New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Aries

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Aries

On April 8th, 2024, the new Moon in aries will align with the Earth and the Sun to bestow upon us a solar eclipse. This is ONE of the biggest astrological and cosmic events of the year. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon aligns directly between the Sun and the Earth.
The Eclipse is accompanied by two big influences which are Chiron and Mercury (retrograde) in Aries.
There is a deep healing occurring for all of us during this eclipse related to the Divine Masculine, and how we express the flames of our passions and move forward in our lives, taking inspired action in the direction of our dreams. 
New Moon: Represents the start of a lunar cycle and new beginnings. It symbolizes a time of introspection and setting intentions. Energetically, new Moons signify planting seeds for the future. They are associated with self-reflection, planning, and initiating new projects or ventures.
    Solar Eclipse: Is considered a powerful moment with intensified energies. This celestial alignment represents significant shifts, endings, and new beginnings. Eclipses tend to "re-route" us so to speak. These events are here to shake us out of our complacency and direct on on a new or better aligned path for our souls growth and life experience. They are known to bring about a sense of transformation and opportunity for growth.
      Chiron: Chiron represents the wounded healer archetype and is often associated with deep inner wounds, emotional pain, and the process of healing and transformation.
        Mercury: Mercury is associated with communication, learning, intellect, and decision-making. During Mercury retrograde, these areas of life can be influenced by a perceived slowdown or reversal of energy. 
        Aries, the fiery and assertive sign, embodies the archetype of the Pioneer. 
        Aries are known for their dynamic and passionate nature. In their light form, Aries individuals embody traits of courage, confidence, assertiveness, and leadership. They possess an unwavering determination to achieve their goals and are not afraid to take risks. Aries are often associated with the archetypes of the warrior, trailblazer and pioneer who bring enthusiasm and energy to any situation.
        However, in their shadow form, Aries can sometimes exhibit impatience, impulsiveness, and a potential for aggression. They may become overly competitive, ego driven or self-centered, neglecting the needs of others. It is important for Aries individuals to be aware of these shadow traits and work on balancing their assertiveness with compassion and patience.
        The Emperor card in the Tarot is associated with the zodiac sign Aries. Aries is represented by the ram, and the Emperor card often features an authoritative figure with rams on the throne or in the imagery. Just like Aries, the Emperor represents a sense of leadership, power, and control. The card symbolizes qualities such as discipline, structure, and a strong-willed nature, which resonate with the characteristics of Aries as well.
        Energies Felt and How They May be Expressed
        The new Moon (also a super Moon) and Solar eclipse in Aries, are accompanied by Chiron and Mercury retrograde in Aries. We are currently given a gift for our souls' expansion and upgrade. While we may be unable to see these upgrades, we are feeling them.
        There's always a spectrum, and it's a matter of identifying which side of the spectrum you are experiencing. This constantly changes as well.The following are some possible emotions, feelings and needs we could experience.


        𖦹 Impulsive decision-making or speaking before thinking, which can potentially result in misunderstandings or conflicts may arise. 

        𖦹 Feeling the need to express our opinions with a strong focus on our needs and desires or pushing for our own viewpoint, can sometimes cause disagreements or clashes. 

        𖦹 With mindfulness, be open to revisiting past conversations or issues, and take extra care with communication to avoid misunderstandings.

        𖦹 Patience, reflection, and flexibility are valuable during this time, as they can help navigate any challenges or disruptions that may arise.

        𖦹 Issues and traumas related to personal identity, assertiveness, self-worth and or worthlessness are currently gifted an opportunity for healing growth and transformation. 

        𖦹 Themes such as self-assertion, stepping into your personal power, sovereignty, independence, and taking action are being birthed or rebirthed.

           𖦹 Some of us will feel a burst of energy that can propel us forward towards our goals and desires.

          𖦹 We may witness changes in established power structures or authority figures as well as ways of healing.

          𖦹 Physically, some of us will notice ringing in the ears, our solar plexus physically being activated and ready to purge, as well as feeling of exhaustion and tiredness.

