30 August 2012

From the archives: Moon sign basics

Back in 2010 (umm, wow, time is flying), I wrote a little blurb about moon signs. I've been trying to get back to basics lately, so I'm reposting this (and I'm not really editing it much either, heh).

Your moon sign is determined by, you guessed it, the sign the moon was in at your time of birth. The moon changes signs about every 2.5 days- 28 1/4 days make up the lunar calendar. This is obviously a lot faster than sun signs, which change signs once every 30 days. But what does this mean? Your moon sign represents your emotional side, your inner nature- the part of yourself that is private, your driving force. Whereas your sun sign helps paint the picture of what you look like to others, your moon sign is usually a lot trickier to simply guess. Basically, your moon sign, like the tides it also influences, has a lot of pull over how you express yourself as a whole.

The rapidly changing moon is one reason why someone with the same Sun sign as you may seem completely different from you. 

Find out your moon sign on either astro or alabe. If you experience any difficulties at all with this,  just let me know and I will be happy to help. You can leave a comment or facebook/email me or whatever (see contact buttons up at the top!)

Onto the signs!

Aries. An Aries moon denotes a strong, driving force behind your personality and actions. This could occur in a multitude of ways- maybe you know exactly what you want out of a given situation (or life in general), perhaps you have the motivation to physically and mentally get the places you desire. Life may throw some tough challenges and lessons at you, but you're able to push through to the good parts. You're probably pretty affectionate with loved ones and are probably pretty honest and direct. You don't mess around!

Taurus. A Taurean moon bestows a kind of stability in a person- no matter how flighty they may seem otherwise, at their core they have a slowed down sort of calm. Even if their mind swirls with thoughts, they find themselves simply at the center of it all. They need to have some sense of security to feel comfortable in their own skin and confident. While they won't be tracking every penny like the Taurus sun sign, money will be something they worry about, because it seems to influence everything else, and is a piece of their perceived security- money is the means to attaining travel, a home, nice quality items, etc.- those with Taurus moon despise this fact but it can weigh heavily nonetheless. But on the bright side, this signs is affectionate with 

Gemini moon! This adds a bit of trickiness to a person, no matter what their sign. An element that can come through as others not quite knowing what you're thinking or up to. What's really going on in that head? With a Gemini moon, it can be practically impossible for others to figure this out. You may think about your feelings more than actually experiencing them. Not to say that you're not emotional- that depends on the rest of your chart. What it means is that you intellectualize and rationalize things, not to speak of your busy mind in general. There's a sharpness to you, but it can also go the other way, leading to not always paying attention to others because you're so wrapped up in your own thoughts.

Cancer moon. Cancer is in it's home "planet" here, so a Cancer moon is very powerful. It's one of only a few moons that shows itself- something about you may seem "watery" even if your Sun sign is something like Aquarius or Leo, for example. You feel your way through life, and have a very strong intuition. Sometimes you may do things you know you shouldn't because it feels right in some way. Others may make references to you being a "mom" (or dad? do people say stuff like that to guys?) because you always show a concern for others which can sometimes border worry. You're super compassionate and wear your heart on your sleeve, or, of course, it can go the opposite way and you keep it all bottled up, which is crazy bad for you. If this is the case, find a constructive way to get everything you're feeling out. 

Leo. In contrast to the Cancer moon, Leo is the sun being expressed through the moon. Say what? Leo is ruled by the Sun, and Leo is actually a favorable position for the moon to be in, as it represents the light of the moon (which, of course, comes from the sun)- you can always hang on to some semblance of the bright side, no matter how pessimistic (or you do you call it realistic?) you may be. Strong-willed and driven, your values are also very important to you, and help to guide your life. You can get obsessive about accomplishing goals (or whatever) because you get so focused. Try to remember to be here now and enjoy the present, you and the people who surround you will really appreciate it.

Virgo moon! Discriminating and calculating, methodical and detail-oriented. You thrive on some sort of routine, no matter how crazy your lifestyle may be. It could be something as small as having the same cocoa every morning, or you could have a much more elaborate repertoire. You are ambitious, and will work steadily toward your goals, which you are often able to clearly visualize. You can be rather solemn at times, partially because you're aware of the bad in the world and want to be able to change it. Remember that not everything is your responsibility, and allow yourself to lighten up and have fun. With all your hard work, you definitely deserve it.

Libra moon. Partnerships are very important to you. You feel at your best in a relationship, but be sure to have a good connection with yourself and do things that you like to do so that you don't completely lose yourself in someone else. Libran moon minds are pretty sharp and rational- you approach problem solving by some variance  of a "pros and cons" list. Balance is key for you to have a calm inner state, but by the same token, you can be thrown out of balance very easily. "All things in moderation" applies especially to lunar Librans, because overindulgance in any area results in a tipping of your scales. You have a knack for making your surroundings pleasing to your eyes, and have a cute way of styling yourself, as beauty in all its forms are very appealing to you.

Scorpio. This is an intense moon to have! And intense is not synonymous with "bad," don't worry. It just means that you feel every nuance that is possible to feel- a possible defense mechanism of this moon is an attempt to block out the bad feelings through repression or through heavy self medication. Try to limit this response and use your profoundness as a gift. You have the potential to be a very successful light worker of some sort, if you use your powers for good. Scorpio moons struggle between the light and dark sides of it, and may experience prolonged periods of time in the dark side before seeing and embracing the light. The moon imparts a fixed quality in you, and you do have a need for security. Unlike the Taurus moon though (Scorpio's polarity), this may be more of an emotional security rather than material.

Sagittarius. The moon placement imparts a truth-seeking, can't sit still for too long nature. These are the people who jump here and there throughout life (could be career-wise, living situation, or whatever- this will be specific to the individual person), looking to constantly improve upon what they already have. Not that they're necessarily critical, just eager to see their best possible life manifesting. These people can roll with the punches and bounce back quickly. They have sense of fun about them... A bit faery-like, almost. Sagittarius is the philosopher of the Zodiac, and having a Lunar Sag is no exception.

Capricorn. Like the Virgo moon placement, Capricorn is methodical in its own way. Those with Capricorn moons can be very expressive artistically, much more so than verbally. They can have a really hard time with words, and d  Pretty good with money, as having some in the bank makes you feel secure. You have a propensity to take life a bit seriously, and it's important for you to have solid human connections you can laugh with, as of course you must feel comfortable to let that side of you out. Having stability and a game plan are important to you, as it gives you a sense of control. Just remember to relax and let go sometimes, to enjoy all that you have cultivated in life.

Aquarius. Mentally active, always learning, never content to get stale in any way, shape, or form. A bit eclectic and bohemian in lifestyle, you create your own path in life and can usually shrug off criticism from those who want to give you a hard time about it. This is because deep down, you know what you're doing is right for you. Part of you can be very aloof, even in relationships. There's always a part of you that you keep just for yourself, and although you think a lot about things, you don't always have the easiest time saying what you feel. 

Pisces. You flow through life, transitioning from here to there (physically, mentally....) almost seamlessly. Tend to have a kind of funky, fun, crazy side to you, and you can be pretty selective about who gets to see it! (Or, depending on your chart, you could be less shy and way more open with your awesomeness). Others may not know what to think of you at first, but it's probably just because you're off in your own little world. Definitely an interesting lunar placement, you can have a hard time making decisions, but the less you think about it, the better, because you'll only make yourself more confused. Inner peace is important for you, but also easily attainable if you listen to your intuition.

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So this was an intense one! I'll try to make it a little lighter next time. Any questions or clarifying wanted, let me know.

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