April's new moon occurs in Aries on April 15th at 9:57PM ET. Aries is high energy and enthusiastic, as are new moons, so the new moon in Aries can be a time of super high energy and enthusiasm. We can be more driven, ready to roll, and want to take action. We can be assertive, positive, pioneering, and spunky. Channel the energy in a positive way!
As Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, this can be a time of new beginnings, new journeys, and we want to focus on all of the new things we can get going with. This new moon occurs on the last day of the Mercury retrograde in the same sign (though isn't conjunct, and the new moon occurs once the retrograde is over). But this can show we're so ready to just run out of this retrograde and be done with it. We've been chomping at the bit, and now we want action!
The new moon is conjunct (aligned with) Uranus in Aries, and Uranus is at the end of his time in Aries. Uranus helps us be independent, pushes us outside of our comfort zones, helps us focus on the future, makes us open to change, and this conjunction can add to the impulsive energy, the energy of action. Hopefully we can use the energy for the common good (Uranus-style). Let's not give in to temper tantrums and aggressive energy, please?
The new moon occurs at 26 degrees 2 minutes Aries. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 2 minutes - 28 degrees 2 minutes Aries
Sextile: 24 degrees 2 minutes - 28 degrees 2 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 24 degrees 2 minutes - 28 degrees 2 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 24 degrees 2 minutes - 28 degrees 2 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 24 degrees 2 minutes - 28 degrees 2 minutes Libra
April's full moon occurs on April 29th at 8:58PM ET in Scorpio. While the new moon in Aries is full of enthusiastic energy, the full moon in Scorpio is full of emotionally intense energy. We can be more passionate, which can help to fuel us, but it can also make us moodier, more sensitive, and prone to fits of rage. We need to have healthy outlets for our emotions, and try not to get obsessed, something Scorpio loves to have us do.
We may become aware or something below the surface, something mysterious may come to light, or we may see the culmination of research and investigation. We can work on transformations for the better, and we may need to shed something important. From the ashes, the phoenix rises.
The full moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) Saturn in Capricorn. This can help us to focus some of this passionate energy in a more disciplined way, and work on making use of it for the goals we're invested in. We can work on taking the intensity we have and trying to be smarter about it. Maybe because we don't think too much with the new moon energy, we want to be a little more strategic with this full moon energy!
This full moon occurs at 9 degrees 38 minutes in Scorpio. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 7 degrees 38 minutes - 11 degrees 38 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 7 degrees 38 minutes - 11 degrees 38 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 7 degrees 38 minutes - 11 degrees 38 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 7 degrees 38 minutes - 11 degrees 38 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 7 degrees 38 minutes - 11 degrees 38 minutes Taurus
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations