective with love, beauty, abundance, harmony, and inspiration, whether you decide to embrace it romantically and/or creatively. This could also mark the beginning of a celebration, especially when in regards to the relationship you’ve built with yourself. After all, if there’s one thing the goddess of love desires when transiting through her sign of detriment, (Aries) it’s instant gratification. However, given the energies present throughout this lunation—namely Mars’ trine to lucky Jupiter, and Mercury’s sextile to karmic Saturn—the abundance that comes rushing in towards you will more than likely stay for the long haul, and that is a gift in itself. Aries is symbolic of the individual self but with the help of the sun, moon, and Venus, one thing’s for sure: We’re all in the process of birthing new versions of ourselves, and that is a beautiful thing. So if you’ve been slowly-but-surely getting acquainted with the fearless and unapologetic version of you, it’s about time you start making yourself feel more at home. Cultivate a relationship with your inner fire but more importantly, don’t be afraid to embrace the metamorphosis that comes along with it. This is especially significant as the sun, moon, and Venus will also clash with powerhouse Pluto… but have no fear. On the contrary, this is a portal for your shadow self to emerge, as the things that were once hidden from your conscious mind will now start coming to light, which is precisely what will set you free. This is also a reminder to honor the duality within, and around you. This is your journey to self-discovery.
Warning: Aries can be combative, willful, and hot-headed, so if the initial feels of this lunation catch you off guard, take a second to go inward and retreat. Meditate on the changes underway but by all means, don’t resist them. In fact, the more you surrender and remember that change is the only thing that’s constant, the easier it will be to flow through it. Also, for those of you who cringe at the thought of change, know that this, too, will benefit you in the long-run. The universe is working for you, and you need to trust it. Make no mistake, an exact square between Venus and Pluto is not for the faint of heart but by that same token, you’re being given the opportunity to rediscover who you are. Granted, this could potentially challenge everything from the relationship you’ve built with yourself to your ability to surrender, but self-awareness is your superpower. Stay present; if there’s something you’re being called to purge, I highly suggest doing so. On a brighter note, the new moon’s sextile to bountiful Jupiter really seals the deal in that it’s in full support of your future self, not to mention all the eccentricities that make you completely and utterly unique. Serious Saturn will also form a harmonious sextile to Mercury, which is excellent for achieving the mental clarity needed to move forward with your goals. Truth is, this lunation will pave the way for new visions to manifest themselves but at the same time, Mercury’s sextile to Saturn will simultaneously challenge us to be mindful of our investments in the process. Where is your time and energy going?
On April 15, just four days after the new moon, the sun will square Pluto. This will not only shed light on your skin-shedding process, but also bring clarity to your new and improved checklist. This cosmic synergy will challenge you to be exactly who you are, and that’s powerful.
Read your new moon horoscope + affirmation according to your zodiac sign below:
You're on fire, and in the best way possible, Aries. Alexa, play Firework by Katy Perry. This year's new moon in your sign is not only blessing you with new beginnings that could potentially change your life for the better, it's supporting you personally and professionally. And with the sun, moon, Venus, and Mercury simultaneously transiting through your sign, chances are the spotlight's already on you. More importantly, this plethora of cardinal fire will form a harmonious alignment with your warrior-like ruler, Mars, amidst its sizzling journey through your chatty third house of communication, thought process, and immediate networks. When all else fails, turn to your peers and inner circle. And if you’re interested in learning something new and/or obtaining a new skill, this is your official cue to level up. Sitting in harmony with lucky Jupiter via your freedom-loving eleventh house of individuality, community, and sense of belonging in the world, you’re ready to explore your horizons and even better, reap all the benefits. Your relationship with an authority figure—or authority in general—could be challenged during this time, but you’re also taking a closer look at your core values in the process. Are you ready for lift off? New Moon Affirmation: I’m not who I used to be nor who I long to be—I am here right now.
