Progressions can show you how you're changing and evolving in adulthood, and your progressed Moon is the planet that moves the most in progressions. Every 2 1/2 years or so, it changes signs. What does that mean for you when it happens?
The Progressed Chart in Astrology
To create a progressed chart, one day is added to your date of birth for every year you've been alive. So if you're 25, you add 25 days to your date of birth, and that's the new date for your progressed chart.
Your progressed chart reflects your maturation and growth with age. We all change as we get older, and the progressed chart reflects this.
Your progressed Sun, Mercury, and Venus, along with your progressed houses, usually only change signs 2-4 times in your life. No part of your progressed chart goes through all 12 Zodiac signs except the progressed Moon.
Every 25-27 years or so, your progressed Moon changes signs (when this begins varies though, depending on how far in the Zodiac sign your natal Moon is in your natal chart). The progressed Moon spends about 2 - 2 1/2 years in each Zodiac sign, so you experience all of them if you live to be at least 27-ish.
The Progressed Moon in Astrology
The Moon rules your emotions, and in your natal chart, shows how you express yourself emotionally and what you need for emotional stability and security. In transit, the Moon can bring emotional focus to the sign it's touring and whatever it's touching in your natal chart.
Your progressed Moon shows your emotional maturation. It's fitting that we experience every Zodiac sign with our progressed Moon, as this gives us varied emotional experiences. While actual experiences in life are almost limitless, there is a limited number of emotions, and we feel them all. The progressed Moon shows this.
When Your Progressed Moon Changes Zodiac Signs:
Before your progressed Moon enters a new sign, it will become anaretic. The anaretic degree is 29 degrees of any sign, and is extremely high energy. About 1 month before your progressed Moon enters a new sign, it will be anaretic.
When the progressed Moon is anaretic, this can be a time of heightened emotion. You can be much more sensitive to everything, and feel much deeper and more intensely. You have to take care of yourself emotionally, otherwise you can get hurt easily.
The anaretic degree in progressions also pushes us to take action while we still have a chance (before the planet enters a new sign). With the progressed Moon, this is only for about a month, but you can push for action in a big way (usually with whatever the sign it's in rules).
Once the progressed Moon enters the new sign, you can begin to feel a shift. Energy has changed, and you start to feel a little differently about everything. It can seep in slowly, and there's often a period of a few months where you're adjusting.
With a new Zodiac sign, this can prompt the desire for something new in your life, so it's often tied to new beginnings, and you may embark on a new journey, new venture, or pursue a new opportunity.
As you move into the new sign, you carry with you the energy you earned from the previous sign. Every Zodiac sign builds on its previous sign, so you keep going and going, learning and growing.
The second (and third, and fourth) rounds of the progressed Moon through the Zodiac signs gets easier and easier. You can feel more at ease with the energy of each sign emotionally, and achieve greater emotional stability and security.
Suggested Reading: Progressed Planets Turning Retrograde or Direct