With a New Moon in Pisces this week, you might be living your best mermaid fantasies — but don't slip into your tail just yet! Unless you want to drown in your own delusions, you'll need to keep both feet on dry land.
New Moons bring the opportunity for a monthly reset on any intentions you might be working with, themed by the sign in which they take place. With this week’s New Moon in Pisces, you might be sinking into your intuition to help you sort what's fiction from fact. If something smells fishy, toss it back to sea.
Pisces rules the ocean of consciousness, from the shallows of imagination to the depths of spirituality. Symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, it is the zodiacal space of both holding on and letting go. Since it's the final sign in the cycle, it is also the culmination of the other signs, both signifying the end and heralding new beginnings.
When the Moon aligns with the Sun in Pisces’ waters, any dream can seem like an inch away from becoming reality... except it’s reality to which we must cling like a life raft, otherwise we might be swept away by a giant wave of Piscean delusions.
Fortunately, the Moon’s conjunction with stoic Saturn will help keep us on dry land. Saturn doesn’t deal in dreams, preferring the clarity of high mountain air over the deep unknown of the sea. Its earthy energy grounds us, which is especially useful when it comes to Pisces season and the end of winter.
Ruled by Jupiter — and Neptune, in modern astrology — Pisces people are both broad in thought and exceptionally nutty. For them, especially, life is but a dream in which they may too often find themselves adrift with no port in sight. They need to work hard to navigate life’s open waters without being ensnared by its abundant sirens.
Fun fact: Pisces are also the sign most likely to have a foot fetish (I don’t make the rules! Maybe it’s because they wish they had mermaid tails themselves...)
This week, expect to gain clarity amidst the tempest of your emotions. So much of what we feel can be anchored to illusions. When we don't get caught up by feelings that aren't grounded in fact, we find that life is smoother sailing.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING (March 21 – April 19)
With the New Moon in your 12th House of Endings, take time to recharge before setting out on new adventures. Let go of those things that have come to fruition — they are done serving you. Focus on healing their absence with a fresh vision for your future.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING (April 20 – May 20)
The New Moon in your 11th House of Blessings is the best time to make a wish that benefits both yourself and your most compatible companions. Team up with friends to help each other’s dreams come true. When in doubt, look to the past for insight on how to make a brighter future.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING (May 21 – June 20)
With the New Moon in your 10th House of Ambition, trust your intuition as you forge new paths. You might find yourself considering a career reset or taking on a bigger role with more responsibility. Maybe it’s just accepting your daddy status. Whatever it may be, lean in.
CANCER / CANCER RISING (June 21 – July 22)
Get out of your comfort zone this week. The New Moon in your 9th House of Purpose pushes you to go against your own grain. For inspiration, try philosophy, or maybe go big and jet away to some unknown destination that will help you out of your shell and into a more spacious sense of self.
LEO / LEO RISING (July 23 – Aug. 22)
The New Moon in your 8th House of Change might have you opening up to others, in more ways than one. Let yourself be vulnerable without leaning into your more performative personality. If it’s about shared financial matters, remember that money is energy, too.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
With the New Moon in your 7th House of Relationship, you might find yourself in uncharted waters when it comes to the interpersonal. Try not to be too stiff, so to speak, and let yourself get carried away by fantasy — at least enough that you can say it was worth it.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Now’s your chance to kickstart those good habits that help you feel good in the skin you’re in. This New Moon in your 6th House of Health is the jumping off point for feeling good — whether that’s by getting back to the gym or by learning a new skill that you’ve been too timid to take on.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
It’s no secret that your recreational activities are less sporty and more sexy. The New Moon in your 5th House of Pleasure amps up the potential for frisky flirting while also boosting your creativity to the point of bursting. Making love or making art — the fun is in the mess-making!
With the New Moon in your 4th House of Home, you might be taking your home edit to a whole new level — whether that’s a preemptive spring cleaning or making up with loved ones you’ve kept at arm’s length. It’s your house, you get to set the rules.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You might find yourself moving in a pack this week, with the New Moon in your 3rd House of Sharing. Find fun-loving vibes in activities with friends that stimulate the mind. Be sure to get curious about them beyond the superficialities of social dynamics.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
With the New Moon in your 2nd House of Value, you might find yourself revising your financial plan — if you have one. If you don’t, maybe now’s the time. That said, it’s equally important to recognize and cultivate your own self-worth, no matter how many dollars you don’t have.
PISCES / PISCES RISING (Feb. 19 – March 20)
The New Moon in your 1st House of Self sets you up for new beginnings. Your dreams might be more vivid than usual. Use them to inspire your waking life. Take whatever steps necessary to make them come true. Now’s the time to step into that new version of yourself.