April 2013 Full & New Moons: New Moon in Aries & Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
April 10th 2013 New Moon in Aries
A new moon occurs at 5:35AM ET at 20 degrees 40 minutes of Aries. In Aries, we want to take charge and get things started. Sitting around and waiting isn't something we're capable of, and we're more impulsive and impatient. We're enthusiastic and positive about new beginnings, and want to begin anew in many areas. We throw ourselves into new ventures with zeal, though we may have a hard time sticking to anything for very long. Our tempers are easily flared, but just as easily, we drop it and move on. We may be more accident-prone. This new moon is also conjunct (alongside) transit (moving) Mars, which is the ruler of Aries, amping up energy even more, and making it easier for us to manipulate all of this energy to do something good. Take charge in your own life. Be the master of your own fate. Onward! If you're an Aries Sun, Moon, or late Aries rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
April 25th 2013 Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
A lunar eclipse occurs at 3:57PM ET at 5 degrees 51 minutes of Scorpio. In Scorpio, we're serious about everything, and we don't have patience for lightness, child's play, superficiality, or irresponsibility. We may have a hard time not being so heavy. We get stuck in darker moods, we sway between extremes, and we want to make profound changes in our lives, societies, and the world. Dig deep within yourself and see what you can change to make yourself better. This lunar eclipse is also trine (easy aspect) transit (moving) Neptune in Pisces, so we can come to terms with our dreams and fantasies, eliminate the ones that don't serve us well, and try to make the ones that do come to life. This could be a time where we see some sort of positive end to something that's been detrimental to water, dealing with addiction, illness, or toxicity. If you're a Scorpio Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.