Reflect and retreat, Taurus. A new moon in warrior-like Aries will activate your unconscious twelfth house of closure, dreams, karma, hidden agendas, clandestine affairs, and all things behind the scenes. And though initiating something in your “subconscious” is hardly an easy task, something as simple as creating more room for your spirit to roam freely goes an incredibly long way. This could be anything from a yoga membership to a new journal you write in when you’re feeling blue, so try to keep an open mind. Also, with the sun, moon, Mercury, and your planetary ruler, Venus, conjugating in this area of your birth chart, you could be feeling a lot more introspective than usual, but it’s all happening for a reason. In fact, the new moon’s charming sextile to its ruler Mars in your stability-seeking second house is encouraging you to prioritize your values, finances, and desire for security. You’re finally recognizing your worth, and confidently going towards your goals, fearlessly and unapologetically. On another note, your planetary ruler, Venus, will form an exact square with Pluto via your adventurous ninth house of expansion, challenging everything from your philosophy on love to your inhibition towards venturing the unknown. The cosmos is inspiring you to be brave and in turn, rediscover your truth in the process. New Moon Affirmation: I will listen to my inner voice, and trust my intuition.
Be the leader you were always meant to be, Gemini. This year’s new moon in Aries will kickstart a powerful new journey via your freedom-loving eleventh house of associations, community, hopes, networking, focus groups, friendship circles, and sense of belonging in the world. How can you be more independent when in regards to your goals and dreams? This lunation will not only pave the way for the new and improved version of you you’re in the process of birthing, but also form a harmonious alignment with go-getter Mars in your sign. You’re confident, impulsive, and as passionate as ever, so make sure to find an outlet for these pent up energies. Your planetary ruler, Mercury, will also form a sextile with serious Saturn via your expansive ninth house of education, travel, entrepreneurship, and unknown territory, encouraging you to take much-needed, and responsible leap of faith. For some of you, this could have something to do with a new job that requires travel, while the rest of you entertain the thought of going back to school. Other Gemini sun and risings could kick off a brand new career venture, too. On another note, this may or may not come with a challenge or two, as Venus will clash with powerhouse Pluto via your intimate eighth house of mergers, shared investments, and sexual unions. Be mindful of who you consider to be a part of your “soul tribe,” and don’t be afraid to liberate yourself from toxic entanglements that stifle your freedom. New Moon Affirmation: I have everything I need to move towards the direction of my dreams.
Don’t be afraid to fight for your passions, Cancer. A new moon and beginning will touch down on your career-driven tenth house of authority, legacy, reputation, and public persona, and you’re being guided to birth a brand-new version of yourself in this area of your life. This, of course, could sound intimidating, but you have the universal resources—namely, the planetary alignments—you need to move forward. For instance, the sun, moon, Mercury, and Venus will shake up this area of your chart, but this plethora of cardinal fire will also be in harmony with Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter, so themes surrounding your current investments and joint collaborations will more than likely be top of mind. Keep in mind, Jupiter governs your responsible sixth house of due diligence, and your expansive ninth house of adventure; Mars governs your career sector, and your fifth house of romance, acknowledgement, and happiness, while Saturn governs your relationship sector. In simpler terms, the new beginnings you’re about to experience will more than likely affect these areas of your life, so be sure to keep an open mind. For some of you, this new venture could be something you’ve been keeping to yourself, or perhaps hidden from your conscious mind, so your best bet is to follow your intuition when the time comes. Lady Venus will also clash with smoldering Pluto in your seventh house of compromise, commitments, and significant others, challenging everything from the foundation of your business partnerships to your connection with a significant other. Nevertheless, new beginnings are a foot, and it’s for the best. New Moon Affirmation: I acknowledge my power and I will use it wisely.
Take a risk that’s worth taking, Leo. There will be a powerful new moon via your sister fire-sign Aries, and your adventurous ninth house of education, faith, opportunity, travel, and unknown territory. Dare to go where no one’s gone before? This could be an incredibly pivotal time for you, as a series of personal and professional opportunities will come along with it. Keep in mind, the sun, moon, Mercury, and Venus will simultaneously activate this area of your birth chart, so you could be feeling more restless than usual during this time. This is especially true for those of you multitasking in the workplace, or when it comes to your hobbies. And though anything is possible with the right mindset, it’s important that you tread lightly before you make an impulsive decision. This is especially true as Venus will form a harsh square with powerhouse Pluto in your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, health habits, and due diligence, so be sure to sort out your priorities before making a decision you’ll regret later. Themes revolving around your values, romantic partners, spending habits, and sense of self worth are bound to come up for review, as you are purging something that no longer serves you during this lunation. On a brighter note, the new moon’s sextile with Jupiter in your relationship sector could really benefit you in the long run, whether it be personally or romantically. Thinking towards the future is your best bet. New Moon Affirmation: Everyday is an opportunity for me to be more of me.
