New Moon April 2016 Transitioning Change

New Moon April 2016 AstrologyThe New Moon on Thursday 7 April 2016 at 18° Aries falls within Aries decan 2. The new moon astrology is centered on Uranus, the planet of change and excitement.

New Moon April 2016 aligns with Uranus to create a link to the past and the future. The past is represented by the chaos and upheaval of Uranus square Pluto. The future brings the more orderly and structured change of Saturn trine Uranus.

Other features of the April 2016 new moon horoscope indicate caution is needed when dealing with this transitioning change, especially if that change involves your love life or finances.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon means all possibilities are on the table. You can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon lasts for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, until the new moon on 7 May 2016.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from April 7 to the April 22 full moon.

New Moon April 2016 Astrology

The April 7 new moon at 18°04′ Aries joins Uranus at 20°18′ Aries. Change, excitement and higher awareness are the major themes of this new moon. There are two other aspects to the new moon that are important, the trine to Saturn and the square to Pluto.

This new moon highlights the two most important planetary aspects of this time. Uranus square Pluto is waning now after years of chaos and upheaval. Saturn trine Uranus is relatively new and brings more structured change for the remainder of 2016.

New Moon April 2016 represents a transition from one type of change to another, from chaotic and unexpected change to planned and structured change. Saturn retrograde 2016 suggests that this transitioning change should be taken slowly and cautiously in the beginning, especially in relation to love and money.

New Moon April 2016 Astrology

New Moon April 2016 Astrology

Sun conjunct Uranus signals a time of excitement, unexpected change, freedom and rebellion. You should feel a strong urge to break free from routine, doing something totally different from your normal activities. To avoid restlessness and nervous tension, it is better to be active and look to do something out of the ordinary, rather than wait for change to happen to you.

Sun square Pluto increases your need to be in control, but can also lead to ego conflicts with other powerful people or authority figures. A crisis or conflict with someone makes for an intense experience which can lead to extreme or destructive behaviour. Such challenges can force you into a corner where you have to either defend your position or make a major change.

Sun trine Saturn brings achievement and recognition for previous effort. You are focused on achieving your long-term goals but are also well-balanced. This means that other areas of your life do not need to suffer from your strong work ethic and determination. It is easier to reach your goals now because of mutual respect and understanding.

The steadying influence of Sun trine Saturn will dominate over the manipulative Sun square Pluto aspect because Uranus square Pluto is waning, with the last exact square occurring over one year ago. Saturn trine Uranus still has two of three exact aspects to go this year.

Saturn retrograde has a major focus on addressing some previous or current disappointments involving your love life or financial situation. The new moon April 2016 astrology chart above shows two other aspects that emphasize why extra care is needed during this moon phase.

Jupiter square Saturn creates inner tension as you face criticism or limiting circumstances in your life. You may experience financial hardship in which case you must limit spending on luxury items or entertainment. A relationship on rocky grounds may lead to a separation or major shakeup. Events may force you to reassess previously held strong beliefs.

Mars square Neptune can bring discouragement, weakness, and feelings of inadequacy. Self deception and being deceived by others are more likely now. This is not the time to be taking risks or chasing rainbows. Your desire for all things fanciful does not match up with reality at this time. Your expectations in your career and sex life might be out of touch with reality.

New Moon April 2016 Summary

The April 7 new moon comes at a time of transition, from one type of change to another. Uranus is the constant in this story, conjunct the new moon and involved in both major planetary aspects affecting us at the moment.

The transition occurs in space as well as time. The Uranus new moon highlights the old Uranus square Pluto and the new Saturn trine Uranus. This represents a change, or transition, from radical change to more ordered change.

Changes now and in the months ahead will be of a more permanent nature than before but less extreme. This reflects the changing influence on Uranus from a hard Pluto aspect to a soft Saturn aspect.

A number of features in the new moon horoscope indicate caution is needed when dealing with change in your life during the four weeks of this moon phase. Extra care is especially required if change is occurring with your love life or finances.

On the global scene we will not see a political revolution, but a strong hand making order out of the chaos.

If this new moon directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Lunar Eclipse March 2016
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon April 2016

New Moon April 2016 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
7 April – 6:39 am
7 April – 9:39 am
7 April – 2:39 pm
7 April – 8:09 pm
8 April – 1:39 am

32 thoughts on “New Moon April 2016 Transitioning Change

  1. The new moon falls the day after my birthday. Born April 6, wow new beginning. 2015 has been crazy, with Uranus smack on my sun.guess 2016 is about stability, Saturn trine natal sun is exact

  2. Hi, Jamie.What are the effect s of your birthday falling on a new moon ???

    • It’s like your personal new year. This brand new feeling can last all year because the new moon stays active in your solar return chart.

