PHASES OF THE MOON
There are four quarters in the transit of the Moon. Everyone feels the same quarter at the same time, and each is better for some things than others. The waxing period is the time from the New Moon to the Full Moon, and the waning period is the time from the Full Moon to the New Moon.
The New Moon phase is associated with beginnings, and is the best time to start a new project. Energy is high and you want to get things done. As the Moon waxes, you continue on the cycle. The New Moon is the planting of the first seed. Astrologically, the New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are at the same point in the Zodiac, and is the First Quarter.
The Second Quarter is when the Sun and Moon are ninety degrees apart, and is the period right in between the New Moon and Full Moon. It’s a time to adjust, continuing to work on your goals, initially getting the plans together and then laying them out to get closer to completion at the Third Quarter, or Full Moon. With the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are at opposite points in the Zodiac, and is a time of completion and endings. This isn’t usually the best time to start new things, but to bring projects to a close.
The Fourth Quarter has the Moon and Sun ninety degrees apart, just like the Second Quarter, but is between the Full Moon and New Moon. These is a time to review what you have or haven’t accomplished, and clear out whatever needs to be cleared to make room for the New Moon.
As the Moon travels through each sign, it makes aspects to the other transit (moving) planets. The Moon is said to be void-of-course (v/c) once it has made its last major aspect to the transit planets before it leaves the sign it’s in. Once it enters the next sign, it’s no longer void-of-course. The void-of-course period is considered a dark or resting period, and can last for minutes or nearly a day.
Because the Moon isn’t making any aspects to transit planets, its energy is low. That makes the void-of-course Moon an importune time to start something new, make a decision, or take action. People tend to have a more difficult time making up their minds, plans taken seem to unravel at the seams, and our judgment is poor. We usually don’t know everything we need to in order to get things on the right path, and so, this is not a good time to get something started.
The void-of-course Moon is best for evaluating what we’ve gone through in the recent past. You can let your emotions run more freely and give your head a break. Also, if there’s something you don’t want to really commit yourself to, work on it now.
Transit Moon in the Signs
Transit Moon in Aries
When the Moon is in Aries, it’s a time when we feel more daring and courageous. We jump at the chance to do new things, and are a little more hot-tempered. It’s a good period to focus on the self, and renewing yourself or starting something new just for you. Anything that is started now should try to be something short-term (unless you have other long-term aspects), since the Moon will only be in the sign a few days, and energy will wane with the next Moon sign. Energy is higher, and we want to be audacious. Doing something physical, like hiking, biking, swimming, running, or dancing, is a good way to use the extra energy this Moon sign brings. Taking a stand, especially for yourself, is easier now. We can be more impulsive, so if you already lean that way, you’ll need to watch yourself more carefully. We also can try to do too much and insist on getting it done right now, which can cause undue stress. It’s a difficult period to just sit back and relax, especially if you’re prone to being this way normally.
Good for: natal Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Mars, or natal Moon in the First House
Transit Moon in Taurus
When the Moon is in Taurus, our feelings become sensual, and we experience life through the senses. We slow down, preferring to be still. We take our time getting things done, and really aren’t very in favor of starting new things right now. Anything new is usually going to be instigated by somebody else, and anything that hasn’t been finished is put off for another day. We tend to be more practical (though we may be more apt to put things off in favor of indulgence). Eat great food, listen to great music, have a massage, or do anything to awaken your senses and make you feel comfortable. Getting in touch with nature is also good, and spending time outdoors or doing something good for the earth can be desired now. Taurus also rules money, so this may be a good time of the month to sit down and organize your monthly budget (or blow it to smithereens). Watch for becoming too lackadaisical, especially if you’re a procrastinator anyways, and obstinacy can increase as well, so this isn’t a good time for something that requires a compromise.
