New Moon April 22, 2020 – Tragedy

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New Moon April 2020 AstrologyThe Taurus new moon on April 22, 2020, brings sudden and unexpected change because it is joined by Uranus. New moon April 2020 is also in a challenging square aspect to Saturn so the changes could be difficult to deal with and may cause suffering and sorrow.

The April 2020 new moon may be in the Sign of Taurus but in the sky, it is in the Horns of the Ram in the Constellation of Aries. This has an aggressive and impulsive influence so it is important to be responsible, patient, cautious and sensible. The best way to avoid tragedy from the coronavirus pandemic is to protect yourself and your loved ones and avoid taking risks.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

New Moon April 2020 Astrology

The April 22 new moon at 03°24′ Taurus is conjunct Uranus which indicates unexpected change. On its own, the changes could be good or bad. But this new moon is also square Saturn, and hard Saturn aspects are the most challenging of influences in astrology.

So new moon April 2020 is just the latest in a series of very difficult moon phases. Reinforcing the challenging nature of this new moon, it is joined by fixed stars that have a Mars-Saturn nature. This planetary combination indicates frustration, anger, violence, cruelty, crime, loss, and disgrace.

New Moon April 2020 Astrology

New Moon April 2020 [Solar Fire]

New Moon Aspects

New Moon conjunct Uranus brings excitement, unexpected change, and rebellion. If your strong urge to break free from routine and restriction cannot be met, restlessness, impatience and nervous tension are likely.

Acting impulsively and taking risks would result in unexpected and unpleasant changes that cause upsetting disruptions to your life. Aggressive reactions, accidents, and chaos are just a few examples.

But doing nothing with this electric and spontaneous energy could also result in the same unwanted consequences. So be flexible and open-minded to adapt to changing conditions. Seek safer options for change and excitement on the internet or through new technology, science and occult subjects like astrology.

New Moon square Saturn suggests the changes caused by Uranus are not going to be positive ones. Saturn imposes restrictions and delays that make it harder to seek the Uranus freedom and excitement you desire.

You may feel restricted or weighed down by new limitations, routines and responsibilities. Isolation, loneliness, pessimism and even depression are possible. You may face criticism and trouble from superiors, problems with authorities in general, loss, and disappointment.

Making progress and reaching your goals becomes increasingly difficult. But you must strive for a strong work ethic, patience and determination to meet your responsibilities. Try not to procrastinate or become distracted. If you ignore your responsibilities during this moon phase they come back to bite you later.

Saturn square Uranus brings sudden changes you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make changes you do want. This can be a very frustrating time of rising tension and sudden, expected changes.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this new moon could bring changes in your career, loss of employment, self-isolation, illness, hospitalization, loss, and grief.

This is not the time to resist change, nor is it the time to overreact. A well-considered, methodical, patient and step by step approach is best. Use your higher self-awareness from Uranus to change bad habits and improve your personal hygiene. Take responsibility for vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors.

Horns of the Ram

New Moon April 2020 is in Taurus Sign but is actually situated in Aries Constellation. This is because the Constellations have moved about 30° out of alignment with the Signs since they were invented over 2000 years ago. See the Precession of the Equinoxes for more detail.

Taurus New Moon April 2020 Astrology

New Moon April 2020 [Stellarium]

The star chart above shows the new moon and Uranus in the Horns of the Ram. A new moon in Aries Constellation makes you more self-assertive and headstrong with a strong need for independence. It gives strength and initiative but also arrogance and impatience. So remember to listen to advice and think before rushing in.

  • 03 ♉ 24 – New Moon April 2020
  • 03 ♉ 27 – γ Arietis, Mesarthim
  • 03 ♉ 38 – Asteroid Melpomene
  • 04 ♉ 14 – β Arietis, Sheratan
  • 06 ♉ 24 – Uranus
  • 07 ♉ 56 – α Arietis, Hamal

Fixed star Sheratan causes bodily injuries, unscrupulous defeat, destruction by fire, war or earthquake. [1] It is associated with the throat, the connection between the throat and the head, and the tonsils. [2]

The closest star to the new moon is fixed star Mesarthim. With a Saturn-Mars nature it “shows up more of the protective-administrative quality, less of the impulsive aggressive” of Sheratan which has a Mars-Saturn nature. [3]

