New Moon in Aries: What It Means in Astrology and What You Can Expect

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In astrology, all new moons herald new beginnings. But a new moon in Aries brings a particular kind of reset, given Aries is the first zodiac sign (and the first fire sign) of the zodiac calendar. Aries new moons reignite your inner confidence, passion, and drive to go after what (and whom) you desire. During this lunation, you’re better able to adopt a beginner’s mindset and charge forward taking risks, remembering that being brave enough to experiment can lead to welcomed change in your life.

Because Aries is the zodiac sign most closely associated with the self and identity, an Aries new moon can inspire you to tune into your inner voice and filter out others’ opinions and expectations. Indeed, the extra Aries energy in the air during an Aries new moon can remind you that putting yourself first isn’t always selfish.

An Aries new moon can inspire you to tune into your inner voice and filter out others’ opinions and expectations.

As a cardinal sign (and the sign that kicks off spring), Aries is also bursting with the kind of enthusiastic energy necessary to initiate new things—which is why a new moon in Aries often coincides with a wave of forward momentum in a particular area of life, the launch of a personal goal, or a recommitment to your inner calling.

Just note that the same high-key energy can filter into your communication, too, giving you the urge to speak boldly the moment a thought crosses your mind. While there is much to be excited about during an Aries new moon, aim to use discernment and exercise patience before making any intense declarations.

Also, know that Aries energy is the spark but not necessarily the flame: Your enthusiasm for and interest in a particular thing at the arrival of a new moon in Aries could just as well fizzle shortly after. But it’s still worth using the momentum to begin, while trusting that the inspiration and dedication required to see your vision through will come in due time.

When is the next new moon in Aries?

The next new moon in Aries arrives on April 8, 2024, at 2:21 p.m. EDT, and it's a total solar eclipse in Aries—meaning, the moon moves directly in front of the sun from our perspective, briefly blocking its light and creating a period of darkness midday.

The following new moon in Aries is on March 29, 2025, and it will be a partial solar eclipse (during which the moon partially eclipses or blocks out the light of the sun, leaving visible a crescent of sunlight). Generally, a new moon in a given zodiac sign occurs once a year, with the full moon in that same sign happening roughly six months later.

What is a new moon, and what does it mean in astrology?

A new moon happens when the sun and the moon line up in the same zodiac sign, with the moon between the Earth and the sun. As the Earth casts its shadow on the moon, the moon appears darkened in the night sky, barely visible from our view.

This moon phase starts the monthly lunar cycle, which is why, in astrology, it symbolizes a time of releasing the old and the outdated, and starting fresh. In turn, new moons are considered lucky periods for setting intentions and manifestation.

To work with the energy of the next new moon, consider visualizing where you would like to be in six months (when the full moon in the same zodiac sign will occur). And be specific: What and whom do you see around you? What are the routines you keep as this future version of you? As the moon’s light grows over the course of the following few weeks, your new moon intentions can also grow in power and scope.

The types of intentions that are best to set on a given new moon depends on the zodiac sign in which it occurs and the connections it forms with other planets in the sky. Whereas a new moon aligning with love-planet Venus may be ideal for manifesting abundance, a new moon forming a tough connection with taskmaster Saturn may be more about setting boundaries. And while a new moon in Pisces might be more aligned for empathizing with others or renewing your sense of compassion (all Piscean themes), a new moon in Aries is, again, a time for initiating personal pursuits. (To dive into the energetic details of any particular new moon, you'll want to read your horoscope for that lunation.)

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