Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Happy new moon in Virgo! This month’s new moon is paired with a solar eclipse, giving you even more potent magic with which to manifest your desires. Solar eclipses are like super-strength new moons, so whatever unfolds now is going to be major. Normally this would be an excellent time to start a project or make a big move, but Mercury retrograde is going to throw you a few curveballs your way between now and the end of the month. Keep working on those genius ideas, just under the radar. Try to wait until after Mercury goes direct on the 22nd to put your epiphanies into action.

It’s no coincidence that the Virgo new moon falls at the start of the school year: This sign is the Hermione Granger of the zodiac! Jupiter has been in studious Virgo since last July, and this moon is your opportunity to use that good luck to your advantage. If you’re curious about a subject, now is the perfect time to dig in. Virgo also rules health, and over the last year there’s been incredible acceptance of body positivity and mental health issues. If you want to upgrade your wellness routine, use this new moon to start a self-care practice. You can’t go wrong with good food, good sleep, and moving your body!

Don’t let the cranky vibes Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius are throwing at Lady Luna get you down; remember, we all feel resistance when we try something different. Neptune in Pisces opposite the eclipse makes it tough to keep the faith at times, but stay the course. This moon’s saving grace is a sync from empowered Pluto in Capricorn, reminding you that transformation is totally possible if you stick to it. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

So, are you ready for some ’scopes?

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Leo (July 23–August 22)

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Pisces (February 19–March 20)