Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

We usually start off these horoscopes by saying “Happy new moon,” but after the U.S. presidential election, many of us are far from happy. It’s totally normal to be sad or stressed out over big changes like these, and the stars point to more growing pains ahead. That’s where astrology becomes helpful: When you know what vibes are in play, you can prepare accordingly.

The new moon in Sagittarius, which visits us early in the morning of November 29, is an invitation to clarify your personal philosophy. At best, Sagittarius is woke, but also notoriously outspoken. Even if you have great intentions, others can mistake your exuberance as overconfidence—but that’s only because this sign is ruled by idealistic Jupiter, who wants everyone to get along. Tap into the sign’s lighthearted sense of humor and try not to take anything too personally!

What’s the best way to collaborate with this new moon? Use it as an opportunity to get super clear about your personal platform. The new moon will be close to Saturn, the planet of responsibility, so channel this energy into figuring out which issues you want to become an authority on. It doesn’t have to be a political or social issue, either! Being the authority on yourself is just as important. Mercury, the messenger planet, will be in Sagittarius too, so try writing down your feelings or talking them over with a trusted friend.

No matter what, keep in mind that Lady Luna will be on the receiving end of tension from Neptune in Pisces, the zodiac’s healer and mystic. Under these stars, your empathy goes through the roof, and it ain’t easy. It might sound more appealing to stress eat your way through a pint of Ben & Jerry’s than to keep a bedtime routine, but you can’t take on the problems of everyone in the world, the country, or even your family. You can only do you.

So what do the stars say could be headed your way? Read all about it here…

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)