Astrology

April 2022’s New Moon In Aries Brings Focus

The new moon in Aries meets up with Chiron for an illuminating look on pain and courage.

The first new moon of the astrological year arrives on Friday, April 1 at 2:24 a.m. EST at 11 degrees in the sign of the ram, Aries. What makes this lunation worth noting? Find out everything you need to know to make the most of it, ahead.

First things first: Aries is a cardinal sign, a modality within astrology that’s all about initiation. Guess what’s also about initiation? New moons. This lunation is already the perfect time to set intentions and start anew, and with Aries’ cardinal energy on its side, it’s all the more potent.

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Let NYLON astrologer David Odyssey break down the ram: “Armed with the ram’s horns and its own ideas, Aries bursts through the academic nonsense, and rearms the individual with their own sense of purpose.”

“Ruled by Mars, avatar of war, sexuality, and ambition, the warrior children care not for how they should behave, based on assumed notions of people-pleasing,” he continues. “In Aries country, conflict is not abuse; it’s an invitation.”

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The new moon in Aries is also conjunct the celestial body Chiron, known as the wounded healer. Named after the Greek healer, philosopher, and teacher who, ironically, could not heal himself, this placement sheds light on our deepest wounds and how to heal them.

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So what does this all mean in terms of the new moon in Aries? Think of this lunation as an opportunity to focus on your core wounds and insecurities, as well as your relationship to courage.

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How do you handle conflict, whether its exterior or interior? Where do you find courage? Perhaps your inner wounds can also be the source of your strength. Let the new moon in Aries help you find power in the most unexpected of places.

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To find out how the new moon in Aries affects your own personal birth chart, read your for your rising sign in NYLON’s April 2022 horoscope.