That lustrous orb that sweeps our oceans to and fro is also the harbinger who describes and defines our day-to-day fluctuating energy. As the face of the Moon is ever changing, so are the feelings and intuitions that push and pull us through our daily rounds. The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.
If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is playing and who she’s playing with will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having.
I’m going to try to write this everyday for you – or at least, most days. No promises being made here, but I hope the days I manage it, that you’ll find some peace, and maybe even gain a little edge, in knowing. I want to dedicate this effort to Kat. She told me that she missed my posts. So Kat – this if for you. If any of you enjoy this lovingly crafted energetic gift – please let me know! It will help to keep me motivated to continue…
(The above 3 paragraphs will be repeated each By the Light of the Moon post, so if you’ve read it before and know it by heart, just skip to the stuff after the … )
The Moon is in Sagittarius today – the early degrees having just moved into Sag this morning at 3:28 AM Eastern time.
Ah! The Moon in Sag! This is fiery intellectual energy… pushing for more, wanting to expand and grow wherever it is, and then hopping to the next thing with confidence and optimism. Remember that the Moon describes what’s going on emotionally – so this emotional moment in time is one of enthusiasm, seeking justice, feeling good and wanting to explore. There’s a hefty dose of idealism in our hearts with this Lunar placement, especially if we naturally resonate to that sort of thing. Sag energy loves to be praised and to share its opinions… so you may find yourself either soap boxing or expected to listen to someone else waxing eloquent on their beliefs. Independence is a keynote of Sagittarius, and the need to run forward with an idea or a moral judgement can be in the air. Expect there to be some seeking for meaning going on and a bit of zealous sanctimoniousness could be witnessed as well. Mostly though, Sag wants to enjoy herself and to know that she’s here for a good, hopefully higher, reason – and that belief is extended to everyone else. There’s a lot of pleasure to be experienced when Luna passes through this happy sign, so tap into that!
Today the Moon opposes Uranus – putting ants in our pants or creating the desire for something new and outside-the-box. She also opposes Jupiter, the Ruler of Sagittarius really expanding and exacerbating everything I wrote in the paragraph above, intensifying the natural tendencies of Sagittarius, so watch that you don’t overextend or get yourself overwhelmed. (Did I just do that by starting this column?? Yikes!) And today’s Moon also makes an opportunistic sextile to Mars – lending us extra, and possibly much needed energy, and jump-starting our ambition and desires to fulfill ourselves.
If you’re a fiery person – with the Sun, Moon or other personal planets in the fire signs of Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, or an Airy person, with the Sun, Moon or other personal planets in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius you’ll probably be feeling pretty pumped today. Your spirit can be validated and energized by this vibrant lunar encounter.
If you’re an earthy person – with the Sun, Moon or other personal planets in the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn, or a Watery sort with the Sun, Moon or other personal planets in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces open up a bit to the Sagittarius optimism and let it lift you – energize you! It might make you feel outside of your routine or comfort zone a bit… but let it stretch you and see what’s possible!
Please understand that it’s very challenging to gauge your responses to the current impacting energy without knowing and understanding your full birthchart… but opening up and finding your willingness to explore is the key for today.
The Moon will be in Sagittarius until 3:54 AM Eastern time on January 10th when it moves into Capricorn. That’s when you get to put your responsible face on!
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A Herculean effort! This is great, Michelle. I’m tweeting and sharing.
This was ever so helpful – much appreciated. Thank You! 🙂
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Michelle, I cannot find my printout-old- of my chart. Will you have one there tonight? Karen
I emailed your birthchart to you Karen! See you tonight!
So happy you liked it Val! I appreciate you letting me know!
Whoot! Thank you CJ!! You’re always such a wonderful cheerleader!