Aries New Moon: 5 Ways to Play the Fool (Without Playing the Fool…)

SO much Aries energy in the cosmic cauldron right now… are you feeling the fire?

This New Moon will rise at 22º of Aries, on April 11th/12th, 2021.

This Moon is a BIG ignition spark. Every year this Moon – the first New Moon after Spring equinox – feels like a launchpad. The Earth is warming up and so are we (hello sunshine!!) And this year, boy are we all ready for some action…

Enter: New Moon in Aries 🔥

Even non-astrologically-minded folks tend to feel this Moon when She arrives. It’s an especially potent expression.

This Moon brings cardinal fire.

As an energy signature, this is the strike of the match – the snap of motion that lights the kindling that gets the whole inferno raging. (And this is all whilst everyone else is still rummaging around in their pockets looking for the box. Aries has already burst into flames).

Aries energy is daring and bold.

Perhaps naïve in its willingness to take risks and push us into new territory. Ruled by Mars, this New Moon (this season) carries a real sense of opening up and marching forward.

In the ‘traditional’ zodiac, Aries is the Roman God of War, counterpart to the Greek God Ares. Both are Divine (godly) expressions of war and therefore associated with the will and intent of battle.

… So this is about winning, isn’t it?

No. I don’t think it is.

I sense Aries holds a much younger energy (much younger even than three-year-olds with homemade swords and daggers) that has little to do with conflict.

This sign has more to do with wide-eyed liberation and freedom from all the conditioning that we tend to pick up on our way around the zodiac.

The cycle above your is head a macro-cosmic mirror of the cycles you move through each month. And this is more than the lunar cycle of growth, creation, and decay (maiden, mother, crone). This is about becoming human. Not progress for progress’ sake, but about becoming progressive people.

In Aries, this journey to wholeness has not even begun.

This Moon, here, holds an energy of innocence. It has no earth to anchor into, no root to grow from. It’s as fresh as you can get.

…Yet it’s not really, truly like this, is it? We’re not truly starting again, are we? Because each cycle builds on the last. Each season builds upon the one that came before, and each year – calendar or astrological – holds echoes of the previous ones. Plural. We are built from our experiences.

So to try and convince you that an Aries New Moon will let you forget all this just isn’t true. Something else is true, instead: Aries invites another archetype through – another spirit is ready to move you under this Moon if you let it: A trickster who isn’t quite what he first seems….

Aries and the Fool

If you practice Tarot, then you’ll know all about the Fool. Here is a character that’s funny and light; Has a curious nature, and isn’t afraid to say the thing that no one else will…

The fool can be a source of ridicule. BUT that’s only with people who don’t know its true strength. Because the Fool is actually one of the wisest, most progressed archetypes you can ever meet, or embody. It’s deep and complex (and so very ‘of our times’ which are equally deep and complex, aren’t they?). 

Think Yoda in Star Wars.
The fairy tale court jester and his oneness with the King.
Or the little boy who calls out his naked ruler in the Emperor’s new clothes.

With the ego stripped right back, Aries is the Fool. Both can see clearly and speak clearly.

This energy expresses freely.

It doesn’t live by the rules, or let anyone curb its behaviour… not out of rudeness or any genuine naivety (so you begin to see if you peel back the layers) but because it’s enlightened. And under this New Moon, guided by Aries, you can see enlightenment isn’t something up there, way out of reach, but held within.

Through the realness of this guilt-free energy, Aries light-hearted humour, and ability to bounce right back after each tumble, the Fool becomes the pivot point around which stories move.

The Fool doesn’t need anyone’s approval, and this is why it can do and say and BE the spark of truth.

This is what this Aries New Moon is asking of us. This is the invitation –

To drop the ego and laugh. TO break the silent seal of any agreed “normals” that aren’t working anymore, and aren’t honestly serving humanity OR Mother Earth.

To see the world with fresh eyes (even if your heart and mind don’t’ feel that fresh!)

Here are 5 ways to harness the innocent and “fool-ish” energy of the Aries New Moon…

Because intentions are wonderful and important (I hope you’re setting some BIG ones for this phase?!) But so are the ways that you choose to act and behave in the world to bring that intention into being.

Aries is very much about the act. The DOING. So whatever you choose to set into motion with the cardinal fire of this New Moon, follow this roadmap. Fuel your inner Fool.

1. Shoshin: Adopt a beginners mind

The Zen Buddhist concept of shoshin, the beginner’s mind is SO apt here under the Aries Moon.

It’s’ about approaching every situation (not just typical learning) with openness and dropping any preconceptions at the door. But it doesn’t only mean your learning has greater potential, it also helps to strip back conditioning about how things “should” be.

