Aries New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse
April 19, 2023
What’s It All About?
A solar eclipse is a relatively rare phenomenon and a Total or Annular eclipse even more rare, with the Hybrid Eclipse the rarest of all. Only seven hybrid eclipses occur this century, with the three most recent being 2013, 2023, and 2031.
A hybrid eclipse results when the tip of the Moon's dark umbral shadow touches Earth's surface at some points, but falls short of the surface at one or both ends of the eclipse centerline.
A hybrid eclipse occurs when the magnitude of an eclipse changes during the event from less to greater than one, so the eclipse appears to be total at locations nearer the midpoint, and annular at other locations nearer the beginning and end, since the sides of the Earth are slightly further away from the Moon.
With this being a second Aries New Moon following on the heels of the first at the Spring Equinox, there are extraordinary circumstances available for making monumental fresh new starts. Fresh new beginnings that are decidedly free from prejudices and encumbrances of the past. A complete change in the way you live your life and the way you do things can begin. Endeavors which previously proved unsuccessful may breathe fresh life and forward momentum.
Eclipses bring what needs to change to the surface. We part with the old ways and are firmly set on new paths for greater potentials and promises for the future. Eclipses can operate subtly to bring about that change, but more often than not the changes are dramatic, knocking you off course. After which a period of adjustment ensues for six months, or longer.
The Aries New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse can bring dynamic change and grand waves of unsettled feeling and excitement to even the more mundane areas of one’s life. Our lives are being unequivocally disrupted, so that necessary global changes can result. We’re being shown rare glimpses into our future. Choices must be made.
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Aries New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse
The Aries New Moon each year brings an opportunity to take action. A New Moon always marks a time of new beginnings, when creative pursuits and dreams get the initial seed funding needed for them to be initiated. They're given a shot!
At the dark of the moon, just before the new moon, is your very best time for letting go of what no longer works for you. Composting and recycling the past and allowing it to nourish new dreams and future promises yet to come.
The symbol of the zodiac sign of Aries is the Ram. A masculine sign, Rams are male bighorn sheep that live in the mountains and frequently known to settle arguments by butting heads with others.
The astrological aspects occurring at the time of this Aries New Moon are primarily supportive for making big bold breakthroughs. Opportunities may come your way, but you must act on them if you want the results/benefits they promise.
Make the most of this auspicious time of new beginnings. The universe may be signaling for you to step up and be a leader. Now you get a chance to be a part of the solution. Life is not a spectator sport.
There can be tremendous optimism at work, yet trepidation, too. Life doesn’t come with guarantees about how things will work out. So much is left to chance. Will that keep you from acting now. It’s unlikely, but much depends upon how your own personal planetary aspects are being activated in your astrology chart.
It’s an especially energized time when fiery hot conversations about world events are taking center stage. It’s a time when everywhere you look people and life events are rapidly moving towards the future.
As stated before, Aries natives are very driven to succeed at whatever they pursue. They are very competitive by nature. Their fiery nature makes them spontaneous, passionate and courageous. They enjoy taking risks and love adventure. They can be honest and direct to a fault, sometimes causing injury by their biting sarcasm.
Ruled by Mars (the planet of action and energy), Aries are bold leaders, aggressive and determined to win at all costs (even when they know they are in the wrong).
Aries excel at starting new projects, but can be short on follow through. They often start things they do not finish. Their energy is quick and can burn out just as quickly, too. Aries is prone to becoming bored quickly in their jobs and relationships. Aries live for the quest and pursuing the objects of their desires. Once attained they can lose interest quickly.
Aries will probably be most happy if they are self-employed though they are challenged with having a regular schedule and following through on their commitments.
Everything happens very quickly with an Aries. They enjoy adventure travel and their interests are varied and broad. It’s hard for them to settle down. They just love their freedom and independence too much to let themselves be tied down by personal demands on their time. Space is all important to Aries natives.
