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The New Moon in Houses

In astrology, the Moon represents our emotional core, inner drives, intuition, home, family, roots, and connection to the past. New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. Each month's New Moon falls in one of the twelve houses of the zodiac. The focus of that New Moon may manifest or be felt most in the house that the New Moon falls in.

Check your birth chart to see where the next New Moon will fall on your birth chart (matching the sign and degree).

If you don't have a birth chart, but know your Rising/Ascendant sign or you may use your Sun sign to match the house the New Moon will occupy (although this method might not be as accurate). For example, if you are a Cancer or Cancer Rising and the New Moon is in Virgo. Begin with Cancer occupying the 1st House then move down the zodiac until you reach Virgo (Cancer-1st House; Leo-2nd House; Virgo-3rd House); the New Moon in Virgo falls in Cancer/Cancer Rising's 3rd House. Scroll down to the 3rd House to find out the themes of that house and how/where in your life the next New Moon might influence.*

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Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here (opens a new window) for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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The New Moon in Natal Houses*

*Does not account for intercepted birth charts
or house cusps decanate placements

New Moon in the 1st House
A new moon in the 1st house bestows a renewal within the self. Reinvent yourself. Try new things. Be bolder, more confident. Start new projects. Begin walking, talking, thinking, acting, and being the version of yourself you envision. Go on, try it out; see how it feels.

New Moon in the 2nd House
In the physical realm, the 2nd house represents our material security, possessions, and income. On a slightly higher level, it rules our value system and self-worth. In the spiritual arena, it represents stability, inner peace, and being grounded through our own self-sufficiency.

New Moon in the 3rd House
For those with siblings (biological or otherwise), the new moon might highlight a renewal in relationships and interactions with them. The 3rd house also represents all manners of information gathering, communication, commerce, writing, speaking, thinking, planning, and creation of ideas.

New Moon in the 4th House
In the physical realm, a new moon in the 4th house might involve the family (present or recurring issues) or the home (buying/selling a house, moving, re-financing, re-decorating, remodeling, etc.). On an emotional/personal level, the 4th house represents coming to terms with the past or unresolved family issues.

New Moon in the 5th House
Self-expression, creative projects, love and romance, fun, playfulness, and children are all ruled by the 5th house. Allow this new moon to awaken creativity, spark love, boost confidence, and/or bring simple pleasures back into your life.

New Moon in the 6th House
Health, busy work, service, comfort in routines, and finding order in the details are all ruled by the 6th house. A new moon here encourages lifestyle changes, healthier habits, becoming comfortable with taking on the role of someone who "services" others, or perhaps learning to establish boundaries with those who might take advantage of kind gestures.

New Moon in the 7th House
Partnerships (business or otherwise), marriages, committed relationships, and known enemies are all representatives of the 7th house. Changes to relationships -- equality, cooperations, compromises, agreements, how we relate to others, how they relate to us -- are issues that might surface during the new moon cycle.

New Moon in the 8th House
The 8th house is multi-faceted and multi-layered. In the physical realm, the 8th house represents sex and shared resources/finances. In the psychological plane, it represents power struggles within our own psychological makeup and our ability to embrace the "darker" version of our self without it overpowering us. On a spiritual level, it represents "death and rebirth", transformation, regeneration -- the need for something to "die" in order for a "rebirth" to occur -- as in a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. A new moon in the 8th house is generally intense and difficult but also powerful.

New Moon in the 9th House
A new moon in the 9th house focuses on personal growth (spiritual or otherwise) through higher education, intellectual curiosities, travel, and cultural experiences. The 9th house also represents publishing.

New Moon in the 10th House
A focus on professional pursuits, long-term goals, establishing public reputations might take center stage with a new moon in this house.

New Moon in the 11th House
New moon in the 11th house might influence your friendships and associations; the way you view the world and its varied societies; or humanity as a whole and your place in it, as well as your joint responsibility to it.

New Moon in the 12th House
The 12th house, like the 8th house, is also multi-faceted and multi-layered. It is the house of the subconscious, solitude, spiritual consciousness, secrets (ours and those kept from us), hidden enemies, and represents institutions like hospitals and prisons. A new moon in the 12th house might require "solitude" in order to "recharge" and sort through issues subconsciously and psychologically. The most effective way to process a transit through this house is surrender ... give in to the much needed spiritual healing offered and clarity will follow.
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