A symbolic reading of this week’s cosmic climate for your sign, direct from the third eye of Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology…
Leo :: Leo Rising
A ceremonial dance, twirling fast with multicolored wings. Center yourself and shine bright. This week is about remembering your spark within. and remembering to share that spark. The world needs your light. Early in the week you will have a chance to stabilize yourself. Focus on what you want to create. What unique light do you want to share with the world? As the week progresses you may need to reconcile the delicate balance between getting paid and sharing your creative efforts. There may be some mental fog around money. Your week is all about shining forth bright with your fire, and stabilizing your fire. Remember throughout that you are worthy and you are loved.
New Moon Intention: I share my unique identity with the world.
Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Roots going deep deep down into the earth. This week you are offered a chance to focus your attention inward. You get to hit the reset button on an old cycle or pattern that has been running the show. Does it have to do with being perfect? Does it have to do with self-criticism? Build yourself up by examining your deepest foundation. What is the quality of your soil? It is time for you to stand tall and grow toward the sun, but that can’t happen without a shift on your deepest levels. Focus your attention on making connection with your true and authentic self. The part of you that is not your ego. Through meditation and appreciation, raise your vibration enough so that you can tell the difference between ego and intuition.
New Moon Intention: I honor my intuition.
Libra :: Libra Rising
An Impressionist painting in a fine museum. The energy this week brings you great ideas and the ability to produce transcendent creative work. There is a chance here for you to connect with a community of like-minded folk. There is an opportunity to put your mind to the future and dream optimistically. This is a time for you to feel the warmth of your friends. Early in the week you will be supported in being able to communicate your thoughts reliably. If you are looking to organize your mindset or create some structure in your thinking, this is your chance. At the weekend, you will move away from concrete thinking and toward magical thinking and intuitive receptivity. Focus on the notion of service to create internal peace.
New Moon Intention: I am optimistic about the future. I am supported by my community.
Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Looking through the lens of your camera. Rush to the spotlight this week. Go there so that you can shine, so that you can do your best work. Do this so that you can create and live in your purpose. You can feel secure and do good work all at once. At the beginning of the week, your focus is on creating a sense of stability that adds value to your work. At midweek, you may have a feeling that it is hard to receive the appreciation from your community that you are working for, but if you stay focused on hopes for the future and the joy in your heart, this will pass by week’s end.
New Moon Intention: I shine bright in my vocation. I am comfortable being seen.
Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Deciding to walk over a lawn—is it made of sparkly tinsel, or is it broken glass? You have a journey to attend to. This may be a mental or physical journey—either way, it will test your limits and push you out of your comfort zone. You need to take this journey so that you can expand. There may be a feeling of risk and the future is unclear. But is it ever clear? If you stay true to who you are, you will find yourself on a magical field of sparkly tinsel. If you fight against who you are, it may feel like you are walking on broken glass. The more that you “think big” and expand, the better you will understand the nature of your being and make decisions that are based on abundance.
New Moon Intention: I explore philosophical truths and apply them to my world. I broaden my horizons. I am without limits.
Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
Sitting on a throne made of stone. This week you may be called upon to let go of something. To let something fall away so that you can evolve and grow. What is your “throne made of stone?” Is it a construct that is so built up that it now has it’s own power and meaning? Is it about control? Is it about being right? Dissolving old out-dated beliefs is what will support you now. Letting go of opinions that no longer serve you is what will support you now. This New Moon gives you a chance to trust someone else in a new way. To let go of fear. Question every thought and feeling that you have and decide if you still believe it, or if you have evolved out of it without even noticing.
New Moon Intention: I let go.
Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Seeing with your eyes closed. Float a bit here. Don’t try to hold on to everything so tightly. Trust and surrender. How do you know who to trust and when? The message of “seeing with your eyes closed” is that you know more than you think you do. Start by trusting yourself. This New Moon supports you in feeling safe in relationship. Deepen your sense of trust. Ask for a little bit more. Give a little bit more. Find compromise where it seems as if there could be none. Get your needs met. Ask how you can help someone else get their needs met. By end of week you will begin to desire not only partnership, but merging. You will want to deepen relationships emotionally. This is why a conceptual understanding of the boundaries of where you begin and the other person ends is so important now.
