The new Moon in the first sign of the zodiac sets the tone for the year ahead. It is an invitation to begin again by refreshing your routine and cultivating a creative vision for yourself. With this new Moon also eclipsing the Sun, our experience becomes more intuitive and less ego-driven. This makes space for expressing ourselves authentically without needing to edit ourselves based on how we want or are expected to be perceived.
Aries energy has nothing to prove. It is straightforward, active, and resilient. And as the new Moon is a time for setting intentions, we should resolve to be honest about who we are and what we want without fear of reprisal.
Such resilience in the wake of last year’s struggles may seem like a hard ask. That said, this new Moon and eclipse also occur in conjunction with Chiron — a planet known as the “wounded healer.” It represents the growth associated with confronting personal obstacles and pain. A promising backdrop for the work of uncovering deep resources of compassion within and applying them to our vision for a constructive, happy future.
Read your Sun sign for background, as well as your rising sign for where the action is.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
A five-planet pileup in your sign is the perfect opportunity for shoring up the best of what you’ve got to give and giving it all your best. Believe in yourself.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
While your love life may be cruising along, other aspects of your life may feel like they’re grinding gears. Keep your nose to the grindstone and your legs in the air.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
It’s easy to confuse verbalizing your needs with aggressively demanding understanding. Unlearn developmental wounds to unlock constructive communication.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Don’t take anything personally as you get a punch of power from the Moon’s eclipse in Aries. Your triggers don’t always have to lead to a smoking gun.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
This eclipse dials up your intuition, which serves to pave the way ahead in gold. Be mindful of any strong feelings that surface now. They are nothing but shadows of past lives.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Outmoded behaviors are hard to break, especially regarding effective communication skills. Your boundaries and needs are valid, but your complaints are not.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Unbecoming emotional behaviors tend to surface in romantic relationships. Unlearning them is crucial to a fulfilling love life, whether you currently have one or not.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Your capacity for love and transformation is monstrous, if only you could tame the monsters in your mind. Free your beastly shadows from the cage of your heart.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You’re on a winning streak of proactively innovating sweeping and successful changes across every aspect of your life. No need to gloat but please pay it forward.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Yes, you’re profound and those pragmatic personal depths are the font of your most poignant inspirations. Being principled can have limited social applications.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
While your hard work in the material world doesn’t seem to be getting you anywhere, on a spiritual plane it’s another story. Personal evolution is an internal process.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Do your level best to shut out any negative or intoxicating influences so that you may continue to inspire, instead of spiraling into the darkest abyss of the imagination.