We all know there’s a HUGE paradigm shift occurring right now… and to help the shift, we all need to drop the presumptions, something Aries is SO good at.

2. Trust your Instincts

Remember the little boy in the Emperor’s New Clothes? His instinct was to shout out what he saw – to speak the naked truth even though it would cause huge embarrassment and be totally inappropriate. And you know what happened? The constructs of hierarchy all came tumbling down…

3. Leap… trust your wings will grow and luck will flow

There IS a willful (and selective) blindness to risk that comes with this New Moon in Aries!

It’s not about being mindless.

It’s not about being a liability to yourself!

But there’s something about this Moon, so very like the Fool, that creates its own luck.

The Fool is resilient.

Aries is resilient.

Even when you feel like you don’t know what on earth you’re doing… channeling the Fool, and it’s wide-eyed wonder can make miracles occur.

It IS possible under this Aries Moon… set an intention and make it so.

4. Call out wrong behaviour, or ask “why?”

Aries innocence can make the lens through which you’re looking crystal clear.

Systems, structures, leadership, the status quo… all of the behaviours that normally go unchecked can get a reckoning under this New Moon.

YES, you risk looking like a ‘fool’ when you call something or someone out. Asking for proof, validation or evidence can loop back and make you appear naïve or ignorant (especially if you’re the only one asking). But remember, Aries is also a pioneering energy. It comes first. SO by the nature of this time, you are the first one doing whatever you’re doing!

So go first.

5. Dive into the shadow of your fear

The lightness and curiosity of the Aries New Moon makes it’s an ideal time for working with shadow. It doesn’t need to be heavy. The ease with which the Fool shrugs off the ego makes it a wonderful companion into the shadowlands…

Try simply asking yourself the “whys?” and let the answers rise up.

  • Why did I respond like that?
  • Why do I believe that?
  • Why do I feel so strongly about that?
  • Why am I judging him/her
  • Why won’t I let myself try…

The energy of this Moon is different.

Even if entirely clean slates aren’t possible (we’re only human!), fresh eyes are. This Moon – (and all of the other planetary alignments also in Aries right now!) are urging us all to embrace a beginner’s heart, and adopt a questioning, innocent mind.

Let this be the springboard for the New Earth we’re building.



  1. Theresa

    I thank you for all the precious time and guidance. This will be surly missed but I understand and agree that you should live your dream. I wish you love and luck on your renewed quest in your new venture. Thank you again. Truly Theresa

  2. Liz

    Hi Kat, after reading all of the above I had to leave you a message, I went through such a similar journey, trying to give so much of my passion, bring up 3 children, support a wonderful husband & was left wiery & frustrated that I just couldn’t do it all, it’s a tough tough time when reality sets in but you are so doing the right thing, I really admire you for how honest you are, I can promise that your next path is worth the change, it certainly was for me, I love how far I’ve come & how much I’ve learnt, when you have the guidance you know your on a good, exciting new path! Good luck & I for sure will be looking out for your posts / blogs – thankyou again for precious time & all you’ve given, your an amazing lady ❤️ Xxxx

    • Kat

      Thank you Liz! It’s a winding path, it feels so hard for us Mothers, to hold so much of our families needs and our own … but we are strong and bright enough to work it out, I do believe! xxx

      • Jessica Davies

        Excellent-thank you Kat. My son is an Aries and has just turned three. I believe you’ve described the person he’ll be right there! He’s lucky to have an awakened mother.

        • Katherine Anne Lee

          Yes! The children are the teachers for sure… the trick is to listen, isn’t it?!

  3. Lou Lou

    Dear Kat you are brave. Go walk true. Something is happening, I’m currently retreating from the demands of my profession that requires me to give. It’s good to listen to the heart. It’s what this page has been about and how fitting your last moon post included the ritual of letting go with black candles (which me & my partner did). Thank you for all you have shared and know it never stops…

    • Kat

      Thank you Lou Lou, I appreciate you and your word here, and it is so humbling to know that there are many of us moving through similar waters at the moment xxx

    • Alex


  4. Carolyn

    I wish you all the best in your personal journey, this happened to me last year and I have emerged stronger and clearer on my own path. I shall miss your posts but we can all tap into the moon flow intuitively with the balance of mother earths grounding, I am giving and receiving in the middle. Blessings to you. Balance and Be.

