How are your stars aligning this week?
October 23–November 21
This week’s new moon in your sign represents your annual fresh start, and it’s linking up with a few other planets, tying your personal reinvention to various themes. The moon’s connections with Mercury in Scorpio and Pluto in your cognition-and-communication sector suggest that the way you think and the way you express yourself are important components of projecting the real you to the world this year. Your understanding of things that you used to take as givens has deepened, and some of your realizations have probably been painful. So one question is: how will you move forward, knowing what you know now? This moon is also clicking with Jupiter in your hopes-and-humanity zone, calling to mind the network of people in your life and your aspiration to contribute something to the world. Consider who you need around you to support your future goals. As Mars sneaks into the last house in your chart, you should get used to working behind the scenes without credit for a while. Put your ego aside and confront self-defeating patterns.
November 22–December 21
The new moon in the last house of your chart this week coaxes you to recharge your battery and replenish your spirit. This lunation gives you an opportunity to start a new practice that feeds your inner life, such as meditation or journaling. Finding peace and quiet for reflection will bolster your strivings in the outside world. You need time by yourself to create and birth your vision of the future. Pondering your personal values and recycling possessions would also be appropriate. Venus in your network zone is vibing with Saturn in Sagittarius, drawing you out and building a bridge between the work you’re doing on yourself and your friendships and group affiliations. You’re redefining yourself in some way, and you’ll probably have a chance now to associate with people who support your growth. With Mars moving into that same house, teamwork, group activities and professional networking gain importance in the next several weeks. Coordinating your goals with those who share similar interests should be effective.
December 22–January 19
This week’s new moon prompts you to meet people, join an organization, explore new interests and goals, make a new friend, do some professional networking, take on a new role in a group and coordinate your needs with those of others. The moon is aligned with Mercury, emphasizing the importance of group communication, and it’s also gelling with Jupiter in your expansion house, stressing open-mindedness and tolerance of difference. Other people can inspire you, teach you and raise your awareness. Travel, publishing and exciting experiences could become possible through others. Plus, this new moon happens to be linked with Pluto in Capricorn, tying your process of empowerment to something beyond yourself. A deep understanding of what drives you can help you to set appropriate goals and build mutual support. With Mars crossing your ambition angle, the next couple of months will entail striving to achieve your aims. If you come into conflict with colleagues or authority figures, you might want to focus your efforts on an independent project.
January 20–February 18
A new moon at the top of your chart encourages you to create new goals, set a different course in your career and take on a new professional or public role. This is not the time to shy away from the spotlight. The moon is connecting with several other planets, providing more information on this new chapter. You’re encouraged to consider the direction you’re headed in and think through your plans for what’s next. A moon-Jupiter link implies that outside resources, support from individuals you’re close to and trust in partnership will facilitate your achievements. The moon is also harmonizing with Pluto, suggesting that you need to continue to work through an ending, a subconscious behavior pattern or something unpleasant from your past or in your personality. In doing so, you’ll set yourself up for greater success. Mars’s arrival in your expansion sector mobilizes you to travel, fight for something you believe in, seek learning experiences and have an adventure.
February 19–March 20
This week’s new moon lands in your exploration sector, nudging you to venture beyond your everyday routine, habitual mindset and known circle of people. Embrace unfamiliar experiences, travel, a fresh perspective, stimulating ideas and people from different places and cultures. The moon is vibing with Mercury, so anyone and anything that broadens your mind is apt to inspire you now. A connection between the moon and Jupiter in your relationship angle reminds you that one-on-one interaction can be highly beneficial to you, as individuals have the ability to expand your worldview. Another person can even help you to fulfill your own destiny while Jupiter is in this house. And a moon-Pluto link underscores the power of groups. If you’re trying to shift gears in your life, make a point of associating with those who share your interests and goals. With Mars entering your depth-and-sharing house for the next couple of months, money could become a source of conflict, a relationship could intensify or you might immerse yourself in a complex project.
March 21–April 19
The new moon calls your attention to sharing and, because it’s clashing with Uranus in Aries, you may need to make some adjustments to accommodate a close relationship. You’re encouraged to invest in another person; pool your resources; work on any issues you have concerning interdependence; figure out what you need from others and how to ask for it; dig beneath the surface and deal with an emotional matter; learn how to trust; recover from a loss, crisis or wound; and seek funding or pay off debt. The moon’s connections with Jupiter in your duties sector and Pluto in your ambition angle mean that these efforts can tie in with expanding your responsibilities, doing fulfilling work, shifting your life direction and overhauling your career. As Mars crosses your relationship angle and sets up camp there for the next couple of months, you’ll become more motivated to partner with someone on a project, work through your differences with another person or simply put more of your energy into your one-on-one relationships.
