The Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse is a great time to focus on the things you want to manifest in your life. This eclipse is a perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to start their journey towards self-love and healing by working on their inner demons, relationships, or finances. It’s also an amazing time to initiate new projects because you can draw on the energy of this powerful lunar event for inspiration and motivation.
The Significance of the Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse
The Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse will occur on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, heralding the beginning of Eclipse Season, which inevitably brings change. The energy of this New Moon Solar Eclipse can be summed up with the following two themes: confidence and change.
So, let’s make like an Aries and dive right in!
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and is associated with the Element of Fire. People born under this sign are known for their boldness, assertiveness, and confidence. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of action and energy, which gives Aries individuals their natural ability to take charge and lead with confidence. These attributes are naturally highlighted in people (of all signs) that have them, and more easily cultivated by those who need them (such as Libras like myself!). It’s exactly this level of confidence and gusto that is going to inspire people everywhere to instigate change in their lives, and by extension, the world.
Put another way, this lunar event brings with it the energetic blueprint of transformation, reformation, and revolution. During an eclipse, two powerful energies are present: the energy of the Moon and the energy of the Sun. The Sun is associated with our conscious mind and creative power, while the Moon is associated with our emotions and unconscious. Eclipse season is a time of intense energy, profound realizations, and intensified shadow – all of which can lead to potent visions and insights into our Higher Selves. Solar eclipses, specifically, are said to promote our true will and our greatest qualities; therefore, there is great potential for positive change on both the physical and energetic realms, if we choose to claim it.
A Crystal Grid for the Aries New Moon
Creating a crystal grid during the Aries New Moon is a powerful way to focus your intentions and manifest your desires. Remember, the energy of the New Moon can be felt and tapped into 3 days before and 3 days after the actual lunar event. Use the following guide and recommended crystals to tap into the energy of the Aries New Moon and create positive change in your life!
- Aries New Moon crystals (recommended: red jasper, carnelian, citrine, clear quartz, and black obsidian)
- A clean, flat surface (e.g., table, altar, or wooden board)
- A small piece of paper and pen
- Optional: a sacred geometry grid template or cloth (e.g., Flower of Life or Seed of Life)
Step 1: Set Your Intention
Before you begin, decide on a specific intention or goal you want to manifest during the Aries New Moon. Write your intention on a small piece of paper and fold it neatly.
Step 2: Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals
Cleanse your crystals by smudging them with sage, palo santo, or using any other preferred cleansing method. Charge your crystals by setting them in the sunlight or moonlight for a few hours or overnight.
Step 3: Prepare Your Space
Choose a clean, flat surface to create your crystal grid. Optional: place your sacred geometry grid template or cloth on the surface.
Step 4: Place Your Center Crystal
Select a crystal that best represents your intention (e.g., citrine for abundance or carnelian for courage). Place this crystal in the center of the grid, over your written intention.
Step 5: Create the Outer Grid
Arrange the remaining crystals in a symmetrical pattern around the center crystal. For the Aries New Moon, the recommended crystals are:
- Red Jasper: for grounding and stability
- Carnelian: for courage and motivation
- Citrine: for manifestation and abundance
- Clear Quartz: for amplifying energy and intention
- Black Obsidian: for protection and releasing negative energy
Step 6: Activate Your Crystal Grid
To activate your crystal grid, use your dominant hand to connect the energy of each crystal, starting from the center crystal and moving outward in a clockwise direction. Visualize the energy flowing through each crystal, connecting them and amplifying your intention.
Step 7: Meditate and Connect with Your Grid
Meditate on your intention while focusing on the energy of the grid. Visualize your intention manifesting and becoming a reality.
Step 8: Maintenance and Deactivation
Keep your crystal grid intact during the Aries New Moon cycle. You may occasionally reactivate the grid by repeating Step 6. When the cycle is over or your intention has been manifested, cleanse your crystals and thank them for their assistance.
This is a powerful time, so I hope you’re able to take the time to ritualistically mark this occasion. I know I’ll definitely be bathing in the powerful blend of Sun/Moon energies during this time, especially during my meditation and Yoga practice.
Moon Blessings to You and Yours,