How to Hold On, from Cancer, the Crab


Moon Messages Week of February 19, 2018


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

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What is the Moon’s Message to You?

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This week, the beautiful magic of Pisces season continues, but the moon, in her ever timely wisdom, asks that you strike a balance between making drastic, exuberant change, and decadent, reckless abandon. Holding on through this ecstatic, tempestuous cycle, as the moon occupies her home sign, Cancer, and then waxes through august Leo and a strategic full moon in Virgo, is the name of your game. You can’t go wrong when you deploy the clinging power of the ancient, emotive crustacean.


Aries, Born 3/21-4/19: You are about to experience a rebirth, but only if you allow the birth to happen. You can’t go into labor and become awakened if you don’t stop and let it happen.

Taurus, Born 4/20-5/20: There’s an extra amount of activity amongst your friends and larger social networks this week, and depending on your individual circumstance, this can be thrilling or chaotic. Listen to the moon’s message and hold on; you can’t go wrong if you self-protectively float along.

Gemini, Born 5/21-6/20: You may not like the uncertainty surrounding your work life right now, but if you trust the fluidity that is occurring right now, it will be for the better. Answers can’t always come from your mind.

Cancer, Born 6/21-7/22: You are the sign ideally suited to spirituality because you can hold on the best in the watery, realms of spirit. Imagine how those impulses can take you further than you’ve ever imagined, and you’ll get there.

Leo, Born 7/23-8/22: The moon waxes through you this week; open up your lion’s heart, your grand, internal world, and be amazed at how it energizes your usual drama.

Virgo, Born 8/23-9/22: The moon will reach its full culmination in you this week. Allow what is subterranean to break to the fore, as the sun aids you by shedding the maximum amount of light on your spirit that you so often suppress.

Libra, Born 9/23-10/22: The multiverse is begging you to take a look at the nitty-gritty aspects of your work life. There is magic in every step, every stroke, every weave, and the more you can love those components of your work life, the most you will truly sit upon your judge’s throne.

Scorpio, Born 10/23-11/21: Change doesn’t always have to be dramatic, even though that is how you excel. Allow change to happen gradually this week, and experience a subtle evolution of your intended goals.

Sagittarius, Born 11/22-12/21: You’re wanting to take up arms to make the magic happen you so desperately crave. However, you can accomplish just as much by trotting as galloping, sometimes even more.

Capricorn, Born 12/22-1/19: Success is just as much about stoic discipline as it is hard, dense change. The changes you feel need to happen can be easily made if you allow spirit to guide you to the answers you know to be so difficult.

Aquarius, Born 1/20-2/18: Knowledge has its limits, even though you are amongst the most knowledgable signs of the zodiac. Value mystery and magic a bit more this week, and accomplish what your mind desires through surprising, oblique means.

Pisces, Born 2/19-3/20: It’s always magic with you, and this week is no different. Please, though, think like a crab, and hold on so as not to be entirely consumed by this tempestuous Pisces season.

I’m Dan Beck, a spiritual consultant and astrologer based in New Orleans, LA. I provide a variety of offerings for your spiritual longings. Click here to learn more.