Moonshine Horoscope — Aquarius New Moon Edition

This telescopic image captures strong Earthshine from an old Moon taken from Isfahan, Iran. Earthshine, also known as ‘the Moon’s ashen glow’, is when the Earth reflects sunlight, illuminating the Moon’s night side. It is strongly influenced by cloud cover on Earth. Photo: M. Taha Ghouchkanlu/NASA.

Aries (March 20-April 19) — Currently your dreams are more concrete and tangible than usual, like they are pushing up from your unconscious into your conscious mind. I suggest you write down the stories you live while you sleep, taking note of the details of your dreams and how they make you FEEL. Much in the way of information is coming through regarding your core needs. These basic desires and wants are a direct connection with your soul, providing indicators as to what is right and genuine for you. Notice when you encounter feelings of anger, frustration, guilt or fear — this shadow material points to ways in which your core needs were denied or ignored in the past. As you move through this material hold space for time to work its course and answers to grow and become clear, complete ideas. Sit with someone who can hold space and be with you with no judgment on your wants and needs, simply honoring that they are right for you. — Genevieve Hathaway

Taurus (April 19-May 20) — We live in a society that defines what we do for money and our passionate interests as two separate entities. At the moment, you are reworking this idea of work and passion, building toward an integrated concept of work that is constructed on doing what you love. Doing your work with creative passion, and working at what you’re creative at, may not feel like going to a rave. It’s more of a slow burn, requiring patience, dedication and appreciation. When the work you do to make money is based on your inner creativity and passion, you’ll have a deep well of energy to draw on. You will also make contact with a type of self-confidence that comes with living as your most authentic self. As you reorient and make contact with this new approach to career, don’t judge your performance. Proceed with integrity and authenticity and you will do well. — Genevieve Hathaway

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — You are currently working on a creative project that is gaining traction. Over this weekend’s Aquarius New Moon, I suggest you carve out time to further develop the written side of this project. Your creativity surrounding writing will be particularly fertile, coming with the sensation that instead of having one clever way to express an idea you have many ways. Like a professional golfer preparing for an important hole-in-one, you have every metaphorical club in your bag at your disposal to help you gain your project’s objective. As you write, developing your ideas will be like filtering a light beam through a prism. One idea will get unpacked, showing its many different components. That will let you build off each of those pieces to fully flesh out and craft several mature concepts. — Genevieve Hathaway

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Belief is something accepted as true or real, yet it’s based on a feeling of certainty rather than necessarily a list of facts. There is a lot of room within that idea to shape what is true for you, to apply your vision to your life and have that vision be true. Walking the fine line between denial and a healthy belief requires a vision that has its roots in facts. Think of those facts less as something you look up in a book, and more like information you test and retest to gain an accurate picture of what is real and concrete, yet also moldable. Hold an overarching mental and emotional image of your life and where you are heading, while remaining flexible on how you get there. Becoming what you believe means working with those beliefs in a disciplined, conscious manner, because it’s what will become true for you. — Genevieve Hathaway

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Over the next few weeks, I suggest you approach concepts around relationship and sex as fluid and changing — different from past experiences. Sex for you has more to do with pleasure than a power exchange. Your Moon inherently wants to give a lot to sexual partners; in the past this has not always been reciprocated. I propose a reimagining of how you assess information regarding whether a relationship is a good fit. Start from the place of the exchange during sex, looking for more of a pleasure partnership rather than either party imposing rules on the other. Hold space for everyone involved to experience a deeply healing sexual surrender, honoring each other as sexual beings. Put another way, recognize each other’s experiences and needs as valid, withholding judgment. From these open and honest experiences strong relationships can be built with a foundation rooted in authenticity and acceptance. — Genevieve Hathaway

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Information is currently coming through regarding close partners. Neptune moving through the area of your chart of relationships and partners can make it hard to differentiate between how people are and how you wish them to be. The glamour now is shifting like a holographic image shifts to reveal another image, providing glimpses beyond your own projections. Do not dismiss what you see just because it does not match your previous perceptions. Collect this new information and give it time to settle before taking action. The challenge will be to avoid reacting too quickly to what you learn; it will take time to gather all the pieces so you can discern the truth from fantasy. You will gain insight that will point out partners who aren’t truly supporting you and your growth, as well as those whom you can rely on. Take what you learn and refocus your energy into those who are, in reality, providing you the love and support you are worthy of. — Genevieve Hathaway

