The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition.   Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us.  This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past. 

The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family.  It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.

When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface.  It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.

The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await).  Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future. 

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present.   She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.

The Moon is Reflective. Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality.  Because of these feelings of  familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security. 

The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally.  As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect.  It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.

Dysfunctional Side of The Moon:

Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well.  Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative.  Pure emotion.   If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.

About the Sign of Aquarius

Aquarius is the sign that focuses on the greater good, the world, the animals and humanity.  This sign is known as the rebel of the zodiac, when it is not satisfied on how things are it will instigate change with its brilliant ideas and thoughts. 

Individuals who born under the sign of Aquarius or have active Aquarian energy do not like all to be seen as one of the mob, they believe they are different to everyone else.   Aquarians are very friendly and helpful however they can be detached and aloof and that prevents others from getting close to them.  This can frustrate relationships because of the lack of intimacy.  

Aquarians can be too objective at times only looking at the big picture because they incorporate the good of the many after all they are the humanitarians.  They can really come up with wild and big ideas that can be absolutely brilliant, but they need to come down to Earth to look more at the details to keep them on their quest.

Aquarius loves to break the barriers, to rebel to feel totally liberated so it can push us to take risks.   This is good news, it allows us to add some spice and pizazz to our life and get out of our comfort zone.  Don’t be afraid to burst out of limiting ways, Aquarius will give you the permission to be totally different and inventive.

Key Aquarian Facts:

  • Aquarius Ruling Planet:  Uranus (Awakener, Change, Rebel)
  • Aquarius Ruling House:  11th House:  future, friends, inventions, humanity, visions
  • Aquarius Shadow: rebellious, stubbornness, uncompromising, distant, doesn’t fit in
  • Aquarius Symbol:  The Water Bearer
  • Aquarius Medical Ruler:  Ankles, Calves, Shins, Achilles
  • Aquarius Element:  Air
  • Aquarius Modality: Fixed (strong, consistent, persistent)
  • Aquarius Counterbalance Sign: Leo

New Moon in Aquarius

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the New Moon in Aquarius.

The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the Aquarian New Moon helps support us in breaking free of restrictions in our limiting beliefs, our comfort zone and limitations themselves. The New Moon in Aquarius helps to remove old barriers that keep us stuck in past patterns.

During this time, we are drawn to look at new ideas and solutions at doing something different and challenging. This is the time for you to be totally different, break out, go wild and get out of the rut of your normal routine.   

You could even find yourself in a situation where being different or even rebellious will be an asset as you’ll feel totally liberated.

This is an ideal time for you to be with friends and professional contacts, to seek out new information, opinions and possibilities, to look at how you can intertwine these in your own approach to life.  Focus on new ideas and let your creative juices flow!  This is an experimental time of loving freedom, being creative, breaking free, and embarking on your dream adventures for the future.  

The Aquarius New Moon will dare you to think about breaking traditional routines which keep you deeply stuck in old patterns. It is rebellious and motivates us to become more enlightened, compassionate and loving to all living things.  

As we share the tragedies that happen in our world that creates a cohesiveness in each of us, bringing us closer together as one family, including our animal friends.

 Suggestions for You to Do During the New Moon in Aquarius

  • Start thinking about how you can solve your problems in new ways
  • Focus on things to be optimistic about in the future for you, humanity and our animal friends
  • Let your imagination run wild with groups in a brainstorming session – this could be your family, friends and professional contacts.
  • What do you want for your future that would be your heart’s desire?
  • Reach out to new people and new groups
  • Update yourself with new technology
  • Contribute to the community differently to others
  • Can bring your uniqueness and individuality to the community and the world

How the New Moon in Aquarius Coincides with Your Cycle

Week 1:

A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week.  PMS seems like a distant cloud now; after a few days of the blues your Oestrogen is on the rise and is known as the super power hormone.  It makes you feel optimistic, energetic and full of life, perfect time to welcome those way-out ideas and dreams of the Aquarian New Moon.

Releasing emotional issues require crying as part of the healing and nourishing of yourself.  Aquarius ruled by Uranus is known for its awakening where you can have an objective point of view to detach to see what changes need to be made making you feel good in your decisions.  This week is ideal for putting your new ideas or projects down on paper.

Week 2:

With rising Estrogen levels are ramping up your ability to focus and make quick decisions.  Your fast pace helps you knock off those “to dos” that have a knack of sticking around. The Aquarian energy will give you a sense of freedom and enhance detachment from ideas, projects or thought patterns you have hung on to that do not serve you.  

Nature has designed a woman’s body to be at its most desirable this week making  sex easy and more enjoyable.  The Aquarian New Moon may you being more inventive in the bedroom to try new things. 

Week 3:

This week sees progesterone creeping in meaning you may experience a low for a day or two in this week.   Pay attention to how you are feeling whether it is times of moodiness or savouring a reflective moment. This may require some alone time which is ideal as the Aquarian energy must have emotional freedom.  On a brighter note this only lasts for a couple of days and you can put on your Aquarian thinking cap and put into place new ways of coping this week starting with nutrition, hydration and self-love. Get used to doing this as a coping mechanism to take you through next week when PMS can really kick in.

Week 4:

With both progesterone and oestrogen falling over the next few days, emotional freedom will be your greatest ally.   Feelings ranging from agitation to torment and anguish will be acute in this week.  Going inward to look at your emotions will require courage but you have the ability to look at these objectively on your side.

You may find you’ll have the capacity to deal with these emotions and thoughts in new and different ways.   One such process is called “The Work” by Byron Katie.  Once learned you will break free of pain and suffering from stressful thinking and stressful concepts never to be burdened with them ever again even in this week.

Remember to take time to look after yourself in sleeping when you need to and keep your nutrition and hydration up.  These are crucial to helping you go through this week.

*** The New Moon in Aquarius will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected. 

As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at your nutrition and what you are putting into your body and how it’s making you feel.

You can find recipes, meditation to support you through your cycle and Astrology will help find the meaning behind the Full Moon in Leo and harness its energies.

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