The Moon rules Cancer. Cancer rules the 4th house (home). She’s exalted in Taurus.
The Moon is associated with:
- Unconscious choice
- Everyday mood
- The feminine side of each of us – just as we all have the X chromosome (males and females alike).
The Moon, which has come to be known as The Mother – in my home – holds as much importance for a woman as The Ascendant and The Sun do. It is our ‘inward personality’.
For a man it represents his mother, his relationships with women, and later (or sooner) his wife. Either way, if you are a man you are probably affected by the effects of the Moon on the females around you (post puberty, at least). We PMS together – directly or indirectly.
I love how altruistic we are, especially when we nurture the innate caring we all have for beings we have no understanding of. When we feel disturbed by the sight of a crying child, even when they aren’t ours! When we offer to carry a shopping bag for an elderly lady – not for show – but because that’s what makes us human. In that moment we don’t care about her swinging her stick up in the air, because we are “crowding her” or even “giving her nerves”. The only thing we care about is what’s right, and that’s landing a hand with lightness of heart! Chances are that the stick will stay on the ground (its rightful place) when one approaches with clean intentions. Elderly women are after all, as intuitive as one can get. This ” attitude” is known as Ubuntu in Southern Africa. This is the function of The Mother, The Moon. She tunes us up with our primal selves.
Here are some activities that are suited to each phase of the Moon:
The New Moon – March 27th 2017, 29 days old, 1% visible.
- Begin new things.
- Be spontaneous.
The Waxing Crescent Moon – March 29th 2017, 31 days old, 3% visible.
- Implement initial plans.
The 1st Quarter Moon – was on March 4th
- Address problems.
- Lay foundations.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon – was on March 7th
The Full Moon (today, March 13th 2017, 100% visible, 15 days old)
The Waning Gibbous Moon, March 14th 2017, 16 days old, 97% visible.
- Get social period.
- Sharing and understanding.
The Last Quarter Moon – March 19th 2017, 21 days old, 62% visible.
- Let go.
The Waning Crescent Moon – March 22nd 2017, 24 days old, 33% visible.
On March 12th 2017, the Moon entered Virgo. In this placement, which holds for the next 2 months or so, the Moon’s introspection takes play, emphasising the qualities of:
- The inner warrior,
- Positive self-criticism,
- The strength to rise up by oneself,
- Self healing.
Of course, these qualities will manifest differently for everyone, depending on the numerous variables we call aspects. However, without being excessive, this period encourages us to reclaim our self-worth.
It is a time for self-reflection. A time to do unto others as we’d like done unto us. Because only, when we get that right can we give and expect the same from others.
The energies of understanding, criticism, deep thought, reflection and nourishment are turned inward when the Moon is in Virgo.
This is contrary to the I AM energies of Aries; his ruler, Mars; and his house, the first – which are masculine, highly charged, even aggressive. Virgo energy is sharp – she is ruled by Mercury after all – but feminine. This is the inner warrior, a hero to self. With the Moon in her company all that sharpness runs deep within.