The second new moon Aries is on Thursday, April 20th at 12:12 am ET. Four minutes after that we will have a total solar eclipse at 12:16 am ET. Then at 12:30 am ET the moon transits into Taurus.
What is a New Moon?
The Sun and Moon are together again in the sign of Aries. When the sun and moon are together in a sign (conjunct) it means the moon is starting a new cycle and this second new moon in Aries and Solar Eclipse is happens on April 20th 2023 at 12:12 am ET.
Each NEW MOON offers an opportunity for us to plant seeds of intentions that we can nurture and grow as moon waxes (grows) and prune as the moon wanes (gets smaller).
A new moon cycle happens every month when the moon meets up with the sun in the sky. I call this a "moonth"
When the moon is in Aries there is a collective need to be independent and develop our authenticity by taking courageous action towards our goals and intentions. We feel an urgency to focus, initiate, and set boundaries.
What is Aries about?
Aries is a fire sign which corresponds to creativity, identity, actions, and personal will. Aries embodies fire energy in the form of a shooting star. Have you ever seen a shooting star? The first time I saw one I felt inspired and energized. I was in awe. Tapping into Aries energy is like that. It brings out our inner leader to assertively take responsibility for our lives and actively design the life we want.
Why are we having a second Aries New Moon?
The first new moon in Aries happened at 0º while this second new moon in Aries is happening at 29º. The new moon is in the same sign but the energy is completely different. Last moonth we experienced the initiating energy and this moonth we will experience the closing out energy.
What are the Aries Sabian Symbols?
The Sabian Symbols are a set of 360 phrases that correspond to the wheel of the zodiac. Each one of these symbols holds a story and unique energy field of their own, to further help to understand your path in life.
Aries 0º - A woman rises out of water, a seal rises and embraces her
This degree is the beginning of the zodiac where the old gets left behind and a new understanding and awareness comes to light. This is the beginning of a whole new impulse, creative and responsive.
Aries 29º - A duck pond and its brood
This Symbol speaks of families, being with and caring for youngsters, and caring for each other. Finding friends or family that enrich our life can lead to a sense of community, belonging and love.
To learn more about Sabian symbols and read the full text of each sign and degree go to:
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the earth's surface. During a solar eclipse, the moon appears to cover the sun, blocking its light and creating a spectacular celestial display.
There are different types of solar eclipses, including total solar eclipses, partial solar eclipses, and annular solar eclipses.
In a total solar eclipse, (this is what we are experiencing this cycle) the moon completely covers the sun, while in a partial solar eclipse, only a part of the sun is covered. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is at its furthest distance from the Earth, making it appear smaller than the Sun and creating a "ring of fire" effect around the edges of the Sun.
Chani Nicholas says "eclipses happen in groups, usually of two, and they'll occur every six months. They have a way of defining the year in an activating type of way. They create openings and closings or beginnings and endings."
We'Moon 2023 says "April 19th total solar eclipse at 29º Aries obscures our view and our willpower flags. Use this down time to gain fresh notions of where to put your energy, and what's worth pursuing. The return of light offers promise.
May 5th penumbral lunar eclipse at 14º Scorpio opens up in revealing ways. Old emotional wounds may surface. Let the returning light bring closure, and embrace the healing of your heart anew. "
Six month later on October 14 we will have an annual solar eclipse at 21º of Libra and on October 28th a partial lunar eclipse at 5º Taurus.
The Tarot Lady Theresa Reed wrote an informative blog post about this solar eclipse along with mini tarot readings for each sign. Read it here.
To read about the tarot cards and the modality associated with Aries, see the Aries New Moon Post.
What are the Aries Focus Areas?
Use the list of Aries focus areas to set your Aries influenced intentions, goals, and wishes. It is best to keep your list to 10 or less. Also, as the moon waxes, becomes full, and wanes make a note to come back to these intentions, goals, and wishes so you can refine them until they are crystal clear.
New Beginnings: Initiating, Taking Action
Focusing on Self: Survival Issues, Instincts Assertiveness
Authenticity: Honesty, Impulsiveness, Straightforwardness
Self Discovery: Taking Risks, Competition, Eagerness
Independence: Self-Direction, Self-Reliance, Self-Sufficiency
Warrior Nature: Courage, Leadership, Strength, Boldness
Self Absorption: Selfishness, Vanity, Anger, Impatience
What are the Tarot Cards of the Aries 2023 New Moon Cycle?
The moon travels around all twelve zodiac signs every month.
This cycle the new, waxing, full, and waning moons will be in:
Aries at the New Moon - 04/20/23 - Takes root in leadership.
Leo at the First Quarter Waxing Moon - 04/27/23 - nourishes courage.
Scorpio at the Full Moon - 05/05/23 - celebrates transformation.
Aquarius at the Last Quarter Waning Moon -05/12/23 - releases resistance to innovation.
Taurus at the Next New Moon - 05/19/23 - develops resources and stability.
Aries Moonth Spread
What is the seed of the Aries Moonth?
What begins to grow as the moon waxes in Leo?
What do you celebrate/forgive when the moon is full in Scorpio?
What do you let go of as the moon wanes in Aquarius?
What is the seed of the upcoming moonth in Taurus? (use card #5 as card # 1 next moonth)
Take a picture of your spread and notes to keep on your phone for quick reference throughout the moonth.
Share your spread on instagram with the hashtag #moonthlyspread
Keep all your new moon intentions and tarot spreads in the New Moon Intention Journal.