January 18, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Moon in Aries (Emotions) Squares Off with Sun in Capricorn (Ego)


Listen to today’s “By the Light of the Moon”
Read by Michelle

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 just below.  All times given in this column are Eastern time. )

Listen to today’s “By the Light of the Moon”
Read by Michelle

With the Moon still in Aries until tonight, and with the 90 degree, tense communication that exists today between that Moon and the Sun in Capricorn, there are bound to be some dynamic feelings that get us up and about with the goal of releasing the tension between our emotions and who we believe we are. 

Those of us with more Fire and Air planets and points in our birthcharts (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius) will be pulling for the Moon in Aries team, and those with more Earth and Water planets and points (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces) will be rooting for Sun/Mercury team. The goal though isn’t for the instinctive “me-first” emotions to win out over the ambitions, sense of propriety, thought processes and ideas of the Self… but rather to do something productive with the gathered tension between them. 

To put this more bluntly, those of us more geared to being idea people, the thinkers, might be a little at odds with the ones who put the ideas into practice and maintain them – the doers. And if you have elements of both of these ways of being inside you, then you may be feeling at odds inside yourself. 

But this is GOOD!

Without this kind of building tension, we’d pretty much all be sitting around waiting for the other person to create something or get something done. “What’s for dinner?” “I don’t know… did you make anything?” “No, you?” “No.”

See what I mean? Without the planets butting heads and building that tense energy, we’d all still be sitting in caves in the dark and the cold. 

So as you go about your day trying to get stuff done and possibly feeling that there are way too many road blocks in front of your progress, realize that it’s just the way to get you motivated to suss up enough “umph” to get over the wall and do whatever you have to do better than you would’ve without the challenge. Challenges bring out the best in us. They make us think more deeply about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it and force us to get more creative as well. When we’re challenged we try harder and our focus is laser sharp. We’re likely to stay on task for the long-haul. When nothing challenges us, we just oh-dee-doh along the same rut, possibly asking, “What’s the point?”

So harness the fire and competitive spirit of Aries, and the solid, steady pragmatic approach of Capricorn to build a better… something. Maybe a better you? 

Starting tonight at 8:36 Eastern, the Moon moves into Taurus. That will help fix what we’re building today in place. 

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