          What Can You Do to Support Yourself
          Here are some suggestions to support you during this portal until the Solar Eclipse. I also recommend to continue these practices until two weeks after the eclipse as well.
          ✧ REST & HYDRATE are major keys to integrate what is given to us.
          ✧ Eat light foods, lighter proteins, salads, fruits with high water content. This will help your body distribute its energy in different areas and not just focus on digestion.
          ✧ Grounding, get your hands in the dirt, in your garden.
          ✧ Meditation, yoga, a walk in nature/ exercise, or just quiet time are great for grounding too.
          ✧ If it's nurturing you need, get in the water.
          ✧ Allow and create more outdoor and active play for your children with more rest time. (This goes for your pets too).
          ✧ Dance, sing, be playful (solar energy).
          ✧ Tune in to your Solar plexus. There's a form of masculine, primal intuition being activated from this center right now. Developing  your solar plexus intuition involves practices like deep breathing, self-confidence exercises, and connecting to your gut instincts.

          Focusing on gratitude rather than manifesting (although it's a new moon) is recommended at this time. Gratitude allows you to expand and create more space to receive more. This also supports your higher self that is working with you.
          Most Impacted Zodiacs
          The signs most directly impacted by this celestial convergence are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Aries individuals (or Aries rising) may feel the energies more intensely as the new moon and solar eclipse illuminate their sign, igniting a desire for new beginnings and personal transformation. 
          Aries individuals might feel a strong sense of inner transformation or a significant shift in their lives during this time.
          The eclipse could indicate the beginning of a new chapter or the end of a particular phase in their personal or professional lives.
          Aries individuals may feel inspired to take action, make important decisions, or embrace new opportunities that arise as a result of the eclipse.

          The eclipse cycle that started with the lunar eclipse in Libra on March 25th comes to a close with the solar eclipse in Aries on April 8th.
          This completion of the cycle can bring about changes and transitions for Libra individuals.
          It may prompt them to reflect on the themes that emerged during the lunar eclipse in Libra and consider how to integrate the lessons learned or unresolved matters into their lives.
          The solar eclipse in Aries could signify the need for balance or the resolution of conflicts in relationships for Libra individuals.

          Although not directly related to the Aries solar eclipse, sensitive Cancer individuals might feel the energetic shift and influence of the eclipse cycle's completion.
          The completion of the eclipse cycle could bring about insights and realizations for them and have an impact on their emotional well-being, family dynamics, or domestic matters.
          Cancer individuals might find themselves reassessing their needs and aligning them with their long-term goals or responsibilities.

