Does it feel like everything that’s been happening this year has been building up to something? Well, that something has arrived—cosmically, at least—and it’s the new moon in Aquarius on the 11th. Think of this new moon as less of a climax and more of an opportunity to start over. From the 9th, as the moon moves through its dark phase, refreshing itself and beginning a new cycle, there are six planets in the humanitarian and futuristic sign of Aquarius. That’s a lot of energy in one place! This kind of pileup is extremely rare. The last time it happened was in February 1962, coinciding with the births of celebs like Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Jason Leigh—the latter who has eight Aquarius placements!
This year has already been extremely hectic, and this week is an opportunity to slow down, reflect and reset our New Year’s resolutions. Venus meets up with Jupiter on the 11th as well, and this once-annual meeting of the planet of expansion and the planet of connection gives us some positive encouragement as we make a plan. Mercury retrograde meeting the sun on the 8th and Mars making a supportive connection to hazy Neptune on the 13th also helps us push through the fog. So let’s grab a cup of coffee, take a seat at the window and have a nice sip and stare as we contemplate the future.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)