Ruling Planet: Mars
Affirmation: “I create new beginnings and action”
The New Moon is a time of initiations and beginnings when we are given a chance to make a fresh start, let go and leave the past behind and plant the seeds of our next phase with clarity and intention. This New Moon happens in dynamic and active Aries, 12 April 2021.
What is the energy and focus for an Aries New Moon?
The New Moon rules all new beginnings and Aries is the big initiator of the zodiac. Making a fresh start, embarking on new projects or perhaps expressing more of the real you and how you would like to be. While patience does not come naturally to Aries, taking time to consider the long-term effects and obligations of what you start may help you from overload and burnout later.
Assertive and independent, this Aries New Moon is an opportunity for you to speak your needs and truth to whoever needs to hear it and start demanding a fair share of what it is you want. The ruling planet Mars and Aries both rule rushing things – a path which can lead to accidents, so be careful.
Natural Zodiac Zone
The Natural House for Aries is the First House, which is where the ascendant is and which rules the first impressions you present to the world. It is the main house of personal identity including your public behaviour, physical traits and the face we show to the world. It shapes how others perceive you, and the vibe or energy you put out.
The First House is the beginning house where everything starts, and new energy is first manifested. It also rules getting fit and active, putting ourselves out there and being assertive and the person we truly are. How we feel about our bodies and self can also come up here.
Typical Aries New Moon Events
1 Beginning a new sport or fitness activity.
2 Striking out on a new project either on your own or in a leadership position.
3 Maintaining and defending boundaries with demanding people – not being a pushover.
4 Setting achievable goals and recording your progress in attaining them.
Spiritual Practices for the Aries New Moon
To be done during the night of the Aries New Moon.
Energy Boost Ritual
Sit in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed and take three long deep cleansing breaths, letting go of tension and mental clutter as you do so.
Light a candle, preferably red.
Gaze into the candle and visualise a warm glow of energy and strength around solar plexus (navel).
Ask yourself, where in your life are you feeling stagnant? Where are you lacking drive, confidence or empowerment? You can meditate upon this until you find clarity.
Visualise this area and focus your solar plexus energy into the parts in your life that need an extra boost.
Visualise the warm red energy flowing out and take three deep breaths.
Blow the candle out and reflect on energy flow in your life.
Rituals for any New Moon:
1 The New Moon is the best time for starting or launching new routines, diets, businesses, life phase – anything new that you want to last.
2 Write your intentions of what you would like to achieve or work on over the next four weeks of the Moon cycle. Use as a guide for focus during the month and check at the next New Moon how far you have come.
3 Declutter and let go of stuff you no longer need or have outgrown, creating space for new energy to come in.