The Moon spends about 2 1/2 days in one sign and will be in your Sun sign every month for about 2 1/2 days. But… what does this mean for you?
The Moon is the planet that moves fastest in astrology, covering all 12 zodiac signs in less than one month. None of the other planets even come close!
Since the Moon moves so quickly, it will touch every part of your birth chart in every way possible every month. Today, we’re going to dive deep into what it means when the Moon is in your zodiac sign and what you should do during these times.
But first, if you don’t know your Moon sign and house location: Use this free birth chart calculator
The Moon in Astrology
In astrology, the Moon governs emotions. In your natal chart, the Moon rules what you need for emotional security and stability, and how you express yourself emotionally. This is found with the sign your Moon falls in and the house the Moon is located in.
The transit Moon brings emotional energy wherever it goes. It spends about 2 – 3 days in one natal house and brings emotional focus to whatever that house rules. It touches every one of your planets and amplifies the energy of that planet when the transit Moon is in the same sign as that planet.
The Moon is the natural ruling planet of the sign Cancer, a Water sign full of emotion and craving comfort and support. The Moon naturally rules the 4th house, which governs the home, family, and internal foundation, our roots from which we grow.
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Your Monthly Personal New Moon
You’ll often find that one of the most (if not the most) important periods for you every month is when the Moon is in your Sun sign. The Sun is your true self, who you really are, and the Moon connecting with the Sun lights you up.
This is your personal New Moon, a time when energy, enthusiasm, and excitement can be higher, and you can open up to new ideas, new opportunities, and new journeys.
Everyone is familiar with the New Moons that are talked about every month, involving the transit Sun and Moon coming together. With your personal New Moon, this is a new moon just for you, with the transit Moon coming together with your natal Sun to give you energy for the new.
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What Happens When the Moon is in Your Sign?
When the Moon is in your sign, this is your monthly opportunity to explore possibilities, make use of energy, and pursue ideas.
Want to start a new project or venture? Put together new plans? Go over new ideas and take initiative? This may be the best time of the month to do it!
Don’t let this time each month pass by eventless. Make use of it every month, even if you don’t get to deal with anything else astrologically! It’s an easy way to take advantage of some helpful astrology.
If your Sun is in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you may find energy is highest for you to take action in a tangible way. You can be optimistic and enthusiastic, and can’t wait to take the initiative for what you want.
If your Sun is in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), you may find you want to take action in practical ways and can stick with what you begin. You can be less afraid of action and more willing to push forward.
If your Sun is in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), you may find the ideas and plans you’re working on push you to act, and you can get excited by what you come up with. You can get out of your mind a little to take action.
If your Sun is in a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), you may find your emotions drive you to act, and you can get out of just feeling and start moving. Your intuition can be strong, and help guide you with decisions and actions.
A Ritual for the Moon in Your Zodiac Sign
Tap into the energies of the Moon and your sign with a Moon ritual! You’ll adapt this to the element of your sign (or can get more specific with your actual Sun sign).
1. Centre Yourself
Start by clearing your head, calming your body, and centering yourself.
Get in a comfortable position, and take a few deep breaths in and out. Feel the muscles in your body relaxing.
2. Find Something Elemental
Next, you’ll need something to represent your element, like:
- Fire signs: light a candle, download a picture of a fire to your phone or print one up, or use a red crystal
- Earth signs: use a rock, some dirt, or a plant or flower, or a green or brown crystal
- Air signs: light incense, put on a fan, use a favorite essential oil, or use a white or clear crystal
- Water signs: use a cup or bowl of some water, play water sounds (ocean waves, waterfall, rain, etc.), or use a blue crystal
Hold whatever you’re using in your hand, or keep it in front of you. Meditate on the energy of the element. Absorb that energy into your body.
Imagine its color (red, green, white, or blue) entering your body through the top of your head and moving through every organ and cell in your body. This clears and charges your entire body with elemental energy.
3. Visualize Energy For Your Sign
For the Fire signs, grow confident and strong. Begin to imagine a big ball of energy radiating out of you. It’s blazing bright like fire and represents the fire within you.
Imagine holding it in your hands, able to control it and use it however you’d like.
For the Earth signs, grow grounded and solid. Begin to imagine roots growing out from the base of your spine into the Earth, keeping you centered at all times and in all ways.
You are the roots, and you can connect whenever you need to.
For the Air signs, grow intelligent and wise. Begin to imagine a big ball of energy lifting out of your head, full of the knowledge you have, and taking in all of the knowledge in existence.
You are confident in your abilities, and feel connected to the collective.
For the Water signs, grow intuitive and spiritual. Begin to imagine your higher self, watching you with pride and joy. Listen to what it has to say to you, and take to heart that you are always being protected and guided in its love.
Take all of the energy within.
4. Return To Consciousness
Stay with it for some moments before taking more deep breaths, becoming aware of your surroundings, and returning to your conscious state.
You can continue to remind yourself of this energy with whatever you used to represent the element. Keep it out daily, and reconnect in your mind.
You can also continue to do things daily that help keep the elemental energy strong, like:
- Fire signs: exercise or do something physically engaging, or spend time doing new things
- Earth signs: take walks in nature, cook, clean, or take care of your physical space
- Air signs: read or write, learn something new, or talk about something
- Water signs: spend time in water, analyze your dreams, or get some rest
What Happens When the New Moon or Full Moon is in Your Sign?
There are times when the Moon is in your sign, it’s not just any Moon, and it’s occurring with a New Moon or Full Moon. There are one to two New Moons or Full Moons in every sign every year, so you’ll experience one to two New Moons or Full Moons in your Sun sign a year.
When a New Moon is in your sign, this takes the energy and cranks it up about 100 notches! This is an amazing time for new beginnings, and you can feel pulled to do something new that’s a focus for the next 6-12 months.
The New Moon in your sign is one of the times each year you should look forward to.
When a Full Moon is in your sign, this means the Moon is in your sign and the Sun is opposing.
Full Moons correspond to culminations, so you can use the Full Moon in your sign to bring something to fruition, finish something big, and see the results of months of labor. This tends to be important and can be somewhat emotional. This is a time of the year when you should carefully consider your actions and plans, and make sure to tend to yourself emotionally so you can handle whatever passes.
Use Moon Energy Monthly
You don’t have to wait for specific New Moons to make use of new moon energy. You have the opportunity every month!
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