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Aries New Moon: Emergence

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.

Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you,

so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.

Paul Coelho

The New Moon on April 1, 2022 at 11 Aries marks a turning point, marking a moment when we have healed from something we have been working on for past year and are emerging into life feeling more wholly ourselves. We are ready for a new chapter and a way of relating and engaging life where we are more authentic, real and true.


The first New Moon after the Spring Equinox and the first new moon of the astrological calendar kicks off the lunar cycle for the year ahead. What we begin now is an energy signature that will carry through the full astral cycle.


We are in an Aries Season with a Twist

The Sun and Moon are sandwiched between Chiron and Mercury in Aries


There is a lot of Aries energy stirring us to be bold and forthright. Typically, fast-moving and assertive, the fiery energy of Aries is being tempered by larger movements happening in the sky that speak to a shift in our perspective. There is new clarity emerging from a process that has us unlearning what we thought was hard-wired in us. We have been healing hurts that had us see the world through a distorted filter. The Aries New Moon invites us to take it slow as we resolutely move forward so that we don't speak or take actions that have us revert to an old way of operating.


Spontaneous and vigorous energy of Aries, that asserts and boldly takes quick action without second guessing or evaluating if we should say it or do, is still available to us. We are still invited to follow our impulses, yet we are simultaneously asked to mindful. This means that if we move too swiftly or try to do too much, we may not hear what is being said or honor the message our feelings or body is giving us. In other words, don’t’ take short cuts but be present to what is happening within and all around - because something new is springing forth from within and we don't want to miss it.


Aries is about Initiative. We feel Emboldened to Strike Out into New Territory

The New Moon favors the launch of a new project or endeavor. We may be inspired to generate or create something new. An Aries New Moon normally encourages us bold, big action. but this Aries is softened by its relationship to other planets. We are to also be thoughtful and aware of the nuances of what we are feeling, seeing and experiencing.


Sometimes the bad things

that happen in our lives

put us directly on the path

to the most wonderful things

that will ever happen to us.

Nicole Reed


Chiron and Mercury Conjoin the New Moon

Chiron in Aries: 2018 to 2027


Chiron’s position in the sky signals the area of life where we a collective healing is taking place. In Aries, it is about reconnecting with our essential nature. We are to clear away the messages, patterns and situations that rob us of vitality, confidence and the deep trust in our own instincts. In Aries, Chiron supports us in clearing out social conditioning, residue of trauma and the layers that cover the jewel of our beautiful, radiant self. With this, courage and vitality are restored.


Chiron is at the lead of the New Moon. The New Moon is happening in the same territory that Chiron spent a good part of last year. This indicates that the deep healing and inner work we were doing last year is coming to a completion. We can look at our life and self with fresh eyes.


Mercury in Aries, talks and moves fast, makes quick decisions and tends to speak off the cuff. We are feeling more confident to follow our impulses and be spontaneous, creative, and bold. Yet, after the last year, we may be thinking about things differently. We need to be attentive to our thought processes and not get going so fast such that we skip over the signals or awarenesses that have us moving in a new way.


Aries is the sign of the warrior, the fighter, the pioneer. We are gaining new clarity around what we want to fight for. Rather than be bottled up or feel ourselves a victim of circumstances, we are ready to pick up the sword and fight for what means the most to us in a thoughtful and grounded way.


Passionate and Cautious, Bold and Responsible

Mars, Ruler of the New Moon


Mars in Aquarius, motivated by ideals, has us seeking conversations with others around a shared vision. We feel passionate about some future movement (Mars conjunct Venus). We feel responsibility for tending to the dreams we have for our life, but simultaneously feel restrained and inhibited from making huge strides forward (Mars conjunct Saturn). There is an eruptive, rebellious and revolutionary urge that can have us break out and be impulsive (Mars square Uranus). The restraints (whether external or internal) -can lead is to feel bottled up and anxious about how to move forward in a generative way (Mars/Saturn square Uranus).


Mars conjunct Venus/Saturn and Square Uranus:

A disciplined, organized approach is the best way to handle the tension we feel Yet, discipline needs to be coupled with listening to our intuition and feelings so we do not override the urge to slow down, move in a may be different than what has been planned. There is a lot of energy here and a need to blow off steam. Accidents can happen if we are not present to our surroundings.


Mars conjunct Venus. Venus is now pulling away from Mars after traveling with him for 6 weeks. Their extended time together in Aquarius amplified our focus on the future plans for our relationships - our expectations for them, and where we see them heading. Over the last days, our thoughts about the future direction of relationships and how they fit with our future plans has had an added note of seriousness (Venus and Mars conjunct Saturn)


Saturn is reining in Venus and Mars, slowing us down, maybe even stopping us in our tracks to give us a reality check. Again, we are asked to be attuned to what is happening that may be new or different to what we had planned or how we see ourselves. The feeling of being restrained, slowed down or even stopped dead in our tracks will intensify over the next days (Mars moves closer and closer its exact conjunction with Saturn on April 4). The feeling of restraint is there to serve us, to have us more mindful and deliberate in our words, thoughts, and actions. There is a clarity of vision and purpose taking shape but we may feel thwarted from acting in familiar or habitual ways.