If you felt like August was a bust, I’ve got good news for you. This week’s new Moon in Virgo is the perfect opportunity for cutting ties with the past.
New Moons are times of reimagining — or removing — the ideas and beliefs we’ve cultivated during the prior month. They occur when the Sun and Moon align, thereby bringing emotional balance to our lives. Like our mad mortal lives, the lunar cycle, too, has its bright moments and darker days. Now is the time to reassess the path you’re on and to find a more intentional way forward.
Lending a hopeful energy to this lunation is Uranus, with whom the new Moon is making a trine — a 120-degree angle in the sky. Uranus encourages us to leave our comfort zones and to venture into the unknown. Astrologers call it the rebellious planet — Uranus is the only one that spins on its side, hello. It reminds us that the only constant in the universe is change.
Tap into your intuition for guidance as you navigate the way forward. It shouldn’t be too bumpy a ride.
When reading personal horoscopes, your Sun sign is for “the big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
This new Moon occurs in your 6th House of Wellness. Stop neglecting your health and jump into new routines that get you up and at ’em.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
This new Moon in your 5th House of Expression encourages creativity and passionate pursuits. Anything that gets your blood flowing, if you catch my drift.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
The new Moon in your 4th House of Home lights a smudge stick in your house and in your heart. Clear out the clutter, figuratively and literally.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
In your 3rd House of Communication, this new Moon helps you reset your intentions when it comes to connections and community. What’s your message?
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
The new Moon in your 2nd House of Wealth brings you freshly minted resources of both the financial and self-worth kind. Money can’t buy happiness … or can it?
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
In your 1st House of Self, this new Moon in your sign fosters new beginnings. Reflect on your journey over the past month and keep on keeping on!
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
The new Moon in your 12th House of Endings encourages you to let go of situations you can’t control and find peace in the unknown. This is the way.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
The new Moon in your 11th House of Community opens new doors that lead outside yourself and into the world at large. Take on a good cause.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
In your 10th House of Reputation, this new Moon leads to new avenues of success. Plan for the long term, make yourself visible, and enjoy the ride!
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
The new Moon in your 9th House of Expansion invites you to travel beyond what you know in terms of beliefs and geography. Broaden your horizons, broaden your mind.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The new Moon in your 8th House of Mutuality gives you a fresh start when it comes to mutual gain and shared ventures. To merge is not to borrow.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
In the 7th House of Relationship, this new Moon brings you important tete-a-tete moments that help you redefine your most valued relationships.