We're stepping into a new phase as 2016 begins to take shape, and the progressive Aquarius New Moon on February 8, 2016, provides an intellectual framework for the month ahead. This New Moon creates a cooperative sextile with innovative Uranus, giving us cosmic permission to leap into the future. But this lunation also forms a stressful square to feisty Mars, possibly triggering impulsive behavior. We can accomplish more in the days ahead if we slow down to consider the consequences of our actions before committing our time and energy to a project that distracts us from our true path.
Rick Levine explores the NEW Moon more fully:
It's easy to mislead ourselves while mischievous Mercury's anxious semisquare to dreamy Neptune shrouds the hard edges of reality in fantasy. Rather than perceiving the world as it is, we see it as we wish it to be. Meanwhile, an otherworldly connection between visionary Jupiter and unconventional Uranus fills our minds with ingenious possibilities. We can imagine unconventional solutions to mundane problems, however, some ideas seem brilliant in thought but are totally impractical. This is a New Moon of unlimited potential, but it comes with a warning. We can push the boundaries further than we think if we establish practical limits from the beginning.
Look forward at this potent moment with insight from a Timeline Tarot reading.
Learn more about the impact of this New Moon now with your sign's New Moon Horoscope below...
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
You're itching to blast ahead and jump into something new, but you'll be much better off in the long run if you start off slowly. However, you could become annoyed if you attempt to involve too many people in your personal dramas, instead of just continuing ahead at your own pace. The Aquarius New Moon jolts your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, inspiring you to seek a rational perspective when making plans for the future. Fortunately, setting your sights on the distant horizon allows you to conserve your energy for when you need it most.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
Your unusual idea at work might surprise everyone because making wild plans is often out of character for you. But the ingenious Aquarius New Moon invigorates your 10th House of Authority; even your most original thoughts might not seem crazy because you're probably more practical-minded than you realize. Thankfully, you have enough stamina to finish whatever you start. Nevertheless, be wise and make sure that you aren't overcommitting your limited resources before it's too late. Only worthy endeavors deserve your attention.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Changing lanes in the middle of a project is nothing new for you whimsical Geminis. Glimpses of the future explode into your imagination as the Aquarius New Moon rattles your 9th House of Big Ideas, and you are excited to try an entirely new direction to reach a current goal. Although you're ready for a complete overhaul of your plans, no one else is swayed so easily. Don't expect others to jump on board until they hear the logic behind your latest inspiration.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Working with others becomes exponentially more complicated if they don't share your plans from the start. Although your associates might applaud your initiative, they could still disagree with your priorities while the Aquarius New Moon shakes up the stuck energy in your 8th House of Shared Resources. Unfortunately, you can't tell where people's support ends and their doubts begin since the powers that be seem so enthusiastic at first. Make your next move very carefully and don't depend on your regular allies for any more than they are willing to give.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Distinguishing your outer world from your imagination is much trickier than it sounds. The Aquarius New Moon activates your 7th House of Others while relationships continue to create emotional hotspots for you. Those closest to you become like warped mirrors in a carnival fun house, requiring you to separate what's really there from what you believe you see. Don't rely solely on your five senses; tune into your intuition for navigational assistance, instead.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You may feel unusually dependent on the predictability of your everyday routine, but someone could upset the apple cart at work anyhow. Whatever stability you thought existed on the job is temporarily threatened by the Aquarian New Moon's presence in your 6th House of Employment. But rather than responding immediately by trying to put everything back in its proper place, let the energy settle down before doing anything of significance. This situation is not a test of your reaction speed; it's a lesson in patience.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
It's as if your self-expression has been restrained by a dam of social acceptability. Finally, your restrained river of creativity could burst, rushing a flow of big ideas and original visions into your awareness. The eclectic Aquarius New Moon dances in your 5th House of Spontaneity, inspiring you to share your experiences in a manner that others can understand. Your need to be seen and appreciated is undeniable, so go ahead and let your imagination be the star of the show. Shine, baby, shine.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You're tempted to spend too much energy resisting your connection to the past as the Aquarius New Moon directs your attention to your 4th House of Personal Roots. However, your avoidance tactics might actually produce the exact opposite effect. Don't bother trying to escape from family dynamics, even if you have no real-time contact with anyone at all. Fortunately, once you recognize that your historic bonds are part of your reality, it becomes easier to manage your emotions without falling into the trap of denial.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your siblings or friends may play a more important role in your life these days because the rebellious Aquarian New Moon stirs up the energy in your 3rd House of Communication. You might even trick someone to act out your issues about dependency versus independence. However, it seems as if others don't know how close to get to you or how long to stay. But on further examination, it appears that they are just following your lead. Stop sending mixed signals and open your heart.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Working hard offers you a way to justify your competence to your associates while your above-average productivity boosts your self-esteem. However, you may not need to jump through too many hoops just to see how much others love you while the Aquarius New Moon stimulates your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Don't waste time doubting your perceptions. Humbly accept your good fortune as the way things are and pay it forward any chance you get.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You are like a living lightning rod, attracting dynamic storms everywhere you go. If the flash of light doesn't shock you awake, the thunderclap will open your eyes, revealing what's in your range of vision. Wherever you aim your thoughts, your mind immediately locks into that path. The Aquarius New Moon falls in your 1st House of Self, encouraging you to pay attention to your current direction and remain flexible enough to make course adjustments whenever needed.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
One minute everything is copasetic, but moments later your thoughts jump into a new realm while the Aquarius New Moon influences your 12th House of Imagination. It's as if someone changed the channels in your brain so fast that you don't even know what to think. You might feel as if you've been left in the dust without an easy way back to your starting point. Stop struggling; once you accept the inevitability of change, you can go anywhere your dreams take you.