I enjoy writing about the Moon. I am a Cancerian but much prefer being known as a Moonchild. The Moon is the ruler of the sign Cancer. The most viewed Blog post that I have written in the last six years was entitled “The Cancerian Moonchild”. The Statistics show it has had 1323 views, way more than anything else I have written about!
We know that the moon is now a dead body and nothing shows any life there, but was it always this way? All planets and luminaries have bodies and go through a process of birth, growth and death. The solar system is known as a body and is within a constellation.* The moon is another body within the solar system. The whole universe is one living organism with its basis being energy and motion. Planet earth is a body and within it are human bodies, mere cells in contrast to the greater whole. Just as blood and energy circulate through our bodies, so energy circulates through the universe, helping it to perform its function. Since planets have energy and motion, they can transmit this to other planets and influence them. This is how the moon influences the earth and its cells; the human beings who inhabit the earth. We pick up some of its cosmic energy, just as cosmic rays can affect life on earth.
*A constellation is a cluster of stars . The stars that appear on the ecliptical** belt have the same names, but not the same location as the twelve zodiac signs.
** The Ecliptical belt is the apparent path of the sun in the heavens. The plane of the earth’s orbit extended to meet the celestial sphere.
If the moon were to be suddenly struck out of existence, the tides would stop their rise and fall and the bodily fluids of humans would change drastically. The ebb and flow of life energy is linked to the waxing and waning of the moon. The study of human horoscopes through the years has shown that people born at the time from new to full moon have greater strength. Their blood, breath and muscles are stronger than those born when the moon is waning. Light is another source of energy and people born during the waxing moon live longer than those born during the decreasing light of the moon. It’s been shown that there is a definite link between the length of the moon cycle and the life span.
The moon is no longer just a remote romantic body in the heavens that lovers swear their love by, because we know it is there; it has been reached by humans.
Astrologers study the celestial bodies from the earth which is Geocentric. Astronomers study the solar system from a heliocentric-sun-centered point of view.
Do you want to know which days each month are the best ones to get your way, or at ones that could be lucky for you? Most things will work out to your advantage if you act on these particular days.
If you know your Sun Sign, look at an Ephemeris, which you can also find on-line. Look in any given month, for what sign the Moon is in and on which days.
Note that the exact time the Moon changed signs is different depending on where you liv). The moon changes signs on the same day for all, but the exact time changes depending on your time zone. They always use Greenwich Mean Time, so for example, if you happen to live on the east coast of the United States, you would subtract 5 hours from the listed time.
The moon spends about 2-1/2 days in each Zodiac sign. for example, if your Sun sign is Aries, look to see when the moon will be in Aries. Those will be your best days of the month. You will want to try and plan special activities on these days if possible.
Schedule things such as:
- Signing contracts
- Starting important projects
- Finishing up deals
- Going on job interviews or asking for a raise
- Moving your residence
- Applying for loans or credit cards
- Approaching important people or beginning important conversations
- Purchasing clothes for special occasions
- Discussing problems with businesses that service you
- Getting married
If you are unable to schedule these special days, at least do not pick one of the days when your Sun sign is in the Moon sign opposite. These are the days that others are more likely to get their way and you will not. On your low days, just lie low. Go with the flow and rest more. One thing that it is nice to do on one of your low days of the month, is to help others by being kind and spiritual.
Things not to schedule:
- A house or business closing
- Signing contracts or anything
- Negotiating deals
- Starting a new job
- Making decisions
- Starting a vacation
- Visiting a new restaurant or hair salon
You can certainly be happy on these days, just avoid important moments if you can, because things just possibly won’t go your way. Try it for a few months and see how it works out for you.
Zodiac Signs and their opposites, which work both ways:
The post I wrote several years ago called “Another Chance for Love” has been read 560 times so far! That Blog was a clear winner! You can read it, if you scroll down through.
It seems most people want the chance, but then maybe another chance to find the love of their life, no matter what their age.
When I read Tarot cards, this is the most asked question of all!!
I recently learned of a new on-line dating site, where you can submit your birth data and be matched up with astrologically compatible people for dates. I believe this is the best way to find someone to spend your life with. I have been doing Compatibility charts for many years for my clients. I always suggest they might want to get the birth information on that person they are getting serious about. Take the time to find out how they will get along in all areas before life settles down into a routine and they start wishing they had known the partner better before committing.
So, if you are considering an engagement or marriage, consider having a Compatibility Chart done first.
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Note: I ran my guy’s birth chart before we got married. Luckily for us, we had lots of harmony. Thirty- three years later, we are still going strong! We still hold hands while out walking and we are in our 70’s now. I feel so lucky, but I was also smart enough to learn how Astrology could help.
