On April 5th, 2019, there is a New Moon in Aries – Sun conjunct Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Each year, when Sun enters Aries, this is the astrological New Year, Aries being a sign of rebirth and new beginnings.
The new moon is also connected with the idea of new beginnings and fresh starts. Astronomically speaking, the New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon. The new moon is the first lunar phase, when the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude.
So, this day is probably the best day of the year to start something new, to begin a new project. You need to understand that this day is not about planning, it is about acting. So, don’t over-think it! Just do it!
What should your zodiac sign focus on during this New Moon and New Astrological Year?
Aries: it is important to think how you present yourself to others.
Intimate relationships and business collaborations are intensified by the New Moon for better or for worse. In a good marriage, the connection could feel extra warm, loving and romantic. It’s not one sided either with both partners wanting to show their commitment and how much they care. In a business partnership, things could get competitive, but in a good creative way with both sides spurring each other toward greater excellence. On the other hand, bad partnerships will show up show up flaws very sharply. Jealously and rivalry rear their ugly heads as suddenly the other partner becomes it’s nemesis. The waning moon of the next two weeks is make or break, where the couple either to let go of each other, or let go of a negative behavior pattern that has been driving a wedge between them. This can be a really healing new moon if used therapeutically.
Taurus: you need solitude and time for yourself.
The New Moon will put into focus practical matters and the need to organize your life. Habitual reactions are strong at the moment, so much so, that if you want to replace one bad habit with a good one, you will easily fall into the new routine. This is a great time to start an exercise program while you are much less swayed by emotional impulses and your will power is strong. You might also feel compelled to give your home a good scrub from top to bottom as hygiene becomes really important to you.
The glare of the New Moon will show up grime that has built up in your life and foot prints of any toxic rodents. It is a time for purging and releasing. This means weeding out parts of your work time table that are not profitable or cutting time spent with people who are draining you. Playing the martyr will only show up as health problems.
Gemini: focus on making new friends and on group activities!
This is a superb New Moon to enjoy the simple pleasures of life with people you really love. This one takes you back to a time of childlike innocence. It’s about getting excited that it’s a sunny day and you are visiting a cafe that does 99 flavours of Italian ice cream. Everything is yummy with the New Moon here. You should also feel extra nurturing and protective over every small and fluffy person, place or thing. If you could give a word to this placement it would be ‘cute’.
Cancer: it is a good time to develop new professional goals and business plans.
This can be a burdensome month, because you are forced to be responsible and deal with the nuts and bolts of your business. It’s quite a serious time where you will see clearly what has worked and what hasn’t in terms of your life calling. The chickens come home to roost as it were.
Leo: get out of your box, open yourself to new experiences!
During the New Moon you will find it very hard to communicate and to put words to your feelings. This is a time for emotionally charged interactions with others, because you will find it hard to interact in a shallow, chit-chatty fashion. The New Moon opens you up to feeling great empathy with everyone you encounter. This can feel too much at times as random people spill their heart out to you from every corner, including total strangers.
Virgo: you already have mind power; think about new possibilities to use it!
At this New Moon you may become sentimentally attached to objects or your own possessions. You might build a fortress of your stuff around you in order to feel secure. This is a not a good time to buy anything mechanical or utilitarian because you are more likely to build something that reminds you of childhood or your first love rather than its practical considerations. On the other hand shopping for antiques might actually be quite profitable if you have a feeling for a certain era.
Libra: it is a good time to begin a new relationship or to re-define an old one.
The New Moon in your sign makes you extremely emotional for the next two weeks. Don’t be surprised if you burst into tears at the drop of a hat. If you are a manly type you can just say you’re really in touch with your feminine side… seriously you will feel pretty mushy. Don’t worry though, it won’t last so I’d just wallow in it and let it be cleansing. So really this is quite a good time to purge yourself of any internal rage and turmoil. There’s is absolutely no point trying to keep a lid on it and get all Buddhist with your unfulfilled desires.
Scorpio: bring healthier habits in your life! And give up the old, bad ones!
The New Moon is one when you really want to be a hermit. Indeed you really should take this opportunity to withdraw and be kind to yourself. During this period you will feeling extra sensitive to criticism and more insecure than ever, so the further you are away from abrasive people the better. Why put your open wounds out there just for people to rub gritty, salty sand over them. Ouch! No you absolutely don’t have to do that. Instead work on healing those very wounds in private, in the sanctuary of your home.
Sagittarius: it’s time for love and romance. Express your positive feelings!
Friends become extremely important with New Moon this month and you will feel extra sentimentally attached to your buddies. Indeed they will feel more like blood siblings. One in particular might become your new ‘BFF’. It could get so, that even if you are both fully fledged adults, a kind of childish jealousy of other friendships could come into play. On the other hand you may experience this clinginess yourself from another friend, this can be either charmingly sweet or desperately annoying depending on how independent you are.
Capricorn: take care of your home! And spend more time with your family!
The New Moon can make you really popular as you are hyper-sensitive to the mood of the world around you. You know just want the people need, so that they will lap up everything you put on their table. Business should go exceedingly well then during the whole of this month, peaking at the New Moon itself. The only negative thing could be that your private thoughts and emotions have a tendency to spill out involuntarily into the public arena also. That includes social media too, so watch those tweets!
Aquarius: it is a good time to learn something new and to use your communication skills.
The New Moon brings with it a wanderlust for foreign shores. This would be the perfect time to escape to a home from home. It wouldn’t be a good idea to go anywhere too exotic however, because you will still want your familiar comforts. If you are a Brit like me, bring your own T-bags! The main thing is to go somewhere that forces you out of your usual routines. What you are really suffering from is just plain old boredom.
Pisces: think of new ways to earn money!
You might need to loosen the ties to any common interest groups and friends. The catalyst could be their financial problems. Maybe a friend is parasitic and you realise they never pay their share in group activities and you end up having to cover for them. Another way they could be draining is they never offer their time to help, yet they expect you to. A situation could occur where this imbalance becomes very obvious. You say no to lending them some money and their reaction is overly dramatic and totally unreasonable.