New Moon in Aries, 2018

NEW MOON IN ARIES: April 15, 2018 @ 8:59 pm CDT





Seeding time; conception; beginnings; the quickening…all phrases that evoke the expectant energy of the New Moon, this time, as we edge into the latter weeks of April, situated at the end of the third decanate of Aries.

It’s a potent lunation, activated by both Jupiter (inconjunct) & Pluto (square) and surrounded by Eris & Uranus on either side. This is a no holds barred, let’s get down to it—whatever it is!—in your face energy.

There’s an operational contract that is ongoing between the energies of Aries & Scorpio. Traditionally, both of these archetypal forces were ruled by Mars, nicely reflecting the outer and inner expression of action. Secondly, Mars & Pluto are linked in much the same way. Mars is symbolic of the external expression of will while Pluto symbolizes the deep, often inaccessible urges of the soul force. With Jupiter currently transiting Scorpio and in aspect to this lunation, there is a suggestion of a real power potential for getting things going. The call to action is to go deep and really get a handle on what your next step should be. The sense is that everything could end up anywhere, that its all up for grabs, that something needs to shift and the sooner the better—even yesterday, thank you very much.

Aries waits for no one. Scorpio tends to do it on its own. Put those two things together and we get the sense that we have come to a time of decision. With Pluto lending loads of energy to this time of beginnings, there is a sense that strategies can be laid, plans made and enacted. It’s a great energy of action at a time when action is exactly what is needed. If you are angry, use it. If you are frustrated, lose it. Put emotions to the side where you can access them and get strategic.

Both Mars & Saturn are still in Capricorn, providing a steadiness that is more than necessary with all of that irrepressible fiery late degree Aries energy. In the last decanate of Aries, Sagittarius is woven into the tapestry giving Aries an even more raucous nature. This is all about the far horizon, the impossible quest, the unreachable star, the dream that we hope we are dreaming. So, think big. Think hard and long. Think the unthinkable—in a good way, of course. With so much energy in the mix, something is inevitable. Our part in all of this is that we should get with the process and not allow mere instinct to call the shots. Unless Aries is well managed, that is exactly what will transpire. Ultimately, Aries is pure instinct, untethered to ration or reason. We need it, no question. Its what makes things happen but as we grow and evolve, we want to include considered response into all that action. That’s the job that Capricorn does in this drama. Aries is pulling hard to move forward and Capricorn is holding steady at the rear so that we don’t all fall down.

But its spring. Its time to crawl out of our caves. Its time to squint up at the sun and throw back our heads in delight that the geese are back. We have a few months ahead where we can enjoy being in motion. This lunation reminds us of what that motion feels like—KABOOM!!

The SABIAN SYMBOLS for this New Moon are:





Here we get the sense that we can turn things around and that we are absolutely on the edge of doing so. There is always a potential for another try at whatever it is that you think that you have botched or missed. Opportunity is ongoing. It is up to us to find that opportunity and to work it. If you don’t win the lottery with ticket number one, what’s stopping you from buying another ticket? Failure only concretizes when we stop trying to succeed. The key is effort, resilience, fortitude and courage in the face of resistance. Those who are successful worked HARD to get their success. It did not just fall into their laps. So, if you can imagine it, you can pursue it, and IT CAN HAPPEN with your will power and determination added into the mix. The sense of impending eventuality is so strong at this present moment that we cannot imagine that something will NOT happen. It must. It is almost upon us, hovering overhead, almost seen. What is necessary for every one of us at this moment is fearlessness and faith. So, if you feel fear anywhere in your body and mind, face it square on and tell it to go away in no uncertain terms. There is just no room for hesitation or equivocation. Just do it, baby, just do it.


Prayer for the month:






CRW 2018



Posted in Moon Tracker.

christina rai is an astrologer working in Winnipeg. She is a member of the Manitoba Astrology Association

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