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How are you feeling, like really feeling? This week’s new moon in Cancer is a deliciously sweet invitation to check-in with your mental health. It’s a time to go inwards and make self-care your number one priority

New moons are traditionally a low-energy time so don’t beat yourself up if you’re feeling a little more low-key than usual. They’re also the perfect time to set intentions for the next month, and this one is especially juicy for setting a goal and actually sticking to it.

But before you go signing up for a 21-day hot yoga challenge, ask yourself what you need on an emotional level right now. The sun might be shining, but do you need to say “yes” to everything you get invited to? Is your body craving more rest? More nights at home? Less UberEats?

This year has been a lot, and most of us have been just getting through it (Bravo! You’re doing great!). This week, let yourself have a cry, cancel plans, binge What I Know About Love (again) or spend a criminal amount on new sheets. Perform a grand gesture…for yourself; think: comfort food, fresh flowers, saltwater swims, rom coms, looking at old photos and revisiting favourite playlists from 2014.

Whatever you land on, make sure it’s something that’s going to make you feel supported, secure and nourished. And if what you’re craving is trash TV and Mac and Cheese, just go with it.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

If there’s ever been a time to be the bigger person, this is the week. The new moon has got some serious sparkle behind it to help you take turn over a new leaf. There’s potential to start afresh – especially when it comes to family (or housemate) tension. So take a deep breath and wipe the slate clean.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

The power of words is in focus this week as the new moon invites you to reflect on how you use your voice. Considering how you can be more compassionate with your words – especially to yourself. Prescribing to the classic mantra, ‘Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?’ will serve you well, this week and over the coming month.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

There’s serious magic behind this week’s new moon to help you plant new seeds for a a pay rise…or maybe just have a big splurge. With Jupiter in the mix, it’s the kind of sky weather where new collabs – especially with friends – could prove especially profitable.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

The skies look especially sweet for Cancer folks this week as a lush new moon sets the scene for a fresh start. With confidence on tap, especially around your work life, there’s never been a better time to take a leap of faith. Launch the thing, call the guy, cut your hair. Things are coming up roses.

LEO AND LEO RISING

This week set yourself a physical challenge to do less. The skies are beckoning you to try your luck at solitude and give yourself space for a little emotional processing. Vulnerability isn’t easy but if there’s no one to see you cry, did it even happen?

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

With the new moon falling in your social sector, you’re presented with the perfect window to ask for what you need. Whether it’s forgiveness, support or better boundaries, now is the time to hit reset on your friendships. Remember saying no can also be an act of self-love. It’s not your responsibility to save everyone you meet.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

What do you need right now to feel more secure? It’s a question worth pondering this week as the skies nudge you to make some big calls, and begin a new chapter – especially when it comes to your work. What feels safe may not always be straightforward, but with Jupiter in the mix you’ll have tenacity and vision to make the right move.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

When you close your eyes and think of somewhere more romantic/nourishing/familiar, where does your mind take you? If a big trip has been playing on your mind, this week presents the perfect moment to firm up plans. You might not get around to booking a ticket, but setting your sights on where you’re going next will feel healing in itself.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

This week you’re invited into unchartered territory … but not the kind you usually enjoy exploring. Getting in touch with your sensitive side is your only mission – extra points if you involve your significant other. Digging into the recesses of your subconscious could pay dividends, and with your ruling planet in the mix you’ve got all the courage in the world to be brave.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

This week is the perfect moment to check in on your closest relationships. Whether it’s your best friend, your boyfriend or your business partner, take a minute to consider what you need to feel more supported. Talking about your feelings isn’t always top of your list, but sucking up the awks to say how you feel will be worth the discomfort.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

If surviving the grind that is adulting in 2022 has taken its toll on your health, this week is ideal window for getting back on track. As the new moon sets the scene for a fresh start, setting intentions that will support your wellbeing more proactively will be genuinely satisfying. Hot tip: don’t rule out the possibility that doing less may actually do more for you in the long run.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

The sky vibes are extra juicy this week bringing luscious weather to inspire a new chapter of creativity and flow over the coming month. Carve out time to get quiet and consider what you need to really make play, pleasure or your artistic pursuits a focus. Lay low, lock yourself away and get lost in the process; this rare mix of motivation and magic is too good to let it pass you by.

thoughts?