The new Moon is a time for creating purpose and pushing it forward into the future. The first new Moon of 2022 takes place in Capricorn this week, so let your intentions be their most practical and persistent.
Capricorn is the most pragmatic of signs. While Capricorns may tend to make mountains out of molehills, they also conscientiously consider the views along the way. Just don’t expect them to choose the easiest path to trek. Nothing makes Capricorns happier than making life harder for themselves, especially if it’s by picking up a few unnecessary burdens along the way. They tend to view any extra weight as an opportunity to gain strength. Turning seemingly adverse circumstances to their own advantage is their bag.
While not all signs are so disciplined or diligent, all are adept, in their own ways, at putting a practical spin on their experiences. Under this Capricorn new Moon, how will you make the most of what you’ve got? Navigating the way ahead is all about choices. Capricorn’s quest for strength is a reminder that what brings success may not be the path of least resistance.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars square Neptune: Instead of conspiring with negative feelings, launch the New Year by getting inspired by creative distractions.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Neptune: This angle offers some reprieve from the emotional forces at play. Sex therapy or shop therapy; your choice.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury conjunct Pluto: Personal revelations abound this week as you probe ever deeper into your own mind. Careful — it might be a scary place.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon in Capricorn: Let yourself set clear boundaries going forward. You might be a cry baby, but you can at least be a competent one.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Uranus: Let your hair down this week and show off that quirky side that attracts people to you. Leaving your comfort zone will surely pay off.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury conjunct Pluto: Looking deeper into the darkest parts of your own mind may turn up surprising truths. Fear is the mind killer.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Neptune: Light breaks briefly through the stormy feelings of the past week. Sex and shopping help take the edge off.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars square Neptune: Ward off any negative feelings with words and actions that inspire creativity, instead of spiraling into sadness.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter in Pisces: Your planet isn’t making any aspects for weeks, but it’s in Pisces, which means much of what you dream can become reality.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn sextile Mars: Practicality begets progress, so be patient with any passion projects, and the same goes for your romantic life, too.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn sextile Mars: If you’re looking for progress, get practical. Looking back, you might notice, sometimes the best measure of achievement is how patient you were.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter in Pisces: Your planet isn’t making any aspects right now, but it’s in your sign. Now is the time to pay attention to your dreams for insight into the future.