Astrology

New Moon in Aries in Ashwini on 23 April 2020

We start a new lunar cycle that is fiery and passionate because the new moon rises in sidereal Aries in Ashwini nakshatra on 23 April. With the masculine side of Mars, we will feel confident, ambitious, and determined. Ashwini represents new beginnings, healing, and removing obstacles. As a collective, there may be a general feeling of renewed hope.

Uranus, the planet of sudden changes and innovation, is also in Ashwini. As the new moon passes over it, there may be transformation that we’ve been waiting for. Aries rules the head and brain, so the collective may feel a deluge of inspiring ideas or shift from fear to confidence.

The Sun transited sidereal Aries on April 13, where it loves the fire of Aries. It may bestow an abundance of blessings in relation to vitality and creative self-expression. Mercury joins on April 24, where it is neutral, but not foregoing blessing the collective with the ability to communicate and learn something new.

This can be a powerful conjunction during the time of the new moon. Aries, when imbalanced, can also point out passive-aggressive behavior, self-centeredness, head injuries, hot tempers, and accidents. Consider healing the solar plexus chakra, which is ruled by Mars. Cool down with meditation, pranayama, or incorporate essential oils like mint or lavender.

In the physical world, from the ascendant, the new moon will initiate new beginnings and healing for one or several aspects in the house. Sudden changes are not to be feared, as they are part of the cycle of life. The old must be released in order to fully accept the new. Check the chart below for your sidereal ascendant/ rising sign.

Ascendant/ Rising Sign

House

Aspects

Aries

1

Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents

Taurus

12

Personal retreat, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles

Gemini

11

Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations

Cancer

10

Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor

Leo

9

Spiritual beliefs, teaching, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children

Virgo

8

Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

Libra

7

Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews

Scorpio

6

Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles

Sagittarius

5

Entertainment, children, artistic projects, being seen (tv, stage, film)

Capricorn

4

Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother

Aquarius

3

Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins

Pisces

2

Money, possessions, self-worth, food, personal pleasures

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