The New Moon in Your Chart


Each month, the New Moon energizes and refreshes a specific area of life. The influence lasts for about two weeks. New Moons can help seed new beginnings and clarify goals. Below are forecasts for the New Moon Solar Eclipse at 20° Cancer on July 12. It's most relevant if you read for your Rising Sign. Go here to calculate your natal chart and determine your Ascendant or Rising Sign.


ARIES or Aries Rising (Fourth house)

You may be preoccupied with work-life balance now or ways to transform your career to better align with family. With the Sun and Moon conjoining in the deepest part of the chart, it's best to allow yourself some alone time. Issues from childhood may emerge now for clearing. On a practical level, you may need this time to plot out plans for relocation or renovation. This period could signal the beginning of important changes at home or with parents. Perhaps you've been searching for ways to feel grounded. Plans set in motion now could help you get there. 


TAURUS or Taurus Rising (Third house)  

The next two weeks could prove to be busier than usual as your mindset shifts and you consider an entirely new way of being. The New Moon here brings an influx of energy into your interactions with neighbors and your local community. You could find yourself playing host to acquaintances or siblings. This is a social lunation for you, one that promises plenty of opportunity for conversation. It's also a great time to start a writing project or even shop for some new tech. You may find yourself bursting with new ideas. Be sure to get them down. They have a good chance of bearing fruit in the next two weeks. 


GEMINI or Gemini Rising (Second house)

Your sense of self-worth could get a boost with this New Moon, healing issues with trust and intimacy. Now is the time to give yourself the credit you're due. Finances may preoccupy you, but there may be good news on that front. You may be blessed with a new source of income now. At the very least, you're motivated to create new sources of cash flow. You may also feel driven to accrue new possessions. Instead, you benefit more from assessing your needs and values and balancing your books. Use this time to prioritize your spending. Reward yourself with a sense of gratitude for what you already have. 


Cancer or Cancer Rising (First house)

This is your moment. A New Moon here may bring a sense of accomplishment or even reward. There's a tremendous rush of energy coming into your public persona. People are drawn to you now in new and powerful ways. Or maybe it's just your renewed sense of self that's attracting them. It's a good time to put yourself out there in new ways, make presentations, ask for a raise or schedule job interviews. You may be feeling more entitled than usual, so be sure to temper your drive with some pragmatism. Now is the time to launch the new you.


LEO or Leo Rising (Twelfth house)

Retreat and renewal are called for with the New Moon here. A refreshing rush of cosmic energy comes into a deep part of your psyche with this lunation. You could be infused with a sense of faith and profound connectedness. Spiritual retreats can bring about epiphany now, particularly around how your routines need to transform. Unconscious issues may finally be brought to the surface and breakthroughs in consciousness can take place if you're open to them. On a more pragmatic level, you may act as someone's guardian angel, perhaps finding grace in serving the needy.


VIRGO or Virgo Rising  (Eleventh house)

New friends may come into your life now, bringing a renewed sense of possibility. The New Moon here energizes your social and business networks, so it's a good time to get out and schmooze. There's a good chance friends could bring new opportunities or help you realize a creative goal. In fact, goal-setting of all kinds is especially productive now. Your aspirations may feel more achievable now than they have in a long time. You may even find that you've already realized a long-held dream on this lunation.  


LIBRA or Libra Rising (Tenth house) 

With the New Moon here, you're ready to get noticed by the higher ups. And indeed, it's very likely your efforts will be recognized. Perhaps you're being given a promotion or maybe you're just ready to plot a course to one. Career plans made now are more likely to bear fruit. You may even be dealing with a dominant parent in a new way or with newfound confidence. Your relationship to authority is getting a big boost, either way. This moment marks a new beginning in how your achievements are seen by the world.  


SCORPIO or Scorpio Rising (Ninth house)

Your higher mind is activated with this New Moon, offering a renewed sense of clarity. Now is the time to visualize the best possible outcome. Creative manifestation is available to you now. It's possible you'll be traveling during the next two weeks, perhaps long distances that offer refreshing epiphanies. Or you may start a new area of study that satisfies that part of you that loves to investigate the depths. Changing your mind really does change your experience now. Have faith in your ability to realize your dreams.


SAGITTARIUS or Sagittarius Rising  (Eighth house)

On this New Moon, you may reap rewards for sacrifices made recently. This lunation could also bring rewards to your partner that indirectly benefit you. Issues that relate to investments, taxes, your mortgage or alimony may be highlighted during the next two weeks. Here, a crisis may be resolved or avoided altogether. Intimacy, sexual and otherwise, is renewed. There's a depth of understanding about the complexities of life that comes now. Perhaps a sense of healing is palpable or you reach the end to a long period of grieving. 


CAPRICORN or Capricorn Rising (Seventh house)

Partnerships come into focus now. There's an opportunity to begin again in your marriage. Or maybe you and a business partner finally settle a difference or renew your commitment to an idea. The New Moon brings a refreshing energy into all areas of committed relationship. It's a good time to sign contracts and set goals with your partner. There could be a new sense of compassion for each other now. You may want to set aside more time together, to make the most of this poignant energy. 


AQUARIUS or Aquarius Rising (Sixth house) 

This is your moment to refresh your routines and plant the seeds of good health. Take the next two weeks to set some fitness goals and schedule those annual check-ups. If you've yearned to quit a bad habit, physical or psychological, now is the time to commit yourself to giving it up. On the work front, this is a good time to make some to-do lists, get organized and refine your mission. This New Moon can act as a re-set button, giving you new perspective on some old problems.  


PISCES or Pisces Rising  (Fifth house)

Now is the time to have some fun! Parties, romance and leisure may be your focus for the next two weeks. Whether you're single or attached, romance can flourish now. It's also a great opportunity to get creative. Find time to journal or take up a new hobby. You may have more time for the children in your life or you may be more open to all forms of play. Parents can use this New Moon to rekindle the bond with your kids. This New Moon offers moments of child-like wonder and joy. Embrace new methods of self-expression.