Ancient humans understood that the moon affects them, but this goes beyond a full or a new moon. While these offer times of reflection or intention setting, the moon affects us on a daily basis regardless of its phase. The astrological sign that the moon is in changes the way we relate to the world, and may affect our moods. It is important to be aware of this so that we can combat some of the negative affects of the moon, or harness the positive ones.
How To Track The Moon:
The first thing to do is download any kind of application on your phone, I recommend Time Passages or Co-Star, which will tell you the transits for the day so that you can be aware of how the moon is affecting you. The moon stays in each sign for about two and a half days depending on the course, so I recommend becoming acquainted with the order of the signs to know what you will be dealing with in the immediate future.
Be aware that with any moon transit, having your moon sign in that same sign will highlight the negatives of that moon, and will be even more heightened for you. Additionally, having your north node in the same sign as the moon will highlight most of the positives for you, and is a great time to work on your life goals.
When the moon is in Aries, we all tend to be a little more selfish, and a little more prone to outbursts. Aries people are very irritable, and since the moon usually brings out the most negative aspects of any sign, everyone will be feeling on edge. There is an impulsive energy that comes with this moon, so be aware of decision-making during this time.
The positive aspect of this moon is that it is a very good time to start something new. Aries, being the first sign of the zodiac and the most cardinal of all signs, offers the passion and drive for new beginnings. If you have something that you’ve been afraid to do, this is a great time to go for it.
Taurus moons can make you feel very pressured and boxed in. They may highlight the earthly side of things: possessions seem more important, money seems harder to get, and the world could seem like a rigid and unfair place. It could feel as though you are more stuck than usual. It is important to understand that all of these things are temporary, the moon will change soon.
The positive aspects of this moon is that it’s a good time to become re-acquainted with your roots. If you feel like you’ve been spiraling lately, or that your emotions have been all over the place, this is a great time to tune into yourself and your own needs. It’s a good time to make lists of your goals and aspirations to revisit later. Under a Taurus moon, you could feel more connected to the earth and animals, which is a good thing to manifest at this time.
When the moon is in Gemini, your emotions could feel as though they are spiraling. You could have a million different thoughts in a million different directions, and not necessarily know how to deal with it. Life may feel like a roller coaster of emotions, as if your brain is jumping from your greatest fears to your greatest aspirations a mile a minute. It is very important to take a breath and understand that Gemini, too, is temporary, but make note of these negative thoughts so you can deal with them at a better time.
On the positives of Gemini, this is a great time to have a social event. You are probably feeling more able to have good conversations with people, and want to surround yourself with others. This is also a good time to focus on your mental agility. If you have a new book to start that you were worried you couldn’t be interested in, this is the time that you will be interested in something new.
A cancer moon can often spur depression for a lot of people. You may be feeling more sensitive than normal, like anything someone says would hurt your feelings. Remember that others are also feeling this way, so it is very important to be sensitive to others’ feelings at this time. The things that have been bothering you might be heightened, but be aware that this is all temporary.
The positives of cancer lies in our ability to psychically tap in. Being the cardinal water sign, cancer offers us the opportunity to connect with the universe in a different way than we can on a day to day basis. This is a good time to focus on yourself, do inner work, and move past some of your fears. It is a great time for reflection and sincere connection with others in a deep way. Cancer moons offer us a direct connection with all that is, and if you are able to meditate and tap in, or even journal, this moon will not seem so harsh.
When the moon is in Leo, your insecurities could come out. You may need extra validation to feel like you are worth anything, and others are feeling the same way. We may be feeling a little more selfish at this time, and want others to base their current states on us rather than themselves. It is a good time to surround yourself with loved ones so that you may feel the close and personal love of Leo, but remember that any feelings of inadequacy are temporary. It is important to note the things we may feel inadequate about at this time so that we can deal with them later.
The positive of a Leo moon lies in our ability to give self-love. If we can temper our own insecurities and inadequacies with self-love and a connection to the universe, than we may allow ourselves to develop the characteristics of a high-vibrational Leo—someone who can give unconditional love without consequence. This is a great time to show people you care about them in a true way without any expectations.
A virgo moon leaves us feeling very self-critical and judgmental of ourselves and others. At this time, it is especially difficult to be nice to yourself about things that you dislike about yourself. It is also very easy to be harsh on others or judge them harshly, so be wary of these kinds of behaviors. It is important to remind yourself that everyone is doing the best that they can, including yourself.
On the positives, a virgo moon is a great time to make lists and set plans into motions. If you have a difficult time with procrastination or organization, this moon will help in these areas. If you have a lot of pisces qualities and feel chaotic and disorganized even in your emotional life, this moon will help to ground you and help you discern the truth in an earthly way. It will help you be honest with yourself and those around you, so if you harness this moon correctly, it can be incredibly useful.
