The New Moon at 26 degrees Aries will be exact on Sunday, April 15th at 9:57 P.M. ET
The Sabian symbol for 26 degrees Aries is:
A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold
Dane Rudhyar suggests this symbol reflects an obsession with potentiality. The council given is to recognize that at this stage of raw and unborn possibility, it is easy to expend our energy in several different directions and exhaust focus or genuine materialization of our aims. It is important to recognize the limitations even at this stage, and to adopt a form of calm watchfulness over the initiatory process, so that we can mindfully move forward into the realms of heightened activity heralded by spring.
Have you been actively building on the groundwork of your divinely given talents in order to connect fully with your true potential for authentic self-expression? Nourishing your unique purpose at a calm and faithful pace will amplify the rate of synchronicity in your life and will unfold a steady forward motion day by day. Learning from the gifts of consistent motivation and recognition of potential are the true gifts bestowed upon us by Aries season.
The Sun and Moon conjunct Uranus in Aries and square Pluto in Capricorn, while Mars, the ruler of Aries, sits in a wide conjunction with Pluto. The sky is entirely void of Air planets, while Venus in Taurus, the balancing energy to our fiery Arien warrior, is in an opposition with Jupiter in Scorpio.
At the time of the last Full Moon in Libra, Venus was in a conjunction with Uranus, challenging us to accelerate the rate of our personal growth within the dynamics of our relationships. Some of our relationships stood the test, allowing for soul evolution to exist alongside the partnership. Those that were able to change rapidly alongside this pressure were able to reach a new level illumination. Those that were not likely experienced a rapid and somewhat surprising degeneration, one that is ultimately in service to the separate processes of growth needing to be undertaken by each individual outside of the relationship.
With the Sun + Moon’s conjunction revisiting Uranian planetary energy, we are again seeking the integration of the divine rebel into our personal framework of the inner emotional landscape as well as our projective + conscious expression. In general, Aries season promised a lot of interaction with this planet, as it has been stationed the sign of Aries since March of 2011 (soon to move into Taurus).
Uranus is about working within the framework of personal ideals in order to contribute to and elevate the collective. The added pressure of Pluto during this moon is, however, not allowing this to occur solely on the level of utopian ideals disconnected from the personal journeys of transformation, as a grounded empowered state remains the most fertile land in which to plant the seeds of evolution. We are being asked to consider what aspect of our psyches is driving us forward—are we pulled in multiple directions by unchecked desire and unconscious emotional patterns that seek comfort through habit and thus destroy our growth and limit our potential? Or have we integrated and taken responsibility for our shadow selves, recognizing that our behavioural and emotional reactions to situations are in our control, and that they can improve steadily alongside our ability to embrace our belonging, not living as a separative and isolated being but instead engaging with the outer world as an integral aspect to the whole of life. The lack of Air planets and Mercury’s recent retrograde period (this planet stations direct on the same day as the New Moon) asks us to look for our power and work with the process of integration from a deeper level of being than the intellectual. Look to the visceral experience and the knowing of the soul as it is expressed through the body to guide the journey onward instead of relying on rational considerations to provide the answers.
Finally, Venus’ opposition to Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio reminds us of the value of the dark mother archetype in our lives. We are largely focused on outer manifestation and materialization as this supports the conditioned (Yang) polarity of our current societal structure. However, this outward focus is only whole when complimented by the equally necessary inner passage through the cycles and archetypes of the divine journey of healing and transmutation of the desires and emotions that bind us so that we can be reborn divine beings of balance and deep inner knowing (Yin), waking to the true reality of one foot in matter and the other in spirit. It is only in this way that we can manifest the true potential that Aries energy reminds us we are capable of.
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Aries and Aries Rising
This New Moon falls in your first house of self-directed action and self-discovery, Aries. Set your intentions for how you would like to express your most genuine self in the world, and embrace your ideals in a way that motivates you to put them into action. Recognize that any conflicts arising from the solidification of a life direction or questions around career can be resolved through integrating the unconscious fears and self-limiting beliefs you may hold around this area.
Taurus and Taurus Rising
This New Moon falls in your twelfth house of spiritual growth and archetypal journeying, Taurus. Set your intentions for what kinds of spiritual truths you would like to come into contact with, and how they can enrich your healing process. Take this time to explore spiritual practices focused on concentrating the mind in the present moment, such as meditation or yoga. There is great potential to tap into the oceanic sense of the interconnectedness of all life during this moon, if you are willing to invest some time in learning from the subtle energies that occupy your psyche.
