New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter…the Moon is the closest celestial body to the Earth. Its effects can both be felt and seen by the inhabitants of this blue planet of ours. Tides rise and fall, people become overly emotional then sullen, our physical bodies experience the effects as does the Earth itself with earthquakes being more likely.
I’m an astrologer but I’m also a Wiccan. We live close to Nature and observe the signs given by the natural events taking place. We recognize that these changes are also changes in the energy that surrounds us. When the Moon is moving from New to Full, the energy is increasing. The light from the Moon is actually reflected sunlight and, while the Moon may be just a planet to some, from an energy perspective, the Moon is reflecting our emotions to us.
You can learn and begin to understand a lot about yourself with the knowledge of what sign the Moon was in when you were born. The information gleaned there can help you understand what affect the phases of the Moon may be having on you.
Why should that matter? Why should you care? To me, knowledge is power. In this case, it gives you the opportunity to take better control of the emotional side of your life through a better understanding of your actions and responses to people and situations. Better choices can be made which offers the opportunity for more peace in ones life. Who wouldn’t want that?
As you become familiar with your own Moon sign, you will begin to understand how, as the Moon passes through its phases and the zodiac signs, it affects you personally. Instead of being adrift in this tide of lunar energy, you now will have an awareness that allows you steer a more steady course through your life. You will have empowered yourself emotionally. Awesome!
So, as we head to the first Full Moon of 2015, know that you can manifest a more stable emotional course for yourself simply by knowing your Moon sign and learning what effects the Moon can have on you. Pretty cool, huh?
Before we get to that first Full Moon, we have Mercury transiting into Aquarius on Sunday, January 4th at 8:08 p.m. EST.
The energies of this placement create minds that are open to new experience. Aquarius being impersonal allows the mind to be unbiased, truthful and objective. Ideas become very original, unconventional even.
Mercury in Aquarius manifests the highest intuitive ability due to an easy connection to the Universal Mind, going beyond the limits of the individual ego.
Mental energy is stabilized and concentrated allowing for the possibility of telepathy occurring. This is an excellent time for astrology and occult study of any kind.
This is a time to seek mental stimulation through friendship and the company of intellectual and elderly persons.
Then we have that Full Moon, sometimes referred to as the Wolf Moon, that will be occurring in the sign of Cancer on Sunday, January 4th at 11:53 p.m. EST.
Here, the Moon is in the sign it rules making it a very emotional, intuitive energy. This is a time to express ones true feelings. It’s time to stop repressing anything you have been holding onto for far too long.
The Full Moon allows us to bring this to a head as the Moon prepares to wane, thus clearing the path ahead of obstacles that may be holding us back. One thing that holds most of us back is our unexpressed feelings. This first Full Moon is calling us to clear our energy fields and our bodies of all those things we have kept hidden. Let go, so life can flow.
There is a nurturing energy with Moon in Cancer. Just be sure it doesn’t turn to smothering and possessiveness. Like many things in life, there is a delicate balance that needs to be achieved here.
This is also a passive, easy-going energy. While this can be very good in many situations, there are other situations where action is needed. Don’t allow this energy to stop your forward motion, if action is required.
If your natal Moon is in Cancer or you just feel the effects of this Full Moon, be prepared to express yourself and to instinctively know when that needs to happen. Don’t hold back. It’s time to speak up and let your feelings flow.
Mars will go into Pisces on Monday, January 12th at 5:21 a.m. EST., a difficult placement for this fiery planet.
It’s not an aggressive energy, actually suggesting shyness. While the energy does create kindness, good listeners and a forgiving nature, it also can cause those influenced by it to too easily swayed by others. It can also create a fear of the unknown or aimless wandering with no goals. Emotions are unpredictable with ecstatic highs and depressive lows.
Alcohol and drugs should be used with care during this transit, especially if you have Mars in Pisces or just feel the effects of this transit.
Psychology, anything creative or any form of the occult can be very motivating now.
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