If you’ve been feeling particularly unhinged these past few weeks, you’re not alone. Mercury has been in retrograde since May 10 and that lunar eclipse in Scorpio on the 16th has had us feeling positively hopeless. Thank the stars, then, for the gentle reprieve arriving with this week’s new Moon in curious Gemini.
New Moons, as we know, are largely about intention and intuition. In Gemini, the focus will be on thinking through — without over-rationalizing — our hectic emotions. And while manifesting this month has been riddled with complication and uncertainty thanks to Mercury in Taurus, at least it’s provided an opportunity to reflect on your stuck-ness and all the buttons it pushes.
How to move forward while staying grounded? The power of community can be a worthwhile tether. Be sociable; make connections.
You can also clear the air with a new Moon meditation. Ongoing and new endeavors will likely gain fresh momentum. It will be like a dam breaking — and it’s about damn time.
A word of caution: even though Mercury goes direct next week, at the same time Saturn will go retrograde. Use this new Moon to build a rainbow bridge through any impending restructuring. More on that next week.
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 conjunct Jupiter: You’re feeling supercharged this week, like you could accomplish anything. Lean in, passionately, and see where your confidence takes you.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Pluto: Love and power clash this week. If there’s any tension in your relationships, expect them to surface. Just remember: you are loved.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Saturn: You might notice a negative slant to your thinking this week. Know that the doom and gloom are temporary.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
New Moon in Gemini: This week is a great opportunity to clear your mind and set fresh intentions for the months ahead. Dig in now because the going will get rough.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Jupiter: This is an easygoing week for you without much planetary activity. Make the most of this reprieve because things get weirder next week.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Saturn: Whatever headspace you’re in, keep it to yourself. The work you need to do is best done on your own. There are two sides to every coin.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus square Pluto: Leave your insecurities at the door, Libra. We know you have many, but this isn’t their time to shine. Tension abounds; hang tight.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars conjunct Jupiter: You’re feeling pretty confident this week. Channel your prowess into something physical and you might impress someone — maybe even yourself.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mars conjunct Jupiter: It’s okay to be direct about what you want. Taking initiative is sexy. But be sure to stop yourself short of full-blown egomania.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mercury square Saturn: Remember that someone, somewhere is probably on your side as your head spins this week. Shake it off as soon as you can.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mercury square Saturn: Don’t believe the voices in your head — especially the ones begging you to speak harsh truths. It’s not all bad, so think happy thoughts.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mars conjunct Jupiter: Tap into this extra boost of passion as you pursue your dreams. Your confidence is killer right now. But overdoing it kills the mood.