The New Moon appears on April 1 at 2:24 am, marking the cycle of new beginnings—and the increase and diminishment of light in the evening sky. It’s also the time when the light of the stars is most apparent–the perfect time for beginning a new cycle of creating dreams. (Wait a day or two before taking action because the New Moon is a time of pause and rest.)
The New Moon Chart is very unusual with many planets tightly placed in four houses. Nine of the ten planets are in Aries, Aquarius, or Pisces. Many conjunctions (planets placed closely together) are found in the chart with only a few squares. It intensifies the energy of the planets, limiting our focus, view, and experience of the world.
In brief, Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) in Aries increase passion, the desire to take action, and move into outer life with determination and zeal. Sun/Moon/Mercury conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer, bringing old wounds to the surface, which can elicit clearing of old patterns and wounds. Mars (male, assertion) conjuncts Saturn (karma, limitation) and Uranus (unexpected change, quantum field), which may cause unexpected events and upset. Jupiter square Uranus can also bring unexpected events and change.
However, there is a very beautiful aspect, which gives energy to balance the chart. Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) conjuncts Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it can give a wonderful connection to the divine by opening our consciousness to the energies of the higher realms.
Sun and Moon are placed in Aries, marking the movement from the yin cycle of Pisces, a receptive period of living emotionally and intuitively, into a yang period of action and bright light. Think of it as the motion from winter to spring. The fire sign of Aries is symbolized the ram, and it prefers action and new beginnings in the physical world. Aries is impulsive, creative, and determined. Aries loves to begin projects but often become frustrated with details. Impatience and impulsiveness are the downfall of the sign.
Sun and Moon in Aries marks a time of shifting into expression of dreams and desires in the physical world. It’s also a period of aligning with the fabric of life and pushing through the barriers between the self and inner desires. By listening and acting on the prompts of the inner self, we can find expression and develop our gifts in the physical world.
Sun and Moon conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer. Sun conjunct Chiron can indicate wounds that appear in expression of the ego. The exposure of wounds indicates the need to move beneath the surface and understand (and clear) the actual energy buried in the subconscious. Moon conjunct Chiron can cause changing moods and emotions, which relate to vulnerability and/or blocked energy. It may bring old childhood wounds to the surface for healing. The aspect also increases compassion for others.
Sun (life) conjunct Mercury (communications) heightens expression, mental capacity, and skill with words, media, and all forms of communication. Moon (emotions) conjunct Mercury increases our ability to express emotions and feelings. Mercury conjunct Chiron (wounded healer) brings vulnerability, rawness, and unhealed wounds to the surface. (We may find the capacity to move into deeper healing—if the wound is expressed with clarity of thought as opposed to raw emotion such as victimization or anger.)
Mercury (communications) in Aries brings clarity and sharpens the mind. Thoughts come quickly with quickness and curiosity. Self-expression and decisiveness come more easily. The energy can also feel restless or unsettling.
Venus (love, relationships) in Aquarius is a bit detached from deeper emotions. It prefers the unusual side of life, seeking independence and mental expression. Mars (passion, assertion, male) is placed in Aquarius, an air sign, which acts from the mental plane and focuses on the collective.
Venus (love) and Mars (assertiveness) are conjunct in Aquarius, which amplifies the desire for the unusual, new expressions of thought, and positive intentions for the higher collective.
Venus conjunct Saturn (limitation, karma) acts as a restrictive force in loving relationship. It may feel difficult to express affection, and it’s easy to speak harsh or critical words. The aspect may be overcome by reflecting on internal wounds and correcting our outlook and beliefs about love.
Mars conjunct Saturn (limitation, karma, time), can feel constricting and frustrating. It increases difficulty with finding solutions and completing projects, but it can be overcome with persistence. (It contradicts the energy of Sun/Moon/Mercury in Aries.) Mars conjunct Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) can elicit unexpected or upsetting events in our personal world or the outer world. The square is in fixed signs, making it difficult to see more than one point of view. (Refrain from quick action based on emotions or strong feelings. Wait until the energy clears.)
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field), which brings a desire for change—and sometimes discontent with “normal” circumstances. The square may bring unexpected change, but it’s a time when it is specifically wise to weigh risk and opportunity.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) conjuncts Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and it’s a very beneficial and a fairly rare aspect. It heightens optimism, our connection to the universe, and increases our desire to experience the unseen world (We experience more of its blessing through meditation and inner reflection.)
Saturn (limitation, karma) square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) brings conflicts between the old and new worlds, the argumentative nature of different groups, and a general feeling of dissension. (It won’t last forever, and it’s up to us to decide and co-create our experience in our version of a new world.)
With Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mercury (mind) conjunct Chiron, there is an opportunity for deep healing—if we’re willing to look deeply inside and let go of our perceptions of difficulty and hurt. Venus (love, feminine), Mars (masculine, assertion), and Saturn (limitation, karma) square the North Node (higher collective), which can give potential for upset, movement against authority, or interest in humanitarian issues.
In summary, the chart has the potential of aligning us with our personal quest. It activates personal commitment, it gives boldness and energy, and the chart bestows the needed connection to the divine through the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction.
There’s also the dispensation of humanitarian energy and the power of the collective to create change, including clear ideas and communication. Of course, there are contradictions in the chart such as Mars (action) conjunct Saturn (karma), which can create upset, or Jupiter (expansion) conjunct Uranus (sudden change) that can bring unexpected change in positive or negative forms.
We know the world is changing, and it’s important to remember that our harmonious actions, thoughts, and feelings count. They help with positively shifting global and personal as we create the next “reality” of our planet.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path. If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.