New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Aries, April 2023
New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Aries, April 19 9:13 p.m. PDT
This New Moon is also a powerful Solar Eclipse!
As with all eclipses, the energy is unpredictable and very, very powerful. If you need to make any major decisions 3 days before or after an eclipse, make sure your reasoning is sound - too often, eclipses can bring a surge of unstable, emotional energy that is not helpful. And, Mercury is about to turn retrograde, too, on April 21, which adds another caution.
If you set your intentions on a New Moon, be aware that if you do so on a Solar Eclipse, what you desire could materialize fast, but there could be a cost attached, or it could come into your life in a turbulent way.
Having said that, if you're a risk-taker at heart, then ride the powerful wave of the eclipse! Eclipses open a portal that can take you years into the future. What you thought was not going to be possible for a number of years, can materialize now.
This is the second New Moon in Aries this year. We also had one on March 21. And so the Aries themes of courage and taking initiative are emphasized big time. When two New Moons in a row fall into the same sign, the Universe is trying to draw our attention to something.
For the world at large, eclipses in Aries can bring increased military action, or sudden developments in the matters of war and peace.
The Sun and Moon are conjunct Jupiter at the time of the eclipse, so there is a measure of protection and luck available to us.
But the Sun, Moon and Jupiter all square Pluto, upping the potentially disruptive power of this eclipse.
When I first saw the planetary alignments at the time of this eclipse, I thought "Uh-oh! There will be disruptions to the banking system or the financial sector". But perhaps they've already come to pass, when the banking institutions in the USA and Switzerland experienced turbulence in March.
Aries is a fast sign, and eclipses in Aries can act early, a few weeks prior to the eclipse.
With all that said, if you're not afraid of risk, this New Moon/Solar Eclipse is fantastic for asking the Universe for healthy assertiveness, making courageous choices in life, and boldly pursuing your goals in life.
You're not limited to the topics I suggest in this post. Setting intentions for anything you want to attract into your life is fair game on a New Moon. But, intentions for the matters ruled by Aries will get an extra boost.
If you were born between April 17-22 and October 21-15, this eclipse will have a personal meaning for you.
The same will apply if you have personal planets or angles between 27-30° Aries and Libra, or 0-2° Taurus and Scorpio.
If that's you, read more here.
Back to setting your intentions:
- Set your intentions soon after the new Moon, within 8 hours if you can (within 24 hours will still work). Set aside about 30 minutes for this.
- If you have a red or orange candle (for drive and vitality), you can light it for your intention setting. And, if you work with crystals, charge a red jasper or a carnelian under this New Moon, for increased confidence and vitality.
- Focus on your intentions. Truly FEEL them. Then write them down and keep them. Visualize what it will feel like when you receive what you’re calling into your life. How will it feel when you get your project going and start seeing first successes? What will it feel like when you have had that difficult conversation in a confident and assertive yet productive manner? Then write down your intentions and keep them.
“I want to easily and successfully initiate a new beginning in (area of your life)".
“I want to be able to easily take initiative regarding ___________”
"I want to consistently feel confident and courageous".
"I want to experience deep, transformational healing around my lack of confidence".
"I want lots of energy and vitality in all areas of my life".
“I want to easily find myself making decisions that are in my own best interests.”
“I want to easily find myself consistently asserting myself in healthy ways”.
“I want to easily find myself taking risks that are beneficial for me”.
“I want to be able to confidently take charge of my life”.
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