Astrology

The New Moon in Aries Brings Intense, Self-Reflective Energy—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign

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The new moon in Aries on March 31 arrives at 2:23 p.m., EDT, and its strong energy will be hard to ignore. Not only does it take place in fiery Aries, the sign of the ram, but also, it’s the first new moon of the astrological new year, which began on the spring equinox. We can expect it to ignite our sensitivities and ask us to confront deep triggers or even trauma.

That’s all thanks to its alignment in the sky with Chiron, an asteroid symbolizing the “wounded healer” in Greek mythology. In astrology, the location of Chiron in your birth chart shows you where you may hold some of your deepest pain, and also where you have the potential to heal yourself and others. Activated by the new moon, it’ll now push us to reflect on where and why we’ve internalized that pain.

Whenever we lean into Chiron, rather than resisting it, we can heal part of ourselves—and this lunation is attempting to remind us of that.

Sure, that sounds heavy, but know that it also presents an opportunity for growth. Whenever we lean into Chiron, rather than resisting it, we can heal part of ourselves—and this lunation is attempting to remind us of that. Because it falls in confident, action-oriented Aries, we’ll have the courage, bravery, and determination to confront whatever comes up from a place of power and agency. In other words? While the energy may be triggering, it’ll also be motivating.

Because this new moon in Aries is ruled by intense Mars, which is inching closer to restrictive Saturn, you may feel as if burdens or responsibilities are holding you back from progress. This is simply a test of your endurance: Slow down and listen to what comes up, while pushing forward at a steady pace. So long as you let your heart guide you, a fresher start awaits.

To get a deeper understanding of how this energy will affect your life, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a unique self-care practice to make the most of this day.

What the new moon in Aries means for your zodiac sign, according to an astrologer

Aries

With this lunation in your sign, you're granted the opportunity to reflect deeper on your identity. Who are you, and who do you want to be? New-moon energy will allow you to channel a fresh start for your sense of self. It's a magical time to start a creative project that feeds your soul or release whatever is no longer serving you.

Your new moon self-care practice: Spend time with yourself in front of the mirror. Practice repeating positive affirmations and looking directly into your eyes, no matter how tough that may be. The energy is ripe for embodying how you wish or want to feel.

Taurus

This new moon activates your sensitive 12th house of the unconscious and the psyche, pushing you to acknowledge your pain, rather than bury it. What can you let go of to make more space for your true self? You've received an invitation to surrender and to sit with some discomfort for now, while you honestly address the ways in which you could better nurture yourself and honor your rest cycles.

Your new moon self-care practice: Sometimes, a simple nap goes a long way. Your sense of rest may be out of whack, and if you can schedule a midday nap, your body and your work will benefit greatly.

Gemini

Socializing may be natural for you, but this lunation pushes you to reflect even more deeply on your friendships. Transformative connections can be made at this time, with the moon activating your 11th house of community. You could very well find yourself in the right place, at the right time or plunked right into a networking goldmine. In any case, it's important to closely consider whether the people you're surrounding yourself with are ones who uplift and support you, or who drain you.

Your new moon self-care practice: Go out on a limb, and join a new community that feels aligned to your values or goals. Connecting with like-minded people can bring such joy and alignment at this time.

Cancer

New beginnings may be taking root in your career sector, with this lunation highlighting your 10th house of work. But at the same time, matters in your private life may be intensifying. While this energy may be tough to manage, know that you are worthy of stepping into a new arena within your field, and you have an opportunity to redefine your reputation as such.

Your new moon self-care practice: Do some journaling, thinking back to who you were a year ago. What stands out about the change or the lack thereof? And where do you want to be in six months? This is a time to clearly spell it out for yourself.

Leo

Your horizons feel open and unlimited at this time, given this new moon falls within your ninth house of exploration. How are you framing your future? What is your long-term vision? This fresh start invites you to take risks and seek out adventure. The more you try new things and embrace the discomfort of doing so, the more expansion you'll experience.

Your new moon self-care practice: Sink into some guided meditation. Tapping into your spiritual side will help illuminate insights on the path forward and keep you from getting stuck in your comfort zone.

Virgo

Be ready for some emotional upheaval. This new moon hits one of the most sensitive parts of your chart: the eighth house of sex, death, and rebirth. Rather than resist, try to sit with the discomfort and even bathe in it. When you allow your honest feelings to bubble to the surface, you're able to reclaim your emotional world and address past pain.

Your new moon self-care practice: If you're having trouble managing your emotions, take a bath. Immersing yourself in the element of water will help you navigate the inner turbulence of this time.

Libra

Your love life could be due for a cosmic reset. This new moon highlights your seventh house of romantic partnerships, asking you to determine whether your emotional needs are being met. If you're single, you could meet someone who has the ability to hold and see all of you, including even your deepest wounds. And if you're partnered, this is a powerful time to get extra-vulnerable with the one you love.

Your new moon self-care practice: Leave no topics off the table with loved ones. If you've been brushing an issue under the rug in a partnership, now is the time to address it clearly and openly. You'll feel a weight lifted once you do.

Scorpio

Your health is what matters most at this time. This new moon in Aries activates your sixth house of daily wellness and routines, reminding you that your health can't be reduced to a simple checklist but instead, encompasses a holistic measure of your mental and spiritual well-being. How can you shift your daily habits to support a healthier lifestyle and get ahead of burnout?

Your new moon self-care practice: Replace a habit that's not serving your health with a more productive or supportive one. That could start small: Maybe you choose to drink a glass of water first thing in the morning, rather than rolling out of bed and diving right into your inbox.

Sagittarius

This lunation opens up a profound portal for your healing, in particular, with its activation of your fifth house of pleasure and play. This is your chance to meet with your inner child, and send them light, love, and the nurturing you always needed. It's a time to embrace laughter and creativity, and even to invite more romance and whimsy into your world—perhaps by way of a first date.

Your new moon self-care practice: Find a jungle gym, test out some finger paints, or even play dress up, while letting your inhibitions fall the wayside. Leaning into fun for fun's sake is key for healing at this time.

Capricorn

Stories from your past or your family's past or memories that you've buried deep within could surface during this time. This new moon in Aries touches your fourth house of home and familial roots, unearthing unfinished business in that realm. It's a time to resolve lingering resentments and call in a fresh start, whether that's energetically, emotionally, or even physically, by way of refreshing your home or relocating.

Your new moon self-care practice: Spend some time going through childhood photos or strolling down memory lane with a relative. You may uncover something important that could help redefine or shape your future.

Aquarius

Your curiosity may be piqued at this time. Is it time to pick up a new skill or talent? This new moon in your third house of creativity could certainly make it seem so. Perhaps you feel inspired to study a new area of interest or even learn to do something artistic with your hands, like crochet or paint. Using your hands and mind together at this time is powerful.

Your new moon self-care practice: Record your thoughts with a daily journaling exercise, or if that feels like too much, start with a daily gratitude list. The simple act of putting pen to paper could help open your eyes to a new perspective.

Pisces

You may feel encouraged to reassess your self-worth. This new moon in Aries touches your second house of personal resources and finances, reminding you that you are always your own best advocate. How can you show up for yourself, and what do you really need to feel valued and appreciated? A shift at work or even a new job opportunity could present itself, if you stand up for your own worthiness.

Your new moon self-care practice: It's time to treat yourself. That might mean granting yourself a physical pleasure, like a manicure or a massage. Or maybe it means simply prioritizing your emotional energy, and setting aside a sensual night for yourself at home—with no distractions and no explanation beyond self-care.

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