April 15 New Moon


Sunday, April 15, should be a very good day for most of us. Mercury, which has been retrograde since March 22, turns direct at 5:21 a.m. EDT. A new moon in Aries (26 degrees) happens that evening at 9:57 p.m., so you get to experience the full impact of his new moon.

Aries is the innovator of the zodiac, the entrepreneur, the risk-taker. She’s basically fearless. When she spots an opportunity, she pursues it. She doesn’t think about it, mull it over, analyze it to death. She acts. And because she acts, she’s often described as being impulsive, but in a suspicious sense, as though impulsiveness is a trait you should squash, smother, silence.

But an impulse is often a signal from the inner self that you’re on target and should leap ahead. And this new moon has a powerful backup in that vein – Uranus forms a close conjunction to it at 28 degrees.

Uranus, the planet of sudden, unexpected events, promises abrupt surprises that seem to come out of nowhere. Positive surprises. Fire signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius- certainly benefit from this new moon, but so do air signs – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. But all of us have Aries somewhere in our charts and that should be the area where the surprise opportunity occurs.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, will be at 21 degrees Capricorn, forming a challenging angle to this new moon (a square). This could create power plays with an authoritarian despot in your life. If you feel that happening, remove yourself from the situation. Walk away. Keep your mouth shut. But because the square isn’t as tight as that of Uranus, the encounter may remain as just one of many possibilities.

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2 Responses to April 15 New Moon

  1. Darren B says:

    Actor R. Lee Ermey was born on March 24th, which makes him an Aries I think and he died on April 15th suddenly –
    Plus he passed away in the Year of the Dog and played Sergeant Yorkie in ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven: Dogs Undercover’.
    He was in the TV show ‘Saving Private K-9’, as well.

  2. DJan says:

    Thinking of recent world events, I sure am glad to see the last of this Merc Retro!