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    There will be a New Moon at 18°04’ of Aries, a Cardinal, Fire sign on the 7th of April.

    New Moons are great times to set your intentions about new projects to undertake in 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.

    This New Moon is the second of six super Moons since it is at its perigee (its nearest point to the Earth) and thus enhancing its effect on tides, earth movements and psyches. It is also supercharged by being in the first sign of the traditional zodiac as well as being conjoined not only to the Sun but also to Uranus and square to Pluto. A combination indicating that we are ready for a major change in at least one area of our life.

    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. Also 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”.

    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, particularly so with the aspects it is making to Uranus and Pluto. We must endeavour to develop the courage that Mars demands, which is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite of it by taking a leap of faith.

    The Sabian symbol for 19° Aries is “the magic carpet of Oriental imagery” inviting the use of creative imagination in our life.

    “I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.” Alberto Salazar

    In which house does the New Moon fall in your chart? What intentions are you setting?


    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 64, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA


    I just read this today (where I am its 9th April). On 7th April, I took a decision to do an intensive language course in Japanese for three weeks (I now live in Japan). I'm sh*t scared, because I've tried before and failed/gave up. My brain is too old and staid and set in its ways to manage the acrobatics of a language with a three different alphabets and verbs at the end of sentences. However, your piece and my monthly horoscope (Aquarius; rising sign Scorpio), have given me the faith that perhaps all things are possible. Perhaps this time will be different. I'll be girding up my Mars... Thank you. Helen Tokyo

    Hi Helen, sorry for replying late, I'm so happy that my article and horoscope have been helpful for you and I'm sending you great vibes so that all will go fantastically for the language course. And good for you that you're learning such a difficult language! I couldn't wrap my brain around that I'm sure :-)