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The New Moon in Aries April 1, 2022

Astrological Highlights:

Tomorrow April 1 is the new moon in Aries. It is the first new moon of the astrological new year, which began on March 20. That was the same day as the spring equinox and as the beginning of Aries season.

This is a very powerful new moon. Aries energy is bold. It is the energy of initiation and new beginnings. This is such beautiful energy to set your intentions. It’s also a great time to make a vision board for the next 12 months.

Chiron and Mercury are conjunct to the moon and the sun. You may feel the pain of old wounds coming up. How do you express them in a healthy way so that you can release them? Ceres sextile to this conjunction will support us in nurturing ourselves.

Saturn and Mars are moving closer to an exact conjunction in Aquarius on April 5th. You may already be feeling this assertive and challenging energy.

Jupiter and Neptune are moving closer to their exact conjunction in Pisces on April 15th. This energy may be sparking your imagination. You can feel that your head is in the clouds.

How do I work with this energy?

· Be kind to yourself – You may feel emotional, raw, and vulnerable. It’s ok to feel this way.

· Make time for yourself – It’s ok to take some time to process these emotions. Use the solitude to get clear on what you want to bring into your life.

· Set intentions during the new moon – These can even be intentions for healing. “I wish to release all anxiety around money from me in a healthy way.” Set no more than ten. This forces you to gain clarity on what is important for you right now. It focuses the energy into the manifestation of those ten things.

· Create a vision board – This is a great time to focus your energy into the vision for your life for the next 12 months. Make sure you display it where you can see it every day.

· Breath and repeat your intensions and visions – As you do this, feel what is happening in your body. Is there fear, resistance, or any other emotion when you do so? This means that you may need to re-word your intention. You also could be blocking yourself from believing it's possible. It’s OK! It’s an opportunity to ask yourself why. You can reword your intention to help you release the block so that you can move forward.

· Remember that you are supported and are loved – Do you feel isolated and alone? Everything is working out for your greater good, even if it doesn’t seem like it. Reach out to someone that you feel comfortable with. Join a community of likeminded people for support. You are loved.

A Deeper Dive…

Photo Credit: Merril Speilman

The New Moon in Aries

The full moon in March was in Virgo. There was “spring-cleaning energy” in the air. You may have cleaned things out of your house. There was some energetic and spiritual spring cleaning happening too.

You have to clear things out to bring the new in. You also need to let things sit for a while and settle in. See where things land once you get everything cleared out. After you release and clear during a full moon let things settle.

Use this new moon to see what you desire now. Sit quietly and take a few breaths. See where you are in this moment. See what intentions you want to set now. They may not be the same as the intentions that you would have set at the full moon.

Read each one aloud. Notice the sensations in your body. If you don’t feel joy and brightness, you may need to re-word the intention so that it does feel good when you read it.

Cull your list down to the ten that feel good to you when you read them out loud. Keep your list! Read it before the next new moon and see what’s manifested for you. If your intension didn’t quite manifest as you expected, reflect on why. You will need to take some steps to shift your beliefs about it before it will flow into your life.

Create a vision board! This is a fun and visual way to bring things into your experience over the next twelve months. Use your own pictures. You can cut out words from magazines. Draw, glue glitter on to it, anything that will allow you to feel into the expression of your desires.

Mercury and Chiron Conjunction – Feeling and Releasing Old Wounds.

Mercury Photo Credit: Hubble Deep Space Telescope

The sun and the moon are always conjunct during a new moon. What makes this even more powerful is that Mercury and Chiron join the conjunction, all in Aries.

A conjunction is a blending of the energy of each celestial body. You can't tell the energies apart.

Chiron is an asteroid that orbits between Saturn and Uranus.

In mythology Chiron is a centaur, half man, and half horse. His mother abandoned him at birth because she was horrified at the way he looked.

He was adopted by Apollo and raised to be a scholar. He was also a healer, an herbalist, an astrologer, and a teacher. He was teacher to many of the young heroes such as Achilles.

No matter how much he learned, or how much he was respected, he never fit in.

In the myth, he was cut by one of Hercules poison arrows. Chiron couldn't die because he was immortal. He also couldn't heal his own wound.

The themes of Chiron in astrology, are themes of abandonment, rejection, and not fitting in. It also represents the rejection and pain that comes with it.

Chiron’s sign and house placement represent where we carry a very deep wound. A wound that may take our lifetime to heal. There's a gift in that. As we heal our Chiron wounds, we can help others heal a similar wound. We do this through our example, or by teaching them what we've learned.

In his book, “Chiron, 2012 and the Aquarian Age” Evolutionary Astrologer Tom Jacobs, says that this would is an energetic sensitivity.

It’s where we are sensitive to being rejected over a certain thing, a certain belief, or a certain way that you act.

Chiron, Mercury, the sun, and the moon are conjunct. This can cause some of the pain and feelings of rejection bubble to the surface. Mercury beckons us to express this pain in a healthy way.

To move forward we need to let the pain flow out. We need to feel the emotions. These deep emotions are held somatically in our body. We need to release this and express it in a healthy way to move forward in our healing.

You may use the new moon as a time for setting intentions to manifest physical things. “I want the house.” “I want the car.” “I want a million dollars.” You can also use it to set intentions for healing. You can use it to change your mindset, or to change ingrained behavior.

Use the new moon energy to say, “I intend to release this wound in the most graceful way possible.” “I intend to move forward in my healing in a way that is beneficial for me and is in my highest good.” Set intentions like that.

Not sure where Chiron is in your chart? Go to my Facebook group, “Practical Astrology for Everyday Life.” There is a section under “Guides” that walks you through how to run your Free Chart on There is also a training in the group on how to learn how to look at the chart and make sense of it. I do readings where I look at your asteroid placements and can tell you about your Chiron.

During this new moon, you may feel very raw and emotional. It's okay! Be aware of what's happening and try to express it the healthiest way possible.