Star Signposts: New SolLunar Cycle in Aries~ April 15 – 21

New SolLunar Cycle in Aries

“Sunrise” photograph by Claire Dibble

Our last SolLunar Cycle, tied to watery, intuitive Pisces and Wounded Healer Chiron, brought huge emotional clearings and fostered an emerging clarity to our lives. In extraordinary contrast, we now leap into this New SolLunar Cycle in independent, pioneering, fired-up Aries. It’s time for shock waves and earthquaking events as both Sun and Moon also team up with revolutionary Uranus and the great disrupter, Eris.

And there’s more chaos on the way. Here’s a forewarning: Mars and Pluto will make a once-every-two-year conjunction in sidereal Sagittarius on April 26. “The Scream Emoji” (you know that one?) might be applicable here. Read about the intensity of this extraordinary pairing and planetary implications below.

Thank you, dear Claire Dibble for the use of your red/orange Aries-inspired photographs for this SolLunar Cycle. Please take time to view Claire’s extensive, beautiful, global photographic work at her website.


MINI-READINGS: Consider a sidereal mini-reading with me for $44 (the number of living your Mastery on Earth). I will discuss where last year’s historic Total Solar Eclipse is still taking place in your chart, along with other personal transits for 2018. You will get a whole lot of information! Please send me an email if that is of interest to you. Thank you!

I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, life will flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!


New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aries

“Spherical Lichen” photograph by Claire Dibble

Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from LunarPlanner:

“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”

Sun April 15

Sun/Moon/Uranus in Aries: As the Sun sets tonight, our next shockwave New SolLunar Cycle begins. Both Sun and Moon line up with Uranus and Eris, linked to planetary disruption and breaking free of old history and conditioning. If you can, take some quiet time this evening to attune to how this breakthrough energy seeks to manifest as the planetary orbit of YOU. You are one of a kind. Honor the complete uniqueness of YOU in this Universe, another attribute of Uranus. This entire four-week period is sure to rock our world with conflicts and warfare, as well as manifest as the courage of many individuals to take a stand against injustice. For others, it will be time to awaken from the slumber of being a follower, especially of ego-driven authoritarians or gurus, and instead act upon the truth of one’s own experience. Or experience a rude awakening from their previous denials. This SolLunar theme of independent thought and exhibiting courage is the leading theme for the upcoming surprising events ahead in 2018.

Mercury in Pisces turns direct: In perfect cosmic timing, our planet of communication, Mercury, leaves it’s retrograde (introspection) of the last SolLunar Cycle and turns toward the future again. Time to take those percolating ideas of the last three weeks and find ways to manifest them into your world. Mercury in Pisces taught us to listen, listen deeply to what feels right, and not to overthink or analyze. It thereby strengthened our trust in our own intuitive insights. Such a gift we just received during this period. By May when the ‘shadow’ period of this retrograde cycle is complete, you are able to more fully share what you learned about yourself with those around you.

Mon April 16

Venus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra: This extraordinary event involves our brightest luminous planets. At sunset, Venus will set in the west, and Jupiter will rise in the east in an exact opposition to one another. In this case the word ‘opposition’ isn’t a negative thing, but a force of great amplification and moment of clarity involving all things of the heart and our creative expression. It is a giant love portal, creating a sense of being supported generously by the universal forces. You can most benefit from this gift by holding the attitude of gratitude, giving thanks for the many blessings you already have, while also give thanks for what you desire going forward, as if it has already happened. It is an evening of extraordinary ceremonial power.

Moon in Aries square Ceres in Cancer/Lunar Nodes: This marks new beginnings in relationship to your home environment or with an elder or parent. Family members might retreat to their own spaces tonight, so don’t be clingy if the kids need to do their own thing.

Tue April 17

Saturn in sidereal Sagittarius turns retrograde: The planet that governs the overall infrastructure of our lives, Saturn, now heads into it’s annual retrograde until September 6. Whatever it is you seek to create in physical form in your life, this retrograde period is good for either doing research, dismantling the old forms (such as a house deconstruction/reconstruction project) and refocusing your energy into daily routines that support your health and happiness. This cycle is profoundly tied to our political dramas (Sagittarius) and our justice system (Saturn as the ruler of laws) and supports justice being served.

Moon/Venus conjunct in Aries: Step outside at sunset to witness this monthly, holy and inspiring paring of the crescent Moon (all things are possible and new) and brightest-of-the-Lights, Venus. A miracle to behold and be held within. See what insights trickle in as you appreciate it’s beauty and wonder.

Venus in Aries trine Pluto in Sagittarius: This aspect brings a positive shift or good news if you are willing to courageously take the leap your heart is longing to take or create in your life.

Wed April 18

Sun/Uranus conjunction in Aries: This explosive pairing happens once a year, creating shock waves around the world, sudden weather events, electrical or neurological short-circuits. It encourages bold action, breaking free of the old, and supports experimentation in all things. Erratic people get more erratic and unpredictable so be on guard and drive defensively if you don’t want to get caught up in someone else’s chaotic field.

Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Taurus: This paring happens later in the evening and can stir up a desire to stay up later to plan, organize, strategize your next steps.

Thu April 19

Moon in Taurus quincunx Mars/Pluto in Sagittarius: Be a practical visionary and bring your lofty vision down to Earth. Research the cost of the trip you want to take, the project you seek to build, or sign up for the educational class that is speaks to your student-self. This energy also helps you excel in athletic explorations.

Fri April 20

Moon in Gemini square Chiron/Juno in Pisces: Curious, questioning Moon in Gemini asks probing questions to one’s mate, colleagues, anyone, and is willing to address a shadow issue, unhealthy behaviors or a hidden wound. Mental health professionals are working full-tilt today helping many who seek last minute appointments.

Moon in Gemini square Mercury in Pisces: Similar to the above aspect, this one is excellent for talking through any problems and discovering how to honor both thoughts and feelings in making a decision. It’s good for shopping for spiritually-oriented items or discovering new music.

Sat April 21

Moon in Gemini opposite Mars/Pluto in Sagittarius: People are fired up and impassioned about their ideals and opinions and are expressing them voraciously, openly, which leads to both open warfare or honest truth-telling.

Venus in Taurus sextile Juno in Pisces: Alongside the above hot-tempered aspect, we also have this kinder, more gentle one of loving, security-oriented Venus in Taurus to show-compassion-to-your-beloved, Juno in Pisces. It’s perfect for a couple’s massage, or visiting your favorite bodyworker, or a sensual date outside, exploring the healing energies of earthy and watery environments.

Resources for Personal and Planetary Well-Being

JIN SHIN JYUTSU ~ TOOL FOR SUPPORT: Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.


COWSPIRACY : This is a must-see movie for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists.


About the Author

Lyn Dalebout
This post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. If you would like to receive weekly updates directly in your email or to learn more click here.

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