Good for: natal Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Venus, or natal Moon in the Second House
Transit Moon in Gemini
When the Moon is in Gemini, mental stimulation makes us feel better and is greatly desired. Resting on our laurels is not an option with this Moon. We need constant mental action or restlessness will set in, and then comes the irritability, and then comes the fighting. Stay in motion or be on edge. Communications are important, and we spend much of this Moon taking on the phone and reading, shooting off emails and text messages, writing letters and taking trips to see people. It’s a sociable time because we need others to help keep us busy and fuel our minds. We’re much more inquisitive and are in need of some short-term diversity in our lives. This Moon is usually good for day-to-day activities, as long as there’s a long list of them, and multi-tasking is better done now. Gemini is also a dual sign, so we may see things coming in pairs. Whatever we need, give us two of it! Just watch for an inability to handle the quiet, and we can be too changeable, not being able to stay on anything long enough to actually see things through.
Good for: natal Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Mercury, or natal Moon in the Third House
Transit Moon in Cancer
When the Moon is in Cancer, we feel more nurturing and want to comfort ourselves and others. Taking care of someone else can be a strong urge now, and being tender and loving isn’t so difficult. We turn into cuddle bears during this Moon. We want to spend more time at home and with loved ones, replenishing our foundations. This is a good time for a family game night or to have some people over and cook dinner. Our emotions are stronger since Cancer’s a water sign and naturally ruled by the Moon, so we can be more moody and sensitive. Watch for emotional outbursts if you’re prone to them. On the upside, it can tune us in to your own emotional needs, and help us get a better understanding of our emotional makeup, if only temporarily. Conveying our emotions can be easier now. Staying at home, doing work to your home, spending some time with loved ones, or doing a little self-healing is good with this Moon. The buzz that comes with the Moon in Gemini fades away for a few days, and all we want is some peace and quiet.
Good for: natal Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces Moons, or natal Moon in the Fourth House
Transit Moon in Leo
When the Moon is in Leo, our emotions become more dramatic, and we can’t do anything small. Big, grand, ginormousumbo is the scale we’re going for. Leo likes to go big or go home. We’re more in need of attention and affection, wanting to know that people love and appreciate us as we are. Some may find this a good time to put themselves on display publicly, and it’s a good period for the arts (especially the theater). We’re more positive, have more energy, and just want to have fun. It’s a good period for romance, so if you’ve got your eye on someone, get your first date in now. If you’re attached, do something to rekindle that old flame. Since Leo does like to be so big, we can have a tendency to overdo it, going to extremes, and resulting in crazy drama. Pull yourself back if you feel you’re going into hysterics or resembling someone in a soap opera. This time can also have us feeling more superficial and self-centered, so don’t spend too much time looking at yourself in the mirror. Used positively, we can be more giving and affectionate.
Good for: natal Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Sun, or natal Moon in the Fifth House
Transit Moon in Virgo
When the Moon is in Virgo, we’re much more concerned with practical matters. In Leo, we were grand and superfluous; in Virgo, we scale down considerably, concerned with reality and are less patient with drama. The small details get put under a microscope, and we pick everything apart and get done what must be done. It’s duty first with this Moon sign. Coming up with solutions is easier, and your can work out your schedule, understanding what can be sacrificed and what can’t. Being of service is good now, especially in our jobs, and making a small, minor improvement to our working environment can be had. Virgo also rules our health, and this can be a time where we’re more health conscious, wanting a healthier lifestyle. Stories about medical treatments and positive lifestyle changes can increase. We also may be more concerned with animals. It’s a good time to clean anything, so if you’ve been putting off organizing the garage, get it done now. This Moon can make us more picky, overly analytical, and unable to let loose. We can be uptight, and this isn’t a time for socializing.
Good for: natal Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct Mercury, or natal Moon in the Sixth House
Transit Moon in Libra
When the Moon is in Libra, we want to strike emotional balance, feeling harmony is the way to go. This is a good moon to make compromises, with ourselves and with others. We want everything to be pretty and everyone to get along. Quarrels don’t lend themselves to peace, and we want peace more than anything right now. We’re more social, spending time with others, but choosing polite company. Rudeness isn’t highly tolerated with Libra. Relationships are more of focus, and we may spend time analyzing our relationships, trying to get them just right. We crave beauty, so we buy new things for our home and for ourselves. Makeover time! Grab a friend and go shopping. Get new curtains or go to a museum. It’s not a good time for anything that requires you to be incredibly assertive, nor is it good to make decisions, because you see all sides to the story and you’re too willing to put what you want aside for the greater good (and then when the moon is out of Libra, you realize it really wasn’t good!).
