Aries New Moon
March 21, 2023
What’s It All About?
We have entered the orb of our Spring Eclipse cycle. The new beginnings and changes being ushered in by the upcoming Aries New Moon are leading us to Aries New Moon Total Solar Eclipse followed by the Scorpio Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Worldwide consequences are set to happen.
Look for tremendous new beginnings and huge endings to occur during this time period. Our lives are being unequivocally disrupted, so that necessary global changes can result. We are being shown rare glimpses into our future. Choices must be made.
Aries New Moon
The Aries New Moon marks the Moon's Astrological New Year. This is Nature’s time-honored New Year that predates history as we know it. The seeds you plant now have the force of nature backing their fulfillment. The return on your investment of time and energy could be massive!
The Aries New Moon is well aligned with other celestial bodies which heralds even greater returns on the time and energy you invest now.
The Aries New Moon each year brings an opportunity for you to step up and take decisive 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, at least, 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 ‘dead’ weight of your past allows you 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 the Aries New Moon, however, are strongly supportive and offer opportunities that most will find easy and ripe for the picking.
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 providence. 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 headlong towards the future.
The Aries New Moon offers your ego mind an opportunity to birth a deeper connection and awakening to your soul. This particular spring tide has brought much potential for cleansing and renewal of your soul life.
The Mars energy is strongest in the springtime when the force of nature is strongest for bringing renewal and restoring the cycle of life.
Whatever you plant/initiate/start now is more likely to get off to a great start. The energy available can help you to especially make progress in matters related to your first house and the house where Aries and Scorpio are located in your natal chart over the next two weeks to six months. This year’s Aries New Moon cycle culminates in six months at the Aries Full Moon on September 29, 2023.
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 that’s 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 the 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 are located here?
- What house is your natal Mars located in your personal astrology chart? (Mars is the ruler of Aries).
- What planets are located in your 1st house and 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.
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 14 (3pm PT): Annular Solar Eclipse in Libra at 21° 10’
- October 28 (4:13am PT): Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus at 5° 3’
Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming spring eclipse season.
Aries New Moon Astrology
0° 48’ Aries New Moon
Tuesday, March 21, 10:23am PT
Moon Sextile Pluto
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury Sextile Pluto
Spring Equinox (exact 2:24pm PT, March 20th)
This Aries New Moon brings rapid movement and acceleration. Now it may be difficult to slow down and proceed at a natural pace. There can be much that comes together that feels promising. Still you’ll want to exercise some caution and not rush things. Tremendous forces for opportunity are at work. Communications and connections of all kinds play important roles. A very promising new beginning is at hand.
Healing Gemstones & Crystals for Aries
Aquamarine - helps to quieten the emotions and calm the mind, can help alleviate feelings of irritation and frustration. Helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Patchouli
Use oils that ground and calm your mind and emotions, yet support passionate expression.
Aries New Moon Meditation
The Aries New Moon meditation will help you make the most of the opportunities available now and includes the best essential oils to use and an EO recipe (see below).
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the time of the New Moon until the First Quarter Waxing Moon in Cancer on March 28th at 7:32pm 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 Ariel 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.
Ariel’s name means, “Lion or Lioness of God.”
Colors associated with Ariel are soft pinks, silvery whites and pale shades of blue.
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 be a friend to the environment.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb the light of Ariel’s healing presence. Allow the alignment of your heart and mind to bring greater awareness for supporting the natural world. Let any worry or concern you may have been feeling quietly melt away. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort you may have been feeling. Just remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need to grow your own environmental awareness, whenever you feel the need for support to stand up for animal rights and environmental justice, or to get additional support to protect the natural world and create more prosperity for yourself and others.
For more astrological insights about this particular Aries 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.