The Friday, the Lunar New Year will bring us into the Year of the Dog, according to Chinese astrology. And this week, we have a new moon solar eclipse in the sign of Aquarius, which will help us better align with our heart’s desires. It will help us rebel against the things we are deeply committed to that go against our own happiness. Read below to get a better idea of how the Year of the Dog will be affecting you more personally, courtesy of expert astrologer Katrina Montgomery.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
This eclipse in your 1st house is helping you release the ways you have internalized situations in your past that keep you committed to things that go against your own happiness. With Venus in your 2nd house, see the value in your natural gifts while using them to create your own financial abundance and self-security. You’ll be challenged by your beliefs and fears regarding your work, goals, and public image, especially pertaining to success, failure, and loss. Adopt a mindset that will attract more of what you love and value into your life. With Mars in your 11th house, take action toward your long-term goals, taking a leap of faith while following your inspiration.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
This week’s new moon solar eclipse takes place in your 12th house, helping you release the patterns that support you escaping instead of committing to what makes you truly happy. You’ll be challenged by your unconscious beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes that support your fears of success, failure, loss, and tragedy. Free yourself from the thought patterns that prevent you from seeing the value in your natural gifts while using your resources to create financial abundance. With Mars in your 10th house, you’ll be brought extra motivation and courage to pursue your goals while moving toward what you desire to achieve. Have faith, as your work is being divinely guided, wanting to align you with ways that your unique gifts can be of service to others.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
The North Node in your 5th house has been working to bring you deeper into your heart, creating destined alignments regarding your passions, hobbies, children, and how you were made to creatively express yourself in the world. Saturn is in your 10th house, meaning it’s time to work hard at achieving your goals. As this week’s solar eclipse starts to liberate you of the unconscious mental patterns that prevent you from going after your highest aspirations, don’t waste the opportunity to attract what you really value. Recommit yourself to what truly makes you happy while releasing the beliefs that support your fears.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
This week’s new moon solar eclipse in your 10th house is helping you free your mind of the unconscious mental patterns that sabotage your ability to reach success and attract your highest aspirations. Pay attention to your patterns that hold you back from doing the work that it takes to achieve your goals. Break free of the commitments, goals, or obligations that do not make you happy while realigning with what truly does. This week may bring challenges in your relationships but will help you become more aware of your unconscious beliefs and fears around intimacy, trust, loss, failure, and success.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
With this week’s new moon solar eclipse in your 9th house, see where you are holding on to beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes that prevent your own happiness. Be challenged by your beliefs that support your fears of inadequacy, failure, loss, or even success. Stop sacrificing your desires because of your unrealistic self expectations and fears of imperfection. This may be revealing to your unconscious beliefs that negatively effect your health and/or the productivity of your daily life. Recommit yourself to your dreams while finding the courage to pursue your long-term goals.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
This week’s new moon solar eclipse is in your 8th house, bringing a great release to the ways you have internalized the emotionally painful experiences of your past. This will cause you to deal with deeply stubborn emotions or mental patterns that challenge your ability to have more intimate connections with the ones you love. Become more aware of the beliefs and fears that prevent you from trusting in yourself and others. With Venus in your 9th house, attention will be brought to the beliefs that prevent you from seeing your value and attracting the abundance that you are capable of. This is the time to see the value in your natural gifts while reconnecting with your inner power to create.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
With this week’s new moon solar eclipse in your 7th house, it brings a time of great release from the mental patterns that have negatively affected your relationships in the past. With Venus in your 8th house, leave the past behind and recommit to the relationships you deeply value. This eclipse works to liberate you from damaging beliefs put on you from others that are affecting your happiness and self-security, wanting you to adopt new empowering beliefs about yourself. The North Node in Leo works to align you with opportunities that allow your unique essence to shine.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
The new moon solar eclipse in your 6th house helps release the ways you have internalized experiences from your past that make you sacrifice your own happiness. This challenges you to have mental discernment as you work to rebel against the beliefs and thought patterns that support control, imperfection, and inadequacy. Break through your fears around trust, loss, failure, and intimacy while learning to surrender to what you cannot control. The North Node in your 12th house reminds us that you are learning the art of acceptance while pushing you to have more faith in what is. Empower yourself by recommitting to your work, health, and the productivity of your daily life while working hard to build a life that you love.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
With this week’s new moon solar eclipse in your 5th house, liberate yourself of the mental patterns that prevent you from sharing your unique creativity with others. You’ll be challenged by your own ability to see the value in your innate gifts while working through unconscious beliefs and emotions that affect your self worth and security. Follow your heart and recommit yourself to what truly makes you happy. The North Node in Leo helps align you with opportunities to achieve your highest aspirations.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
The new moon solar eclipse is in your 4th house, helping you release the ways you have internalized situations in the past that have negatively affected how you feel about yourself. Understand where you are committed to patterns that disrupt your own emotional well-being. Jupiter in your 1st house challenges you to work through your beliefs, perceptions, and fears that prevent you from going after what you truly desire while aligning with who you really are. With the North Node in your 10th house, the spotlight is on your public image. Go after your passions while allowing yourself to shine.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
This week’s new moon solar eclipse in your 3rd house is helping you free yourself of the ways you have internalized situations in the past that have affected how you communicate and/or process your thoughts. This is dealing with your deeply rooted mental patterns that negatively impact your own happiness. Work through unconscious beliefs and fears that sabotage your ability to achieve your desires. While Mars in your 1st house is bringing you extra energy, motivation, and courage to pursue your dreams, release the unconscious emotions that keep you in your comfort zone.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Jupiter in your 11th house is expanding your opportunities to achieve your highest aspirations. Saturn in your 1st house is pushing you to be more self-disciplined while working to become the person you were meant to be. This week’s eclipse in your 2nd house is bringing great release to the ways you have internalized situations in your past that are negatively affecting your ability to feel secure. Liberate yourself from the unconscious beliefs, emotions, and fears that affect how you feel about yourself and what you are capable of achieving. This is the time to understand the value of your natural resources while breaking through the thought patterns and mindsets that limit your abundance.