Category Archives: New Moon

Aries New Moon: The Fighting Spirit

Think about the last few weeks (Venus turned retrograde in early March; it goes direct mid-April). Has your frustration with someone or something gotten so extreme that you’ve been having dark – even devious – thoughts? Have you lashed out in anger, or been the recipient of heated words? If so, it’s the handiwork of Venus in Aries – who’s not that comfortable in Mars’ impulsive sign, and can sometimes react blindly when feeling restrained.

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Pisces Solar Eclipse: Hold Onto Your Horses!

But eventually you reach a do-or-die point in this process – and that point is now. The mother of all Pisces eclipses sweeps in on Sunday to end the series with a bang. The Pisces New Moon eclipse (Feb. 26, 6:58 a.m. PST) is conjunct Neptune (Pisces’ ruling planet), with the South Node and Mercury nearby in Pisces. A major ending is upon us, to clear the way for a new beginning. Look to the house where the eclipse falls in your chart for clues to what this might mean for you. In what area of your life has it become undeniable that there’s no turning back? What is that final leap of faith you need to take to set things right for yourself, others – or the world at large?

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Aquarius New Moon: Cock-a-doodle-do!

Let the crowing begin! We’re about to enter the Year of the Fire Rooster, with its flashy strutting and red plumage (eerily reminiscent of our new Commander-in-Chief). Cocky and finicky, the Rooster rules the roost. His job is to tend the flock, but he can become overly aggressive and end up attacking those he’s supposed to protect. Yet his fiery nature, if channeled properly, can also warm hearts and bring people together.

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Capricorn New Moon: Resolution Redux

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Or have you given up on the notion, since they rarely come true? Inspired by Martha Beck’s recent column in O Magazine on why New Year’s resolutions so often fail, I’ve decided to review and reevaluate my 2016 list to help me decide what’s next. The timing seemed appropriate, with Mercury in retrograde conjunct a perspicacious Capricorn New Moon a few days before New Year’s (Dec. 28, 10:53 p.m. PST). So, as Beck did with her list from last year, I examined whether my resolutions were truly aligned with what I want, how I might reframe some of them for 2017 and what insights could be gleaned from what went wrong.

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Sagittarius New Moon: Taking the High Road

The coming Sagittarius New Moon (Nov. 29, 4:18 am PST) conjuncts Juno, an asteroid that symbolizes our most fundamental feelings about those we love. Juno’s fights with her husband Jupiter were legendary, and yet they adored each other. Now that Juno is in Jupiter’s sign, joining the Sun and Moon, we’re asked to see beyond differing opinions and reach for the love that’s underneath. That might mean changing your attitude or approach. Let the alchemical fire of Sagittarius transmute your old beliefs. Don’t wait till that person is gone, and it’s too late.

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Libra New Moon: A Toast to Love

We all have the opportunity to create some luck now that Jupiter is in Libra for a year. This transit can bring new relationships and enhance harmony and balance in existing ones (especially if it aspects your Venus or relationship points). At the Sept. 22 Equinox, the Sun also entered Libra, where it united with Jupiter on the 26th. This once-every-twelve-year party continues through the Libra New Moon (Friday, Sept. 30, 5:11 p.m. PDT), with Jupiter playing the jovial host. Now it’s time to focus on balancing our desire for independence with our need for connection, and to examine our beliefs about relationships and whether they are serving us.

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Virgo New Moon: God is in the Details

Now it’s time to get back to what’s real. To help with the process, messenger Mercury stations retrograde in Virgo on Aug. 30, shortly before the New Moon. It joins giant Jupiter at the final degrees of Virgo, amplifying the call to complete what’s been happening with work, health and thought patterns during the last year, while Jupiter has been shining a flashlight on those issues. Starting on Sept. 9 when it enters Libra, Jupiter will do the same for issues related to relationships, fairness and justice. Mercury stays in Virgo until early Oct. due to its retrograde, giving us plenty of time to sift through options before making any firm decisions. Try not to make any long-term commitments till after mid-Sept., as things are changing rapidly and the dust hasn’t settled yet.

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Leo New Moon: Creative Solutions

The Leo New Moon is here (Tues. Aug. 2, 1:45 p.m. PDT), and it’s time for a fresh start. Quantum physics tells us that no situation exists independently of the person viewing it. Our attitudes and beliefs shape the reality we see. If you expect to see good things, you get good things – though it may take time for them to manifest, and you might have to keep trying different tactics. Steady Saturn trines this New Moon, reminding us that focusing steadily on a desired outcome will ultimately pay off.

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Cancer New Moon: Listen to Your Fairy Godmother!

Like a nurturing mom, cuddly kitten or delectable piece of key lime pie, the Cancer New Moon is here to soothe your soul in whatever way you choose. The Sun and Moon will embrace in sensitive, patriotic Cancer on Independence Day (July 4, 4:01 a.m. PDT). Neptune trines the New Moon, lending an aura of sweetness and love. With six planets plus Chiron in water signs, however, it’s important to honor whatever you’re feeling. Surround yourself with those you love and eat that buttery corn on the cob or whatever else you crave, but do it consciously, with gratitude. You may also want to set a place for those who are no longer with you.

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