New Moon Intention: I feel supported in relationship. I trust myself.
Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Floating on a magic carpet, then standing on the ground in heavy boots. You have the unique capacity right now to alternate between dissolving into the magical world of transcendent oneness and rooting down into the earthly plane of physical existence. Let your attention rest on the physical plane momentarily. Currently, there is fertile ground for planting seeds of intention for you own personal health and productivity. This New Moon allows you a chance to reset your habits. Scan your body. What practice may make you feel a little bit better? Form intentions to start whatever new habits would make you feel good physically. Take stock of the organization of your belongings, your workflows, and your time management. This is your chance to start fresh. Reach out for support if necessary. The Universe has offered you this primetime to work out the kinks of your systems and make your life more practical. Decide what new habits would feel really good and say yes to them.
New Moon Intention: I feel grounded in my body. Through improving myself, I improve the world.
Aries :: Aries Rising
A greyhound ready to race. This is a time of full speed creativity. It is a meaningful moment for you. As an Aries, your work is to “know thyself.” To say yes to everything that you are. To fan the spark of your soul into a blazing fire. And at this New Moon you get to share your magical spark of self with the world through your creativity. Share a little part of your soul through what you make, or through how you love. If you plan and think big, you are supported in making this creative spark sustainable. At the end of the week your focus will shift from the big picture to the details of life. Some of the details may seem foggy and it may be hard to get grounded. You’ll have to pay extra attention to your physical body, because it won’t be your first instinct. This is a wonderful time to hone your meditation practice.
New Moon Intention: I am a powerful creator. I am full of love.
Taurus :: Taurus Rising
The sound of a flute. This New Moon brings the focus to your roots— family, home, ancestors, mother. You may find that the more you let your emotions flow, the more you are supported right now. Some questions for you, dear Taurus… Can you feel truly at home? Can you feel safe? Can you nurture yourself the way a good mother would? The ancient Egyptians believed that the voice of Isis, the gods’ mother, was audible in the long, drawn-out notes of the flute. Meditate on the sound of flute music. As you listen to Isis’ song, make sure that your Inner Child is held, supported and nourished. Imagine her with you, stroke her hair, and ask her what she needs. Meditate on what the idea of nurturance means to you. Create intentions around your own best practices for self-nurturance.
New Moon Intention: I nurture myself.
Gemini :: Gemini Rising
A light show. A light show is dynamic and awe-inspiring— see the world as your personal light show. The mundane transformed into something special. This New Moon, focus on being amazed by all of the many possibilities for learning. Make mental and social connections that sustain you and bring you joy. Find your preferred method of communication. You may find one-on-one conversations especially stabilizing right now. You may find that you receive recognition for how you write or think— or you may set an intention to receive recognition. If emotions overwhelm you at the end of the week, come back to the curiosity of your “beginner’s mind.” Let ego slip away and remind yourself to be amazed by how much there is to learn.
New Moon Intention: I learn and communicate joyfully.
Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Building blocks. You have a chance here to create a deep feeling of security for yourself. Believe in your own abundant nature. Believe in the abundance of Mother Earth. Build with your toy blocks, then knock down your castle and build again. Have fun with the idea creating a sense of security that is founded within you and not reliant on the outside environment. Remember, this is not scarcity-based security you are seeking, but abundance-based security.
If there is some habit that you want to refine, the beginning of the week is a wonderful time to begin a new one. By the weekend you may find that you are more mentally unfocused, but it is a good time for dreaming, creativity and psychic downloads. This climate is perfect for bringing your intentions and new habits into your subconscious realms, so craft them well.
New Moon Intention: I feel secure.