Graduating to a higher grade of mastery always follows a test of some kind. This week may present such an opportunity. Trust in yourself and in your goal: what your endgame means to you and why you’re fighting for it. Recognize the difference between self-importance and self-acceptance. The more you push against what’s ‘out there’, the more defensive or controlling you become, the less power you’ll have to act effectively.
If you’re wishing to make a fresh start on any facet of your life, a New Moon in your sign is always useful in some way to that end; though this particular conjunction may be significantly more so. The act of making a beginning, and of getting yourself out of any situation where you feel stuck, will require you to take the initiative.
One of the most important things you can do at present is to hold firm the line between truth and lies. Among the fallacies pervading our modern era, one that really stands out is the confusion of social media personas with actual people; another is the concept that nothing can be trusted. This sort of thinking is eroding honesty, and causing many people simply to abandon integrity.
Yesterday’s New Moon was the symbolic Pisces birthday. Celebrate your re-emergence with some deliberate, physical gesture this week. You’re in the midst of what could be an awe-inspiring personal renaissance that propels you toward fulfilling your vision of highest achievement. Nurture yourself in ways you might have neglected recently. Demonstrate genuine self-valuation and focus on what you truly desire and need.
Remember that there is no need to partake in the absolutist judgments of the modern digital era — especially in terms of evaluating yourself, which is where a black-and-white perspective falls ridiculously short. You are a complex being, and if the answer to the mystery of you isn’t at least the length of War and Peace, you’d probably be missing quite a bit of information.
Your solar year started off with a bang; a dramatic conclusion of an 18-month cycle in which your identity and how it relates to that of others has been tested and forced to evolve, in some overwhelming and challenging ways. Reverberations of the recent eclipse are still intense, but a new cycle has begun and right now it’s all about you.
Developing a just self-image can be tricky, because our opinions of ourselves are always subjective. The same is generally true of any outside perspective we might seek. This is why it’s so helpful to cultivate self-acceptance. In addition, if you worry that you’re not the person you think you ought to be, first notice that word “ought” and consider that you’re likely judging yourself unnecessarily — and, secondly, at least you care about what you manifest in the world.