The 2024 Aries New Moon Is A Supermoon And Total Solar Eclipse (OMFG)

Slip on your eclipse glasses! Your springtime reset begins with the Aries new moon (at 2:21 PM EDT on April 8) and total solar eclipse. Here’s how to initiate new ideas and navigate the curveballs this “moon moment” could hurl your way.

The April 8 Aries new moon is the annual “reset” button in astrology, but this year it pack some extra punch.

It’s also a sky-darkening total solar eclipse, which will be visible across much of the United States, including some regions that are the path of totality. This new moon is also a supermoon, arriving at the closest possible distance to Earth and making its tide-shifting presence felt.

But wait, there’s more!

The Aries new moon also happens to arrive at a close degree to Mercury retrograde in Aries (April 1-25). Mercury retrogrades are known for jamming up communication signals and forcing us to deal with unfinished business.

Yes, this could all be as chaotic as it sounds. But stay with us…

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What to Expect at the April 8 Aries New Moon

Buckle up! Developments may arrive at such a fast-and-furious pace that you wind up disoriented. That doesn’t mean these are to be feared. An opportunity that “vanished” in the past may come back around as a second offer.

Simultaneously, something quite old could feel new again, beckoning you to give it a second chance.

The turbo-charged fresh start this new moon brings might require you to leave a piece of your old life behind. (Ah, the bittersweet side effect of a game-changing eclipse.) If you know it’s time to let go, start mapping out a gentle exit strategy—but not so gentle that you get stuck, spinning your wheels in the same rut.

See our article about the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse for a deep-dive on eclipse season and see Ophi from The AstroTwins talk about how the total solar eclipse will affect your zodiac sign, on WABC-TV New York, in the player below or at this link.

Strategies to try if you feel more confused than clear

Don’t act out of fear. It might take a full six months—until the corresponding Aries full moon on October 17, 2024— before you can determine the best way forward.

If you’ve been bowing to trends or people-pleasing to keep the peace, the April 8 Aries new moon pumps the brakes. Recommit to living life by your own design. Not sure what that looks like? Here’s your prompt to start figuring out what it really means to “do you.”

Trot out your ideas and see what kind of response you get from the public. Concept testing can bring all kinds of breakthrough ideas this week.

​​Try one of our many Aries new moon rituals too!

Your Horoscope for the Aries New Moon

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the Aries new moon on Monday, April 8 (at 2:21 PM EDT). You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculators if you want to find your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology. And follow your daily horoscopes at Astrostyle.com to never miss a detail!

Aries (March 19-April 19)

Pop some bubbles for your cosmic New Year, but watch where that cork goes flying! The Aries new moon (supermoon) in Aries calls for celebration and intention-setting, but since it’s also a total solar eclipse, your most obvious wants may not be the ones to race after.

Dig a little deeper, Ram. Write out a wish list, then, give it a once (twice and thrice) over. Can you connect your desires to a bigger cause or a meaningful community where you’d like to make an impact? The true blessings come when you manifest for yourself AND others.

Aries horoscopes, read more!

Taurus (April 19-May 20)

What’s happening below the surface? The Aries new moon—also a supermoon and total solar eclipse—could plunge you into deep introspection. La luna helps you release past pain as you set intentions for a healing six-month cycle.

What are you stubbornly clinging to that no longer serves you? Let it go, Bull, or it may be “eclipsed out” of your life for your own good. Think of creative new practices that might soothe you on a cathartic level: adult coloring or painting, meditation, an overdue day (or week!) at the spa.

Taurus horoscopes, read more!

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

Your social circles are abuzz as the Aries new moon (supermoon) ripples through your eleventh house of friendships and connection. Since it’s also a game-changing total solar eclipse, its effect could broaden your reach in unexpected ways.

Use this starmap to expand your network or explore an enchanting new scene. With this much cosmic fairy dust working its magic, you might even become the “supreme” of your coven over the next six months. Got a digital initiative to explore or launch? Do some market research or final rounds of testing so you can set it in motion after Mercury turns direct on April 25. 

Gemini horoscopes, read more!

Cancer (June 20-July 22)

The Aries new moon (supermoon) raises the bar for success! Before you race off to victory, pause to consider: Do you need to add more soul to your goals? Since this new moon is also a total solar eclipse, it lifts the veil on all considerations.

Think about how your actions will impact the ecosystem at your home or office (or both). You may need to tweak your plan to take a few more outside factors into account. This is also a solid cue to broaden your professional network, hire a brand consultant, or hone your public presence and profiles—a great project to work while Mercury is retrograde until the 25th.

Cancer horoscopes, read more!

Leo (July 22-August 22)

Wanderlust could lure you in unexpected directions as the total solar eclipse—and new supermoon—in Aries charges up your worldly ninth house. A place you’ve never considered roaming could come across your radar. Explore the possibilities, which may include traveling for business or spiritual expansion over the coming six months.

