Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Radical Reposts: The Planets – Moon

The next stop in our year of reposts by topic is the other Light, the silvery Moon.

In these opening paragraphs, I thought I’d share some facts and maxims I’ve heard about the Moon. Let me know if you agree or think they’re old wives’ tales:

  • Moon signs are a better indicator of how a couple will get along on a day-to-day basis, more so than Sun Sign compatibility.
  • As we age, women grow more into their Sun; men grow more into their Moon. In other words, women become more solar emphasized and develop their Sun characteristics more. The opposite is said to be true of men, generally speaking.
  • Vedic astrology emphasizes the Moon in the same way Western astrology, the kind we talk about on these pages, gives top billing to the Sun. You may have a different Moon sign in that system, too. (For instance, mine moves from Capricorn to Sagittarius.) It's fun to try on that flipped perspective to see how it feels.

Now for some recaps by moonlight.

Exploring the Moon and Its Cycles

In these guided exercises to explore the Moon in your chart, be sure to build in time for any emotions that come up. The Moon’s symbolism rules our lives from deep within and its associations with nurture, mother, feelings, intuition and women’s cycles make it a powerful magnet that hangs above us all our lives, just like a Full Moon itself.

A guest post by British astrologer Mandi Lockley. When we look at the night sky, the most beautiful and magical thing we see is surely our Moon. Night by night we follow its phases from dark and new to bright and full, then back again, as it revolves around our Earth.

Each month we have a Golden Opportunity to capture the energy and natural cycle of the Moon. Tapping into the lunar cycle is our vehicle to create what we want in our lives for the next 28 days.

A poem to invoke the power of the New Moon. Moon pregnant with new beginnings: Help me develop my embryonic seeds to their fullest potential. Infuse my month with creativity and the thrill of waxing my projects.

Apr 24, 2013
A poem to celebrate the peak of the Moon cycle. I think about what to name you, babies of the Moon Mother, offspring of my wild intuition.

Moon in Specific Signs

The Moonwalk Series

By looking at how the New Moon in a sign affects the coming month, we learn a lot about the Moon in that particular sign. While the transit information is not current, the exploration of the Moon signs is timeless.

Moonwalk: Cancer (7-Jul-10)
The first of a series of monthly New Moon posts that explore in depth each Moon sign and its transiting impact, starting with the Moon in its own sensitive sign of Cancer.

Moonwalk: Leo (4-Aug-10)
Leo Moon--and Leo Moons I have known and loved turn out to be all the most significant men in my life. Do you have a Moon sign magnet?

Moonwalk: Virgo (3-Sep-10)
Virgo Moon feels emotions and sensations acutely in his or her body. These individuals are clairkinetic; they pick up vibes with their fingers.

Moonwalk: Libra (4-Oct-10)
You might find it hard to believe that Venus rules this normally sweet Moon sign when its native is temporarily enraged, usually because of a perceived injustice.

Moonwalk: Scorpio (3-Nov-10)
The Scorpio Moon is time for emotional and physical intimacy. To see yourself, warts and all. To become comfortable with your own vulnerability.

There’s nothing like a Sag Moon for contemplating your personal beliefs and how you express them. It’s a great goal for this New Moon, regardless of your natal Moon sign.

Moonwalk: Capricorn (31-Dec-10)
“Can” those bad rumors about Goat as a difficult Moon sign. As the proud owner of a Capricorn Moon, I’ll introduce you to nuances of this Moon you rarely hear and some facts about goats that explain a lot, including this Moon sign’s excellent long-term relationship potential.

Moonwalk: Aquarius (29-Jan-11)
The image of a monolith, as in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, captures Aquarius Moon for me. Recognized by many critics as one of the greatest movies ever made, “2001” vibrates with Aquarian themes: human evolution, artificial intelligence, and technology.

Moonwalk: Pisces (1-Mar-11)
Navigating the watery medium of Pisces Moon. The mission of Pisces is to go to ecstatic states (Heaven) and bring the information and feelings encountered back to Earth.

Moonwalk: Aries (27-Mar-11)
For Aries, it’s not a Moonwalk; it’s a Moonsprint. Don’t miss the image of a modern-day Ram Goddess, pictured to be lingering in one of the few rare moments of quiet where Lunar Aries might actually pause and let her fiery nature simmer. She’s looking up at the Moon to contemplate her next new birth.

Moonwalk: Taurus (27-Apr-11)
Love. Beauty. Luxury. The Taurus Moon is a nice place to visit where comfort in the body feels fabulous. I’d even want to live there. Moon in Taurus feels like a spa day, and when it colors a month’s cycle, it’s easy to spin fantasies of lots of R&R and maybe even winning the Lotto.

Moonwalk: Gemini (30-May-11)
The facet of Gemini most people know, even if they barely know anything about astrology, is the Twins’ famous split personality. When viewing Gemini as a Moon sign, it’s good to start with symbolism on a feeling level. Why does there need to be two of you?


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