We bought the identical card for each other for a recent Anniversary. We were amazed!
There are many different approaches to raising children. Each child has special talents, but how do we know what they are when they are young? Astrology helps us to more easily identify these talents by having a natal chart cast for the date, time and place of their birth. By looking at the child’s natal chart, we are able to discover so many things that make each of our children very unique. We can teach them to live in harmony with themselves and with others and assist them to live to their fullest potential. Looking back to the days of the Courts, every new baby had their birth chart cast. This practice needs to happen again for all new babies. There would be more happy, content people!
An Astrological chart is the most amazing gift we can give to new parents to help them raise their children. They will get to learn the magic and mystery of each child. The potential is shown in the chart, but like a small garden, it needs nurturing to become what it can be.
At the moment of the first breath, we each set the astrological pattern known as the horoscope. A baby’s personality has not yet matured and the birth chart must be interpreted with this in mind. The chart is a map of our personal universe for a lifetime. It symbolizes the lessons we need to learn for the growth of our souls, the special needs we have as individuals, and indicates our potential for development.
Many people wonder why each child doesn’t come with an instruction guide or handbook. Well there is a guide and it is the horoscope map. It is the best tool we have to understand our children, help them to know themselves better and for us as parents to guide them toward a life path that is a perfect fit for them.
Read your Sun Sign and Rising Sign for some clues as to what would make a great vacation for you!
ARIES: The Mars energy always goes with you wherever you go. However, a calm, quiet resort would certainly be a good contrast to your usual day. You tend to pack in a lot of activity and excitement. You may enjoy exploring the back roads and finding something new and different. But instead of always looking for some excitement going on, you would really benefit from a complete change of scene.
TAURUS: It’s usually a tropical island or a cruise for you, where someone else is planning the activities and serving the meals. You want to sit and recharge and just release your tension. You often bring the family, but try to have one short period of time along without the kids. Pass up the temptation to vacation with business friends. Try to break the rut of always going to the same place every year. Explore somewhere new every so often and try new places to eat. See how great you feel!
GEMINI: You dream about your vacations, imagining the ‘perfect’ trip. You tend to make plans and then change them or add in another stop, because your ruler Mercury lends some changeability to your nature. However, this also affects others who are going with you. You like taking tours, but it would be good to stay longer in a place so you can absorb what you are seeing more fully. You like to read and also chat with those you meet. Rent a bike or motorscooter and see things along the way.
CANCERIANS: You really love to travel but usually like to keep some days to relax at home. You might take short trips, returning to sleep in your own comfy bed. Some take half the day just getting out the door and wonder why they don’t see as much as they had hoped. Plan a start time and take time to choose where you would like to eat since you are a foodie. You need to plan ahead and not get too emotional if things don’t always go as you’d like. Travel near water or somewhere romantic. A cruise would be perfect!
LEO: You love warmth, being a child of the Sun. Also, you love bright lights and sparkling people. Discipline yourself to save the money to enjoy the comforts of a lovely, luxurious vacation. You would love to rub shoulders with celebrities and lots of night life. Getting a good suntan on a beautiful beach suits you. Give thought to the clothes, jewelry and shoes that you will need, because you are inclined to over-pack. Allow your family or co-travelers to have a say in where they would like to go.
VIRGO: You tend to wait too long to accumulate the funds or the time to take a real vacation. But when its time to go, you really might surprise your friends with the great trip you plan, like maybe a safari in Africa or an exotic flight to some tropical island. You will feel you are making up for lost time! Take a lot of pictures and enjoy some extravagances. A new side of you will emerge and then later you will enjoy reminiscing about your trip for many years.
LIBRA: You have trouble deciding where to go and then might still change your mind, or sometimes circumstances cause you to cancel your plans. If someone raves about a place they have visited, you are influenced to go and see if for yourself. Do plan relaxation time and forget about those tours that cause you to rush. Go where you can be waited on and pampered. Your ruler Venus wants you to have all possible comforts, including fine food and interesting companionship. Bring a lot of money, you’ll need it!
SCORPIO: You need a vacation that provides beneficial changes to your usual routine with results that last all year. You can fall in love with a special place and even have a holiday romance if thats your style. You plan dramatic, intense vacations with many adventures. Save unnecessary emotional upsets by realizing that vacation romances are usually just that. Choose holiday companions with discretion. Foreign countries attract you and music festivals and theater performances. Music and drama are a great relief for your moody and secretive nature. Your ruler Pluto seeks vacations that may have some danger involved somewhere on the trip but take care not to return all tired out.
