Saturday, March 21, 2009

MOON IN AQUARIUS (& the 6th House)


Enters Saturday March 21st
6:06 am (EDT)

Exits Monday March 23rd
4:08 pm (EDT) (When it moves into Pisces)

Looks like an Aquarian mood on tap for the weekend!

What does the hungry Moon want when it's in the sign of Aquarius? What are the emotional needs of the moody Moon in Aquarius? What does the Aquarian Moon need to feel happy and secure?

Aquarius energy doesn't desire wisdom or safety necessarily--this energy seeks freedom and must not conform, not at any cost. Aquarian energy takes orders from no one and seeks, above all else, individuality.

Like Steve Forrest says, "Aquarius and conformity mix about as well as peace and nuclear warheads!"

When the Moon is in this sign, we're liable to say what we see (and feel), regardless of the consequences, especially if it involves protecting our autonomy. And if that involves some sort of temporary exile, so be it. Aquarius is the truth sayer and revolutionist in us all and expresses itself in uncompromising ways. Aquarian energy does not compromise--no deals, especially if involves conforming to the expectations of society/culture, and even more especially if involves betraying one's own personal identity.

Freedom at all costs is the name of the game and if it causes hurt or broken hearts, so be it--that's the mood of the Aquarian Moon.

We may find that we think in different ways when the Moon is in Aquarius and we're all the more apt to defend what we believe is truth. If the perceptions are valid, fine. But sometimes there can be a stubbornness that is not only unwarranted but is excessively eccentric and ridiculously rebellious.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, people may come off to others as being cold or indifferent. But it's probably just a mood prompted by the sensitivity toward maintaining a sense of freedom and individuality. Unless we're with a group of like-minded individuals who see the world the way we do.

Aquarius rules (is the natural ruler of) the 11th house of community and friends... it is also associated with hopes and dreams (goals). The 11th is about aspirations that give meaning to daily life and it's also about connecting with people of like-mind. Some of those themes could come into play when the Moon is in Aquarius. Sort of like hungry to be with people who support our dreams and aspirations--this will satisfy the emotional needs of the hungry Aquarian Moon.

How to work in harmony with the Aquarian Moon? Be aware of how other's may be sensitive to maintaining their sense of freedom and individuality. Give your partner or family their space if they need it. And take space for yourself too if necessary--and don't feel bad about it. You may not feel like conforming to the expectations of the clan. Know that any rebellious or eccentric behavior (on your part or others) is likely to be temporary, through Monday. Hang out with like minded friends and work on your dreams and aspirations--the Moon will help you out with all that! These are just a few thoughts... maybe you can think of more.

Also, Aquarius (ruled by Uranus) is associated with the subconscious mind. Since currently the Moon is conjunct the North Node of the Moon as well, look for impulses, ideas, inspirations about the future (North Node=future) from the Soul via the subconscious to come bubbling up to the surface of the conscious mind--flashes of insight. Lots of original ideas can result from the current Mercury/Uranus conjunction too. Over the weenend, the Moon will make the conjunction with and cross over Jupiter (right brain), Chiron and Neptune! So, lots of opportunity to let the emotions unite with various levels of mind for greater awareness.

Personal Observations

My Aquarian Moon is going to be moving through my 6th house of skill, competence and service.
What house is your Aquarian Moon in? That depends on where the sign is in your natal chart.
Anyway, I will add to this post later.... after I've had time to observe how the Aquarian Moon affects me over the weekend and on Monday. Until now, I've been posting the how the Moon's affect me after the fact. But I sent out an email to folks about Moon reports, like weather reports, suggesting they check the blog. What good does the weather report do you after the storm has passed? So I'm posting about Aquarius before I've observed it in my own life and will add to this post later.

So..... more later!

