New Moon In Aries April 10th

Getting truly close to someone is a frightening prospect… for many.

As a Cancer Sun (and Mercury and Mars!) it works like this: after getting that truly close to someone — intimacy — I don’t want any separation. I’m in. EVEN IF everything isn’t all figured out yet. I’m in and I know.

The New Moon in Aries is activating my 8th House so that’s my story. What’s yours? And do you set New Moon intentions?

Be FEARLESS in your Aries house. This is huge for me. Not just fearless in my closest relationships but also in regards to money — money owed. It’s tax season, have to deal with the student loan people. I can’t be Cancer and hide in my shell. Must take care of business.


The New Moon is at 20 degrees Aries on April 10th so go around the chart, your chart, and look for this degree.

You can even go 4 or 5 degrees in either direction as an exercise. Just to see. You can begin with Aries. Got anything around 20 degrees Aries? There’s your conjunction to the New Moon.

Then jump over to Libra to check for an opposition, an argument, a confrontation a cooperation, a deal.

Then visit the signs that square, Cancer and Capricorn, for any stress, motivation. And then look for Sagittarius and Leo, for trines, the help. And then Aquarius and Gemini, for sextiles, more help but you have to turn it on.

Notice the houses affected. What do you see? Note the degrees of your angles as well.


I can’t believe it’s already April. Life is moving but what is happening. Sometimes the movement is imperceptible. Does that mean we need to pay better attention? The post-its above my desk remind me of what I need to do.

“Whatever is happening is the path to enlightenment.” – Pema Chodron.

And there’s another one, reminding me to pray. Even if that prayer consists of a word or two. Thank you. I love you. Save me.Β 


If Aries is a brave warrior then a New Moon in Aries is increased protection, defiance, courage, strength, ability, MARS, conquest. Soldier does not hide in her shell. New Moon in Aries = reinforcements, the cavalry coming but hold your fire. Make sure you are fighting for what **you** want.

Venus and Mars, desire and desire, (and the Sun of course) are conjunct the New Moon and it’s the last lunation before the coming eclipses. Water rushing in. Uranus is there too. Your job is to strike the match and not to destroy anything or anyone but to create the biggest brightest fire you can in that part of your chart. People need to find you. God needs to find you. Stop hiding. You make this fire not for death or destruction but to give light and warmth and fearlessness. No matter what is threatening to take over your peace and sanity and dignity (Pluto does square this New Moon), keep coming up for air until you are inches above it, feet above it, miles and miles above it.

I loved flying back from Las Vegas. What peace I felt on that plane, up in the clouds, everywhere and nowhere.


A poem from Lalla from the book The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy, edited by Robert Bly

The soul, like the moon,

is new, and always new again.

And I have seen the ocean

continuously creating.

Since I scoured my mind

and my body, I too, Lalla,

am new, each moment new.

My teacher told me one thing,

Live in the soul.

When that was so,

I began to go naked

and dance.

(translation: Coleman Barks)

What words do you have for this New Moon?

Love, MP

What I’m listening toΒ Goldfrapp


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