    • Michelle Collins

      Great read Kat, very interesting and triggered some thoughts of intentions thats been brewing time to unfold them and let them loose into the universe.
      Many Blessings to you. Thank you x

      • Katherine Anne Lee

        That’s wonderful Michelle! Thank you for sharing. These are such potent times, and more of us are stepping into our power. Unfolding is a good word ♡

  5. Natalie

    Blessed Be Kat… you have taught me so much and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you joy and peace on your journey and as a mother to a 21 year old beautiful moon child of my own I know that time passes so quickly – those years of childhood can never be restored so embrace and enjoy them … as only one of your many followers I imagine I speak for most of us when I say go where your heart leads and when you want to find us again we will be here – ready to listen and send you love & light

  6. Ashlee

    This is beautiful and I have to tell you I encourage you to escape and go back to using your teachings because they will guide you in the right direction. I have to also tell you as a care giver myself for 27 years and a hairdresser for 13, I have forgotten for the 8 years of my life that I must give to myself and the son I created on this earth now. I have now restarted self care practices and devoted my full time to my son and family and a whole new life and realm has opened up to me. It’s your time to be selfish not selfless. Enjoy your sweet family and embrace love for which stands in your home. You must!! Like you said it may lead you back to where you are now. I have a few people that would are kind, honest individuals who do similar classes, although I will miss your posts as they were so true and encouraging. Maybe working it out with someone to take over until you dive deeper into your own practice, healing and movement. Someone trustworthy to share with until you decide you true destiny. Best of luck Kat, I am all in for watching you grow into the individual you have been called upon to be!! Wish true happiness, love, and blessings to you and your family! Xoxo

  7. Sian Hornby

    Dear Kat,
    Thank you SO much for this beautiful, vulnerable and completely honest post! Its amazing you were able to come to this self-realisation at this stage. We are so often overwhelmed by our sense of obligation for what we MUST do–and how wonderful to discover that truly we are free to be ourselves in every moment. Bravo! I fully understand your reasons too, as I am on the Shamanic path as well, and after almost 2 years, I feel my connection is beginning to deepen in a truly authentic, grounded way. So I am not surprised that you feel you need to step back and ground, before moving forward to wherever the path will lead; more truly, more fully you. I have been truly AMAZED by your knowledge (where did you come by such deep content, in so few years–you are so youthful yet!) and I often visit your site, especially when I can’t quite figure out why I’m feeling the way I feel–and I suddenly wonder what the moon is telling us……
    I wish you well, strong, beautiful, true to yourself you!
    much love,

    • Kat

      Thank you Sian! I am learning to trust, and to bring that trust from heart-centred knowing to actual physical doing (or not doing!) This is the hard part often, but without it we don’t grow, we just stay in the ‘ideas’ stage of life. I LOVE to hear of other women who are on the shamanic path. We’re on it together xx

      • Jeff Corbeau

        Zen mind, beginners mind. If we all worked from a child’s mind, oh what a world! The Fool is a person of high stature and the world is full of wonder and magic. In a child’s mind racism doesn’t exist! In a child’s mind war cannot be conceived of. You are absolutely correct Kat, a god of war associated with the moon is a paternal construct. To associate war with the feminine moon is an aberration! I was born under a new moon and I have always embraced the feminine and the emotional dark, I have alway been most comfortable there. Love IS the answer!

        • Katherine Anne Lee

          Love everything you have shared Jeff – the children ARE our teachers. ANd the emotional dark is a long-forgotten territory, but it’s somewhere we all need to go now. World events make it unavoidable. BIG work.

  8. Amy

    Thank you Kat, beautifully put as always x

  9. Elisha Abercrombie

    Kat – I am feeling extremely blessed to have found your energy in this twisted existence!!! I am on a journey that I cannot seem to explain to anyone I know-or anyone who has known me (before I was awakened which has been a couple years now)
    I am an EXTREMELY PASSIONATE seeker and always have been… I have learned I will understand life backwards and I know I have Angels trying to communicate with me ALL the time!!! I’m just fully surrendered to Divine Will and ready to restore the Kingdom. I was raised in “Religious” households and I have always been “different”… It took me almost 40 years to realize Fear is a Liar and Jesus gives me Superpowers….
    I have learned so so so much working with Mother Earth instead of relying on human guidance. Perception is the anti-Christ in my Mind. Love is God. It is our nature at our Core and we are all connected not divided. I’m not afraid to defy boundaries and God made me this way for His Glory-which is Love.
    The reason I’m explaining this is to ask you if we are on the same page? I see so many parallels to your story and your heart. Please continue to Shine – reading this really inspired me Cheers to Spreading Love and Wisdom

    • Katherine Anne Lee

      Thank you for this comment Elisha! I believe Spirit is full a spectrum! I welcome anyone and any beliefs that are based on love and unity, and also struggle with those which keep us separate. My driving force is a deep Earth connection – some define this as shamanism – rather than trying to attain a more “enlightened” state. And sometimes the more we try to define things… the less magic there is to be had.
      Appreciate your energy and your presence here.


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