The next New Moon is on April 20, the second in the sign of Aries and a hybrid solar eclipse.
This marks the first eclipse of 2023, which occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.
New Moons are a time for activation, initiation, creation, and go-getting ambition. It’s time to make a start on new adventures, goals, projects, and activity. You are brimming with energy and enthusiasm, invest it wisely into something that will bring positive rewards.
This New Moon in particular encourages us to see where we haven’t been aligned with what is best for our authentic true self. We are ready to grow and change, and ready to see where we play a role there. We know we can handle it. We are poised to make changes and sacrifices.
Look at your relationship with yourself. Look at how positive an environment you create for yourself to survive and thrive.
Let the tarot give you a nudge as to where you can activate personal growth and fulfilment this New Moon.
March 21 to April 20
Tarot card for Aries for the New Moon in Aries: Queen of Wands
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on your desire for leadership.
There are areas in life that you’ve been done to, sat back on, waited and seen what happened, allowed others to dictate the action… enough!
The Queen of Wands wants you to take that step up the ladder, put yourself front and centre, make a big decision, lead by example. This is you at your best and you get to control what happens. Step up.
April 21 to May 21
Tarot card for Taurus for the New Moon in Aries: Ace of Wands
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on a new hobby or lifestyle routine.
The Ace of Wands asks you to start something authentically you, aimed at supporting the development of your best self. It’s likely to be a hobby, creative project, pastime, hobby, travel ambition or lifestyle routine. Take a class, take a trip, take up a new activity.
Look to the past, think about what you enjoyed or wanted to achieve as a child – are these things still relevant?
May 22 to June 21
Tarot card for Gemini for the New Moon in Aries: Queen of Coins
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on wealth and security.
You want to consolidate, shore up, put down roots, bank on and build your assets and wealth. You want a long-term plan and goal, which you can break down into milestones and use to guide your decisions and actions.
The Queen of Coins puts her health and wealth first, she creates a safe space to thrive in. This is your priority this New Moon.
June 22 to July 23
Tarot card for Cancer for the New Moon in Aries: Justice
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on being fair and moral.
Justice is a powerful card reminding you that karma is always watching. Don’t be tempted to take a shortcut, blast someone behind their back, gloat over a victory, or play a shady hand.
Be fair, be just, be ethical. Follow your moral compass and do the right thing (especially where you’re tempted not to). This will yield rewards you can’t yet see, but will be powerful and affirming.
July 24 to August 23
Tarot card for Leo for the New Moon in Aries: Page of Coins
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on education. The Page of Coins is the tarot’s student card and always asks the receiver to study, learn, read, research, absorb, understand, seek.
New knowledge can open up new options and ideas. Who knows where a little bit of focused research and studying could take you?
Pursue what interests you or what would be useful to your career. Make this practical and tangible. Start today!
August 24 to September 23
Tarot card for Virgo for the New Moon in Aries: The Hanged Man
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on thinking out of the box.
You are a clever, perceptive person but sometimes a little rigid or set in your own opinions and standards. The Hanged Man asks you to let all of that go.
Let your inner voice be quiet. Put yourself in another’s shoes. Consider ideas or opinions you usually shut down. Look through a new lens from a different angle. Amazing enlightening opportunities lie ahead when you get out of your own head.
September 24 to October 23
Tarot card for Libra for the New Moon in Aries: Nine of Coins
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on long-term material improvement.
By that I mean things like mortgages, pensions, investments, shifts to a healthy sustained lifestyle, caring for the environment in daily life, working on a future career path, seeking to change location or buy a new home.
Look ahead. The Nine of Coins plays the long game and sets a far-out goal and then redesigns the here and now to work towards it. This can be your guiding light.
October 24 to November 22
Tarot card for Scorpio for the New Moon in Aries: The Chariot
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on location.
You are ready to move, be that literally or figuratively and it’s all driven by an evolving new purpose and direction. You want something different and it probably means you need to change your environment.
The Chariot can mean journeys, excursions, moves, location changes, long haul travel, or a more on-the-go lifestyle. Consider your goals and how they link to your place.
November 23 to December 21
Tarot card for Sagittarius for the New Moon in Aries: The Lovers
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on commitment. I know that’s a bit of a dirty word for many Sagittarians, but here we are: stick or twist.
Decide what (or who) you truly want and commit to that path, no dithering or playing both options or hedging your bets. Let people know where they stand and let yourself be fully focused on what you want.
The Lovers shows you feel torn. That’s okay, it just shows you have a choice to make. So make it.
December 22 to January 21
Tarot card for Capricorn for the New Moon in Aries: The Emperor
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on power and control. As in you need to exercise more of both.
You are a stoic, strong, determined, shrewd person. If you don’t know best then I don’t know who does!
The Emperor brings you a surge of power and self confidence, of personal belief and ambition. Use it. Put it into tangible projects, tasks and actions. Take the lead and do what suits you, Cap. This is your time.
January 22 to February 19
Tarot card for Aquarius for the New Moon in Aries: Ten of Wands
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on deep rest. I mean it!
This is not about being lazy, dropping out, letting people down. This is about scheduling proper and rewarding phases of restorative relaxation and deep rest so that you can fire on cylinders when you need to.
You aren’t doing this for yourself right now, and you’re becoming increasingly fatigued. The Ten of Wands is a burnout signal. Stop this. Rest and take it seriously.
February 20 to March 20
Tarot card for Pisces for the New Moon in Aries: Five of Swords
Meaning: Your New Moon in Aries personal development energy is focused on healing a conflict.
You hate fall outs and tension, but they are part of life. Don’t focus on the noise, seek the root cause and actual crux of the matter and talk to people at that level about that issue. Calmly, compassionately, with a ‘seek to understand’ hat on.
The Five of Swords shows you can mediate and heal this rift, maybe only you can. Try your best. It’s going to be worth it. Peace at last.
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