9 Aries New Moon Rituals To Awaken Your Inner Fire

Tap into these Aries new moon rituals to maximize the drive you’ll feel at the Aries new moon.

Ready to sharpen your edge and blaze some new trails? The Aries new moon arrives each Spring to provide a burst of motivation.

In 2024, the Aries new moon is also a supermoon and total solar eclipse. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 8 at 2:21 PM EDT—and watch the sky turn dark if you happen to be in the path of totality.

Even if you don’t get a glimpse of this rare spectacle, this lunation is sure to shake up your world. Here are 9 Aries new moon rituals to help you harness this moon magic.

Aries New Moon Rituals 

1. Connect to your anger

Be honest: what makes you want to rage? Anger in and of itself is not a negative—it’s how we use it that determines whether it’s constructive or destructive. As the Aries new moon summons your inner warrior, think of your anger as a battle cry to pay attention to your boundaries—and your passions. If you’ve been letting someone push you around, it’s time to address the unworkable behavior and create a new way of interacting.

2. Fight the good fight

The Aries new moon can awaken your slumbering activism or rev up your existing commitment to humanity. 

Founding feminist Gloria Steinem was born under the sign of Aries, as was civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez. Gun control activist David Hogg, who survived the high school shootings at Stoneman Douglas is an outspoken Aries, and Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour was born on the Pisces-Aries cusp, March 19. Their confident, courageous world-changing impact is an example of harnessing this “fire ire” to start a revolution. 

We all have the power within us to shape the world. Rather than venting frustration on social media, the Aries new moon inspires constructive change. For your Aries new moon ritual, how can you fight the good fight for your beliefs?

Maybe you won’t go undercover as a Playboy bunny or organize a march on the capitol this week, but then again, maybe you will. Micro-moves can also bring seismic shifts, like saying no to a degrading offer or daring to express an unpopular (but enlightened) idea in the face of extreme opposition.

3. Remind yourself that it’s okay to walk away

Then there are moments when it’s smart to throw in the towel. You’re done, and the energy you expend is never going to pay off. In that case, it might be quitting time.

But other times, fear of the unknown is why you suddenly have that migraine, cancel plans, pick a fight with loved ones, crave another candy bar/pizza/drink.

Take inventory and see where you’ve given up too soon. Assess your strategy for this Aries new moon ritual: What would you do differently this time around? Then hoist yourself up and get back on the mat.

4. Selfish isn’t a bad word

As a nakedly honest and unapologetic fire sign, Aries energy can stun us with its entitlement. It can also inspire us to rise to unprecedented heights. Aries is unafraid to want more, to desire—and this can be the basis for prosperity.

In our amateur Kabbalah studies, we learned an interesting principle; Kabbalah teaches that there are two kinds of desire: the desire to receive in order to share, or the desire to receive for the self, alone.

When we want just for ourselves, we burn out fast. When we desire an abundant crop to feed the village, the universe is happy to give us more and more. For this Aries new moon ritual, how can you personally prosper to share your gains?

5. Tune your passion-o-meter to E (for excitement!)

When was the last time you felt genuine excitement or joy about something? The Aries new moon prompts you to awaken that molecule-swirling, spine-tingling feeling. Let the hot blood pump through your veins, springing you into action. Oh, and that screenplay that’s been sitting in an untouched file on your computer? Open it up and give it a review!

As it turns out, passion is an essential element of living a fulfilled life, and the Aries new moon serves up a reminder. As we’ve heard it said, emotions are E-motion—energy in motion. When we can FEEL something, we can move it. So let joy and passion help you get unstuck.

Trippy but truthful spirit medium Darryl Anka, who channels an entity called Bashar, speaks about “finding your highest excitement.” While you might get a giggle out of Bashar’s inflections if you watch his videos, we love his directive: always do the thing that you find most exciting FIRST. As he says, “Following the excitement is actually the shortest, fastest, straightest path.” Excitement leads to synchronicities—which tell us that we’re plugged into a higher field of consciousness and attraction.

