Pisces season is here! While that’s usually a cue to whip off your shoes or your bra (or both), the start of the week feels a little more serious. There’s a sense of gravitas to Monday’s new moon (AEST and GMT), blending “let it all hang out” with “consider the consequences of your actions”. The mood is giving eccentric grandparent vibes – the kind that warn you, “life can change in an instant,” as they ring off an otherwise chill phone call.
With Saturn casting a tough-but-fair shadow over proceedings, there’s a sense that the seeds you plant this week could take root for a long time to come. This unusual blend of imagination and reality makes for an elegant amuse-bouche before next month’s main course, when Saturn moves into Pisces (where it will be for the next three years).
That sense of seriousness is good news if you want to set a goal and stick to it, not so great if you decide to start chasing something you later realise you don’t actually want. In other news, Venus moves into Aries, igniting a spicy flame – especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn rising.
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ARIES AND ARIES RISING
While Pisces season usually has you feeling low-fi, this week you’ll feel a little pep in your step. With Venus strutting into your home sign, expect to get a major hit of “I’ll take one in every colour” energy. From Tuesday to Thursday you’ll be an unstoppable force, saying “yes” to every opportunity that crosses your path. Bask in the mojo – it’s been awol for awhile.
TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING
If people seem too people-y the first half of the week, don’t be afraid to tap out. Chances are, it’s not them, it’s you. The skies are nudging you to master the art of the (gracious) bail. On the upside, me-time has never have felt quite so juicy. By Saturday, the moon should bring a little boost and you’ll be feeling ready for public consumption again.
GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING
If the past few months have taught you anything, it’s been a lesson in hustle. How much you can handle – or want – in your life should be feeling much, much clearer. This week’s new moon is a great opportunity to set a goal on your productivity (remembering that doing less is totally valid). Then ride the wave of ingenuity mid-week to help fix a problem that’s been vexing you since late last year.
CANCER AND CANCER RISING
The low-key vibes of the dark moon are offset by Venus, shimmying into your career sector on Monday. The vibe shift kicks off a season of four weeks where you’ll be blessed with charisma and competence – perfect for getting noticed by the right people. Now is the time to approach that mentor, send your CV or pitch your crazy idea. When it comes to work, you’re literally on fire.
LEO AND LEO RISING
An unexpected development with your #1 person (either platonic or romantic) might leave you lost for words mid-week. But before you hit the panic button, let them suggest how you might use the information to your advantage. There’s every possibility they have the answer to repairing a problem that’s been playing on your mind since last year, but you won’t know unless you ask for their help.
VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING
Are you thinking long-term? This week’s new moon is a note from the sky to get serious about what you need in relationships. Finding a balance between intimacy with reality will be an ongoing juggle, but the more you can bring that brilliant analytical approach to how that might look, the better your chances are of building something truly future proof.
LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING
This week’s new moon marks the start of a big focus on your health and wellbeing. It’s a time to set serious targets, and don’t be afraid to commit to the kind that require a little grit. Long-term goals are very welcome. In other news, Venus turns up the sweetness in your closest bonds. Savour the spark, especially Tuesday – Thursday.
SCORPIO AND SCOPRIO RISING
Sex, pleasure and creativity will re-emerge as a major theme again and again over the next few years, and it all begins this week. Pondering where your desires meet your reality makes the perfect new moon activity. Mid-week, some surprising information could help you move forward with a cash issue that’s been driving you to distraction.
SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING
There’s a lot to like this week as the moon offers the chance to clarify short and long-term dreams. Make the most of the fresh start energy and reflect on what your ideal future sitch could look like – especially in the context of family and where you’re living. Then, revel in a wave of lustiness mid-week as the moon lights a match under Venus, igniting your need for instant gratification.
CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING
The longer-term focus of this new moon is right up your alley, asking you to shift your attention to one of your favourite subjects: future you. But before you get carried away with checklists and spreadsheets, challenge yourself to get a little dreamier than usual. This one is about letting your imagination run wild – the more fantastical the better.
AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING
A curveball mid-week could knock the wind out of you but after the initial surprise, there’s potential to use the new information to your advantage. Thinking strategically about how to respond will ensure you make the most of a WTF situation. Meanwhile the new moon (Monday AEST and GMT) is a chance to get real, and get creative about your financial position.
PISCES AND PISCES RISING
While the start of your season may not have the fairy light feels it usually does, there is still fun to be had. As the moon follows Venus currently blazing through your cash sector, the urge to make it rain will be almost irresistible. Enjoying a little luxury just for you will be the perfect escape to the week’s unusual vibe, just don’t lash out on anything too permanent.
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