What April’s Aries New Moon and Solar Eclipse Mean for Your Zodiac Sign

Bonus round! Not only will there be an Aries new moon and solar eclipse on April 20, but it’s a rare, second new moon in Aries, following up from the March 21 lunation. This, folks, is how Aries season goes out with a bang!

There’s even bigger news to this Aries new moon and solar eclipse…This second Aries new moon is the first solar eclipse to land in the Ram’s realm since 2015!

Think of it like a turbo-charged fresh start, one that might require you to leave a piece of your old life behind. It also kicks off a new, two-year eclipse series on the Aries-Libra axis that will power up some of our new and full moons between now and March 2025.

Flip back to the first Aries new moon of the year, at the Spring Equinox

Your springtime reset occurred on Tuesday, March 21, when the first Aries new moon rocked the skies. This lunar lift was hopefully like a ribbon-cutting ceremony for your freshest, most out-of-the-box ideas! If you had some failure to launch, fear not: the second Aries new moon and solar eclipse brings a gale-force second wind!

What are the themes of an Aries solar eclipse?

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and when a solar eclipse happens in this sign, it’s all about fresh starts. But here’s the twist: You’re being invited to take the road less traveled. Rather than racing impulsively after the first thing that captures your fancy, look around. What feels like a thrilling and stimulating challenge? Go there.

And it’s just the beginning… Learn about the Spring Eclipse season here.

It’s also the beginning of Taurus season, which you can read more about here.

Your (bonus) Aries new moon horoscope

In this Article

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Buckle up: your reinvention tour begins—effective immediately! April 20 marks the annual new moon in Aries, a day when the planets hit the refresh button on life as you know it. But the major twist? It’s also a hybrid solar eclipse, which will catapult you onto a potent new path. You could radically change your appearance or finally roll the dice on a solo venture, investing in your dreams. Extract yourself from weighty obligations, toxic relationships and activities that no longer mirror who you are today.

This is the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21). Seeds planted a month ago could bear fruit starting today and while the Sun beams into Taurus until May 21!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Birthday season begins April 20 as the life-giving Sun beams into Taurus until May 21! What are you holding onto that’s past its prime? Let go and start fresh. April 20 also features an Aries new moon—a potent hybrid solar eclipse—in your twelfth house of surrender. Ready or not, you must release something that is no longer serving you. This could be a toxic relationship, a harmful habit, even a belief or fear that limits you.

Since this is the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21) you may have already begun to mourn the loss, forgive people or fully release the emotions accompanying this situation. Be gentle with your feelings but firm in your resolve to break the pattern.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Should it stay or should it go? Taurus season begins April 20 as the Sun streams into your twelfth house of transitions and release. You’ll appreciate solitude between now and May 21, but you’re also an unrepentantly social creature.

April 20’s Aries new moon—also a hybrid solar eclipse and a rare second new moon in Aries (the first was March 21)—charges up your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. While you adore your entourage, you’re hungry for friends who share your newly developing interests too. Begin the search now! Since eclipses bring surprises, talk to intriguing strangers today. You never know: a new contact could turn into a key player in the coming six months. 

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Who’s in charge around here? April 20’s new moon in Aries—also a groundbreaking hybrid solar eclipse and the second in rare pair of Aries new moons (the first was March 21)—electrifies your tenth house of career, igniting your drive and ambition. Whether you’re training your eye on the executive offices or developing your own venture, surprising events could rocket you forward on your path.

It’s also the beginning of Taurus season. As the Sun shines its rays into your eleventh house of collaborations until May 21, you’re reminded that being the boss does NOT mean doing it all by yourself. Bring on a team and you’ll never be lonely at the top.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Global expansion, anyone? April 20’s new moon in Aries and your worldly ninth house sets your GPS for a brand-new zip code…or country code! Since this lunation is also a hybrid solar eclipse AND the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21), this new moon has a “jackpot” vibe to it! Risk yields reward, Leo, so roll the dice. But make sure you’re gambling on something that’s worthy of your regal vibe.