Good for: natal Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Venus, or natal Moon in the Seventh House
Transit Moon in Scorpio
When the Moon is in Scorpio, our emotions are much more intense. We feel everything with incredible passion and depth. This can lead to verve and spunk, or dark brooding and jealousy. No matter what, this isn’t a light-hearted Moon. Don’t leave things that require you to be fun and fancy free for these few days. We only want what’s real, no matter what condition it may be in, and are extremely turned off to superficiality. Anything that requires you to be more investigative and do a lot of research can be done with zeal now. We all want to get way below the surface to what’s at the core. Obsession is something to beware of though, and we can get lost in a momentary fixation. We’re more attuned to sexuality as well, and things may seem to be oozing with it all around us. Just make sure you’re not reckless about it. You could also deal with “other people’s money” now – taxes, loans, credit, debts, joint finances, etc. Eliminating something from your life can come about with this Moon, and you may decide to make a small transformation of yourself.
Good for: natal Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Pluto, or natal moon in the Eight House
Transit Moon in Sagittarius
When the Moon is in Sagittarius, we’re extremely optimistic and positive about life, feeling everything is going great, a contrast to the previous few days. We want to expand our consciousness, and spending time learning something new, studying a philosophy or culture, or jet-setting to some foreign land is great now. We want adventures, we want to travel, and we yearn to be free. There are no fences that can hold us in and no limit to how high we can fly. We don’t want to be bothered with day-to-day duties, choosing fun and play over work and practical matters. The little things matter less than the big things now, so it’s not a good time for decision-making. Sagittarius is active, high energy, and likes to spend time outdoors, doing something (whereas Taurus likes to be outdoors observing and being one with nature – Sagittarius just wants the open spaces to roam free and fresh air!). Spontaneity is good, and overall, we’re just looking for a good time. This isn’t a period to focus on the seriousness of life; it’s a time to joke about its kookiness and relish in its joy. We can tend to go overboard with this Moon, being too indulgent and avoiding responsibilities. Running off to Bangkok on a whim is fine if you don’t have anyone to take care of and have the money to blow, but how many of us fall in that category? Maybe stick to something local.
Good for: natal Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Jupiter, or natal moon in the Ninth House
Transit Moon in Capricorn
When the Moon is in Capricorn, we’re focused on our careers and where we’re going in our lives. We’re ambitious yet practical, making necessary plans for the near future and setting up a sound structure to attain the success we desire so we can rise to the top. Our goals become the most important focus, and we can be laser-like. Some may tend to be too focused, and sacrifice time with loved ones or avoid dealing with emotional situations. Action is geared towards what we can do to improve our standing, being more attuned to our social status. This Moon isn’t very emotional, and we can choose work and duty over feelings. Feelings can be seen as dirty business with this Moon. Capricorn is an earth sign, so we can be earthier, more concerned with environmental matters. We need to watch for being too cold with Capricorn Moon, as well as pessimistic to the point of being depressing. This Moon allows us to understand our constraints, and for some that can lead to a gloomy attitude.
Good for: natal Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Saturn, or natal Moon in the Tenth House
Transit Moon in Aquarius
When the Moon is in Aquarius, we want to be individuals. We want to break out of the box and explore new ideas, beliefs, and cultures. We’re tired of the norm, and we want to experiment. Rebellion is the name of the game – just make sure your actions are for a purpose, and not just to be a rebel. Unless you’re a teenager, that’s just really dumb. This is an excellent moon to get unstuck if you’ve been feeling trapped, or have had a situation that’s felt flat and is going nowhere. The energy of Aquarius allows us to do things we might never think of doing before and therefore get us moving forward. With Capricorn, working on your schedule seemed important, but under this Moon, that might get thrown out the window because we desire more freedom and less restriction. We’re into humanitarian efforts and helping people as a whole rather than as individuals (so donating to charity rather than actually going to the soup kitchen). Bouncing ideas off of others can be positive now, as intellectual interaction is heightened. We do need to be careful we don’t go overboard with our causes, because they could just be a two-day fad.