So the next time you’re stuck in “analysis paralysis,” just look for the next exciting thing you can take action on—and do it.

6. Embrace your inner fame monster

Daring, in-your-face Aries is the zodiac’s superstar, so it’s no surprise that self-professed “fame monster” Lady Gaga was born this way. She’s in good company: Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey are also Aries divas. Younger Rams like Halle Bailey and TikTok chanteuse Loren Gray are also sizzling with Aries originality.

Under the spell of the Aries new moon, we could all tear a sequined swatch from their playbooks. Commit to developing a talent for your Aries new moon ritual; one that could potentially catapult you into the public eye. Singing, dancing, acting, writing, design, photography, debate, engineering, urban farming: what’s your metier?

The Aries new moon wants you to pursue your passions and awaken your gifts. Who knows? You could see your names in lights near the Aries full moon six months from now, on October 17. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so take it now. Whether that’s a teensy baby step or a confident stride in precariously high heels is up to you.

7. But don’t let it go to your head…

With all the daring Aries energy swirling around, there’s bound to be a good deal of stress that accompanies it. Hello, migraines—ouch! As the “head” of the zodiac, Aries rules the cranium and this new moon turns your healing focus there. Pro tip: Dehydration is often a major cause of headaches. Keep a pitcher of filtered H2O (with decadent slices of lemon or cucumber perhaps?) close at hand. Refill your glass regularly while you plan world domination. 

Go for a scalp massage or a rubdown of your neck and shoulders, which are often the cause of cranial agony. You could also try this home reflexology remedy: use one thumb to rub the fleshy part of your hand between your forefinger and thumb. Want to get a little more ethereal? Nurture your noggin with a ritual that balances your crown chakra energy. This will ensure that you don’t fall prey to tension headaches—or ego trips—both signs of a crown chakra gone awry. 

8. Wear a crystal crown

Work with crystals that boost white and violet light energy, which are the colors of the crown chakra. Moonstone, clear quartz, opal, amethyst, and yes, diamonds are all gemstones that can level us out. Hold them in your hand, place them in your line of vision, or wear them as jewelry. (See our Crystal Horoscope: Healing Gemstones for Aries Season for more recommendations.)

Inhaling essential oils can also bring you back to your “crowning glory.” Try jasmine, sandalwood, chamomile or lemongrass. Ah, sweet relief!

9. Unleash a primal scream

Ideally, you will do your primal scream somewhere in nature or in a large room (like a yoga studio) where you won’t scare the daylights out of your neighbors. Another option is to park your car somewhere private and scream there (cover your ears). You can also scream into a pillow to muffle the sound. The point is to get this energy out of your body.

You may even want to bring smudging supplies like sage or palo santo to use before and after the release to clear away the energy and make the process more sacred.

The rest is pretty basic:
• Stand with fists clenched and hold them shut for 10 seconds, inhaling and exhaling deeply.
• Visualize a situation that is making you furious; you might even write out a list before doing this exercise so that you already have the vision in your head.
• Inhale deep into your belly and SCREAM!
• Repeat until you feel a release. We know this can be super awkward at first, so it could take a few tries before you get the real rage out of your system.

Do this alone or with a small, supportive group of friends. It can be so powerful to cheer each other on, even drumming or sitting in a protective circle around each other for your screams. And since a primal scream might even bring up tears, it’s great to have someone there to hold or hug after you let it out.

Other, Simple Aries New Moon Ritual Ideas You Can Try

Here are some other easy-to-do Aries new moon rituals to embrace the energy:

  • Wear red, the Aries color, to invoke the sexy and flamboyant energy of the day.
  • Make a fire pit or bonfire with friends. Write angry letters and burn them in the flames.
  • Take yourself on a solo date. Sit at a table for one or at the bar at a restaurant and enjoy your own company. Bring a book or a journal, or just be.
  • Shamelessly self-promote: Post one of your latest wins on social media and let friends share in your victory.

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