Aries because they are ruled by Mars (the planet most representative of the raw ego drive active within all of us) are often considered more narcissistic than any of the other zodiac signs. They are not known for keeping their agreements, or following through on plans. Trustworthy is not how you would typically describe an Aries.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for How the Aries New Moon Can Affect You Personally.
Everyone has the influence of Aries Moon in one, or more areas of their chart. Here are a few areas of your chart to look for:
- Look to your 1st house (Aries house ruled by Mars) and 8th house (Scorpio house old ruler Mars) - what personal planets and points (Ascendant) are located here?
- What house is your natal Mars located in your personal astrology chart? (Mars is the ruler of Aries).
- As Mars is currently transiting the sign of Cancer (ruled by the moon), all themes related to Cancer and the planet Mars are especially highlighted. Watch for the need to take initiative and action for forward movement that propels more focus and action in the area of security, home and family.
- What house is Mars currently transiting in your own chart?
- The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens though it may leave a lasting impact upon your psyche the emotions will be transient. Best to let your emotions settle before taking action that may have long standing results.
We are continuing to experience a wave of change that is both exhilarating, as well as overwhelming at times. The intensification of cosmic forces will continue to build until we reach the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse on May 5th when it will peak for several days before beginning to recede. Humanity as a whole is undergoing a profound global shift in consciousness.
Focus on the positives and be grateful for everything.
Eclipse Dates 2023
- April 20 (1:17am PT): Hybrid Solar Eclipse in Aries at 29° 52’
- May 5 (2:24pm PT): Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio at 14° 52’
- October (3pm PT): Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra at 21° 10’
- October 28 (4:13am PT): Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus at 5° 3’
The Spring Tide forces of nature for regeneration and renewal are at their peak. Much can suddenly transpire. Notice what is falling away now. Significant endings must happen before the rebirth to come.
Aries New Moon Astrology
29° 49’ Aries New Moon (vc)
Wednesday, April 19, 9:12pm PT
29° 52’ Aries Solar Eclipse April 19, 9:17pm PT
Moon Conjunct Jupiter
Moon Square Mars
Sun Square Pluto
Mercury Sextile Mars
Mercury Stationary Retrograde (exact April 21st) Mercury entered its shadow (the degree to which it will retrograde to and station direct) on April 5th.
The Aries New Moon energy for taking decisive action is amplified by its conjunction to Jupiter. Your emotions could feel very volatile and unsettled. There may be an opportunity for you to act and realize something for yourself. However, Mercury’s station retrograde suggests something being initiated that needs review before being fully implemented. Watch for pushing too hard for what you want at this time. Active negotiations may be on the table. Don’t allow yourself to become frustrated by the process. Things will move forward for you at just the right time.
Healing Gemstones & Crystals for Aries
Blue Sapphire - has a healing and beneficial effect on Aries, helps them to develop more sense of compassion and sympathetic strength for others. Blue sapphire brings mental clarity, strengthens integrity, supports open innocence and love of the truth. Promotes harmonious and balanced action.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Helichrysum
Use oils that soothe and calm the emotions and promote the healing of wounds.
Aries New Moon Meditation
Perform your Meditation anytime starting from the time of the Aries New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse until the First Quarter Waxing Moon in Leo on April 27th at 2:20pm PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Raziel to assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
Archangel Raziel’s name means “God’s Secret.”
Raziel is associated with the iridescent colors of the rainbow.
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmation
Take time to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me to see and feel the Divine at work in all aspects of my life.
Allow the alignment of your heart and mind to bring balance to your life. Allow the renewal of your heart, mind and purpose in this moment. Let go of any worry or concern. Just allow yourself to remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need for more clarity and understanding, or the need for guidance.
For more astrological insights about this particular Aries New Moon, along with essential oil recipes, healing meditations, crystals & gemstones to use, eclipse seasons, super moons, planetary retrogrades, meaning of astrological aspects and much more check out my 2023 Astrological Moon Calendar.