Good for: natal Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Uranus, or natal Moon in the Eleventh House
Transit Moon in Pisces
When the Moon is in Pisces, we’re softer, dreamier, and romantic. We may want to spend more time sleeping, alone with our thoughts or daydreams, and are more vulnerable to others. This can be a very sensitive Moon, and retreat may be necessary as reality can seem too harsh right now. Spirituality is heightened (so if you only go to church once a month, this is the time of the month to go). We’re drawn to music and water, and our compassion is high. We want to help the helpless and step in to lend a hand to whomever we encounter that needs it. Being understanding of people’s shortfalls can come with this Moon. Our imaginations soar and our sense of reality is foggy. Many may give in to escapism; that’s fine if it’s just for a day or two, but if you know you don’t know when to stop, then don’t give in to the temptation. We can be highly intuitive and emotional, and our sense of boundaries can be off.
Good for: natal Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces Moons, those with natal Moon conjunct natal Neptune, or natal Moon in the Twelfth House
Transit Moon in the Houses
Transit Moon in the 1st House
Your energy is much higher when the Moon is traveling through your First House. You have the drive to get things done, and can accomplish many tasks. Confidence can be better, and decisions come easier. Impulsiveness and sensitivity can rein supreme these few days, and you may feel yourself taking greater offense to things that maybe aren’t worth it. You could be wounded emotionally if you don’t shield yourself a little now as you’re more vulnerable. You can be very aware of subtle energies around you, and feel more nurturing of others. Taking some time to meditate or get in touch with your inner world can be easily attained now, and you can make it a positive experience. This may not be a time where you can stick with something, as your mood is more unpredictable. Your appearance may undergo a change (good time for a haircut!). Expressing your feelings might be a strong desire with this placement, but it could go either way, having others accept and support your emotions, or feeling others don’t understand. Be careful of how you interpret their reactions – it could just be you being overly sensitive.
Transit Moon in the 2nd House
Finances are tied to your emotions. You may feel you need more money, and that may be true, with an expense coming up, or it may just be an emotional need. There’s a greater chance of impulse buying because you’re emotionally drawn to items, so make sure you’re spending your money wisely, otherwise you may end up with debts you don’t want (or need). How your self-esteem and your monetary status are linked may be clear to you now, and any changes that need to be made with that relationship can be done. Making a change in your value system could also be made at this time. Your security is linked to your money during these few days, so what you have may affect how you feel. When this transit is handled well, you can be more practical about your life and feel more grounded, enabling you to be better able to deal with important matters. On the flip-side, you could seem a little predictable and boring during this transit, so don’t schedule anything now that requires you to break out of the box and be daring. You may need to watch for overindulgence, especially food-related (and especially if you’re watching your weight!), so remember everything in moderation. If in a relationship, you may feel a surge in romantic attraction, and want to do something special for your honey.
Transit Moon in the 3rd House
Busy is the word for this transit. You’ll be going nonstop for the few days the Moon is in your Third House, and if you don’t have a lot to do, you’ll be bored and restless out of your mind, which will make you cranky and irritable. Mental energy is high, and if you’re normally an emotional person, this transit can make your emotions cloud your capacity for reason and logic. Words can wound you with ease if you’re too sensitive. There can be lots of communications, and you could take a short trip somewhere, perhaps to replenish yourself emotionally. Making an improvement to your close environment can make you feel better right now, as well as being actively engaged in your community. You can communicate how you’re feeling more easily, and probably want to, especially about old hurts, and go over other people’s feelings as well. On the other hand, you may find yourself talking too much, about anything and everything, ignoring what others have to say and talking right over them. Curiosity is higher, but be careful not to stick your nose where it doesn’t belong. Siblings can bring up feelings, positively or negatively. Writing your feelings is good now, so pull out that old journal.