SAGITTARIUS: You love action-packed vacations and participating in or attending sports events. The mountains and rugged outdoors attract you. You require challenges and physical activity on your trip. Try not to be impatient with family members or friends who need time to enjoy some relaxing time on a beach. Take separate vacations occasionally. Being so outgoing, you like good companionship and will meet people easily when you travel.
CAPRICORN: You need to leave your work behind and don’t read email or answer work related calls while you are away unless you absolutely must. You look so forward to escaping work but often bring projects along that need completing. You need a relaxing vacation almost more than any other sign. Something often holds you back from fully enjoying yourself and this is the Saturn-influence on your sign. You are practical and don’t always want to spend money on frivolity, which can impede full enjoyment for you. But it’s money well-spent for you because you are such a hard worker, that you deserve a break.
AQUARIUS: You are probably the most spontaneous traveler of the zodiac. Uranus your ruler often erupts suddenly in your life and being a humanitarian, you may find yourself visiting or helping a sick friend or looking after a family member. This frequently cuts your vacation time short for your own relaxation. Sometimes you have to forego your original plans due to unexpected events. As you age, you will spend more time relaxing at home, but its better to get away and unwind where there is peace and quiet and also meet interesting people who will provide an interesting discussion with you.
PISCES: You like to plan fabulous vacations with romantic appeal and water nearby. You like new places and can enjoy yourself no matter where you go. You don’t want to be cramped and so will choose spacious accommodations. You like a mix of pleasant company and also lots of time for quiet introspection. You are quite impressionable so choose your vacation spot wisely. You always meet people and you know money spent on vacations can save money spent on doctors. Vacations are so therapeutic for Pisces that they need to get away as often as possible.
Doesn’t this put you in the mood to plan a trip somewhere?
MORE MEANINGS OF THE MOON:
- Aries 22 degrees – Has good creative ideas but has difficulty putting them into action, so needs a helpful advisor
- Taurus 1 degree – Usually is a very strong-willed, determined person
- Gemini 7 degrees – Often seems to be fickle or changeable in romantic relationships
- Cancer 14 degrees – Often born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth and knows how to take advantage of this, usually leading to spectacular success
- Leo 18 degrees – Gives brilliance, intelligence and a sparkling personality
- Virgo 7 degrees – Rarely complains about troubles and usually finds something good to say about those who hurt him/her, just not a vengeful person
- Libra 2 degrees – A tendency to be extremely religious, and more inclined toward fundamentalist religions
- Scorpio 4 degrees – A natural tendency toward the acting and/or music profession, a good path to follow for you
- Sagittarius 11 degrees – Much ambition and can usually prevail over those who seem determined to thwart him/her, and so is successful despite setbacks
- Capricorn 10 degrees – Much interest in Metaphysics which may be used as a profession or used somehow in his/her life’s work
- Aquarius 4 degrees – Prefers to be in the power position rather than being told what to do, but will respect authority if necessary
- Pisces 13 degrees – Wants to share life’s pleasures and sorrows with another, and if the partner is happy, then he/she will be content
Look at your birthchart for the half moon symbol and see what number is beside it. You will see a degree number and a minutes number. There are 60 minutes to each degree, but just look at first number and see if it matches any of those listed in my five posts on this subject
If your degree has not been randomly selected, please ask me about it in the comments section . I will be happy to check it for you.
Moon Degrees analyzed are courtesy of Astrologer Sybil Leek
My previous blogs about the meaning of the Moon degrees in each chart have turned out to be among my most popular ones!! Here’s some more:
Aries – 6 degrees Weaker eyesight but great hearing, probably more as one ages
Taurus -19 deg. Can attain genius status with the right environment & education
Gemini – 4 deg, Excellent powers of observation with sharp intuition
Cancer – 1 deg. More than usual interest in music without being a performer
Leo – 28 deg. Architecture is an excellent career for you. You are very popular
Virgo – 6 deg. Very good looking with a pleasing personality, a good companion
Libra- 26 deg. Passionately defends others, dedicated legal professionals
Scorpio – 18 deg. Tendency to jealousy creates unhappiness with love and work
Sagittarius – 17 deg. Unstable life even with money, avoid bad partnerships
Capricorn – 26 deg. Travel creates happiness, and if none then moody & temper
Aquarius – 7 deg. Impulsiveness leads to danger and not well equipped for it
Pisces – 10 deg. Very analytical mind best used in medicine, chemistry, the arts
If the moon degree shown in your birth chart has not been mentioned yet, keep checking our blog and we will slowly get through all or most of them!
Note: These meanings are compliments of Astrologer Sybil Leek