April comes with potentially two new moons, one of which is a solar eclipse, and a full moon in Libra. Get ready!
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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. Solar eclipses occur with new moons.
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 1st 2022 (2:25AM ET/March 30th 2022 @ 11:25PM PT)
(so you see why potentially, if you're on the West Coast of the Americas and further west, it's March 30th)
So the Aries new moon is a great time for energy and drive for new beginnings and new journeys. You can feel super motivated to take action for what you want, and this can work out super well as this new moon occurs with no planets retrograde (so we're full steam ahead!).
Pick something that excites you, and start working on it in a positive, healthy way. What you start now can be a focus for the next year, and you can be willing to take the initiative.
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) Mercury in Aries, and that helps us to take action with our ideas and plans. We're enthusiastic about what we come up with, and we can be more expressive. We can also be super busy, wanting to make progress quickly.
The new moon occurs at 11 degrees 31 minutes Aries. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 9 degrees 31 minutes - 13 degrees 31 minutes Aries
Sextile: 9 degrees 31 minutes - 13 degrees 31 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 9 degrees 31 minutes - 13 degrees 31 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 9 degrees 31 minutes - 13 degrees 31 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 9 degrees 31 minutes - 13 degrees 31 minutes Libra
Full Moon in Libra: April 16th 2022 (2:55PM ET/11:55AM PT)
The Libra full moon brings more attention to our relationships, the people in our lives, and we can help out as much as we can. We can be more considerate, compromising, and fair-minded.
Libra rules diplomacy, balance, and peace, so we can find ways to keep the peace diplomatically, and work to restore balance by focusing on areas we've been neglecting lately.
This full moon is square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Pluto in Capricorn, so this may show we have some major challenges to work through. There may be power struggles and control issues that come to light, and we can encounter lots of intense people. We need to be mindful of this energy, and work to transform.
The full moon occurs at 26 degrees 46 minutes Libra. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 46 minutes - 28 degrees 46 minutes Libra
Sextile: 24 degrees 46 minutes - 28 degrees 46 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 24 degrees 46 minutes - 28 degrees 46 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 24 degrees 46 minutes - 28 degrees 46 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 24 degrees 46 minutes - 28 degrees 46 minutes Aries
Solar Eclipse in Taurus: April 30th 2022 (4:28PM ET/1:28PM PT)
The first eclipse of 2022 comes to us in April, and it's a solar eclipse in Taurus, This can be excellen energy for finances and resources, and we can do what we can to make improvements and pursue opportunities that benefit us.
Taurus rules confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, so we may work on feeling more confident in what we do and who we are, and find more worth in ourselves. Grounding ourselves may help. This can help us to move forward in a calm way.
We can improve stability and security with this eclipse, and this can help with confidence as well. The more we improve, the more confident we can be.
The solar eclipse is sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) Mars in Pisces and conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Mars gives us energy and drive, along with some great instincts in Pisces, and Uranus helps us open up to doing things differently. We can set ourselves up for the future, and consider the broader impact.
The solar eclipse occurs at 10 degrees 28 minutes Taurus. The aspects to this solar eclipse are:
Conjunction: 5 degrees 28 minutes - 15 degrees 28 minutes Taurus
Semisextile: 8 degrees 28 minutes - 12 degrees 28 minutes Aries or Gemini
Sextile: 5 degrees 28 minutes - 15 degrees 28 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 5 degrees 28 minutes - 15 degrees 28 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 5 degrees 28 minutes - 15 degrees 28 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Quincunx: 8 degrees 28 minutes - 12 degrees 28 minutes Libra or Sagittarius
Opposition: 5 degrees 28 minutes - 15 degrees 28 minutes Scorpio
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus: May - June 2022
May 2022 New & Full Moons
April 2022 New & Full Moons
Mars in Pisces 2022
Black Moon Lilith in Cancer: April 2022 - January 2023
White Moon Selena in Aquarius: February - September 2022
Ceres in Cancer: May - July 2022
Asteroid Talent in Gemini: May - July 2022
Asteroid Abundantia in Gemini: April - June 2022
Lunar Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio: December 2021 - July 2023
Jupiter in Pisces: May - July 2021, December 2021 - May 2022, & October - December 2022
Jupiter in Aries: May - October 2022, December 2022 - May 2023
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026