Gemini and Gemini Rising
This New Moon falls in your eleventh house of friendship and social networks, Gemini. Set your intentions for the kinds of people you would like to meet, and take the time to exchange your plans for the future and visionary zeal with like-minded individuals. Reaching out to those who intrigue you will be beneficial during this moon, especially if you have something valuable to contribute to their community efforts. Be mindful of the way you are managing your personal power, however, if you find yourself becoming too eager or trying to control the outcome of situations.
Cancer and Cancer Rising
This New Moon falls in your tenth house of career and life direction, Cancer. Set your intentions for what you would like to manifest in the area of your life purpose and take the time to celebrate the visionary long-term goals you have already set for yourself in the pursuit of success and achievement in the outer world. While some tensions may arise around your primary partnership or your relationships in general, it is wise to remain non-reactive to any power struggles that may surface with others. Stay mindful of this possibility so you can peacefully resolve anything that arises.
Leo and Leo Rising
This New Moon falls in your ninth house of spiritual beliefs and higher learning, Leo. Set your intentions for the higher knowledge you would like to invite into your life that would deepen your understanding of and connection to the Godhead on Earth. If you are involved with teaching or are currently a student, now is the time you may come into many enlightening downloads around your subject matter, so make sure your are writing down your thoughts. Recognize that maintaining a consistently healthy and stable daily ritual is important for your work and well-being at this time, and consider any health issues as a form of bodily communication that you need to integrate new eating habits or lifestyle practices.
Virgo and Virgo Rising
This New Moon falls in your eighth house of endings, rebirth and personal transformation, Virgo. Your emotions are likely to be highly charged during this time, as much unconscious information is coming to the surface. The opportunity for healing and peeling away deeper levels of the psyche is great, so set your intentions for how you would like to approach the shadows that you discover, and put some time aside for self-care and self-love as this process will not always be easy. The good news is you have an opportunity to step into a new level of your personal power, so work with release and surrender to let go of the old.
Libra and Libra Rising
This New Moon falls in your seventh house of marriage and one-on-one relationships, Libra. Set your intentions for the way you would like your personal relationships to flourish, and especially what you would like to create with your partner if you are currently in a relationship. While you are a sign of fusion, this moon calls for an extra dose of individuality and honouring your need for freedom and personal self-expression. Commit to the fulfillment of your deepest needs and you will see your ability to love yourself grow, which will create positive change and evolution in all your relationships.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising
This New Moon falls in your sixth house of health, work and daily ritual, Scorpio. Set your intentions for what kind of lifestyle practices you would like to adopt that will assist and maintain the health of your body. Building healthy habits is a bit part of living in harmony with your body and your environment. Work with grounding and consistent daily rituals to organize your approach to work and to streamline your efficiency, and recognize that any struggles or restless thoughts that arise from your rational mind can be balanced and eased by proper diet and regular exercise.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your fifth house of creativity and self-expression, Sagittarius. Set your intentions for how you would like to apply your creative talents to projects that satisfy your need to express your most genuine self, and that also contribute to your feeling of inner radiance and self-confidence. If you listen closely you can receive illuminating downloads at this time that take your creative projects to another level of inspiration and originality. If questions or struggles around finances surface, be mindful of the effect your sense of self-worth plays in your financial narrative.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising
This New Moon falls in your fourth house of home life and your deepest emotional needs, Capricorn. Set your intentions for the self-care practices you would like to explore in your life that will help you to develop self-love and the nurturing principle within you. Some new information related to a childhood wound may surface at this time, and this is in order for you to grieve the experience and release it to find greater emotional freedom within you. Take some quiet time so that you can access the insights that are likely to surface and be mindful of projecting your woundedness onto those with whom you are closest.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising
This New Moon falls in your third house of communication and learning, Aquarius. Set your intentions for the fields of study you’d like to more deeply engage with and if you are currently a student, use this enhanced time of mental stimulation to write about your ideas and engage in illuminating conversations with friends and neighbours. If you are currently experiencing any dilemmas related to your spiritual beliefs, this would be a good time to bounce your experiences off others who may serve to clarify some of the conflicts that may arise in you.
Pisces and Pisces Rising
This New Moon falls in your second house of finances and self-worth, Pisces. Set your intentions for the kind of abundance you would like to attract, and reflect on whether or not your sense of self-worth easily invites this figure into your life. Be open to downloads around new ways of making money that allow for greater personal freedom and a more authentic expression of your unique skills and abilities. Spend time nurturing your long-term visions and creating tangible plans on how to move them forward, recognizing that the process will unfold day by day.