Transit Moon in the 4th House
With the Moon going through your Fourth House, these few days are well spent doing some inspection of the self. Evaluate your roots, your inner foundation, and how well those have been cultivated and what changes, if any, need to be made to strengthen them. Grounding yourself and planting your feet firmly in the earth is positive, especially to increase your sense of security which may need a boost at this point. Understanding your intimate relationships, especially your familial ones, can be achieved now. Being nurturing to yourself and others comes easily, and you may want to just stay at home the days of this transit, spending time alone with your thoughts or with loved ones. You may feel more private, keeping things to yourself and remaining quiet. Memories can be stronger, and you may use them to understand your subconscious mind better. Something could come up with your home or family that causes emotional upheaval. Don’t become needy or avoid people too much during this time.
Transit Moon in the 5th House
Being social makes you feel good, and you feel more connected with others when engaging in creative pursuits or just playing around, having fun. Spending time out of the house, doing something fun is usually wanted with the Moon in the Fifth House. Whatever you find that’s fun and gives you a reprieve from stress is what you want to do most. This should be a fun time of the month for all if handled well. You’re more creative, in tune with your emotions and channeling them through creative outlets. You may be in the mood for love and romance, and want to spend time being romantic with someone special. Your children may be more emotional, or may make you more emotional, or you could have a stronger desire for children or to spend time with children. Laziness can set in with this transit in regards to your daily responsibilities, choosing to just play rather than work. That’s fine if it’s the weekend. Playing hooky isn’t always good when you’re grown up. You could also overindulge in things not-so-good for you, so watch yourself a little bit. There can be a greater chance of getting approval from others to secure your sense of self.
Transit Moon in the 6th House
Working is tied to your emotions, and working hard and getting things done make you feel at ease. You won’t stop until everything is finished, and you pay more attention to the little things. Productivity is high and you understand which tasks must get done now and which can wait for later. How your relationships at work satisfy you emotionally may become a focus now. Are things really working out for you, or is this job draining more of you than it’s giving? Your health can be a concern, and this is a good time to schedule a checkup. Eating better, exercising, and getting adequate sleep will seem important, and any problems with your health can be felt more, so pay attention to what your body’s telling you, as this may be the best time to figure out what needs tweaking. If you stress too much, this can take a toll on you physically, so try not to get too wound up about anything. Chaos is also more obvious, and you’ll strive to bring a little more structure and organization to your life. You may be more sensitive to animals, and your pet can be emotionally nurturing with this transit.
Transit Moon in the 7th House
Your relationships are intertwined with your feelings, and you may be more prone to expressing your feelings with a partner, or they may be more apt to make you more emotional. How you feel about your relationships comes under the microscope, and this can lead to a better understanding of those relationships or more fighting. If you’re overly protective or needy, this could make things worse. If you’ve been having problems in your relationships, this is the time of the month to work it out. You’re better in tune with your feelings about your relationships and your partners and what you need from them. Feeling like you need to be around people can be higher these few days which can make this a social time. You’re behavior around others is pleasant, kind, and nurturing. What others say to you, especially about you and your life, can have a greater impact on you and cause emotional distress. Try to see things from their point of view, and don’t ask for opinions if you don’t want to hear the truth.
Transit Moon in the 8th House
Other people’s money makes you emotional. If you’re focused on yourself and not others, then you worry about what is happening with it and it drives you crazy that you can’t control it. Don’t make these few days about you, and they should go smoother. You focus on deeper issues, and your emotions are intense and powerful. You can sway between strong emotions that, once the Moon leaves this house, you don’t know why you were so caught up in. Deep-seated fears, desires, and issues can be touched on easily with the Moon traveling through the Eighth House, so if there’s something you’ve been avoiding, now’s the time to look into it. This can be a time of jealousy and possessiveness in intimate relationships, especially if you’re inclined that way naturally. Don’t read into something that there’s nothing to read into. This can be one of the more difficult times of the month if you give in to the low points and become bitter or resentful, lonely or unfulfilled. Finding what you feel is significant and important in life can be had now.
