New Moons can present the ripest moments in which to set intentions for the future. And a new Moon in Sagittarius would dare us to dream big. This week’s new Moon, however, is also a total solar eclipse (though visible only in the Southern Hemisphere), and so we are invited not to intend but to embrace.
Sagittarius is a sign of expansion and of thinking big beyond the boxes we draw around ourselves. It is a sign whose energy mediates change. Its placement as the last sign of autumn reminds us to notice the propensity for transition that also appears in the natural world. And just as nature does her thing, you, too, should let life’s inevitable changes unfold without trying to make them happen.
So much of our lives are dedicated to effort. That effort, we are told, is supposed to produce something. We are an outcome-oriented society. If there’s no product or goal, we are told, we have wasted our time. Instead, and especially with this eclipse, let’s not see change as something to fight against but something to flow with. Effort is maximized only by balancing it with ease. When life is permitted to flow with ease, the efforts we do have to make are more focused and therefore more productive.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
You’re having a good week, Aries, with Jupiter, Venus, and Pluto boosting your natural propensity for progress and playfulness. Success and lovers just fall into your lap.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Level up your love life this week, Taurus, with Mars, Neptune, and Pluto heating up your romantic side. Passion is not just for pet projects. Meow.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Things could be a bit confusing for you this week, Gemini, with Neptune fogging up your mind. For clarity’s sake, keep communications simple.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Learn to let live this week, Cancer, with the Moon in Sagittarius. Instead of forcing anything to happen, you’ll see better results from just taking it all as it comes.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Perseverance is the word of your week, Leo, with solid Saturn influencing your work ethic. Add some patience and a practical attitude and you can’t be stopped.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Avoid overcomplicated communications this week, Virgo, because Neptune’s clouding your thoughts. Ward off any psychic vampires by focusing on yourself.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Your love life is scoring major points this week, with Mars, Neptune, and Pluto emphasizing both your sensitivity and your sensuality. Enivrez-vous.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
You’ll see progress on multiple fronts this week, Scorpio, with Jupiter, Venus, and Pluto pushing you forward toward your desires, both in terms of romance and success.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Avoid your telltale impulsiveness, Sag, despite Mars’s overpowering influence. A bit of bravado is fun, but real bravery comes with follow through.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You’re being asked to adapt this week, Cap, which may run counter to your desire for stability. Instead of being resistant, try a new kind of approach.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Despite your progressiveness, you’re not one for too much change. Instead of getting frustrated, try seeing transitions as opportunities, not obstacles.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Pick your battles, Pisces, because Mars’s influence would have you fighting all sides. Moderation is key, especially when it comes to swagger.