New Moon in Aries, April 2018 ~ Firecracker Moon ~ April 13, 2018

By Nadia Gilchrist

The April 15th New Moon in Aries (26 deg, 9:57 PM EDT) conjoins Uranus – it’s going to be a firecracker. 

This won’t just be a new beginning, it will be surprising, liberating and disruptive. Events will move quickly, and you may have to hit the ground running. Mercury in Aries will station direct (5:20 AM EDT) on this day, so this will also involve results from Mercury’s retrograde, which began on March 22nd. The process of questioning, reviews or delays that Mercury Rx took you through will end with a bang. 

Some of what this Moon delivers will be unexpected, but you can clue into what might happen if you consider what Mercury’s process has revealed. To recap, Mercury Rx in Aries is about looking more closely at the bold new idea. Or, slowing down to consider the raw facts- what truth is staring you in the face?

Mercury direct plus Uranus equals absolute clarity. Whatever this beginning is about, you’ll know it’s a white hot certainty, and there will be no going back. 

This New Moon will make an aggressive square to Pluto in Capricorn. The square between the Aries Sun and Pluto will be exact on April 11th, so keep your eyes on this date: here is the power play, but it won’t be totally aboveboard. Pluto is the shadow, and when it makes a hard aspect, there will be a challenge involving hidden or manipulative power. You could be making a move, or you could be confronted by someone. Either way, the tremendous push will have more to it than meets the eye, and it will lead to the New Moon’s burst of clarity. 

If you can, avoid manipulative situations/responses. You don’t have control over others, but you do have control over how you react. When the New Moon hits, concentrate on moving ahead with your new truth. Don’t get dragged down by revenge, one-upmanship or fears that you’re going to lose. Just keep your eyes fixed on the future. 

Note that the Sun and Uranus are rulers of Leo North Node and Aquarius South Node. So this Moon will also offer a chance to integrate the past (South Node) and future (North Node). This could be an important step towards what you’ve been trying to create, bring in from the fringe or empower. And the whole deal will be branded with your unique signature – the power (Sun) of being an individual (Aquarius) who is proud of what they have to offer.

The Sun/Uranus conjunction will be exact on April 18th, and Chiron enters Aries on April 17th.  I will write a separate post on Chiron’s ingress, but here’s a quick look from an earlier post:

“The Wounded Healer exits Pisces for Aries on April 17th, 2018. Chiron in Pisces was about surrender and acceptance as the path to healing. Chiron in Aries will be about fighting for what’s essential, even if it hurts, and even if it puts you on the outside (you’ll actually be ahead of the curve – Aries is the sign of the pioneer). Chiron in Aries can stick out like the proverbial sore thumb, and you may be confronted with situations where you’re lacking courage and initiative. And that’s exactly what you’ll need to access. Note that Chiron does not deny you courage and initiative, he only urges you to deal with your insecurities about these things. You may have to step forward when you really don’t want to.” 

Consider how this Moon’s new chapter might involve a new approach to healing, weakness and courage. 



About cindyloucbp

Cynthia is the typical Pisces! Her left brain activities include scientific activities in the hospital laboratory as a manager. Her right-brain activites show as a painter, photographer and musician. She is known as the scientitst who sings!
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