Sharing is caring but not when you’re constantly getting the shorter end of the stick, Virgo. Whether you believe this to be by choice or fate, this year’s new moon in Aries is here to shed light on everything from the foundation of your intimate partnerships to the dynamic of your exchanges. Vanishing into your erotic eighth house of debt, death, sex, investments, taxes, joint collaborations, shared resources, and energetic exchanges, you’re being given a second chance at something that’s incredible significant. Keep in mind, the sun, moon, and Venus will form a harmonious sextile to lucky Jupiter in your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, acts of service, and work routine, but Venus will form a challenging square to Pluto in your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure in the process. For some of you, this could create friction between your desires vs. your prior commitments, but have no fear. The new moon is blessing you with the opportunity to liberate yourself, and have a well-deserved new beginning. This is especially true for you, as it will form a harmonious alignment with Aries’ ruler Mars via your bossy tenth house of authority, legacy, and reputation in the world. Meanwhile, your planetary ruler, Mercury, will simultaneously sextile Saturn, encouraging you to persevere towards your goals, fearlessly and unapologetically. Truth be told, the relationship you have with your inner child—let alone the dynamic of your love life—will be highlighted during this time. It’s time to release what no longer serves your highest good. New Moon Affirmation: The full spectrum of my feelings is valid; I honor each emotion.
You know what you want, and you’re not afraid to go after it. I said it once, and I’ll say it again, Libra. Your people-pleasing days are numbered. In fact, some of you might have already crossed that pond and the upcoming new moon in your polar opposite sign, Aries, will prove it. Shaking up your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships, significant others, and business negotiations, you’re being guided to step up to the plate, despite whether or not it sits well with others. This is especially true while your planetary ruler, Venus, sits alongside the sun and moon, so themes revolving around your values are bound to come up for review. However, in addition to this bold new beginning, the new moon will form a harmonious alignment with lucky Jupiter in your passionate fifth house of affection, acknowledgement, love, and self-expression. Some of you could be thinking about having children, or perhaps birthing a new creative project. Mercury will also sextile Saturn in this area of your chart, which will inevitably provide you with the clarity you need to make an important decision. On the dark side, a harsh square between your planetary ruler, Venus, and powerhouse Pluto in your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundations, creates tension between your innermost feelings vs. your significant other’s. In the end, this square is challenging you to purge something no longer serving you but the good news is, you’re rediscovering a new version of yourself in the process. New Moon Affirmation: I unapologetically recognize and respect my emotional needs.
Fight for the routine you desire, Scorpio. This year’s new moon in Aries will activate your responsible sixth house of health, daily rituals, acts of service, and due diligence, bringing positive new beginnings and energy flow to your day-to-day sphere. Given that the sun, moon, and Venus will be sitting in a fiery conjunction, some of you might decide to spruce up your health regiment or renew your gym membership but even then, the possibilities are endless. If you happen to work from home, the new moon’s sextile with lucky Jupiter in your cozy fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundations will likely present you with an exciting breakthrough or who knows, some of you might even catch a big break! This is especially true with your traditional ruler, Mars—not to mention the new moon’s planetary ruler—sizzling through your erotic eighth house of intimacy, mergers, joint collaborations, shared resources, and other people’s money. Someone might decide to invest in your services and/or talent, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Mercury will also form a harmonious alignment with serious Saturn in your domestic fourth house space, providing you with the knowledge and intuitive clarity needed to move forward. Either way, this will help you solidify and/or persevere towards something that could benefit you in the long run. On another note, Venus will be making an exact square to your planetary ruler, Pluto, via your communication sector, so important conversations are bound to take place. By all means, listen to what others have to say before making an impulsive decision. Make sure to get your facts straight. New Moon Affirmation: I am committed to experience each day with strength and gratitude.
Loving yourself starts and ends with you, Sagittarius. An incredibly potent, and fertile new moon will light up your romantic fifth house of affection, love, passion, pleasure, happiness, and self-expression, bringing new beginnings to everything from your lusty encounters to your creative musings. More importantly, however, this lunation is bestowing you with the opportunity to rekindle the relationship you have with your inner child. The sun, moon, and Venus will form a harmonious alignment with your lucky planetary ruler, Jupiter, amidst its journey through your chatty third house of communication, thought process, and immediate exchanges. Is there a particular skill you need to obtain in order to persevere towards a creative endeavor? Are there people you can lean on for this new venture? Don’t be afraid to ask questions; on the contrary, turn to your contacts and immediate network for support. This is especially true as Mercury—the ruler of your relationship sector—will form a harmonious alignment with serious Saturn—the ruler of your stability-seeking money sector—providing you with the mental stamina and clarity to move forward. On the dark side, Venus will also be making a harsh square to powerhouse Pluto via your second house of values, challenging that revolve around your self-worth and for some of you, your money-making abilities. Keep in mind, you’re being called to purge before you can start again, and step into your fullest potential. New Moon Affirmation: I boldly and lovingly stand up for what I believe in.
