• full steam ahead under this fiery sky?

    There will be a New Moon at 26° 02’ of Aries, a Cardinal, Fire sign on the 16th of April only two days after Mercury stations to turn direct in Aries (4°47’) and one day before Saturn stations to turn retrograde (9°57’) in the sign of Capricorn.

    This New Moon, as the first sign in the zodiac, symbolizes the starting point of a new journey, a rise to the next level. We need to leave our comfort zone and discover new pathways and destinations.

    As well as the above-mentioned two planets stationing in close proximity this New Moon is also less than two degrees away and applying to a conjunction with Uranus at the tail end of Aries. The dispositor of the lunation, Mars, is in Capricorn just past a sextile to Neptune and applying to trine Venus in her home sign of Taurus.

    Leaving aside the needs of our ego (Neptune/Mars) frees up time to enjoy the more physical pleasures (Mars) of our relationships (Venus). Or, spending our money (Venus) in self-comforts (Venus) won’t be of any use to us if we’re feeling sorry for ourselves and ego-deflated (Mars-Neptune)!

    The conjunction to unruly Uranus could rev up the New Moon’s already charged energy and lead us into a revolutionary or completely disruptive month ahead as we endeavour to take motivated action towards fulfilling our dreams. Will we be able to harness the steadying influence of the planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Mars and Pluto) to secure ourselves or will they too put extra oomph into our actions?

    New Moons are great times to set your intentions about new projects to undertake during the month to come so try to take some quiet time to think about what you would like or need to change in the matters of the house where the New Moon takes place in your chart.

    The New Moon falls on the 1-7th axis (Aries-Libra) in traditional astrology: the I vs us, me vs you, assertion vs compromise, independence vs relationship etc. Most affected by this New Moon are those people with planets or angles in the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

    Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this

    “The Infant’s Moon”

    and he compares it to the “Fool” in the tarot deck, an innocent being eager to discover the world. He states that on this Moon “we begin things, we revisit our relationship with that state of utter faith and excitement of the grand unknown. Have we become too cynical for that kind of trust?”

    Linda Goodman, author of the famous book “Sun Signs”, is said to have commented this New Moon “how appropriate that the archetypical Infant of Aries was protected by the seasoned and powerful Warrior of Mars”.

    The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 27° Aries:  ”Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained.” Indicating the revision of attitude and inner revaluation.

    “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” Anon

    Are you ready for this New Moon energy?


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 25-27, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 68, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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    Image: Self-portrait as Mars (Otto Dix 1915)



    Love your quick insight and getting straight to the point with no excess Jupiterian expounding. Thanks for doing a good job, have been studying for over 40 yrs and it is amazing how much we still always keep learning Yvonne

    Thank you so much Yvonne, yes, the great thing about astrology is that you never stop learning and it never loses its fascination! Lynn