Here it is later. And here's how I believe the Aquarian Moon affected me this past weekend. I rebelled (Aquarius) against myself... or better said, against my own practical, conservatism!
A part of me said, Damn the torpedoes! (Well, not exactly, but you get the idea.)
I made a few decisions, after a few arguments with my conservative side, and Aquarius won! And these were decisions based on emotion! And actually were sort of anti-society in a round about way. Anyway, I'm actually glad I made those decisions... I will deal with the repercussions later. ha ha But I don't think that I'd have made those decisions without the Aquarian Moon helping me out. There was definitely rebellion afoot this past weekend! I don't care what the economy is doing or the rest of society.... "I reject that reality and substitute my own!" That was IT in a nutshell.


Capricorn Moon (& the 5th House)


Enters Cap Wednesday 3-18-09 5:18 pm (EDT)

Exits Cap Saturday 3-21-09 6:29 am (EDT)
(When Moon moves into Aquarius)

The Capricorn Moon. The "hungry" Moon in Capricorn is hungry for order, stability, groundedness -- it's an Earth sign, ruled by Saturn. Your know the archetype of Saturn... work! Capricorn, the goat, the hermit, the Father. Tenacity, ambition, materialistic--all that is the Capricorn archetype. Toss in worldly power via the association with the 10th house which it rules.

The end point for a Capricorn Moon is emotional stability.... that's what feeds the hunger and the Cap moon wants to be fed accomplished goals!

Capricorn is also about the merging of one's public identity with one's nature--so in that case, there's integrity with a pure Capricorn expression.

I think of the Hermit card in tarot, often times associated with Capricorn--master of solitude. Capricorn energy doesn't "mind" love--being loved or loving others. Capricorn just doesn't like having to "need" another person in that way. Self-sufficiency; that's the idea with this energy.

But we're talking about the Moon; the emotional hunger. And the Moon is waning crescent... a withdrawn type of energy. Inner solitude in a way that's practical--go for a walk alone, work on a project alone.

My Personal Observations

My Capricorn Moon hungers to just BE ME... and not care how I appear to others. And even today, right now, not caring if this post is pleasing to you, the reader. Yeah, that's what I am hungry for emotionally... to just move forward in life with my own self respect and express my personal values, interests and whims in whatever way they're called to express!

Order... that's another expression of today's Moon in Cap. Probably an irrelevant and ridiculous example, but today I operated on my vacuum cleaners... changed the bags and belts. Something I'd been putting off. Capricorn's actual behavior reflects intentions more than emotions.

Don't get emotional--DO something! That's how Capricorn handles emotion. Find some way to restore order and you'll feel better, happier! Capricorn likes action--I cleaned my house for quite an extended period today.

And since the Moon's been in Capricorn, I'm back to being discliplined in my astrology study--tearing apart and reassembling with new understanding the next set of charts! If there was any emotion about it, it was more like I just described... take action! Make a commitment, renew your vow! That's Capricorn in a nutshell; that last line.

It's in a different house for everyone, or at least one of the 12 houses. My Capricorn is the 5th house, this means that my Moon is going through my 5th house. What house is your Capricorn Moon in? The answer involves where Capricorn is located in your birth chart. Anyway, mine's in the 5th -- the house of creativity and self-expression, ruled by Leo. (I've been doing alot of work on my website which would correlate as well.)

"Okay, there is X amount of material and charts and X amount of days, do the math and get started! AND you still have about 8 web pages that need to be redsigned, so if you do one page a day in about a week...." -- that's my Capricorn Moon expressing.

AND, the greater point is that this is what I'm telling myself is going to solve all my problems; anything emotional that comes up, the answer (according to my Capricorn Moon), is to re-commit to areas of work--housework, astrology work, and yard work. My Capricorn Moon even has me convinced that in order to be happy and content, all I need to do is redesign my patio. Which mentally I've done! ha! I've created it in my mind, even if I can't do it materially right now--but I've put a new outdoor rug out and potted evergreens and hanging baskets of flowers (even though its too early in the season). And I did it all in my mind! It's made my Capricorn Moon very happy--satisfied me emotionally. It was mental creativity--that's my 5th house adding its flavor to the Moon.

How has the Capricorn Moon affected your mood Thursday and Friday of this week?

By the way, it's the first day of Spring today! Happy Spring!