Transit Moon in the 9th House
You want to explore your mind, philosophy, religion, and other places. Freedom mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically is important during these few days, and it’s a good time to get out and go. Roam freely, whether it’s driving down a long, open road, submersing yourself in a fantasy novel, spending time meditating and finding your nirvana, or having the best laugh you’ve had all month. Emotionally, you’re lighter, less serious, and more optimistic, feeling like life is just positively endless. Make sure to take advantage of those good feelings, because they might be the best of the month. If you don’t allow yourself to have some freedom now, you may feel agitated and bored, wanting to break free from the mundane. You could be more emotionally attached to your beliefs now, so watch for getting in arguments over them by being too fanatical. Evaluating your spiritual path and figuring out which actions better help you on your journey are more easily done with this transit. Ask yourself how you can make your life better. You’ll have an easier time coming up with an answer than you think.
Transit Moon in the 10th House
Advancing your life seems important when the Moon is going through this house. Making sure you’re choosing to surround yourself with people who will support your endeavors and whom you support as well can be a focus. Also, evaluate whether or not your goals are truly serving a purpose for your inner needs, or just to have some security. Issues related to your social status, career, and authority figures, especially parents, can come up now. You may find you’re not satisfied with where you are in your life, and want to make a change. You can also be more sensitive to what people say and think about you. If handled well, this can be a great period for you career-wise, allowing you to make the most progress of the month. If not, then you could be overly involved in your work (workaholic), and feel yourself burning out. You could also have problems listening to others, preferring to tell people what to do, think, and feel rather than listening what they actually want, think, and feel. You could feel more responsible now though, so it can be a good time to deal with your responsibilities and get things done. If you make good decisions, then you can see them coming to fruition later.
Transit Moon in the 11th House
You emotionally crave freedom, and want to try new things and be different from the norm. You feel like rules are shackles. Expressing yourself as an individual is important to you, and you won’t be held back. You like innovation and individuality. Though you want to assert yourself as your own person, you may feel better in a group, especially with people who think like yourself. If you’re all driving for a cause, even better! This can be a sociable period as you feel more aware of society and that you have a part in it. This can give you a feeling of purpose in the world. Spend these few days going over new ideas and concepts, or doing something good for humanity or the planet. See old friends and reconnect. Be supportive of them and they’ll be supportive of you. Do some work in your community. Whatever you choose to do during these few days, make sure that it’s geared towards achieving some sort of hope or dream. If you don’t know what your hopes and dreams are, this time of the month can give you the opportunity to find out.
Transit Moon in the 12th House
Your emotions are more hidden, though you may be more emotional than normal. You don’t outwardly express them, keeping them to yourself, preferring peace and quiet to emotional drama. Just relaxing and being at one with yourself is good now, and taking a break from the world can help rejuvenate you. This is the best time to let go of what your life requires of you and just letting yourself be for a day or two. You can feel more spiritual now, connected with the metaphysical. Your dreams can seem more important, and there may be messages for you within them. Creativity can be heightened, so this can be a good period for those in artistic fields. Don’t let yourself become overly emotional at this time, or you could feel more down than usual: depressed, lonely, guilty, worthless, or directionless. For a positive way to deal with this placement, you can look back at the Moon’s tour through the previous houses, figure out what you did that was right and what was a mistake, and use that knowledge to make better decisions for the next round of the Moon through the twelve houses. We go through this cycle every month, so each time brings a new opportunity to right the things we did wrong the previous time and take more positive action to achieve our goals.
Transit Moon Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Moon to Natal Sun
With the conjunction, you feel more at one with yourself. You stress out about things less, feeling internal peace that you exude externally. Something could occur, usually within yourself, which brings on a change, however subtle, and you can feel more self-assured and get more notice. This can be a good time to make a promise to yourself that you’ll stick with. With a sextile or trine, you work well with others, able to present the best you possible. Your actions and your feelings are in sync. Intuition is good, and you can make better decisions, having more clarity. Things can go better at home and at work. You can settle your mind easily and heal (so it’s good for doctor’s visits or therapy). Expressing yourself comes without difficulty. With a square or opposition, you may experience more conflict, especially in your relationships. Work and home don’t mesh well now. What you desire and what is actually essential likely won’t be the same things, which can lead to problems and cause you to feel disjointed. You may react in an overly emotional way to situations. You can use the energy positively by trying to resolve issues. The opposition is generally harder than the square.
