With the new moon starting on Sunday, set your intentions on experiencing the magic and beauty in the world and each person you meet. Mercury, in its regular backspin, could create confusion, so triple-check everything. On a positive note, it can help reach through the subconscious to bring inspired visions and ideas to light. Be sure to write them down while noting how your feelings work in tandem with your thoughts. Which comes first? Read on to discover what's in store for your sign during the week of February 17 through February 23, 2020, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
This week hits peak mystic when signs and symbols coalesce into meaning, if you're willing not to rationalize them out of your awareness. Take some serious soul time in solitude. This is not the time for any big reveals. Instead take steady and practical steps in your career, which will support your financial base. Your movements are being noticed, so put your hand up for the next big offer or, even better, don't wait around—make it happen by contacting that person in the field or area you're aiming at. If it's not quite time, do your groundwork now. Set your intentions around trusting your instincts, allowing yourself time out to plug into the cosmos and recharge. You're so busy being a superhero for everyone else. This is your month of relative downtime—make the most of it.
Taurus | Taurus rising
Heed the call of your practical heart and lend your abilities to a cause or group that needs the type of assistance only you can provide. It may be a friend or a humanitarian or ecological movement. This is your month to get mystical in friendship and group dynamics. Whether it's creating an app for the greater good or taking a digital detox retreat, set your intentions on making meaningful connections. A mystic mediation or divination class would work wonders to loosen up attachments and give you more breathing space. Mercury's moonwalk back through this sector suggests unfinished business. If a friend arrives from the past, a new friend reminds you of someone special, or you find yourself thinking a lot about someone in particular, note the message. What's the intel about? That's the message for you.
Gemini | Gemini rising
This month give your social profile a soft pink-wash if you feel the urge to step up your professional modern mystic game. People who see you from a distance through your vocation are ready to accept a role model that blends a direct line to the intuitive and can share from that space. You are the queen of communication, so experiment by asking your higher mind/the cosmos, then being open to receiving the answers. This is especially useful for intuitive career steps at the moment. Set your intentions in your career zone, and how you'd like to represent. How do you want people to see and perceive you on the larger stage? Write the top intention on your mirror so you see it every week along with your reflection. Make them around manifesting in your career. No big career-defining decisions until Mercury moves out of retrograde.
Cancer | Cancer rising
If you're dreaming of cruising the ocean and heading for some tropical bliss to thaw out the winter, that's because the sun is lighting up your zone of expansion and travel. With the new moon in this zone, be sure to set your intentions on what you'd like in terms of holidays, and on being in alignment with your broader idealistic life philosophy. Mercury is moonwalking back through this area, so research thoroughly over this time, but hold off on booking until it goes direct on March 10. Let down your guard to engage with someone you trust and combine forces. You may dredge up some buried annoyance, but you'll feel better for getting it out in the open and ushering in some fresh feels. If you're feeling shirty, make sure you're clear about your boundary markers so others can respect them.
Leo | Leo rising
Your zone of intimacy is a delicate hue of soft pink as the sun illuminates it for the month. Feels are flowing, but don't be too quick to commit just because you're feeling the oxytocin, also known as the bonding hormone. Mercury is backspinning in this zone, obscuring vital emotional intel. With the moon also warming up your sphere of sex and joint resources, set your intentions now. What would deep soulful connection look and feel like to you? Keep up your daily routine and build it into your relationship with that special person so these two areas support each other rather than compete for time, energy, or attention. It's important to keep up with the things that are meaningful while including those that mean the most to you.
Virgo | Virgo rising
The sun is lighting up in your opposite sign of Pisces, which means all kinds of kindred spirits will be calling to you like sirens of the sea. Enjoy their singing, but don't sign on any dotted lines until after Mercury's notorious retrograde. By this time new information will have come to light so you can move forward forearmed and forewarned! There's a cosmic connection between your creative zone and your collab zone, take steps to make something beautiful with your favorite creators. Set your intentions on realizing bliss in your one-on-ones. Allow yourself to dream of what right and equal love looks and feels like. This one is about trust and allowing yourself to see the best in your partner as well as yourself. When you let go of control, the river can flow.
Libra | Libra rising
The magic is in the details of your daily routine this week as the sun illuminates your zone of health and the new moon is fertile for manifesting your wishes. The things we repeat daily build into habits that become the tracks that form our life. This is your week to revise and reset what that looks like. Set your intentions on regular check-ins on your feelings and thoughts. Commit to your inner cosmos. It's essential to fill your cup before you fill someone else's. This is also the zone representing your work life on the daily. How can you use your intuition to guide your actions? And to create a feeling of oneness or zen practically. Mercury retrograde promises some misty moments, so don't make any life-changing decisions and do stay open to signs and symbols keying off your intuition.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
Love is sugary sweet as the sun lights up your romance zone and the new moon ensures fertile ground, so set your manifesting dial to "dreamboat." This zone also hosts the season's Mercury retrograde, so take the time to reestablish what makes romance fun. Backtrack over your creative output and ideas while you're at it, as this zone is up for some serious revision and revisioning. For you, your art is an expression of your deep soul, so it's crucial to find a vehicle adequate to contain it yet allow flow. That goes double for dating and romantic interludes! A quick getaway will go hand in hand with that someone special, so book something cozy. Consider investing in a quick course, book, or tutorial to sharpen up your skill base while the planet of action is firing up your zone of learning.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
Home is where the bliss is as the sun illuminates your domestic scene. With the new moon back in this zone, direct your manifesting mojo toward creating the exact home and family feels you want to experience. Set the due date for six months or under. By this time the light of the full moon will reveal your efforts. Set up a budget and savings plan to work to, and think right outside the box in terms of how you can bring your unique spin to what you do for work. Combine the mystical by vision-boarding as well as researching and budgeting. Welcome in a whole new work tangent if your current work and income don't align with your vision. If you feel resistance or "rational" blocks to a new reality, treat it as an experiment or a what-if.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
Mars, the planet of action, is in your sign, bestowing extra energy, endurance, and determination, so focus and utilize the additional drive to conquer your mountain. This is great energy for initiating projects, inspiring or assembling, but not the best for situations that demand diplomacy, delicacy, or charm. The sun is illuminating your zone of local relationships and communication along with the new moon, so set your intentions on all things comms. Manifesting information and connections in mysterious ways is on the agenda. However, discern illusion from intuition as Mercury is also officially retrograde in this area for three weeks. Short trips and the transport they're taken on are also up for delays and crossed wires, so double-check details and leave extra time before anything important.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
Your zone of finance is influenced by all things mystical as the sun highlights this area for the next month. Set your intentions on the new moon to draw in assets you wish for, aligning them with your highest values. This zone is underpinned by the esteem you hold for yourself, so light a scented candle and do some mirror work on the topic of you. Look into your own eyes and tell yourself what gives you a sense of security and worth. List through all the attributes that make you a beautiful person, and what you do for yourself that gives your life meaning. Let yourself know you are here for you for the long haul. Action planet Mars in your mystic zone will back you up and add energy to raise the vibration.
Pisces | Pisces rising
Happy birthday, Pisces! The sun moves into your sign on Wednesday, lighting you up with its cosmic rays. Enjoy the season and notice who is open to your frequency and who can't operate their HSP (highly sensitive person) manual. You might need to give them a few pointers. The annual new moon in your sign is a great time to set intentions on your outlook, direction, and even appearance—how do you wish to be perceived? What kind of impact do you want to have on people? Do you want them to see you for who you really are? Mercury is on its regular backslide through your sign, so watch for miscommunication, misinterpretation, and a hazy grasp of facts or concrete evidence.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour