The New Moon in Aries on April 5 will shine the cosmic spotlight on…YOU!
The interesting twist on the normally self-oriented Aries New Moon is that it forms a perfect square angle with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn (January 5, 2019).
So, think back to what you were focusing on and planning at the beginning of 2019. There’s a good chance you will be modifying your approach under this “first quarter phase” New Moon in Aries. It’s possible that you have hit a wall in some of your new year plans or resolutions. This is not a signal to quit or give up your dreams and goals. It merely is a signal to re-sculpt your ideas to fit prevailing circumstances that you might not have anticipated at the beginning of the year.
There’s also a good chance that you are working on issues that have to do with your work in the world, your image, the way others perceive you, and who your true authentic self is. Use this time to try to align your inner world of thoughts and feelings with your outer world of appearances and actions.
Focus On Your Self
As the New Moon in Aries approaches, you will feel your thoughts and feelings increasingly focused on yourself. Use this self-absorbing energy productively to ask yourself important questions, such as:
- How am I feeling about myself and the ways I spend my time?
- What are my priorities right now?
- What is my highest purpose?
- What do I need to do to accomplish my highest goals?
- Will anyone be hurt by my actions?
- How can I support others while also benefiting myself?
- Is there anything else I should be doing instead of, or in addition to, what I am already doing?
Additionally, this powerful fiery New Moon in Aries is bracketed by the peace-loving relationship sign of Libra in a rare series of 2 Full Moons in Libra—2 weeks before the Aries New Moon (on March 20) and 2 weeks after the Aries New Moon (on April 19).
So, you may also find yourself at the mid-point of a relationship issue that began around the time of the Spring Equinox on March 20 and will reach its crescendo at the next Full Moon on April 19. It will be a balancing point while you are focused on yourself but also sandwiched between relationship-oriented Full Moons that will inevitably draw your attention onto the needs of others.
This can be a high-stress situation, as you feel you must tend to your own needs and priorities, but the needs and priorities of others are also pressing in. Ultimately, the satisfaction of the needs of others will make them happy and positively uplift you as well. The best solution to this feeling of being stretched between the two extremes of “Self" and “Other” is to take a higher perspective and see that all are connected so that what benefits your Self also benefits the Other. Creating greater peace and harmony around you also creates greater peace and harmony within you.
But how do you do both at the same time? Go into your heart. Feel your love for yourself—and also feel your love for the other person in the equation. Intuitively feel the harmonious point between the two. Take a deep breath and determine what you need to do or say to authentically express your perception of the “harmony point.” Allow time for the other person to authentically express their perception of the “harmony point.” You’ll be amazed at how similar your harmony points are!
So, be fair, but also remember to be authentic under the Aries New Moon. Clear-headed negotiations are the best remedy for the sandwich-effect of the Aries New Moon and the rare double-Libra Full Moons this month!
Otherwise, this is a good time to straighten out any communications that may have become tangled under the Mercury Retrograde that just ended on March 28. We will pass the point at which the Mercury Retrograde began on April 16, so with the next Full Moon on April 19, you will truly feel out of the woods by then!