This distinction is helpful at the personal and state level for this new moon. However, both stars still have a violent nature and “danger is indicated when acting impulsively and in a foolhardy fashion.” [4]

New Moon Tragedy

New Moon April 2020 is conjunct asteroid 18 Melpomene, named after the Muse of tragedy in Greek mythology. A tragedy is “a very sad event or situation, especially one involving death or suffering.” [5]

Find Asteroid Melpomene in Your Chart

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New Moon April 2020 Summary

The April 22 new moon conjunct Uranus brings sudden changes and the square to Saturn makes them serious and unpleasant. Uranus also makes you want to be free to do your own thing, when and where you please. But the square to Saturn imposes restrictions which can lead to impatience and frustration.

The fixed stars in the Horns of the Ram have an impulsive and aggressive influence. Uranus increases this risk of acting impulsively and of shocking consequences if you do. Saturn would make any consequences all the more difficult to deal with.

New Moon April 2020 is very challenging and asteroid Melpomene will bring tragedy for some because of the coronavirus pandemic. With this new moon on Uranus in the Horns of the Ram square Saturn, it is important to be patient and careful. Avoid taking risks but also be flexible enough to adapt to changing conditions. The April 22 new moon lasts for four weeks up to the May 22 new moon.

If the new moon directly affects your Sign you can read about it in your free Monthly Horoscope. Finally, for more details about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

New Moon April 2020 Times and Dates
  • Los Angeles, April 22 at 7:25 pm
  • New York, April 22 at 10:25 pm
  • London, April 23 at 3:25 am
  • Delhi, April 23 at 7:55 am
  • Sydney, April 23 at 12:25 pm
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.208.
  2. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.17.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.33.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.6.
  5. Cambridge Dictionary: Tragedy

66 thoughts on “New Moon April 22, 2020 – Tragedy

  1. Hi Jamie, would a trine to natal Sun (4.58 Virgo) change the outcome of new moon square Saturn and Saturn square Uranus ? Both new moon and Uranus are making a trine to natal Sun and Mercury and transiting Saturn is making a square to natal Mars. Could it be that what is initially negative turns to be positive? Or too many squares against two trines?

  2. Jamie –

    Thanks for the valuable insight, presume this is based off of a U.S. Chart. Also, how long will these tough aspects remain
    in terms of days/weeks? Thanks again for your absolute insight!


  3. I have to say I’ve never read such a biased report. Perhaps saturn is squaring your moon at the minute or you are trying to promote your site by using popular words such as pandemic? Or perhaps your next Astrology report would suggest vaccination? Astrology is meant to give people insights and inspire them to grow IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES , but not become THE circumstances and use available resources and not spread fear.

    • Oh just stop, Nataliya. Or put on some earmuffs and pretend to not hear. This post was insight. Insight is not always positive! It sometimes serves as a necessary warning. Because if there is ever a time to be fearful, now would be it, to save lives. For almost all of last year, I was waiting in dread for the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, wondering what calamity awaited. Did not know the exact circumstance, but I knew death and destruction and significant wipeouts were on its way because of the sign, not just the aspect, between these planets. And, how many mundane charts they can affect. (China, anyone?) Too many astrologers tried to blow it off, make it seem like a run of the mill conjunction that happens every two decades. Not in Capricorn it doesn’t. It’s disease, it’s government, it’s societal foundations, all at risk of crumbling.

      Despite everything going on, I see too many morons still middling around as if a pandemic is just an annoyance and not a threat to society. Had to yell at some bicyclist who was trying to meander by on a sidewalk today, no safe space to pass. Then there are the Uranian “rebels” who need to do what they want, when they want, to hell with everyone else or consequence. Example: See the Idaho anti-vax crowd gathering in a public park recently? If states rush to get back to “normal” they are going to pay a heavy price in the next month, after infections running the hospitals ragged, after deaths from those infections. But, some people, and some places, have protection, or can profit off death. It’s all in the charts however. Everyone has one. Every organization, every city, every country.

      • Thank you for addressing the bias of some people. I too watched for the coming calamity hoping it would be more spiritual than physical. Turns out it’s both.

        Wondering about the square mercury to jupiter-pluto has in store for this phase as well. Communication breakdowns about the deeper issues where some people get the message and some get the karmic payback?

