Count Down to this Sunday’s Life Changing New Moon in Aries April 9-15

The New Moon in Aries arrives this Sunday, April 15, and offers us a cornucopia of opportunities. Think new growth, fresh starts and doors opening that you never knew were there or had forgotten existed. Mercury also goes DIRECT early on the morning of the New Moon while Uranus the planet of electrifying insights and sudden change walks hand in hand with this Aries lunation (fun fact: a Uranus flavored new moon like this won’t occur again for another 80 years). In short, if you’ve been feeling at all stuck, uncertain, or impatient to get moving, this upcoming New Moon cycle signals the “green light”, “all systems go”, “leaping off the cliff” kind of energy for all kinds of projects and endeavors. If you have planets or powerful points at between 24-28 of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) you’ll be feeling this lunation more strongly.

But today is Monday. We’re 6 days away from the New Moon/Mercury Direct and a lot will be unfolding in the cosmos between now and then. Final pieces of puzzles will fall into place, we’ll have a chance to shift our perspectives, reverse our positions and release people, places and attitudes that are keeping us stuck.

Almost every day from now until Sunday offers us fresh opportunities to grow, change and clarify. Read on for a day by day overview of the cosmic forces at work with specific advice for your Sun or Rising sign by element:


The Moon in Aquarius brings us an awareness of our “tribe” and who we are connected to as we move forward into a new cycle of growth. Use this airy moon to gain a hawk-eye perspective on what needs adjustment and change so you can take action when Mercury moves forward and the New Moon energies take hold.

Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), can thrive on the spaciousness of the Aquarius Moon and feel their need for freedom and independence. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) may crave stability today, but would do well to embrace shifts in perspective and new insights that may arise. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are supported in their efforts to gather information, learn and gain perspective. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) may feel the need for more comfort or attention today, but can use this air moon to breathe a greater sense of clarity and understanding into their emotional realm.


The Sun in Aries exactly squares Pluto in Capricorn this evening. Aries is pure life force, innocent courage and the will to create, act and do. On this day, Aries meets Capricorn in the form of a square, forcing a confrontation between the desire to make something happen right away and the entrenched power of our current reality. Today supports going inward and downward-seeking guidance from our own core inner voice. You can benefit from releasing and clearing of old thought patterns, possessions and situations that are restricting our movement. You will also gain strength from confronting imbalances of power in strategic ways.

Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), will benefit from integrating self-discipline and patience into their day. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will do the best if they embrace flexibility and show a willingness to change. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) can shine by invoking their ability to gain perspective and clarity with the power of their minds. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) will find solace in their emotions and intuition.


The Sun forms a quincunx to Jupiter in Scorpio today and the Moon moves into Pisces, making Wednesday a perfect day to practice going with the flow. This is not a day to try and impose our will, ego or agenda. Instead practice the art of letting go and see what arises from your unconscious mind.

Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), can practice pulling back on the reigns and allowing. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) have a chance to cultivate openness to the magic of life. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) find balance by tapping into their feelings. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) will do best to practice allowing their own “feels” without getting submerged in the psychic collective mood.


The Moon continues in gentle Pisces, only today the Piscean vibe has a full supporting cast to help the waters flow. Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces encourages practical compassion. Put your feelings into a form that is useful to yourself or someone else. The Moon conjunct Neptune later in the day can lend itself to deep spiritual connection or escapism and co-dependency. Practice loving boundaries (as in having boundaries that are loving and also learning to love boundaries). Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), will get the most out of today by slowing down and turning inward. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) can practice and share their ability to ground and focus. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) can prevent emotional overwhelm by writing or talking about what they are experiencing. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) have an opportunity to tap into deep wells of creativity and intuition today.


Today’s Moon Void of Course (see my ebook for more on Moon VOC) in Pisces can feel like you are floating in a suspension tank (and this would actually be a good practice to try today). Drifting, dreamy and spacious, today’s cosmic forces encourage you to just let it all go…Listening to music, spending time by the ocean or rivers/lakes/ponds and connecting to animals and nature will benefit all the signs today.

Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), reflect and retreat to make the most of this day, pushing and/or pulling will be unlikely to pay off. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) try to connect to water as much as you can today with baths, prayers and mindful intake of this all powerful element. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) will need to allow logic to take a break as they tap into the mystical side of life.  Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) Dreams of all kinds are encouraged today, so let yourself day dream until it is time to night dream.


Today brings an active planetary line up with the Moon newly in Aries now conjunct a stationary and about to go direct Mercury early in the morning, followed by a Mars/Neptune sextile and Moon squaring Saturn mid-day. Start to prepare yourself to re-emerge into your life, focusing in on your heart’s desire. You may feel challenged as you try to keep your inner fire alive, so keep yourself aligned to your heart beat today, listening to your own inner rhythm to keep yourself steady. Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), prepare for “go” time, getting ready to re-launch yourself into the outer world. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) check in with yourself around how your plans or projects have changed over the last few weeks, what do you want to stay the same, what would you now change? Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) use your powers of observation and ask yourself what you most need right now to move forward Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) tap into your self-soothing abilities and make sure your emotional boundaries are in place as you get ready for a wild planetary ride.