All Signs: If you want to row across an ocean inlet, it’s easier to row with the tide. In other words, you go with the flow. This tide that flows with you, making your strokes more powerful, is caused by the Moon. Believe it or not, we can benefit if we “go with the flow” out of water as well because the Moon has a tidal pull on all bodies of water including us. (Water or beer.) This is why the New Moon is the best time for new beginnings and fresh starts. (Including Mercury retrograde, but with a twist.) New resolutions that are based on self-refection and observing habit patterns will have a much better chance of taking hold. If you want to stop a habit or start a new one, the New Moon is the perfect time to do this. (Luckily, I don’t have any bad habits, except the occasional lie.)
Aries March 21-April 19
This week’s New Moon heightens your focus on sex, other people’s money, death and healing plus inheritances and debt. It’s time for you to look on your reliance on the wealth and resources of others versus your own ability to support yourself. Are you abusing your right to run up credit-card debt? Are you in over your head? This is the perfect week to make a resolution to reduce your debt, define what you own jointly with others and ask yourself how you can rejuvenate your health. You might also want to look at your attitude toward your sex life. (Was that laughter I heard?)
Taurus April 20-May 20
This week the only New Moon opposite your sign will take place on Tuesday/Wednesday. This is the optimal time to ask yourself what you can do to improve your partnerships and closest friendships. Your core beliefs about anything will trigger how it manifests in your life. We all subconsciously seek out people who confirm our beliefs about relationships. For example, if you believe others only want you for what you can do for them, you will attract takers. You might want to examine your beliefs about relationships by finishing the sentence: “Whenever I get involved in a relationship ___.” This includes professional partnerships, close friendships and intimate partnerships.
Gemini May 21-June 20
Despite information about how closely connected our minds and bodies are, few appreciate the Vulcan mind-meld of this phenomena! The New Moon this week is the perfect time to look at your health and consider how your thoughts and anxieties affect your health and wellness. This New Moon is also the best time all year to ask yourself how you can improve your job and your attitude to your work. The truth is you’re never really working for anyone else – you’re working for yourself. Whatever you do brings you self-respect and a sense of fulfillment and joy or apathy and resentment. Confucius said if you like what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.
Cancer June 21-July 22
It’s time to focus on romance, leisure activities, creativity, the arts, sports and children. How do you like to have fun? How do you enjoy yourself? How do you express your creativity? How much time do you set aside to play? Too often we think that creativity is for people who can make money at it. But when we are children, that’s what we do constantly! We draw, paint, dance, sing and make up stories. Creative expression is hugely energizing! It’s not a silly waste of time. It can actually make you feel healthier, not only in your body but in your mind. Have your crayons all melted together?
Leo July 23-Aug 22
The energy of the New Moon this week is your chance to focus on your home and your family relationships. You’ll be thinking a lot about your youth and your relations with family members, especially parents. (Self-deception is a wonderful thing because it’s never too late to have a happy childhood.) But the past is the past, no matter how regrettable. You can’t move forward if you’re dragging too much with you. Lighten up and focus on the present. The past is a memory and the future is a hope, which means we really only have the present moment, constantly reinventing itself, suggesting the illusion of a continuous thread of time. (I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?)
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
It’s time to focus on communications with others and your daily surroundings. What is your style of communicating? Do you expect everyone else to speak first? Do they have to come to you? Many Virgos hide behind asking questions and making observations; they control the conversation so that nobody really focuses on them. Does discussing your own needs and the details of your life make you feel vulnerable? We are gregarious creatures and we need human interaction. If you’re not rolling around with sweaty body contact, you need to talk to others. Think about it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Money, money, money! This is the best week all year to examine your attitude to money. If you think money is the root of all evil, you won’t hang onto it. That’s because your attitude to something will affect how it manifests in your life. Money is actually energy; it gets things done. This is also an ideal time to not only think about how you earn and handle your money, but also how you relate to your possessions. Do you take care of what you own? Do you clean, polish and repair? Do you take pride in what you own? On the other hand, do your possessions own you? Are you a slave to them? It’s tricky finding the right balance (and well-fitting jeans).
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
The New Moon on Tuesday is the only New Moon all year in your sign, which makes this the perfect week to take a realistic look in the mirror. What do you see? How dated are you? Do you like what you see? Your physical image is important because first impressions really solidify in the minds of others! (Don’t kid yourself.) Physical appearances matter in every society. Does your image reflect who you are or how you want to appear to others? Your image is not just your physical appearance, of course, it’s how you initially greet people. How do you act with strangers? How do you greet your friends? Hmmm
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
More than any other sign, your best opportunities with this New Moon are reflective and meditative. It’s time to look inside yourself to see what really motivates you. This isn’t easy to do because we all deceive ourselves about who we really are, mostly because we just don’t see the truth. But we all have behaviour patterns that are based on something in the past. Generally these patterns began because they were a defensive mechanism or helpful at the time when we were kids. Many times these patterns no longer have meaning in our adult lives. Like taking your favourite stuffed toy to the office.
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
This is a perfect week to think about friendships, interactions with groups and future dreams. The people we hang out with affect our minds and our minds make our choices, right? And these choices lead to how our lives unfold. That’s why your friends hugely influence your life. Are the people you spend time with the people you really want to be around? The real truth of the matter is you are responsible for the people you attract. This means you determine who wants to be with you by how you act and where you go. This is the best week this year to ask yourself what your dreams and hopes really are. Our dreams are our maps for the future.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Oh boy! The only New Moon that occurs at the top of your chart in the whole year is happening this week. Why ignore this opportunity? This is the perfect week for you to take a serious look at your life direction in general. Where do you want to be five years from now? Where do you want to be one year from now? What should you start to do this week or this month to go in that direction? It’s easy to live your life willy-nilly just responding to whatever happens — management by crisis. But why not take charge? Why not grab the reins and say, “This is where I want to go and this is what I want to do.”
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
The New Moon this week is the best time all year to take stock of your education and skills. What further training could you get to be better in your job? What further education can enrich your life? What about learning through travel? It’s time to ask yourself what you can do to feel better prepared to have a richer life. People who are constantly learning are happier, more vital and they stay younger. New experiences, new ideas, fresh concepts and meeting people from different backgrounds and different situations are stimulating! These experiences are the sauce to our food. How bland or tasty is your fare? You have much to look forward to in your personal and home life in the next year.