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Out Astrology: A New Moon + Solar Eclipse on the Aries-Taurus Cusp

Out Astrology: A New Moon + Solar Eclipse on the Aries-Taurus Cusp

Out Astrology: A New Moon + Solar Eclipse on the Aries-Taurus Cusp
Stefan Piscitelli

Between initiative and indulgence, there's a sweet spot where both are possible.

Once in a blue moon, even a New Moon can occur in the same sign twice! But this week’s New Moon in Aries isn’t a copy of last month’s. This time around, the New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse right on the cusp between Aries and Taurus.

If you thought that was a mouthful, mind you that Mercury will also be shifting into a fresh retrograde shortly thereafter.

New Moons are times for revisiting our goals and setting fresh intentions based on what we’ve learned since the last one. March’s New Moon was also in Aries on the Spring Equinox and opened the door to a new zodiacal year.

This New Moon is aligning directly with the Sun, resulting in a Solar Eclipse. While already an exciting celestial event, astrologically speaking, a Solar Eclipse serves to amplify the power of the New Moon and the sign it’s in.

Aries is the first sign and the fieriest of the fire signs. It’s all about initiative and initiation. Coupled with the intentional aspect of a New Moon, and doubled by the power of the Eclipse, this event is going to be the most powerful of the year in terms of fresh starts. However, given the imminent Taurus energy here, you might find that your reset is softened by a desire to indulge in life’s greatest pleasures.

Whatever you’re dreaming of achieving, and maybe whomever you’re hoping to achieve it with, is well within your reach. That said, Mercury’s retrograde in Taurus, also in perfect alignment with the Sun and Moon, cautions us to be clear and concise in our communications. More on Mercury next time.

When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”


March 21 – April 19

With the New Moon / Solar Eclipse on the parting edge of your sign, this is your last minute wake up call to light that proverbial fire under your perfectly toned bum and to get out there and kick that equally proverbial ass.


April 20 – May 20

This New Moon / Solar Eclipse takes places on the first days of your month and in your twelfth house of endings. Make the most of the initiative this brings so that while you are celebrating yourself by overindulging you can also celebrate having finally finished something.


May 21 – June 20

With the New Moon / Solar Eclipse teetering between your 11th and 12th houses of society and endings, respectively, you might find transformation in the midst of a fresh social scene alongside the purging of particularly prickly personalities. Be honest, you love the drama but could do without it.


June 21 – July 22

The New Moon / Solar Eclipse powers up the space between your 10th house of enterprise and 11th house of society, meaning your best bet for future success will be found in your oft neglected networking skills. Time to poke your head of your shell!


July 23 – Aug. 22

With the New Moon / Solar Eclipse lighting up the line between your 9th house of broadening and your 10th house of enterprise, your aspirations will benefit greatly from reaching beyond what you think you know and expanding your mind beyond limiting self beliefs.


Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

This New Moon / Solar Eclipse takes place between your 9th house of broadening and your 8th house of mutuality, which means either a distant daddy might make a deposit into your rather overdrawn bank account or you’re going to have to learn a lesson in sharing.


Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

With the New Moon / Solar Eclipse balancing between your 8th house of mutuality and your 7th house of relationship, it’s time to talk stocks and retirement with your partner du jour… or it could mean you learn to share each other with others in both body and mind.


Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

The New Moon / Solar Eclipse straddles your 7th house of partnership and your 6th house of wellness so find a fun and frisky friend to get your blood flowing and your body moving — by doing whatever activities bring the most mutual enjoyment. Wink wink.


Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

This New Moon / Solar Eclipse heats up the space between your 6th house of wellness and 5th house of expression, which might have you proselytizing about the latest fad that’s got you feeling good. Instead, focus on yourself and let others decide for themselves what diet is or isn’t doing it.


Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

With the New Moon / Solar Eclipse bridging the gap between your 5th house of expression and your 4th house of home, take your can-do attitude to your living space in a round of last minute spring cleaning. You might even reconcile with family members you’ve ignored since the holidays…


Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

The New Moon / Solar Eclipse is connecting your 4th house of home with your 3 house of learning, which either has you YouTubing fixes for faucets and fridges or perhaps just taking the time to learn how to feel at home, in general. I know, babe, stability is hard but you can do it.


Feb. 19 – March 20

Going dark between your 3rd house of learning and your 2nd house of self worth, this New Moon / Solar Eclipse might have you finally recognize that you are enough in and of yourself without a daddy, zaddy, bf, bff, boytoy, lover, fwb... You get the picture.

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