Here’s the chart for the Aries New Moon:
New Moon in Aries
April 15, 2018
Sabian Symbol for 27º Aries:
“Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained.” This degree symbolizes the development of undaunted faith in the pursuit of one’s ideals. It suggests a revision of attitude will engage your creative imagination and move you forward. — from An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformation and Its 360 Symbolic Phases © 1973 Dane Rudhyar
Our advice for this cycle:
Aries Lunation Cycle, April 15 – May 15, 2018:
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and marks the beginning of the astrological year. During the Aries cycle, consciously or unconsciously, you are planting seeds of intention for the next twelve months.
The New Moon in Aries begins a 29.6-day cycle with the focus on you as an individual. This is the cycle for self-discovery and self-knowledge. Get to know yourself. Do mirror work, draw self-portraits, meditate on the phrase “I AM”. Spend as much time as you can picturing yourself as a Spiritual Warrior.
Think about the roles you’ve played in life and how you have identified with them. Who are you now and who are you becoming?
It’s the time to set your vision for the year, to create the beginnings of something new. Choose a new direction. Create a new look. Renew your sense of purpose.
Most importantly, seek clarity of vision.
Highlights of the New Moon at 26º Aries 02′:
This year’s late-degree arrival of the Aries lunation cycle kicks off Spring with an extra rush of energy and excitement (Mercury stationary direct hours before the New Moon). The two main aspect patterns in the chart involve the Venus-Jupiter opposition, enhancing the idea that more is better. Material needs and sensual appetites are highlighted in the effort to balance conflicting desires for intimacy in relationship. The challenge of this opposition is applying MODERATION.
The last Full Moon phase (March 31 – April 2) brought an awareness of who you are and what you need within a relationship. The Pluto aspects can strengthen the determination for committing and transmuting a relationship. The Mercury aspects, though more challenging to integrate, offer the opportunity to identify and share what you’ve learned about your relationship needs. and it is the key to unlocking the promise of a new beginning this cycle.
During this lunation cycle you have the opportunity to get in touch with who you are. You are able to see yourself in new ways. Use this cycle to imagine a new you.
Allow yourself time to review your thoughts prior to sharing them.
The Full Moon phase, April 29 – May 3, will bring the awareness necessary to assess and determine what will be addressed during the Taurus lunation cycle that begins on May 15.
Questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- How and where could you be more independent, innovative and courageous?
- What situations motivate you to take the lead and why?
- What kind of a leader are you?
- Do you look ahead and plan for the consequences of your actions?
- How well do you share power with others?
- Where and with whom would life be easier if you were a little less self-serving?
- When are you most likely to leap before looking?
- What leadership qualities do you admire in others?
- Consider the changes you foresee in your future. Do they fill you with apprehension, excitement, enthusiasm?
- How do you express and maintain your identity while honoring your duty to others?
Affirmation for this cycle:
I rejoice in this moment; I see the I am in me.
Quote for this cycle:
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior“.
~ Confucius (551 – 479 BC) Chinese philosopher
More on the Zodiac sign of Aries including the astrological, tarot, medicine wheel, and miscellaneous correspondences.
A mandala is a powerful device for creating and focusing on sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print out and color our mandala based on the geometry of the Aries New Moon on April 15, 2018.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
CJ Wright at Auntie Moon offers daily insights and other good lunar tidings at her website, plus she has monthly lunation cycle workbooks. She also has an excellent video: Moon Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is adept at putting the current cosmic conditions into personally identifiable terms.
Stephanie Gailing, another of our favorites, offers her insights and apothecary suggestions on her web site. Her book, Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, has tips on health-supporting foods, spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, yoga poses, aromatherapy, natural remedies, and flower essences customized for each Zodiac sign.
Lynda Hill takes a thorough look at the Sabian Symbols active this cycle.
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