The moon is on her way to being full this Tuesday March 21 in the fiery sign of Aries at 12:23 pm CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; this is called a conjunction in astrology. For this particular lunation the sun and moon will be conjunct at 0 degrees Aries. New moons are like a big cosmic reset button, they symbolize new beginnings. This is the perfect time to set new intentions and make wishes. The day before the new moon, which in this case will be Monday March 20, is known as the dark moon. Because our psychic vibe tends to be amplified on a dark moon, this is a great time to get out your oracle or tarot deck and give yourself a reading. You can ask questions like:

  • What do I need to know for the next month?
  • What do I need to focus on for the next month? 
  • What are my challenges/obstacles for the next month? 
  • You can draw a card for each question if you like. 

Keywords associated with the New Moon in Aries: self-image, ego, confidence, aggression, initiation, vitality, spontaneity, bravery, enthusiasm, energy, heat, lust, leadership, appearance, new beginnings, attitude and force. Pay attention to the keywords that jump out at you. Which keywords describe your life right now? I’ve always felt that the new moon in Aries is the most potent new moon of any year because both new moons and the sign of Aries are linked to new beginnings. This makes the wishes and intentions you set on this particular new moon extra powerful. Giving this new moon an extra boost of energy are the planets Mercury, Chiron and Jupiter all of which are in the sign of Aries.   

Elements and the New Moon in Aries: Each astrological sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water and Aries belongs to the fire element meaning enthusiasm, courage and passion take center stage. When we embrace the fire element we invite excitement and challenge into our lives. So, instead of collapsing into self-doubt, insecurity and people-pleasing, the new moon in Aries is a time to take advantage of a new opportunity, take a risk or reconnect with your passions.  Harnessing the superpowers of the Aries new moon means you replace “playing small” with belief in yourself. Interestingly, in 2023 we get two new moons in Aries; the first one is this Tuesday March 21 while the second one occurs on Thursday April 20. As with anything in life there is a dark side to the fire element; playing with fire can get us burned. In we default to the shadow side of the fire element we create cheap, messy, B-grade drama that does nothing more than cause a scene and ultimately gets us nowhere.  

Modality and the New Moon in Aries: Another way to divide the twelve astrological signs is by modality. In astrology each sign will belong to one of the three modalities; cardinal, fixed or mutable. The modality tells you a bit more about that sign’s attitude and nature. Aries belongs to the cardinal modality meaning this is a sign that initiates. Instead of sitting around contemplating the meaning of life, a cardinal sign like Aries wants action and they want it now. The new moon in Aries says, stop thinking so much and get into action. Do something, anything that gets the energy moving in your life. No more procrastination exclaims Aries. Take a step forward. Even if that step forward is a baby step it’s a step in the right direction; forward. 

The body and the New Moon in Aries: Parts of the body associated with Aries are the head, the eyes, adrenals and blood pressure. During this new moon in Aries some of us may need to give some attention to these areas of our body. 

Crystals and the New Moon in Aries: The best crystals and stones you can work with during an Aries new moon.

Ruby – the stone of passion and vitality

Aventurine – the stone that disconnects you from energy vampires and connects you with abundance and wealth.

Citrine – the stone that opens you to new possibilities and abundance.

Green Calcite – Helps with stress and supports the adrenal glands. 

This leads us to the upcoming full moon, the Pink Moon, which will take place on Thursday, April 6.

March 20, 2023 — Denise Welling