Now on to April, we have a new moon occurring in fire sign Aries on April 7th at 7:24AM ET. Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac and full of energy, excited and enthusiastic, and we want to take action. We’re coming out of the March eclipses which are more focused on others, and with this new moon, we can focus on ourselves, our own wants and needs, and what we want to begin and get going with. It can be a time of new beginning, new projects, new ventures, and renewed optimism. Why wait to do tomorrow what you can do today? Why wait to do in an hour what you can do RIGHT NOW!!!
This new moon is trine (positive aspect) transit (moving) Saturn in Sagittarius, so while we have this high energy, we can be more productive with it. We can work on channeling all of this energy into something that has tangible results and is good for us. This new moon is also conjunct (aligned with) transit Uranus in Aries, so we can step outside of our comfort zones and embrace what’s original, different, out of the ordinary. Be extraordinary!
The one kink in the plans is transit Pluto in Capricorn, who squares (hard aspect) this new moon, and we can experience some struggles over power and control, and act a little raging and dominant. Aries can have a temper, and so can Pluto, so let’s try to control ourselves and channel frustrations into something positive to avoid blowing our tops (or inciting any violence).
This new moon occurs at 18 degrees 14 minutes in Aries. The aspects for this new moon are:
Conjunction: 16 degrees 14 minutes - 20 degrees 14 minutes Aries
Sextile: 16 degrees 14 minutes - 20 degrees 14 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 16 degrees 14 minutes - 20 degrees 14 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 16 degrees 14 minutes - 20 degrees 14 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 16 degrees 14 minutes - 20 degrees 14 minutes Libra
The full moon for April occurs on April 22nd at 1:24AM ET in water sign Scorpio, and we go from high energy, high enthusiasm with Aries to serious, sullen, dark energy with Scorpio. Here, we’re getting back to reality and focusing on what we’ve avoided, what we’ve hidden away and wanted to run away from and deny was there. A dark underbelly can be exposed, brought out into the cold, harsh light of day, and we have to figure out what, if anything, we’re going to do about it. We can be more serious with this full moon, and we can focus on serious matters and serious situations and serious people. We may need to get a grip!
Aries is naturally ruled by Mars, which was the old, traditional ruler of Scorpio before Pluto came along, so we can have some extra warrior energy this month. Let’s make sure we’re using that to fight for something important instead of getting lost in our objections. Things get a little complicated with Mars turning retrograde (appearing to move backward) in April, and is freshly retrograde for the full moon, so we can be extra snippy, snappy, snoppy (okay, that’s not a word). The one good thing about this full moon is it doesn’t make any close major aspects to the other planets. So hopefully, it’s not quite so bad.
Scorpio also rules transformations, so we can think about deep changes that we want to make or are currently experiencing, as well as other people’s money (like taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances), so we can see some developments with that around the world.
This full moon occurs at 2 degrees 30 minutes in Scorpio. The aspects for this full moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 30 minutes - 4 degrees 30 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 0 degrees 30 minutes - 4 degrees 30 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 0 degrees 30 minutes - 4 degrees 30 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 0 degrees 30 minutes - 4 degrees 30 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 0 degrees 30 minutes - 4 degrees 30 minutes Taurus
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius & Scorpio: November - December 2018
Venus Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2018
October 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026