In astrology, a New Moon is a potent symbol of a new beginning – and when the New Moon falls in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, this symbolism is doubly underlined. The Aries New Moon is therefore the perfect time to reinvent yourself, or to recharge your goals, ideals, and aspirations.
This highly optimistic Aries New Moon is the gift of a blank slate or an empty sheet of paper – ours to take and do with what we will. These Lunar energies are exciting, inspirational, bold, brave and all-action, giving us the tools we need to create and manifest real, lasting change.
In astrology, the zodiac sign Aries is traditionally associated with courage, passion, leadership and impulsive behavior, among other things. All of these things can be seen in the Aries New Moon too. There’s a huge amount of energy here – too much, sometimes – but that serves to push people out of their self-imposed ruts and to turbo charge ambitions.
Aries can be the most reckless sign of the zodiac, always rushing in, and the Aries New Moon can bring some of that recklessness out in even the most laid-back among us. Watch out for yourself acting out of character or doing things you know you wouldn’t normally do – sometimes this is a good thing, if you’re stepping out of your comfort zone, but it’s important to tell the difference between a brave step and a crazy step.
Aries is a Cardinal sign, so it’s essential that you take positive action of some kind during this New Moon period. It’s also a Fire sign, so whatever you choose to do, pour your heart and soul into it, and makes it Aries-worthy, whatever your own sign.
This New Moon in Aries is making many aspects to the other planets. It's forming a conjunction to communication planet Mercury and love planet Venus. This means communication should flow more easily within our personal relationships. It's forming a favorable sextile to Mars and Jupiter so any type of competition, sport or athletics will go well. It's also a great time to start a new exercise program. The New Moon in Aries is also forming a challenging square to powerful Pluto so take care with power-plays, control and manipulation.
The energy of the Aries New Moon is subtly different for each of the zodiac signs, so for each there are different ways of making the most of what Aries brings us.
New Moon in Aries for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
This is your golden opportunity to reinvent yourself, Aries! You’re feeling even bolder than normal, so go ahead and shock the neighbors. Why not? So long as what you are doing feels true in your heart, you have every right to express your individuality however you choose. Don’t let anyone put you in a box.
New Moon in Aries for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
This is a highly sensitive New Moon for you, Taurus, emerging as it does in the most spiritual zone of your chart. Retreat a little from the world if you can and pay attention to your own emotional needs and wants. Only when you feel secure and safe can you reach out to help others.
New Moon in Aries for a Gemini Sun Sign (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
This New Moon activates your friendship zone, and since you’re such a sociable zodiac sign, Gemini, this is perfect for new friends, new clubs, new hobbies and all kinds of fresh interests. You’ll love to stay busy during this period, but don’t forget to get enough sleep or you may burn out before you’ve barely started.
New Moon in Aries for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
This Aries Moon is all about ambition as far as you’re concerned, Cancer. Focus on where you want to head in your career and showcase the very best of your abilities. Don’t forget your personal life ambitions too – what can you do to drive those forwards now? There are opportunities aplenty if you care to look.
New Moon in Aries for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
This is quite an unsettled New Moon for you, Leo. The Lunar energies from your fellow Fire sign Aries urge you to free yourself from restrictions, and you may find yourself bored or yearning to travel. You do need a new challenge, but you can find this on your own doorstep if you keep your eyes and ears open.
New Moon in Aries for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
This Moon encourages you to dig deep into your own motivation, Virgo. It’s a very good time to start therapy or to begin a journal. Practice mindfulness and become aware of your own emotions, prejudices and feelings. During this lunation you have the power to focus on self-improvement but do that you need to understand yourself first.
New Moon in Aries for a Libra Sun Sign (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
The Aries New Moon activates your love zone, Libra, making this a potentially great time for dating, as a new love may emerge. This energy is highly impatient, however, so you may find yourself coming across as too intense too quickly. Slow things down and focus on getting to know someone as a friend first.
New Moon in Aries for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
You can revamp your schedule during this Aries New Moon, Scorpio, and if you look into time management techniques you may find that you can fit in far more than you thought. There’s lots of positive energy here for you, so don’t waste it. Have a plan for your days, so that you know that you can get done and when.
New Moon in Aries for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
There’s a playful, joyful feel to this New Moon for you, Sagittarius – it’s a lovely time for simply enjoying life. From love to hobbies and interests, everything seems to be going your way. Be careful with money, however, especially if you are drawn to gambling. Do not be reckless with money you can’t afford to lose.
New Moon in Aries for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
The energy of the Aries New Moon is perfect for a fresh start at home, Capricorn. Use this to spring clean and to clear up your clutter once and for all. When it comes to family relationships, this Moon can bring a more positive outlook for a tricky relationship, perhaps with an older relative or an in-law. Hang on in there.
New Moon in Aries for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
What have you learned recently, Aquarius? The Aries New Moon is all about education and wisdom, and it brings you the chance to learn a new skill or even to go back to school. It’s your choice and your decision, but you should try to stretch your intellect right now, even if only for fun.
New Moon in Aries for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
This Aries New Moon occurs in your money zone, Pisces, but the emphasis is not really on finance as such. Instead, it’s about what you value – including what you value about yourself. Stand up tall and fight for the respect you deserve. It’s time you stopped allowing others to put you down. Find your voice. Find your power.