  3. Dear Jamie, thank you so much for your fantastic work. I am a beginner and find your teachings very clear to understand. Thank you. I cannot wait for the change in my life. The last 4 years were not very kind to me. My Birthday is the 19th of April? Looks like there well be joy <3 again. Namaste

  4. DEar Jamie,
    Great post. Last couple of moons and eclipses touch me by the effects they have on my close ones. This time new moon is conjunct My all Liliths placed from 18 to 23 degrees. This new moon and Uranus trine my partner’s Leo Sun and are at the cusp of his 5th house. Somehow i hope it will help me to change his mind about having a baby.

  5. Thank you Jamie.I am Aries Decan 2 and since late 2013,my life has been full of unexpected sudden changes that were causing chaos.I am really praying and hoping for some stability especially in my career,finance.When will I start seeing that?

  6. This new moon is conjuct my MC. It will be opposite my natal uranus,ruler of 7 and 8 houses. What can i expect Jamie?

  7. Hi, This new moon in seventh house (aries) is opposite my natal Uranus 17° Libra (sun sign). What can I expect Jamie? Thank You for all the information you provide.

  8. hi Jamie,

    Thrilled by the idea of this new moon as a time of transition! I am even more happy to read that the change now will be more structured and not so sudden and disruptive as it has been 🙂 . Although I have the feeling that for me it could still be shocking:

    Once again this new moon is strongly hitting my chart: it will be in opposition to my natal Pluto (19.56 libra 3rfor the rd ), very close to my MC (22.12 Aries) , square my natal Venus (19.12 Cancer 12th) and trine my Neptune (19.54 Sagittarius 5th) …so I guess it could bring a mix of emotions related intensity (manipulation?), love, money and career events …. any idea what I could expect this time?

    As an aside, what’s the impact of a new moon in a solar return if the new moon is just less than a day after a birthday (birthday is on 6th)? and if the new moon is very close to natal mercury (22 Aries) ?

    Many many thanks in advance for any insights on this!

    • Meli, this new moon should be close enough to impact your solar return. The it’s influence can last for up to a year. I would stick to a 2 degree orb for that. I would focus mainly on new moon square to Venus and work out from there, MC orb may be too wide.

  9. Im kinda scared of this new moon. I hope it is positive but around that time uranus is going to conduct my sun and ascendant in aries.

    • Just remember that Saturn trine your Sun is coming to settle things down. Has to be better than the Pluto square.

  10. I sense I will really need to be aware. listening to intuitive foresight rather than gut instincts with this one, as Uranus is currently trining itself natal in Leo thus forming a grand trine for me with Saturn rx. My whole life almost completely died thanks to Pluto harsh aspect to Sun and then moon, indeed also having Chiron return simultaneously, much healing has been done and deep (moon in 12th) to release myself from purgatory, some of it for crimes I didnt personally commit, so this indicates a time of possible left field opportunities to put order to rites, I do not wish ill on others yet not willing to be the sacrificial lamb any more either. BML is applying conjunction to my 26′ Libra Ascendant, so most likely some will see me as a “bitch” if Karma is a bitch for them in this table turning, so need to work with it and quickly at times. I have Saturn, Jupiter and Merc rx natal so have the ability to go very deep and learned to manage and work with it, plus with Neptune in Scorpio 1st house, easily able to disappear when need be, now you see me now you dont type Majik lol! Phew I really feel imminent change strongly at the moment, doesnt feel the same as only positive wishful thinking either, inertia seems to be my biggest challenge, deep breaths Deb, deep breaths my daily ritual hahaha 🙂 I feel at times I am being greedy yet I dont want it all, its just theres very little left so I need just about everything to fall into place simultaneously to be able to move on, fortunately my needs are simple, happy with a more bohemian lifestyle anyway.

  11. Hi Jamie!
    Uranus is conjunct my 4th house 17 degrees Aries. I just had a MAJOR lifestyle change and not for the better.
    The other transits are to my 1st, Pluto squaring my 4th. Saturn is in my 12th and is square my natal Neptune 16 Libra conjunct my 10th house……..and as you know there are more aspects out there. The square from Saturn seems to be hurting me in finding employment……anyway, for me it’s becoming way to much………..Neptune 10 Pisces is conjunct my Pisces Sun at 11 degrees………hate it!
    Enjoyed your article and I signed up for your emails………

    • Yes you do have a load of yucky transits Claudia. At least Uranus has now moved off your IC and does not retrograde back that far again. Once Saturn square Neptune has passed you should be through the worst. Nice to hear from you and welcome to my cyber home!

  12. I was born with a horrible cardinal cross sitting dead center Libra…….got mega squares and oppositions. I always have this lousy Karma, ha ha.
    About 3 years ago weird things started to occur after Uranus arrived in my 7th… Aquarian came on scene….even married me. Very unpredictable relationship. I hope to see more clearly were things go from here…..I just found this site by fluke. Usually I surf Astrodienst . Jamie writes clearly
    . I enjoy this place so far

  13. jamie my husband Gemini 09.06.1970 got married on 15th april 2016 with another lady in this period of daturn mars transit will it work or finish

  14. My birthday is July 15, 1978, my love life has been a mess for years. Will it finally get better this year?

  15. Thank you. Any suggestions? I appreciate your time and advice

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