This New Moon Solar eclipse is exact today at 4:05 P.M. EST. New Moons are always a great time to set intentions for the lunar cycle ahead. However, with the eclipse in the picture we can expect these energies to play out over the next six months or so. The New Moon is in the sign of Aquarius which encourages us to walk to the beat of our own drum which ultimately benefits the greater good of the collective. When we are in alignment with our authenticity, we give others the courage to step into their truth as well. Don’t be afraid to think or do things that are out of the box. Tap into your inner genius and dream big. By the last quarter of the year, you can accomplish some big goals for yourself that will impact the world around you.
Aquarius: This New Moon falls in your house of identity. Now is a good time to reflect on any old habits, attachments and ways that you’ve identified yourself. Over the next several months, you’ll be shedding your old skin and really getting to the core of who you are minus the expectations that others have placed on you. Try to find the balance between asserting your need for freedom and maintaining your close, interpersonal relationships. This eclipse energy will unfold over the next several months and liberation is the theme for you. Six months from now, you may hardly recognize yourself (but in a good way). Take some time to meditate on the ideal version of yourself minus the old hang ups that keep you stuck. Dare to have high hopes and expectations for yourself, Aquarius. If anyone can rise to the occasion it’s you.
Pisces: This New Moon is prepping you for a karmic reset as you’re encouraged to dive into the depths of your subconscious. What self-sabotaging beliefs and habits still wreak havoc in your life? Pay attention to your dreams around this time as they are full of wisdom possibly even into your past lives. Spirit is showing you the limitations you experience through some much needed soul searching. With the help of the eclipse energies, you’ll be breaking through major psychological and spiritual barriers over the course of the next several months. This may also be a time in which you develop practical ways of maintaining your spiritual and mental well-being on a day-to-day basis. This would be a great time to start a meditation practice, journaling, or any other healthy way to cope with pressure.
Aries: This New Moon is inviting you to connect with like-minded individuals. If you’ve been doing any reevaluating or shifting when it comes to your big goals, you may also notice your social circle shift as well. This eclipse can find you laying certain friendships or associations with an organization to rest if they no longer align with your vision for the future. For some, your social life may be the last thing on your agenda as you choose to primarily focus on the impact you want to make on the world. As much as you like to do things on your own, it’s okay to enlist some help. There are people on your wavelength that can help bring your ideas to fruition. This is a great time to pull out the magazines and poster board for your revised, long-term goals. Over the next several months, you’ll be busy making some important connections that will help you make a mark in your community and the world around you.
Taurus: This New Moon is the beginning of a major shift for your career and social status. Thanks to the eclipse energies, you can expect to achieve a lot when it comes to the long-term work you would like to do. You may be reconsidering a change in direction during this New Moon. Give yourself some space to reevaluate your career goals at this time. There may be a little tension between what you would personally like to accomplish and the needs of your family as well. Try to find the balance between the two. The course of the next several months may give you a boost when it comes to authority in your life. Some of you may rise up in the ranks at your current job while others may opt to be their own boss to pursue self-employment. Use this New Moon to plot on the come up that you’ll be making this year.
Gemini: You may find yourself itching to travel and expand out of the confines of your regular, day-to-day existence. This New Moon is highlighting a need to revamp your personal beliefs and ideologies of life. You may be challenged by close family members as you’re embarking on a phase of redefining your own personal truth. This may be a time in which you consider going back to school or learning a new trade. It’s time to expand your knowledge of the world around you. Some of you may do this in a more traditional route by studying books, researching or connecting with a teacher while others of you may want to travel (possibly internationally) to learn more instead. You may even feel the urge to teach about some of your personal philosophies. The effects of the eclipse can make the next several months a potent time of opportunities meant to give you a platform to share your knowledge. Get ready to use your gift of gab to help elevate those around you and deepen your wisdom about life itself.
Cancer: Over the next several months, you’ll experience deep transformation on a psychological level. This New Moon may have you thinking of ways that you can heal some past traumas. Therapy can be very beneficial for you during this time as well as shadow work. This is a powerful time of integrating your light and shadow by embracing yourself as a whole and not just the desirable parts. This area of your chart affects your intimacy with others. It’s time to remove your defenses and allow yourself to be more vulnerable (with the right people, of course). The eclipse energies can powerfully affect you throughout the year which can lend to a deepening of a bond through and some much needed sexual healing. This New Moon is a favorable time to apply for loans and grants as this area of your chart highlights other people’s money. You can expect a lot of that to come through financial institutions, clients or even your romantic partner. By the end of the year, you’ll be feeling more powerful and whole than ever before.