A libra moon makes us feel inadequate to those around us. This may lead to people-pleasing behavior, and giving up pieces of ourselves to make others like us. Libra moon people have the tendency to lie or stretch the truth in order to gain the favor of a particular person or a social group, so be wary of this behavior during a libra moon. This may include gossiping or putting others down to try to impress people– remember that the best way to impress people is with kindness.
Libra moon positives mean that most people are feeling more peaceful than usual. Fights will be less likely, and when they do occur, they will likely be resolved much more efficiently. This is a great time to spend quality time with those around you, and to resolve any unresolved issues of the past. People are feeling more open and agreeable, which will lead to increased sociability and the potential for new friendships and partnerships.
Scorpio energy is intense, passionate, and controlling. During a Scorpio moon, it is possible that this intense energy can affect you negatively and leave you in a depressed or anxious state. Any inner anger that has been suppressed will likely surface and leave you feeling vulnerable as the moon passes through this sign. Fear of death or loss is not uncommon during this sign, as Scorpio represents hidden and controlled emotions. Be wary of lashing out at those around you, and try to harness these feelings in a positive way.
Connection to the universe during a Scorpio moon is heightened. This is a great time to listen to your intuition, connect with your higher self, and harness the intensity of the moon into everything you do. I personally love the Scorpio moon for making deep connections with people. This allows us all to open up more deeply and dive into our emotions like we may not have before, and can lead to long lasting and pure relationships.
A Sagittarius moon makes everyone feel a little bit more selfish, in a way that is similar to an aries moon. Sagittarius brings out the selfish side in a lot of us, and makes people a little bit more headstrong. You may be feeling irritable or bored during this moon, as you want to change up your daily routine. Remember that there is such thing as tomorrow– responsibilities do matter.
On the positives of a sagittarius moon, you may be feeling more adventurous and more likely to go out of your comfort zone. If there is something you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had the guts to do, this is a great time to do things without fear. Remember that others are also feeling this way, so if the world seems more reckless than usual, it will regain order within days when it enters capricorn.
A Capricorn moon can bring out the best and the worst in us all. It may mean that you are not listening to your feelings and emotions, that you are ignoring your intuition in a willful attempt to pursue goals. This kind of energy can make it so that you are bulldozing through life rather than fully experiencing it. Capricorn moons can make us less sensitive to other people’s feelings, and we may feel annoyed or impatient much more easily than we normally would.
On the positives, Capricorn moons give us a great opportunity to start something new that we’ve been wanting to start, or do something out of our comfort zone. If you’ve been afraid to start something in your career or open a new business venture, this is a great time to begin. This also a good time to stick to a schedule and regiment your life. This is not a good time to have an emotional conversation or try to start an emotional relationship with someone. This moon gives us a sense of individuality and purpose, and it may help us to push forward with goals.
During an Aquarius moon we may be feeling more isolated than usual. If you are in a social situation, you may feel like an outcast for these few days. It may also be extra difficult to connect on an emotional level to yourself or others. Don’t be too hard on yourself, everyone is feeling this way. This could be a good time to remove yourself and think about the big picture and make big plans for your life.
On the positive side of the Aquarius moon, this is a great time for coming up with ideas that are different and unique. This is a good time to reflect on the world, history, humanity, and create a better world view. If you are into spirituality, which I’m assuming you are because you’re reading this, aquarius moons can connect you with the highest vibrational beings and can make the veil between worlds extra thin.
A pisces moon can bring out our worst delusions. The world can feel as though it is not real anymore, and we are likely to get wrapped up in our own heads. It is also very important to be wary of addictions during this time, as Neptune rules pisces and is the planet of addictions. If you’ve been going through a low point emotionally, trying to use distractions during a pisces moon will seem extra thrilling, but try to connect with the universe rather than using distractions or addictions to deal with anxiety and depression.
A Pisces moon also brings out an air of romance and emotions that a lot of the other signs lack. This is a great time to become romantic with someone, or to have a date night. Its important not to get lost in delusions and the idea of someone rather than what they are, so try to stay grounded and use lists to help differentiate between reality and fantasy. Pisces also offers the opportunity to connect with the universe in a profound way, and to understand the expansion of all that is. Pisces is a very psychic sign, but remember to be wary and use your gut feeling to know what is true and what isn’t.
Why Does This Matter?
I hope this helps you navigate through life, as the moon is constantly affecting us. Whenever I have a big decision to make, I always wait until each sign has cycled through the moon at least once before I make the decision, which I try to do in a virgo moon. Remember that everyone is going through these on a daily basis, and that some will affect you more than others depending on your chart. If someone is having a particularly bad day, remember what the moon is in to try to understand what they may be going through.