April is on its way! The month of April comes with a new moon in fiery Aries and a full moon in passionate Scorpio, two energized signs. What do they have in store for us?
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
New Moon in Aries: April 11th 2021 (10:31PM ET/7:31PM PT)
The Aries new moon is a great time of the year for energy and starting something new. New moons are times of new beginnings, and full of energy and enthusiasm, and so is Aries! So it's a great time to think about what you want to start, and how you can get it moving now. You can be more willing to take initiative, and can create opportunities you can pursue for yourself.
With Aries, we usually focus on what we want for yourselves. We come out of super compassionate Pisces, and it becomes time to focus on ourselves. Think about what you may want to do that's just for you. It may give you lots of energy and drive, and you can feel inspired to act now.
This new moon is widely conjunct (aligned with) Venus in Aries, sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) ruler Mars in Gemini, and widely sextile Jupiter in Aquarius, all of which is super positive! This is truly a great new moon for the new, so think about a new beginning, new project or venture, that you can push for now. Mars brings plenty of energy for it, Jupiter brings opportunity and optimism, and Venus helps make it a little easier, plus brings some help from others. The planets are on our side with this new moon!
The new moon occurs at 22 degrees 25 minutes Aries. Aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 20 degrees 25 minutes - 24 degrees 25 minutes Aries
Sextile: 20 degrees 25 minutes - 24 degrees 25 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 20 degrees 25 minutes - 24 degrees 25 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 20 degrees 25 minutes - 24 degrees 25 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 20 degrees 25 minutes - 24 degrees 25 minutes Libra
Full Moon in Scorpio: April 26th 2021 (11:31PM ET/8:31PM PT)
Scorpio full moons are times of intense emotional energy. Scorpio is an emotional water sign, but can get obsessive and enthralled. Full moons are emotional energy too, so emotions run high! This can cause us to get thrown, frustrated, and easily prone to fights, but if you can control the energy and channel it productively, it can be incredibly fuel for action in a positive way. It's just hard to get control of!
Scorpio governs what we hold deep inside, the dark side, and we may become more aware of something we've been hiding from. Scorpio governs other people's money, so there may be financial developments or endings that impact many people. Scorpio also governs transformations, and this can be the best way to use Scorpio energy. Make something old and stale into something new and fresh.
This full moon is widely opposite Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus is the planet of the sudden and unexpected, so we may see some unexpected developments that feel out of our control. Rebellious energy may run high, and we have to be careful with how we use that. The Aries new moon is a real high, but we have to work hard to make sure this Scorpio full moon isn't a real low.
The full moon occurs at 7 degrees 6 minutes Scorpio. Aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 5 degrees 6 minutes - 9 degrees 6 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 5 degrees 6 minutes - 9 degrees 6 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 5 degrees 6 minutes - 9 degrees 6 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 5 degrees 6 minutes - 9 degrees 6 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 5 degrees 6 minutes - 9 degrees 6 minutes Taurus
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for interpretations