Entrepreneurial ventures and media projects also get a boost. If you’ve been longing to work more independently, consider this a green flag to start making that move. But don’t let the emo eclipse spur you to rage quit since you never know who might provide a future stepping stone.

Leo horoscopes, read more!

Virgo (August 22-September 22)

The Aries new moon—also a potent supermoon and game-changing total solar eclipse—might not be for the faint of heart. But it WILL kick off a spellbinding six-month chapter of merging, financially, sexually or emotionally.

This new moon falls in your intimate eighth house, prompting you to examine ways that two entities can form a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. It might be time to explore a walk down the aisle, a joint business venture or pooling resources. Conversations like these may crop up out of the blue, but wait until Mercury turns direct on April 25 to making binding decisions.

Virgo horoscopes, read more!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

The solar eclipse and new supermoon in Aries charges up your seventh house of partnerships, delivering fresh (and wildly unexpected!) energy to all your closest companionships. If you’re single, someone you meet over the next two weeks may have promising long-term potential or could connect you to your next great love. Coupled Libras will enjoy a moment of sweet renewal with your S.O., so book some special time to spend together. In business matters, the new moon could spark synergies that lead to a win-win, or could move you past the negotiating phase into signing contracts once Mercury turns direct on April 25.

Libra horoscopes, read more!

Scorpio (October 22-November 21)

Turn over a new leaf, Scorpio, and make sure it’s dark green and chock full of nutrients! The annual Aries new moon packs a serious punch, arriving as both a potent supermoon and a wild card of a total solar eclipse.

Since it lands in your sixth house of work and wellness, you’ll be keen to clean up every square inch of your life, from your cluttered office to the junk-food in your cupboards. A service provider or colleague could make an unexpected exit or you could meet the perfect person to assist you with your tasks. Be ready for anything.

Scorpio horoscopes, read more!

Sagittarius (November 21-December 21)

Get ready to take a walk of fame, Archer! The supermoon in Aries is also a total solar eclipse, and it’s shooting fresh-start beams into your fifth house of passion and creative self-expression.

But what will you be recognized for? That answer could surprise you over the next couple weeks. One of your slumbering talents might come to the fore in a pinch so don’t second-guess yourself. A pregnancy is also possible, as the fifth house rules fertility. Enjoy some decadence and revelry at the Aries new moon.

Sagittarius horoscopes, read more!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)

Welcome a burst of renewal into your personal quarters as the Aries new moon (supermoon) and total solar eclipse arrives in Aries and your fourth house of home and family. Warning: not every revelation will be exciting, at least not initially. You may discover an urgent repair or have an uncomfortable conversation with a relative.

By the same token, it’s a relief to finally get it all out in the open. At least now, you can proactively solve the issue. A real estate deal could present itself out of the blue. Pursue, but pace yourself. With Mercury retrograde until April 25, you need to respect the process. 

Capricorn horoscopes, read more!

Aquarius (January 19-February 18)

Extra! Extra! The Aries new moon (supermoon)—an electrifying total solar eclipse—arrives in your third house of communication and novel ideas. You could hear “lightbulb” news that makes you sit up straight, or that sends you down a whole new creative course. Maybe you’ll answer the call to express your own brilliant thoughts via a blog, writing or visual concepts.

The third house rules neighborhoods, so you might get involved in a local project or decide to explore new haunts in your ‘hood. A kindred spirit type could also appear, someone who’s the perfect complement to your skillset. Events sparked now will unfold in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Aquarius horoscopes, read more!

Pisces (February 18-March 20)

The Aries new moon (supermoon) sweeps into your finance and work zone, revving up your income-generating powers. It’s time for a new chapter, Pisces, whether that means living more within your means, or (even better) seeking inspired new income sources. Set the intention of attracting career opportunities that make your soul sing—and allow you to restock your handbag collections or splurge on decadent vacations.

What kind of Pisces would you be if you didn’t celebrate life in style? Since it’s also a total solar eclipse, a moneymaking opportunity could come out of the blue. Avoid rushing into anything without giving it a thorough vetting

Pisces horoscopes, read more!

When is the next new moon?

The next new moon is on May 7, 2024, in Taurus.

When is the next new moon and full moon in Aries?

• The next new moon in Aries is on March 29, 2025.

• The next full moon in Aries on October 17, 2024. 

Read even more about new moons

New moons reset the monthly lunar cycle. Astrologers treat these occurrences as ultra-powerful moments to set intentions, start fresh and begin projects anew. Learn more about new moons in astrology.

Learn all about each of the 2024 new moons

And be sure to check your daily horoscope, any day, to never miss a detail!

Feature art by Rosie Dienhart

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