Blog / Jyotish
April 22, 2020

New Moon in Aries April 23, 2020


The next New Moon will happen on Thursday 23 April at 2.26 am UTC. The Nakshatra is Aswini.

The whole world is globally affected by COVID-19 in one way or another.
Now we are living the “COVID-19” period. During this time, everybody is affected by some kind of stress, big or small. Some people may be more affected than they think. Because of the current planetary influence, we still may not be able to see the whole picture, and we may be driven by stress, so (unless this is something that would Dharmically benefit many people) we need to be cautious about starting a new project. But I am getting great reports of people getting rid of what they don’t need anymore and feeling lighter. Spring cleaning and looking inward to set a stage for a “new me” is a great idea right now.

Many issues are coming to the surface right now. People normally look for the status quo, for things to remain as they are. But this is not the case right now. Then, some people think “this is not how it was supposed to be”. But then, how was it supposed to be? Wasn’t this an “automatic pilot mode” that we had created in our mind? What had become so rigid in our life that faced on the new situation, we now have to consider changing?

There is something we could call the “pre-COVID-19 me”. This new moon and the fortnight until the full moon is a great time to think about the “post-COVID-19 me”. Do I need to change anything from the “pre-COVID-me”? If so, what do I need to change in order to get rid of notions and ideas that do not work anymore for me? How will I heal myself from this stressful experience?

Some people may be so busy or so stressed out that they might not want to look into the future right now. In such a case, this new moon is good timing to send your intention to the universe (or God if you follow a specific religion) “please guide me to the best possible direction in order to become a new me”. Then what one needs to let go of will be shown. Whether one will choose to let go or not is a personal choice. Seeds sown on this new moon may fructify on the full moon of October 31, six months from now. May beautiful flowers blossom in autumn! Om Shanti.