The Aries New moon is the first new Moon of the astrological year. Typically a time when the head is boiling over with ideas and desperate to get out and put those ideas into action.
Aries rules the head. It is a fire sign and Mars is its ruling planet.
Venus is currently retrograde in Aries – until April 15. Mars is currently in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus.
Sooo, some of that hot headed energy is busy finishing up projects that need to get done before we can start new projects.
You may want to finish affixing the legs to the work table you've been crafting for months before you expect that table to support the new projects you are desperate to build.
So, I’m not saying don't start anything new at the moment. I am saying new projects may go more smoothly after Venus starts going direct in about three weeks. I share this because if there is a two steps forward one step back feeling that could be why.
Venus may be checking any forward motion with questions like – is this a safe step to be making? Is it true to the path I want to be on and true to my values?
Jupiter is also retrograde in Libra – the sign opposite to Aries.
At this new moon there may be a feeling that relationships must be considered when we act. Relationships must be considered as we expand into new arenas of our lives. The relationships may not be current ones. We may be feeling the effects of past relationships and need to review how certain relationships have affected our actions and our decisions in life. We can take time to consider if we are doing things driven by our own guidance or by the influence of others.
This isn't a bad or good thing, necessarily, just an area to bring into our conscious mind.
Aries doesn't always want to think before it acts.
It wants to go on instinct which is a big part of the Aries lesson- learning to trust the gut.
This new Moon in Aries, however, is tempered by additional forces, additional considerations.
What effect will my plans and actions have on my safety, security and values? What effect will my plans and actions have on certain if my relationships?
Do I want to put those plans and actions into play now? Do I want to let them gestate a bit?
This is asking a lot of Aries energy which is raw power, typically.
So, I recommend finding safe and less risky areas to let off steam during this time. That way, the bigger stuff can remain under consideration and be rolled out with some planning and foresight.