Revive your goals this Aries New Moon

Published in The Scribe

     2022 has thus far been good–but not great, and it’s likely that everything you aimed to do this year has fallen by the wayside. Well, that’s about to change. On Fri. Apr. 1, at 12:24 a.m. MT, we have a new moon in fire sign Aries and it’s guaranteed to breathe new life into your goals. 

     Why? Because a) new moons are the best times to start new projects or set new goals, and b) Aries is the premier sign of setting new seemingly impossible goals, starting new projects or just starting over. (Don’t believe me? Ask Aries Mariah Carey after she made the movie Glitter. That film was so bad, Aries Carey had no choice but to start over.) 

     Yep, Aries energy is all about new beginnings. It’s also about new aims and goals and challenges. Oh, and being direct and fearless (if not a bit headstrong and impulsive) in your pursuit of those new beginnings, aims and goals. Cardinal signs Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will especially feel the pioneering spirit of this new moon (because pioneering, initiating, and starting new projects are what those signs do), but all the zodiac signs can use this new moon to their advantage. 

     Mercury in Aries is in close contact with this new moon, which provides an extra boost of brain power for formulating plans or big-picture goals. And planets Venus, Mars and Saturn are all closely aligned in Aquarius. This helps orient your desires, actions and ambitions, making it all the more easier to get back on track (or to just simply get on track).   

     But the big planet aspecting the new moon isn’t a planet at all. Chiron, the asteroid associated with our core wounds, is currently transiting Aries and is closely conjunct with this Aries new moon. According to Cafe Astrology, Chiron connections open up wounds, worries, fears and pains in the parts of our lives that it touches (this is determined by where the asteroid is transiting your chart). 

     With Chiron connected to the Aries new moon, issues of self-worth, excessive anger or competitiveness could surface and try to derail your positivity (because Aries is very positive). But if the cardinal fire sign’s glyph–the Ram–can teach us anything, it’s that even amidst doubts and issues, we charge ahead. 

     Of course how you charge ahead depends entirely on your Sun and Rising sign. So, without further ado:

Your 2022 Aries New Moon horoscope

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Aries ♈

     And just like that, winter is over. Similar to 1998’s Stella, you’re intent on getting your groove back. But how? Well, maybe you set your eyes on a new prize and aim to feel the rush of the hunt again. Or maybe you get fit or get bangs. Either way, you’re inspired to start anew…  

Taurus ♉

     This new moon makes you hella sleepy and hella spiritual. You may have a vision from a past life (when you were a cat) that reveals some hidden truth about your present, which you can use to unlock your future. Or you may take a cat nap and call it a day. Choice is yours… 

Gemini ♊

     Guess who’s hopes, wishes and dreams are about to come true? Yours, that’s who’s! Excitement abounds and there are plenty of opportunities for new friendships to form. Or maybe you finally get to work on that creative (group?) project that you know will make you millions (of dollars, fans and followers). Hey, it could happen… 

Cancer ♋

     Career concerns and public achievements are your primary focus. Now’s the time to ask yourself what you want to be known for accomplishing, how you want to make your mark on the world and how the eff you can do it. A job offer for an exciting/leadership position could also be on the horizon… 

Leo ♌

     Lofty goals are begging you to chase them down and achieve. It doesn’t matter if you want to hike the Himalayas, get accepted into Harvard or get your novel published. This new moon gives you the guts to go after the seemingly impossible. Just remember: Expect to get what you want, and you’ll get it… 

Virgo ♍

     Venmo could see some action, as financial “gifts” from others – parents, grandparents, SO – flood your account. That, or you and your crush/SO make the decision to go all the way annnnd… apply for a mortgage or buy some bitcoin. Either way, there’s an opportunity to transform yourself, your intimate relationships and your joint finances… 

Libra ♎

     Love (and maybe business) relationships are the focal point of your life RN (let’s be honest: when aren’t love relationships the focal point of your life?). If in a pairing, you and your partner could agree to make things exclusive. If single, your crush (or maybe a rando at Diamond Shamrock) could make a move… 

Scorpio ♏

     Self-care is your priority. Expect to start afresh with your health and wellness routine these coming weeks. Maybe you set the intention to hit the campus gym, do hot yoga or meditate until your head (metaphorically) explodes. Or maybe you chill. There could also be a new employment opportunity coming your way. So that’s something…

Sagittarius ♐

     Self-love and R&R are top priorities. The new moon brings opportunities to boost your ego and have some fun. Maybe you do some painting with a twist, go to a b-ball game and gamble away your paycheck, or maybe you go dancing with a stranger like Normani and Sam Smith did back in 2019…     

Capricorn ♑

     Carve out time for home renovations. If life has been rocky with your parents or roomie(s), then set the intention to establish a new status quo at home. Redecorate your room, or look for a new place altogether. The minor changes you make to your living space have a massively positive effect on your psyche. 

Aquarius ♒

     Apps like Nextdoor and Wechat are your go-tos this new moon; you can use them to connect with like-minded others in your neighborhood (and also laugh at the idiotic things people post on there). Or maybe you can use them as inspiration to develop and launch your own app! That’s an idea worth exploring, eh… 

Pisces ♓

     Prepare for a swell of money-making schemes. The new moon boosts your desire for a fatter wallet, which means you may finally decide to: create a freelancing profile on Contra (or Upwork or Fiverr – whichever), buy bitcoin or Snap stock, or make an NFT that you eventually sell for millions. Hey, it happened to Beeple…