Leo: This New Moon will mark the beginning of a new way of relating to others, particularly in one-on-one partnerships. As you’ve come to know yourself more on an authentic level, you have become more aware of what you will and won’t tolerate within your partnerships. Over the next several months, there may be some tension between your own personal needs and the needs of others. Focus on creating harmony within these relationships while still acting from a place of integrity. If you’re currently coupled, some of you may consider taking the relationship to the next level by working towards marriage. Even if you’re single, you may get very clear about what you want out of marriage. Make sure that these expectations are your own instead of being influenced by societal standards. If you’re not interested in romance, you’ll be building some solid business connections that align with your personal mission.
Virgo: This New Moon brings the focus to your daily habits, health and your work environment. The eclipse energy makes this a powerful time of wiping out bad habits that aren’t good for your health. Consider making some changes to your diet or getting into a fitness routine. Sometimes, these changes can be as simple as waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual to give yourself extra time to get your day started off better. This can also be a time in which you’d like to make some changes in your work environment. Is your current environment not fitting your needs? Now is the time to get your resume out there so you can transition somewhere better. Some of you may even consider ways that you can work from home. Today marks the new beginning for a shift in your lifestyle over the next several months.
Libra: This New Moon brings the attention to a part of your chart that focuses on romance, creativity and children. If you need to bring any of these elements into your life, this is a potent time to set your intentions to experience more freedom and fun over the next several months. Get in touch with your inner child by reconnecting with old hobbies that you once enjoyed. You can find great satisfaction with working or volunteering with kids around this time as they’ll help you remain in touch with your inner youth. This can be a time of increased fertility so make sure you’re using precautions if you’re casually dating. If you’re in a more established bond, you and your partner may be planning to have kids. Use the New Moon to set intentions for a practical plan to expand your family. Throughout the rest of the year, you’ll experience more adventure on a day-to-day basis by actively investing into your personal creations. There is a sense of wonder that permeates with this energy as you start to view the world through the eyes of a child.
Scorpio: The New Moon brings the focus to your home and family. You may be planning on moving around this time or renovating your current space. It’s important that your home environment provides you with a sanctuary especially for your emotional needs. If you’ve been experiencing any tension in the home or even with a mother figure, you’ll be driven to remove yourself from the chaos by creating some distance. The next several months will bring the focus to you creating a more solid emotional foundation for yourself. Take some time to analyze the way you were raised to perceive emotions (particularly your mother’s influence). This can be healing for you and your mother’s relationship. This New Moon can bring up the desire to connect with your ancestry as well. The eclipse energies will remain with you throughout the year as you begin this journey of reconnecting with your roots.
Sagittarius: This New Moon brings the focus to your communications, siblings and community around you. This is a great time to start a new project that will put your voice out there whether it is blogging, writing a book or starting a YouTube channel. Your voice matters and it’s time you start honoring that. If you have any ideas surfacing for you around this time make sure to record them. As Erykah Badu says, “Write it down on real paper with real pencil and watch shit get real.” Over the course of the next several months, you can expect to be busy with communications in your local community and also on social media. You can expect for your influence to expand as the eclipse energies give this New Moon a longer lasting effect. If you’ve had any tension with siblings, moving forward you can smooth out the kinks and find better ways of relating. If you’re looking for a new mode of transportation, you can easily find yourself purchasing a new vehicle by the Fall.
Capricorn: The focus for this New Moon is on your values, self-esteem and material possessions. This is a time of redefining what is important to you. You may be getting rid of some personal items that don’t hold any value to you but this is just making room for better things to replace them with. The eclipse energy will linger throughout the next six months or so. This will be a powerful time to boost your self-esteem. If you’ve gone through experiences that didn’t match how you value yourself, you’ll be driven to release attachments to these things. This area of your chart also has to do with your hidden talents which you’ll be exploring in the months to come. As the New Moon activates this part of your chart, you’ll gain a deeper sense of self-love and respect as you recognize the gem that you are. This is also a great time to budget and make plans towards greater self-sufficiency.