New Moon in Aries on 5th April 2019


The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us.  This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family.  It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present.   She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. 

Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion.   If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Aries

Known as one of the Trailblazers of the zodiac (others being Leo and Sagittarius) Aries is ready to charge in and conquer any challenge that it meets.  Always wanting to be out in front they are equipped with great courage forging new ground whether that’s ideas, covering new territory with passion.  It is the fearless warrior, incredibly brave and ready to lead the way. 

Aries loves to be first, it can be fiery and impulsive, on one hand acting and speaking first without thinking, and this can get Aries in trouble as they can be seen bossy and pushy. It would be wise for Aries to learn to think before acting or reacting.   

On the other hand, Aries is also first to help, they are the ones who will dive into a sea of sharks or blazing fire to rescue.  Aries will go where few dare to venture and will take on life head on. 

Aries is brilliant to have on your side if you are starting a new project or want to give life to a new idea.  With have the ability to blaze the trail before it, it will energise a new project or idea to get it off the ground, however the struggle Aries has is sticking to it till completion.

Key Aries Facts:

  •  Aries Ruling Planet:  Mars (warrior, great action, drive, passion, pioneer)

  • Aries Ruling House:  1st House:  house of self, bravery, courage, independence, high energy, the trailblazer, inventive

  • Aries Shadow:  hot-tempered, impulsive, aggressive, impatient   

  • Aries Symbol:   The Ram

  • Aries Medical Ruler:  head

  • Aries Element: Fire

  • Aries Modality: Cardinal (initiates action)

  • Aries Counterbalance Sign:  Libra

 New Moon in Aries

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the New Moon in Aries.

The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Aries this is the best time to take a new idea or project to be assertive and put into action.  This is not the time to procrastinate, just get into some sort of action.   You may have thoughts of doing things you’ve never done before to really go after what you want. 

 All the qualities of Aries can be brought out now to help you with what excites you and what you are passionate about.   When we have fear of entering new territory remember you have on your side the power of Aries energy that will help you with your self-confidence and courage.  You may feel the urge to start a new exercise programme that will allow you to put your energy into or start a business.  

 Be aware of your comments, spontaneity can sometimes contribute to unkind and insensitive remarks without thinking of the consequences after.   Watch your temper and avoid careless behaviour in your reactions.  Stop, take time, take a breath or many breaths to calm down and consider things before making any decisions. 

Interestingly things like headaches, sinus and eyestrain can be more prominent and can imply troubling thoughts and feelings.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Aries New Moon

  • Be mindful to watch your temper in your words and actions

  • Do something you’ve never done before, go on an adventure

  • Try getting out of your comfort zone

  • Start a new business based on your passion

  • Set yourself a challenge and take a risk

  • Try a new physical activity or sport

  • Get ready to face your fear and conquer it

How the New Moon in Aries Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week.  The Aries New Moon has the energy to bring new things into your life but held yourself back. Let go of your inhibitions and go for it!  A great week to focus on your goals and dreams and the specific steps to bring them into your life.   The Aries New Moon is the juice of excitement and just the thing you need to take action.

Week 2:

This week things really starts to take off, the reason is nothing short of incredible.  The strongest form of Oestrogen in your body isn’t released by your brain but by the little cells in your ovary.  The biology of it is a complex but the effect on your body is clear – watch for special feelings of adventurousness.This will be the week when your creativity will kick in giving you a belief in yourself and your abilities to deal with any situation or challenge that comes your way!  It is also the week where you may want to initiate a romantic interlude whether it’s a first date or something new with your partner......there may even be fireworks!

Week 3:

Because of oestrogen dropping off quickly kicking off a few days of feeling down. There is a moodiness that comes with Aries where you are wanting to be alone.  This can be a savouring time, used well, the Aries New Moon will help you work in short bursts to declutter and clear out any items that do not express the person you are.  If you are experiencing bouts of the doldrums celebrate this as is a new beginning  by having some friends over to help you over the blues.

 Week 4:

This can be the most challenging of all the weeks with the New Moon in Aries as hormones drop to virtually nothing as PMS is an extremely tense time.  Combined with the fiery energy of the New Moon in Aries watch your temper and be aware of  spontaneous reactions and emotional outbursts.  Hurtful and insensitive words  cannot be undone.  For some women this is torment and suffering fuelled with feelings of agitation and restlessness.  Aries is an energy that needs freedom, it is impulsive and can be aggressive in this week. When this energy builds it must be expressed in some way.  Preparation is the key, look at a new exercise regime you can put into place where the energy can be released.

*** The New Moon in Aries will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

 You can find recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle and Astrology will help find the meaning behind the New Moon in Aries and harness its energies.

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