          The completion of this cycle marks a culmination of events, themes, or situations that have been ongoing for Capricorn individuals.
          It could bring about a shift in their career or public image, encouraging them to reassess their goals and redefine their ambitions.
          Capricorn individuals might experience a turning point during this time, where they are compelled to make adjustments or take bold steps towards achieving their aspirations.
          Supportive Crystals
          Carnelian: This vibrant stone ignites passion and creativity, infusing you with the courage to embrace new beginnings and take bold action.
          Black Tourmaline: Known for its protective and grounding properties, Black Tourmaline shields you from negative energies and promotes emotional equilibrium.
          Red Jasper: With its grounding and stabilizing influence, Red Jasper empowers you to stay determined and resilient in the face of challenges.
          Moonstone: Embodying the energy of new beginnings and intuition, Moonstone guides you through emotional cycles and enhances your connection with inner truths.
          Diamond: Reflects and refracts light, symbolizing the multifaceted nature of Aries. Grants clarity of vision and assists in aligning actions with higher purpose.
          Citrine: Radiates warmth and optimism, amplifying Aries' zest for life and attracting blessings of prosperity and success. Enhances their magnetism and attracts opportunities.
          Amethyst: Provides a tranquil haven amidst Aries' fiery nature. Balances intense emotions, fosters clarity of thought, and deepens connection to intuition. Supports a journey of self-discovery.
          Supportive Essential Oils and Herbs
          These essential oils can help enhance your energy and intentions during the Solar eclipse in Aries. Trust your intuition to choose one to four that resonate with you the most. You can even create your own personal blend.
          Frankincense: Helps to ground and center energy, promoting self-reflection and inner growth during intense periods.
          Lavender: Calming and soothing, lavender assists with emotional balance and relaxation to navigate the heightened energies.
          Peppermint: Invigorating and stimulating, peppermint can provide mental clarity and focus amidst any potential confusion or communication challenges.
          Bergamot: Uplifting and balancing, bergamot encourages optimism and self-acceptance during times of healing and transformation.
          Geranium: Promotes harmony and emotional stability, supporting the process of integrating past wounds and moving forward.
          Lemon: Refreshing and cleansing, lemon promotes clarity and mental agility, helping to navigate any potential challenges with Mercury retrograde.
          Rosemary: Enhances concentration, memory, and grounding, assisting in staying focused on personal growth and self-care.
          Clary Sage: Aids in emotional healing and provides a sense of overall well-being, supporting the exploration of one's deepest wounds and facilitating healing.
          Sandalwood: Grounding and spiritually uplifting, sandalwood helps to foster a sense of self-awareness and connection to higher realms during transformative times.
          Vetiver: Deeply grounding and calming, vetiver can assist in releasing any past wounds or limiting beliefs, supporting personal growth and empowerment.
            Typically New Moons are a wonderful time to set new intentions and manifestation rituals. However during an eclipse, you will often find a lot of information why NOT to do a ritual. Eclipse are really like your "celestial chaperones" redirecting or directing you on a particular path and leaving one behind. When you perform a manifesting ritual during this time, your results or outcomes can be a little surprising or unexpected. Although we all have free will, our free will here on earth can clash with what our higher selves or working on for us. This is why I recommend you focus on a ritual for gratitude during this time.
            What you will need:
            A candle, matches or lighter, a journal/ paper, pen/pencil, your breath.
            1. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit and focus without distractions. Light your candle using matches or a lighter to create a sacred and peaceful ambiance. The fire from the flame will represent transformation.

            2. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself and connect with your inner self and solar plexus. Feel the warmth and glow of this chakra growing strong and confident.

            3. Open your journal or a piece of paper and pick up a pen or pencil. Write the date at the top of the page and begin to write down the things you are grateful for in your life. Reflect on both big and small blessings, moments of joy, moments of growth and realizations, supportive relationships, personal achievements, or anything else that fills your heart with gratitude.

            4. As you write, allow yourself to really feel the gratitude in your heart. Let this feeling expand and radiate throughout your entire being, filling you with positivity, appreciation, and love.

            5. Take your time to savor each moment as you write, immersing yourself in the energy of gratitude and acknowledging the growth and transformation that have brought you to this present moment.

            6. After you have written down all the things you are thankful for, take a moment to re-read your list. Allow each word to resonate within you and deepen your sense of appreciation for the abundance in your life.

            7. Close your journal or put aside the paper, and sit quietly in front of the candle. Take a few more deep breaths, and with each exhale, visualize sending out waves of gratitude and positive energy for this eclipse and gift of healing.

            8. Envision the flame of the candle as a symbol of transformation and growth, illuminating your path and guiding you towards continued personal development and healing.

            9. Express a silent or spoken affirmation of gratitude for the blessings in your life and the opportunities for growth that come with them.

            10. Finally, blow out the candle as a symbolic gesture of releasing your intentions and gratitude into the universe, trusting that they will be received and amplified.

            11. Take a moment to bask in the afterglow of the candle, feeling the warmth and lightness that comes with expressing gratitude. Carry this feeling with you throughout your day, knowing that you are aligned with the energies of growth and transformation.

            This ritual is a powerful way to cultivate gratitude and invite growth and transformation into your life. when you take the time out for rituals, you create a sacred space for reflection, appreciation, and manifestation. It can help you bring about positive changes in your personal journey of growth and healing.

              "I embrace this transformation with courage and clarity, I step into new beginnings, release old wounds, and nurture my growth. I trust in my inner strength to manifest positive change and healing in my life."
              Overall, the solar eclipse in Aries invites us to embrace gratitude, cultivate resilience, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, preparing us for new beginnings and aligned pathways in our lives. Through mindfulness, self-care, and intentional practices, we can navigate this period with grace and openness to the transformative energies at play. Trust the process, and allow the currents of change to guide you toward your most authentic self.