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I have learned that everything in this universe is energy. And different things have different kinds of energy about them. Even different days.

Astrology is an interpretation of that energy. In this article, we will look at the Moon cycle. A cycle that greatly affects our day to day life. These are my personal observations and experiences with the moon cycle. I have picked up some from other teachers. This piece is a mixture of both.

First, let’s clarify what exactly is the Moon? Or to be even more exact, what does it represent? The most important thing for us in this context is that it represents our emotional lives. What we feel the happiest doing or what gives us emotional satisfaction and happiness.

The Moon cycle consists of 28 days (27.3). On average she spends about 2,5 days in one sign of the Zodiac.

Now let’s look at each sign individually. What are some activities to concentrate on specific days and what energy to stay away from? In other words, how to channel the energy of the signs.

Moon in Aries

General influences:

Quick action, in short periods of time, is recommended. Lots of energy and the will is strong. Sports, exercise, physical activities are all good. Quick outcomes are desired. A good time to start new things. Short, laser-like focus on one thing.

Negative side:

Patience is lost, quick and aggressive emotional reactions are on the rise. Restlessness. Hard to finish things started.

Good things to do:

Best to channel this energy into physical activities, construction, sex etc. Endeavors that benefit from short spurts of energy. If at all possible choose activities that can be finished in a short period of time.

Moon in Taurus

General influence:

All the five senses are now in focus. Taste good food, walk in nature, work in the garden. Tasks that require patient effort can be done now. Take care of financial matters, rest and work on practical matters. Visits to the bank and financial institutions could prove to be beneficial. Sensual pleasures.

Negative side:

Excess and gluttony in every area need to be paid attention to. Being too rigid in Your beliefs could spark arguments.

Good things to do:

Best to channel this energy outside working in parks, gardens, nature. Every kind of natural activity is a fine way of using Taurus energy. Enjoy food, sex, good smells, aromatherapy, flowers, arts, music but all in moderation. And plain old resting is good for Moon in Taurus as well.

Moon in Gemini

General influence:

A desire to learn, teach, read, write, speak, communicate is on the rise. Being in small groups of people is an enjoyable activity. Driving, cars and learning new skills are in focus.

Negative side:

There can be gossip, speaking just for the sake of speaking, focusing too much on the mind, and thoughts are more critical than usual. Short attention span.

Good things to do:

Focus on learning new skills, teaching, learning. Channel that gossipy energy to some brand new skill instead. Communicating something in small groups. Connecting others could yield good results while the Moon is in Gemini.

Moon in Cancer

General influence:

A deeply emotional time. Home is at the forefront and giving/receiving emotional support is a good activity to do. Also, a very good time to see a therapist, a close friend or a family member. Caring for animals, children or partners could prove to be emotionally rewarding.

Negative side:

Reacting too emotionally to everything and picking up emotions of others. An up and down emotional ride.

Good things to do:

Emotions are on the surface so quiet time at home with family is something that could help with that energy. Drinking clean water and taking walks by lakes can also prove to be beneficial.

Moon in Leo

General influence:

A time of leisure, enjoyment, being out on the town, teaching in universities, a desire to have a good time and lots of fun. Wanting to be at the center of attention and to speak in public.

Negative side:

Too much focus on fun and social activities, wanting to show off and not care about others needs, being too egotistical, wanting too much attention.

Good things to do:

Speak in public, entertain, give a lecture about something, go out to dinner especially to the city center, spend time with friends and family or with children, pets.

Moon in Virgo

General influence:

Attention to detail is on the rise, mental activity, thinking, wanting to be of service and serve others. A desire to care for all beings, animals.

Negative side:

Victim mentality, being overly critical of others and things, not taking care of one’s own needs, too much thinking, negative thoughts can arise easily.

Good things to do:

Care for others, animals and humans, studies and jobs that require attention to detail and critical thinking like astrology. Mental work is great to do, doing something for others.

Moon in Libra

General influence:

A desire for sensual pleasures, intellectual activity, wanting to get along with others, diplomacy, art, sophistication, seeing both sides of the equation. A desire to communicate one on one, deep conversations.

Negative side:

Can’t seem to make up one’s mind, too much doubt and hard to reach decisions, a tendency too over-intellectualize everything.

Good things to do:

One on one counseling, reconcile with someone, art, intellectual pursuits, thinking, sex, sensual pleasures, enjoying fine arts and classical music, being the middleman.

Moon in Scorpio

General influence:

A desire for deep research, researching occult topics, psychotherapy, meaningful things, wanting to feel deeply. Sex and desire are on the rise, wanting to transform the status quo. Deep emotions coming to the surface.

Negative side:

Very possessive and jealous time, wanting to own the other, disregard for the mundane things, emotional manipulation, an emotionally difficult time.

Good things to do:

Research astrology, tarot, tantra, occult things. Sex, therapy, transformational work. Even IT jobs, everything that requires deep research. Channeling that possessive and jealous energy into transformation and research.

Moon in Sagittarius

General influence:

Seeing the big picture, very optimistic and confident, a desire for knowledge and wisdom, growth, and spiritual pursuits, all sorts of expansion possible. A desire to teach and learn. Intuitive insights to do with the bigger picture can come out of the blue.

Negative side:

Being overly confident and even cocky, can’t pay attention to detail, being too dogmatic, too rigid with beliefs.

Good things to do:

Spiritual pursuits, learning and teaching different belief systems, dreaming big, visualizing big things.

Moon in Capricorn

General influence:

A structured time with the ability to be focused and disciplined. Thoughts are more serious than usual. There is a sense of no bullshit attitude towards everything. Wanting to get down and dirty, and just do work.

Negative side:

Being too fixed on the structures in place, not being able to take things easily, being too critical.

Good things to do:

Everything that requires discipline and focus, mountain climbing, rock collecting. A good time to complete more mundane tasks.

Moon in Aquarius

General influence:

A deep thirst for education and learning, for freedom and liberation, a profoundly innovative time, new insights and thoughts come more easily. A desire to be involved and belong to big groups of people.

Negative side:

Very hard to be in a hierarchical environment and working under someone, taking orders from someone else, being too scattered with our interests, taking on too many things at once.

Good places to channel that energy into:

Computer programming, thinking, learning new innovative things, social media, science, inventing things, learning astrology.

Moon in Pisces

General influence:

Dare to dream worlds in Your mind, visualize what You truly want and desire. Paint, listen to music, feel and meditate. Spiritual connection is stronger these days. Increase in intuition, dreams, visions.

Negative side:

Facts and earthly tasks seem somewhat meaningless and hard to focus Your attention on something. Going into addictions is much easier.

Good things to do:

If at all possible channel the energy of Pisces towards spiritual and artistic pursuits and most importantly, dream big.

Ian Altosaar

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