Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
The week begins with a contemplative new moon in Libra, the sign that rules relationships and harmony. This supercharged lunar moment will hang suspended in the sky on Wednesday 6 October in close conjunction with fiery Mars, offering a cosmic opportunity to rework certain relationships or initiate new ones. With further travel restrictions set to lift this week, now’s the time to get manifesting.
December 22 – January 19
This week’s gracious new moon in Libra offers a reset of energy pertaining to your professional obligations. Whether you’re switching roles or considering a complete career change, Lucinda Chambers’ illustrious and colourful career journey is here to inspire.
January 20 – February 18
The Libra new moon will be spotlighting your collaborative efforts this week. The opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a project close to home could crop up at any given moment. Do what you always do in moments of deep introspection and turn to art with one of these museum-like hotels.
February 19 – March 20
Your partnerships are in the spotlight this week with the Libra new moon in your eighth house of intimacy. You’re set free in accepting that you can’t always influence your loved ones. Try to savour this moment on 6 October by setting boundaries and travelling solo.
March 21 – April 19
The new moon in Libra is an intuitive and potent lunar event that will be supercharging your entrepreneurial spirit. In the realm of work, you could learn a thing or two from Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director of M+ in Hong Kong, about keeping your options open and recognising that a good idea is worth pursuing.
April 20 – May 20
If you’ve been pining for more work-life balance as of late, the new moon is here to help. Reap the benefits of this lunar event by establishing a more realistic schedule that lets you work and play in equal measure. Remote work in a brand-new city could seem more appealing during this cosmic event.
May 21 – June 20
There’s no escaping the potent beams of this week’s Libra lunation and the grand gestures of affection that come with it. With balance being the theme of the moment, and as a sign that favours variety, pick a location that combines city shenanigans with the great outdoors.
June 21 – July 22
This week’s Libra new moon will be a focal point for reflection and setting goals for the final quarter of the year. Don’t be so hard on yourself when conversations feel strained. Mercury’s planetary backspin invites you to take life in the slow lane for the foreseeable.
July 23 – August 22
There’s a great deal of focus on diplomacy and partnerships this week when the Libra new moon makes an appearance on 6 October. Try to harness this contemplative period by channelling your energy into learning something new.
August 23 – September 22
Mercury’s planetary backspin has put your finances in focus, so you can use this week’s Libra new moon to start an organised budgeting system or fall routine. NET-A-PORTER’s Incredible Women Podcast is returning with a third series if you require a boost of inspiration.
September 23 – October 22
Prepare for a cosmic boost of motivation during this week’s new moon in your sign. Your mission to attain equilibrium feels less like a chore for the first time in a while. This lunation is extra fulfilling with a spot of autumnal sun to look forward to.
October 23 – November 21
You can benefit from this week’s harmonious lunar energy by practicing the ritual of rest. It could be something as simple as having a salubrious soak in a hot bath from time to time while delving into the latest instalment of CF’s Conscious Citizen column.
November 22 – December 21
You could be reworking your relationships during this week’s new moon in diplomatic Libra. This especially rings true if you’re seeking greater symmetry among your inner circle. Look beyond 18 October, when Mercury’s planetary backspin comes to an end, to set a group trip in motion.