The New Moon represents a monthly rebirth and encapsulates pure potential. It occurs when the Sun and the Moon are both on the same side of Earth, powerfully conjoined in the same sign, flavouring the emotions and objectives of the month ahead. This Moon phase brings about both calmness and excitement. We feel that anything can be accomplished. It is a great time to be creative and explore writing, painting or anything else that allows the mind to be inspired. Perfect for setting seeds of intentions for the following four weeks. Another name for the New Moon is Seed Moon, a time of sprouting and new beginnings.
During this phase, the Moon is invisible because the side we are seeing is not being illuminated by the Sun. When the Moon is invisible, it signals that all that came before has been cleared, and it’s time for a new beginning and a new awareness. Full of energy and zeal, new ideas abound, inner desires surface, the vision is vivid, yet not quite defined. Not a time for action yet, this is a time of instincts, dreams, and spontaneity. We are forming goals and intentions, not cohesive plans and rational ideas. We are in tune with what we want and what we need.
Lunar energy is extremely powerful now, yet steeped in darkness, hidden, shapeless, still only a spark, the stirring of a dream or an idea. When the light begins to move in in a few days, we get a glimpse of how our plans are taking shape in the visible world. Only then should we begin to put into action what was formed in the shadow. We’re then ready to start a project that needs a lot of momentum, or has a long way to go.
Track the position of the New Moon in your chart, and any aspects to other planets and angles, to gauge which area of your life is being rebooted, and how significantly. What follows is a cookbook explanation of the New Moon through the houses, with a generic interpretation that inevitably cannot offer a deep insight into your particular situation and the planetary pattern in the sky at this moment. For that we would need to look at exact placements, relationships between planets (natally, by transit, progressed, and directed) for a thorough assessment of what possibilities lie before you.
This New Moon marks a new beginning that affects you on a very personal level — whether it’s experiences, feelings, or external events. It’s the battle of the ego versus others, of autonomy versus dependency, of following one’s path regardless of obstacles. The need to focus on yourself is now stronger, whether in terms of looks, how you present yourself, the impact you make on others, or your general direction in life. New ideas abound, your priorities are shifting, and you have a strong desire to do what is right by you.
Your values, finances, and sense of self-worth are experiencing a reboot. This is likely about your disposable income, with new opportunities coming your way or a strong desire to increase your earnings. It could also signal an important new purchase or investment. Be open to change in this sphere of life, ask yourself “how” questions to open the door to novel approaches and solutions, then plan a budget and follow it though to get what you want. Your self-estimation is also set to improve as a result of your new initiatives.
Your focus is now on communication, siblings, neighbours, and short trips. Perhaps a new idea results in more writing or speaking commitments. Or you benefit from a turning point related to a document, email or telephone call. There is more activity with people in your immediate environment, such as siblings or neighbours. You may also need to go on a trip, perhaps something you hadn’t planned.
Renewed focus on the home, family, or living situation. Are you planning to move, enhance, or renovate your place? Are you inspired to build stronger foundations for your life? Plans for a better work/life balance start taking shape. You may want to spend more time with your family, maybe with your parents, and open up more about deep emotions. Your intuition is also stronger at this time.
Love is in the air, so plant the seed of romance or nurture a creative project. The time has come for taking better care of number one. Going out and having fun is especially enjoyable at this time. This is also the house of children and hobbies, so expect a lot of activity in these areas of your life.
A new beginning for health, daily routine, work, and habits. Your wellbeing takes centre stage, be it physical or mental. Plan a healthy routine that will help maintain strength and flexibility. This could be a great time to start a fitness regime. The sixth house also rules pets and colleagues or employees, so something could come up with them.
The New Moon marks a new beginning in your relationships — be it business or romantic. A new partnership may be on the horizon, or a new contract may be needed. Or perhaps it’s simply an opportunity to improve your relationships of all types. Time to plan for the future with a partner in mind.
The way you deal with joint finances, pensions, tax, loans and mortgages is changing. A rebirth in this area of life is on the cards. This may be a good time to put in place plans that provide more security for you and your loved ones. It’s a time of transformation, and sometimes this may prove difficult and intense, but worthwhile. Deep emotions and issues of power and control may come to the surface.
Are you planning a trip abroad? You’ll be putting a lot of energy in far-flung travel, or contact with foreign peoples/cultures. Also likely are a higher course of study, or teaching, writing, publishing, marketing, or legal work. Whether of the body or the mind, you crave new horizons to bring more meaning into your life.
A plan is about to hatch that will see your career, vocation, or status in the world sky rocket. Significant opportunities may present themselves. This New Moon could foreshadow career advancement, a change in your life path, or somebody new in a position of authority. You will be pursuing your goals with renewed energy. Remember to schedule some downtime with family, too.
Plans for more time with friends get under way. A new circle of friends or business network may present itself. It’s a good time to join a new organization or group. You may feel more sociable, tolerant, and communicative, with a keen focus on the bigger picture, and your hopes and wishes. Your long-term aspirations may be revisited, or new ones formed.
You have an overwhelming need to be alone, take a backseat, and focus on your inner life. The time is ripe for some therapy, introspection, or to deal with suppressed emotions. Not a time for high energy and action, but one for dreams, inspiration, diving into the subconscious, and recharging. Secrets may be revealed, and intuition heightened. Use this time to recharge in preparation for more action at the next New Moon.