New Moon In April 1, 2022; A Time To Heal

The Aries new moon on April 1, 2022 aligns with the planet Mercury and the minor planet Chiron. So the spiritual meaning of the new moon April 2022 astrology is related to the sharing of painful memories and experiences in order to heal.

The April 2022 new moon is conjunct the Midheaven in the Ukraine horoscope. It will make the world more aware of the terrible pain and suffering being experienced by the people of Ukraine. The government, and particularly president Zelenskyy, will be in the spotlight and under great pressure. Critical meetings and decisions about the future of the country are needed in the following weeks.


The new moon on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 12°30′ Aries sits between Mercury and Chiron. There are no other major aspects to the new moon. And there is only one fixed star within the orb of the new moon. It is a Saturn-natured star in the constellation of Cetus the Whale.


Sun conjunct Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating.

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 conjunct Mercury (1°46′) places emphasis on your thinking and communications, and short distance travel. It brings mental alertness, quick thinking, adaptability, and curiosity. Expect an increase in personal interaction in your neighborhood, with siblings, schools, and over the internet.

So this will be a busy moon phase with lots of appointments, correspondence, meetings, social activity, new information to process, and decisions to make. This should be a good new moon for sharing ideas, making plans, buying and selling, negotiating, and meeting new people.


New Moon conjunct Chiron (0°47′) makes wounding and healing a major theme of this new moon. Chiron represents the deepest wound in your soul and also your ability to heal yourself and others through traditional medicine as well as more alternative healing methods.

In Greek mythology, Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs who taught astrology and herbal medicine. So Chiron is associated with wisdom and proficiency in botany, music, astronomy, divination, and medicine. In Christian Astrology, Chiron represents Christ.

New moon April 2022 conjunct Chiron exposes your most painful wounds, physical and emotional. You will feel pain from the wounds you have suffered but also guilt from the pain you have inflicted on others. Chiron may also manifest a new wound through illness, accident, or loss.

Increased awareness of these wounds can make you more sensitive to the pain. You may even become scared to express yourself but it is important that you do not keep the pain buried inside. Increased empathy and understanding means the wounds of your loved ones will also become more apparent and affect you more deeply.

Childhood wounds associated with your parents may resurface. Grief, fear, rejection, alienation, or victimization are possible. You may feel that you are damaged or that fate has been particularly cruel to you. This could lead to a loss of confidence, depression, and self-pity.

On the other hand, you may react more aggressively to your pain and start hurting yourself and others. But new moon April 2022 is a time for nurturing and healing. Chiron heals through medicine, astrology, Tarot, and your hands and words. In its highest manifestation, Chiron heals through thoughts alone.

Mercury conjunct Chiron (2°34′) does make it easier to heal through thoughts, words, hands, and by listening. But it could also make it easier to inflict pain through nasty words and even thought projection.

This aspect could highlight painful relationships with siblings, children and neighbors. It could also expose painful memories about early school experiences, communication problems, and even accidents and injuries associated with local travel.


New Moon April 2022 is in the Sign of Aries. But as the star map below shows, it is actually the Constellation of Pisces. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago.

New Moon April 2022 [Stellarium]New Moon April 2022 [Stellarium]

As shown in the list below, there is only one named star within one-degree orn of the new moon. It is Eta Ceti, Deneb Algenubi, named Dheneb in the image above.

  • 09♈27 – Gamma Pegasi, Algenib
  • 09♈44 – Mercury
  • 09♈59 – Mu Cephei, Erakis
  • 1130  New Moon April 2022
  • 12♈04 – Eta Ceti, Deneb Algenubi
  • 12♈18 – Chiron
  • 13♈03 – Alpha Cephei, Alderamin

The Whale

Constellation Cetus the Whale (or Sea Monster) is like Saturn. It is said to cause laziness and idleness, but to confer an emotional and charitable nature, with the ability to command, especially in war. Makes one amiable, prudent, happy by sea and land, and helps to recover lost goods. According to Ptolemy, Cetus  is like Saturn. [1]

The name Deneb Algenubi comes from the Arabic ذنب القيطس الجنوبي – al-dhanab al-qayṭas al-janūbī, meaning the southern tail of the sea monster.

Other stars in this constellation express their Saturn nature through caution, inhibition, loss, misfortune, worry, isolation, depression, self-destruction, sickness, accidents, disgrace, inhibition, restraint, and crop failure. But obstacles and tests of endurance like these often lead to mental and emotional toughness and great resilience.

The King

Constellation Cepheus the King gives authority and a sober mind, sometimes making its natives judges or arbitrators, but exposes to cruel and severe trials. According to Ptolemy, Cepheus is like Saturn and Jupiter. [1]


The Sun, Moon, and Mercury with Chiron make it easier to discuss painful memories and experiences with your friends and relatives. This can lead to personal healing and also the healing of broken relationships.

The influence of the April 1 new moon lasts for four weeks up to the April 30 solar eclipse. The best time for starting new projects is during the two-week waxing moon phase, from April 1 to the April 16 full moon.

If the new moon April 2022 astrology 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.

  • Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon March 18, 2022
  • Next Moon Phase: Full Moon April 16, 2022
  • 2022 Moon Phases Calendar

New Moon April 2022 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles, March 31, 11:24 pm
  • New York, April 1, 2:24 am
  • London, April 1, 7:24 am
  • Delhi, April 1, 12:54 pm
  • Sydney, April 1, 6:24 pm

**By Jamie Partridge