On Apr. 5, 2019, the first new moon of the spring season rises. While we won't see it in the sky — new moons are funny that way — it will evoke stunning illuminations from within. With Aries season in full effect, April's new moon will have us turning inward to ready ourselves for some big adventures to come! In order to best utilize this sacred time for self-reflection and preparation for the lunar cycle ahead, you'll want to try out a few mediations for the April new moon. Taking the time to be quiet, still and contemplative, can be the difference between a progressive attitude and a stagnant state of mind.
Bustle talked to astrologer Kyle Thomas about what April's new moon will inspire in us specifically, and what kinds of meditation will work best for us during that time. Because we'll be feeling a kind of motivated excitement under the new moon, we'll need a bit of direction when it comes to manifesting something lasting with that ambition. "When it comes to new moons, they open a window in time where the actions that we take will come to fruition later on and redirect the motion of our lives," Thomas says of the importance of setting ambitious goals for ourselves during the new moon.
"However," Thomas goes on to say, "with a sharp look from Saturn, the planet of longevity and maturity, at both the sun and the moon during this time, we’re going to have to work extra hard to win that goal we are after." Meaning, this astrological obstacle shouldn't keep us from dreaming big. Instead, Thomas tells Bustle, it should just bring out the fight in us. During this time we'll have some pretty big ideas, and knowing that we can and will be able to accomplish them will be all the inspiration we need to make them come true.
Here are some mediations to explore under the new moon. Remember that setting clear goals for yourself under April's new moon will increase your chances of actually attaining them, so take your meditations seriously and get what you came for.