Transit Moon to Natal Moon
With the conjunction, you experience your lunar return, when the moon returns to the exact position it was it when you were born. Your emotions are high, and you’re more sensitive and need to try and be positive. With a sextile or trine, your personal life gets a positive boost, going much more smoothly. You’re able to connect with your emotions better and can feel good all around. Dealing with your close relationships and home life comes easily. Your instincts are keener, and you can either feel like staying home and lounging or taking the reins to make improvements. You likely won’t desire new things however; what makes you comfortable and is known best to you is where you lean. With a square or opposition, your emotions are much stronger, and you can be moody and irritable. You can have difficulty solving problems, and it’s not a good time to start anything new, so put a cork in whatever you can. You can feel like no one is there for you, and have extra stress dealing with work or your home life. Any little thing can trigger emotional distress, so try to just stay calm during the few hours of this transit.
Transit Moon to Natal Mercury
With the conjunction, your mind and emotions are tied together, and you can be open about your feelings with people. Communicating your thoughts and what’s going on in your head and heart can be had now, and you may spend a lot of time in memories, going over what’s come to pass. You can draw conclusions from them easily, and move on to the next quickly. You may have a difficult time concentrating on anything. It’s a good time to give or get guidance. With a sextile or trine, you’re more sociable, wanting to spend time communicating with others. You’re more forthright, and people want to converse with you because you seem more affectionate. This can be a good time for business, especially if you need to work out agreements/contracts or compromises. With a square or opposition, you may have a difficult time communicating properly what you’re feeling and thinking. You could be saying a lot but not in a way people understand, and you have difficulty understanding them as well. Mentally, you’re lacking clarity and focus. You can have a hard time sticking with a decision, and have more quarrels now. Technology can give you trouble.
Transit Moon to Natal Venus
With the conjunction, you can feel quite pleasant, with an overall lovely shade coloring your attitude about life. It’s a good time to spend with friends, at a party, or doing something to make you feel good. You could be overindulgent, so watch for that. You’re more drawn to beauty and art. With the sextile or trine, you have a pleasing way with people that attract them to you. You may be in the mood for love, and this is a good time for a romantic dinner or date. You can make improvements to your home or to yourself, getting a manicure, pedicure, haircut, new outfit, new makeup, etc. Spending money can also come now, but watch for spending unwisely. Having fun at a party or event is favorable, and you let everybody know how good you feel. With the square or opposition, you’re more vulnerable and easily upset, especially in social situations. You can have a lovers spat and problems at home. Doing something just for fun might not be in the cards right now, for one reason or another, and that may make you cranky. You can be overly sensitive and not want to collaborate with others.
Transit Moon to Natal Mars
With the conjunction, your emotions are charged and you crave action. You need to carefully balance taking positive risks that will open up new doorways with negative risks that can cause harm to your life and body. Passions intensify, and the need to do something physical can translate to being more aroused. If you remain inactive at this time, you’ll likely be ill-tempered. With a sextile or trine, you’re more confident and daring. Taking the initiative is good, and you can air your emotions now without worry or fear. You feel like you can do whatever you want and not need someone to hold your hand along the way. You’re emotionally tuned to what your innate urges are and more passionate. You can be at one with who you are and your current situations. With a square or opposition, you can be impulsive in a rash way. You can make bad decisions because you’re not taking the time to think things over, and caution isn’t really a part of your vocabulary. Your temper can be short and you may go over the top with your reactions. Passion is also increased, but they may control you instead of the other way around. This transit could allow you to break free from something, giving you plenty of energy to make a big change.
Transit Moon to Natal Jupiter
With the conjunction, you’re likely to have an optimistic and positive aura with everything you feel. Being bogged down by your emotions isn’t likely now, and you may feel a reprieve from an emotional situation. Doing something that you enjoy is favorable. You get along better with others, and so people want to be around you. You could possibly have a little extra luck on your side, or at least feel like you do. With a sextile or trine, most matters go smoothly. Opportunities to broaden your life in some way can present themselves. This is a good time to try and have more business success. You can do something good for someone else, and you’re morals are stronger now. You can feel less selfish and want to share your knowledge. With a square or opposition, you can either feel down about life and that things aren’t going well, or take it to the other extreme and feel too unrealistically good about life. If you feel you’ve been wronged, you’ll take it quite personally, and may have a hard time understanding the other side of the story. You can be overindulgent, and excessive. The opposition is generally easier to handle than the square, as long as you don’t obligate yourself to anything serious.
