How did last weekend’s solar eclipse feel for you? It arrived with the Pisces New Moon on Sunday, 26 February 2017. Solar eclipses instigate change, and can sometimes create dramatic endings in order for those new beginnings to take shape.
And today, we reach the first quarter of the current lunar cycle. Every month has its own energies, its own unique signature dictated by the sign the Sun is in, the cycles of the Moon, and the placement of the planets within our solar system.
Quarter moons act as checkpoints. Pisces energy can cause us to get lost in fantasy and illusion, though it can also be a powerful time to connect with your intuitive, creative self.
If you’ve been feeling foggy or uncertain of which direction to take, today’s quarter Moon in Gemini can help you to get your bearings. Look at what you need to create and connect to in order to find your way ahead.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up for your sign this week:
Aries (21 March — 19 April)
I want to give you two words this week: impulse control. Whether you take those words to heart is entirely out of my control, I know, but I feel the need to mention this all the same. You can do anything right now, which is both a curse and a blessing, isn’t it? You might feel a rush of intensity and I can’t say whether you will be able to stop yourself from giving in to it. Even if you find it hard to resist, at least remember to breathe.
A charm to carry: A worry stone, to help you stay present and grounded.
Taurus (20 April — 20 May)
Set some time aside in the coming weeks to get really clear about how you are prioritizing your time, Taurus. Make sure you’re confident in the decisions you’re making. Double-check that your daily actions sync up with where you’d like to be in a year from now. Look at whether you are being purposeful with your time, or going with the flow a little too often. Not sure what your next stop might even be? Start there.
A charm to carry: Draw an arrow on a small piece of paper and keep it your pocket to help you sharpen your aim.
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Don’t try to decide anything this week, Gemini. What’s the point? The universe is lulling you into a dream world, so why fight the current? Sure, everyday practicalities could force you to snap to attention now and again. But as soon as you have a moment of downtime I recommend letting yourself get hopelessly lost in a crowd, a book, an idea, or whatever may be presenting itself to you.
A charm to carry: A map of a city you don’t live in. Dare yourself to follow its direction against your own local streets.
Cancer (21 June — 22 July)
Define your worth, Cancer. Assets appreciate over time. Are you valuing yours for what they mean today? What kind of experience, knowledge, love, and kindness has grown within you over the years? Make sure you know where your gold is, and that you’re being recognized for your worth as it stands today.
A charm to carry: A playing card depicting the Queen of Hearts, to remember your power.
Leo (23 July — 22 August)
Lost in thought much, Leo? Let your subconscious tug at your imagination this week. Do some free-writing, or grab a friend for a deep one-to-one conversation where nothing gets held back. (Just make sure to let your pal do some of the talking, too.) You might not know where all of these thoughts and ideas are leading to, but that’s okay. Just let them fly free for now and see where they may land.
A charm to carry: A book of matches, to ignite your fire.
Virgo (23 August — 22 September)
Ease up on the details, Virgo. If you’ve been stuck in a rut of over analyzing every detail around you, then this week gives you a window of opportunity to give yourself a break. Mentally, you need it, though whether you’ll give yourself permission to loosen up is another. Relax. Try to see the bigger picture of what’s really important right now.
A charm to carry: A feather, to remember to let yourself fly.
Libra (23 September — 22 October)
What are you making space for these days, Libra? Your soul is wired to create, and in the weeks to come you have a window of opportunity to make something daring and rebellious. But it’s up to you on whether you want to open up to the inspiration the universe currently has to offer. This is energy that will tip your scales. Are you ok to work with a little bit of chaos?
A charm to carry: A picture of a lightning bolt, for action.
Scorpio (23 October — 21 November)
You could lost in a groove this week that has the potential to transform your identity in an unexpected way. Pay attention to what you’re compelled to act upon this week, Scorpio. Impulse can be a powerful ally if you remember to maintain control over where it might take you. Remember that you are ever connected to the deepest realms of universal wisdom. A floodgate awaits, should you choose to open it.
A charm to carry: A piece of wood from a fallen tree branch, for storm energy.
Sagittarius (22 November — 22 December)
There is a newfound strength beginning to arise from within. When I think of you this week, Sag, I get a vision of someone throwing their hands up in the air and finally walking away from a situation that has just become too dull, too limiting, and too… boring. The universe is setting you up for fresh expansion in the months ahead. Now is the time to make room for it.
A charm to carry: An old key, to help you open doors that currently remain closed.
Capricorn (22 December — 19 January)
Capricorn, I see a light forming in the distance. It’s dim right now but soon it will become bright enough to warm your face. Keep moving toward it. It may be off in the distance yet but if you stay focused on that horizon, you’ll soon see what’s giving off this glow. It’s something meant just for you. Don’t take your eyes off it.
A charm to carry: A quartz crystal point, to remind you of the light.
Aquarius (20 January — 18 February)
I hope you’ve been feeling a shift in momentum this year, Aquarius. Even though our current Pisces climate doesn’t always mesh with your intellectual vibes, I think there are some strong energies available to you throughout the week that will help you drive one of your most unconventional ideas yet. Keep going, even if it feels like no one else gets you.
A charm to carry: A picture of a river, to remind yourself to flow.
Pisces (19 February — 20 March)
What would your life look like if you allowed every dream and fantasy you’ve ever had to become a reality? Where would you be right now? Who would you be? What would be better, and what would be worse? I encourage you to explore these questions in the days to come, Pisces. Once you have your answers, choose a fantasy to act upon and see what kind of magick transpires.
A charm to carry: A small toy or photo from your younger years, to remind you to play.