April 20–May 20
When a new moon arrives in your others angle this week, you may soon start a new relationship, take an existing one to the next level, begin thinking more about companionship, make peace with someone, negotiate a deal or consider your role in your significant relationships and what you have to offer another person. The moon is harmonizing with positive Jupiter in your fulfillment zone, implying that personal growth, a quest for happiness, confident self-expression, optimism about love and a feeling of freedom will facilitate meaningful connections with others. It takes courage to be yourself, and finding that courage will be worth it. A moon-Pluto link hints that your shifting, deepening worldview will play a role as well, and you’re likelier than usual to click with someone who’s rather different from you. As Mars enters your duties sector, get ready for a couple of productive months. This is a time for tackling your work, health and daily responsibilities, and it’s also suited to improving your physical fitness.
May 21–June 20
The new moon in your efficiency house encourages you to begin an exercise or diet regimen; look for a job; initiate a positive habit; take on additional responsibilities; improve your health or job performance; streamline your schedule; learn new skills; try a different approach to a problem or task; organize your work space; deal with details; do some analytical thinking; and make yourself as useful as possible. Thanks to the moon’s alignment with Mercury, you should be able to figure out what needs doing. The moon is also meshing with Jupiter, implying that such improvements will give you a sense of peace and security, and your family or someone you live with is apt to be supportive. A moon-Pluto connection suggests changes in your psyche, in outside resources or in a close relationship will also factor in. With Mars moving into your fulfillment zone for the next couple of months, you’ll be motivated to express your personality and your feelings, do what pleases you and pursue love and happiness.
June 21–July 22
Your ruling planet meets up with the sun in your fulfillment house this week, forming a new moon. You may discover new romance and fresh sources of pleasure, experience a creative burst, find a new hobby or feel extra playful, expressive and affectionate. You’re inclined to want attention and feedback from other people now—possibly for an artistic endeavor or maybe simply for sharing your feelings or your personality. Mercury is in the mix, encouraging you to speak up, and with the moon gelling with expansive Jupiter in your communication zone, the theme of self-expression is reinforced. This connection also hints that open-mindedness and optimism can pave the way to newfound happiness. A link between the moon and Pluto alludes to the transformation of a relationship and the power of another person to change your life. With Mars entering your foundation angle for a two-month stay, it’s a good time to tackle a home project, deal with a family matter or defy an ingrained behavioral pattern.
July 23–August 22
This week’s new moon occurs in your foundation angle, drawing your attention to your living situation, family, sense of inner security, roots and emotional state. You may be considering moving or improving your home, or you might want to do something else to make yourself feel more comfortable. Ponder how you nurture yourself and what makes you feel safe. Do you have enough private time and space to reflect and tune into your feelings? The moon is linked to Jupiter in your worth house, alluding to the connections between financial security, strong self-esteem and inner stability. Feeling good about yourself and having faith in the abundance of the universe can help you to feel more settled inside. A moon-Pluto encounter implies that long-term changes in your work or your daily life tie in with your need to feel secure. For the next couple of months, Mars will motivate you to get out and see people, take a trip, assert your opinion and pitch your ideas.
August 23–September 22
A new moon arrives in your cognition-and-communication sector this week, nudging you to reach out to people, ask questions, gather information, make decisions, engage with your community, feed your mind and take a day trip. The moon is vibing with your ruler Mercury and also with Jupiter in your sign, enhancing your ability to tap into its fresh-start energy and inspiring you to express yourself freely. The emphasis on travel, learning and confidence continues for you Virgos, and you’re encouraged to align your mindset and your words with your personal growth. You’re apt to start thinking bigger and talking bigger in the coming weeks. And with a moon-Pluto connection being activated as well, intensity, depth and courage are called for in the pursuit of love, happiness and creative fulfillment. As Mars moves into your worth house for a two-month visit, you should start to deal with your finances and possessions, manifest your values, fight for what’s important to you and act on your priorities.
September 23–October 22
This week’s new moon in your worth house prompts you to find a new source of income; create a budget; examine your material needs; define your personal values; set a financial goal; work on your self-esteem; get your priorities in order; and tune into your five senses to center yourself in the moment. The moon is collaborating with Jupiter, suggesting that self-awareness, spiritual guidance and a deep sense of meaning that connects you with the world will facilitate these efforts to shore up your worth, increase your stability and become more self-sufficient. The moon is also linking up with Pluto in your roots angle, meaning turbulence in your family, home life and emotional state also relates back to such efforts. You’re changing on a fundamental level, and you must continue to loosen your grip on the past. With Mars entering Libra until January, your energy and productivity should start to surge, and you’ll be motivated to assert yourself and do whatever is necessary to further your interests and execute your agenda.