The New Moon falls on Sunday, April 15. It’s the beginning point of a new cycle as light returns to life through the waxing of the moon, and it’s also when Mercury moves direct. Every chart has a specific focus on elements (fire, air, water, or earth) as well as specific planets. This chart brings some lovely elements. Of course, it also contains challenges. (All charts do.)
The New Moon chart places our attention on the elements of fire, water, and earth. There are no planets in air, which is needed for clarity of thought. Fire ignites passion, and it stirs dreams. Sun (outer self), Moon (inner self), Mercury (communication), and Uranus (awakening) are placed in Aries, urging action based on desires and dreams.
Earth is the substance for cultivating the seeds of our desire and makes them take shape in material form. Its speed is slower than fire; it likes patience, diligence, and sensuality. Venus rules Taurus—earthly beauty—urging us to put our dreams into form. Mars (action, male), Saturn (karma, structure), and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) are placed in Capricorn, ruling status, structure, and foundation in the material world.
Water is emotion, and spiritual mastery relates to emotion. By clearing emotional patterns, we find space for connection and insight. Jupiter (growth, expansion) in Scorpio insists on clearing emotions and seeing beyond the surface before moving forward into greater awakening. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces continue to emphasize the need to release emotional patterns based on our past experiences and beliefs. (Emotional clearing takes work, but it clears the heart space—and brings freedom from limitation.)
There is a strong focus on identifying dreams and inner passion from Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus, which are placed in Aries. Fire can also ignite our spiritual nature and align us with the inner quest. In this chart, fire is partially blocked by squares with Pluto, which indicates the need to identify elements in the subconscious that keep us from embracing the next sphere of higher consciousness.
Sun and Moon square Mars in Capricorn, creating tension between the desire for action and the actual physical experience in the material world. Sun, Moon, and Uranus are conjunct in Aries, increasing the desire to take strong, immediate action. In other words, we will want to act and change our reality, but grounding and practicality are desirable, too. (It’s important to have a practical plan, which can expand in the future—not in the moment.)
Venus (feminine, love) in Taurus trines Mars (male, assertion), making harmony between the 2 sides of the self—and the sexes. Venus also trines Pluto, aiding in the quest to understand the self and make harmony between the planets. Venus opposes Jupiter, indicating soul searching is necessary before moving into physical harmony and beauty.
Mars conjuncts (close to) Saturn (limitation) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation), which can elicit negative emotion or right action, depending on personal choice and inner alignment. These aspects can cause the desire to act on old wounds and emotions—or ignite the ability to move to higher point of consciousness. (If the world feels heavy or difficult at the moment, this is part of the reason. But it will pass.)
Beliefs, placement of consciousness, and memories can often block the desired objective or dream, and Pluto asks us to flow down the dark river of time and discover the truth. (If we believe a particular event occurs when reaching for an accomplishment, it will repeat until we alter our inner landscape—which only occurs through deep soul work.)
Jupiter trines Neptune (illusion, mysticism) and sextiles Pluto (subconscious, transmutation). Jupiter is the planet of expansion and good fortune; it knows how to align us with our inner dreams and goals. In its trine with Neptune, Jupiter lends optimism, a connection with the good in the world. With the sextile, it softens the heaviness of many planets that pull in energies from the depths of the underworld.
The New Moon offers the choice of continuing old cycles through emphasis of the pain of the past—or recognizing it as a possible source of soul growth. (Treasure is always hidden in the darkness in soul work.) If we transmute old patterns of self into a higher form, we’ll choose the right actions and find a lighter, more beautiful path.
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.
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