New Moon in Aries: Fire Up Your Passion

Posted on March 16, 2020

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Following the official start of Spring and the Spring Equinox on March 21st is the first New Moon of the astrological year, which occurs on March 24th in the Fire sign of Aries.

This Aries New Moon is going to help you see who you really want to be and give you confidence to step into your creative power with this Fire sign Moon cycle.

Aries is confident, hardworking and speaks directly. With this energy, we can move towards our goals, get our lives in line with our true passions, and break thought patterns we may have fallen into that hold us back.

This next New Moon is a time to get clear with what you want. In order to manifest with the powerful Moon energy, start taking steps towards your goal every day as we move towards the Full Moon. The waxing Moon lasts two and a half weeks and offers building energy for new projects. If you keep visualizing and taking action on your goal it can help you make tremendous strides by the time of the Full Moon which will occur this month on April 8th in Air sign Libra.

Each New Moon has unique energy depending on which zodiac sign it occurs in. This New Moon in Aries has you flirting with your wildest dreams, shedding the layers of fear, and launching directly into your soul’s destiny. It’s an exciting day on all accounts. It’s time to give yourself permission to let the flames of passion within you blaze to light the path towards great success.

Aries energy is a lot of fun so we encourage you to welcome the idea that your life can and should be fun!

Themes of the Aries New Moon:

This is a social energy that helps you find the company of friends and make new connections. With every New Moon, we have an opportunity to start fresh and turn a new leaf. The main focus of this New Moon in Aries is our true passion. We are stepping into our empowered state of being and we are now packing some heat in terms of new ideas and will power.

Each New Moon has other planetary aspects influencing it which we have distilled into these key themes so you don’t have to get caught up in the complex planetary jargon.

Check this out: 5 Ways to Channel Your Inner Fire this Aries Season


You can see a bright future and let your passion ignite changes that you really want to make in your life. Letting go of long-held ideas or fears liberates your soul. You’ll find yourself stepping away from people who don’t support your highest expression of your soul and not needing their approval.

Success in Business

You will find yourself with extra energy to be productive. Actions taken now bring fortunate opportunities. You can now get what you ask for. We have Mars (until March 30), Jupiter, and Pluto all in Capricorn, which means a big part of our mind is focused on business and finances.

Unique Bold Ideas

Aries is the beginning of the zodiac which allows us to break free from old viewpoints and see new pathways for our lives with a burst of confidence. You may find yourself wanting to try something completely new!

New Ways To Be Yourself

It’s a great time to stop apologizing for who you are and just celebrate your uniqueness. When you embrace who you are and express it, you’ll start to see possibilities and heal old identity issues with the Moon conjunct Chiron.

Self-Reliance & Inner Strength

You may feel like making changes to be more self-reliant and feel good about providing for yourself. The Moon is conjunct Black Moon Lilith and encourages us to speak up for ourselves and empower ourselves. You won’t feel the need to rely on others for motivation or happiness. You’ll find you’re more comfortable on your own now.

Creativity Soars

You might finally think of the songs you’ve wanted to write, decide to join art school, start your own healing arts practice, or do something outside of the norm because you’re inspired and have lots of ideas with this Fire sign energy and jump-start from the cosmos.

Embrace New Directions

You’ll feel able to shake the old views or systems that aren’t serving you or the world. The bold energy allows new viewpoints to surface. It’s time to call a spade a spade.

Willing To Take a Risk & Take Action

If there’s something you have really been wanting to do, you’ll feel like you can finally put one foot in front of the other, and pursue your biggest dream. Aries energy likes to move so make a list and get stuff done.


You can get a lot done now with the productive Aries energy. You can make headway this month.


You’re alert, charming and witty. This intelligence was always there it’s just easier to see now.

Things to Watch Out for Under an Aries New Moon:

Because energy doesn’t have a philosophical or moral compass, it’s up to us to guide the energy into positive directions.

When the Moon is in Aries, you will no doubt feel extra energy but it’s also important to know that people may be caught off guard by it and display the less than ideal traits associated with this fiery sign.

Of course, you can (as an astute astrology buff) give them a mulligan because you know the Moon is affecting them. If they lose their cool, they probably don’t know why they are having trouble reigning in their emotions. However, you yourself can be sure to use your intention to capture this energy and channel it into your goals.

Pitfalls to Avoid During an Aries New Moon:

Having a Short Fuse

Aries energy is temperamental and its energy can cause people to speak on impulse without thinking. If you are hit with someone’s emotional outburst, respond by breathing deeply, and saying something positive.


Aries has bold energy and it’s important to keep your intentions in check. Overconfidence can inflate your ego (blocking your intuitive connection) if you are just seeking attention.

Letting Anxiety Stop You

Because of the extra energy of Aries, you may feel anxious now, but taking action will channel that energy into something productive. Exercise or clean if you feel too overwhelmed.

Read this next: The Ultimate Guide To Full Moons

A Ritual for the Aries New Moon:

Sit down for a sacred self-empowering meditation that will kick off this astrological year for you. Clear some time to go within and get to the truth in your heart, listen to your intuition, and see what your soul wants to do in life without holding back.

What ideas flow into your mind when you sit in silence and get into a relaxed state of mind? You can capture these ideas on paper and then create a vision board or an altar just for this goal.

This will help you keep the positive energy flowing towards the goals that come from the deepest part of you. You may want to pull some oracle or Tarot cards (or use our free online Tarot reading) to help get clarity on what to begin with this New Moon cycle.

Concluding Thoughts

We are moving out of the Mercury retrograde post-shadow period, which officially concludes on March 30th. You will start to see forward-progress in your life and the lives of those around you this month because it’s really hard to make strides when Mercury is retrograde.

It’s helpful to know what sign the Sun is in each month so you know the theme for the month and what energy is available to you as well. The Sun is in Aries March 21st to April 19th when it moves into the Earth sign of Taurus. This means we have a lot of Aries energy on this New Moon with both the Sun and Moon in Aries but we will also have this energy for the next month.

If you really step into your power and embrace your true passion however it shows up from the Universe, you’re going to have more energy in the next few months to propel your ideas forward. You’ll have the powerful Full Moon in Libra on April 8th that will help show you that when you ignite your soul’s greatest passion and let it free, the Universe helps you fly.

Allow yourself to dream really big today and experience the energy as it boosts you into new dimensions of positive living and raw potential. To enhance your focus over the next month, commit to meditating on your goal each day with high vibration crystals that you imbue with your intention.

Related Article: Beneficial Thought: March 2020 Tarotscopes

* Editor’s note: This article was previously published April 21st, 2019 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.

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Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and… Learn More About The Author »

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