In this lunar cycle, our New Moon is on April 30at 4:28 pm EST.
In astrology, the New Moon is a time of new beginnings and wiping the slate clean. During a Solar Eclipse, the Moon is between the Earth and Sun, and it casts a shadow over the Earth.
This is the 'stop and smell the roses' sign of the zodiac. Taurus loves to indulge in beauty and luxury, as it is ruled by Venus, the planet of value. Taurus also likes to feel secure and can balk at change and any disruption to routine if feeling threatened.
Uranus, the planet of change, is sitting next to the Moon and Sun in the sky, sparking a breakthrough or ah-ha moment with this eclipse. A new perspective may be just what we need. But as Uranus energy can feel like anxiety to many of us, we'll want to be sure we are grounding and centering, however that looks for you. Perhaps you like to walk, listen to music or a guided meditation, lie in the grass, or do a breathing exercise. However you ground and center, however you reconnect with that feeling of we are all one, connected, safe, and just where we need to be, this is the week for it. Commit to your grounding practice with devotion, with the steadiness of the bull, and it will see you through whatever this portal of change throws your way.
This eclipse is also sextile to Mars, giving a boost to our energy and confidence, just the tools we need to make a change. With Mars, we have that inner knowing that we can make it. That we are strong and will survive. It brings out the warrior spirit in all of us, the part of us that never takes things lying down and instead fights, champions, and plows through the obstacles in our way.
The Venus energy of this lunation helps to shape the Mars energy, molding it so the edges are a little less rough and jagged. We are aware of our power and the might that can be wielded with it, but behind it is a tender touch of mindfulness and justice.
Some questions to ask yourself on this New Moon:
- What helps you feel grounded?
- What can stabilize you in the midst of change?
Below is where you may be feeling this New Moon highlight something for you. These are written for your Rising Sign, but feel free to read your Sun and Moon sign as well (you can look up your Rising Sign here).
♈Aries: Money, possessions, value (and self-value)
♉Taurus:Appearance, self-identity, how you present to others
♊Gemini:Fears, self-undoing, secrets
♋Cancer:Friends, networks, social circles
♌Leo: Career, ambitions, reputation
♍Virgo: Travel, study, expansion of the mind & spirituality
♎Libra:Joint finances, debt, sex, transformation
♏Scorpio:Committed relationships (including business partners)
♐Sagittarius: Daily routines, your health, self-care
♑Capricorn:Creativity, kids, romance, pleasure
♒Aquarius:Home, family, all things domestic
♓Pisces: Communications, community, siblings, neighbors
If you’re curious about what this lunar cycle has in store for you, try out the tarot card spread below.