Total Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Aries Energies

Total Solar Eclipse & New Moon in Aries Energies

April 8th New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Aries (Monday 2:21 pm EST) conjunction of the Moon and Mercury in Aries

This Eclipse is a BIG topic of discussion for many and there are many different perspectives. The overall message from my Spirit team for this eclipse is that  it is a time of great expansion and self alignment with our inner Source and a time to expand our minds in order to incorporate the limitlessness of our BEing.  Finding our true balance in being human and Source, as we project our human experiences through our LIVING life, and to  stay away from fear based perspects or the 3d in trying to control through fear. Align yourself with what resonates for you without fear and take time to tap into your authentic power. 

This Eclipse brings in high energy especially with Mercury retrograde in the mix along with other energetic influences like the high influx of Solar activity (solar flares, CME’s, solar winds, schumann resonance etc) as well as  planetary alignments. The Moon represents our emotions and inner world, while Mercury governs communication and intellect. The Sun represents our sense of self and our identity, while Aries fosters a sense of clarity of thought and expression. When these two come together in Aries, a fiery and assertive sign, there's a strong emphasis on expressing our emotions directly and assertively. This aspect can amplify our need to communicate our feelings and desires with courage and confidence. Aries is known for clarity and decisiveness, and when Mercury, the planet of the mind, aligns with the Moon in Aries, it can enhance our mental clarity and decisiveness. This aspect may facilitate clear, direct communication and decisive action, particularly in matters that are emotionally significant to us. 

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is associated with initiation, leadership, and new beginnings and with the conjunction of the Moon and Mercury in Aries this inspires us to take the initiative in expressing our thoughts and feelings, as well as in initiating new projects or ventures that align with our emotional needs and desires. While the Aries energy can be invigorating and empowering, it can also be impulsive and prone to emotional reactivity. During this conjunction, there's a need to be mindful of impulsivity in communication and emotional reactions and it is important to harness the fiery energy of Aries in constructive, positive and supportive ways and avoid unnecessary conflicts, confrontations or reactiveness. This conjunction of the Moon and Mercury in Aries encourages us to express our authentic selves with courage, confidence and conviction as a time to speak our authentic truth, maintain our healthy boundaries, and align our actions with our inner values, compassion and mindfulness. 

Aries is associated with the physical body and vitality, and this conjunction can highlight the mind-body connection, which has also been a theme for the past few weeks. This aspect invites us to pay attention to the signals of our body, thoughts and emotions in order to use them as guides in our spiritual journey. It also brings opportunities for emotional healing and self-discovery/self-remembrance, through courageously and confidently exploring our emotions and communicating our innermost thoughts, so we can gain greater insight into ourselves and experience profound spiritual growth and evolution.

Solar eclipses are powerful New Moons that mark significant beginnings and endings. In Aries and being the first sign of the zodiac, there's a strong emphasis on initiating new cycles, asserting independence, and taking bold steps forward. This eclipse can bring opportunities for personal reinvention, setting new intentions, and embarking on courageous ventures. During this Solar Eclipse, there may be a heightened drive to take action, assert our individuality, and pursue our goals with determination. It's a time to embrace our inner warrior and fearlessly align our passions and ambitions, especially with Aries governing the self and personal identity. A time of breaking free from all limiting beliefs, outdated patterns, nudging and encouraging us to see where we haven’t been true to our authentic selves and understanding that changes or endings are necessary for our own growth, and that we can choose to see the deeper meanings. 

This is a good time for focusing on some of the positive traits of Aries as being straightforward, sincere, brave, honest, optimistic, creative, confident, energetic, heart centered and consider how to positively incorporate these qualities into our lives. It’s a powerful time to re-evaluate our relationship with ourselves and delve into a deeper understanding of our infinite possibilities in order to make forward motion changes in our lives anchored in the fiery transformation energy.  It is time to express our authenticity in the present moment of who we are now, rather than who we were, knowing we can rely on ourselves and being happy about doing so. With this energy we are expanding our inner happiness and know we can be self-sufficient without seeking outside validation or blaming others for the challenges we endured in our lives. It’s a time to refresh and revitalize ourselves through experiences that are aligned and step away from the humdrum routine and doing something new and fresh.

The New Moon in the window of Mercury retrograde may bring some discomfort with the past and may bring up intrusive thoughts and any lingering unhealed emotions but this is in order to motivate and solidify new beginnings. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is coming into alignment in conjunction with Saturn on the 10th, adds to the desire for changes. Mars represents action, energy and assertiveness, while Saturn is associated with discipline, responsibility and limitations, blending drive and structured approach. This conduction encourages endurance, confidence, persistence, patience, organization, inner strength, in order to navigate through any perceived challenges. Saturn is associated with karmic lessons and personal growth through any challenges, while Mars highlights where we need to confront any outdated fears through spiritual growth and self mastery. 

This Eclipse shines light into every corner of shadow energy, so it is important to stay grounded and aligned in order to avoid jumping to conclusions and asserting ourselves without considering others’ feelings. There is a big difference between asserting ourselves from a place of healthy confidence, and asserting ourselves from our lower vibrational ego. 

We have the opportunity to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond the next 6 months. I personally don't believe in making mistakes as everything in our lives is a choice, from the clothes we put on, the speed we drive, the person we interact with, the thoughts we think, every action (internally and externally) is a choice and it's time to make more conscious choices. We are all flawed in different ways for many different reasons and this is a time where we are being prompted to move into the new beginnings and fresh starts of our journey. Something ends in order for something else to start anew and we may be asked to forgive, release, let go, etc., in order to move forward and begin the next chapter on our journey. Many may unconsciously fear change as it is in the realm of the uncertain and unknown, but it is a vital part of our ascension and understanding what we “know” within and trusting the unfolding of the rest. When we surrender to trusting the Universe (Source, inner being, higher self), we create space for the unfolding which we need to do through our heart in harmony with our higher mind (higher self).   


An eclipse occurs close to the nodal axis, and this eclipse is closer to the North Node of destiny and this Eclipse unites all in Aries bringing in an overall energy of what we are pulling into our lives. While we’re heading into the “unknown” in some ways, we also have a good sense that we’re doing so to our advantage for our highest good. Major developments in the personal areas ruled by Aries in our charts are likely to occur over the next 6 months. Overall, the Aries Solar Eclipse offers a potent opportunity for both personal and collective growth through embracing the energies of change, courage, authenticity, and transformation. We  navigate this eclipse season with grace and emerge empowered to create the lives we truly desire. 


Allison Shaw, Spiritual Practitioner 

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