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — I propose a question — what does beauty look like for you? What is the role of beauty in your work environment? Start with an examination of your workspace and home environment, redecorating where you notice the sensation of a lack of aesthetic pleasure. Approach both your workplace and home area as creative spaces — physical environments through which you express a signature of yourself. Take the time to physically carve out a space in both these places that is your creative workshop, an area in which you have free rein to immerse yourself in your innovative side. In other words, create a space where you are free to experiment without concerns of perfection or judgment on what you produce. Environments resonating with your sense of balance and beauty will provide a nurturing space for you to tap into your core creative energy and use it to guide your work. I want to make one thing clear about this process: what you create has both value and a place in the world. — Genevieve Hathaway

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Sensations of safety are often approached through attempts at control, when in fact emotional security is entirely an internal issue. How can you feel safe enough in this world? This question has been rising to the forefront of your life lately. You are making contact with a more accurate picture of how you access emotional stability, a concept that does not include possessiveness, jealousy or managing people. Rather, integrity and respect are two key components for you; so is being surrounded by a strong network of many different types of people. You need to feel that you have equals among your work colleagues, in your home life and in your wider community. Call it a tribe of people who know and openly accept the genuine you, including the parts of yourself you keep hidden away. Accessing these individuals is less about control or manipulating how they see you; it’s about showing up as authentically you, and noticing who responds. — Genevieve Hathaway

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Like tightly woven threads that make up a piece of string, ‘your parents’, grandparents’ and ancestors’ emotional processes have been closely integrated with those emotional patterns that are distinctly your own. You are currently working with a metaphorical high-powered laser to help you in separating those threads that are genuinely yours from your parents’, grandparents’ and ancestors’ emotional material. It is delicate, disciplined work to separate your family’s ‘stuff’, passed down generation to generation, from your own. Insight and realization will be coming down your psychic pipeline regarding family themes and how they affected you growing up. The good news is that the patterns can stop with you; you can heal this ancestral material and move forward in life without it. The first step is awareness. The next step is recognizing that this ‘stuff’ isn’t yours — and that letting go of it will bring you into closer contact with the feeling of being genuinely, wholly ‘you’. — Genevieve Hathaway

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Spend the next few weeks taking stock of your personal resources. Get this list out of the abstract; actually sit down and write out what challenges you’ve worked through, how you’ve grown, skills you’ve learned, and things you’re good at. You have more in the way of resources than you may initially realize and you are coming into contact with a new personal resource — one you’ve had all along but did not fully recognize. I suggest you view these assets less as something just for you, and more as beneficial to your larger network. Understanding how much you have to draw on will help you see what you have to give back to the larger world. Valuing what you have to give and then following up by sharing it will bring you into contact with a deeper sensation of what is often described as living a meaningful life. Remember, what you are sharing doesn’t have to cure cancer for it to be worthwhile; positively impacting a handful of lives is a valuable contribution. — Genevieve Hathaway

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — I suggest for the next few weeks you work with the idea that your framework of self — what it feels like to experience existence as ‘you’ — is less a physical structure and more like malleable clay you can continuously re-shape. You are in a process of re-forming your patterns and habits to build healthier, more supportive internal structures. Experiment with different modes of relating and feeling. Work from a place where you can slightly shift your response to try out a different potential emotional pattern. It’s like trying on hats: each gives a different feel, perspective and attitude. Ultimately, what you are making contact with in this process is an authentic mode of existence, one that provides you with enough flexibility to grow and explore yourself. — Genevieve Hathaway

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Mars and Chiron are currently moving through Pisces, your Moon sign, offering both drive and focus to move your creative projects forward. Over this weekend’s New Moon, the contents of your toolbox and the traction you have at your disposal will increase exponentially. A number of projects have felt like you’ve been running in sand for a while — putting in a lot of effort but not moving forward. I suggest you view the work you put in as a time of preparation. Like a runner training for the big race, you’ve put in the work and preparation needed prior to reaching markers of achievement. Traction as well as additional creative and personal, energetic resources are available the next few weeks as you take a project to the next level. Have faith in what you are doing and that others will respond in helpful ways. Be mindful of your thoughts and feelings — especially any sensations of self-doubt or concerns that others won’t provide you the support they have promised. — Genevieve Hathaway

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