Be Brave, Challenge Yourself, What Drives You? – New Moon in Aries – April 2018

New Moon in Aries


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This month’s New Moon will exact in the sign of Aries on 16th April 2018 at 11:57am here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT +10).



With the Sun, the Moon, Mercury and Uranus all placed in Aries at this New Moon, you are likely to feel a strong sense of motivation and renewed vitality this month.

This is the month to activate your inner trailblazer, to consider stepping out of your comfort zone and to take a few risks (think big girl/boy pants)!!

Aries energy loves a challenge!!

This is not a month to feel hemmed in or restricted.

Mercury will turn direct the day before (on April 15th) signalling a time of forward-momentum and with Uranus tightly conjunct this New Moon you may be feeling inspired and full of new ideas, which you can now progress.


Opportunity to Bring Healing

If Mercury’s retrograde journey (also through Aries) found you connecting with some pain points, now is the time to set some intentions that can help you to change your habits and behaviours accordingly.

Mercury’s conjunction with Chiron (the latter situated at the very last degree of Pisces) and square to Saturn it is an ample time to take responsibility for your own healing around the themes that arose; especially as Chiron is just about to head into this same sign (Aries).

With Saturn preparing to turn retrograde in his home sign of Capricorn, this is a great month for re-visiting the structures that you have in place within your life.

What boundaries do you have? How do these keep you safe and protected?

Where might you need more?

Those subscribed to my Lunar Illuminations will find further tips on this energy arriving in their Inbox on Friday.  If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so here.

You’ll receive 8 emails throughout the lunar month as we move through each of the 8 main phases of the Moon helping you to set and follow through with your intentions.



Rebellion is in the air!

Aries energy is independent, spontaneous and driven.

With Uranus strongly placed alongside this New Moon you may also connect with a rebellious side of your nature and find that you can no longer tolerate circumstances that make you feel suppressed or held back.

Use the powerful energy that is on offer this month to pursue goals that honour your personal values and which connect you with a sense of  personal growth and freedom.

And be aware of a potential tendency to blame others for your circumstances.

Only you are responsible for your life and the way that you feel

… and only you can change things!!

The sure fire way of getting stuck in life is to play the blame game, go down the “victim road” and to give away your power.

This is your life!!

What do you want to do with it and how are you going to make that happen?


Potential Reactivity/Volatile Communication

Watch for reactivity and be mindful of your triggers around this New Moon.

Try counting to ten or going for a walk if your buttons are pressed.

What is your anger teaching you?

What do you need to be more aware of and how are you using your words?

With Mercury conjunct be aware of the pain that they can cause and note any sore spots caused by words being spoken to you.

If you’ve not looked after yourself adequately and taken enough time to rest during the waning lunar cycle, your potential for outbursts will be higher.

Mercury will be direct, but will still appear stationary at this New Moon, so be open to the lessons coming your way.


What Do You Need?

Aries lunar energy asks you to pay attention to your personal needs.

Is it time to speak up for what you want?

… or perhaps last month’s Full Moon bought up themes around “give and take” for you; showing where you can be more of a giver or more of a taker.

How can you bring this cycle of energy into balance?


Passion, Motivation and Balance

The Sun will move into Taurus on 20th April continuing the emphasis on Earth and Fire energy within our skies.

Fire can bring passion and motivation fuelling the impetus Earthly manifestations.

This combination brings much creative energy and the ability to produce plenty, but remember to make time for rest to avoid burn out.

Meditation, outdoor walks and drinking plenty of water (1litre per 22kgs of body weight is the recommended intake) should bring balance.

Venus’ placement in Taurus is a reminder to slow down and enjoy the beauty of every day life.

Pleasure your body and remember that self care is fundamental – no matter how busy your life gets or appears to be.

Be mindful of accidents and burns under such strong Aries energy, which you’ll be more prone to if you’re rushing about and not taking the time to ground yourself.


Don’t Give in to Fear

If you find that fears are arising in relation to asking for what you want, consider the alternative – stagnation, resentment, a life half lived…

Take responsibility for your own transformation and subsequent empowerment even if you have to do that very slowly at first.

Those steps will be worth it!!


Move Your Body

You may also find a need to up the exercise this month to burn off some excess energy and to prevent a feeling of restlessness and irritation.

We are becoming a World of serial sitters, so it’s vital to ensure some kind of movement each day.

Take a walk at lunch time or a bike ride and enjoy the fresh air.

Book an early morning Yoga session, join a personal training session in your local park or sign up for the gym and commit to getting fit.


How do you Assert? What Gets you Fired up?

Contemplating your passions – what gets you fired up/what drives you – can re-connect you with your purpose and innate determination to get moving on what inspires you this month.

Take responsibility for owning your inner fire and re-kindle the flames of desire within your life.

What makes you feel alive?!!

Perhaps this will ignite an impetus to use your dynamic energy for a cause or perhaps this month is more of a personal crusade.


Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 26 degrees and 02 seconds of Aries. which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 26 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

Remember that New Moons are fabulous for cleansing your crystals and your home. They are also great for setting intentions.

I offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intentions helping you to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

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Be brave, be honest about your values, your wants and your needs and do something that scares you; even just a little bit this month!!

With Much Love and Kindness, Toria xo


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