If you’re not sprucing up your living space, you’re taking the lead when in regards to a family situation, Capricorn. A potent new moon will illuminate your domestic fourth house of home, family, roots, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations, providing you with the courage and inner strength to succeed personally, and professionally. For some of you, this could have something to do with the freedom you crave in your *literal* living space, or perhaps the desire to fight for something you believe in, despite whether or not it sits well with your relatives. Nevertheless, the essence of the sun, moon, and Venus is equally as prosperous as it is valiant, so let your inner fire be your source of inspiration. The new moon will also form a harmonious alignment with lucky Jupiter in your stability-seeking second house of finances, possessions, and value systems, while Mercury links up with your planetary ruler, Saturn. You’re being guided to solidify the personal and professional life you deserve, and you’re finally ready to reap the benefits of your hard work. Some Capricorns might decide to start a family, or make a sweet purchase after a well-deserved promotion. Nevertheless, don’t hesitate to open your heart to receive the abundance you deserve. Venus will be making a challenging square to Pluto in your sign, creating a sense of friction when in regards to power struggles in the family, and/or between your individual values vs. past traditions. Honor your boundaries. New Moon Affirmation: I am worthy of the happiness I fight for every single day.
Clear your head, and welcome in the new, Aquarius. This, of course, is easier said than done when you’re an air sign, but a powerful new moon in Aries will touch down on your mercurial third house of communication, thought process, cognitive functioning, and immediate circles, bringing new beginnings to everything from your audacious communication style to your futuristic POV. And though you’re notorious for your witty sarcasm and brilliant brainstorming sessions, this lunation is challenging you to take a step further. Bad news first? Lady Venus—the ruler of your domestic fourth house of home, and expansive ninth house of adventure—will clash with powerhouse Pluto in your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, karma, and all things behind the scenes. For some of you, this could revolve around a toxic thinking pattern, while the rest of you come to terms with some unfinished business. This, of course, is for your highest good, so don’t resist the purging process. On the contrary, do your best to surrender to the information that comes forth during this time. We’re all a work in progress. On a brighter note, the sun, moon, and Venus will form a harmonious alignment with lucky Jupiter in your sign, encouraging you to boldly express yourself, and inquire about the things that quench your curiosities. Mercury will also sextile serious Saturn in your sign, which will in turn, provide you with the mental stamina and discipline to fight for individual freedom. New Moon Affirmation: I believe in the beauty of who I am and what I was born to do.
Take a second to reflect on the relationship you have with your money but more importantly, don’t hesitate to treat yourself, Pisces. An incredibly fertile new moon will light up your stability-seeking second house of finances, possessions, money-making abilities, and value systems, bringing bold new beginnings to everything from your relationship with currency to the value of your investments, both personally and financially speaking. For some of you, this bright lunation could trigger the beginning of a fruitful business venture, or perhaps your fight against unnecessary spending habits. Keep in mind, the ruler of this lunation (Mars) will be transiting your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundations, while simultaneously forming harmonious alignments with the sun, moon, and Venus. Looking for more space to express yourself in your humble abode? You might decide to spruce things up a bit, and indulge in the self-care you deserve. This lunation will also link up with lucky Jupiter in your karmic twelfth house of surrender, so some of you might even create room for in-door exercise equipment, or perhaps an altar for your spirit guides. Either way, the thought of your freedom will be quite prominent during this time. The challenge comes with Venus’ square to smoldering Pluto in your experimental eleventh house of associations, community, friendship, and sense of belonging in the world. Do your values and individual desires align with your extended network, and soul tribe? Have you been investing too much of yourself, or too little? Is there something at stake? Purge what needs to be let go of; you’re so close to the finish line. New Moon Affirmation: I value my unique individuality and financial freedom.
Valerie is an astrologer, writer, and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.