The Sun rises into Taurus on April 20, charging up your elite and ambitious tenth house until May 21. Along with personal growth comes bringing your personal best to all that you do.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

April 20’s new moon in Aries—a sizzling hybrid solar eclipse AND the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21)—lands in your seductive eighth house. Consider this a wake-up call for the slumbering siren in you. Chemistry could heat up fast and a relationship could swiftly rocket to permanent status.

The eighth house also rules big money and joint ventures. This lunation could usher in a surprising windfall or an opportunity to earn major passive income in the coming six months. But DON’T rush in if there are still question marks about the commitment level. Taurus season begins April 20, and between now and May 21, you won’t appreciate any entanglements that clip your wings or limit your personal expansion. 

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Paso doble, anyone? April 20’s epic hybrid solar (new moon) eclipse in Aries could usher in a kindred spirit when you least expect it. Or, since this is the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons, it may seal the deal on a connection that’s been in the works since the first new moon on March 21. If you’re already in a relationship, prepare for a reboot over the coming month. Focus on the things that you’re grateful for but gently make space to work on any “issues” between you.

Also: The Sun beams into Taurus and your invested eighth house for a month starting April 20. While a romantic notion may feel titillating, discuss the long-term and make sure visions align.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Drop and give ’em twenty. April 20’s new moon is in Aries and it’s also a hybrid solar eclipse plus the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21)! Woosh! This one acts as a celebrity fitness trainer, blowing the whistle on your bad habits. You could become obsessed with revamping your systems (from diet to workflow), hiring new service providers, or color-coding shelves.

Keep your ears perked for unexpected job opportunities, as eclipses can bring changes out of the blue. You could also adopt a pet, ready or not! Whatever you do, include a plus-one. The Sun beams into Taurus also on April 20, warming up your relationship zone until May 21.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Romance, rebooted! April 20’s new moon in Aries—a potent hybrid solar eclipse—lights the fires of passion in your fifth house of love. Doubling down on that magic, this is the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21). A slumbering attraction could reawaken or you may discover new love elsewhere. Eclipses can bring surprises, so feelings could flare up unexpectedly.

This day marks the beginning of a six-month cycle, so do something to ignite the spirit of amour, even if it’s merely making room in your closet for a future partner, cooking a prospective lover an incredible meal, or downloading a dating app. But choose wisely. Later on April 20, the Sun heads into Taurus, warming up your sixth house of healthy everything until May 21!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

April 20’s groundbreaking hybrid solar (new moon) eclipse in Aries—and the second of two rare, back-to-back Aries new moons (the first was March 21)—ignites a bold new chapter in your domestic fourth house. There could be some long-overdue changes at Chateau Goat, but you’ll finally have the drive to get them underway. From renovating to relocating, this turbo-charged new moon opens a providential six-month window to refresh your personal life.

Leave some room in your space and your schedule for romance, dress-up events and playtime! Later on April 20, the Sun beams into Taurus, filling your world with its glamorous rays until May 21.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Where do you belong, Aquarius? April 20’s hybrid solar (new moon) eclipse in your third house of kindred spirits ignites your desire to find your soul squad. You’re definitely a unicorn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join (or form!) a collective with other free spirits! Peruse local listings and start dabbling. Or set your sights on a new zip code where you’re lit up by the culture.

With the Sun heading into Taurus and your domestic zone also on April 20, focus on finding a place where you feel at home between now and May 21. Remember, however, that “home” begins inside of yourself. Let this confidence-boosting Aries eclipse (also the second in a rare pair of back-to-back Aries new moons) give you the courage to speak up, articulate your brilliant ideas and be your unapologetically unique self.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Your words pack a punch starting April 20 as the Sun beams into Taurus and your communication zone until May 21. First topic of conversation? Money. The day’s eye-opening hybrid solar (new moon) eclipse in Aries ignites your second house of finances. Prepare for a bold surge of motivation to increase your earnings and get back on the budgeting bandwagon. If fiscal management eludes you, now’s the time to read every personal finance book you can get your hands on, download tracking apps, or work with a financial coach.

News of a job offer could arrive out of the blue. This is a great day to circulate your resume if you’re on the hunt for more gainful employment. But since eclipses bring surprises, a lucrative opportunity could strike when you least expect it!

Feature art by Rosie Dienhart

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