Transit Moon to Natal Saturn
With a conjunction, you’re in control of your feelings and not the other way around. You can make sound decisions with your mind rather than being led astray by your emotions. This is good for business matters that require you to keep a cooler head. You’re more realistic about what you can attain, and you can get a lot of work done. Depending on what’s going on at the time of the transit and how you lean normally, you can feel lonely or empowered. Most of what is handed to you, you can deal with. With a sextile or trine, you’re also in good control of your emotions, and you feel okay with forgoing pleasure for the moment to work. Your mind is clear and people find you dependable, though they may also see you as isolated. Any responsibility you have to handle can be done with aplomb. Your self-discipline and self-control are higher. Whatever work you set out to accomplish now can have rewards later. With a square or opposition, you can feel bogged down with life. Pessimism is higher, and your duties may overwhelm you. There can be roadblocks and delays with what you’re trying to accomplish. People may take you for granted, or you’ll feel that way. You may feel like you’re alone on an island, misunderstood, or restrained. Energy is low and you may feel like just locking yourself up for the duration of this transit.
Transit Moon to Natal Uranus
With the conjunction, you could do something completely unexpected, or something could happen to you to throw you. New things just happen out of the blue, and you’re more spontaneous. You want to break out of the box, and resist any rules or constraints anyone may try to put on you. It’s important to remain open with this transit, because anything can happen. With a sextile or trine, you don’t want to deal with your daily schedule; you want to do something different and new. You could get unexpected positive information, and you can take more risks. You want to stand out and be an individual, even if only for the few hours this transit is felt. With a square or opposition, you could encounter unexpected changes that you’re not happy with. If you can try to see the change as positive in some way, then it may not cause as much trouble as if you threw a fit. Other people may seem unreliable to you, or you to them. You may resist something simply for the sake of being rebellious. You could desire change but be unable to do anything about it, making you irritable and feeling trapped. You can also have technological problems.
Transit Moon to Natal Neptune
With the conjunction, your sense of perception can be altered with ease, and this can be positive or negative. Positively, your intuition can be stronger, you can be more in touch with your feelings, and feel overly positive about life. Negatively, you can be unrealistic, easily wounded, and unable to see through people, which can lead you to be misled. Don’t make any concrete plans right now. With a sextile or trine, your heart is bigger and you feel quite sympathetic and empathetic. Anything artistic can take hold of you. You may reminisce about the past. Your imagination reins supreme, so give yourself a mini vacation. You can also be more vulnerable, so be careful not to open up too much. With a square or opposition, you can long for something from the past, getting caught up in it. Your mind isn’t clear, and making decisions is highly difficult. Depending on what’s happening at the time and how you are normally, this can be an emotionally distressful time. Deception is always an option with Neptune, by you or by others, so don’t give in to illusions. You may feel like running away from it all. Don’t make any long-term decisions or deal with your career or money now. Try to use the time by just letting yourself assess and relax.
Transit Moon to Natal Pluto
With the conjunction, your emotions are more intense. Whatever you feel, you feel strongly. There’s no middle ground here. It’s a good time to make a transformation of something. Watch for issues related to power and control. With a sextile or trine, you can seem more powerful, having more sway over people. You’re in quiet control of your emotions, and use them to your benefit. You’re better with money and business, and can be more creative. Sexuality is heightened. You may look at what’s around you and pick something that’s in need of improvement and make it better. With a square or opposition, you may struggle with your emotions and have an internal tug-of-war. You can have problems with control externally as well, and deal with someone who wants to control you, or be overly controlling yourself. Something that happened before could bring up problems now. You’ll likely experience confrontations. An ending can come with this transit, and you may have trouble letting go, but it’s probably for the best.
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