      • You sound like a brainwashed fool. There are numerous anti viral plants known to science but the mainstream media never mentions these. One potent anti viral is Prunella Vulgaris. It’s actually called Self Heal or Heal All. And it is associated with Ceres, Mother Earth who is also part of this conjunction. It grows all over the planet and people are going to go back to using NATURE’S PHARMACY out of necessity because these restrictions will push billions of people into poverty. The economy crash will cause inflation and money will be worthless. People need to learn the hard way that the media, big pharma and big ag and all the politicians and banks can not be trusted. People will have to suffer by being slaves to these people. And when they have finally suffered enough they will go back to Mother Nature and these snakes in industry will be forced to slither away.

  4. At the New Moon,

    Fulcrum, Asteroid 115 Kassandra 26Aqr23

    Age of Aqr, progressed chart:
    Neptune 26Cap01
    Venus 25Pis53
    Apex, Moon 26Leo52

    • Kassandra represents issues with belief and credibility; trustworthiness; judgements about whether to believe others, prophetic gifts and foreknowledge, offering council and rejection of advice.

  5. Melpomene is very near my birth lot of fortune this new moon!
    Also There should be some analysis concerning Uranus in trine with the ascendant and lot of fortune, plus conjunction with the Sun and the Moon. It can’t be all bad news when considering more than the squares with Jupiter and Saturn!

  6. Giving giving giving, the tractor the gears. You know the feeling. It’s stuck in the mud, as you put it here, last fall.

    • Venus Sextile Neptune, Jamie

      Could use this aspect. También my friend. Gracias for Biden Yod.weeks ago, sacred cross, Chemainus.

      But it is Venus inconjunct Moon
      And Neptune inconjunct Moon, yes, that moon, at that late Leo Degree, smelling and dis-easing the Planet,”. Entitled and expectorant, 6th

      • The Solomon 6th, seal of Sheba. Over the Red Sea, Ethiopia. back door Egypt, the grid is good food will do yeah. But I only need a phone call … and s relative at my back

  7. Gezzzzers that’s intense.. so glad I live far away from people looking at the dark side of what’s happening. It’s all good stuff if you think about it. It’s time that Gia did what she needs . Only the weak and darkness will be left in their own sorrow. See good and goodness follows. Smile at an angry face long enough, it smiles back . Intentions is where the answers are. I really hope you all turn the page or as a beautiful old lady once said “ turn the CD over pls darling “
    It’s all in your intentions.. seek and u will find. 😇🪐🙏🏼

  8. So far nothing spectacular is happening. Not the real shock you would expect froma uranus square saturn. People try to get going again, paint their houses etc, restlessness (uranus). Some protests against the inhibitions (saturn). And maybe changes (uranus) don’t happen so fast (saturn). But no new tragedy yet (apart from the ones that were already ongoing). I’m not convinced that these new and full moons are very important. I’ve been watching those for quite some time. The big conjunctions and eclipses look more important to me. The role of the fixed stars seems more important than I thought earlier.

    • I see tragedy unfolding everywhere around me. I have kids in highschool who are falling way behind in their education and will be looking to start their career with youth unemployment over 20%. There are about 6,000 people dying everyday, just the ones recorded in hospitals, not in nursing homes or on the streets. Mass unemployment and underemployment, poverty, depression and suicide. And the virus is just taking hold in third world countries.

      • You are quite right. There is a lot of misery and like I said that is ongoing and will continue in the coming months when the new and full moons look better. The Saturn-Pluto and Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions seem more important than the new moons. Let’s hope the second Jupiter-Pluto end of June will lead to a cure. Keep safe.

        • Yes, I see what you mean now. Moon phases may be more important for individual cases when they aspect a planet in a natal chart.

          • Thanks. That the misery continues for some time is also shown by your analysis of retrogade Pluto and Saturn. I guess they are more important as well. Moon phases on individual level… well, for that I would expect lunar returns are more important. But also in those you will find the big conjunctions of Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter. Bad for many, good for a few. Depending on your natal chart.
            My mother is in a nursery home, my brother is mentally handicapped and also in an institution. I can only see them via skype or whatsapp. Greatest inventions of the last decade. They like it. They also talk to each other. Better than nothing. Just trying to make the best of it. Take care!

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