Most astrology focuses on the Sun—Your Will and Purpose
But what about the Moon?
The Moon is the Embodiment of Communication, Emotion, and Spirit
What is the Moon’s Message to You?
That is the Will and Purpose of This Column
Published Every Monday—Moon Day
This week, the moon highlights the signs of Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius from the position of an invisible, fresh-start, black new moon that begins to wax. There are a whopping five planets in Sagittarius and the usually optimistic, searching sign takes on a downright futuristic quality. Yet the great centaur needs time for his archer to mount and combine into one self, as the centaur is half human, half horse. You also need to gain the momentum to adjudicate a rolling gallop. That is the name of the game for you this week---sowing the seeds of your future while putting the reigns on your expansive energy so that you may truly ride.
Aries: Your usual modality is to move head first into any situation, but take a different direction, and plow your field, plant your seeds, and then go about casting your ship off the shore. When you return from your trip, see how your garden has grown.
Taurus: Dip deep---that’s where you need to plant some new seeds. Though you're used to possessing the greatest, most fecund materials of the earth, going deeper into the soil, and planting some new seeds, will yield you even greater vegetables and flowers than you’re used to.
Gemini: Start exploring some new relationships and partnerships this week, or re-up with some old ones. Even though there are veritable children chattering in your mind, establishing new rapport with others will help your endless stream of ideas come to reality.
Cancer: Though you excel at riding the moon’s cycle, intentionally dig your claws around the nitty gritty aspects of your work, daily routine, and health. You can ride the moon’s waves, but you don’t always have to.
Leo: Just showing up, you are the romantic, creative life of any situation, but this week, really think about what you want to do with your creative and romantic energies and follow that golden thread as your create it in time.
Virgo: You’re probably already doing this, but start paying closer attention to what can make your home life better. It doesn’t have to happen overnight, as you may like, but make your list, and instead of obsessing over it, let your home grow the way you want it to, over time.
Libra: The moon is the original goddess of communication, and she is activating this part of your chart during her new, black phase. Feel what you want to say instead of fretting over the perceived beauty and balance of what you’re trying to say. Let your emotions guide you, especially with regard to how you want things to go moving forward. Feel empowered to communicate these impulses.
Scorpio: Being so used to having to make the cold, harsh, yet deep, calculations that life, and others, requires of you, turn the tables and think about what it is that you truly value, and see the seeds of those impulses grow, rather than perpetually playing the (necessary) role of undertaker.
Sagittarius: This is a powerful moon cycle for you, Sagittarius. You are tempted to ride off into the sunset, but, as I wrote at the beginning of this column, take the necessary time to gain your momentum so you may then truly fly.
Capricorn: Pay attention to your dreams this week, and mine them for inspiration as to how you can flower. Structure, though necessary, has its limitations, and lest we forget the great powerful, destroyer, Pluto, has been in your sign for some time. Letting things fall apart and holding onto those parts is just what you need for a fresh start.
Aquarius: This is a great week for you, as long as you get out and about. There are no limits for you this week, as long as you feel the joys of the season that is very social. Make sure to leave your hard-headedness and know-it-all attitude at home, even if you are usually the one who is right.
Pisces: Used to going with the flow, and often falling apart as a result, see how you can feel some strength in your thighs, as Sagittarius rules the thighs, and really dig into some powerful, riding action that can propel you forward, rather than your usual mode of swimming along.
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